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How crucial is New Hampshire win? It depends on whom you ask

In the waning hours before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary voting begins, Democratic presidential candidates took varied approaches to the expectations game Monday as they look to advance deeper into what could be an extended nominating fight.


Buttigieg, Sanders campaigns request Iowa caucus recanvass

Bernie Sanders’ and Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaigns filed requests Monday for a partial recanvass of the results of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses.


Revolution or realism? NH tests Democrats’ call for change

New Hampshire voters are poised Tuesday to re-order the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But as important, they will also send a message about what kind of change they want their party to stand for to challenge President Donald Trump.


Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge

Ireland’s elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there’s a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls.


Trump’s ex-Navy secretary endorses Bloomberg for president

The former Navy secretary who was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump said Friday he is endorsing Democrat Michael Bloomberg for president.


Jordan to challenge Risch for Idaho’s U.S. Senate seat

Former Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state lawmaker Paulette Jordan announced Friday that she’s challenging two-term Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Risch.


Former congressman Joe Walsh ends 2020 GOP bid against Trump

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start.


Front-runners Buttigieg and Sanders beat back debate attacks

With urgency rising in their nomination fight, Democratic presidential front-runners Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg beat back a barrage of attacks during a Friday night debate in New Hampshire


Pete Buttigieg surges into New Hampshire, hoping to ride a wave of new support

The results out of Monday’s Iowa caucuses remain murky and marred by reporting blunders, but one thing is clear: Buttigieg has rolled into New Hampshire on an upswing few would have predicted when the 38-year-old, openly gay mayor of the midsized town of South Bend, Ind., entered the presidential race a year ago.


Biden hits Sanders, Buttigieg as he seeks rebound from Iowa

With questions swirling about the long-term viability of his campaign, Joe Biden sharply criticized two of his top rivals on Wednesday, suggesting Sen. Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, was unelectable, while 38-year-old Pete Buttigieg was inexperienced and a risky choice.


Inland Northwest senators vote along party lines as Senate acquits President Trump

Republicans called the effort to remove Donald Trump from the White House an inadequate, partisan exercise, while Democrats said the ongoing concerns about electoral autonomy necessitated a conviction.


Bloomberg doubles ad spending after chaos of Iowa caucuses

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is doubling the already massive amount of money he will spend on advertising, an effort to lift his Democratic presidential bid and capitalize on the chaotic outcome of Monday’s Iowa caucuses.


Democratic convention host committee leaders put on leave

The two leaders of Milwaukee’s host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been placed on leave pending an investigation into allegations that they oversaw a toxic work environment, a letter sent to staff working on planning the event revealed.


Buttigieg, Sanders lead as Iowa releases partial results

The Iowa Democratic Party has released partial results of its kickoff presidential caucus after a long day of delay.


Dems kick off Iowa caucuses amid worry over beating Trump

A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care and taxes crests Monday in the Iowa caucuses.


Cities on the presidential campaign trail, including Spokane, left to foot the bill

Presidential candidates could very well swing through Spokane ahead of the 2020 election, and the city of Spokane will likely bear the burden of providing security for their events.


Few presidential candidates have Idaho primary plans, but party leaders expect record participation

As Idaho’s primary inches closer, the state’s voters will have to choose a party and one of more than a dozen candidates who will be on the state’s presidential primary ballots.


The race for nominating presidential candidates kicks off in Iowa this week. Here’s how Washington will participate.

Organizers for top-polling contenders Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are organizing ahead of the ballot, which will arrive in mailboxes after Feb. 19.


‘Zombie’ campaigns could pick up support in Iowa caucuses

Some former Democratic presidential candidates could still win votes and make an impact on Iowa’s caucuses Monday


Delaney, longest-running Democratic candidate, ends 2020 bid

John Delaney, the longest-running Democratic candidate in the 2020 presidential race, is ending his campaign after pouring millions of his own money into an effort that failed to resonate with voters.