Democratic primary

  • Election 2020 Jan 15

    Key Takeaways From Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa

    There was a lot of pre-debate chatter about a coming fight between Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren over Warren’s assertion Sanders told her in 2018 that a woman couldn’t be elected president. Sanders denied it, Warren didn’t press it and a substantive debate on a range of issues ensued. Still, after the debate, it appeared that Warren declined to...

  • Marianne Williamson Jan 10

    Marianne Williamson’s ‘Psychic Force’ Will Be Missed

    Marianne Williamson, the self-help book author and spiritual adviser who vowed to create a Cabinet-level Department of Peace, announced Friday that she had suspended her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Williamson often got more attention for her colorful moments during the Democratic debates than as a top-tier contender with a shot at winning the primary. Still, her memorable...

  • Elizabeth Warren Jan 6

    Julián Castro Endorses Elizabeth Warren in Presidential Race

    Former Obama administration housing chief Julián Castro is endorsing Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid, saying the Massachusetts senator is “the most qualified, best-equipped candidate to win the nomination” and defeat President Donald Trump. In an online video posted Monday featuring the two former 2020 White House rivals, Castro tells Warren, “No one is working harder than you.” The pair had remained friendly...

  • Decision 2020 Jan 5

    The Unsinkable Joe Biden? Many Months and Many Gaffes Later, Biden Is Still Ahead

    Joe Biden is beginning 2020 the same way he began 2019: a front-runner in a presidential primary race in which many expected him to flame out early, NBC News reports. The former vice president has been attacked more by rivals and President Donald Trump than any other candidate in the race, and he’s arguably made more unforced errors than any other Democrat, but his position...

  • Democratic primary Dec 15, 2019

    Seven Candidates, One Issue: Here’s What Democratic Presidential Candidates Had to Say About Education

    Seven Democratic candidates for president on Saturday offered plans to make their mark on American schools, NBC News reports. Though the vast majority of education decisions in the U.S. are made at the state and local levels, candidates who participated in a public forum sponsored by 11 education groups vowed to increase federal spending in schools — some by enormous…

  • Elizabeth Warren Dec 12, 2019

    Warren Slams Moderate Rivals, Laying Bare Ideological Divide

    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren is lashing out at her moderate Democratic rivals seeking the White House. She says they naively accept Republican calls for unity instead of standing up to the rich and too quickly bend to the whims of their own wealthy donors. Warren didn’t name-drop former Vice President Joe Biden or South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete...

  • Pete Buttigieg Dec 11, 2019

    Buttigieg Discloses Ex-Clients as Fundraising Swing Begins

    Facing intense pressure to answer questions about his work in the private sector, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday disclosed a roster of former consulting clients that include a major health insurance provider, a nationwide electronics retailer, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. He also opened a big-dollar fundraiser for the first time to...

  • Democratic primary Dec 6, 2019

    Warren, Buttigieg Scrap Puts Democratic Divide on Display

    Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she’s starting to hit back. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on Thursday night, Warren blasted Pete Buttigieg, who is emerging as a leading moderate candidate in the lead-off...

  • America Dec 2, 2019

    Buttigieg Turns to Black Pastor to Discuss Racism, Poverty

    As he labors to win over black voters whose support is vital to his Democratic presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg found a receptive host on Sunday in a civil rights activist who has sought to continue the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s push for a racially diverse national campaign against poverty. After attending services at the Rev. William Barber’s Greenleaf Christian...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Mike Bloomberg Files Federal Paperwork to Run for President in 2020

    Billionaire and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed official paperwork to run for president in the 2020 Democratic primary. It is a key procedural move and not a declaration that he is indeed running. A spokesman for Bloomberg explained that filing in the state of Alabama started a 15-day process to file with the FEC. “This is not an...

  • Nov 20, 2019

    7 Key Questions Heading Into Wednesday’s Democratic Debate

    New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again. No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight for African American voters is raging. And there are growing concerns that impeachment may become a distraction from the primary. Those issues and more will play out Wednesday night when the Democratic Party’s...

  • Nov 2, 2019

    Biden Defends His ‘Vision’ Against Warren’s Indirect Attacks

    Bristling at Elizabeth Warren’s suggestions that he’s a milquetoast moderate with small ideas, presidential candidate Joe Biden countered Saturday that he offers a “bold” vision for the country and warned that Democratic primary voters should not get distracted by the party’s increasingly tense battle over ideological labels. It was a departure from Biden’s usual campaign speech and signaled perhaps a...

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Gabbard Drops Congressional Race to Focus on Presidential

    Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she will focus on her White House bid and not run for reelection to her congressional seat. The congresswoman from Hawaii made the announcement early Friday. While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument with former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Gabbard Fires Back at Clinton Suggestion She’s Russia’s Pawn

    It’s Hillary Clinton vs. Tulsi Gabbard on the sidelines of the 2020 presidential race. The Hawaii congresswoman fought back unsparingly after Clinton appeared to call her “the favorite of the Russians” in a recent interview and said she believes the Russians have “got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the...

  • Oct 15, 2019

    MeToo Leader Launches New Hashtag to Mobilize Voters

    The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election. The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate and reflects a frustration among activists that issues of sexual violence and harassment have largely been absent...

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Mike Bloomberg Keeps Talking to Allies About Running for President as Joe Biden Struggles Against Elizabeth Warren

    Mike Bloomberg might end up running for president, after all. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles against Sen. Elizabeth Warren are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary. That’s according to people familiar with the discussions who spoke on condition...

  • Oct 10, 2019

    Pence Aiming to Release Records of His Own Ukraine Calls

    Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he is working with the White House counsel’s office to release transcripts of his own calls with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Pence said records of his two phone conversations would help exonerate President Donald Trump of any wrongdoing. Pence was asked about releasing his transcripts and told reporters, “I’d have no objection to that.”...

  • Oct 9, 2019

    Women Share Pregnancy Discrimination Stories in Support of Elizabeth Warren

    Women are sharing their stories on social media of pregnancy discrimination in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who came under attack from conservative outlets this week over her claim that she was fired for being pregnant, NBC News reported. “[I]f you don’t understand what this furor over the Elizabeth Warren pregnancy firing story is about, ask pretty much any...

  • Oct 4, 2019

    Biden Raises Middling $15.2M in 3rd Quarter for 2020 Bid

    Joe Biden raised $15.2 million for his presidential campaign over the last three months. The sum places him well ahead of many lower-tier candidates in the Democratic primary. But it’s a middling amount for one of the top-polling candidates in the Democratic primary and lags behind what Bernie Sanders raised by more than $10 million. Read More

  • Sep 22, 2019

    Biden, Warren Face Same Challenge in Iowa: Keeping Momentum

    A fire truck, a marching band and hundreds of supporters ushered Joe Biden into this weekend’s Iowa Steak Fry, a show of force intended to solidify the former vice president’s front-runner status. His closest rival, Elizabeth Warren, slipped in with little fanfare, delivered her speech and hit a brief selfie line before departing the show. Their approaches to the steak...

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