Bart Jansen, The Tennessean

Bart Jansen

The Tennessean

Washington, DC, United States

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  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • Enquirer
  • North Jersey News
  • St. Cloud Times
  • MontgomeryAdvertiser
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • argusleader
  • The Clarion-Ledger
  • The Des Moines Register
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Recent articles by Bart:

Trump, Biden to visit 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania on anniversary of terrorist attack

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will visit the Pennsylvania memorial to 9/11 to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks. → Read More

The Trump campaign wants to paint Biden as left-wing, despite his moderate record

President Trump and his surrogates criticize Democratic nominee Joe Biden for 'radical' supporters more than his own moderate record in public office. → Read More

Joe Biden says challenge of reopening schools is a 'national emergency'

Joe Biden proposed widespread testing and contact tracing, and funding for equipment and training, in order to reopen schools safely. → Read More

Biden hits back on Trump's attacks: 'Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?'

“Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting,” Biden said. "It’s lawlessness, plain and simple." → Read More

RNC Live: Pence heads to national anthem's birthplace to sing Trump's praises

The RNC is half over, which means some of the biggest speeches are now on deck. Vice President Pence is the headliner at the convention's third night. → Read More

Live: DNC Day 4 will feature former Vice President Joe Biden accepting the nomination to challenge Trump

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to promote his experience in public office and overcoming hardship in accepting the Democratic nomination. → Read More

Live: Barack Obama to rip into Trump by name during Democratic convention speech

Former President Barack Obama will offer some of his most pointed criticism of Trump during remarks at the Democratic convention Wednesday. → Read More

Live coverage: Democratic convention will feature Jill Biden, Bill Clinton and nominating roll call

Former second lady Jill Biden and former President Bill Clinton will be among the headliners Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. → Read More

Here is what you can expect for Day 2 of the Democratic Convention

The convention's keynote speech will be delivered by 17 current and former officials who are rising stars in the Democratic Party. → Read More

Live coverage: Michelle Obama, Sen. Sanders headline first night of virtual Democratic Convention

Democrats are gathering (virtually) for the first night of their nominating convention, an event they hope will build excitement for Joe Biden. → Read More

Remote speeches, videos and songs: Democrats embark on virtual convention for Biden without crowds

Democrats will plunge into the uncharted waters of a virtual convention and will try to rally supporters without the traditional crowds or pageantry. → Read More

'This is a crisis': National Urban League finds persistent racial disparities exacerbated during pandemic

Black people and Latinos are four times more likely than white people to be hospitalized for COVID-19, according to a report by the National Urban League. → Read More

11 names, 120 hours of interviews: Inside the grueling VP search that led Joe Biden to Kamala Harris

Over three months, 11 women were vetted as possible running mates for Joe Biden. In the end, Kamala Harris got the call that would make history. → Read More

Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris to make first joint appearance as Democratic running mates

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will make their first joint appearance Wednesday as the Democratic ticket challenging Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence. → Read More

From rival to running mate: What 'fearless fighter' Kamala Harris brings to Joe Biden's ticket

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden clashed at a debate last year. But Biden didn't hold a grudge and on Tuesday chose the "fearless fighter" for his ticket. → Read More

'There is no playbook': How Trump and Biden are trying to run virtual campaigns during coronavirus

Rallies, handshakes and grassroots organizing are out of the presidential campaign because of COVID-19. Instead, it's email, texts and Zoom. → Read More

It's decision time for Joe Biden. His VP pick could make history, with Harris, Rice among top contenders

Joe Biden has a crucial decision to make and the stakes are high for whichever woman he chooses as his running mate. → Read More

Election lawsuits set record pace amid COVID-19 pandemic as results decide who votes and how Nov. 3

As Democrats work to fight voter suppression and Republicans work to combat voter fraud, lawsuits are on a record pace to set rules for the Nov. 3 election → Read More

'Complete catastrophe': Georgia primary voting blasted for long lines, malfunctioning equipment

Georgia voters suffered long lines and malfunctioning machines Tuesday, despite warnings from voting rights groups amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

GOP, Democratic conventions face uncertainties around coronavirus, but delegates are still eager

Both Republicans and Democrats say they are undaunted about attending in person, as organizers adapt their plans to allow more space between visitors. → Read More