Democrats

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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Gabbard Rents Home In Early State New Hampshire

Manchester’s ABC News affiliate: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, has decided to rent a small house outside Manchester. “We had a town hall in Rochester and then in Gilford right before the storm hit, and people said, ‘You must be getting out of town,’ and nope, we’re here for the duration,” Gabbard said. “I grew up in Hawaii, where Christmas …

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Pelosi To Make Impeachment Announcement At 9AM

The Daily Beast reports: Nancy Pelosi will make an announcement on the “the status of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry” into President Trump on Thursday morning. The House Speaker will discuss what happens next in the inquiry at 9 a.m. ET from the Speaker’s Balcony Hallway, where in September she announced the launch of the impeachment inquiry. Her office …

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Biden: “Of Course” I’d Consider Kamala Harris As Veep

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he would consider Sen. Kamala Harris as a potential running mate, a day after she dropped out of the presidential race. “Of course I would,” Biden said. “Look, Sen. Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be. I mean it sincerely. I talked to her yesterday. She’s solid, …

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Dem House Rep Hits The Exit: My Soul Is Weary From Vicious Trump And His “Distant Relationship With Truth”

Just in from Democratic Rep. Denny Heck: The countless hours I have spent in the investigation of Russian election interference and the impeachment inquiry have rendered my soul weary. I will never understand how some of my colleagues, in many ways good people, could ignore or deny the President’s unrelenting attack on a free press, his vicious character assassination of …

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Progressive Veterans Group Endorses Mayor Pete

The New York Times reports: VoteVets, the political action committee that backs liberal veterans running for office, has endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president, the first major organization to support him. The endorsement brings Mr. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a former Navy officer who served in Afghanistan, new defenders in a 2020 Democratic presidential contest that has …

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Trump Campaign Congratulates Gabbard On Harris Exit

Mediaite reports: California senator Kamala Harris announced the end of her presidential campaign Tuesday, and many conservative commentators had the same reaction to her campaign’s demise. As conservatives mocked the end of Harris’ campaign, a number of figures noted that it was around the time of her first sparring match with Gabbard that her poll numbers started to decline. The …

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BREAKING: Sen. Kamala Harris Ends Presidential Bid

Politico reports: Kamala Harris has bowed out of contention for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Hours before Harris announced she was exiting the Democratic primary, her campaign canceled a New York City fundraiser that was expected to have a number of her wealthy bundlers in attendance. At the time, Harris’s team said the cancellation was because of a “personal matter” …

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TODAY: House Dems To Issue Impeachment Report

NPR reports: Democrats are expected to continue their march toward impeachment on Tuesday with the release of a report summarizing their case — one day after Republicans opened the bidding with a salvo of their own. The majority on the House Intelligence Committee, led by Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is expected to release an impeachment report on Tuesday that could …

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Lobbyists Wrote Reps’ Op-Eds Against Medicare-For-All

The Washington Post reports: Lobbyists either helped draft or made extensive revisions to opinion columns published by three state lawmakers in a way that warned against the dangers of Medicare-for-all and other government involvement in health care, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post. Montana state Rep. Kathy Kelker (D) and Sen. Jen Gross (D) acknowledged in interviews that …

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Mayor Pete Targets Black Voters In New Ad [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is putting $2 million behind his first campaign ad in South Carolina, as he seeks to make inroads with the black voters who make up about two-thirds of the Democratic primary electorate in the key early-voting state. “When I say we’ve got to unify the American people it doesn’t mean pretending …

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Drops White House Bid

Forgot he was running, didn’t you? Vox reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has suspended his long-shot bid to become the 2020 Democratic nominee for president. Since announcing in May, Bullock had struggled to break through nationally. He didn’t qualify for most of the DNC debates, appearing on stage just once in July. His campaign pinned its 2020 hopes on a …

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DNC Blasts Trump On World AIDS Day: He Is No Ally

Just in via press release: World AIDS Day provides us the opportunity to support those living with HIV, unite in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and mourn those we’ve lost. Today, we’re thinking about all the progress we’ve made, and the work still before us. This president is no ally of people living with HIV, who are disproportionately …

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Klobuchar: Ukraine Scandal Is A “Global Watergate”

Politico reports: Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar described President Donald Trump’s behavior as unambiguously impeachable, calling it “a global Watergate” and the textbook behavior of what the Founding Fathers considered worthy of removal from office. “This is something where the Founding Fathers themselves, James Madison said, the reasons we needed impeachment provisions was that he feared that a president would …

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New Booker Ad: I’m The OTHER Rhodes Scholar Mayor

CNN reports: “He’s a Rhodes Scholar. A successful mayor. A uniter,” says the narrator in a new television ad set to air in Iowa. But the ad, which will begin airing Tuesday in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, does not describe South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “No, not that guy,” the narrator says, as an image of Buttigieg flashes …

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Bernie Slow Jams The News With Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Senator Bernie Sanders joined Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday for The Tonight Show, and the two of them got smooth with a “Slow Jam the News” recap of last week’s Democratic debate. “We can no longer tolerate three people owning more wealth than the bottom half of America,” Sanders said. “I have the experience to fight for that bottom …

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AOC’s 2020 Campaign Outraises All House Democrats

The New York Daily News reports: US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raked in more money for her reelection campaign in the last fundraising quarter than any other House Democrat — including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, records show. AOC, a Democratic socialist who reps parts of the Bronx and Queens, raised $1.42 million between July 1 through Sept. 30, followed by House impeachment …

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Joe Biden Reverses On Marijuana As “Gateway Drug”

CBS News reports: Joe Biden’s opposition to pot has apparently gone up in smoke. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president on Monday rolled back his stance that marijuana is a “gateway drug” — and wrongly claimed that he had never said so in the first place. “I don’t think it is a gateway drug. There’s no evidence …

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