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Beto Nabs Highly Sought-After Top Obama Aide As Campaign Manager

Beto O’Rourke has hired Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, the deputy campaign manager of former President Barack Obama’s 2012 bid, to head his campaign in a clear move to professionalize the grassroots effort. According to a Monday New York Time report, Dillon has worked as executive director of the DNC and on five presidential races. Dillon told the Times that she was not planning to jump into the race this early, but was compelled to by O’Rourke’s message. “His leadership, his energy, his belief th...
Tags: News, 2020 Democratic primary, Barack Obama, Beto O'Rourke, Kate Riga

Bernie Sanders Hires Fierce Biden, Beto, Harris Critic As Top Adviser

Bernie Sanders has brought an old ally back into the fold — one who has a long-running history of painting a number of Sanders’ top 2020 foes as being corporatist traitors. Sanders’ campaign announced Tuesday that he’s hired journalist David Sirota as a senior communications adviser and speechwriter. Sirota began his career in populist-liberal politics, working as Sanders’ press secretary back when he was a House member before working for a number of Democratic candidates and elected officials...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, Dc, Biden, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Rourke, David Sirota

Some 2020 Dems Openly Mulling Idea Of Expanding The Supreme Court

A myriad of 2020 Democratic contenders are now openly considering the idea of expanding the Supreme Court should they become President, according to a Sunday Politico report. Their ranks now include Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) along with former congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The position, which once would have been seen as radical, is a clear reflection of the fury liberals feel at Sen. Majority Leade...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Merrick Garland, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, Sunday Politico, Kate Riga, Kirsten Gillibrand D NY, 2020 Democratic Primary, Sens Elizabeth Warren D MA Kamala Harris

In Private, Aides Try To Quell Trump’s Biden Fears: Don’t Be ‘Overly Nervous’

In private, President Trump is secretly obsessed with the prospect of former Vice President Joe Biden running for president in 2020 and aides are attempting to curb some of his concerns, Politico reported. During a recent meeting between Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and White House Office of Political Affairs officials, the group talked about whether Trump should be nervous about Biden. People in the room told him he shouldn’t be “overly nervous” because Biden will likely be “pulled to th...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Don, Nicole Lafond, Politico Aides, 2020 Democratic Primary, White House Office of Political Affairs

Trump Chaffs Beto’s ‘Hand Movement’: ‘Is He Crazy Or Is That Just The Way He Acts?’

President Trump’s main worry when it comes to the firebrand, young liberal who just tossed his hat in the 2020 ring? He gesticulates too much. “Well I think he’s got a lot of hand movement, I’ve never seen so much hand movement,” Trump told reporters in the White House on Thursday when asked about Beto O’Rourke’s candidacy. “I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’ I’ve never seen hand movement. I watched him a little while this morning doing, I assume it was some kind of a news...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, BETO, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Nicole Lafond, 2020 Democratic Primary, Trump Chaffs Beto

Bernie Sanders Boosts Foreign Policy Cred For 2020 With Yemen Vote Win

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) scored a major victory on Thursday when the Senate passed his resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war — one that could help his 2020 prospects. The Senate passed a resolution to defund America’s support for the Saudi-led efforts in the humanitarian disaster, a rare bipartisan rebuke to President Trump’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia. Sanders has led on this issue for years, working closely with Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Iraq, America, Hillary Clinton, Dc, Biden, Yemen, Ali, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump

Senate Rebukes Trump Over Saudi War In Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution aimed at ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen, a rebuke to President Trump that may force him to issue the first veto of his presidency. The resolution passed by 54-46 with bipartisan support, the culmination of a years-long effort led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to claw back Congress’s constitutional war powers and end American support for a humanitarian disaster in Yemen. “Today, we in the S...
Tags: News, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Democrats, House, United Arab Emirates, Dc, Republican, Yemen, Mike Lee, Uae, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders

Biden Concerned About Fundraising Challenge Amid New Sense Of 2020 Urgency

NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money.   Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be rivals, whose campaigns have benefited from an early flood of small-dollar donations from the most liberal wing of the party. Biden, a 76-year-old lifetime politician with strong connections to the p...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, White House, New York City, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ap, Iowa, Manchester, Associated Press, Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Delaware, South Carolina

Merkley Passes On Presidential Bid, Will Run For Third Term In Senate Instead

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon has decided not to enter the increasingly crowded race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after months of consideration. Merkley told The Associated Press the large field of Democratic contenders for the White House was not a major factor in his decision, nor was an Oregon law that prevents him from being on the ballot for more than one elected office in any given year. “I’ve never shied from a fight, and there’s nothing about t...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Colorado, Eric Holder, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Ap, Hillary Clinton, House, Donald Trump, The Associated Press, Jay Inslee, John Hickenlooper, Merkley

Eric Holder Won’t Run In 2020 But Plans To Focus On Redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he’s not running for president in 2020. Holder, a Democrat, said in a Monday opinion piece in The Washington Post that he’ll focus on redistricting, the process of reconfiguring electoral districts. Holder served under President Barack Obama and is chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which has sued states over voting rights issues and legislative redistricting. Holder did not say which of the Democratic preside...
Tags: News, Eric Holder, Washington Post, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, 2020 Elections, National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Summer Concepcion, 2020 Democratic Primary, AP story, Eric Holder Won

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