Author: MAEVE RESTON, CNN

Pete Buttigieg's rise brings on the scrutiny

For a time, Pete Buttigieg was on a glide path as he ascended in the Democratic race for president, emerging unscathed from the fall debates and raking in donations as he built a juggernaut in early states.

Buttigieg fends off questions on experience following surge in polls

The leading Democratic candidates for president made strong appeals to African American voters Wednesday night -- particularly women -- as they drew a direct line between re-creating the coalition that elected Barack Obama in 2008 and defeating President Donald Trump in 2020.

Graham doesn't rule out impeachment if new evidence emerges

In another sign of the dangerous predicament facing President Donald Trump, his longtime ally Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday night that he could not rule out the possibility of impeachment if new evidence emerges.

Romney out front of GOP with criticisms of Trump's Ukraine call

For days, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney had been a lone Republican voice expressing concern about President Donald Trump's July phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked Ukraine's President to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family.

Trump's California trip marked by pair of clashes

Even before President Donald Trump arrived in California on Tuesday, his administration issued yet another pre-emptive strike at the state that likes to pride itself as the center of the resistance to his agenda.

Castro pokes at Biden's memory in contentious health care debate

It was expected to be a showdown between the three front-runners that would bare the ideological divide in the Democratic Party. Instead it was a disjointed affair that didn't appear to change the trajectory of the 2020 fight for the Democratic nomination.

Democrats descend on Iowa for campaign tradition: the Iowa State Fair

The Democratic presidential candidates are converging at the Iowa State Fair this week, jostling for attention as they deliver their speeches from the soapbox. They will have a chance to flip pork chops, visit the famed Butter Cow and cheer on the junior ranchers and farmers who are trying their hand at mutton busting.

Biden faces attacks from all sides on debate stage

Joe Biden entered the second Democratic debate on Wednesday night facing serious doubts about whether he could take the fight to President Donald Trump. He survived to fight on for the Democratic nomination, delivering a far steadier performance than in

Granholm: Dems need to convince voters they're strong on economy

As the 2020 Democrats fan out across the country trying to convince voters they would be better shepherds of the US economy than President Donald Trump, some Democrats like former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm are questioning whether they are connecting with the voters of the industrial Midwest who believe Trump is fighting for them.

Democrats try to break through in crowded 1st debate

The first Democratic presidential debate was loud. It was crowded. It was often hard to follow. But when 10 of the presidential candidates met on stage in Miami, they did their best to break through the noise with emotional appeals on their core issues as they attempted to introduce themselves to the nation.

Staggering homeless count stuns LA officials

The stunning increase in homelessness announced in Los Angeles this week — up 16% over last year citywide — was an almost incomprehensible conundrum given the nation's booming economy and the hundreds of millions of dollars that city, county and state officials have directed toward the problem.

Kamala Harris' husband steps onto the stage to defend his wife

When an animal rights protester leapt on stage Saturday to confront Kamala Harris, one of the people who rushed onstage to grab him was her husband Doug Emhoff—a man unknown to most voters, but who is a constant presence at her side on the campaign trail.