Buttigieg says he's proud of his record as South Bend mayor

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he's proud of his record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but realizes some problems remain. ...

Buttigieg to Democrats: Don't get bogged down zinging Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says President Donald Trump is "kind of like a Chinese finger trap — you know, the harder you pull, the more you get stuck" and...

Iowa flooding presents campaign challenge for some 2020 Dems

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently toured this waterlogged town near the Missouri River, blasting President Donald Trump as complicit in the flooding that has plagued large swath...

Workers' rights are a 2020 campaign focus this weekend

The issue of workers' rights is a focus this weekend for some of the Democrats running for president. Bernie Sanders has campaign stops in the Midwest, including a community meeting ...

2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says she owns gun for protection

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a "false choice" that the only two gun control options are complete, unrestricted access or a ...

Harris gets 1st Iowa endorsement from Democratic activist

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — White House hopeful Kamala Harris has nabbed her first Iowa endorsement from a major state Democratic activist. Jean Hessburg is a former Iowa Democratic Part...

2020 Democrats court young voters. But will they show up?

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Austin Anderson was excited to see Beto O'Rourke on his college campus last week, intrigued by his "character" and talk of bipartisanship. But would he support the former Texas c...

White House statement hits Democratic candidates on Israel

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The White House is claiming the entire slate of Democratic presidential candidates has failed to adequately condemn anti-Semitism and consistently rejected the need to protect ...

O'Rourke compares Trump's immigrant rhetoric to Third Reich

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is comparing the rhetoric used by President Donald Trump to describe immigrants to the rhetoric used in Nazi Germany. ...

Democratic presidential hopefuls taking pitch to rural Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates will make their case to Iowa farmers on Saturday — part of a broader effort to win over rural voters who have drifted to Republicans ...

Beto O'Rourke hires Iowa caucus architect as state tactician

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa Democratic Party official is facing criticism for jumping to Beto O'Rourke's campaign — and bringing with him inside information that O'Rourke's rivals for the Wh...

Warren proposes breaking up Big Ag

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the breakup of what she says are unfair farming monopolies. Warren says family farms struggle because "bad ...

O'Rourke's casual style to be tested by national campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — He doesn't prepare speeches. He doesn't like pollsters. And, so far at least, Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke doesn't always have the capacity to coordinate bas...

Gillibrand: 'Post-investigation' errors in misconduct claim

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is acknowledging that there were some "post-investigation human errors" when her office investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against vari...

Left or center? Democrats mull best options to beat Trump

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — As she waited to meet former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a recent house party in Dubuque, attorney Connie O'Connor was anxious about the liberal direction of the Democratic...