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Marianne Williamson: U.S. needs Department of Peace

America does not just have a gun crisis; it has a cultural crisis. America will not stop experiencing the effects of gun violence until we’re ready to face the many ways that our culture is riddled with violence.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘Normal’ is what got us here

For all his earnestness, the former vice president, I think, misreads the needs of the nation at this juncture. Joe Biden seems to think that what America needs now is to be soothed.

Farmers’ loyalty to Trump tested over new corn-ethanol rules

When President Donald Trump levied tariffs on China that scrambled global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields about an hour south of Des Moines became less valuable, Miller saw long-term promise in Trump’s efforts to rebalance America’s trade relationship with Beijing.

Dana Milbank: Joe Biden is the Lamborghini of gaffes

There is no surer way to convince people you are going nuts than to stand in front of a crowd and announce that you are not going nuts. “I want to be clear: I’m not going nuts,” Joe Biden declared at a campaign stop Friday as he struggled to identify the location of a speech he had just given.

Window to qualify for next debate closing quickly on Dems

Struggling Democratic presidential candidates braced for bad news Wednesday with the window to qualify for the next debate set to close at midnight, a near impossible deadline for many to make that could doom their campaigns.

Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid; sources say he’ll run for governor again

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. But the end of his presidential bid looks like it will be the beginning of another: Inslee’s run for a third term as governor. The Associated Press reported Wednesday night that two people close to Inslee said he will run for governor again in 2020 and will announce his plan in a Thursday morning email to supporters.

Elizabeth Warren meets her look-alike at a rally

No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. One of the women pictured above is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the 70-year-old Massachusetts Democrat with presidential aspirations. The person shaking her hand is Stephanie Oyen - a Minnesota native whose Warren impression is so uncanny, fans mistakenly clamored for selfies with her during the senator's Monday night rally.

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 on those values – Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren – one question is impossible to avoid: Can either one beat President Donald Trump?

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 one of the most politically vulnerable incumbents.

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 to the nation” from his hometown of El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting killed 22 people.