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Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld addresses a gathering during a New England Council 'Politics & Eggs' breakfast in Bedford, N.H., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Weld announced he's creating a presidential exploratory committee for a run in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 17, 2019 - 11:01 am
The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 10:45 The first Republican to move toward a primary challenge against President Donald Trump plans to campaign on what he calls Trump's reckless spending and lack of preparation in helping workers shift to jobs in a more...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., campaigns in Eau Clare, Wis., on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
February 16, 2019 - 7:06 pm
Five Democratic senators vying for their party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 fanned out across the country Saturday to campaign and meet voters. Kamala Harris of California spent her second straight day in the pivotal early-voting state of South Carolina, holding a town...
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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., makes her argument against advancing the nomination of Bill Barr to be attorney general, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 16, 2019 - 4:32 pm
The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is wrapping up a two-day swing through South Carolina to introduce herself to residents of the early-voting state. At a town hall in West Columbia, a voter told the...
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Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld gestures during a New England Council 'Politics & Eggs' breakfast in Bedford, N.H., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Weld announced he's creating a presidential exploratory committee for a run in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 15, 2019 - 3:31 pm
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, little-known on the national stage but well-respected among veterans in the GOP establishment, announced an exploratory committee for president on Friday, becoming the first Republican to move toward a serious primary challenge against...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, waves to the crowd after speaking at Women's Unity Rally organized by Women's March NYC at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan in New York. On Thursday, Feb. 14, newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led a chorus of cheers as Amazon announced it was abandoning plans to build a sought-after headquarters in New York City. Activists berated the online giant for a $3 billion package of tax breaks she said the city could better invest in hiring teachers or fixing the subway. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. Proposing "economic transformation" to combat climate change...
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February 14, 2019 - 5:08 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet plans to travel to Iowa this month to meet with Democratic activists in the early presidential caucus state as he considers entering his party's 2020 White House field, his aides said Thursday. The soft-spoken moderate plans to visit working-...
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February 14, 2019 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first two Democratic presidential debates for the 2020 election will have two heats with room for a total of 20 candidates who meet certain polling or grassroots fundraising thresholds. A senior Democratic National Committee official outlined the framework Thursday for the...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's habit of booting mayors and county commissioners out of office before their terms end could be in jeopardy under an unusual proposal that would end the state's status as one as one of the nation's most prolific users of recall elections. An analysis by The Associated...
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February 13, 2019 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says he'll announce details of the first two presidential primary debates by the end of the week. Perez says he plans to include a grassroots fundraising metric as part of the qualifying threshold. He wants that to make the debate...
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In this Feb. 10, 2019, photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks to local residents during an organizing event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The nearly half-dozen Democratic senators also seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination are facing a juggling act, crisscrossing the country while keeping an eye on their constituents and making it to votes in Washington. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 13, 2019 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off jumping into the 2020 presidential race, Sen. Elizabeth Warren had plans to meet voters in Las Vegas. The only problem: a government shutdown roiling Washington. The Massachusetts Democrat had to decide whether to keep her plans last month in a critical early voting...
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