Most pundits made two observations after Kamala Harris dropped out of the Democratic primary this week. One, since she was the only candidate of color to crack the top tier in 2019, Harris’s departure would transform the visible ranks of what had once been the most diverse presidential primary field into an all-white affair. And two, she could be a really good running mate for whoever winds up winning the nomination.
Speculating on what Trump might do on Jan. 20, 2021, if he’s not taking the oath of office, is a fraught exercise that depends heavily on armchair analysis of Trump’s personality.
Biden doesn’t actually need to win Iowa or New Hampshire to accrue the 1,990 pledged delegates required to clinch the nomination. He simply needs to hold onto black voters in Southern states and urban areas.
Frequently asked questions — and some straightforward answers — about every candidate still in the race for the White House.
What Obama seems to be looking for, and failing to find, is someone like him: new but comforting; more consensus-minded than combative; inspirational but not ideological.
After years of unconsummated flirtations and weeks of high-profile preparations, multibillionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced Sunday that he will be running for president in 2020, touting himself as a “new choice for Democrats.”
Electability is the biggest buzzword of the 2020 cycle. It’s what Democrats say they prize above all else: a nominee who can defeat Donald Trump. But it's also a code word. It tends to mask a racialized assumption about which Americans a candidate needs to win over in order to qualify as “electable”: that is, white voters who don’t live in big coastal cities.
Is Elizabeth Warren past her peak? Reading all the hot takes online, you’d almost think so. And so with Wednesday’s Washington Post/MSNBC debate looming, and with the Iowa caucuses a mere two and a half months away, has the time come to downgrade Warren’s chances of winning the nomination? The short answer is not quite yet. Going forward, Warren’s fate depends on whether she can put behind her the thing that’s been weighing her down for weeks now: her own awkward handling of Medicare for All.
The real problem for President Trump and his would-be 2020 rivals is the loss of something even more precious and irrevocable than polling percentage points: time.
Most voters have never heard of the latest entrant in the not-at-all-crowded Democratic primary: former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who threw his hat into the ring Thursday.
With the Iowa caucuses fast approaching, Hillary Clinton is just the latest in the colorful cast of characters who seem to have surveyed the sprawling Democratic field, sensed something lacking and decided that “something” might be them.
The August poll found Pete Buttigieg at 8 percent — meaning he’s gained 14 points in Iowa over the last three months. And the new poll isn’t the only one showing a Buttigieg surge where it matters most.
After weeks of closed-door testimony, public impeachment proceedings against President Trump will begin Wednesday. But will they change public opinion?
If former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg really does run for president this time, his prospective rivals — from Biden to Trump — say they’re not worried.
Elizabeth Warren has been stalling in the polls. Sexism may be part of the problem. And attacks from her Democratic rivals — namely Joe Biden — could make that problem even harder to overcome.
Pete Buttigieg made waves with a suggestion — which he later partially retracted — that the 2020 Democratic primary contest is “getting to be a two-way” race between him and Elizabeth Warren. But opponents said Buttigieg’s remarks were presumptuous.
Will any of this year’s candidates pull an Obama at the newly named Liberty and Justice Celebration?
Is Tulsi Gabbard planning to run a third-party presidential campaign? And if she does, will it help President Trump win reelection?
Read more from Yahoo News: Turkey's President Erdogan bluffed Trump out of Syria. The problem for House Republicans isn’t lack of targets; Democrats are defending seats in roughly 30 districts that Trump won in 2016. Instead, the problem is Trump’s relative unpopularity.
It’s a tale as old as time. Struggling in the polls, a president seizes on an overseas triumph to improve his political fortunes. Will it work for Trump?
In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," former Vice President Joe Biden was pressed about his campaign's last financial filing with the FEC, which showed it has less than $9 million in cash on hand — well behind what Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have in the bank.
Sanders has actually gained ground in national polling averages since returning to the trail after his heart attack. But the math is fairly simple. The longer the left is divided between two strong candidates — Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — the less support Biden needs to remain in the lead.