National elections

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg participates in a roundtable on criminal justice reform led by Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba at Smith Robertson Museum, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Jackson, Miss. Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies and NYC Department of Correction Board Member, listens at left. (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 7:21 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg expressed regret on Tuesday for the impact his hard-line policing tactics had on minorities during his time as New York City mayor and pledged during a meeting with advocates of reform to focus on criminal justice if elected president. “One of the things I...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to local residents during a bus tour stop, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
December 03, 2019 - 6:29 pm
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking aim at Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren during an eight-day tour of Iowa that the former vice president hopes will help him gain ground in the state that holds the first presidential caucus. Biden argued Tuesday that Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, a man looks at the shotgun section of Cabela's while shopping on Black Friday in Hazelwood, Mo. The number of background checks conducted by federal authorities is on pace to break a record by the end of this year. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 4:03 pm
Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions. By the end of November, more than 25.4 million...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta. Harris, was once considered a front-runner in the crowded Democratic field, is expected to end her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a campaign official.. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 03, 2019 - 4:02 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth talks to Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel during a reception at Buckingham Palace, as NATO leaders gather to mark 70 years of the alliance, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump and his NATO counterparts were gathering in London Tuesday to mark the alliance's 70th birthday amid deep tensions as spats between leaders expose a lack of unity that risks undermining military organization's credibility. (Yui Mok/Pool Photo via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 1:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in London (all times local): 7:05 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron said Europeans should play a greater role within the NATO military alliance in order to be less dependent on the United States. Macron said he wants “more European defense to get .....
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December 03, 2019 - 10:05 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s powerful casino workers’ Culinary Union will hold a series of town halls next week with Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, the group said Tuesday. The town halls in Las Vegas on Dec. 9-11 are designed to give the White House...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media in Phoenix. Democrats are narrowing Donald Trump's early spending advantage, with two billionaire White House hopefuls joining established party groups to target the president in key battleground states that are likely to determine the outcome of next year's election.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
December 02, 2019 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign said Monday it will no longer give credentials to Bloomberg News reporters to cover campaign events because of coverage “biases,” an accusation that the news organization rejects. The decision comes a week after the news service’s founder,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 9, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bullock announced Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, that he is ending his Democratic presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 02, 2019 - 2:21 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday, becoming the third Western governor boasting executive experience and a Washington-outsider appeal to flame out in the contest. The campaigns of Bullock, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Colorado...
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Democratic presidential contender Cory Booker speaks at a round table discussion on issues impacting black men on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at his campaign headquarters in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
December 02, 2019 - 2:19 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker focused Monday on extending his campaign outreach to black men, holding a roundtable in South Carolina with roughly three dozen black male voters, some of whom said they have felt overlooked amid a focus on the electoral power of...
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December 01, 2019 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Sestak, the former Pennsylvania congressman and retired Navy admiral who hoped to turn his military experience into an asset as a Democratic presidential candidate, said Sunday he was ending his bid for the party’s nomination. In a statement posted on his Twitter site, Sestak...
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