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Democratic panel to open debate on reparations for slavery

Jun. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade's absence, the case for reparations is returning to Capitol Hill, this time amid a growing discussion in the Democratic Party about what the country might owe to the descendants of slaves in the United States. Actor and activist Danny Glover and writer Ta-Nehisi...

2020 candidate Castro targets affordability in housing plan

Jun. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is drawing on that experience in his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign with calls for tax credits for low-income renters and ending veteran homelessness. Castro's housing plan released Monday hits close to his stint as secretary of...

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

Jun. 16, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college . Sen. Elizabeth Warren of...

Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Jun. 15, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election. Appearing on stage one at a time,...

Debate lineups: Biden, Sanders on 2nd night, Warren on 1st

Jun. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC set the lineup for its two-night debate of 2020 presidential contenders later this month, with a top-heavy second session that will pit former Vice President Joe Biden onstage against 2016 Democratic runner-up, Bernie Sanders, the youthful Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Sen. Kamala...

The 20 candidates who made the 1st 2020 Democratic debate

Jun. 14, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

The Democratic National Committee has announced the 20 candidates who met the polling or fundraising measures required to qualify for the party's first presidential debate later this month. Here's who's in and who's out: IN Michael Bennet, senator from Colorado Joe Biden, former vice president Cory Booker,...

Federal agency recommends White House aide Conway be fired

Jun. 14, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking unprecedented action, a federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. The U.S. Office of Special...

The 20 candidates who made the 1st 2020 Democratic debate

Jun. 13, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

The Democratic National Committee on Thursday announced the 20 candidates who met the polling or fundraising measures required to qualify for the party's first presidential debate later this month. Here's who's in and who's out: IN Michael Bennet, senator from Colorado Joe Biden, former vice president Cory...

Man pleads guilty to threatening Congress members over phone

Jun. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

TAMARAC, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to leaving threatening rants about gun control, illegal immigration, homosexuals, black people and Muslims for three Democratic members of Congress. Federal court records show that 49-year-old John Kless pleaded guilty Tuesday to making threatening...

Presidential campaign raises SC mayor's national profile

Jun. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mayor Steve Benjamin stood with former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke before a packed University of South Carolina campus in March. The next day, Benjamin was on a downtown Columbia stage with South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and, hours later, introduced New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker...