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Kamala Harris proposes equal pay measure to close gender gap

11:17am BST

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, one of two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, on Monday proposed closing the gender pay gap by requiring companies to disclose pay data and secure an "equal pay certification" or be fined. | Video

White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran

19 May 2019

WASHINGTON Two Democrats with U.S. military experience who are vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday, criticizing Republican President Donald Trump for escalating tensions with Iran that could lead to war.

White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran

19 May 2019

WASHINGTON Two Democrats with U.S. military experience who are vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday, criticizing Republican President Donald Trump for escalating tensions with Iran that could lead to war.

Alabama abortion law draws some criticism, mostly silence from national Republicans

16 May 2019

WASHINGTON Several Republicans in the U.S. Congress are criticising a new Alabama law that will ban nearly all abortions in the state as too extreme, saying exceptions should be made for rape and incest and questioning whether it will hold up in court.

Democrats read Mueller report aloud in U.S. Capitol hearing room

16 May 2019

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday held a marathon reading of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats Harris and Biden clash over 1994 crime bill in New Hampshire stops

15 May 2019

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said during a presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire on Wednesday that she disagreed with former Vice President Joe Biden, who said a day earlier that his Senate vote for a 1994 crime bill did not contribute to mass incarceration.

U.S. House panel requests White House provide nondisclosure agreements

14 May 2019

WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform on Tuesday reissued a request made last year for copies of the nondisclosure agreements signed by White House staffers under President Donald Trump.

Democrat Warren confronts 2020 electability question head-on in Ohio

11 May 2019

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO At a veterans hall in the mostly white, working-class town of Chillicothe, Ohio, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke to about 200 people on Friday about her plans to fight the opioid epidemic, Washington corruption and economic inequality.

Klobuchar pitches pragmatism as she seeks to carve identity in Democratic presidential field

09 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar pitched her "heartland" credentials and disputed that she was not liberal enough to win the Democratic nomination for president in a Wednesday town hall on the Fox News channel, a network that targets conservatives.

Gun control takes center stage in 2020 Democratic presidential race

06 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Monday released a sweeping plan to curb gun violence by creating a national licensing program and repealing a law that gives gun manufacturers legal immunity, becoming the latest Democrat in the 2020 presidential race to make gun control measures a feature of their campaign.

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