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James Oliphant

Texas a linchpin in Biden's Super Tuesday strategy

12:05am GMT

With the first Democratic nominating contests less than two months away, former Vice President Joe Biden is already looking beyond to Super Tuesday in March, when some of the biggest electoral prizes will be up for grabs.

CORRECTED-Democrats look to approve impeachment articles ahead of U.S. House floor vote

12 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 The U.S. House of Representatives is expected on Thursday to take its most concrete step yet in impeaching Donald Trump, when a key committee clears the way for a full House vote formally accusing him of high crimes and misdemeanors.

Biden looks to rural Iowa to catch fast-rising Buttigieg

09 Dec 2019

STORM LAKE/OELWEIN, Iowa As Joe Biden on Saturday finished an eight-day bus tour through the crucial early nominating state of Iowa, one realization loomed large: His biggest challenge to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination may be coming from Pete Buttigieg, a Midwest mayor less than half his age.

Kerry joins Biden in Iowa, making a foreign policy pitch

06 Dec 2019

ELKADER, Iowa Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Iowa on Friday with John Kerry, the former U.S. secretary of state and presidential nominee, seeking to bolster his case that he can set right a world turned topsy-turvy by President Donald Trump.

Biden finally finds social media buzz with viral Trump video, voter spat

06 Dec 2019

For a candidate who has struggled at times to get noticed on social media, Joe Biden finally got some online attention on Thursday - for better or worse. | Video

Biden says he would consider Harris for vice presidential slot

05 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON A day after U.S. Senator Kamala Harris ended her 2020 presidential bid, former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination, said on Wednesday he would consider her as a potential running mate.

Warren vows to 'fix' racial inequality as Democrats vie for black support

22 Nov 2019

ATLANTA U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren pledged to African-Americans on Thursday to use the powers of the federal government to address historic injustice and inequality, as she and other Democratic presidential contenders sought to challenge Joe Biden's dominance among black voters.

After escaping fire at U.S. Democratic debate, challenges remain for Buttigieg

21 Nov 2019

ATLANTA Democratic presidential candidates' united front against Republican President Donald Trump amid public impeachment hearings and their restraint in battling one another had an unexpected beneficiary on Wednesday night: rising White House contender Pete Buttigieg.

Democratic 2020 candidates unite on impeachment but differ on policy in polite debate

21 Nov 2019

ATLANTA Democratic White House contenders united in supporting the impeachment inquiry against Republican President Donald Trump at a debate on Wednesday that featured differences on policy details but few of the bitter attacks on one another that marked earlier encounters.

Democratic White House candidates unite on impeachment, differ on taxes, healthcare

21 Nov 2019

ATLANTA Democratic White House contenders united in backing the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but differed over the wisdom of imposing new taxes on the wealthy and how to expand healthcare coverage for Americans.

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