Tag Archives: Democrats

Bloomberg’s Spending Tops Quarter-Billion, 5X Trump

Yahoo Finance reports: Michael Bloomberg has spent more than a quarter billion dollars on political advertising since joining the Democratic presidential race, far outpacing all other candidates. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has spent $209.3 million on broadcast television time, $13.7 million on cable, $1.1 million on radio and $27.2 million on digital. The former New York mayor has spent $116 million …

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Joe Biden Endorsed By Major Iron Workers Union

Yahoo News reports: With the first votes in the 2020 Democratic nominating contest less than two weeks away, former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday received a welcome endorsement from the national iron workers union. The 130,000-member International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers said it was tapping Biden over the other 11 Democratic candidates in the race …

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton For Defamation

NBC News reports: Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) sued Hillary Clinton for defamation in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday, claiming Clinton lied about her to harm her campaign. “Clinton falsely stated that Tulsi—an Army National Guard officer and United States Congresswoman who has spent her entire adult life serving this country—is a ‘Russian asset.’ Clinton’s false assertions were …

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DNC To Launch Big $$$ Push In Six Battleground States

ABC News reports: The Democratic National Committee will begin to pour millions of dollars into six battleground states — Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona — in preparation for a general election fight against President Donald Trump, the committee announced Wednesday. The spending — the first multi-million dollar installment in what the party is calling “The Battleground Build …

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Biden And Sanders Neck And Neck In New National Poll

CNN reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has improved his standing in the national Democratic race for president, joining former Vice President Joe Biden in a two-person top tier above the rest of the field, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. The poll marks the first time Biden has not held a solo lead in CNN’s national polling …

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New Warren Ad: Trump Fears Me The Most [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: The presidential campaign of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a new ad today, which aims to bill the senator from Massachusetts as the Democratic candidate President Donald Trump “fears” the most to take on in November. The new ad comes a week after Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden released a campaign ad that boasted the question to …

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Virginia Moves To Make Election Day A State Holiday By Removing The Holiday Honoring Confederate Generals

Richmond’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Virginia Senate passed a bill that would eliminate Lee-Jackson Day as a state holiday in favor of making Election Day a state holiday. Celebrated on the Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day each January, Lee-Jackson Day honors Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. SB 601, introduced by Sen. Louise Lucas [photo], …

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Warren Vows DOJ Task Force On Trump’s Corruption

Axios reports: 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren pledged Tuesday to start an independent Justice Department task force if elected to investigate possible corruption by members of the Trump administration “to restore public confidence in government and deter future wrongdoing.” While presidents historically have avoided large-scale investigations of their predecessors, Warren’s message tracks with her anti-corruption stance — as she …

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Hillary In Hulu Documentary: Nobody Likes Bernie

From an interview with the Hollywood Reporter: In the doc, you’re brutally honest on Sanders: “He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” …

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Sanders Apologizes For Surrogate’s Anti-Biden Op-Ed:
It Is Absolutely Not My View That Joe Is At All Corrupt

CBS News reports: Senator Bernie Sanders apologized to former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday for an op-ed written by one of his campaign surrogates that claimed Biden has a “big corruption problem.” “It is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way. And I’m sorry that that op-ed appeared,” Sanders told CBS News. The op-ed, published …

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Bloomberg’s Big Spending Hikes Ad Rates For Others

Politico reports: Michael Bloomberg’s big-spending, shock-and-awe TV ad campaign has made politicking more expensive for everyone from his 2020 rivals to Senate, House and state legislative candidates around the country. Eight weeks into his presidential campaign, Bloomberg has already spent more money on advertising — $248 million — than most candidates could spend in years. That amount has squeezed TV …

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Joe Biden +6 Over Elizabeth Warren In New Iowa Poll

The Hill reports: Joe Biden is the top choice among 24 percent of surveyed Iowans in the Focus on Rural America poll released Monday. Biden’s support fell just 1 point since a September. The ranking of the top candidates remained the same since September, but Buttigieg and Sanders saw increases in support while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had a decrease, …

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Biden: Sanders Should Apologize For “Doctored” Video

NBC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden demanded an apology Saturday from the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign for circulating what he called a “doctored” video misconstruing his record on Social Security. Biden, a Democratic rival for the nomination, responded to a question from a woman who told him she received a call from a campaign questioning Biden’s position on …

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Joe Biden Again Nixes Legal Weed: “Science Matters”

Marijuana Moment reports: Joe Biden reaffirmed that he’s opposed to legalizing marijuana without further studying its potential health risks. In an interview with The New York Times editorial board that was published on Friday, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was asked to explain his “more moderate approach” to cannabis policy when nearly all of his primary opponents, as well as …

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Climate Activists Disrupt Pete Buttigieg Event [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Former South Bend Mayor and current Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was disrupted by protesters in New Hampshire, but handled the situation by affably telling the group “I can’t make out your song!” During a campaign event in Concord, New Hampshire Friday, Mayor Pete was interrupted by 37 climate change protesters who sang and held signs claiming that …

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DNC Offers New Pathway To Next Debate Stage

ABC News reports: The Democratic National Committee announced the qualifying rules for the Democratic debate on Feb. 7, the first matchup after voting begins, which will be hosted by ABC News, ABC’s New Hampshire affiliate WMUR-TV and Apple News. The slightly modified criteria for the debate, which is sandwiched evenly between the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3 and the New …

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Bloomberg Plan: All New Cars Electric By Year 2035

From Bloomberg’s just-out transportation plan: Mike will electrify all new cars by 2035 and make sure electric vehicles are affordable and convenient for families of all income levels. ​Mike will reinstate the federal gas mileage and pollution standards for passenger cars and trucks, and put in place an aggressive schedule to put the U.S. on pace to make 100% of …

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Hillary: Vote For The Person Most Likely To Win [VIDEO]

“I think the most important message is we are in a real struggle with a form of politics that is incredibly negative, exclusive, mean-spirited, and its going to be up to every voter, not only people who vote in Democratic primaries to recognize that this is no ordinary time. “This is an election that will have such profound impact so …

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Biden: Revoke Liability Shield For Online Platforms

Axios reports: A 1996 law that protects online platforms from liability for material their users post should be “revoked, immediately for Zuckerberg and other platforms,” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said in a New York Times editorial board interview. Why it matters: Inside the industry, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is seen as a cornerstone of the internet’s …

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IOWA: New Rules May Cloud Caucus Results

The Associated Press reports: New rules that will be implemented for the Feb. 3 contest could give presidential candidates an unprecedented opportunity to spin the results. In previous years, the Iowa Democratic Party reported just one number: the number of state delegates won by each candidate. For the first time, the party will this year report two other numbers — …

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