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January 29, 2020, 12:17 PM

The Note: Campaign back in split-screen, as Biden plays big on both

Political attention is divided these days and will remain so, particularly as there is the possibility of the Senate impeachment trial spilling into voting season
January 29, 2020, 12:17 PM
The Note: Campaign back in split-screen, as Biden plays big on both
January 28, 2020, 1:29 PM

The Note: Sanders rises as Democrats fret more than act

Somehow Sen. Bernie Sanders is surging in the run-up to Iowa without taking harsh attacks from his rivals.
January 28, 2020, 1:29 PM
The Note: Sanders rises as Democrats fret more than act
January 27, 2020, 12:10 PM

The Note: Polls stoke electability concerns for Democrats in week before Iowa

A blizzard of late national and early-state polling does virtually nothing to clarify the race one week before the Iowa caucuses -- though does plenty to worry Democrats.
January 27, 2020, 12:10 PM
The Note: Polls stoke electability concerns for Democrats in week before Iowa
January 25, 2020, 12:51 AM

The Note: Democrats target audience of 4, while GOP focuses on audience of 1

Democrats main goal is to keep an investigation alive and, as a practical matter, that means convincing four Republicans to call witnesses from the Trump White House.
January 25, 2020, 12:51 AM
The Note: Democrats target audience of 4, while GOP focuses on audience of 1
January 24, 2020, 12:13 PM

The Note: Democrats spar in shadows, as Sanders hides in plain sight

It's getting harder to imagine scenarios that don't involve a Bernie Sanders campaign reaching deep into the voting season.
January 24, 2020, 12:13 PM
The Note: Democrats spar in shadows, as Sanders hides in plain sight
January 22, 2020, 12:09 PM

The Note: Early maneuvers show fluidity of impeachment politics

The fact that Sen. Mitch McConnell budged is a reminder that the history of the impeachment of President Donald Trump has yet to be written.
January 22, 2020, 12:09 PM
The Note: Early maneuvers show fluidity of impeachment politics
January 21, 2020, 12:28 PM

The Note: New squabbles further muddle run-up to Iowa

Tuesday brings the substantive start of a Senate impeachment trial that will draw four presidential contenders off the campaign trail.
January 21, 2020, 12:28 PM
The Note: New squabbles further muddle run-up to Iowa
January 20, 2020, 2:43 AM

The Note: GOP leaders confront price of Trump loyalty

A Republican Party that is trying hard to stay loyal to President Donald Trump is growing worried about what that means exactly.
January 20, 2020, 2:43 AM
The Note: GOP leaders confront price of Trump loyalty
January 18, 2020, 6:14 PM

The Note: Issues of gender and race dominate Democratic primary

The Democratic presidential contenders are arguing over who they are, what they say about it and what that may say about them.
January 18, 2020, 6:14 PM
The Note: Issues of gender and race dominate Democratic primary
January 16, 2020, 12:10 PM

The Note: Trump allies forced to play defense as impeachment moves to Senate

Trump allies forced to play defense as impeachment moves to Senate. The pressure is on Republicans to publicly defend Trump's actions.
January 16, 2020, 12:10 PM
The Note: Trump allies forced to play defense as impeachment moves to Senate
January 15, 2020, 12:06 PM

The Note: Sanders vs. Warren fight tests both candidates at only Iowa debate

Two progressive champions -- Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren -- are primed to have a debate with each other that they've both said they didn't want to have.
January 15, 2020, 12:06 PM
The Note: Sanders vs. Warren fight tests both candidates at only Iowa debate
January 15, 2020, 12:02 PM

The Note: Front-runner-less Iowa race comes into view

After Tuesday's debate, it’s harder to see moments that will clarify the race.
January 15, 2020, 12:02 PM
The Note: Front-runner-less Iowa race comes into view
January 13, 2020, 3:19 PM

The Note: Pelosi's 'forever' impeachment puts GOP on warning

There will be a time that President Trump is no longer under active impeachment.
January 13, 2020, 3:19 PM
The Note: Pelosi's 'forever' impeachment puts GOP on warning
January 10, 2020, 12:07 PM

The Note: Paths open for Biden as campaign turns to foreign policy

Former Vice President Joe Biden comes into a three-week stretch to Iowa with more paths to the nomination than his rivals.
January 10, 2020, 12:07 PM
The Note: Paths open for Biden as campaign turns to foreign policy
January 9, 2020, 12:57 PM

The Note: Impeachment back to forefront as 2020ers wait

The timing of an impeachment trial is of intense interest to 2020 candidates, especially the senators who are still running for president and have a debate next week.
January 9, 2020, 12:57 PM
The Note: Impeachment back to forefront as 2020ers wait
January 8, 2020, 11:04 AM

The Note: Democrats confront new landscape of wartime primary

Iran’s attack on American troops in Iraq will raise many questions.
January 8, 2020, 11:04 AM
The Note: Democrats confront new landscape of wartime primary
January 7, 2020, 1:13 PM

The Note: Trump stirs debates in Congress with Iran, Iraq moves

Following the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Congress looks to debate and perhaps limit President Donald Trump’s powers to conduct future strikes
January 7, 2020, 1:13 PM
The Note: Trump stirs debates in Congress with Iran, Iraq moves
January 6, 2020, 4:14 PM

The Note: Iran and Iraq present fresh challenges to 2020 candidates

Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian official has already had consequences.
January 6, 2020, 4:14 PM
The Note: Iran and Iraq present fresh challenges to 2020 candidates
1 month ago

The Note: Narrower Democratic field could point toward longer primary race

The 2020 field is narrowing. But the paths to the Democratic nomination look more winding than ever.
1 month ago
The Note: Narrower Democratic field could point toward longer primary race
1 month ago

The Note: Uncertainties loom over 2020 campaign

The first votes of 2020 are barely a month away. But there's a whole lot of big questions that need answering before we get there.
1 month ago
The Note: Uncertainties loom over 2020 campaign
1 month ago

The Note: Scrutiny facing Buttigieg reflects Democrats’ 2020 anxieties

Pete Buttigieg took the brunt of attacks in Thursday's debate.
1 month ago
The Note: Scrutiny facing Buttigieg reflects Democrats’ 2020 anxieties
1 month ago

The Note: Ordinary debate lands in extraordinary times for Democrats

The Democrats’ final debate of 2019 takes place Thursday night in Los Angeles.
1 month ago
The Note: Ordinary debate lands in extraordinary times for Democrats
1 month ago

The Note: Impeachment cements partisan sorting

If you’re looking for a moment of clarity, you could do worse than this day for the history books.
1 month ago
The Note: Impeachment cements partisan sorting
1 month ago

The Note: Process enjoys stronger support than impeachment itself

It’s not impossible to find bipartisan consensus on impeachment. You just have to trust the process.
1 month ago
The Note: Process enjoys stronger support than impeachment itself
1 month ago

The Note: Partisanship lines up to Trump’s liking in impeachment fight

A major piece of Democratic strategizing on impeachment was the desire to put Republicans on the spot.
1 month ago
The Note: Partisanship lines up to Trump’s liking in impeachment fight
2 months ago

The Note: Biden back in center of Democratic race

Joe Biden is back at the center of the Democratic race, regardless of supposed challengers.
2 months ago
The Note: Biden back in center of Democratic race
2 months ago

The Note: Trump spins conspiracies into impeachment defense

As President Trump stands on the verge of being impeached, he would have his supporters believe that the fix was in against him -- and his voters -- from the start.
2 months ago
The Note: Trump spins conspiracies into impeachment defense
2 months ago

The Note: Democrats compete in transparency primary

President Donald Trump has declared himself to be the "most transparent" president in history.
2 months ago
The Note: Democrats compete in transparency primary
2 months ago

The Note: Democrats face conflicting internal instincts on impeachment

Those tensions and more will play out in dramatic and historic fashion this week for Democrats.
2 months ago
The Note: Democrats face conflicting internal instincts on impeachment
2 months ago

The Note: Democrats flirt with politics of anger in age of Trump

Democrats flirt with politics of anger in age of Trump. On Capitol Hill it was Nancy. In Iowa it was Joe. Both were reacting to Trump.
2 months ago
The Note: Democrats flirt with politics of anger in age of Trump
2 months ago

The Note: Speed defines Democrats’ impeachment push

Speed defines the Democrats' impeachment push. All signs currently point to a pre-Christmas vote on the House floor.
2 months ago
The Note: Speed defines Democrats’ impeachment push
2 months ago

The Note: Early 2020 exits showcase Democrats’ uncertainties

High-profile exits have created some new space in the race. But it’s not at all clear who will fill it -- or how.
2 months ago
The Note: Early 2020 exits showcase Democrats’ uncertainties
2 months ago

The Note: Mayor Pete draws fresh heat from his left

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is backing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, knows what she’s doing in raising alarms about the progressive credentials of Pete Buttigieg.
2 months ago
The Note: Mayor Pete draws fresh heat from his left
2 months ago

The Note: Bloomberg pits wholesale campaign against retail strategies

Bloomberg pits wholesale campaign against retail strategies. He could skip the first four early states and still win the nomination.
2 months ago
The Note: Bloomberg pits wholesale campaign against retail strategies
2 months ago

The Note: Bloomberg draws more buzz than fear

Everybody's talking about Michael Bloomberg joining the 2020 race for the White House. What's less clear is if anybody's afraid of him.
2 months ago
The Note: Bloomberg draws more buzz than fear
2 months ago

The Note: Trump survives week with no new cracks in GOP support

After more than 32 hours of impeachment hearings over the past two weeks, no signs emerged of new cracks in the GOP defense, in either the House or the Senate.
2 months ago
The Note: Trump survives week with no new cracks in GOP support
2 months ago

The Note: Race returns to forefront of Democratic race

Before the debate ended, key reminders emerged that speak to explosive issues that remain unresolved in the Democratic primary race. High on that list is race.
2 months ago
The Note: Race returns to forefront of Democratic race
2 months ago

The Note: Democrats joust with shadows at awkwardly timed debate

The fifth Democratic debate takes place Wednesday night with no way to confine the relevant action to a single screen.
2 months ago
The Note: Democrats joust with shadows at awkwardly timed debate
2 months ago

The Note: Center grows crowded amid Buttigieg's rise

Center grows crowded amid Buttigieg’s rise. Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick add to less liberal options.
2 months ago
The Note: Center grows crowded amid Buttigieg's rise
2 months ago

The Note: Warren stays in center of Democratic fights

For a candidate of the left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren sure seems like a central figure.
2 months ago
The Note: Warren stays in center of Democratic fights
2 months ago

The Note: Expanding 2020 field speaks to Democrats' angst vs. Trump

This season of candidate contraction has turned into one of expansion.
2 months ago
The Note: Expanding 2020 field speaks to Democrats' angst vs. Trump
3 months ago

The Note: Public hearing brings new challenges in impeachment probe

Making assumptions in this environment would be a mistake, now that the public is set to watch in large numbers.
3 months ago
The Note: Public hearing brings new challenges in impeachment probe
3 months ago

The Note: Obama legacy tested in court and campaign trail

What President Barack Obama and his legacy mean to the party could be a theme that runs throughout this campaign year.
3 months ago
The Note: Obama legacy tested in court and campaign trail
3 months ago

The Note: Bloomberg banks on Democrats' chaos

Michael Bloomberg's problem is the same as his promise: He's a general-election candidate in a primary-campaign world.
3 months ago
The Note: Bloomberg banks on Democrats' chaos
3 months ago

The Note: Bloomberg scrambles frozen Democratic race

A Democratic primary race that was frozen by impeachment just got hot in a hurry with Michael Bloomberg's surprise step toward running for president.
3 months ago
The Note: Bloomberg scrambles frozen Democratic race
3 months ago

The Note: 2019 wins refresh 2020 arguments for Democrats

Using the election results in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, progressive groups are arguing that suburban romps are proof that their messaging can play everywhere.
3 months ago
The Note: 2019 wins refresh 2020 arguments for Democrats
3 months ago

The Note: Blue wave continues ride through Kentucky, Virginia

Democrats walk away from Election Day 2019 with more votes in most closely watched contests.
3 months ago
The Note: Blue wave continues ride through Kentucky, Virginia
3 months ago

The Note: Impeachment set for early ballot tests on Election Day 2019

Tuesday's governor’s races in Kentucky and Mississippi and control of the state assembly in Virginia could all be referendums on President Donald Trump and impeachment.
3 months ago
The Note: Impeachment set for early ballot tests on Election Day 2019
3 months ago

The Note: Mayor Pete earns another moment in campaign spotlight

The stability at the top of what remains a fluid Democratic race is being threatened not by a senator or governor but by the only remaining mayor.
3 months ago
The Note: Mayor Pete earns another moment in campaign spotlight
3 months ago

The Note: Iowa gatherings appeal to Democrats’ myths and realities

A wide-open race in Iowa awaits the Democratic primary field Friday night and through the weekend.
3 months ago
The Note: Iowa gatherings appeal to Democrats’ myths and realities