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Centrist or moderate? Beto O’Rourke drives in both lanes

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — At a packed eastern Iowa house party, a staffer for Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign tried to clear enough space for the candidate to reach the kitchen, where he would need to climb a stepladder to address the crowd. “I need my lane,” the staffer bellowed as he moved through the […]
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Trump Dismisses Democratic Push to Pack Supreme Court

President Trump on Tuesday rejected the idea that has gained traction among Democrats of adding seats to the Supreme Court, saying it will "never happen.""I wouldn’t entertain that," the president said Tuesday at a press conference at the White House. "If they can’t catch up through the ballot box winning an election, they want to try a different way.""We would have no interest in that whatsoever. It will never happen." he added."“It won’t happen, I guarantee you, for six years."With two conserv...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Gop, Iowa, Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Trump, El Paso, Antonin Scalia, HARRIS, Gillibrand

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 totals The former Texas congressman, like Sanders and some of his other colleagues, has shunned Pac donations of any kind. Photograph: Kathy Willens/APDemocratic 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.The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival wh...
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Beto O'Rourke raises $6 million in first 24 hours of campaign as Republicans crank up attacks

Word travels fast through the corn fields of Iowa - and the word among Democrats is that Beto O’Rourke could be the real thing. After launching his White House bid last week the Texan, light on policy but long on charm, has beguiled and dazzled voters at cafes, bars, and other small venues across the state, which is the first to vote in the 2020 primaries. "He's Obamaish," said Jenny Turner, 38, a Republican voter who stopped in at an O'Rourke event to see what all the fuss was about. "I...
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Beto O’Rourke Raises $6.1 Million in One Day, Tours U.S. in Minivan

Campaigning across Iowa and Wisconsin during the weekend as a newly minted 2020 presidential candidate, O’Rourke frequently talked about his willingness to cooperate with those of differing political stripes. It echoed the sort of calls former President Barack Obama made during his 2008 campaign for political civility that became elusive during his tenure.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Iowa, Wisconsin, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke

A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his amazing waving arms

The Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has already made a big impression – with his meme-worthy hand movements Beto O’Rourke addresses supporters in Iowa. ‘I’ve never seen so much hand movement,’ said Donald Trump. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images Beto O’Rourke’s freshly announced 2020 White House run has been dismissed as vainglorious by some, but it generated significant excitement among others attracted by media hype and his undoubted charisma. None of that excitement, howe...
Tags: Texas, News, Jimmy Fallon, White House, Cnn, Iowa, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Dad, BETO, Trump, Rourke, O'Rourke, Stephen Maturen, Beto O'Rourke

Minnesota’s Klobuchar all-in on Iowa as 2020 field grows

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is going all-in on Iowa as she tries to become the Democratic nominee for president, returning to the nation’s leadoff caucus state this weekend for a flurry of stops — her third visit since launching her campaign just over a month ago. Klobuchar pitches herself as the next-door neighbor who understands […]
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A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his amazing waving arms

The Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has already made a big impression – with his meme-worthy hand movementsBeto O’Rourke’s freshly announced 2020 White House run has been dismissed as vainglorious by some, but generated significant excitement among many others attracted by media hype and his undoubted charisma. None of that excitement, however, came anywhere near matching the candidate’s own.While the former Texas congressman laid out his vision for the future at a coffee shop in Iowa, wh...
Tags: Texas, White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, Iowa, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020

A Wave Of New Bills Would Ban Abortion Before Most Women Even Know They're Pregnant

While President Donald Trump is banking on the power of inflammatory anti-abortion rhethoric to help him win the White House again, conservative lawmakers in state legislatures across the country are laserfocused on taking the fight to the courts. The road to making abortion illegal in the U.S. again is paved with extreme regulations like so-called “hearbeat bills.”Since January, nearly a dozen states have introduced this type of legislation, which bans abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is ...
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NY AG: Trump Turned Foundation Into Wing Of His White House Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Insider testimony, emails and other evidence show President Donald Trump turned his charitable foundation into a wing of his White House campaign, New York’s attorney general said in a new court filing Thursday. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, detailed her case against the foundation in a 37-page court filing in a lawsuit that seeks $2.8 million in restitution and an order banning Trump and his three eldest children from running any New York charities for 10 y...
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Former Dem Senator Who Authored Landmark Title IX Law Dies At 91

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a statement. His son, Evan, followed him into politics and became Indiana’s governor and a senator. The liberal Democrat had a back-slapping, humorous campaigning style that he...
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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...
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2 Months After Steve King Praised White Nationalism, Trump Hasn’t Disavowed Him

The Iowa congressman has been talking lately about his access to the White House and personal influence with Trump.
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AP sources: O’Rourke to make multiple stops in leadoff Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke is planning a series of stops in Iowa beginning Thursday as he nears an announcement on a 2020 White House bid. Two people familiar with O’Rourke’s planning say the former Texas congressman is expected to visit working-class Burlington on the Mississippi River in southeast Iowa. They […]
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Special Election For Iowa State Senate Suddenly Magnet For 2020 Hopefuls

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A month ago, Eric Giddens was just a member of the Cedar Falls school board thinking about maybe, someday, running for higher office. Today, he feels like the most popular Democrat in Iowa. California Rep. Eric Swalwell called to congratulate him the day he won the nomination for a surprise special election for Iowa state Senate. California Sen. Kamala Harris did the same the next day. And this month, Democratic White House hopefuls have descended on his district to s...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Montana, Senate, White House, Iowa, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Rogers, HARRIS, Steve Bullock, Sen Bernie Sanders, University of Northern Iowa

Presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee brings campaign to Malibu Hills mobile home park hit by Woolsey fire

AGOURA HILLS — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will take his nascent campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to the Malibu Hills Monday to meet with residents of a Malibu Hills mobile home park devastated in the Woolsey fire. Inslee, who earlier this month launched a campaign overwhelmingly focused on climate change, is set to tour the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, where nearly 100 homes were destroyed in November, his campaign announced. California is the fourth state on what the In...
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Beto O’Rourke plans first Iowa visit amid 2020 speculation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is making his first trip to Iowa of the 2020 campaign, visiting the state that kicks off presidential voting amid intense speculation that he’ll enter the race for the White House. A spokesman says O’Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to campaign […]
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Gaining momentum?

With Maine and New Hampshire having both passed Constitutional Carry laws, I thought it was pretty neat that a person could drive from the Bay of Fundy to Burlington, VT strapped and without need of a permit.Looking at a map posted by NJT the other day, it occurred to me that if either Nebraska or Iowa went to permitless carry, one could drive from Biloxi to Couer d'Alene without requiring a permission slip for your blaster. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Politics, Guns, New Hampshire, Maine, Iowa, Nebraska, Bay Of Fundy, Tam, Alene, Burlington VT, Biloxi, Boomsticks, Couer

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...
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Senator demands details on Michael Cohen banking data privacy breach by IRS employee

Michael Cohen makes his opening statement before the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 27, 2019. (C-SPAN video screenshot) We have a complicated relationship with money, particularly when it comes to divulging details about it in our personal lives. Few of us (outside of personal finance bloggers) want to say how much we make. We tend to be vague, saying we're doing fine or perhaps going as far as to say things like "in the high five figures." We're a little more forthcoming when it comes...
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Inslee downplays sacrifice in climate-change message on his first Iowa visit as presidential candidate

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday put a positive spin on a national transition from fossils fuels to clean power as he made his first foray into Iowa since launching his presidential candidacy.
Tags: News, Environment, Iowa, Local Politics, Local News, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Nation & World Politics

Super PAC backing Jay Inslee for president announces $1 million ad buy as he visits Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is getting big financial backing from a new super PAC as he makes his first visit to Iowa since declaring his presidential candidacy. Act Now on Climate, a super PAC led by Inslee allies, announced the $1 million ad buy Tuesday, billing it as the first seven-figure […]
Tags: News, Washington, Environment, Iowa, PAC, Local Politics, Local News, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Cedar Rapids Iowa, Nation & World Politics

Under new bill, Marilyn Monroe, Ritchie Valens could have Van Nuys, Pacoima post offices named after them

If Rep.Tony Cárdenas has his way, two San Fernando Valley post offices will be named after celebrity icons with Valley connections: Ritchie Valens and Marilyn Monroe. Cárdenas, D-Panorama City, has introduced two bills that if passed would rename post offices on Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima and Van Nuys after Valens and Monroe respectively. “Both artists represent the work ethic and creative spirit that defines the San Fernando Valley,” Cárdenas said in a statement this week. Valens, a Pacoima ...
Tags: Politics, News, La, America, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Marilyn Monroe, Jackson, Local News, Northern California, Valley, Richardson, Morales, Monroe, Buddy Holly

Gov. Jay Inslee launches presidential campaign with optimism about halting climate change

Inslee plans to take his campaign on the road immediately, heading to New York City for media interviews, and to Iowa on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Nevada and California later in the week.
Tags: News, California, New York City, Environment, Iowa, Local Politics, Nevada, Local News, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Nation & World Politics

Hawley, Ernst Put Concerns With Trump Judge Pick Aside To Advance Nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court to the Senate floor. The committee voted 12-10 along party lines to endorse Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Trump nominated Rao for the seat left vacant when Kavanaugh joined the Supreme Court last fall. Rao, 45, heads the White House Office of Information and Regula...
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Donald Trump is 'a racist, conman and cheat' former lawyer Michael Cohen claims to Congress

Trump was "racist", a "conman" and a "cheat", president's former lawyer claims Cohen says Trump had prior knowledge of WikiLeaks email dump Congress shown cheque signed by Don Jr signed 'for hush-money payments to women' 'Lying to First Lady about affairs is one of my biggest regrets' Trump 'knew' about infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer Who is Michael Cohen? Donald Trump's former fixer whose loyalty melted away under legal heat Michael Cohen produce...
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Here’s how presidential candidates (so far) want to help solve the housing crisis

In the race for the White House, housing seldom gets much attention — but that could be about to change. As California and other states face dramatically rising rents and home prices, three of the top Democratic contenders in 2020 — Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren — have already introduced major proposals in the Senate that would reshape affordable housing in America. With California’s primary poised to play an unusually important role next year, and the state’s affordabili...
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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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Mayor de Blasio Returns to Iowa, Playing the Role of Coy Presidential Aspirant

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of how Democrats should take back the White House in 2020, even as he was unsure if that strategy included his candidacy.
Tags: News, White House, New York City, Iowa, Bill De Blasio, Bill, Mayors, De Blasio, Democratic Party, Politics And Government, Presidential Election of 2020, Des Moines (Iowa, Sioux City (Iowa, Coy Presidential Aspirant

Three Reasons Bernie Sanders Faces A Tougher Path In 2020 Than In 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he’ll run for president Tuesday morning. While he brings some huge advantages to his second stab at the White House that he didn’t have last time around, including a strong brand and the loyal following he built in the 2016 campaign, he faces some significant new challenges he didn’t have last time around Here are three reasons why Sanders faces an even tougher path to the nomination than he did four years ago: He Isn’t The Only True Progressive In 2016,...
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