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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 ...

Trump slams 'disgraceful' Democrat's profane impeachment vow

Washington - A Democratic congresswoman kicked off her term with an expletive-laced vow to impeach Donald Trump, testing her party's discipline and earning a chiding Friday from the president.

Despite failed Senate bid, a Texas Democrat rises to prominence

Washington - Democrat Beto O'Rourke may have fallen just short Tuesday in his longshot bid to win a Senate seat in red Texas, but the onetime punk musician has cemented his rockstar status as a force in American politics.

Democrats snatch first House seats from Republicans in US midterms

Washington - Democrats seized their first two Republican-held seats of the US midterm elections Tuesday, networks projected, flipping House seats in Virginia and Florida seen as crucial to the opposition party's effort to regain a majority in the chamber.

Upset win by 28-year-old leftist jolts US Democrats

Washington - A 28-year-old leftist and political novice has become the face of a new breed of American Democrat after slaying a congressional giant in a New York primary, as the party seeks its 2018 battle plan against Donald Trump's Republicans.

'Quit separating the kids!' Trump faces Democratic rage on immigration

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday came face to face with furious Democratic lawmakers who launched a loud and very rare US Capitol protest of the American leader over his controversial immigration policies.

Op-Ed: Fact Check — Did Democrats pass a law to separate families?

Washington - Thousands of children separated from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities reminiscent of large animal cages. The Trump administration insists the law is on the books - but is it?

Trump slams 'treasonous' Democrats for not applauding

Cincinnati - US President Donald Trump described lawmakers who did not applaud his State of the Union address as unpatriotic and treasonous Monday.

Democrats to vote to reopen US government

Washington - US Democrats agreed Monday to support a temporary funding bill to end a partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day, as a key vote began in the Senate.

Top Democrat faces investigation for groping radio host

Washington - US Democratic Senator Al Franken, once tipped as a future presidential candidate, apologized profusely to a female radio host he is accused of groping and welcomed a congressional investigation into his conduct Thursday.

Clinton accused of 'cheating' in 2016 Democratic primaries

Washington - Explosive revelations by a top Democratic operative that the 2016 primaries were tipped in Hillary Clinton's favor have convulsed the party as it struggles to rebuild, and whipped up accusations of cheating from President Donald Trump.

After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

Washington - Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races this year, Democrats are struggling to craft winning strategies to convert disillusionment with President Donald Trump into victory in 2018's midterm elections.

Silicon Valley's war with Trump uses tech as a political weapon

In the past, Trump heaped praise on U.S. tech workers, calling them the “greatest computer minds anywhere in the world." He even attempted to include the Tech community in his plans to "make America Great Again." But things have changed, big time.

Democrats slam 'outrageous' Trump sacking of FBI chief

Washington - US Democrats said that President Donald Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey may be an effort to undermine the investigation of possible collusion between his team and Russia, demanding an independent investigation.

President Trump's 'Great Wall' facing first of many lawsuits

Tucson - President Trump's plans for a "great wall" across the southern border of the United States has hit an environmental roadblock that could last well beyond his presidency.

Obama-era veteran picked to lead Democratic Party

Washington - Opposition Democrats chose Tom Perez as their new leader, tapping an establishment figure to lead the fight against President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress.

Democrats set to pick leader in new Trump era

Washington - US Democrats, licking their wounds from last year's election debacle, will pick a new leader Saturday to take the fight to President Donald Trump and his Republicans.
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