THOMAS BEAUMONT

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
Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model.

Jul. 16, 2019 2:23 AM EDT
Biden and Trump attack each other in a possible 2020 preview

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly laid into each other while traveling in the battleground state of Iowa, unleashing verbal attacks that at times felt more appropriate for the final weeks before Election Day than a lazy summer about 17 months before voters go to the polls.

Jun. 12, 2019 11:15 AM EDT
Trump and Biden head to Iowa in a potential 2020 preview

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of jabbing each other from afar, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will overlap Tuesday in Iowa, a state that's critical to their political futures.

Jun. 11, 2019 10:08 AM EDT
In mostly white Iowa, black Dems poised to play a 2020 role

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, one of the whitest states in the nation, more than 100 black Democrats who expect to attend the 2020 caucuses crammed into a tiny community center in the capital city to position themselves as a force in the most wide-open presidential campaign in a generation.

May. 27, 2019 2:43 PM EDT
Biden says Trump abused his office, ignored most Americans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of abusing the powers of his office and ignoring everyone but his political base Monday in his first public rally as presidential candidate, arguing in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania that strengthening unions and promoting social and economic unity can restore Democrats to the White House.

Apr. 29, 2019 7:42 PM EDT
Biden enters Democratic race with strong anti-Trump theme

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake, former Vice President Joe Biden pushed into the crowded 2020 presidential contest and quickly sparked a fierce debate over the direction of the modern-day Democratic Party.

Apr. 26, 2019 6:11 AM EDT
AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.

Apr. 23, 2019 2:41 PM EDT
Biden hugs union leader, quips 'I had permission'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first public appearance since several women said he had behaved physically inappropriately, former Vice President Joe Biden quipped about his tendency to be affectionate.

Apr. 5, 2019 12:10 PM EDT
Biden: 'The most important people in my life want me to run'

NEW YORK (AP) — Stepping further toward a 2020 presidential run than he ever has before, former Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that his family — including his grandchildren — are encouraging him to launch a White House bid.

Feb. 26, 2019 8:49 PM EST
Biden's 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — In town halls, television interviews and social media posts, Democratic presidential candidates are touting their support for "Medicare-for-all," higher taxes on the wealthy and a war on climate change.

Feb. 23, 2019 10:23 PM EST
Iowa Democrats propose 'virtual' caucuses in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party on Monday proposed the biggest changes to the state's famed caucuses in nearly 50 years by recommending Iowans be able to participate virtually.

Feb. 11, 2019 7:28 PM EST
As Democratic field expands, Biden waits on the sidelines

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday— in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the 2020 presidential campaign's first contest.

Feb. 11, 2019 2:42 PM EST
2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city's ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender.

Jan. 17, 2019 6:05 AM EST
AP source: Biden to meet with family as he ponders 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on whether to launch another campaign for president, according to multiple people familiar with his thinking.

Dec. 12, 2018 10:46 AM 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
Inspiration vs. pragmatism: Democrats face tough 2020 choice

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they'd like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a better chance to take the White House than someone with a more inspirational personal story.

Nov. 30, 2018 7:13 PM EST
Correction: Election 2018-Turnout story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about Election Day turnout, The Associated Press misidentified the source of an analysis of youth voters.

Nov. 9, 2018 5:47 PM EST
Biden laments Trump-era tone, offers possible 2020 preview

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden bemoaned the tone of Trump-era politics at a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday, previewing on his first trip to the leadoff caucus state how he might take on the Republican president should he seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Oct. 30, 2018 9:59 PM EDT
Candidates sidestep Trump in midterm closing message

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Tom MacArthur is doing something that's familiar to dozens of candidates in the most fiercely contested congressional races: Tiptoeing around President Donald Trump.

Oct. 29, 2018 1:12 PM EDT
Kavanaugh's nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

NEW YORK (AP) — With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.

Sep. 18, 2018 6:29 PM EDT
Advisers say Joe Biden to decide on a 2020 run by January

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run.

Sep. 4, 2018 12:20 AM EDT
Will Joe run? Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run.

Sep. 3, 2018 4:33 PM EDT
Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district.

Jul. 21, 2018 12:22 AM EDT
Liberal icon, new Democratic star wade into GOP-heavy Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district.

Jul. 20, 2018 10:18 PM EDT
As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battlegrounds.

Jul. 14, 2018 4:43 PM EDT
Supreme Court vacancy: Culture wars just beginning

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump-era culture wars are just beginning.The division that President Donald Trump has tapped into — and helped fuel — on issues ranging from immigration to football players kneeling during the national anthem may be a warmup for what's to come this summer as Republicans seek to fill a crucial seat on the Supreme Court.

Jun. 29, 2018 1:44 AM EDT
Supreme Court vacancy could take culture wars to a new level

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump-era culture wars are just beginning.The division that President Donald Trump has tapped into — and helped fuel — on issues ranging from immigration to football players kneeling during the national anthem may be a warmup for what's to come this summer as Republicans seek to fill a crucial seat on the Supreme Court.

Jun. 28, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

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