United States Presidential Election

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks at the Heartland Forum on the campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
April 04, 2019 - 12:32 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, portraying himself as a candidate who can bridge Democrats' progressive and working class wings to win the White House. Ryan, 45, announced his primary bid on ABC's "The View." He plans a kickoff rally on...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, a guard tower stands above the Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in Bishopville, S.C. The Democrats running for the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of them has made specific pitches on how he or she would transform the nation’s criminal justice system. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
April 04, 2019 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Democrats seeking the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of the candidates has made specific pitches on how he or she would transform the nation's criminal justice system. Although the Democratic...
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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 04, 2019 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams says she doesn't expect to decide on a presidential bid until the fall because "the average voter is not paying attention until Labor Day." On MSNBC on Thursday, Abrams also offered support for former Vice President Joe Biden, who has acknowledged that his...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke leaves the stage after speaking during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. On the surface, Sanders and Beto O'Rourke don't have much in common. But they could square off for the same kind of voter during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 04, 2019 - 6:00 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the growing Democratic presidential field, they seem like a study in opposites. One's 77, a democratic socialist from the U.S.-Canada border state of Vermont, who exudes a curmudgeonly grumpiness and bursts with detailed policy proposals. The other's a boyish 46-year-old...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2012, photo, then-Vice President Joe Biden visits with patrons over lunch at Cruisers Diner in Seaman, Ohio. Biden buddied up with bikers, posed for countless pictures at a pizza place and downed an ice cream cone at a Dairy Queen over the weekend as he toured Ohio. Biden loves Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 03, 2019 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's simply a "human touch." He's a "warm, affectionate person." ''He hugs everybody." In the days since allegations surfaced of uninvited touching on the part of Joe Biden, several women in politics and beyond have been coming to his defense, vouching for his character and saying...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 03, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Wednesday that his tendency toward physical displays of affection and encouragement has made some women uncomfortable, and he promised to be "much more mindful" of respecting personal space. "Social norms have begun to change. They've shifted," the 76-...
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In this April 1, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the We the People Membership Summit in Washington. Sanders is leading Democratic presidential candidates in the early money chase with more than $18 million in contributions during the first seven weeks of his candidacy. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 03, 2019 - 4:12 pm
A handful of Democratic presidential candidates are touting the amount of money they've raised in the first fundraising period of a 2020 primary fight that will last into next spring. The totals for the first quarter, which ran through March 31, are the first measure of how candidates are faring...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 03, 2019 - 2:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he raised $9.4 million in donations during his first 18 days of campaigning, taking in more than $500,000 a day. The ex-Texas congressman didn't release his total number of contributions but announced Wednesday that 98% of...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 03, 2019 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that if he is elected president, he would support a House bill to create a commission to study reparations to African Americans over slavery. Speaking at Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention in New York, the Democratic presidential candidate...
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 02, 2019 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to Joe Biden are stepping up their defense of the former vice president as he faces scrutiny over past behavior toward women. Biden spokesman Bill Russo blasted "right wing trolls" for conflating images of Biden embracing colleagues and friends in his official capacity...
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