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Sanders bills democratic socialism as boon for working class

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders on Wednesday mounted a strong defense of democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career, even as Republicans and some of his Democratic presidential opponents have seized on it to brand him as too radical.

Jun. 12, 2019 4:05 PM EDT
Kamala Harris aims to regain spotlight in crowded 2020 field

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris found her way back to the spotlight this week.The Democratic presidential candidate and California senator won praise from liberals for seemingly stumping Attorney General William Barr during a contentious hearing over special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

May. 2, 2019 6:26 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
Kamala Harris is latest 2020 Dem contender to release taxes

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018, and the California senator reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of about $700,000 on an adjusted gross joint income of about $1.

Apr. 14, 2019 8:38 AM EDT
Gillibrand aims for 2020 breakthrough moment in town hall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over four months, Kirsten Gillibrand has campaigned for the White House across eight states, pushed her rivals to release their tax returns and delivered a major speech outside a Trump-branded property in Manhattan.

Apr. 9, 2019 12:21 AM EDT
Sanders quiets his critics as he becomes a 2020 front-runner

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is quieting critics who questioned whether he could recapture the energy of his upstart 2016 campaign, surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Apr. 8, 2019 10:43 AM EDT
Sanders to launch 2020 campaign from Brooklyn hometown

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to Brooklyn, the borough where he was born, to launch a presidential campaign that's expected to connect his working-class childhood to his populist political views that have reshaped the Democratic Party.

Mar. 2, 2019 6:18 AM EST
Bernie Sanders says he'll soon release decade of tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday pledged to "sooner than later" make public 10 years of his tax returns and vowed to support the eventual Democratic presidential nominee, saying he held no grudges against the Democratic National Committee over his unsuccessful 2016 campaign.

Feb. 25, 2019 10:19 PM EST
Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's running for president in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test whether he can still generate the progressive energy that fueled his insurgent 2016 campaign.

Feb. 19, 2019 8:03 PM EST
Sen. Kamala Harris says she's no democratic socialist

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters' favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen.

Feb. 18, 2019 8:03 PM EST
Early 2020 Democratic field puts diversity in spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump.

Jan. 24, 2019 10:17 AM EST
Kamala Harris opens presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday.

Jan. 21, 2019 4:20 PM EST
Billionaires eyeing White House visit early primary states

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Iowa on Tuesday that he would do everything he can to make climate change the defining issue of the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating campaign, despite resistance in regions of the country that his party would likely need to recapture the White House.

Dec. 4, 2018 9:19 PM EST
Sen. Warren declares her opposition to revamped trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced her opposition to a revamped North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, arguing that it doesn't do enough to stop the "serious and ongoing harm NAFTA causes for American workers.

Nov. 29, 2018 5:13 PM EST
Divisive Trump era ushers record number of women into House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Nov. 7, 2018 9:59 AM EST
As hearing looms, GOP's woman problem never more apparent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.

Sep. 27, 2018 12:27 AM EDT
The Republican Party's woman problem is in the spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.

Sep. 26, 2018 7:14 PM EDT
Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over.At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day.

Sep. 22, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

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