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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, then-House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Flores won’t run for re-election in 2020, becoming the state’s fifth Republican congressman to say he’s leaving. The announcement Wednesday brings the number of House Republicans retiring next year to 15. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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September 04, 2019 - 12:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fifth Texas Republican congressman added his name Wednesday to the list of House GOP retirements in the nation's biggest conservative state. Five-term Rep. Bill Flores is the 14th House Republican so far to announce plans to depart this year, compared with three House...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, Susie Garza displays the city provided debit card she receives monthly through a trial program in Stockton, Calif. Garza is participating in the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration. The program, which started in February, gives $500 a month to 125 people who earn at or below the median household income of $46,033. They can spend the money with no restrictions. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, who initiated the privately funded program, says it could be a solution to the city's poverty problem. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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September 03, 2019 - 10:27 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give cash to every American each month. Susie Garza has never heard of Yang. But since February, she's been getting $500 a month from a nonprofit in Stockton, California, as part of an experiment that offers something...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures with an umbrella as she speaks at a campaign event, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Hampton Falls, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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September 03, 2019 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the topic. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Obama Cabinet member Julián Castro laid out their plans on Tuesday...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photo, Colorado state Sen. Mike Johnston, responds to a question during a televised debate in Denver. Johnston, s leading candidate in the crowded Colorado Senate Democratic primary is ending his campaign. Johnston becomes the first casualty of former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s late entry into the race. Hickenlooper in August 2019, dropped his presidential bid and instead announced he wanted to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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September 03, 2019 - 4:32 pm
DENVER (AP) — A leading candidate and the top campaign fundraiser in the crowded Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Colorado bowed out of the race Tuesday, the first casualty of former Gov. John Hickenlooper's late entry into the contest. Former state Sen. Mike Johnston, 44, had led the field by...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden talks with Chris Rolwes, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, right, during the Hawkeye Area Labor Council Labor Day Picnic, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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September 02, 2019 - 6:12 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) are taking a no-compromise approach on overhauling the nation's gun laws after the latest mass shooting. Campaigning separately in eastern Iowa on Monday, the former vice president and the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg talks with Chris Rolwes, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, right, during the Hawkeye Area Labor Council Labor Day Picnic, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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September 02, 2019 - 5:51 pm
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the back of a West Des Moines brewpub, a dozen supporters of Pete Buttigieg sipped craft beer and wine, scribbling the names of members of their social circles on campaign worksheets — clubs, yoga groups, jobs, school organizations. Over the next hour, people like...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2019, file photo, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., speak at the Capitol in Washington. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. President Donald Trump told American congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they came from. He later vowed to revive a racial slur to tear down Elizabeth Warren, promoted a wild conspiracy theory linking a past political opponent to the death of a high-profile sex offender and blamed Friday’s stock market slide on a low-polling former presidential candidate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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August 30, 2019 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress. The tone is being set from the top as President Donald Trump bashes the four squad members with...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019 file photo, an audience member arrives at a rally for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. The Democratic National Committee will recommend scrapping state plans to offer virtual, telephone-based caucuses in 2020 due to security concerns, sources tell The Associated Press on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. The final choice whether to allow virtual caucuses in Iowa and Nevada is up to the party's powerful Rules and Bylaws Committee. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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August 30, 2019 - 4:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats' plans for virtual presidential caucuses in Iowa and Nevada are effectively dead as the national party chairman said Friday the results would be vulnerable to hacking and abuse. Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, declared his opposition to...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at a town hall for his Democratic presidential campaign in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
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August 29, 2019 - 10:55 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is defending his faulty description of a tale of military heroism and his interactions with service members. The Washington Post reports that Biden recently told a campaign audience an emotional story of pinning a medal on a...
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Presidential hopeful and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses a town hall gathering on climate change on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
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August 29, 2019 - 8:16 pm
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to South Carolina Thursday for a conversation on climate change in a popular tourist destination along the coast of the critical early-voting state. More than 900 people attended the gathering held in Myrtle Beach, a...
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