North Carolina House GOP request inspection of voting machines

U.S. 06/07/21, 19:24

A group of Republican legislators in North Carolina's General Assembly is requesting information from the State Board of Elections (SBOE) on the voting machines. The MPs want the voting machines unsealed so that their own investigators may look into what transpired in the 2020 presidential election. “We are just trying to ...

Wisconsin Assembly authorizes investigation of 2020 presidential election

U.S. 03/24/21, 07:31

The Wisconsin state Assembly, which is controlled by Republicans, passed a resolution on Tuesday, March 23, authorizing an investigation into the 2020 presidential election. On a 58-35 party-line vote, the resolution was approved. The committee will now have the ability to issue subpoenas to compel testimony and obtain documents. According to The Associated ...

Campaigns swarm Harris donors after she exits the 2020 race

2022 Campaign 12/04/19, 15:47

Kamala Harris’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator. In New York, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and South Bend, ...

Michael Bloomberg formally launches Democratic presidential bid

2022 Campaign 11/24/19, 05:01

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, Nov. 24, in a written statement posted on a campaign website describing himself as uniquely positioned ...

Democratic debate revives clashes over ‘Medicare for All’

2022 Campaign 11/20/19, 17:02

The top Democratic presidential candidates are clashing over a “Medicare for All” plan to provide universal, government-run health insurance — again. Wednesday’s tussle began with squabbles over a program that some Democrats worry could alienate swing voters who are wary of fully government-run health care and fear it would be extraordinarily ...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

2022 Campaign 11/14/19, 04:56

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins. In an announcement video, Patrick highlighted his poverty-stricken childhood on Chicago’s South Side, saying he’s running for the “people who feel left out ...

Mark Sanford drops GOP presidential primary challenge to President Trump

U.S. 11/12/19, 15:11

Mark Sanford suspended his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse. "What I did not anticipate is an ...

GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

U.S. 11/11/19, 14:24

Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020. In the latest indication that congressional Republicans are rallying behind ...

Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

2022 Campaign 11/07/19, 17:42

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump. Bloomberg has not made a final decision on whether to run, according to advisers, but ...

3rd-party bid? Gabbard’s denials don’t ease Democrats’ fears

2022 Campaign 11/07/19, 00:09

Tulsi Gabbard keeps making her fellow Democrats nervous. The Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. She wrote for the conservative-leaning editorial pages of The Wall Street Journal. She denounced Hillary Clinton as the "personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for ...

Biden accuses Warren of having elitist view of policy

2022 Campaign 11/05/19, 20:12

Without naming her, Joe Biden attacked fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday for employing a "condescending" approach to politics that smacks of "elitism." The comments, made at a fundraiser in Pittsburgh and in a Medium post published simultaneously online, marked a stark escalation of the brewing confrontation between Biden ...

Lacking magic of Senate run, O’Rourke drops presidential bid

2022 Campaign 11/02/19, 02:17

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate bid. Addressing supporters in Iowa, O'Rourke said he made the decision "reluctantly" and vowed to stay active in the fight to ...

Top Democrats clash over health care at marquee Iowa event

2022 Campaign 11/01/19, 23:38

The leading Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation's ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the three-month sprint to the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Former Vice President Joe Biden ...

What do 2020 Democrats say about California fires? Not much.

California 11/01/19, 16:42

California Democrats hoped they would finally bask in the attention of presidential candidates when they moved their primary to the front of the calendar. But as the state battles the twin disasters of wildfires and mass power outages, White House hopefuls are nowhere to be found. In a field of nearly ...

Harris campaign cuts headquarters staff, moves some to Iowa

2022 Campaign 10/30/19, 16:49

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is laying off several dozen staff members and transferring others in an effort to salvage her prospects in the Iowa caucuses. The move, which comes roughly three months before the caucuses formally usher in the Democratic contest, make the California senator the most prominent candidate so ...

Gabbard drops congressional race to focus on presidential

2022 Campaign 10/25/19, 09:26

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she will focus on her White House bid and not run for reelection to her congressional seat. The congresswoman from Hawaii made the announcement early Friday. While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument ...

Castro says he needs $800,000 in 10 days or campaign is over

2022 Campaign 10/21/19, 14:27

Former Obama administration housing secretary Julián Castro said Monday, Oct. 21, that he'd drop out of the presidential race if he doesn't raise $800,000 in 10 days—following the lead of rival Cory Booker, who rode a similar plea to a recent uptick in donations. "This is a critical moment—if my campaign ...

Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat

2022 Campaign 10/19/19, 19:06

Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite effect of what the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee intended: It's elevated Gabbard's candidacy and may have inspired even more ardent ...

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats’ top rank

2022 Campaign 10/16/19, 06:49

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of "Medicare for All" and her signature wealth tax plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on Tuesday reinforced her new status as a front-runner ...

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