In reversal, Biden opposes ban on federal money for abortion

ATLANTA (AP) — After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on us...

DNC chairman: Debate rules fair despite candidate complaints

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid criticism of Democratic National Committee debate rules for the 2020 election, Chairman Tom Perez on Thursday defended his decisions to raise the qualifying threshold for later deb...

Dem rivals rebuke Biden for not backing abortion rule repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is under fire from his Democratic presidential rivals and women's rights advocates for his defense of a decades-old prohibition on federal money paying for abortions. ...

2020 hopeful Inslee: Build US foreign policy around climate

Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is arguing the U.S. must shape its foreign policy around a commitment to combat the climate crisis. The Washington governor is outlining hi...

Biden campaign says his climate plan failed to cite sources

Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign amended his climate policy plan hours after it was released Tuesday because a handful of passages did not credit some of the sources in the proposal. ...

Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. Biden's...

Biden going it alone as the Democratic 2020 front-runner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While many of his Democratic presidential rivals are appearing before activists in California, Joe Biden will be thousands of miles away, headlining an LGBTQ rights celebration i...

Trailing candidates angry over new Democratic debate rules

Frustration over how the Democratic National Committee is managing the upcoming presidential debates is bursting into the open. Several longshot candidates say the party is stacking the process agains...

Democrats up requirements for 2nd round of primary debates

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic National Committee is increasing the qualifying threshold for its September and October presidential primary debates. The move could help cull a field o...

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief exe...

Jay Inslee touts $9 trillion climate plan as economic boom

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity. The proposal is for...

Joe Biden steps up the retail politics in New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is stepping up the retail politics as his 2020 campaign moves toward full gear. During his first campaign trip to New ...

Biden clears path for campaign staff to organize union

Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign declaring himself "a union man," and his aides say he would welcome staffers organizing a bargaining unit. B...

Presidential hopeful Inslee wants 100% clean energy by 2030

Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee, as part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, is calling for the nation's entire electrical grid and all new vehicles an...

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won't run for Senate in 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams tells The Associated Press she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020 despite being heavily recruited by national party leaders. Ab...