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Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final debate of 2019

Dec. 16, 2019 12:53 AM EST

CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Seven Democratic presidential candidates will stand on stage this week in Los Angeles, a pool of survivors who have withstood almost a year on the campaign trail, sustained attacks from rivals in both parties, and five rounds of high-pressure debates. And while the field has been...

Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers

Dec. 14, 2019 5:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing attention in recent debates. The event was billed as an...

Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute

Dec. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week's debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it. The Democratic National Committee said it is trying to come up with an...

Democratic presidential candidates to attend schools forum

Dec. 13, 2019 12:38 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At least eight Democratic presidential candidates plan to participate in a forum Saturday in Pittsburgh to answer questions about their plans for public schools. The committed candidates are Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer...

Bloomberg plan to reduce carbon emissions by 50% in 10 years

Dec. 13, 2019 10:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a broad plan to eliminate all coal power plants and slow the expansion of the natural gas sector as part of a policy to fight climate change that he says would cut carbon emissions across the U.S. economy by 50% over the...

Klobuchar: I'll repair damage by Trump on US foreign policy

Dec. 11, 2019 2:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pledged Wednesday to repair the damage she says President Donald Trump has done in the international community, saying that — if elected — she would negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Iran, rejoin a global climate pact and...

Democrats' divide: Free college for all or for some?

Dec. 11, 2019 8:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's latest ad on college affordability was a relatively quiet one: The presidential candidate is seen explaining his plan for free public college tuition for some to a small group of nodding middle-aged voters, his measured tone hardly shifting as he takes an indirect swipe...

10 Things to Know for Today

Dec. 11, 2019 6:15 AM EST

1. WHAT’S NEXT IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY Voting on two articles of impeachment against President Trump is expected in a matter of days by the Judiciary Committee and by Christmas in the full House. 2. ‘THEY WERE SHOOTING LIKE CRAZY’ Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders,...

Andrew Yang qualifies for December presidential debate

Dec. 10, 2019 4:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Businessman Andrew Yang qualified Tuesday to participate in next week's Democratic presidential debate, making him the seventh candidate to make the stage in Los Angeles. The 44-year-old entrepreneur received 4% in a national poll by Quinnipiac University, meeting the polling threshold set...

Booker slams Democratic debate rules as he ends Iowa tour

Dec. 8, 2019 9:34 PM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Fighting to be in the next Democratic presidential debate, Cory Booker concluded a nearly 800-mile, 12-county tour of Iowa on Sunday by criticizing the Democratic party for allowing “elites" and “money" to control who gets on stage and urging voters to offer his name when...