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New Warren 2020 ad targets billionaire Mike Bloomberg and his opposition to the wealth tax

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In her crusade to increase taxes on the wealthy, Senator Elizabeth Warren is going after the billionaire in the presidential race who opposes her plan — and she’s targeting him in his own territory. The Democrat’s new ad, which she unveiled on Twitter, will air only once in New York,...
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Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race, announces she is suspending her campaign

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Kamala Harris is ending her presidential bid and suspending her campaign. In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Harris explained she did not have enough funding to continue her run for the White House. Calling it “one of the hardest decisions of my life,” and one she had made over the last...
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Cory Booker on “Face the Nation” appeals for donations to keep 2020 presidential campaign afloat

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Struggling to keep his presidential campaign afloat, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is appealing for donations to ensure he can qualify for the next debate and continue his months-long pursuit of a spot in the top tier of the Democratic primary field.  “If you want me in this race, if...
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House impeachment hearings: This week on “Face the Nation,” November 24, 2019: Himes, Conway

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“Face the Nation” Guest Lineup: Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, (@CoryBooker) David Rubenstein, “The American Story: Conversations With Master Historians” Michael Duffy, “The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity” Susan Page, USA Today, “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Arc of Power” (@SusanPage) Jon Meacham, “The Soul of America: The Battle...
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Bernie Sanders 2020: He’s looking beyond Iowa and New Hampshire to Super Tuesday states like California

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Manchester, New Hampshire – Bernie Sanders’ campaign Manager Faiz Shakir aims to win the early-voting states, including Iowa and New Hampshire, but revealed in an interview with CBS News that the campaign has been building out its path to winning the nomination without taking the first-in-the-nation contests. “Is there a...
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Deval Patrick charts a moderate path through South Carolina

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There are two places that are likely to play a critical role in the outcome of former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s nascent presidential campaign: the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire and the second state to hold a Democratic primary in 2020, South Carolina.  Former Vice President Joe Biden has...
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Obama says average American doesn’t think we have to “tear down the system and remake it”

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Former President Barack Obama cautioned on Friday that candidates running in the 2020 race pay attention “to where voters actually are,” and suggested that many Americans could be turned off by policy proposals that are too bold. “This is still a country that is less revolutionary than it is interested...
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Deval Patrick 2020: Former Massachusetts governor expected to announce he’s running for president today

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Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, is expected to announce that he is running for president in the 2020 race, multiple people familiar with his plans told CBS News. Patrick will be a guest on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday. A CBS News contributor since September, Patrick will no...
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Michael Bloomberg 2020: Files paperwork to get on primary ballot in Arkansas

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took another step towards officially announcing a presidential bid on Tuesday, filing paperwork in Little Rock, Arkansas, to get on the Democratic primary ballot for that state. Bloomberg is pursuing an unusual campaign strategy, since he is likely to skip the first four...
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Ayanna Pressley breaks with “Squad” to endorse Elizabeth Warren

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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley endorsed fellow Massachusetts lawmaker Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic presidential primary Wednesday. Pressley’s endorsement came after the rest of a grouping of progressive congresswomen colloquially known as “the Squad” announced they were supporting Senator Bernie Sanders’ bid for the presidency.  In a video posted to Twitter on...
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Can farmers sow their way out of climate change?

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Nine percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are caused by agriculture. Those emissions are changing the earth’s climate and amplifying savage weather conditions that have been taking a heavy toll on the nation’s farmers over the past few years. They’ve been battling historically wet conditions over the past year, including...
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Iowa dinner: Candidates spar over health care at Democratic Party’s Liberty and Justice Celebration

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Democratic presidential candidates sparred over health care at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Liberty and Justice Celebration, a big event for Democrats and supporters that filled a basketball arena in downtown Des Moines. The fundraiser marked the beginning of the final three-month stretch leading up to the Iowa caucus, and...
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Bernie Sanders compares the ultra-wealthy to drug addicts: “I need more, more, more”

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Senator Bernie Sanders believes that the super-rich and large corporations actively work against working class Americans. Ending corporate greed was the theme of a five-stop, two-day swing through Iowa this week – marking his return to a first in the nation state since suffering a heart attack 25 days ago....
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interview: Bernie Sanders endorsement was an “authentic decision”

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she felt compelled to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary because it was the “most authentic decision to let people know how I feel.” The rising progressive star spoke to CBS News’ Nikole Killion in an interview before the rally in Queens, New...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Bernie Sanders at Queens rally

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Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Bernie Sanders Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a 26-year-old organizer for Senator Bernie Sanders’ unlikely presidential campaign in 2016. A few years later, she’s a freshman congresswoman who has rapidly become a progressive star, and Sanders can hardly be considered an underdog in the primary race. One thing, however,...
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Pete Buttigieg 2020: Buttigieg cuts ties with donor who tried to block release of Laquan McDonald shooting video

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Pete Buttigieg’s campaign said in a statement Friday that it was returning contributions from Steve Patton, the former Chicago city attorney who tried to block the release of video showing the shooting of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and...
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Michael Bennet 2020: Senator slams “idiotic” DNC rules that kept him out of Democratic debate

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The day after the fourth Democratic presidential debate, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet slammed what he called the “idiotic” Democratic National Committee rules that kept him out of last night’s contest.  “One of my frustrations about watching people on that debate last night is there are some people on that debate...
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Former and current White House officials unhappy with White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney

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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is facing a storm of criticism from former and current White House officials for his handling of the impeachment inquiry, his leadership of the White House staff, and communications overall. A former high-ranking aide, who would only speak on background, called Mulvaney...
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Democratic debates live updates: Candidates for 2020 Democrats face off in presidential primary debate in Ohio today – live updates

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Twelve Democratic presidential candidates take the stage Tuesday in Westerville, Ohio, for their fourth presidential debate, co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN. The ten who qualified for the third debate, plus billionaire Tom Steyer and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, have also reached the more aggressive threshold for the...
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Next Democratic debate: How to watch the October Democratic presidential debate in Ohio Tuesday – start time, channel, free online stream

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Updated on: October 14, 2019 / 2:35 PM / CBS News Ohio city to host Democratic debate Twelve of the top Democratic presidential primary candidates take the stage Tuesday for the fourth Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign season. The debate, co-hosted by CNN and The New York Times, is...

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