Tag Archives: Democrats

Joe Biden: No Proof Marijuana Isn’t Gateway Drug

Business Insider reports: Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden doubled down on his reserved stance over legalizing marijuana and said his questions over its status as a gateway drug hold him back from supporting legalization. Biden was speaking at a Las Vegas town hall when he claimed that “there’s not nearly been enough evidence” to confirm if …

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Mayor Pete Surges To Big Lead In New Iowa Poll

The New York Times reports: Pete Buttigieg continues to surge in Iowa, leapfrogging Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to hold a commanding lead among likely Democratic caucusgoers, according to a new poll from The Des Moines Register. The poll showed that Mr. Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., was the first choice …

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LOUISIANA: Dem Gov Wins Reelection Despite Trump

CBS News reports: Incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards will remain the only Democratic governor in the deep south, after winning a tightly-contested governor’s election against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone Saturday night, according to the Associated Press. The Democratic candidate’s win is a discouraging sign for Republicans and President Donald Trump, who were using this race as a barometer for Mr. …

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Cenk Uygur Launches Bid For Katie Hill’s House Seat

Axios reports: Cenk Uygur, founder of the liberal news site The Young Turks, announced he is running to replace Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.), in a tweet Thursday night. The state of play: Uygur is also running against former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos — who, in 2017, pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI about Russian contacts. The …

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Bloomberg To Spend $100 Million On Anti-Trump Ads

The Associated Press reports: New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is deciding whether to launch a Democratic presidential bid, is pouring $100 million into an online advertising campaign attacking President Donald Trump. The campaign, which targets voters in four general election battleground states — Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — begins running on Friday, according to Bloomberg spokesman Jason Schechter. …

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North Korea Calls Joe Biden A “Rabid Dog”

The Associated Press reports: North Korea called former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden a “rabid dog” that “must be beaten to death with a stick” in its latest swipe against foreign and political leaders it sees as hostile to the North’s leadership. The commentary by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency said the U.S. presidential hopeful “reeled off a string …

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Bloomberg Won’t File For New Hampshire Primary

The Associated Press reports: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be weighing a run for president, but he won’t be on the ballot in the New Hampshire primary. Bloomberg’s team says the billionaire media mogul will not file in the state ahead of a Friday deadline to get on the ballot. Bloomberg is still deciding whether to launch …

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Deval Patrick Formally Announces Presidential Bid

CBS News reports: Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, has announced that he is running for president in the 2020 race. Patrick made it official in an online video posted early Thursday morning. Patrick will be a guest on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday for his first interview following his announcement. A CBS News contributor since September, Patrick will …

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Deval Patrick Tells Top Dems He’s Entering WH Race

The New York Times reports: Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts told senior Democrats Wednesday that he will enter the presidential race, according to two party officials, reversing his decision last year to forgo a run and adding yet more volatility to an unusually fluid Democratic primary. Mr. Patrick was calling a list of Democrats to inform them of his …

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IOWA: Mayor Pete Leads Dem Field In New Poll

Just in from Monmouth University: Four candidates are currently vying for the top spot in Iowa’s caucuses – Buttigieg (22%), Biden (19%), Warren (18%), and Sanders (13%). Compared to Monmouth’s August poll, Buttigieg has gained 14 points (up from 8%) and Sanders has gained 5 points (up from 8%), while Biden has lost 7 points (down from 26%), and Warren’s …

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Former Mass Gov. Deval Patrick Mulls Late WH Bid

The New York Times reports: Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has told Democratic officials that he is considering making a last-minute entry into the 2020 presidential race, according to two Democrats with knowledge of the conversations, the latest evidence of how unsettled the party’s presidential primary is less than three months before the Iowa caucuses. Mr. Patrick has told …

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Bill De Blasio Trashes Bloomberg’s Possible WH Bid

Politico reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio panned former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s potential run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, calling his predecessor “a billionaire who epitomizes the status quo.” De Blasio has already run and folded his own campaign for the Democratic nomination, which never found much support among voters. The current mayor, who won his office in 2013 largely …

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Tulsi Gabbard Threatens To Sue Hillary For Defamation

The Hill reports: Lawyers representing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Monday called on Hillary Clinton to retract her comments alleging that the 2020 hopeful was a favorite candidate of the Russians, accusing her of defamation. “Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately,” Gabbard’s lawyer wrote in a letter, demanding that Clinton “immediately” verbally retract the …

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Reporter Regrets Viral Misquote Of Pete Buttigieg

Mediaite reports: LA Times reporter Evan Halper appeared to have captured a remarkably newsworthy moment when during an interview with presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend Mayor laid blame of Donald Trump at the feet of former President Barack Obama. The last paragraph included the following comment “The failures of the Obama era help explain how we got Trump,” …

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4% Of Primary Voters Say Bloomberg Is Top Choice

The Morning Consult reports: A sliver of the Democratic electorate is ready for the presidential candidacy of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to a new Morning Consult poll, which found him to be as competitive as the party’s current top candidates against President Donald Trump in a hypothetical matchup. According to the Nov. 8 poll, 4 percent …

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Bernie Slams “Arrogant Billionaire” Bloomberg [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took a break from campaigning throughout Iowa on Saturday to join ABC News for a wide-ranging interview that included sharp words for a potential rival. The senator and the representative each criticized former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s now considering his own 2020 bid. “That is …

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DNC Raises Thresholds For December 19th Debate

Bloomberg can’t buy his way onto the debate stage: The halfway mark of the Democratic debate calendar is coming up, and the sixth debate will likely feature the smallest stage yet. New thresholds announced by the Democratic National Committee for the sixth debate — which will be hosted by POLITICO and PBS on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles — represent …

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House Dems Plan To Impeach Trump By Christmas

CNN reports: House Democrats are signaling they are now on a fast-track in their impeachment proceedings, avoiding court battles that could delay their inquiry and limiting the number of witnesses at public hearings — all signs that President Donald Trump could be impeached as soon as next month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not shared her thinking on the final …

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ALABAMA: Bloomberg Barely Makes Filing Deadline

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Presidential candidates rarely begin their campaigns in Alabama, but in Michael Bloomberg’s case, the calendar forced him to do so. The former New York City mayor Friday filed to run in the Democratic presidential primary in March, marking a late entry into an already crowded field. Friday was the deadline for Democratic candidates to qualify. Bloomberg, …

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House Plans Spending Vote To Stop Another Shutdown

Politico reports: The House will pass a stopgap spending measure the week of Nov. 18, hoping to thwart a government shutdown later that week, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Friday. The leader did not say how long that next patch would last. In a “Dear Colleague” letter, Hoyer noted that the action is “necessary” since government funding expires on …

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