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Home-State Skepticism of Kamala Harris Foretold Trouble

SACRAMENTO — When Sen. Kamala Harris entered the presidential race in January, her California roots were supposed to give her special access to the cash and delegates required to win the Democratic nomination. Instead, she faced headwinds in her home state tha...
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With Warren’s Rise, Biden Faces Dems’ Anxiety About 2020 Bid

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is confronting growing anxiety among would-be allies in the Democratic establishment about his ability to win the presidential nomination following underwhelming debate performances, lagging fundraising and withering attacks from rivals ...
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Biden, Warren, Sanders Face Scrutiny at Democratic Debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Joe Biden is facing baseless — but persistent— allegations of wrongdoing overseas that could undermine his argument that he's best positioned to defeat the president. Bernie Sanders is recovering from a heart attack that raised questions ab...
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Debate Takeaways: Should 2020 Democrats Go Big or Get Real?

DETROIT — Should Democrats be going big or getting real? That's the question that dominated the Democratic presidential primary debate as progressive favorites Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders fended off attacks from lesser-known moderates. The display amou...