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Democrats clash in 2020's opening debate, aiming at Trump

Jun. 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Democrats face off in a prime-time fight Wednesday night in the first debate of the 2020 presidential campaign, the unofficial starting line for the party's quest to wrest the White House from Donald Trump and deny him a second term. While the crowded field has been courting voters in key...

Democrats hope Mueller testimony will have 'profound impact'

Jun. 26, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he expects special counsel Robert Mueller to have "a profound impact" when he testifies before Congress on July 17, even though Mueller has said he won't provide any new information. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of...

'May the best woman win:' Record number in Democratic field

Jun. 26, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Democratic presidential candidates taking the stage to kick off the primary debates include more women than ever before, six contenders challenging assumptions that voters and pundits may have about what presidential leadership looks like. Their vision for the country and their leadership...

Tech giants face questions on hate speech going into debates

Jun. 26, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. The scrutiny comes as the tech giants step up safety measures to prevent disinformation online...

Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in Dem debates

Jun. 26, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust...

Victims question Kamala Harris' record on clergy abuse

Jun. 26, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joey Piscitelli was angry when Kamala Harris emerged as a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. It brought back the frustration he felt in the 2000s, when he was a newly minted spokesman for clergy sex abuse victims and Harris was San Francisco's district attorney....

The Latest: 2020 Dems meet in Miami for 1st night of debates

Jun. 26, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 12:30 p.m. White House hopefuls in Miami for the Democratic debates are trekking to nearby Homestead, Florida, to visit a large migrant detention facility. The stops are intended to draw attention to President Donald Trump's...

2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren pushes election security plan

Jun. 25, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation's systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a "uniform federal ballot" and the replacement of the independent commission that currently helps administer the vote....

Correction: Election 2020-Student Debt story

Jun. 25, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 24 about legislative proposals to cancel all student debt, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders' College For All Act would cost $2.2 billion. It would cost $2.2 trillion. A corrected version of the story is below: Sanders, liberals, out with...

House Democrats told they're too focused on impeachment

Jun. 25, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats convened privately Tuesday to discuss campaign issues and heard a sobering assessment: They're seen as too focused on impeachment of President Donald Trump and voters are not hearing enough about their work on other issues. The findings from Democrats' internal polling...