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, ...

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting

U.S. 06/23/19, 22:34

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor. Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) said he would call for an outside investigation of ...

Buttigieg faces political peril after man killed by police in Indiana

U.S. 06/17/19, 17:11

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the Indiana city where Pete Buttigieg is mayor presents both political peril for a presidential candidate who has struggled to connect with minority voters and an opportunity to show leadership on issues of race and policing that are ...

Campaign focus on economic issues vital to black community

Politics 06/15/19, 08:07

This weekend the focus is on economic issues important to the black community for some of the Democratic presidential candidates. A forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, June 15, is attracting Sens. Cory Booker of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as well as Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South ...

South Bend’s Buttigieg, civil rights activist Sharpton meet

New York 04/29/19, 14:19

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) has met with the Rev. Al Sharpton as the Indiana mayor steps up his outreach to African Americans.Buttigieg had lunch with the civil rights activist on Monday at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem, a cornerstone of black American culture.Buttigieg has faced increased scrutiny of his ...

Buttigieg plans meeting with civil rights activist Sharpton

Politics 04/28/19, 13:32

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is stepping up his outreach to African Americans by meeting with a leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, plans to have lunch Monday with the founder of the National Action Network at the famed Sylvia's Restaurant in ...

Buttigieg says he will stop accepting lobbyist contributions

2022 Campaign 04/26/19, 16:48

Pete Buttigieg's (BOO'-tuh-juhjez) presidential campaign says the South Bend, Indiana, mayor will no longer accept contributions from federal lobbyists. In a news release Friday, campaign manager Mike Schmuhl announced Buttigieg will return about $30,000 collected from 39 lobbyists. Additionally, spokesman Chris Meagher says Steve Elmendorf, a lobbyist whose recent clients include ...

Dem donors swoon, and sometimes fight, over Pete Buttigieg

Entertainment 04/23/19, 15:59

Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest.Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Democratic donors are showering him with praise. And he has been repeatedly selling out fundraisers across the ...

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 ...

Buttigieg says he’s proud of his record as South Bend mayor

Politics 04/17/19, 13:59

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he's proud of his record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but realizes some problems remain. Speaking about his city, he told The Associated Press on Wednesday after a campaign stop in Marshalltown, Iowa: "This is not a rags-to-riches story. This is a story ...

Pete Buttigieg confronted by religious protester

Politics 04/16/19, 17:43

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) was confronted by a religious protester at an Iowa town hall Tuesday but said he "respected" the protester's passion. Buttigieg told reporters, "I understand that it comes from a very passionate place, and I respect that." After the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, spoke ...

Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg set to make 2020 Democratic run

2022 Campaign 04/14/19, 09:31

Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, is expected to make his candidacy official during a rally Sunday in the city where he launched his political career less than a decade ago. The 37-year-old Rhodes Scholar and ...

Book it! Kelly, Irish like what they’ve seen in returning QB

Football 04/11/19, 13:50

Ian Book came into spring practice with the idea of being out of his comfort zone.At a school that has produced its share of legendary quarterbacks, the 6-foot, 208-pound senior was told by coach Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator Chip Long to push the envelope."I want to make those even ...

Linebacking corps still a question for Kelly, Lea, Irish

Football 04/02/19, 01:15

Nine sessions into spring practice, coach Brian Kelly has an idea how his depth chart is settling in at running back, wide receiver and cornerback.Linebacker is another matter."Clark is working overtime," Kelly said of defensive coordinator Clark Lea, who oversees the position that graduated its top two inside linebackers in ...

Ogunbowale and Young show way as Irish rout MSU, 91-63

Basketball 03/25/19, 21:50

Coach Muffet McGraw, top-seed Notre Dame and the home fans held their collective breaths when Jackie Young lost hers during Monday's 91-63 victory over No. 9 Michigan State in a second-round NCAA Chicago Regional game."I'm fine, just a hard foul, nothing to worry about - that's just basketball," said Young, ...

Kelly’s Irish resume climb for first title since 1988

Football 03/01/19, 17:03

In two of his nine previous seasons at Notre Dame, Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish have reached the national championship game and fallen short.Starts of 12-0 have ended with losses, to Alabama in 2013 and Clemson after last season. Nevertheless, Kelly said he is eager to start the climb ...

Blackshear powers No. 20 Virginia Tech past Notre Dame 67-59

Basketball 02/23/19, 20:30

Kerry Blackshear Jr. is so pivotal to Virginia Tech's success that coach Buzz Williams begins sweating foul trouble as soon as his junior star commits his first."He's just become so integral to literally everything we do on both ends," Williams said.Blackshear had 22 points and 14 rebounds in the No. ...

Notre Dame receiver charged in campus officer assaults

Sports 02/12/19, 13:02

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore receiver Javon McKinley has been charged in an assault on two campus officers.Court documents say McKinley punched the officers around 4 a.m. Sunday as they tried to help him from an Uber vehicle to his dorm at the school in South Bend. The officers said he ...

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