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Trump May Join The Democratic Debate With Live-Tweets

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 13:54

You didn’t think that Democrats would get away with having four hours of national broadcast airtime without President Trump trying to intervene and push the spotlight back in his direction, now, did you? The President hinted this week that may work to insert himself into the first Democratic debate next week by live-tweeting during the […]

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Is Elizabeth Warren The Compromise Candidate For Progressives?

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 13:42

The question is being asked by a piece in Politico whether Elizabeth Warren, despite early faults, has deftly and strategically worked her way into the position of being viewed as an alternative to the “democratic socialism” of Bernie Sanders, and the middle of the road moderate persona of Joe Biden. Here’s the meatiest part of […]

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NBC Releases Podium Order For The First Democratic Debate

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:23

Every inch of the first Democratic debate next week will be scrutinized from the candidate’s perspective and from the perspective of the audience. One of the most important details for any televised debate is where on the debate stage the candidates will be placed. Candidates placed toward the center of the stage are usually guaranteed […]

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Trump Kicks Off 2020 Re-Election Campaign From Orlando, Fla.

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:35

Some media outlets are asking whether Donald Trump ever really stopped campaigning for the presidency even after winning in 2016. He continued holding rallies around the country, continued his aggressive style of attacking his opponents, and continued working through issues making promises premised on future elections. Nonetheless, here we are almost four years to the […]

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Does The Lopsided Democratic Debate Split Benefit Elizabeth Warren?

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:18

On Friday, NBC released the lineup for both nights of the first Democratic debate coming up next week on June 26 and 27. With the debate happening over two nights, and the list of candidates capped at twenty, with ten candidates per night, the dividing lines had to be drawn somewhere to split the field […]

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NBC Releases Nightly Lineup For First Democratic Debate

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:03

On Thursday of this week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced the 20 candidates who made the cut for the first Democratic debate. Just moments ago, NBC has now released the nightly schedule for the first debate and provided details on which candidates will appear on which night of the debate. Official NBC debate lineup […]

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Does Biden’s “Landslide” Poll Over Trump Mean Anything?

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:23

There was a lot of chatter this week about a new Quinnipiac poll providing insight to hypothetical one-on-one matchups between President Trump and the entire field of 2020 Democratic candidates. Unsurprisingly, at this point in the race, every Democrat beats Trump on the national level. Some outlets have described this poll as a “landslide” victory […]

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Here’s The Official Candidate Lineup For The First Democratic Debate

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 23:19

As promised this week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) finalized the list of 20 candidates who have met the threshold set forth in the rules to appear at the first Democratic debate being held June 26 and 27 in Miami. Official debate candidate list Without further ado, here is the official list of candidates that […]

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Elizabeth Warren Beats Bernie In 2 New Polls

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:49

We have chronicled the storied and checkered campaign launch of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. From the dark days of her New Year’s Eve Instagram live stream of chugging a beer, to ongoing issues over her prior claims of being Native American, Warren has had some rough and cringeworthy patches. However, her tenacity has been paying […]

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Candidates Have Until Midnight To Qualify For The First Democratic Debate

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 13:43

As reported previously, the deadline for candidates to qualify for the first Democratic debate is today, June 12. According to reports, campaigns have until midnight Wednesday to produce fundraising or polling numbers that could qualify them for the first debate. The campaigns must certify their numbers and provide them to the DNC by 11 am […]

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First Democratic Debate Moderators Announced By NBC

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 13:20

As we approach the first Democratic debate of the 2020 Democratic primary, the final details are finally coming into place. Following a recent announcement from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that each panel of debate moderators must include women and people of color, NBC has filled out their team to cover all the bases. First […]

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Andrew Yang And “Trickle-Up Economics”

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:57

When you’re one of two dozen candidates trying to elbow your way into the public consciousness, you need a “hook.” That is, something that will “catch” the public’s attention. Andrew Yang seems to be putting his chips on the “Universal Basic Income,” and Yang has been all over the media—right and left—talking about it. Likewise, […]

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Iowa Caucus Poll: Biden 24, Sanders 16, Warren 15, Buttigieg 14

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:55

Nearly every Democratic candidate spent the weekend in Iowa speaking at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner. For the Democratic presidential candidates, this dinner serves as an opportunity to get their name and face in front of party activists and start getting them more widely recognized in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. Out of the […]

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Biden Does Abortion Funding Backflip

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 15:25

While former Vice President Joe Biden’s official position on abortion, in general, hasn’t changed, his views on whether government money should be used to fund the procedure seem to have taken a winding road this week. What is the Hyde Amendment? The issue at hand is what is known as the “Hyde Amendment,” named after […]

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First Democratic Debate: DNC Clarifies Rules Ahead Of June 12 Deadline

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 13:57

We’re just days away from the first important milestone in selecting the 20 candidates who will appear at the first Democratic debate on June 26 and 27 in Miami, Florida. Campaigns have all been feverishly working their donor base and trying to get at least 1% polling support to get their name on the list […]

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Early Polls Show Trouble For Trump All Over The Map

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 16:58

As the headline suggests, there’s a slew of polling data out in the past two days that might give the Trump campaign heartburn in states like Michigan, North Carolina, and even Texas. Still, I can’t help but wonder why and how so many analysts and media outlets can put much stock into early polling data. […]

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Watch These 5 Classic Joe Biden Primary Debate Clips

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:57

Many voters may be too young to remember the 2008 Democratic primary, the last time when former Vice President Joe Biden actually stood on a debate stage and defended his positions amid a field of other Democratic candidates. The world watched as Biden debated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the 2008 Vice Presidential debate, […]

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First Democratic Debate: 21 Candidates Now Qualify

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:33

As many analysts predicted would be the case, there are now over 20 candidates who qualify for a spot in the first Democratic debate on June 26 and 27. Each campaign has been pushing hard for fundraising money, begging for donations as low as one dollar simply to get more unique donors on the fundraising […]

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Candidates Split On #MeToo Resignation Of Sen. Al Franken

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 14:53

This is old news from 2017, perhaps, but it’s been resurrected on the presidential campaign trail in the form of Democratic candidates disagreeing over the handling of allegations against Minnesota Senator Al Franken. Back in 2017, if you recall, Franken was pushed to resign, which he did in January 2018, over allegations of sexual misconduct […]

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Guess Which Candidate Skipped The California Democratic Convention

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 13:04

To give you an idea of the outsized influence California will have on the 2020 Democratic primary, consider the fact that more than half of the vast Democratic field devoted some time to the Golden State over the weekend. Taking turns speaking at the 2019 California Democratic Party Convention, each candidate lined up their issues, […]

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