Tag Archives: Cory Booker

Booker: Some GOP Senators Will Back Impeachment

Politico reports: Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, a Democratic presidential hopeful, said on Thursday he was convinced that an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump could gain bipartisan support among his colleagues in the upper chamber. “And I think that we are just on the foothills of a mountain of evidence that will come out in the coming days …

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Cory Booker Sees Fundraising Surge After Warning

The New Jersey Globe reports: Cory Booker raised $500,000 in the last 48 hours, his campaign manager said this morning. That gives the New Jersey Senator 29% of what he needs to raise over the next eight days. Addisu Demissie announced on Saturday that Booker would be forced to end his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination if the …

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Booker Campaign Warns That End Might Be Near

NBC News reports: Sen. Cory Booker must raise nearly $2 million in the next 10 days or the presidential candidate has no “legitimate long-term path forward,” according to a memo to staff from the campaign manager obtained by NBC News. The struggling candidate’s campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, warned that after weaker-than-expected fundraising in the early part of September, the campaign …

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Cory Booker Unveils $3 Trillion Climate Change Plan

Courthouse News reports: New Jersey Senator Cory Booker released a $3 trillion plan Tuesday on how the United States should combat global warming, coming in well under the sticker price proposed last month by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. “We are facing a dual crisis of climate change and economic inequality,” Booker said in a statement. “Without immediate action, we risk …

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Booker: Sometimes I Want To Punch Trump [VIDEO]

“Donald Trump is a guy who – he hurts you – and my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him, which would be bad for this elderly, out-of-shape man that he is if I did that. Physically weak specimen, but do you see what I’m talking about here? That’s his tactics and you don’t beat a bully …

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Booker Proposes Broad Clemency For Drug Offenders

The New York Times reports: Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey on Thursday announced a plan to offer clemency to more than 17,000 inmates serving time for nonviolent drug-related offenses on the first day of his presidency, an expansive use of executive power that would be the broadest clemency initiative since the Civil War. The plan, which draws heavily on …

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Cory Booker Gets There: Time To Begin Impeachment

Insider New Jersey reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker on Wednesday joined other Democrats in calling for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The New Jersey senator endorsed the idea of impeachment shortly after special counsel Robert Mueller addressed the findings of his two-year probe for the first time Wednesday. Booker joins a number of other 2020 White …

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Franklin Graham: Cory Booker Has “Turned His Back On God” By Saying Thoughts And Prayers Are “Bullshit”

“Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker obviously doesn’t know the power of prayer. He said that thoughts and prayers after gun violence is BS. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. When people have lost loved ones, they need the comfort and strength that can only come from God. “The solution for the problem in this country is much deeper than …

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Booker Unveils Sweeping Gun Violence Prevention Plan

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential candidate and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduced a sweeping gun violence prevention plan. If elected, the campaign announced Monday that on day one of his presidency, Booker will use executive action to close gun sales loopholes and to make investments in communities affected by gun violence. The plan, which is the most extensive gun …

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Sen. Cory Booker Raises $5 Million In First Quarter

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Cory Booker has raised more than $5 million in the two months since he announced his 2020 plans, the presidential candidate’s campaign said Sunday. Booker’s haul, while competitive, puts him behind other Democratic White House aspirants, including former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., …

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Kamala Harris And Cory Booker To Speak At HRC Event

From the Hollywood Reporter: The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday that Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who has entered the 2020 presidential race, will attend the upcoming 2019 HRC Los Angeles dinner and speak on issues of equality. Harris will join Sen. Cory Booker, who is also scheduled to speak. The evening program will honor Christina Aguilera with the …

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Cory Booker Jokes That Ellen Could Officiate His White House Wedding To Actress Rosario Dawson [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed reports: Sen. Cory Booker, a Democratic presidential hopeful, took a brief detour from talking about politics to praise his girlfriend, actor Rosario Dawson, on The Ellen Show and flirt with the possibility of a White House wedding. “I mean, if you go in single and have a wedding in the White House — I mean, we would watch,” DeGeneres …

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Cory Booker Vows To Undo Trump’s Transgender Ban

NBC News reports: Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker said Sunday night he would reverse President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military if elected president. Speaking to a crowd of more than 300 voters in Davenport, the New Jersey senator answered a question posed by a woman who identified herself as transgender about what he would …

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Actress Rosario Dawson: Yes, I’m Dating Cory Booker

TMZ reports: Rosario Dawson’s all in on Cory Booker for President in 2020, but she might be a little biased because she just confirmed with us, they’re in a serious, loving relationship!!! The actress was at the Reagan National Airport in D.C. Thursday when our guy quizzed her on what’s been widely rumored — she’s the woman Booker referred to …

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Cory Booker Intros Bill To Legalize Weed Nationwide

CNBC reports: Sen. Cory Booker introduced a bill on Thursday to legalize marijuana nationwide as he mounts his presidential campaign. Co-sponsors of the bill, known as the Marijuana Justice Act, include fellow 2020 contenders Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand. Booker first introduced the bill in 2017, but it was not taken up for a vote. Currently …

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Cory Booker: I’d Look For A Female Running Mate First

“We have such a great field of leaders, I think that you’ll rarely see a Democratic ticket anymore without gender diversity, race diversity. I think it’s something we should have. I’m not going to box myself in, but should I become [the presidential nominee], you know I’ll be looking to women first. We have great people running. This is actually …

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Sen. Cory Booker: I’ve Got A Girlfriend Now [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Cory Booker says he’s boo’d up. The New Jersey Democrat and 2020 White House hopeful is confirming that he has a girlfriend. Booker was asked about his noted bachelordom by co-host Charlamagne tha God during a Tuesday interview on Power 105.1’s nationally-syndicated radio show, “The Breakfast Club.” “First of all, there’s two more years until …

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Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

CBS News reports: New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is joining the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, announcing his campaign on Friday with a tweet and an emailed video to supporters. “We are better when we help each other,” he said. “I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can …

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Jimmy Carter Urges Cory Booker To Run For President

The Hill reports: Former President Jimmy Carter urged Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to run for president in an Instagram Live video on Sunday. Booker, who is known for his social media savvy, took to the platform to film a road trip through Georgia with civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) ahead of MLK Day. “I’m very glad to have …

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Wave Of Dem WH Bids Expected In Next Few Weeks

Mike Allen reports at Axios: A wave of announcements, like the one Sen. Elizabeth Warren made on New Year’s Eve morning, is planned for the next few weeks. The hopefuls need to raise money, and need an organization for housing the aides they want to hire to take them off the hot 2020 job market. Look for announcements this month …

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