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After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

Oct. 12, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that had been largely static through the summer has tumbled into a chaotic fall, shaped by unpredictable events and the deepening impeachment crisis surrounding President Donald Trump. Less than four months before voting begins, front-running candidates are...

2020 Democratic candidates pledge support to LGBTQ community

Oct. 10, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace discrimination, improve health care and ensure protections for people who face threats, or worse, because of...

Today in History

Oct. 6, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2019. There are 86 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 1939, in a speech to the Reichstag, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler spoke of his plans to reorder the ethnic layout of Europe — a plan which would entail settling the...

Sanders, Warren upend how Democrats raise money

Oct. 5, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's big money in thinking small. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren raked in more cash over the past three months than any of their rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. And it's not because they've been working the big-donor fundraising circuit. The Vermont and...

Yang's 2020 campaign reports raising $10M in third quarter

Oct. 2, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang raised $10 million for his campaign in the third quarter of the year, aides said Wednesday, putting the technology entrepreneur close to or above some of the senators in the 2020 race. Yang's total is more than triple the $2.8 million he took...

Gun control risks losing momentum as impeachment fever rises

Oct. 2, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington. Gun control advocates are determined to prevent that from happening. Ten...

Sanders raises $25.3M in 3rd quarter, but Trump swamps all

Oct. 1, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders raked in $25.3 million over the past three months, putting him on top of the Democratic presidential fundraising field for now. But in a sign of what he and his rivals are up against, President Donald Trump and his allies raised $125 million. Other leading Democrats,...

2020 Democrats in dash for money before third quarter ends

Sep. 30, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said, "I hate asking people for money" — and then asked for money. Joe Biden's campaign warned that President Donald Trump would "feel like he won" if a fundraising goal wasn't reached. And Beto O'Rourke offered to "try to text you" in exchange for $5. In the days...

Cory Booker says he hit his $1.7M campaign fundraising goal

Sep. 30, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says he's hit the $1.7 million fundraising goal he set for his campaign about a week ago, ensuring he has enough money to continue his White House bid. Booker says on his website he's "proud of this grassroots team — thank you." The New...

Housing woes push into 2020 campaign from Nevada and beyond

Sep. 30, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like many, Mario Wolthers was lured to Las Vegas a decade ago from California by cheaper housing costs. But when his apartment managers tried to raise his rent last spring, he moved in with a roommate. "I'm a responsible taxpaying citizen," said Wolthers, a 38-year-old elementary school...