Democrats

SCOTUS Rules For Virginia Dems On Gerrymandering

The Hill reports: The Supreme Court has ruled against the Virginia House of Delegates in a racial gerrymandering case that represents a victory for Democrats in the state. In the 5-4 ruling, the justices found that the House didn’t have the standing to appeal a lower court ruling that found that the new district maps must be used ahead of …

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Politico: Mayor Pete Raised “Staggering” $7M In April

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg’s campaign jolted its top donors with big news on a conference call last month: The upstart mayor had raised $7 million in the month of April alone, as much as Buttigieg had in his entire eye-catching first quarter in the presidential race. The huge April haul, which was previously unreported, highlights Buttigieg’s explosive rise in the …

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Mayor Pete: We’ve Likely Had A Gay President Already

USA Today reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has fueled speculation about how the American electorate would react to its first gay president. But, according to Buttigieg, he would not be the first gay president. In an interview with “Axios on HBO” aired on Sunday evening, Buttigieg asserted that it’s “almost certain” he would not be the first gay president. Buttigieg, …

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Five Democrats Best Trump In New Fox News Poll

Fox News reports: Biden tops the list of Democratic contenders with 32 percent support among primary voters. Bernie Sanders trails at 13 percent, Elizabeth Warren at 9 percent, and Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris both at 8 percent. Next is Beto O’Rourke at 4 percent, Cory Booker at 3 percent, and Amy Klobuchar and Andrew Yang each garner 2 percent. …

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Warren and Mayor Pete Surge In South Carolina Poll

South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a commanding 20-point lead in the 2020 South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, but his post-announcement advantage is shrinking — and he has a surprising new set of top challengers. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg have emerged as the next two choices after Biden …

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Trump Campaign Targets Surging Elizabeth Warren

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection machine is setting its sights on a new target, one it had left for dead just a few months ago: Elizabeth Warren. With the Massachusetts senator rising in polls and driving a populist message that threatens to cut into the president’s blue-collar base, the Trump campaign is training its firepower on Warren with an …

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POLL: Biden +11 Over Trump In Swing State Michigan

The Detroit Free Press reports: A new poll out Friday suggests more trouble for President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes in Michigan, with the survey showing him 11 percentage points behind former Vice President Joe Biden in a head-to-head race. The poll by EPIC-MRA of Lansing also suggests, for the second time since March, that a majority of Michiganders support replacing …

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DNC Issues Two-Night Debate Lineup: Heavyweights Biden, Bernie, Pete, And Harris Slated For Same Night

Buzzfeed News reports: The 2020 presidential campaign is about to go into hyperdrive, with 20 Democratic candidates now set to debate between two nights later in June. The Democratic National Committee and NBC News, which is hosting the first debates, announced the lineups of who will debate each night on Friday, giving the first sense of what to expect. Here’s …

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DNC Announces 20 Qualifiers For First Dem Debates

The Associated Press reports: The Democratic National Committee has announced the 20 candidates who have qualified for the party’s first presidential primary debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was the most high-profile candidate left off the list. He failed to reach the party’s polling or grassroots fundraising thresholds. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, former U.S. Sen. Mike …

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Howard Schultz Cuts Staff, Puts Campaign On Hiatus

The Huffington Post reports: Starbucks billionaire Howard Schultz told campaign staff that he is making significant cuts to his team, as he suspends his political plans for the summer. Schultz came into the office Wednesday for the first time in months and met with the staff, according to a person in the room. He announced that he was letting everyone …

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Pelosi: Trump Saying He’ll Accept Dirt From Foreign Spies Won’t “Trigger” Impeachment Hearings [VIDEO]

“Everybody in the country should be totally appalled by what the president said last night. Should be totally appalled. He has a habit of making appalling statements. This one borders on so totally unethical but he doesn’t even realize it. However, what we want to do is have a methodical approach to the path we’re on and this will be …

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Dem House Rep Calls GOP Reps “Sex-Starved Males” During Debate On Public Health Spending Bill [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: A routine House debate nearly exploded Wednesday when California Democrat Norma J. Torres implied her Republican colleagues were “sex-starved males” for opposing abortion. “Mr. Speaker, it is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose,” Torres said as lawmakers debated a rule setting up amendment consideration for …

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Harris: I’d Pursue Charges Against Trump If Elected

The Associated Press reports: Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Wednesday that if she wins the White House, her Justice Department “would have no choice” but to pursue an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump after he leaves office. The California senator and some other Democrats in the 2020 race are pushing their party to initiate the impeachment …

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Dem Bill Would Repeal 2005 Ban On Suing Gunmakers

NPR reports: House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday they say will allow victims of gun violence to have their day in court. The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act aims to repeal federal protections blocking firearm and ammunition manufacturers, dealers and trade groups from most civil lawsuits when a firearm is used unlawfully or in …

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Poll: Six Dems Beat Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: In a first look at head-to-head 2020 presidential matchups nationwide, several Democratic challengers lead President Donald Trump, with former Vice President Joseph Biden ahead 53 – 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. In other matchups, the independent Quinnipiac  Poll finds: Sen. Bernie Sanders over President Trump 51 – 42 percent; …

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Joe Biden To Eviscerate Trump In Iowa Stump Speech

ABC News reports: Joe Biden’s remarks, released early by the campaign, mark some of Biden’s most pointed attacks of the president — mentioning his name 44 times, and hitting Trump for his tariff policy and the impact it has on Iowa farmers and manufacturers. “Trump doesn’t get the basics. He thinks his tariffs are being paid by China. Any beginning …

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Five Moderators Announced For First Dem Debates

NBC News reports: NBC announced on Tuesday the five moderators for the first Democratic presidential primary debate, set for later this month. Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart will moderate the debate, which will take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami over two nights on June 26-27. Both …

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DOJ Agrees To Hand Over Key Mueller Report Evidence, Nadler Puts Bill Barr’s Contempt Charge “In Abeyance”

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department, after weeks of tense negotiations, has agreed to provide Congress with key evidence collected by Robert S. Mueller III that could shed light on possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Trump, the House Judiciary Committee said on Monday. The exact scope of the material the Justice Department has …

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POLL: Age Is A Bigger Negative Than Orientation

Reuters reports: In a sign that a presidential hopeful’s sexual orientation has diminished as a concern for voters, Americans are more likely to say they would reject a candidate older than 70 than a candidate who is gay, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Monday. Democrats will select their nominee from a field that so far includes 24 candidates and …

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Biden Slumps In Iowa Poll: +8 Over Sanders, Warren

The Hill reports: The Iowa Poll, conducted by veteran pollster Ann Selzer for the Des Moines Register and CNN, found former Vice President Joe Biden leading the Democratic field with 24 percent of the vote. The race for second place is a statistical tie between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), at 16 percent; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), at 15 percent; and …

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