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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2005 file photo, Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan, right, and Lt. Gov. Kathy Davis wait for the start of the AFC wild-card game against the Denver Broncos in Indianapolis. Kernan has died at age 74. His governor's office chief of staff says Kernan died early Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at a South Bend health care facility. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Remembering ex-Gov. Kernan: 'Best of friend' to Indiana

Jul. 29, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reaction to Wednesday’s death of former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan: “His compassion and skill, along with his innate and genuine ability to bring people in to engage, comfortably, whether just in a conversation or in working together on a project, made him a leader Hoosiers...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo guests watch Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former Vice President Joe Biden speak on a big screen during a Democratic presidential primary debate in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. Warren, a Massachusetts senator and leading progressive, has become an unlikely confidant and adviser to Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. They talk every 10 days or so, according to aides to both politicians who requested anonymity to describe their relationship. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Elizabeth Warren's new role: Key Joe Biden policy adviser

Jul. 22, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden accused Elizabeth Warren last year of holding an “angry, unyielding viewpoint.” She embraced that label and slammed Biden as “naive” for thinking he could work with Republicans as president. She warned Democrats against picking a “Washington...

FILE - In this Monday, June 1, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden touches his face as he speaks to members of the clergy and community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del. Democrats are betting on Biden’s evident comfort with faith as a powerful point of contrast in his battle against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden's bid touts faith, courts even religious conservatives

Jul. 17, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

President Donald Trump’s appeal to religious conservatives is a cornerstone of his political identity. But Joe Biden is a different kind of foe than Trump has faced before: one who makes faith a central part of his persona — often literally wearing it on his sleeve. In fact, Biden’s practice...

Peter McDonald casts his ballot, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Democrat MJ Hegar wins Senate nomination in Texas

Jul. 15, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ MJ Hegar won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in a primary runoff Tuesday that was postponed months over fears of the coronavirus, only to be held as the outbreak is worse than ever. President Donald Trump’s former doctor in the White House, Ronny Jackson,...

FILE - In this July 8, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is shown in Washington. Liberal interest groups are intensifying pressure on Democrats to take aggressive measures to reshape the Supreme Court, arguing the party should include such measures in its policy platform at next month’s convention. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Democrats pressed to include court reforms in 2020 platform

Jul. 14, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal interest groups are intensifying pressure on Democrats to take aggressive measures to reshape the Supreme Court, arguing the party should include such measures in its policy platform at next month’s convention. Twenty-two Democratic-aligned groups signed a letter sent this...

Former Democratic presidential primary candidate Pete Buttigieg endorses Democratic presidential primary candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during an event at the Chicken Scratch restaurant the night before Super Tuesday primary voting, on Monday night March 2, 2020 in Dallas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a new book set for fall, 'Trust'

Jul. 8, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message. Liveright Publishing announced Wednesday that the former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor had written “Trust: America’s Best Chance,” scheduled for release Oct. 6. According to...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking during an event in Lancaster, Pa. Biden and his leading supporters are stepping up warnings to Democrats to avoid becoming complacent. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Biden finally wins home state presidential primary

Jul. 7, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — In his third run for the White House, Joe Biden has finally won a presidential primary in his home state. Biden, the last man standing from a Democratic field that once numbered more than 24 candidates, won Delaware’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, beating Vermont...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden puts on a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden wants US to produce more of its own pandemic supplies

Jul. 7, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products “back to U.S. soil," creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inadequate and vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak. The presumptive...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg pauses as he speaks to supporters at a primary night election rally in Nashua, N.H. Buttigieg’s presidential candidacy, though ending far short of its goal, will likely go down in history books as a success: proof of the remarkable advances made by LGBT Americans in their quest for equality and acceptance.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Buttigieg, South Carolina mayor teaming up on COVID effort

Jul. 2, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has teamed up with the mayor of South Carolina's capital city to help municipalities stem the spread of the coronavirus. Columbia, South Carolina, Mayor Steve Benjamin said Thursday that he and Buttigieg have...

Buttigieg to teach, do research at Notre Dame in 2020-21

Jun. 28, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has hired former South Bend mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg as a researcher and teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year. The university announced last week that as a faculty fellow in the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Buttigieg...