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Amanda Becker

Democrats swear off big money, but will it hurt their 2020 White House chances?

Feb 14 2019

WASHINGTON Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a pointed campaign finance challenge to fellow Democratic U.S. presidential contenders at her official 2020 White House election launch.

Booker focuses on race relations in initial 2020 White House swing

Feb 10 2019

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa U.S. Senator Cory Booker made the nation's complicated history with race relations and racial disparities a focal point at events in the key state of Iowa during his first 2020 presidential campaign swing over the weekend.

Trump, Democrats battle in early stage of U.S. border security talks

Jan 31 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats hardened their positions on Thursday over a wall being built on the border with Mexico, raising new doubts over their ability to reach a deal just as negotiations were getting under way. | Video

'Dreamers' will not figure in U.S. border security talks, Democrat says

Jan 29 2019

WASHINGTON Citizenship for "Dreamer" immigrants will not be on the table as lawmakers try to negotiate a compromise on border security to keep federal agencies open beyond Feb. 15, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday.

Kamala Harris launches White House bid, hits Trump's 'medieval' wall

Jan 27 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kamala Harris launched her 2020 White House campaign on Sunday with attacks on President Donald Trump's policies at a rally in her hometown of Oakland, California, less than a mile from the courthouse where the Democrat began her career as a prosecutor. | Video

Trump postponement is latest twist in changeable State of the Union

Jan 24 2019

WASHINGTON This week's fight between U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi over his State of the Union speech was unusual - but the resulting postponement was not.

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

Jan 21 2019

WASHINGTON First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her experience as a prosecutor. | Video

Women protest in hundreds of U.S. cities for third straight year

Jan 19 2019

WASHINGTON Women marched in hundreds of U.S. cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017. | Video

In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections

Jan 19 2019

WASHINGTON Two years after filling the streets of U.S. cities to protest the start of Donald Trump's presidency, women will march again this weekend to try to build political pressure against him ahead of the 2020 elections. | Video

Democratic Senator Gillibrand to launch 2020 White House bid

Jan 16 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" that she would file paperwork on Tuesday night to explore a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election. | Video

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