• Iowa January 19, 2020 11:26 am

    Candidates Seek First Time Caucus Voters in Iowa

    Bernie Sanders is seeking out first-time Iowa caucus participants where they live, work and shop. Pete Buttigieg is signaling to them through friends of supporters and closing the deal in big rallies. The strategies represent one of the most important pieces of a winning presidential Iowa campaign: getting new people to participate. It always matters, but in a highly competitive...

  • Michael Bloomberg December 24, 2019 10:26 pm

    Bloomberg Campaign Vendor Used Prison Labor to Make Calls

    Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign hired a contractor that used prison labor to make phone calls for the former New York mayor’s White House bid. The Intercept first reported that ProCom, a New Jersey-based company hired by the Bloomberg campaign through a third-party vendor, operates two call centers out of state prisons in Oklahoma. In at least one...

  • Donald Trump November 23, 2019 5:06 pm

    Bloomberg Vows to Refuse Donations, Presidential Salary

    Michael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details on Saturday about the New York billionaire’s plans to navigate his wealth as he marches toward a formal 2020 announcement. “He has never taken a political contribution in his life....

  • Donald Trump November 6, 2019 9:42 pm

    In Kentucky, Republican Candidate Seeks Governor Vote Recanvass After Apparent Defeat

    Republican Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of Kentucky election results that showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear, who discounted the challenge and began preparing to take office. Beshear, the state’s attorney general, said he’s confident in the election outcome, saying any review would show he won the hard-fought campaign....
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  • energy September 12, 2019 11:25 am

    ‘Having a Blast': Andrew Yang Feels Momentum in Campaign

    Democratic candidate Andrew Yang says he is not only comfortable, but having a blast running for office. The New York native feels momentum growing within his presidential campaign.

  • Boston September 9, 2019 9:43 pm

    Survey Shows More Americans Want Stricter Gun Control

    Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke pushed for gun reform in New Hampshire. Dan Koh, former chief of staff for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; Nicole Klein Knight, a New Hampshire state representative from Manchester; and Fred Ducette, a New Hampshire state representative and the co-chair of President Trump’s New Hampshire campaign, discuss a poll showing that 90 percent of registered voters...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. July 29, 2019 6:01 pm

    Harris Releases Her Take on ‘Medicare for All' Plan

    Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release a health care plan.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. July 1, 2019 7:19 pm

    NH Family Benefits From Yang's Universal Income Plan

    A New Hampshire family was chosen to test out presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s universal basic income plan, receiving $1,000 a month throughout 2019, no questions asked.

  • Donald Trump July 1, 2019 9:19 pm

    Rep. Hunter Tells Judge Corruption Case Is Political Bias

    U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California is charged with looting his own campaign cash to finance vacations, golf and other personal expenses, then trying to cover it up. The Republican congressman says he’s the target of politically biased prosecutors.

  • Donald Trump June 27, 2019 9:19 am

    Healthcare, Immigration Spark Liveliest Debate Among Democrats

    At the Democratic debate in Miami Wednesday, the 10 candidates largely agreed on what the Democratic platform should be during the 2020 presidential election. But a few major differences divided them on hot button issues that will likely define their campaigns as the primaries approach.

  • Donald Trump June 13, 2019 7:49 am

    Lock HIM Up? Dems Weigh What to Do About Trump's Deeds

    With a familiar chant, President Donald Trump’s backers regularly called for Hillary Clinton to be thrown in prison during the 2016 campaign. Now top Democrats are grappling with fraught questions about whether to lock HIM up. As Democrats in Congress press for continued investigation of Trump while he remains in office, the party’s presidential candidates are weighing how to address...

  • Donald Trump April 24, 2019 5:10 pm

    Straight Talk on Race Becoming a Must for White Candidates

    After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the “shame” he felt that some white people “kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents.” Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he “clearly had advantages” as a white man. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has said that any struggle she...

  • Donald Trump April 14, 2019 1:05 pm

    Kamala Harris Is Latest 2020 Dem Contender to Release Taxes

    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018, and the California senator reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of about $700,000 on an adjusted gross joint income of about $1.9 million last year. The documents released Sunday provide the fullest picture of her finances as she...

  • NBC April 1, 2019 3:33 pm

    Pete Buttigieg Announces $7 Million Fundraising Haul for First Quarter

    Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a fast-rising 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, announced Monday that he raised more than $7 million since launching his presidential exploratory committee in January, NBC News reports. “This is just a preliminary analysis, but our team’s initial report shows we raised over $7 million dollars in Q1 of this year,” Buttigieg tweeted....

  • Congress March 29, 2019 2:49 pm

    Poll: Most See Women Equal to Men in Politics

    An all-time high of 84 percent of Americans believe women are just as suited emotionally for politics as men, according to a new survey that comes as the largest-ever field of women are running for president and with a record number serving in Congress. The growing acceptance of women in politics and in the workforce is highlighted by the General...

  • Donald Trump March 25, 2019 8:44 am

    Medicare for All Legislation Has Thorny Issues

    The “Medicare for All” legislation that’s become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it even more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation from White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with a similar measure in the House, lifts curbs on government health insurance for people in the country illegally and revokes...

  • Donald Trump March 22, 2019 12:21 pm

    Multiple 2020 Democrats Say They Won't Attend AIPAC Summit

    Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won’t attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington next week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, are among the 2020 contenders who have decided not...

  • New Hampshire March 12, 2019 10:54 am

    Beto O'Rourke Plans First Iowa Visit Amid 2020 Speculation

    Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is making his first trip to Iowa of the 2020 campaign, visiting the state that kicks off presidential voting amid intense speculation that he’ll enter the race for the White House. A spokesman says O’Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to campaign for Eric Giddens, the Democratic candidate running in a...

  • Donald Trump March 9, 2019 12:59 pm

    2020 Democrats Line Up Behind Marijuana Legalization

    A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis. Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the “smart thing to do,” says California Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor whose home state is the nation’s largest legal pot shop. New Jersey Sen. Cory...

  • Congress February 19, 2019 8:08 pm

    Consultant on North Carolina Race: Methods Were Surprise

    The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country’s last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was surprised at how little he knew last year about an operative’s sketchy activities. Political operative Leslie McCrae Dowless conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation last year, North Carolina’s elections director testified...

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