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The former vice president called for an approach focused on democracy in a speech marked more by nostalgia than new ideas.

  • Jul 11, 2019

But busing was scarcely mentioned, even as it remains an issue.

  • Jul 5, 2019

As 10 of the 20 Democratic candidates who qualified for the debate take the stage together for the first time, follow along here to get a glimpse at who, if anyone, is claiming the spotlight.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Stacey Abrams and Rep. Douglas A. Collins battle at a House hearing on voting rights, highlighting her emergence as a sage — and target.

  • Jun 25, 2019

The former vice president’s talk of working with segregationists has not torpedoed Biden’s strong support among African Americans. But they warn their patience is not unlimited.

  • Jun 22, 2019

The South Carolina Democrat, who will welcome 22 presidential candidates to his fish fry on Friday, is at the center of disputes in his fractured party and finds his influence under assault in his home state.

  • Jun 20, 2019

In South Carolina, some of the Democratic hopefuls discuss how to shrink the gap.

  • Jun 15, 2019

The latest volley from the president illustrates how criminal justice issues have scrambled political alliances on the campaign trail.

  • May 28, 2019

Interviews with African American voters and activists in three competitive states reveal stark differences in whether to be pragmatic or ideological when it comes to electing a candidate to take on President Trump.

  • May 20, 2019

Ted Cruz's campaign was apparently unwilling to let Beto O'Rourke have TV airtime without some Ted Cruz counterpoint.

  • Sep 13, 2018
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