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The origins of the Red and Blue state colors on election maps

In U.S. presidential elections, red states and blue states have referred to states whose voters predominantly favor the Republican party (red) or Democratic party (blue), presidential candidates. But when did we start using color designations?

Op-Ed: Dumb demographics, deranged elections, and the Great Divide

Washington - The four-year ultra-psychosis of American elections does get a bit samey. People are suddenly fanatical on subjects they know less than nothing about. Studying the process shows some very odd things.

End of a dynasty? Joe Kennedy defeated in US Senate bid

Boston - Congressman Joe Kennedy, long seen as a rising star, crashed to defeat Tuesday in his bid for a US Senate seat, the first time the storied American political dynasty lost a statewide election in Massachusetts.

Kennedy dynasty on the line in US Senate race

Boston - A legendary American political dynasty is at stake Tuesday with Joe Kennedy III, the grandnephew of assassinated president John F Kennedy, challenging a savvy political veteran for his seat in the US Senate.

Biden calls for end to 'lawlessness' in protest-hit US cities

Pittsburgh - Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden on Monday called for an end to "lawlessness" and violence in protest-hit US cities, while blaming Donald Trump's "toxic" presidency for fueling unrest that has left several people dead.

Boy bonds with Biden at Democratic convention over their stutters

Wilmington - The scene-stealer at Thursday's Democratic convention was not a politician or Hollywood A-lister, but a 13-year-old boy whose stutter has substantially improved through the help of the man at the center of the gathering itself: Joe Biden.

Kamala Harris, the 'Momala' of her blended American family

Wilmington - Kamala Harris accepted her historic vice presidential nomination Wednesday after being introduced by three of her closest female relatives, a symbol of the central role women have played in her trailblazing life and could have in November's election.

How well did the virtual DNC actually go? Special

The U.S. Democrats have held the first major political conference broadcast online and on television stations. How well did this virtual conference actually go and what does this say for the future of the medium?

Joe Biden, aging Democratic lion and presidential hopeful

Washington - Joe Biden, scarred by tragedy and in the twilight of a long career, is finally being elevated as the Democratic presidential nominee, betting he can win over Americans tired of his polar opposite: Donald Trump.

'Be a patriot': Biden backs nationwide mask mandate to fight virus

Wilmington - White House hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday called for a nationwide mask-wearing mandate for the next three months, drawing a contrast with President Donald Trump as the challenger makes coronavirus pandemic recovery a focal point of his campaign.

'Be a patriot': Biden backs nationwide mask mandate to fight virus

Wilmington - White House hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday called for a nationwide mask-wearing mandate for the next three months, drawing a contrast with President Donald Trump as the challenger makes coronavirus pandemic recovery a focal point of his campaign.

Biden, Harris focus White House campaign on virus crisis

Wilmington - Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris put the coronavirus pandemic front and center in their campaign Thursday, targeting Donald Trump's response to the health and economic crises ahead of November's election.

Biden, Harris vow to 'rebuild' America post-Trump

Wilmington - Joe Biden and Kamala Harris launched their joint White House bid Wednesday, with the newly-minted vice presidential nominee saying Americans are "crying out for leadership" to overcome the triple crisis of a pandemic, racial injustice and a ravaged eco...

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris to be first black woman VP

Washington - Presidential hopeful Joe Biden named Senator Kamala Harris, a former rival in the White House race, as his running mate Tuesday, marking a historic first for American women of color.

Biden picks Kamala Harris to be first black woman VP

Washington - Presidential hopeful Joe Biden named Senator Kamala Harris, a former rival in the White House race, as his running mate Tuesday, marking a historic first for American women of color.

Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

Washington - Joe Biden said Friday he had secured the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination and face Donald Trump in November's US presidential election.

Hillary Clinton endorses Biden's White House bid

Washington - Hillary Clinton endorsed Joe Biden's White House bid on Tuesday, saying the United States needs a "real president" and not just "somebody who plays one on TV.

Hillary Clinton endorses Biden's White House bid

Washington - Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed Joe Biden's White House bid on Tuesday, saying he is the type of "leader" the United States needs during the current coronavirus crisis.

Obama endorses Biden for president to 'heal' America

Washington - Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden's White House bid on Tuesday, saying his longtime vice president can unify and "heal" a nation struggling through some of its darkest moments.

Obama set to endorse Biden for president: sources

Washington - Barack Obama will endorse his longtime deputy Joe Biden for US president Tuesday, sources close to the former commander in chief said, as the Democratic Party rallies around its flagbearer ahead of November's election.

Biden-Trump showdown looms after Sanders ends presidential bid

Washington - Leftist US Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to secure the Democratic nomination and challenge Donald Trump in November.

Bernie Sanders ends his US presidential bid

Washington - US Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to win the Democratic nomination and challenge incumbent Donald Trump in November.

Sanders wins big in Nevada, stretching lead in Democratic race

Las Vegas - Progressive firebrand Bernie Sanders earned a decisive victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, solidifying his frontrunner status in the race to choose the Democratic nominee who faces President Donald Trump in November's election.

Democrats battle for presidential race primacy in Nevada and beyond

Las Vegas - Democratic White House hopefuls barnstormed Nevada Friday hunting for votes on the eve of the latest contest in the nomination race, as the state seeks to avoid the chaos that marred Iowa's caucuses.

US Democrats lock horns over war, gender in last debate before Iowa

Des Moines - Leftist Bernie Sanders attacked frontrunner Joe Biden on foreign policy Tuesday but found himself fighting accusations of sexism in the final presidential debate before Democrats begin choosing who challenges incumbent Donald Trump in November's electi...

Former Trump spokeswoman apologizes for mocking Joe Biden over stuttering

Washington - President Donald Trump's former press secretary was forced to apologize to presidential hopeful Joe Biden for mocking the candidate, who has struggled with stuttering, after he touched on the matter during Thursday's Democratic debate.

Biden would consider Kamala Harris as a running mate

Ames - Joe Biden was asked on Wednesday whether he'd consider picking Kamala Harris as his running mate. "Of course I would," he told reporters.

Montana governor drops out of US presidential race

Washington - Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced Monday he is dropping his run for the White House, crowded out of a large field of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Democrat debate exposes divides despite united front on Trump

Atlanta - Divides between Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 election were laid bare in a combative debate Wednesday, as the campaign's rising star Pete Buttigieg acknowledged he faced challenges in attracting black voters.

Bloomberg drops $100 million on anti-Trump ads

Billionaire and former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg is doing something totally unexpected - He is spending $100 million on anti-Trump campaign ads that will focus on key battleground states while he mulls over running for president.
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