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Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign staff will join a union

The move, believed to be the first for a presidential campaign, comes as those vying for the Democratic nomination seek support among working-class voters. → Read More

As Bernie Sanders launches his second presidential campaign, big crowds but some doubt in early states

The independent senator from Vermont hopes to revive the energy of his 2016 campaign but, with staff and supporters scattered, is behind other candidates in some respects. → Read More

Sen. Jeff Merkley opts out of Democratic presidential contest and will run for reelection to Oregon seat

The senator declines to endorse his 2016 favorite, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and hopes others will press for solutions to three “mega crises” he sees the nation facing → Read More

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, in Iowa and not running for president — yet

The Republican is one of the few leaders in his party willing to entertain a challenge to President Trump in 2020. → Read More

At his campaign kickoff, Bernie Sanders will emphasize his personal story

The senator from Vermont will make a more biographical appeal to Democratic voters than he did in 2016. → Read More

Sanders parts ways with top strategists

The upheaval in the Vermont senator’s campaign comes as Biden signals he’s edging closer to a run. → Read More

Debate on Venezuela shakes up Florida politics

GOP sees chance strengthen its hold in 2020 and beyond → Read More

Bernie Sanders’s second campaign: Strong start, big challenges ahead

The Vermont senator faces a far different contest than in 2016, when he was the sole alternative for those dissatisfied with Hillary Clinton. → Read More

Caught between Trump and the left, Democratic candidates seek to avoid the socialism squeeze

The presidential candidates are tussling over how far left to move policies, as Republicans take aim at their most liberal proposals. → Read More

‘It woke a sleeping giant’: Republicans challenge Democrats over N.Y. abortion law, Northam’s comments

The GOP says moves to ease restrictions on late-term abortions show Democrats are out of step with mainstream America. → Read More

Trump dismisses prospect of Pompeo leaving for Senate run, even as nation’s top diplomat has signaled openness

The president said in a televised interview that he has spoken with his secretary of state. → Read More

Northam controversy threatens to complicate Democrats’ bid to draw sharp contrast with Trump, GOP on race

For the moment, Democrats are grappling with a difficult situation involving race, a topic which has often put Republicans on defense. → Read More

McConnell privately cautioned Trump about emergency declaration on border wall

Senate Republicans are divided about a national emergency, with several concerned about the precedent. McConnell told the president the move could trigger political blowback. → Read More

‘This is your fault’: GOP senators clash over shutdown inside private luncheon

Sen. Ron Johnson lashed out at Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who snapped back, “Are you suggesting I’m enjoying this?” → Read More

McConnell courting Pompeo to run for an open Senate seat in Kansas

The effort to convince the secretary of state to jump into the race could further roil Trump’s tumultuous Cabinet. → Read More

Democratic group to launch ads targeting six GOP senators over shutdown

The group has produced 30-second ads singling out senators potentially facing tough reelections in 2020, escalating the political fight over the longest shutdown in history. → Read More

Senate Republicans stand with McConnell on the sidelines of shutdown fight

The majority leader has effectively ceded the talks to President Trump and the Democrats, even though some GOP senators are nervous about the implications at the polls. → Read More

Scott’s standing among Hispanics faces test with Trump’s demand for wall money

The newly elected senator from Florida deflected questions about anti-immigrant rhetoric and disaster response, but he will encounter votes that will force him to be with or against the president. → Read More

McConnell, Thune notably absent as Trump, House GOP leaders talk about shutdown

Aides to the top Senate Republicans said the men were unaware of Trump’s plans to hold a news conference after meeting with congressional leaders. → Read More

For the first time, GOP women join Senate Judiciary Committee

Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) will be on the panel. → Read More