2020 Elections

Biden: I Can Still Work With Some Republicans [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden said the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump haven’t “shaken my faith” with regards to working with Republicans, adding that “no one’s” found that his son Hunter Biden did anything untoward in Ukraine. Impeachment “hasn’t shaken my faith in being able to work with at least” some Republicans, Biden told “TODAY” show …

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YouTube Bans Birtherism And Political Deepfake Videos

The Associated Press reports: YouTube is making clear there will be no “birtherism” on its platform during this year’s U.S. presidential election. Also banned: Election-related “deepfake” videos and anything that aims to mislead viewers about voting procedures and how to participate in the 2020 census. The Google-owned video service clarified its rules ahead of the Iowa caucuses Monday. The company …

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Yang: As President I Might Pardon Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A President Andrew Yang might pardon President Donald Trump. One of the entrepreneur’s 2020 rivals, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has suggested she would appoint a task force to investigate Trump’s wrongdoing if she won the presidential election. But Yang on Sunday said that would make moving forward difficult. He would listen to the guidance of his attorney general, but …

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Major Iowa Poll Yanked After Buttigieg Complaint

The Des Moines Register reports: The Des Moines Register, CNN and Selzer & Co. have made the decision to not release the final installment of the CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll as planned this evening. Nothing is more important to the Register and its polling partners than the integrity of the Iowa Poll. Today, a respondent raised an issue with the …

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Pranksters Troll Joe Biden At Iowa Caucus Rally [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Joe Biden was interrupted twice by pranksters during a rally today, one of whom he cut down by quipping along with the prankster’s premise. “Mr. Vice President, my wife recently left me, she is divorcing me, what can I do to get her back?” said the young man, who turned out to be Jason Selvig of the comedy …

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Bloomberg Plan: $5 Trillion In New Taxes On Wealthy

The New York Times reports: Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York unveiled a plan on Saturday that would raise an estimated $5 trillion in new tax revenue from high earners and corporations, a proposal that would almost certainly raise his personal tax bill but is less aggressive than those from his most liberal rivals for the Democratic presidential …

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Rashida Tlaib Sorry For Booing Hillary At Sanders Event

“I am so incredibly in love with the movement that our campaign of #NotMeUs has created. This makes me protective over it and frustrated by attempts to dismiss the strength and diversity of our movement. However, I know what is at stake if we don’t unify over one candidate to beat Trump and I intend to do everything possible to …

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Major Transit Union Flips From Sanders To Biden

Politico reports: Joe Biden scored the endorsement Saturday of a major transit union that officially backed Bernie Sanders in 2016. “Joe has been very supportive of the labor movement for the last 40 years. He stands for working families. We recognize he’s a great candidate,” John Costa, international president of the 200,000-member Amalgamated Transit Union, told POLITICO. “We think Joe …

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Tlaib Boos Hillary At Sanders Campaign Event [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Campaign surrogate Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday night booed Hillary Clinton from the stage of a Sen. Bernie Sanders event. With Sanders stuck in Washington due to the Senate impeachment trial, the campaign has had to lean more heavily on surrogates to energize voters in the days leading up to the caucus. Tlaib participated in a …

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POLL: Sanders +15 Over Warren Among LGBTQ Voters

Morning Consult reports: The Democratic Party is viewed as a coalition of different groups — African Americans and Jewish Americans, laborers and teachers — all organized around a series of particular policy concerns. Among them are LGBTQ Americans, who account for more than a tenth of the party’s primary electorate, Morning Consult polling shows, and are backing Sen. Bernie Sanders …

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Sanders Campaign: New Debate Rules Are “Rigged”

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential campaign ripped the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over its new debate qualifications, saying it is supporting “a rigged system.” The Sanders campaign criticized the DNC after it dropped the donor threshold for the Feb. 19 primary debate in Nevada. The move could open the door for former New York City Mayor Michael …

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DNC Overhaul Of Debates Opens Door For Bloomberg

Politico reports: The Democratic National Committee is drastically revising its criteria to participate in primary debates after New Hampshire, doubling the polling threshold and eliminating the individual donor requirement, which could pave the way for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to make the stage beginning in mid-February. Candidates will need to earn at least 10 percent in four …

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McConnell Challenger Amy McGrath Endorses Biden

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Amy McGrath, a former Marine combat aviator who has raised more than $16 million in her effort to challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell in November’s election, said Friday that she was endorsing Joe Biden for president. McGrath said Biden was “respected and beloved by Democrats and Republicans alike” and had the ability to bring the country back …

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Former Dem Rep. John Delaney Ends White House Bid

The Washington Post reports: John Delaney, a businessman and former Maryland congressman who launched a bid for the presidency nearly three years ago, has dropped out of the race, saying in a statement that he doesn’t want to take support away from other moderate candidates in Monday’s Iowa caucuses. Delaney announced he was running for the Democratic nomination in July …

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Gabbard’s Lawyer: Hillary Is Dodging Defamation Suit

Law & Crime reports: What lawsuit? Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s (D) Secret Service agents and attorney David Kendall have refused service of 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-Hawaii) defamation lawsuit, according to Gabbard’s lawyer. Gabbard attorney Brian Dunne said on Wednesday that he found it “rather unbelievable that Hillary Clinton is so intimidated by Tulsi Gabbard that she …

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Joe Biden +5 Over Bernie Sanders In New National Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 5-point advantage over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential race, according to an exhaustive national survey from the Pew Research Center. The Pew survey of 5,861 registered Democrats finds Biden in the lead at 26 percent support, followed by Sanders at 21 percent and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) …

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Bloomberg’s Super Bowl Ad: Emotional Plea On Guns

The New York Times reports: After the dazzle and pop of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday, Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is hoping to “stop people in their tracks” with an emotional ad featuring a mother who lost her son to gun violence. In the minute-long ad, which the campaign released on Thursday, Calandrian Kemp …

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GEORGIA: Republican Civil War Over US Senate Contest

Politico reports: The conservative Club for Growth plans to air a massive ad campaign attacking Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), adding fuel to the intraparty battle that kicked off after the GOP congressman launched a Senate campaign this week. Collins announced Wednesday he is challenging Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), who was sworn in this month to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson after …

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LGBTQ Group Equality California Endorses Buttigieg

The New York Times reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the backing of Equality California, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ membership organizations, and its Nevada partner organization, an endorsement that could give him a boost in critical Western primaries. While Buttigieg is the only openly gay candidate in the race, his endorsement by the organizations wasn’t a …

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser To Endorse Bloomberg

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is to endorse Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg during a joint appearance Thursday afternoon in the District, according to the Bloomberg campaign. Bloomberg, New York’s former three-term mayor, is to deliver a speech outlining his plan to create affordable housing and ease the homeless crisis that is posing challenges for large …

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