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Democrats rail against economy-for-the-rich in first debate

Jun. 27, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a...

Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate

Jun. 27, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Democrats hoping that Wednesday night's first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign would be clarifying probably came away disappointed. WHERE'S JOE? Several candidates, especially Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, had strong moments, but there were few instances that either clearly...

Technical snafu interrupts NBC's first presidential debate

Jun. 27, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News' coverage of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign season Wednesday was marred by a technical glitch that led President Donald Trump to tweet that the network "should be ashamed." The snafu, in the middle of the debate, left viewers and candidates confused by crosstalk...

Trump, Dems clash over who is to blame for migrant deaths

Jun. 27, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrats clashed Wednesday over who was to blame for the deaths of a migrant father and his daughter whose drowned bodies were seen in searing photos from the U.S.-Mexico border. "Watching that image of Oscar and his daughter Valeria was heartbreaking. It...

The Latest: Democrats talk gun violence in personal terms

Jun. 26, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The Democratic presidential candidates are talking in very personal terms about gun violence and how to curb it. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said at Wednesday's debate that he lives in a neighborhood where...

Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

Jun. 26, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

From the Vatican to the U.S. Congress and campaign trail, expressions of anguish, empathy and outrage poured out Wednesday over the photos of a migrant father and young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to enter the United States without legal permission. The photos show the...

Family of black Indiana man killed by officer files lawsuit

Jun. 26, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The family of a 54-year-old black man fatally shot by a white officer is suing the officer and the city of South Bend, Indiana, where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is mayor. Eric Logan's relatives filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court. It...

Editorials from around New York

Jun. 26, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Wall Street Journal on the 2020 Election June 25 The Democratic presidential candidates open their primary debate season Wednesday night in Miami with an historic opportunity: They have an excellent chance to retake the White...

'May the best woman win:' Record number in Democratic field

Jun. 26, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Democratic presidential candidates taking the stage to kick off the primary debates include more women than ever before, six contenders challenging assumptions that voters and pundits may have about what presidential leadership looks like. Their vision for the country and their leadership...

Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debates

Jun. 26, 2019 2:56 PM 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...