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Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

April 2, 2020

By Brian Slodysko ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — White House candidates aren’t usually bashful about asking supporters for money. But as the coronavirus upends everyday life, inundating hospitals, tanking financial markets and putting 3.3 million Americans out of work, President Donald Trump and his likely Democratic rival, Joe Biden, suddenly find themselves navigating perilous terrain. What…

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Election limbo as coronavirus outbreak upends US primaries

March 27, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building in Milwaukee, Wis. U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in…

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With 3 more victories, Biden pulls further away from Sanders

March 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Sharon Trask and other voters use hand sanitizer as they stand in line to vote at Lincoln Lodge Polling station, 1st ward, Tuesday, March 17 2020 in Chicago. Voters across the state are getting the chance to decide competitive primary races for the U.S. House and the Illinois Supreme Court, with concerns about…

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Bernie 2020 ramps up remote organizing in Pennsylvania

March 19, 2020

 PHILADELPHIA – Digital organizing efforts in Pennsylvania are ramping up ahead of the state’s April primary. Over the weekend, Bernie 2020 in Pennsylvania hosted its first two days of digital house parties, with field organizers and volunteers reaching out to more than 3,000 people through the Bern app. The virtual house parties followed two digital…

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‘Very much alive’: Biden victorious in 4 more primary states

March 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill arrives to speak to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Will Weissert And Laurie Kellman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary,…

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Bloomberg out, Biden resurgent after Super Tuesday victories

March 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary election night campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) By Steve Peoples And Will Weissert ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her…

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Generational split among Black voters could hurt Biden

February 28, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during services, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Tom Foreman Jr. ASSOCIATED PRESS  COLUMBIA, S.C. — For James Felder, the question of which presidential candidate to support in the South Carolina primary has…

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Debate night brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.), participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC.  (AP Photo/John Locher) By Steve Peoples, Alexandra Jaffe And Michelle L. Price…

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Ex-Baltimore mayor seeks prison sentence of 1 year and 1 day

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Catherine Pugh ASSOCIATED PRESS  BALTIMORE  — Baltimore’s disgraced former mayor is asking a judge for a sentence one year and one day in prison for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children’s books. Prosecutors recently asked that the 69-year-old spend nearly 5 years in prison. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday…

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South Sudan appears to clear key hurdle to unity government

February 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Rebel leader Riek Machar, left, meets South Sudan President Salva Kiir on his arrival in Juba on Monday [Sam Mednick/AP] By Maura Ajak ASSOCIATED PRESS  JUBA, South Sudan  — South Sudan’s rival leaders on Saturday appeared to clear a major hurdle with just a week left before the deadline to form a coalition government, with…

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