The Second Democratic Presidential Debate, Night 2: Who Do You Think Won? (And Who Got Heckled?)

RELATED STORIES After a first wave of contenders including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren had their shot last night, ten more candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination took the stage in Detroit tonight for a lively — and loud! — debate on CNN. Former vice president Joe Biden was joined by California senator Kamala Harris, […]

The Second Democratic Presidential Debate, Night 1: Who Won?

RELATED STORIES The Democratic presidential race kicked off Round 2 on Tuesday night, as half of the 20 candidates currently in the mix debated live on CNN, for nearly three hours. CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Don Lemon cracked the whip loudly and often during the proceedings, earning some admonishment on social media for […]

First Democratic Presidential Debate, Night 2: Who Impressed You Most?

And another 10 contenders for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination faced off at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts on Thursday night. For two hours, the candidates — Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Bernie Sanders, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang — fielded questions from NBC’s […]

Democratic Presidential Debate No. 1: Who Impressed You the Most?

American voters got their first official introduction to the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls — well, at least some of ’em — in a densely populated debate Wednesday evening. The inaugural Democratic presidential forum of the 2020 election cycle found 10 contenders for the party’s nomination facing off at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. For […]

State of the Union Rescheduled, Stacey Abrams to Give Democratic Response — Which Shows Are Preempted?

President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address has been officially rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, to be held at the U.S. Capitol. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Tuesday. The State of the Union was originally scheduled for Jan. 29, but […]

Are Candidates of Color Being Sidelined by Democratic Donors?

This is the Year of Color in America, with African-American, Latinx and Asian-American candidates running for office in unprecedented numbers. But financial support from Democratic donors hasn’t always matched the grassroots enthusiasm for a new hue of political representation. That is Ben Jealous’ struggle. The former NAACP director and Bernie Sanders surrogate has emerged as […]

Democratic lawmaker cites ‘real election fraud’ in North Carolina House race and demands hearing

Chuck Burton/AP Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia called for an emergency hearing into claims of fraud in a North Carolina House election, where the state is probing alleged improper handling of ballots by political operatives. Almost a month after Republican Mark Harris declared victory, the state’s election board is declining to certify the result […]

A Democratic campaign that looks nothing like the ‘resistance’ could be the Democrats’ key to flipping the Senate

Eliza Relman/Business Insider Phil Bredesen, a popular former Nashville mayor and Tennessee governor, is running for US Senate as a centrist Democrat.  In one of the most competitive Senate races in the country, the Democrat has rejected his party’s national leadership and is banking on voters’ trust in his long record to carry him to […]

Trump calls Democratic megadonor 'lunatic', Resistance erupts

Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer has accused US President Donald Trump of normalizing political violence, which instantly got Trump’s Twitter thumbs working. Steyer was among those targeted in this week’s mail bomb plot. Trump went on one of his signature Twitter rants against Steyer on Sunday after CNN aired a wide-ranging interview with the billionaire […]

Trump jokes about Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democratic Senate candidate: I like her music ‘25% less’ now

Andrew H. Walker/Getty President Donald Trump said he likes Taylor Swift’s music “about 25% less” now that she’s endorsed two Democratic candidates running in her home state of Tennessee ahead of the November midterm elections. Swift shared her endorsement with her 112 million followers on Instagram Sunday night. It’s the first time she publicly revealed […]