• Donald Trump Oct 25, 2019

    Democrats Lure Donors With World Series, ‘Hamilton' Contests

    Want free tickets to the World Series? What about a trip to San Francisco to see a performance of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton?” You could be a lucky winner if you donate to a presidential candidate. Democratic candidates working to raise campaign cash and rack up small-dollar donors have been offering free trips for months to those who chip...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2019

    Democrats Blast Latest Trump Crisis. But What Will They Do?

    A whistleblower’s complaint over President Donald Trump’s interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in their condemnation of Trump for going to extraordinary lengths to tear down a chief political rival by asking the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    Democrats Spending Millions to Try to Take Back Statehouses

    Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors’ offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races. In a longtime Republican district covering a wealthy enclave of Dallas, Democratic challenger Shawn Terry has raised $235,000, an eye-popping...

  • Donald Trump Jul 30, 2019

    Stakes Rising for 2020 Dems Ahead of 2nd Presidential Debate

    Democrats gathering in Detroit for a pivotal presidential debate will have to decide, once again, how to respond to President Donald Trump while presenting their own vision for the country. Candidates are sure to use the high-profile setting on Tuesday and Wednesday to blast Trump’s recent string of racist and incendiary tweets and comments, first about four congresswomen and more...

  • Congress Jul 29, 2019

    Biden's Full Embrace of Obama Health Law Has Political Risks

    Joe Biden had just rolled out his health care plan when he made what could be a fateful pledge to a crowd in Iowa: “If you like your health care plan or your employer-based plan, you can keep it.” The remark echoed assurances President Barack Obama made repeatedly as he sold the Affordable Care Act, which became known as “Obamacare.”...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2019

    US Government Says Federal Death Penalty Will Resume

    The federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nation sees a broad shift away from capital punishment.

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2019

    Resumed Federal Executions Raise Death Penalty's 2020 Stakes

    The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. “If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?” Bernard Shaw, a CNN anchor, asked, referring to the Massachusetts governor’s wife. Dukakis said he wouldn’t favor it because “I don’t see any evidence that it is a...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2019

    In Biden and Buttigieg, Dems Confront Generational Divide

    Separated by 40 years, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg represent the generational poles of the crowded Democratic presidential primary. Biden, 76, would be the oldest person elected president. Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, would be the youngest. Biden casts his decades of experience in Washington as a remedy for Trump’s turbulent tenure, while Buttigieg argues that the...

  • Joe Biden Jul 7, 2019

    Pete Buttigieg Has Money, But Can He Turn It Into 2020 Win?

    Pete Buttigieg stunned the Democratic presidential field with a nearly $25 million second-quarter fundraising haul. Now he needs to figure out how to use that money to build a campaign that can go the distance against nearly two dozen rivals — many of them better known — and ensure that enthusiasm from donors is matched by support from voters. That...

  • Joe Biden Jul 7, 2019

    Pete Buttigieg Has Money, But Can He Turn It Into 2020 Win?

    Pete Buttigieg stunned the Democratic presidential field with a nearly $25 million second-quarter fundraising haul. Now he needs to figure out how to use that money to build a campaign that can go the distance against nearly two dozen rivals — many of them better known — and ensure that enthusiasm from donors is matched by support from voters. That...

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2019

    Warren in the Spotlight as Democrats Gather for 1st Debate

    After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase.

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2019

    Warren in the Spotlight as Democrats Gather for 1st Debate

    After circling each other for months, Democratic presidential candidates will converge on the debate stage in Miami on Wednesday as the campaign enters a new — and likely more contentious — phase.

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2019

    Slipping in Polls, Sanders Contrasts His Record With Biden's

    Bernie Sanders is quick to slam Joe Biden’s past support of free trade deals and the Iraq War. He is warning him against a “middle ground” approach to addressing climate change. His campaign sends fundraising appeals with a simple, foreboding subject line: “Joe Biden.” In his nearly three weeks as a presidential candidate, Biden has become Sanders’ favorite foil. No...

  • Donald Trump Apr 25, 2019

    Straight Talk on Race Becoming a Must for White Candidates

    After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the “shame” he felt that some white people “kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents.” Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he “clearly had advantages” as a white man. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has said that any struggle she...

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2019

    Sen. Cory Booker Launches Presidential Campaign Tour From Newark

    Mired in the 2020 pack, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker returned on Saturday to the city where he earned his political chops, hoping for a surge as he undertakes a two-week tour around the country and expressing confidence to supporters that he, like the country he wants to lead, “will rise.” The New Jersey senator joined the race more than...

  • Donald Trump Jan 22, 2019

    MLK Holiday Offers Stage for Democratic Hopefuls

    As Americans commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to the nation, Democratic presidential hopefuls are fanning out across the country to honor the civil rights leader. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if successful, would make her the first woman and the second black candidate to become president. Meanwhile, an annual rally to...

  • Donald Trump Jan 22, 2019

    Harris: ‘Stand Up and Fight for Best of Who We Are'

    Sen. Kamala Harris enters the Democratic presidential race Monday, vowing to “stand up and fight for the best of who we are” in America.

  • Donald Trump Jan 21, 2019

    Biden, Bloomberg Speak at MLK Event

    As Americans commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls are fanning out across the country to honor the civil rights leader, including former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2019

    MLK Holiday Represents Big Moment for 2020 Democrats

    Monday’s observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: race. At least a half dozen declared or potential presidential candidates will attend events and talk about what King’s legacy means to Americans...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2018

    Midterms Offer Clues for Trump, Dems in 2020 Presidential Bids

    This week’s midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states opened a potential path back to the White House. But President Donald Trump’s Republican Party found strength in critical states that often hold the keys to the presidency....

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