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Politics Feb 02The critical fight inside Democrats’ establishment primary
Within the Democrats’ sprawling presidential contest is a smaller, yet critical competition among a handful of candidates jockeying to secure the backing of their party’s establishment wing.
Politics Jan 31Bloomberg could qualify for Democratic debate under new party rules
The Democratic National Committee has dropped grassroots fundraising qualifications for the party's Feb. 19 debate before the Nevada caucuses, opening the possibility that billionaire Michael Bloomberg could make his first appearance on stage.
Politics Jan 27Warren seeks to regain momentum in the final sprint to Iowa
Just days before Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, allies, adversaries and new polling suggest that progressive rival Sen. Bernie Sanders has a slight advantage.
Politics Jan 26Who can topple Trump? Dems’ electability fight rages in Iowa
The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party’s leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat President Donald Trump?…
Politics Jan 212020 Democratic candidates vow unity, but conflict escalates
Less than two weeks before the first voting contest of the 2020 primary season, virtually every Democratic presidential contender is trying to rally their supporters behind a decidedly optimistic theme: unity. Despite their consistent efforts, however, unity has proved to…
Nation Jan 14Biden, Sanders spar over war in last debate before primaries
Progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders drew an immediate contrast with establishment favorite Joe Biden by noting that Sanders aggressively fought against a 2002 measure to authorize military action against Iraq.
Politics Jan 146 questions ahead of the final Democratic debate before voting begins
The prime-time faceoff comes just 20 days before Iowa's caucuses as polls suggest the nomination is truly up for grabs.
Politics Jan 13Wanting change, Democratic voters grapple with who can win
How much change is too much in 2020? It is a question that has plagued candidates and voters alike over the last year in the Democratic Party's quest to identify the person best positioned to defeat Trump in November.
Politics Jan 09Trump changes landscape of 2020 race with Iran turmoil
Over the span of a few days, the yearslong focus on President Trump's performance on the economy, health care and immigration has been overtaken by an urgent debate over foreign policy and war.
Politics Dec 16Turbulence shakes Democrats going into final presidential debate of 2019
The remaining presidential candidates are grappling with unprecedented distraction from Washington, questions about their core principles and new signs that the party's energized factions are turning against each other.