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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...
Tags: News, California, White House, US, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Biden, Donald Trump, United, Vermont, Delaware, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, International Association of Firefighters, Run Joe Run


Trump Now Just Accusing Google of Aiding the Chinese Military, or Whatever

In yet another example of some morsel of news carrion being dragged all the way up to the top of the White House before being partially digested and regurgitated onto a bunch of Twitter eggs, Donald Trump accused tech giant Google of aiding the Chinese military (as well as “Crooked Hillary Clinton”) on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, White House, China, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Peoples Liberation Army, Sure Whatever


Are Meghan & Harry Putting A Political Mastermind On Staff To Address Racist & Sexist Attacks On The Duchess?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may have finally found the key to dealing with the sexist and racist trolls that have plagued them since beforethey first said “I do” last May. Her name is Sara Latham.Latham has been appointed to head communications for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, according to a press release from Kensington Palace. And this latest royal hire has got a long history in politics and dealing with high-level trolling.She previously served as a transitional official for then-presi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, White House, Barack Obama, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Kate Middleton, Buckingham Palace, Harry, William, Tessa Jowell, Duke, Sussex, Kensington Palace


MAGA Mail Bomb Suspect Expected To Plead Guilty Next Week

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty next week. A notice entered in the case file of Cesar Sayoc in Manhattan federal court shows a plea hearing has been scheduled for next Thursday. Without a plea deal, Sayoc, 56, faced charges carrying a potential penalty of mandatory life in prison. It was not known which charge or charges the plea would involve. Sayoc was set to go to trial in July on charge...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, South Florida, Chappaqua New York, Maga, Summer Concepcion, Cesar Sayoc


Agustin Huneeus Jr. — charged in the college admissions scandal — "has been a popular big money-political donor to California’s Congressional Democrats from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Napa Valley."

The California Globe reports:In 2016, his family hosted a Democratic mega-donor lunch and wine pairing at their Quintessa Winery for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, with Google’s executive chairman Schmidt as the luncheon speaker.... Huneeus has made seven contributions to House Speaker Nancy Pelois (D-San Francisco), totaling $18,300, and $10,000 to Pelosi’s political action committee, PAC to the Future....Agustin also made:six contributions to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-San Francisco), totaling $21,600.six lar...
Tags: Google, Law, California, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, House, PAC, Ethnicity, Nancy Pelosi, Globe, Campaign Finance, San Francisco Bay Area, Democratic, Democratic Party, Napa Valley


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
Tags: Politics, News, Uncategorized, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Onetime, 2020 Election


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


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...
Tags: Texas, News, Obamacare, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Guardian, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Oprah


Cory Booker: Ivy League elite or hunger-striking hero?

The New Jersey senator wants to take on Trump in 2020, but what sort of president would he be? His background offers many mixed clues Cory Booker takes selfies after a campaign event in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Cory Booker came to national attention in 2002, fighting an election against incredible odds. In the contest for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he faced both an entrenched incumbent who would later go to jail for corruption and an entire political ma...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, News, Obama, Congress, Stanford, America, Barack Obama, David Cameron, Hillary Clinton, Judaism, Yale, New York Times, Iowa, New Jersey, Oxford, US Senate


Question of the Week: Do you consider gender when evaluating presidential candidates?

If a political candidate happens to be a woman, does that make a difference to you? Perhaps more specifically, if a candidate for president is a woman, does that make you more inclined to vote for her? That’s our Question of the Week for readers. Other democracies — including one, India, even larger than our own, with Indira Gandhi — have had national leaders who are women for generations. No world politician loomed larger on the late 20th-century stage than Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, and Ther...
Tags: Australia, Opinion, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, Sport, Thailand, Britain, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher, Editorials, Liberia, Brazil


White House won't say if Trump thinks Democrats hate Jews

All nine of the Jews in the U.S. Senate are Democrats, and all but two of the 36 members of Congress. Jews overwhelmingly supported Democrat Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016.
Tags: News, White House, Hillary Clinton, Trump, U S Senate, Congress Jews


Trump’s Epic History of Coddling, Promoting and Refusing to Denounce Anti-Semitism

President Trump is the most successful, prominent promoter of anti-Semitism in American history. Certainly he is the only president who has ever compiled such a record. I wanted to put together just a handful of examples of this. I ignored the voluminous examples of avowed anti-Semites promoting and supporting the President as their candidate. I’m not included accounts in books of anti-Semitic smears and comments from Trump. I’m also not including numerous statements about Jews in which he make...
Tags: News, White House, Israel, David, Hillary Clinton, Reddit, Charlottesville, Trump, Josh Marshall, David Duke, ADL, Candidate Trump, Editor’s Blog


For a growing number of Americans, socialism is OK

You wouldn’t expect democratic socialists to hit the brakes when it comes to social justice. But in late February members of Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America learned how to fix brake lights so they could offer that bit of auto repair service, for free, at an upcoming community event. Working tail lights, they reasoned, would mean fewer police traffic stops and, possibly, fewer fatal outcomes for people of color. Auto repair is just one part of the chapter’s public outreach about an...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, California, Mexico, White House, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, House, Beverly Hills, Clarke, Medicare, Dallas, The New York Times


Making (belated) case for a Prez to "choose nominees who will help dismantle mass incarceration"

James Forman has this notable new New York Times op-ed about Supreme Court nominations and the field of potential challengers to Prez Trump under the full headline "The Democratic Candidates Should Tell Us Now Who They’ll Put on the Supreme Court. And they should choose nominees who will help dismantle mass incarceration."  I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: In a country that locks up more of its citizens than any other, we should demand that candidates for president have a p...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Alabama, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Alexander, Sonia Sotomayor, Prez Obama, Garland, Thurgood Marshall, Bryan Stevenson


Hollywood heavyweights boost Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s potential presidential bid in Beverly Hills events

BEVERLY HILLS — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is scheduled to hold two fundraisers in Beverly Hills Saturday and Sunday for her exploratory campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Gillibrand will hold a late afternoon reception Saturday at the home of Allison and Larry Berg, with comedian Will Ferrell and prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes among the co-hosts. The suggested contribution levels are $500, $1,000 and $2,800, according to an invitation obtained by City News Se...
Tags: Politics, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, News, Washington, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, House, Beverly Hills, Howard Schultz, Cbs


Paul Manafort Was an Agent of Ukraine, Not Russia

Paul Manafort, the clandestine agent of Russia at the heart of the Trump campaign’s “collusion” scand — oh, wait.Have you ever noticed what Paul Manafort’s major crime was? After two years of investigation, after the predawn raid in which his wife was held at gunpoint, after months of solitary confinement that have left him a shell of his former self, have you noticed what drew the militant attention of the Obama Justice Department, the FBI, and, ultimately, a special counsel who made him the ce...
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Obama, Washington, White House, Russia, Eu, Reagan, European Union, Iran, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States


Chelsea Manning Jailed For Refusing To Testify To Grand Jury Probing Wikileaks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been sent to jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to jail for contempt of court on Friday after a brief hearing in which Manning confirmed she has no intention of testifying. She told the judge she “will accept whatever you bring upon me.” Manning has said she objects to the secrecy of the grand jury process, and that she already reveale...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Chelsea Manning, Alexandria, Manning, Va AP, Former Army, McCormick, Robert Mueller, Summer Concepcion, AP story, Wikileaks U S District


John Kelly says working for Trump was his 'least enjoyable job' – live

Ex-chief of staff said Mulvaney should tell president ‘what he needs to hear’Paul Manafort to be sentenced Thursday afternoonSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.59pm GMT •Paul Manafort will be sentenced this afternoon. Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was found guilty of eight felony crimes last August, including filing false tax returns and bank fraud. Manafort will discover his fate at 3.30pm, and is likely to face a lengthy prison sentence. •Michael Cohen told h...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, White House, US, US news, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, John Kelly, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen


Ohio Moves From Purple To Red?

Some Democrats have given up on winning Ohio in 2020, to the point where they basically aren't even going to try. This is REALLY GOOD NEWS for Trump in the upcoming presidential election. Ohio is a swing state with a lot of electoral votes. But here is why the article below grabbed my attention: Ohio is the #1 state that most often sides with the winner in presidential elections. Over 90 percent of the time. In other words, Ohio chooses the president. Top Dem PAC Says It's Giving Up On OHIO Fo...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Barack Obama, Georgia, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, Weapon, Cleveland, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Political News and Discussion, Trump, PAC Priorities USA


Trump investigation: President launches overnight tirade after refusing to hand over documents requested by Congress

In a series of tweets, Donald Trump has lamented Hillary Clinton’s decision not to run in the 2020 election, branded a billionaire Democrat a “weirdo”, and accused Democrats of McCarthyism in the wake of a wide-ranging congressional investigation into his conduct. The committee on Monday sent letters to 81 people and entities – including White House and Trump Organization officials – seeking documents they hope will help them tackle questions of possible corruption, obstruction of justice, camp...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Organization


Hillary Clinton subtweeted Trump with a 'Mean Girls' reference and we are screaming

It's been two and a half years since the hellscape that was the 2016 presidential election, but Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have not stopped bickering over Twitter. On Tuesday, Clinton subtweeted Trump with a classic teen movie quote.SEE ALSO: 50 Cent was apparently offered $500K to attend Trump's inaugurationTrump, ignoring the fact that it's 2019 and the election is long over, mocked Clinton for not running in 2020. "Aw-shucks, does that mean I won't get to run against her...
Tags: News, White House, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Rachel Mcadams, Donald Trump, Hillary, 50 Cent, Regina George, Clinton, The Hague, Trump, Donald J Trump, Tony Posnanski, Franklin Leonard, Roland Scahill


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...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Senate, White House, New York City, US, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Howard Schultz, Un, Starbucks, Donald Trump


"A veteran Democratic foreign policy adviser has accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of nepotism, dishonesty and vindictiveness..."

"... in an assault on a previously untouched part of the Clinton political legacy – Ireland. Trina Vargo, who was a behind-the-scenes Washington player in Northern Ireland’s peace process, claims the couple tried to obtain a scholarship to Ireland for a boyfriend of their daughter, Chelsea, and later cut funding for the scholarship to punish Vargo for backing Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination race."From The Guardian. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Washington, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ireland, Chelsea, Bill Clinton, Northern Ireland, Bill, Hillary, Clinton, Vargo, Ann Althouse, Trina Vargo


Ocasio-Cortez hopes to 'break this fourth wall' by responding to 'bad-faith attacks'

“I grew up seeing these attacks on Nancy Pelosi. I grew up with these attacks on Barack Obama. I grew up with these bad-faith attacks, even on Hillary Clinton. And so we know what’s going on.”
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Ocasio Cortez


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


Clintons accused of nepotism in book on US-Ireland relations

Exclusive: Policy adviser claims couple tried to gain grant for Chelsea’s boyfriendA veteran Democratic foreign policy adviser has accused Bill and Hillary Clinton of nepotism, dishonesty and vindictiveness in an assault on a previously untouched part of the Clinton political legacy – Ireland.Trina Vargo, who was a behind-the-scenes Washington player in Northern Ireland’s peace process, claims the couple tried to obtain a scholarship to Ireland for a boyfriend of their daughter, Chelsea, and lat...
Tags: Europe, Books, Washington, Barack Obama, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Ireland, US politics, Chelsea, Bill Clinton, Northern Ireland, Bill


Hillary Clinton rules out running against Trump in 2020 presidential election

Hillary Clinton has said she will not run for the US presidency in 2020. The former senator and US secretary of state ruled out another run for the White House in an interview with New York TV station News12. “I’m not running but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” said Ms Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.
Tags: New York, News, White House, US, Hillary Clinton, Trump, Ms Clinton


California wants new voting machines for next year. Most counties will have to spend to do it

With a year to go until the 2020 presidential primary, California counties are figuring out how to respond to a recent state order that says old voting machines that don’t meet security standards have to be replaced in time for the next election season. For most counties in California, the Feb. 27 order from California Secretary of State Alex Padilla figures to mean more spending. “While county officials have worked diligently to keep equipment up and running, our democracy faces increasingly so...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, New Jersey, Cia, Orange County, Riverside County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, State


Dems Request Docs On June 2016 Trump Tower Meeting, Trump Jr. Statement Covering It Up

Two Russian lobbyists met with top Trump campaign officials in June 2016, with the promise of “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. The meeting itself — pitched by British music promoter Rob Goldstone to Don Jr. — came with the tagline of being part of the Russian government’s support for Trump. House Investigators are interested in the meeting itself, which featured Paul Manafort, Don. Jr., and Jared Kushner. They also appear to be interested in a statement that Don Jr. issued about the meeting in July...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, White House, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, United Arab Emirates, Fox News, National Security Council, Kremlin, Wikileaks, Clinton, Trump, Rnc, Allegra Kirkland


An Extremely Comprehensive Guide To House Judiciary’s Investigation

House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler issued a bevy of requests for documents to 81 Trump-affiliated people, corporations and institutions today, revealing an investigation that has the potential to be both wide-ranging and to delve deep into allegations of corruption in President Trump’s administration and his presidential campaign. When taken together, the separate areas of inquiry portray a range of wrongdoing that’s breathtaking in its scope. The requests were backed by the threat ...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Jimmy Carter, Wikileaks, National Enquirer



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