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Television’s Weather Channel wades into climate debate

The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early next month that includes interviews …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 11:15 a.m.

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats’ top rank

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 …


MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize voters

The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

12 Democrats meet for first debate since impeachment inquiry

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates will meet on Tuesday for the most crowded presidential debate in modern history. But it’s the three leading candidates – Biden, Sanders and Warren – …


Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence

Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Democrat Joe Biden says Donald Trump must be impeached

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is saying for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.


Bernie Sanders, resting at home, announces plan to curtail money in politics

Prominent friends and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., say he should cut back on his relentless campaign pace and speak openly about his recent heart attack when he returns …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Campaign: Sanders had heart attack, released from hospital

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital.


Gun control risks losing momentum as impeachment fever rises

After mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

Bernie Sanders’ campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances “until further notice.“


Sanders raises $25M in 3rd-quarter 2020 cash, Buttigieg $19M

Bernie Sanders reported Tuesday that he raised $25.3 million over the last three months, the largest quarterly sum a Democratic White House hopeful has posted this year and an amount …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Booker loses organizing chief in key state of South Carolina

Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker is losing a key staff asset in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina.


Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close

Trump has said repeatedly that he is in “no rush” to wrap up the deals. But negotiations take time. He is nearly three years into his presidency and the 2020 …


Trump says he doesn’t need China trade deal before election

As China and the U.S. near a new round of trade talks, President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn’t feel he needs to secure an agreement before next year’s election.


California GOP congressman won’t seek re-election

A Republican congressman in California said Tuesday he won’t run for re-election next year, making him the 18th GOP incumbent to bow out of the U.S. House of Representatives now …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Trump gives California grief – but also likes its money

President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California but he’s more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Biden on racism: White people ‘can never fully understand’

Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle …


Trump to raise $15M for re-elect in California trip

President Donald Trump is set to raise more than $15 million this week during a two-day California fundraising swing.


Warren offers anti-corruption plan central to her campaign

Elizabeth Warren has released a proposal aimed at government corruption, providing a detailed policy roadmap for a fight she says is at the core of her presidential campaign.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Beto O’Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign

Beto O’Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Jill Biden scheduled to stump on behalf of her husband in Spokane in September

Details about the Sept. 29 event are scant, but it’s the first scheduled fundraiser by a candidate for president in 2020 scheduled in Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Ossoff to challenge Perdue for U.S. Senate seat in Georgia

Pledging to “root out corruption in politics,” Jon Ossoff, a former long-shot congressional candidate who rose to prominence two years ago riding a wave of dissatisfaction with Washington, says he’s …


House Judiciary preparing vote on impeachment hearing rules

The House Judiciary Committee is escalating its impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, preparing a vote as soon as next Wednesday to establish procedures


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

Farmers’ loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules

When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Citing health, Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson says he’ll retire

Facing health challenges, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia said Wednesday he will retire at year’s end, a departure that sets up a rare election in November 2020 when both …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:12 p.m.

Window to qualify for next debate closing quickly on Dems

Struggling Democratic presidential candidates braced for bad news Wednesday with the window to qualify for the next debate set to close at midnight, a near impossible deadline for many to …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Pete Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 presidential bid

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a faith-based appeal to voters, evident by regular references to his Christian beliefs.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid; sources say he’ll run for governor again

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Elizabeth Warren meets her look-alike at a rally

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. One of the women pictured above is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the 70-year-old Massachusetts Democrat with presidential aspirations. The person shaking her hand …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

Julian Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston.