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2020 presidential campaign

Apr 14, 2020

Obama endorses Biden, says former VP has ‘qualities we need’

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures. “Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times, and heal us through a long recovery. And I know he’ll surround […]

Mar 2, 2020

Some states make it harder for college students to vote

Vanderbilt University student Will Newell wishes it was easier for college students like him to cast ballots in Tennessee, one of 14 states holding a presidential primary on Super Tuesday. The campus has no locations for early voting, so students must visit an off-campus polling location to cast a ballot on Election Day. Newell drives […]

Feb 28, 2020

Bloomberg’s online campaign tests Facebook, Twitter rules

Mike Bloomberg’s stockpile of cash, swarm of employees and paid social media influencers are testing the abilities of online platforms — and his Democratic challengers — to keep up with an expensive internet campaign. Despite the billionaire and former New York City mayor’s late entry into the presidential race, he has far outspent his rivals […]

Feb 28, 2020

Bloomberg’s online campaign tests Facebook, Twitter rules

Mike Bloomberg’s stockpile of cash, swarm of employees and paid social media influencers are testing the abilities of online platforms — and his Democratic challengers — to keep up with an expensive internet campaign. Despite the billionaire and former New York City mayor’s late entry into the presidential race, he has far outspent his rivals […]

Jan 27, 2020

Organization becomes critical in final week before Iowa vote

At nearly nine p.m. on Saturday, Samy Amkieh was about to head back to his office after braving 20 degree temperatures to knock on doors for three hours in East Des Moines. But the 20-year-old field organizer knocked on one more door and was rewarded by convincing the resident to be a team leader for […]

Jan 27, 2020

Organization becomes critical in final week before Iowa vote

At nearly nine p.m. on Saturday, Samy Amkieh was about to head back to his office after braving 20 degree temperatures to knock on doors for three hours in East Des Moines. But the 20-year-old field organizer knocked on one more door and was rewarded by convincing the resident to be a team leader for […]

Jan 16, 2020

New Iowa caucus rules could spark clashing claims of victory

The Iowa caucuses are never simple. Voters spend hours in high school gymnasiums or public libraries, starting their night by declaring support for their preferred presidential candidate. That’s followed by a feverish round of lobbying in which supporters of eliminated candidates are pressed to make a new pick by the evening’s end. This year, the […]

Jan 16, 2020

New Iowa caucus rules could spark clashing claims of victory

The Iowa caucuses are never simple. Voters spend hours in high school gymnasiums or public libraries, starting their night by declaring support for their preferred presidential candidate. That’s followed by a feverish round of lobbying in which supporters of eliminated candidates are pressed to make a new pick by the evening’s end. This year, the […]

Jan 8, 2020

Warren’s new bankruptcy plan could spark a clash with Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is promising to remake the nation’s consumer bankruptcy system if elected president, returning to her political roots while also potentially picking a fight with a top rival for the Democratic nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden. The Massachusetts senator this week unveiled a plan she said would make the process of declaring […]

Jan 8, 2020

Warren’s new bankruptcy plan could spark a clash with Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is promising to remake the nation’s consumer bankruptcy system if elected president, returning to her political roots while also potentially picking a fight with a top rival for the Democratic nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden. The Massachusetts senator this week unveiled a plan she said would make the process of declaring […]

Jan 8, 2020

Fears of Sanders win growing among Democratic establishment

Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party’s presidential nominee, establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters that the self-described democratic socialist would struggle to defeat President Donald Trump and hurt the party’s chances in premier House, Senate and governors’ races. The urgent warnings come as Sanders shows new signs of strength o[...]

Jan 8, 2020

Fears of Sanders win growing among Democratic establishment

Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party’s presidential nominee, establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters that the self-described democratic socialist would struggle to defeat President Donald Trump and hurt the party’s chances in premier House, Senate and governors’ races. The urgent warnings come as Sanders shows new signs of strength o[...]

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