President Trump may not need the support of mainstream media: He has Twitter

Politics 08/29/19, 04:36

Commentary Each afternoon around 3 p.m., national news anchors and commentators at corporate media get dressed up, go through their hair and make-up routines, and practice their lines, preparing to deliver their versions of the day’s news events.  More often than not, these news reports are slanted with their own subjective framing ...

Biden’s up-and-down campaign performance shows he’s highly vulnerable

Politics 08/27/19, 05:26

Political polls can be volatile and are not always a reliable predictor of a political race’s outcome. (See: The 2016 Presidential Election.) However, taken in aggregate, polls can reveal important trends and signal if a particular candidate is gaining or losing momentum. In the case of Joe Biden, his up-and-down performance ...

Joe Biden cuts back his campaign schedule, widens lead in new poll

U.S. 08/20/19, 16:24

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been the consistent leader in official polls since the race for the Democratic nomination began. As a candidate, however, Biden has not been among the more inspiring to a number of voters. His ideas are perceived to be mostly centrist, conventional, and largely unoriginal, at ...

Elizabeth Warren pulls near-even with Biden among Democrats in latest poll

Politics 08/16/19, 15:16

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appears to have gained some momentum in the race for the party’s nomination after last week’s series of events in Iowa. An Economis/Yougov poll, released Friday morning, Aug. 16, shows Warren running neck and neck with former Vice President Joe Biden, and having pulled several points ahead ...

New Hampshire poll shows Sanders and Warren gaining ground on Joe Biden

Politics 08/06/19, 15:21

With the second round of debates for Democratic hopefuls concluded, and with a week for 2020 candidates to make the rounds of TV interviews, the race for the Democratic nomination has started to tighten. An August poll of likely voters in the New Hampshire primary, conducted by Suffolk University, in partnership ...

Sanders, Warren defend far-left policies in Tuesday’s Democrats’ debate

Politics 07/31/19, 13:51

On a crowded stage in Detroit, 2020 Democratic candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stood shoulder to shoulder on Tuesday evening to defend their left-leaning social programs in a debate that brought a stream of challenges from the other eight, more moderate, Democrats. At issue were several ...

AP FACT CHECK: Off notes from Dems on climate, economy

Politics 07/30/19, 22:16

Democratic presidential contenders struck off notes on the science of global warming and the state of the economy in their Detroit debate Tuesday night. As much as scientists see the need for action on climate change, they don't lay out a looming point of no return, as Pete Buttigieg and Beto ...

Democratic hopefuls prepare for second round of debates in Detroit

U.S. 07/27/19, 16:05

Twenty hopefuls for the 2020 Democratic nomination have been busy preparing for next week’s second round of televised debates in Detroit. The evening debates, on July 30 and 31, will be hosted and televised by CNN, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The format in Detroit is the same as for the first ...

2020 Dems struggle with how to pay for ‘Medicare for All’

2022 Campaign 07/20/19, 12:10

Democratic presidential candidates attempting to appeal to progressive voters calling for a "Medicare for All" plan are struggling with the thorny question of how to pay for such a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. health care system. Bernie Sanders, the chief proponent of "Medicare for All," says such a remodel could ...

Sanders attacks Biden’s health care plan

2022 Campaign 07/19/19, 06:49

Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized former Vice President Joe Biden’s approach to health care reform for “sounding like Donald Trump”, according to The New York Times. “I am disappointed, I have to say, in Joe, who is a friend of mine, really distorting what Medicare for All is about,” said Sanders. “And ...

Here are 6 ways a new report devastates the $15 minimum wage

Opinion 07/11/19, 16:10

Just in time for next week’s likely House vote on a federal $15 minimum wage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has come out with a caustic report on the consequences of the policy. The report confirms what even liberal economists caution: A $15 minimum wage would “risk undesirable and unintended consequences” and lead to ...

Trump campaign raises $54 million in 2nd quarter, Bernie Sanders $18 million

Politics 07/02/19, 13:25

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican Party raised total $105 million during the second fundraising quarter, giving the president a big advantage over a crowd of Democratic rivals, CNBC reported. The sums include $54 million raised by the Trump campaign and his joint fundraising committees with the GOP, and ...

Biden takes some hits over race, age in debate number 2

2022 Campaign 06/27/19, 22:27

The roster for Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate demonstrated some of the party's major divisions — even before the candidates started talking. __ BAD MOMENT FOR BIDEN Former Vice President Joe Biden entered Thursday's debate with the most to lose. In one powerful moment, it did not go well. Kamala Harris of California, ...

2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates

2022 Campaign 06/25/19, 23:22

Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), will converge on the debate stage on Wednesday, June 26, on the first night of the Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. For many of the White House hopefuls, it will be ...

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