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A 2016 hangover: Some Bernie Sanders supporters still upset

Apr. 6, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was hard to miss Cheri Pichone's excitement about Bernie Sanders' second presidential run. She showed up to a recent Iowa rally decked out in Sanders gear, complete with a figurine of the Vermont senator and progressive icon. But underneath her exuberance, the 36-year-old was...

Bernie Sanders to appear in Fox News town hall meeting

Apr. 3, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says that Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear on a televised town hall on April 15, making him the first Democratic candidate to venture onto Fox for this type of event in the current presidential cycle. It's an important booking for Fox, after the Democratic National Committee...

2020 Democrats in mad dash for donors to make debate stage

Apr. 1, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

The fiercest battle for campaign cash is playing out between the presidential candidates who might not be on your radar. Ahead of Sunday's fundraising deadline for the first quarter, the underdogs of the Democratic primary were in a mad dash to coax as little as $2 from grassroots donors. It's all part of their...

Ocasio-Cortez can't run, but she's a big part of 2020 race

Mar. 29, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — AOC could stand for "All Over the Campaign." For better or worse, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, known ubiquitously by her initials, is a big part of the 2020 race for the White House more than five years before she's even old enough to run for the nation's highest office. Democrats want...

First Democratic 2020 debates set for late June in Miami

Mar. 28, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

The first Democratic presidential debates will take place June 26 and 27 in Miami. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the plans first disclosed by NBC News, which will broadcast the two-night event along with MSNBC and Telemundo. DNC Chairman Tom Perez already had announced that the debates in June and...

Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

Mar. 12, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent who could oust him. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez chose...

The Latest: Republicans say Milwaukee good for socialists

Mar. 11, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on Democratic National Convention coming to Milwaukee (all times local): 1 p.m. Wisconsin's Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says Milwaukee hosting the Democratic National Convention next year will provide a "first-hand look at Democrats' extreme policies." Johnson and fellow...

2020 Democratic hopefuls embrace new meaning of reparations

Feb. 25, 2019 9:18 PM EST

Several Democratic presidential candidates are embracing reparations for the descendants of slaves — but not in the traditional sense. Over the past week, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro spoke of the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 23, 2019 10:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn.; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 22, 2019 7:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — To be announced. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Ed Markey, D-Mass.; Rep. Adam...