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Bloomberg vows to refuse donations, presidential salary

Michael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in …


AP Fact Check: Claims from the Democratic debate

A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential candidate debate

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential candidate debate


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Sanders to be at Democratic debate following heart procedure

Bernie Sanders remained hospitalized in Nevada on Thursday because of a blocked artery in his heart but will participate in the next Democratic presidential debate, according to his campaign.


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 …


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


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ends once-promising presidential bid

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is dropping out of the presidential race as a campaign that once looked to ride strong #MeToo credentials has been plagued by low polling and fundraising struggles.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

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 …


Judge weighs ordering switch to paper ballots in Georgia

A federal judge says Georgia allowed its election system to grow “way too old and archaic” and now has a deep hole to dig out of to ensure that the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Booker campaign gets 2020 jolt with pushback against Biden

Cory Booker is raising his profile in the crowded Democratic presidential primary by directly challenging Joe Biden on thorny racial issues


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019

Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Four Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum in South Carolina


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Lock HIM up? Dems weigh what to do about Trump’s deeds

Democrats in 2020 race are grappling with fraught questions about how to hold Trump accountable


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

Partisan control determines how states act on voting rights

New York and a few other states that saw some of the biggest Democratic gains in 2018 have passed laws this year to implement early voting, all-mail voting or automatic …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

Members of both parties say a flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections


Jay Inslee hits 65,000 donors for his presidential campaign, meeting requirement for first debate

Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign has surpassed 65,000 individual donors from across the country, all but guaranteeing him a spot in the first Democratic debate in late June.


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


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 …


Biden defends his behavior with women

Former Vice President Joe Biden says he doesn’t believe he ever acted inappropriately toward women but will “listen respectfully” to suggestions he did


George F. Will: Mueller’s report makes a normal election possible in 2020

Robert Mueller’s report is a gift to the nation, because it makes possible something like a normal presidential election in 2020.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump isn’t the biggest threat to the Constitution. Democrats are.

Democrats are proposing what amounts to a systemic assault on the foundations of our federal system. But if they do, then spare us the overwrought complaints about Trump.


Kathleen Parker: Too rich to run in 2020

These days, as income inequality has become a leitmotif of Democratic politics, being rich is a liability.


First lady: Growing ease in official role, but not politics

As President Donald Trump shows his eagerness for the coming 2020 re-election battle, less clear is Mrs. Trump’s fervor for joining the effort.


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 …


Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicks off Arizona Senate bid

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is casting his Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate as a “mission for Arizona” as he kicks off his bid to finish John McCain’s last term in …


O’Rourke to do Oprah Winfrey interview amid 2020 speculation

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke will head to New York next month for a live interview with Oprah Winfrey as he continues to mull a 2020 presidential run


Warren tackles race following criticism of DNA test release

Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to solidify her connection with African-American voters Friday as she prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign amid criticism of her approach to race and identity.


Stuart Rothenberg: Where Republicans, Democrats stand heading into 2019

As we enter a two-year presidential cycle, the parties stand at very different places, but the one thing they have in common is voters’ skepticism.