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Who's Running for Prez: The Republicans
- Donald Trump
President Donald Trump is going for round two. And the odds are in his favor – the last time a president didn’t get re-elected was in 1992.
- Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh wants to throw a Tea Party at the White House. But he has a history of using racial slurs and making controversial statements.
- Bill Weld
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is one of two GOP primary challengers to President Trump in the 2020 election. He wants to get back in the Paris climate deal and cut the deficit.
Who's Running for Prez: The Democrats
- Michael Bennet
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) is pitching himself as a no-nonsense, moderate politician who can work across the aisle to get sh*t done on everything from immigration to political reform.
- Joe Biden
Former VP Joe Biden is the Democratic front-runner. The big question: can he keep the momentum going through the fall?
- Michael Bloomberg
One of the world’s richest people just entered the 2020 Democratic race. Hi, Michael Bloomberg.
- Pete Buttigieg
Buttigieg (it’s boot-edge-edge) is the millennial, Harvard grad, Rhodes Scholar, veteran of Afghanistan, and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana who’s got a ‘DC or bust’ sticker on the back of his car.
- John Delaney
Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney is a businessman who founded two companies and was the first Dem to announce a 2020 presidential run all the way back in July 2017.
- Tulsi Gabbard
Gabbard was the first American Samoan and first Hindu member elected to the House of Representatives. At 38, she’s one of the youngest candidates in the race.
- Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is known as a moderate Democrat who’s gotten support from red voters and worked with Republicans on things like confronting the opioid epidemic.
- Deval Patrick
Deval Patrick’s (D) motto: better late than never. He joined the 2020 race in November 2019 – less than three months until the primary voting season kicks off.
- Bernie Sanders
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants to be president in 2020. To get there, he's focused on the big issues. Think: healthcare, student loans, the environment, and minimum wage.
- Tom Steyer
Democratic activist and donor Tom Steyer was late to enter the race. But he has a few things going for him: grass-roots organizing experience and a lot of money.
- Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is a longtime critic of President Trump and has a reputation for putting pressure on the financial industry. Oh and you may have heard a thing or two about her policy ideas. She’s got lots of them.
- Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang doesn’t have any experience in politics. But he’s underway with his campaign for 2020 because he’s afraid for the future of the country.
- Pete Buttigieg on how he'd approach reproductive rights
We asked South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg about reproductive rights and why he wants the 2020 Democratic nom.
- Republican primary challenger Bill Weld on his plan to beat Trump
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is taking on President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination. He sat down with us to tell us about his plan to win over voters, his feelings on Roe v. Wade, and why he’s against universal background checks.
- Michael Bennet on Trump admin’s immigration stance
A new asylum rule that would limit protections for Central American migrants is the Trump admin’s latest attempt to deter migrants from coming to the US. People have a lot of opinions about the admin’s tactics. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) is one of them.
We’ll take political buzzwords for $500, Alex. Here’s your breakdown of the policy proposals some candidates can’t get enough of.
Campaign Trail Issues
Tensions between the US and Iran have been escalating, from Iran changing its tune on the 2015 nuclear deal to the US pulling some embassy staff from neighboring Iraq.
- US census: The citizenship question, explained
Everyone’s waiting to hear how the Supremes weigh in on a census question.
- US-China Trade Talks: The situation explained
Two of the world's biggest economies are at war. A trade war that is. And they’re trying to talk things out.
- College costs: What drives the problem
We’ll get straight to the point: college costs...a lot. Here’s what you need to know about how we got here.