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Behind the Scenes: ‘Surge’ Follows 2018 Wave of Women Candidates
2020 Elections
Behind the Scenes: ‘Surge’ Follows 2018 Wave of Women Candidates

WASHINGTON — In the final days of her 2018 campaign, Lauren Underwood was sitting in a car, looking on her phone at a 1957 picture of a white woman angrily screaming at a young Black woman as she went to... Read More

Behind Closed Doors: How Biden’s Team Weighed the VP Candidates
2020 Elections
Behind Closed Doors: How Biden’s Team Weighed the VP Candidates

WILMINGTON, Del. — The vetting Kamala Harris endured to earn her spot on Joe Biden’s presidential ticket was like none other in recent history. It was at once a public audition and highly secretive. It took sharp turns as the... Read More

Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi Could Be First and Second in Line for President. How Did Bay Area Politics Manage That?
In The News
Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi Could Be First and Second in Line for President. How Did Bay Area Politics Manage That?

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One is a seasoned politician, long considered one of the most powerful people in Washington. The other is a rising star, a trailblazer accustomed to breaking barriers. Both have deep Bay Area ties. And to many... Read More

Elizabeth Warren’s Long Path From Oklahoma to Harvard
2020 Elections
Elizabeth Warren’s Long Path From Oklahoma to Harvard

WASHINGTON — When Elizabeth Warren first ran for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in 2012, her opponent mocked her as a Harvard elitist, addressing her in debates as “Professor,” dripping out the syllables so it sounded more like an epithet... Read More

Biden Had a Stutter as a Child. How He Overcame It Helped Shape His Character and Speaking Style
2020 Elections
Biden Had a Stutter as a Child. How He Overcame It Helped Shape His Character and Speaking Style

WASHINGTON — One of Joe Biden’s proudest childhood accomplishments was a five-minute speech to his all-boys Catholic high school in Delaware. The assignment was routine — a public-speaking requirement for all students. But for Biden, it was a triumph in... Read More

Gottheimer Applauds Pharmacy Effort to Help Combat Opioid Crisis
Substance Abuse
Gottheimer Applauds Pharmacy Effort to Help Combat Opioid Crisis
2019-08-05 21:46:54
by Dan McCue

Representative Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., visited a Walgreens pharmacy in Waldwick, New Jersey with Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton to discuss how local communities are addressing the opioid crisis and substance abuse in general. Deaths from drug overdoses in New Jersey... Read More

Democratic 2020 Field Picks Up a Second Joe As Sestak Jumps In
2020 Elections
Democratic 2020 Field Picks Up a Second Joe As Sestak Jumps In

Former two-term Representative Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania announced this weekend he’s joining the crowded field vying for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination. The former U.S. Navy admiral, who served in Congress until 2011, previously made two unsuccessful runs for the... Read More

Andrew Yang Promotes “Human-Centered Capitalism” as Antidote to America’s Woes
2020 Elections
Andrew Yang Promotes “Human-Centered Capitalism” as Antidote to America’s Woes
2019-06-21 20:30:59
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Andrew Yang State of Residence: New York Campaign Website: https://www.yang2020.com [caption id="attachment_9334" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 Andrew Yang meets local Woodbury County, Iowa, Democrats and members of the Truman Club in February 2019 in... Read More

Self-Help Guru Marianne Williamson Thinks America Needs a Moral and Spiritual Awakening
2020 Elections
Self-Help Guru Marianne Williamson Thinks America Needs a Moral and Spiritual Awakening
2019-06-21 20:28:14
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Marianne Williamson State of Residence: California Campaign Website: https://www.marianne2020.com [caption id="attachment_9335" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson addresses the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign June 17, 2019 at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC.... Read More

“I Have a Plan for That.” Elizabeth Warren’s Quest to Tackle America’s Challenges
2020 Elections
“I Have a Plan for That.” Elizabeth Warren’s Quest to Tackle America’s Challenges
2019-06-21 20:26:43
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Elizabeth Warren State of Residence: Massachusetts Campaign Website: https://elizabethwarren.com [caption id="attachment_9337" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) waves to the audience during the Black Economic Alliance Forum on June 15, 2019 in Charleston, S.C. The Black... Read More

Eric Swalwell Makes Tackling Gun Violence Central to His Campaign
2020 Elections
Eric Swalwell Makes Tackling Gun Violence Central to His Campaign
2019-06-18 21:05:25
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Eric Swalwell State of Residence: California Campaign Website: https://ericswalwell.com [caption id="attachment_9241" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Congressman Eric Swalwell waves to the audience after speaking during kickoff rally on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Dublin High School in Dublin, Calif. Swalwell announced... Read More

Bernie Sanders Is Embracing Socialism in His 2020 Presidential Bid
2020 Elections
Bernie Sanders Is Embracing Socialism in His 2020 Presidential Bid
2019-06-18 21:01:54
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Bernie Sanders State of Residence: Vermont Campaign Website: https://berniesanders.com [caption id="attachment_9242" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivers remarks at a campaign function in the Marvin Center at George Washington University on Wednesday, June 12, 2019,... Read More

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