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Analysis: Sanders may not need 2016 magic to be 2020 force

Feb. 20, 2019 12:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Can Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recapture the magic that fueled his first presidential campaign? To win the nomination, he may not need to. As Sanders, a 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist, formally launches his 2020 campaign, the lessons of President Donald Trump's victory in...

Poll: Rural/urban political divisions also split the suburbs

Feb. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that simple. It turns out that these places in-between may be the most politically polarized of all...

The Latest: Sanders' 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

Feb. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders' announcement that he is running for president in 2020 (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bernie Sanders' campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign. The Vermont senator said Tuesday that...

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

Feb. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test whether he can still generate the progressive energy that fueled his insurgent 2016 campaign. "Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump," the...

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

Feb. 19, 2019 6:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump. In tweets, public remarks and private...

O'Rourke won't rule out being vice presidential candidate

Feb. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the presidency. Answering a question in Spanish about the possibility of being another candidate's running mate, the...

Newspaper calls for KKK resurgence, schools rescind honors

Feb. 19, 2019 5:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A small-town newspaper has called for a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, prompting two universities to withdraw the awards it had given its editor. Auburn University and the University of Southern Mississippi decided Tuesday to rescind previous honors for Goodloe Sutton, editor and...

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing....

Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

Feb. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders in three major cities are in a last-minute scramble to win the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy and put them at the center of the political world for one week next summer. Democratic National Committee...

The Latest: Leahy backs Sanders in shift from 2016

Feb. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid (all times local): 2:30 p.m. On the first day of his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders picked up the support of his fellow home-state senator, Democrat Patrick Leahy. Leahy, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic...