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Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet Drop Out

Andrew Yang, a businessman who managed to whip up a coterie of ardent supporters online, announced that he would be dropping out of the presidential race just as the New Hampshire primary results started coming in. About half an hour later, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who was profoundly losing to the write-in vote at the time of Read More…

‘We will bring the fire’: ‘Squad’ member Ayanna Pressley threatens those who ‘don’t see the light’

Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she intends to “bring the fire” if Americans don’t adopt her political ideology during a conversation with NPR’s Democracy Now as part of the nonprofit organization Rising Majority’s conversation with “the Squad.” “As I said when we were at the border, we’re going to keep telling and elevating these stories with the hopes Read More…

Dem Strategist: Trump’s Efforts to Woo Black Voters Could Pay Off

President Donald Trump is working hard to convince enough African Americans to vote for him to make the difference in key states that could help him win the November election, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons said on CBS’s “Face The Nation” on Sunday. “Trump is going very hard at African-American men, particularly younger African-American men,” Simmons said, Read More…

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Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet Drop Out

Andrew Yang, a businessman who managed to whip up a coterie of ardent supporters online, announced that he would be dropping out of the presidential race just as the New Hampshire primary results started coming in. About half an hour later, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who was profoundly losing to the write-in vote at the time of Read More…

‘We will bring the fire’: ‘Squad’ member Ayanna Pressley threatens those who ‘don’t see the light’

Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she intends to “bring the fire” if Americans don’t adopt her political ideology during a conversation with NPR’s Democracy Now as part of the nonprofit organization Rising Majority’s conversation with “the Squad.” “As I said when we were at the border, we’re going to keep telling and elevating these stories with the hopes Read More…

Dem Strategist: Trump’s Efforts to Woo Black Voters Could Pay Off

President Donald Trump is working hard to convince enough African Americans to vote for him to make the difference in key states that could help him win the November election, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons said on CBS’s “Face The Nation” on Sunday. “Trump is going very hard at African-American men, particularly younger African-American men,” Simmons said, Read More…

Trump defender Elise Stefanik out-raised Schiff and AOC last quarter

Rep. Elise Stefanik — the upstate lawmaker who became an overnight GOP superstar with her performance in the impeachment inquiry — raised a whopping $3.2 million in campaign contributions over the last quarter of 2019, beating out Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, raked in $2.5 million, while Democratic-Socialist darling Read More…

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announces advanced lung cancer diagnosis

WASHINGTON (WHAM) – Conservative radio host and political commentator Rush Limbaugh announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The announcement came Monday afternoon on the host’s nationally syndicated radio program The Rush Limbaugh Show. The 69-year-old radio host said during the brief talk on the topic that he intends to undergo treatment. READ FULL Read More…

Democrats to offer $760B infrastructure plan with big climate theme

House Democratic leaders are set to roll out their vision for a $760 billion, five-year infrastructure proposal that places a major emphasis on climate change, seizing on an issue that has become a growing concern for their party’s activists and presidential hopefuls. The framework — coming two years after President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan sank Read More…

‘No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams billionaires for exploiting workers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argues that people become billionaires only by exploiting workers and preying on vulnerable and less privileged people. “No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars,” she told the author Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event this week. Ocasio-Cortez shared a NowThis clip of their discussion Read More…

Michael Bloomberg’s massive ad spending greatly affecting TV markets

He’s a one-man stimulus package! Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending so much money on television spots across the country that it’s causing ad rates to soar, a new analysis shows. “The typical [TV] market increased their rates by 22 percent as the political spending poured in,” an Advertising Analytics analysis found. “Houston was Read More…

AOC: ‘In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview published Monday that Democrats nationwide can cultivate “too big of a tent,” asserting that she and her party’s 2020 frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, would be in different political parties in any other nation. Asked for a profile by New York Magazine about what role she might play as Read More…

Tom Steyer spends almost $100 million on ads but people still confuse him with Steve Bullock

A new survey found that people are mistaking 2020 Democratic presidential contender Tom Steyer for some of his competitors, despite hefty ad buys by the candidate. The New York Times released Friday the results of a quiz asking readers to identify different celebrities and political figures. The survey found that only 8% of people could properly identify Gov. Steve Read More…

AOC for president? The buzz has begun

LOS ANGELES — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was campaigning for Bernie Sanders at a jampacked beach-side rally last week when she took a moment to look beyond 2020. “I know, and we all know, that this isn’t just about Bernie Sanders,” she said. “This is about a movement that has been decades in the making.” Since endorsing Read More…

Obama, Trump tied for most admired man: Gallup

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS launches airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militia in Iraq, Syria Trade, interest rates top finance fights for 2020 Five health care fights to watch in 2020 MORE and former President Obama have finished 2019 tied as the “most admired men” in the U.S., according to new polling from Gallup. Obama and Trump both received 18 percent Read More…

Yang campaign expects big fourth quarter fundraising haul

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Loyola Marymount University on December 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign says it expects to raise more than $12.5 million in the fourth quarter, a sum that would help the entrepreneur remain competitive Read More…

Trump retweets post naming alleged whistleblower

President Donald Trump retweeted a post that included the alleged name of the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment by the House. Just before midnight Friday, Trump retweeted a message from Twitter user @Surfermom77, an account that claims to be a woman named Sophia who lives in California. The account shows some Read More…