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Matt Loffman is the PBS NewsHour's Deputy Senior Politics Producer
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Politics Aug 29Why are longshot Democrats still running for president?
The Democrats’ record-breaking field has been culled further by stricter criteria to participate in the next debate in September. Only 10 candidates will be on the stage Sept. 12 in Houston. But while a few other candidates have read the…
Politics Aug 122020 Democrats compete for attention — and space — at Iowa State Fair
Nearly two dozen presidential candidates attended the Iowa State Fair over the weekend. Former Vice President Joe Biden drew the most attention and continues to lead in the polls, but Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeing support surge. Lisa Desjardins…
Politics Jun 05Why Bennet thinks Biden isn’t Democrats’ candidate of the future
Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennet is one of 23 candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 and the author of a recent book on restoring America’s “broken” politics. Bennet sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss why doesn’t think…
Politics May 22In Iowa, even a book club is a 2020 campaign stop
A 2020-themed Iowa book club started with a tweet, but now has a growing membership and the attention of several Democratic presidential candidates.
Politics May 07WATCH: Beto O’Rourke pushes back against criticism that he feels entitled to presidential nomination
Former congressman Beto O’Rourke told the PBS NewsHour he believed he was “born to serve,” not “born” to be president.
Politics Apr 29How Cory Booker sees himself standing out from the crowded 2020 field
Sen. Cory Booker is just one of 20 Democratic presidential candidates so far. How does he distinguish himself from his robust competition? Judy Woodruff sits down with Booker to discuss his combination of executive and legislative political experience, being pragmatic…
Politics Mar 11Stacey Abrams on how Democrats could win 2020
More than a dozen Democrats are vying to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Will Stacey Abrams be one of them?…
Politics Feb 01What does Cory Booker believe? Where the candidate stands on 7 issues
Here's where New Jersey Senator and 2020 White House candidate Cory Booker stands on key issues.
Politics Jan 09As shutdown wears on, 5 stories from federal workers and their families
In interviews with the PBS NewsHour, dozens of government workers and those around them expressed frustration with the shutdown and its impact on their daily lives.
Politics Jan 025 reasons why this shutdown is worse for federal workers
Politicians have argued that the current government shutdown is less disruptive than past shutdowns because just nine of 15 cabinet agencies — and approximately 15 percent of federal civilian workers — have been affected. But this still leaves some…