Alexandra Jaffe

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  • Jan 29, 2021

    Police Tightening Security for Traveling Lawmakers

    The House’s chief law enforcement officer is tightening security for traveling lawmakers as Congress reassesses safety in an era when threats against members were surging even before Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol. Capitol Police officers will be stationed at Washington-area airports and the city’s Union Station train depot on busy travel days, the acting House sergeant at...

  • Virginia Feb 15, 2020

    Virginia a Key State in Bloomberg's Super Tuesday Strategy

    If there is a state where Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg could expect a return on investment, it is Virginia.

  • Feb 10, 2020

    Buttigieg, Sanders Campaigns Request Iowa Caucus Recanvass

    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign plans to ask for a “partial recanvass” of the results of last week’s Iowa caucuses.

  • Joe Biden Feb 3, 2020

    Democrats Focus on Unity as Tensions From 2016 Linger

    Democratic presidential candidates promised voters in Iowa on Saturday they would unify the party to take on President Donald Trump even as they kept up their criticism of each other and navigated the lingering divides from the 2016 campaign. “I’m confident Americans, Republican voters, Democratic voters and independent voters want us to come together,” former Vice President Joe Biden said…

  • Iowa Jan 21, 2020

    2020 Hopefuls Stuck in Washington Deploy Surrogates for Help

    Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. Iowans are legendary for expecting to meet White House hopefuls in person — multiple times — and the candidate wasn’t going to be there, represented instead by California Rep. Katie Porter.

  • Iowa Jan 16, 2020

    New Iowa Caucus Rules Could Spark Clashing Claims of Victory

    The Iowa caucuses are never simple. Voters spend hours in high school gymnasiums or public libraries, starting their night by declaring support for their preferred presidential candidate. That’s followed by a feverish round of lobbying in which supporters of eliminated candidates are pressed to make a new pick by the evening’s end.

  • Jan 10, 2020

    Spiritual Guru Marianne Williamson Ends 2020 White House Bid

    Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, the spiritual guru and bestselling author, ended her campaign on Friday, weeks before voting begins, saying she did not want to make it tougher for a progressive to win.

  • Dec 21, 2019

    Buttigieg Leads 2020 Rivals in Wall Street Contributions

    The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 economic collapse, is lining up behind Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has collected more campaign cash from donors and political action committees tied to the financial, insurance and real estate sector than any other White House hopeful, according to data compiled by the Center for…

  • Iowa Dec 14, 2019

    Iowa Democrats Worry ‘Medicare for All' Hurts Key Industry

    Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system. “What about the little guys that work in the insurance business,...

  • Dec 5, 2019

    Booker's Critical Test? Languishing Campaign Plots a Rebound

    New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is hoping a speech in Iowa’s capital city could be a spark for his Democratic presidential campaign. With less than two months before the Iowa caucuses open the Democratic 2020 contest, Booker spoke Thursday in Des Moines. Booker argues California Sen. Kamala Harris’ recent departure from the primary forces the party to confront whether it’s...

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