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Democrats revive ‘Medicare for All’ fight at Atlanta debate

The top Democratic presidential candidates spent large chunks of prime-time television clashing over “Medicare for All” – again.


Buttigieg looks to prove his staying power in Atlanta debate

Four Democrats jumbled at the top of the party’s presidential primary are looking to begin separating themselves in Wednesday’s final debate before Thanksgiving begins sapping voters’ attention – and that …


Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks

Mayor Pete Buttigieg tops Iowa presidential caucus polls, and now he’ll face the scrutiny that comes with his climb as Democrats gather in Atlanta for their fifth 2020 primary debate.


Partisan divide apparent in how local news should be propped up

While two-thirds of Democrats say news organizations in need should be able to receive government or private funding in order to survive, only 17 percent of Republicans feel the same …


Gov. Bevin concedes to Beshear in Kentucky governor’s race

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race.


Steyer aide offered money for endorsements

A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Diplomat had ‘clear understanding’ of Ukraine quid pro quo

A State Department envoy told lawmakers it was his “clear understanding” the U.S. government intended to withhold military aid from Ukraine until the country committed to investigations sought by President …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Democrats push impeachment rules package through House

With Inland Northwest Republicans joining their GOP colleagues to vote no, Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders joins Elizabeth Warren in criticizing Amazon’s spending on Seattle City Council elections

Bernie Sanders has joined fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in decrying Amazon’s heavy spending on Seattle’s pivotal City Council elections.


White House and Democrats clash over rules for impeachment

The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” – but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Like Ellen Degeneres befriending George W. Bush, political opposites in Spokane find common ground

At a divisive moment, it’s still possible to shake each other’s hand.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Diplomat at center of Trump inquiry says he warned Ukraine

Lawmakers question first witness in impeachment investigation, the former special U.S. envoy to Ukraine


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Booker loses organizing chief in key state of South Carolina

Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker is losing a key staff asset in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Pelosi orders impeachment probe: ‘No one is above the law’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an …


Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

New Iowa poll shows Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

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 …


Spin Control: End of the month means candidates have their hands out

The end of each month always brings a slew of frantic pleas from candidates who always seem to be scrambling to meet a deadline for a monetary goal they themselves …


10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

10 Democrats in the wide field of contenders qualify for September debate, with several others missing cut


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

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 …


Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

The Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis.


As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Gov. Jay Inslee announces re-election bid; AG Bob Ferguson also will seek re-election

Inslee’s pursuit of a third term was not unexpected, and the governor has a little less than $1.2 million left in his presidential campaign that could be transferred to his …


Trump says any Jewish people who vote for Democrats are showing ‘great disloyalty’ or ‘lack of knowledge’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that any Jewish people who vote for Democrats are showing “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” prompting an outcry from critics …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Julian Castro qualifies for September presidential debates

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said Tuesday that he has qualified for the next presidential debates, reaching a polling threshold for the round taking place in September in Houston.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Joe Biden won’t be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, as he’s skipping the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead.


Rueful over heritage claim, Warren woos Native American vote

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that’s proved to be a big …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019

Omar: Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of the occupation’

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Unified Dems press Trump, GOP on curbing guns

Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive …


Democrats: Trump should demand Senate vote on gun bill

If President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put a House-passed bill …