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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 …


Spin Control: Presidential debates are about donations as much as issues

Presidential candidates seem to use debates as a springboard for donations.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Here’s what Jay Inslee said in his 6 answers in the Democratic presidential debate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spoke six times during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, largely sticking on topic on his top issue: climate change.


Analysis: Winners and losers from Democratic presidential debate’s first night

The first night of the first debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is over, with the first 10 candidates jousting Wednesday night in Miami. Below are some winners and …


AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the 1st Democratic debate

Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tussled on a Miami stage Wednesday night in the opening debate of the 2020 campaign, with 10 more on tap Thursday. A look at some …


Pence launches ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been “a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans,” touting the president’s economic policies while warning Democrats …


Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth …


Spin Control: Inslee positioned pretty far to the right for the Democratic presidential debate

Gov. Jay Inslee will be off on the right wing Wednesday night for the Democratic presidential candidate debate. That’s where he’ll be on the television screen, not a prediction of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

South Carolina’s ‘World Famous Fish Fry’ reels in 2020 Dems

It’s been part of South Carolina politics for nearly three decades, but House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s “World Famous Fish Fry” is a little different this year, becoming a showpiece …


Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over the course …


Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

President Donald Trump’s early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 11:10 a.m.

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, leading mayor Pete Buttigieg to return home early from a presidential campaign trip to address the public and …


Spin Control: Inslee has plenty to win or lose from upcoming debates

Gov. Jay Inslee may be among the candidates with the most to win, or lose, from the upcoming Democratic presidential debates.


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.