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

Oct. 16, 2019 1:06 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...

Campaign: Warren's call to exit Mideast means combat troops

Oct. 16, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call Tuesday night for the United States to "get out" of the Middle East, if implemented, would end a generations-long U.S. military presence in the volatile region. Her campaign later softened that statement, saying she was talking about combat troops only. "I...

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...

AP FACT CHECK: Dems debate on guns, Syria, health care

Oct. 16, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also...

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...

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...

New Mexico candidates for Congress highlight cash flow

Oct. 15, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico candidates in open races for the U.S. House and Senate have been collecting campaign cash at a fast clip even as prominent Democratic contenders forgo contributions from corporate political committees, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission on...

The Latest: Challenger raises more cash than top Senator

Oct. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on political fundraising efforts in New Mexico (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Democratic primary election challenger is raising more campaign cash than the president of the New Mexico state Senate. Tracy Perry of Las Cruces reported Tuesday that her campaign has raised...

Bevin, Beshear wrangle over education in debate

Oct. 15, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear traded shots in a rancorous debate Tuesday night that turned personal when the incumbent brought up his challenger's children to claim his opponent is a "fraud" in promoting public education. Beshear responded...