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2020 Watch: Buttigieg on the defensive, Biden's bus tour

Dec. 9, 2019 5:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 56 Days to general election: 330 ___ THE NARRATIVE The Republican president is likely to be impeached, but Democrats are further away from rallying behind one...

Booker slams Democratic debate rules as he ends Iowa tour

Dec. 8, 2019 9:34 PM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Fighting to be in the next Democratic presidential debate, Cory Booker concluded a nearly 800-mile, 12-county tour of Iowa on Sunday by criticizing the Democratic party for allowing “elites" and “money" to control who gets on stage and urging voters to offer his name when...

Andrew Yang having fun, but Democrat's message is serious

Dec. 8, 2019 11:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and unbothered by political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, mixing his dark warnings about America's new tech economy with doses of...

Algeria's presidential debate falls flat, as anger simmers

Dec. 7, 2019 6:02 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's first-ever presidential debate seems to have failed to persuade the country's pro-democracy protesters to take part in next week's election. The five candidates recited their platforms instead of sparring over ideas in the Friday night debate — and they didn't even...

Johnson, Corbyn clash in final debate before UK election

Dec. 6, 2019 5:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed Friday night in the last head-to-head debate before a general election in six days — an underpowered showdown that saw both men stick to well-worn phrases and promises about their plans for...

Aiming for debate, Booker appeals directly to Harris voters

Dec. 5, 2019 3:44 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, facing the prospect of not qualifying for this month's debate, made a direct appeal on Thursday to supporters of former rival Kamala Harris. He tried to make the case that he is now the lone contender able to appeal to the diverse group...

Booker's critical test? Languishing campaign plots a rebound

Dec. 5, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The news of Kamala Harris' sudden departure from the presidential race came during an all-staff conference call led from Cory Booker's campaign headquarters in Newark, the New Jersey city that he led for seven years and that propelled him to national fame. Within hours, Booker dictated...

Harris exit points to hurdles facing minority candidates

Dec. 5, 2019 12:15 AM EST

Kamala Harris cloaked her presidential campaign in the promise of becoming the first black woman in the White House. That wasn't enough for donors and supporters, including black voters. The California senator abruptly withdrew from the race on Tuesday after her once-promising campaign failed to coalesce around a...

Biden steps up hits on Buttigieg, Warren over health care

Dec. 3, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking aim at Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren during an eight-day tour of Iowa that the former vice president hopes will help him gain ground in the state that holds the first presidential caucus. Biden argued Tuesday that Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend,...

Bullock becomes 3rd governor to drop presidential campaign

Dec. 2, 2019 3:22 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday, becoming the third Western governor boasting executive experience and a Washington-outsider appeal to flame out in the contest. The campaigns of Bullock, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Colorado Gov....