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Dem Iowa Caucus Goer Upset To Learn Buttigieg Is Gay

Mediaite reports: Nikki van den Heever, a caucus precinct captain for former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, tried to talk down an Iowa woman who was incensed to find out — in real-time during a caucus after she’d signed a card supporting him — that the candidate is openly gay. “Are you saying that he has the same-sex partner? Pete?” …

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Dem Rep To Bring Epstein Victim As SOTU Guest

Just in via press release: Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, will bring survivor Courtney Wild as her guest to the 2020 State of the Union. Courtney is the namesake of the bipartisan Courtney Wild Crime Victims’ Rights Reform Act of 2019, introduced by Rep. Speier with Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Mo …

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Bloomberg Suggests Trump Isn’t Actually A Billionaire

The Bloomberg campaign this week mocked Trump’s weight, his hair, and his orange skin. Last night in California, Bloomberg himself hurled a dagger that will surely result in another round of “Mini Mike” responses. The Week reports: When CBS News asked if he was motivated by a personal grudge against Trump, Bloomberg said no, he’s said publicly that Trump is …

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Buttigieg Claims Iowa Victory Despite Lack Of Results

CNBC reports: Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg declared victory in the Iowa caucuses early Tuesday, despite a botched election process that delayed the release of the state’s results. “So, we don’t know all the results,” Buttigieg told hundreds of supporters at a rally in Des Moines. “But, we know, by the time it is all said and done, Iowa you have …

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Bloomberg: Sanders Is Too Far Left To Be Practical

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: Mike Bloomberg tells me he’d support Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump if those were his two options, but that people should understand Sanders at this moment is “so far to the left it’s not practical” and that “what he wants to do would never get through Congress.” Why this matters: While Bloomberg’s also seeking the …

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Iowa Caucuses Yield Chaos And No Winner Yet Named

NBC News reports: The Iowa presidential caucuses were thrown into chaos late Monday after the state Democratic Party said it found “inconsistencies,” delaying results and causing widespread confusion across the state. The Iowa Democratic Party said early Tuesday that it would release the results of the Iowa caucuses later Tuesday after “manually verifying all precinct results.” Party chair Troy Price …

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LIVE VIDEO: Iowa Democratic Caucus Results

Some streams below are already live. PBS NewsHour reports: A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care and taxes crests Monday in the Iowa caucuses. Polls suggest that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have a narrow lead, but …

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Biden Lead Shrinks To +4 Over Sanders In National Poll

Morning Consult reports: Heading into the Iowa caucuses, former Vice President Joe Biden fell to 28 percent support among Democratic primary voters nationwide — the lowest share measured since Morning Consult began tracking in early 2019. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) trails Biden by 4 percentage points, the smallest margin recorded since early March. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg …

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Jill Biden: Lindsey Graham Isn’t Our Friend Anymore

The Hill reports: “Well, you know, Lindsey — I don’t know what happened to Lindsey. And we used to be great friends and friends with John McCain [R-Ariz.],” Jill Biden said on CNN’s “New Day” Monday. “I mean we traveled together with the Foreign Relations Committee. We’ve had dinner. You know, and now he’s changed.” Asked by CNN’s John Berman …

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Biden: I Can Still Work With Some Republicans [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden said the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump haven’t “shaken my faith” with regards to working with Republicans, adding that “no one’s” found that his son Hunter Biden did anything untoward in Ukraine. Impeachment “hasn’t shaken my faith in being able to work with at least” some Republicans, Biden told “TODAY” show …

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Yang: As President I Might Pardon Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A President Andrew Yang might pardon President Donald Trump. One of the entrepreneur’s 2020 rivals, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has suggested she would appoint a task force to investigate Trump’s wrongdoing if she won the presidential election. But Yang on Sunday said that would make moving forward difficult. He would listen to the guidance of his attorney general, but …

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Major Iowa Poll Yanked After Buttigieg Complaint

The Des Moines Register reports: The Des Moines Register, CNN and Selzer & Co. have made the decision to not release the final installment of the CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll as planned this evening. Nothing is more important to the Register and its polling partners than the integrity of the Iowa Poll. Today, a respondent raised an issue with the …

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Pranksters Troll Joe Biden At Iowa Caucus Rally [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Joe Biden was interrupted twice by pranksters during a rally today, one of whom he cut down by quipping along with the prankster’s premise. “Mr. Vice President, my wife recently left me, she is divorcing me, what can I do to get her back?” said the young man, who turned out to be Jason Selvig of the comedy …

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Bloomberg Plan: $5 Trillion In New Taxes On Wealthy

The New York Times reports: Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York unveiled a plan on Saturday that would raise an estimated $5 trillion in new tax revenue from high earners and corporations, a proposal that would almost certainly raise his personal tax bill but is less aggressive than those from his most liberal rivals for the Democratic presidential …

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Rashida Tlaib Sorry For Booing Hillary At Sanders Event

“I am so incredibly in love with the movement that our campaign of #NotMeUs has created. This makes me protective over it and frustrated by attempts to dismiss the strength and diversity of our movement. However, I know what is at stake if we don’t unify over one candidate to beat Trump and I intend to do everything possible to …

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Major Transit Union Flips From Sanders To Biden

Politico reports: Joe Biden scored the endorsement Saturday of a major transit union that officially backed Bernie Sanders in 2016. “Joe has been very supportive of the labor movement for the last 40 years. He stands for working families. We recognize he’s a great candidate,” John Costa, international president of the 200,000-member Amalgamated Transit Union, told POLITICO. “We think Joe …

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POLL: Sanders +15 Over Warren Among LGBTQ Voters

Morning Consult reports: The Democratic Party is viewed as a coalition of different groups — African Americans and Jewish Americans, laborers and teachers — all organized around a series of particular policy concerns. Among them are LGBTQ Americans, who account for more than a tenth of the party’s primary electorate, Morning Consult polling shows, and are backing Sen. Bernie Sanders …

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Stacey Abram: I’ll Be President By The Year 2040

Politico reports: Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial nominee whose name has been floated as a possible Democratic vice presidential nominee, predicted in an interview published Friday that she will become president within the next two decades. After Abrams said that she “absolutely” believed Americans would send a black woman to the Oval Office in the next 20 years, journalist …

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Former Dem Rep. John Delaney Ends White House Bid

The Washington Post reports: John Delaney, a businessman and former Maryland congressman who launched a bid for the presidency nearly three years ago, has dropped out of the race, saying in a statement that he doesn’t want to take support away from other moderate candidates in Monday’s Iowa caucuses. Delaney announced he was running for the Democratic nomination in July …

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Virginia House Passes Raft Of Gun Control Measures

ABC News reports: The Virginia House of Delegates has passed a package of gun control measures they said were needed to improve public safety a week after tens of thousands of pro-gun advocates from around the country rallied at the state Capitol. The Virginia Senate passed their version of the bills last week. Those bills include limiting handgun purchases to …

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