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Democrat Sanders vows to halt immigration raids, deportations if elected president

07 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders said on Thursday he would put a moratorium on deportations from the United States and end raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on his first day in office.

The top foreign policy gurus in the 2020 Democratic race

31 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of forces from northern Syria in October united the Democratic candidates hoping to take on the Republican president in the November 2020 election, who roundly denounced the move as damaging to U.S. credibility.

Bernie Sanders draws thousands to rally in New York in comeback from heart attack

20 Oct 2019

NEW YORK U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail in New York City on Saturday, three weeks after suffering a heart attack, and pledged to resume at full throttle his battle against the business and political establishment, including members of his own Democratic Party. | Video

When it comes to U.S. national security, what's candidate Warren's plan?

17 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Elizabeth Warren has jumped to the front of the race to take on Donald Trump in 2020 by promising far-reaching domestic reforms that highlight the Democratic senator's wide differences with the Republican president.

Blood on his hands: 2020 Democrats slam Trump over Syria

16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio debate on Tuesday he had endangered America's longtime Kurdish allies while empowering foes Russia and Syria. | Video

White House hopeful Sanders gets endorsements from star progressives

16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON High-profile progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar threw their support behind Bernie Sanders' campaign for president as the U.S. Senator held his own on Tuesday during a three-hour debate just weeks after suffering a heart attack.

After heart attack, campaign battles to keep Bernie Sanders in presidential race

14 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON With all campaign events canceled after an unexpected heart surgery and nothing scheduled until Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders' campaign has been seeking to reassure supporters the 78-year-old senator is still a viable presidential pick.

Democratic presidential hopeful Sanders says he was 'dumb' to ignore health warnings

09 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday he had wrongly ignored warning signs about his health before suffering a heart attack last week, but that he did not think the scare would damage his campaign for president. | Video

Democratic contender Bernie Sanders vows to eject money from U.S. elections

07 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday proposed overturning rules on money in elections, as the Democratic presidential contender pledged to "transform our political system by rejecting the influence of big corporate money." 

Sanders presidential campaign pivots health scare to Medicare for All message

03 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential election campaign on Wednesday sought to use news the candidate had a heart procedure to highlight the benefits of his trademark Medicare for All healthcare plan.

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