Inslee tops $1M in donations for 2020 presidential campaign

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 21:49

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he has raised more than $1 million since launching his Democratic presidential campaign Friday. That's a notable haul for a governor who starts his campaign less widely known than many of his competitors in a field dominated by senators. Inslee disclosed his mark Monday on MSNBC. He'd ...

Holder rules out 2020 run, says he’ll focus on redistricting

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 08:44

Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he's not running for president in 2020. Holder, a Democrat, said in a Monday opinion piece in The Washington Post that he'll focus on redistricting, the process of reconfiguring electoral districts. Holder served under President Barack Obama and is chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, ...

Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper joins presidential race

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 08:05

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he's running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who is used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically divided state. "I'm running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done," ...

Update: Sanders says much work to do for civil rights

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 01:50

The Latest on Democratic presidential hopefuls at events commemorating the 54th anniversary of the civil rights march on Selma, Alabama, known as "Bloody Sunday" (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is recalling his start in the civil rights movement at the University of Chicago in the early 1960s, ...

Democratic presidential candidates marking Selma anniversary

2020 Campaign 03/03/19, 08:18

Several Democratic White House hopefuls are visiting one of America's seminal civil rights sites to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who already are in the 2020 race, and Sen. Sherrod Brown of ...

Klobuchar and Kennedy kid Washington elite at Gridiron

2020 Campaign 03/02/19, 23:56

If a woman can be president, can a woman also tell a dirty joke? Amy Klobuchar thinks so. The U.S. senator from Minnesota and famously snow-swept presidential candidate was the Democratic speaker for the 134th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner. The event calls for good-natured roasting through songs, skits and ...

Top 8 moments from President Trump’s speech at CPAC 2019

2020 Campaign 03/02/19, 21:13

President Trump delivered a two-hour speech Saturday at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference as the White House gears up for the 2020 election. CPAC, the largest annual national gathering of conservative activists, runs through Saturday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Here are the top ...

Update: Elizabeth Warren urges positivity over personal attacks

2020 Campaign 03/02/19, 15:53

The Latest on the 2020 presidential candidates campaigning throughout the country this weekend: (all times EST): 3:45 p.m. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is emphasizing the need for Democrats to focus on policies over personal attacks, and to remain united in order to win the 2020 presidential race. Campaigning in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday, ...

Update: Gov. Jay Inslee calls Green New Deal ‘aspirational’

2020 Campaign 03/01/19, 16:53

The Latest on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's announcement he's running for president (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the Green New Deal being touted by some Democrats in Congress is an "aspirational document" and that he would soon detail his own climate change agenda. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks, ...