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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.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, would be the oldest and most experienced politician in the race.


Kathleen Parker: Kiss me, kiss me not

When it comes to personal contact, it’s the woman’s decision.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Biden jokes about accusations, targets union voters

Former Vice President Joe Biden tries to use humor to defuse his recent controversy about crossing physical boundaries with women — but acknowledges he’ll have to change the way he …


Biden says he never meant to make women feel uncomfortable

Joe Biden on Monday forcefully rejected comparisons of his embrace of colleagues, friends and their families during swearing-in ceremonies as vice president and the 2014 allegation he says he can’t …


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


Kathleen Parker: Can I call ya Jo(k)e?

If Democrats want to woo renegade Republicans and independents they’d best focus on uniting their constituents under a banner of shared values rather than encouraging good men to apologize for …


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 …


Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden meet as both weigh 2020 decisions

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams were meeting privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both weigh their …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Dems in limbo as Biden’s 2020 decision ‘a few weeks’ away

The political world may have to wait yet another “few weeks” to learn whether one of the biggest names in Democratic politics is running for president.


As Democratic field expands, Biden waits on the sidelines

Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday– in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the presidential campaign’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Democrats rev up plans for 2020 campaign launches

Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year’s end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

President Trump endorses Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in race against Lisa Brown

The president tweeted his support Monday night, part of a series of endorsements for eight GOP lawmakers in the run-up to the first midterm of Trump’s administration.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Investigators dig for bomb motive, warn more could be found

Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether …


McCain gets visits from friends, family after surgery

A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery.


Kathleen Parker: The dukes-out of hazard

Joe Biden gave Donald Trump a gift last week when he engaged the president of the United States in a verbal slugfest, saying that if the two men were in …


Former VP Joe Biden to speak at Montana Democrats’ dinner

Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the Montana Democratic Party’s annual Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner in Helena on March 10.


Eugene Scott: What about claims against Justice Thomas?

More than a quarter of a century later, the allegations against Thomas are a reminder that despite how much we like to believe society has changed, much has remained the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Brazile says she considered replacing Clinton with Biden during 2016 presidential campaign

The former head of the Democratic National Committee says she considered replacing Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee with then-Vice President Joe Biden.


Biden says President Trump’s behavior ‘absolutely bizarre’

The topic was bipartisanship. The speakers: former Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich. And as their conversation got going at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, …


Biden calls new Republican ad ‘return of Willie Horton’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday weighed in on the race to succeed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, criticizing a new campaign ad from Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

Obama to campaign in Virginia governor’s race

Former President Barack Obama is set to return to the campaign trail for the first time since he left office with a rally to help Democrat Ralph Northam in Virginia’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 9:35 a.m.

Joe Biden endorses candidate in Alabama U.S. Senate race

Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed a Democratic candidate in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race to fill the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.