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Four Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters

Jun 15 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state.

Beto O'Rourke backs slavery reparations in South Carolina campaign stop

Jun 14 2019

BEAUFORT, S.C. Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke kicked off a campaign swing through South Carolina on Friday by pledging support for reparations for descendants of slaves and addressing climate change at a town hall with members of the Gullah Geechee Nation.

Top Trump official says tariffs on Mexico will not derail trade deal

Jun 02 2019

WASHINGTON Top administration officials said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexican imports would not interfere with the finalization of a North American trade pact and were designed to force Mexico's hand in immigration talks.

U.S. presidential hopeful Harris unveils plan to protect abortion rights

May 28 2019

SPARTANBURG, S.C./LOS ANGELES Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris unveiled a new plan to protect abortion access on Tuesday, joining fellow White House hopefuls pushing back against Republican-backed state laws that restrict a woman's right to end a pregnancy.

Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward

May 21 2019

WASHINGTON Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states. | Video

White House does not need a 'strongman,' Hickenlooper says in 2020 policy speech

May 20 2019

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday said there is an "authoritarian mentality" in the White House and the United States does not need its own "strongman," as he delivered the first major foreign policy address among two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination.

Kamala Harris proposes equal pay measure to close gender gap

May 20 2019

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

May 19 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

May 19 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

May 17 2019

WASHINGTON Several Republicans in the U.S. Congress are criticizing 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. | Video

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