Bill Flores becomes 5th Texas GOP congressman retiring in 2020

2022 Campaign 09/04/19, 16:33

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) became the latest Republican congressman to announce he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Congress. “Serving my country as the Representative of the hardworking Texas families in the 17th Congressional District has been an honor and one of the greatest privileges of my life. When I ...

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of 2020 presidential race

2022 Campaign 08/28/19, 18:38

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ended her presidential bid Wednesday, Aug. 29, amid low polling and major fundraising struggles. “I know this isn’t the result that we wanted,” the 52-year-old New York senator said in an online video in which she didn’t endorse any other 2020 Democratic White House hopeful. “But it’s important to know ...

President Trump calls GOP Rivals for 2020 ‘Three Stooges’

2022 Campaign 08/28/19, 05:44

President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, Aug. 27, mocked three GOP opponents who are running or might run against him as the "Three Stooges" and predicted he'll win easily. "Can you believe it? I'm at 94% approval in the Republican Party, and have Three Stooges running against me," the president tweeted. ...

Joe Walsh: I lost my radio show after launching Trump challenge

2022 Campaign 08/27/19, 06:34

Joe Walsh, a presidential GOP candidate, claimed Monday night that he lost his national radio show in the days since he announced an effort to challenge President Trump. Walsh appeared on CNN and was asked how his main challenge to Trump affected his conservative radio program distributed by Salem Radio Network. "I ...

President Trump: ‘Love me or hate me, you gotta vote for me’

2022 Campaign 08/16/19, 14:35

“Love me or hate me, you gotta vote for me,” President Donald J. Trump said Thursday night to thousands of rally-goers at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H.. Great news! Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manchester, New Hampshire! https://t.co/GHvFBkA2KZ — Donald ...

Joe Biden already amassing gaffes during 2020 campaign

2022 Campaign 08/09/19, 09:44

Former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the top-tier 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, continues to pile up gaffes while campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, Aug. 8. "We choose science over fiction," Biden said. "We choose truth over facts."   Oops: Biden says “we choose truth over facts” pic.twitter.com/bkohPsOmJC — Natasha Korecki (@natashakorecki) ...

Fearing the next AOC, House Democrats hoard campaign cash

2022 Campaign 08/08/19, 11:18

Somewhere out there, the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lurks. So wary House Democrats are amassing campaign war chests to scare off progressive upstarts from challenging them in primaries — or trounce them if they try. A look at 41 incumbent House Democrats who face potential 2020 party primary opponents shows 16 have ...

FACT CHECK: Democratic debate rhetoric under scrutiny

2022 Campaign 07/31/19, 21:48

Ten more Democrats jousted on a Detroit stage Wednesday in what was probably the last of the traffic-jammed, double-barreled presidential debates. A look at the veracity of their rhetoric as the contenders fought not only to stand out to primary voters but to stay in contention for the winnowed-down debates to ...

Update: Biden distances himself from Obama’s trade deal

2022 Campaign 07/31/19, 21:39

The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): __ 10:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is distancing himself from a trade deal that was a centerpiece of the Obama administration. Biden said on the debate stage in Detroit on Wednesday that he would "renegotiate" the Trans-Pacific Partnership but not simply rejoin ...

Democrats squabble over health care in 2nd night of debate

2022 Campaign 07/31/19, 19:52

Democrats battled over health care on Wednesday in the early moments of a presidential debate that tested the strength of Joe Biden's candidacy. In particular, the former vice president and one of his chief rivals, California Sen. Kamala Harris, fought over competing plans to provide universal coverage. Biden charged that Harris' plan ...

Biden’s burden: What to watch in Democratic debate

2022 Campaign 07/31/19, 11:18

Joe Biden has read all the modifiers in front of his front-runner status: shaky, fragile, vulnerable. He'll try to leave the debate stage Wednesday night with a more positive adjective attached to his name. The former vice president will likely be the center of attacks over his views on race and the ...