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Politics Jul 20Georgia Democrats choose state Sen. Nikema Williams to run for John Lewis’ House seat
Three days after the death of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the Georgia Democratic Party will decide who will replace the civil rights leader as its nominee for the 5th Congressional district that encompasses most of Atlanta.
Politics Jul 14Sessions fights for old Senate seat in Alabama, and other races to watch
Alabama, Maine and Texas will be voting Tuesday on a couple key Senate races, along with some House races, and big-ticket bond issues in Maine will be the first test at the ballot box of how voters feel about government…
Politics Jul 016 takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries
There were no presidential primaries on Tuesday, but there were several surprising House and Senate races that could offer some insight into voter priorities and enthusiasm with just four months left until Election Day. Oklahoma voted…
Politics Jun 22In Tuesday’s primaries, Democrats compete for the party’s future
The June 23 congressional primaries will be one of the bigger tests this election cycle of the divides inside the Democratic Party.
Politics Jun 10Tuesday’s primaries offer lessons for November
The races exposed some of the challenges each party will face on Election Day, when Democrats will be defending their narrow House majority and Republicans their Senate majority and the presidency.
Nation Apr 07Asian Americans describe ‘gut punch’ of racist attacks during coronavirus pandemic
“A man sort of lurched at me and shouted, ‘You people brought the virus. Go back to China.’"…
Politics Feb 27WATCH: Full interview with 2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg
The Democratic presidential candidate weighed in on the Trump administration's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, his tax returns, thoughts on the #MeToo movement, and much more.
Politics Nov 06What just happened in Kentucky?
Kentucky’s gubernatorial race between Trump-backed incumbent Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear remains too close to call Wednesday, which in itself is remarkable.
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…