Behind the Whistle-Blower Case, a Long-Held Trump Grudge Toward Ukraine

WASHINGTON — For months this spring and summer, Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, tried to…

2020 Democrats Gather for L.G.B.T. Forum

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Ten presidential candidates will gather on Friday night for a forum exclusively…

Giuliani Revels in Another Cable Dust-up Defending Trump

WASHINGTON — In a television appearance on CNN Thursday night, Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal…

Ukraine Pressured on U.S. Political Investigations

MOSCOW — Months before a whistle-blower’s complaint came to light this week, raising alarms over dealings…

Trump Calls Whistle-Blower ‘Partisan’ and Defends Conduct With Other Leaders

WASHINGTON — President Trump dismissed on Friday a whistle-blower complaint said to involve him as a…

Younger Black Voters to Their Parents: Break Up With Joe Biden, I’m Bored

HOUSTON — A groan erupted at a debate watch party at Texas Southern University last week…

A Clash Over Barack Obama’s Legacy? Democratic Voters Don’t Want to Hear It

In some of the tensest moments of the 2020 debates, a viewer might have concluded that…

Biden Managed to Work With McConnell. Many Democrats Weren’t Pleased.

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader and self-described “grim reaper” of liberal legislative dreams, settled into…

Age Isn’t Hurting 2020 Democratic Leaders, to Rivals’ Chagrin

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is 76 years old and prone to…

At the Country’s Oldest Stump, a Presidential Twist

For more than a century, South Carolina Democrats seeking political office have traveled by horseback and…

Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.

For 18 years and four presidential elections, Democrats running for president have felt compelled to lay…

Biden Has Deep Connection to Black Voters. Will It Translate Into Votes?

BIRMINGHAM — At the Democratic primary debate last week, Joseph R. Biden Jr. prompted some distress…

Biden and Warren Avoid Direct Conflict — But for How Long?

If Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Elizabeth Warren are headed for a showdown, neither of them…

Who Won the Debate? Experts Weigh In

Twitter can’t tell us whether, or how, Thursday’s debate might change voters’ minds. But it can…

Biden Was Asked About Segregation. His Answer Included a Record Player.

The former vice president’s solution for inequality in schools touched on giving teachers a raise and…