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How Will Biden Choose a Running Mate? Look to the Obama Model

How Will Biden Choose a Running Mate? Look to the Obama Model

Joe Biden and his associates are consulting allies, Eric Holder and Barack Obama as he weighs his options — including a woman of color — for the Democratic candidate for vice president.
The Pandemic and the Primary

The Pandemic and the Primary

How the coronavirus has changed the stakes of the presidential race — and created a crisis candidate.

On Politics: What Does This All Mean for November?

Crisis management, with more than a touch of political maneuvering: This is your morning tip sheet.
Biden Vice President Candidates? Party Leaders Favor Former Rivals

Biden Vice President Candidates? Party Leaders Favor Former Rivals

Discussions with 60 Democratic officials found that three former candidates — Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar — were their leading choices, followed by Stacey Abrams.
Biden Vice President Candidates? Party Leaders Favor Former Rivals

Biden Vice President Candidates? Party Leaders Favor Former Rivals

Discussions with 60 Democratic officials found that three former candidates — Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar — were their leading choices, followed by Stacey Abrams.
Behind Joe Biden’s Thinking on a Female Running Mate

Behind Joe Biden’s Thinking on a Female Running Mate

Mr. Biden said he would pick a woman to be his vice presidential nominee. Here are several names in the mix, as well as factors on Mr. Biden’s mind.
Behind Joe Biden’s Thinking on a Female Running Mate

Behind Joe Biden’s Thinking on a Female Running Mate

Mr. Biden said he would pick a woman to be his vice presidential nominee. Here are several names in the mix, as well as factors on Mr. Biden’s mind.
Joe Biden Commits to Selecting a Woman as Vice President

Joe Biden Commits to Selecting a Woman as Vice President

Mr. Biden said for the first time at Sunday’s Democratic debate on CNN that he would choose a woman to be his running mate.
How Joe Biden Wins It All

How Joe Biden Wins It All

He doesn’t let President Trump tug him into the mud.
Democrats Eye a Vice-Presidential Consolation Prize for Women

Democrats Eye a Vice-Presidential Consolation Prize for Women

A female vice president would make history. But some cringe at settling for silver after spending a year competing hard for the gold.
Democrats Eye a Vice-Presidential Consolation Prize for Women

Democrats Eye a Vice-Presidential Consolation Prize for Women

A female vice president would make history. But some cringe at settling for silver after spending a year competing hard for the gold.
Kamala Harris Is Said to Be Weighing an Endorsement of Joe Biden

Kamala Harris Is Said to Be Weighing an Endorsement of Joe Biden

The move, which would be unlikely to happen until after the Senate impeachment trial, could enhance her chances of becoming vice president but could also anger liberals in California.
Kamala Harris Is Said to Be Weighing an Endorsement of Joe Biden

Kamala Harris Is Said to Be Weighing an Endorsement of Joe Biden

The move, which would be unlikely to happen until after the Senate impeachment trial, could enhance her chances of becoming vice president but could also anger liberals in California.
Julián Castro Is Worth More Out of the Presidential Race Than He Was in It

Julián Castro Is Worth More Out of the Presidential Race Than He Was in It

The remaining candidates should emulate his fighting words — and try to win him to their side.
A Biden-G.O.P. Ticket? He’s Open to It, but Doesn’t See Options

A Biden-G.O.P. Ticket? He’s Open to It, but Doesn’t See Options

A voter asked Joseph R. Biden Jr. if he’d consider choosing a Republican as his running mate. “I would, but I can’t think of one now,” Mr. Biden responded.
A Biden-G.O.P. Ticket? He’s Open to It, but Doesn’t See Options

A Biden-G.O.P. Ticket? He’s Open to It, but Doesn’t See Options

A voter asked Joseph R. Biden Jr. if he’d consider choosing a Republican as his running mate. “I would, but I can’t think of one now,” Mr. Biden responded.
Impeachment Does Not ‘Overturn’ an Election

Impeachment Does Not ‘Overturn’ an Election

The founders were extremely clear about the importance of dealing with the abuse of executive power.
The Inscrutable Mike Pence

The Inscrutable Mike Pence

Tom LoBianco’s “Piety and Power” tells us what there is to know about the vice president, which is far from everything.
Robert Boyd, Journalist Whose Reporting Shifted an Election, Dies at 91

Robert Boyd, Journalist Whose Reporting Shifted an Election, Dies at 91

He shared a Pulitzer for detailing how George McGovern’s initial running mate in 1972 had undergone electroshock therapy for depression.