Presidential Race

Kamala Harris
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Jeff Katz
December 03, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced Tuesday afternoon that she is dropping out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race amid diminishing funds and low poll numbers. Harris said on Twitter, "I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice...
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Barack Obama Eric Holder
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Jeff Katz
November 27, 2019 - 1:58 pm
Former Attorney General Eric Holder was "frustrated" that former President Barack Obama did not show him more encouragement in his desire for a run at the presidency, according to those close to Holder. Obama, though has been quiet throughout the Democratic primary on all the candidates, including...
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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP News
September 19, 2019 - 6:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's elections chief says he believes a state law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns is constitutional despite a legal setback. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla's comments Thursday come after a federal judge sided with the...
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Miami Herald via Associated Press
June 26, 2019 - 8:49 am
By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites...
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Associated Press
June 06, 2019 - 9:18 am
By WILL WEISSERT, BILL BARROW and ELANA SCHOR Associated Press 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...
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Associated Press
June 04, 2019 - 8:25 am
By BILL BARROW Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. Biden's plan calls for $1.7 trillion in federal spending over 10 years, with the rest of the...
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Associated Press
May 17, 2019 - 8:55 am
By ELANA SCHOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, a move Democrats have decried as a planned...
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Associated Press
May 16, 2019 - 8:17 am
By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK CITY (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump. The mayor announced his run...
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Associated Press
May 02, 2019 - 9:13 am
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press DENVER (AP) — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado jumped into the packed Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, announcing a 2020 campaign that had been stalled while he was treated for prostate cancer. Bennet, a former head of Denver Public Schools who...
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Jeff Katz
April 20, 2019 - 10:31 am
It's expected that former vice president Joe Biden will announce his bid for the 2020 presidential race sometime next week. As we await with baited breath, let's not forget the last time he made a run at the White House and was forced to withdraw due to plagiarism while he was in law school. Video...
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