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6 takeaways from the Las Vegas Democratic debate

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and WILL WEISSERT LAS VEGAS  — Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. Here are some key takeaways from the debate. THE $60 BILLION PUNCHING BAG Bloomberg was the object of scorn, ridicule and contempt. And that was just in the first five minutes of the debate. With all candidates flashing heat, a measure of the urgency t...
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John Bolton rebuked for withholding Trump testimony in new public event

Ex-national security adviser criticized by Obama official‘I would feel like I was shamefully violating the oath I took’Former national security adviser John Bolton faced a roasting from one of his predecessors on Wednesday night, in his second public appearance since the conclusion of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Related: Democratic debate: Warren brands Bloomberg 'a billionaire who calls people fat broads' – live Continue reading...
Tags: Obama, Bloomberg, World news, US news, Ukraine, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton


CNN’s Van Jones Says ‘Titanic’ Bloomberg Was Hit by ‘Iceberg Elizabeth Warren’ at Debate

Moments after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was absolutely savaged by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in his first Democratic presidential primary debate on Wednesday night, CNN political commentator Van Jones didn’t pull back any punches in his description of the billionaire’s performance.“Listen, this was a disaster for Bloomberg,” Jones exclaimed during CNN’s post-debate coverage. “Bloomberg went in as the Titanic — billion-dollar-machine Titanic. Titanic, meet iceberg Elizabeth W...
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Man arrested after alleged death threats against Adam Schiff and Charles Schumer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man was charged Wednesday with threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, because he was angered over the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Salvatore Lippa, 57, of the Rochester suburb of Greece was accused of leaving profanity-laced voice mail threats against the lawmakers. Prosecutors said Lippa left a phone message at Schiff’s Washington, D.C., offic...
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Here’s What the Protesters Were Yelling to Joe Biden at the Nevada Democratic Debate

As former Vice President Joe Biden prepared his closing statement at the Nevada Democratic primary debate on Wednesday night, protesters began to yell “You deported 3 million people.” The crowed booed as protested continued to yell, and Biden began speaking again once they left the room. The undetermined number of protesters seem to be referring to to Biden’s role in the Obama administration, which deported over 3 million people. The immigrant rights organization the Refugee and Immigrant C...
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Here’s What the Protestors Were Yelling to Joe Biden at the Nevada Democratic Debate

As former Vice President Joe Biden prepared his closing statement at the Nevada Democratic primary debate on Wednesday night, protestors began to yell “You deported 3 million people.” The crowed booed as protested continued to yell, and Biden began speaking again once they left the room. The undetermined number of protestors seem to be referring to to Biden’s role in the Obama administration, which deported over 3 million people. The immigrant rights organization the Refugee and Immigrant C...
Tags: News, Obama, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Nevada, Debate, Biden, Refugee, Democratic, Erika Andiola, Nevada Democratic, Dem Party, Onetime, 2020 Election, Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, DontLookAway


Warren's Bloomberg attack draws audible crowd reaction

• Bloomberg says he won't release women from confidentiality agreements when pressed by Warren • What Obama is saying private about Sanders, NY Magazine reports
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Warren accuses Bloomberg of calling women 'horse-faced lesbians'

• What Obama is saying in private about Sanders, NY Magazine reports • Watch: Trump starts height war with nickname. Bloomberg fires back
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John Bolton condemned by Susan Rice for withholding Trump testimony

Ex-national security adviser criticized by Obama official‘I would feel like I was shamefully violating the oath I took’Former national security adviser John Bolton faced a roasting from one of his predecessors on Wednesday night, in his second public appearance since the conclusion of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Related: Democratic debate: Warren brands Bloomberg 'a billionaire who calls people fat broads' – live Continue reading...
Tags: Obama, Bloomberg, World news, US news, Ukraine, US politics, Susan Rice, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton


Here's What the Protesters Were Yelling to Joe Biden at the Nevada Democratic Debate

They seem to be referring to to Biden's role in the Obama administration, which deported over 3 million people
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Trump Administration Completes Fewest Toxic Superfund Cleanups in More Than 30 Years

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration completed the fewest cleanups of toxic Superfund sites last year than any administration since the program’s first years in the 1980s, figures released by the Environmental Protection Agency indicated Wednesday. The federal government wrapped up cleanups at six Superfund sites around the country in the 2019 budget year, the fewest since three in 1986, EPA online records showed. The Superfund program was born out of the 1970’s disaster at Love Canal in...
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Bloomberg Takes Many Attacks, Klobuchar and Buttigieg Spar. The Highlights From Wednesday’s Dramatic Democratic Debate

We’re at a crucial point in the the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: two early voting states are behind us and two more — Nevada and South Carolina — lay ahead. Some candidates are skyrocketing in the national polls while other former frontrunners are swiftly dropping; needless to say, February has been intense. Tonight, six Democratic presidential candidates faced off just days before the Feb. 22 Nevada caucuses, each trying to prove they can mobilize a diverse Democratic coalition. A...
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Opinion: In Stone case, a blast from the Obama past

The new sentencing memorandum that Attorney General William Barr directed to be filed in the Roger Stone case is more consistent with Obama administration policy than that of his boss, Donald Trump. The irony is rich.
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Trump Drags Comey Into His Griping About Blagojevich’s Prison Sentence

As he was defending his commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) prison sentence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump dragged one of his favorite punching bags onto the scene. Arguing that the disgraced ex-governor “did not sell” Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat (he was arrested before he could do so), Trump lamented Blagojevich’s eight years in prison. “He paid a big price,” Trump tweeted. “Another Comey and gang deal!” It was the second time Trump blamed former FBI Directo...
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Bernie Sanders 'got so close to running against Obama in 2012 top senator had to intervene'

Bernie Sanders once contemplated a primary challenge to Barack Obama in 2012, before a top Democratic senator intervened and pleaded with him not to do so, according to a new report.The Vermont senator is now seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination, but he apparently once considered making his first presidential run a longshot bid to take on the most recent Democrat to occupy the Oval Office — and one who remains one of the most popular figures in that same party.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Facebook Videos of Her Trip to Standing Rock Reveal Her Political Awakening

Almost everyone who came to Standing Rock repeated the same legend. Someone, maybe Crazy Horse, had made a prophecy a long time ago—probably in the late 1870s—about the looming destruction of the planet. The “who” and “when” parts of the story were always fuzzy, but the prophecy was always the same: the “black snake” of darkness and discord was going to infect the land, seeping into the fires and air and water, spreading conflict and violence, and threatening the reciprocal relationship bet...
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Trump Blames Blagojevich’s Prison Sentence On Comey, Who Wasn’t At DOJ At The Time

As he was defending his commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) prison sentence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump somehow managed to drag one of his favorite punching bags onto the scene – even though said punching bag had nothing to do with Blagojevich’s criminal case. Arguing that the disgraced ex-governor “did not sell” Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat (he was arrested before he could do so), Trump lamented Blagojevich’s eight years in prison. “He paid a big price,” T...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Fbi, Lockheed Martin, Illinois, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Roger Stone, Comey, Rod Blagojevich, Blagojevich


Roger Stone case generating some useful reflections on federal sentencing challenges and problems and lessons

Roger Stone is scheduled to be sentencing on Thursday and this Bloomberg piece provides a bit of the lay of the land starting this way: Roger Stone’s sentencing on Thursday is shaping up as a test of judicial independence after President Donald Trump inserted himself in the court’s deliberations over the fate of his longtime confidant. If U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentences Stone in line with the Justice Department’s new and lower recommendation, partisans will see that as caving t...
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What Obama is saying in private about Sanders, NY Magazine reports

New York Magazine reports that President Obama has privately made clear to Bernie Sanders' campaign that he will support Sanders if he is the nominee.
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Obama Team Asked Harry Reid to Quash Bernie Sanders’s 2011 Primary Challenge: Report

Former Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Democrat Harry Reid convinced Bernie Sanders not to mount a primary run against former President Barack Obama in 2011, according to The Atlantic.Reid was reportedly tasked by an “absolutely panicked” Obama campaign team to dissuade Sanders — who had privately disclosed his intentions to fellow Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy — because they were fearful that Sanders would pose a serious challenge.“Every president who has gotten a real primary has lost a gene...
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In Stone case, a blast from the Obama past

The new sentencing memorandum that Attorney General William Barr directed to be filed in the Roger Stone case is more consistent with Obama administration policy than that of his boss, Donald Trump, writes Michael Zeldin
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When Bloomberg didn't become Obama's VP

Michael Bloomberg, now a contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, once failed to make the cut for the nation's second highest position. In 2008, Bloomberg was a potential vice-presidential pick for Barack Obama. His name was on a list with about 20 others at the very earliest stages of the search. But it was not long before he abruptly dropped off that list, as I found when I was reporting for my book, "First in Line." Bloomberg, it was soon decided, was a nonstarter.
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Bloomberg didn't make the cut to be Obama's VP. Here's why it matters

Michael Bloomberg, now a contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, once failed to make the cut for the nation's second highest position. In 2008, Bloomberg was a potential vice-presidential pick for Barack Obama. His name was on a list with about 20 others at the very earliest stages of the search. But it was not long before he abruptly dropped off that list, as I found when I was reporting for my book, "First in Line." Bloomberg, it was soon decided, was a nonstarter.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Stories, Michael Bloomberg


Bloomberg didn't make the cut to be Obama's VP. Here's why -- and why it matters now

Michael Bloomberg didn't make it through the vetting process to be a potential vice presidential candidate in 2008, reports Kate Andersen Brower. With that in mind and 2016 still fresh, Brower asks, if 2020 becomes a Bloomberg vs. Trump race: Will voters wonder whether we can't do better than two billionaires who are accused of demeaning women?
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Harry Reid reportedly talked Bernie Sanders out of a primary challenge against Obama in 2012

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is in the middle of his second bid for the presidency, but there was apparently a moment in 2012 when he considered launching a primary challenge against then-President Barack Obama, The Atlantic reported Wednesday.Obama's re-election campaign manager Jim Messina told The Atlantic — and multiple sources confirmed his account — Sanders informed his fellow Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) he was thinking about entering the race. Leahy was reportedly alarmed by the...
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In deep-blue LA, Trump gives faithful a chance to cheer

Tuesday, Feb. 18, was a rare moment for Southern California’s Trump faithful. One by one — some wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats, some wearing patriotic jackets and pins, most wearing big grins — they climbed off the buses on the tarmac at LAX. They were ushered into an area that would become the “meet and greet’ zone for President Donald Trump. This was the stop-and-shift spot for this whirlwind fourth trip to LA as president– he’d hustle off Air Force One and board Marine One for a ...
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Trump and Bloomberg trade insults ahead of Democratic debate – live

President had accused candidate violating campaign finance laws‘Gloves will be off’: Nevada debate could be pivotal for DemocratsHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 5.12pm GMT In a new video, Joe Biden’s campaign appeared to preview how the former vice president would confront Mike Bloomberg on the debate stage tonight.The video highlights Bloomberg’s past clashes with the Obama administration, including the former New York mayor’s criticism of the Affor...
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Democrats Still Haven’t Come to Terms with 2016

In an otherwise excellent Politico article advising Democrats how to avoid the fate of 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Obama staffer Dan Pfeiffer offers his team some self-soothing revisionism regarding the 2016 election:> When all is said and done, the 2016 election might end up being a black-swan event. The combination of Russian interference, Comey intervention and multiple third-party candidates make that election a hard one to extract guidance from.Guess what? Every election...
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‘I Didn’t Do the Things They Said.’ Rod Blagojevich Maintains His Innocence After Trump’s Commutation

(CHICAGO) — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. Blagojevich landed at O’Hare airport hours after walking out of a Colorado prison where he served eight years, promising to work for judicial and criminal justice reform while maintaining his innocence. “I didn’t do the things they said I did and they lied...
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Obama Campaign Veterans Push Back On Bloomberg Ads Implying Endorsement

The three-term NY mayor had a "complicated" relationship with then-President Obama, according to a former Obama adviser.
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