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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...

Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

Health care, immigration top issues at Democrats’ 1st debate

Juana Summers and Steve Peoples, Associated Press

June 27, 2019

MIAMI (AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and a Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump...

Buttigieg’s high college debt draws attention to the issue

Buttigieg’s high college debt draws attention to the issue

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press

June 9, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college indebtedness is helping to keep the issue on the national stage. With loans totaling...

And then there were 20

And then there were 20

Paul Gordon, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

The 2020 Democratic presidential race has already begun and the selection field is up to 20, with more likely to join in ahead of next year’s state primaries. There is a long road until the election a year and a half from now and candidates are on the move to make the short list. Ben Fisher, a contributing writer...

Republican primary contender Bill Weld: Who is he?

Republican primary contender Bill Weld: Who is he?

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

When former two-term Massachusetts Gov. William Weld announced in February that he was forming a presidential exploratory committee, it seemed to indicate that the 73-year-old self-described libertarian would be the first to challenge incumbent President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. ...

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