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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

‘We’re going to be everywhere’: Inside Bloomberg’s 2020 plan

For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate.


Bloomberg gun plan: Permits, assault weapon ban, age limits

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado’s worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Bloomberg spending tens of millions more on new ad campaign

Billionaire Democrat Michael Bloomberg is putting tens of millions of more dollars behind a new television ad casting himself as uniquely qualified to defeat President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Kamala Harris ends Democratic presidential campaign, citing lack of funding

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Democrat Steve Bullock ends struggling presidential campaign

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday, becoming the third Western governor boasting executive experience and a Washington-outsider appeal to flame out in the contest.


Biden launches Iowa trip with focus on Trump, rural America

Joe Biden is launching an eight-day bus tour in Iowa with barely two months remaining before the Feb. 3 Iowa presidential caucuses


Trump impeachment drive has similarities to Wisconsin recall

Democrats’ drive to impeach President Trump has a parallel in Wisconsin, where angry liberals took aim at Republican Gov. Walker in 2012 after he eviscerated public employee unions


New Hampshire’s presidential primary is set for Feb. 11

New Hampshire’s presidential primary is set for Feb. 11, eight days after Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in Democratic primary

Former President Barack Obama is warning Democrats against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and alienating voters needed to defeat President Donald Trump in the general election


Trump says Pompeo would easily win Senate seat in Kansas

President Donald Trump appears to be opening the door for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for an open Senate seat in his home state of Kansas


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

California justices reject law requiring Trump tax returns

President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, a unanimous state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.


Buttigieg looks to prove his staying power in Atlanta debate

Four Democrats jumbled at the top of the party’s presidential primary are looking to begin separating themselves in Wednesday’s final debate before Thanksgiving begins sapping voters’ attention – and that …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. announced Thursday that he will try to reclaim his old job as Utah governor.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

Mark Sanford is ending his longshot 2020 Republican presidential bid.


Bloomberg registers for 2020 ballot in Arkansas

Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork Tuesday to appear on the ballot in Arkansas’ March 3 presidential primary, the latest indication the billionaire former New York mayor may seek the Democratic nomination.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Bloomberg opens door to 2020 Democratic run for president

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped …


Steyer aide offered money for endorsements

A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Beto O’Rourke announces he’s dropping 2020 presidential bid

Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Paula White, President Trump’s key spiritual adviser, reportedly will join the White House

Florida televangelist Paula White, who has served as a kind of spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump, will join his administration in an official capacity, according to a senior administration …


Biden allies file paperwork to create super PAC

Allies of former Vice President Joe Biden formed an outside group this week that would allow wealthy individuals and corporations to spend massive amounts boosting his 2020 Democratic presidential bid.


Filing period opens for New Hampshire’s presidential primary

The lengthy list of 2020 presidential hopefuls started growing longer Wednesday as the filing period opened for New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary.


Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon won’t seek re-election

Republican Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon announced Monday that he is retiring from Congress and will not seek election to a 12th term.


’Just too darn old:’ Sanders, Biden confront age concerns

Bernie Sanders insists he feels better than ever less than a month after heart surgery, but his return to the campaign trail this week sparked new questions about the unusually …


Pennsylvania’s gas politics churn as Trump embraces industry

For a second time in three months, President Donald Trump is headed to Pennsylvania to promote his support for the natural gas industry, making clear that he sees his pro-industry …


Television’s Weather Channel wades into climate debate

The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early next month that includes interviews …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats’ top rank

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature …


MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize voters

The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

12 Democrats meet for first debate since impeachment inquiry

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates will meet on Tuesday for the most crowded presidential debate in modern history. But it’s the three leading candidates – Biden, Sanders and Warren – …


Dems, Muslims rip Trump attack on Somalis; rue GOP silence

Minnesota Democrats, Muslims and other groups condemned President Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the state for welcoming so many Somali refugees, and they called out Republican leaders for failing …