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World Leaders Urge Biden To Run, Craving A Prez With Respect For Foreign Affairs

While former Vice President Joe Biden may still be conflicted about running for President, world leaders at the Munich Security Conference in February had fewer qualms. According to a Wednesday Politico report, several European leaders privately urged Biden to run, craving an American President with respect for traditional alliances and an understanding of foreign affairs. Amid the current field, Biden’s foreign affairs experience stands out. He has unrivaled relationships with world leaders,...
Tags: News, Obama, Joe Biden, Foreign Affairs, Biden, Munich Security Conference, Elizabeth Warren D MA, Wednesday Politico, Kate Riga, Sens Cory Booker D NJ, 2020 Democratic Primary


Bernie Sanders Hires Fierce Biden, Beto, Harris Critic As Top Adviser

Bernie Sanders has brought an old ally back into the fold — one who has a long-running history of painting a number of Sanders’ top 2020 foes as being corporatist traitors. Sanders’ campaign announced Tuesday that he’s hired journalist David Sirota as a senior communications adviser and speechwriter. Sirota began his career in populist-liberal politics, working as Sanders’ press secretary back when he was a House member before working for a number of Democratic candidates and elected officials...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, Dc, Biden, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Rourke, David Sirota


Warren: ‘Get Rid Of The Electoral College’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listed her voting rights priorities to raucous applause at Monday’s CNN town hall, hitting a crescendo with her call to “get rid of the electoral college.” “I believe we need a constitutional amendment that protects the right to vote for every American citizen and to make sure that every vote gets counted. We need to get some federal muscle behind that and we need to repeal every one of those voter suppression laws out there right now,” she said. “And I’ll tell yo...
Tags: News, Mississippi, California, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Cnn, Warren, Electoral College, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA, Kate Riga, 2020 Democratic Primary


Biden Preps For Early Choice Of Running Mate To Keep Focus On Beating Trump

Former Vice President Joe Biden is aware of his weaknesses as a candidate, and plans to choose his running mate early, if he does decide to run in April, to keep the focus on defeating President Donald Trump. According to a Monday CNN report, he also plans to roll out big-name endorsements early and to run on the legacy of the Obama administration. Biden met with former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams recently, but the vice presidency was reportedly not formally discussed. [Author: Kate...
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In Fundraising Email, Sanders Calls O’Rourke’s First-Day Haul ‘Bad News’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) broke with the general friendliness that has characterized how the 2020 Democratic contenders have spoken about each other so far, sending out a fundraising blast where he calls Beto O’Rourke’s $6.1 million first-day haul “bad news.” The subject line reads: “Bad news: Beto outraised us. Good news: we probably had a lot more donations.” “Here is the truth: this morning, Beto O’Rourke announced that he raised more money than us on the first day of his presidential cam...
Tags: News, Vermont, BETO, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Kate Riga, 2020 Democratic Primary


Trump Goes After Biden For Getting ‘Tongue Tied’ Over Possible 2020 Run

President Donald Trump weighed in on former Vice President Joe Biden’s boast that he has “the most progressive record of anybody running” at a speech Saturday, despite having yet to announce whether he will launch a third run for the White House. Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019 [Author:...
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O’Rourke: ‘We’d Be Very Lucky To Have Vice President Biden In This Race’

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke was asked multiple times about former Vice President Joe Biden while embarking on his packed first weekend of campaign events in Iowa. According to a Sunday Politico report, he kept to his positive campaign promise, saying that “we’d be very lucky to have Vice President Biden in this race.” “I think he’s done an extraordinary job for this country as senator and as vice president,” he added. “I think very highly of him.” He later expanded on the topic of vice p...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Iowa, Biden, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Sunday Politico, Kate Riga, 2020 Democratic Primary


Some 2020 Dems Openly Mulling Idea Of Expanding The Supreme Court

A myriad of 2020 Democratic contenders are now openly considering the idea of expanding the Supreme Court should they become President, according to a Sunday Politico report. Their ranks now include Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) along with former congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The position, which once would have been seen as radical, is a clear reflection of the fury liberals feel at Sen. Majority Leade...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Merrick Garland, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, Sunday Politico, Kate Riga, Kirsten Gillibrand D NY, 2020 Democratic Primary, Sens Elizabeth Warren D MA Kamala Harris


O’Rourke Raises $6.1M In First 24 Hours Of Campaign, Surpassing Other Candidates

Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is reporting that the former congressman raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his bid, surpassing the haul brought in by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the same window, who previously held the financial record. Per CNN, the campaign said that the contributions came from every state and territory. Other known notable early fundraisers include Sanders of course, with his $5.9 million in the first 24 hours, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) with $1.5 mil...
Tags: News, Cnn, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Rourke, Sen Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Kate Riga, Campaign Fundraising, 2020 Democratic Primary


Warren Stands Behind Wonky Campaign Despite Lackluster Fundraising

BOSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her past claim to Native American identity. The longtime liberal superstar is embracing an uncomfortable role in the crowded 2020 contest: the underdog. “This is the race I want to run,” Warren ...
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Bernie Sanders Cuts His Head While Campaigning In South Carolina

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign says the Vermont senator has been treated at a walk-in clinic for a minor injury while campaigning in South Carolina. Campaign spokesman Arianna Jones told reporters that Sanders cut his head on the edge of a glass shower door Friday and went to a walk-in clinic. She says the 77-year-old Sanders received a half-dozen stitches and was given a “clean bill of health.” Jones says Sanders is continuing with all scheduled events, including a br...
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Klobuchar: Being Mean To My Staff Proves I Can Deal With Putin

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) claimed on Friday that her “tough” treatment of her staff indicated how well she’d handle Russian President Vladimir Putin if she won the White House. “When you’re out there on the world stage and dealing with people like Vladimir Putin, yeah, you want someone who’s tough,” Klobuchar told CNN. “You want someone that demands the answers and that’s going to get things done, and that’s what I’ve done my whole life.” Klobuchar was respondin...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Cnn, Amy Klobuchar, Klobuchar, Cristina Cabrera, Sen Amy Klobuchar D MN, 2020 Democratic Primary


In Private, Aides Try To Quell Trump’s Biden Fears: Don’t Be ‘Overly Nervous’

In private, President Trump is secretly obsessed with the prospect of former Vice President Joe Biden running for president in 2020 and aides are attempting to curb some of his concerns, Politico reported. During a recent meeting between Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and White House Office of Political Affairs officials, the group talked about whether Trump should be nervous about Biden. People in the room told him he shouldn’t be “overly nervous” because Biden will likely be “pulled to th...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Don, Nicole Lafond, Politico Aides, 2020 Democratic Primary, White House Office of Political Affairs


Jane Sanders’ Think Tank Is Shutting Down To Avoid ‘Appearance Of Impropriety’

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Sanders Institute, a think tank founded by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ wife and son, is shutting down, at least for now, amid criticism that the nonprofit has blurred the lines between family, fundraising and campaigning. The Vermont-based institute has stopped accepting donations and plans to suspend all operations by the end of May “so there could not even be an appearance of impropriety,” Jane Sanders told The Associated Press. The unexpected mov...
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Beto Lands Quick Endorsements From Younger Lawmakers

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) quickly racked up endorsements from a number of younger lawmakers on Thursday — a group that hints at the generational and ideological divides that will likely fuel the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Within hours of announcing his presidential campaign, O’Rourke landed endorsements from Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Kathleen Rice (D-NY) and Veronica Escobar (D-TX). All three are on the younger side, and represent the coalition O’Rourke will need if he’s...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Amy Klobuchar, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Biden, BETO, Rice, Democratic, Murphy, TX, Sen Bernie Sanders, Rourke


Trump Chaffs Beto’s ‘Hand Movement’: ‘Is He Crazy Or Is That Just The Way He Acts?’

President Trump’s main worry when it comes to the firebrand, young liberal who just tossed his hat in the 2020 ring? He gesticulates too much. “Well I think he’s got a lot of hand movement, I’ve never seen so much hand movement,” Trump told reporters in the White House on Thursday when asked about Beto O’Rourke’s candidacy. “I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’ I’ve never seen hand movement. I watched him a little while this morning doing, I assume it was some kind of a news...
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Beto O’Rourke Officially Announces 2020 Run

Beto O’Rourke announced officially Thursday morning that he is running for President in 2020. He released an announcement video from El Paso, in which he sits on a couch and addresses the camera, linking arms with his wife, Amy. “The challenges that we face right now in the interconnected crises of our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater and they will either consume us or afford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States of America,” he s...
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McCarthy Perplexed At Beto’s Popularity: ‘I Can’t Remember One Speech’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) attempted to spin former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 announcement into an attack on Democrats on Thursday by questioning how the rising political star became so popular. When asked on “Fox and Friends” for reaction to O’Rourke’s presidential bid, McCarthy might as well have invoked the “I don’t know her” meme. “He served in the House and I served with him, but to be honest, I can’t remember one speech that he gave on the floor or one bill that he pass...
Tags: News, Senate, Fox, House, Mccarthy, BETO, Rourke, Kevin McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy R CA, Beto O'Rourke, Nicole Lafond, 2020 Democratic Primary


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


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...
Tags: News, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Democrats, House, United Arab Emirates, Dc, Republican, Yemen, Mike Lee, Uae, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders


Sanders Campaign Spox Apologizes For Facebook Post About Jews’ ‘Dual Allegiance’

The spokeswoman for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) apologized and deleted a Facebook post about American Jews’ “dual allegiance” after Politico contacted her about the comment, which has been criticized as anti-Semitic. “In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive. Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one’s country come with painful history,” Sanders’ campaign national deputy press secretary Belén Sisa told Politico. “At a time...
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Biden Slams Trump, Teases White House Run In ‘A Few Weeks’

Joe Biden not-so-coyly teased a presidential bid on Tuesday, basking in “Run, Joe, run” chants from a friendly firefighters union, telling them he may need their support soon — and taking some direct swipes at President Trump. “I appreciate the energy you showed me when I got up here. Save it a little longer, I may need it in a few weeks,” the former vice president told the annual conference of the International Association of Fire Fighters to big cheers. And he took multiple shots at Trump, att...
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Gillibrand Takes Questions On Office’s Sexual Harassment Probe: It Was ‘Thorough’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took questions from reporters Monday evening outside the Capitol building, addressing for the first time allegations that her office didn’t properly probe an allegation of sexual harassment last year. Gillibrand defended her office’s investigation, calling it “thorough and professional,” “thorough and complete,” “professional and thorough,” and said it was done “thoroughly and appropriately,” according to Politico, which was first to report on the allegations Monday. D...
Tags: News, Politico, Sexual Harassment, Kirsten Gillibrand, Capitol, Malik, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand, Nicole Lafond, 2020 Democratic Primary, Abbas Malik


Sanders Campaign Looks To Address Electability Questions Head-On

Bernie Sanders’ campaign is clear-eyed that beating President Trump is the biggest issue Democrats care about as they size up the 2020 field — and his team is doing everything they can to prove their boss is the man to do it. Sanders’ campaign went to great lengths touting his strong position in both the primary and general election during a conference call with reporters Monday afternoon, with multiple top staff talking about Sanders’ electability in the general election and emphasizing his i...
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Gillibrand Fires Top Aide Over Politico’s Report On Sexual Harassment In Office

A top aide of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) was dismissed last week after Politico contacted the presidential candidate’s Senate office regarding its investigation into claims of sexual harassment by a former staffer, Politico reported. The male aide, Abbas Malik, was at the center of allegations made by a woman who resigned from Gillibrand’s office last year in protest over the office’s handling of an investigation into allegations that Malik sexually harassed her. The female staffer, whom P...
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Democrats Pick Milwaukee For 2020 National Convention

The Democratic National Committee has chosen Milwaukee for its 2020 presidential convention, a DNC source tells Talking Points Memo, a decision highlighting the heavy emphasis Democrats are putting on winning back the upper Midwest next year. [Author: Cameron Joseph]
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Dem Rep. Criticizes DNC Decision To Boycott Fox For Primary Debates

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) said on Monday that the DNC made a mistake in choosing not to hold a primary debate on Fox News, even if Fox is “largely an instrument of the right wing.” “I don’t think it was the right decision,” Himes told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, pointing out that the network is watched by “millions and millions” of Americans. The Connecticut congressman argued that if the DNC has to chance to pit its platform of universal health care and retirement security against “whatever nonsense is ...
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Gabbard Dodges Question On Whether Syria’s Assad Is A War Criminal

Citing the “lies” that ignited the war in Iraq, presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) would not answer whether she believed Syrian President Bashar Assad is a war criminal, nor if she would believe the findings of of her own intelligence community if elected president. “I think that the evidence needs to be gathered, and as I have said before, if there is evidence that he has committed war crimes, he should be prosecuted as such,” she said. Gabbard made the remarks during a CNN tow...
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Fox Host Blames ‘Fox Derangement Syndrome’ For DNC Decision On Dem Debates

Fox News host Brett Baier on Sunday criticized the “loud” voices on the liberal side of the Democratic Party for the Democratic National Committee’s decision to not partner with Fox for debates during the Democratic primaries. Calling it a “derangement syndrome,” Baier defended the work he and other journalists do on the news side of the operation and pointed to his difficulties getting an interview with President Trump as proof he’s not in Trump’s pocket. “There is a bit of Fox derangement s...
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Joe Biden’s Big Week: Former Veep Jumps Back Into The Spotlight

Joe Biden is back in the political arena — at least for now. The former vice president and early 2020 front-runner will return to the stage for his first explicitly political speeches since last fall’s midterms, with a pair of high-profile events bringing him back into the national political spotlight. Biden will headline the International Association of Fire Fighters’ annual conference on Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C. The union stands ready to endorse him as soon as he jumps into the ca...
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