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  • Tuesday's Democratic debate could be make or break for these four candidates

    10/14/2019 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fake News Network ^ | 10/14/19 | Harry Enten
    (CNN) — Tuesday night's CNN/The New York Times debate stage will feature a record 12 candidates. It could be the last debate appearance for up to 33% of them. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke are all in deep danger of not making November's debate. That means Tuesday may be the last chance fo those four to give their campaigns a realistic chance to have a measure of success. Fundraising and polling qualification thresholds have been bumped up once again for November's debate. Jumping...
  • 7 Questions Ahead Of The Next Democratic Primary Debate

    10/14/2019 12:01:58 PM PDT · by deport · 39 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET, Mon. Oct. 14 | Domenico Montanaro
    The focus of the last two weeks has been President Trump and the congressional impeachment inquiry. But next week, Democrats running for president will take center stage again. With less than four months until the first votes are cast, the scrutiny is going to become sharper and there are lots of questions facing the candidates as they head into primary crunch time:Questions discussed in the article: 1. Do any of the candidates go after Joe and Hunter Biden? 2. Does Elizabeth Warren face new scrutiny and how does she. handle it? 3. How does Sanders do, given that this is...
  • Mike Bloomberg keeps talking to allies about running for president as Joe Biden struggles

    10/14/2019 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | Octoer 14,2019 | Brian Schwartz
    Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions. “Bloomberg is in if Biden is out,” says one source. Biden has not indicated any desire to drop out any time soon. Bloomberg could be in for a showdown with Elizabeth Warren, whether he runs or not, as he has been one of her biggest critics on the Democratic side. “I think it’s something he wants. He has not been shy about that,” one of...
  • What’s a Wealth Tax Worth? Warren and Sanders’s plans to pilfer savings would hurt investment

    10/14/2019 5:51:11 AM PDT · by karpov · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 13, 2019 | Andy Kessler
    Why do liberals think rich people have money just lying around, like Scrooge McDuck swimming in a giant pool of gold coins? That’s the myth behind plans to tax Americans’ wealth, as Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both propose. Ms. Warren wants an annual asset tax of 2% on households worth more than $50 million, and 3% if you’re worth more than $1 billion. Mr. Sanders would tax “extreme wealth” starting at 1% on households worth $32 million and topping out at 8% on those worth $10 billion or more. Whereas the Soviets confiscated wealth virtually overnight, at least...
  • Bernie Sanders unveils plan to raise corporate tax rate to 35% and ban stock buybacks

    10/14/2019 6:36:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/14/2019 | block
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders introduced a plan on Monday that would reverse President Donald Trump’s tax cuts for businesses and return the corporate tax rate to 35% from its current 21%. The Corporate Accountability and Democracy Plan would also eliminate many of the tax breaks and loopholes in the tax code and do away with off-shore tax havens. Other highlights: “Democratize Corporate Boards. Under this plan, 45% of the board of directors in any large corporation with at least $100 million in annual revenue, corporations with at least $100 million in balance sheet total, and all publicly traded companies will...
  • Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

    10/14/2019 5:44:29 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    foxnews ^ | Oct 14, 2019 6am | Liz Peek
    Can former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., actually defeat President Trump in the 2020 presidential election? Democrats watching Trump’s Minneapolis rally Thursday night have to wonder. President Trump wowed the crowd in blue-state Minnesota. And what a crowd it was; tens of thousands inside the arena chanting and cheering, while hundreds more stood outside hoping to get in. The energy in the room was extraordinary, especially considering that the president, buoyed by his fans, spoke for an exhausting hour and 45 minutes. Forget the polls, forget the partisan impeachment inquiry; the enthusiasm of those Minnesota supporters...
  • Hillary Clinton in 2020? You laughed. Donald Trump didn’t

    10/12/2019 12:33:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 12, 2019 | Willie Brown
    Many of you dismissed my call for a Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump rematch as lunacy. “Call me crazy,” I wrote. Some of the more polite responses did. But it definitely caught the attention of Donald Trump. How else to explain his out-of-right-field tweet Tuesday after yours truly wrote that Clinton would make a far stronger 2020 opponent than any of the Democrats now running? “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” the president tweeted. “Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her...
  • Bernie Sanders Suffered Heart Attack Earlier This Week, Campaign Says

    10/04/2019 4:59:55 PM PDT · by billorites · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2019 | Eliza Collins
    The Sanders campaign said Friday that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a heart attack earlier this week, disclosing more details about the health scare that has temporarily sidelined his presidential bid. The 2020 presidential candidate left the hospital Friday afternoon. The update on Mr. Sanders’s health comes two days after the campaign said he had two stents put in a coronary artery after suffering chest pain during a campaign event Tuesday night in Nevada. “After presenting to an outside facility with chest pain, Sen. Sanders was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction. He was immediately transferred to Desert Springs Hospital Medical...
  • 'I was dumb. I should have listened to the symptoms.' Bernie Sanders, 78, says he ignored being...

    10/08/2019 4:12:26 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 10/8/2019 | AP
    Bernie Sanders began the slow process of reintroducing himself to the 2020 campaign on Tuesday, venturing outside his Vermont home briefly to say he'd been more fatigued than usual in recent weeks and was boneheaded for ignoring symptoms that might have foretold his heart attack last week. But he provided no hints on how he'll restart his suspended White House bid. 'I must confess, I was dumb,' the 78-year-old Vermont senator said, speaking in soft, calm tones with his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, looking on behind him. 'Thank God, I have a lot of energy, and during this campaign I've...
  • The only way that rich people could pay Bernie Sanders’s proposed annual 8% wealth tax...

    10/09/2019 12:57:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 8, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The only way that rich people could pay Bernie Sanders’s proposed annual 8% wealth tax would be by selling enough stock to get the money to pay the tax. This would drive down stock prices, and would hurt every single middle class person who has a pension, a 401K, or an IRA. Billionaires don’t just have billions of dollars in cash just sitting around, waiting to pay Bernie Sanders’s proposed annual 8% wealth tax.For example, the richest person in the world is Jeff Bezos, the guy who created amazon. 99.9% of his wealth is in the form of stock in the...
  • Bernie Sanders is scaling back his campaigning. That's a big deal.

    10/09/2019 11:39:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/09/19 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN) — On Tuesday night, just days removed from acknowledging that he had suffered a heart attack less than a week ago on the campaign trail, Bernie Sanders said something remarkable. "We were doing (in) some cases five or six meetings today, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people. I don't think I'm going to do that. But I certainly intend to be actively campaigning. I think we can change the nature of the campaign a bit. Make sure I have the strength to do what needs to be done." It doesn't take much...
  • Domestic and Foreign Wars

    10/09/2019 7:55:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2019 | John Stossel
    Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is controversial within her party. She says the U.S. should talk to its enemies. She was criticized for meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. But Democrats were supposed to be the anti-war party, I say to her in my newest video. "They're heavily influenced by a foreign policy establishment ... whose whole power base is built around continuing this status quo," Gabbard tells me. "So much so, to the point where when I'm calling for an end to these wasteful wars, they're saying, 'Well, gosh, Tulsi, why are you such an isolationist?' As though...
  • Morning Consult Poll Shows Biden climbing back into a Solid Lead in Democratic Primary

    10/08/2019 9:36:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/2019 | Alexandra DeSanctis
    The latest polling data from Morning Consult show former vice president Joe Biden climbing back into a stable lead in the Democratic presidential primary, after several weeks of running alongside Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren. Among Democratic-primary voters surveyed over the past week, 33 percent say they support Biden compared to just 21 percent who support Warren. Still in third place, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders comes in close behind Warren with 19 percent support. When asked who their second choice in the field would be, respondents who selected Sanders as their first choice preferred Biden to Warren as their next best...
  • Poll: Trump gains among independents against Biden, Warren

    10/08/2019 3:43:44 AM PDT · by grayboots · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/7/2019 | JULIA MANCHESTER
    President Trump is gaining among independent voters in head-to-head matchups with the Democratic presidential front-runners, according to a new IBD-TIPP poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by just 1 point among independents, which is down from Biden's 18-point lead among the voting group in September. In a head-to-head matchup with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 49 percent of independents backed Trump, while 43 percent threw their support behind the senator in the poll, which was released on Monday. A 4-point gap separated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Trump, with the president receiving 48 percent support among independents and Sanders...
  • Fox News Poll: Biden expands lead among South Carolina Democrats

    10/06/2019 8:21:08 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 6, 2019 | Dana Blanton
    Joe Biden increases his lead in the Palmetto State, as a growing number of South Carolina Democratic primary voters want a candidate who can defeat President Trump. The former vice president is ahead by 29 points, according to a Fox News Poll. That’s up from a 21-point lead in July. Biden captures 41 percent support among Democratic primary voters (+6 points since July), Elizabeth Warren trails with 12 percent (+7), and Bernie Sanders gets 10 percent (-4).
  • BREAKING: Hillary Clinton ‘thinking about’ running for President

    10/07/2019 12:02:43 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 176 replies
    Hillary Clinton ‘thinking about’ running for President.
  • Election Was Always Going to Be a Mudfight. If Biden Can't See That, He Should Get Out of the Way.

    10/07/2019 11:20:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Esquire ^ | October 7, 2019 | Charles Pierce
    I am excessively neutral on the subject of Joe Biden as a candidate for president. History would indicate that giving him another shot at it would be rather like handing Joe Hazelwood another supertanker. Nonetheless, considering the alternative, I'd walk through fire to vote for him. However, this piece in The New York Times is a vivid reminder that a) Biden's skills as a campaigner remain dodgy, and b) that he also seems to have lost a step as well. For more than a week, President Trump had been hurling unfounded accusations about Mr. Biden, his son Hunter and their...
  • Elizabeth Warren Overtakes Joe Biden In Democratic Presidential Race: IBD/TIPP Poll

    10/07/2019 8:54:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Investor Business Daily ^ | October 7, 2019 | Jed Graham
    Elizabeth Warren has taken a narrow lead over Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, the October IBD/TIPP Poll found. Both candidates continue to lead in a head-to-head matchup against President Trump, though Biden had a more comfortable lead, outside the margin of error. Warren Vs. Biden Race Elizabeth Warren had the support of 27%, with Joe Biden backed by 26% and Bernie Sanders a distant third at 10%. Support for South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg climbed to 7% from 5%. No other candidate polled more than 3%.
  • Top Biden Donors Gather Amid Storm Clouds Over Campaign

    10/07/2019 8:32:26 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    NY Slimes via MSN ^ | 10/6/2019 | Shane Goldmacher
    PHILADELPHIA — Leading donors for Joseph R. Biden Jr. convened this weekend for their first donor retreat since he announced his candidacy and struck a determined posture as Mr. Biden’s campaign found itself under assault from President Trump, losing its clear front-runner status and lapped in the money chase by multiple Democratic rivals, most notably Senator Elizabeth Warren. Over cocktails on Friday evening and a Saturday spent in a drab hotel conference room, Mr. Biden’s top financiers and fund-raisers received strategy briefings and PowerPoint presentations, and plotted the path forward for the former vice president, who suddenly found himself in...
  • Trump maintains solid support because the Democrat alternative is a nightmare

    10/07/2019 11:41:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2019 | Eddie Scarry
    Frustrated liberals have been asking for the last four years what it’s going to take for President Trump’s supporters to abandon him. Because, like, don’t they know he’s about to be impeached!? New York Times columnist David Brooks attempted to answer the question last week by imagining a conversation with someone he simply referred to as “Flyover Man,” because apparently he didn’t know a single real Trump supporter. It never seems to occur to liberals that perhaps the real problem isn’t that a lot of people continue supporting the president even though he can be strange, vulgar, and sometimes even...