Democrats

Joe Biden +2 Over Sanders In New PBS/NPR Poll

PBS NewsHour reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lead the crowded Democratic field, pulling in together about half of the support of Democratic voters and Democratic-leaning independents, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll. Biden leads with 24%, followed closely by Sanders at 22%. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is third with 17%, followed by South …

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MMA Fighter Hailed By Trump For Offering To Beat Up Democrats Gets Jaw Broken In Championship Bout

MMA Fighting reports: Colby Covington will go home without the UFC welterweight title and instead spent his Saturday night at the hospital receiving treatment following his fifth round TKO loss to Kamaru Usman. Between the third and fourth rounds, Covington went to his corner and told his coaches that he believed he suffered a broken jaw. A replay seemed to …

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Booker Petitions DNC To Lower Debate Thresholds

The New York Times reports: At the urging of Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, eight Democratic presidential candidates, and Mr. Booker, have signed a letter urging Tom Perez, the Democratic National Committee chairman, to lower the thresholds to qualify for the party’s January and February debates. The letter, written and circulated by the Booker campaign, was sent to Mr. …

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Pro-Trump House Dem To Switch Parties [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Rep. Jeff Van Drew, the conservative South Jersey Democrat who has vocally opposed impeaching President Donald Trump, is expected to switch parties in the coming days, according to three New Jersey Democratic sources, leaving a party he has represented for more than 20 years. Van Drew didn’t just oppose the impeachment effort. He repeatedly touted his …

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Trump Retweets Junior’s Call To Harass House Dems

Deadline reports: An aggressive President Donald Trump warmed up for his appearance later today at the annual Army-Navy football game with some smash-mouth tweeting. In an unusually busy early morning, the Commander-in-Tweet treated his Democrat foes like it was Ravens vs. Jets, running over them with taunts, threats and retweets. The game plan appears to be aggressive targeting of the …

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Trump Wails: The Dem Haters Are So Unfair To Me

The Washington Post reports: President Trump claimed on Friday night that Democrats had become the “Party of Hate” hours after the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment on party-line votes accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The full House is expected to vote to impeach Trump next week, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

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Mayor Pete Rips Warren On Donor “Purity Tests”

Politico reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday fired back at an attack from Sen. Elizabeth Warren the previous day, dismissing her criticism of his fundraising practices as a trivial “process purity test” while pointing to her recent shift on the issue. “The thing about these purity tests is, the people issuing them can’t even meet them. Right?” Buttigieg said during …

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Bernie Sanders Retracts Endorsement Of Cenk Uygur

Mediaite reports: The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur is running for Congress in California and yesterday he received an official endorsement from Bernie Sanders — an endorsement that has now been retracted. Since Uygur announced his candidacy for the seat held by former Congresswoman Katie Hill, he’s faced criticism for comments he’s made about women, while Sanders has been criticized …

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Labor Dispute Threatens Coming Democratic Debate, Sanders And Warren Say They Won’t Cross Picket Lines

Politico reports: Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on Friday threatened to skip the PBS NewsHour – POLITICO Debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles next week, asserting they would not cross the picket lines of campus workers locked in a labor dispute. UNITE HERE Local 11, a labor union representing 150 cashiers, cooks, dishwashers and servers …

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Mayor Pete: I Wish Trump Wasn’t Dreaming About Me

The Hill reports: Pete Buttigieg said Friday that he found it a little unsettling that President Trump is dreaming about him. “It did bother me when he said he dreams about me,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor quipped during a Washington Post Live event. “I don’t know exactly what goes on in this president’s dreams, but I’m certain that I …

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Bernie Sanders Endorses Cenk Uygur For US House

The Los Angeles Times reports: Bernie Sanders endorsed a California congressional candidate Thursday with a long history of making crude and degrading comments about women and provocative statements about Jews, Muslims and other groups. The Democratic presidential candidate said Cenk Uygur, founder and co-host of “The Young Turks” online talk show, is “a voice that we desperately need in Congress” …

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Six House Democrats Attended WH Christmas Ball

Axios reports: Half a dozen House Democrats attended the White House Congressional Ball last night while their colleagues on the Judiciary Committee worked late into the night on articles of impeachment, according to two sources familiar with the event. If you’re looking for clues about which House Democrats might vote against impeaching President Trump next week, one tempting place to …

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POLL: Lindsey Graham +2 Against Senate Challenger

Here’s some very encouraging news: A Change Research/Post and Courier poll released Friday shows that longtime Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has just a two-point lead on his Democratic challenger. In the left-leaning poll, 47 percent of likely general election voters said that they would vote from Graham, 45 percent said that they would vote for Democratic challenger Jamie Harrison and …

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Soccer Icon Megan Rapinoe Endorses Elizabeth Warren

People Magazine reports: Elizabeth Warren‘s list of endorsements just got a little bit longer and a lot more athletic: Megan Rapinoe has picked the progressive Massachusetts senator as her choice for president in 2020. “I truly believe the best things in life are a result of being bold and being real,” Rapinoe wrote on Instagram Friday. “This extends to every …

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Cory Booker Fails To Qualify For Next Dem Debate

Reuters reports: Cory Booker will try to keep his presidential hopes alive by doubling down on the early voting state of Iowa, despite failing to qualify for next week’s Democratic debate, his campaign said on Thursday. Booker failed to make the cut for the Dec. 19 debate because of low poll numbers. Only seven of the 15 remaining Democratic candidates …

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New Kentucky Gov Vows Voting Rights For Ex-Felons

The New York Times reports: A fast-growing movement among states to return voting rights to former felons is scheduled on Thursday to add a prominent convert: Kentucky, one of only two states that still strip all former felons of the right to cast a ballot. The state’s newly elected Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, promised in his inauguration speech on Tuesday …

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Joe Manchin “Very Much Torn” On Convicting Trump

Axios reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told CNN on Wednesday that he’s “very much torn” on voting to convict President Trump in a Senate impeachment trial. Why it matters: Manchin, a moderate representing West Virginia, is widely regarded as among the most likely senators to defect from fellow Democrats in a potential vote to remove Trump from office. What he’s …

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Billionaire Bloomberg Pledges “War On Poverty”

The Associated Press reports: Michael Bloomberg took his Democratic presidential campaign to California on Wednesday, pledging to launch a “war on poverty” at an event in a city once known as the nation’s foreclosure capital. “As president, my job will be to move all Americans ahead, and that includes committing our country to new and innovative ways to combat poverty. …

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New Hampshire Poll: Biden And Buttigieg In Dead Heat

New Hampshire’s WBUR reports: A WBUR poll released Wednesday shows that former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg are in a dead heat in New Hampshire. When asked who’d they vote for if New Hampshire’s Democratic primary was today, 18 percent of likely Democratic voters said Buttigieg, while 17 percent said Biden. Sen. Bernie Sanders …

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ARIZONA: Dem Mark Kelly +3 In New Senate Poll

Roll Call reports: Retired astronaut Mark Kelly (D) leads Sen. Martha McSally (R) by a narrow 3-point margin in Arizona, a state critical to Democratic chances of recapturing the Senate in the 2020 elections, according to a new poll. A poll conducted by OH Predictive Insights shows Kelly leading McSally by a 47 percent to 44 percent margin, fueled by …

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