Political conventions

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a presidential candidates forum sponsored by AARP and The Des Moines Register, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 16, 2019 - 2:23 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, left, speaks as former vice president Joe Biden gestures during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. Biden and Buttigieg represent the generational poles of the crowded Democratic presidential primary. Biden is hoping Democratic voters see his decades of experience as the remedy for Trump's presidency. Buttigieg argues that the moment calls for the energy of a new generation. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 15, 2019 - 8:21 am
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters. Then she heard Pete Buttigieg speak. "I felt like Pete more represented my generation...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaks at a campaign stop, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
July 14, 2019 - 9:51 pm
Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending Obamacare, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The former vice president will...
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July 12, 2019 - 8:14 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party is trying to amicably settle a contested race for chairman between a candidate who had backing from top Trump campaign officials and a rival who previously had support from many Trump-aligned party activists. Bernadette Comfort instead will...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, then Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens to President Donald Trump speak during a meeting with Republican lawmakers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump unloaded an angry late-night tweetstorm on Ryan, calling Ryan a “lame duck failure” who “had the Majority and blew it away.” Ryan is very critical of Trump in the book “American Carnage” by Tim Alberta of Politico, which had excerpts in various publications this week. Alberta wrote the former speaker could not stand the idea of another two years with the president and saw retirement as the "escape hatch." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 12, 2019 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — What's so stunning about former House Speaker Paul Ryan's new admissions regarding President Donald Trump is that his story is now so ordinary. Ryan decided to leave Washington, as relayed in a new book, "American Carnage," by Tim Alberta, rather than endure two more years of the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 27, 2019, file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the NRA Annual Meeting of Members in Indianapolis. Former NRA President Oliver North says in court filings that he was thwarted at every step as he tried to raise alarm bells about alleged misspending at the gun lobbying group. He denied that he had tried to stage a coup to oust LaPierre. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
July 12, 2019 - 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for Washington D.C. has issued subpoenas to the National Rifle Association and its related charitable foundation as part of an investigation into allegations of financial misconduct inside the powerful gun lobbying organization. The subpoenas add to a host of...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about foreign policy at The Graduate Center at CUNY, Thursday July 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 11, 2019 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised on Thursday to end "forever wars" and reassert American leadership to combat authoritarianism and global instability he says are proliferating under President Donald Trump. Biden outlined his foreign policy vision in a speech in...
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July 11, 2019 - 10:14 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro are participating in a town hall in Milwaukee sponsored by the Hispanic civil rights organization LULAC. Each candidate will be onstage for 20 minutes Thursday evening. Immigration...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer speaks during a news conference where he announced his decision not to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Steyer is now joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 09, 2019 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and activist, said Tuesday he's joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run. Steyer, 62, is one of the most visible and deep-pocketed liberals...
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July 08, 2019 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren raised $19.1 million in the second quarter of fundraising this year, her campaign said Monday, cementing her status in the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders and surpassing Bernie Sanders, her main liberal rival. The strong showing leaves the...
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