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Andrew Yang qualifies for next debate after release of new poll

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang stands at 4 percent in a new national poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. And that means the tech-entrepreneur has qualified to make the stage at next week’s sixth round Democratic presidential primary debate.

Warren shakes up campaign strategy, goes on attack as poll numbers fall

From Iowa to New Hampshire to South Carolina, presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is shaking up her routine, changing her format on the campaign trail to include more interaction with voters and getting more aggressive with a top-tier rival for the Democratic nomination.

Booker 'taken aback' after Bloomberg calls him ‘very well spoken’

Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker said Friday he was “taken aback” by 2020 Democratic nomination rival Mike Blomberg’s"problematic" description of the New Jersey senator as “well-spoken,” saying it plays into"tired tropes" about African Americans.

Buttigieg picks up support from three leading Obama-era officials

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday landed the endorsements of three former leading officials in Barack Obama’s administration, giving the South Bend, Indiana mayor further material tospotlightcomparisons between himself and the former president.

Klobuchar, Sanders slam Bloomberg over multimillion-dollar ad buy

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to likely 2020 nomination rival Mike Bloomberg. “I literally believe people want something different than another wealthy person in the White House.

Bloomberg launching ‘massive’ coast-to-coast ad buy

In the latest sign that Mike Bloomberg is moving towards a run for the White House and willing to spend huge sums of money to try and topple President Trump, the billionaire business and media mogul is making a massive TV ad buy which kicks off Monday.

Buttigieg surges ahead in latest New Hampshire poll, after doing same in Iowa

Three days after a poll in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa showedPete Buttigieg with a clear advantage over his rival Democrats for the presidential nomination, a new survey in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House also indicates theSouth Bend, Ind.

Biden’s South Carolina firewall remains firm, poll suggests

A new public opinion survey in South Carolina – the first southern state to vote in the race for the White House - shows former Vice President Joe Biden holding a large lead over his rivals for the Democratic nomination.

Deval Patrick jumps into Democratic presidential nomination race

Former two-term Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is jumping into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Patrick declared his candidacy for the White House in a video on social media and in an email sent to supporters early Thursday.

Tim Ryan endorses Biden despite past campaign trail criticism

In endorsing Joe Biden on Wednesday, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio called the former vice president a “trusted leader” and someone who “will not only be a voice for workers and the middle class, but I know he will get things done.

Buttigieg claims narrow Iowa lead amid primary surge: poll

A new poll in Iowa – the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary nominating calendar – indicates that South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds a slight edge over his top rivals for the Democratic nomination.

Biden on Bloomberg: 'I have no problem with him getting in the race'

Joe Biden says he welcomes Michael Bloomberg into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. And the former vice president dismissed suggestions that the likely candidacy by the billionaire business mogul and former New York City mayor is a reflection of his own performance as he runs for the White House.

Libertarians relish spoiler role in Kentucky governor’s race as Bevin trails

Kentucky’s Libertarian Party appears to be relishing its role as a potential spoiler in the state’s gubernatorial contest – as incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin trails the state's Democratic attorney general in the results of theclosely watched contestTuesday.

Biden won't give Trump any credit for al-Baghdadi raid

A day afterPresident Trumprevealed that a daring U.S. military raid resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Democratic presidential candidateJoe Bidenmade a point of notgiving the commander-in-chief any credit for the success.

Biden defends son, downplays lack of Obama endorsement in tough ’60 Minutes’ interview

Joe Biden insisted he’s still the front-runner in the Democratic presidential nomination race, downplayed the lack of an endorsement by former President Barack Obama, defended his son’s actions in Ukraine, and called President Trump an “idiot,” as he faced tough questions during an interview broadcast Sunday night on "60 Minutes.

Warren campaign reports break-in at New Hampshire headquarters

Hours before Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren arrived in New Hampshire on Thursday for a quick one-day swing in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state, her campaign said that their state headquarters was burglarized.

Support for impeachment inquiry reaches new high: poll

A new national poll by Quinnipiac University indicates that 55 percent of registered voters support the House Democrats' impeachment investigation into President Trump, with 43 percent opposed.

Cory Booker gives thumbs up to Mitt Romney's 'Pierre Delecto' Twitter handle, mulls similar move

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey says he might follow in Sen. Mitt Romney’s footsteps by setting up a fake Twitter account. The Democratic presidential candidate, speaking to reporters in New Hampshire the morning after the Republican senator from Utah apparently admitted that he managed a twitter account, jokingly said “I now know I can get some fake Twitter accounts, which I’m going to start running I think… really want one now.

2020 Dem Sestak taking his long-shot bid step-by-step

Joe Sestak faces an extremely long and uphill march to win the Democratic presidential nomination – but that’s just what the retired three-star U.S. Navy admiral and former two-term congressman from Pennsylvania’s doing – taking his challenging journey one step at a time.

Biden ramps up attacks on Warren, dismisses her as a fellow front-runner

One day after being overshadowed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the latest Democratic presidential primary debate, Joe Biden repeatedly criticized the progressive senator from Massachusetts who’s soared in recent months and is now a co-front-runner with the former vice president in the race for their party’s nomination.

No breakout moment in debate for Castro, but long-shot vows to ‘keep fighting’

If anyone needed a big night at the fourth round Democratic nomination debate – it was Julian Castro. But Castro grabbed only 8.2 minutes of speaking time at the debate – the third least amount among the record-setting 12 candidates on the stage – and didn’t score a breakout moment.

New Hampshire poll suggests Michelle Obama would enter race as front-runner

Former first lady Michelle Obama's repeatedly stated there's "zero chance" she would run for president in 2020-- but a new poll in New Hampshire, the state holding the first primary in therace for the White House, suggested that if Obama changed her mind, she would enter the race as the front-runner.

Biden, Warren battling for top spot heading into Tuesday's 2020 Dem debate

A new national poll on the eve of Tuesday’s fourth round Democratic presidential primary debate indicates Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joe Biden locked in a close race for the top spot in the race for their party’s nomination.

Biden's full-throated attack on Trump seen as double-edged sword

While the president has been front-and-center in the Ukrainecontroversythat sparked House Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry into Trump, Biden’s another key player, and with the impeachment push overshadowing the 2020 White House race, the Democrat hasgrabbed outsized attention over his rivals for the presidential nomination.

Impeachment inquiry gains majority support in new poll

A new poll indicates that a majority of Americans support the move by congressional Democrats to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Trump over the Ukrainecontroversy.

Lewandowski slams Dems at rowdy anti-impeachment rally, claims AOC and Tlaib 'run' party

Corey Lewandowski,President Trump’s 2016 campaign manager and a frequent cable news surrogate who remains a close outside adviserto the president, rallied support for his former boss Monday in the face of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry--while feeding speculation he might eventually launch a bid for the Senate in his home state.