Democrats

Mayor Pete To Open Fundraisers, Disclose Donors

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg announced Monday that he will open his private, high-dollar fundraisers to the press and publicly disclose the names of his top financial supporters within the week, amid pressure from Elizabeth Warren. Buttigieg and Warren have traded attacks on campaign transparency in recent days: On Sunday night, Warren announced she earned $1.9 million over decades of corporate …

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Amazon Blames Trump For Losing $10B Pentagon Deal

NBC News reports: Amazon says President Donald Trump launched “behind-the-scenes attacks” against the company, which led to it losing out on a major contract for cloud services. In a heavily redacted, 103-page document made public Monday, Amazon Web Services lays out why it’s protesting the Department of Defense’s decision to award Microsoft the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract. AWS …

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Marianne Williamson Claims Trump Pardoned Manson

Mediaite reports: Author and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson slammed President Donald Trump for purportedly pardoning the late murderous cult leader Charles Manson on Monday, after falling for a fake news story. “There is something deeply sinister about Trump pardoning Charles Manson, even posthumously. Dog whistles of the very worst possible kind,” posted Williamson, before deleting the denouncement. “I …

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Bernie: My Delayed Endorsement Didn’t Hurt Hillary

The Iowa Press reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) dismissed Hillary Clinton’s recent suggestion that his decision to not endorse her more quickly after the two battled for the Democratic nomination in 2016 ended up hurting her in the general election against Republican Donald Trump. “I’m sorry that Hillary Clinton is rerunning 2016,” Sanders, who is running for president again, said …

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Arizona Poll: Biden And Buttigieg Tied With Trump

The Hill reports: Democratic 2020 White House hopefuls Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg are in a statistical dead heat with President Trump among Arizona voters, according to a new poll. In a mock-up general election, Biden has 44 percent support compared to Trump’s 46 percent, according to the OH Predictive Insights poll released Monday. Buttigieg has 43 percent support compared …

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House Judiciary Committee Issues Impeachment Report

Reuters reports: Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary Committee do not spell out the formal charges against the president, which are being drafted …

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Mayor Pete Releases Some Details Of Consulting Work

Axios reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday released a general timeline of his roughly three years of work at consulting firm McKinsey & Co., while making another request for the company to release him from a non-disclosure agreement. “I never worked on a project inconsistent with my values, and if asked to do so, I would have left the firm …

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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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Schiff: Trump Doesn’t Give A Shit About What’s Good For America, He Only Cares About What Benefits Him

The Hill reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a prominent figure in the impeachment inquiry, has said that President Trump, “doesn’t give a shit about what’s good for our country.” Schiff, in an interview with The New Yorker, cited the impeachment testimony of diplomat David Holmes, who said he was told That Trump did not care about Ukraine …

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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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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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Nancy Pelosi Rips Head Off Right Wing Reporter: Don’t You Mess With Me When It Comes To “Hating” Trump

The Guardian reports: House speaker Nancy Pelosi was walking away from her podium to end her weekly press conference when a reporter shouted a question about whether Democrats “hate” the president. Pelosi quickly turned on her heel to address the reporter directly, angrily telling him that she did not hate the president and that she resented him for using the …

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Biden Won’t Voluntarily Appear At Trump’s Senate Trial

ABC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is responding unequivocally to a top White House official who said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is demanding a full Senate trial, featuring live witnesses, if and when the House sends over articles of impeachment. Trump reiterated his demands for Biden to testify in a Thursday morning tweet: “We will have Schiff, …

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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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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Makes Impeachment Announcement

The Associated Press reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to make an unusual public statement at 9 a.m. EST Thursday in regards to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. It comes after Pelosi asked Democratic members behind closed doors on Wednesday if they were ready to take the next step, and reportedly received a resounding yes. Thursday’s announcement …

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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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