With less than three weeks to go before the first votes are cast in Iowa and several polls showing Bernie Sanders closing in on her, Hillary Clinton is polishing her credentials.
With the Iowa caucuses just three weeks away, Bernie Sander's campaign for the presidency is surging on several fronts.
Sanders last week repeated a pledge that he has made in speeches across the country; if elected, he said, he will break up the big banks.
With Donald Trump's new TV ad out this week, the "F" word - fascism - is once more being bandied about.
All the debates, rallies, and fundraisers have been preparing the ground for February 2016, when the first actual ballots of this year's election will be cast.
Vitter lost to Edwards because voters were sick and tired of Republicans like him destroying their economic security by giving their state away to huge corporations.
"It's scary when we have candidates talking about shutting down houses of worship, about having badges for religious groups; that ought to alarm every American."
Surrendering to the narrative that Hillary is another Wall Street Democrat will leave us all flat-footed when it's time to go up against the GOP.
"I give Bernie Sanders credit for lighting a fire under Americans," Hillary Clinton said at the second debate between candidates for the Democratic Party's nomination for president.
Tacoma voters approved a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2018, a partial victory.