Political debates

FILE - In this Thursday, March 22, 2018 file photo, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons speaks at Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster in London. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 it’s time for Britain’s Parliament to once again take center stage _ and that means Speaker of the House John Bercow will don his familiar robes and try to keep “orrrr-duhhh” while mediating a titanic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the legislative branch. There’s no doubt Bercow will play a pivotal role in coming days, using his considerable authority to shape the debate and the vote that will determine if a “no-deal” Brexit is blocked and a general election will be held. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 03, 2019 - 12:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has taken center stage again — and that means Speaker of the House John Bercow has donned his familiar robes and tried to keep "orrrr-duhhh" while mediating a titanic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the legislative branch. There's no doubt Bercow,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. A handful of struggling Democratic presidential hopefuls are bracing for bad news as the window to qualify for the party’s next debate closes quickly. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 29, 2019 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 28, 2019 - 5:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Racism in America is an institutional "white man's problem visited on people of color," Vice President Joe Biden said, arguing that the way to attack the issue is to defeat President Donald Trump and hold him responsible for deepening the nation's racial divide. Taking aim at...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Bullock was told how he could qualify for the next presidential debate, but it didn’t make much sense: Spend $60. Attract a $1 donor. And repeat, maybe thousands of times. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 27, 2019 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates desperate to qualify for the next debate are spending millions on Facebook to attract new donors, sometimes spending far more than they collect in contributions. They fear not being in the debate could doom their campaigns and they face a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2011, file photo former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Walsh, a former Illinois congressman, says he'll challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020. The tea party favorite argues that Trump is unfit for the White House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 26, 2019 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Never Trump" Republicans are eager to see the president confront a credible primary adversary. But the party will likely erect structural barriers that make that kind of challenge exceedingly difficult. And for good reason: Every incumbent president for four-plus decades who has...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, photo file photo, Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. The Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis. The national party committee on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 rejected a resolution effectively authorizing such a debate by a vote of 222 to 137. The move drew rebukes from the Sunrise Movement and other activists who say the party leadership is ignoring young voters’ priorities. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig), File
August 24, 2019 - 7:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Saturday quashed a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis. The national party committee voted 222-137 at its summer meeting in San...
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Democratic National Committee members join hands as Rev. Dr. William Barber II speaks Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in San Francisco. More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls are making their way to California to curry favor with national party activists from around country. Democratic National Committee members will hear Friday from top contenders, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 23, 2019 - 6:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic presidential field is shrinking but not quickly enough to ward off the prospect of a long, bruising fight for the nomination. Three candidates dropped out of the race over the last two weeks, and several others could soon follow. What remains will be a...
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., gestures while speaking at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in San Francisco. Moulton announced he is dropping from the race. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 23, 2019 - 2:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local): 11:50 a.m. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts has told Democratic National Committee members that he will campaign vigorously for the party's eventual 2020 presidential...
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August 22, 2019 - 2:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic Party leaders are fighting over whether to hold a presidential primary debate exclusively on the climate crisis. Hundreds of activists are at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting Thursday in California, where an influential party committee is discussing...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee waves after speaking during a campaign event at the Unity Freedom Presidential Forum in Pasadena, Calif. Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night, Aug. 21, that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
August 22, 2019 - 2:45 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, is set to announce Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor. Two people close to Inslee told The Associated Press that Inslee planned to make the announcement in an email to...
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