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Biden hires strategist Symone Sanders, adds diversity to bid

Apr. 25, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger diverse voice to Biden's cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden is...

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid

Apr. 25, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity. At the She the People forum, billed as the first...

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Apr. 25, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake, former Vice President Joe Biden pushed into the crowded 2020 presidential contest on Thursday and quickly sparked a fierce debate over the direction of the modern-day Democratic Party. Ignoring the political noise in his own party, Biden aimed...

Judges: Michigan must redraw congressional, legislative maps

Apr. 25, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan must redraw dozens of congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to unconstitutionally guarantee their political dominance and dilute the power of Democratic voters, federal judges ruled Thursday. In a 3-0 ruling —...

1 horrifying day in Virginia led to Biden's big 'yes'

Apr. 25, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

Joe Biden spent a hot August day at his lakefront Delaware home watching hatred on display in Charlottesville, Virginia, where torch-wielding white supremacists had marched through town. A counter-protester advocating racial equality was killed when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd. When President...

The Latest: Harry Reid praises Biden but doesn't endorse him

Apr. 25, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he has "great affection" for former Vice President Joe Biden but isn't endorsing his 2020 Democratic presidential bid. Reid, a Democrat, said...

Biden hones in on Iowa, South Carolina in 1st campaign swing

Apr. 25, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's early presidential campaign travel itinerary leaves little doubt about his strategy in early voting states. Biden's one-two Iowa-South Carolina punch next week underscores the three-time Democratic presidential candidate's need to finish near the top...

Casey endorses Biden in Democrats' 2020 race for president

Apr. 25, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is endorsing Joe Biden for president, just minutes after the former vice president entered the crowded 2020 race. In a statement Thursday, Casey touted Biden as a fighter for the middle class who can beat President Donald Trump in...

Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 Democratic presidential campaign

Apr. 25, 2019 6:01 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden launches 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.

Trump forms battle plan for post-Mueller probes: Just say no

Apr. 24, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just say no. As House Democrats ramp up their post-Mueller investigations into President Donald Trump, his strategy for responding is simple: Resist on every legal front. The administration is straining to hold off congressional investigators, including their efforts to obtain the...