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Poll: Trump’s Numbers Haven’t Improved Since Mueller Ended Investigation

It’s still early, but President Trump might not get the polling bump he’s hoping for from the end of the Mueller investigation. A new poll from Morning Consult finds that Trump’s approval rating is virtually identical to where it was last week: 42 percent approved of the job Trump is doing, and 55 percent disapproved. The poll, conducted Monday and Tuesday, is just a snapshot during a period where voters were just getting their heads around Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress that...
Tags: DC, 2020 Elections, Donald Trump, Russia probe, Cameron Joseph


Trump’s Move To Gut Obamacare Gives Dems Chance To Refocus After Mueller

Less than 36 hours after Attorney General William Barr frustrated Democrats with his letter outlining the Mueller report, he handed them what many see as a political gift. The Department of Justice announced Monday night that it would push to completely invalidate Obamacare in the courts. Congressional Democrats seized on the news as a way to move on from the initial disappointment of Barr’s topline summary of conclusions in the Mueller report. “Once again the Republicans want to strip away pr...
Tags: DC, 2020 Democratic primary, 2020 Elections, Donald Trump, Hakeem Jeffries, Mueller report, Russia probe, Steny Hoyer, Cameron Joseph


Kamala Harris’ First Big Campaign Proposal: Raise Teacher Pay By $13.5K

Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) campaign fleshed out the first big policy proposal of her presidential campaign Monday morning, detailing a plan that would raise the average public school teacher pay by $13,500 per year. The proposal addresses an issue that has had growing political potency in recent years, and has led to successful strikes for higher pay from red states like West Virginia and Oklahoma to blue cities like Harris’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles. “Our country’s success is a produc...
Tags: DC, 2020 Democratic primary, 2020 Elections, Kamala Harris, Teacher Pay, Teacher Strike, Cameron Joseph


Post-Mueller, Trump Camp Tells Networks To ‘Employ Basic Journalistic Standards’

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign sent a memo titled “Credibility of Certain Guests” to TV producers on Monday, urging them to “employ basic journalistic standards” when booking guests who, the campaign said, made “false claims” regarding evidence of Trump’s collusion with Russia. According to the memo, “The only way to interpret” Attorney General William Barr’s summary for Congress of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report “is as a total and complete vindication of Preside...
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, Cia, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Cnbc, Trump, Hill, Tom Perez, Robert Mueller, Trump Campaign, Eric Swalwell, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, William Barr


Dems Avoid Bloody Primary In Key Senate Race

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) has decided against a Senate bid, a huge relief for Democrats who worried a competitive Senate primary in the state could damage their chances at defeating Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) in 2020. Gallego told the Arizona Republic that he wouldn’t run in order to avoid a costly primary against former astronaut Mark Kelly (D), the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) who is already in the race. “I don’t want to engage in a bitter primary all the way until the genera...
Tags: News, Senate, Dc, Democratic Party, Kelly, Arizona Republic, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly, The Republic, Martha McSally, McSally, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Ruben Gallego, Gallego, Sen Martha McSally R AZ


Rep. José Serrano Says He’s ‘Living With Parkinson’s,’ Won’t Seek Re-election

Rep. José Serrano (D-NY), who has represented the Bronx in the House of Representatives since 1990, announced Monday that he was “living with Parkinson’s disease” and would not seek re-election. “Today, I am announcing that I am living with Parkinson’s disease,” Serrano wrote in a press release. “After my diagnosis, I initially planned to continue my work representing the people of the South Bronx far into the future – a responsibility that brings me great joy. Although this disease has not a...
Tags: News, Congress, House Of Representatives, Bronx, Donald Trump, Parkinson, House Democratic, South Bronx, Serrano, 2020 Elections, Matt Shuham, Congress Long, Jose Serrano, José Serrano D NY


Could Ben Ray Lujan Leave House Leadership For A Senate Bid?

With Sen. Mark Udall’s (D-NM) decision to retire, another scion of a powerful southwestern political dynasty could move up to replace him — if he wants it. Three top Democrats with New Mexico ties told TPM that Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) would be the instant frontrunner for Udall’s seat should he decide to run for it. “I don’t see how Lujan isn’t the immediate front runner,” one Democrat who’s worked New Mexico races told TPM. “He has a substantial local infrastructure, seniority, and access to...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico, Dc, Mark Udall, Democratic Party, Pelosi, DCCC, Steve Israel, New Mexico House, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Lujan, Steve Pearce


How Trump Is Transforming The Mueller Report Into Re-Election Campaign Ammo

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Donald Trump, the fight over the “witch hunt” is only just beginning. Now that special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into Trump’s campaign is over, it’s being transformed into a rallying cry and a weapon for the president’s re-election campaign. The pall of the two-year probe lifted Sunday, when Attorney General William Barr released a summary of Mueller’s findings that said the wide-ranging investigation found no evidence of collusion by Trump...
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Trump Campaign Fundraises Off Barr’s Summary: Mueller Proves Dems Wrong!

The Trump campaign wasted little time cashing in on Attorney General William Barr’s conclusions from the Mueller report, releasing a video of clips of Democratic figures with “WRONG” stamped across their faces. “Dems hyped collusion with no evidence,” grainy text races across the screen. “Mueller proves them wrong.” Then clips come up of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and DNC Chairman Tom Perez talking about the inv...
Tags: News, Dnc, Donald Trump, Trump, Adam Schiff, Mueller, Tom Perez, Barr, Eric Swalwell, 2020 Elections, Jerry Nadler, Sen Richard Blumenthal D CT, William Barr, Kate Riga, Mueller report


Pence Dispatched To Charm GOP Elders, Get Never-Trumpers On Board For 2020

Vice President Mike Pence has been dispatched by the Trump reelection effort to woo the reigning GOP donor class and to convince the deep-pocketed and Trump-resistant patricians to support the President this time around. According to a Thursday Politico report, Republicans think they’ll need $1 billion for the reelection effort to counter Democrats’ enthusiasm — a figure only possible if old-school conservatives get on board. “The conventional wisdom and the quote ‘word on the street’ in Nove...
Tags: News, Politico, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Art Pope, 2020 Elections, Kate Riga, GOP Elders Get Never Trumpers On Board


Sanders Campaign Hires ’16 Clinton Staffer Who Dug Up Opposition Research On Him

Cameron Joseph contributed reporting. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign has hired the research staffer who in 2016 was tasked by the Clinton campaign with compiling opposition research on the senator, New York Magazine reported Wednesday. Per New York, Tyson Brody (pictured above, right) served as Clinton’s deputy research director and compiled information on both the candidate herself and Sanders. The magazine said Brody was the first Clinton staffer to work on Sanders’ 2...
Tags: New York, News, Hillary Clinton, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, New York Magazine, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Sanders, Bernie, Sen Bernie Sanders, Tyson, John Podesta, Brody, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph


DCCC Brings In Better Feb. Haul Than In Any Other Year — Including Election Ones

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raked in $11.6 million this February, smashing the record from every previous February, even ones during election years. According to a Wednesday Politico report, much of it came from the grassroots network and online donations. The war chest will help Democrats defend their House majority in 2020 and pour resources into North Carolina’s 9th District where a re-do election has been called after a campaign operative working for Republican Mark Ha...
Tags: News, House, North Carolina, DCCC, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Mark Harris, 2020 Elections, Wednesday Politico, Kate Riga, NC-9 fraud probe


Trump To Visit Ohio As Part Of 2020 Blitz On The Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump’s visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year’s midterm election campaign , when the state was a rare bright spot for Republicans in the upper Midwest. But with Trump’s path to another four years in the White House relying on a victory in the state, his nascent campaign is mindful of warning signs that Oh...
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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


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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Beto O’Rourke Says He Raised More Than $6 Million Online in 24 Hours

The highest 24-hour number reported by any candidate
Tags: News, Uncategorized, 2020 Elections, Onetime, Beto O'Rourke


Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Trump, Democratic, Donald J Trump, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Susan Collins, John Cornyn, Martha McSally


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


Thom Tillis Flip-Flops, Will Support Trump On Emergency Declaration

Op-ed oops! Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’s reversed course and will vote against a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, just weeks after penning an op-ed promising to buck Trump on the bill. “I do not intend to vote for the resolution of disapproval,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, shortly before the vote. Tillis said his op-ed allowed him to “engage in a discussion with some of my colleagues here and with the White...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Gop, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Thom Tillis R NC, Border Wall, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Emergency Declaration


12 Republicans Cross Trump As Senate Votes To Repeal Emergency Declaration

The Senate has voted to undo President Trump’s emergency declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border, the most high-profile and bipartisan rebuke of Trump’s presidency. Every Senate Democrat and a dozen Republicans joined together Thursday to pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s attempts to seize money Congress appropriated for other purposes to build his wall. The final vote was 59-41. A number of senior Republicans who hadn’t voted against Trump on any previous major legislation broke with th...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Mitt Romney, Senate Appropriations Committee, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Senate GOP, Roger Wicker, Sen Thom Tillis, Martha McSally, Border Wall, 2020 Elections, Sen Roy Blunt R MO


Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
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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


Trump Rejects GOP Emergency Declaration Compromise, Setting Up Rebuke

President Trump has rejected a GOP measure that would change the law on future emergency declarations, eliminating what appears to be the final last-ditch attempt to avoid the Senate publicly rebuking the President on his border wall declaration. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who’d crafted the face-saving resolution, told senators that Trump was refusing to accept his plan on Wednesday afternoon, two sources who were present for the conversation told TPM. “Lee said he talked to the president and the p...
Tags: News, Senate, Immigration, Gop, Dc, Trump, Mike Pence, Lee, GOP Trump, Trump Trump, Sen Mike Lee R UT, Sen Thom Tillis R NC, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Border Wall Declaration, Emergency Declaration


Despite Backlash, Schultz Pushes Ahead With Vision For Independent Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to provide more details on what an independent presidency could look like despite not yet deciding whether to enter the White House race himself. In a speech Wednesday at Miami Dade College in Florida, Schultz will further explain how a president elected outside the two-party system could repair the current dysfunction in Washington, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. Schultz will commit to signing only ...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, White House, Ap, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Republican, Trump, Miami Dade College, Schultz, 2020 Elections, Trump s Cabinet, Kate Riga


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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Safely Irrelevant, Ryan Says Trump Won’t Win Reelection If Race Is About ‘His Personality’

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) — who offered mild rebukes of President Trump while he was in office and has remained lukewarm even in retirement — offered a vague prediction on the outcome of 2020. During lecture in Florida on Monday, Ryan admitted he thinks there are “some Democrats” who could pull out a victory over Trump, according to the local TC Palm. He said if Trump wants to win reelection, he will need to focus his campaign more on policies, not personality. “The person ...
Tags: Florida, News, Paul ryan, Donald Trump, Trump, Ryan, Paul Ryan R WI, 2020 Elections, Nicole Lafond


Trump’s Budget Shows Few Policy Ambitions, Many Campaign Talking Points

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years. Trump’s budget plan increases spending on his border wall and the military but is light on fresh ideas heading into his re-election campaign. His budget for the next fiscal year, which has little chance of advancing in Congress, largely focuses on deep spending cuts and...
Tags: Budget, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Ap, Gop, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Barry Bennett, Democratic


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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Pelosi: ‘I’m Not For Impeachment’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) opposes impeaching President Trump, she told the Washington Post, her most forceful statement to date on the topic. “I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before,” Pelosi said. “But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we shoul...
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