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Politics Dec 15Biden picks Buttigieg for transportation, Granholm for energy, sources say
Biden also picked former environmental regulator Gina McCarthy for the powerful new position of domestic climate chief.
Politics Dec 08Trump’s false election claims take hold among some Republicans
Some activists say they see the so-called "stop the steal" campaign as the animating force behind the next wave of Trump-era conservative politics.
Politics Oct 11Biden visit Monday caps push into Ohio, once a longshot
Joe Biden is set to make his first general election campaign visit Monday to Ohio, signaling the former vice president’s hopes of winning the state Democrats lost by a significant margin in the 2016 election.
Nation Oct 02Why some Wisconsin voters say they’re unmoved by Trump tax revelations
Trump’s standing with white, working-class voters has proven resilient through federal investigations, impeachment and countless episodes of chaotic governing.
Politics Sep 21WATCH: Trump speaks at campaign rally in Swanton, Ohio
Republican strategists say Trump has lost support in suburbs across the state he carried in 2016, prompting debate among Republicans about whether his rural outreach can offset the continued decline in metro areas.
Health Aug 19Lax approach to virus at Trump campaign events sends confusing message, health experts say
Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stood and sat shoulder to shoulder in Yuma, Arizona, this week, against the advice of Trump's own health experts.
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.