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Correction: Election 2020-Buttigieg-Religion story

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and religion, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Buttigieg's father was a former Roman Catholic priest.

Aug. 25, 2019 9:23 PM EDT
Sanders calls on McConnell to end obstructionism

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday branded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as an obstructionist for blocking Democratic efforts to reduce gun violence, bolster election security and raise the federal minimum wage.

Aug. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT
Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

PROLE, Iowa (AP) — Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk.

Aug. 23, 2019 3:41 AM EDT
Sanders campaign boss concedes he may not win New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The campaign manager for Bernie Sanders emphasized Thursday that New Hampshire is a critical presidential primary state he expects Sanders to win, but he's leaving room for a scenario in which Sanders falls short.

Aug. 22, 2019 8:43 PM EDT
Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.

Aug. 21, 2019 8:42 AM EDT
No. 4 House Democrat issues call for impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ben Ray Luján on Monday became the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying it's time to hold him accountable.

Aug. 19, 2019 4:03 PM EDT
Michael Bennet banking on moderation in age of Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely.

Aug. 19, 2019 3:00 PM EDT
Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black Christians

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Aug. 17, 2019 10:04 PM EDT
2020 Democrats weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism

Hillary Clinton took the stage in Reno, Nevada, with an urgent warning about the consequences of a Donald Trump administration: "He's taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America's two major political parties.

Aug. 13, 2019 4:40 PM EDT
Biden is still the Democrat to beat, but rivals see weakness

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a barn down a gravel road in Iowa, Joe Biden tore into President Donald Trump's moral character, declaring in one of the fiercest speeches of his campaign that the words of the American president matter.

Aug. 10, 2019 8:22 PM EDT
Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump _ not each other

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other.

Aug. 10, 2019 6:32 AM EDT
Too many candidates: Some Iowans tired of massive 2020 field

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Jake Poorman is exhausted. He's been trying to get every Democratic presidential candidate to sign a baseball, a souvenir of the wildest Democratic primary he's seen in his 60 years as an Iowan.

Aug. 9, 2019 1:18 AM EDT
Biden: Trump 'fanning the flames of white supremacy'

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "fanning the flames of white supremacy" in his most aggressive attack yet on the character of the man he would like to defeat in 2020.

Aug. 8, 2019 12:23 AM EDT
2020 Democrats target Trump gains in rural areas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — They're flanked by hay bales on otherwise deserted fields, speak atop countertops at small-town coffee shops and tour farms far removed from city centers.

Aug. 7, 2019 3:47 PM EDT
Latest GOP retirement highlights party's growing peril in TX

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday's announcement that yet another Republican congressman is retiring highlights the GOP's growing struggle to win the House majority next year and the shifting political leanings of Texas, the nation's second-largest state.

Aug. 5, 2019 4:42 PM EDT
GOP-controlled Senate confirms 13 more judges named by Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate departed for a five-week recess Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed the chamber's accomplishments, including a hard-won budget deal that staves off a possible government shutdown.

Aug. 1, 2019 6:24 PM EDT
Democrats' divisions test Biden's front-runner strength

DETROIT (AP) — The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden's candidacy.

Aug. 1, 2019 5:25 AM EDT
Sanders, Warren clash with moderates over 'Medicare for All'

DETROIT (AP) — The signature domestic proposal by the leading progressive candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination came under withering attack from moderates in a debate that laid bare the struggle between a call for revolutionary policies and a desperate desire to defeat President Donald Trump.

Jul. 31, 2019 11:49 AM EDT
Debate takeaways: Should 2020 Democrats go big or get real?

DETROIT (AP) — Should Democrats be going big or getting real? That's the question that dominated the Democratic presidential primary debate as progressive favorites Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders fended off attacks from lesser-known moderates.

Jul. 31, 2019 9:38 AM EDT
California governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state's primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald Trump.

Jul. 30, 2019 5:36 PM EDT
Trump steps up attack on black lawmaker, calls him 'racist'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist.

Jul. 29, 2019 10:10 AM EDT
Trump touts economy, but not everyone in Michigan feeling it

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A bright mural welcomes people to downtown Saginaw, where a new indoor market opened along the riverfront last year — part of the city's decades-long effort to reinvent itself after the auto industry started leaving.

Jul. 29, 2019 7:16 AM EDT
Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as 'racist'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism over his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump on Sunday tried to deflect the criticism by labeling a prominent minority congressman as himself racist and accusing Democrats of trying to "play the race card.

Jul. 28, 2019 11:54 PM EDT
Ready to fight: Biden leans into racial debate with Dems

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Biden no longer plans to turn the other cheek.His front-running status fragile, the former vice president is embracing an aggressive plan to confront Democratic rivals who have tried to undermine his popularity with black voters.

Jul. 25, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

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