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Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

Nov. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign drew a record six female candidates to the field. But with just less than three months until voting starts, only one has risen to the top tier. Is it sexism or just politics? That's the debate that erupted Monday as one of those candidates,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 8, 2019 7:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Mac Thornberry, R-Texas. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Rep. Jim...

Analysis: Bloomberg's move a slam on Biden, 2020 Democrats

Nov. 8, 2019 11:06 AM EST

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — All is not well in the Democratic Party's quest for a presidential nominee. Just ask Michael Bloomberg. The New York billionaire, whose career in business and politics has been guided by data and analysis above all, is stepping toward a Democratic run of his own less than 90 days...

Warren, Buttigieg circle each other in Iowa as caucuses near

Nov. 4, 2019 12:26 AM EST

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Gaining momentum in the final three months before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg offered sharply different messages this weekend as they inched closer to a confrontation over the direction of the Democratic Party. Warren, a Massachusetts senator, positioned...

What do 2020 Democrats say about California fires? Not much.

Nov. 1, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats hoped they would finally bask in the attention of presidential candidates when they moved their primary to the front of the calendar. But as the state battles the twin disasters of wildfires and mass power outages, White House hopefuls are nowhere to be found....

'A bold step': Democrats laud Twitter for political ad ban

Oct. 30, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates largely praised Twitter's decision Wednesday to ban all political advertising, while President Donald Trump's reelection campaign decried the move as attempting to muzzle conservatives on social media. "We believe political message reach should be...

2020 Democrats commend troops, not Trump, for Syria raid

Oct. 28, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are heaping praise on U.S. military forces who pulled off the weekend raid that left Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead. But they've made clear that commendation doesn't extend to President Donald Trump. "This victory was not due to Donald...

Trump-Netanyahu embrace boosts progressive Jewish Americans

Oct. 28, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Israel and the United States grapple with uncertain politics that could have a massive effect on the future of Israel-Palestinian relations, politically progressive Jewish Americans are showcasing their influence. Five Democratic presidential candidates addressed thousands of attendees...

Former North Carolina US Sen. Kay Hagan dies at age 66

Oct. 28, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who stepped away from a banking career to be a stay-at-home mom and then ventured into politics, died Monday after a prolonged illness. She was 66. Hagan died at her home in Greensboro of encephalitis, or brain inflammation, caused by a rare virus spread...

Democratic presidential hopefuls stump in Virginia

Oct. 27, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two presidential hopefuls are making stops in Virginia to help the state's Democrats win legislative elections. U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar campaigned alongside Virginia legislative candidates Sunday. They are the latest visits by Democratic presidential hopefuls as...