1. California Is the ‘Popular Boy or Girl at the Dance’ in 2020 U.S., August 23

    Kamala Harris has the home-state advantage, but the other Democratic presidential hopefuls are not ceding the state.

  2. Democrats Are Getting Very Serious About the Native American Vote Opinion, August 22

    At a forum for presidential candidates, “everyone counts” sounded like both a moral and an electoral imperative.

  3. What the 2020 Campaign Sounds Like Podcasts, August 22

    Presidential candidates come with a message — and a playlist. We look at how music helps set the tone.

  4. Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different U.S., August 20

    Democratic candidates are pushing ideas that were considered radical just a few years ago. But the American public has changed its views, too.

  5. What Does Campaign Rally Music Say About a Candidate? Interactive, August 19

    Presidential campaigns have a sound. We analyzed the playlists of 10 contenders to see how the songs aligned with the messages.

  6. Does Anyone Know What Electability Is? Opinion, August 19

    There’s no good way to know which Democrat will do best in the general election.

  7. The 5 Days That Defined the 2020 Primary Interactive, August 17

    Money isn’t everything. But it does keep the lights on, and it explains why this Democratic field looks the way it does today.

  8. Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her. U.S., August 15

    Even as she demonstrates why she is a leading presidential candidate, Ms. Warren is facing persistent questions and doubts about whether she would be able to defeat President Trump.

  9. 4 Days, 20 Democrats. Who Won the Iowa State Fair? Interactive, August 13

    We followed presidential hopefuls around the Iowa State Fair and rated them on a corn dog scale.

  10. Kamala Harris, in a Pivot, Makes Her Play for Iowa U.S., August 11

    After months of putting the state on the back-burner, Ms. Harris has stepped up her presence in Iowa, spending more days there in recent weeks than she did through June.

  11. At Iowa’s Wing Ding Dinner, Democrats Assail G.O.P. on Gun Control U.S., August 9

    Nearly all of the 2020 Democratic candidates gave speeches at the annual event, and while many joked about the size of the field, most sought to contrast themselves with President Trump.

  12. Does Trump Help Fuel Mass Shootings? Opinion, August 8

    And are Democrats breaking up with Obama?

  13. Can the Democrats Do Better Than Trump on North Korea? Opinion, August 5

    We surveyed the leading candidates on how they would deal with the nuclear threat from Kim Jong-un.

  14. Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left U.S., August 5

    A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

  15. Debates and More Debates: This Week in the 2020 Race U.S., August 3

    Sanders and Warren dominated Night 1. Biden, Booker and Harris were the focus of Night 2. We’ll do it all again in September.

  16. The Who-Can-Beat Trump Test Leads to Kamala Harris Opinion, August 2

    Bringing the energy and hope to stare down Trump and his movement.

  17. With a Democrat, a Cooler Head Would Prevail on Iran Opinion, August 2

    One point of agreement for the presidential candidates: The nuclear deal needs to be restored.

  18. What Beto Gets Right Opinion, August 2

    His approach to both Medicare and the border.

  19. Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left The Weekly, August 2

    A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

  20. Detailed Maps of the Donors Powering the 2020 Democratic Campaigns Interactive, August 2

    We analyzed the Democratic presidential candidates’ fund-raising to see how widespread their support was across the United States.

  21. Debate Round 2: How Did Biden Do? Opinion, August 1

    Readers assess Joe Biden’s performance, urge the lower-tier candidates to focus on Senate races and critique the sniping among the contenders.

  22. How Democrats Will Attack Trump on the Economy Business, August 1

    Unemployment is low and growth is solid, but the president’s 2020 rivals are challenging the Trump economic record on several fronts.

  23. What We Learned From the July Democratic Debates U.S., August 1

    With at least four candidates in strong contention for the nomination, the race is anyone’s to win.

  24. CNN’s Democratic Debates Give Conflict a Reality-TV Boost Arts, August 1

    Facing elimination in the next round, candidates sought to stand out by lashing out, and the network played up the drama.

  25. So Who Won Night 2? Opinion, August 1

    Not Joe Biden.

  26. Democrats Are Not Up To Their Historic Responsibility Opinion, August 1

    Defeating Trumpism means abandoning the politics of extremes.

  27. Debate Disappointment: I Wanted So Much More From Joe Biden Opinion, August 1

    And I find myself fretting that none of these Democrats can beat Donald Trump.

  28. Late Night Goes Live for the 2nd Night of Democratic Debates Arts, August 1

    “In the end, the candidates came together around a unifying message: Click ‘like’ and subscribe!” Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday.

  29. Joe Biden Did Fine, and That Might Have Been Enough U.S., July 31

    The former vice president had a lot to prove. To those who had written him off after the first debate, he had this to say: “malarkey.”

  30. Cory Booker Says Joe Biden Created ‘All the Problems That He Is Talking About’ U.S., July 31

    The Democratic rivals sparred on their respective criminal justice records in one of the tensest moments of the night.

  31. Tulsi Gabbard Says Kamala Harris Should Apologize for Record as Prosecutor U.S., July 31

    Speaking on the second night of the Democratic debates in Detroit, Ms. Gabbard highlighted Ms. Harris’s record as a prosector in San Francisco and as attorney general of California.

  32. Biden Under Fire From All Sides as Rivals Attack His Record U.S., July 31

    Mr. Biden, the front-runner, was confronted over his record on health care and criminal justice, and this time not just from Kamala Harris.

  33. Live Analysis: The July Democratic Debates, Night 2 Interactive, July 31

    Follow the Democratic presidential debate with our reporters in real time.

  34. When Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Clashed on Busing and Segregation U.S., July 31

    In a contentious exchange during the last round of Democratic debates, Ms. Harris confronted Mr. Biden about having worked with segregationists in the Senate and discussed her personal history with busing. Here’s a refresher.

  35. 5 Highlights From Night 2 of Democratic Debates U.S., July 31

    The candidates along the wings went hard after the night’s leading candidates, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

  36. At Tonight’s Democratic Debate, Black Voters Will Be the Focus U.S., July 31

    With Joseph R. Biden Jr., Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker all onstage, candidates are likely to make direct appeals to the Democratic Party’s most loyal constituency.

  37. Moderates Faltered at Tuesday’s Debate. Will Joe Biden Do Better Tonight? U.S., July 31

    Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren held their ground as several centrists tried to paint their message as unrealistic for America.

  38. Warren and Sanders Fight Back Against Criticism From Moderates Video, July 31

    Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders formed an ideological tag team during the second round of Democratic presidential debates by embracing their liberal policy goals amid an intraparty fight with moderates over health care.

  39. Joe Biden Won Last Night’s Democratic Debate Opinion, July 31

    The real victor in the moderates-versus-progressives battle was the moderate who wasn’t there.

  40. What to Watch For in Democratic Debate Night 2 U.S., July 31

    Everything you need to know about the presidential primary debate starting Wednesday at 8 p.m. E.T.

  41. What Does Kamala Harris Stand For? Podcasts, July 31

    As the Democratic senator emerges as a leading presidential contender, her vision for the country has remained difficult to define.

  42. What Kamala Harris Doesn’t Want to Be Asked at the Debate U.S., July 31

    In an extended interview, the California senator explains why she thinks litmus-test questions aren’t helpful and how she is approaching this campaign.

  43. The Democrats Should Stop Doing Trump’s Work for Him Opinion, July 30

    Yes, the two-night, 20-candidate format is ludicrous, but can we please have a reasonable debate about America’s future?

  44. A Rematch at Centerstage: Democratic Debates, Night 2 Interactive, July 29

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris face off again in the second round of debates. Here are other political dynamics and tension points to look for.

  45. Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Release Climate ‘Equity’ Plan U.S., July 29

    The Democratic candidate for president and the powerful House freshman are building on the Green New Deal with a plan to prioritize low-income communities.

  46. The Democratic Debate Lineups Might Lead to Fireworks U.S., July 29

    For half of the candidates, it may be their last chance to make an impression on the national debate stage. Here’s what could happen.

  47. Kamala Harris Sets Up Debate Showdown on Health Care With New Plan U.S., July 29

    Ms. Harris is forging her own path on the health care issue, putting forth a plan for providing Medicare for all Americans that stops short of the complete overhaul Bernie Sanders has proposed.

  48. Seven 2020 Democrats Pledge to Focus First Bill on Fighting Corruption U.S., July 29

    Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are among the presidential candidates earning approval from the government-reform group End Citizens United.

  49. Why Joe Biden’s Age Worries Some Democratic Allies and Voters U.S., July 29

    Mr. Biden’s halting performance at the June debate has stirred unease among some Democrats about his age, 76. They are looking for reassurance from his next debate on Wednesday.

  50. Why Democrats Are So Far From Consensus on 2020 U.S., July 28

    As the next debates loom, the progressive wing of the party wants sweeping change. Many others just want to jettison the president.

  51. What Kamala Harris Believes U.S., July 27

    The Democratic candidate wants relevant policy, not “a beautiful sonnet.” Is that enough for voters?