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  • Why polls haven’t scared off 2020 Democratic hopefuls

    Washington Post (subscription) - 19 May 2019 22:08:04 UT

    By David Weigel David Weigel National reporter covering politics Email Bio Follow May 19 at 6:02 PM In this edition: Why the other candidates still think they can beat Biden, Bill de Blasio's escape...

  • In Augusta, Sanders makes pitch to Georgia’s black voters

    Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 19 May 2019 00:13:43 UT

    AUGUSTA —  If U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to win Georgia’s Democratic presidential primary, as he vowed Saturday at his first campaign appearance in the state this cycle, he’s going to need...

  • The 2020 Democratic field is unprecedented. That may not be a good thing for the party

    Boston Globe (subscription) - 18 May 2019 20:38:16 UT

    The number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates has swelled to become the largest field in modern history. That was a month ago. More candidates have since jumped into the race. This past week alone, the 23rd and 24th candidates joined the...

  • How an exit poll arms race could create election-night confusion

    Politico - 18 May 2019 17:28:30 UT

    In general elections, roughly four-in-10 voters cast their ballots in ways other than appearing in person on Election Day, making them unreachable by interviewers positioned outside polling places. | M. Spencer Green, File/AP Photo Competing exit polls...

  • De Blasio Once Ignored Trump. But in Iowa, It Was All Trump.

    New York Times (subscription) - 17 May 2019 22:38:19 UT

    [What you need to know to start the day: .]DES MOINES — When Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Iowa in February, he delivered a deluge of ideas about how his party could take back the White House. He also...

  • Another New York City mayor is running for president. What will the rest of America think?

    Washington Post (subscription) - 17 May 2019 11:15:52 UT

    By Eugene Scott Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix Email Bio Follow May 17 at 7:09 AM New York Mayor Bill de Blasio officially entered the Democratic presidential race...

  • Biden shows early strength, but pitfalls loom in 2020 U.S. presidential race

    Reuters - 17 May 2019 10:10:41 UT

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has shown surprising strength in the first three weeks of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, prompting a persistent question: Can anyone stop him? Biden holds a...

  • Meet the Democratic candidates who are running for president

    San Francisco Chronicle - 16 May 2019 12:24:59 UT

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio became the latest entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Thursday, bringing the primary field to nearly two dozen candidates. The sprawling Democratic...

  • Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, Announces Run for President

    New York Times (subscription) - 16 May 2019 10:58:16 UT

    [What you need to know to start the day: .]Bill de Blasio, the Democratic mayor of New York City, announced on Thursday that he was running for president, seeking to show that his brand of urban...

  • The Daily 202: Marco Rubio slams CEOs for bad China deals, short-term thinking and not investing in U.S. workers

    Washington Post (subscription) - 15 May 2019 14:10:03 UT

    THE BIG IDEA:  Marco Rubio argues that the escalation in the trade war with China stems more from corporate chieftains selfishly seeking big paydays for themselves by agreeing to bad deals with...

  • Complaints grow that Trump staffers are campaigning for their boss

    Politico (subscription) - 15 May 2019 09:47:45 UT

    Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is among a number of Trump officials who have been subject to investigations related to the Hatch Act. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo In the president’s first year in office, formal complaints that staffers were...

  • Hear Andrew McCabe’s Story in His Own Words, and in His Own Voice

    New York Times (subscription) - 14 May 2019 19:23:14 UT

    No president in modern memory has done more to aid the publishing industry than Donald Trump. The surge in political book sales since 2016 is largely his doing — the hottest entries for the most part...

  • More candidates enter the 2020 presidential race

    Reuters - 14 May 2019 18:24:22 UT

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is competing for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. The diverse group of more than 20 vying to challenge President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee,...

  • The best retort to ‘The election’s too important to nominate a woman’

    Washington Post (subscription) - 14 May 2019 17:42:01 UT

    Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic Email Bio Follow Opinion writer May 14 at 1:30 PM We have noted the unfortunate sentiment expressed quite openly among...

  • Steve Bullock’s focus on rural America must include black and Latino farmers

    Washington Post (subscription) - 14 May 2019 16:52:22 UT

    By Eugene Scott Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix Email Bio Follow May 14 at 12:36 PM Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) just jumped into the 2020 presidential race. He has...

  • What if Joe Biden runs away with this thing?

    CNN - 14 May 2019 15:55:22 UT

    Washington (CNN)The main storyline in the 2020 presidential race is this one: There are just so many candidates!!! And there are! With Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's announcement Tuesday morning,...

  • Montana Gov. Bullock joins 2020 Democratic presidential race

    Miami Herald - 14 May 2019 11:01:05 UT

    FILE -In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock walks to a meeting during the National Governors Association 2019 winter meeting in Washington. Jose Luis Magana, File AP Photo HELENA, Mont. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced...

  • Democratic contenders face economic challenge in Wisconsin

    San Francisco Chronicle - 14 May 2019 10:34:27 UT

    NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — Business was good at the merchandise table as Republicans meeting at a suburban Milwaukee bowling alley picked out their Trump 2020 "Keep America Great" hats, now available in pink, blue and camouflage in addition to the trademark...

  • Montana Governor Steve Bullock enters Democrats' 2020 White House race

    Reuters - 14 May 2019 10:29:14 UT

    HELENA, Montana (Reuters) - Democratic Governor Steve Bullock of Montana jumped into the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, touting his ability to work with Republicans and promising to make campaign finance reform a signature issue. Bullock, 53, won...

  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock jumps into crowded 2020 presidential race

    Washington Post (subscription) - 14 May 2019 10:10:06 UT

    By Michael Scherer National political reporter covering campaigns, Congress and the White House Email Bio Follow May 14 at 6:00 AM Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, one of the country’s only red-state...

  • Democrats in 2020 face challenge in Wisconsin: the economy

    Miami Herald - 14 May 2019 04:31:13 UT

    photo, Bruce Kudick shows off the Trump 2020 hats he bought during a Waukesha County GOP gathering in his hometown of New Berlin, Wis. Kudick, who retired but went back to work at a Wisconsin blood center, just got a raise and he's giving President...

  • Why Joe Biden needs Libertarians [Opinion]

    Houston Chronicle (subscription) - 13 May 2019 23:12:19 UT

    Joe Biden has already taken a markedly different tack than the multitude of top-tier Democratic challengers. Biden has touted his bipartisan credentials and cited Donald Trump as an aberration. This...

  • Biden, the Democratic front-runner, makes first campaign stop in New Hampshire

    Boston Globe (subscription) - 13 May 2019 19:41:29 UT

    HAMPTON, N.H. — Selling himself as someone who can “restore the soul” of the nation, former Vice President Joe Biden made his first campaign stop in New Hampshire Monday since he entered the 2020 presidential race last month. The front-runner for the...

  • What do Native Americans want from a president?

    Washington Post (subscription) - 13 May 2019 15:46:56 UT

    Storms hit hard on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, but these reports sounded especially dire: A torrent of floodwater was cascading over the top of He Dog Dam; Cut Meat Creek was threatening the only...

  • Florida is key to Trump’s campaign strategy — again

    Los Angeles Times - 13 May 2019 11:07:39 UT

    Democrats hoped to score major wins in Florida in 2018, with an influx of new voters from Puerto Rico fuming over President Trump’s tepid response to a ravaging hurricane and a diverse Latino population alarmed at his polarizing immigration...