Debate clash on race pushes issue to forefront for Democrats

ATLANTA (AP) — Race is moving to the forefront of the Democratic presidential primary after Pete Buttigieg used the debate stage Wednesday to connect his experiences as a gay man to black Americans’ l...

Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats spent more time making the case for their ability to beat President Donald Trump than trying to defeat each other in their fifth debate Wednesday night. C...

Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg’s dramatic rise from little-known Indiana mayor to a leading Democratic presidential candidate faces its toughest test on Wednesday, with rivals poised to lob debate-stag...

Georgia’s ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Growth and urbanization, along with President Donald Trump’s struggles among previously GOP-leaning white college graduates, have put Georgia on the cusp of presidential ...

Elections in 4 states Tuesday will offer test runs for 2020

Gubernatorial and legislative elections in four states Tuesday will test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered Democratic pr...

Biden defends his 'vision' against Warren's indirect attacks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bristling at Elizabeth Warren's suggestions that he's a milquetoast moderate with small ideas, presidential candidate Joe Biden countered Saturday that he offers a "bold" visio...

Democrats push candidates to fully commit to 2020 nominee

The Democratic National Committee is increasing pressure on its presidential candidates to commit to campaign actively for the party's nominee in 2020, going beyond a previous loyalty pledge for White...

Biden joins Warren, Sanders with Super Tuesday focus

Joe Biden is expanding his presidential campaign footprint in Super Tuesday states and general election battlegrounds in the latest sign that Democrats' top White House contenders foresee a potentiall...

Biden: Kushner has no 'credentials' for White House post

Joe Biden is criticizing President Donald Trump for giving his daughter and son-in-law positions in the White House. Separately, the Democratic presidential hopeful is blasting socia...

For Biden, South Carolina the key to 2020 nomination

The spotlight of presidential primary politics shines brightest on Iowa and New Hampshire. But for Joe Biden, there's an even more important venue in the opening weeks of Democrats' 2020 nominating fi...

Democrats' 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary Clinton

Some Democrats are putting up caution signs for Hillary Clinton as she wades back into presidential politics by casting 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard as a "Russian asset," mocking President Donald Trum...

Combative Biden hits Trump, Warren after debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Biden is jabbing at his top primary rival, Elizabeth Warren, and President Donald Trump coming out of Democrats' latest 2020 primary debate. Biden hammered ...

How old is too old? White House hopefuls confront age debate

Candidates’ ages are again on the front burner of the 2020 presidential campaign after 78-year-old Bernie Sanders was hospitalized this week for a blocked artery in his heart. Sander...

Biden ads focus on early-voting states as he counters Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is committing to $6 million worth of television and digital advertising in the first four states on the 2020 election-year calendar. It’s the latest demonst...

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 95th birthday

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone as he continues his humanitarian work and occasionally wades back into politics ...