Senators Urge McConnell Not To Hold Floor Vote on ‘Partisan’ Fifth Circuit Nominee
Judiciary
Senators Urge McConnell Not To Hold Floor Vote on ‘Partisan’ Fifth Circuit Nominee
2020-06-24 14:03:38
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – A group of influential Democratic Senators are urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deny a confirmation vote of President Donald Trump’s nominee for a vacant United States appeals court seat. The legislators appealed to McConnell in a letter... Read More

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Drops From Consideration as Joe Biden’s Running Mate
2020 Elections
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Drops From Consideration as Joe Biden’s Running Mate

MINNEAPOLIS — Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Thursday night that she asked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to take her name out of consideration as his vice presidential running mate, and recommended that he pick a woman of color. “America must... Read More

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Aims to Provide Unemployed With Access to Skills Training
Employment
Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Aims to Provide Unemployed With Access to Skills Training
2020-05-22 20:18:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate this week would create a flexible, $4,000 skills training credit for workers who have lost their job due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Skills Renewal Act affords these... Read More

Amy Klobuchar Reportedly Being Vetted To Be Joe Biden’s Running Mate
2020 Elections
Amy Klobuchar Reportedly Being Vetted To Be Joe Biden’s Running Mate

MINNEAPOLIS — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, long seen as a possible running mate for former Vice President Joe Biden, is reportedly getting official consideration for the job. That’s according to a tweet Thursday from a CBS News campaign reporter who said... Read More

Biden Chooses Vetting Team as Running Mate Search Ramps Up
2020 Elections
Biden Chooses Vetting Team as Running Mate Search Ramps Up

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday named a panel of supporters to vet his running mate. With the presidential campaign largely on hold because of the coronavirus crisis, a significant amount of attention is focused on whom Biden... Read More

Democrats Rally Behind Biden to Stop Sanders on Super Tuesday
2020 Elections
Democrats Rally Behind Biden to Stop Sanders on Super Tuesday

Joe Biden fastened his grip on the establishment wing of his party Monday as prominent Democrats rallied behind the former vice president in an accelerating effort to thwart Bernie Sanders on the eve of the presidential campaign’s biggest and most... Read More

Klobuchar to End Presidential Campaign, Will Endorse Biden
Political News
Klobuchar to End Presidential Campaign, Will Endorse Biden
2020-03-02 19:26:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, will end her presidential campaign Monday night and endorse Joe Biden at his campaign rally in Dallas. The decision comes one day after former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., departed the... Read More

California Could be ‘Lifeline’ for Women Candidates Trailing Bernie Sanders
2020 Elections
California Could be ‘Lifeline’ for Women Candidates Trailing Bernie Sanders

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tuesday wasn’t supposed to be a battle for second place. Julie Cecilio and her friends aren’t making campaign calls and knocking on doors this weekend, just days before California’s presidential primary, to help ensure a woman... Read More

South Carolina an Early Barometer of Amy Klobuchar’s Black Support
2020 Elections
South Carolina an Early Barometer of Amy Klobuchar’s Black Support

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sen. Amy Klobuchar told a group of black ministers here Wednesday that to win the presidency in November Democrats need a fired-up base, “which has always had its roots in the African American community.” For the... Read More

2020ers Look to Super Tuesday Even as 2 Other States Loom
2020 Elections
2020ers Look to Super Tuesday Even as 2 Other States Loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada votes next and then South Carolina. But top Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination are already looking ahead to the biggest prize on the primary calendar: Super Tuesday, the slate of contests when more than... Read More

Moderates Prevail Among Dem Voters in New Hampshire
2020 Elections
Moderates Prevail Among Dem Voters in New Hampshire
2020-02-12 17:36:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont eked out a win in New Hampshire by appealing to young, liberal college students in the state, but his victory was far from an endorsement of the party's far left. In fact, with... Read More

Klobuchar Prevails In Early Voting in New Hampshire
2020 Elections
Klobuchar Prevails In Early Voting in New Hampshire
2020-02-11 18:56:44
by Dan McCue

Voting is still underway in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, but in two of three locations that voted at midnight, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., emerged as the clear winner. In Hart's Location in Carroll County, N.H., Klobuchar received six votes. Massachusetts... Read More

Klobuchar Raises $2 Million Off Strong Debate Performance
2020 Elections
Klobuchar Raises $2 Million Off Strong Debate Performance

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Amy Klobuchar’s campaign said it had raised $2 million from donors in all 50 states since Friday night’s debate, in which she went on the offensive against the front-runners for the Democratic presidential nomination. The pace was... Read More

Iowa Caucus Results Delayed After Struggle With New Reporting Process
2020 Elections
Iowa Caucus Results Delayed After Struggle With New Reporting Process

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats crowded into local caucuses Monday night as Iowa embarked on its first-in-the-nation tradition of picking presidential candidates, with clear divisions along the lines of ideology and age affecting their choices. Early entrance polls conducted for... Read More

Buttigieg Grabs Slight Lead in Final Iowa Caucus Poll
Opinion Polls
Buttigieg Grabs Slight Lead in Final Iowa Caucus Poll
2020-02-03 17:55:24
by Dan McCue

Former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a slight lead in a last-minute poll of Iowa Democrats, released by Focus of Rural America. In a poll conducted for the Democratic group last week by David Binder Research, Buttigieg, who... Read More

Klobuchar Vows to Fight on, Says No Deal With Biden’s Campaign
2020 Elections
Klobuchar Vows to Fight on, Says No Deal With Biden’s Campaign

WASHINGTON — Democrat Amy Klobuchar vowed to battle on for the 2020 Democratic nomination even as her support lags and said she hasn’t made a deal to work in concert with Joe Biden’s campaign in Iowa. The senator from Minnesota... Read More

Iowa Caucuses Still Up for Grabs, Monmouth Poll Shows
2020 Elections
Iowa Caucuses Still Up for Grabs, Monmouth Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — Iowa remains up for grabs with nearly half of voters saying they could change their mind five days before the Feb. 3 caucuses, according to a Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. The poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers found... Read More

Impeachment Sidelining Senators While Biden, Buttigieg and Yang Blanket Iowa, Bloomberg Focuses on Texas
2020 Elections
Impeachment Sidelining Senators While Biden, Buttigieg and Yang Blanket Iowa, Bloomberg Focuses on Texas
2020-01-28 19:14:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- In most presidential election years, being a sitting U.S. Senator might be considered an advantage a week ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. Not in 2020, however. Not by a long shot. That's due to the ongoing impeachment trial... Read More

Can Amy Klobuchar Pull Off a Surprise in Iowa’s Presidential Caucuses?
2020 Elections
Can Amy Klobuchar Pull Off a Surprise in Iowa’s Presidential Caucuses?

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Amy Klobuchar, campaigning across Iowa in the first days of the new year, told voters about a text a friend sent her after a surge in polls and fundraising. “It had autocorrected by mistake, it said... Read More

Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates
2020 Elections
Klobuchar Vies With Surging Buttigieg for Iowa Moderates

There’s a Midwestern Democrat running for president who’s surging in Iowa right now with a plain-spoken appeal and a moderate message of inclusion. Unfortunately for Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar, that candidate is Indiana’s Pete Buttigieg. The mayor of South Bend shot... Read More

‘Free College’ Won’t Fix Barriers to Higher Education, Prosperity
Education
‘Free College’ Won’t Fix Barriers to Higher Education, Prosperity
2019-09-05 20:55:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On the one hand, it's easy to see why some in the party would embrace so-called "free" or "debt-free" college and the forgiveness of student loans. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,  electrified younger voters with his ambitious proposals in... Read More

Majority of  Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
Immigration
Majority of Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
2019-09-05 20:49:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When it comes to opposition talking points, the myth that Democrats advocate for "open borders" is both the most preposterous -- and persistent -- assertion of the still-young 2020 campaign season. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described... Read More

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