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Gut Punch: Top Democratic Candidates Ditching MSNBC’s Climate Forum

Five of the top Democratic presidential candidates will not be participating in MSNBC’s nearly two-day climate change forum. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota are not joining their fellow candidates at the forum, which will be held in Washington, D.C., Washington Post reported Thursday. Biden, ...

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Harris, Sanders, Warren Stay Mum On Fracking Ban Proposals After Attack Sends Oil Markets Soaring

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren stay tight-lipped on anti-fracking positions as reports show U.S. natural gas production helped prevent chaos after attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil plants. An energy analyst tell the Daily Caller News Foundation that their “agenda is not practical” in a world where natural gas helps the country weather such disruptions. Crude markets rebound ...

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Buttigieg Weighs In On Fetal Remains Found On Late Indiana Abortion Doctor’s Property

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg weighed in Wednesday on the fetal remains found on a former abortion doctor’s property. The 2020 presidential candidate spoke to reporters about the 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains family members found on former Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s property in Illinois after he died on Sept. 3. “I find that news out of Illinois extremely disturbing,” ...

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Bernie Sanders Calls For Nationwide Rent Control As Part Of $2.5 Trillion Housing Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan Wednesday that he said will “end homelessness” and make access to affordable housing a “fundamental right” for all Americans. “In America today, there is virtually no city or town where a full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a decent, two-bedroom apartment,” Sanders said in a statement announcing his “Housing for ...

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New Poll: Bad News for Beto as He Continues to Push Gun Confiscation

Beto O'Rourke

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s support for confiscating Americans’ firearms doesn’t appear to have helped buoy the Texas Democrat’s presidential campaign, according to a poll published Tuesday. O’Rourke struggled to maintain 2% of the vote in a Wall Street Journal poll conducted Sept. 13-16 of 506 Democratic primary voters. His numbers didn’t change much since July, when the former lawmakers pulled in ...

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Trump Campaign Releases Video Hammering Biden’s Mental Fitness

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign released a video Tuesday hammering former Vice President Joe Biden’s mental fitness, in a preview of a potential general election matchup. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted out the video, which combines Biden’s mental slip-ups on the campaign trail with questions about Biden’s fitness from members of the media and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Challenger To Moderate Illinois Democrat

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is endorsing a progressive candidate seeking to oust Rep. Daniel Lipinski, a moderate Illinois Democrat, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Marie Newman is backed by Justice Democrats, the group that supported Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign in 2018. Newman, a businesswoman, also ran in 2018 against Lipinski and lost by about 2,000 votes. Ocasio-Cortez is walking ...

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Tulsi Gabbard Drops Intensive Workout Video |

Tulsi Gabbard Drops Intensive Workout Video Ben Whedon on September 16, 2019 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard started the week with an intensive workout video. Gabbard, a veteran of the Iraq War, abandoned her re-election campaign in 2004 to join the 29th Brigade Combat Team and deploy to the front, according to her campaign website. She routinely posts workout videos ...

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Bernie Sanders Calls For Complete Ban On Deportations

While speaking before a left-wing Latino audience, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to end immigration raids and impose a “moratorium” on all deportations. “We are going to end the ICE raids that are terrorizing communities all across this country,” Sanders said Saturday in Las Vegas, according to footage flagged by the Republican National Committee. “We are going to impose ...

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Trump’s Trolling Of CNN Over Sharpies, Plastic Straws And Chris Cuomo Is Paying Off For His Campaign

President Donald Trump’s move to sell merchandise as a means of piggybacking off his recent media antics has managed to met the campaign nearly $1 million in donations. The campaign has sold nearly 55,000 packs of plastic straws, netting over $823,000 in sales, whereas campaign officials have sold about $50,000 worth of Sharpie pens, campaign communication director Tim Murtaugh told ...

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Elizabeth Warren Silent On Whether She’ll Return Campaign Contributions From Defense Contractor Executive |

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has taken an aggressive stance toward Massachusetts-based defense contractor Raytheon, a company she used to have a cozy relationship with prior to the launch of her campaign. But despite Warren’s recent change of heart toward Raytheon, the Massachusetts senator won’t say whether she’ll return contributions her presidential campaign has received from Raytheon vice president of ...

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Questions About Joe Biden’s Mental Fitness Creep Into Mainstream

Questions about former Vice President Joe Biden’s mental fitness are seeping into mainstream discussion, as Biden continues to make head-scratching remarks, and as his fellow Democratic candidates have started to broach the subject. Former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julian Castro’s jab at Biden’s memory on Thursday night was widely interpreted as a veiled reference to Biden’s age and mental ...

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Did Bernie Inadvertently Debunk His Own Assertion On Medicare For All?

Bernie-Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may have debunked his own claim that Medicare for All would encourage corporations to raise wages since they won’t have to pay for employee health care. During Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, the Vermont senator quarreled with former Vice President Joe Biden over whether his Medicare for All plan would cause wage growth since corporations would ...

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What Could Go Wrong? NYT and CNN to Co-Host Fourth Democratic Debate

The New York Times and CNN will co-host the fourth 2020 Democratic presidential debate in October. The debate will be held in Westerville, Ohio, the Democratic National Committee announced Friday. CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett will join NYT national editor Marc Lacey as moderators for the debate, The NYT reported. Friday. Eleven candidates have qualified for the debate ...

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