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Working Families Party Ditches Bernie For Warren

Politico reports: The Working Families Party endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president on Monday — delivering both a victory for the Massachusetts senator and blow to her liberal rival, Bernie Sanders. “Senator Warren strikes fear into the hearts of the robber barons who rigged the system, and offers hope to millions of working people who have been shut out of our …

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Nadler: Impeachment Is Unlikely To Remove Trump But It’s Also “Imperative To Vindicate The Constitution”

WNYC reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) pressed Monday that he personally believes President Trump should be impeached as senior Democrats try to defend their recent muddled messaging on the issue. “Personally, I think the president ought to be impeached,” Nadler told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. He acknowledged that impeachment is unlikely to lead to Trump’s removal, given widespread …

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Gabbard To Trump: Don’t Make Us Saudi Arabia’s Bitch

Roll Call reports: Replying directly to Trump on Twitter, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) slammed the president for, in her view, seeking marching orders with regard to a potential strike against Iran following the attack on a Saudi oil plant. “Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters,” Gabbard wrote. “Having our country act as Saudi Arabia’s bitch is not ‘America First.’” …

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House Dems To Target McConnell In Fall Messaging

Axios reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will escalate her caucus’ anti-Mitch McConnell messaging this fall, testing a theory that this can be more effective than just continuing the party’s anti-Trump rhetoric, Democratic leadership aides tell Axios. Democrats are still divided over how much to focus on President Trump ahead of the 2020 elections — and they’re aware that “Trump fatigue” …

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Biden To Release Medical Records Before Iowa Caucus

CNN reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden committed to publicly releasing his medical records before the Iowa caucuses after questions of whether the 76-year-old former vice president is fit for the rigors of the presidency and to take on President Donald Trump, aged 73, in a grueling 2020 campaign. In Houston on Friday, a day after the third presidential debate, …

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New York Times And CNN To Host Next Dem Debate

The New York Times reports: The New York Times and CNN will co-host the next Democratic debate near Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15, with the possibility of a second round one night later depending on how many candidates meet the qualifying criteria. The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that the debate would be held in Westerville, Ohio, on the campus …

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Castro Questions Biden’s Memory In Heated Exchange

Politico reports: Julián Castro, the lowest-polling candidate in the Democratic debate Thursday night, reached up the ladder and tried to yank Joe Biden off it. Castro’s decision to attack the former vice president and 2020 front-runner, in a way that appeared designed to highlight Biden’s advancing age, was a high-stakes move at a time when the former Housing and Urban …

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Beto At Debate: Yes, We’re Going to Take Your AR-15

USA Today reports: A month after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso, killing 22 and injuring more, Beto O’Rourke stood onstage in Houston and was asked about his proposal to buy back military-style assault weapons. The question, during the third debate among Democratic presidential candidates, came after several of his competitors had praised …

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LIVE VIDEO: Third Democratic Presidential Debate

The New York Times reports: The debate is 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern, and you can watch it on ABC and Univision. It is being held in Houston and will also be available on streaming services. Ten Democratic candidates will debate: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete …

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Cruz Warns: Texas Will Be “Hotly Contested” In 2020

Politico reports: Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding the alarm on Texas. During a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Thursday, Cruz warned that Texas will be “hotly contested” in 2020. He said that while he had confidence his colleague Republican Sen. John Cornyn and President Donald Trump would win the state, both will face a “serious race.” “I think the Texas …

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Warren +6 Over Biden In New “Ranked-Choice” Poll

Vox reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead the crowded Democratic field — but under a “ranked-choice” system designed to suss out the majority’s ultimate preference, Sen. Elizabeth Warren would top Biden, 53 percent to 47 percent, according to a new poll exclusively provided in advance to Vox. The online national poll of likely Democratic voters was conducted …

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Trump To Troll Above Dem Debate With Banner Plane

ABC News reports: While some may be anticipating sparks to fly between Democratic candidates onstage, the Trump campaign plans to literally fly its counter messaging in the air above Houston ahead of Thursday’s debate. President Donald Trump’s campaign intends to counter-program the Democratic primary debate with an ad blitz that includes two full-page newspaper ads and flying a massive banner …

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Democrats +11 In Generic 2020 US House Poll

The Hill reports: More U.S. adults would rather see Democrats maintain the House majority in 2020 than would like to see a GOP takeover, according to a new poll. 49 percent of respondents told a Economist/YouGov survey published Wednesday that they would vote for a Democratic candidate in next year’s elections, while 38 percent said they would vote for a …

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TEXAS: Biden +10 Over Warren, +16 Over Bernie

The Dallas Morning News reports: Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has cemented his frontrunner status among the Democratic contenders in Texas, a delegate-rich early primary state that will see Houston play host on Thursday to the third round of the Democratic debates. A Quinnipiac University poll puts Biden at 28% among Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic in Texas, …

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Dem Candidates Warned Not To Curse During Debate

We certainly wouldn’t want to offend the tender ears of millions of President Shithole’s evangelical cultists. Ahead of the third Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston this week, candidates are being instructed to clean up their language. In an email to campaigns obtained Tuesday by CNN, officials from the Democratic National Committee and ABC News — the host network of …

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POLL: 60% Say Trump Does Not Deserve Reelection

CNN reports: Six in 10 Americans say President Donald Trump does not deserve to be reelected, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, and more now say he’s doing a poor job than a good one of keeping important campaign promises. Overall, the poll paints a picture of a President who has done little to improve negative impressions …

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TEXAS: Bernie, Biden, Warren Lead Trump In Matchup

The Texas Tribune reports: The top three contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination all lead President Trump in deep-red Texas where a Democrat has not won a statewide race in 25 years, according to a new poll. The latest Univision News survey of Texas finds Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) doing best in a hypothetical head-to-head match-up against Trump in …

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Senate Dems Attempt To Force Vote On Wall Funding

Roll Call reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer will announce that his caucus will force another floor vote to terminate President Donald Trump’s border security national emergency. “This rises to a large and vital constitutional issue: does our country truly have checks and balances, particularly important when we have such an overreaching president? This vote will also provide a …

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GEORGIA: Jon Ossoff Launches Bid For US Senate

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff said he will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue and “mount a ruthless assault on corruption in our political system” that’s prevented Congress from addressing urgent issues. The Democrat told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he would “raise a grassroots army unlike any this state has ever seen” by expanding the network of …

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Texas Dems Unveil Plan To Flip State To Blue In 2020

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Democratic Party is pulling back the curtain on its 2020 strategy ahead of the Houston presidential debate, releasing a plan to flip the state that targets 2.6 million potential Democratic voters who are not registered yet and commits to deploying over 1,000 organizers by the end of the election cycle. The 10-page proposal, shared …

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