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Politics

Sanders drops out of 2020 presidential race, leaving Biden as likely nominee

April 8, 2020

By WILL WEISSERT WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, acknowledging the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching…

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Biden, Sanders to debate Sunday night against backdrop of global pandemic

March 15, 2020

By JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — When the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates return to the debate stage Sunday night, they will find that their party, the political stakes and the world look much different from when they last met less than three weeks ago. The fast-moving coronavirus was something of an afterthought in that…

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Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

March 11, 2020

By WILL WEISSERT and LAURIE KELLMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt a serious blow to Sanders and substantially widened…

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Rough debate performance by moderators a blow to CBS News

March 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and businessman Tom Steyer participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C….

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Campaign to open Trump community centers to woo Black voters

March 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) By Zeke Miller ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Flush with cash, President Donald Trump’s campaign is stepping up its outreach to Black Americans as it tries to claw away support from the traditionally Democratic voting bloc ahead of November’s general election. Trump’s campaign announced recently that it…

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Warren ends 2020 presidential bid after Super Tuesday rout

March 5, 2020

By WILL WEISSERT WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, according to a person familiar with her plans. The exit came days after the onetime front-runner couldn’t win a single Super Tuesday state, not…

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Bloomberg quits the 2020 presidential race, endorses Biden

March 4, 2020

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ALEXANDRA JAFFE NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and pumped more…

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Kerner Report set standard for what a serious presidential candidate should champion

February 28, 2020

By Jesse Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com As the Democratic presidential primaries move onto Nevada, South Carolina and the many Super Tuesday states, candidates turn their attention to people of color, and particularly African Americans. Many candidates find their rhetoric contradicted by their record; their promises conflicting with their performances. Donald Trump now seeks to woo Black voters…

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