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Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment

Sep. 15, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings...

Sanders campaign makes leadership change in New Hampshire

Sep. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign is changing who will lead his presidential effort in the crucial primary state of New Hampshire. The Sanders campaign confirmed Sunday that Joe Caiazzo, the campaign's New Hampshire state director since March, is leaving the position. He will take on the...

No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal

Sep. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own. His lack of any ample base of support, even among his fellow millennials, is a...

Warren promises state Democrats she'll focus on the issues

Sep. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised fellow Massachusetts Democrats at their annual state convention Saturday that in her quest for the White House, she'll keep fighting on the issues that first propelled her into Senate. Defeating President Donald Trump is critical, Warren said,...

Warren has own plan for everything, though not health care

Sep. 14, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that. But on health care, she's with Bernie. Warren, a Massachusetts senator and a leading liberal Democratic presidential candidate, has stood out in the 2020 race for her extraordinary focus on detailed plans to address the nation's most pressing issues....

Federal grant to help former Pilgrim workers find new jobs

Sep. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts has received more than half a million dollars in federal grant money to help workers at the now-shuttered Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth find new jobs. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. William Keating, all Democrats, said the grant...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries

Sep. 14, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant — and, hey, how about those...

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Markey as Kennedy mulls Senate run

Sep. 13, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bringing her political star power to races for Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday endorsed Democratic Sen. Ed Markey for re-election in Massachusetts as he faces a potential primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Ocasio-Cortez said in a video released by Markey's...

Liberal, moderate divide on display in Democratic debate

Sep. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings. The prime-time debate also elevated several struggling...

Vow to ban assault weapons gives O'Rourke debate breakout

Sep. 12, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost a...