Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON— Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up. The Vermont […]

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. In an email and a video posted to Twitter, Gabbard offered her full support to former Vice President […]

Sanders reassessing his campaign after three more Biden wins

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders was trying to determine his next moves on Wednesday, after Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona and seized a commanding lead in a Democratic presidential race upended by the coronavirus. The Vermont senator’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said Sanders “is going to be having conversations with supporters […]

Only Sanders, Biden left in Delaware Democratic primary

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Speak Out: Bloomberg drops out

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and pumped more than $500 million of his own fortune into the campaign. […]

Warren ends 2020 presidential bid after Super Tuesday rout

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday. Her exit came days after the onetime front-runner couldn’t win a single Super Tuesday state, not even her own. For much of the past year, her campaign had […]

Letter to the Editor: If it quacks like a duck …

Letters to the Editor

I don’t know about you, but Bernie Sanders’ praise of Fidel Castro’s echoes the gibberish of apologists for totalitarian dictatorships of the past, and should send chills up the spine of anyone who believes in a world free from such murderous dictatorships. (Paraphrasing what Sen. Sanders said: “Say what you will about Castro. He is […]

Biden’s turnabout remakes Democratic race

WASHINGTON — Less than a month ago, Joe Biden’s campaign was in free fall. Even after he mounted a comeback in South Carolina, he confronted the reality of competing in crucial Super Tuesday contests with little money and no discernible campaign infrastructure. It didn’t matter. The former vice president swept to victory in Democratic primary […]

Bloomberg drops out of presidential race, endorses Biden

NEW YORK — Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and pumped more than $500 million of his own fortune […]

Biden nabs Klobuchar, Buttigieg backing on Super Tuesday eve

SELMA, Ala. — Rivals no more, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg united behind Joe Biden’s presidential bid on Monday as the Democratic Party’s moderate wing scrambled to boost the former vice president just hours before voting began across a series of high-stakes Super Tuesday states. Klobuchar formally suspended her campaign and endorsed Biden on Monday, […]