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Stakes high for NBC News ahead of 2-night Democratic debate

Jun. 25, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's likely, one tweeting president. While the event is obviously important for politicians getting their first...

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats most excited by experience in office

Jun. 25, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sprawling Democratic presidential field is incredibly diverse, but a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs finds Democrats give a collective shrug to gender, race and age as factors they're considering when supporting a candidate. Instead, Democratic...

Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's running

Jun. 25, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood. "You and I have a similar experience growing up," said Harris, the California senator and former prosecutor who would be the first...

Special prosecutor requested in South Bend police shooting

Jun. 24, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A special prosecutor was requested Monday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in a case that has inflamed tensions between the black community and law enforcement and roiled the Democratic presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg. St....

Biden: Congress should immediately make 'Dreamers' citizens

Jun. 24, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

Ahead of the first Democratic debates, Joe Biden is proposing that Congress grant immediate citizenship to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children. The former vice president and Democratic polling leader introduced some of his immigration priorities Monday in a...

Jay Inslee: End government partnership with fossil fuels

Jun. 24, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is proposing a clean break between the federal government and the fossil fuel industry, ending tax breaks for oil companies and banning all drilling and extraction on federal lands and beneath federal waters. It's the latest proposal stemming from Inslee's emphasis on...

Georgia's ruling party announces electoral changes

Jun. 24, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The leader of Georgia's ruling party said Monday that the ex-Soviet nation will hold the next parliamentary election based entirely on a proportionate system, fulfilling a key demand of anti-government protesters. The statement from Bidzina Ivanishvili, the founder of the Georgian...

Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Jun. 24, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base . By canceling...

AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

Jun. 24, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most...

Albania's Electoral College orders go-ahead of local polls

Jun. 24, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's top legal election institution on Monday decided in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, turning down a move from the country's president to cancel them. The five-judge Electoral College ruled unanimously that a small political party, which had asked to...