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Democratic Primary

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The process of seeking elected office looks very different than it did just a few weeks ago

Joe Biden holds a virtual campaign event on March 13, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Wing held a mock caucus at its SoHo branch on the night of the Iowa caucus. Photos: Michelle Legro

Hillary Clinton’s former Iowa caucus field director led members of the feminist co-working space in a stab at the quadrennial ritual

You never would have known that night was going to end in disaster from inside that room

Supporters of Pete Buttigieg cheer at his caucus night watch party in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images


Mostly the worst

Caucusgoers arrive on February 3, 2020, in Carpenter, Iowa. Photo: Steve Pope/Getty Images

There will be new rules and new confusion for America’s favorite insane democratic process

Illustration: Agnes Ricart

A glimpse into how political media—which is projected to hit a record $6 billion in spending—resonates with viewers

Photos: Neuro-Insight

Even the dramatic moments at the showdown in Des Moines, Iowa, felt predictable

Members of the media work in the spin room during the seventh Democratic primary debate at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 14, 2020. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images

The billionaire talked to GEN about why he’s running for president — and what he thinks money is for

Photo illustration; Source: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Booker’s message of love was not able to break through the post-2016 cynicism

Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images


You heard it here, well, not first, maybe. But you’re definitely hearing it here loudest.

Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

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