2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

2022 Campaign 06/16/19, 09:37

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college. Sen. Elizabeth Warren ...

Update: NBC announces 1st 2020 Democratic debate lineups

Politics 06/14/19, 12:50

The Latest on the Democrats' first 2020 presidential debates later this month (all times local): 12:45 p.m. NBC has announced how it will divvy up the 20 Democratic candidates for the first debate of the 2020 election campaign, which will be held over two nights in Miami later this month. Democratic presidential candidate ...

Senators question FBI on Russian hack of voting firm

U.S. 06/12/19, 13:25

Two U.S. senators asked the FBI on Wednesday to explain what it has done to investigate the suspected hack by Russian intelligence of a Florida-based voting software company before the 2016 election.In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Amy Klobuchar of ...

Update: Dem candidates show off campaign swag in Iowa

2022 Campaign 06/09/19, 14:55

The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 2:45 p.m. At an event meant to show off the Democratic presidential candidates' organizational strength in Iowa, campaign swag is king. Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, right, greets supporters before the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in ...

Devos becoming a favorite foe for Democrats on 2020 trail

Politics 05/23/19, 11:35

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is becoming a lightning rod for Democrats on the 2020 campaign trail. Several candidates have taken jabs at DeVos at recent campaign events as they try to energize voters and curry favor with the nation's two major teachers unions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said this month that ...

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

Politics 05/19/19, 05:35

Former President Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again. A peanut farmer ...

Buttigieg, husband attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class

Politics 05/05/19, 11:52

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten Glezman, joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter's Sunday school class in rural South Georgia. At Carter's invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. "You know him?" Carter had ...

Presidential candidates join Nevada’s nuclear waste fight

Politics 05/03/19, 14:09

Nevada's long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted the state against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls is joining the early voting state's cause. Last year, Nevada's two senators were the only sponsors of ...

Klobuchar releases $100B substance abuse, mental health plan

Health 05/03/19, 04:09

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) has released a plan to spend $100 billion over a decade to improve mental health care and fight substance abuse.It's an issue the Minnesota senator has faced firsthand as the daughter of an alcoholic who struggled with addiction for years before getting sober.The wide-ranging ...

Nominate a woman? Some Democratic women aren’t so sure

Politics 04/28/19, 09:02

Iowa voters sent a record number of women to the Legislature during last year's midterms. Women won two of the state's most competitive U.S. House races, and a woman was elected governor for the first time. Yet across Iowa, there's palpable anxiety among some Democratic women about nominating a female candidate ...

Update: Buttigieg addresses lack of policy specifics

2022 Campaign 04/22/19, 22:47

The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 11:20 p.m. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is addressing questions about his lack of policy specifics, saying he thinks he's been "pretty clear" about where he stands "on the major issues." At a CNN town ...

Update: Sanders Backs voter rights even for Mass. bomber

Politics 04/22/19, 22:24

The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he supports voting rights for felons, including the Boston Marathon bomber and people convicted of sexual assault. At a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on Monday, the ...

2020 Democrats talk health care, free college, impeachment

2022 Campaign 04/22/19, 21:06

The fight for the Democratic Party's soul played out Monday as some of the leading presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town halls over free college, free health care and whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Five 2020 hopefuls representing different wings of the party were set to ...

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