Election Central 2020

Centrist Hickenlooper Quits White House Bid

John Hickenlooper never really looked like a presidential contender, at least not a contender for 2020. “Are you here to pick up press credentials?” a security guard asked him earlier...

Biden Decried Bain, But Has Taken Donations in '19

The booming voice of Vice President Joe Biden reverberated throughout the cavernous manufacturing facility as assembled workers...

Harris' Silence on Diverted Funds Rankles Advocates

In her presidential bid, Kamala Harris has repeatedly touted her role in taking on the big banks to help struggling homeowners in her home state....

Real Clear Politics Election 2020

Sanders Accuses Press of 'Bernie Write-Off'

The Bernie Sanders campaign is frustrated. Some might even go so far as to say they have had it with all the fake news about the electoral chances of the current runner-up in the Democratic primary...

Warren Wows in Iowa as Sprint to Caucuses Begins

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The chant - "2 cents, 2 cents, 2 cents" - started in the back of a crowd that packed sidewalks at the Iowa State Fair. Elizabeth Warren, basking in the spontaneous adulation...

Calling Trump a 'Racist' -- Now a Dem Talking Point?

The race is still young but certain requirements are quickly emerging for whoever will become the Democratic presidential nominee. A candidate must support some sort of universal health care. He or...

Yes, the GOP Should Worry About Texas

The past week brought a surge of strange news out of Texas. First, three Republican congressmen, representing suburban San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston, decided to retire. These retirements are from...

Bullock Straddles Two Worlds on Gun Control

Steve Bullock tells two stories when he talks about guns in America. One of them is about opening day of hunting season with his son, two years back in Montana. They wore hunter orange garb, reviewed...

2020 Dems Blame Trump for Mass Shootings

SAN DIEGO - Five Democratic presidential contenders on Monday huddled with Latino leaders in this southern border town, at first exchanging warm smiles and outpourings of respect and affection. Their...

Dems Tussle over Health Care at Labor Forum

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic presidential candidates' tussle over health care reform continued Saturday as they pitched themselves to Nevada union members, with former Vice President Joe Biden...

Debates: The Good, the Bad and the Meh

It’s impossible to rate, in a sensible fashion, all 20 (!!!) Democratic contenders who made the debate stage in Detroit, so I will start by noting that though many of the low-polling candidates...

6 Takeaways From the Dem Debate, Night 2

DETROIT - Joe Biden entered the second Democratic debate here determined to dispel widespread fears that he had neither the steely resolve nor the stamina to survive a combative and crowded...