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Elizabeth Warren’s strong debate performance inspires best fundraising day yet

Elizabeth Warren was roundly declared the victor of an often tempestuous Democratic debate, reviving her campaign after slipping in polls Elizabeth Warren has seemingly revived her flagging bid to become US president after widespread praise and a slew of much-needed campaign donations. Warren, who repeatedly ke Bloomberg during the Nevada debate, enjoyed the best fundraising day of her entire campaign on the back of the event. The Massachusetts senator raised $2.8m in donations on Wednesday, according to her campaign team. Warren was roundly declared the victor of an often tempestuous…

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‘Arrogant billionaire’: Warren attacks Bloomberg over NDAs, racist policing and taxes

In Bloombergs first night on the debate stage, the former New York mayor faced scrutiny he has avoided thus far Mere minutes into Wednesdays agreements that several women who have brought lawsuits against Bloomberg and his company have signed, pressing the former mayor to let those women speak freely about allegations of discrimination: You could release them from that immediately. The billionaire businessman, who has a documented history of spent more on TV and online ads than any political candidate in US political history. The tactic made Bloomberg omnipresent in…

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Bernie Sanders is cruising towards the Democratic nomination. But can he win? | Richard Wolffe

The contest has become Bernie Sanders v a delusional sideshow of centrists bent on mutual annihilation We have officially reached the Hunger Games stage of this Democratic primary season. The stage where you can grab the horse-faced lesbian weapon and hurl it at an arrogant billionaire within the first minutes of the show starting. Its the stage where a young midwestern mayor can trash the experience of a midwestern senator, who turns right back at him and says, Are you trying to say Im dumb or are you mocking me…

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Warren falls behind in Iowa but wins coveted newspaper endorsement

Des Moines Register names Warren the president this nation needs asSanders emerges frontrunner in Iowa and New Hampshire 2020 nomination voting states this weekend, Iowa and New Hampshire, according to the latest polls but @ewarrens competence, respect for others and status as the nations first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism and xenophobia of the Trump Oval Office, the Registers editorial board writes. https://t.co/hLkImNiU2a surging Bernie Sanders, the original ultra-progressive in his runs for the White House in 2016 and 2020 elections, topped a new…

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Mike Bloomberg to run $10m Super Bowl campaign ad targeting Trump

Bloomberg campaign says 60-second ad will get under Trumps skin, in show of financial force rarely seen in presidential politics Former New York mayor and 2020 Democratic hopeful Mike Bloomberg has secured a 60-second spot during Februarys Super Bowl in Miami a slot that will run a 30-second ad during the 11 February game. The biggest point is getting under Trumps skin, said Michael Frazier, a spokesman for the Bloomberg campaign, told the New York Times. The Super Bowl ad represents a show of financial strength rarely seen in presidential…

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Top Trump adviser: Republicans have ‘always’ relied on voter suppression

Adviser Justin Clark, who was heard on tape saying Traditionally, its always been Republicans suppressing votes, says remarks were taken out of context One of Wisconsin that the party has traditionally relied on news that a conservative group is forcing 2020 election. And it came as the latest fund-raising totals showed that the Republican National Committee, spurred by aggressive anti-reported. Justin Clark, a senior political adviser and senior counsel to Trumps re-election campaign, made the remarks about voter suppression on November 21 as part of a wide-ranging discussion about strategies…

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Man with the money: Democrats cry foul as Bloomberg splashes the cash

The billionaire is controversially dodging the early voting states amid a $100m ad blitz but some see a wider boost for the party House Democrats received some welcome news on Wednesday: Michael Bloomberg was coming to their rescue once again. The former New York mayor announced he would spend $10m to protect vulnerable congressmen and women who have been on the receiving end of Republican attacks over their support for the impeachment inquiry. Coming a little over a year after Democrats took back the House, partly thanks to a $100m…

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Debate so white: candidates of color miss out as Democratic field narrows

Despite an increasingly diverse party, Andrew Yang will be the only non-white face on the stage in Los Angeles When the Democratic presidential candidates gather in Los Angeles next Thursday to debate for the sixth time, the stage will look rather different than it did when the contenders first faced off back in June. A field that was initially celebrated for its diversity has been whittled down to seven debate participants: the former vice-president Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, billionaire activist…

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Elizabeth Warrens project is to remake capitalism. What can British politicians learn from her? | Will Hutton

Both Labour and the Lib Dems would do well to study her crusading manifesto For 40 years, western democracies have been gripped by the doctrine that unalloyed capitalism works. In 2019, the debate has moved on. Capitalism may rule the planet, but it plainly needs fixing. Disaffection is obvious and rising, variously behind the story of riots in campaign calling for Capitalism. Time for a reset, confident that few in the business world or economics profession will dare challenge the proposition. In August, overtaking him. Capitalism certainly needs a reset…

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Cory Booker may quit 2020 race by Tuesday despite ‘avalanche of support’

Democratic candidate says surge raised $1.5m of self-imposed fundraising goal of $1.7m by end of the month According to his own deadline, New Jersey senator Cory Booker has less than two days to save his presidential campaign. On Sunday he said an avalanche of support had brought him close to a self-imposed fundraising goal, but admitted he could be out of the race by Tuesday. Some minor candidates have dropped out but the field is still unwieldy. On Friday the Democratic National Committee announced last week that if he did…

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Why Trumps ‘maximum pressure’ foreign policy yields minimum results

The president is heading into 2020 with no major successes and looming crises so many expect him to attempt to reverse the trend with dramatic deals Donald Trump is heading into the 2020 elections with no clear-cut foreign policy successes, some dramatic failures and a string of looming crises around the world that could undermine his bid for re-election. For that reason, many expect the president to try to reverse the trend with dramatic interventions around the globe with uncertain outcomes which will make the next 16 months even more…

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Do Democrats win by moving left? Or is moderation the key to victory? | Geoffrey Kabaservice

The ideological battle for the heart of the Democratic party is far from over For Americans who would resist President Trumps re-election in 2020, the outcome hinges on the answer to this basic strategic question: will the Democrats risk losing to Trump by nominating a candidate whose ideas are too far to the left to appeal to the moderate majority of Americans? Or will Democrats risk losing to Trump by nominating a candidate whose ideas are insufficiently progressive to excite the Democratic base? This basic question of moderation v progressivism…

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Author Marianne Williamson on 2020 run: ‘The best thing I can do is be myself’

The self-help writer, who was the most Googled candidate following her debate performance, tells the Guardian she can win Marianne Williamson, until recently best known for her Oprah-endorsed self-help books, got less than five minutes airtime in the first round of Democratic presidential debates. But her contributions were memorable. Having instructed fellow candidates to get deeper than the superficial fixes, she referred to the prime minister of New Zealand as girlfriend and issued a challenge to Donald Trump. Looking into the camera, she said: Mr President, if youre listening, I…

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Beto O’Rourke’s ancestors were slaveholders, records reveal

Exclusive: ORourke addresses family history and admits that he and his children are beneficiaries of slaveholding Democratic presidential candidate Beto ORourke recently delivered an impassioned speech while meeting with the Gullah-Geechee Nation, an organization of African Americans whose ancestors were enslaved on plantations from Florida to South Carolina. The speech in Beaufort followed one attendees question about whether ORourke supports Confederacy. In his writings and media interviews, however, ORourke has dealt only with kin who lived too late to have fought for the south in the American civil war, or…

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Faith and freedoms: why evangelicals profess unwavering love for Trump

The faithful have been ardent supporters who turn a blind eye to the presidents moral indiscretions in favor of agenda When Donald Trump took the stage last month at a mega-conference for the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the countrys largest organization of evangelical Christians, he was granted an extraordinary welcome by the groups chairman, Ralph Reed. We have had some great leaders, Reed said, to cheers. There has never been anyone who has defended us and fought for us, who we have loved more than Donald J Trump. We have…

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