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James Oliphant

For lesser-known Democrats, debates offer opportunity and risk

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON For most of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, next week's debates will be their first leap into the high-risk, high-reward glare of the national political spotlight.

Controversies test appeal of Democrats Biden, Buttigieg to black voters

21 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON At various stages of their presidential campaigns, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg have each faced a central question: Can a Democratic Party that increasingly prizes diversity and progressivism support a moderate white man as the nominee?

Trump, Biden show distinct styles in potential 2020 preview

12 Jun 2019

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa More than a year before the 2020 U.S. presidential election, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden went toe-to-toe in Iowa on Tuesday, trading barbs, testing their messages and providing a glimpse of a potential matchup between the two. | Video

Under pressure, Biden drifts leftward on abortion, climate change

07 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The Joe Biden Express to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination went a bit off track this week.

Democratic presidential hopefuls push for impeachment after Mueller remarks

29 May 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidates ratcheted up the pressure on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to start the process of impeaching President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s first public comments on his two-year Russia probe.

Democratic presidential hopefuls push for impeachment after Mueller remarks

29 May 2019

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidates ratcheted up the pressure on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to start the process of impeaching President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s first public comments on his two-year Russia probe.

Democrats toughen qualifying standards for third presidential debate

29 May 2019

WASHINGTON Seeking to cull its crowded 2020 presidential field, the Democratic Party will make it tougher for candidates to qualify for a third debate scheduled for September.

Biden education plan would boost U.S. teacher pay, ban assault weapons

29 May 2019

WASHINGTON Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Tuesday released an education plan aimed at boosting teacher pay and reducing the funding gap between wealthy and low-income public schools. | Video

Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon

24 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a winning issue for his reelection.

Sanders, other U.S. Democratic 2020 candidates back workers in dispute with McDonald's

23 May 2019

WASHINGTON As a part of a push to increase the minimum wage for American workers, Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday waded into a dispute between McDonald's Corp and its employees.

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