Tag Archives: Democrats

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Drops White House Bid

Forgot he was running, didn’t you? Vox reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has suspended his long-shot bid to become the 2020 Democratic nominee for president. Since announcing in May, Bullock had struggled to break through nationally. He didn’t qualify for most of the DNC debates, appearing on stage just once in July. His campaign pinned its 2020 hopes on a …

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New Booker Ad: I’m The OTHER Rhodes Scholar Mayor

CNN reports: “He’s a Rhodes Scholar. A successful mayor. A uniter,” says the narrator in a new television ad set to air in Iowa. But the ad, which will begin airing Tuesday in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, does not describe South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “No, not that guy,” the narrator says, as an image of Buttigieg flashes …

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Bernie Slow Jams The News With Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Senator Bernie Sanders joined Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday for The Tonight Show, and the two of them got smooth with a “Slow Jam the News” recap of last week’s Democratic debate. “We can no longer tolerate three people owning more wealth than the bottom half of America,” Sanders said. “I have the experience to fight for that bottom …

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AOC’s 2020 Campaign Outraises All House Democrats

The New York Daily News reports: US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raked in more money for her reelection campaign in the last fundraising quarter than any other House Democrat — including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, records show. AOC, a Democratic socialist who reps parts of the Bronx and Queens, raised $1.42 million between July 1 through Sept. 30, followed by House impeachment …

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Joe Biden Reverses On Marijuana As “Gateway Drug”

CBS News reports: Joe Biden’s opposition to pot has apparently gone up in smoke. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president on Monday rolled back his stance that marijuana is a “gateway drug” — and wrongly claimed that he had never said so in the first place. “I don’t think it is a gateway drug. There’s no evidence …

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Mayor Pete Reaches Out To Critic On 2011 Comments

“I reached out to the author, and while I obviously, I think that some of the characterization of me personally is unfair, I do understand the concern. What I said in that comment before I became mayor does not reflect the totality of my understanding then, and certainly now, about the obstacles that students of color face in our system …

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Joe Biden +8 Over Mayor Pete In New National Poll

Just in via Quinnipiac Polling: Former Vice President Joe Biden has retaken the lead in the Democratic primary race for president as Senator Elizabeth Warren’s numbers have plummeted, according to a Quinnipiac  University national poll released today. Biden receives 24 percent of the vote among Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, while South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gets …

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Mayor Pete Accused Of “Racist Paternalism” After Viral Essay Blasts 2011 Stance On Minority Education Issues

Yahoo News reports: If you were scrolling through Twitter on Tuesday morning, you may have seen a few topics trending: #TuesdayThoughts, #TuesdayMotivation, and one completely unrelated to the day of the week: “Pete Buttigieg Is A Lying MF.” The topic was trending due to an opinion piece written by The Root senior writer Michael Harriot. In it, Harriot addressed a …

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Billionaires Already Have Outspent All Dems Combined

Axios reports: The 2020 campaigns of the three billionaires running for president next year have collectively spent about two-thirds of all ad dollars so far. Why it matters: Self-funded billionaires like former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are trouncing candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, who are getting most of their …

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Bloomberg: I’ve Got The Money To Get Things Done

The New York Times reports: The most consistent theme of the day, from the moment Mr. Bloomberg entered the casual D’Egg Diner, painted in subdued orange and off-white, was the financial firepower he has brought to the Democratic Party and some of its favorite causes. In his remarks to the news media, Mr. Bloomberg invoked his record as mayor and …

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Dems Consider Multiple Articles Of Impeachment

CNN reports: House Democrats are increasingly focusing on multiple articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal — as some lawmakers push to go even further and include what many in the party see as clear criminality detailed in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. In private, Democrats are debating how broadly to draft the articles of …

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POLL: Warren +13 Over Bernie With LGBTQ Voters

Out Magazine reports: In a first-of-its-kind poll, a new survey from YouGov and Out magazine found that LGBTQ+ voters favor the Massachusetts Senator by a nearly 2-to-1 margin over her Democratic rivals in the 2020 primary race. In an online survey of 816 likely voters conducted between November 11 and November 18, 31 percent claimed that Warren is their preferred …

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Bernie On Bloomberg: Billionaires Won’t Get Very Far

CNN reports: “We do not believe that billionaires have the right to buy elections, and that is why we are going to overturn Citizens United, that is why multi-billionaires like Mr. Bloomberg are not going to get very far in this election, that is why we are going to end voter suppression in America,” Sanders said during a town hall …

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Warren Bashes Bloomberg: Billionaires Get To Have More Everything But They Don’t Get More Democracy

“I understand rich people are going to have more shoes of the rest of us.  They’re going to have more cars than the rest of us. They’re going to have more houses. But they don’t get a bigger share of democracy. Especially in a Democratic primary. “We need to be doing the face-to-face work that lifts every voice. That’s how …

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Bloomberg News Won’t “Investigate” Any 2020 Dems

The Associated Press reports: With Michael Bloomberg now running for president, the news service that bears his name said Sunday it will not “investigate” him or any of his Democratic rivals, and Bloomberg Opinion will no longer run unsigned editorials. Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait announced the new rules in a note to his news organization’s 2,700 journalists and analysts Sunday, …

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Michael Bloomberg Formally Enters Presidential Race

NBC News reports: Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Sunday that he would run for president in 2020, bringing his enormous wealth and eclectic political biography into the tumultuous Democratic primary and seeking to win over skeptical liberal voters by presenting himself as a multibillion-dollar threat to President Trump. Mr. Bloomberg, a former Republican who has expressed reservations about his adopted …

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Bernie “Disgusted” By Bloomberg’s $32M Ad Buy

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tore into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday over news of Bloomberg’s $31.5 million ad buy as he mulls his own White House bid. “I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any other billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of …

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Nancy Pelosi To Hold CNN Town Hall On Impeachment

CNN reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will participate in a CNN town hall in December, where she will take questions directly from a cross-section of voters as her colleagues consider articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. CNN’s Jake Tapper will moderate the December 5 event that will air live at 9 p.m. ET from Washington, DC. Pelosi has been …

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Democrats Plan Impeachment Vote By Christmas

CNN reports: House Democrats say they are undeterred by the White House preventing first-hand witnesses from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee — and now are actively preparing for the next step in their eight-week-old investigation and the likely impeachment of President Donald Trump. Privately, Democrats are anticipating a busy December that will be filed with proceedings before the House …

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Bloomberg Files Federal Papers For Presidential Bid

CBS News reports: Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed federal papers Thursday declaring himself a Democratic candidate for president, a potentially disruptive move that could upend the party’s nomination fight this spring. The filing reflects his view that the field of Democratic contenders was not well positioned to win next year and that a candidate with his experience, political …

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