Politics

Joe Biden: My Family Is Now On Board For 2020 WH Bid And We’re Very Close To Getting To A Final Decision

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that his family is on board with a 2020 run and he’s “very close” to making a decision in his most direct comments to date about his thinking on jumping into the campaign. Speaking at the University of Delaware, Biden said that he has discussed a run with his family, …

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Blames Democrats For Republican Election Fraud In North Carolina House Race [VIDEO]

“For years and years, every Republican who dared to call for common sense safeguards for Americans’ ballots was demonized by Democrats and their allies. We were hit with left-wing talking points insisting that voter fraud wasn’t real. Never happens, they said. That fraud just didn’t happen. That modest efforts to ensure that voters are who they say they are and …

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Bernie Sanders’ Top Advertising Strategists Jump Ship

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders’ nascent presidential campaign made a major staffing shuffle on Tuesday, with three of his top ad gurus from his 2016 campaign announcing they would not stay on for his 2020 run. Tad Devine, Julian Mulvey and Mark Longabaugh in a joint statement cited a differing “creative vision” from the senator for their split. The eponymous …

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Hillary Clinton: Just Because I’m Not Running, I’m Not Shutting Up, I’ll Still Keep Speaking Out Against Trump

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton says she “can’t imagine” running for president again but says in a new interview that she’s “going to keep speaking out” about President Trump. “I can’t imagine that, no,” the former secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said Monday on Tina Brown’s podcast “TBD” when asked whether she could change her mind about …

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Kamala Harris Backs Decriminalizing Sex Work [VIDEO]

The Root reports: Harris says she is open to seeing sex work decriminalized. For those who have criticized her support of SESTA (The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017) and FOSTA (Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017), her willingness to explore decriminalization may be welcome news — or not. In our interview, Harris …

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Top California Democrats Endorse Kamala Harris

Politico reports: In a show of force aimed at locking down support in California — an early primary state critical to her 2020 hopes — Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday announced the backing of a score of Democratic California statewide officers. The Harris campaign Tuesday will announce the backing of California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, …

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Nikki Haley Tapped For Boeing’s Board Of Directors

CNBC reports: Boeing announced Tuesday the nomination of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley for election to the company’s board of directors. Haley served as ambassador to the U.N. under President Donald Trump from January 2017 until December, when she resigned. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to contribute to Boeing’s continued success as a cutting …

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Ivanka Attacks AOC: Americans Want To Work For What They Get, They Don’t Want Any “Guaranteed Minimum”

Fox News reports: Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and a White House senior adviser, lauded her father’s economy and said the majority of Americans ideologically believe differently than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in an interview with Fox News host Steve Hilton. “I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something. I’ve spent a lot of time …

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Second GOP Senator Will Vote To Block “Emergency”

The Associated Press reports: North Carolina’s Thom Tillis on Monday night became the second Republican to promise a vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border. Tillis said Congress must defend its power of the purse and warned that a future Democratic president might abuse the power to advance “radical policies.” He revealed his …

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Study Links Anti-Vax Movement To Rise Of Populism

The Guardian reports: Scepticism about the use of vaccines for children has risen across Europe in line with votes for populists, according to a study, which proposes that public health officials should track populist parties in opinion polls as a proxy signal for vaccine hesitancy. Big surges in the number of measles cases and deaths map to countries where populist …

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House Democrats: “Terminate Trump’s Fake Emergency”

Politico reports: House lawmakers will vote, likely within hours of Trump’s arrival in Hanoi, on a resolution of disapproval that would block the president’s national emergency declaration to secure funding for his long-desired wall along the southern border. A Democratic leadership aide said that the president’s travel plans played no role in the House floor schedule. The resolution is expected …

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Brazil To US: You Can’t Invade Venezuela From Here

Reuters reports: Brazil’s vice president, retired general Hamilton Mourão, said on Monday that under no circumstances would his country allow the United States to intervene militarily in Venezuela from Brazilian territory. In an interview with Globo News cable channel, Mourão said Brazil will do all it can to avoid a conflict with neighboring Venezuela. He spoke from Bogotá, where he …

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NEW YORK: Dems Move To Decriminalize Sex Work

Salon reports: Inspired by a recent wave of progressive candidates in New York who have vocally advocated for the decriminalization of sex work, sex workers and their advocates on Monday launched a major push to decriminalize sex work — a movement they hope to vault to the forefront of national politics ahead of the 2020 primaries, similar to the #AbolishICE …

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Former NC Gov Teases And Drops Bid For House Seat

The Charlotte Observer reports: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday that he will not run for Congress in the state’s 9th District, hours after a tweet that suggested he might. “My fire in the belly is teaching and being a radio host and keeping the option open of running for governor or senator (in 2022),” McCrory, a Republican, …

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Pence Unveils New Sanctions On Venezuela, Money For Opposition, Threatens US Military Intervention [VIDEO]

Agence France-Press reports: The Trump administration on Monday announced new sanctions on allies of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and financial assistance to his opponent Juan Guaido as an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from security forces who remain loyal to the socialist leader. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in the Colombian capital …

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MINNESOTA: GOP State Rep Calls For Stomping And Running Over Gun Opponents, Governor Condemns

The Twin Cities Pioneer-Press reports: The two major gun control proposals lawmakers plan to debate this session haven’t even had a hearing yet at the state Capitol and already accusations and condemnations are flying. Gov. Tim Walz released a statement Sunday condemning comments made by Rep. Cal Bahr, R-East Bethel, during a Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus rally at the Capitol …

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Former GOP Gov. John Sununu: Quantitatively Illiterate Democrats Will Bankrupt America Over Climate Change

“The Democrats were the party that flirted with communism in the 40s and 50s, the Republicans criticized them for it, to the point where Ronald Reagan left the Democrat Party, became a Republican. The attraction of socialism and communism to the Democrats has historically been so strong that Bernie Sanders chose to spend his honeymoon in the Soviet Union. The …

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Former Staffer Sues Trump For Nonconsensual Kissing

The Washington Post reports: A staffer on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign says he kissed her without her consent at a small gathering of supporters before a Florida rally, an interaction that she alleges in a new lawsuit still causes her anguish. In interviews with The Washington Post, and in the lawsuit, Alva Johnson said Trump grabbed her hand and …

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Billionaire Warren Buffett Backs Billionaire Bloomberg

CNBC reports: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday that he would support fellow billionaire and former three-term New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg for president. “If Mike Bloomberg announced tomorrow that he was a candidate, I would say I’m for him,” Buffett told Becky Quick in a “Squawk Box” Interview from Omaha, Nebraska. “I think he …

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Elizabeth Warren Vows No “Big Money Fundraisers”

CNN reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren is laying down a new rule for her presidential campaign: No fundraisers, dinners, receptions or phone calls with wealthy donors. Warren’s bid for the White House has been defined since its start by themes of fighting corruption and money in politics. The Massachusetts Democrat took that to the next level on Monday, blasting out an …

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