2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren pushes election security plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation's systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a "uniform fed...

Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of medical and public health groups are aligning to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emer...

Sanders, progressives unveil bill to cancel student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders and progressives in the House are rolling out legislation that would cancel all student debt affecting 45 million Americans, going further than a plan by one of h...

Too rosy? Experts question Warren's wealth tax figures

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 spurr...

Biden's words on segregationist senators draw rivals' fire

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is dismissing calls to apologize for saying that the Senate "got things done" with "civility" even when the body included segregationists with whom he disag...

Booker vows to pursue clemency for nonviolent drug offenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says if he's elected, he plans to use the powers of the office to pursue clemency for what his campaign estimates is more than 17,000 pr...

2020 hopefuls lend support in Queens district attorney race

WASHINGTON (AP) — An election for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens became an unexpected proving ground in the Democratic presidential primary on Wednesday as two leading 2020 c...

Warren challenges Sanders' for progressives' support

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As a Michigan field organizer for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, Mike McDermott trained volunteers to knock on doors and call voters, helping the Vermont senator ups...

Elizabeth Warren backs campaign staff in forming a union

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is welcoming a move by staffers on her presidential campaign to unionize. The Democratic senator from Massachusetts is the fourth 2020 candidate to...

Booker's affordable housing plan: Tax credit, zoning changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has released a housing proposal that includes a tax credit designed to help make rentals more affordable plus zoning changes and new fun...

In Michigan, Warren to unveil plan to boost US manufacturing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is launching her first tour of Michigan as a Democratic presidential candidate on Tuesday with a proposal to boost domestic manufacturing, including the creation of ...

Liberal groups want 2020 Dems to back Pentagon spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen progressive groups are launching a new push to persuade Democratic presidential candidates to support dramatic spending cuts at the Pentagon. The l...

Warren campaign releases bankruptcy cases she assisted in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has released information on dozens of court cases in which the former law professor-turned-Democratic senator served as counsel, expert witne...

Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic ...

Warren unveils abortion rights platform following new laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to...