Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Joe Biden Hires Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Press Secretary

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden’s cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden is seeking to broaden his appeal to a new generation …

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Pro-Bernie Progressive Group Blasts Biden: He Won’t Energize The Democrats Who Stayed Home In 2016

Just in from Justice Democrats: The old guard of the Democratic Party failed to stop Trump, and they can’t be counted on to lead the fight against his divide-and-conquer politics today. The party needs new leadership with a bold vision capable of energizing voters in the Democratic base who stayed home in 2016. Democrats are increasingly uniting around progressive populist …

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Trump Makes Predictably Childish Attack On Biden

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has responded to Joe Biden’s announcement he will run for the Democratic presidential nomination by mocking the veteran politician’s intelligence and claiming he will compete against “very sick” rivals with “demented ideas”. “Welcome to the race Sleepy Joe. I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign,” Mr …

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Obama Spox Hails Joe Biden, No Endorsement Yet

Politico reports: Former President Barack Obama offered some warm words for Joe Biden on Thursday after his vice president officially jumped into the 2020 race, but notably did not endorse him. “President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Biden as his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made,” Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said. …

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Joe Biden Launches Campaign For President [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Ending months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is launching his third presidential campaign, instantly joining the race as an early frontrunner among more than a dozen major Democratic candidates seeking to deny President Trump a second term. Biden announced his bid in a video released on social media. He is expected to …

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VA Dem First Congress Member To Endorse Mayor Pete

The Washington Post reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg won his first endorsement from a member of Congress on Wednesday, as Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) announced that he was backing the young Indiana politician known as “Mayor Pete.” “Everybody I talk to — even my Republican brother-in-law I had breakfast with — is excited about him,” Beyer said in an …

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Twitter Adds Option To Report Election Misinformation

Mashable reports: Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation and voter manipulation. In a blog post, Twitter announced a new reporting feature for tweets that attempt to spread false information about the electoral process. The new feature appears as a default option when a user elects to report a tweet. When reporting a tweet, a user can simply select …

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Mayor Pete: Bernie’s “Bold Novelty” May Have Worn Off

The New York Times reports: Mr. Buttigieg is more willing to confront other candidates, and his party more broadly, in ways that could resonate with moderate Democrats and perhaps some of the independents who can vote in either primary here. Voters wanted to “blow up the system” in 2016, Mr. Buttigieg said. “Which could lead you to somebody like Bernie …

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REPORT: Mulvaney Warned Homeland Security Not To Bring Up Continued Russian Interference With Trump

The New York Times reports: In the months before Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign, she tried to focus the White House on one of her highest priorities as Homeland Security secretary: preparing for new and different Russian forms of interference in the 2020 election.  President Trump’s chief of staff told her not to bring it up in front of …

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Mayor Pete’s A Big Star In His Father’s Homeland Malta

The Daily Beast reports: There is a popular saying in Maltese that goes something like this: Tixtrix hut fil-bahar, or “don’t pay for the fish while they are still in the sea.” But on the tiny European island, the Maltese are already making plans for what they will do if their favorite son’s son, Pete Buttigieg, is elected as the …

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Young Voter Turnout Was Up 79% For 2018 Midterms

The Washington Post reports: Voter turnout spiked to a 100-year high in last year’s midterm congressional elections. Census Bureau data released Tuesday finds turnout rates jumped across nearly all groups, but the shift was particularly notable among young adults who typically stay home in nonpresidential years. The findings illustrate an extraordinary breadth of engagement in the first congressional election since …

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Biden To Launch On Thursday With Campaign Video

NBC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden will announce his presidential bid on Thursday morning with an online video, two sources close to Biden with direct knowledge of the planning confirmed to NBC News. Biden will then appear in Pittsburgh on Monday for an event at a local union hall, NBC News has learned. Biden will then embark on …

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GOP Maryland Gov Seriously Considering 2020 WH Bid

The Washington Post reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday he is seriously considering a primary challenge to President Trump, adding that the only reason Trump is not facing obstruction charges is that aides thwarted the president. Hogan criticized fellow Republicans in Congress and state houses across the country for not speaking out in the wake of special counsel Robert …

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Fox To Host Mayor Pete For Town Hall On May 19th

The Indianapolis Star reports: Fox News Channel will host a town hall with South Bend Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg in May, the network announced Tuesday. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace will moderate the May 19 event in Claremont, New Hampshire. It will be Fox News’ third town hall with a Democratic presidential candidate this election …

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Kirsten Gillibrand Hit At Trump With Campaign Pledge Not To Seek Out Or Use “Stolen Hacked Information”

Just in from the campaign of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Russia is a foreign adversary of the United States, and we all must learn serious lessons from their cyber attack on our election systems in 2016. Russia will be back, and it is troubling that President Trump and his top aides are not only failing to hold them accountable but actually …

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Biden +7 Over Bernie In New National Monmouth Poll

Insider New Jersey reports: In a field of 24 announced and potential contenders, Joe Biden currently has the support of 27% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, which is similar to his 28% support in March and 29% in January, according to this morning’s Monmouth University Poll. Support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently at 20%, which is down slightly …

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Biden To Launch With “Climate Of The Nation” Message

Axios reports: When Joe Biden announces for president later this week, he’ll open his campaign with a “climate of the nation” message that takes on President Trump but doesn’t directly attack any of the other 2020 Democrats, advisers tell me. What he’ll say: Biden will spell out the stakes for the country, and talk about what kind of people we’re …

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Harris Halfheartedly Backs Impeachment: I’m A Realist

Politico reports: Democratic 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris wants the House to impeach President Donald Trump, but doesn’t necessarily expect it to be a successful effort. “I believe Congress should take the steps towards impeachment. But I want to say this, because it doesn’t end there,” the California senator said on a CNN-hosted town hall Monday. “I’m also a realist. I …

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Mayor Pete: I Came Out Because I Wanted To Date

CNN reports: Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, described how his life would have been if he’d come out sooner. “I came out because I wanted to date. If dating had been available to me in my 20s I’m not sure I’d have gotten nearly as much done,” he said. “The city was a jealous bride and I …

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NH Poll: Sanders +12 Over Biden, Mayor Pete Surges

The Associated Press reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) leads the Democratic field in New Hampshire, but South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is on the rise and running neck-and-neck with former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a new poll. The latest Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire finds Sanders at 30 percent, followed by Biden …

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