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

2020 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

2020 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.

U.S. 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

2020 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 ...

Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat

2020 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 ...

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

2020 Campaign 06/23/19, 16:18

Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump. He was launching his longshot candidacy Sunday afternoon at a ...

Police: 4 family members shot, killed in West Des Moines

U.S. 06/16/19, 19:02

Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children, with gunshot wounds at their home in central Iowa, police said.The bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the home in West Des Moines, The Des Moines Register reported .Authorities identified the victims as 44-year-old Lavanya Sunkara, 41-year-old Chandrasekhar Sunkara, ...

Police: 4 family members shot, killed in West Des Moines

U.S. 06/16/19, 14:12

Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children, with gunshot wounds at their home in central Iowa, police said. The bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the home in West Des Moines, The Des Moines Register reported. Authorities identified the victims as 44-year-old Lavanya Sunkara, 41-year-old Chandrasekhar Sunkara, and ...

Biden says family more important than missed campaign trip

Politics 06/10/19, 18:58

Former Vice President Joe Biden is shrugging off criticism that he skipped a weekend campaign event in Iowa attended by most of the 2020 Democratic presidential field, saying family obligations were more important. Speaking at a fundraiser Monday in Washington, Biden said, "I got criticism from one of my competitors because ...

Update: Dem candidates show off campaign swag in Iowa

2020 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 ...

Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states

U.S. 06/09/19, 09:57

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.Tasked with responding to natural disasters that seem ever more frequent and destructive, the agency finds itself further challenged by the ...

Sunday marks moment for 2020 prospects to show Iowa strength

2020 Campaign 06/09/19, 09:30

Almost 20 Democratic presidential candidates are gathering in Iowa Sunday in an effort to demonstrate early support in the kick-off caucus state. In what amounts to an afternoon-long political talent show, 18 of the 24 declared Democratic hopefuls are scheduled to speak at the Iowa Democratic Party's annual summer fundraiser. Former Vice ...

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