Joe Biden’s message was clear. “We’ve got Jim Crow sneaking back in,” the former vice president warned at a rally in Columbia, South Carolina, soon after launching his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.
Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Kirsten Gillibrand hail from all over the country and fall across the spectrum of Democratic politics. But they’re linked by the latest test in the Democratic presidential primary: All decided to participate in Fox News town halls.
After being criticized for setting up the 2016 debate structure in a way that benefited Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee is going out of its way to host as many candidates as possible on the debate stage. But that brings up a host of new criticisms such as: What is a fair determinant for who gets to be on the stage? Do the rules promote candidates who are already well known or who can make the most viral video? And is the DNC punishing those who decide to get into the race later?
"We don't need saviors. We need people that are going to understand and work with us"
The most underappreciated rule in the Democratic presidential primary race is the 15 percent threshold. To get any delegates from a congressional district in a caucus or primary, the candidate must win at least 15 percent of the vote. The same 15 percent threshold applies for at-large delegates.
From Elizabeth Warren's free college plan to Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All proposal, here's a guide to the 2020 presidential candidates' big ideas.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sank a ping-pong ball into a cup of water — a spin on the drinking game, beer pong — and turned the moment into a digital ad urging $1 donations to her presidential campaign. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is hawking bumper stickers for $1 donations and used his recent CNN town hall to make a televised plea for more campaign contributions. Former Rep. John Delaney promised to give $2 of his own money to charity for each of the next 100,000 individual donors who gave to his campaign.
He is the 21st Democrat to enter the race and the second from Colorado.
The calendar may say 2019, but the 2020 Democratic primary is already in full swing. The party currently has 22 (soon expected to be 23) candidates officially running, with others possibly in the wings — a field that’s enormous by historical standards.
The last time Joe Biden ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, he barely registered in the Iowa caucuses, placing fifth behind Barack Obama, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson with a 0.9 percent share of Iowans' support.
A recent poll found the majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents remained undecided on their choice for next year's Democratic presidential primary.
Although the 2020 presidential election is still well over a year away, there are 20 Democrats running. In the GOP, the only candidate said to be running besides President Donald Trump is former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says “every American should be concerned” about the rising federal deficit. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has detailed how she would raise enough in new tax revenue to pay for her proposals for universal child care and tuition-free college.
After Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined Fox News for a town hall in front of a television audience of millions, others hoping to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 are following suit.
President Donald Trump says he has a feeling about how the 2020 Democratic presidential primary will turn out. In a Tuesday evening tweet, he predicted that the Democratic nominee would be wither Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or former Vice President Joe Biden.
The midterm elections ushered in America's first-ever openly gay governor, as well as the country's first Native American congresswomen and first Muslim congresswomen.
The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh, with empowered Democrats now able to launch new investigations into President Donald Trump's international business empire and his political dealings with the rest of the world.
but which did best? Commentators weigh in on the meaning of the results, and what's next for America.
The "blue wave" didn't crest, but the results bring a sea change to Washington.
The split verdict in the first national referendum on Trump’s presidency set the stage for partisan conflicts that will shape the rest of his first term.