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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

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Michael Moore gestures as he speaks as a surrogate for Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Michael Moore urges Iowa voters not to play it safe with Biden

Liberal filmmaker Michale Moore campaigned her Friday on behalf of Sen. Bernard Sanders, warning voters not to buy into the argument that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is the "safest" bet to defeat President Trump in the 2020 election. Published January 25, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on foreign policy at a VFW post Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Osage, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Biden slaps down possible impeachment-trial testimony swap

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., said Wednesday he won't agree to appear as a witness before the Senate as part of a testimony swap with Republicans in President Trump's impeachment trial. Published January 22, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to supporters with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a rally in Portsmouth, N.H., Tuesday, July 12, 2016, where Sanders endorsed her for president. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Hillary Clinton: 'Nobody' likes Bernie Sanders, not sure if she'd endorse him

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton momentarily poured gasoline on the simmering feud between her and Sen. Bernard Sanders, saying in a new interview the Vermont socialist is a career politician who "nobody likes" and refusing to say whether she would endorse him if he wins the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Published January 21, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at Simpson College, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden: Voters are tired of Trump's 'carny show'

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Saturday said during an Iowa campaign stop that President Trump has been exposed as a political huckster during his first term in office. Published January 18, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg greets members of the audience at a campaign stop at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Algona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Impeachment trial proves a blessing for Pete Buttigieg

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg had Iowa all to himself Thursday as most of his biggest rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination were stuck in Washington for the impeachment trial, foreshadowing the advantage he will have on the ground in the kickoff caucus state for the foreseeable future. Published January 16, 2020

Harvard Professor Cornel West speaks during ceremonies on campus where W.E.B. Dubois Medals were awarded for contributions to black history and culture, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) **FILE**

Cornel West warns against Bernie Sanders rivals' attempt to sow division

Cornel West campaigned here Wednesday for Sen. Bernard Sanders, counseling voters against buying into what he called the shady ways in which the Vermont socialist's rivals are trying to sow division in the 2020 Democratic presidential race and his political revolution. Published January 15, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden: 'No choice' but for Pelosi, Dems to move on impeachment

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday said it's "irrelevant" whether it would be harder to run against President Trump if the GOP-led Senate ends up acquitting the president in an upcoming impeachment trial. Published January 14, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden listens Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bernie Sanders splits with 2020 rivals, opposes USMCA

Sen. Bernard Sanders stood alone Tuesday in the Democratic presidential debate in his opposition to President Trump's plan to replace NAFTA with the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement. Published January 14, 2020