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The Latest: Bloomberg would focus on Super Tuesday states

Nov. 9, 2019 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michael Bloomberg opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Michael Bloomberg plans to focus his likely presidential campaign on Super Tuesday states, skipping early voting states where other candidates have spent months meeting...

Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states

Nov. 8, 2019 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond. It's a strategy that acknowledges the limitations of entering the race at this late...

Warren, Buttigieg circle each other in Iowa as caucuses near

Nov. 4, 2019 12:26 AM EST

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Gaining momentum in the final three months before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg offered sharply different messages this weekend as they inched closer to a confrontation over the direction of the Democratic Party. Warren, a Massachusetts senator, positioned...

Top Democrats clash over health care at marquee Iowa event

Nov. 2, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leading Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation's ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the...

Warren vows no middle class tax hike for $20T health plan

Nov. 1, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed $20 trillion in federal spending over the next decade to provide health care to every American without raising taxes on the middle class, a politically risky effort that pits the goal of universal coverage against skepticism of government-run health...

The Latest: Biden campaign faults Warren's health care math

Nov. 1, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democrat Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for All" plan (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Joe Biden's campaign is dismissing as "mathematical gymnastics" Elizabeth Warren's promise of financing a single-payer government insurance system without a middle-class tax hike. A top Biden...

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

Oct. 12, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that had been largely static through the summer has tumbled into a chaotic fall, shaped by unpredictable events and the deepening impeachment crisis surrounding President Donald Trump. Less than four months before voting begins, front-running candidates are...

Freed inmate tells students to listen to claims of injustice

Oct. 8, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man who spent 25 years in prison for an Iowa murder that he did not commit urged college students Tuesday to listen to and help inmates who say they are not guilty. Terry Harrington recounted how he was wrongly arrested in the 1977 shooting death of a car dealership security...