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Bernie Sanders calls for doubling union membership, scrapping ‘right to work’ laws

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders says he wants to double union membership and give workers the right to strike without the fear of their jobs being filled by replacement workers.

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Struggling to make next debate, Gillibrand warms to VP bid: ‘I can serve in any capacity’

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand indicated Tuesday that she’s open to serving as her party’s vice presidential nominee if her White House bid fails.

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Warren calls for scrapping 1994 crime bill, in swipe at Biden

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to distinguish herself from two of her top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination as she unveiled her plan Tuesday to reform the nation’s criminal justice system.

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Biden slams Trump as ‘erratic, vicious, bullying’ in first 2020 TV ad

Former Vice President Joe Biden takes aim at President Trump in the first television commercial of his 2020 White House bid.

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Beto O’Rourke embraces gun licensing plan he once said could go ‘too far’

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Friday called for gun licensing, banning assault weapons and a mandatory buyback program for certain firearms as the former congressman from Texas unveiled his plan to combat gun violence and white nat…

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Sanford points to Labor Day decision on primary challenge to Trump

Mark Sanford says he should decide by around Labor Day if he’s going to mount what he admitted would be “a long-shot” GOP primary bid against President Trump. “I gave myself a month and I’m running up on that deadline,” Sanford said Wednesday as he sat…

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Sanders clashes with Washington Post on coverage, as editor accuses him of pushing ‘conspiracy theory’

Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking aim at The Washington Post – and the newspaper’s pushing back, labeling his attacks as a “conspiracy theory.”

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Sanders campaign fights media narrative that White House bid is slipping

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is pushing back against what they call a faulty narrative in the media that the independent senator from Vermont’s White House bid is slipping.

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Warren surges, Sanders slips, Biden steady in new post-debate poll in Iowa

Joe Biden faced an onslaught of verbal jabs at last week’s second round of Democratic presidential primary debates, but a new poll in the state that votes first in the nominating calendar is the latest to indicate the former vice president came away un…

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Lewandowski cites relationship with Trump, ‘fundraising prowess,’ as he mulls Senate run

Corey Lewandowski says if he runs for the Senate in his home state of New Hampshire, his ability to fundraise thanks to his close relationship with President Trump would make him the most formidable Republican to face off next year against Democratic S…

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Moulton admits not qualifying for 2020 Dem debates makes bid more ‘challenging’

Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts says he’s “not a quitter.” But the long-shot for the Democratic presidential nomination acknowledged that if he doesn’t make the stage for the third and fourth rounds of primary debates in September and October, “it d…

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Biden to link Trump to El Paso shooting, rise of white supremacy in fiery speech

Saying that President Trump has “fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation,” Democratic presidential primary front-runner Joe Biden on Wednesday will directly link the president to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

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Warren rises, Biden remains steady and Harris drops in new post-debate poll

A new national poll suggests Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is gaining ground after last week’s round of Democratic presidential nomination debates.

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Biden says he’s coming for assault weapons, as 2020 Dems urge new ban in wake of shootings

The horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that left 31 people dead and dozens more injured have thrust the issue of gun violence into the center of the 2020 presidential campaign — with calls growing louder in the Democratic field for the retu…

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Troubling signs for House GOP as retirements mount ahead of 2020 elections

Longtime Texas Rep. Kenny Marchant’s announcement Monday that he will not seek another term in Congress brings to 11 the number of House Republicans who plan to retire or seek another office in 2020 – a factor that could make it more difficult for the …

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Jay Inslee labels Trump a ‘white nationalist’ at debate

Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State isn’t get a lot of speaking time so far in Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential nomination debate. But he just grabbed some of the loudest applause from the audience at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

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De Blasio: ‘We will tax the hell out of the wealthy’

Long-shot Democratic White House contender Bill de Blasio wasted no time at Wednesday’s debate in highlighting his progressive credentials and in launching a broadside against the two top contenders standing center stage – former Vice President Joe Bid…

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John Delaney reports fundraising surge, enjoys rare spotlight after Detroit debate

John Delaney’s been running for the White House for two years. Now – for the first time since he launched his bid just six months into Donald Trump’s presidency – the former three-term centrist congressman from Maryland and longshot for the Democratic …

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Sanders campaign moves to capitalize on ‘I wrote the damn bill’ moment

Sen. Bernie Sanders didn’t waste any time trying to capitalize on one of the most talked-about moments in the first of two back-to-back Democratic presidential nomination debates in Detroit. 

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Detroit debate: Liberal 2020 Dems forced on defense over ‘Medicare-for-all’

It was a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party on stage Tuesday night in Detroit.  

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