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FILE- In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke listens to a speaker during a roundtable discussion on climate change in Des Moines, Iowa. O’Rourke says he’s hired 37 staffers to help with organizing in Iowa, boosting his presence in the state that kicks off presidential primary voting to 44. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
May 31, 2019 - 10:53 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Beto O'Rourke has hired 37 staffers to help with organizing in Iowa, boosting his team to 44 in the state that kicks off presidential primary voting and could become make-or-break for him. Some 2020 presidential hopefuls have larger Iowa staffs, but O'Rourke's now...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to local residents during a meet and greet, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Ottumwa, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 31, 2019 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says that if she's elected president, she'll work to end the Justice Department policy that bars indictment of a sitting president. The proposal from the Massachusetts senator comes days after special counsel Robert Mueller noted...
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In this April 3, 2019, photo, Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. The Democratic National Committee is upping the ante for its second round of presidential primary debates, doubling the polling and grassroots fundraising requirements from its initial summer debates. The parameters, announced Wednesday, May 29, 2019, are likely to help cull a crop of nearly two dozen candidates and, in the process, intensify scrutiny on Democratic Chairman Perez and his pledge to give all candidates a chance to be heard. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 30, 2019 - 12:36 pm
Frustration over how the Democratic National Committee is managing the upcoming presidential debates is bursting into the open as several longshot candidates say the party is stacking the process against them. Most of the two dozen declared candidates will be able to participate in the first debate...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to the media following a roundtable discussion on climate change in Des Moines, Iowa. Top Democratic presidential candidates are one-upping each other with ever-more-ambitious plans on global warming, gun violence, health care and abortion. But largely left out of the policy parade are the thousands of immigrants flooding the U.S. border to seek asylum (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File
May 30, 2019 - 6:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming , curb gun violence , offer universal health care coverage , slash student debt and preserve abortion rights . Largely left out of the policy...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to local residents at a coffee shop, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 30, 2019 - 5:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) has picked up her first New Hampshire endorsement, announcing that state Rep. Sue Ford says she's "the best person" for the White House. In a statement released by Gillibrand's campaign, Ford says the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., addresses a crowd of several dozen women at a campaign event, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
May 29, 2019 - 8:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of Democratic White House hopefuls backing impeachment proceedings grew on Wednesday following a rare public statement from special counsel Robert Mueller that made clear his Russia report didn't exonerate President Donald Trump. Two 2020 candidates who had previously...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Roy Moore speaks at a rally in Fairhope, Ala. President Donald Trump is warning that the “consequences will be devastating” if failed Alabama Republican Roy Moore runs again for a senate seat in 2020. Moore lost in the once-reliably red state in a 2017 special election amid sexual misconduct allegations which he denied. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
May 29, 2019 - 1:23 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday discouraged Alabama Republican Roy Moore from running for U.S. Senate in 2020, saying that Moore cannot win and the "consequences will be devastating" for his party and policies if Democrats retain the seat. Moore lost in the once-reliably...
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In this image provided by MoveOn, Rahna Epting speaks at a rally against the administration's immigration policy on Feb. 7, 2019, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The grassroots liberal group MoveOn has named, Epting, its chief of program, as its next executive director. (Sara Pearl Kenigsberg/Moveon via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The grassroots liberal group MoveOn is naming its chief of program, Rahna Epting, as its next executive director. MoveOn told The Associated Press about Epting's appointment before an announcement expected later Wednesday. Epting has worked for the organization for nearly three...
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In this April 27, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks at a Service Employees International Union forum on labor issues in Las Vegas. O’Rourke has unveiled a sweeping immigration plan to seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally, deploy immigration lawyers to the southern border and earmark $5 billion to bolster the rule of law in Central America. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 29, 2019 - 7:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping immigration plan to seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally, deploy thousands of immigration lawyers to the southern border to help with asylum cases and...
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In this May 13, 2019, photo, former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden interacts with a supporter during a campaign stop at the Community Oven restaurant in Hampton, N.H. North Korea has labeled Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 29, 2019 - 5:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats won't pick their nominee for another year, but President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential contest is already a two-man race. Almost completely ignoring his 23 Democratic competitors , Biden has been laser-focused on...
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