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Democrats veer Left on immigration at debates, pleasing base — and Trump

The debates, in which there was almost unanimous embraces by the top-polling candidates for decriminalizing illegal border crossings and for offering undocumented immigrants health insurance, excited many in the Democratic base. But the debates also raised questions about whether the Democratic candidates were entering terrain that would be perilous in a general election.

Donald Trump on Democratic debate: 'BORING'

While Donald Trump was dismissive, his campaign team was closely monitoring the debate in Miami in Florida, a state Trump won in 2016 but which is predicted to be close again in 2020.


Democrats to pour into Iowa for biggest event yet in 2020 White House race

The state party's Hall of Fame dinner on Sunday will give voters in Iowa, where the nominating contest kicks off in February, an early chance to compare the contenders and test the organizational power of still-forming campaign teams.

US House Democrats blame Trump for worsening border crisis

Trump has threatened to close the border, saying the United States is "full." He has urged the building of a wall on the southern border since before he became president in 2016.

Who is Amy Klobuchar, the latest Democrat to enter 2020 presidential race

In the Senate, Klobuchar has cultivated a worker-bee persona, not leading on divisive issues like immigration and focusing instead on curbing the cost of prescription drugs, addressing sexual harassment and protecting online privacy.

Trump's 2020 Democratic rivals pounce to criticize State of the Union speech

Trump used his speech to highlight a strong economy but drew criticism by vowing to build a wall on the border with Mexico despite Democratic opposition.


GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sight

Trump worked to escalate the showdown Friday, reissuing threats to close the US-Mexico border to pressure Congress to fund the wall and to shut off aid to three Central American countries from which many migrants have fled.

Trump, Democrats spar over shutdown with no deal in sight

Building the wall was one of Trump's most frequently repeated campaign promises, but Democrats are vehemently opposed to it.

Midterm elections: A bruised Trump

The next two years of his presidency have now run into democratically created counter-power.

US 2018 midterm results: Democrats capture control of House; Republicans hold Senate

The Democrats’ extensive gains in the House, and their capture of several powerful governorships, in many cases represented a vindication of the party’s more moderate wing.

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Who Is Kamala Harris? | 2020 US Presidential Candidate

Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, is joining the race for the White House. Ms. Harris becomes the fourth woman currently serving in Congress to announce her presidential ambitions.