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Joe Biden wins AFL-CIO endorsement

Labor leaders have vowed to push for support from blue-collar voters who switched to vote in 2016 for Donald Trump. → Read More

Biden defends his decision to campaign from home, calls Trump reckless

“We’re doing very well,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said on “Good Morning America.” “We’re following the guidelines of the medical profession.” → Read More

Biden virtual Tampa rally runs into glitches, awkwardness and blank screens

Joe Biden, the most personal of campaigners, is restricted to holding rallies from 1,000 miles away. An event on Thursday event showcased the perils. → Read More

Biden staffers approve union contract

Biden campaign field organizers have ratified a union contract. The Democrat may become the first presidential nominee of a major party to employ unionized workers. → Read More

Biden decries pandemic’s effects on black and Latino communities

He showcased plans to help those groups, which have been hard-hit — and which he needs in the fall. → Read More

Republican official worries voters giving GOP senators insufficient credit for pandemic aid

A top GOP Senate campaign official, on a call with donors, says voters are not giving Republican senators enough credit for covid-19 aid, calling it a political “problem.” → Read More

New York state cancels its primary, angering Sanders camp

The cancellation of the June 23 vote frustrated supporters of the senator who hoped he could amass delegates there. → Read More

Democrats see Senate suddenly within reach, boosted by Biden’s ascent

Biden’s emergence is part of a larger shift in prospects that has become clear in states such as Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, Montana and Georgia. → Read More

Trump’s new immigration focus could squeeze Biden into a Democratic tug of war

The former vice president has been trying to balance between liberals demanding more welcoming politics and moderates who may consider restrictions in a bad economy. → Read More

His campaigning limited, Joe Biden sketches out his would-be administration

The former vice president is outlining the shape of his government and the types of officials he would hire, both to draw on their credibility and establish his tenure as more stable than Trump’s. → Read More

Biden says he’s already choosing a presidential transition team

The presumptive Democratic nominee is also considering elevating to the Cabinet-level offices on climate change and global health security. → Read More

Biden moves closer to Sanders on health care and student debt

A day after the Vermont senator dropped out of the presidential race, Biden adopted new positions meant to attract his followers. → Read More

Some top Sanders advisers urge him to consider withdrawing

A small group of Bernie Sanders’s top aides and allies, including his campaign manager, are urging him to consider leaving the presidential race. → Read More

Sanders pledges to push Biden on ‘most important questions’ during debate

The senator from Vermont promised a “virtual rally” Monday and said he’s looking forward to Sunday’s debate. → Read More

In a week Sanders had to get right, he couldn’t grow support or change the story line

Bernie Sanders faced a pivotal week after a string of losses on Super Tuesday. He lapsed into old patterns, attacking the “establishment” and struggling to connect with black voters. → Read More

How Trump and Sanders turned populist rage into political power

There are critical distinctions: Sanders sees the culprits as the financial elite, billionaires and chief executives while Trump's movement is based on cultural resentments and blames immigrants and women. → Read More

Bernie Sanders raises $46 million in February, a huge sum

The massive haul could help sustain him in a lengthy battle for the nomination. → Read More

Sanders rejects Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion on health-care compromise

In a rare break with a prominent supporter, the senator said his Medicare-for-all plan is already a compromise. → Read More

Bernie Sanders is powered by a loyal base, but results in Iowa and New Hampshire show the movement has limits

Amid signs that the democratic socialist is struggling to expand his appeal, some allies are trying to woo newcomers to the coalition in time for the next round of primaries. → Read More

The final pitches: Couldn’t make it to the candidates’ events in Iowa? This is what the closing days are like.

Couldn’t make it to the candidates’ events in Iowa? This is what the closing days are like. → Read More