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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)
June 06, 2019 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says qualifications for upcoming presidential primary debates are fair even if some candidates are complaining. Perez said Thursday that candidates have plenty of time to meet higher polling and donor thresholds announced recently for...
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden walks with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, left, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 06, 2019 - 12:14 am
Just six weeks into his presidential campaign, Joe Biden is running as the Democrat to beat, charting a distinct path through the primary states, taking positions that may rile the party base and working with a single goal in mind: not being lumped in with the rest of the field. While most...
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to a worker on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at a park in Boston being constructed in honor of Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 05, 2019 - 9:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is under fire from his Democratic presidential rivals and women's rights advocates for his defense of a decades-old prohibition on federal money paying for abortions. Most Democratic White House hopefuls reflect their party's latest platform calling for the outright...
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In this June 1, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. O’Rourke has unveiled a voting rights proposal he says can increase voter registration by 50 million and raise nationwide voter turnout to 65% _ seeking to ensure that 35 million new voters cast ballots in the 2024 presidential race. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 05, 2019 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke has unveiled a voting rights proposal he says can increase voter registration by 50 million and raise nationwide voter turnout to 65%. He's seeking to ensure 35 million new voters cast ballots in 2024's presidential race. The ex-Texas congressman and 2020...
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Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 05, 2019 - 7:36 am
Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is arguing the U.S. must shape its foreign policy around a commitment to combat the climate crisis. The Washington governor is outlining his agenda Wednesday in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Inslee tells The Associated Press he...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, is applauded after she spoke at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, regarding the American Dream and Promise Act which offers a pathway to citizenship for those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and similarly situated immigrants who have spent much of their lives in the United States. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 04, 2019 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats shunned a White House veto threat and muscled legislation through the House Tuesday that would bestow a chance for citizenship on an estimated 2 million-plus migrants, a bill that stands virtually no chance of enactment but lets them showcase their efforts on one of...
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Berlin, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 04, 2019 - 6:10 pm
Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign amended his climate policy plan hours after it was released Tuesday because a handful of passages did not credit some of the sources in the proposal. The changes come after The Daily Caller, a conservative news outlet, reported that several passages from...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 03, 2019 - 8:40 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he would not have pressured Democrat Al Franken to resign from the Senate at the time some of his 2020 rivals did. Buttigieg was asked about Franken at an MSNBC town hall Monday. Several of his Democratic...
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Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 03, 2019 - 10:02 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday released a proposal to lessen wrongful police shootings that would use the power of the federal government to change the way local law enforcement is conducted. Castro's plan would set a federal standard for use of...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker speaks at a campaign event Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 03, 2019 - 7:00 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker is rolling out his Iowa steering committee, a team of activists and operatives that features a party powerbroker who played a key role in each of Bill and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaigns in the state. Powerbroker Jerry...
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