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Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totalsDemocratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday. Related: Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack Continue reading...
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What socialism is — according to Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington was a public intellectual who strove to help the poor and inspired a generation of socialists. He was the first chairman of the Democratic Socialists of America, and nearly ran for president in 1980. While he is far from the only influential thinker on the American left, his ideas have had an outsized influence over the last sixty years. The United States is seeing a renewed interest in left-wing ideas. Chicago might have five socialists on its city council by April, a democra...
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Joe Biden announces White House run - then says he didn't mean it

Joe Biden, one of the favourites to win the 2020 Democratic nomination, appeared to announce his presidential candidacy over the weekend – before retracting his remarks. Addressing 1,000 Democrats in Delaware, his home state, the 76-year-old former Vice President told his audience that his record was the most progressive "of anyone running for the United ...". He corrected himself quickly, saying "anybody who would run." But it was too late: his audience burst into applause in response to what t...
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Is Jane Sanders the most powerful woman not running in 2020?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Bernie Sanders took the stage to formally launch his 2020 presidential campaign this month, the candidate’s most influential adviser took the mic. To cheers, Jane Sanders introduced herself to the Brooklyn crowd as “Bernie’s wife,” then conceded that wasn’t the most politically correct label. To be sure, identifying Jane Sanders as […]
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Bernie Sanders cut his head on shower door, got 7 stitches, shows up to a health care town hall 2 hours later

Bernie Sanders cut his head on the edge of a shower door, received 7 stitches at the hospital, and will pursue his schedule as planned in South Carolina and Nevada, says to his campaign. Bernie Sanders cut his head on the edge of a shower door, received seven stitches, will continue with his schedule in South Carolina and Nevada, according to his campaign. Statement from an aide below: pic.twitter.com/uzuWl2jKDq — Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) March 15, 2019 In the photo here from CNN's No...
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Think Tank Founded by Bernie Sanders’ Wife and Son Is Shutting Down Amid Criticism

As a candidate in 2016, Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton over her family's nonprofit
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In the Woke War against Beto, Root for Beto

Earlier this morning, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke announced that he’s running for president, and there are two things I believe with equal intensity. First, I don’t want Beto to be president. He’s a culturally left economic progressive who may be the serious candidate closest to an actual open-borders position on immigration. Second, I don’t want to see the Democratic party become so radical — and so obsessed with matters of race and privilege — that even Beto is too “moderate” to win.So, in the woke...
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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 ...
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O'Rourke enters race with natural skills, eager support and some big challenges

Former congressman from El Paso enters a crowded Democratic field – can he solidify his platform and take it to a national level? * Follow the latest US politics newsBeto O’Rourke in El Paso, Texas, on 11 February 2019. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty ImagesLosing a federal election in your home state is not normally seen as a ticket to the White House. But then not everybody is capable of being defeated in the style of Beto O’Rourke.The former congressman from El Paso, the city on the US-Mexi...
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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...
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Sarah Sanders holds first White House briefing in six weeks – live

Sanders defended Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency over claims of a crisis at the US-Mexico borderSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.10pm GMT Former top White House aide Steve Bannon will appear in a rally in Cincinnati tomorrow to promote the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico-border. He will appear alongside other conservative celebrities like former Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke and former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach.Steve Banno...
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As Democrats Lurch Further Left, Will Hollywood Follow?

Just a couple of years ago, the studios lobbied for a lower corporate tax rate. Now a number of their top executives are backing a 2020 presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, who wants to raise it. Many high net worth individuals make up the industry’s big-dollar donor class, yet they are supporting Democratic contenders who say […]
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Trump Revives Old Battle Cry Against 2020 Democrats: Socialism

Trump’s dire warnings that the U.S. risks sinking into the chaos that’s engulfed Venezuela if Democrats have their way has been amplified by Republicans in Congress and their allies, as the GOP attempts to reverse its losses in the House and hold the Senate and White House in 2020. The Republicans have ready foils in Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, two stars on the left who have described themselves as democratic socialists in the mold of Scandinavia.
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Michael Bloomberg: former New York mayor will not run for president in 2020

Billionaire Bloomberg, who backs gun control and climate change causes, has pledged his wealth to the Trump resistanceThe former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced he will not run for president in 2020. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty ImagesMichael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor and champion of causes such as gun control and climate change, has ended months of speculation by announcing that he will not run for US president next year.The 77-year-old, one of the...
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"With progressives pushing Democrats to embrace the Green New Deal — and Republicans ridiculing the idea as socialism — Mr. Schumer is effectively trying to turn a weakness into a strength."

"He is planning daily floor speeches attacking Republicans for inaction and a proposal for a special Senate committee focused on the issue, which he intends to announce this week. And while there is virtually no chance of passing climate change legislation in a Republican-controlled Senate with President Trump in office, Mr. Schumer said he wanted legislation to run on next year — and bring to a vote in early 2021, should his party win the White House and the Senate. 'This is the first time Demo...
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Public support for tax hikes on the rich is nothing new

In a 60 Minutes interview in early January, newly elected US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started a serious political debate when she suggested creating a new 70% tax bracket for annual incomes above $10 million.  As a national-level policy proposal, Ocasio-Cortez’s idea is a sharp break with historical trends since 1980. Currently, the top marginal rate is 37 percent for incomes above around $500,000 for single filers (or about $600,000 for joint returns). Predictably, the proposed tax increas...
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Democratic Presidential Candidates Marking ‘Bloody Sunday’ Anniversary in Selma

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — Several Democratic White House hopefuls are gathering at one of America’s seminal civil rights sites on Sunday to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who already are in the 2020 race, and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who could soon join them, are scheduled to participate in events surrounding the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama. On March 7, 1965, peac...
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Democratic presidential candidates marking Selma anniversary

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — Several Democratic White House hopefuls are gathering at one of America’s seminal civil rights sites on Sunday to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who already are in the 2020 race, and Sen. […]
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Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Run, Promises To Learn From 2016 Mistakes

As clumps of snow fell on a crowd clad in parkas, Sen. Bernie Sanders officially announced his presidential candidacy on the quad of Brooklyn College, the school he attended for a year that's only a few miles from where he grew up.The youthful and youthfully enthusiastic crowd held Bernie signs and chanted "Bernie!" and "U.S.A.!" There was a sea of beanies and beards along with a snowman that someone dressed in a Bernie T-shirt and sunglasses. Jay-Z's "Brooklyn We Go Hard" blared as Sanders cam...
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Top strategists split from Bernie Sanders for his 2020 White House run

Prominent consultants Tad Devine, Mark Longabaugh and Julian Mulvey, who played leading roles in Sanders' insurgent 2016 presidential campaign, said they would not work on the Vermont senator's 2020 bid for the Democratic nomination, which was launched last week. "We are leaving because we believe that Senator Sanders deserves to have media consultants who share his creative vision for the campaign," the three said in a joint statement. It also put together the video that Sanders used to launc...
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Trump faces rebuke from former top officials over 'national emergency' – as it happened

Former top national security officials have signed their names to a public letter condemning Trump’s declaration of emergency on the US borderSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 1.07am GMT 12.29am GMT North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican, wrote an oped for the Washington Post in which he states that even though he supports President Trump’s stance on immigration and call for a border wall, he will vote to disapprove of the president’s national-emergen...
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Word of the week: Backbencher

It’s been six years since Ben Yagoda first noticed a spike in the U.S. usage of backbencher, a term with a specific meaning in British parliamentary politics – MPs who hold no ministerial or shadow-ministerial offices and therefore are consigned to the back benches of their respective houses – and none in U.S. government, where representatives and senators sit wherever they please on their party-defined sides of the aisle. In December 2015, Ben’s UK counterpart, Lynne Murphy, anointed backbench...
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Republicans Have Smeared Democrats As Socialists Since Way Before You Were Born

From FDR to Barack Obama to Bernie Sanders, conservatives are reading from the same playbook.
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What Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech

Artificial intelligence, automation, tech monopolies, and privacy are bound to be contentious issues in the 2020 presidential election. Many Democrats who have announced bids have already made their opinions on big tech known.  Senator Bernie Sanders played a significant role in getting Amazon to pay its workers $15 an hour, while Cory Booker once took a $100 million donation while he was mayor of Newark from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here is what Democrats running for president in 2020 ha...
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Clumsy Kamala

No Democrat running for president has had a better 2019 than Kamala Harris. The numbers tell the tale. The California senator was in the low single digits in polls conducted before her official launch on January 28. She is now in the low double digits, running third behind Joe Biden, who enjoys cosmic name recognition, and Bernie Sanders, whose devoted supporters brought him a second-place finish last time. But polls do not tell the whole story.Harris raised $1.5 million in the day after declari...
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Bernie's Back and Trump May Be Fine With It

Bernie Sanders' announcement of another presidential bid reopens questions about whether the schism in the Democratic Party that arguably helped send Donald Trump to the White House will return to haunt it in 2020. The self-described democratic socialist waged a surprisingly competitive race against Hillary Clinton by championing progressive policies such as Medicare for all.
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Bernie Sanders raises $4m in 12 hours after announcing 2020 campaign

Haul from 150,000 donors was more than double the $1.5m Kamala Harris raised in the first 24 hours of her campaignThe full list of Democrats vying to take on TrumpBernie Sanders raised $4m from 150,000 donors in all 50 states in the 12 hours after announcing he had entered the 2020 race for the White House on Tuesday, according to his campaign. Related: Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020: 'We're gonna win' Continue reading...
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Bernie Sanders calls Trump racist, sexist and a 'pathological liar' as he launches 2020 presidential bid

Bernie Sanders dubbed Donald Trump a racist, sexist and “pathological liar” on Tuesday as he launched a presidential bid by vowing to finish the “revolution" he started in 2016.  The US senator from Vermont called for a million people to sign up to a grassroots campaign that aims to sweep him into the White House and “transform” political and economic life in America.  Mr Sanders, who calls himself a democratic socialist, outlined an unashamedly left-wing policy platform that included government...
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Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020: 'We're gonna win'

Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont whose 2016 presidential campaign helped energize the progressive movement and reshaped the Democratic party, has entered the 2020 race for the White House. Sanders, a self-styled democratic socialist who spent much of his nearly 30-year congressional career on the political fringe, cast his candidacy as the best way to accomplish the mission he started three years ago when he ran against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
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Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Bid…

NEWSFLASH!! Senator Bernie Sanders is entering the presidential race once again. [FLASHBACK: WATCH: Killer Mike’s POWERFUL Endorsement Speech For Bernie Sanders (VIDEO)] This will be his second time seeking the Democratic presidential nomination after losing to Hillary Clinton back in 2016. The Vermont independent and 2016 Democratic primary runner-up announced earlier today that he vowed to finish what he started in his first race. Details + video below… (more…) Related Posts OPEN POS...
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