Author: DAN MERICA, CNN

Obama to worried Democrats: 'Chill out about the candidates'

Former President Barack Obama bluntly urged Democrats nervous about the state of the party's primary field to "chill out" on Thursday, stressing that while there are differences between the numerous Democrats running for president, those differences are "relatively minor" compared to what the Trump administration is doing.

De Blasio decries Bloomberg's about face on ‘stop and frisk'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday assailed former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to apologize for "stop and frisk" on the verge of a possible 2020 run, casting the decision in an interview with CNN as politically craven and referring to it as a "death bed conversion."

Obama warns Democratic candidates: Be 'rooted in reality'

Former President Barack Obama used an appearance at a high-dollar donor gathering on Friday to urge the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls to "pay some attention to where voters actually are," warning them about going so far on certain policies that they become out of step with voters.

Voter turnout surges in Kentucky

Voter turnout was considerably higher in Kentucky on Tuesday than in past elections, signaling increased interest in politics during President Donald Trump's administration and the possibility of historic turnout in 2020.

In Iowa, Buttigieg says he can best unify the country

Pete Buttigieg touted himself as the most electable Democrat in the 2020 presidential field on Friday, delivering an optimistic speech that cast himself as the person who can best person unify the country after President Donald Trump leaves office.

Tim Ryan ends 2020 presidential campaign

Rep. Tim Ryan dropped out of the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, ending a campaign that failed to gain any traction in a large field of better-financed and better-known Democrats.

Steyer raises just $2 million after spending millions on campaign

Billionaire Tom Steyer raised $2 million in the third quarter of 2019, his campaign announced on Thursday, a paltry haul that pales in comparison to the more than $30 million the candidate has spent of his own fortune solely on television and digital ads for his presidential bid.

Andrew Yang raises $10 million in third quarter

Andrew Yang raised $10 million in the third quarter of 2019, his campaign tells CNN, a substantial haul that dwarfs the $2.8 million the businessman-turned-politician raised in the second quarter of this year.

Worried Biden allies plot super PAC to aid former VP

A group of former aides and allies to former Vice President Joe Biden are considering launching a super PAC to help the presidential candidate respond to attacks, multiple Democrats familiar with the plan tell CNN.

Top Democratic candidates team up for gun violence ad

Several top Democratic presidential candidates came together ahead of Thursday's presidential debate to support former Rep. Gabby Giffords' political organization and deliver a message on guns: Our children deserve better.