Warren releases 2018 tax return, reveals $900,000 in income

2022 Campaign 04/10/19, 09:32

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released her tax return for 2018, reporting that she and her husband paid more than $200,000 in taxes on a joint income of about $900,000 last year. The move by the senator from Massachusetts on Wednesday follows similar tax return disclosures from fellow presidential candidates ...

Gillibrand aims for 2020 breakthrough moment in town hall

2022 Campaign 04/09/19, 01:21

Over four months, Kirsten Gillibrand has campaigned for the White House across eight states, pushed her rivals to release their tax returns and delivered a major speech outside a Trump-branded property in Manhattan. What the New York senator hasn't done: Break out of a crowded early field of Democratic candidates. Gillibrand hopes ...

Sanders, O’Rourke face off in Iowa; other hopefuls in NH, SC

2022 Campaign 04/06/19, 07:31

It's Bernie versus Beto in Iowa. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are holding dueling events Saturday just days after Bernie Sanders won the campaign cash derby for the first quarter of the year. The Vermont senator raised more than $18 million in 41 days, while Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, reported ...

2020 by the numbers: Democrats posting big campaign stats

2022 Campaign 04/01/19, 23:39

How many ways can you measure the first quarter of the year? For Democratic presidential candidates, it's 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions. The Iowa caucus is still 10 months away, but the Democratic primary campaign is already an all-out sprint — passing eye-popping markers for campaign activity ...

2020’s underdogs battle for donors to get on debate stage

Politics 03/31/19, 08:24

The fiercest battle for campaign cash is playing out between the presidential candidates who might not be on your radar. Ahead of Sunday's fundraising deadline for the first quarter, the underdogs of the Democratic primary were in a mad dash to coax as little as $2 from grassroots donors. It's all ...

Jay Inslee the latest 2020 Democrat to release tax returns

2022 Campaign 03/29/19, 09:41

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns. Inslee said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Friday he's released 12 years of his personal tax records on his campaign website. Inslee is challenging President Donald Trump to release his returns and says Trump ...

Sen. Kamala Harris to headline Detroit NAACP fundraiser

U.S. 03/26/19, 16:27

Democratic presidential hopeful and California Sen. Kamala Harris will highlight a fundraiser for the Detroit NAACP branch. The civil rights organization says Harris will give the keynote speech at the 64th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner on May 5 at Cobo Center. Harris is among the crowded field of Democrats seeking ...

Gillibrand seeks to improve asylum process for immigrants

2022 Campaign 03/21/19, 19:55

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is pitching her ideas to improve the asylum process for immigrants while touring a law clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that helps unaccompanied immigrant children. The senator from New York kicked off her first presidential campaign trip to Nevada on Thursday by taking ...

Gillibrand: Social security, pathway to citizenship should be rights

2022 Campaign 03/21/19, 08:57

Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a 2020 hopeful, said social security and a pathway to citizenship should be rights for immigrants “in the country now” Tuesday at a campaign event in Iowa. “I have a lot of ideas,” Gillibrand said. “First, we need comprehensive immigration reform. If you are in this ...

GOP lawmaker to introduce bill to keep Supreme Court justices at 9

Politics 03/20/19, 22:06

A lawmaker from Tennessee plans to introduce a bill in Congress to keep the Supreme Court at nine justices amid efforts by some Democrats to increase the number to as many as 15. “This Thursday, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment that would limit the number of Supreme Court justices ...

Gillibrand: ‘Post-investigation’ errors in misconduct claim

Politics 03/19/19, 15:03

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is acknowledging that there were some "post-investigation human errors" when her office investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against various staffers. Gillibrand also confirmed Tuesday that her deputy chief of staff, Anne Bradley, was resigning and said only that "the decision was her own." Bradley's handling of ...

Gillibrand officially in 2020 race, could Biden soon follow?

2022 Campaign 03/17/19, 09:00

And then there was one more. And maybe one more still to come? The large crop of Democrats who want to be president grew, technically, when New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand changed her status Sunday from exploring a 2020 White House run to becoming a full-fledged candidate. She'd spent more than ...

Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

2022 Campaign 03/17/19, 06:02

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling around the country to gauge support ...

Update: O’Rourke off and running in Iowa, in 5K race

Politics 03/16/19, 10:33

The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times Eastern): 11:25 a.m. Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is going the distance in Iowa — taking it on the run Saturday in a 5K road race. James Porter, of Manchester, N.H., smiles as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) The Texas ...

Gillibrand highlights contaminated water in New Hampshire

2022 Campaign 03/15/19, 19:53

Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to connect with voters' important issues on the ground — or, in some cases, underground. The U.S. senator from New York held two roundtable discussions Friday in New Hampshire communities struggling with contaminated water. The second was in Merrimack, where hundreds of private wells ...

Presidential contender Gillibrand to campaign in Michigan

New York 03/14/19, 11:49

Democratic presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand will campaign in Michigan next week.The U.S. senator from New York will join Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday at a meet-and-greet event hosted by Fems for Dems in Clawson in vote-rich Oakland County in suburban Detroit. Earlier in the day, Gillibrand will participate in ...

Sanders’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ expands long-term care benefits

Business 03/08/19, 13:52

Sen. Bernie Sanders is raising the stakes of the "Medicare-for-all" debate by expanding his proposal to include long-term care. That could force other Democratic presidential candidates to decide whether to continue supporting the bill given the high cost of providing long-term care coverage."Medicare-for-all" is unlikely to advance in the Republican-controlled ...

Coast Guard officer accused of drafting hit list is indicted

U.S. 02/27/19, 16:52

A Coast Guard officer accused of being a white supremacist who compiled a hit list of prominent Democrats was indicted Wednesday on firearms and drug charges.A federal grand jury in Maryland indicted Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, on charges of illegal possession of firearm silencers; possession of firearms by a drug ...

Lawmakers, first responders sound alarm on 9/11 fund

Politics 02/25/19, 16:50

More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, lawmakers and first responders are urging Congress to ensure that a victims' compensation fund does not run out of money. Members of the New York delegation, surrounded by first responders, survivors and family members, said it is unconscionable that the September 11th Victim ...

Expanding the map: 2020 Dems push past early voting states

Politics 02/22/19, 16:47

The sprawling field of Democratic presidential hopefuls is on the move — to places other than the traditional early voting states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has hopscotched from Puerto Rico to Georgia, where she met with rising Democratic star Stacey Abrams. Minnesota Sen. ...

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