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Some Democrats in 2020 campaign reaching out to rural areas

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — Deanna Miller Berry doesn’t often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. “What is your plan to fix it?” Berry asked, her eyes narrowed. Booker, former mayor of Newark, the largest … Continue reading Some Democrats in 2020 campaign reaching out to rural areas

Presidential hopeful Castro isn’t ruling out reparations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn’t ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery — a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals. “If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn’t you compensate people who actually were property,” the former Obama-era housing … Continue reading Presidential hopeful Castro isn’t ruling out reparations

Biden eyes fundraising challenge amid new sense of urgency

NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money. Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be rivals, whose campaigns have benefited from … Continue reading Biden eyes fundraising challenge amid new sense of urgency

In Iowa, Sanders seeks to reclaim 2020 progressive mantra

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders reasserted himself on Thursday as the original champion of a progressive agenda many of his fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have since adopted. The Vermont senator rallied a cheering throng in a noisy convention center in western Iowa, promoting the same themes that launched him to a … Continue reading In Iowa, Sanders seeks to reclaim 2020 progressive mantra

Sanders’ 2016 backers in New Hampshire holding back for now

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has been good to Bernie Sanders, delivering him a 22-point victory in 2016 that was one of his biggest blowouts that year. But as he launches his second campaign for the presidency, there are early signs that he doesn’t have a lock on the nation’s first primary. More than … Continue reading Sanders’ 2016 backers in New Hampshire holding back for now

Democratic presidential candidates marking Selma anniversary

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — Several Democratic White House hopefuls are gathering at one of America’s seminal civil rights sites on Sunday to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who already are in the 2020 race, and Sen. … Continue reading Democratic presidential candidates marking Selma anniversary

NEW YORK | The Latest: Sanders says his campaign built to beat Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is making a second run for the Democratic presidential nomination (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Bernie Sanders is launching his second presidential campaign with a call for Americans from all walks of life to join his fight for a political revolution, one he’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Sanders says his campaign built to beat Trump

2020 Democratic hopefuls fanning out in early-voting states

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls are introducing themselves to voters in some of the earliest states that will weigh in on their campaigns to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Candidates are fanned out in South Carolina and Iowa on Saturday, spending time with voters in two of the states … Continue reading 2020 Democratic hopefuls fanning out in early-voting states

Sanders tries to convince wary Democrats he’s one of them

Over nearly three decades on Capitol Hill, Sen. Bernie Sanders has refused to formally identify as a Democrat. His 2016 primary challenge against Hillary Clinton exposed deep divisions among Democrats and fundamentally reshaped the party. But as the Vermont independent seeks the Democratic presidential nomination again, he is taking steps to assure skeptical party faithful … Continue reading Sanders tries to convince wary Democrats he’s one of them

Key Sanders 2016 strategists won’t return for 2020 campaign

WASHINGTON / FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) Three strategists who played key roles in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign said Tuesday they will not join his 2020 White House bid, in the latest sign of how the campaign may look different this time around. Tad Devine, Julian Mulvey and Mark Longabaugh said they would not … Continue reading Key Sanders 2016 strategists won’t return for 2020 campaign

CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Pompeo urges Venezuelan troops to let aid in

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 11:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling on Venezuelan security forces to “do the right thing” by allowing humanitarian assistance into the country. In a statement Saturday night, Pompeo also said the security forces could protect civilians … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Pompeo urges Venezuelan troops to let aid in

CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep ‘all options’ open

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he will ask the international community to keep “all options open” in the fight to oust President Nicolas Maduro from power. Guaido’s call came after a turbulent day in which a U.S.-backed … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | The Latest: Guaido asks nations to keep ‘all options’ open

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sanders calls 2020 bid a ‘continuation’ of 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ presidential bid (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is describing his new White House bid as a “continuation of what we did in 2016.” Sanders notes that policies he advocated for in 2016 are now embraced by the Democratic Party. Sanders says, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sanders calls 2020 bid a ‘continuation’ of 2016

AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke’s liberal credentials questioned as he eyes 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — During this year’s Texas Senate race, some home-state Democrats grumbled that Beto O’Rourke wasn’t softening his liberal positions enough to finish a near-upset of Ted Cruz. Now, as the outgoing congressman mulls a 2020 White House run, a small but vocal segment of activists is suggesting he’s not liberal enough, arguing he’s … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke’s liberal credentials questioned as he eyes 2020

WASHINGTON | Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

WASHINGTON — Senators are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate may also consider a separate resolution condemning the journalist’s killing as senators have … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

WASHINGTON | Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

WASHINGTON— Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign in their sights. Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

BURLINGTON, Vt | Sanders eyes ‘bigger’ 2020 bid despite some warning signs

BURLINGTON, Vt. — An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not been made, but those closest to the 77-year-old self-described … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Sanders eyes ‘bigger’ 2020 bid despite some warning signs

BURLINGTON, Vt | Sanders: Dems must ‘do the opposite’ of Trump

BURLINGTON, Vt.  — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling on Democrats to work harder to convince people of all races, regions and income levels that liberal policies will help them. He said: “Our job is to do exactly the opposite of what Trump is trying to do. He’s trying to divide us.” The 77-year-old senator, … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Sanders: Dems must ‘do the opposite’ of Trump

WASHINGTON | Write then run: Dems pen books while weighing 2020 campaigns

WASHINGTON — Speaking to a packed auditorium of enthusiastic young people Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders already seemed to be campaigning for the White House again. But the Vermont senator was appearing at George Washington University as an author — not a presidential candidate. Sanders’ new book, “Where We Go From Here,” went on sale Tuesday, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Write then run: Dems pen books while weighing 2020 campaigns

WASHINGTON | Trump officials face frustrated senators on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are set to grill top administration officials Wednesday at a closed-door briefing that could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime Middle East ally. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says “some … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump officials face frustrated senators on Khashoggi

MONTPELIER, Vt | Sanders Institute set to host first big meeting

MONTPELIER, Vt— A think tank founded by the wife and son of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to be hosting its first big meeting where academics, artists and policy makers from across the world will gather on the shores of Lake Champlain to look for solutions to what they consider to be the most … Continue reading MONTPELIER, Vt | Sanders Institute set to host first big meeting

WASHINGTON | A look at some of the winners in House races around the US

WASHINGTON — The vote to determine control of the House featured significant milestones. The candidates included 237 women, more than ever before. Among the winners were the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and several who broke racial or other barriers. A look at some of the victorious candidates: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (New York Democrat) At … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A look at some of the winners in House races around the US

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Vermont’s Sanders cruises to 3rd Senate term

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on U.S. Senate elections (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Vermont‘s Bernie Sanders has cruised to re-election for his third term in the Senate, easily outpacing eight candidates. Sanders, the independent who has long been one of the state’s most popular politicians, spent little time campaigning ahead of Tuesday’s election. Sanders has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Vermont’s Sanders cruises to 3rd Senate term

DES MOINES, Iowa | Biden to campaign for Democrats in Iowa as he weighs 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to make his first visit to Iowa since he acknowledged he’s considering seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Biden is planning to headline a rally in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday for in support of Democratic candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and Congress. The … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Biden to campaign for Democrats in Iowa as he weighs 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. | Bernie Sanders back in South Carolina amid multistate blitz

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — Just two weeks before Election Day, Sen. Bernie Sanders is back in South Carolina as part of a swing through early-voting states on the presidential primary calendar. Sanders plans to speak Saturday at a “Medicare for All” rally in Columbia being put on by Our Revolution, an offshoot of his 2016 Democratic … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | Bernie Sanders back in South Carolina amid multistate blitz

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa’s new star

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Deidre DeJear is Iowa’s newest political star — even if she hasn’t yet won an election. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who is considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, recently made his inaugural trip to Iowa by headlining a fundraiser for DeJear. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who … Continue reading CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa’s new star

COLUMBIA, S.C. | Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

COLUMBIA, S.C, .  — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a potential presidential contender. The New Jersey senator’s two-day swing to the … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

COLUMBIA, S.C. | South Carolina swarmed by potential Democratic candidates

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — Even by South Carolina standards, this is a lot. There’s no set date for the state’s pivotal 2020 presidential primary. But that’s not stopping a half dozen potential Democratic contenders from swarming the state over the next week, connecting with voters and political operatives. The first-in-the-South primary can be a make-or-break contest … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | South Carolina swarmed by potential Democratic candidates

WASHINGTON | Trump trashes Democrats’ Medicare for All plan in op-ed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it “would end Medicare as we know it.” Trump omits any mention of improved benefits for seniors that Democrats promise while he claims in a Wednesday op-ed published in USA Today the Democrats’ … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump trashes Democrats’ Medicare for All plan in op-ed

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts Democrats’ health care ideas

WASHINGTON— Forget “Obamacare.” President Donald Trump has found a new target when it comes to ideas from the Democrats for the nation’s health care system. In rallies for the November midterm elections, Trump is going after “Medicare for All,” the rallying cry of Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts Democrats’ health care ideas