Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final debate of 2019

A deepening sense of volatility is settling over the Democratic Party's presidential primary election on the eve of the sixth and final debate of 2019. The seven candidates who remain are being forced to grapple with unprecedented distraction from Washington.

Beto O'Rourke drops out of presidential race

O'Rourke had been struggling to break through a crowded Democratic field. He entered the race in March with buzz from his narrow 2018 Senate loss to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas.

10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

WASHINGTON (AP) - Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she was dropping out of the race after spending at least $4 million on...

'Rev it up': Back at home, Klobuchar is told to get tough

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - When Amy Klobuchar wends her way through the hordes of people at the Minnesota State Fair, it's clear she's on her home turf. She stops to greet familiar faces at the Farmers' Union. She poses for photos with metal workers at the AFL-CIO building. A young girl approaches to give her a gift - a crop-art portrait of the three-term senator created with flaxseed,...