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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Warren’s next challenge: Maintain post-debate momentum

Elizabeth Warren enters the final stretch before Saturday’s Nevada Democratic caucus with a new and enviable but nonetheless critical mission: capitalizing on a standout performance during Wednesday’s presidential debate.


Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib is endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president and will serve as a Western co-chair for the campaign SEATTLE (AP) – Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib announced …


Trump expected to raise $10 million during Florida stop

President Donald Trump is mixing reelection business with pleasure during a weekend stop at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

Some observers worry that this year’s census carries the same potential for mayhem as last month’s Iowa caucuses, except on an infinitely larger scale.


Sanders’ bond with Latinos gets first test of many in Nevada

Bernie Sanders, a self-declared socialist from Vermont, is sometimes pigeon-holed as the hero to white college students and lefty boomers


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Democrats on edge after 2020 election season’s ragged launch

Democrats are on edge over embarrassing technical issues that marred this week’s Iowa caucuses, and they’re worried about the lower-than-expected turnout in the first contest of the 2020 election season.


Trump lashes out at ‘horrendous’ Alexander Vindman after ouster from White House

Trump, who is purging his administration of those who testified about the Ukraine scandal, derided Vindman as a problem employee just hours after the Purple Heart winner was escorted out …


Biden tells N.H. Democrats that Buttigieg ‘not a Barack Obama’

Former Vice President Joe Biden is stepping up his criticism of rival Pete Buttigieg, telling New Hampshire voters ahead of the Democratic primary that Buttigieg’s experience as a small city …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Poor start: Leadoff Iowa Democratic caucus results delayed

The Iowa Democratic Party said Monday night that results from the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus were greatly delayed due to “quality checks” and new reporting rules, an embarrassing complication that added …


High-profile Iowa poll won’t be released

The Des Moines Register, CNN and its polling partner have decided not to release the final installment of its presidential preference poll, fearing its results may have been compromised


East Valley looks to voters for new school parking lots, funds for security changes

East Valley School District will ask voters for money for four new parking lots, a school resource deputy and money to fix serious plumbing issues at one of its schools …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Buttigieg leads 2020 rivals in Wall Street contributions

The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 financial crisis, is lining up behind Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign.


Bloomberg vows to refuse donations, presidential salary

Michael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in …


AP Fact Check: Claims from the Democratic debate

A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential candidate debate

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential candidate debate


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Sanders to be at Democratic debate following heart procedure

Bernie Sanders remained hospitalized in Nevada on Thursday because of a blocked artery in his heart but will participate in the next Democratic presidential debate, according to his campaign.


Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

New Iowa poll shows Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Biden parries attacks from rivals in fiery Democratic debate

Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party’s …


10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

10 Democrats in the wide field of contenders qualify for September debate, with several others missing cut


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends once-promising presidential bid

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is dropping out of the presidential race as a campaign that once looked to ride strong #MeToo credentials has been plagued by low polling and fundraising struggles.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Sanders, Warren clash with moderates over ‘Medicare for All’

Liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are slapping back against moderate rivals who ridiculed “Medicare for All” during a Democratic presidential debate in which lesser-known pragmatists are warning against …


Judge weighs ordering switch to paper ballots in Georgia

A federal judge says Georgia allowed its election system to grow “way too old and archaic” and now has a deep hole to dig out of to ensure that the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Booker campaign gets 2020 jolt with pushback against Biden

Cory Booker is raising his profile in the crowded Democratic presidential primary by directly challenging Joe Biden on thorny racial issues


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019

Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Four Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum in South Carolina


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Lock HIM up? Dems weigh what to do about Trump’s deeds

Democrats in 2020 race are grappling with fraught questions about how to hold Trump accountable


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Partisan control determines how states act on voting rights

New York and a few other states that saw some of the biggest Democratic gains in 2018 have passed laws this year to implement early voting, all-mail voting or automatic …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

Members of both parties say a flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections


Jay Inslee hits 65,000 donors for his presidential campaign, meeting requirement for first debate

Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign has surpassed 65,000 individual donors from across the country, all but guaranteeing him a spot in the first Democratic debate in late June.


2020 hopeful Inslee says $9T climate plan will boost economy

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity