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At Philadelphia rally, Andrew Yang casts himself as underdog

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is fully embracing the underdog plot of his campaign. He demonstrated that on Tuesday by jogging onto the Philadelph...

No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The absence of issues such as women's reproductive rights and the gender pay gap from the Democratic presidential debate is prompting criticism Friday from several candidates and oth...

How 2020 Democrats want to overhaul criminal justice laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration ...

Kamala Harris releases new details of her health care plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris is filling in the details of how she would move 330 million Americans onto a single government health insurance system, her fullest statements on an issue that's gettin...

Bernie Sanders thinks media is unfair. So he created his own

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bernie Sanders wanted to preview a speech about his signature health care plan, "Medicare for All," he did not opt for a traditional interview. Instead, he mad...

Kamala Harris proposes bill to invest in safe drinking water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing legislation designed to ensure all Americans, particularly those in at-risk communities, have access to safe, affordable drinking water, the latest ...

Sanders set to mount vigorous defense of 'Medicare for All'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is poised to hit back at critics who have derided his signature "Medicare for All" proposal as a dramatic and risky overhaul to the health care system. ...

Sanders facing tougher 2020 competition for liberal support

Barbara Lee supported Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid, helping him score one of his most decisive victories that year when he dominated the New Hampshire primary. But as he wages another bid for...

Tom Steyer launches 2020 campaign after saying he wouldn't

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 th...

South Carolina is Sunday focus for sparring Biden, Harris

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has apologized for comments about working with segregationist lawmakers in his early days in the U.S. Senate and says he now understands...

Bernie Sanders says he raised $18 million in second quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $18 million for his presidential campaign during the second fundraising quarter, his campaign said Tuesday. It said that he transferred another $6 ...

Harris lands 2020 endorsement from 2 Black Caucus members

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two more members of the Congressional Black Caucus are backing Kamala Harris's bid for the presidency. Reps. Bobby Rush of Illinois and Frederica Wilson of Florida are supporting the ...

Female candidates challenge electability question in debates

MIAMI (AP) — The two Democratic presidential debates featured a historic number of female candidates. Some, including Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, emerged as top performers. T...

Biden takes some hits over race, age in debate number 2

MIAMI (AP) — The roster for Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate demonstrated some of the party's major divisions — even before the candidates started talking. __ ...

'May the best woman win:' Record number of Dem candidates

MIAMI (AP) — When Democratic presidential candidates take the stage for the first 2020 primary debates, the field will include more women than ever. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massach...