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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Energized liberals fear Warren, Sanders can’t beat Trump

They want fundamental change: single-payer health care, debt-free college, environmental protections and the end of big money in politics. But as liberal voters size up the two leading candidates running …


Cardi B, Sanders talk police brutality and health care while in a nail salon

Rapper Cardi B led a meaty conversation with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont that touched on immigration, health, wages, police brutality and student debt in a new video released Thursday …


Stephen Colbert wouldn’t interview Trump out of respect for the presidency

Stephen Colbert says he wouldn’t have Donald Trump back on “The Late Show” because he has respect for the oval office and the president does not.


Hickenlooper ends White House bid, mulls Senate run in 2020

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may run for the Senate in 2020 against a Republican considered …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Trump ties U.S. success to 2nd term: ‘You have to vote for me’

President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire that their financial security …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

O’Rourke resuming presidential run with ‘major’ Texas speech

Beto O’Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a “major address …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

Analysis shows 12% could vote without paper backup in 2020

More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots more vulnerable to hacking.


Robert J. Samuelson: Is the economy turning against Trump?

There is growing evidence of a possible recession. If one materializes, President Trump could lose his most powerful argument for reelection: a strong economy.


Kathleen Parker: The shaming of America

One of the everlasting social forces in directing human behavior – shame – has become part of the 2020 presidential race.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

O’Rourke forgoing Iowa to stay in Texas after mass shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is canceling a series of campaign stops in Iowa and will remain in El Paso, Texas, through the weekend as his hometown continues to cope …


Marc A. Thiessen: That was a left vs. far left brawl

Forget moderates vs. radicals. The Democratic debate was a left vs. far left brawl.


Hard to see why national media made a big deal out of Inslee’s glasses

National pundits seemed to think they had a news flash about Jay Inslee.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:17 a.m.

Inslee a winner or loser in debate? Depends on who was watching

Gov. Jay Inslee gets mixed reviews for his performance in Wednesday night’s debate.


Analysis: Biden wrestles with his Obama problem

Joe Biden came to the debate stage with stats and one-liners aimed at the feisty group of challengers. But the weapon he used the most was just two words: Barack …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Inslee gets more time in second Democratic debate, but did he get enough?

Jay Inslee got more time on camera in Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate. The question is whether he’ll get any time on camera in the next debate.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party are intensifying as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

California governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

California’s Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald …


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 11:58 a.m.

New lineup, same challenge for Inslee in 2nd debate

In the second Democratic presidential candidate debate, Jay Inslee will face a new lineup but the same challenge.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

2020 Democrats grapple with how to pay for ‘Medicare for All’

Democratic presidential hopefuls campaigning on ‘Medicare for All’ grapple with a thorny question: how to pay for it


Trump v. Dems: ‘Racist’ and ‘socialist’ lines drawn for 2020

With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns.


O’Rourke’s fundraising woes revive concerns about campaign

Beto O’Rourke stormed into the presidential race arguing his experience growing up along the southern border and a relatively moderate approach to politics would distinguish him in a crowded field.


Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced …


Carl Hiaasen: It’s much too early to pay attention to the race for president

Some of those who deliberately didn’t watch the debates have been made to feel slack in their patriotic duty. Don’t feel guilty. It’s too much, too soon.


Eric Swalwell says he’s ending his 2020 presidential bid

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California is ending his presidential bid, becoming the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary to exit the campaign.


Kathleen Parker: Democrats tread on sensitive ground

The Democratic Party’s presidential primary season seems to be veering toward a racially charged contest.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Political dominoes in Washington waiting on Inslee’s decision

Political dominoes are lining up for Washington’s 2020 elections, waiting on Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision about whether to continue his presidential run before deciding which way they’ll fall.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:29 p.m.

Biden, Harris join Warren to promise teacher as ed secretary

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising he’ll appoint a teacher as secretary of education


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:29 p.m.

Kamala Harris reports raising $12M in 2nd quarter

Sen. Kamala Harris of California says she raised $12 million in the past three months – roughly equal to what she collected in the first fundraising quarter, which ended on …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Dem front-runner Biden trails Buttigieg in fundraising total

The battle for campaign cash is escalating as President Donald Trump posted a massive second quarter haul, while a fresh-faced Indiana mayor outraised Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the most …