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Politics May 21Kentucky’s Democratic gubernatorial primary could offer roadmap for 2020
The results of Kentucky's gubernatorial primaries will offer hints about how voters on both sides of the aisle are thinking ahead of the 2020 presidential election, and could provide a mini-blueprint for other Democrats figuring out how to appeal to…
Politics Apr 29Can you chip in a dollar? 2020 Democrats race for small donors
Democrats led by figures like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are rejecting corporate PAC money altogether, seizing instead on small dollar donations in a race to the bottom to see who can claim the smallest average donation.
Politics Feb 15The game for 2020 Democrats: wooing millennials
Young voters are poised to play a larger role than ever in the 2020 Democratic primaries, as a diverse field marked by generational divides and differences in style and temperament try to win over the party’s progressive base.
Politics Feb 15What does Pete Buttigieg believe? Where the candidate stands on 7 issues
Known as “Mayor Pete,” Pete Buttigieg is the two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Here's a look at his beliefs headed into the 2020 race.
Politics Dec 28Despite a year of bad news, most Americans remain optimistic about 2019
Sixty percent of Americans are optimistic about next year according to a new poll form PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist, while 37 percent said they were generally more pessimistic about 2019.
Politics Dec 06The House Democrats’ blueprint for taking on Trump and Republicans
House Democrats have laid out a blueprint for how they plan to govern as the majority and some of the ways they plan to take on the GOP-controlled Senate and President Donald Trump.
Politics Nov 28Why isn’t Pelosi facing any Democratic challengers for speaker?
Just hours after results started rolling in on Election Day, Democrats started to oppose Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s return as speaker. At the time, the anti-Pelosi faction was buoyed by victories by scores of candidates who had said…
Politics Nov 0910 key lawmakers to watch in the new Congress
House Democrats have promised to ramp up congressional oversight of the Trump administration when the party takes over the chamber in January. Changes are coming to the Senate as well.
Politics Nov 01This ex-CIA officer is making her first run for Congress. Can she push out a tea party star?
Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which stretches across parts of the north-central exurbs of Washington, D.C., and down to Richmond, is the type of mixed suburban and rural district that Republicans cannot afford to lose.
Nation Sep 255 important stories that deserve a second look
Why murder rates are rising in Latin America, why we don't know more about the mental health fallout of Huricane Maria in Puerto Rico and other stories we're reading this week.