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Trump Allies’ Battle Over Senate Seat Prompts Republican Jitters

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump so far hasn’t been able to head off a drawn-out Republican brawl for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia that pits two candidates he’s praised against each other and triggered jitters within the party about potentially losing the seat in November.The conflict’s been brewing since Georgia’s GOP Governor Brian Kemp chose businesswoman Kelly Loeffler in December to temporarily fill an open Senate seat, despite lobbying from the president to pick four-term GOP Represe...
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Nevada’s Warren-Bloomberg Animosity Continues On South Carolina Debate Stage

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg repeatedly butt heads throughout the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night. Although Bloomberg appeared more combative during his second debate appearance, Warren similarly continued torching him on various issues. Here are notable moments in the Warren-Bloomberg animosity during the debate: Warren slams Bloomberg for donating to GOP senators When asked by moderators what she meant when she said Bloomberg is no...
Tags: News, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, America, Bloomberg, Gop, Warren, Nevada, Kremlin, Michael Bloomberg, Vermont, South Carolina, Democratic Debates, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party

Mike Bloomberg has already spent more than $400 million on political ads. Here's an inside look at his secretive agency and the people who are helping manage all that money

Former Facebook chief marketing officer Gary Briggs emerged from retirement in late 2019 to lead Hawkfish, the digital agency launched by 2020 presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. Hawkfish was created as a data-driven marketing operation to support Democratic party candidates, but it's solely working for Bloomberg now. Briggs is said to have played a key role in hiring people from the worlds of politics, advertising, and technology. Hawkfish is central to Bloomberg's aim to topple Donald Tru...
Tags: Facebook, New York, California, Ebay, Kentucky, Virginia, New York City, Americas, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Chevy, Las Vegas, Donald Trump

Trump's acting Homeland Security chief was excoriated by a GOP senator as he stumbled over basic questions on coronavirus preparation

"You're supposed to keep us safe. And the American people deserve some straight answers on the coronavirus," GOP Sen. John Kennedy said to Wolf.
Tags: News, Gop, Homeland Security, Trump, John Kennedy

Dems thwart Senate Republicans on 2 abortion-related bills

Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would ban most late-term abortions and threaten prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measures have been defeated multiple times in recent years, but Senate Republicans pushed for renewed votes to allow GOP lawmakers to make an election-year appeal to conservative voters. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of bowing to “the radical demands of the far ...
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GOP Senator Grills Acting DHS Chief On Coronavirus

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) pulled no punches while grilling acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf about the spread of the Coronavirus during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the 2021 DHS budget Tuesday. Prior to the hearing Tuesday morning, Trump administration officials in Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and the State Department held a classified briefing for senators amid growing fears of the spread of ...
Tags: News, Cdc, Dhs, Gop, Middle East, Homeland Security, State Department, Louisiana, Department Of Homeland Security, Kennedy, Trump, Wolf, HHS, John Kennedy, Asia Europe, Chad Wolf

GOP and Dem Senators Voice Concerns About US Virus Readiness

The rapid spread of the virus around the world and its threat to the global economy has rocked financial markets, but President Trump said China is getting the epidemic under control.
Tags: News, China, Gop, Trump

William Barr to meet with Senate Republicans amid surveillance powers fight

Attorney General William Barr will meet behind closed doors with Republican senators Tuesday to discuss a set of expiring surveillance tools that have become a linchpin in the fight to reform the FBI after a scathing review of its work in the Russia investigation, according to a Justice Department official and a GOP senator.
Tags: Senate, Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Justice Department, William Barr

President Demands Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor Recuse Themselves From Anything ‘Trump-Related’

President Donald Trump demanded that Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse themselves from future cases involving his administration after she wrote in an immigration case that her conservative colleagues were being too quick to clear his policies. “She said some things that were obviously inappropriate,” Trump said of Sotomayor during a news conference in New Delhi on Tuesday, where he’s completing a two-day visit to India. Ginsburg voted with other liberal ...
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Registered voters in Kentucky have reached an all-time high ahead of Mitch McConnell's re-election

From the American Independent: A record number of Kentucky residents are registered to vote as of Jan. 31, Secretary of State Michael Adams (R) announced on Tuesday. More than 3.4 million Kentuckians are now registered, marking a new high for the state. […] According to the Kentucky Secretary of State's Office, 48% of Kentucky voters are registered as Democrats, 43% are Republicans, and 9% are "listed under other affiliations." The fact that more than half of the registered voters in famously re...
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Billionaires Are An Existential Threat to Democracy

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Dismay over inequality comes in a variety of flavors. For many, it’s simply about fairness — nobody “deserves” a billion dollars, that level of wealth is nothing more than a byproduct of an unfair economic system. But extreme inequality is not just about fairness. It’s about the sustainability of democracy. Concentrated wealth is concentrated power. We are seeing this on display with former New York City mayor Michael...
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GOP Lawmakers Walk Out After Oregon Climate Bill Advances

The walkout was a repeat of action the GOP took last year to kill similar climate change legislation.
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GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

Republican senators slipped out of the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, preventing the state Senate from convening in an attempt to doom a bill aimed at stemming global warming. The walkout was a repeat of action the GOP took last year to kill similar climate change legislation, a maneuver that prompted threats of having state police forcibly return lawmakers to the Statehouse. The walkout threatens to derail the main legislation that Democrats had hoped to pass during a 35-day session: A bill ...
Tags: News, Oregon, Senate, Gop, Oregon State Capitol

Bloomberg Blames Sanders Campaign For Office Vandalism With Zero Evidence… Again

For the second time, 2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has accused Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) supporters of vandalizing one of the campaign’s offices without providing any evidence. The Bloomberg campaign reported on Monday that vandals had spray painted “OLIGARCH” on the entrance of its office in Chicago, Illinois Sunday night, which the campaign described as “an act of hate.” Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey admitted in a statement that “while we do not know who is direct...
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Chicago, Gop, Michael Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Chicago Police Department, Knoxville Tennessee, Sen Sanders, Chicago Illinois, Anthony Guglielmi, Democratic presidential primary, Cristina Cabrera

GOP Lawmakers Boycott Oregon Legislature After Climate Change Bill Advances

(SALEM, Ore.) — Republican lawmakers on Monday boycotted the Oregon Legislature, denying Democrats a quorum in an attempt to doom a contentious climate change bill. Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, a Democrat from Portland, accused Republican senators of “a dereliction of duty.” “These Oregon Senate Republicans are denying their constituents the representation they deserve and shutting down our democratic institution,” Burdick said. A legislative panel approved the climate bill earlier...
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Mike Bloomberg has put together a 270-person digital agency to defeat Donald Trump. Here are 17 execs running Hawkfish.

Mike Bloomberg has spent more than $400 million on advertising to topple Donald Trump. Of that, $25.7 million has gone to Hawkfish, his digital agency and primary adtech and data provider that's packed with dozens of people from politics, advertising, and technology. Business Insider identified 17 executives running Hawkfish, including former Facebook Chief Marketing Officer Gary Briggs, and former Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck. Mike Bloomberg is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to topple ...
Tags: Facebook, New York City, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Gop, North America, Donald Trump, Viacom, WPP, Business Insider, Clinton, Democratic Party, Google Facebook, Jeff Glueck, Federal Election Commission

With Liberty and Two-Track Justice for All

‘Equal Justice Under Law.”What a joke!Those four stirring words, chiseled into the marble atop the U.S. Supreme Court’s portico, were transformed into a punchline Thursday. That statement in stone is now the legal equivalent of a cream pie tossed in Shemp’s face, in a vintage Three Stooges comedy short.U.S. district judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced President Donald J. Trump’s friend and informal adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison for witness tampering, obstruction of ...
Tags: Florida, News, Justice, Maryland, Washington Post, Washington, Russia, America, Cisco, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Daniels, Columbia University, State Department

Florida Democrats think Sanders' Castro comments could cost him the state in November

Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) recent comments about the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro are brewing up a storm among Florida lawmakers, especially in the Democratic Party.During a 60 Minutes interview Sunday evening on CBS, Sanders argued it was unfair to malign every aspect of Castro's regime, praising achievements like the country's literacy program. He condemned its authoritarian nature, but despite that clarification, Sanders' comments were enough to cause a backlash in Florida...
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Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for the 9/11 Attacks

If it wasn’t for Mike Bloomberg, the alleged perpetrators of the worst terrorist attack in American history would likely have been convicted of mass murder by now.According to all the evidence available both at the time and in the nine years since Bloomberg’s intervention, a federal court almost certainly would have convicted the five co-defendants. A judge would have had to reckon with the torture the CIA inflicted on them, barring the prosecution from using tainted evidence—and showing, for th...
Tags: New York, News, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Justice, Obama, Eric Holder, White House, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Fbi, Afghanistan, Gop, New York Times

Bernie’s Bros Say He Will Boost Turnout to Beat Trump

Bernie Sanders has a succinct and biting response to all the establishment Democrats who are freaking out over the prospect of a cranky socialist leading the party into battle this November. They are wrong, he says. Indeed, only he can be the savior of the party.“The only way that you can beat Trump is by having an unprecedented campaign, an unprecedentedly large voter turnout,” he says. Faiz Shakir, his campaign manager, claims that Sanders has such a great appeal to young people and alienated ...
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CNN analyst: Republicans 'may regret' hoping Sanders wins nomination

President Trump continues to ride the Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), but some analysts think he and the Republican might want to think twice about what they're wishing for.Trump on Sunday congratulated Sanders on his big win at the Nevada caucuses, which helped increase his lead in the Democratic presidential primary substantially, making him the frontrunner to take on Trump in the general election in November. The president said it remains to be seen if Sanders can hold on, but he just hopes ...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Russia, Cnn, Gop, Nevada, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Russell Moore, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernie, Sen Bernie Sanders, David Axelrod

Cheatin’ baseball and the worry about the future

As goes baseball, so goes America. There aren’t many things a time traveler from 150 years ago would recognize about modern America. Baseball is one of them. Once he got over the shock of $10 hotdogs and $20-million second basemen, the bases are still 90 feet apart. It’s still three strikes and you’re out. The curtain will soon rise on the 2020 season with a mushrooming scandal clouding the future. By now, everyone — even non-baseball people — knows the Houston Astros cheated their way to the 20...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, Bill Clinton, Mlb, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Houston, Republican Party, Illinois, Donald Trump, Bernard Kerik

"As Sanders builds what could eventually be an insurmountable delegate lead, many Democratic House and Senate candidates are approaching a dramatic shift in their campaigns, as they recalibrate..."

" include praise of capitalism and distance themselves from the national party. Top campaign strategists from both parties view Sanders’s success as a potentially tectonic event, which could narrow the party’s already slim hopes of retaking the Senate majority and fuel GOP dreams of reclaiming the House, which it lost amid a Democratic romp in 2018.... 'The Democrats’ embrace of socialism is going to cost them their majority — I mean, it’s as simple as that,' said Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), ...
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Double-digit array of candidates for 25th Congress jockey for position at CSUN forum

Congressional District 25 candidates Robert Cooper III, from left, F. David Rudnick, Cenk Uygur, Daniel Mercuri, Mike Garcia, Getro F. Elize, An’bal ValdŽz-Ortega, Courtney Lackey, David Lozano, and Christy Smith gather during a Forum co-hosted by California State University, Northridge and the College of the Canyons at CSUN, Student Union in Northridge on Friday, Feb 21, 2020. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer) Audience react during the Congressional District 25 candidates F...
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Why can’t California create viable national leaders anymore?

Once upon a time, Hollywood and California seemed to be leading the country, for better or worse, with outsized public figures and sometimes compelling, or at least entertaining, ideas. California politicians like Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan achieved national power, establishing the primary strands of conservative thought. California’s liberals were less successful, but at least they were influential. Jerry Brown never made it to the White House — he would have been our first Zen president —...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, California, Opinion, White House, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Ronald Reagan, New Hampshire, New York Times, Larry Ellison

Here’s Why This Mitch McConnell-Linked PAC Is Funding Ads Helping a North Carolina Democrat

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina’s Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. Campaign finance documents filed late Thursday show the Faith and Power PAC receiving all of its money so far — $2.95 million — from the Senate Leadership Fund, which is connected to the Kentucky Republican and designed to help the GOP retain its majority in the...
Tags: News, Law, Kentucky, Senate, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Democrats, Gop, House, PAC, Mitch McConnell, Nevada, Harry Reid, North Carolina, Smith, Bernie Sanders

Meet the key people who are leading Mike Bloomberg's digital campaign to topple Donald Trump

Mike Bloomberg started secretive ad agency Hawkfish to aid in his presidential campaign, and it's packed with people from the worlds of politics, advertising, and technology. To beat Donald Trump, the Bloomberg campaign has hired widely from companies like Facebook, Google, and ad agencies. Business Insider identified 17 people in key roles in and around Hawkfish, including former Facebook CMO Gary Briggs, who is leading it. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Hawkfish is the digital agency...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Facebook, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, Kentucky, Stanford, White House, New York City, Trends, Linkedin, CMO, Nike

She’s Running: Ilhan Omar’s GOP Challenger Is On The Lam Amid Shoplifting Charges

She’s running for Congress–and from the law. Local Minnesota authorities are on the lookout for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) Republican challenger, Danielle Stella, who failed to appear in court after she was charged with theft. Staffers at the Hennepin County District Court and the county sheriff’s office confirmed to TPM that a judge had issued an arrest warrant after Stella skipped her hearing on October 31. “We can confirm that she does have an active felony theft warrant in Hennepin County,”...
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GOP Lawmakers Offer Offensive Excuses For Skipping Sexual Harassment Training

New Hampshire House Democrats reprimanded Republican lawmakers who repeatedly ducked mandatory anti-harassment training.
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Doug Collins Turns Down Trump’s Potential Offer To Be DNI, Says He Wants To Focus On Senate

Rep. Doug Collins’ (R-GA) fawning loyalty to President Donald Trump seemed to pay off on Thursday when Trump floated appointing the Republican to be his permanent Director of National Intelligence–but Collins isn’t interested in the role. Collins told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Friday morning that while it was “humbling” to be considered for the position, he wouldn’t accept the offer if Trump did decide to choose him. “Let me just tell you right now, I know the problems in our intel...
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