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Recent articles by Ken:

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

Democratic Candidates Clash Over Health Care

Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are fighting over whether to shore up the Affordable Care Act or to move to a government-run health plan. → Read More

Joe Biden Has Raised $21.5 Million Since He Entered 2020 Race in Late April

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign reported raising $21.5 million since he entered the 2020 race. → Read More

Democratic National Committee Names 20 Candidates for First Debates

The Democratic National Committee selected 20 candidates to participate in this month’s first presidential debates, leaving out three long-shot hopefuls in the first major televised event of the primaries. → Read More

Biden Reverses Stance on Hyde Amendment, Citing Roe v. Wade

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he now opposes a ban on the use of federal funds for most abortions, reversing his position amid pressure from fellow Democrats and abortion-rights groups. → Read More

Joe Biden Invokes ‘Barack’ to Court Primary Voters

Campaigning in New Hampshire, Joe Biden invoked former President Obama repeatedly, pointing to their partnership to curb global warming and pass the Affordable Care Act in an effort to draw a contrast with the person he hopes to challenge next year, President Trump. → Read More

Democrats Set Tiebreakers for Candidates to Qualify for 2020 Debates

The Democratic National Committee set a June 12 deadline for qualifying for the first presidential primary debates and outlined a tiebreaking system in case more than 20 candidates qualify for the two-night event. → Read More

Joe Biden Gets Backing of Firefighters Union

Joe Biden won the endorsement of the nation’s largest firefighters union Monday, injecting key organizing support into the start of his presidential campaign. → Read More

Joe Biden Enters 2020 Democratic Presidential Race

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, launching a third bid for the White House as a blue-collar stalwart in a party hungry to defeat President Trump. → Read More

Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts Enters 2020 Democratic Presidential Race

Iraq War veteran, who unsuccessfully opposed Nancy Pelosi, is the 19th Democratic candidate to join the campaign. → Read More

Joe Biden Set to Launch 2020 Presidential Bid as Soon as Next Week

Former Vice President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on the rollout of his presidential campaign and is expected to announce as soon as next week that he is joining the sprawling field of 2020 Democratic contenders. → Read More

California Rep. Eric Swalwell Announces 2020 Democratic Presidential Campaign

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California opened a long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, injecting youth and a prosecutor’s zeal into the crowded 2020 field. → Read More

Joe Biden Makes Light of Controversy Over Unwanted Touching

Joe Biden made light of the controversy over allegations that he touched women in unwelcome ways, saying at a labor conference that he had permission to hug a top union leader and put his arm around a boy. → Read More

Biden Says He Will Be ‘Much More Mindful’ of Personal Space After Women’s Accusations

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he will be “more mindful and respectful of people’s personal space,” addressing four women’s allegations that he touched them in unwelcome ways. → Read More

Joe Biden’s Long History Shadows 2020 Bid

If Joe Biden enters the presidential race, he’s betting he can appeal to a silent majority in the party that values experience and feels overlooked by its vocal, liberal base. That also encapsulates his weakness—a sense that he’s a candidate from another era. The issue crystallized in recent days when two women said he touched them inappropriately. → Read More

Fewer People Have Doubts About Trump After Mueller’s Completion

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds fewer Americans with doubts about Donald Trump with the completion of the Mueller report, though 40% think it didn’t clear the president of wrongdoing. → Read More

Woman Says Biden Inappropriately Kissed Back of Her Head at 2014 Event

A former Democratic legislator from Nevada accused Joe Biden of inappropriately kissing the back of her head before a political event in 2014. → Read More

Democrats Pick Miami for First Presidential Primary Debate

The Democrats’ first televised presidential primary debates will be held June 26-27 in Miami, the Democratic National Committee said. → Read More

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Proposes National Infrastructure Plan

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, wants to devote more than $1 trillion to rebuild the nation’s aging roads, highways and bridges, in a proposal that seeks a bipartisan solution in Washington. → Read More