Tag Archives: Democrats

NEW YORK: Former CNBC Anchor To Primary AOC

CNBC reports: Former longtime CNBC correspondent and anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has launched a challenge in the Democratic primary against freshman firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Caruso-Cabrera, who became a CNBC contributor when she left the network in 2018, served as a member of the board of directors for financial services firm Beneficient. She will no longer be a …

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Bloomberg Surges To Third Place In New National Poll

USA Today reports: For the first time in the 2020 Democratic primary, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took the lead in a national Quinnipiac University poll, overtaking former Vice President Joe Biden, just after the Iowa caucuses and one day ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Sanders received 25% support among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, with Biden at 17%. Mike Bloomberg …

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Virginia Lawmakers Poised To Decriminalize Weed

Richmond’s ABC News affiliate reports: Virginia is moving toward decriminalizing simple possession of marijuana. The state House on Monday passed HB 972, a decriminalization bill, with bipartisan support. Delegates voted 64-34 for the measure, with a number of Republicans joining Democrats in favor. The state Senate is expected to pass its own version shortly. Gov. Ralph Northam has signaled his …

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Buttigieg Seeks Recanvass Of 66 Iowa Caucus Precincts

CBS News reports: Pete Buttigieg is asking for a partial recanvass for 66 precincts as well as a recanvass of all in-state satellite caucus locations. The former South Bend mayor said he believes the discrepancies identified by his campaign would result in a net increase of 14 state delegate equivalents if corrected. Buttigieg said his campaign found three types of …

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DNC Chair Won’t Step Down Despite Iowa Fiasco

The Des Moines Register reports: Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez answered affirmatively when asked if he takes responsibility for Iowa caucus issues — but when asked if he would resign, he said, “absolutely not.” Perez spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” following criticisms of the Iowa caucus and a call for his resignation after results …

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Sanders Holds Lead In Final NH Poll, Half Undecided

CNN reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders holds on to his lead on the eve of New Hampshire’s Democratic primary, the final CNN tracking poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center shows. In the final numbers, 29% of likely primary voters say they back Sanders, 22% back former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 11% support former Vice …

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Biden Pins Hopes On States After New Hampshire

The Hill reports: In a contentious interview on “CBS This Morning,” Joe Biden acknowledged that he faces an uphill battle in New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Tuesday, but said his political fortunes would change once the nominating contest shifts to more diverse states like Nevada and South Carolina. “Nothing’s going to happen until we get down to a …

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Sanders Backtracks On Releasing Medical Records

The New York Post reports: Meet The Press host Chuck Todd today noted that in a Sept. 14 interview — prior to the heart attack in October — Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to release his medical records “before the first votes are cast.” “The American people have a right to know whether the person they’re going to be voting for …

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Sanders To Hammer Buttigieg On Billionaire Donors

Politico reports: “We are running all over this state, we’re talking to as many people as we can, we’re talking about what our agenda is,” Sanders said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday. “We’re going to contrast our view with Mayor Buttigieg’s,” he said, adding that “one of the areas of contrast is at last count” Buttigieg had about 40 …

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Buttigieg: I’m No Obama But Neither Is Biden [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Pete Buttigieg responded on Sunday to an attack ad from fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden comparing the former vice president’s record to Buttigieg’s, saying neither he nor Biden were comparable to former President Obama. Asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace to respond to the Biden campaign’s comment that Buttigieg was “no Barack Obama,” …

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SNL’s Pete Buttigieg: Let’s Get #WhiteObama Trending

Vulture reports: There were the usual digs about Sanders (he’s old!), Buttigieg (he’s creepy!), and Biden (he’s old and creepy!), and a week-old Super Bowl halftime show reference. The cold open didn’t pretend to have anything new or incisive to say about the Iowa Caucus, but it did have Colin Jost’s Buttigieg begging the audience to “get white Obama trending …

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Latest New Hampshire Poll: Sanders +7 Over Buttigieg

CNN reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ lead in New Hampshire continues to hold, according to the second release from a tracking poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire for CNN. The poll, conducted from Wednesday through Saturday, finds Sanders with 28% support to former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s 21%, both holding even with their performance in the …

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Buttigieg Camp Hits Back After Biden Attack Ad

Just in from the Buttigieg campaign: At this moment, the American people are crying out for something completely different from this classic Washington-style of politics. While Washington politics trivializes what goes on in communities like South Bend, South Bend residents who now have better jobs, rising income, and new life in their city don’t think their lives are a Washington …

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Biden Attacks Buttigieg In Scathing New Ad [VIDEO]

The Insider reports: Joe Bidens’ campaign released a snarky attack ad about Pete Buttigieg and his accomplishments as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, as compared to the former Vice President’s record on national policy. “Both Vice President Biden and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg have taken on tough fights,” the ad voiceover says. “Under threat of a nuclear Iran, Joe Biden …

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Virginia Lawmakers Move To Repeal “Fornication” Ban

NBC News reports: Lawmakers are closing a legal loophole that could charge unmarried people with a crime for having consensual sex. The House of Delegates passed a bill this week that aims to repeal the crime of fornication, which makes it illegal for people to have consensual sex outside of marriage. Del. Mark Levine [photo], D-Alexandria, introduced House Bill 245 …

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Klobuchar Raises $1M During Strong Debate Showing

The Hill reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) touted on Friday that her presidential campaign had raised $1 million since the start of the primary debate in New Hampshire. Klobuchar, in her Twitter post, also urged supporters to help her hit $2 million by midnight. Friday night’s financial boost for Klobuchar comes after what appears to be a fifth-place showing in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democrats Debate In New Hampshire

USA Today reports: After weeks of all eyes on Iowa, it’s time for New Hampshire’s turn in the spotlight. Seven Democratic presidential candidates are taking the debate stage Friday in Manchester, New Hampshire, at St. Anselm College’s Thomas F. Sullivan Arena. The debate will be the first one since January, and will be the first one since issues surrounding the …

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CNN: Pro-Sanders Bullies Are “Swarming” His Critics

CNN reports: More than a dozen social media users spoke to CNN about their experiences with bullying by Sanders supporters. They described threats against family members, the creation of imposter accounts that resembled their own and what some described as being “swarmed,” where barrages of vitriol filled their Twitter feeds and inboxes for days after they posted something critical of …

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Buttigieg And Sanders Effectively Tied In Latest NH Poll

NBC News reports: Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg remain atop the Democratic field in New Hampshire just four days before the state’s primary and after the messy results that have marred the Iowa caucuses, a new NBC News/Marist poll finds. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, gets support from 25 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the Granite State, …

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Record 80% Of Eligible Californians Registered To Vote

Courthouse News reports: At a record 20.4 million voters, California officials announced Thursday over 80% of the state’s eligible voters are registered to vote in next month’s Super Tuesday primary – the highest rate for a presidential primary since 1952. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says there are currently over 3 million more registered voters compared to a similar …

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