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Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding

Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding

Associated Press

December 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days...

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

Associated Press

November 24, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign...

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...

1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

Julie Pace, Associated Press

November 3, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year from Sunday, voters will decide whether to grant President Donald Trump a second term in office, an election that will be a referendum on Trump's vision for America's culture and role in the world. Much is unknown about how the United States and its politics will look...

OPINION: Opposing 2020 Republican candidates noticeably missing from media narrative

OPINION: Opposing 2020 Republican candidates noticeably missing from media narrative

Rebecca Meluch, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

As I tuned in last Tuesday night into the Democratic debate, I saw 12 different faces on the stage; this means 12 different voices and 12 different arguments to pay attention to. These 12 represent the largest number of candidates to ever appear in a primary debate.   With the amount of faces on the Democratic stag...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Brian Slodysko and Errin Haines

October 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in ...

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...

Joe Biden’s son Hunter stepping down from Chinese board

Joe Biden’s son Hunter stepping down from Chinese board

Steve Peoples, Associated Press

October 14, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should...

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...

Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

Nicholas Riccardi and Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press

October 2, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances "until further notice." The 78-year-old Sanders was in Las Vegas when, according to a campaign statement, he experienced...

10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press

August 30, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she was dropping out o...

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...

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