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Dem debates fuel race for support from Black Caucus members

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris called twice.In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she wanted: his endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary.

Jul. 3, 2019 6:31 PM EDT
Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity.

Apr. 25, 2019 7:14 PM EDT
Is Trump racist? 2020 Democrats are split on the question

A pair of Democratic presidential candidates blasted President Donald Trump as racist on Tuesday, adding to a growing debate among the White House hopefuls over how far to go in criticizing the president.

Feb. 26, 2019 7:05 PM EST
Takeaways from Mississippi's Senate runoff

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory in Mississippi's Senate election runoff was closer than usual in the GOP-dominated Deep South state.

Nov. 28, 2018 10:54 PM EST
Minority candidates see both success and veiled racism

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the many successes among candidates of color, the midterm elections also proved to some the enduring power of racism, with minority politicians' intelligence and integrity called into question by their opponents and President Donald Trump in what were widely seen as coded appeals to white voters.

Nov. 8, 2018 1:02 AM EST
Dems struggle with Trump's approach to culture war

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama's citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric.

Oct. 20, 2018 1:35 AM EDT
Playing Trump's game in culture war a losing Dems' strategy

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama's citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric.

Oct. 19, 2018 6:26 PM EDT
Black candidates win primaries for governor in 3 states

With Andrew Gillum's upset victory in Florida, black candidates have won the Democratic nomination for governor in three states this year in a historic turn largely attributed to voter backlash against President Donald Trump.

Aug. 29, 2018 5:04 PM EDT
Progress and struggles reflect in top race headlines of 2016

Of the many events marking the closing year of Barack Obama's time as the nation's first black president, none had deeper resonance than his opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall.

Dec. 29, 2016 10:41 AM EST
Trump's staff picks alarm minorities: 'Injustice to America'

Republican President-elect Donald Trump's choices for leadership posts threaten national unity and promise to turn back the clock on progress for racial, religious and sexual minorities, civil rights leaders and others said Friday after his nomination of Alabama U.

Nov. 18, 2016 8:38 PM EST
Schools report racist incidents in wake of Trump election

In the wake of Donald Trump's election, reports of racist incidents are emerging from the nation's schools and universities, including students who chanted "white power" and called black classmates "cotton pickers.

Nov. 11, 2016 7:44 PM EST
Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying as first lady

BERWYN, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump's wife, Melania, made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Thursday, pledging to focus on combatting online bullying and serve as an advocate for women and children if her husband is elected to the White House.

Nov. 3, 2016 7:57 PM EDT
As Trump tries minority outreach, many blacks unconvinced

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.

Aug. 24, 2016 10:48 AM EDT
Convention cities adjust security plans after shootings

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rising tensions after the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas and subsequent protests nationwide have led Cleveland and Philadelphia to adjust security plans for the national political conventions this month.

Jul. 12, 2016 12:03 PM EDT
Clinton, Sanders clash over qualifications, background

NEW YORK (AP) — With accusations of lying, hustling for money and failed leadership, the race for the Democratic nomination took a decidedly negative turn, with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders exchanging a series of barbs over qualifications for the presidency.

Apr. 8, 2016 1:14 AM EDT
Protesters interrupt Bill Clinton at rally for his wife

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton engaged in a heated exchange on Thursday with protesters upset about welfare reform and gun violence laws passed when he was in office 20 years ago.

Apr. 7, 2016 6:50 PM EDT
Carson questions Obama blackness in fading campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson is trying to reinvigorate his campaign for Republican presidential nomination by becoming the latest to question Barack Obama's blackness ahead of critical upcoming votes.

Feb. 23, 2016 10:22 PM EST
Carson, in fading campaign, says Obama was 'raised white'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson is trying to reinvigorate his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination by becoming the latest to question Barack Obama's blackness ahead of critical upcoming votes.

Feb. 23, 2016 6:41 PM EST
Carson questions Obama blackness in fading campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson is trying to reinvigorate his campaign for Republican presidential nomination by becoming the latest to question Barack Obama's blackness ahead of critical upcoming votes.

Feb. 23, 2016 6:16 PM EST