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Biden to nominate Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary

President-elect Joe Biden will select former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation, Reuters, the Associated Press, and The Washington Post reported. If confirmed, Buttigieg will become the first openly gay Cabinet secretary in US history to be approved by the upper chamber. In nominating Buttigieg to […]
Biden to nominate Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary
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Buttigieg says Trump campaign has given up on ‘persuading voters’ and is instead ‘turning to the idea of suppressing voters’

Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed President Donald Trump’s campaign for “turning to the idea of suppressing voters” in an interview with CNN on Sunday. Buttigieg cited the “move to try to disenfranchise 100,000 Texans” and “manoeuvres to try to make it harder to get absentee ballots” as examples […]
Buttigieg says Trump campaign has given up on ‘persuading voters’ and is instead ‘turning to the idea of suppressing voters’
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Buttigieg calls Trump Jr. ‘so out of touch that you just don’t care anymore’ for saying coronavirus deaths are down to ‘almost nothing’

Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg criticised Donald Trump Jr. for inaccurately saying US coronavirus deaths are down to “almost nothing.” “This is what happens when you’re so out of touch that you just don’t care anymore,” Buttigieg told CNN on Friday. Cases and deaths from coronavirus are rising in […]
Buttigieg calls Trump Jr. ‘so out of touch that you just don’t care anymore’ for saying coronavirus deaths are down to ‘almost nothing’
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Pete Buttigieg will endorse Joe Biden at a key moment before Super Tuesday

Pete Buttigieg, who dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race on Sunday, will endorse former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, multiple outlets reported. The endorsement is relatively natural fit, as Insider polling shows 64% of Buttigieg’s fans also support Biden. Sen. Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the […]
Pete Buttigieg will endorse Joe Biden at a key moment before Super Tuesday
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Mike Bloomberg just ended his bid for president. Here are 9 mind-blowing facts that show just how much richer the New York billionaire is than the remaining candidates.

Mike Bloomberg just dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed former vice president Joe Biden. The former New York City mayor is worth an estimated $US58.4 billion, making him the richest person ever to run for president. He’s more than 4,600 times richer than the wealthiest Democratic presidential candidate […]
Mike Bloomberg just ended his bid for president. Here are 9 mind-blowing facts that show just how much richer the New York billionaire is than the remaining candidates.
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Pete Buttigieg dropping out is great news for Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. Sixty-six per cent of Buttigieg’s supporters polled by Insider have said they would also be satisfied if Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the nominee, the highest percentage of any rival. Though he fatally underperformed among […]
Pete Buttigieg dropping out is great news for Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden
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‘We made history’: Pete Buttigieg drops out of the 2020 presidential race

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, exited the 2020 presidential race on Sunday after a disappointing fourth-place finish in South Carolina. Buttigieg leaves the race after an unexpectedly strong bid that included winning the Iowa caucuses and coming in second in the New Hampshire primary. His candidacy began […]
‘We made history’: Pete Buttigieg drops out of the 2020 presidential race
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The top 6 moments from South Carolina’s chaotic Democratic debate

Everyone went after Sen. Bernie Sanders at Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, as expected, but the senator from Vermont delivered forceful defences of his positions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts again attacked former Mayor Mike Bloomberg of New York City over comments he is said to have made to women […]
The top 6 moments from South Carolina’s chaotic Democratic debate
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The lack of diversity among the 2020 candidates looms over the Democratic debate as Buttigieg points out the ‘7 white people on this stage talking about racial justice’

Tuesday night’s debate featured an entirely white slate of candidates, the top contenders remaining from a campaign season that started with a historically diverse slate of contenders. “There’s seven white people on this stage talking about racial justice,” former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, said. The candidates made […]
The lack of diversity among the 2020 candidates looms over the Democratic debate as Buttigieg points out the ‘7 white people on this stage talking about racial justice’
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Pete Buttigieg called Mike Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk record ‘racist’ before admitting he had a ‘lot of issues’ with policing in South Bend

Pete Buttigieg called Mike Bloomberg’s record of stop-and-frisk policing “racist” at Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina before reflecting on his own record as mayor. “We let it get out of control,” Bloomberg said. The exchange also highlighted the lack of diversity on the debate stage. “I come […]
Pete Buttigieg called Mike Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk record ‘racist’ before admitting he had a ‘lot of issues’ with policing in South Bend
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Pete Buttigieg has a net worth of $100,000 — it was the smallest among the candidates of the 2020 presidential race before he dropped out. Here’s how the former front-runner made his money.

Pete Buttigieg announced he’s dropping out of the 2020 presidential race on Sunday. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, had the smallest net worth among the candidates running for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election. The candidates’ net worths had been a point of contention in debates. […]
Pete Buttigieg has a net worth of $100,000 — it was the smallest among the candidates of the 2020 presidential race before he dropped out. Here’s how the former front-runner made his money.
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The knives are fully out ahead of tonight’s Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders heads into Tuesday night’s debate as the current frontrunner in hte Democratic primary, his rivals are stepping up their attacks against the Vermont senator. “We’ve trained our eyes on him,” one Michael Bloomberg campaign aide told POLITICO. On Monday, his opponents released a barrage of criticism in the […]
The knives are fully out ahead of tonight’s Democratic debate
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Inside Pete Buttigieg’s make-or-break appeal to Latino voters in Nevada

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making an appeal to Nevada voters in an effort to prove he can win over a diverse state. Buttigieg touted his credentials helping undocumented immigrants in South Bend, Indiana and marched with a bilingual group of Culinary Union workers fighting to win labour contracts […]
Inside Pete Buttigieg’s make-or-break appeal to Latino voters in Nevada
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Watch the top 5 moments of Nevada’s combative Democratic debate

Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas was the most combative of the primary so far. The addition of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the other five candidates on stage a new target, and they hit the centrist Democrat particularly hard on criminal justice reform and sexual harassment. Here […]
Watch the top 5 moments of Nevada’s combative Democratic debate
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Pete Buttigieg quips he’s ‘a Microsoft Word guy’ during Democratic debate and attracts instant Clippy comparisons

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg quipped he was more of a “Microsoft Word guy” during Wednesday’s candidates’ debate in Nevada. The remark came after rival Elizabeth Warren described Buttigieg’s healthcare plan as “a PowerPoint” and “not a plan.” Buttigieg’s quip was mocked on social media, with some Twitter users likening […]
Pete Buttigieg quips he’s ‘a Microsoft Word guy’ during Democratic debate and attracts instant Clippy comparisons
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Here are the winners and losers of Nevada’s heated Democratic debate, where Michael Bloomberg was skewered and Elizabeth Warren schooled the stage

Six Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday night for the ninth debate of the 2020 Democratic primary. The debate was combative and punctuated by withering attacks from all sides on the newcomer onstage: the billionaire Mike Bloomberg. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the first, and most […]
Here are the winners and losers of Nevada’s heated Democratic debate, where Michael Bloomberg was skewered and Elizabeth Warren schooled the stage
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Bernie Sanders just cemented his frontrunner status with a huge victory in Nevada. Here’s how his Medicare for All plan would remake the $3.6 trillion US healthcare industry.

Under “Medicare for All,” everyone in the US would receive comprehensive health coverage from the government. The idea has sparked many months of fierce debate between moderate and progressive candidates who agree on expanding insurance coverage, but disagree on the mechanism to do it. Sanders is the frontrunner in the […]
Bernie Sanders just cemented his frontrunner status with a huge victory in Nevada. Here’s how his Medicare for All plan would remake the $3.6 trillion US healthcare industry.
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A senior adviser for Pete Buttigieg was accused of running a fake Nigerian supporter account, but the man who created it says it’s a big misunderstanding

Lis Smith, a senior communications adviser for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, was accused of running a fake account that appeared to be a Nigerian Buttigieg supporter. Screenshots of the account surfaced Sunday that included a tweet that identified the author as Smith and matched the language of a letter the […]
A senior adviser for Pete Buttigieg was accused of running a fake Nigerian supporter account, but the man who created it says it’s a big misunderstanding
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Pete Buttigieg said he’s ‘not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh,’ after the conservative personality made comments about his sexuality

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s comments about his sexuality bashing his campaign. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, Buttigieg said he isn’t going to take “lectures on family values” from Limbaugh. The controversial radio host, who has been married four […]
Pete Buttigieg said he’s ‘not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh,’ after the conservative personality made comments about his sexuality
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DATA ANALYSIS: Millennials and boomers voted very differently in New Hampshire, and neither preferred Mayor Pete. The rest of the Democratic primary race could be similar.

Sen. Bernie Sanders won a narrow victory over former Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. Using exit polls published by The Washington Post, we looked at who voted for which candidate and what it could mean for the race going forward. Young voters overwhelmingly supported Sanders, […]
DATA ANALYSIS: Millennials and boomers voted very differently in New Hampshire, and neither preferred Mayor Pete. The rest of the Democratic primary race could be similar.
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‘A godsend to my old industry’: A former insurance executive says Pete Buttigieg’s healthcare plan would keep huge profits for insurers and bankrupt Americans

Wendell Potter, a former insurance executive, ripped into Pete Buttigieg’s health plan in an interview with Business Insider. Potter said he believes the plan is a “godsend” for the insurance industry and will allow it to maintain its grip over American healthcare. “They’d be happy as clams on the Pete […]
‘A godsend to my old industry’: A former insurance executive says Pete Buttigieg’s healthcare plan would keep huge profits for insurers and bankrupt Americans
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Drop out, Joe Biden. New Hampshire proves you are done.

Joe Biden has been the nominal frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic race since launching his campaign last April. But he just got pasted in Iowa and New Hampshire, states he expected to lose but not this badly. Biden’s pitch to voters has been that he has the unique “electability” to […]
Drop out, Joe Biden. New Hampshire proves you are done.
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Bernie Sanders is now the clear Democratic presidential frontrunner, but he could be stopped in his tracks if the party’s moderates unite behind a single candidate

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Tuesday night won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, securing about a quarter of the vote to edge out Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana. The victory establishes Sanders as the Democratic frontrunner, with the veteran democratic socialist having lost narrowly in Iowa, […]
Bernie Sanders is now the clear Democratic presidential frontrunner, but he could be stopped in his tracks if the party’s moderates unite behind a single candidate
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Ex-Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein laid into Bernie Sanders after his New Hampshire win, saying he’ll wreck the economy and let Russia ‘screw up the US’

The former chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, took to Twitter on Tuesday to warn Democrats that Bernie Sanders is “just as polarising as Trump” and will “ruin our economy.” Blankfein, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 US election, tweeted that if Democrats voted for […]
Ex-Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein laid into Bernie Sanders after his New Hampshire win, saying he’ll wreck the economy and let Russia ‘screw up the US’
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Amy Klobuchar is giving Pete Buttigieg a surprising run for his money in New Hampshire, setting up a critical rivalry for the rest of the race

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg jockeyed for second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night. Both candidates cut into former Vice President Joe Biden’s moderate voter base. Klobuchar exceeded expectations in New Hampshire, over-performing her recent polling and earning delegates when higher-polling rivals may move […]
Amy Klobuchar is giving Pete Buttigieg a surprising run for his money in New Hampshire, setting up a critical rivalry for the rest of the race
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Joe Biden launched an attack ad making fun of Pete Buttigieg for being a small-town mayor tasked with tracking down pets and revitalizing footpaths

Joe Biden released a scathing attack ad on Pete Buttigieg that made fun of the mayor’s comparatively small accomplishments in South Bend, Indiana, as opposed to Biden’s influence on national policy. The former Vice President’s digital director tweeted that the ad, which pointed out Buttigieg’s “disappearing pets” initiatives and footpath […]
Joe Biden launched an attack ad making fun of Pete Buttigieg for being a small-town mayor tasked with tracking down pets and revitalizing footpaths
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Pete Buttigieg is backtracking his victory speech from Iowa, noting that he doesn’t have any official numbers but that it’s ‘extraordinary’ that his campaign made it this far

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg claimed victory in the Iowa caucus on Monday night, despite a technical problem delaying official results. He later backtracked on his comment, saying his campaign just being in Iowa was a victory because people didn’t believe he would make […]
Pete Buttigieg is backtracking his victory speech from Iowa, noting that he doesn’t have any official numbers but that it’s ‘extraordinary’ that his campaign made it this far
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2020 Democratic candidates are claiming their own Iowa caucus results to fill the vacuum caused by a technical delay. Here’s what they’re saying.

Democratic presidential candidates are preempting the Iowa caucuses’ delayed results as they head off to New Hampshire. Even before a single precinct reported, Pete Buttigieg declared victory, while Bernie Sanders released internal campaign data that showed him winning. Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren also expressed optimism. The results of Monday […]
2020 Democratic candidates are claiming their own Iowa caucus results to fill the vacuum caused by a technical delay. Here’s what they’re saying.
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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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Elizabeth Warren slammed Pete Buttigieg for attending a fundraiser with billionaires in a Napa Valley ‘wine cave’ — here’s what a wine cave actually is

During the Democratic Presidential Debate on Thursday night, Elizabeth Warren criticised Pete Buttigieg for attending a private fundraiser dinner in a Napa Valley wine cave owned by billionaires. “Wine cave” is now trending on Twitter. Here’s what you need to know about wine caves. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Elizabeth Warren slammed Pete Buttigieg for attending a fundraiser with billionaires in a Napa Valley ‘wine cave’ — here’s what a wine cave actually is
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Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg attacked each other over ‘wine cave’ fundraisers and taking money from mega-rich donors

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg went after each other on campaign-finance issues during Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles. The Massachusetts senator attacked the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for raising campaign cash from wealthy donors, in part through private fundraisers. “We made the decision many […]
Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg attacked each other over ‘wine cave’ fundraisers and taking money from mega-rich donors
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Where all the 2020 Democratic candidates went to college and grad school

There are currently 15 major Democratic candidates running for president in 2020, and they all boast impressive resumés. Ten out of the 15 declared candidates attended an Ivy League university for undergrad or grad school, nine have law degrees, and two are Rhodes scholars. Here’s where the declared Democratic candidates […]
Where all the 2020 Democratic candidates went to college and grad school
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Inside the Napa Valley ‘wine cave’ fundraiser that Pete Buttigieg was slammed for attending, where guests paid $2,800 to dine under a chandelier covered in 1,500 Swarovski crystals

During the Democratic Presidential Debate on Thursday night, Elizabeth Warren slammed Pete Buttigieg for attending a fundraiser dinner with billionaires in a Napa Valley wine cave. Photos of the Napa fundraising event, which took place on Sunday, showed Buttigieg speaking with guests under a chandelier containing 1,500 Swarovski crystals. Netflix […]
Inside the Napa Valley ‘wine cave’ fundraiser that Pete Buttigieg was slammed for attending, where guests paid $2,800 to dine under a chandelier covered in 1,500 Swarovski crystals
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A prominent writer says Pete Buttigieg saved her from a potential assault in college as an explanation for her donation to his campaign

Writer and popular left-leaning Twitter personality Nicole Cliffe was criticised Friday night after it surfaced that she donated the maximum amount possible, $US2,800, to Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president. Cliffe, who has stated that she’s a Senator Elizabeth Warren supporter, also donated $US500 […]
A prominent writer says Pete Buttigieg saved her from a potential assault in college as an explanation for her donation to his campaign