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Takeaways: Warren under fire, 70s club ignores age issue

Oct. 16, 2019 4:31 AM EDT

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate Tuesday over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio. WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a steep...

Warren and Sanders stockpile millions more than 2020 rivals

Oct. 16, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren don't just lead the Democratic presidential primary in fundraising. They've stockpiled millions more than their rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who burned through money at a fast clip over the past three months while posting an anemic...

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats' top rank

Oct. 16, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature "wealth tax" plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on reinforced her new status...

Analysis: Warren still growing into front-runner status

Oct. 16, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The question was inevitable. Elizabeth Warren's answer was the same. And her rivals seized on it. For the second consecutive debate, Warren refused to say whether middle-class Americans would pay higher taxes under her proposed Medicare for All plan. It was a glaring dodge for a...

Study: 'Medicare for All' not only way to universal coverage

Oct. 16, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care memo to Democrats: there's more than one way to get to coverage for all. A study out Wednesday finds that an approach similar to the plan from former Vice President Joe Bide n can deliver about the same level of coverage as the government-run "Medicare for All" plan from...

What to watch in Washington: The debate or the Nats?

Oct. 15, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday night presented a genuine televised quandary for many Washingtonians. On one hand there was the fourth Democratic presidential debate in a town that follows politics like other places follow sports. On the other hand, there was an actual sporting event: the underdog Washington...

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar endorse Bernie Sanders for president

Oct. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are endorsing Bernie Sanders for president. The Sanders campaign confirmed the backing of two members of "The Squad" on Tuesday. The endorsements are a major boon for the 78-year-old Vermont senator, who has faced questions over his health since suffering a...

The Latest: Bush-DeGeneres friendship prompts final question

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The final question at the fourth Democratic presidential debate challenged candidates to share examples of surprising friendships they've had and how it's affected them. The question on Tuesday...

6 questions looming over the crowded 2020 Democratic debate

Oct. 15, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Just a month has passed since the last presidential debate, but the state of the Democrats' 2020 race has shifted. The political world is suddenly consumed by an escalating impeachment inquiry, one of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls is recovering from a heart attack...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 15, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TURKEY, KURDS BATTLE FOR KEY SYRIAN BORDER TOWN Turkey defies growing condemnation from its NATO allies to press ahead with its invasion of northern Syria, shelling suspected Kurdish positions near the...