Political conventions

In this Dec. 5, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate businessman Andrew Yang speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. Of all the Democrats in the wide field running for president, Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and untethered to political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, delivering dark warnings about America's new tech economy with an odd mix of millennial humor and bite. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
December 08, 2019 - 10:18 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and unbothered by political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, mixing his dark warnings about America's new tech economy with...
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German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks during a joint press conference, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Kramp-Karrenbauer asked for the announcement of the Afghanistan 2019 presidential election results in her trip to Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 08, 2019 - 4:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says she would have liked a clear signal from its junior governing partner that it intends to stay in Merkel's coalition, and is deeply skeptical about its calls for new concessions. The Social Democrats, the junior partner in...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., holds up two fingers as she speaks during a campaign stop, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
December 06, 2019 - 11:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she's starting to hit back. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Marjorie Costigan, of Elkader, Iowa, during his "No Malarkey" bus tour at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader, Iowa, on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 11:11 pm
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Minutes after Joe Biden met Cathy Buxengard, he commandeered her cellphone to talk with her 99-year-old mother about her service as a World War II nurse and how worried she is about the United States today. “You took care of ‘em, Mom. ... Thank you, thank you, thank you,”...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to local residents during a bus tour stop, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 9:39 pm
DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden declined Friday to rule out appointing political donors to ambassadorships or other posts if he wins the 2020 presidential election. But he pledged that his nominees, regardless of their contributor status, would be the “best people” for their posts. Biden’s position...
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Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg speaks to gun control advocates and victims of gun violence in Aurora, Colo., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The billionaire former New York City mayor unveiled a gun control policy just steps from one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
December 06, 2019 - 11:15 am
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate. The New York billionaire unveiled his signature plan to end gun violence this week at an invitation-only event in...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden greets audience members during a bus tour stop, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
December 05, 2019 - 3:50 pm
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — John Kerry, the former secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden for president on Thursday, buoying the former vice president's argument that his international experience should be a deciding factor for voters in 2020. “I've never...
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Businesswoman Kelly Loeffler, right, smiles while being introduced by Georgia Gov. Brian Kem, left, as his pick to fill Georgia's vacant U.S. Senate seat at the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 12:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican governor has chosen a wealthy businesswoman and political newcomer to fill an upcoming vacancy in the U.S. Senate, flouting President Donald Trump’s preferred candidate in a play for moderate suburban voters. Gov. Brian Kemp formally announced his selection of...
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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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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, walks around a table meeting with an assembly of Southern black mayors including Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney, left, in Atlanta. Biden is leading the most diverse presidential field in history among black voters. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 01, 2019 - 1:25 pm
After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden’s past opposition to school busing in a nationally televised Democratic presidential debate, the former vice president who prides himself on strong relationships in the black community was in an unfamiliar place, playing defense on race. But Bebe Coker had a...
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