United States Presidential Election

Lisa DeMarco and Rey Martinez watch students on the field during the opening of the new Children's Health Stadium at Prosper ISD on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Prosper, Texas. Democrats are out to show they’re serious about flipping Texas in 2020 by holding Thursday’s presidential debate in Houston. Republicans are coming off their worst election in Texas in a generation. Fast-changing suburbs are trending more liberal, and Democrats are counting on more left-leaning voters moving in to turn the state blue. But that transformation may not arrive by 2020, and the GOP is closely watching conservative bastions like the booming Dallas suburbs. (AP Photo/Nathan Hunsinger)
September 11, 2019 - 10:59 am
PROSPER, Texas (AP) — Thirty new students are from Arizona, and nearly 100 moved from California. But the small town of Prosper, Texas, is expecting more growth — a lot more — so it built a $53 million high school football stadium outside Dallas, just two years after finally getting a Walmart. The...
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FILE - This Jan. 16, 2015, file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field, in Bakersfield, Calif. Some Democratic presidential hopefuls are calling for fracking bans. It may play well with some of the party’s base, but it could be risky. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 11, 2019 - 12:41 am
DENVER (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction process — backed by Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld speaks to reporters during a visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Republican leaders in Iowa and New Hampshire are vowing to hold their presidential primary contests as scheduled, even as party leaders in other key states cancel their 2020 primaries to help give President Donald Trump a smooth path to re-election. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 10, 2019 - 5:41 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire are vowing to hold a caucus and primary next year, even as party leaders in a handful of other states have canceled their contests to help smooth President Donald Trump's path to reelection. "Under no circumstances will the New Hampshire...
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Sean Hellar, 18, fills out a voter registration form provided by Sen. Kamala Harris campaign organizer Dani Marx, 25, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates want to turn dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump on Iowa’s campuses into votes on caucus night. The burst of organizing activity on Iowa campuses shows that Democrats believe the energy that gave Barack Obama a surprise victory in 2008 can be tapped again. (AP Photo/Alexandra Jaffe)
September 10, 2019 - 5:51 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — On a sunny Tuesday as the fall semester was beginning on Iowa State University's campus, volunteers for three presidential candidates set up tables, calling out to harried students as they made their way to the school's massive library. Ryan Ford, a senior who's serving as...
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September 09, 2019 - 6:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a criminal justice plan that calls for abolishing the death penalty, ending cash bail and collecting more data on officer-involved shootings. The U.S. senator from California condemns the death penalty as "immoral,...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2018, file photo, Republican politician Mark Sanford speaks at OZY Fest in Central Park in New York. Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, has decided to launch a longshot Republican challenge to President Donald Trump. “I am here to tell you now that I am going to get in,’’ Sanford said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,’’ Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 09, 2019 - 5:13 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, joined the Republican race against President Donald Trump on Sunday, aiming to put his Appalachian trail travails behind him for good as he pursues an admittedly remote path to the presidency. "I am here to tell...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 08, 2019 - 11:41 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — When Joe Biden took the stage in New Hampshire, he was greeted with the respect that comes with being a former vice president. Some of his closest rivals were greeted more like rock stars. The scene at New Hampshire's Democratic convention on Saturday highlighted one of the...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden waves before leaving the stage after speaking at the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 07, 2019 - 12:41 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A trio of Democratic presidential candidates urged voters in New Hampshire on Saturday to not play it safe in the 2020 election, leveling an implicit critique of front-runner Joe Biden. Biden has centered his campaign on his years of experience in Washington and a perceived...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom, in Clear Lake, Iowa. Bennet will be endorsed by former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart on Saturday at the New Hampshire Democratic party’s convention. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 06, 2019 - 3:40 pm
DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet picked up the endorsement Friday of onetime White House hopeful Gary Hart, a party elder statesman hoping to boost Bennet's longshot candidacy. Hart, now 82, was a Colorado senator and well-regarded underdog when he won the Democratic...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke arrives at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. O'Rourke visited the center for a round table discussion with community leaders about racial and economic inequities in Charlottesville. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 8:11 pm
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says a mandatory government buyback program for AK-47 and AR-15 rifles is needed because other gun control measures don't do enough to remove weapons already on the streets. O'Rourke spoke Thursday at Tufts University in his first...
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