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Politics Oct 01Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 95th birthday
Carter became the longest-lived U.S. president in history this spring, surpassing George H.W. Bush.
Politics Sep 23Democratic Party ups the threshold to qualify for November debate
To make the November debate, candidates must have at least 165,000 unique donors, with at least 600 each in at least 20 states.
Politics Sep 18Jimmy Carter jokes that he hopes ‘there is an age limit’ for the presidency
Carter didn't tie his comments to any of his fellow Democrats running for president in 2020, but two leading candidates, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, would turn 80 during their terms if elected.
Politics Sep 13Determined to prove age is not an issue, Biden pledges to release medical records
The issue spilled into the open Thursday, when 44-year-old Julián Castro used the third Democratic primary debate to suggest during a health care discussion that Biden was confused about his own proposals.
Politics Sep 12Biden, Sanders, Warren spar over health care in 3rd Democratic debate
An aggressive Joe Biden defended his health care plan against liberal rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in Thursday night's presidential debate.
Politics Aug 30DNC to recommend scrapping virtual caucus plans in Iowa and Nevada
The state parties had planned to allow some voters to cast caucus votes over the telephone in February 2020 instead of showing up at traditional caucus meetings.
Politics Aug 20As rivals head to California, Biden chooses New Hampshire
The former vice president is choosing carefully when to appear alongside the candidates who are trying to upend him, and he's keeping a distance, at least publicly, from the party machinery.
Politics Aug 10Biden is still the Democrat to beat, but rivals see weakness
Three months after announcing his White House bid, Joe Biden remains atop early polling for Democratic candidates. But Biden's rivals remain confident that his fumbles eventually will catch up to him, undermining his electability argument.
Politics Aug 07Biden: Trump ‘using the language’ of ‘white nationalists’
After two mass shootings that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday that he'd push for a federal buyback program to encourage Americans to give up their military-style weapons and ammunition.
Politics Jul 28Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care
Biden is at the center of a broader Democratic divide over the future of health care that will likely be an animating issue at this week’s primary debate in Detroit.