Election 2020

The annual Iowa State Fair is known as the unofficial start to campaign season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Trump reelection campaign has raised $105 million over the past three months. A chunk of that comes from Trump merchandise. The current bestseller: red Trump beverage straws.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In format and style, the second CNN debate was almost a clone of the first. Once again, the emphasis was on finding points of contention and stoking the tension between candidates.

Biden bears slings and arrows but battles through another Democratic debate

In format and style, the second CNN debate was almost a clone of the first. Once again, the emphasis was on finding points of contention and stoking the tension between candidates.

from NPR

Former Vice President Joe Biden will again be center stage — and the focus will be on how he handles issues of race and whether he looks like he's ready and able to take on President Trump next year.

Your guide to night 2 of the Detroit Democratic presidential debates

Former Vice President Joe Biden will again be center stage — and the focus will be on how he handles issues of race and whether he looks like he's ready and able to take on President Trump next year.

from NPR

The candidates' preparation level was high for this event in part because the stakes have risen so far, so fast.

Sanders and Warren stand together: takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic debate

The candidates' preparation level was high for this event in part because the stakes have risen so far, so fast.

from NPR

John Delaney    declared    his 2020 presidential run before any other candidate did. It happened just six months into President Trump's term.

How presidential hopeful John Delaney plans to achieve universal health care

John Delaney declared his 2020 presidential run before any other candidate did. It happened just six months into President Trump's term.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Russian government tried to hack election systems in all 50 states during the 2016 election, and in at least one state, Russians were in a place to delete or change voter data,…

Russia tried hacking election systems in all U.S. states, according to Senate report

The Russian government tried to hack election systems in all 50 states during the 2016 election, and in at least one state, Russians were in a place to delete or change voter data,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During his testimony on Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller discussed election security and Russian interference.

Meuller says Russians are still interfering in U.S. elections, so why won’t Congress act?

During his testimony on Wednesday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller discussed election security and Russian interference.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former special counsel Robert Mueller didn't want to appear in Wednesday's hearings, but lawmakers insisted that he tell his story in public to the House judiciary and intelligence committees.

Mueller on Russian election interference: 'They're doing it as we sit here'

Former special counsel Robert Mueller didn't want to appear in Wednesday's hearings, but lawmakers insisted that he tell his story in public to the House judiciary and intelligence committees.

from NPR

The 2020 presidential race has a crowded field of competitors, and many are making their way to Los Angeles for fundraisers, rallies, and other events. KCRW is tracking LA visits by…

Bernie Sanders in SoCal to address housing and homelessness

The 2020 presidential race has a crowded field of competitors, and many are making their way to Los Angeles for fundraisers, rallies, and other events. KCRW is tracking LA visits by…

from News Stories

Marianne Williamson is Oprah Winfrey's former spiritual advisor, a motivational speaker and a New York Times bestselling author.

Presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson on miracles in politics, and why she's not a liberal Donald Trump

Marianne Williamson is Oprah Winfrey's former spiritual advisor, a motivational speaker and a New York Times bestselling author.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Julian Castro, former Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary and former San Antonio mayor, is one of the only candidates with a detailed plan to address homelessness.

Presidential hopeful Julian Castro wants to solve homelessness by 2028

Julian Castro, former Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary and former San Antonio mayor, is one of the only candidates with a detailed plan to address homelessness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three senators, four current or former representatives, a mayor, a governor and a former Cabinet secretary all walk onto a stage ...

Democratic Presidential Debate: See the 20 Candidates who will be onstage

Three senators, four current or former representatives, a mayor, a governor and a former Cabinet secretary all walk onto a stage ...

from News Stories

It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.

Democratic primary debate: Live fact-check from NPR

It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.

from News Stories

The large field will be split into two groups for Wednesday and Thursday, after a selection process that was a source of controversy. With so many contenders, answers will be limited to 60 seconds.

Democratic Presidential Debate: See the 20 candidates who will be onstage

The large field will be split into two groups for Wednesday and Thursday, after a selection process that was a source of controversy. With so many contenders, answers will be limited to 60 seconds.

from NPR

This week’s Democratic presidential debates will feature 20 candidates, five moderators and a lot of commercials. Potential voters might not be able to learn as much as they want to.

Political debate or political circus?

This week’s Democratic presidential debates will feature 20 candidates, five moderators and a lot of commercials. Potential voters might not be able to learn as much as they want to.

from To the Point

The topic of reparations has gained traction on the campaign trail, with several Democratic presidential candidates supporting the idea, including former Texas Congressman Beto…

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on reparations, climate change, and regulating tech giants

The topic of reparations has gained traction on the campaign trail, with several Democratic presidential candidates supporting the idea, including former Texas Congressman Beto…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rusty Hicks was elected the new chair of the California Democratic Party. He's a Los Angeles labor leader and Navy veteran who will succeed Eric Bauman.

California Democratic Party Chairman Rusty Hicks on unity

Rusty Hicks was elected the new chair of the California Democratic Party. He's a Los Angeles labor leader and Navy veteran who will succeed Eric Bauman.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper is known for his centrist views.

John Hickenlooper on legal cannabis, health care, and running for president

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper is known for his centrist views.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Divides that could define this month's first Democratic debates were on display Saturday when 11 presidential hopefuls addressed the California Democratic Party's annual convention.

Democratic candidates descend on California and offer a preview of fights to come

Divides that could define this month's first Democratic debates were on display Saturday when 11 presidential hopefuls addressed the California Democratic Party's annual convention.

from NPR