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Recent articles by Ledyard:

'He's a socialist and I'm not': Will moderates warm up to Bernie Sanders as Super Tuesday approaches?

Some moderate Democrats worry that Bernie Sanders as the presidential nominee would mean four more years of Trump and a Republican takeover of Congress. → Read More

'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

Michael Bloomberg agrees to release three women from nondisclosure agreements his firm signed over comments he made

The statement from Mike Bloomberg comes days after the former New York City mayor was slammed about the agreements by Democratic rivals in the Las Vegas debate. → 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

'Defied expectations': Amy Klobuchar's New Hampshire surprise means a new battle for money and attention

Despite a strong finish in New Hampshire, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's path to the nomination remains difficult because she lags in resources and name ID. → Read More

Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire, while Buttigieg, Klobuchar finishes are keeping the field muddled

Sanders topped Buttigieg by about a point when the Associated Press declared him the winner just before midnight. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar came in a surprising third. → Read More

‘I'll probably take a hit here.': Biden faces big test in New Hampshire, where he’s struggling in polls

Former Vice President Joe Biden has touted his ability to beat President Donald Trump among his top selling points to Democrats. → Read More

Senators’ handwritten notes offer a new view of President Trump's impeachment trial

Seven senators shared with us some of their notes from the impeachment trial of Trump. What they provided offers a new glimpse of the proceedings. → 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

In 1999, Bill Clinton was 'humbled' by impeachment. Today, Donald Trump unloaded on a 'phony, rotten deal'

Bill Clinton apologized for his behavior that led to impeachment. In contrast, Donald Trump railed against "scum" and "evil" foes who put him through "hell." → 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

He snubbed her handshake, she tore up his speech. Drama between Trump and Pelosi was on full display at the State of the Union address.

Tuesday's State of the Union speech was the first time in four months that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump have met. → 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

Will the Trump impeachment trial end or are witnesses coming?

Democrats are trying to convince at least four GOP senators to join them in demanding witnesses in the trial. If they don't, the trial likely ends. → Read More

USA TODAY/Ipsos poll: Is the USA ready to elect a woman president? Fewer Americans say 'yes'

A USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll shows a majority of Americans are ready to elect a woman president, but the Democratic race is roiled over who can beat Trump. → Read More

Meet Jeff Van Drew, the party-switching lawmaker who will join Trump at his New Jersey rally

Former Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, whom Donald Trump welcomed to the GOP, will join the president at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey. → Read More

Meet Jeff Van Drew, the party-switching lawmaker who will join Trump at his New Jersey rally

Former Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, whom Donald Trump welcomed to the GOP, will join the president at a rally in Wildwood, New Jersey. → Read More

Sen. Lamar Alexander wants to wait on ordering witnesses, documents in Trump impeachment

Sen. Lamar Alexander, a potential swing vote on subpoenaing witnesses in Trump's impeachment, still hasn't made up his mind on need for more evidence → Read More

'They are going to attack': Trump's defense lawyers promise 'compelling case' in impeachment trial

President Trump's defense team will have 24 hours over three days to make its case to the Senate on why the president should not be convicted. → Read More