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Wall Street Journal

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Recent articles by Ken:

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

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