election 2020

Jay Inslee: End government partnership with fossil fuels

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is proposing a clean break between the federal government and the fossil fuel industry.That would involve everything from ending tax breaks for oil companies to banning all drilling and extraction on federal lands and in federal waters.It's the latest proposal as part of Inslee's emphasis on combating the global climate crisis.

Former Starbucks CEO takes 'detour' from White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's taking a "detour" from a possible independent presidential bid.The billionaire businessman cites health concerns in a message to supporters, and says he's taking the summer to rest and will revisit his presidential ambitions after Labor Day.Two aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions are confirming that Schultz's Seattle-based campaign has made significant staffing cuts.

2020 hopeful Jay Inslee calls for pathway to citizenship

Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is calling for a pathway to citizenship for people in the country illegally and raising refugee limits to historic levels.The Washington governor also calls on Congress to limit presidential prerogatives over immigration policy, curbing the kinds of powers President Donald Trump has used to sharply limit refugee access and to slow the asylum process.

Jay Inslee touts $9 trillion climate plan as economic boom

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront of White House hopefuls pushing for sweeping action to combat the causes and effects of a warming planet.

Takeaways from Kamala Harris' CNN town hall

Sen. Kamala Harris recaptured the spotlight in the Democratic presidential race -- if only for a moment -- on Monday night by arguing that "Congress should take the steps towards impeachment."

Takeaways from Pete Buttigieg's CNN town hall

The drastic break that Pete Buttigieg's vision and personality would represent from President Donald Trump propelled his rapid rise from little-known mayor of South Bend, Indiana, to one of the leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Takeaways from Amy Klobuchar's CNN town hall

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar urged a more cautious approach than many of her Democratic rivals on impeachment, health care, college tuition, and student loans on Monday night in New Hampshire.

Takeaways from Bernie Sanders' CNN town hall

He's a millionaire now, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders showed Monday night what his supporters have liked about him since the 2016 presidential race -- and why he leads the 2020 Democratic primary polls.

Democrats vow not to use hacked materials in campaigns

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez wrote to his Republican National Committee counterpart on Monday, asking Republicans to refrain from engaging in the "weaponization of stolen private data in our electoral process."

2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee releases tax returns

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns , while bashing President Donald Trump for refusing such a disclosure."It's time for him to come clean with the American people," Inslee said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," adding that he was issuing his challenge on the Republican president's "favorite show," a nod to Trump's habit of watching the network's morning show and often tweeting in response.

Elizabeth Warren: 'I am not a' Democratic Socialist

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said Saturday that she is not a Democratic Socialist, drawing a line between herself and her Senate colleague and 2020 opponent Bernie Sanders whose views draw frequent comparisons between the two.

Super PAC launches $100M campaign to challenge Trump

One of the Democratic Party's largest super PACs on Thursday announced a $100 million campaign to reach about 2.5 million voters in four swing states -- an early push by Democrats to challenge President Donald Trump in what will be a bruising and costly race for the White House in 2020.

Pompeo rules out 2020 Senate bid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday ruled out a US Senate bid in 2020, saying he'll "be the secretary of state as long as President Trump gives (him) the chance to serve as a senior diplomat."