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O'Rourke 'will not in any scenario' run for Senate
Pete Buttigieg rolls out policy on rural AmericaThe plan, if enacted, could have a wide-ranging impact on different areas of rural American life, including a public option for high-speed internet.
- August 14, 2019 @ 8:29 a.m. MDT
Dems swarm to make their case at Iowa State FairMore than 20 candidates for president, both Democrats and Republicans, will be on the Soapbox stage at the Iowa State Fair.
- August 13, 2019 @ 3:51 p.m. MDT
Harris fights notion she’s ignoring Iowa votersIn recent months, some Iowa party organizers haven’t always felt sure about Kamala Harris’ strategy in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
- August 13, 2019 @ 11:19 a.m. MDT
Billionaire Tom Steyer closing in on Dem debatesBillionaire Tom Steyer is one step closer to the September Democratic primary debates in Houston. He needs just one more poll to qualify.
- August 13, 2019 @ 10:35 a.m. MDT
4 decades separate 2020's presidential candidatesFrom Buttigieg and Gabbard to Sanders and Biden, more than a generation separates the oldest and youngest candidates.
- August 6, 2019 @ 1:12 p.m. MDT
Castro airs ad around Trump's golf courseThe Julián Castro campaign says the ad will air in a media market around Trump National Golf Course and starting during Fox and Friends.
- August 13, 2019 @ 9:43 a.m. MDT
Everything de Blasio ate at the Iowa State FairBill de Blasio put away 11 different Iowa State Fair foods and drinks in less than eight hours on Sunday, according to his campaign.
- August 13, 2019 @ 9:21 a.m. MDT
2020 Democrats try to ride gun activist energyAfter El Paso and Dayton, Democrats hope to galvanize the gun control movement’s energy and make American grief over mass killings a central issue in 2020.
- August 14, 2019 @ 3:17 p.m. MDT
Post editor: Sanders favoring 'conspiracy theory'At a Monday town hall, Sanders suggested that some critical Washington Post coverage of his campaign was linked to his own criticism of Amazon.
- August 13, 2019 @ 5:58 a.m. MDT
Biden isn't the reassuring guy Democrats cravedIf they nominated Biden, the general election campaign would be nerve-wracking for Democrats. And if Biden won, his presidency would not be all balm.
- August 13, 2019 @ 12:03 p.m. MDT
Newspaper calls on O'Rourke to end WH bid"So Beto, if you’re listening: Come home. Drop out of the race for president and come back to Texas to run for senator. The chances of winning the race you’re in now are vanishingly small," the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle wrote.
- August 13, 2019 @ 12:27 p.m. MDT
Kamala Harris hits back at NRA amid gun debateSen. Kamala Harris earlier this year said if elected president, she would take executive actions to ban the importation of AR-15-style weapons into the U.S. and expand background check requirements.
- August 12, 2019 @ 5:15 p.m. MDT
Tulsi Gabbard to report for active duty for 2 weeksRep. Tulsi Gabbard will not be campaigning for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination for the two weeks she is on active duty.
- August 12, 2019 @ 1:56 p.m. MDT
Bernie Sanders' unique plan to legalize marijuanaThe most vocal proponent of cannabis in Washington aims to make the green rush legal, if elected president.
- August 16, 2019 @ 9:12 a.m. MDT
The 2020 Democrats have too many darn plansIt’s time to take a breath and mull this whole 'I have a plan' thing. Trump won without plans. The devil is in the details, so he didn't provide any.
- August 12, 2019 @ 7:37 a.m. MDT
Amy Klobuchar does interview on state fair ride"I just can't believe the number of people showing up that are legitimately feeling the burden of history on their shoulders," Amy Klobuchar said.
- August 11, 2019 @ 11:16 a.m. MDT
Vegan at the State Fair? Booker knows what to eatIn a world of pork tenderloins and turkey legs, Cory Booker found his safe haven with a fried PB&J
- August 11, 2019 @ 10:57 a.m. MDT
O’ Rourke decries Trump rhetoric in El Paso marchBeto O’Rourke joined an El Paso group Saturday marching in opposition to President Donald Trump’s “white supremacist rhetoric and policies.”
- August 10, 2019 @ 7:05 p.m. MDT
Tim Ryan brings gun control caravan to Mitch McConnell's doorstepDemocratic presidential hopeful Tim Ryan said that Mitch McConnell needs to call the Senate back into session "immediately."
- August 9, 2019 @ 3:17 p.m. MDT
'Invasion.' 'Killers.' How Trump describes immigrants at ralliesTrump often uses words like 'invasion' and 'alien' to describe immigrants. After shootings in El Paso and Dayton, he's facing criticism for his words.
- August 9, 2019 @ 12:56 p.m. MDT
Candidates scramble plans after shootingsMany Iowans who attended the week’s political events said preventing gun violence is once again top of mind as they parse through the crowded primary field.
- August 9, 2019 @ 10:21 a.m. MDT
Biden: 'Poor kids' are 'just as talented as white kids'The former vice president quickly corrected himself. He made the comment while speaking to the Iowa Asian and Latino Coalition Thursday night.
- August 9, 2019 @ 9:56 a.m. MDT
9 candidates qualified for next debate so farAt present, only eight candidates have reached the required amount of support and funding to qualify for the next debate in Houston, Texas.
- August 9, 2019 @ 4:40 a.m. MDT
Biden in tense situation with Breitbart writerFormer vice president Joe Biden was confronted by a Breitbart writer at the Iowa State Fair, providing a tense moment on Trump and neo-Nazis
- August 8, 2019 @ 3:36 p.m. MDT
Iowa poll: Biden in lead but Warren catching upAs Warren starts to make headway with voters in Iowa, support for fellow progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke erodes.
- August 8, 2019 @ 2:04 p.m. MDT
Biden says Trump 'has fanned the flames of white supremacy'Joe Biden said that President Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration is echoed in the racist message that the El Paso shooter posted online.
- August 7, 2019 @ 4:11 p.m. MDT
Beto O'Rourke cancels Iowa campaign visitBeto O'Rourke, who has been in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, since a mass shooting left 22 people dead, says politics are the last thing on his mind now.
- August 7, 2019 @ 11:39 a.m. MDT
When will presidential candidates speak at State Fair?More than 20 presidential candidates are scheduled to speak at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. See who's speaking when.
- August 9, 2019 @ 3:19 p.m. MDT
Polls: Top 2020 Dems widening lead over fieldIn the first polls after the second Democratic debate, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders are the top contenders.
- August 6, 2019 @ 2:59 p.m. MDT
AOC attacks McConnell over cardboard cutout photoThe handle of the person who originally shared the photo was blacked out, but the caption reads, at least in part, "break me off a piece of that."
- August 6, 2019 @ 12:06 p.m. MDT
Mitch McConnell challenged over tombstone tweetThere's a new zinger in the ongoing saga between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his rival, Amy McGrath.
- August 6, 2019 @ 5:37 a.m. MDT
Where do the 2020 Democrats stand on gun control?Most of the candidates competing for the Democratic nomination for president have outlined proposals for gun control. But they aren't all the same.
- August 6, 2019 @ 10:59 a.m. MDT
Biden: Trump 'abandoned' idea we are one peopleFormer Vice President Joe Biden also said that white nationalists are winning and that the El Paso shooting is an example of domestic terrorism.
- August 5, 2019 @ 8:37 p.m. MDT
Beto O'Rourke: Trump 'has no place' in El PasoO'Rourke said President Trump "helped create the hatred" the made the shooting possible. "We do not need more division. We need to heal. He has no place here."
- August 6, 2019 @ 5:30 a.m. MDT
Mike Gravel ends White House bidMike Gravel, a former U.S. Senator from Alaska, ended his presidential campaign after a few months of trying to reach the Democratic debate stage.
- August 5, 2019 @ 3:01 p.m. MDT
Dems call Trump remarks on shootings hollow, weakDemocratic 2020 contenders criticized President Donald Trump's tweets and remarks addressing the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
- August 5, 2019 @ 11:20 a.m. MDT
Beto O'Rourke says Trump is 'promoting racism'"He’s been calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals," Beto O'Rourke said, telling the media to "connect the dots" between Trump and the violence.
- August 5, 2019 @ 12:10 p.m. MDT
Tax returns law an unconstitutional hit on TrumpEven Jerry Brown agreed it was unwise to require presidential candidates like Trump to reveal tax returns. States shouldn't set their own conditions.
- August 5, 2019 @ 7:25 a.m. MDT
2020 Dems: Trump in part to blame for shootings2020 Democratic candidates on Sunday said President Trump's rhetoric towards minorities and immigrants is partly to blame for inciting such violence.
- August 5, 2019 @ 9:08 a.m. MDT
'He's a racist': O'Rourke says Trump is partly to blame for shootingBeto O'Rourke's comments came hours after a mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart left 20 people dead and 26 injured.
- August 4, 2019 @ 9:05 a.m. MDT
2020 Democrats walk back Obama criticismsSeveral 2020 Democrats took aim at former President Barack Obama during the primary debates this week but seemed to have a change of heart in the days since.
- August 2, 2019 @ 8:52 p.m. MDT
Gabbard: Bashar al-Assad is 'a brutal dictator'Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's comments come amid a feud with Sen. Kamala Harris, who said Gabbard had "embraced" the Syrian leader.
- August 2, 2019 @ 3:17 p.m. MDT
Trump rips Dems, avoids singling out the 'Squad'Donald Trump accused Democrats of trying to "tear America apart" at a Cincinnati rally. The rally was more subdued than his event in Greenville, N.C.
- August 1, 2019 @ 8:05 p.m. MDT
Trump Cincinnati rally interrupted by protestersThe protesters held signs that said "Immigrants Built America." The president paused his remarks for nearly three minutes during the protesting and scuffle that ensued.
- August 2, 2019 @ 7:20 a.m. MDT
Democrats, get real on health care: Our viewDonald Trump came within a hair of repealing the Affordable Care Act in 2017. Republicans in Congress and on the courts aren't giving up: Our view
- August 1, 2019 @ 5:54 p.m. MDT
Cincinnati residents brace for Trump rally following ‘racist’ commentsThe visit to Ohio’s third-biggest city comes as the president has repeatedly turned to racially-polarizing broadsides over the last three weeks to criticize opponents.
- August 1, 2019 @ 5:23 p.m. MDT
After blistering debates, union vote takes center stage in NevadaThe American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees represents a national endorsement all the Democratic candidates covet.
- August 1, 2019 @ 2:10 p.m. MDT
Biden 'surprised' by shots at Obama at debates"I don’t think there is anything he has to apologize for," the former vice president said. "It kind of surprised me, the degree of the criticism.”
- August 1, 2019 @ 5:06 p.m. MDT
Harris: I can only take Gabbard 'so seriously'"I'm obviously a top-tier candidate, and so I did expect that I would be on the stage and take hits," Harris said. "Especially when people are at zero."
- August 1, 2019 @ 12:46 p.m. MDT
Gabbard is most Googled during debate (again)Being the most searched candidate during the first round of the debate in Miami didn't translate into a boost in the polls for Gabbard.
- August 1, 2019 @ 6:48 p.m. MDT
- O’Rourke offers plan to combat white supremacy
- Trump says protester has ‘a weight problem’
- Hickenlooper drops out of presidential race
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- Stacey Abrams open to being 2020 Dem VP pick
- Harris: Seize guns from suspected white nationalists