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US Democrats lock horns over war, gender in last debate before Iowa

Des Moines - Leftist Bernie Sanders attacked frontrunner Joe Biden on foreign policy Tuesday but found himself fighting accusations of sexism in the final presidential debate before Democrats begin choosing who challenges incumbent Donald Trump in November's electi...

Former Trump spokeswoman apologizes for mocking Joe Biden over stuttering

Washington - President Donald Trump's former press secretary was forced to apologize to presidential hopeful Joe Biden for mocking the candidate, who has struggled with stuttering, after he touched on the matter during Thursday's Democratic debate.

Biden would consider Kamala Harris as a running mate

Ames - Joe Biden was asked on Wednesday whether he'd consider picking Kamala Harris as his running mate. "Of course I would," he told reporters.

Montana governor drops out of US presidential race

Washington - Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced Monday he is dropping his run for the White House, crowded out of a large field of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Democrat debate exposes divides despite united front on Trump

Atlanta - Divides between Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election were laid bare in a combative debate Wednesday, as the campaign's rising star Pete Buttigieg acknowledged he faced challenges in attracting black voters.

Bloomberg drops $100 million on anti-Trump ads

Billionaire and former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg is doing something totally unexpected - He is spending $100 million on anti-Trump campaign ads that will focus on key battleground states while he mulls over running for president.

Bloomberg files papers paving way for US presidential bid

Concord - New York business tycoon Michael Bloomberg has paved the way for a shot at the US presidency, registering as a candidate in the Alabama Democratic primary race before Friday's filing deadline.

Trump dumps plan to host G-7 at his golf course — blames media

Two days after the White House said that President Donald Trump had directed next year's Group of Seven summit to be held at Trump National Doral Miami resort, the president tweeted late Saturday that no, actually, it will not.

Rising star Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate

Westerville - Surging White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren faced a barrage of attacks from fellow Democrats at the party's fourth 2020 debate Tuesday, cementing her status as a frontrunner in the race to challenge Donald Trump.

Biden fights off rivals in Democratic 2020 debate

Houston - Frontrunner Joe Biden went on the offensive Thursday in the third Democratic debate of the 2020 White House race, clashing with top rivals on the fraught issue of health care in America and brushing off attacks from lesser challengers.

Biden's foot-in-mouth disease a feature of his 2020 campaign

Washington - Legendarily gaffe-prone Joe Biden, the Democratic primary frontrunner, has committed multiple verbal blunders during his 2020 presidential campaign, fuelling questions about the septuagenarian's ability to maintain a viable candidacy over the long haul...

Biden scrambles after slipping in Democrats' debate

Washington - A wounded Joe Biden scrambled to defend his frontrunner status Friday after getting pummeled over his record on race relations at a Democratic election debate, throwing the battle for the party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump wide open...

Warren leads US Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

Miami - Ten Democrats clashed Wednesday in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race, with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.

It's Biden vs rest of Democrats in 1st 2020 debate clash

Washington - For Democrats seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020, the rubber meets the road in Miami this week, where Joe Biden will defend his frontrunner status as presidential candidates finally square off face to face.

Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up

Washington - Donald Trump erupted in fury Wednesday at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a "cover-up" that could be an impeachable offense.

Trump walks out on Democrats in fury over Russia probe

Washington - US President Donald Trump abruptly shut down a White House meeting with Democratic leaders Wednesday to vent his fury over ongoing probes into his links to Russia.

For many Democrats desperate to beat Trump, Biden's their man

Philadelphia - The crowded 2020 presidential race features six women, three African Americans and a dozen youthful contenders. But Denise Haley is going old school, supporting white male frontrunner Joe Biden as the Democrat best positioned to beat Donald Trump.

Joementum: Biden ramps up 2020 bid with wind at his back

Philadelphia - As the one true known quantity in the Democratic nomination race, former vice president Joe Biden sits atop the pack of 2020 presidential contenders, relishing the prime position as he hosts a kickoff rally Saturday.

Biden to hit campaign trail at union workers' rally

Pittsburgh - Former US vice president Joe Biden, the newest Democratic presidential candidate, will hit the campaign trail in earnest on Monday with a rally before union members who have been a mainstay of his and the party's support.

Joe Biden: Popular, seasoned Democrat with a cumbersome past

Washington - He's engaging, boasts a sterling resume, and appeals to blue-collar Americans.

Joe Biden finally expected to enter 2020 race Thursday

Washington - After months of reflection, Joe Biden was set to launch his US presidential bid Thursday, positioning the veteran Democrat as a frontrunner among the many candidates seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020.

Biden jokes about hugging in first speech since new accusations

Washington - Democrat Joe Biden, who signaled Friday he was on the cusp of announcing a presidential bid, brushed off allegations of inappropriate conduct with women by joking about hugging in his first public appearance since the accusations broke.

Democrat O'Rourke says Trump rhetoric recalls Nazi Germany

Washington - Democratic US presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has compared Donald Trump's attacks on immigrants to Nazi Germany, saying at a campaign event that similar rhetoric might have been heard during the Third Reich.

US ex-VP Biden says will be 'more mindful' about personal space

Washington - Former US vice president Joe Biden, who is mulling a White House run, said Wednesday after coming under fire over his physical contact with women that he will be "more mindful" in the future about respecting personal space."Social norms are changing.

O'Rourke officially joins US presidential race, citing 'moment of truth'

El Paso - Beto O'Rourke, the youthful Democrat who seized national attention last fall with an unexpectedly strong Senate campaign in conservative Texas, formally launched his presidential candidacy Saturday in his hometown of El Paso, vowing to bring a unifyin...

Biden stops just short of saying he's running in 2020

Dover - Veteran Democrat Joe Biden campaigned for president in every way but name Saturday, declining to announce his 2020 plans but dropping hints, including a memorable gaffe that suggests he will soon be all in.

Democratic rising star Beto O'Rourke announces W. House run

Washington - Beto O'Rourke, a skateboarding former punk rocker feted as one of the Democratic Party's rising stars, announced Thursday he is running for president -- joining a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge US President Donald Trump in 2020.

Beto O'Rourke, Democratic sensation, puts it all on the line

Washington - Fueled by hopeful progressives, elevated to rockstar status in his rousing but ultimately unsuccessful Texas Senate campaign last year, Beto O'Rourke sought seclusion in January, postponing a reckoning about his political future.

Democrat women in white show of solidarity at Trump address

Washington - The women in white -- several dozen Democratic lawmakers -- sat en bloc Tuesday in unmistakable defiance of President Donald Trump while he delivered his State of the Union address.

Far out from 2020, a deep Democratic bench takes shape

Washington - The crowded field of Democrats vying to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 -- already shaping up to be one of the largest and diverse ever -- has added one more potential candidate -- Senator Cory Booker, an African-American steeped in issues facing urban ...
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