Zingers, Groaners and a Trump Pile-On: ‘That’s Called the Democratic Primary’

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. jammed his finger skyward, eyes narrowing like his polling…

Trump Touts Black Economic Gains and Support for Historically Black Colleges

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday made a pitch for African-American support to an audience of…

Netanyahu Accuses Rivals of Plotting to ‘Steal’ Israeli Election

JERUSALEM — Fighting for his political life, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Monday accused…

Presidential Candidates Flock to New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s backers roared supportive slogans and banged on drums as…

Trump Aides’ Poll Finds Gun Control Politically Problematic for the President

President Trump assured Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, on Thursday that he was…

Life Off the Democratic Debate Stage: Sparse Crowds, Daily Indignities

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Dozens of reporters and photographers descended on the Hawkeye Downs speedway, all…

Does Joe Biden Want to Be Doing This?

“How badly do you want to be president?” Joseph R. Biden Jr. was asked after a…

Kirsten Gillibrand Exits and a One-Night Debate: This Week in the 2020 Race

Happy Saturday! Here’s our weekly catch-up on the 2020 presidential campaign and the Democratic field. Gillibrand…

Why You Can’t Volunteer for Election Polls, and Other Polling Facts

Election polls have always been interesting. But this year, they have become official players in the…

The Great Democratic Winnowing Begins

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer,…

It’s Official: September Democratic Debate Will Be One Night Only

After two rounds of back-to-back debate nights over the summer, the next Democratic presidential debate will…

Democratic Candidates Jostle, and Gripe, as Debates Winnow the Field

WASHINGTON — The suspense was high. The hour was late. The questions about the next Democratic…

Polling Picture Comes Into Focus: Biden Leads a 3-Way Race at the Top

New polls published on Wednesday show Joseph R. Biden Jr. with a significant national lead in…

Biden Extols His Black Support: ‘I Think They Know Me’

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday pressed his case that he is the “most…

New 2020 Poll Shows Three-Way Tie Between Sanders, Warren and Biden

A new national poll suggests that the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination may be…