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Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Associated Press

January 15, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: CIVILITY AND SUBSTANCE OVER FIGHTING AND FRICTION After the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for...

Democrat Julián Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race

Democrat Julián Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race

Associated Press

January 2, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro, the only Latino in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race, ended his campaign Thursday after a yearlong run in which he pushed his rivals on immigration and took big swings in debates but struggled to break through with voters. “I’m...

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in L.A.

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in L.A.

Associated Press

December 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates offered two very different debates during their final forum of 2019. In the first half, they spent much of their time making the case for their electability in a contest with President Donald Trump. The second half was filled with friction over...

Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Associated Press

November 21, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) – In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor called for federal leadership on voting rights, Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar pointed...

Debate takeaways: Warren attacked, 70s club avoids age issue

Debate takeaways: Warren attacked, 70s club avoids age issue

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press

October 16, 2019

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a s...

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

Julie Pace, Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press

October 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that had been largely static through the summer has tumbled into a chaotic fall, shaped by unpredictable events and the deepening impeachment crisis surrounding President Donald Trump. Less than four months before voting begins, front-running candidates...

Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to Biden

Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to Biden

Will Weissert, Associated Press

June 28, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris spoke slowly but bluntly as she stared at Joe Biden, then began treating him as a hostile witness. The former prosecutor turned California senator started by saying she didn't think the former vice president was racist. But she criticized him for recently defendi...

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press

April 22, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The...

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