2020 Elections

Biden: Dems Just Aren’t There For Medicare-For-All

Axios reports: Joe Biden disagreed strongly with rivals who think the Democratic Party is hungry for Medicare for All, a top priority for Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders: “The party’s not there. The party’s not there at all.” “You guys got it all wrong about what happened,” Biden said in an interview airing Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on …

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Mayor Pete Calls On Ex-Employer To Release Client List

NBC News reports: Pete Buttigieg on Friday called on McKinsey & Company, the international consulting firm where he worked for nearly three years, to release his list of clients at the company. Buttigieg’s request for his former employer to release the list comes as pressure mounts on the 2020 Democratic candidate to be more transparent about his years at McKinsey, …

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Warren’s Doctor Pronounces Her “Very Healthy”

CNN reports: Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign on Friday released the results of the senator’s most recent annual physical exam, as well as a letter from her doctor that said Warren is a “very healthy 70 year old woman” with no medical conditions that would prevent her from serving as president. Warren’s latest physical was conducted on January 14, according to …

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22nd House Republican Won’t Run For 2020 Reelection

Roll Call reports: Rep. George Holding announced Friday that he will not run for Congress again in 2020 in his own district or a neighboring one. The North Carolina Republican’s district became more Democratic on a new congressional map. Holding’s decision comes after he said earlier this week that he would not run in a district that he could not …

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Warren Hits Mayor Pete For Closed-Door Fundraisers

CNN reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on Pete Buttigieg to open up his private fundraisers to reporters and reveal the clients he worked with during his time at McKinsey, the management consulting firm, after a speech on Thursday in Boston. Warren, who rarely goes after her rivals by name, has mostly steered clear of responding to Buttigieg’s own criticism of …

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Bloomberg Unveils Sweeping Plan For Gun Control

The Associated Press reports: Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado’s worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to coordinate gun violence prevention. “I’ve been all in on the …

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Biden Challenges Critic To IQ Test Or Push-Up Contest

Buzzfeed News reports: Former vice president Joe Biden got into a heated exchange with a man in Iowa on Thursday, in which he challenged the man to an IQ test or push-up contest after the man questioned Biden about his son and said he was too old to be president. During a question-and-answer portion of the event in New Hampton, …

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21st House Republican To Hit The Exit In 2020

Politico reports: Rep. Tom Graves announced Thursday he will not seek reelection in 2020, joining the growing ranks of House Republicans heading for the exits in the current election cycle. Citing “a new season in life,” Graves said he will join his family members “in their new and unique journeys” as his wife nears retirement and his three children enter …

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Former Sec. Of State John Kerry Endorses Joe Biden

The Washington Post reports: Former secretary of state John F. Kerry endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy on Thursday, saying his longtime friend and colleague has the character, experience and leadership skills to restore the nation’s standing abroad and confront urgent problems at home. “I’m not endorsing Joe because I’ve known him a long time. I’m endorsing him because I know …

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Former Obama Admin Officials Endorse Mayor Pete

CNN reports: Three former Obama administration officials are endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president, as the South Bend, Indiana, mayor continues to stress comparisons between his presidential run and that of Barack Obama’s. Obama’s former special assistant and personal aide Reggie Love is endorsing Buttigieg, the campaign said. Love, who began his time with Obama as deputy political director in his …

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Axios Poll: Bernie Now Top Choice For College Students

Axios reports: Over the last two months, Bernie Sanders has overtaken Elizabeth Warren as the top 2020 Democratic candidate among college students, according to a new College Reaction/Axios poll. Warren’s recent decline among college students mirrors polling of the general population, but while Pete Buttigieg has been gaining among all voters during that time, Sanders is the one who’s gained …

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Gabbard Rents Home In Early State New Hampshire

Manchester’s ABC News affiliate: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, has decided to rent a small house outside Manchester. “We had a town hall in Rochester and then in Gilford right before the storm hit, and people said, ‘You must be getting out of town,’ and nope, we’re here for the duration,” Gabbard said. “I grew up in Hawaii, where Christmas …

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Biden: “Of Course” I’d Consider Kamala Harris As Veep

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he would consider Sen. Kamala Harris as a potential running mate, a day after she dropped out of the presidential race. “Of course I would,” Biden said. “Look, Sen. Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be. I mean it sincerely. I talked to her yesterday. She’s solid, …

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Dem House Rep Hits The Exit: My Soul Is Weary From Vicious Trump And His “Distant Relationship With Truth”

Just in from Democratic Rep. Denny Heck: The countless hours I have spent in the investigation of Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry have rendered my soul weary. I will never understand how some of my colleagues, in many ways good people, could ignore or deny the President’s unrelenting attack on a free press, his vicious character assassination of …

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Progressive Veterans Group Endorses Mayor Pete

The New York Times reports: VoteVets, the political action committee that backs liberal veterans running for office, has endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president, the first major organization to support him. The endorsement brings Mr. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a former Navy officer who served in Afghanistan, new defenders in a 2020 Democratic presidential contest that has …

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Trump Campaign Congratulates Gabbard On Harris Exit

Mediaite reports: California senator Kamala Harris announced the end of her presidential campaign Tuesday, and many conservative commentators had the same reaction to her campaign’s demise. As conservatives mocked the end of Harris’ campaign, a number of figures noted that it was around the time of her first sparring match with Gabbard that her poll numbers started to decline. The …

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BREAKING: Sen. Kamala Harris Ends Presidential Bid

Politico reports: Kamala Harris has bowed out of contention for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Hours before Harris announced she was exiting the Democratic primary, her campaign canceled a New York City fundraiser that was expected to have a number of her wealthy bundlers in attendance. At the time, Harris’s team said the cancellation was because of a “personal matter” …

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GOP And Trump Campaign Blacklist Bloomberg News

Just in from the Trump campaign: Bloomberg News has declared that they won’t investigate their boss or his Democrat competitors, many of whom are current holders of high office, but will continue critical reporting on President Trump. As President Trump’s campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don’t announce their biases so publicly. Presented with …

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Lobbyists Wrote Reps’ Op-Eds Against Medicare-For-All

The Washington Post reports: Lobbyists either helped draft or made extensive revisions to opinion columns published by three state lawmakers in a way that warned against the dangers of Medicare-for-all and other government involvement in health care, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post. Montana state Rep. Kathy Kelker (D) and Sen. Jen Gross (D) acknowledged in interviews that …

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Mayor Pete Targets Black Voters In New Ad [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is putting $2 million behind his first campaign ad in South Carolina, as he seeks to make inroads with the black voters who make up about two-thirds of the Democratic primary electorate in the key early-voting state. “When I say we’ve got to unify the American people it doesn’t mean pretending …

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