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David Sherfinski covers politics for The Washington Times. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is depicted on the campaign trail in this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ** FILE **

Joe Biden goes on the air in Iowa: 'We have to beat Donald Trump'

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is going on the air in Iowa with the first TV ad of his presidential campaign with a spot that says he'll restore the "soul" of a U.S. that's currently led by an "erratic, vicious, bullying" leader in President Trump. Published August 20, 2019

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, center, walks to the grand concourse during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Bill Weld: Trump is a RINO

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, who is mounting a primary challenge to President Trump, on Tuesday said it's Mr. Trump who's the "RINO," and that if Mr. Weld can win the New Hampshire primary "all bets are off" next year. Published August 20, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher) ** FILE **

Gillibrand supports ban, buyback of military-style, 'assault' weapons

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday said she supports a ban and buyback of military-style, semi-automatic firearms, but also suggested that "assault" weapons aren't really doing any harm if people are simply allowed to keep the ones they currently own at their homes. Published August 19, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks during an interview during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Castro announces economic plan, Booker takes on white supremacists

Former Obama Cabinet official Julian Castro announced an economic plan Thursday that would raise taxes on inheritances and capital gains, while expanding the popular child tax credit and the earned income tax credit that benefits the working poor. Published August 15, 2019

O'Rourke vows to campaign in places where Trump has been 'terrorizing' Americans

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke on Thursday announced a shift in his presidential campaign strategy, vowing to take his fight to areas where President Trump has been "terrorizing" and "demeaning" people -- places that don't necessarily include the standard early presidential states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. Published August 15, 2019

In this pool image from video, Stacey Abrams delivers the Democratic party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, from Atlanta. (Pool video image via AP) ** FILE **

Stacey Abrams open to being Dems' 2020 VP nominee

Stacey Abrams, Democrats' 2018 gubernatorial nominee in Georgia, on Thursday said she's open to being tapped as the party's 2020 vice presidential nominee while also saying it's still early and that's not currently her focus. Published August 15, 2019

In this July 30, 2019, file photo, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks during the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit. Pressure is mounting on former Hickenlooper to trade in his faltering presidential bid for a U.S. Senate run in his home state. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

John Hickenlooper ends campaign for president

John Hickenlooper ended his long-shot bid for the White House on Thursday but said he would consider jumping into Colorado's Senate race instead. Published August 15, 2019

Rahjiah McBride, of Chester, Pa., center, helps her relatives who are Newark residents pick up cases of water from the Boylan Street Recreation Center, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Newark, N.J., after New Jersey's governor and Newark's mayor vowed to provide bottled water to city residents with lead service lines. Environmental Protection Agency tests indicated that filters distributed earlier might not be protecting residents against elevated lead levels in some areas. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

'Left a mess': Cory Booker haunted by high lead levels in Newark's water

Residents of Newark, New Jersey, are hunting for clean drinking water, as Democratic presidential hopeful Cory A. Booker faces renewed scrutiny from critics who question whether his stewardship of water management issues as the city's mayor may have helped lay some of the groundwork for the current crisis. Published August 14, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Clear Lake, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Pete Buttigieg releases plan aimed at boosting rural economy

Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, on Tuesday released a plan aimed at boosting the economy in rural parts of America, as the 2020 Democratic contender gets set to make his pitch to potential caucus-goers at the Iowa State Fair. Published August 13, 2019