RealClearPolitics - Election 2020

Election Central 2020

NV Sen. Withdraws From Biden VP Consideration

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she's not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. Cortez Masto, who...

Conservatives Pan Kushner's Platform Plan

It is no secret that Donald Trump remade Republicans in his own likeness, casting aside old orthodoxies and introducing new...

FL, GA Offer to Host GOP National Convention

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention - a day after President Donald Trump...

Real Clear Politics Election 2020

Biden Aims to Move Left While Holding the Center

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden worked out deals with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. He defended Vice President Mike Pence as a "decent guy" and eulogized Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's...

Trump Is Having a Deregulatory Moment

Staffers started making the mountain in the morning, printing and stacking page after inky page of Xeroxed sheets at the White House. By the afternoon, when President Trump arrived, the summit of...

Trump Tests If He Can Still Tap Outsider Anger

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is running against himself. With his cries to "Reopen our country!" and his rebukes of the federal bureaucracy and health regulations amid the coronavirus...

Beware the Confident Experts, Take 2

Shortly after the 2016 election, an editor from my alumni magazine emailed to say she was putting together a collection of essays exploring Donald Trump's presidency and asked if I'd be willing to...

Battered California GOP See Hope After Victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Republicans have been waiting for a turning point and some think it's finally arrived. The party of Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan has been fading in...

Trump Revives Clinton Playbook to Battle Biden

NEW YORK (AP) - Accusations of a "deep state" conspiracy. Allegations of personal and family corruption. Painting an opponent as a Washington insider not to be trusted. It's 2016 again. Or at least...

Two Americas: Lockdown Left vs. Re-open Right

The novel coronavirus currently working its way through America isn’t political, we’ve been told repeatedly, and doesn’t discriminate between Democrats or Republicans. This much is...

Biden's Unity Task Force Includes Some Critics

Calling them a team of rivals may be too tame.  They are the leaders of the unity task force organized by Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, an assortment of centrists and progressives who will meet...

Republican Garcia Has Early Lead in CA-25

It had been a long time coming for former California Gov. Pete Wilson, and Tuesday night his words carried a mix of nostalgia, gratitude and delight. "I've worked for many candidates, but never with...