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Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

Apr. 25, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden's cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden...

The Latest: Joe Biden says he asked Obama 'not to endorse'

Apr. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden has dismissed a reporter's question about why he wasn't endorsed for 2020 by former President Barack Obama, who issued a statement calling his choice of...

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...

One horrifying day in Virginia led to Biden's big 'yes'

Apr. 25, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, days earlier, torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town. A counter-protester advocating racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd....

Lawsuit settled over flag-burning arrest at GOP convention

Apr. 25, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland will pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a protester arrested during a flag-burning at the Republican National Convention in 2016. Steven Fridley of Cleveland was one of more than 15 people arrested near the site of the GOP convention. A judge threw out the...

O'Rourke heads to Nevada, plans stops in Reno, Carson City

Apr. 25, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to bring his campaign to northern Nevada. The former Texas congressman plans a town hall meeting Thursday morning with the UNR Young Democrats at a coffee shop near the University of Nevada, Reno. He's scheduled an afternoon...

Casey endorses Biden in Democrats' 2020 race for president

Apr. 25, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is endorsing Joe Biden for president, just minutes after the former vice president entered the crowded 2020 race. In a statement Thursday, Casey touted Biden as a fighter for the middle class who can beat President Donald Trump in...

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid

Apr. 25, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity. At the She the People forum, billed as the first...

Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 Democratic presidential campaign

Apr. 25, 2019 6:01 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.

Booker tax returns show income drop, high charitable giving

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker released 10 years of tax returns Wednesday, showing his income plunged last year but he remained generous toward charity. Booker reported income of $152,715 in 2018 for his salary as a U.S. senator from New Jersey. He paid $22,781 in...