On Politics: Biden Enters 2020 Race

At a forum in Houston hosted by the political group She the People, Democratic presidential candidates spoke directly to a crucial constituency in their party’s primaries: women of color.

As the presidential nominating contest narrows next year, there may not be room for two white men under 50 who present themselves as mainstream progressives. Yes, we’re talking about Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg.

The longest-serving Republican in the Iowa legislature, Any McKean, announced that he would become a Democrat, warning that his party of many decades would soon pay “a heavy price” for its support of Mr. Trump.

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Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.

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