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Hickenlooper denounces Sanders' democratic socialism vision

Jun. 13, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper on Thursday attacked rival Bernie Sanders' vision of an America remade under democratic socialism and chastised others in the 2020 race for not repudiating that political philosophy. The former Colorado governor said Sanders was "wrong"...

Sanders makes case for democratic socialism after criticism

Jun. 12, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders on Wednesday mounted a strong defense of democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career, even as Republicans and some of his Democratic presidential opponents have seized on it to brand him as too radical. Sanders' speech, coming two...

Sanders to outline 'what democratic socialism means to me'

Jun. 11, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to rebut President Donald Trump's attempts to cast him and Democrats as too liberal, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to give a speech Wednesday on democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career. He made similar remarks during his first...

Did Biden go green enough? Green New Deal advocates split

Jun. 7, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The climate change activists who vaulted the Green New Deal to prominence in the 2020 presidential campaign got what they wanted this week: a Democratic front-runner moving straight in their direction. Now they have to figure out what's next. In less than a half-year, the Green New Deal...

The Latest: Democratic presidential hopefuls target Biden

Jun. 2, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro says he's hoping his campaign for president will prove Latinos aren't scared by President Donald Trump's racism. Castro is the only Latino...

Ocasio-Cortez: No 'middle ground' on fighting climate change

May. 13, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied support for the Green New Deal on Monday night, with the New York congresswoman saying there should be "no middle ground" when it comes to climate change and the Vermont senator calling for a political revolution. Sanders, who...

GOP hoping voters open to warnings of Democrats' socialism

Apr. 29, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — In this scruffy, high-desert town encircled by prairies and potato farms, Sen. Cory Gardner drew shouts of approval last week for his message that Democrats are shoving the country toward socialism. "That's not what government is or what it should be," he told about 200 Alamosa County...

Are Dems pushing the US toward socialism? Citizens weigh in

Apr. 29, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — Republicans such as Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado are arguing the Senate must stay under GOP control in next year's elections to prevent Democrats from pushing the country toward socialism . A sampling of comments from Colorado residents and others on the subject: Terry Hammond,...

2020 Democrats clash over impeachment, felons' right to vote

Apr. 23, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency. Harris'...

Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

Apr. 17, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday intensified its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, rolling back Obama administration policy and announcing new restrictions and sanctions against the three countries whose leaders national security adviser John Bolton dubbed the...