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FILE - In this July 12, 2016 file photo, then U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker speaks during a news conference in the Commission Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium. Pritzker, a major Democratic fundraiser and former commerce secretary under President Barack Obama, has endorsed Joe Biden for president.  (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker endorses Joe Biden

Jan. 15, 2020 11:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker, a major Democratic fundraiser and former commerce secretary under President Barack Obama, has endorsed Joe Biden for president. The former vice president's campaign announced her endorsement on Wednesday. Pritzker's support could give Biden a...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. talk Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Warren makes debate case: Democratic woman can beat Trump

Jan. 15, 2020 5:38 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren made a forceful case for a female president and stood behind her accusation suggesting sexism by progressive rival Bernie Sanders in a Democratic debate that raised gender as a key issue in the sprint to Iowa’s presidential caucuses. Sanders vehemently...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, poses for a photo with attendees after speaking at a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Marshalltown, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats set to clash in final debate before Iowa caucuses

Jan. 13, 2020 7:49 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats are preparing for what could be their most contentious debate yet as the leading candidates gather in Iowa on Tuesday looking for a way to break out of the crowded top tier less than three weeks before the state's caucuses kick-start the presidential nomination process....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Pelosi, Dems defended Iran general

Jan. 13, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the impeachment investigation and Democrats' stance on Iran strained the truth on various fronts, from claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani to asserting that even Ukraine's president said Trump did...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Sparks High School in Sparks, Nev., on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

Biden slams Trump on Iran policy, says he hurt US interests

Jan. 11, 2020 12:29 AM EST

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday blamed President Donald Trump's withdrawal from a nuclear agreement with Iran for the current instability in the Middle East and touted his own foreign policy experience as a key reason he's the Democrat with the best chance to unseat him in...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 10, 2020 7:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; national security adviser Robert O'Brien. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — O'Brien; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet,...

Protesters gather in Times Square Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in New York. The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war Wednesday, as President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond militarily after no one was harmed in Iran's missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

How tensions with Iran could reshape Democratic primary

Jan. 8, 2020 6:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates have spent the past year in a largely polite debate over domestic issues such as whether private health insurance should be eliminated in favor of a government-run program. That could change following escalating tensions this week between the U.S. and...

President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington, as Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and Vice President Mike Pence, and others look on. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump minimizes IS risk, distorts Iran payout

Jan. 8, 2020 4:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wrongly dismissed the continuing threat of the Islamic State group and spread a false tale of the U.S. paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the multinational deal freezing its nuclear program in an address Wednesday that fell short on facts. He also...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden makes a foreign policy statement, in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Biden: Iran escalation shows Trump 'dangerously incompetent'

Jan. 7, 2020 9:07 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s escalation of tensions with Iran proves him to be “dangerously incompetent” and puts the U.S. on the brink of war. Speaking in New York, Biden said Trump used a “haphazard” decision-making...

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign stop at Maquoketa Middle School in Maquoketa, Iowa, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)

Elusive quest for momentum is on as Democrats dash to Iowa

Jan. 7, 2020 12:24 AM EST

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — About 500 people packed into the basketball gym in the Fort Madison YMCA to see Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the working class Mississippi River town on the Sunday evening after Christmas. The following Sunday afternoon, Joe Biden attracted less than half to Grinnell, a similar sized...