Tag Archives: Democrats

LIVE VIDEO: Presidential Candidates Hold LGBTQ Forum

The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports: Candidates scheduled to appear are Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Joe Sestak and Marianne Williamson. This is the first public event of the 2020 election cycle to focus exclusively on LGBTQ issues. The forum will be hosted by “Pose” star and activist Angelica Ross …

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DNC Set To Squeeze Debate Stage Criteria Yet Again

Politico reports: As Democratic presidential candidates barrel into the fall, they are still waiting for the party to write the rules for the most important events of the campaign. The candidates are bracing for another round of strict new debate criteria from the Democratic National Committee, which has already halved the list of candidates making the debate stage and could …

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Bill De Blasio Drops Out Of Presidential Race

CNBC reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has abandoned his long-shot campaign to win the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. He announced his decision Friday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” De Blasio’s withdrawal from the race came after months of failing to improve what was persistently ultra-low support in opinion polls tracking voters’ preferences for Democratic contenders vying …

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NEW YORK CITY: AOC Gets Dem Primary Challenger

Gothamist reports: A Queens community activist has just announced a primary campaign for Congress. You may have heard of her opponent: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the current incumbent. Plenty of Republicans have filed to run for Ocasio-Cortez’s seat representing New York’s 14th congressional district. Republicans do not care for AOC, unless you consider Fox News mentioning her 3,181 times in six …

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Matt Drudge: The Nomination Is Warren’s To Lose

The Hill reports: Matt Drudge declared that the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is “Elizabeth Warren’s nomination to lose” in a rare commentary late Wednesday on Twitter to his more than 500,000 followers. The tweet from the reclusive Drudge also includes a photo of a Monday Warren rally in NYC’s Washington Square Park that drew an estimated 20,000 people. President Trump …

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Four Democrats Top Trump In New Fox News Poll

Fox News reports: Fifty-nine percent of voters are extremely interested in the 2020 presidential election. That’s a number typically only seen right before an election. It’s 27 points higher than around this same time in the last presidential cycle — and only one point off the record 60 percent extremely interested the week before Election Day in 2008. Joe Biden …

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Biden And Warren Neck-And-Neck In New Iowa Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) lead a new poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers by a wide margin as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) fade. The poll was conducted for Focus on Rural America, a Democratic group run by former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge (D) and Iowa political strategist Jeff …

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LOS ANGELES: Top Dem Donor Charged With Running Drug House After Third Man Overdoses In His Home

The New York Times reports: Ed Buck, a Democratic donor and activist whose West Hollywood apartment was the scene of two methamphetamine overdose deaths since 2017, was arrested on Tuesday after investigators said a third man suffered an overdose in his home last week. Mr. Buck, 65, who has not faced charges for the earlier overdoses but was subject to …

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Sen. Kamala Harris Slow Jams The News [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) became the first woman to “Slow Jam The News” on “The Tonight Show” Monday and, oh baby, it was “Hot Girl Summer.” Host Jimmy Fallon joined Tariq Trotter of The Roots, and Harris rapped some sweet resistance. “Ever since Barack left, we’ve been off track. But Kamala is trying to get us …

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Gabbard: Trump Is “Pimping US Out” To Saudi Arabia

She’s really trying to get into the next debate: Democratic 2020 presidential candidate and US Army Reserve officer Rep. Tulsi Gabbard doubled down in her fierce criticism of President Donald Trump, blasting him for “pimping out” the US military to protect Saudi Arabia and adding: “We are not your prostitutes.” In a two-minute video posted on Twitter, the Hawaii Congresswoman …

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Indiana Gets First Openly Gay Gubernatorial Candidate

Indianapolis’s ABC affiliate reports: Josh Owens filed paperwork today to enter the 2020 Governor’s race. “I’m running for Governor now because I believe in an Indiana where teachers are paid what they deserve and where all are welcomed, respected and protected,” Owens said. “We need a leader who will ensure our state budget, policies and laws reflect a bold and …

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Gabbard To Trump: Don’t Make Us Saudi Arabia’s Bitch

Roll Call reports: Replying directly to Trump on Twitter, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) slammed the president for, in her view, seeking marching orders with regard to a potential strike against Iran following the attack on a Saudi oil plant. “Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters,” Gabbard wrote. “Having our country act as Saudi Arabia’s bitch is not ‘America First.’” …

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House Dems To Target McConnell In Fall Messaging

Axios reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will escalate her caucus’ anti-Mitch McConnell messaging this fall, testing a theory that this can be more effective than just continuing the party’s anti-Trump rhetoric, Democratic leadership aides tell Axios. Democrats are still divided over how much to focus on President Trump ahead of the 2020 elections — and they’re aware that “Trump fatigue” …

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Biden To Release Medical Records Before Iowa Caucus

CNN reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden committed to publicly releasing his medical records before the Iowa caucuses after questions of whether the 76-year-old former vice president is fit for the rigors of the presidency and to take on President Donald Trump, aged 73, in a grueling 2020 campaign. In Houston on Friday, a day after the third presidential debate, …

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New York Times And CNN To Host Next Dem Debate

The New York Times reports: The New York Times and CNN will co-host the next Democratic debate near Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15, with the possibility of a second round one night later depending on how many candidates meet the qualifying criteria. The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that the debate would be held in Westerville, Ohio, on the campus …

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Castro Questions Biden’s Memory In Heated Exchange

Politico reports: Julián Castro, the lowest-polling candidate in the Democratic debate Thursday night, reached up the ladder and tried to yank Joe Biden off it. Castro’s decision to attack the former vice president and 2020 front-runner, in a way that appeared designed to highlight Biden’s advancing age, was a high-stakes move at a time when the former Housing and Urban …

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Beto At Debate: Yes, We’re Going to Take Your AR-15

USA Today reports: A month after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso, killing 22 and injuring more, Beto O’Rourke stood onstage in Houston and was asked about his proposal to buy back military-style assault weapons. The question, during the third debate among Democratic presidential candidates, came after several of his competitors had praised …

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LIVE VIDEO: Third Democratic Presidential Debate

The New York Times reports: The debate is 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern, and you can watch it on ABC and Univision. It is being held in Houston and will also be available on streaming services. Ten Democratic candidates will debate: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kamala Harris, Mayor Pete …

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Super PAC To Spend $50M To Flip Rural Trump Voters

The Hill reports: The liberal super PAC American Bridge is launching a $50 million effort in four swing states to flip rural working class voters who voted for President Trump. American Bridge has spent millions on polling and research in swing counties in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida to identify individuals most likely to defect from Trump. The super PAC …

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Cruz Warns: Texas Will Be “Hotly Contested” In 2020

Politico reports: Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding the alarm on Texas. During a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Thursday, Cruz warned that Texas will be “hotly contested” in 2020. He said that while he had confidence his colleague Republican Sen. John Cornyn and President Donald Trump would win the state, both will face a “serious race.” “I think the Texas …

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