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Wall Street Journal

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Recent articles by Ken:

Democrats’ January Plans Scrambled by Likely Impeachment Trial

Plans for a Democratic presidential debate in January have been complicated by the expected Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, which could tie up several 2020 hopefuls during the final stretch before the Iowa caucuses. → Read More

Democrats Scrutinize Party’s Diversity After Harris Exit

Sen. Kamala Harris’s exit from the presidential race has touched off an internal debate about diversity in the Democratic Party and whether any candidate can amass the type of voting coalition that powered Barack Obama. → Read More

Biden Targets Warren and Buttigieg on His Tour of Iowa

Joe Biden suggested Monday that Elizabeth Warren doesn’t command a broad degree of enthusiasm within the Democratic Party while Pete Buttigieg has co-opted his health care proposal. → Read More

On ‘No Malarkey’ Tour, Joe Biden Appeals to Rural Iowans

Rumbling across western Iowa by bus, Joe Biden is seeking to steady his campaign by appealing directly to rural voters he says have been hurt by President Trump’s trade war with China. → Read More

Joe Biden Tells Democrats, ‘We’ve Got to Stop This Circular Firing Squad’

Former Vice President Joe Biden warned Democrats to halt a “circular firing squad” in the 2020 race as he seeks to slow rivals’ momentum ahead of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses. → Read More

Joe Biden Proposes $1.3 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Former Vice President Joe Biden is proposing a $1.3 trillion plan over the next decade to revitalize the nation’s aging network of roads, highways and bridges, promote high-speed rail and fund other major projects. → Read More

Biden Allies Launch Super PAC to Support 2020 Bid

Allies of Joe Biden have launched an independent fundraising group to support his 2020 presidential bid as he faces an onslaught of advertising from President Trump and Republicans. → Read More

Democratic Presidential Candidates Seek to Build Support in South Carolina

The presidential hopefuls laid out competing visions across South Carolina this weekend as they sought to build support in the first Southern state on next year’s primary calendar. → Read More

Democratic Presidential Candidate Gabbard Won’t Seek Re-Election to Congress

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard said she won’t seek re-election to Congress next year, saying she could best serve the people of Hawaii as U.S. president. → Read More

In a Reversal, Biden Opens Door to Super PAC

Joe Biden’s campaign cracked open the door to the possible formation of an independent fundraising group in support of his presidential bid, reversing its stance. → Read More

Clinton Says GOP Is ‘Grooming’ Third-Party Candidate to Aid Trump

Hillary Clinton said on a podcast that Republicans are “grooming” a Democratic presidential candidate to run as a third-party candidate and called former Green Party nominee Jill Stein a “Russian asset.” → Read More

Lives of Biden’s Sons Play Starkly Different Roles in His Campaign

President Trump has forced Hunter Biden into the spotlight, accusing him of profiting off his father’s name. → Read More

Hunter Biden Defends His Ukraine Work but Says He Regrets Exposing Father to Attacks

The son of former Vice President Joe Biden said he used “poor judgment” when he decided to join the board of a Ukrainian energy company, providing fodder to his father’s political adversaries, but said he did nothing improper. → Read More

Hunter Biden to Resign From Board of Chinese Private-Equity Firm

Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, said that he wouldn’t work for any foreign-owned companies or serve on their boards if his father is elected president. → Read More

For Democratic Hopefuls, Qualifying for November Debate Just Got Tougher

The Democratic National Committee is boosting its requirements to qualify for a planned debate in November, potentially narrowing the field of candidates who will appear at the televised event. → Read More

Democratic Primary Contenders Get Tough on Front-Runner Joe Biden

Joe Biden is facing a test from Democratic primary rivals who are trying to put him on the defensive while they press for a next-generation candidate who could energize the party and defeat President Trump. → Read More

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Says He Won't Run for President

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has abandoned his potential independent bid for president, citing fears among the public that such a candidacy might lead to the re-election of a ‘uniquely dangerous’ president. → Read More

Half of Americans Disapprove of Trump’s Response to Mass Shootings

About half of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s response to the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, and majorities support Congress expanding background checks for all firearm sales, according to a new WSJ/NBC News poll. → Read More

Hickenlooper Plans to End Democratic Presidential Campaign

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to drop out of the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, according to a person familiar with his plans. → Read More

Biden Seeks to Fix Criminal Justice Inequalities as Critics Attack His Record

Joe Biden released criminal justice proposals that seek an end to mandatory minimum sentences and disparities in certain types of drug sentencing, confronting the legacies of the “tough-on-crime” laws he once supported in the Senate. → Read More