South by Southwest festival in Austin canceled due to coronavirus concerns

(CNN)– South by Southwest, the annual tech, film and music conference in Austin, has officially been canceled because of the coronavirus. The decision, announced by city authorities on Friday, came just two days after Austin public health officials said the event could proceed as planned despite despite a string of high-profile dropouts and widespread calls to cancel. “I’ve […]

Democrat Andrew Yang ends presidential bid

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrat Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur who created buzz for his presidential campaign by championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month, suspended his 2020 bid on Tuesday. His national press secretary, Erick Sanchez, confirmed the decision. It came as he expected a poor performance in New […]

Sen. Michael Bennet ends 2020 bid after poor showing in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet ended his long-shot presidential bid Tuesday, failing to break out of a crowded Democratic field dominated by other moderate candidates, including Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. Bennet, 55, was a late entrant to the race who staked his bid largely on trying to win New […]

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary; Buttigieg leads in delegate count

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary Tuesday night, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. In his win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, beat back a strong challenge from the 38-year-old former mayor of South […]

Bernie Sanders holds narrow lead over Pete Buttigieg in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders held a narrow lead over Pete Buttigieg in the New Hampshire Democratic primary Tuesday night as the two ideological opposites battled it out for front-runner status in the chaotic nomination fight to take on President Donald Trump. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Midwestern moderate like former Mayor Buttigieg, was […]

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire primary, CNN projects

(CNN) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will clinch victory Tuesday night in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, according to a CNN projection, powered by his strength among blue-collar, younger and more liberal voters. As the senator from a neighboring state who beat Hillary Clinton by 22 points in the 2016 Democratic primary, Sanders was […]

Front-runners Buttigieg and Sanders beat back debate attacks

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runners Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg beat back a barrage of attacks during a debate as rivals raised persistent questions about their ideology and experience, hoping to sow doubts about their ability to defeat President Donald Trump. Reeling from a weak finish in this week’s Iowa caucuses, former Vice […]

Tougher criticism as Democrats debate in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Fueled by a growing sense of urgency, the Democrats’ leading presidential contenders were set to embrace more aggressive tactics as Friday night’s high-stakes debate got underway and the 2020 primary season roared into a critical new phase. Seven Democrats faced off in New Hampshire, just four days before the state’s first-in-the-nation […]

11 Democrats make ballot for Ohio's presidential primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The official ballots for Ohio’s March 17 presidential primary have been certified, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Tuesday. LaRose announced the certification of 11 Democratic candidates and one Republican, President Donald Trump. The Democrats are Michael Bennet, Joseph Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, […]

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates offered two very different debates during their final forum of 2019. In the first half, they spent much of their time making the case for their electability in a contest with President Donald Trump. The second half was filled with friction over money in politics, Afghanistan and experience. […]