Political debates

President Donald Trump talks during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019, with Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. The president signed a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 02, 2019 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle for campaign cash is escalating as President Donald Trump posted a massive second quarter haul on Tuesday, while a fresh-faced Indiana mayor outraised Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the most prominent names in Democratic politics. Trump's $105 million take reflects the...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, speaks outside the Homestead Detention Center, Friday, June 28, 2019, where the U.S. is detaining migrant teens in Homestead, Fla. (Jennifer King/Miami Herald via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 10:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg said Monday that he took in $24.8 million during the second fundraising quarter, more than triple what the South Bend, Indiana, mayor raised during the first three months of the year for his surprise hit presidential campaign. Buttigieg was the first White...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro gestures during a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 01, 2019 - 12:15 am
MIAMI (AP) — The largest presidential field in modern Democratic politics could quickly shrink as more than half of the contenders are in real danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to participate in the fall round of debates. Short on support and money and bound by tough party rules, once...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., takes a selfie with a supporter at the end of a Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 01, 2019 - 12:12 am
MIAMI (AP) — The sprawling Democratic primary field is poised to shrink, with more than half of the two dozen candidates facing danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to appear in September and October's debates. Those who don't make it could forge on. But it would be a political death...
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Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden, speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 30, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Democrats don't seem ready to move past arguing about Joe Biden's lengthy political record, particularly on civil rights, after the first round of presidential debates showed the fragile nature of being perceived as an early front-runner in the 2020 race. The former vice president is facing...
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Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden, speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 30, 2019 - 12:27 pm
Democrats don't seem ready to move past arguing about Joe Biden's lengthy political record, particularly on civil rights, after the first round of presidential debates showed the fragile nature of being perceived as an early front-runner in the 2020 race. The former vice president is facing...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren holds a town hall on the Florida International University campus on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Miami. (Jennifer King/Miami Herald via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 12:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — For months, the names of white men have sat at the top of early Democratic presidential primary polls. On the debate stage this week, the half-dozen women in the field offered up an alternative: themselves. They did so with different tactics and styles but a shared goal: shaking up...
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In this June 27, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, in Miami. It’s been tough to run for the Democratic presidential nomination as a moderate if your name isn’t Joe Biden. But some candidates hope that’s changing.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 29, 2019 - 12:16 pm
These Democrats are issuing dire warnings about the prohibitive expense of big-ticket liberal promises. They bemoan that the party is ignoring politicians who found success in areas that supported President Donald Trump. One even echoes the Republican talking point that Democrats are becoming...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual International Convention Friday, June 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
June 28, 2019 - 7:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Biden strongly defended his civil rights record on Friday, pledging to be a "president who stands against racism" and defiantly dismissing any suggestions otherwise. Speaking to the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the white former vice president was working to repair...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF GILLIBRAND'S FIRST NAME TO KIRSTEN, INSTEAD OF KRISTEN; CORRECTS BENNET'S TITLE TO SEN., INSTEAD OF FORMER SEN. - Democratic presidential candidates from left, author Marianne Williamson, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice-President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., wave as they enter the stage for the second night of the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 28, 2019 - 7:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says round two of the Democratic presidential debate was the party's most-watched ever. Based on Nielsen figures out Friday, the event including early front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders averaged 18.1 million viewers across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. That topped the...
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