The important context for discussions of threats to American democracy is not the aftermath of June’s presidential debate but the aftermath of 2020’s presidential election. Then, President Donald Trump worked feverishly to retain power despite being rejected by the electorate overall and by the electorate in five states that he won four years before. American voters and voters in Arizona, ...

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. held talks this month with former president Donald Trump about endorsing his campaign and taking a job in a second Trump administration, overseeing a portfolio of health and medical issues, according to four people familiar with the matter. The discussions, which began hours after the attempted assassination of Trump at a rally on ...

Sen. Joe Manchin III (I-W.Va.) is considering re-registering as a Democrat to compete for the party’s presidential nomination in the wake of President Biden’s announcement Sunday that he will exit the campaign, according to a Manchin adviser. This post appeared first on washingtonpost.com ...

Throughout her history-making and often rocky ascent to the summit of American public life, Kamala D. Harris has shown an uncanny ability to revive her political fortunes. This post appeared first on washingtonpost.com ...

Welcome to The Campaign Moment, your guide to the big developments in the 2024 election — and now the biggest development yet. This post appeared first on washingtonpost.com ...

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — President Biden abruptly ended his reelection campaign Sunday, sending shock waves through the political world and plunging the Democratic Party into an unprecedented scramble to choose a new nominee to face former president Donald Trump. This post appeared first on washingtonpost.com ...

President Biden’s decision to end his reelection bid means Democrats must now quickly find a new candidate. The Democratic National Convention’s rules committee has called a Wednesday meeting to discuss the process for picking a new nominee. This post appeared first on washingtonpost.com ...

Kamala D. Harris leaned into her background as a former prosecutor to attack Donald Trump in her first presidential bid in 2020 — a message that attracted little support in the Democratic primary as Harris, short on money, ended her campaign before the first votes were cast. This post appeared first on washingtonpost.com ...

The Biden administration received another rebuff from Israel Wednesday night – this time from the country’s parliament – over the United States’ long-standing support for the eventual establishment of a Palestinian state. A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been US policy for decades, but absent negotiations between the two sides, and a lack of sustained effort by the ...

The daughter of Dubai’s ruler has apparently announced her divorce on social media in what would be a rare move for a princess in the United Arab Emirates. The Instagram account of Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the daughter of UAE Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced her intention to leave her ...