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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd during the South Carolina Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in , S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 24, 2019 - 6:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The unwritten rules that have so far prevented the Democratic presidential contest from devolving into all-out conflict are about to be tested. The early front-runner , former Vice President Joe Biden, has so far fended off the relatively gentle wrath of his rivals. The shortcomings...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The ambitious scope of Warren’s push to rethink everything from health care to technology and education has energized her presidential campaign _ and spurred questions about how she would deliver on her promises.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 21, 2019 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ambitious scope of Elizabeth Warren's push to rethink how America tackles issues such as health care, technology and education has energized her presidential campaign — and spurred questions about how she would deliver on her promises. At the heart of Warren's raft of policy...
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In this photo taken Monday, June 10, 2019, Seattle City Council candidate Pat Murakami, right, looks on as voter Lashaun Hartfield signs a replacement voucher for Murakami's campaign in Seattle. A first-of-its-kind public campaign finance program in Seattle gives voters vouchers worth $100 to pass on to any candidate they want. Now in its second election cycle, advocates say the program can level the political playing field, although its first round in Seattle showed mixed results. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 19, 2019 - 2:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — On a muggy spring morning, Seattle City Council candidate Pat Murakami weaves through front yards and porches, knocking on doors in a gritty but gentrifying neighborhood. It's a tradition for political hopefuls. And for Murakami, a two-time council contender, it's her main...
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Family members embrace one another during a vigil for Eric Logan Monday, June 17, 2019 on Washington Street in South Bend, Ind. Logan, 54, was killed in South Bend early Sunday after someone called police to report a suspicious person going through cars, according to the St. Joseph County prosecutor's office. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 10:29 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail Monday after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his hometown forced him to confront issues of race and policing. The Democrat canceled several days of...
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Democratic Presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 14, 2019 - 11:54 pm
Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a late entry...
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Sandra Torres, presidential candidate of the National Unity of Hope party, UNE, waves to supporters during her closing campaign rally prior to Sunday's general elections, in Villanueva, Guatemala, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
June 14, 2019 - 4:20 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala has been a chaotic flurry of court rulings and shenanigans, illegal party-switching and allegations of malfeasance that torpedoed the candidacies of two of the top three candidates. Observers say the result is widespread...
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Margaret Hunter, left, wife of indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives at federal courthouse in downtown San Diego on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Hunter, who had previously pleaded not guilty to correction charges, withdrew that plea in U.S. court in San Diego and pleaded guilty to a single count carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison. The misuse of campaign funds spanned from 2010 to the end of 2016. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 9:30 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted six-term GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter has held steadfast to his contention that a corruption case against him is the result of a political witch hunt. But that argument got tougher Thursday for the former Marine and close ally of President Donald Trump after his wife, who...
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June 13, 2019 - 2:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Margaret Hunter, center, the wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife is planning to change her not-guilty plea after the couple was charged with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds on vacations and other expenses. Margaret Hunter, who worked as the California Republican's campaign manager, is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday, June 12, 2019 to change her plea.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
June 13, 2019 - 1:41 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a change of plea by the wife of indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 10:31 a.m. The wife of indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to misuse campaign funds, including for an Italy trip that cost more...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 13, 2019 - 5:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats wage a wide open primary , President Donald Trump is blanketing battleground states with online advertising that could help set the narrative heading into the 2020 campaign. The blitz of ads run recently in states including Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin and...
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