Political

February 23, 2019 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In town halls, television interviews and social media posts, Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for "Medicare-for-all," higher taxes on the wealthy and a war on climate change. But foreign policy, one of the chief responsibilities of a president, is...
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February 23, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown brought a pro-worker message Saturday to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what's considered Nevada's most powerful labor union, declaring that if he decides to run for president, he will be "the most pro-union candidate." Brown, a U.S. senator from...
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February 23, 2019 - 9:51 am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is kicking off his U.S. Senate campaign Saturday with a rally in Tucson, Arizona. Kelly is the first Democrat to enter the 2020 race. The seat is now held by Republican Martha McSally, a former congresswoman and Air Force pilot who was appointed by...
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February 22, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing Democratic presidential field is increasingly splitting into two camps: those who want to quickly overhaul economic systems that have existed for decades and those who favor more gradual change. In many cases, the Democratic candidates largely agree on the end game...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:57 pm
DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has hired an Iowa organizer as he considers a 2020 Democratic presidential bid. Hickenlooper's Leadership PAC hired Ferguson Yacyshyn as an adviser. If Hickenlooper runs, Yacyshyn would likely become the campaign's caucus director. Yacyshyn was...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:10 pm
The 2020 Democratic field is on the move — and not just to Iowa. Candidates are starting to venture outside the traditional four early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. That signifies Democratic hopefuls' desire to show voters they can appeal to a wide slice of the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature in Annapolis, Md. Hogan says he’s not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president’s political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 21, 2019 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, has emerged as the new best...
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In this Feb. 1, 2019 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 21, 2019 - 9:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020. Pompeo, who represented Kansas' 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017, says he'll serve as secretary of state as long as President Donald Trump wants him to. Pompeo was...
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In this Feb. 17, 2019, photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., right, speaks with people in the audience after speaking during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 20, 2019 - 6:16 pm
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Cory Booker is known as the sunny candidate in the crowded Democratic presidential primary, but he's also trying to play the fighter. The New Jersey senator chided "people who think my philosophy is weak" and those in his party who would simply "fight fire with fire" during...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, file photo, people walk along a path in front of a row of homes in San Jose, Calif. The suburbs are usually seen as the great political swing area in the United States, toggling back and forth between the two parties. But a new poll shows the suburbs are as polarized along partisan lines as the rest of the nation. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 19, 2019 - 9:59 pm
DENVER (AP) — America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that simple. It turns out that these places in-between may be the most politically polarized...
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