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O’Rourke: White Americans don’t know full story of slavery

As he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year’s southern presidential primaries, Beto O’Rourke has taken a path somewhat less …


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee part of Democratic presidential debate on first night

Gov. Jay Inslee will share the stage with U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Tim Ryan, former U.S. Reps. Beto O’Rourke and …


Younger 2020 candidates hint at age divide in hitting Biden

Some of the younger candidates in the crowded Democratic presidential primary are suggesting that the early front-runner, 76-year-old Joe Biden , is too entrenched in the past.


Word coming about who’s in, who’s out for Democratic debates

The Democratic National Committee is set to announce that as many as 20 presidential candidates have qualified for the first debates later this month.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Trump, Biden trade insults during dueling Iowa visits

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are assailing each other during overlapping visits to Iowa on Tuesday, previewing what the country might get in next year’s election if Biden …


Robert J. Samuelson: The Democrats’ fairy-tale campaigns

The lessons of the past do not seem to have been absorbed or analyzed with significant rigor. Anyone who has paid the slightest bit of attention knows that government has …


Spin Control: Gov. Inslee still pushing for climate debate

Gov. Jay Inslee still pushing for a presidential debate on climate despite the thumbs down from the Democratic National Committee


White House hopefuls target Trump for anti-LGBTQ policies

Democratic White House hopefuls are attacking President Donald Trump as harmful to LGBTQ Americans and promising if elected they would not just restore gay rights but expand them.


Paul Waldman: Abortion is set to be a huge issue in 2020

There are no more dog-whistles. Abortion is front and center, and will be one of the key issues in the 2020 election.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

DNC to Gov. Inslee: No debate just on climate change

Democratic National Committee tells Gov. Jay Inslee it won’t hold a debate just on climate change.


Some Democrats see Fox as a helpful link to voters

In the gymnasium of Stevens High School, just before 7 p.m., Chris Wallace stepped onto the red-carpeted, Fox News-branded stage for his first-ever town hall. The host of “Fox News …


2020 hopeful Inslee says $9T climate plan will boost economy

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

NYC Mayor de Blasio announces candidacy, insults ‘Con Don’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

Alabama vote moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

Democratic presidential candidates rushed Wednesday to condemn Alabama’s approval of a ban on nearly all abortions, warning that it portends a larger offensive by conservatives around the country to undermine …


Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana joins Democratic presidential field

Montana Governor Steve Bullock said he will run for president in 2020, becoming the 22nd Democratic candidate vying for the party’s nomination and positioning himself as a centrist able to …


Kathleen Parker: Women who run

The challenge for the six female presidential candidates is how to stand out. Fortunately, or not, some have already made headlines with their uniqueness.


Hiring surge lifts economy – and Trump’s re-election chances

Surging economy is giving Trump’s re-election chances a boost


Trump wrestles with 2020 balancing act

Partway through a speech at a fundraising dinner this month, President Donald Trump spent time wondering aloud about the theme for his re-election campaign.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 11:07 a.m.

Biden launches 2020 bid warning ‘soul’ of America at stake

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the “soul of this nation” at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election.


Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment

Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues – who would have to …


AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, would be the oldest and most experienced politician in the race.


2020 Democrats raising less money as donors sit on sidelines

The crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates is showing early signs of money trouble as donors sit on the sidelines to see how the contest unfolds, signaling a drawn-out …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 12:07 a.m.

Inslee gets national audience for presidential campaign pitch on climate change

In nationally televised pitch to win support for his 2020 presidential run, Gov. Jay Inslee tells town hall audience Washington is a good “template” for the rest of the country


Robert J. Samuelson: Let states, localities fix the schools

We should let states and localities see whether they can make schools work better. The grandiose fix-it national plans are mostly exercises in political marketing.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘We are Americans first’ … aren’t we?

“Before we are anything else,” says Beto O’Rourke, “we are Americans first.” That used to be a lot easier to believe.


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Washington Democrats to use results of presidential primary

The Washington state Democratic Party has announced it will use the state’s 2020 presidential primary to allocate delegates to candidates instead of the precinct caucuses it has used in previous …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Biden jokes about accusations, targets union voters

Former Vice President Joe Biden tries to use humor to defuse his recent controversy about crossing physical boundaries with women — but acknowledges he’ll have to change the way he …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

’Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at …


Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is latest Democrat seeking White House

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, portraying himself as a candidate who can bridge Democrats’ progressive and working class wings to win the White …