2020 presidential election

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke declined to sign a pledge from climate activists not to accept any money from the fossil fuel industry, saying he won’t take donations from oil and gas executives, lobbyists or political action committees but won’t turn down contributions from workers. “If you work in the oil fields, you answer the […]

Environmental activists and advocacy groups praised Sen. Elizabeth Warren Monday after she promised that if she is elected president in 2020, she will ban new fossil fuel extraction leases for federally controlled lands and waters. “America’s public lands belong to all of us. We should start acting like it—expanding access, ending fossil fuel extraction, leveraging […]

President Donald Trump is apparently unhappy with the way Fox News hosted a town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) this week. One moment that went viral, and seemed to surprise the hosts of the town hall,  happened when the audience was asked whether they would like to give up their employer-sponsored health insurance in […]

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Bernie Sanders entered the Fox’s den on Monday night — and he not only survived the hour-long encounter, but often dominated. Appearing at a Fox News-hosted town hall smack dab in the middle of Trump Country, the Democratic presidential front-runner played the part, swatting down tough questions from the hosts about health […]

WASHINGTON — When Leah Daughtry, a former Democratic Party official, addressed a closed-door gathering of about 100 wealthy liberal donors in San Francisco last month, all it took was a review of the 2020 primary rules to throw a scare in them. Democrats are likely to go into their convention next summer without having settled […]

His administration declared the elite military group a terrorist organization On Monday, the Trump administration officially designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group. But just a few years ago, as Donald Trump ran for president, he pursued a deal with an Azeri family that allegedly has close ties to the guard corps, an elite branch […]

American Bridge is a SuperPAC founded by David Brock, one of the oddest ducks in American politics. Once a right-wing journalistic assassin-for-hire and purveyor of Bill Clinton conspiracy theories, he turned against the GOP after coming out of the clo…

by Thomas NeuburgerAs a companion to this piece, “A Way-Too-Early Handicapping of the 2020 Presidential Race,” I’d like to offer a look at Allan Lichtman’s famous 13 keys to the White House and see where the contest stands at this early date. A quick s…

When asked to describe the attributes in a vice president he’s looking for by Cenk recently, Bernie said, playfully, he “would look for somebody who is maybe not of the same gender that I am and maybe somebody who might be a couple of years younger tha…

Writing for Fox New, Tom Del Beccaro, noted what Democratic journalists seem to be glossing over: “Joe Biden has always been a better prospective candidate than an actual candidate. He will gaffe himself to the finish lines.” Del Beccaro wrote tha…

A cigarette, martini, a staircase and Bette Davis — the 2020 election in a nutshellby Thomas NeuburgerThere are two groups of candidates in the Democratic candidate field. The first group contains people like Bernie Sanders. The second group contains a…

In June of 2017, Democracy Fund put out a post election study: Political Divisions in 2016 and Beyond– Tensions Between and Within the Two Parties. Among the key findings two standouts were: 1- among populists who voted for Obama, Clinton did terribly…

An editorial in the Washington Post stirred up a little brouhaha this morning because an International Women of Courage Award for Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro was rescinded by the State Department after it was discovered that Aro is a Trump-hater. L…

The president is counting on his loyalists to vote for him again despite all his broken promises to them. I’ve got the perfect slogan for President Trump’s reelection campaign: “Promises Made, Promises Not Kept, But I’m Betting My Voters Are Too Stupid to Notice.” Let’s take stock: Trump promised to build a wall along the […]

While Bernie was being arrested fighting for integration, Biden was building a career based on backing segregationAfrican-American voters were extremely loyal to Clinton in 2016. I’m not implying that Debbie Wasserman Schultz didn’t work her corporate …

The Democratic measure would expand voting rights and crack down on gerrymandering and dark money. The House of Representatives on Friday passed the most significant democracy reform bill introduced in Congress since the Watergate era, by a vote of 234 to 193. The sweeping bill, known as HR1: the For the People Act,would massively expand voting […]

To a normal person, the case for reelection Trump is making– “I’ll protect you”– is patently absurd. But normal people won’t be voting for Donald Trump anyway, even if they did in 2016. Ron Brownstein asserted yesterday that amid all the meandering a…

The 2018 midterm election were the story go how two years of Trump– along with a supine, enabling GOP Congress– impacted voters. According a study by Brookings, electoral support for Democrats– or, more accurately, withdrawal of support for Republic…

Not that anyone thought she would try, but Hillary finally announced yesterday– on camera– that she isn’t running for president again in 2020. “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” she sa…

On Saturday, while Bernie was kicking off his 2020 campaign with a speech of substance, hope and love in Brooklyn, Trump was delivering a hateful scorched-earth address to the far right radical fringe of American politics, “calling the Russia investiga…


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