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Nation Jun 13Protests in Trump country test his hold in rural white areas
The protest movement over black injustice has quickly spread deep into predominantly white, small-town America, notably throughout parts of the country that delivered the presidency for Donald Trump.
Politics Mar 02Inside the final month of Buttigieg’s historic campaign
The former mayor of Indiana's fourth largest city, an openly gay 38-year-old whose name most voters still can't pronounce, formally suspended his White House bid Sunday night.
Politics Mar 01WATCH: Buttigieg ends historic presidential campaign, urges unity
The decision came just a day after one of Buttigieg's leading rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden, scored a resounding victory in South Carolina that sparked new pressure on the party's moderate wing to coalesce behind Biden.
Politics Mar 01Buttigieg at crossroads after poor finish in South Carolina
The window is closing for Pete Buttigieg's longshot presidential campaign. His fourth-place finish in South Carolina exposed a core vulnerability, namely the inability to attract the support of black voters who are vital to any winning Democratic coalition.
Politics Feb 27Buttigieg aides say path beyond Super Tuesday is possible but tricky
“Bernie Sanders will be the delegate leader after the March 3rd contests, but whether that makes him the prohibitive nominee is highly dependent on Pete’s performance,” an aide said in a memo released to the media and aimed at keeping…
Politics Feb 11Democrats look to New Hampshire primary to clarify unsettled contest
Since the chaotic Iowa caucuses failed to perform their traditional function of winnowing the race, it now falls to New Hampshire to begin culling the Democratic field, which still features almost a dozen candidates.
Politics Feb 10Buttigieg on defense as 2020 rivals aim to blunt his momentum
The volley of criticism is fresh evidence that Pete Buttigieg, who was virtually unknown in national politics a year ago, has become an early front-runner in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Politics Feb 07Iowa Democrats extend deadline for candidates to request review of results
Following the party's release of new results late Thursday night, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by two state delegate equivalents out of 2,152 counted.
Politics Feb 04Buttigieg and Sanders lead in initial Iowa caucus results
Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders were ahead in the initial results released by the Iowa Democratic Party, with Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar trailing behind in the tally of State Delegate Equivalents.
Politics Feb 04WATCH: Majority of Iowa caucus results expected by day’s end
Democratic Party officials in Iowa are planning to release a majority of the delayed caucus results by 5 p.m. EST. The party officials in Iowa told the presidential campaigns the news as chaos and confusion hung over Iowa and its…