John Whitesides

Biden vs Sanders: Top 2020 contenders snipe over healthcare policy

19 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare, staking out competing turf on an issue that has become the most divisive in the party's primary campaign. | Video

Bullock joins second 2020 Democratic debate, rest of candidates the same

18 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Governor Steve Bullock of Montana will be the only new face on stage for the second round of Democratic presidential debates later this month in Detroit, the Democratic National Committee said on Wednesday.

Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

16 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping "Medicare for All" government-run system.

In Iowa, Biden's front-runner status looks shaky

06 Jul 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa Joe Biden is still the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, but the crown is slipping.

As Trump plans July 4 speech, his challengers march to a different drummer

04 Jul 2019

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden and two Democratic rivals marched on Thursday in the same 4th of July parade in Iowa, a small-town scene in sharp contrast with Republican President Donald Trump's plan to speak at Washington's Lincoln Memorial accompanied by battle tanks and military flyovers.

Bernie Sanders raises $18 million in second quarter for 2020 bid, trails Buttigieg

02 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders raised $18 million in the second quarter for his White House run, his campaign said on Tuesday, putting his total behind 2020 Democratic rival Pete Buttigieg for the period.

Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt

25 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Monday to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans and pay for it with a tax on Wall Street, elevating the issue in the 2020 debate and going beyond proposals from his Democratic White House rivals. | Video

For lesser-known Democrats, debates offer opportunity and risk

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON For most of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, next week's debates will be their first leap into the high-risk, high-reward glare of the national political spotlight.

Democratic contenders Biden, Sanders to face off in Miami debates

15 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden will appear on the same stage with Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and six other rivals during the second of two nights of candidate debates scheduled for later this month in Miami. | Video

Taking heat from critics, Bernie Sanders defends democratic socialist views

13 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, under fire for his democratic socialist views, defended his philosophy on Wednesday as a natural extension of former President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and accused his Republican critics of "corporate socialism." | Video

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