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UPDATE 2-Top Democratic 2020 contenders promise to strengthen veterans' services

11 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 Top U.S. Democratic White House contenders said on Monday they would improve benefits and healthcare for military veterans if elected, putting a priority on upgraded medical facilities, stronger suicide prevention programs and better care for military spouses and children.

Bernie Sanders vows to strengthen services for U.S. veterans if elected president

11 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders promised on Monday to boost healthcare services for military veterans if he is elected, putting a priority on upgrading facilities and hiring more doctors and nurses for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Bloomberg faces big challenges if he leaps into 2020 White House race

09 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has the money and name recognition to shake up the Democratic presidential race, but he will face huge hurdles to the nomination if he makes the leap to become a formal candidate.

Democratic White House candidates make their pitch at Iowa dinner

02 Nov 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa A parade of 13 Democratic presidential hopefuls vowed on Friday to oust Republican Donald Trump from the White House in 2020, promising a raucous crowd in Iowa they would lead the fight to fulfill longtime party goals like ending income inequality and providing universal healthcare.

Virginia state elections offer early political test ahead of 2020 U.S. race

30 Oct 2019

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. The off-year elections for the Virginia state legislature are often a quiet, little-noticed interlude before the frenzy of the U.S. presidential campaign. But not this year.

Bernie Sanders promises to use executive order to legalize marijuana

25 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a longtime proponent of legalized marijuana, promised on Thursday that in his first 100 days in the White House he would issue an executive order directing the drug be removed from the list of controlled federal substances.

At evangelical conference, concerns about Syria but cheers for Trump

12 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Prominent evangelical leaders have sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump over his decision to pull American military forces out of Syria, saying he was endangering tens of thousands of Christians in the Muslim-dominated region.

Bernie Sanders 'up and about,' will be in next Democratic presidential debate

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is "up and about" after being treated for a blocked artery and will participate in the fourth Democratic debate on Oct. 15, his wife Jane Sanders said on Thursday.

Sanders cancels U.S. presidential campaign events after heart scare

03 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders was treated for a blocked artery after experiencing chest discomfort and has cancelled campaign events until further notice, an adviser said on Wednesday. | Video

Republicans raise $125 million for 2020 race, Sanders leads Democrats in third quarter fundraising

02 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Republican President Donald Trump and his party jointly raised $125 million for his 2020 reelection bid in the third quarter of this year, according to the Republican National Committee. | Video

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