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Zingers, breakouts and burns: What to watch in the debates

Jun. 26, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust...

Left-wing Democrat claims victory in close Queens DA race

Jun. 26, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The national fight between left-wing and moderate Democrats played out again Tuesday in New York City, where the closely watched Democratic primary for Queens district attorney was tantalizingly close deep into the vote count. Late on election day, political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a public...

2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates

Jun. 26, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, will converge on the debate stage on Wednesday on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. For many of the White House hopefuls, it will be the...

Correction: Election 2020-Student Debt story

Jun. 25, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 24 about legislative proposals to cancel all student debt, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders' College For All Act would cost $2.2 billion. It would cost $2.2 trillion. A corrected version of the story is below: Sanders, liberals, out with...

Warren in the spotlight as Democrats gather for 1st debate

Jun. 25, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase. Given the massive field , the debate will be split over two nights with 10...

Calls increase for Democrats to face climate change in Miami

Jun. 25, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rising sea levels could threaten the very existence of Miami and much of the rest of South Florida, and Democrats are facing calls to confront climate change squarely during this week's presidential debates in the low-lying city. The City of Miami has a $400 million bond program to finance...

Democratic candidate Sanders to speak at black press meeting

Jun. 25, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention that begins Tuesday evening in Cincinnati. National Newspaper Publishers Association organizers expect hundreds of people to join in events that begin Tuesday evening with a...

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats most excited by experience in office

Jun. 25, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sprawling Democratic presidential field is incredibly diverse, but a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs finds Democrats give a collective shrug to gender, race and age as factors they're considering when supporting a candidate. Instead, Democratic...

Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's running

Jun. 25, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood. "You and I have a similar experience growing up," said Harris, the California senator and former prosecutor who would be the first...

AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

Jun. 24, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most...