Political debates

FILE - In this Friday, April 26, 2019 file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The National Rifle Association is meeting in the shadows of Congress as its leaders remain under fire for spending and its operations. Amid the turmoil, lawmakers are considering steps to stem gun violence, including proposals long opposed by the NRA. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
September 13, 2019 - 3:11 pm
With the country at a critical juncture in the gun debate, a normally routine meeting of the National Rifle Association has taken on greater significance as its board of directors gathers near the nation's capital this week. President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are weighing stricter...
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From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro are introduced for the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
September 13, 2019 - 1:50 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings. The prime-time debate also elevated several...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke greets supporters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 11:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost...
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Texas Southern University students wait in the heat to enter a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 11:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Thursday's presidential debate wasn't just an opportunity for the leading Democratic candidates to make their case to voters. It was also a chance to highlight Texas Southern University and the role of historically black colleges and universities heading into 2020. The event marked...
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From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro participate Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 10:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang says he supports a mix of options, including charter schools, in trying to fix the nation's education system. The former tech entrepreneur said at Thursday...
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a rally on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 5:10 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe Biden leading in polls and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders vying to be the progressive alternative...
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Lisa DeMarco and Rey Martinez watch students on the field during the opening of the new Children's Health Stadium at Prosper ISD on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Prosper, Texas. Democrats are out to show they’re serious about flipping Texas in 2020 by holding Thursday’s presidential debate in Houston. Republicans are coming off their worst election in Texas in a generation. Fast-changing suburbs are trending more liberal, and Democrats are counting on more left-leaning voters moving in to turn the state blue. But that transformation may not arrive by 2020, and the GOP is closely watching conservative bastions like the booming Dallas suburbs. (AP Photo/Nathan Hunsinger)
September 11, 2019 - 10:59 am
PROSPER, Texas (AP) — Thirty new students are from Arizona, and nearly 100 moved from California. But the small town of Prosper, Texas, is expecting more growth — a lot more — so it built a $53 million high school football stadium outside Dallas, just two years after finally getting a Walmart. The...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 22, 2018 file photo, John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons speaks at Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster in London. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 it’s time for Britain’s Parliament to once again take center stage _ and that means Speaker of the House John Bercow will don his familiar robes and try to keep “orrrr-duhhh” while mediating a titanic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the legislative branch. There’s no doubt Bercow will play a pivotal role in coming days, using his considerable authority to shape the debate and the vote that will determine if a “no-deal” Brexit is blocked and a general election will be held. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 03, 2019 - 12:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament has taken center stage again — and that means Speaker of the House John Bercow has donned his familiar robes and tried to keep "orrrr-duhhh" while mediating a titanic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the legislative branch. There's no doubt Bercow,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. A handful of struggling Democratic presidential hopefuls are bracing for bad news as the window to qualify for the party’s next debate closes quickly. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 29, 2019 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 28, 2019 - 5:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Racism in America is an institutional "white man's problem visited on people of color," Vice President Joe Biden said, arguing that the way to attack the issue is to defeat President Donald Trump and hold him responsible for deepening the nation's racial divide. Taking aim at...
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