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Presidential Contender Leaving Campaign Trail for National Guard Duty

Tulsi Gabbard heading to Indonesia for an active-duty assignment

(Newser) - Tulsi Gabbard won't be campaigning for two weeks—because she has National Guard duty. The Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate is also a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard and has served tours in Iraq and Kuwait, Hawaii News Now reports. "I’m stepping off of... More »

Jill Biden Enters the Fray to Defend Her Husband

Public 'didn't buy it,' she says of Kamala Harris' attack on her husband's race record

(Newser) - Kamala Harris is keeping up her critique of Joe Biden's record on race and segregation following the Democratic frontrunner's apology for comments about the civility of segregationist senators. He was "right to recognize the impact of his words" but "there is still a point of disagreement... More »

'A 10-Person Debate Is a Mess'

20 Democratic candidates have been split over 2 nights, starting tonight

(Newser) - With 20 candidates vying for attention—a number more suited to wrestling's Royal Rumble than a traditional debate—Democrats have split the field into two groups for debates in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Republicans who took part in their party's 10 and 11-person 2016 debates, however,... More »

Here's Who Is Currently in the Democratic Debates

13 Democrats have qualified, but the last 7 spots are up in the air

(Newser) - The first Democratic debates for the 2020 election take place June 26 and June 27 in Miami, with each night featuring 10 different candidates on stage, reports ABC News . The field is currently larger than 20, and the party will decide next week who makes the cut, based on polling... More »

War Veteran Throws Hat in the Ring for 2020

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says it's about 'war and peace'

(Newser) - Think Democrats are running the same old faces in 2020? Try Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who revealed her candidacy Friday: "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," said the 37-year-old Army National Guard veteran on CNN's The ... More »

2 More Democrats Enter the 2020 Dance

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and former HUD chief Julian Castro

(Newser) - Add two more names to the list of maybe-candidates among Democrats in the 2020 field. Julian Castro , who served as HUD secretary in the Obama administration and is a former mayor of San Antonio, has formed an exploratory committee and will decide by Jan. 12, reports CBS News . "There... More »

Congress Gets 1st Bisexual, Hindu Members

Open bisexual Kyrsten Sinema wins tight Az. race

(Newser) - Tammy Baldwin's victory in Wisconsin last week made her the first openly gay US senator, but she isn't the only "first" in the newly elected Congress.
  • Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has been declared the winner in a tight US House race in Arizona, making her the first openly
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5 Rising Stars Who Could Make Waves at DNC

Fresh faces include Julian Castro's twin and a bevy of women

(Newser) - As the Democrats descend on Charlotte looking for four more years with the unexpected star of the 2004 convention, they're also looking for this convention's rock star. Looking past keynote speaker Julian Castro, Politico rounds up five potential contenders:
  • Joaquin Castro: The Texas state rep is seen as
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