2020 Elections

Biden Takes “Responsibility” For Anita Hill’s Treatment

ABC News reports: “I believed her from the very beginning, but I was chairman. She did not get a fair hearing. She did not get treated well. That’s my responsibility,” Biden told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts during an interview on Monday which will fully air on Tuesday. “As the committee chairman, I take responsibility that she did not …

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Gingrich Picks Kamala Harris To Win Dem Nomination

CBS News reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich thinks California Sen. Kamala Harris is “most likely” to be nominated to the Democrats pick to challenge President Trump in the 2020 presidential race. Gingrich, speaking to CBSN on Monday, said Harris’ base of California and general likability make her a serious contender for the nomination. “She’s very articulate and I think …

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Holds First 2020 Campaign Rally

PBS NewsHour reports: By picking Pennsylvania for his first campaign speech of the presidential race, Joe Biden is signaling he hopes to own what may be the 2020 election’s toughest battleground. Planting a flag in Pennsylvania makes sense for the longtime former senator from Delaware: He was born in Pennsylvania, has numerous ties to it and is using his deep …

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Hugh Hewitt: The 2020 Election Isn’t Going To Be Close

Hugh Hewitt writes for the Washington Post: The 2020 election isn’t going to be close. This will come as news to #Resistance liberals, who are certain Trump will lose, because they dislike him so much. They still haven’t figured out that 40 percent of the country love him and at least another 10 percent are very much committed to considering …

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Moulton: Sanders, Warren Too Liberal To Beat Trump

Reuters reports: U.S. congressman Seth Moulton, one of 20 Democrats running for president, criticized rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on Friday, saying they were so liberal they risked handing President Donald Trump a second White House term. Moulton is a long-shot candidate at this stage. But his comments reflect a growing conflict between the Democratic Party’s moderate and progressive …

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Rep. Adam Schiff To Bill Maher: The Only Way To Deal With Trump Is To “Vote His Ass Out Of Office” [VIDEO]

“I’m not there yet on impeachment. I may get there, he may get me there. But here’s the awful dilemma that we face: if we don’t impeach him, that sends a message that this kind of conduct, this obstruction of justice, this kind of willing use of the help of a foreign adversary, all the lies and cover up, that …

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Mayor Pete To Return Donations From Lobbyists

Axios reports: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced in an email on Friday that the campaign will no longer accept contributions from federal lobbyists, and plans to return $30,250 to those who have already donated. The decision comes one day after former Vice President Joe Biden announced his presidential candidacy at the home of a Comcast executive, per Politico. Buttigieg …

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Biden Campaign Stuns With $6.3M Haul On First Day

Politico reports: Joe Biden’s campaign announced Friday that he raised $6.3 million on his first day as an announced candidate, placing him atop the crowded Democratic primary in terms of first-day fundraising totals and quelling doubts about his ability to raise enough money to compete. His surprising total — Biden has not been a candidate on his own since 2008 …

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Biden +6 Over Trump In First Post-Announcement Poll

The Rising reports: Joe Biden leads President Trump by six points, according to the first poll published after the former vice president officially announced his candidacy Thursday. The April 25-26 Hill-HarrisX survey of 1,000 registered voters found that 43 percent said they would choose Biden while 37 percent said they would pick Trump. Fifteen percent of respondents said they were …

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Joe Biden Addresses “Touching” Controversy, Anita Hill, And His Age In Appearance On ABC’s The View [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: In the lead up to his formal entry, Biden faced controversy after several women accused him of making them uncomfortable with what they considered inappropriate touching. He posted a video acknowledging that “social norms are changing” and promising he would be “much more mindful,” calling it his “responsibility.” On Friday, Biden was asked about the allegations. “Here’s …

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Santorum Acknowledges Franklin Graham’s Hypocrisy For Calling Out Mayor Pete But Not Trump’s Adultery

Raw Story reports: During an appearance on CNN, host John Berman pointed out that “it seems there is some relativism” in Graham’s religious faith because “he is calling on Pete Buttigieg to repent for being gay, yet he’s one of the most ardent supporters of the thrice-married President Trump.” “You have every right to call him out on that,” Santorum …

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Trump Camp Won’t Promise Not To Use Hacked Data

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s reelection campaign won’t say whether it would use stolen information from hacks or other breaches, setting up a clash with Democratic rivals who have pledged to forgo such tactics and prompting some worry in Trump’s own party. Trump campaign representatives did not respond to several inquiries this week seeking its policy on purloined material, …

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Geraldo Rivera: Mayor Pete Has “Flamboyant Ideas”

“I think that Bernie will plateau. One of these people will break out of the crowd. I think Beto [O’Rourke] is finished. I think Mayor Pete [Buttigieg] dusted him off. If you wanted to go that way, if you wanted to go with the young buckaroo with flamboyant ideas and an aggressive point of view, maybe you go with Mayor …

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Bernie Signs Pledge To Endorse Eventual Dem Nominee

The Daily Beast reports: National progressive outfit Indivisible on Thursday launched a pledge compelling all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to rally behind the eventual nominee. Bernie Sanders was the first to sign it, the group revealed. “I’ll support the ultimate Democratic nominee, whoever it is—period,” the pledge reads. “No Monday morning quarterbacking. No third-party threats. Immediately after there’s a nominee, …

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Trump Campaign Expects To Spend $1 Billion On 2020

From the right wing Sinclair Broadcast Group: President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said he anticipates Trump’s re-election bid will cost at least $1 billion. “I definitely think we’re looking at a billion-dollar operation, minimum,” Parscale said in a Wednesday interview with “America This Week” host Eric Bolling. The digital strategy alone could consume up to half of …

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Anita Hill Doesn’t Accept Joe Biden’s Apology: I’ll Be Satisfied When There’s Real Change And Accountability

The New York Times reports: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. called Anita Hill earlier this month to express his regret over “what she endured” testifying against Justice Clarence Thomas at the 1991 Supreme Court hearings that put a spotlight on sexual harassment of women, according to a spokeswoman for Mr. Biden. But Ms. Hill, in an interview Wednesday, …

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Cuomo To Open Vast Donors Network To Joe Biden

NBC News reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has raised millions of dollars during his campaigns over the years, has indicated to associates in recent days that he will be opening his vast and powerful fundraising network exclusively to Joe Biden, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Biden officially launched his campaign Thursday, after months of …

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Hollywood’s A-List Gays To Host Mayor Pete Fundraiser

From the Hollywood Reporter: The prospect of the first openly gay commander-in-chief is creating an unprecedented coalition of some of Hollywood’s most powerful gay producers, writers, agents and executives who are ready to open their home — and their checkbooks — to support the candidacy of 37-year-old Pete Buttigieg. The event will be held June 19 in Los Angeles at …

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Joe Biden Hires Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Press Secretary

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden’s cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden is seeking to broaden his appeal to a new generation …

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Pro-Bernie Progressive Group Blasts Biden: He Won’t Energize The Democrats Who Stayed Home In 2016

Just in from Justice Democrats: The old guard of the Democratic Party failed to stop Trump, and they can’t be counted on to lead the fight against his divide-and-conquer politics today. The party needs new leadership with a bold vision capable of energizing voters in the Democratic base who stayed home in 2016. Democrats are increasingly uniting around progressive populist …

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