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In Buttigieg and Biden, Dems confront generational divide

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters.

Jul. 15, 2019 8:21 AM EDT
Biden campaigns as Obamacare's top defender

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending Obamacare, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model.

Jul. 14, 2019 9:51 PM EDT
Pennsylvania GOP settles fight over contested race for chair

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party is trying to amicably settle a contested race for chairman between a candidate who had backing from top Trump campaign officials and a rival who previously had support from many Trump-aligned party activists.

Jul. 12, 2019 8:14 PM EDT
Washington AG opens inquiry into NRA's financial affairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for Washington D.C. has issued subpoenas to the National Rifle Association and its related charitable foundation as part of an investigation into allegations of financial misconduct inside the powerful gun lobbying organization.

Jul. 12, 2019 4:49 PM EDT
Biden promises to end 'forever wars' as president

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised on Thursday to end "forever wars" and reassert American leadership to combat authoritarianism and global instability he says are proliferating under President Donald Trump.

Jul. 11, 2019 3:00 PM EDT
Warren, Sanders, O'Rourke and Castro set for Milwaukee forum

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro are participating in a town hall in Milwaukee sponsored by the Hispanic civil rights organization LULAC.

Jul. 11, 2019 10:14 AM EDT
Murphy wins North Carolina GOP congressional primary runoff

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state legislator aided by hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the North Carolina congressional district seat left vacant by the death of Rep.

Jul. 9, 2019 10:38 PM EDT
Tom Steyer launches 2020 campaign after saying he wouldn't

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and activist, said Tuesday he's joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run.

Jul. 9, 2019 9:41 PM EDT
Who's in, who's out: Meet the Dems running for president

Tom Steyer ruled out a 2020 presidential bid earlier this year. Now he's changed his mind.The billionaire investor and activist announced Tuesday that he would join the crowded Democratic primary for the White House after all, saying his campaign will focus on reducing the influence of corporations in politics.

Jul. 9, 2019 5:12 PM EDT
Warren raises $19.1M, topping Sanders in new fundraising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren raised $19.1 million in the second quarter, her campaign said Monday, cementing her status in the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders and surpassing Bernie Sanders, her main liberal rival.

Jul. 8, 2019 7:30 PM EDT