Political debates

The Fox Theatre displays signs for the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit, Monday, July 29, 2019. The second scheduled debate will be hosted by CNN on July 30 and 31. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 29, 2019 - 8:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Raise your hand if you can think of some different ways CNN will approach the second Democratic presidential debate, which will unfold over two nights in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday. That's a hint. CNN pledges not to ask questions that require a show of hands by the politicians...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., currently one of the two leading black candidates in the contest, speaks during a candidates forum at the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit. Democrats will be watching the 2020 presidential campaign to see if they can match the potent multiracial coalition Barack Obama put together in his two presidential election wins. The big question is whether young black voters will turn out without the energizing presence of Obama on the top of the ticket. There is likely to be a similar coalition, but the big question is whether it will have the intensity and numbers of the Obama elections. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 29, 2019 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris released a health care proposal on Monday that sought to bridge the Democratic Party's disparate factions. Instead, she drew criticism from virtually everyone. Progressives took issue with the presidential candidate for stopping short of the full-scale health care...
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The marquee at the Fox Theatre displays signs for the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit, Monday, July 29, 2019. The second scheduled debates, hosted by CNN, will be held Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 29, 2019 - 4:34 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Democrats gathering in Detroit for a pivotal presidential debate will have to decide, once again, how to respond to President Donald Trump while presenting their own vision for the country. Candidates are sure to use the setting Tuesday and Wednesday to blast Trump's recent racist...
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Democratic presidential candidate Corey booker speaks during the National Urban League Conference, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
July 25, 2019 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In nearly six months as a Democratic presidential candidate, Cory Booker has billed himself as many things: He's both an optimist leading with "radical love" and a fighter against political machines. He's both a supporter of "Medicare for All" and an advocate for more incremental...
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Democratic presidential candidate Corey booker speaks during the National Urban League Conference, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
July 25, 2019 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Cory Booker prepares for a pivotal turn in the spotlight at next week's Democratic presidential debate, he's taking on a new role as Joe Biden's chief antagonist. Booker is blasting the former vice president as "an architect of mass incarceration." On Thursday, the New Jersey...
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In this July 20, 2019, photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in an electrical workers union hall in Las Vegas. Biden is proposing a sweeping criminal justice agenda that would reverse key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped author and which rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have blamed for mass incarceration of racial minorities. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 24, 2019 - 12:34 am
Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party. The former vice president is calling for an end to the disparity that placed...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a target of racist rhetoric from President Donald Trump, walks from the House to her office following votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 19, 2019 - 8:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump's "racist" taunts at a rally the night before. "This is about dividing the country," the early Democratic front-runner, who has been criticized for his own handling of race...
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An audience member takes a photo of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during a community event, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 19, 2019 - 3:35 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump. Former Vice President...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 18, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election. Even though the bill has little chance of passing the...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Manchester Democrats annual Potluck Picnic at Oak Park in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
July 15, 2019 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run. The former Texas congressman entered the race with a...
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