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Politics Jan 142020 Democratic primary season to intensify
With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks.
Politics Jan 10Billionaire Tom Steyer says he will not run for president
The Democratic activist said he will instead be spending more time and money on a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump.
Politics Jan 05Warren’s trip to Iowa tests themes for a likely 2020 run
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has made her Iowa debut with all the look of a presidential candidate, bringing her brand of liberalism to the nation’s premier caucus state.
Politics Oct 24Senate slipping away as Democrats fight to preserve blue wave
In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all.
Politics Aug 27Few Democrats favor liberal cry to abolish ICE, poll finds
But even as they don't want to fully dismantle Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 57 percent of Democrats view the agency negatively, including nearly three-fourths of those who describe themselves as liberal, according to a new poll.
Politics Jul 22In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate’s moderation
Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a former Green Party activist, is attempting to become the first member of her party to represent Arizona in the Senate in 30 years.
Politics Jul 20Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to rally Democrats in deep-red Kansas
Two luminaries in the democratic socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — are descending on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their liberal message to an unlikely area before next month's congressional primaries.
Politics May 30More women than ever are running for Senate, but hurdles remain
Women running for office are due to hit another threshold with a record number of candidates for the U.S. Senate, but actually winning those seats and changing the face of the chamber are a different matter.
Politics Apr 07Democrats even in GOP country shift toward gun restrictions
A poll last month by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 69 percent of those surveyed, including 90 percent of Democrats, think gun laws in the U.S. should be tightened.
Economy Apr 01In Iowa’s GOP agriculture epicenter, tariffs spark Trump skepticism
In a dominantly Republican region in northwest Iowa, there’s a sense of unease that new Chinese tariffs could threaten residents’ livelihood.