Tag Archives: Democrats

NYT: Why Can’t Bernie Rein In His Abusive Supporters?

The New York Times today published a lengthy piece on the allegedly abusive tactics employed by some of Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters. An excerpt: When Mr. Sanders’s supporters swarm someone online, they often find multiple access points to that person’s life, compiling what can amount to investigative dossiers. They will attack all public social media accounts, posting personal insults …

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Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Endorses Joe Biden

The Wall Street Journal reports: Rep. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.) on Monday endorsed Joe Biden for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, citing what he said was the former vice president’s ability to build a coalition within the party and proven foreign-policy credentials. Throughout his own presidential campaign, Moulton, a 41-year-old Marine Corps combat veteran, warned Democrats about the party …

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Andrew Yang Qualifies For Next Democratic Debate

Axios reports: Andrew Yang on Jan. 26 became the seventh Democrat to qualify for the February debate after polling above 5% in UNH/CNN’s New Hampshire survey, his fourth qualifying poll. The Democratic National Committee added a new method for contenders to qualify for its February debate, allowing any candidate who wins at least one pledged delegate to the DNC from …

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Iowa’s Biggest Newspaper Endorses Elizabeth Warren

From the editorial board of the Des Moines Register: Unifying the country may not be possible, but to gain the support required to govern, she must show that her vision will lift people up rather than divide them. Warren’s competence, respect for others and status as the nation’s first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism …

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Gabbard: Hillary’s Attack “Took Away My Life” [VIDEO]

“This is my life that we’re talking about here. For me as a soldier, as every service member does, I took an oath of loyalty to our country — the country that I love, willing to put my life on the line for our country — deploying twice to the Middle East to do so. “So when you have someone …

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Obama’s Chief Fundraiser Endorses Joe Biden

The Associated Press reports: Rufus Gifford, one of the Democratic Party’s best-connected fundraisers, is throwing his support behind Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race, just before Biden and his rivals dive into an expensive stretch of early primaries and caucuses. There are few Democratic donors or operatives with fundraising networks as vast as Gifford’s, and his connections could help …

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CNN Cancels Iowa Town Halls Due To Senate Trial

Via press release from CNN’s communications team: CNN has canceled the Democratic presidential town halls scheduled to take place next week ahead of the Iowa caucuses because of the ongoing impeachment trial, a CNN spokesperson said Thursday. The network is working on rescheduling the town halls, the spokesperson said. CNN was scheduled to host the leading contenders for the Democratic …

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Gabbard On Lawsuit: I Won’t Let Hillary Intimidate Me

Politico reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said Thursday that she filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton because the former secretary of State tried to “destroy” her reputation by suggesting that she is a “Russian asset.” “If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation — even though I’m a war veteran and a sitting member of Congress …

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Sanders +16 Over Biden In Survey Of Young Voters

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the top choice of younger voters among the candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, according to a new poll that shows former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg tied for last place. Sanders was the preferred candidate for 32 percent of voters in the Forbes/Zogby poll of voters between the ages …

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Warren Calls On Bloomberg To Divest Of News Division

Bloomberg News reports: Elizabeth Warren called on fellow Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg to divest from the news division of his company “so there’s no question about his influence” over its coverage of 2020 candidates. “If Michael Bloomberg wants to be the Democratic nominee, he should let reporters do their jobs and report on him, and everyone else, as they …

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Bloomberg’s Spending Tops Quarter-Billion, 5X Trump

Yahoo Finance reports: Michael Bloomberg has spent more than a quarter billion dollars on political advertising since joining the Democratic presidential race, far outpacing all other candidates. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has spent $209.3 million on broadcast television time, $13.7 million on cable, $1.1 million on radio and $27.2 million on digital. The former New York mayor has spent $116 million …

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Joe Biden Endorsed By Major Iron Workers Union

Yahoo News reports: With the first votes in the 2020 Democratic nominating contest less than two weeks away, former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday received a welcome endorsement from the national iron workers union. The 130,000-member International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers said it was tapping Biden over the other 11 Democratic candidates in the race …

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton For Defamation

NBC News reports: Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) sued Hillary Clinton for defamation in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday, claiming Clinton lied about her to harm her campaign. “Clinton falsely stated that Tulsi—an Army National Guard officer and United States Congresswoman who has spent her entire adult life serving this country—is a ‘Russian asset.’ Clinton’s false assertions were …

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DNC To Launch Big $$$ Push In Six Battleground States

ABC News reports: The Democratic National Committee will begin to pour millions of dollars into six battleground states — Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona — in preparation for a general election fight against President Donald Trump, the committee announced Wednesday. The spending — the first multi-million dollar installment in what the party is calling “The Battleground Build …

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Biden And Sanders Neck And Neck In New National Poll

CNN reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has improved his standing in the national Democratic race for president, joining former Vice President Joe Biden in a two-person top tier above the rest of the field, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. The poll marks the first time Biden has not held a solo lead in CNN’s national polling …

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New Warren Ad: Trump Fears Me The Most [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: The presidential campaign of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a new ad today, which aims to bill the senator from Massachusetts as the Democratic candidate President Donald Trump “fears” the most to take on in November. The new ad comes a week after Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden released a campaign ad that boasted the question to …

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Virginia Moves To Make Election Day A State Holiday By Removing The Holiday Honoring Confederate Generals

Richmond’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Virginia Senate passed a bill that would eliminate Lee-Jackson Day as a state holiday in favor of making Election Day a state holiday. Celebrated on the Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day each January, Lee-Jackson Day honors Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. SB 601, introduced by Sen. Louise Lucas [photo], …

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Warren Vows DOJ Task Force On Trump’s Corruption

Axios reports: 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren pledged Tuesday to start an independent Justice Department task force if elected to investigate possible corruption by members of the Trump administration “to restore public confidence in government and deter future wrongdoing.” While presidents historically have avoided large-scale investigations of their predecessors, Warren’s message tracks with her anti-corruption stance — as she …

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Hillary In Hulu Documentary: Nobody Likes Bernie

From an interview with the Hollywood Reporter: In the doc, you’re brutally honest on Sanders: “He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” …

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Sanders Apologizes For Surrogate’s Anti-Biden Op-Ed:
It Is Absolutely Not My View That Joe Is At All Corrupt

CBS News reports: Senator Bernie Sanders apologized to former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday for an op-ed written by one of his campaign surrogates that claimed Biden has a “big corruption problem.” “It is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way. And I’m sorry that that op-ed appeared,” Sanders told CBS News. The op-ed, published …

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