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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Biden on racism: White people ‘can never fully understand’

Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

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.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:17 a.m.

Inslee a winner or loser in debate? Depends on who was watching

Gov. Jay Inslee gets mixed reviews for his performance in Wednesday night’s debate.


Marc A. Thiessen: That was a left vs. far left brawl

Forget moderates vs. radicals. The Democratic debate was a left vs. far left brawl.


Analysis: Biden wrestles with his Obama problem

Joe Biden came to the debate stage with stats and one-liners aimed at the feisty group of challengers. But the weapon he used the most was just two words: Barack …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Inslee gets more time in second Democratic debate, but did he get enough?

Jay Inslee got more time on camera in Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate. The question is whether he’ll get any time on camera in the next debate.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Democrats’ divisions test Biden’s front-runner strength

The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party are intensifying as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe …


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.


Biden’s son Hunter makes his 1st 2020 campaign appearance

Joe Biden’s son Hunter makes 2020 presidential campaign trail debut with his father two weeks after the former vice president praised him for battling through “tough times” including years of …


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.


Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced …


Marc A. Thiessen: Biden’s electability is a myth

A recent poll finds that a 45 percent plurality of voters believe Joe Biden has the best chance of beating President Trump. But what if those voters are wrong?


Kathleen Parker: Democrats tread on sensitive ground

The Democratic Party’s presidential primary season seems to be veering toward a racially charged contest.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 11:29 p.m.

Biden, Harris join Warren to promise teacher as ed secretary

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising he’ll appoint a teacher as secretary of education


Spin Control: Presidential debates are about donations as much as issues

Presidential candidates seem to use debates as a springboard for donations.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

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


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Trump, Biden trade insults during dueling Iowa visits

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are assailing each other during overlapping visits to Iowa on Tuesday, previewing what the country might get in next year’s election if Biden …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

DNC to Gov. Inslee: No debate just on climate change

Democratic National Committee tells Gov. Jay Inslee it won’t hold a debate just on climate change.


Marc A. Thiessen: Joe Biden’s heresy

“The other side is not my enemy, it’s my opposition,” Joe Biden said earlier this month. How sad that has become a controversial statement.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 11:07 a.m.

Biden launches 2020 bid warning ‘soul’ of America at stake

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the “soul of this nation” at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election.


AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.