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Cuomo To Open Vast Donors Network To Joe Biden

NBC News reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has raised millions of dollars during his campaigns over the years, has indicated to associates in recent days that he will be opening his vast and powerful fundraising network exclusively to Joe Biden, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Biden officially launched his campaign Thursday, after months of …

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Hollywood’s A-List Gays To Host Mayor Pete Fundraiser

From the Hollywood Reporter: The prospect of the first openly gay commander-in-chief is creating an unprecedented coalition of some of Hollywood’s most powerful gay producers, writers, agents and executives who are ready to open their home — and their checkbooks — to support the candidacy of 37-year-old Pete Buttigieg. The event will be held June 19 in Los Angeles at …

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Scarborough To Biden: “Ignore The Blue Check Marks”

Mediaite reports: Joe Scarborough has very plain advice for Joe Biden and other candidates running for president in 2020: “Ignore the blue check marks.” “Blue check marks” is a reference to verified members of Twitter, which is a more up-to-date way to describe what was once called the “media elite.” He added, “If this class of people had influence over …

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Feds Raid Home Of Baltimore Mayor In Book Scandal

Baltimore’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is at Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s house and City Hall Thursday morning. The FBI confirmed that agents from the FBI Baltimore Office and the IRS Criminal Division are executing court authorized search warrants. Agents also arrived at Maryland Center for Adult Training, one of Mayor Pugh’s businesses and the …

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Obama Spox Hails Joe Biden, No Endorsement Yet

Politico reports: Former President Barack Obama offered some warm words for Joe Biden on Thursday after his vice president officially jumped into the 2020 race, but notably did not endorse him. “President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Biden as his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made,” Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said. …

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Joe Biden Launches Campaign For President [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Ending months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is launching his third presidential campaign, instantly joining the race as an early frontrunner among more than a dozen major Democratic candidates seeking to deny President Trump a second term. Biden announced his bid in a video released on social media. He is expected to …

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VA Dem First Congress Member To Endorse Mayor Pete

The Washington Post reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg won his first endorsement from a member of Congress on Wednesday, as Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) announced that he was backing the young Indiana politician known as “Mayor Pete.” “Everybody I talk to — even my Republican brother-in-law I had breakfast with — is excited about him,” Beyer said in an …

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Mayor Pete: Bernie’s “Bold Novelty” May Have Worn Off

The New York Times reports: Mr. Buttigieg is more willing to confront other candidates, and his party more broadly, in ways that could resonate with moderate Democrats and perhaps some of the independents who can vote in either primary here. Voters wanted to “blow up the system” in 2016, Mr. Buttigieg said. “Which could lead you to somebody like Bernie …

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Mayor Pete’s A Big Star In His Father’s Homeland Malta

The Daily Beast reports: There is a popular saying in Maltese that goes something like this: Tixtrix hut fil-bahar, or “don’t pay for the fish while they are still in the sea.” But on the tiny European island, the Maltese are already making plans for what they will do if their favorite son’s son, Pete Buttigieg, is elected as the …

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Young Voter Turnout Was Up 79% For 2018 Midterms

The Washington Post reports: Voter turnout spiked to a 100-year high in last year’s midterm congressional elections. Census Bureau data released Tuesday finds turnout rates jumped across nearly all groups, but the shift was particularly notable among young adults who typically stay home in nonpresidential years. The findings illustrate an extraordinary breadth of engagement in the first congressional election since …

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Pelosi: We’re Not There Yet On Impeachment [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slapped down talks of starting impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, saying Tuesday that “we’re not there yet.” Her comments at the 2019 TIME 100 Summit followed days of discussions over whether the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation merit the president being ousted from office. “I do believe that impeachment is …

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Fox To Host Mayor Pete For Town Hall On May 19th

The Indianapolis Star reports: Fox News Channel will host a town hall with South Bend Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg in May, the network announced Tuesday. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace will moderate the May 19 event in Claremont, New Hampshire. It will be Fox News’ third town hall with a Democratic presidential candidate this election …

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Kirsten Gillibrand Hit At Trump With Campaign Pledge Not To Seek Out Or Use “Stolen Hacked Information”

Just in from the campaign of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Russia is a foreign adversary of the United States, and we all must learn serious lessons from their cyber attack on our election systems in 2016. Russia will be back, and it is troubling that President Trump and his top aides are not only failing to hold them accountable but actually …

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Biden +7 Over Bernie In New National Monmouth Poll

Insider New Jersey reports: In a field of 24 announced and potential contenders, Joe Biden currently has the support of 27% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, which is similar to his 28% support in March and 29% in January, according to this morning’s Monmouth University Poll. Support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently at 20%, which is down slightly …

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Biden To Launch With “Climate Of The Nation” Message

Axios reports: When Joe Biden announces for president later this week, he’ll open his campaign with a “climate of the nation” message that takes on President Trump but doesn’t directly attack any of the other 2020 Democrats, advisers tell me. What he’ll say: Biden will spell out the stakes for the country, and talk about what kind of people we’re …

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Mayor Pete: I Came Out Because I Wanted To Date

CNN reports: Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, described how his life would have been if he’d come out sooner. “I came out because I wanted to date. If dating had been available to me in my 20s I’m not sure I’d have gotten nearly as much done,” he said. “The city was a jealous bride and I …

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TRAILER: AOC Documentary Knock Down The House

Vox reports: Knock Down the House is the rare documentary about today’s American political landscape that might make you shed happy tears. And after a triumphant festival run — including winning the Audience Award for US Documentary and Festival Favorite Award at its Sundance premiere in January — it’s coming to Netflix and select theaters on May 1. For months …

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Warren Unveils Plan To Cancel All Student Loan Debt

Boston’s WBUR reports: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt. The Massachusetts senator says the proposal unveiled Monday would eliminate almost all student loan debt for 42 million Americans, canceling $50,000 in debt for each person with household income under $100,000. Warren says the debt cancellation proposal would create a one-time cost to …

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Dem Rep. Seth Moulton Enters 2020 WH Race [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., became the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race Monday, launching a presidential campaign focused on national security. A 40-year-old Marine combat veteran who earned a Bronze Star in Iraq, Moulton’s stature has been rising since he won a seat in Congress in 2014 by defeating a long-time Democratic incumbent in a …

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INDIANA: Surfaced Yearbook Shows Mayor Pete’s High School Voted Him “Most Likely To Become President”

ABC News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg may have a leg up on his competition in 2020. In South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg is nearly universally known and nearly everyone seems to have a “Mayor Pete” story. Katie Kowals, an intake nurse at the city’s Memorial Hospital, said her brother-in-law knows Buttitgieg well, but added, “He was exactly as he …

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