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Joe Biden +14 Over Bernie Sanders In New CNN Poll

CNN reports: Joe Biden has expanded his edge over the Democratic field in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with 29% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters saying they back the former vice president. That’s up 7 points compared with a late June CNN survey. No other candidate has made meaningful gains over that time. The shift returns Biden …

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Warren Apologizes For Native Ancestry Claims [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologized Monday to a Native American audience over her handling of past claims of native ancestry, telling a group of tribal leaders that she realized it had been a mistake. “Now, before I go any further in this I want to say this: Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves, I know that I have …

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Biden And Buttigieg To Skip DNC Delegates Meeting

Politico reports: Hundreds of Democratic National Committee delegates will be here next weekend for a three-day gathering that gives them a chance to meet and hear from 13 presidential contenders — though former Vice President Joe Biden, the party’s frontrunner, isn’t scheduled to be among the candidates. Biden also bypassed the last big party meeting in San Francisco — the …

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House Democrats Ready Raft Of New Gun Control Bills

Roll Call reports: The House Judiciary Committee will consider three gun control bills when it convenes September 4, an early return from a summer break that could lob political pressure onto Senate Republicans to respond to recent mass shootings. The committee announced Friday it will mark up a bill to outlaw large capacity magazines along with a bill that would …

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Israel Reverses On Rashida Tlaib, Allows Limited Visit

NRP reports: Israel’s interior ministry announced Friday that it would allow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan to enter the country as a private citizen to visit her aging grandmother, reversing an earlier decision to bar her amid pressure from President Trump. The about-face on Tlaib, whose parents are Palestinian immigrants to the U.S. and who has close relatives in …

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Elizabeth Warren Surges To +11 In Iowa Caucus Poll

Iowa Starting Line reports: Elizabeth Warren’s early investment in Iowa is paying off. A new Iowa Starting Line-Change Research poll shows the senator opening up a commanding lead in the Iowa Caucus. Warren was the top pick of 28% of likely Iowa Caucus-goers in the poll, an 11-point lead over the nearest competitor. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders were both …

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Hickenlooper Giving “Serious Thought” To Senate Bid

The Washington Post reports: Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper withdrew from the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, announcing in a video that he is considering a run for Senate. “I ran for president because this country is being ripped apart by politics and partisan games while our biggest problems go unsolved,” Hickenlooper said in the video, which …

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Beto O’Rourke Shuts Down Senate Chatter [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke returned to the campaign trail on Thursday morning with a major address from his hometown of El Paso for the first time since the shooting that left at least 22 dead and dozens of victims injured earlier this month. His return to campaigning comes amid calls for him to drop out of …

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De Blasio: I’m Likely To Beat Trump Because I’m Taller

The Hill reports: Bill de Blasio is citing his height as a reason he can stand up to President Trump in the 2020 White House race. “A tall candidate has won, I think, every one but three of the presidential elections in history,” the New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate quipped during a Wednesday appearance on Comedy Central’s …

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Dems Target Six More House Seats In Trump Districts

Roll Call reports: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is adding six more districts to the list of seats it’s targeting in 2020. After gaining a net of 40 seats last fall, the House Democrats’ campaign arm released its initial 2020 target list in January that included 32 GOP-held seats and the open seat in North Carolina’s 9th District, which is …

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Hickenlooper To End WH Bid, No Word On Senate Run

The New York Times reports: John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor whose low-key brand of moderate politics made him popular in his home state but limited his appeal in a Democratic primary filled with urgent progressive energy, is expected to announce on Thursday that he is ending his presidential campaign, according to two people familiar with his planning. Mr. Hickenlooper …

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Abrams Open To Being VP For Any 2020 Dem Nominee

The New York Times reports: Stacey Abrams made it official this week that she would not seek the presidency after months of speculation among Democrats, becoming one of the most prominent party leaders to pass on the 2020 race. But in an interview Tuesday night, she said she was open to being considered for the No. 2 spot by “any …

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Joe Biden +19 Over Field In New South Carolina Poll

South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden tops the field of Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina, carrying a double-digit lead over his closest rival, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), according to a new poll of Democratic voters in the Palmetto State. The survey showed Biden registered 36 percent among South Carolina Democratic voters. That’s more than …

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John Hickenlooper Might Drop WH Bid For Senate Run

The New York Times reports: Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado is in discussions about ending his presidential bid and entering the race for his state’s Republican-held Senate seat, potentially giving Democrats a strong candidate in a race they must win to have hopes of retaking the chamber in 2021, according to four Democrats familiar with his thinking. Mr. Hickenlooper, …

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Gabbard Reports For Two-Week National Guard Duty

CBS News reports: Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat from Hawaii and presidential candidate, will be taking a two-week absence from her campaign Monday to report for active duty with the Hawaiian Army National Guard in Indonesia, she said in an interview with CBSN’s Caitlin Huey-Burns. “I’m stepping off of the campaign trail for a couple of weeks and putting on my army …

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MISSOURI: State Auditor Dem Launches Gov Campaign

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Auditor Nicole Galloway launched her campaign for governor on Monday, casting herself as an independent watchdog who would look out for Missourians’ economic interests and fix a “broken system” if elected in November 2020. In a two-minute announcement video, the Democrat accused Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, of doing the bidding of corporations and lobbyists …

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Trump World Leaps On Biden’s “Poor Kids” Flub [VIDEO]

The Des Moines Register reports: Speaking in Iowa on Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden said “poor kids” are “just as talented as white kids,” before correcting himself. Biden was addressing the Iowa Asian and Latino Coalition, which has been meeting with Democratic presidential candidates as it prepares to make an endorsement next week. “We have this notion that …

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Republicans Have New Fears That Texas Could Go Blue

The Washington Post reports: Republicans have long idealized Texas as a deep-red frontier state, home to rural conservatives who love President Trump. But political turbulence in the sprawling suburbs and fast-growing cities are turning the Lone Star State into a possible 2020 battleground. “The president’s reelection campaign needs to take Texas seriously,” Sen. Ted Cruz said. He added that it …

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Joe Biden +17 Over Field In First Post-Debate Poll

Talking Points Memo reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a two-to-one lead nationally over the next closest Democratic presidential contender after the second round of debates, according to the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll. The new survey finds Biden with 34 percent support among Democrats, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 17 percent. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is in …

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Michelle Obama: “Zero Chance” I Run For President

From a profile published by Amtrak’s magazine, The National: A lot of people want you to run for president. You’ve publicly said that you aren’t interested, but everyone says that until they actually run. Just between us, if you thought the country needed you and you thought you could really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance …

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