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Biden hits Sanders, Buttigieg as he seeks rebound from Iowa

With questions swirling about the long-term viability of his campaign, Joe Biden sharply criticized two of his top rivals on Wednesday, suggesting Sen. Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, was unelectable, …


Jon Healey: Hunter Biden may leave a bigger stamp on American politics than his father did

It’s all Hunter Biden’s fault. And by all, I mean everything.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 2, 2020

The race for nominating presidential candidates kicks off in Iowa this week. Here’s how Washington will participate.

Organizers for top-polling contenders Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are organizing ahead of the ballot, which will arrive in mailboxes after Feb. 19.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker endorses Joe Biden

Billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker, a major Democratic fundraiser and former commerce secretary under President Barack Obama, has endorsed Joe Biden for president.


Video edited to suggest Biden made racist remark

A video clip that shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden saying, “Our culture is not imported from some African nation or some Asian nation,” is being taken out of context …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Sanders and Trump surge, Biden rebounds in fundraising race

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says it raised $22.7 million in the final quarter of 2019


Biden leaves it unclear if he would honor Senate subpoena

Joe Biden is seeking to clarify his assertion that if the Senate subpoenas him to testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, he will defy the order.


Biden launches Iowa trip with focus on Trump, rural America

Joe Biden is launching an eight-day bus tour in Iowa with barely two months remaining before the Feb. 3 Iowa presidential caucuses


Cathy McMorris Rodgers supports aid to Ukraine but doesn’t see President Trump’s delay as impeachable

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers joined the Congressional Ukraine Caucus after visiting that country in 2015. She disagrees with the Trump administration’s decision earlier this year to delay military aid to …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

U.S. officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety

U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden even before the July phone …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

House investigators release more impeachment transcripts

House Democrats released new transcripts of Trump officials’ testimony Friday as they pushed their impeachment inquiry toward next week’s public hearings.


Biden allies file paperwork to create super PAC

Allies of former Vice President Joe Biden formed an outside group this week that would allow wealthy individuals and corporations to spend massive amounts boosting his 2020 Democratic presidential bid.


’Just too darn old:’ Sanders, Biden confront age concerns

Bernie Sanders insists he feels better than ever less than a month after heart surgery, but his return to the campaign trail this week sparked new questions about the unusually …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China

Hunter Biden, acknowledging that his family name created business opportunities, rejected assertions by President Donald Trump that he did anything wrong by engaging in foreign work in Ukraine and China.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

12 Democrats meet for first debate since impeachment inquiry

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates will meet on Tuesday for the most crowded presidential debate in modern history. But it’s the three leading candidates – Biden, Sanders and Warren – …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Presidential candidates seek money from key areas in Washington

President Donald Trump has received more campaign contributions from Washington and Spokane-area residents than any Democratic candidate still in the 2020 race.


Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese firm’s board

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Democrat Joe Biden says Donald Trump must be impeached

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is saying for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.


Kathleen Parker: Quids and quos gone wild

Depending upon one’s politics, President Trump’s leveraged “favor” request from Ukraine may not seem any worse than Joe Biden’s threat to withhold loan guarantees until another official was fired. But …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Diplomats pushed Ukraine to investigate, dangled Trump visit

Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump. It …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Biden, in fiery remarks, tells Trump: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

Joe Biden on Wednesday gave a preview of a potential general election face-off with Donald Trump by taking a more aggressive tone and assailing the president for his “abuse of …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Ukrainian leader says he doesn’t know why U.S. aid was frozen

Ukraine’s president said Tuesday that no one explained to him why millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to his country was delayed, dismissing suggestions that President Donald Trump froze …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

GOP congressman slams Trump for warning of ‘civil war’ over impeachment

As Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump spent Sunday vigorously defending himself on Twitter and sharing cable news clips of his most ardent devotees insisting that he did …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Ukraine’s prosecutor says no probe into Biden

Ukraine’s top anti-corruption official said Friday his agency hasn’t investigated former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden or his son as U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested.


Ukrainian leader bristles at release of Trump transcript

The White House annoyed and embarrassed Ukraine’s president by releasing his comments in a private conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump – and may have violated the Ukrainian constitution too.


White House mistakenly sends Trump-Ukraine talking points to Democrats

In the hours after the release Wednesday of the rough transcript of President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the White House circulated an email with …


In cautious comments, Biden stops short of calling for impeachment now

WILMINGTON, Del. – Former vice president Joe Biden called on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump if the White House continues to stonewall Congress’s investigations, including into …


Furor over Trump puts Ukraine’s leader in a tough spot

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine’s leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the separatist fighting in the country’s east, fomented by Russia. But now, barely 100 …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

Trump suggests he raised the Bidens with Ukraine’s president

President Donald Trump suggested that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son in a summer phone call with Ukraine’s new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into …