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High stakes for NBC News ahead of 2-night Democratic debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's likely, one tweeting president.

Jun. 25, 2019 10:23 AM EDT
TAKEAWAYS: In South Carolina, a new Democratic landscape

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina this weekend along with the brightest of political spotlights trained on the party in the South's first primary state.

Jun. 23, 2019 3:50 PM EDT
Trump says he'd rather face Biden, isn't prepared to lose

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he'd prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won't be the "great candidate" Hillary Clinton was in 2016.

Jun. 23, 2019 12:53 PM EDT
2020 Democrats strongly defend abortion rights at forum

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty Democratic presidential candidates attending a Planned Parenthood forum on Saturday vowed to defend abortion rights under nearly any circumstance while largely ignoring nuances around the issue that have already roiled their party heading into the 2020 election.

Jun. 22, 2019 9:30 PM EDT
Harris, Warren, others counter Biden's electability argument

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Standing before a throng of party faithful in a key early primary state, Joe Biden's leading rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination sought Saturday to undercut the former vice president's argument that he's the ideal Democrat to oust President Donald Trump.

Jun. 22, 2019 7:24 PM EDT
Roy Moore in uphill battle to woo skeptical Alabama voters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a state that has long been reliably Republican, Roy Moore faces an uphill battle in winning over skeptical voters to take back the Alabama Senate seat he lost two years ago amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls.

Jun. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

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