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Chuck Schumer Targeting Mitch McConnell’s Senate Seat in 2020

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 13:21

While the big race next year is for president, who controls the Senate is also important. Currently, the GOP has a six-seat edge, 53-47. They were able to hold onto the Senate while the House went decisively Democratic last year because Democrats had more seats at risk. Also, it was the moderate Democrats who lost. […]

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How Should Democrats Pick Their 2020 Candidate?

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 13:55

Some say history repeats. Others say it’s always the same. Whichever, there are things we can surmise about the future, based on past experience. And, as George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” That’s why we like to take the long view here. Let’s look at presidential re-election […]

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Report: Trump 2020 Strategy Includes Testing Dem Candidate Nicknames

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:09

In the laundry list of things that Donald Trump did which were considered well outside the conventions of your average presidential campaign, perhaps assigning derogatory nicknames to his primary opponents and eventually to Hillary Clinton may have been one of the most effective. Hillary quickly became known as “Crooked Hillary” among Republicans, and some Bernie Sanders […]

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Venezuela Crisis: More Complicated Than It Seems

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:45

Venezuela’s economy seems to be in free-fall. That’s relevant here because it is likely to become a presidential campaign issue. The country that sits on the largest oil reserves in the world is now importing oil to meet its needs. Inflation is so high it can’t be accurately calculated. (Their money is basically worthless.) There […]

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Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:11

As we reported over the weekend, it appeared that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was inching closer to launching a 2020 Presidential campaign by recording an announcement video. Despite denies from staff when asked to comment on the development, Sanders posted the video today and announced he was, in fact, seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020. […]

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Report: Bernie Sanders Taking Steps Toward 2020 Campaign Launch

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 01:37

The news broke earlier today that Vermont Senator, and former 2016 Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, has reportedly recorded an announcement video with the expectation that he will launch an exploratory committee for a possible Presidential run in 2020. While the video will stop short of a full campaign declaration, according to reports, it will, however, […]

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Weld Won’t Win, But Could Cause Trump To Lose

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:29

We had recent articles about all of the Republicans (here, here, here, and here) who are considering, or making moves, to challenge Donald Trump for the GOP nomination. We also did an article about the ways Trump has worked to manipulate the GOP system, to make it harder for a challenger. That would not be […]

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NBC Scores First Democratic Primary Debate, CNN Will Host the Second

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:11

As we noted yesterday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) released some further details on the upcoming Democratic primary debates which begin in just a few short months from now. NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo will join forces to broadcast and simulcast the first debate in June, while CNN is slated to broadcast the second debate […]

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DNC Will Announce First Democratic Debate Details This Week

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:52

Since the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced a plan to hold 12 primary debates, with 6 in 2019, and 6 in 2020, we’ve been watching closely for details on the first debate which is scheduled for June. Tom Perez, Chairman of the DNC, said this week that details for the first 2 debates, in June and […]

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Iowa and New Hampshire Fight For Relevance in 2020

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:57

Why is Iowa the first caucus and why is New Hampshire the first primary? Well, it’s been that way for a while, since the 1970s when the Democratic Party began allowing Iowa to run the first caucus in 1972. The Republican Party followed suit giving Iowa the first in the nation status for the first presidential caucus. […]

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Beto Versus Trump: A Tale Of Two Cities

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:21

On Monday night, in El Paso, Texas, political watchers were treated to a preview of the 2020 Presidential campaign with competing rallies held in the same city at the same time, with opposing messages and visions for the country. During President Trump’s rally, the President called for an expanded border wall and unequivocally stated that “walls save lives.” […]

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Here’s A Look At The 2020 Democratic Field So Far

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:55

Over the weekend, two more Democrats made it official by launching Presidential campaigns aimed at defeating Donald Trump in 2020. First, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially launched her campaign with an event on Saturday. Next in line was Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who launched her 2020 campaign at a snowy event on Sunday. Where Democrats Stand So […]

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2020 Democrats Respond to the “Green New Deal”

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:29

Newly elected Democratic Congresswoman from the 14th district of New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, released her plan on Thursday for what she calls the “Green New Deal,” which is a response to what some see as the threat of climate change in the coming decades. Since the announcement, the plan has taken criticism and praise from a variety […]

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What’s Going On With Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Campaign?

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 15:46

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was one of the first Democrats off the starting line eager to launch an exploratory committee and begin the process of setting up a 2020 presidential campaign. In fact, she did so back in December to get the jump on the new year. However, since October of last year, it has […]

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Trump’s 2020 Democratic Rivals React to the State Of The Union

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:02

President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address last night and generally received high marks from viewers according to various sources (CBS and CNN). His 2020 Democratic challengers wasted no time in responding to the speech offering their own take on what the President said, and didn’t say, and how they intend to frame […]

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Tonight’s State Of The Union Kicks Off The 2020 Campaign

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:36

With President Trump delivering the third State of the Union speech of his presidency tonight and doing so during a highly politicized and heated time in our nation’s history, it’s only natural that the speech is being painted as his opening salvo for his 2020 re-election campaign. The 2020 Democratic contenders are treating it as such, […]

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Biden: I’m 70 Percent There to Running in 2020

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:43

We’ve been watching closely and speculating whether former Vice President Joe Biden will take what would conceivably be his last stab at higher office and launch a presidential campaign in 2020. His polling numbers in the early caucus state of Iowa are looking healthy, and he enjoys broad support among his party, but there still […]

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Latest 2020 Iowa Caucus Poll: Biden 29, Harris 18, Sanders 15

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:15

We’ve been watching the sparse polling of the Democratic field among Iowa caucus voters and, so far, the news has been good for Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Emerson College, however, just released a new set of numbers which show that newly-announced candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, has jumped over Bernie to claim the […]

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Battle Against Racism and Sexism Marches Into Presidential Politics

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:41

There’s an old Chinese saying, “may you live in interesting times.” Only the “interesting” is used in the same way as if someone asks how you like their homemade chili, and you say, “It’s. . .um. . .interesting.” So the Chinese saying is more schadenfreude than well-wishing. We are certainly living in “interesting times” now, […]

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The World is Working Around US

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 20:04
Barack Obama received a load of criticism for his preference to “lead from behind.” It was about encouraging others to take some responsibility, and yes, getting some of the glory. It’s the way GHW Bush built a worldwide coalition for the Gulf War—and fought our only war that turned a profit. But he did it […]

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