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AP Analysis: Trump's 'disloyal' jab may boost base, not Jews

Aug. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's branding of American Jews who vote for Democrats as "disloyal" to their religion and Israel prompted alarms of anti-Semitism. But his ultimate aim appears to be dividing Democrats, peeling off Jewish support and shoring up his white evangelical Christian base....

Correction: Election 2020-Native Americans story

Aug. 19, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a forum on issues related to the Native American community, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Elizabeth Warren claimed Cherokee citizenship. She had claimed Native American ancestry. A corrected version of the story is below: Native American voters,...

Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black Christians

Aug. 17, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders,...

Democratic candidates blame Trump, NRA for inaction on guns

Aug. 10, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of broad national support for some gun control measures. "If most Americans insist that something...

Democrats push for buybacks, new restrictions in gun plans

Aug. 7, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are releasing new gun control plans and embracing proposals to buy back military-style weapons and ammunition after three high-profile mass shootings killed 33 people last week. Most of the Democrats running in the packed primary have routinely called for...

2020 Democrats to talk gun safety in Iowa after shootings

Aug. 6, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least six Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to attend a forum in Iowa on Saturday organized by gun control advocates in the wake of two mass shootings that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio. Sponsored by the groups Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action and...

2020 Democrats lay blame on Trump's rhetoric for shootings

Aug. 4, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates sought to lay blame Sunday on President Donald Trump following a pair of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying his language against minorities promotes racial division and violence. At public events and on television, several candidates pointed...

The Latest: Sanders urges steps to address gun violence

Aug. 4, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates and the shootings in Texas and Ohio (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened a town hall meeting in North Las Vegas with a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. He then...

Democrats tussle over health care at Nevada labor forum

Aug. 4, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates' tussle over health care reform continued Saturday as they pitched themselves to Nevada union members, with former Vice President Joe Biden declaring he's "against any Democrat who wants to get rid of Obamacare" and Sen. Kamala Harris saying no Democrat...

The Latest: Harris says health care plans should cover all

Aug. 3, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contenders in Nevada (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Sen. Kamala Harris says "no Democrat" should be on the debate stage without a "health care plan that covers everybody." The California senator's remark is likely aimed at former Vice President Joe...