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How a political outsider's fundraising tool is helping insurgent, working-class Dems mount primary challenges and campaigns

Grassroots Analytics is a small, obscure founded by Danny Hogenkamp, a 24-year-old who studied Arabic in college and had not been involved in politics until he joined the 2016 Congressional campaign of Colleen Deacon in Syracuse, a working-class single mom campaigning on economic justice issues. Working on that campagin, Hogenkamp realized that the ability to fundraise, primarily from big-money donors, was the most important factor in predicting a candidate's electoral success, and this put...
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House Democrats investigate White House security clearances

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful House committee now led by Democrats is opening an investigation into how security clearances have been handled in President Donald Trump’s White House and 2016 presidential transition. The inquiry by the House Oversight and Reform Committee takes direct at some of those closest to the president over the past two […]
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Report reveals Trump's plans for luxe Moscow tower – as it happened

Documents released by BuzzFeed undermine Trump lawyer’s claims that project was just an ideaSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 1.45am GMT We are closing down for the night – thanks for following along. Here are today’s key political developments: Related: US state department's top diplomat for European affairs resigns 1.25am GMT Speaking on a panel about the future of the oceans at the World Economic Forum today, former secretary of state John Kerry said his advice to P...
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: The Kamala Harris Factor

The California senator, who announced her run for the 2020 presidency on Monday, is viewed by Democrats as a formidable contender.
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Report reveals Trump's plans for luxe Moscow tower – live

Documents released by BuzzFeed undermine Trump lawyer’s claims that project was just an ideaSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 10.44pm GMT Gabrielle Canon here, taking over for Amanda Holpuch. BuzzFeed News has released documents showing that Trump’s Russian real estate plans were much more developed than the president has let on, contradicting his previous claims that the project was just an idea that had barely gotten off the ground. By the time Donald Trump signed the proj...
Tags: Republicans, US, America, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Moscow, US Senate, US Congress, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Central America, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Honduras El Salvador, Amanda Holpuch


Senate to vote on pair of bills that could end government shutdown

Republican-backed measure would meet Trump’s wall demand while the second would extend funding for closed agenciesThe Senate will vote on Thursday on a pair of bills that could end the month-long partial shutdown of the federal government– if passed.The first bill, a Republican-backed measure, would meet Donald Trump’s demand for a $5.7bn wall along the southern border in exchange for temporary protections for young undocumented immigrants. The second would extend funding for the agencies that a...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, US news, Fbi, Democrats, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Chuck Schumer, US federal government shutdown 2019


Democrats and Republicans agree to vote on duelling bills in push to end shutdown – live

McConnell said Democrats should support his bill to reopen the government and provide wall funding as Pelosi called it a ‘nonstarter’ Sign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 9.10pm GMT The Guardian’s world affairs editor, Julian Borger, has more on the resignation of the State department’s top diplomat for European affairs:Mitchell calls himself a devoted Atlanticist and insisted that “nothing could be further from the truth” that US membership of Nato was in question. Related: U...
Tags: Republicans, US, Afghanistan, Democrats, US politics, Nato, House Of Representatives, Guardian, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Mitchell, State, Julian Borger, Pelosi, McConnell


Senate sets votes on bills to reopen government agencies

The U.S. Senate has scheduled votes on Thursday on competing proposals by Republicans and Democrats that would reopen an array of federal agencies that have been partially shuttered since Dec. 22. One vote would be on a plan by President Donald Trump to reopen the agencies and provide $5.7 billion for this year to help build a southwest border wall, which is opposed by Democrats who are needed for passage. The second measure, by Democrats, would fund the various agencies until Feb. 8 but with ...
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Voters prefer seven top Democrats to Trump in 2020 race, survey finds – live

Trump trails Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kirsten GillibrandSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 6.23pm GMT In the first 24 hours after announcing she would run for president, Kamala Harris had raised $1.5m from 38,000 people, according to the Wall Street Journal: The California Democrat saw a burst of $1 million in contributions in the first 12 hours after her appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and the simult...
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Matt Taibbi on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vs the US political establishment

Matt Taibbi (previously) is in characteristically fine form here: the average Congressjerk is mythologized as a "brilliant 4-D chess player" but "would lose at checkers to a zoo gorilla": they are only in office because "someone with money sent them there, often to vote yes on a key appropriation bill or two. On the other 364 days of the year, their job is to shut their yaps and approximate gravitas anytime they’re in range of C-SPAN cameras." Meanwhile AOC "won in spite of the party and bi...
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Supreme court allows Trump limit on transgender people in military to continue – live

Court votes 5-4 for stay on administration’s policy while legality is debated in lower courts, meaning limit can be imposedSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 3.21pm GMT One more, but not final, bit of supreme court news: the justices did not take action on a case about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca), a program ended by the Trump administration that allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children to temporarily work ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Republicans, US, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Lgbtq, US Congress, Donald Trump, Lambda Legal, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA, DACA


Senate Republicans announce bill to end shutdown on Trump's terms

Measure includes $5.7bn for border wallLittle hope of Democrats support as shutdown enters 32nd daySenate Republicans have released a measure designed around Donald Trump’s proposal for breaking a budget impasse, its centerpiece his demand for $5.7bn to build a southern border wall, which all but guarantees Democratic opposition and no foreseeable end to a partial government shutdown.As the shutdown dragged into its 32nd day, a clear record, another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousan...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Senate, US news, Democrats, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Chuck Schumer, US federal government shutdown 2019


Senator Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential bid - video profile

The Democratic senator has officially launched her 2020 campaign, entering a crowded field of candidates vying to take on Donald Trump. Harris portrays herself as a fighter for justice and equality. She was the first woman of colour to become attorney general for CaliforniaKamala Harris officially enters 2020 US presidential race Continue reading...
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Kamala Harris enters 2020 US presidential race – video profile

The Democratic senator has officially launched her 2020 campaign, entering a crowded field of candidates vying to take on Donald Trump. Harris portrays herself as a fighter for justice and equality. She was the first woman of colour to become attorney general for CaliforniaKamala Harris officially enters 2020 US presidential race Continue reading...
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Kamala Harris enters 2020 bid with tribute to woman who broke barriers

California senator’s logo is a tribute to Shirley Chisholm, the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president in a major political party, in 1972Kamala Harris has entered the crowded Democratic 2020 race for US president with a tribute to a woman who broke barriers in American politics decades earlier.The California senator’s logo is a nod to Shirley Chisholm, the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president in a major political party, in 1972. Co...
Tags: California, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Shirley Chisholm, US elections 2020


GOP Lawmaker: ‘This Is An Idiotic Shutdown’

Republican lawmaker Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) called the 31-day partial government shutdown “idiotic” in a Sunday CNN interview, calling on his colleagues in Congress “to be adults” and negotiate a compromise. “This is an idiotic shutdown,” Kinzinger said. “The American people deserve far better from those of us that are elected to represent 750,000 people—to be adults, to be grownups, to understand that we’re not going to get our way. This is to Republicans and Democrats by the way. And let’s just ...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, Illinois, Irs, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Treasury Department, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Chuck Schumer D NY, Adam Kinzinger R IL, Kinzinger


'Nobody works harder': insiders recall Kamala Harris's meteoric rise

Longtime California colleagues, friends, and political rivals tell of an unmatched ambition that could take her to the White HouseBefore Trump, before the Kavanaugh hearings, the book tour, the “she’s running” memes, the California senator Kamala Harris sat in St Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco amid a sea of blue-uniformed police officers.The year was 2004, just a few months into Harris’s first term as San Francisco district attorney – her first elected position. A young police officer, Isaac ...
Tags: California, San Francisco, US news, Democrats, US politics, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Kavanaugh, St Mary 's Cathedral, US elections 2020, White HouseBefore Trump, Isaac Espinoza


Pent up for years, Democrats finally in control of Albany pass a burst of bills

After Democrats won control of the New York state senate, they passed a major overhaul of voting laws, and protections for LGBTDemocrats finally have full control of New York state government, and they’re wasting no time putting it to use.In just the first few days of this year’s legislative session – after Democrats in November won control of the state senate - lawmakers have passed a major overhaul of the state’s voting laws, and new protections for gay and transgender New Yorkers. Continue re...
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Shutdown: Trump 'amnesty' hint angers right and fails to draw Democrats

President defends offer rejected by Pelosi before speechOutside the Washington circus, shutdown havoc spreadsDonald Trump raised the possibility of one day granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally, after Democrats rejected his latest plan to fund a wall along the southern border and reopen the US government. Related: Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive? Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, US, World news, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, US domestic policy, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Stephen Miller, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


Immigration and gay rights: Gillibrand and Gabbard questioned on past views

Democrats face tricky questions about former positionsOpinion: Gillibrand is a feminist. No wonder she’s attackedKirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions. Related: Kirsten Gillibrand urges Iowans to 'take back this democracy' in 2020 Continue reading...
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Gillibrand and Gabbard face first test as 2020 candidates on past views

Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard faced tricky questions about former political positions SundayOpinion: Gillibrand is a feminist. No wonder she’s attackedKirsten Gillibrand and Tulsi Gabbard, declared candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, faced tricky questions on Sunday about former political positions. Related: Kirsten Gillibrand urges Iowans to 'take back this democracy' in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: New York, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Hawaii, LGBT rights, US immigration, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Gabbard, Gillibrand, US elections 2020


Shutdown: Trump risks rightwing ire with tweet on 'amnesty' for migrants

President defends offer rejected by Democrats before speechSupport for hardline immigration policies has driven shutdownDonald Trump risked angering Republicans on Sunday, by raising the possibility of granting amnesty to migrants living in the US illegally.Trump made the remark in a tweet that stressed his new proposal to fund a border wall included as a concession an extension of legal protections only for refugees and people who were brought to the US illegally as children. Continue reading.....
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Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown

President Donald Trump last night offered to extend temporary deportation protections for people illegally brought to the US as children in exchange for funding for his border wall with Mexico. In a rare weekend address, Mr Trump outlined a series of proposals in the hope of ending the federal government shutdown which has left 800,000 workers furloughed or forced to work unpaid. The proposal includes legislation to allow around 700,000 immigrants who came to the US illegally as children, known ...
Tags: News, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Democrats, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Donald J Trump, McConnell


Trump Stands By $5.7B Demand For Border Wall In Offer Democrats Call A “Non-Starter”

Twenty-nine days into the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is offering protections for certain immigrants, including Dreamers, in exchange for funding for the border wall — but Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have already turned down the proposal, calling it a “non-starter.”Trump announced a plan on Saturday afternoon, calling for 2,750 new Border Patrol officers and law enforcement agents, 75 new federal immigration judge teams, $805 million for dru...
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Nancy Pelosi State of the Union Letter Leaked

Art by Michael Ramirez Nancy Pelosi State of the Union Letter Leaked USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Nancy Pelosi State of the Union Letter Leaked. The eloquent leaked letter shows that Nancy Pelosi and the respectful Democrats are doing all they can to work with a difficult Donald Trump,,,, YEAH RIGHT… NOT AT ALL! Expect nothing good from Congress for the nest two years. MAGA! Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yoursel...
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Trump expected to float 'Dreamers' for border money proposal

Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. Democrats have previously rejected such a deal and it was not clear whether Trump's offer would make headway
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AOC's debut speech as Congresswoman is the most popular Congressional video in C-SPAN history

It's been three days since C-SPAN posted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's amazing, stirring freshman speech from the floor of Congress, and it has smashed all Congressional C-SPAN records with 3.1m views (as of the time of writing); at this rate, it may catch up with C-SPAN's most popular Senate video, the Kamala Harris/Brett Kavanaugh video, with 7.14m views. First House Floor speech from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC): “The truth of this shutdown is that it's actually not about a wall...
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Brown, Portman Take Different Approaches to Reopening Government

Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators are speaking out against the federal government shutdown. But Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman are taking different stances on how to get it back open. Brown says it’s time for Senate Republicans to approve a bipartisan budget despite President Donald Trump’s objections. “There are beginning to be cracks in this ‘whatever the president wants, we do’ view of Senate Republicans and I’m hopeful that continues and it helps us open the government in the n...
Tags: Mexico, Senate, Democrats, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Brown, Rob Portman, Andy Chow, Portman, Sherrod Brown


Trump to hold second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un – as it happened

Sarah Sanders says ‘the president looks forward to meeting Kim at a place to be announced at a later date’Full story: Democrats vow to investigate report How Trump has changed America in two yearsStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 1.57am GMT 1.01am GMT Colorado Gov. Jared Polis will permit federal workers required to work without pay to file for unemployment. “Those federal employees who are required to report for work are feeling the same economic squeeze as those who...
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Trump to hold second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un – live news

Sarah Sanders says ‘the president looks forward to meeting Kim at a place to be announced at a later date’Full story: Democrats vow to investigate report How Trump has changed America in two yearsStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up 8.14pm GMT Michael Fuchs, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said Trump is heading into the second North Korea summit with “no sense.” Fuchs, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, said: ...
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