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  • USA TODAY
  • Indianapolis Star
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  • Enquirer
  • The Greenville News
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Rochester D and C
  • The Courier-Journal
  • The Daily Advertiser
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • The Desert Sun
  • Tallahassee Democrat
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Recent articles by Maureen:

'But I beat him anyway': Warren continues onslaught against Bloomberg ahead of debate

The debate in Charleston, S.C. will be the last one before Saturday's primary in South Carolina and those in the 14 Super Tuesday states three days later. → Read More

Gifts to Mike Pence from foreign leaders: Why a $5,730 clock was destroyed

Gifts given by foreign leaders to Vice President Mike Pence include an expensive clock that the Secret Service destroyed. → Read More

Pete Buttigieg left Nevada gunning for Bernie Sanders before it's too late

Pete Buttigieg went hard after Bernie Sanders Saturday night, as the window narrows for another Democrat to stop Sanders from getting the nomination. → Read More

Bernie Sanders' Nevada win forces Democrats to reckon with potential impact of his nomination

Sen. Bernie Sanders appears unstoppable and after winning Nevada, Democrats are going to be forced to reckon with the increasingly likely chance a Democratic socialist will lead the November ticket. → Read More

Bloomberg's presence expected to spice up tonight's Democratic debate

Five familiar faces and one new one - former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg - take the Democratic debate stage tonight in Las Vegas. → Read More

Why some Democrats are worried Bernie Sanders could be unstoppable for the 2020 nomination

Even if he keeps winning only a quarter of the vote, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders could still capture the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. → Read More

House to vote to allow ratification of Equal Rights Amendment for women

The House is expected to vote Thursday to remove the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. It's uncertain if Congress can do that, even if the Senate would follow suit. → Read More

In high school, Buttigieg praised Sanders as a 'profile in courage.’ Now the two are rivals

Pete Buttigieg is vying for the top spot in Democrats' nominating contest with Bernie Sanders, a politician he's previously praised as a "profile in courage." → Read More

All eyes on New Hampshire as Democrats gather for debate before primary

Several Democratic candidates who do poorly in the New Hampshire primary will have to decide whether to continue their presidential campaigns. → Read More

GOP Sen. Romney faces awkwardness, 'abuse' for defying Trump on impeachment

Mitt Romney, the only GOP senator to vote to convict in the Trump impeachment trial, is a test case for the party's willingness to tolerate dissent. → Read More

'Appalling abuse': Sen. Mitt Romney votes to convict President Trump on abuse of power charge

Romney's decision means the president will have a tougher time claiming vindication from an impeachment he calls a partisan witch hunt. → Read More

Pete Buttigieg has emotional reaction to hearing of his lead in early Iowa caucus results

Buttigieg choked up when describing the significance of that for gay people and others who have felt excluded. → Read More

In Democratic response to Trump's speech, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attacks GOP on health care

Gretchen Whitmer warned that Republicans were trying to take away Americans' health care as she delivered Democrats' State of the Union response. → Read More

She pulled her vote when she found out Pete Buttigieg is gay. He says`I'm running to be her president too.'

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg responds to the Iowa woman who was captured on video withdrawing her support after learning he's gay. → Read More

'On to New Hampshire.' Democratic candidates not waiting for Iowa outcome to give their speeches

With the results of the first nominating contest uncertain, Democratic candidates emerged in Iowa to cast the unsatisfying delay in a positive light. → Read More

Murkowski says she’s a ‘no’ vote on calling witnesses, virtually assuring Bolton, Mulvaney won't appear at Trump trial

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced Friday she will not vote to call witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. → Read More

'The Russians are coming', and other moments from a busy day in Congress and the impeachment trial

The Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump has reached a crossroads that could either extend the trial for days or see it end Friday. → Read More

Justice Roberts refuses to read question from Sen. Rand Paul – live impeachment trial updates

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump resumes Thursday with up to another eight hours of questions. → Read More

A 'transformation' for some. Meh for others: What it's like to share a name with 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg

The surname Buttigieg has become an asset for some people who share the unusual name with presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. → Read More

Virginia becomes 38th state to pass ERA for women, likely setting up issue for courts

What happens now that Virginia has become the 38th - and potentially pivotal - state to pass the Equal Rights Amendment? → Read More