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Biden's communion denial highlights faith-politics conflict

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest's denial of communion to Joe Biden in South Carolina on Sunday illustrates the fine line presidential candidates must walk as they talk about their faiths: balancing religious values with a campaign that asks them to choose a side in polarizing moral debates.

Oct. 29, 2019 11:05 PM EDT
Trump-Netanyahu embrace boosts progressive Jewish Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Israel and the United States grapple with uncertain politics that could have a massive effect on the future of Israel-Palestinian relations, politically progressive Jewish Americans are showcasing their influence.

Oct. 28, 2019 5:43 PM EDT
Biden joins Warren, Sanders with Super Tuesday focus

Joe Biden is expanding his presidential campaign footprint in Super Tuesday states and a general election battleground in the latest sign that Democrats' top White House contenders foresee a potentially lengthy nominating process in 2020.

Oct. 28, 2019 5:46 AM EDT
AP Interview: Biden undeterred by rival Warren's ascendancy

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden said Saturday he is undeterred by the ascendancy of Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren, noting that some of his supporters are already treating the primary campaign as a general election contest between him and President Donald Trump.

Oct. 26, 2019 9:31 PM EDT
Boxed in? Warren confronts tough politics of health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Elizabeth Warren, it was supposed to be one more big idea in a campaign built around them: a promise that everyone could get government-funded health care, following the lead of her friend and fellow White House hopeful Bernie Sanders.

Oct. 26, 2019 10:20 AM EDT
'Just too darn old:' Sanders, Biden confront age concerns

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders insists he feels better than ever less than a month after heart surgery, but his return to the campaign trail this week sparked new questions about the unusually old age of the Democratic Party's leading 2020 presidential candidates.

Oct. 25, 2019 9:49 PM EDT
Gabbard drops congressional race to focus on presidential

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii doubled down on her long-shot presidential campaign, announcing she wouldn't also run for reelection in her congressional district where a state senator is mounting a spirited push to take her seat.

Oct. 25, 2019 9:28 PM EDT
President Trump takes victory lap on criminal justice reform

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When President Donald Trump talks about how his policies are helping African Americans, he almost always mentions a new law that has allowed thousands of non-violent offenders to gain early release from federal prison.

Oct. 25, 2019 7:07 PM EDT