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Joe Biden to announce presidential bid on Thursday – as it happened

Former vice-president to officially launch bid for president, while Jared Kushner says Mueller investigation ‘just a big distraction’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.00am BST 12.34am BST House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler responds to reports that the White House plans to fight a subpoena issued by his committee for testimony from former White House counsel Donald McGahn.Nadler: “The moment for the White House to assert some privilege to prevent this testimony from...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Mueller, Jared Kushner, Jerry Nadler, US elections 2020, Donald McGahn Nadler


Kamala Harris becomes latest Democrat to call for Trump impeachment – live

Party is split on impeachment, with Elizabeth Warren backing it but Bernie Sanders warning the procedure could backfireSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.05pm BST Representative Katie Hill, a first-termer from California, contributes a nice, public-service-oriented recap of the Mueller report. “I wanted to walk it back and walk through the details,” she says:The #MuellerReport on Trump’s relationship with Russia is public. There’s been a lot of confusion, partisan spin, ...
Tags: Republicans, California, White House, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Bill Clinton, US Congress, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump


Kamala Harris joins impeachment calls as Democrats remain divided – live

Democrats are split on impeaching Trump. Elizabeth Warren backs it but Bernie Sanders has warned the procedure could backfireSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.29pm BST Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of the 2020 race for the White House. Senator Kamala Harris, a candidate for president, perked some ears at a town hall hosted by CNN Monday night by joining calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment. Related: Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, subpoenaed over Mu...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Mueller, Don McGahn, Fake News Media, Trump Elizabeth Warren, US elections 2020


House subpoenas Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, in wake of Mueller report – as it happened

McGahn called before judiciary committee to testify on potential obstruction of justice linked to Trump-Russia investigation Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.00am BST That’s all from me on this Monday. Here’s a rundown of the top stories in politics: 12.50am BST A few more details on the Democratic caucus conference call, via Lauren Gambino. According to a source on the call, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the following comments during the nearly 90 minute ...
Tags: White House, US, US news, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, Mueller, Trump Russia, Don McGahn, McGahn, US elections 2020, Lauren Gambino According


House subpoenas Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, in wake of Mueller report – live

McGahn called before judiciary committee to testify on potential obstruction of justice linked to Trump-Russia investigation Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.08pm BST Here’s my colleague Tom McCarthy on what the McGahn subpoena could portend:The subpoena of Don McGahn by the House Judiciary Committee could have the effect of bringing the Mueller report to life, in the sense that multiple key scenes from the report star McGahn. The former White House counsel could give...
Tags: White House, US, San Francisco, US news, Hillary Clinton, US politics, Donald Trump, James Comey, Tom McCarthy, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Rod, Trump Russia, Don McGahn, Julia Carrie Wong, McGahn


Seth Moulton: Democratic congressman enters crowded 2020 presidential race

Massachusetts congressman is a long-shot for the nomination and may struggle to stand out in a field, 19-strong and expanding The Massachusetts congressman Seth Moulton has jumped into the race for the White House. Related: Who is running for president? The full list of 2020 Democratic candidates Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Massachusetts, US news, Democrats, Seth Moulton, US elections 2020


Meet the 88-year-old powering his insurgent 2020 bid with teens

Fueled by the ambition of two teenagers, ex-Alaska senator Mike Gravel is running for president with the explicit intention of entering Democratic debatesIn 2008’s Democratic race for the White House, a little-known former senator from Alaska, Mike Gravel, barnstormed the party debates, railing against America’s foreign wars and slamming his rival candidates as elitists out-of-touch with ordinary Americans. Related: Who is running for president? The full list of 2020 Democratic candidates Con...
Tags: White House, America, US news, Democrats, US politics, Alaska, US elections 2020, Mike Gravel


Get to know 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg in nine clips – video

Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, officially launched his White House campaign on Sunday. If he is successful he will become the youngest and first openly gay president of the United States. In these nine clips, 'Mayor Pete' covers his religious beliefs, the seven languages he can speak and why running as a millennial candidate is a good thing'They call me Mayor Pete': Buttigieg launches 2020 presidential run Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US news, United States, US politics, Pete, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


'They call me Mayor Pete': Buttigieg launches 2020 presidential run

South Bend mayor makes announcement at rally in his hometown, saluting his husband and setting out his visionPete Buttigieg officially launched his run for the White House on Sunday, against a backdrop of improving poll numbers and increasing national interest. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, the fourth-largest city in Indiana, madethe announcement at an afternoon rally in his hometown. Related: Buttigieg v Pence: Indiana politicians put faith on the election front line Continue reading....
Tags: White House, US news, Indiana, Democrats, US politics, South Bend, Pete, Pence, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


How Sanders left political wilderness to become leader of Democratic pack

The senator has effectively not stopped campaigning since 2015 as the political landscape has shifted – but can he grow his 2020 support?There is an saying in US politics, perhaps truer now than ever: every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president looking back. Before Bernie Sanders ran for the White House, his rumpled appearance and shock of unruly white hair suggested that this US senator gave his reflection no more than a fleeting glance each morning.And yet, nearly two months into hi...
Tags: White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, US elections 2020


From Starbucks to the White House? How to run social media for a rich guy

As the former coffee boss Howard Schultz considers a presidential run, he’s looking for someone to join his teamHoward Schultz, the former Starbucks boss, has been toying with a presidential run. He claims that he, as an independent white male billionaire, can solve America’s real problem: not enough centrism.As his potential candidacy takes heat online – critics call him out of touch and Democrats fear he’ll hurt their cause – his team is advertising for a social media community manager. Contin...
Tags: White House, America, US news, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Schultz, US elections 2020


Cory Booker raises $5m for White House run, well behind 2020 rivals

Senator raises less in two months than O’Rourke in one dayButtigieg defends experience and stays coy on announcementCory Booker’s early fundraising numbers are well behind those posted by other major candidates in the race to challenge Donald Trump. Related: ‘Pete! Pete! Pete!’ Buttigieg fever hits New Hampshire – can he keep up the pace? Continue reading...
Tags: White House, Elizabeth Warren, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, New Hampshire, Donald Trump, US political financing, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Buttigieg, O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


Barack Obama warns progressives to avoid 'circular firing squad'

Remarks come as Democrats battle for 2020 nominationFormer president was addressing young Europeans in GermanyBarack Obama warned on Saturday that US progressives risk creating a “circular firing squad” at a time when prospective presidential candidates are competing fiercely against each other to run against Donald Trump. Related: 'Our mantra is chaos': Republican researchers target 2020 Democrats Continue reading...
Tags: US, Barack Obama, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, US elections 2020, GermanyBarack Obama


Three more women say Joe Biden’s touching made them uncomfortable

Seven woman total have publicly voiced their objections to the former vice-president’s physical behaviorFollow the latest in US politics – liveThree more women have come forward to say former vice-president and potential 2020 Democratic contender for the White House Joe Biden touched them in a way that made them uncomfortable. Related: Biden vows to respect women's personal space amid new allegations Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, US elections 2020


Ex-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe reportedly 'seriously considering' 2020 run – live

Meanwhile, key Republican reportedly tells Trump renewed plan to scrap Affordable Care Act ‘makes no sense’Go beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 9.24pm GMT Gabrielle Canon here, taking over for Jessica GlenzaFormer Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe is getting closer to a decision on whether or not to enter the already heavily-saturated Democratic race for the white house in 2020, CNN reports. While McAuliffe has spent the last week on a spring break vacation with his fa...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Virginia, US, World news, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe, US elections 2020, Gabrielle Canon, Jessica GlenzaFormer


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...
Tags: White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, US political financing, Bernie Sanders, Democratic, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack

GOP tweeted presidential candidate’s mugshot emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words ‘please drink responsibly’In an attempt to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and attack a political rival, the Republican party tweeted a mugshot of the Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words “please drink responsibly”.O’Rourke, 46, is a former US representative from Texas who narrowly lost a US Senate race against the Republican Ted Cruz la...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, White House, US, US news, Gop, US politics, Ted Cruz, US Senate, Republican Party, St Patrick's Day, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Pete Buttigieg to Fox: 'Ideological spectrum has never been less relevant'

If successful, Democrat would be first openly gay presidentShortest Way Home: Pete Buttigieg as president in waitingPete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is exploring a White House run, gave an interview to Fox News Sunday, a potentially ideologically incongruous step for a 37-year-old Democrat who likes to joke he appeals to “white Episcopalian gay veteran” voters. Related: Too much, too young? Mayor could become the first millennial president Continue reading...
Tags: White House, World news, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Fox News, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


Pete Buttigieg to Fox News: 'Ideological spectrum has never been less relevant'

If successful, Democrat would be first openly gay presidentShortest Way Home: Pete Buttigieg as president in waitingPete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is exploring a White House run, gave an interview on Sunday to Fox News, a potentially ideologically incongruous step for a 37-year-old Democrat who likes to joke he appeals to “white Episcopalian gay veteran” voters. Related: Too much, too young? Mayor could become the first millennial president Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, Fox News, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


Joe Biden lets slip that he will run for president – or does he?

Former vice-president tells Delaware crowd he has ‘the most progressive record of anybody running’ – then corrects himselfJoe Biden has appeared to confirm he will mount another campaign for the White House, telling guests at a Delaware Democratic party dinner he has “the most progressive record of anybody running”. Biden indicated the remark was a slip of the tongue but many in the crowd stood to cheer regardless. Related: Joe Biden: can a veteran centrist win in the polarised age of Trump? ...
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Joe Biden's verbal slip sets off speculation of presidential run

Democratic party favourite tells crowd he has ‘the most progressive record of anybody running’A verbal slip by Democratic favourite Joe Biden has left party faithful wondering: did the former US vice-president accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House?In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic party on Saturday, Biden boasted that he has “the most progressive record of anybody running”. The only problem is that Biden hasn’t announced whether he will launch a third...
Tags: White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Delaware, Democratic, US elections 2020


Trump's 2020 campaign: just like 2016 but now with more political data

Digital guru Brad Parscale will attempt to marry old and new – using word of mouth but also databases to turn attendees into volunteersBernie Sanders is “the nutty professor”; Elizabeth Warren is “Pocahontas”; Beto O’Rourke’s hand movements are “crazy”. Donald Trump is already taking pot shots at his potential opponents in the 2020 presidential election, evoking memories of his chaotic 2016 campaign with its raucous rallies and taunting tweets.But something will be different this time. The US pr...
Tags: White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Brad Parscale, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020, volunteersBernie Sanders


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


Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 run for presidency

The Texas Democrat has drawn comparisons to Barack Obama for his charisma and hopeful messageBeto O’Rourke, the former congressman who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas Senate race, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for president.Ending months of speculation over his plans, O’Rourke threw his hat into a crowded primary field vying for the party’s blessing to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Barack Obama, US news, Democrats, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Texas Senate, Trump Administration, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020, messageBeto O'Rourke


Democratic 2020 candidates roll up to support marijuana legalisation

In a joint effort, Warren, Harris, Sanders and Gillibrand are co-sponsors of legislation authored by BookerThere was a time when it was taboo for presidential candidates to talk about marijuana. Bill Clinton said he smoked but “didn’t inhale”. Barack Obama said he did inhale and even did some cocaine in his youth – “maybe a little blow” – but said the drug use was “reflective of the struggles and confusion of a teenage boy”. As presidents, both continued the “war on drugs” and upheld the prohibi...
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Hickenlooper joins crowded field to challenge Trump in 2020 – live updates

Hickenlooper says he can bring Americans togetherSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.12pm GMT A campaign finance group is asking Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to disavow a super PAC supporting his presidential bid, Politico reports. The super PAC, Act Now on Climate, was formed by Inslee allies to support his presidential bid, which is focusing on fighting climate change. 2.04pm GMT George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, says it would “unqu...
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House panel demands White House turn over Kushner documents – as it happened

White House given deadline of Monday to comply with committee’s request after reports Trump ordered security clearance for KushnerSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.25am GMT We made it through Friday evening! Here’s what happened today: 12.56am GMT Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony was watched by 15.8 million people, AP reports. Nielsen company released the numbers today, showing the total across eight different networks throughout the day: The number contrasts...
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House panel demands White House turn over Kushner documents – live

White House given deadline of Monday to comply with committee’s request after reports Trump ordered security clearance for KushnerSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.22pm GMT Donald Trump is pushing back on criticism of his willingness to absolve North Korean leader Kim Jong-un of responsibility in the death of American Otto Warmbier.The president claimed he had been “misinterpreted” in a pair of tweets, hours after Warmbier’s parents rebuked Trump’s comments accepting Ki...
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Otto Warmbier's family rebukes Trump after he sides with Kim over death – live

Family of American who died in 2017 after being imprisoned in North Korea says Kim Jong-un was ‘responsible for the death of our son’Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.15pm GMT The family of Otto Warmbier, the American who died in 2017 after being imprisoned and tortured in North Korea, have responded to Trump’s meek statement on Kim Jong-un’s involvement, insisting Kim is “responsible” for their son’s death.In a statement Otto Warmbier’s parents, Fred & Cindy Warmbier sa...
Tags: Republicans, North Korea, US, Barack Obama, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Sheldon Adelson, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Kim, US Congress, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Trump


Top Democrat threatens subpoena over Jared Kushner security clearance – live

Donald Trump reportedly ordered officials to grant Jared Kushner security clearance, as Democrats plan to interview president’s childrenSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.31pm GMT Just the president talking about a former employee writing him a love letter:Wow, just revealed that Michael Cohen wrote a “love letter to Trump” manuscript for a new book that he was pushing. Written and submitted long after Charlottesville and Helsinki, his phony reasons for going rogue. Book ...
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