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

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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

Mark Sanford, a former congressman and governor of South Carolina, released a video on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, warning of the increasing debt. (Screen grab from YouTube) ** FILE **

Mark Sanford: Debt, spending issues could help 'destroy our republic'

In a new video, former GOP Rep. Mark Sanford warned that a "big storm" is looming on federal spending and the debt and that people have suggested he mount a primary challenge to President Trump as a way of elevating those issues into the national conversation. Published August 12, 2019

Julian Castro (left) and twin brother Joaquin Castro (Associated Press) **FILE**

Julian Castro: 'I'm very proud of my brother'

Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro on Sunday said his brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, had "every right" to publish the names of individuals in Texas who had donated to President Trump and that people should know who was funding a "campaign of hate." Published August 12, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Clear Lake, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher) ** FILE **

Andrew Yang talks up personalized guns as way to boost safety

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Monday provided some more details on his idea to personalize guns so only the owner would be able to operate them as a potential way to cut down on gun violence. Published August 12, 2019

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Republican plans to cancel Trump primaries in some states see pushback

As California Democrats try to keep President Trump off the state's Republican primary ballot next year, Republicans in other states are pondering plans to cancel or modify their own 2020 presidential nominating contests and essentially affirm the party's support for Mr. Trump before voters head to the polls. Published August 11, 2019

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks during a candidate forum on labor issues Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Julian Castro releases plan to 'disarm hate' after El Paso shooting

In response to last weekend's shooting in El Paso, Texas, Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro unveiled a plan on Friday that would bolster federal efforts to combat extremism and domestic terrorism and institute new gun policies such as a national licensing system and a federal buyback program. Published August 9, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Public Service Forum in Las Vegas Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Amy Klobuchar: Trump is afraid of the NRA

Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Thursday accused President Trump of being "afraid" of the National Rifle Association, as both parties weigh a potential legislative response to last weekend's shootings in Texas and Ohio that left more than 30 people dead. Published August 9, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker speaks about gun control at Mother Emanuel AME Church Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Booker announces legislation to battle climate change

Sen. Cory A. Booker on Thursday announced legislation intended to combat climate change with an eye toward farm and ranch conservation, as well as "massive" reforestation to the tune of planting 15 billion trees by 2050. Published August 8, 2019

Andrew Yang participates in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Andrew Yang qualifies for September debate

Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has won a spot on the debate stage in September, after a poll showing him at 3% support in Iowa was released Thursday. Published August 8, 2019