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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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Biden Shakes Up Campaign Leadership After Iowa Flop

The New York Times reports: Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic operative and top adviser to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., is taking on an expanded role in his campaign as he seeks a reset after a disastrous fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. “She will be working closely with us on campaign strategy and overall coordination on budget …

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Sanders: Pete Buttigieg Is In The Pocket Of Billionaires

The Washington Examiner reports: Bernie Sanders debuted a new offensive against Pete Buttigieg as the pair vie for front-runner status in New Hampshire. “I like Pete Buttigieg, nice guy, but we are in a moment where billionaires control not only our economy but our political life,” he said after reading news headlines about the mayor’s acceptance of high-dollar donations. His …

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Trump’s Former Navy Secretary To Endorse Bloomberg

NBC News reports: Richard Spencer, the Navy secretary fired from the Trump administration after he opposed the president’s intervention in the discipline of a SEAL accused of murder, will endorse Democrat Mike Bloomberg during an appearance with the candidate in Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday, according to the Bloomberg campaign. Spencer, who also briefly served as President Donald Trump’s acting defense …

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Sanders And Buttigieg Tied In New Hampshire Poll

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential hopeful and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s support has surged in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s primary, according to a new WBZ/Boston Globe/Suffolk University daily tracking poll released on Thursday night. Buttigieg’s support shot up four points to 23 percent in the state over the past 24 hours, according to the survey. …

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Associated Press “Unable” To Declare Winner In Iowa

The Associated Press reports: The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses. With 97% of precincts reporting from Monday’s caucuses, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by three state delegate equivalents out of 2,098 counted. That is a margin of 0.14 percentage points. However, even …

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Andrew Yang Fires Dozens After Poor Iowa Showing

Politico reports: Andrew Yang’s campaign fired dozens of staffers this week after an abysmal finish in the Iowa caucuses, according to four former staffers who were let go. Among those dismissed were the national political and policy directors of the campaign, as well as the deputy national political director — all senior-level positions. The people who were fired worked across …

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VA House Approves LGBTQ Protections, Gov Will Sign

Michael Lavers reports at the Washington Blade: A bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Virginia’s nondiscrimination law passed in the Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday. State Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax County), the openly gay man who introduced the Virginia Values Act in the House, before the vote insisted the bill does not “interfere with anybody’s …

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Sanders Claims “Very Strong Victory” In Iowa [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Three days after the Iowa caucuses, with 97 percent of precincts reporting, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared a victory in the first-in-the-nation nominating state, though no winner has been officially named. Speaking at his campaign’s New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester, Sanders noted that his campaign was winning the popular initial vote “by some 6,000 votes.” “What …

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DNC Calls For Iowa Recanvass Over Inconsistencies

The Hill reports: Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Thursday called for a recanvass of Iowa following chaos and delayed results during the state’s Democratic caucuses earlier this week. Perez’s tweet came shortly after a New York Times report that found caucus results released Wednesday contained errors and inconsistencies that contradicted caucus rules in some cases, although the newspaper …

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“Suspicious Substance” Found At Adam Schiff’s Office

Fox News reports: U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a suspicious substance at Rep. Adam Schiff’s office, according to FOX News DC. FOX News’ Chad Pergram broke the news just after 10:30 a.m. EST on Thursday. Pergram reports that Capitol Police released the following statement: “The USCP is continuing to investigate a Suspicious Substance int vicinity of Room 2269 of the …

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Sanders Raised Eye-Popping $25 Million Just In January

CNBC reports: Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign raked in a whopping $25 million in January alone and will use the haul to bankroll ads and staff across the critical Super Tuesday slate. The Vermont senator raised more in January than in any other month in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, his campaign said in announcing the haul Thursday. It added that …

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New Poll Shows Top Five Democrats All Beating Trump

Newsweek reports: New poll results from Morning Consult released Monday showed all five of the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination defeating President Donald Trump in hypothetical match-ups. Mike Bloomberg, an entrepreneur and the former mayor of New York City, had the greatest lead over Trump. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they would vote for him if he were …

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Buttigieg’s Slim Lead Erodes As 96% Of Iowa Reports

CNN reports: Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are separated by the slimmest of margins in the latest update to Iowa’s Democratic caucus results. A fresh round of results around 12:15 a.m. ET Thursday showed the former mayor’s state delegate equivalent lead down to 3 over the Vermont senator. Sanders, meanwhile, maintained a lead of more than 2,000 votes in …

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Buttigieg Holds Iowa Lead With 86% Now Reporting

CBS News reports: On Wednesday, Pete Buttigieg held onto his delegate lead in the Iowa caucuses with 86% of precincts reporting. As of 5:30 p.m., Buttigieg had 26.6% of delegates and Sanders was close behind, with 25.4%. Next, in third place, Warren had 18.3%, Biden had 15.9% and Klobuchar had 12%. The state party is releasing results on a rolling …

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Red State Dem Sen. Joe Manchin Will Vote To Convict

Bloomberg News reports: Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said he’ll vote to convict Trump on both articles. “The president is not entitled to act with blatant disregard for an equal branch of government or use the superpower status of the United States to condition our support of democracy and our allies on any political favor,” Manchin of West Virginia said in …

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Red State Dem Kyrsten Sinema Will Vote To Convict

Arizona Central reports: Citing her concern for the Constitution as well as the conduct of future presidents, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will vote Wednesday to convict President Donald Trump on the impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The decision by Sinema, a moderate Arizona Democrat who was seen as a swing vote, was one of the last …

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Buttigieg Holds Slim Lead With 71% Of Iowa Reporting

Reuters reports: Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont remain in a tight battle for the lead in the Iowa caucuses following a new round of results released late Tuesday night. After a daylong delay, the Iowa Democratic Party has now made public 71% of results from all 99 Iowa counties. Buttigieg holds a …

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Rhode Island Gov Endorses Bloomberg, First Gov Nod

The Associated Press reports: Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg snagged his first endorsement from a governor on Wednesday, as Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo called him the right leader to take on President Donald Trump. Raimondo, a longtime political ally of Bloomberg’s, was due to appear with him at a morning event in Providence to officially endorse him, the Bloomberg …

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