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A Sanders candidacy would make 2020 a referendum on the future, not a referendum on Trump

One thing that immediately struck me in Lauren Gambino's excellent analysis of the Democratic nomination campaigns in The Guardian: a quote from GOP never-Trump political consultant Rick Wilson, who counseled Democrats not to select Bernie Sanders and make the election about actual policies, "Democrats have two choices: make this a referendum on Donald Trump or lose. That’s it. There are no other options." I think every Democrat and Democratic voter loves it when lifelong Republican grande...
Tags: Post, 2020 Election, Bernie Sanders, Democrats, Dsa, Elizabeth Warren, Something To Vote For


Kamala Harris joins impeachment calls as Democrats remain divided – live

Democrats are split on impeaching Trump. Elizabeth Warren backs it but Bernie Sanders has warned the procedure could backfireSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.29pm BST Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of the 2020 race for the White House. Senator Kamala Harris, a candidate for president, perked some ears at a town hall hosted by CNN Monday night by joining calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment. Related: Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, subpoenaed over Mu...
Tags: US politics, Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats, US elections 2020, US news, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, US Congress


Elizabeth Warren's latest proposal: cancel student debt, make college free

Elizabeth Warren has proposed a $1.25 trillion plan to forgive student debts and make all public college and university undergraduate education free, as well as earmarking $50B for historically Black colleges, and expanding federal grants to help pay for all students' non-tuition expenses. The plan will be funded through Warren's proposed annual wealth tax on family fortunes over $50M (this will also fund expanded public housing and universal child care). The plan joins her other progressiv...
Tags: Post, 2020 Elections, Debt, Democrats, Education, Elizabeth Warren, Graeber, Strike Debt, Student Debt


Trump vents anger over impeachment as congressional leaders deliberate removing him as president

Donald Trump has launched a fresh attack on Democrats, accusing the party of unspecified illegality following a weekend of talk about his possible impeachment.Democratic leaders have refused to rule out starting proceedings to remove the president from office after a heavily-redacted version of the Mueller report was released on Thursday.Some prominent party figures, including 2020 presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro, have gone further by making outright calls for the impeac...
Tags: News, Nbc, Elizabeth Warren, Fbi, Democrats, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Adam Schiff, Julian Castro, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Jerrold Nadler, Robert Mueller


Schiff Says Democrats Will Debate Impeachment

(Bloomberg) -- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that the Democrats will discuss whether to begin impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump after progressives ratcheted up the pressure on a reluctant party leadership.
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Mueller report: House issues subpoena for full unredacted version

Jerry Nadler issues subpoena for Robert Mueller’s full report and the underlying documents ‘to make informed decisions’Mueller report latest – live updatesSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionHouse judiciary chairman, Jerry Nadler, on Friday issued a subpoena for the full, unredacted report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian interference in the 2016 US election and the Trump campaign. Related: 'No new information': Russia shrugs off Mueller report Con...
Tags: Russia, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Democrats vow to investigate Trump in wake of Mueller report

Jerry Nadler said he is preparing a subpoena for Mueller’s full report and the underlying documents ‘to make informed decisions’Support the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionDemocrats in Congress vowed to continue investigating Donald Trump after a report by special counsel Robert Mueller revealed striking new details about the president’s effort to thwart a federal inquiry he believed threatened his presidency.On Friday morning, the House judiciary chairman, Jerry Nadler,...
Tags: Congress, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Elizabeth Warren becomes first 2020 candidate to call for Trump's impeachment

The Massachusetts senator is the most senior Democrat to call for the start of impeachment proceedings against TrumpWarren’s remarks make her one of the most prominent Democratic voices to advocate for impeachment. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/ReutersElizabeth Warren on Friday became the most senior Democrat, and the first 2020 presidential candidate, to call for the start of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump following the release of the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Democrats, United States, House, Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Castro, Kamala Harris, Trump, Mike Pence


Trump claims 'game over' on Mueller report as Democrats say game on

Document threatens to reopen debate over impeachment and raises questions on the futures of William Barr and Sarah SandersMueller report released – live updatesSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionDonald Trump’s claims of vindication after the release of Robert Mueller’s report on Thursday were quickly drowned out by furious Democrats, who pointed to a wealth of evidence the president attempted to obstruct justice and demanded fresh hearings into potentially crim...
Tags: White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Sarah Sanders, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation, Sarah SandersMueller


Wealthy Dems and their backers hate Bernie (and Warren) for the same reason they hated Kucinich: he wants to tax the rich

Matt Taibbi's (previously) latest Rolling Stone column traces the long history of rich Democrat donors and the officials whom they fund attacking progressive candidates, showing how the same playbook used to attack Dennis Kucinich in 2003 is now being rolled out to attack Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren (I am a donor to both the Sanders and Warren campaigns). The wealthy and their captured lawmakers smear anyone who offers a progressive alternative as a "spoiler" who will "undermine" th...
Tags: Post, News, Elizabeth Warren, Democrats, Warren, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone, Adam Johnson, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Bernie, Kucinich, DSA, Dennis Kucinich, Big Tech, Reality Has A Well-known Socialist Bias


Top House Dem Tosses Lifeline To Trump On Mueller Report Day

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said Thursday that nothing in the 400-plus page special counsel report changes his impression that Democrats should move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump. “Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point,” Hoyer told CNN. “Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgment.” Robert Mueller’s painstakingly detailed document concludes th...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Russia, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, House, Jon Favreau, Justice Department, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Hoyer, Steny Hoyer, Robert Mueller, Adam Jentleson


Mueller report: Donald Trump attempted to have Russia investigation's special counsel fired

Key findings from special counsel's Trump investigation Redacted report finds Russians 'did not have cooperation of President' Trump tweets 'GAME OVER' and says 'I'm having a good day' Mueller found Trump's answers 'inadequate' but decided against subpoena Democrats decry 'partisan effort to spin Mueller report' Analysis: Mueller's report shows how Donald Trump was saved from himself Donald Trump ordered the removal of special counsel Rober...
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Pelosi, Schumer Call On Mueller To Testify Before House And Senate

On the day of the scheduled release of a redacted version of the special counsel’s report, Democratic leadership called on special counsel Robert Mueller to testify publicly before the House and Senate, citing the attorney general’s “regrettably partisan handling” of the release of the report on the Russia investigation. “Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24 summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Russia, Democrats, House, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Russia Probe, Nicole Lafond, Pelosi Schumer, Mueller probe, Mueller report


Democrats condemn attorney general's plan for rollout of Mueller report

Attorney general has sought to ‘put his own spin’ on special counsel’s report, say lawmakers before report’s releaseOn the eve of the long-anticipated release of the report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian tampering in the 2016 election and alleged Trump campaign involvement, Democrats accused the attorney general, William Barr, of trying to “cherry-pick” and “put his own spin” on the conclusions of the investigation.Representative Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House judiciary co...
Tags: New York City, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Democrats condemn Barr for trying to 'cherry-pick' Mueller's findings

Attorney general has sought to ‘put his own spin’ on special counsel’s report, say lawmakers before report’s releaseOn the eve of the long-anticipated release of the report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian tampering in the 2016 election and alleged Trump campaign involvement, Democrats accused the attorney general, William Barr, of trying to “cherry-pick” and “put his own spin” on the conclusions of the investigation.Representative Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House judiciary co...
Tags: New York City, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Bernie Sanders outraised every other Democrat in North Carolina

One major tactical consideration for Democrats in selecting their candidate for the 2020 presidential election is whether that candidate can garner support in flippable red states, like North Carolina: that's why it's so important that Bernie Sanders outraised every other would-be Democrat nominee in NC this year, bringing in $48,000 (his nearest competitor, Pete Buttigieg, raised $32K, while Kamala Harris raised $29K and Elizabeth Warren raised $20K) (I am a donor to both the Sanders and Warre...
Tags: Post, Elections, News, Elizabeth Warren, Democrats, Warren, North Carolina, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, NC, Gage Skidmore, Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Tsunami


Mueller Report ‘Is Pure Mischief,’ Trump’s Former Lawyer Says

Saul Loeb/GettySpecial Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation may not have turned up courtroom-ready evidence that Trumpworld cooperated with the Kremlin during the 2016 campaign. But Mueller’s forthcoming report on that probe still has one of the president’s top outside allies vexed and worried. John Dowd, who represented Trump for nearly a year of the 21-month investigation, told The Daily Beast he believes the report may cause trouble for Trump. “I haven’t read it, but it’s just wholly unnece...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, Democrats, Arizona, Fox News, Kremlin, The Daily Beast, Rudy Giuliani, James Comey, Trump, Flynn, Hill, Trump Tower


Asylum seekers at border cannot be released on bond, Barr says – live

William Barr strips right from asylum seekers, requiring them to be held in mandatory detention insteadSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.40am BST From the Guardian’s Lauren Gambino: .⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ vetoes the bipartisan War Powers résolution that would have ended US support for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen pic.twitter.com/REUgMF3oG1 11.16pm BST The Associated Press is reporting that a US district judge believes that the Trump administration could identify pote...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Associated Press, US Congress, Yemen, Donald Trump, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Barr, Lauren Gambino, Trump Administration, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Trump 2020 team spending almost half of Facebook ad budget to target seniors – live

Trump camp is spending 44% of its Facebook ad budget to target users 65 years and older, Axios reports, while top 12 Democrats have allotted 27% Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.36pm BST Brave political opinions...[John Kerry?!?]Joe Biden/Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden/John Kerry will be a good ticket. Warren, Kamala Harris, Beto are completely useless and time wasters.Trump's logo looks like the Tesco cheap range logo. (Says it all I reckon, except that Trump is a leech ...
Tags: Facebook, Republicans, US, Tesco, US news, Democrats, US politics, John Kerry, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Linke, Trump Administration, Axios, Trump-Russia investigation, Joe Biden John Kerry


Pete Buttigieg’s Abortion Extremism Hurts His Religious Appeal

With every passing day, it seems we see yet another piece about South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg’s progressive Christianity. His faith is going to shake the race. He’s going to challenge the GOP monopoly on “God talk.” Here, for example, is the opening paragraph of an NBC News analysis posted yesterday afternoon:> Religious conservatives who have long been a reliable voting bloc for Republicans are grappling with a new challenge in Pete Buttigieg: how to respond to a Democratic presidential candi...
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Bernie Sanders boosted by Fox News town hall broadcast – live

The 2020 presidential candidate showed his brand of democratic socialism could have traction in Trump countrySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.31pm BST Here’s video of Sanders getting booed out of the auditorium unexpectedly cheered at every turn by they Fox News town hall audience.How do you think a Sanders-Trump presidential debate would play out? Getting ahead of ourselves, you say? Maybe so. What other candidate on the Democratic side could similarly rous...
Tags: Republicans, France, US, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Social Security, Medicare, Fox News, US Congress, Donald Trump, Notre Dame, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders


Trump escalates attack on Ilhan Omar despite rise in death threats – live

The president called the Minnesota congresswoman ‘out of control’ after Nancy Pelosi request a review of Omar’s securitySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.28pm BST New polling out of New Hampshire shows Bernie Sanders topping the primary there, with prospective candidate Joe Biden trailing slightly behind. Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in his neighboring state by a wide margin. South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is in third place, a reflection of his heightened profile. ...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Republicans, Congress, Wall Street, Israel, US, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, US politics, New Hampshire, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


Bernie in the Fox's den: Sanders takes anti-Trump pitch straight to 'state TV'

The Democratic frontrunner will speak at a Fox News town hall. He says it’s necessary to speak to Trump voters. Others disagreeBernie Sanders will finish a four-day tour of Trump Country on Monday, with a town hall on the president’s favorite network: Fox News. Related: Ilhan Omar has had spike in death threats since Trump attack over 9/11 comment Continue reading...
Tags: Media, World news, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, US television, Fox News, US television industry, US press and publishing, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Bernie, Ilhan Omar, Trump Country


Ilhan Omar has had spike in death threats since Trump attack over 9/11 comment

Congresswoman said many threats referenced the president’s tweet as Sarah Sanders praises Trump for ‘calling Omar out’ Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignMuslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar has said she has received an increased number of death threats after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks.Omar issued a statement on Sunday night saying: “Since the president’s tweet Friday evening, I have ex...
Tags: Minnesota, Republicans, Religion, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Islam, September 11 2001, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Omar, Ilhan Omar, Trump Administration


Ilhan Omar: White House escalates Trump attack over 9/11 comment

Sarah Sanders: ‘It’s a good thing president is calling her out’Congresswoman heralds ‘unwavering love for America’Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignThe White House escalated its assault on the Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Sunday, after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks. Related: Ilhan Omar: how Democrats responded to Trump's 9/11 attack Continue reading...
Tags: Minnesota, Republicans, White House, Religion, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Islam, September 11 2001, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Omar, Ilhan Omar


Buttigieg v Pence: Indiana politicians put faith on the election front line

The vice-president and the Democratic hopeful are both Christian and have worked together but in the age of Trump, they and their fellow Hoosiers sense a looming battleBoth are from modestly sized cities in Indiana. Both were baptised Catholic but came to embrace other branches of Christianity. Both found inspiration in former president John F Kennedy as they launched political careers of their own.The parallels between Mike Pence and Pete Buttigieg stop there. Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Religion, World news, US news, Indiana, Democrats, US politics, Christianity, LGBT rights, Mike Pence, Trump Administration, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


'I won't be silent': Ilhan Omar answers Trump 9/11 attack

Congresswoman says rightwing vitriol cannot threaten her ‘unwavering love for America’ as president pushes videoIn the face of attacks from Donald Trump, Republicans and rightwing media outlets, the Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar said on Saturday no one could “threaten” her “unwavering love for America”. Related: Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Elizabeth Warren, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, September 11 2001, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro, Ilhan Omar, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Democrats set new deadline for release of Trump tax returns

House committee chair has authority to demand releaseWhite House has said tax information will not be sharedDonald Trump’s tax returns must be handed to House Democrats by 23 April, a leading committee chair said on Saturday.Democrats initially set a 10 April deadline for the returns but this week treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said he needed more time to assess issues raised by the request. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Donald Trump, US taxation, Trump Administration


Ilhan Omar defended by Democrats after Trump uses 9/11 video in attack

Sanders decries ‘disgusting and dangerous’ attacksButtigieg: ‘Threats against Omar make clear what is at stake’ Democrats including leading candidates for the 2020 presidential nomination have fiercely condemned Donald Trump and other Republicans’ growing efforts to smear the Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, and urged other party leaders to do the same. Related: Republicans falsely claim Ilhan Omar denied 9/11 attackers were terrorists Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Elizabeth Warren, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, September 11 2001, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro, Ilhan Omar, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Top Dems Question Barr’s ‘Independence’ After Senate Hearing

Top Democrats in Congress are more concerned than ever about Attorney General Bill Barr’s handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. In a Thursday letter renewing their call to receive the full, unredacted document, the lawmakers pointed to Barr’s misleading claim that the FBI was “spying” on the Trump campaign as the latest latest evidence that the Attorney General is trying to protect the President. “We would be remiss not to express profound concern about your comments befo...
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