Democrats

Biden Camp Leaps On Trump’s Plea For Chinese Help

Just in from the Biden campaign: What Donald Trump just said on the South Lawn of the White House was this election’s equivalent of his infamous ‘Russia, if you’re listening’ moment from 2016 — a grotesque choice of lies over truth and self over the country. The White House itself has admitted that Donald Trump tried to bully a foreign …

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Warren +4 Over Biden In New Economist/YouGov Poll

Just in from polling outfit YouGov: There is another casualty of the current impeachment drama – and it isn’t Donald Trump. Even though there is no proof former Vice President Joe Biden or his son ever engaged in corrupt acts in Ukraine, having a name associated with the investigation has affected his ratings in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll. He is …

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Dem 2020 Rivals Send Best Wishes To Ailing Bernie

Mediaite reports: Bernie Sanders received immediate and earnest well wishes from political competitors for the Democratic 2020 nomination in light of the news that he has been hospitalized for a heart procedure. The Sanders campaign announced Wednesday morning that the Vermont senator had a procedure to deal with a blocked artery that was causing him “chest discomfort.” Sanders will be …

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LIVE VIDEO: Top Dems Hold Impeachment Presser

The New York Daily News reports: Rep. Adam Schiff, who as the head of the House Intelligence Committee has become the public face of the Democrats impeachment inquiry, will attend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s weekly press conference later Wednesday morning. Pelosi’s office announced that the Democrat from California will take part in the presser late Tuesday. ​​Schiff’s panel last week …

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Biden +20 Over Warren In New South Carolina Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 20-point lead against the rest of the 2020 Democratic primary field in the crucial primary state of South Carolina as the Palmetto State emerges as a firewall for his campaign. Biden has the support of 37 percent of Democratic or Democratic-leaning registered voters, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got 17 …

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Mayor Pete And Bernie See Huge Third Quarter Hauls

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg raked in over $19.1 million in the third quarter, a substantial amount but short of the $24.8 million he raised in the second quarter. The South Bend, Ind., mayor’s campaign added in a memo released on Tuesday that Buttigieg’s number of unique donors grew by 182,000 to a total to 580,000 contributors. …

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Gabbard Hits Dems For Fundraising On Impeachment

The Hill reports: Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) called out her Democratic opponents for fundraising off of impeachment on Monday, accusing them of undermining the credibility of the inquiry. Democrats have used to the issue to shore up fundraising support from donors after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Tuesday that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry …

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New Polls: Joe Biden Far Out Front In SC, Tied In NV

CNN reports: Our first CNN/SSRS polls of the South Carolina Democratic primary and Nevada Democratic caucuses show two very different races. Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a large 37% to 16% advantage over Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in South Carolina among likely Democratic primary voters. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 11%. No one else gets above 5%. This …

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Beto: I’m Not Dropping Out And Trump Must Resign

The Texas Tribune reports: White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke on Saturday called on President Trump to resign amid mounting scrutiny over his dealings with Ukraine. The former Texas congressman argued at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival that “the best possible path” for the country would be for “this president to resign, allow this country to heal, and ensure that we …

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Dem McConnell Challenger Backs Impeachment Inquiry

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath, a Democratic candidate and potential opponent for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020, endorsed the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Friday. The House opened the impeachment inquiry against Trump Tuesday, days after finding out Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate a political rival, former …

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LIST: 11 House Dems Yet To Back Impeachment Inquiry

The Washington Post reports: Now, 224 House Democrats and one Independent member say they support at least opening an impeachment inquiry into whether the president committed “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Of those, 28 have gone a step further and said they support impeaching the president. The ranks of Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump swelled in the …

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Gabbard Flips, Backs “Focused” Impeachment Inquiry

The far-right Washington Times reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Friday said she supports the House’s newly formal inquiry into whether to impeach President Trump, after she had repeatedly said impeachment would be too divisive for the country. She said after reviewing the latest evidence and reports on Mr. Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it would set a “very …

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Impeachment Vote Could Come By Thanksgiving

The Washington Post reports: House Democratic leaders are eyeing a fast-paced investigation into the possible impeachment of President Trump, instructing the committees handling the probe to wrap up their findings within weeks in hopes of concluding before the holiday season. Multiple Democratic lawmakers and congressional aides said there is no formal timeline for the inquiry, but the “need for speed,” …

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Former Sen. Al Franken To Launch SiriusXM Show

The New York Times reports: The comeback campaign of Al Franken is coming soon to a satellite radio near you. SiriusXM announced on Wednesday that the former United States senator from Minnesota will host a weekly program, “The Al Franken Show,” starting Saturday. He will also contribute to 2020 election coverage on the broadcaster’s left-wing political channel, SiriusXM Progress. Mr. …

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Gabbard Sees No “Compelling Case” For Impeachment

The Rising reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said Wednesday that the partial transcript of President Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president released by the Trump administration doesn’t show a “compelling” case for impeachment. “Most people reading through that transcript are not going to find that extremely compelling cause to throw out a president that won an election in 2016,” the Democratic …

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Warren +2 Over Biden In New National Quinnipiac Poll

NBC News reports: A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning shows former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, essentially tied in the 2020 Democratic race for president. Democratic voters polled by Quinnipiac University gave Warren 27 percent of the vote and Biden 25 percent. The numbers are within the margin of error of plus …

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Tulsi Gabbard Qualifies For Next Presidential Debate

Hawaii News Now reports: U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has qualified for the next Democratic presidential debate in October after earning enough support in a new poll. In order to qualify, Gabbard needed donations from 130,000 people and to earn 2% support in four qualifying polls. For weeks, the Hawaii Congresswoman had been struggling with low poll numbers, but she met …

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Top Dems Huddle On Creating Impeachment Panel

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats are privately discussing the creation of a select committee to conduct the possible impeachment of President Trump, according to multiple lawmakers and congressional aides, underscoring the momentum in the chamber to oust the president. The California Democrat has spoken to key allies in recent days about establishing a special …

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Gabbard Resists Impeachment As “Terribly Divisive”

The Hill reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) resisted calls for impeachment as more Democratic representatives are requesting inquiries begin. The Democratic presidential candidate told Fox News she will attend the House Speaker’s scheduled meeting Wednesday to discuss next steps, but impeachment would be “terribly divisive.” “I’ve been consistent in saying I believe that impeachment at this juncture would be terribly …

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Bernie Outdoes Warren With Stiffer “Wealth Tax” Plan

Axios reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders has released a wealth tax that’s even more aggressive than Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “ultra-millionaire tax.” Axios first reported Sanders’ proposal. Why it matters: Sanders keeps trying to remind voters that he’s the original when it comes to progressive policy in the 2020 field, but he’s being eclipsed at every turn by the surging Warren. The …

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