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Democrats flock to Kander's veterans nonprofit

Aug. 24, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democrat Jason Kander's job running a nonprofit for homeless veterans has made the Kansas City site a campaign stop for three presidential hopefuls, with more likely to visit. Kander, 38, came close to unseating Republican Sen. Roy Blunt in 2016. The former Missouri...

Democratic hopeful Harris visits North Carolina this weekend

Aug. 24, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is visiting central North Carolina this weekend with an eye toward building support in the presidential battleground state about six months before the primary elections. The U.S. senator and former California attorney general scheduled...

2020 Democratic field: Narrowing but unwieldy, unpredictable

Aug. 23, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic presidential field is shrinking but not quickly enough to ward off the prospect of a long, bruising fight for the nomination. Three candidates dropped out of the race over the last two weeks, and several others could soon follow. What remains will be a historically...

Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

Aug. 23, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

PROLE, Iowa (AP) — Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk. But he was quick to add that he was not hoping for the worst. "I never wish for a...

Sanders touts $16 trillion climate plan in fire-ravaged town

Aug. 22, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our entire nation" to the dangers of a warming planet. "Climate change is a...

O'Rourke on historical racist attacks: US as divided as ever

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's...

Julián Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Aug. 20, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio announced that he...

Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

Aug. 19, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets. "I don't think we're having a recession," Trump told reporters as he returned to Washington from his New...

This SC pastor launches gun buyback amid mass shootings

Aug. 19, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As the country mourns those killed and injured in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio — and as suicide rates climb — a South Carolina pastor is launching a gun buyback program. Rev. Hillary Taylor, a pastor a Bethany and Zoar United Methodist churches in...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 16, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —White House trade adviser Peter Navarro; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight Action. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlowl; former Rep. Beto...