2020 democratic primary

President Donald Trump kicked Beto O’Rourke on his way out of the presidential primary race on Friday during his rally in Tupelo, Mississippi. “Oh did you hear? Beto,” Trump said to his audience. “Oh that poor bastard. Poor pathetic guy. He was pathetic,” he added. “Does he ever stand on the floor and speak?” Trump
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) finally released a plan detailing how she would pay for Medicare for All if she is elected president, and it predictably includes shockingly high costs and significant additional taxes. Warren released the plan in a post on the blogging website Medium, responding to growing criticism about how vague
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) did not take too kindly to comments from Hillary Clinton implying that Russians were backing her presidential run, and she fired back on Twitter with her own accusations. “Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton,” tweeted Gabbard. “You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the
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Former first lady Michelle Obama would be the frontrunner if she entered the 2020 Democratic New Hampshire primary race, according to a Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll. “If Michelle Obama were to enter the race, it would change things dramatically,” pollster R. Kelly Myers wrote in his summary of the poll results, the Boston Herald
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Progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will reportedly endorse socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in his ailing campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The socialist Democrat is expected to get on the Sanders bandwagon during a campaign rally in Queens, New York, scheduled for Saturday. The news should come as a disappointment for Sen. Elizabeth
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Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg offered a mild critique of his competitor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but he was greeted with abject outrage from the progressive wing of the Democratic party. Buttigieg was asked about Warren’s pledge to fund her campaign only through small donations in order to prevent outsized influence by wealthy mega-donors. “My competitors
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said Friday that she may skip Tuesday’s primary debate because the Democratic National Committee has rigged the system to influence the primary result, according to The Hill. Gabbard told Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball of Hill.TV’s “Rising” that the DNC criteria for who makes the debate stage is
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El Malecón Events Center and After Hours Club sits slumped behind a dumpy Git-N-Go, around the corner from Val Vista Trailer Park and New Hope Open Bible Church and Romantix, which was once voted Des Moines’ “Sexiest Adult Boutique.” In Spanish, “malecón” means “a stone-built embankment or esplanade along a waterfront.” No obvious connection existed
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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang promised to do what no other candidate has ever done at the third Democratic debate, and he revealed his legally-suspect strategy in his opening statement. The entrepreneur announced that he would give $1,000 a month to ten randomly selected families that signed up at his website. Yang’s campaign got a lot
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The Trump re-election campaign plans to fly a banner in the skies above the next Democratic debate in order to troll the presidential hopefuls wanting to toss the president out of the Oval Office. “Socialism will kill Houston’s economy!” will be emblazoned on the banner. The third debate between Democratic candidates will be hosted by
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A student challenged presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to practice what he preaches on fossil fuel use, and he did not appreciate the question much. The interaction occurred Thursday during a question and answer period with the candidate at a town hall event in Chico, California. “So my question is you seem adamant about
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Not to be outdone on gun control in the 2020 Democratic primary field, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke put out a long list of policy proposals on Friday morning that includes a reinstatement of the 1994 ban on “assault weapons,” a mandatory gun buyback program, and a national gun registry. “Since the assault weapons ban expired in
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Struggling candidate John Hickenlooper formally ended his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination with a video announcement on social media Thursday. “In almost every regard, this journey has been more exciting and more rewarding than I ever imagined,” the former former Colorado governor said. “Of course, I did imagine a very different conclusion. “I
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Former Vice President Joe Biden unleashed a racially-tinged gaffe and instead of responding with surprise, his audience applauded the blunder. Biden was trying to highlight racial attitudes that led to unequal education outcomes when he accidentally equated being poor with minority students, and being rich with white students. “And another thing we should do is
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On Sunday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and failed 2018 senate candidate Beto O’Rourke spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper regarding the massacre in El Paso, Texas on Saturday. O’Rourke placed the blame for the killings on President Trump and his rhetoric, and compared the president to the Nazis. Tapper brought up O’Rourke’s comments over the weekend
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Sen. Cory Booker said during Wednesday night’s Democratic primary debate that Hillary Clinton lost Michigan in 2016 because of Russian interference and Republican voter suppression—a claim The Washington Post called out as totally untrue. “We lost the state of Michigan because everybody from Republicans to Russians were targeting the suppression of African American voters,” Booker
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One Democratic presidential candidate stood out according to Google analytics in terms of who was searched the most, and she has already claimed the esteemed title once before. Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii dominated Google searches yet again for the second debate of the second pair of Democratic match-ups on Wednesday in Detroit, Michigan.
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Actress and activist Alyssa Milano will attend her first 2020 Democratic primary fundraiser soon, and she’s chosen an unconventional candidate to start with. Milano will attend a fundraiser for Marianne Williamson, the author who gained significant name recognition during the first Democratic debate for her eccentric answers to questions. In her tweet announcing that she
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Influential black radio show host Lenard Larry McKelvey said that former Vice President Joe Biden suffered from “old white male entitlement,” and was fumbling his presidential campaign. McKelvey, who calls himself “Charlamagne tha god,” explained to CNN’s Don Lemon why he thought Biden wasn’t performing well as a candidate. “Oh yeah, Joe Biden, he fumbles
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One of the first polls to be released after the Democratic debates has very bad news for the presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, the current frontrunner. The Morning Consult/FiveThirtyEight poll found that support for Biden had fallen by a precipitous 10 percentage points among likely Democratic voters. 41.5 percent of likely Democratic
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The racial controversy is piling up around the campaign of former vice president Joe Biden, and now Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is getting some shots in after Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) drew blood during Thursday night’s debate. During a speech in Chicago for Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition on Friday, Joe Biden tried to defend
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CNN’s liberal contributor Van Jones said that the second Democratic debates were a bad night for Democrats, and especially for the frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden. “We’re now sitting here with the Democratic frontrunner having a spokesperson trying to defend his comments on busing in 2019,” Jones said in a dispirited tone. “This is
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