2020 democratic primary

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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The Democrats want to ban guns, in some form or another. It might be “military style” guns or “assault weapons” or “weapons of war.” Former vice president Joe Biden, during Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate, took the Democrats’ butchering of basic firearm terminology to a new low. “I’m the only person that beat the NRA
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may have performed better than some expected during Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate, but his remarks drew the ire of a police union which called his rhetoric “hypocritical” and “divisive,” according to the Daily Caller. De Blasio, in line with the theme of excessive identity politics and
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Julian Castro, a Democratic presidential candidate and former President Barack Obama’s Housing and Urban Development secretary, jumped a bit to the left of some of his competitors in the first primary debate Wednesday night on abortion and immigration. The candidates were asked if they were pitching healthcare plans that provided public funding for abortion. Castro
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Former Vice President Joe Biden tried to take credit for ending private prisons during his time under the Obama administration, but his claim failed even a CNN factcheck. “No more mandatory minimums, period,” Biden said during a speech at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention. “End private prisons, which we did in our bill, period.”
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Vice President Joe Biden angrily responded at Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) after facing deep criticism from comments he made about his past negotiations with racist segregationists. “How does it feel that your Democratic rivals are implicitly saying that you have issues talking about race?” asked one reporter. “They know better,” Biden responded. “Are you going
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While most of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are trying to push the party further and further to the left, one has taken a different approach. During an interview Saturday, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said that he feels “strongly that Democrats have to draw a clear line and say, ‘We are not socialists.'” Does
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Joe Biden, back before his second attempt at running for president, expressed a view on abortion that is likely incompatible with the current way the Democratic Party handles the issue, according to CNN. Biden, who is currently struggling to reconcile his attempted middle-of-the-road position on abortion with what the Democratic base wants, used to feel
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New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in making her pro-abortion case during an interview with the Des Moines Register, drew a comparison between the pro-life stance and racism, according to The Washington Free Beacon. The interviewer pointed out that her promise to use abortion as a litmus test for judges could be perceived as an
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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) compared the Democrats running for president to the Marvel Comics superheroes “The Avengers,” while saying the 2016 Republican field was more like “The Hunger Games,” according to the Washington Examiner. Swalwell used that line to open up his speech at the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame Forum over the weekend, as
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Former vice president Joe Biden shocked observers Thursday by pulling support for the Hyde Amendment one day after his campaign said he was still in favor of it, and now we know, at least partially, why he flipped. Edward-Isaac Dovere of The Atlantic reported Friday that Biden received direct pressure from senior adviser Symone Sanders,
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Former Vice President Joe Biden lied more than once about having marched with the civil rights movement when he was vying for the 1988 presidential nomination, according to The New York Times. Times reporter Matt Flegenheimer started his piece with a damning anecdote about how Biden, a notoriously unpredictable and free-wheeling speaker, blatantly misrepresented his
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A Democratic presidential candidate who dared question the wisdom of Medicare for All was soundly rejected by California Democrats and condemned by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for his stance, according to The Hill. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) told attendees at the California Democratic Convention that, even though he supports universal health care, he doesn’t believe
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The emphasis on identity politics in the Democratic Party has resulted in a not-so-subtle vilifying of the dominant demographic in U.S. presidential history: The white male. Even with two old, white men leading in the early polls in former Vice President Joe Biden and current Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, white male candidates still seem to
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Yet another Democrat has announced a candidacy for the party’s 2020 nomination. Some, like Joe Biden, create a big splash and immediately dominate the polls. Others, like Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, leave observers wondering who told them they should run. Bullock officially announced his candidacy Tuesday, and kicked off his campaign with a thoroughly uninspiring
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Democratic politicians are expressing their outrage over the declared mission from Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney of President Donald Trump, to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Giuliani said that he is going to investigate reports that Biden might have corrupt dealings that benefitted his son when he connected to a company in Ukraine. But
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Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has proposed a plan that would give up to $600 in vouchers to every registered voter in the country during an election cycle. Wait. What’s the plan? This proposal, which she has dubbed “Democracy Dollars,” is part of her “Clean Elections Plan” and would, in theory, reduce the influence
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren avoided answering a college student who asked her during a CNN town hall how she would be different from former President Barack Obama if she were elected. Warren and Obama have significant history with one another. In 2010, Obama picked Warren to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal watchdog agency
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