United States Presidential Election

February 24, 2019 - 1:51 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is highlighting family ties to Las Vegas as he visits Nevada and casts his presidential campaign as a movement to bridge American divides through social justice. The New Jersey senator spoke Sunday to about 500 people in North Las Vegas in...
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February 23, 2019 - 4:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown is bringing his pro-worker message to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what's considered Nevada's most powerful labor union. The U.S. senator from Ohio is eyeing a run for the White House in 2020 and said Saturday that if he runs, he'll be the most...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:53 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris says she doesn't "condone military action at this point" to ensure humanitarian aid reaches Venezuela. Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro (nee-koh-LAHS' mah-DOO'-roh), has blocked such aid at the border as he...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for "Medicare-for-all," higher taxes on the wealthy and a war on climate change. But foreign policy is largely taking a back seat. Former Vice President Joe Biden is seizing on that opening to position himself as the...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:32 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Add Amy Klobuchar to the list of Democratic presidential hopefuls who support legalizing marijuana. Klobuchar said in a statement Friday that she supports legalization and that states should have the right to determine how to handle marijuana in their territory. The Minnesota...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing Democratic presidential field is increasingly splitting into two camps: those who want to quickly overhaul economic systems that have existed for decades and those who favor more gradual change. In many cases, the Democratic candidates largely agree on the end game...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:57 am
DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has hired an Iowa organizer as he considers a 2020 Democratic presidential bid. Hickenlooper's Leadership PAC hired Ferguson Yacyshyn as an adviser. If Hickenlooper runs, Yacyshyn would likely become the campaign's caucus director. Yacyshyn was...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:10 am
The 2020 Democratic field is on the move — and not just to Iowa. Candidates are starting to venture outside the traditional four early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. That signifies Democratic hopefuls' desire to show voters they can appeal to a wide slice of the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature in Annapolis, Md. Hogan says he’s not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president’s political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 21, 2019 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, has emerged as the new best...
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In this Feb. 17, 2019, photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., right, speaks with people in the audience after speaking during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 20, 2019 - 3:16 pm
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Cory Booker is known as the sunny candidate in the crowded Democratic presidential primary, but he's also trying to play the fighter. The New Jersey senator chided "people who think my philosophy is weak" and those in his party who would simply "fight fire with fire" during...
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