Gillibrand lands her 1st New Hampshire endorsement for 2020

2022 Campaign 05/30/19, 06:01

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has picked up her first New Hampshire endorsement, announcing that state Rep. Sue Ford says she's "the best person" for the White House. In a statement released by Gillibrand's campaign, Ford says the New York senator "cares for New Hampshire families and her own." Ford is a ...

Biden uses education rollout to promote his 1994 crime bill

2022 Campaign 05/28/19, 19:39

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling for a renewed ban on certain military-style guns and ammunition, pitching it as part of his proposal on education priorities. The former vice president is using his education rollout, his first detailed policy proposal, to lean into his leadership on a 1994 crime bill, ...

Sanders 2020 looks like Sanders 2016, challenges and all

2022 Campaign 05/28/19, 11:44

It was supposed to be different this time. But three months into his second presidential campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is struggling with some of the same challenges that sank his last bid: doubts about his electability, worries about support from minority voters and an opponent with deep ties to the ...

In mostly white Iowa, black Dems poised to play a 2020 role

2022 Campaign 05/27/19, 13:43

In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign in a generation. "There is hope! There ...

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

Politics 05/23/19, 06:12

WASHINGTON—Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has vowed no untraceable “dark money” will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn’t disclose some of its donors. ...

Warren campaign releases bankruptcy cases she assisted in

2022 Campaign 05/22/19, 20:19

Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has released information on dozens of court cases in which the former law professor-turned-Democratic senator served as counsel, expert witness or mediator or otherwise assisted parties in reaching bankruptcy settlements. The Warren camp's disclosure of the cases on Wednesday goes further than a list of cases she ...

Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care

2022 Campaign 05/22/19, 10:25

Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with Sen. Kamala Harris reintroducing a bill aimed at addressing racial disparities in childbirth care and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand promising to make adoptions and high-tech fertility treatments more accessible to those who want children. Harris' bill, first ...

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 ...

Bernie Sanders to be the first 2020 candidate to call for ban on charter schools

2022 Campaign 05/18/19, 09:33

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Saturday released his plan for reforming public education, including halting federal funding of new charter schools and banning those that are for-profit. Saying charter schools are "exacerbating educational segregation," Sanders proposes more transparency and accountability for them, as well as limits on the pay of ...

Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws

2022 Campaign 05/17/19, 08:15

Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, a move Democrats have decried as a planned effort to chip away at the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Warren's abortion ...

Bernie Sanders finds favorite 2020 primary foil in Joe Biden

2022 Campaign 05/15/19, 01:22

Bernie Sanders is quick to slam Joe Biden's past support of free trade deals and the Iraq War. He is warning him against a "middle ground" approach to addressing climate change. His campaign sends fundraising appeals with a simple, foreboding subject line: "Joe Biden." In his nearly three weeks as a ...

For Harris, memories of a warrior mother guide her campaign

2022 Campaign 05/11/19, 10:11

Prospective voters turning out at Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris' campaign events often hear about her late mother. The California senator says she's the single greatest influence in her life and an inspiration for her White House bid, someone who grounded Harris in the civil rights movement and instilled in her ...

Beto O’Rourke readies ‘reintroduction’ as 2020 buzz fizzles

2022 Campaign 05/10/19, 23:49

Beto O'Rourke barreled into the 2020 presidential race with breakneck energy and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants campaign style that saw him leap atop tables to address overflow crowds with the organic, off-the-cuff candor that had made him a Texas sensation. But since his mid-March campaign launch, the buzz surrounding the former congressman has ...

Who’s running for president? Meet the Democratic candidates

2022 Campaign 05/10/19, 21:50

The 21 candidates who make up the sprawling 2020 Democratic presidential field range in age from 37 to 77 and include liberals and moderates; senators, governors and mayors; and an unprecedented number of women and minorities. Democrats view the upcoming election as a must-win, and they're looking to nominate someone ...

Update: Sanders unveiling plan on agriculture reform

2022 Campaign 05/05/19, 12:39

The Latest on the Democratic presidential campaign (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Sen. Bernie Sanders is announcing a sweeping agriculture reform and rural investment plan that would change farm subsidies and break up major agriculture monopolies. Sanders is set to unveil the plan in Osage, Iowa, a town of fewer than 4,000 residents. The ...

Biden, Buttigieg are keeping 2020 focus on South Carolina

2022 Campaign 05/05/19, 07:24

Democrat Joe Biden's visit to a South Carolina church Sunday is part of his 2020 presidential campaign's outreach to black voters, who play a pivotal role in the early-voting state's primary. The former vice president is wrapping up his first stop in South Carolina since joining the packed field of Democrats ...

Beer pong 2020: Will Gillibrand’s cool campaign pay off?

2022 Campaign 05/04/19, 01:40

Her first shot landed short and her teammate's bounced away. But Kirsten Gillibrand's second ping pong ball splashed home and she threw both arms skyward while her opponents chugged, celebrating a beer pong victory in the most presidential way possible. The scene on a rainy Friday night in a bar in ...

While others stump in Iowa, Biden turns attention to SC

2022 Campaign 05/04/19, 00:42

As a handful of the Democrats vying for the chance to oust President Donald Trump next November, Joe Biden is turning his focus elsewhere this weekend, making his first 2020 campaign trip to South Carolina. The former vice president makes his debut visit to the state on Saturday with a campaign ...

Biden to test appeal among black voters in South Carolina

2022 Campaign 05/03/19, 10:31

Joe Biden will have his first chance this weekend to demonstrate whether he can attract the type of diverse coalition that twice sent Barack Obama to the White House. The former vice president has opened his presidential campaign with explicit appeals to white, working class voters across the Midwest, pledging his ...

Who’s running for president? Meet the Democratic candidates

2022 Campaign 05/02/19, 09:05

With the entrance of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, the field includes more than 20 candidates. The sprawling Democratic field features candidates ranging in age from 37 to 77; liberals and moderates; senators, governors and mayors; and an unprecedented number of women ...

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