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Former New York Times editor says paper is 'anti-Trump'

Why Did The New York Times Fire Lauren Wolfe?

The Story: Lauren Wolfe, an award-winning reporter for The New York Times, tweeted excitedly on the day before inauguration day that the sight of the...

New Hampshire Boosts Sanders

The Story: On Tuesday February 11, Senator Bernie Sanders (I - Vt) won the Democratic Party's primary in New Hampshire, putting him at the front...

Democratic Debate Drama: The Picket Line

The Story: The Democratic National Committee has now hosted several debates among the candidates for that party's nomination for President of the United States. There...
Satellite images show North Korea upgrading nuclear facility

Gov. Steve Bullock Ends His Presidential Campaign

The Story: On Monday, December 2, Montana's Governor, Steve Bullock, announced the suspension (in effect the end) of his campaign for the Democratic Party's nomination...
President Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un open to third summit

Korea: How Many Parties in the Talks?

The Story: For many decades, US policy with regard to talks about the Korean peninsula was simple: the US would not engage in one-on-one talks...
Why Roy Moore 2020 is a Republican nightmare

Governor Bullock Joins the Field of Candidates for POTUS

The Story: The field was already an unprecedentedly crowded one: so, what's one candidate more? On Tuesday, May 14, Governor Steve Bullock of Montana announced...

Sanders and AOC Propose Limits on Consumer Debt

The Story: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have jointly proposed a new federal law that would limit the interest rates that...

Hickenlooper in CNN Commentary: Rethinking Employment

In his CNN Commentary, Hickenlooper reaffirmed the (capitalist) notion that it is the private sector that drives jobs growth. But there is much that needs to be rethought.

Biden and Sanders Lead the 2020 Field in Iowa, Poll Finds

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders lead a new poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers released this weekend, underscoring how the nomination process for the Democratic Party has, to this early point, been defined by the two figures with the largest national profiles. The poll, which was conducted by The Des Moines Register and CNN, had Mr. Biden as the top choice for 27 percent of respondents, leading all candidates. Though Mr. Biden’s advisers have signaled that he intends to run for president, he has yet to announce his candidacy. Mr. Sanders, who kicked off his campaign recently in New York City, was the top choice for 25 percent of those asked. Only 5 percent of likely caucusgoers now call him their first choice for president — down from 11 percent in December. [Join the conversation around the 2020 race with our politics newsletter.] It remains to be seen if that will translate to hardened support, particularly in one of the largest, most wide-open and diverse Democratic primary fields in history. The next closest figure to Mr. Biden and Mr. Sanders, according to the poll, was Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who was among the first to announce her presidential candidacy. Ms. Warren was the top choice for 9 percent of respondents, followed by Senator Kamala Harris of California, who was favored by 7 percent of respondents and had soaring favorability ratings. Other candidates — including Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — have struggled to make an imprint, the poll found.

Hickenlooper knocks DC politicians: They just spend their time ‘pointing fingers’

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper used his first event on his first trip to Iowa as a Democratic presidential candidate on Friday to question how legislative experience lends itself to being president, a not-so-subtle knock against the Senate Democrats running to take on President Donald Trump. "People in Washington, they spend their time talking about things and debating and pointing fingers," Hickenlooper told voters. In a conversation with reporters after his speech, Hickenlooper said experience running a business and running a state -- two things he has done -- "is going to be more successful in an executive position." Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, and former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland have all announced 2020 bids. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has formed an exploratory committee and Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Reps. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, Tim Ryan of Ohio and Eric Swalwell of California, and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas are all considering joining the race. A key problem for the governor: Many Democrats are hungry to beat Republicans, not work with them. To prove his point, Hickenlooper told voters that one of his first meetings as president would be with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, even though he represents the opposing party. Trump's presidency "makes me angry.