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Democrats Like The Idea Of A Gay President. But They Are Quietly Worried About Mayor Pete.

“I’ve heard him talk, and I like him, and I really support him," one voter said of Pete Buttigieg. "But I’m concerned that we might not be able to bring as many people to vote in the general election.”

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 8 hours ago

Bernie Sanders Has A Plan To Fix Racial Segregation In American Schools

Sanders’ new plan would allow school districts to use federal money for busing, drawing a sharp contrast with Joe Biden, who fought against efforts to use busing to desegregate schools in the 1970s.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 5 days ago

“Abolish ICE” Was The Call Of Last Summer. 2020 Democrats Have Moved On.

Immigration activists are dejected by national Democrats turning back on calls to abolish or radically transform ICE less than a year after it dominated policy debates.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 8 days ago

Elizabeth Warren Pledged To Replace Betsy DeVos With A Former Public School Teacher If She Wins In 2020

“I’ll just be blunt: Betsy DeVos is the worst Secretary of Education we’ve seen,” Warren told supporters.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 10 days ago

Kamala Harris Says The "Electability" Conversation Is Getting The Midwest Wrong

"Too often their definition of the Midwest leaves people out,” Harris said of the electability conversation. “It leaves out people in this room, who helped build cities like Detroit."

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 17 days ago

Almost Two Months In, Beto 2020 Is Still In Flux. Staffers Know They’re Behind.

Beto O’Rourke’s campaign manager isn’t yet full time. Key roles remain unfilled. Staffers say they aren’t exactly sure what comes next. The campaign says it’s trying to be something different.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 23 days ago

Kamala Harris Says She’ll Take Gun Control Into Her Own Hands As President If Congress Doesn't Act

Harris outlined a series of executive actions that she would take as president if Congress failed to act on gun control within a 100-day period.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • One month ago

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Cancel Student Loan Debt For Millions Of Americans

Warren’s plan would completely cancel the student loans for 75% of Americans with debt, according to her campaign.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • One month ago

A Top Adviser To Beto O’Rourke Has Left His Presidential Campaign

Becky Bond has left O’Rourke’s fledgling presidential campaign, an O’Rourke spokesperson confirmed. Her deputy, Zack Malitz, has also departed.

Ruby Cramer • One month ago

Pete Buttigieg’s Presidential Run Has Many LGBT Democrats Eager For Their Obama Moment

Among the LGBT community luminaries signing on with Buttigieg: Barry Karas, a top fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Henry J. Gomez • One month ago

Beto O’Rourke Has Made Over $1 Million From A Family Investment Company That Dealt In Fossil Fuel And Pharma Stocks

Beto and Amy O’Rourke sold their stake in the LLC controlled by her father in 2014.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • One month ago
Molly Hensley-Clancy • One month ago

Beto O’Rourke Launched His Presidential Campaign With The Border As A Backdrop

To contrast both Donald Trump and the Democratic field, O’Rourke offered a portrait of a candidacy built not just in the heavily Latino border city of El Paso, but in Texas, a staunchly red state.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • One month ago

Kamala Harris Has Announced A Plan To Increase Salaries For Teachers

The presidential candidate’s proposal would vastly increase the federal government’s investment in teacher pay.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • One month ago

Twitter’s Insiders Are Skeptical About Beto O’Rourke. Iowans Don’t Seem To Care.

“I tend to agree with some of the stories … but I look at him and he’s the only one that gives me that hope," one Iowa voter said during O'Rourke's first campaign trip.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 2 months ago

Beto O'Rourke Says He's "No Longer Sure" Single-Payer Is The Best Way To Get To Universal Health Care

"Over time, I hope Medicare has the investment and buy-in necessary that people choose to leave employer-based insurance instead of being forced to," O'Rourke said in Iowa.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 2 months ago

Beto O'Rourke Has Announced He Will Run For President In 2020

"This is going to be a positive campaign that seeks to bring out the very best from every single one of us; that seeks to unite a very divided country."

Katherine Miller • 2 months ago

Democratic Voters Want “Electability,” But That Doesn’t Mean They Want A Centrist For President

Dozens of voters said they see “electability” as a combination of personality, energy, and ability to connect with an audience that has little to do with ideology.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 2 months ago

Kamala Harris Says She'd Support Changing Columbus Day To "Indigenous Peoples’ Day"

Harris also said in New Hampshire on Monday that she would support making Election Day a federal holiday as part of a new Voting Rights Act.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 3 months ago

Amy Klobuchar Announced She's Running For President, In A Snowstorm

The Democrat has been elected by huge margins in Minnesota, where she's built a reputation for bipartisanship. Over the last week, her reputation as a very demanding boss has also emerged.

Molly Hensley-Clancy • 3 months ago