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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Biden parries attacks from rivals in fiery Democratic debate

Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party’s …


Local Democrats look to debate for clarity about whom to support for presidential nomination

With 20 candidates still in the running for the party’s nomination for president in 2020, most local members of the party are unwilling at this point to throw their support …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Jill Biden scheduled to stump on behalf of her husband in Spokane in September

Details about the Sept. 29 event are scant, but it’s the first scheduled fundraiser by a candidate for president in 2020 scheduled in Spokane.


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Sanders, Warren clash with moderates over ‘Medicare for All’

Liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are slapping back against moderate rivals who ridiculed “Medicare for All” during a Democratic presidential debate in which lesser-known pragmatists are warning against …


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: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Inslee raises $3 million in second quarter, trails better known candidates

Jay Inslee sits ninth in the large field of Democratic candidates for second quarter donations compiled by CNN.


Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to declare climate emergency

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

Democrats in second debate get scrappy

In a scrappy debate, 10 Democrats spar on health care, immigration and which generation has the answers.


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 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.


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 …


’Medicare for All’s’ rich benefits ‘leapfrog’ other nations

The “Medicare for All” plan embraced by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what other advanced countries offer, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal.


Sanders raised $18.2 million in campaign’s first quarter

Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $18.2 million for his presidential campaign during the first quarter of the year, a sizable sum that establishes him as an early pacesetter in the money …


Beto O’Rourke: Being a white male doesn’t put me at disadvantage

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that’s so deeply diverse won’t be a hindrance because his gender and race have …


Back in Brooklyn, Sanders predicts White House win in 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday returned to Brooklyn, his birthplace, for the first rally of his second presidential campaign and sought to tie his working-class background to his populist views …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.


Bernie Sanders pitches new tax plan hitting ultra-wealthy, income inequality

Bernie Sanders on Thursday released a plan to significantly raise taxes on the wealthiest 0.2 percent of Americans, the latest in a series of proposals from Democratic presidential contenders to …


Max Boot: Democrats need a new foreign policy

For decades, elites in the United States believed that championing a liberal world order was in our interest. Now, we are seeing a new left-right axis emerge around protectionism and …


Bernie Sanders introduces ‘Stop BEZOS Act’ in the Senate

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Wednesday introduced a Senate bill – the “Stop BEZOS Act” – that would require large employers like Amazon and Walmart to pay back the government …


Amazon fires back at Bernie Sanders’ ‘inaccurate’ claims about its warehouse working conditions

Amazon is defending its treatment of the hundreds of thousands of workers at its warehouses, calling statements by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “inaccurate and misleading.”


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Thousands of Amazon workers receive food stamps. Now Sen. Bernie Sanders wants Amazon to pay up.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will soon introduce legislation that would require large employers like Amazon, Walmart and McDonald’s to fully cover the cost of food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and …


Bernie Sanders declining to help son in race fits pattern

An endorsement by Bernie Sanders is one of the most coveted gifts in Democratic politics. But the Vermont senator and liberal darling is notoriously reluctant to back many politicians, including, …


Froma Harrop: Bernie the Good versus Bernie the Bad

Bernie Sanders is back in the news, showing us all both his good side and the bad. Let’s start with the good.


Trump campaign ad calls Dems ‘complicit’ in police officers’ deaths

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally.


Educator met with feds to talk Bernie Sanders’ wife college

A former trustee at the college where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife was president when a $10 million real estate deal was struck said she testified before a federal grand …


Froma Harrop: Democrats need to drop identity politics

Without power, Democrats can’t do anything for the overlooked, the oppressed or anyone else.


Cantwell joins Sanders in sparring with GOP over tax plan

In debate over Senate GOP tax reform plan, Sen. Maria Cantwell sticks up for taxpayers’ ability to deduct state and local taxes.


Democrats setting themselves up to lose

It would seem that the midterm election is the Democrats’ to lose. And you can be sure they will try their best to do exactly that.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California

Sen. Bernie Sanders pilloried Republican efforts to overhaul the health care system and touted his own Medicare for all plan Friday before an effusive California audience that welcomed him on …