Jim Malone has served as VOA’s National correspondent covering U.S. elections and politics since 1995. Prior to that he was a VOA congressional correspondent and served as VOA’s East Africa Correspondent from 1986 to 1990. Jim began his VOA career with the English to Africa Service in 1983.
U.S. Democrats held their third presidential primary debate Thursday in Houston, Texas. The debate was a spirited encounter that included clashes over health care, immigration and foreign policy involving the top 10 Democratic contenders vying for the right to take on President Donald Trump next year. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
Host Carol Castiel and VOA Senior National Correspondent Jim Malone, talk with Susan Page, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief, about her new book “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty.”
The lineup is now set for the next Democratic presidential debate in September. A total of 10 Democratic contenders qualified for the debate in Houston, Sept. 12, half the number of the previous two debates that were held over two nights. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on who is in the next debate and what it means for the race to pick a Democratic presidential nominee.
Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro got some good news this week. Castro became the 10th Democrat to qualify for next month's Democratic presidential debate in Houston, Texas. But several other Democrats likely will not make the cut for the next debate, hampering their chances of building support in the crowded and at times chaotic primary battle. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
Former vice president Joe Biden remains the Democratic front-runner for 2020, despite concerns about his age and his penchant for verbal gaffes, but he still has to fend off some hard-charging rivals, including Senator Elizabeth Warren
Opinion polls show that former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead the large pack of Democratic presidential contenders for 2020. But concerns about Biden's age and his habit of making verbal gaffes have some Democrats questioning whether he would be the best candidate to go up against President Donald Trump next year. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington on Biden's status as the Democratic Party frontrunner.