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Brace Yourself: Waves Of 2020 Announcements Expected Soon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Ne...
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Trump Repeatedly Undermines Loyal Soldier Pence In The Shutdown Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progress made, said one. Not so, said the other. We’ll meet again, said one. Waste of time, said the other. Such has been the life lately of Mike Pence, the loyal soldier dispatched by President Donald Trump to lead negotiations over the partial government shutdown. The vice president has been one of the administration’s most visible emissaries during the shutdown fight, meeting with lawmakers, sitting for interviews and leading staff-level talks. But he’s been repeatedly — a...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Indiana, Ap, Idaho, Maine, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence


US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US Representative of Hawaii, has become the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the US presidential election in 2020.  In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she intended to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Ms Gabbard said. She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 p...
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Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is running for president in 2020.Gabbard revealed her decision on Friday in an interview with CNN. She said she will make a formal announcement within the next week."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s ...
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Harris’ Prosecutorial Past Defense In Memoir Ramps Up 2020 Speculation

WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a “progressive prosecutor” and says it’s a “false choice” to decide between supporting the police and advocating for greater scrutiny of law enforcement. The argument is aimed at liberal critics of her record who argue she was sometimes ...
Tags: News, Justice, Maryland, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Missouri, Iowa, New Jersey, Ferguson


Sending A Signal? Obama Calls For ‘Fresh Blood’ At Leadership Event

President Barack Obama gave a speech for the Obama Foundation in Hawaii Sunday night during which he said we have a “deficit of leadership” and “need fresh blood,” according to a Honolulu Civil Beat report.  The comment may have been innocuous: Obama was speaking at an event dedicated to nurturing future leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. But if the President was sending a subtle signal about his 2020 preferences, it would be bad news for his former vice president. Joe Biden, openly consider...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Asia Pacific, Hawaii, Biden, Pete Souza, Obama Foundation, Honolulu Civil Beat, Beto O Rourke, Kate Riga


Joe Biden in 'final stages' of making decision on White House run – live

Former vice-president, who passed up a presidential bid in 2016, has said if there’s a candidate better suited to win ‘I’m happy not to do it’Stay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 4.57pm GMT White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that President Donald Trump will go to the U.S. Mexico border on Thursday.President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More deta...
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Eric Garcetti for president? He’d be a long shot — with reasons for hope

He’s a nice guy, a polished campaigner. He’s the mayor of one of the nation’s biggest cities. He’s also from the nation’s biggest state, a state that’s about to play a larger-than-usual role in his party’s presidential nomination process. If Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti enters the Democratic race for president in 2020 – and he’s expected to announce a decision soon — all those factors could help him, or just as easily harm him. That’s the consensus view of 10 political professionals and polit...
Tags: New York, California, Senate, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Arkansas, Bill Clinton, New Orleans, Nice


Conway Calls Out Pelosi For ‘Poor Form,’ Just Before Mocking Pelosi’s Age

During an appearance on “Fox and Friends” Thursday morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway suggested it was “poor form” for incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to “insult” President Trump “personally.” Seconds later, she made a joke about Pelosi’s age. “For the  incoming  speaker to come in and say,  well — to really try to  insult the President  personally is very poor  form.  She is a leader in this  country now.  She is number three in line  to the presidency...
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Democrats are getting ready to run in 2020. Who has the money advantage?

Elizabeth Warren has loads of cash, and Joe Biden has a substantial network. A look at some of the potential 2020 White House candidates and how their early fundraising is shaping up.
Tags: White House, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Cnn


Former Afghanistan Commander Calls Trump Immoral, Hits Troop Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Sunday that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there would reduce the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal said the U.S. has “basically traded away the biggest leverage point we have.” McChrystal’s comments were in response to reports that President Donald Trump had ordered the Pentagon to develop plans to withdraw thousands of...
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2020: Year of the Democrats? Maybe Not

Obama in the Rose Garden with Crying Joe Biden U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If Democrats are optimistic as 2019 begins, it is understandable. Their victory on Nov. 6, adding 40 seats and taking control of the House of Representatives, was impressive. And with the party's total vote far exceeding the GOP total, in places it became a rout. In the six New England states, Republicans no longer hold a single House seat. Susan Collins of Maine is the last GOP senator. In California, Democrats took the ...
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Columnist: Dems Want ‘Muslim Transgender’ Candidate But Will ‘Make Do’ With Biden

Conservative columnist Mark Steyn mocked Democrats during an interview on “Fox and Friends” Thursday, claiming the party would prefer to have a “Muslim transgender” candidate as its frontrunner in 2020, but will have to “make do” with former Vice President Joe Biden. “They’re looking for something more intersection,” Steyn told Fox co-hosts during a segment discussing a piece in Vanity Fair about how former President Barack Obama’s pursuit of candidates in 2020 has left Biden in the dust. “Th...
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Fox, Muslim, Biden, Vanity Fair, Sen Ted Cruz R TX, Steyn, Mark Steyn, Beto O Rourke, Nicole Lafond


The Democratic party needs new blood

Haven’t we had enough of old white men in the White House? If the Democrats continue to chase Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, they’ll give away the prize before the game begins. We need a president who is young, mentally agile, has a working brain, and demonstrates a code of ethics we can all recognize […]
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Playing The Waiting Game: Beto Is In No Rush To Decide His 2020 Move

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If the deep field of potential Democratic presidential contenders is on pins and needles as Beto O’Rourke decides his next move, it could be a long wait. The outgoing Texas congressman’s team says he has no timeline or roadmap for deciding if he’d like to parlay a surprisingly close loss to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz into a White House try. People close to O’Rourke insist he hasn’t expanded staff or lined up consultants even as the interest in him intensifies. They say he’s...
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Joe Biden tops key 2020 poll as he mulls whether he is too old to run for president

Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s vice-president, has emerged as an early frontrunner among Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination with a dominant lead among voters in Iowa, who will be the first to state their preference next year. A new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll finds 32 per cent of likely caucusgoers saying they back Mr Biden as their first choice, ahead of 19 per cent for Bernie Sanders and 11 per cent for Beto O'Rourke, the telegenic campaigner who came close to an ag...
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For 76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he's too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president.
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Too old to run? Biden wrestles with age as he eyes 2020 run

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be the biggest hurdle to […]
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Biden says his family convinced him to run with Obama

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the at the University of Utah. Biden, 76, was greeted […]
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Salt Lake City, Biden, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, University of Utah Biden


AP source: Biden to meet with family as he ponders 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on whether to launch another campaign for president, according to multiple people familiar with his thinking. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because Biden was […]
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Ex-VP Biden vows to stay involved, but no talk of presidency

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden says he is going to stay engaged for the rest of his life, but he didn’t make any indication about whether he will make a run for the presidency in 2020. Biden made the comments Sunday during an appearance in Vermont that is part of […]
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Dems Charge Full Speed Ahead: First Primary Debate Could Occur As Early As May

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year’s end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full three months before the premiere debate of the 2016 cycle. And long-rumored White House hopefuls are already bowing out. Like it or not, the 2020 presidential season has arrived. For some pot...
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George HW Bush's funeral delivers message of civility in an era of bitter division

George HW Bush, the former US president, was remembered as a "noble" man of “great humility” on Wednesday at a state funeral attended by much of America’s political establishment. Emotional eulogies from his son and friends remembered the 41st president as a “class act” who dedicated his life to public service and embodied courage, both political and personal.    In a service dominated by the messages of unity and patriotism, speakers praised Mr Bush’s opposition to “unthinking partisanship” and...
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Biden says he’ll decide on presidential run within 2 months

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he’ll announce within the next two months whether he plans to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. The 76-year-old Democrat made his comments Monday to an audience at the University of Montana in Missoula. Biden says the U.S. can’t have four more years of Trump, […]
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Missoula, University of Montana, Mont AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


In New Tactic, Hyde-Smith Tries Apologizing For Hanging Comment

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a “public hanging” if the supporter invited her. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remark was caught on video that was released last week. It has brought widespread criticism both inside and outside Mississippi, a state with a history of racially...
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Why Wait? Democrats Openly Flirt With 2020 White House Bids

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with Democratic luminaries in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly mused about their White House ambitions on live television. Motivated by an urgency to unseat President Donald Trump and the prospect of a historically large primary field, Democrats see little incentive to delay or downplay their 2020 presidential hopes. Their more ...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Congress, Abc, California, Montana, Washington, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Democrats, Gop


Hillary Clinton will run for the White House in 2020, ex-adviser predicts

Speculation is mounting that Hillary Clinton could launch a bid for the US presidency in 2020 after two former advisers in as many months floated the idea of a remarkable political comeback.  Mark Penn, who worked with the Clintons for 13 years, co-wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday headlined ‘Hillary will run again’ which predicted a new campaign.  He said Mrs Clinton would reinvent her public image once again, this time as a lifelong liberal, claiming she had learned the lesson...
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Added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

By STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections , powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key races for governor Tuesday, beating back the potential of big Democratic gains across the board. The “blue wave” that some had feared from Election Day never fully materializ...
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Joe Biden’s Bizarre Voting Booth Photo Becomes A Meme

Of course former President Barack Obama makes an appearance!
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