Harris Gains Ground on Biden in Post-Debate Bump

U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris picked up steam in the race to become the 2020 Democratic nominee while Joe Biden maintained front-runner status but lost ground in the wake of the two candidates’ heated exchange over civil rights records during last week’s debates, according to a CNN poll released Monday. 

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Queens Democrats Veer Left in Prosecutor Primary Race

Defeating the Democratic Party machine, defense attorney Tiffany Cabán landed one step closer Tuesday to fundamentally reshaping criminal justice in Queens. The insurgent candidate for district attorney wants to end the drug war and decriminalize sex work in a borough known for the harsh prosecution of petty crimes.

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Presidential Candidates Address Poverty at ‘Poor People’s’ Forum

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. spearheaded the Poor People’s Campaign to demand economic justice and an end to systemic racism, activists reviving that effort grilled Democratic presidential candidates at a forum in the nation’s capital Monday on their strategies to provide relief for the millions of Americans who currently live in poverty.  

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Democrats Curiously Silent About Immigration Policy

Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming, curb gun violence, offer universal health care coverage, slash student debt and preserve abortion rights. Largely left out of the policy parade is immigration.

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Biden Defends His Hands-On Style

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he does not believe he’s ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician’s assertion that Biden’s kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of step with his own party to run a successful 2020 presidential campaign.

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