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Recent articles by Ken:

Biden Campaign Raised More Than $300 Million in August

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden raised $364.5 million in August, shattering previous records for a Democratic campaign as donors rallied behind his selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate and an unprecedented virtual convention. → Read More

Joe Biden Plans to Spend $280 Million for Advertising During the General Election

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said it was devoting $280 million in paid advertising during the general election, focusing on 15 states pivotal to the former vice president’s challenge to President Trump. → Read More

Biden Had Half as Much Cash as Trump at End of April

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign apparatus ended April with less than half as much money in the bank as President Trump’s team, figures showed, as the former vice president’s team promised a hiring spree to come in battleground states. → Read More

Hillary Clinton to Endorse Joe Biden's Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton plans to endorse Joe Biden’s presidential bid, offering her support against her former rival President Trump. → Read More

Joe Biden Makes Mark on Democratic Party With New Fundraising Deal

Joe Biden formalized a joint fundraising agreement with the Democratic National Committee, allowing him to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from individual donors. → Read More

Biden Campaign Indicates Priorities USA Is Preferred Super PAC

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign signaled Wednesday that it favors a Democratic super PAC established during the Obama era over another group formed last year as the party prepares for a general-election battle against President Trump. → Read More

Barack Obama Endorses Joe Biden for President

Former President Obama endorsed the presidential bid of Joe Biden, his former vice president, in a video released Tuesday on Twitter. → Read More

Biden’s To-Do List: Unite Democrats, Counter Trump, Raise Money

The presidential candidate faces a six-month obstacle course made exceedingly more complicated by the global coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Biden Wins Support of the National Education Association

Joe Biden won the support of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, in the latest example of political groups coalescing around his presidential bid. → Read More

The Top Takeaways From Super Tuesday

Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday victories served notice that his triumph in South Carolina was no fluke and could form the basis of a competitive coalition of voters in what is shaping up to be a protracted fight with Sen. Bernie Sanders. → Read More

How South Carolina Saved Joe Biden

When his struggling presidential campaign needed a lift, the former vice president turned to the state for a lifeline, notching a burst of momentum and a chance to become the alternative to Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination. → Read More

Joe Biden’s Allies Launch Effort to Woo Centrist Voters

Joe Biden and his allies are trying to consolidate centrist voters behind his candidacy in the final days before Saturday’s South Carolina primary, with a key leader in the state endorsing him and a super PAC backing his bid making a major push for large donations. → Read More

Joe Biden Faces Competition for Diverse Coalition From Bernie Sanders

Former Vice President Biden has made the case for months that he can best appeal to black, Latino and moderate voters. But after the Nevada caucuses, Sen. Sanders is the one beginning to show the makings of a broad electoral coalition → Read More

Democratic Debate in Nevada: The Moments That Mattered

In a debate that included some of the fiercest exchanges of the Democratic primary, billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his debate debut and quickly took incoming fire from the five leading contenders for the Democratic nomination. Here are the moments that mattered. → Read More

Democrats Storm Nevada Ahead of High-Stakes Caucuses

Democratic presidential contenders are blitzing Nevada in the final week before the state’s caucuses, a contest that could determine whether Sen. Bernie Sanders has staying power at the top of the pack and whether centrists will rally behind an alternative or remain splintered. → Read More

Democratic Candidates Court Unions With Infrastructure Pitch

The Democratic presidential candidates are appealing to union workers ahead of Nevada’s Feb. 22 caucuses by offering plans to rebuild roads and bridges. → Read More

How Iowa Slipped Away From Joe Biden

The former vice president now must convince donors and voters in other early states to stick with him in a fiercely competitive field. → Read More

In Iowa, Biden Tries to Turn Impeachment Trial to His Advantage

Former Vice President Joe Biden has cited GOP efforts to use the Trump impeachment trial to undermine his candidacy as evidence that he can take a punch as a candidate → Read More

Biden and Sanders Fight Over Social Security

The Democratic presidential candidates feuded from a distance over the future of Social Security, escalating their dispute involving an issue closely watched by retirees who will participate in the coming Iowa caucuses. → Read More

U.K. Results Provide Fodder for Internal Democratic Debate

Democrats weighing the importance of electability and warning against nominating a candidate from the left against President Trump have a new spark for that debate: The British general election. → Read More