Democrats Take a Walk on the Mild Side

It is something we learned long ago as young journalists, drilled into us by sage mentors like the late David S. Broder: An election belongs always to...

The Iowa Reporter in the Middle of the 2020 Action

DES MOINES — Like many people in Iowa, Brianne Pfannenstiel has had campaign volunteers knocking on her front door. Unlike her neighbors, she must turn them away. That...

New poll shows Biden leading Dem field in Iowa

Joe Biden. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden is slightly ahead of his Democratic presidential rivals in a new poll of Iowa, where four candidates...

Joe Biden’s Vote for War

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. proposed a compromise. It was the fall of 2002 and the Bush administration was pushing for sweeping authority to act against Saddam Hussein,...

How the Public Feels About Trump’s Iran Strategy

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Elizabeth Warren Opens a New Front in Disability Policy

Christine Motokane could get long-term care to help her with daily tasks like cooking. Matthew Cortland could marry his longtime partner. Christin Lucas could stop worrying that...

Elizabeth Warren’s surprising closing argument

Elizabeth Warren's campaign has long resisted publicly engaging in coverage of polls and strategy, and the important but ill-defined concept of “electability.” | Kena Betancur/Getty Images Elizabeth Warren...

Trump says America doesn’t need Middle East oil. It’s not that simple

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the United States no longer needs to rely on the Middle East for oil. "We are independent, and we do not need...

Warren deploys Castro in bid to get her mojo back

NEW YORK — With an unusual flurry of national media appearances and the rollout of her highest profile endorsement to date — former presidential candidate Julián Castro...

Biden wins endorsement of key South Carolina lawmaker

Former Vice President Joe Biden. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo An influential black state legislator in South Carolina endorsed Joe Biden for president Monday, further expanding the former vice...

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