Biden Campaign Asks Vice Presidential Contenders for References
Political News
Biden Campaign Asks Vice Presidential Contenders for References

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign is asking some potential vice presidential candidates to submit references, as the presumptive Democratic nominee’s team begins the formal vetting process, according to two people with knowledge of the process. Some of the contenders, most... Read More

Warren Ends 2020 Presidential Bid After Super Tuesday Losses
2020 Elections
Warren Ends 2020 Presidential Bid After Super Tuesday Losses
2020-03-05 20:07:44
by Dan McCue

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is dropping out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after a Super Tuesday route that saw her coming in third in her home state. Warren’s announcement came shortly after a conference call with... Read More

Elizabeth Warren Again Pressed on Past Claims of Native American Heritage
Political News
Elizabeth Warren Again Pressed on Past Claims of Native American Heritage

More than 200 Cherokees and other Native Americans have signed a letter urging Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to fully retract her past claims to being Native and help dispel false beliefs held by many white people that they have... 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

On Eve of The Iowa Caucuses, Democrats Play to Voter Nostalgia and Fatigue
2020 Elections
On Eve of The Iowa Caucuses, Democrats Play to Voter Nostalgia and Fatigue

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates hopscotched across the state Sunday in their final day of campaigning before the Iowa caucuses, as jittery anticipation of the start of voting mixed with a bittersweet sense of the long buildup coming... Read More

New Poll Finds Race for Democratic Nomination in Pennsylvania is Tightening
Opinion Polls
New Poll Finds Race for Democratic Nomination in Pennsylvania is Tightening
2020-01-30 16:49:21
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to be the top choice for president among Pennsylvania voters, a new Franklin & Marshall College Poll finds, but the race for the Democratic nomination is tightening. At the same time, the poll released... 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

Audio Released from Warren-Sanders Confrontation After Debate
Political News
Audio Released from Warren-Sanders Confrontation After Debate

Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of calling her a liar, audio of the senators’ confrontation after the Democratic debate revealed. On Wednesday, CNN released audio of the post-debate moment in Des Moines, Iowa. The news organization reported the conversation wasn’t... Read More

Democratic Debate Delves Into Sexism in Politics, Testing the Warren-Sanders Alliance
2020 Elections
Democratic Debate Delves Into Sexism in Politics, Testing the Warren-Sanders Alliance

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates covered familiar ground on health care and foreign policy in their final debate before the crucial Iowa caucuses, but they found themselves on more charged territory as they discussed whether a woman could... Read More

Warren Stand on Private Equity Under Scrutiny at House Hearing
Finance
Warren Stand on Private Equity Under Scrutiny at House Hearing
2019-12-06 21:36:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may score political points with the far left-wing of her party by vowing to rein in the ills of the private equity industry, but her proposals came under fire at a recent House Financial... Read More

Sanders Trails Biden, Warren in Quinnipiac New Hampshire Poll
Opinion Polls
Sanders Trails Biden, Warren in Quinnipiac New Hampshire Poll

Bernie Sanders represents Vermont in the U.S. Senate but next door in New Hampshire, voters prefer three of his rivals. That’s according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday that shows a tight race for the Democratic nomination. Former... Read More

Can Pete Buttigieg Position Himself as the Sensible Alternative to Biden and Warren?
2020 Elections
Can Pete Buttigieg Position Himself as the Sensible Alternative to Biden and Warren?

LEBANON, N.H. — As other presidential candidates promise free health care, college debt relief and sweeping new taxes on the ultra-rich, Pete Buttigieg is drawing large crowds with a different angle. “This will be a presidency where you can turn... Read More

Warren, Sanders Top Third-Quarter Fundraising, Biden Comes in Fourth in Money Haul
2020 Elections
Warren, Sanders Top Third-Quarter Fundraising, Biden Comes in Fourth in Money Haul
2019-10-04 20:38:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., raised $24.6 million over the past three months, relying largely on a massive small donor operation. The senator's haul, announced on Friday, is just less than the $25.3 million her chief liberal rival, Vermont... Read More

Biden, Warren and Sanders Clash on Democratic Party’s Future
Political News
Biden, Warren and Sanders Clash on Democratic Party’s Future

HOUSTON — Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren tore into one another’s plans and fended off attacks from rivals eager to join them at the head of the field of White House hopefuls during their first clash on the same stage.... 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

Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious
2020 Elections
Democratic Race Is About to Get Serious

WASHINGTON — The unofficial end of summer kicks off a more intense phase of a Democratic presidential race that has been led by moderate Joe Biden, with progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in a battle for second as the... Read More

'Medicare for All' Divides Democratic Presidential Field: Not Everyone Agrees It Is the Solution
Spotlight
'Medicare for All' Divides Democratic Presidential Field: Not Everyone Agrees It Is the Solution
2019-09-03 14:57:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In 2018, centrist Democrats flipped 38 seats previously held by Republicans in part because they vowed to protect the Affordable Care Act against the GOP's repeated attempts to dismantle it. Many expected a repeat heading into the 2020... Read More

Seven Months Before Super Tuesday California Poll Sees A Toss-Up
2020 Elections
Seven Months Before Super Tuesday California Poll Sees A Toss-Up
2019-07-30 20:55:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Seven months from Super Tuesday, the race to win the California primary and presumably, a lock to be the Democratic presidential nominee, is a toss-up, according to new poll released by the Public Policy Institute of California. California... Read More

Poll: South Carolina Voters Say Biden The Most Electable Democrat Against Trump
2020 Elections
Poll: South Carolina Voters Say Biden The Most Electable Democrat Against Trump

COLUMBIA, S.C. — To beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election, South Carolina Democrats say that former Vice President Joe Biden would be the most electable Democratic candidate to take the White House out of the more than... Read More

Biden Leads in New CBS Poll, But Faces Enthusiasm Gap
Political News
Biden Leads in New CBS Poll, But Faces Enthusiasm Gap

Joe Biden remains the top choice among Democratic voters in states that will hold early presidential primary and caucus contests in 2020, as four main contenders emerged as the top tier of the large field, a new CBS News poll... Read More

White House Hopefuls Flay Trump On Immigration at LULAC Event
2020 Elections
White House Hopefuls Flay Trump On Immigration at LULAC Event
2019-07-12 14:43:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A quartet of Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday vowed to make significant changes to the nation's immigration laws if elected, contrasting their approaches with the hard line policies pursued by President Donald Trump the past two-and-a-half years. The... Read More

Harris Gets Big Debate Bounce in New Poll, While Biden Sinks
2020 Elections
Harris Gets Big Debate Bounce in New Poll, While Biden Sinks
2019-07-02 21:28:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has jumped into a virtual tie with former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination following her widely praised debate performance last week, a national poll released Tuesday showed.... Read More

Clyburn, Warren Want to Cancel Student Loan Debts for Nearly 42 Million Americans
Education
Clyburn, Warren Want to Cancel Student Loan Debts for Nearly 42 Million Americans
2019-06-14 14:40:17
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said this week they plan to introduce legislation to cancel student loan debt for nearly 42 million borrowers. “For far too many students and families, the cost... Read More

Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
Elections
Replacing The Electoral College Won't Be Easy And Will Require Lots of Soul-Searching
2019-03-22 21:40:22
by Dan McCue

This week Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., made the biggest splash of her nascent presidential campaign by suggesting during a CNN town hall in Mississippi that the Electoral College should be retired and replaced by a popular-vote system that would ensure... Read More

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