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Bidens Plan to Take Down Warren: Have Mayor Pete Do It

Since white college-educated reporters question about whether he unintentionally set the mayor up for success by providing a blueprint for a moderate health-care plan, which features similar contours to his own, Biden key areas comes with Warrens decline. It would seem odd for the [former] vice president to be attacking Pete Buttigieg right now, Yang said. The South Bend mayors ascent in Iowa is more alarming for Team Biden when contrasted with Warrens numbers in the state, where she has been considered a frontrunner for months after investing vast resources…

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Plutocrats, Please Stop Running These Selfish, Stupid, Quixotic Presidential Campaigns

At least on paper, Democrats talk tough about the importance of protecting the democratic process from a flood of billionaire bucks. Big money is drowning out the voices of everyday Americans, the released their own campaign finance reform proposals. Bernie Sanders put forward a bold plan that would claiming the title of single largest donor in American politics on several occasions. Whether you think that honorific is worthy of praise depends largely on whether or not your name is Tom Steyer. I was watching how this campaign was going, and…

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Gaffe Parade or Not, Rank-and-File Democrats Will Keep Ridin With Biden

If Wednesday nights climate change town hall is any indication, Joe Biden could use some Windex for his glass jaw. But his supporters are perfectly willing to sweep up the pieces and write off his not-so-infrequent missteps. The former vice president has been a candidate for the highest office in the landofficially or unofficiallyfor all of my adult life. His affable, self-deprecating style is an attractive lure for voters who see him as the kind of candidate theyd most like to have over for Sunday dinner. Biden is equally at…

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Joe Bidens Less-Is-More Plan to Win the Primary

As he maintains his lead atop the Democratic primary, Joe Biden has leaned on a fairly simple strategy: sometimes less is more. The former vice presidents presidential campaign has, since its onset, done its own thing. As Bidens rivals crafted their launch strategies, the former vice president still hadnt publicly made up his mind about running. When the most press-averse contenders put themselves in front of reporters, Biden stayed largely under the fray. And as staffers fielded all sorts of candidate survey requests, the current Democratic frontrunners replies were often…

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Lewandowskis House Testimony Was Basically His Senate Campaign Launch

In calling in Corey Lewandowski to testify, House Judiciary Committee Democrats hoped theyd get a spectacle that might boost their impeachment efforts. Its unclear whether that will happen. What they clearly did get, however, was a spectacle that cemented Lewandowskis brand as an unapologetic fighter for Donald Trumpfor better or for worse. Tuesdays high-profile hearing was essentially a coming-out party for Lewandowskis long-teased, but still unannounced campaign for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire: he talked up his blue collar roots and service to President Trump while effusively praising his former…

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The Democrats Are Coming for Joe Biden. Can He Take the Hits?

Could Joe Biden lose it at Thursdays debate in Houston in a way that confirms hes too old, too old-fashioned, too tired, too get off my lawn for a party thats skewing young and moving left? Spoiler: Yes, and thats the anticipated plot of Thursdays debate. It will ostensibly be about health care, climate change, guns, gender issues, and education. But in reality all eyes will be on Biden to see if he can take a punch, or a dozen of them. Its not just Sen. Elizabeth Warren whos aiming…

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Curt Schilling launches anti-immigrant run for Congress

President Donald Trump enthusiastically endorsed the potential congressional run of former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling on Tuesday, calling the idea terrific. Schilling has been a supporter of Trump for years and was fired from his job as an analyst on ESPN in 2016 for sharing a transphobic meme on Facebook. Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific! @foxandfriends the president tweeted on Tuesday morning. Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona.…

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Ben Carson, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio Provide Road Map for What NOT to Do at the Debates

Dont forget to walk out on stage. Dont forget which agencies you would abolish. Dont talk about killing a man. These are all things you should avoid if you are trying to convince the American public you are presidential material. They are also all things that presidential contenders have done in debates. Democratic 2020 candidates are prepping right now for this weeks debates, brushing up on policies, practicing their game faces, sharpening witty comebacks. All good. But for a primer on what not to do, we present this compendium of…

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SNLs Kate McKinnon Debuts Spot-On Marianne Williamson Impression

Gosh, I wish there was an SNL show this week, Kate McKinnon told Seth Meyers during his special post-debate live episode Thursday night. As soon as Democratic long-shot candidate Marianne Williamson opened her mouth real quote from the candidate. And I would say to Donald Trump, Boyfriend, you chill. Thank you. McKinnon also took the opportunity to weigh in on Sen. Elizabeth Warrens performance the previous night, telling Meyers she looked like a girl on her wedding day when everyone who ever bullied her was getting a divorce. I got…

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The Democrat Party debates have been split into 2 teams and you can color us confused about it all

In about a week the Democratic Party Presidential debates will kick off and there has been a bit of head-scratching as to what to do, given nearly two dozen prospective candidates have announced their desire to run for the highest office. While our suggestion of a gladiator battle has gone ignored, the solution has been to divide the field into two groups and hold separate debates on successive nights. The first 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate lineups are set. It’s scheduled for June 26 and 27 and here’s who will…

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Unites the Nation: No One Wants Him to Run for President

To become mayor, he defeated a Republican New Yorkers didnt appreciate his year one accomplishments, he kill a deer. Now, hes coming for America. I get it: If theres one person who can unite this nation, its New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who likes to prattle on about his transcendent, historic vision and who (polls confirm) roughly nobody wants running for president after hes flirted with the idea for months, but who negative favorability rating. I was tempted to propose a New York to America: Take our mayor,…

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How Mayor Pete and Chasten Buttigieg Are Working to Lock up the LGBT Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C.One week before he is expected to formally announce his not-so-long-shot candidacy for the White House, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is leaning into his personal connection to a devoted Democratic constituency for whom politics has always been a fight against the odds: LGBT voters. As a voting bloc with strong ties to the Democratic Party and with a vast network of well-funded political organizations battle-tested in the nationwide war over same-sex marriage, LGBT voters are a prize target for any Democrat seeking the partys nomination. But a keynote address at…

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