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Mitt Romney’s successful 2012 campaign could serve as a template for 2024 hopefuls


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Scottish Labour leadership hopefuls hit back against Tory claims of being soft on independence ahead of election result


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Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls seek contrast with Trump on immigration

Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls seek contrast with Trump on immigrationCandidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have been uniformly critical of the immigration policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was elected after promising to crack down on illegal immigration and bolster enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border. Here is a look at the immigration positions of Trump and the leading Democratic candidates looking to take him on in the November election. Since entering the White House in 2017, Trump has moved to end former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children from deportation.



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U.S. presidential hopefuls Sanders, Biden in tight race in early primary states

U.S. presidential hopefuls Sanders, Biden in tight race in early primary statesU.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden appear locked in a tight race for the Democratic presidential nomination, as both campaigned in Iowa on Sunday with only days left until the first contest. New polling released on Sunday showed Sanders leading in New Hampshire and tied with Biden in Iowa, the first two states to weigh in the Democratic primary. A poll of Iowa voters by CBS found Sanders and Biden statistically tied, with 26% and 25% respectively.



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With clock ticking, Democratic White House hopefuls sprint through Iowa during impeachment break

With clock ticking, Democratic White House hopefuls sprint through Iowa during impeachment breakThe leading three Democratic U.S. senators running for president barnstormed across Iowa this weekend, seeking to maximize a frenzied 36 hours before returning to Washington to resume duties as jurors in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. With barely a week to go before Iowans gather in caucuses to deliver the first verdict of the Democratic presidential race, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar flew to the state immediately after Saturday’s trial session ended early, hoping to gain ground in what has been an unsettled contest. The latest state polls have shown either Sanders or former Vice President Joe Biden in the lead, with Warren and former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, close behind.



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2020 Democratic hopefuls: party needs to embrace progressive ideals, not Trump voters

2020 Democratic hopefuls: party needs to embrace progressive ideals, not Trump votersDemocratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren told a room full of liberal activists on Saturday that the party needs to fully embrace polices such as higher taxes on the wealthy, wiping out student loan debt and criminal justice reform if they want to win the White House. The 70-year-old U.S. senator from Massachusetts said these ideas are not only supported by the activists gathered at the Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia, the largest annual gathering of progressives in the United States, but by large majorities of the American public. “The progressive agenda is the American agenda,” she said .



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Democrats call for party's 2020 hopefuls to cut down attacks against Biden

Democrats call for party's 2020 hopefuls to cut down attacks against BidenDemocratic presidential candidates take aim at former vice president; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.'



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UPDATE 2-Democratic presidential hopefuls seek black support at South Carolina fish fry

UPDATE 2-Democratic presidential hopefuls seek black support at South Carolina fish fryA fish fry in South Carolina on Friday drew the largest crowd of Democratic presidential candidates yet and gave them a chance to gauge support among black voters, who will be a crucial voting bloc in the early primary state next year. Twenty-one of the 24 major candidates seeking the party’s 2020 nomination attended the gathering in Columbia hosted by U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking black lawmaker in Congress. The event acts as an unofficial kickoff to the Democratic primary race in South Carolina, and gave contenders a chance to hobnob with Clyburn’s political network while attendees ate an estimated 4,400 pounds of fried fish and 6,400 slices of bread.



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US 2020 hopefuls chide Netanyahu ahead of Israel vote

US 2020 hopefuls chide Netanyahu ahead of Israel voteMultiple US presidential candidates have criticized Israel’s prime minister ahead of the Jewish State’s Tuesday general election, with Beto O’Rourke branding Benjamin Netanyahu “racist” and Bernie Sanders calling him too extreme. US politicians traditionally hail Washington’s close partnership with Israel, and assuring those ties will continue has become a campaign trail standard. Speaking Sunday at an event in Iowa City, the Texas Democrat accused Netanyahu of siding with a “far-right racist” party in a bid to gain a fifth term in power.



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Booker raises $5 million, below other White House hopefuls

Booker raises $  5 million, below other White House hopefulsCory Booker's early fundraising numbers are well behind those posted by other major Democratic candidates in the race to challenge President Donald Trump.



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