GOP resolution looks to block Dem candidates from Senate impeachment trial
Congressional Republicans want to require Senate Democrats running for president to recuse themselves from a possible impeachment trial against President Trump.
Jumping into the debate , Buttigeg said there cannot be yet another generation surviving mass shootings. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren shake hands before the start of the first night of the "As a candidate, I went into all 83 counties in Michigan, and this is a huge state. But I did it
DETROIT — It was one of the most substantive presidential primary debates in recent memory, and the two Democratic candidates with the most ambitious plans dominated the stage. Most other candidates? Not so much. But a few 2020 hopefuls did stand out.
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Seven Democratic presidential candidates will stand on stage this week in Los Angeles, a pool of survivors who have withstood almost a year on the campaign trail, sustained attacks from rivals in both parties, and five rounds of high-pressure debates.
And while the field has been effectively cut down from more than 20 in the span of six months, a deepening sense of volatility is settling over the Democratic primary on the eve of the sixth and final debate of 2019. The remaining candidates, those in the debate and some trying to compete from outside, are grappling with unprecedented distraction from Washington, questions about their core principles and new signs that the party's energized factions are turning against each other.
First 4 primary debates of 2020 announced, ABC News debate in New Hampshire
Democrats will kick off 2020 with four Democratic primary debates in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday. The debates will take place in January and February. © Brett Oronzio/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images, FILE The podiums are shown on stage before the Democratic debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, TX., Sept. 12, 2019. ABC News, in partnership with ABC's New Hampshire affiliate WMUR-TV and Apple News, will hold the first debate after voting begins on Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Anselm College in Manchester.
Twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls will face off at the CNN primary debate in Detroit. Follow live here for the latest. Bernie Sanders: The Vermont senator clearly got the message that he wasn't lively or active enough in the first debate of the cycle.
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Lest there be any doubt about the level of turbulence in the race, it's unclear whether Thursday's debate will happen at all given an unsettled labor union dispute that might require participants to cross a picket line. All seven candidates have said they would not do so.
The Democratic dilemma is perhaps best personified by Elizabeth Warren, whose progressive campaign surged through the late summer and fall but is suddenly struggling under the weight of nagging questions about her health care plan, her ability to compete against President Donald Trump and her very authenticity as a candidate.
Apple News will co-host a presidential debate for the first time in February
Apple isn't just offering in-depth election news -- for 2020, it'll have a degree of participation in the process. Apple News will co-host its first political debate on February 7th, when it partners with ABC and WMUR-TV for the eighth Democratic debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. Apple hasn't outlined just what it will do as part of its co-hosting duties (we've asked it for details), but it's safe to presume that the debate will receive priority coverage in the News app.The current debate schedule also marks a changing of the guard among tech company co-hosts.
Twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls will face off at the CNN primary debate in Detroit. Follow here for the latest. Sen. Kamala Harris spent her debate night aggressively attacking Biden. The very first question of the night became an opportunity for the two to debate on their dueling heath care plans.
The House Judiciary Committee will convene Thursday morning to debate two articles of impeachment against President Trump, the final step before Democrats bring them to the House floor for an expected vote next week to charge the president with high crimes and misdemeanors.
Boyd Brown, a South Carolina-based Democratic strategist who recently decided to back Joe Biden only after his preferred candidate, Beto O'Rourke, was forced from the race, likened Warren's position to that of someone falling down a mountain grasping for anything to slow her descent.
"She's got real problems," Brown said.
Warren has avoided conflict with her Democratic rivals for much of the year, but she has emerged as the chief antagonist of the leading candidates in the so-called moderate lane, former Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana. Seven weeks before Iowa's Feb. 3 caucus, the Massachusetts senator is attacking both men with increasing frequency for being too willing to embrace Republican ideas and too cozy with wealthy donors.
Those close to Warren hope the strategy will allow her to shift the conversation away from her own health care struggles back to her signature wealth tax and focus on corruption. Yet she could not escape questions about her evolving position on Medicare for All as she campaigned in Iowa over the weekend.
Rules Committee agrees to six hours of debate before Trump impeachment vote
Democrats and Republicans will have three hours apiece to make their case ahead of votes. "Congress has no other choice but to act with urgency," Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., said earlier. McGovern said it "shocks" him that Republicans have not condemned the president's behavior."I get it — it's hard to criticize a president who's a member of your own party," he said, but added, "Moments like this call for more than just reflexive partisanship."McGovern summarized the case against the president and said, "If that is not impeachable conduct, I don't know what is.
1, 2019 . The Democratic National Committee has set stricter criteria for the third set of debates , which will be held on Sept. The other 11 candidates in the race have no qualifying polls to their name, and they all went into this week’s debates seeking a viral moment that would attract new donors and
WASHINGTON — Two nights, four hours, so, so many candidates: the first Democratic presidential debates will be like nothing we’ve ever seen. A former vice president on stage with a self-help author. Three female candidates on one night
When asked about health care, Warren told a crowd of roughly 180 people in the Mississippi River town of Clinton, Iowa, about a plan to expand insurance coverage without immediately moving to a universal, government-run system. She promised that those who wanted government health insurance could buy it before finally concluding, “At the end of my first term, we’ll vote on Medicare for All.”
The next question came from a man who said he was on Medicare and mostly happy about it, but had lingering issues.
“You call it Medicare for All and it’s better. Can’t you change the name?” he asked of her proposal.
“I like your suggestion,” Warren responded, in a tone suggesting she wasn't entirely joking. “Let’s call it health care for everybody.” She later added, “Let’s call it better than Medicare for All. I’m in.”
Even entertaining a name change seemed to mark yet another shift for Warren, who first co-sponsored Medicare for All in 2017, but began pivoting away from the proposal after experts questioned the plan she released in October to pay for it without raising middle-class taxes. She subsequently released a “transition plan” promising to get Medicare for All approved by Congress by the end of her third year as president while relying on existing insurance plans, including those established by Obamacare, to expand health coverage in the interim.
'Impeachment will be their legacy': House erupts during Scalise speech ripping Democrats
Democrats erupted in the House chamber after GOP Rep. Steve Scalise accused them of pushing forward on impeachment because they "hate" the nearly 63 million Americans that voted for President Trump. © Provided by Washington ExaminerScalise delivered his remarks on the House floor Wednesday during the debate leading up to a vote on two articles of impeachment against Trump. Scalise defended the president and accused Democrats of impeaching Trump over policy disagreements and for personal reasons."You don’t impeach a president because you don’t like his foreign policy," Scalise said.
Democrats slam Joe Biden and more analysis from second debate night. Former Vice President Joe Biden came under fire from his fellow Democratic presidential hopefuls in the second round of the debate in Detroit on Wednesday, with challengers like Kamala Harris and Cory Booker hoping to put
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Warren's Democratic critics suggest her evolution on the issue has stalled her momentum because it goes beyond a policy dispute and raises broader questions about what may be the most important personal quality in politics: authenticity.
Indeed, Buttigieg, Biden and other rivals have seized on her shifts. Even Bernie Sanders, Warren’s progressive ally and Medicare for All's author, seemed to pile on by promising to send a full bill to Congress implementing the measure during the first week of his administration.
Without naming any of his rivals, Biden adviser Symone Sanders said candidates would not succeed in shifting the conversation away from health care this week even if they wanted to. She said to expect another “robust exchange” on the issue, which “is not going away and for good reason, because it is an issue that in 2018 Democrats ran on and won.”
Tough questions for Warren haven't just come from her rivals.
Since Thanksgiving, she's shortened her typically 30-minute and more stump speech to around 10 minutes and used the extra time to take more audience questions — only to be forced further on the defensive about health care.
Yang to challenge Warren on social security at debate
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang plans to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on the issue of social security at Thursday's primary debate, as he seeks to make the case that his universal basic income proposal is the most ambitious expansion of the entitlement program in U.S. history. Yang, a Democratic outsider whose fervent base of online and grassroots support has propelled his unlikely run through the primaries, has made a universal basic income the cornerstone of his presidential bid.Under Yang's plan, every U.S. adult would be given $1,000 a month.
The debate will be moderated by four women: Rachel Maddow of The Rachel Maddow Show, Andrea Mitchell of Andrea Mitchell Reports, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, and Ashley Parker of the Washington Post. Which candidates made the debate ?
Ten candidates faced off in the first Democratic primary debate on Wednesday. Ten candidates faced off in the first Democratic primary debate on Wednesday. Here is how our reporters covered it in real Booker launches into a bit of his stump speech, about his parents and why he moved to Newark.
Barton Wright, a 69-year-old technical writer, pressed Warren on Medicare for All at a recent event in Rochester, New Hampshire, noting after the event that he wants a deeper explanation.
"It just sounds awful," Wright said. "It sounds ‘like Hemlock for All’ for people who don't like Medicare. And that's a lot of people."
Even after questioning Warren, however, Wright said he was helping her campaign and still plans to vote for her.
Meanwhile, Buttigieg, the surprise member of the top-tier, is grappling with issues of his own that expose another fissure between the moderate and progressive wings of the party.
Protesters aligned with Warren and Sanders tracked him across New York City last week banging pots and pans and calling him “Wall Street Pete” as he continued his aggressive courtship of wealthy donors. The 37-year-old seemed genuinely confused by the protests, which he was forced to acknowledge during at least one Manhattan fundraiser because the noise outside was so loud.
As he faced supporters in Seattle over the weekend, Buttigieg acknowledged that the intra-party attacks will almost certainly continue, although he tried to downplay the intensity of the infighting.
"There’s gonna have to be some fighting,” Buttigieg said, “but I’m never gonna let us get to where it feels like the fight is the point.”
The fighting is almost certain to be on display at Thursday night's debate, especially among the four candidates in the top-tier: Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren. The three others on stage — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, billionaire activist Tom Steyer and entrepreneur Andrew Yang — only narrowly hit the polling threshold needed to qualify and have an obvious incentive to make waves of their own as well.
Voters don't want a public fight, even if they sense one is coming.
Steve Wehling, a 43-year-old University of Iowa employee, said he doesn’t like Democrats feuding with each other, but he won’t hold it against Warren or anyone else. He said he understands that, with the caucuses looming, “all of the campaigns are really starting to put the squeeze on.”
“Voters turn on the debates and still see 10 people on stage and I think a lot would of them would like to see the field narrowed down,” said Wehling, who plans to vote for Sanders and says Warren is his second choice. “The pressure is really on."
Peoples reported in New York. Associated Press writer Hunter Woodall in Rochester, New Hampshire, contributed to this report.
Sanders campaign raised over $1 million on debate day .
Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign announced it raised more than $1 million Thursday, the day of the final primary debate of the year. The campaign said in a statement the amount marked his best debate-day haul so far, with the funds coming from tens of thousands of contributions. "A lot of candidates on the debate stage last night worked hard to convince voters that our leaders must rely on super PACs funded by the wealthy and gather big checks in wine caves to beat Donald Trump in 2020," said Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir. "Bernie Sanders is proving them wrong every single day.