Democrats

Bernie “Disgusted” By Bloomberg’s $32M Ad Buy

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tore into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday over news of Bloomberg’s $31.5 million ad buy as he mulls his own White House bid. “I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any other billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of …

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Bloomberg Makes “Massive” Ad Buy In 100+ Markets

Politico reports: In the latest sign Michael Bloomberg is prepared spend freely on a prospective presidential bid, the billionaire has begun booking a huge quantity of TV ad time in media markets across the country — including the one that’s home to President Donald Trump’s winter White House, Mar-a-Lago. “This buy is MASSIVE,” Ben Taber, an analyst for the television …

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Nancy Pelosi To Hold CNN Town Hall On Impeachment

CNN reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will participate in a CNN town hall in December, where she will take questions directly from a cross-section of voters as her colleagues consider articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. CNN’s Jake Tapper will moderate the December 5 event that will air live at 9 p.m. ET from Washington, DC. Pelosi has been …

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Bloomberg Files Federal Papers For Presidential Bid

CBS News reports: Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed federal papers Thursday declaring himself a Democratic candidate for president, a potentially disruptive move that could upend the party’s nomination fight this spring. The filing reflects his view that the field of Democratic contenders was not well positioned to win next year and that a candidate with his experience, political …

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Warren Blasts Zuckerberg’s Secret Dinner With Trump

Politico reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today hammered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for attending a previously undisclosed dinner with President Donald Trump at the White House, accusing the tech mogul’s company of cozying up to the administration as it faces mounting pressure over its competitive practices from federal regulators. “Amid antitrust scrutiny, Facebook is going on a charm offensive with …

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Trump Turns Gabbard’s Rip On Dems Into Promo Clip

Mediaite reports: A Twitter account operated by the Trump campaign promoted a curious moment from Wednesday night’s Democratic Primary debate. While it’s not unusual for a political party to feature potentially embarrassing moments from opposing candidates or those that highlight stark policy differences, the “Trump War Room” featured a moment in which Rep. Tulsi Gabbard ripped the Democratic party in …

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Front Runners Give Mayor Pete A Pass At Dem Debate

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg came into Wednesday night’s debate bracing for an onslaught that never came. Yes, Amy Klobuchar and Tulsi Gabbard questioned his experience. Cory Booker dinged the young mayor’s resume, pointing out that he’s the “other Rhodes Scholar mayor on the stage” and warning voters against picking a Democratic nominee with an “inauthentic” connection to African American voters …

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Booker Blasts Biden On Legal Weed: Were You High?

The New Jersey Advance reports: It was a debate moment to remember for Cory Booker. Not so much for Joe Biden. With barely 15 minutes left in the two-plus hour Democratic presidential debate, the New Jersey senator brought the house down by saying he was incredulous the former vice president opposed legalizing marijuana. “I thought you might have been high …

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Harris Eviscerates Gabbard At Dem Debate [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: In a withering response to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s defense of characterizing former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s leadership as the “personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party,” Sen. Kamala Harris ran through a laundry list of Gabbard’s perceived offenses against both party and country, characterizing the Hawaii congresswoman as an opportunist who has cozied …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate

CNBC reports: Democratic presidential hopefuls will take the stage together for the fifth time Wednesday night as the top contenders jockey for position and the flagging candidates look for a breakout moment. The 2020 presidential primary debate will go from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET in Atlanta. The event, co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will feature 10 …

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney To Succeed Late Elijah Cummings As Chairperson Of The House Oversight Committee

Axios reports: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) will become the first woman to chair the House Oversight Committee, after defeating Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) in a caucus-wide vote. Maloney has been acting as the committee’s chair since the Oct. 17 death of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) Leading the Oversight Committee will thrust Maloney into the center of the impeachment inquiry into …

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Mayor Pete Likely To Be Targeted At Tonight’s Debate

The Associated Press reports: Pete Buttigieg’s rise in the Democratic presidential primary makes him a prime target at Wednesday’s debate as the four candidates now bunched at the top seek to distinguish themselves with less than three months until voting begins. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has gained significant ground in recent months in Iowa, which holds the …

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Bloomberg Commits $20M To Register New Voters

The Associated Press reports: As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states. News of the large investment, confirmed by Bloomberg’s team on Wednesday, comes less than …

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2020 Dems Mark Transgender Day Of Remembrance

The Hill reports: Multiple Democratic presidential candidates tweeted in support of Transgender Day of Remembrance Wednesday. Among those to tweet were former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Several of the candidates focused on …

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Former Baltimore Mayor Indicted On Fraud Charges

The Baltimore Sun reports: Federal prosecutors have charged former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh with 11 counts of fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy in what they allege was a corrupt scheme involving her sales of a self-published children’s book series. In a grand jury indictment made public Wednesday, prosecutors allege Pugh defrauded area businesses and nonprofit organizations with nearly $800,000 in …

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Mayor Pete +10 Over Biden In New Hampshire Poll

Manchester’s NPR affiliate reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged to the head of the Democratic presidential field in first-in-nation primary state New Hampshire, according to a new poll of likely primary voters released Tuesday. The Saint Anselm College Survey Center poll of 255 likely Democratic primary voters shows that Buttigieg, supported by 25 percent, now holds a 10 percentage point …

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Omar Requests Lenience For Sender Of Death Threat

The Washington Post reports: A man who threatened to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has pleaded guilty, according to authorities. Patrick W. Carlineo Jr., 55, of Addison, N.Y., entered the guilty plea before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci for threatening to assault and murder the freshman congresswoman and for being a felon in possession of firearms, according to …

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Study: Gabbard Favorite Dem Of Russian Propagandists

CBS News reports: Among Democrats running for president, Tulsi Gabbard is popular with Russian propagandists, while Joe Biden draws the most criticism, according to a new analysis. Mentions of Gabbard, a Hawaii congresswoman, by English-language Russian propaganda outlets were 46 percent favorable and 44 percent unfavorable, a research team from the Foreign Policy Research Institute found after analyzing more than …

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Stacey Abrams Would Be “Happy” To Serve As Veep

The Washington Post reports: Abrams was there to talk about voting rights. But, as often happens at her public appearances, a question came up: Would she be willing to serve as vice president? “I’m happy to do so,” she said, to applause and cheers from the crowd. Abrams’s Iowa appearance points to the delicate needle she has been threading since …

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Joe Biden: No Proof Marijuana Isn’t Gateway Drug

Business Insider reports: Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden doubled down on his reserved stance over legalizing marijuana and said his questions over its status as a gateway drug hold him back from supporting legalization. Biden was speaking at a Las Vegas town hall when he claimed that “there’s not nearly been enough evidence” to confirm if …

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