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With Biden in, crowded 2020 Democratic field starts to get feisty

30 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The 2020 Democratic White House race, until now a cordial affair with no personal attacks and few policy disputes, is starting to get scrappy.

Former VP Biden's 2020 bid reshapes White House race

25 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 Democratic presidential field on Thursday as an instant front-runner, drawing momentum away from other leading candidates and putting new pressure on underperformers to find ways to stay relevant. | Video

Bernie Sanders' tax returns show he became millionaire after 2016 White House run

16 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders released 10 years of tax returns on Monday, providing details of his growing status as a millionaire fuelled by a sharp jump in income from book royalties since his losing 2016 White House run. | Video

Bernie Sanders puts focus on healthcare with Medicare for All bill

10 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled the latest version of his ambitious "Medicare-for-All" plan on Wednesday, moving the healthcare debate among Democratic presidential contenders to center stage in the 2020 race.

Courting black voters, Bernie Sanders draws personal contrast with Trump

06 Apr 2019

NEW YORK Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, courting the black voters who did not support his 2016 White House run, drew a sharp personal contrast on Friday with what he called President Donald Trump's racist policies. | Video

Democrat Buttigieg says he no longer uses phrase 'all lives matter'

04 Apr 2019

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said on Thursday that when he used the phrase "all lives matter" in a 2015 speech he did not understand it had been adopted by critics to devalue the Black Lives Matter movement.

Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio joins crowded Democratic field in 2020 White House race

04 Apr 2019

U.S. Representative Tim Ryan, a moderate Ohio Democrat from a blue-collar district who touts his appeal to the working-class voters who fled the party in 2016, said on Thursday he will enter the 2020 White House race. | Video

O'Rourke backs reparations study as 2020 Democrats appeal to black activists

03 Apr 2019

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke told a conference of black activists on Wednesday that he would back a study of reparations for descendants of slaves, as 2020 White House candidates began to make their pitch for African-American support.

U.S. Democratic 2020 contenders make pitch to black activists

03 Apr 2019

Democratic presidential contenders will make a direct appeal to black activists at a New York conference starting on Wednesday as they intensify their push for African-American support in the early stages of the 2020 race for the White House.

Second woman says ex-VP Biden touched her inappropriately

02 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON A Connecticut woman said Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and rubbed noses with her at a 2009 political fundraiser, becoming the second person in three days to accuse the former vice president of unwanted physical contact as he considers a White House run. | Video

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Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors' release in hours.