‘Juneteenth National Independence Day Act’ Would Make June 19 Federal Holiday
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‘Juneteenth National Independence Day Act’ Would Make June 19 Federal Holiday
2020-06-19 18:38:02
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - New legislation would commemorate June 19 as a federal holiday 155 years after Major Gen. Gordon Granger issued the order signifying the end of slavery in the United States. In accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1865 Granger... Read More

Lawmakers Dust Off Old Proposals on Police Overhauls
Congress
Lawmakers Dust Off Old Proposals on Police Overhauls

WASHINGTON — The policy ideas Democratic members of Congress will propose this month to address deadly police force have been around for years, but so has the opposition from law enforcement advocacy groups and the lawmakers who support them. Rep.... Read More

Sen. Cory Booker Renews Effort to Get Names of Sailors Added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Sen. Cory Booker Renews Effort to Get Names of Sailors Added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

After an effort to add the names of 74 sailors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial hit a roadblock in the Senate, supporters of inscribing the names of the men who died aboard the USS Frank E. Evans are continuing to... Read More

Sen. Cory Booker Drops Out of Presidential Race
2020 Elections
Sen. Cory Booker Drops Out of Presidential Race
2020-01-13 17:01:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday that he is dropping out of the presidential race, just three weeks before the Iowa caucus. In a message to supporters, Booker cited fundraising struggles and his failure to make the debate stage,... Read More

Democratic Debate Ends With Clashes Over Race and Political Leadership
2020 Elections
Democratic Debate Ends With Clashes Over Race and Political Leadership

ATLANTA — Democratic presidential hopefuls clashed on the debate stage Wednesday night over issues of race and political leadership as front-runners were challenged on their ability to rebuild the diverse coalition that elected President Barack Obama. As the race for... Read More

Warren, Sanders Top Third-Quarter Fundraising, Biden Comes in Fourth in Money Haul
2020 Elections
Warren, Sanders Top Third-Quarter Fundraising, Biden Comes in Fourth in Money Haul
2019-10-04 20:38:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., raised $24.6 million over the past three months, relying largely on a massive small donor operation. The senator's haul, announced on Friday, is just less than the $25.3 million her chief liberal rival, Vermont... Read More

Booker Sees Surge In Donations After Suggesting Campaign's End Is Near
2020 Elections
Booker Sees Surge In Donations After Suggesting Campaign's End Is Near
2019-09-23 19:27:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Cory Booker's presidential campaign raised just over a half million dollars in two days after the candidate suggested his run for the White House could be over by the end of the month. Campaigning in Iowa over... Read More

Majority of  Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
Immigration
Majority of Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
2019-09-05 20:49:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When it comes to opposition talking points, the myth that Democrats advocate for "open borders" is both the most preposterous -- and persistent -- assertion of the still-young 2020 campaign season. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described... Read More

Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious
2020 Elections
Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious

WASHINGTON — The unofficial end of summer kicks off a more intense phase of a Democratic presidential race that has been led by moderate Joe Biden, with progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in a battle for second as the... Read More

'Medicare for All' Divides Democratic Presidential Field: Not Everyone Agrees It Is the Solution
Spotlight
'Medicare for All' Divides Democratic Presidential Field: Not Everyone Agrees It Is the Solution
2019-09-03 14:57:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In 2018, centrist Democrats flipped 38 seats previously held by Republicans in part because they vowed to protect the Affordable Care Act against the GOP's repeated attempts to dismantle it. Many expected a repeat heading into the 2020... Read More

Joe Biden Takes Fire From All Sides in Democratic Debate
2020 Elections
Joe Biden Takes Fire From All Sides in Democratic Debate

DETROIT — The attacks on front-runner Joe Biden were unrelenting and, at times, personal in a contentious Democratic debate Wednesday night during which the former vice president delivered pointed retorts as he sought to persuade voters that he is not... Read More

Poll: South Carolina Voters Say Biden The Most Electable Democrat Against Trump
2020 Elections
Poll: South Carolina Voters Say Biden The Most Electable Democrat Against Trump

COLUMBIA, S.C. — To beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election, South Carolina Democrats say that former Vice President Joe Biden would be the most electable Democratic candidate to take the White House out of the more than... Read More

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