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Biden 2020 candidacy confronts Democratic Party with its past

The dust-up this week over Joe Biden's praise of his working relationship with segregationist Democratic senators sharply underlines how his presidential candidacy is forcing a reckoning between the Democratic Party of today and the party of 50 years ago.

Biden leads Democratic pack in new 2020 poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden is out front in a poll by Quinnipiac University out Thursday, with 29% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters saying they'll vote for him in the 2020 primary if he runs.

Meet the men who could be 2020's first spouse

There are vast differences among the more than a dozen Democrats who have thrown their hats in the ring for the 2020 presidential race, but six of them have something significant in common: Should one of them win, their husband would become the first-ever first spouse.

Moderate Democrats see path for Biden

Before Joe Cunningham won his race to represent the South Carolina Lowcountry, a coastal House district not held by a Democrat in nearly 40 years, former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed him, campaigned for him -- and picked up his tab for fried chicken and a jalapeño-flecked waffle at Page's Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant.

House Dems to hold vote on sweeping legislative proposal

The House of Representatives on Friday passed a key priority of the new Democratic majority: A sweeping legislative proposal that Democrats call HR 1 that seeks to enact wide-ranging ethics reform, expand voting rights and mandate the disclosure of presidential tax returns.

Cory Booker picks up early endorsement in SC

Sen. Cory Booker has picked up an early endorsement in the key primary state of South Carolina, an early indicator of his appeal and organizing strength in the key first-in-the-South primary state.

Biden to showcase foreign policy credentials ahead of 2020 decision

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday returned to a familiar place on the world stage in his role as a "citizen," assuring political leaders and security experts gathered in Germany that the US should remain committed to its allies despite a perception that the country is "pulling away from the world and our leadership responsibilities."

Democratic Party history

The Democratic Party is one of the oldest political parties in the world. Take a look at the key leaders, dates and policies that make up the history of the Democratic Party.