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Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 presidential race

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, his campaign announced in an email to supporters on Wednesday. His exit from the race makes former Vice President Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee in the race against President Donald Trump. Sanders built his campaign on […]
Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 presidential race
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Ian Bremmer breaks down Trump’s response to the coronavirus crisis — where he has been a profound failure and where he has been among the best in the world

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer says in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump been a profound failure in two ways. First, the president has been a communications disaster and provided false hope that led to a later start in social distancing. Second, he says the US did not […]
Ian Bremmer breaks down Trump’s response to the coronavirus crisis — where he has been a profound failure and where he has been among the best in the world
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Warren Buffett says he would vote for Mike Bloomberg over Bernie Sanders, but doubts his endorsement would help the billionaire

Warren Buffett would vote for Mike Bloomberg over Sen. Bernie Sanders, he told CNBC on Monday. However, the famed investor doubted his endorsement would help the billionaire and former New York City mayor’s chances of securing the Democratic presidential nomination. “I don’t think another billionaire supporting him would be the […]
Warren Buffett says he would vote for Mike Bloomberg over Bernie Sanders, but doubts his endorsement would help the billionaire
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The fundamental problem with Bloomberg is that he believes billionaire nonsense

Michael Bloomberg has a history of believing the kind of nonsense that billionaires tell themselves to make their complicated business dealings and powerful impact on society simpler to rationalize. The nonsense Bloomberg has believed ranges from blaming the financial crisis on poor people to insisting Chinese President Xi Jinping is […]
The fundamental problem with Bloomberg is that he believes billionaire nonsense
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What to expect from Michael Bloomberg at tonight’s Las Vegas debate

Judging by past performances and messaging from rival campaigns this week, Bloomberg will likely tout his executive experience and try to appear calm when under attack. Bloomberg’s late entrance to the debate stage is unprecedented in American politics, and could make him the centre of attention, according to a leading […]
What to expect from Michael Bloomberg at tonight’s Las Vegas debate
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‘A president can’t wave a magic wand and pass any legislation they want’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says electing Bernie Sanders won’t guarantee Medicare for All

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted that electing Sen. Bernie Sanders as president wouldn’t guarantee the rollout of Medicare for All and other progressive policies. “A president can’t wave a magic wand and pass any legislation they want,” the liberal lawmaker known as “AOC” told HuffPost. Ocasio-Cortez argued that a progressive president […]
‘A president can’t wave a magic wand and pass any legislation they want’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says electing Bernie Sanders won’t guarantee Medicare for All
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Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president — and some Oracle employees are livid

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison plans to host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign,The Desert Sun’s Sam Metz reported Wednesday. A group of Oracle employees launched a Change.org petition calling for the event’s cancellation, saying, “Ellison’s support of Donald Trump does not affirm Oracle’s core values of diversity, […]
Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president — and some Oracle employees are livid
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Libertarian Gary Johnson offers ‘whatever I can do’ to help Tulsi Gabbard in New Hampshire amid third party talk around the candidate

Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico and the 2016 Libertarian Party nominee, offered “whatever I can do” to support Tulsi Gabbard ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary. Gabbard, a Democrat, has bucked her party in the past and consistently draws Republicans, 2016 Trump supporters, libertarians and other non-Democrats […]
Libertarian Gary Johnson offers ‘whatever I can do’ to help Tulsi Gabbard in New Hampshire amid third party talk around the candidate
Tech

Iowa Democrats blame app ‘coding issue’ for vote-tallying delay

The app being used to tally and report Iowa caucus results was sending “only partial data” due to a coding issue, the Iowa Democratic Party announced Tuesday morning. “While the app was recording data accurately, it was reporting out only partial data,” the Iowa Democratic Party said. Iowa caucus results […]
Iowa Democrats blame app ‘coding issue’ for vote-tallying delay
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What we know about the app that threw the Iowa caucuses into chaos

The Iowa caucuses were thrown into chaos Monday night and into Tuesday morning when the results were delayed over “inconsistencies” in voter data reported through a new mobile app. Democratic Party activists downloaded the new app to their personal phones and were planning to use it to transmit the voter […]
What we know about the app that threw the Iowa caucuses into chaos
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Trump’s approval rating on the economy jumps to all-time high

New polling shows an increasing percentage of American voters say they approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy. That could buoy broader support as the Senate resumes an impeachment trial against him. The economy and public perceptions of it have historically played a crucial role in presidential elections. […]
Trump’s approval rating on the economy jumps to all-time high
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Hillary Clinton slammed Mark Zuckerberg as ‘authoritarian’ and predicted that Facebook is ‘going to reelect Trump’

Hillary Clinton slammed Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook’s policies on misinformation in an interview with The Atlantic that was published on Saturday. Clinton called Zuckerberg “Trumpian” and “authoritarian” for standing by Facebook’s policy that allows false claims in political ads on the platform. Clinton made the comments at Sundance Film Festival, […]
Hillary Clinton slammed Mark Zuckerberg as ‘authoritarian’ and predicted that Facebook is ‘going to reelect Trump’
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Pete Buttigieg’s campaign used a company criticised for its low wages to hire workers, even after Buttigieg has been critical of the gig economy

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign hired gig workers using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, a platform notorious for low pay. The decision appears at odds with Buttigieg’s campaign message that gig workers deserve the protections and wages of full-time employees. Mechanical Turk, or MTurk, lets employers set their price for specific tasks that gig […]
Pete Buttigieg’s campaign used a company criticised for its low wages to hire workers, even after Buttigieg has been critical of the gig economy
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Trump trolled Tom Steyer after he quoted the president saying: ‘Democrats are gonna destroy the economy in 15 minutes’

Donald Trump trolled Tom Steyer after the Democratic presidential candidate quoted him during Tuesday night’s primary debate, pretending the hedge-fund billionaire was warning a Democratic victory would have massive economic fallout. The president retweeted a clip of Steyer saying, “Democrats are gonna destroy the economy in 15 minutes if they […]
Trump trolled Tom Steyer after he quoted the president saying: ‘Democrats are gonna destroy the economy in 15 minutes’
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‘Star Wars’ star Mark Hamill says he quit Facebook over its stance on political ads — but he’s still posting to Instagram, which Facebook owns

“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill announced on Sunday that he was quitting Facebook in protest of the company’s handling of political ads. There’s only one problem: Hamill has been posting frequently since then to Instagram, which Facebook owns. The company’s stance on fact-checking political ads – specifically, that it won’t […]
‘Star Wars’ star Mark Hamill says he quit Facebook over its stance on political ads — but he’s still posting to Instagram, which Facebook owns
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Bernie Sanders has a $150 billion plan to turn the internet into a public utility with low prices and fast speeds — here’s how his plan works

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, has a $US150 billion four-point plan that would fundamentally transform how the internet works in the United States. The plan would effectively turn the internet into a publicly provided utility, similar to how water and power are distributed. The broadest goal of the […]
Bernie Sanders has a $150 billion plan to turn the internet into a public utility with low prices and fast speeds — here’s how his plan works
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‘We don’t ban the rich from public schools, firefighters, or libraries’ — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Pete Buttigieg after he says tuition-free public college is too radical

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Pete Buttigieg after the Democratic presidential candidate criticised calls for tuition-free public college as too radical. In a new campaign ad in Iowa, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said that he wanted to “make college affordable for everybody” but that tuition-free public college risked “turning […]
‘We don’t ban the rich from public schools, firefighters, or libraries’ — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Pete Buttigieg after he says tuition-free public college is too radical
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Twitter will ban all politicians from advertising on its platform, but it will make a few exceptions for news publishers and causes

Twitter announced additional details about its plan to ban all political ads on its social network. The policy prohibits any ads mentioning political candidates, elections, and ballot measures, but exempts news publishers and certain “cause-based” ads. Twitter’s decision was a jab at Facebook, which said it will not fact-check political […]
Twitter will ban all politicians from advertising on its platform, but it will make a few exceptions for news publishers and causes
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Andrew Yang preached his tech-friendly gospel at Sam Altman’s San Francisco house: You can’t treat tech like oil companies and breaking up Amazon won’t bring malls back

The presidential candidate Andrew Yang held a fundraiser attended by tech workers in San Francisco at the house of the tech investor Sam Altman, a supporter. Altman and Yang talked about their shared interest in universal basic income and the argument against breaking up big tech. Yang called proposals espoused […]
Andrew Yang preached his tech-friendly gospel at Sam Altman’s San Francisco house: You can’t treat tech like oil companies and breaking up Amazon won’t bring malls back
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Wall Street billionaires have been attacking Elizabeth Warren. Here’s a roundup of the finance titans who have called out the senator in recent weeks.

From Wall Street CEOs to hedge fund billionaires, titans of the finance industry have been calling out Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Warren’s critics have mostly taken issue with her wealth tax policy and regulatory proposals. Here’s a list of what Wall Street big shots have said, from calling out […]
Wall Street billionaires have been attacking Elizabeth Warren. Here’s a roundup of the finance titans who have called out the senator in recent weeks.
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Pete Buttigieg responded to homophobic comments made by a local Tennessee official, advocating for an ‘approach with compassion’

Presidential candidate and mayor Pete Buttigieg responded to homophobic comments from a local Tennessee official that went viral after a recorded meeting Monday. At a meeting over whether to make the jurisdiction a “gun sanctuary,” diverting resources away from the enforcement of certain gun laws, county commissioner Warren Hurt gave […]
Pete Buttigieg responded to homophobic comments made by a local Tennessee official, advocating for an ‘approach with compassion’
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Mark Zuckerberg confirms that some Facebook employees are in contact with Elizabeth Warren’s campaign after she sparred with the company over its misinformation policies

FacebookCEO Mark Zuckerberg told NBC Nightly News that some employees have been in contact with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. Warren has made breaking up big tech companies like Facebook a central point of her campaign. She has also publicly criticised Facebook’s decision to exempt political ads from its misinformation […]
Mark Zuckerberg confirms that some Facebook employees are in contact with Elizabeth Warren’s campaign after she sparred with the company over its misinformation policies
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Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren slammed Mark Zuckerberg for his remarks on free speech and said Facebook is spreading lies that could impact the 2020 election

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden are sounding off on FacebookCEO Mark Zuckerberg following Zuckerberg’s speech on freedom of expression at Georgetown University on Thursday. During the 35-minute address, Zuckerberg described Facebook’s approach to protecting free speech on the social media platform, which includes allowing paid political advertisements […]
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren slammed Mark Zuckerberg for his remarks on free speech and said Facebook is spreading lies that could impact the 2020 election
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Elizabeth Warren says she won’t accept major donations from tech executives after vowing to break up big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon

Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign won’t accept major donations from executives in tech and finance, the senator announced Tuesday. Warren has campaigned on the argument that Facebook,Google, and Amazon are monopolies that should be more heavily regulated. She also urged other presidential candidates to disclose how much tech executives are donating […]
Elizabeth Warren says she won’t accept major donations from tech executives after vowing to break up big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon
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Facebook confirms Donald Trump can lie in ads, but he can’t curse

From Sep. 25 to Oct. 1, the Trump campaign spent over $US1.6 million on Facebook ads, many of which included false or misleading claims. Facebook took down one of these ads – which referred to Joe Biden as a ‘b–ch’ – because it violated its ad policy against profanity. The […]
Facebook confirms Donald Trump can lie in ads, but he can’t curse
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Elizabeth Warren endorsed two left-wing primary challengers to House Democrats. It could be a risky play to win Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday endorsed two progressive primary challengers to sitting House Democrats. The challengers – both women – are running against two of the most conservative Democrats in the House and are both endorsed by Justice Democrats, the group that backed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio’s 2018 bid. Warren’s move […]
Elizabeth Warren endorsed two left-wing primary challengers to House Democrats. It could be a risky play to win Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement.
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What each Democrat running for president thinks the US should do about climate change

On Thursday, the Democratic presidential candidates discussed their plans to tackle climate change during the sixth Democratic primary debate. Here’s where each of the Democratic frontrunners stands on important policy issues related to our warming planet and how the US should approach the threat. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
What each Democrat running for president thinks the US should do about climate change
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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci compared Trump to a melting nuclear reactor and said he might need to be replaced in 2020

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who served the Trump administration for less than two weeks in 2017, compared President Donald Trump to a melting nuclear reactor and said Republicans may need to throw their support behind another candidate in 2020. In an interview with Axios on Sunday, Scaramucci […]
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci compared Trump to a melting nuclear reactor and said he might need to be replaced in 2020
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Elizabeth Warren ‘knocked it out of the park’ in the first debate, while some candidates looked like unprepared schoolkids

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discussed the first Democratic 2020 debate in an appearance Wednesday on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” When asked if she was particularly impressed by any candidate, she said Senator Elizabeth Warren “knocked it out the park,” and “really distinguished herself.” She was less impressed with other […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Elizabeth Warren ‘knocked it out of the park’ in the first debate, while some candidates looked like unprepared schoolkids
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Trump kicked off his 2020 campaign with a freewheeling rally riddled with falsehoods as he excoriated Mueller, Democrats, and the press

President Donald Trump officially kicked off his re-election campaign with a raucous rally Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida. Trump’s stump speech conspicuously lacked concrete policy rollouts or a 2020 agenda, and it focused instead on excoriating the president’s perceived enemies in the media, the Democratic party, and the intelligence community. […]
Trump kicked off his 2020 campaign with a freewheeling rally riddled with falsehoods as he excoriated Mueller, Democrats, and the press
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Democratic voters think Pete Buttigieg is more ‘electable’ than most of the senators running for president in 2020, according to a new poll

Democratic voters believe 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is more electable than a host of more established candidates, including sitting senators, according to INSIDER polling. Nearly 34% of registered Democrats who said they’d vote in the 2020 primary believe Buttigieg would beat President Donald Trump in a general election race. […]
Democratic voters think Pete Buttigieg is more ‘electable’ than most of the senators running for president in 2020, according to a new poll
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Beto O’Rourke says America can do ‘far better’ than Joe Biden, becoming the latest 2020 candidate to go directly after the frontrunner

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke argued that Americans “can do better” than former Vice President Joe Biden during an MSNBC interview on Thursday. The former Texas congressman argued that a Biden presidency would be a return to the past, and criticised the Delaware Democrat’s positions on the Iraq War, […]
Beto O’Rourke says America can do ‘far better’ than Joe Biden, becoming the latest 2020 candidate to go directly after the frontrunner
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Joe Biden just had the worst week of his 2020 campaign

Former Vice President Joe Biden‘s presidential campaign is having its worst week since launching in April. Over the past several days, Biden has been at the center of a firestorm, stemming from several largely self-inflicted wounds. Biden has taken heat from some of his progressive rivals in the 2020 Democratic […]
Joe Biden just had the worst week of his 2020 campaign
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told a Democratic 2020 contender to ‘sashay away’ after he dumped on Medicare-for-all, and it’s becoming clear which candidates she won’t support

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won’t say who she’s supporting for president in 2020, but she’s been increasingly outspoken about which Democrats she won’t get behind. On Sunday, the congresswoman condemned former Rep. John Delaney, a 2020 candidate, after he declared that Medicare-for-all is bad politics and policy. “John Delaney, thank you […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told a Democratic 2020 contender to ‘sashay away’ after he dumped on Medicare-for-all, and it’s becoming clear which candidates she won’t support