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Wall Street Journal

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Recent articles by Ken:

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

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