Author: Amie Parnes

Biden steps up the jabs against Trump 

President Biden is taking on his former rival Donald Trump, seeking to frame the 2024 presidential election as a contest between them before he announces whether he will actually seek reelection. Since the midterm elections, when Democrats were able to hold off an expected Republican wave to retain the Senate, a more confident Biden…

DeSantis faces hurdles despite 2024 momentum

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is gaining steam on former President Trump in a would-be match-up for the Republican presidential nomination. But even Republicans who want DeSantis to topple a Trump run have privately expressed some doubts about a potential run during the primary and — if he makes it — in the general election. Here…

Obama to campaign in Georgia with Warnock on Dec. 1

Former President Obama will campaign with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) on Dec. 1, ahead of Georgia’s runoff election the following week, a source familiar with the planning said.  The visit will be Obama’s second to the state in recent weeks to show support for Warnock against Republican Herschel Walker. If Warnock wins in the Dec….

Biden turns 80 as election talk swirls

Questions about Joe Biden’s age have loomed over his presidency ever since he entered the White House. On Sunday, Biden will reach a major milestone when he is expected to spend his 80th birthday quietly with his family, many of whom will be at the White House to mark another occasion: His granddaughter Naomi’s wedding. …

Ranking the Democrats who could run for president in 2024 

Democrats bracing for a brutal midterm election instead got a big surprise: Democratic candidates performed much more strongly than many had expected. The result will likely be one of the strongest performances for a president’s party in a midterm election in history. All of that is very good news for President Biden, who emerges…

Biden eagerly watches as Trump flails at DeSantis

No one is enjoying the public fight between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis more than President Biden, who if he chooses to run for another term may be battling one of the two Republicans. Biden, showing some confidence after a better-than-expected midterm performance by Democrats in the House and Senate, has…

Biden’s unexpectedly good night

If there was one message that summed up how President Biden was feeling on the heels of Tuesday’s midterms, it came in the form of a tweet. “I ain’t dead and I’m not gonna die,” Biden said in an old video from 2020 shared again on Wednesday afternoon by White House digital director Rob Flaherty. …

Democrats feel something unfamiliar: hope

Democrats were bracing for a terrible night. But as the clock neared midnight on the East Coast on Tuesday, Democrats were feeling something unusual for them on election night: a pleasant sense of surprise. GOP victories in Senate races in New Hampshire and Colorado had not come to fruition, keeping Democratic hopes alive that the…

Democrats pin hopes on Obama in final stretch

Democrats feeling down on their luck about the midterms in recent days are hoping former President Obama can help turn things around. But can he? And will it be enough? Obama, who arrived late on the scene on the midterms stage, has sought to offer a fiery closing argument for Democrats, who are on the…