Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Trump’s Approval Ratings Tick Up In Southern States

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s approval ratings in the South have ticked upward, with 54 percent of voters giving a thumbs-up to the way he’s handling his job, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey online poll. The survey of voters in 11 southern states found 38 percent said they “strongly approve” of the way Trump’s handling his job, and …

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Ted Cruz: Trump Could “Absolutely” Lose In 2020

Newsweek reports: Senator Ted Cruz said Friday that he believes the 2020 presidential election is a “coin flip” that President Donald Trump could “absolutely” lose amid growing anger from Democrats across the country. However, Cruz avoided explicitly saying that Trump’s attacks on congresswomen of color could hurt his chances at reelection. Appearing on PBS’ Firing Line with Margaret Hoover Friday …

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NBC News Poll: Biden +9 Over Sanders And Warren

NBC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the pack of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren tied behind him, according to a new NBC News poll. The poll shows 25 percent of respondents would vote for Biden if a primary or caucus was held today, while Sanders, I-Vt., and Warren of Massachusetts …

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CNN Draws Nightly Lineups For Next Dem Debates

The New York Times reports: There will be a round two for Joseph R. Biden Jr. versus Senator Kamala Harris. After Ms. Harris’s criticism of Mr. Biden’s record on race issues dominated the story line following the first Democratic presidential debate last month, the two will square off again later this month in Detroit when candidates gather for the second …

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Trump Continues Racist Tirade At Cultist Rally [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday night continued his days-long attack on four congresswomen at a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, where a raucous crowd chanted, “Sent them back!” and “Traitor!” Just at the mere mention of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass, the thousands of supporters gathered at the …

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Axios: Trump’s Latest Racist Attack Was Premeditated

Axios reports: It might seem like improvisational madness when President Trump tells American citizens in Congress to “go back” where they came from, but those close to Trump say there’s a lot of calculation behind his race-baiting. Why it matters: It’s central to his 2020 strategy, they say. Trump’s associates predict more, not less, of the race-baiting madness. Trump knows …

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Kamala Harris Surges To Top Spot In New California Poll

Politico reports: Home-state Senator Kamala Harris has seized the top spot from Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren is fast gaining traction in delegate-rich California, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday. The latest Quinnipiac California poll shows Harris leading among 2020 presidential hopefuls, with 23 percent of California Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters now behind her …

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Biden +13 Over Bernie In New Poll On Dem Primary

Morning Consult reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a double-digit lead in the Democratic presidential primary, followed by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), according to a new poll. The results from Morning Consult’s weekly survey released Monday are almost unchanged from the previous poll. Biden is the top choice for 32 percent of …

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Former GOP Rep. Mark Sanford Mulls 2020 WH Bid

South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports: Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina congressman ousted from office after President Donald Trump urged voters to reject him, is considering a run for president. Sanford, in an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Post and Courier, confirmed he will take the next month to formulate whether he will mount a potential run against Trump …

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Joe Biden: If Trump Mocks My Age During Debate, I’ll Just Challenge Him To Do Push-Ups With Me Onstage

The Washington Post reports: If President Trump makes of fun of his age or questions his mental state during a debate, Joe Biden has a response at the ready: He’ll challenge him to do push-ups on stage. The former vice president relayed his plans during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in which he was pressed on whether he is …

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Joe Biden Hails “Brilliant” AOC And Her Squad [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden heaped praise on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other freshman congresswomen targeted in racist tweets in recent days by President Donald Trump, calling them “brilliant” and “really smart” in an interview with MSNBC. But Biden, the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, also cautioned that the progressive firebrands represent “the exception rather than …

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Trump And RNC Raise Combined $108 Million In Q2

Courthouse News reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee combined to raise $108 million in the last three months, his primary campaign committee said Monday. The second-quarter haul, a combination of fundraising from Trump’s primary campaign committee, two other authorized funds and the RNC, gives Trump and the party $123 million cash on hand as the 2020 …

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Newt Gingrich: Trump Is “Better Off” Going Full Racist

“I think the president believes that the more he can get the country to look at the so-called squad, the more he can get them to realize how radical they are and how fundamentally anti-American their views are, in the long run the better off he is. I think he would like to see them as sort of the front …

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New Republic Faces Backlash Over Mayor Pete Hit Piece

The Hill reports: The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced Saturday it pulled out of a climate forum hosted by The New Republic after the outlet posted an offensive piece about White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg. “The offensive piece by this author, and the choice to run it, are inconsistent with our values and LCV is withdrawing our participation in …

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Mayor Pete Questions Medicare For All, Free College

CNN reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg weighed in on his opponents’ plans to implement “Medicare for All” and free college tuition, calling them “questionable on their merits” and “pretty far out from where Americans are.” “I do think that we should be realistic about what’s going to work. And just flipping a switch and saying we’re instantly going to …

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New Republic Deletes Bizarre Hit Piece On Mayor Pete

Mediaite reports: Just hours after The New Republic posted a bizarre, acerbic, and definitely not satirical essay by gay novelist and critic Dale Peck about 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who is also gay, the magazine pulled down the piece and posted a short Editor’s Note in its place. Almost immediately after the essay’s publication, criticism began pouring in on …

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Seth Moulton: Trump Voters Know He’s An Asshole

Politico reports: Rep. Seth Moulton thinks voters know Donald Trump is an “asshole” — but he says Democrats are wasting their time launching a “moral crusade” against the president. Moulton is polling at the back of the pack seeking the Democratic nomination for president, and he didn’t make it on the stage for the first primary debate last month. But …

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Harris Proposes $1B Fund To Clear Rape Kits Backlog

Newsweek reports: There are currently hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in police evidence storage facilities around the country and 2020 Democratic hopeful Kamala Harris has a plan to end the nationwide backlog. On Thursday, Harris said she would spend $1 billion in order to help states clear rape kit backlogs. The money would also help law enforcement reform …

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Joe Biden Vows Return To Daily Press Briefings [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House hopeful Joe Biden vowed his administration would revive daily press briefings, a tradition that has become less and less frequent under President Trump. “We believe in the power of free press. That’s why I’ll return immediately to daily press briefings in the White House, the State Department and the Defense Department,” the former vice president …

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CALIFORNIA: Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Trump To Release Taxes To Appear On 2020 Ballot, Gov To Sign

The Sacramento Bee reports: California lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday to force President Donald Trump to publicly release his tax returns ahead of the 2020 election, setting the stage for another legal showdown between the state and the Trump administration.The proposal passed both chambers of the Legislature on a party-line vote. Democrats say the measure will serve as a …

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