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Liberal, moderate divide on display in Democratic debate

HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings.

Sep. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT
7 questions heading into 10-candidate Democratic debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — And then there were 10.The Democratic Party's strongest presidential contenders — according to polls and fundraising, at least — meet on the same debate stage for the first time Thursday night.

Sep. 12, 2019 5:38 AM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 11 The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer on how a congressional election in North Carolina may have foreshadowed the 2020 presidential race: Early this year, when Republican Mark Harris called for a new election in North Carolina's disputed 9th Congressional District, top-tier Republicans wanted little to do with taking his place on the ballot.

Sep. 11, 2019 6:14 PM EDT
Democratic debate: Top 2020 contenders finally on same stage

HOUSTON (AP) — Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe Biden leading in polls and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders vying to be the progressive alternative.

Sep. 11, 2019 5:10 PM EDT
GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades.

Sep. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EDT
How 2020 Democrats want to overhaul criminal justice laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans.

Sep. 10, 2019 10:49 PM EDT