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Elizabeth Warren talks about criminal justice in Minnesota

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren talked about criminal justice issues as she campaigned for a second day in Minnesota, the home turf of fellow candidate Amy Klobuchar. Warren on Tuesday visited Better Futures Minnesota, a Minneapolis nonprofit that helps men who've...

An apology, a packed rally and a plan: 24 hours with Warren

Aug. 20, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren started the day with an apology, repeating her regrets for her past claims of Native American heritage. She ended it with a clear sign that Democrats aren't holding the mistake against her — her largest crowd yet. The arc of the day Monday captured the...

Julián Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Aug. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio announced that he...

Elizabeth Warren to hold town hall in Seattle

Aug. 20, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is hosting a town hall in Seattle. KIRO-TV reports the event is being held at WaMu theater on Occidental Avenue on Sunday. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the event will begin at 2:15 p.m. Interested parties can register online at...

Warren apologizes for heritage claim, woos Native Americans

Aug. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be a big political liability. "Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have...

Sen. Markey releases video showing Sen. Warren endorsement

Aug. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has released a video showing U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsing him for reelection. The video shows the Democratic presidential hopeful praising Markey as a leader, fighter and "our country's greatest champion for clean energy jobs." It comes as supporters...

Michael Bennet banking on moderation in age of Trump

Aug. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. "I respect him because he tells the truth about what's in his plan, but I disagree that that's gonna get us...

Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black Christians

Aug. 17, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders,...

Warren urges NRC to delay transfer of Pilgrim license

Aug. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on federal regulators to hold off on transferring the license of the now-shuttered Pilgrim nuclear power plant to a private company for decommissioning. The Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement Thursday that "important questions" need to be answered...

Trump official: Statue of Liberty's poem is about Europeans

Aug. 14, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official says the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming "huddled masses" of immigrants to American shores, was referring to "people coming from Europe" and that the nation is looking to receive migrants "who can stand on their own two feet." The...