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Election Central 2020

Sanders, Gagged in the Senate as Rivals Attack

The veteran senator is running for president, but he can't talk about it. If he does -- if Bernie Sanders so much as whispers to a colleague on the Senate floor -- he can be hauled to prison for...

Biden Widens Black Caucus Support

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden continued to run up his advantage among black political...

2020 Hopefuls Stuck in D.C. Deploy Surrogates

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign. Iowans...

Real Clear Politics Election 2020

The Unexpected Durability of Biden, Sanders

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - When Sen. Kamala Harris' advisers assessed the Democratic primary field early in her campaign, they viewed Joe Biden as headed for an inevitable collapse and Bernie Sanders as...

Trump Campaign Tries Robust 2020 Outreach

WASHINGTON (AP) - Selfies on a "Women for Trump" bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a "Black Voices for Trump" organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a...

War Simmers Between Sanders, Warren

It was a short but ugly war, and in three weeks Iowa will determine whether it was a consequential one. The longstanding détente between Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders -- a shaky...

In Iowa Debate, Mild Feuding and No Fireworks

The six top Democratic presidential candidates had their last chance Tuesday night to throw some punches as they stood on stage together for the final time before their nomination battle officially...

Booker's Rhetoric Soared, But His Campaign Sagged

If you want to go fast, Cory Booker was fond of saying, go alone. If you want to go far, he would continue, go together. When it came to his 2020 presidential aspirations, he did neither. Once...

2020 Democratic Race Is Wide Open in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa's rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on campuses, county fairgrounds and in high...

Independents Could Decide CA's Democratic Primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, no prize is bigger than California, which offers more delegates than any other state. And as candidates plot their...

Trump Changes Terms of 2020 With Iran Turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) - The election was always going to be about Donald Trump. But over the span of a few days, the yearslong focus on the Republican president's performance on the economy, health care and...

KS: With Pompeo Out, GOP Face Senate Headache

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's declaration Tuesday that he won't run for Senate in Kansas returned some Republicans to worrying that they can't block a polarizing conservative...