Julian Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is ending his run for president. His announcement Thursday comes as Castro failed to garner enough support or donations to make the recent Democratic presidential debates . The former San Antonio mayor languished around 1% in polls and lagged behind his 2020 rivals in fundraising. […]

Warren again dodges on health care, Biden faces questions about son’s work in Ukraine

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature “wealth tax” plan. The pile-on was the clearest sign yet that Warren has a new status in the crowded Democratic primary: a front-runner in the […]

7 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate held in Ohio

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Polls show that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now a front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination. And on Tuesday night in Ohio, her 11 rivals acted like it. The party’s fourth presidential debate, hosted by CNN and The New York Times, showcased the shifting dynamics of the Democratic primary. Warren was under attack all night […]

12 Democrats face high stakes on biggest primary debate stage ever

Twelve Democrats will line up in swing state Ohio on Tuesday for a crucial debate in their White House battle, which will unfold as their party gears up to consider impeachment — the ultimate political sanction — against President Donald Trump. Candidates will take the most crowded debate stage in the history of US presidential primaries as their race […]

Biden faces attacks from rivals and fires back in heated debate

DETROIT — The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden’s candidacy. The former vice president was repeatedly forced to defend his decades-old political record against pointed attacks from his younger, diverse […]

Climate change urgency unifying topic for candidates at Democratic debate

MIAMI — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren raised her hand as one of the only Democratic presidential contenders willing to abolish her own private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan, demanding “structural change” in the economy and the government as Democrats met on the debate stage for the first time in the 2020 presidential […]

5 Things to Watch at the DNC Tonight

Republicans had to contend last week in their convention with Hurricane Isaac. Democrats must compete this week with the U.S. Open tennis championship.

Obama Praised, Romney Pilloried at DNC

(CNN) — A Democratic National Convention vital to President Barack Obama’s re-election bid will hear from former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday.

1 Dead, 1 Missing in Severe Texas Flooding

By Greg Botelho (CNN) — One woman died and authorities are searching for the body of another — swept away as she sat on a car, face-to-face with firefighters — due to raging floodwaters in San Antonio, which braced for yet more drenching rains Saturday night. At one point Saturday, a storm and subsequent floods […]

Boy Returns in Mariachi Suit to Sing National Anthem

By Cindy Y. Rodriguez, CNN (CNN) — In less than 48 hours, Sebastien De La Cruz has become a household name. The 11-year-old Mexican-American boy’s singing of the national anthem in his mariachi outfit caused a stir during game 3 of the NBA finals in his San Antonio hometown Tuesday. On Thursday night, the Spurs […]

Convención Hispana Held in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – It was a big day for Northeast Ohio’s Hispanic Community. Thousands of people attended the Convencion Hispana. The event was spearheaded by volunteer communities that focus on four areas: education, empowerment, health, and economic development. Part of the goal is to make sure that Hispanic voices in the community are being heard. “We […]