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Elizabeth Warren reveals she earned $2 million from 30 years of private legal work as she feuds with Pete Buttigieg over financial transparency

Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s campaign released new details about her private legal work on Sunday, revealing she earned approximately $US2 million representing private clients over the course of 30 years. The new disclosures come amid a simmering feud between Warren and rival candidate former Mayor Pete Buttigieg over matters of financial […]
Elizabeth Warren reveals she earned $2 million from 30 years of private legal work as she feuds with Pete Buttigieg over financial transparency
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Pete Buttigieg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into a nasty fight over free public college. It’s part of a larger battle between progressive and centrist Democrats.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg recently introduced his plan to make college more affordable and took a swipe at his 2020 competitors who want public college to be tuition-free for all. The South Bend mayor thinks that tuition-free public college would wastefully and unfairly subsidise education for the rich. While more moderate […]
Pete Buttigieg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into a nasty fight over free public college. It’s part of a larger battle between progressive and centrist Democrats.
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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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Markets would like a ‘pragmatic’ Buttigieg presidency, according to Cowen

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is one of the better Democratic candidates for financials and housing, and would be well received by markets if he won the presidential election in 2020, Cowen analyst Jaret Seiberg wrote Wednesday. Buttigieg’s background likely makes him “pragmatic,” and he has surrounded himself with other progressive pragmatists […]
Markets would like a ‘pragmatic’ Buttigieg presidency, according to Cowen
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Buttigieg campaign accused of improperly using names of black leaders in support letter amid struggles to attract African American voters

Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign falsely said that three prominent black figures in South Carolina supported his Douglass Plan for Black America, according to a report from The Intercept. In late October, Buttigieg’s campaign released an article published in the HBCU Times praising the plan, citing an open letter on behalf […]
Buttigieg campaign accused of improperly using names of black leaders in support letter amid struggles to attract African American voters
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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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Elizabeth Warren, who wants to break up Big Tech as president, has raised more money from tech employees than anyone else

FEC data show that Elizabeth Warren has more Silicon Valley campaign contributions than other democratic candidates, Bloomberg reported. Warren leads with Silicon Valley donors, followed by Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. Warren has been the most vocal candidate about breaking up big tech companies like Facebook and Amazon. Visit Business […]
Elizabeth Warren, who wants to break up Big Tech as president, has raised more money from tech employees than anyone else
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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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Pete Buttigieg gets a boost in Iowa after several months of stagnating polls

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the third-most popular 2020 candidate among Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll published Monday. Buttigieg won the support of 13% of the poll’s respondents, while 18% support former Vice President Joe Biden and 17% went for Sen. Elizabeth Warren. […]
Pete Buttigieg gets a boost in Iowa after several months of stagnating polls
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Pete Buttigieg tried to save his campaign by taking swings at Elizabeth Warren at the 4th Democratic debate

Mayor Pete Buttigieg went on offence during the fourth Democratic debate on Tuesday night. The Midwestern millennial aggressively attacked his competitors’ policy positions on issues ranging from healthcare to foreign policy. This strategy might have something to do with the fact that Buttigieg’s popularity and name-recognition has remained relatively stagnant […]
Pete Buttigieg tried to save his campaign by taking swings at Elizabeth Warren at the 4th Democratic debate
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Warren, Biden, and Sanders supporters really aren’t fans of Pete Buttigieg

The supporters of the three Democratic frontrunners in the 2020 presidential primary really don’t like Pete Buttigieg, according to Insider’s polling. Fans of former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders all like Buttigieg much less than the typical Democrat does. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ base is […]
Warren, Biden, and Sanders supporters really aren’t fans of Pete Buttigieg
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7 standout moments from the 3rd Democratic debate

On Thursday night, 10 of the top Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Houston for the third Democratic primary debate, hosted by ABC. Right off the bat, the entrepreneur Andrew Yang made waves by announcing an online raffle to give 10 American families a “Freedom Dividend” universal basic income of $US1,000 […]
7 standout moments from the 3rd Democratic debate
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Pete Buttigieg joined a demonstration with Uber and Lyft drivers fighting for a minimum wage while his campaign spends heavily on the ride-hailing apps

Pete Buttigieg joined Uber and Lyft drivers as they rallied in support of a controversial California bill on Tuesday. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate voiced support for things like collective bargaining rights, a minimum wage, and overtime protection for drivers. Meanwhile, Buttigieg’s campaign spent nearly $US10,000 on Uber and Lyft […]
Pete Buttigieg joined a demonstration with Uber and Lyft drivers fighting for a minimum wage while his campaign spends heavily on the ride-hailing apps
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls the Electoral College a racist ‘scam’ — an argument that a growing number of Democrats are making going into 2020

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the Electoral College “a scam” that undercounts voters of colour in a series of Instagram Stories on Monday. “Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the electoral college effectively weighs white voters over voters of colour, as opposed to a ‘one person, one vote’ system […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls the Electoral College a racist ‘scam’ — an argument that a growing number of Democrats are making going into 2020
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Here are the winners and losers of Tuesday’s feisty Democratic presidential debate

Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Detroit for the latest round of primary debates Tuesday night. Some candidates received significant screen time, while others faded into the background. Top winners included Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as longshot candidates looking for breakout moments like former Rep. […]
Here are the winners and losers of Tuesday’s feisty Democratic presidential debate
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Pete Buttigieg just called out Uber and McDonald’s for their treatment of workers — and said beefing up unions is the best way to protect them

Pete Buttigieg called out Uber, Lyft, McDonald’s, and Google for treating gig-economy and contract workers unfairly. The Democratic presidential candidate unveiled a plan on Friday to give gig-economy workers the right to unionize and expand labour protections across the country. Uber and Lyft drivers work as independent contractors, meaning they […]
Pete Buttigieg just called out Uber and McDonald’s for their treatment of workers — and said beefing up unions is the best way to protect them
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14 of the strangest moments of the 2020 presidential campaign so far

Nearly two dozen candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination and each is making the case they are the best candidate to face off against President Donald Trump next year. But the ever-changing terrain of the campaign proves they are not immune to strange gaffes or awkward moments. Here are […]
14 of the strangest moments of the 2020 presidential campaign so far
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A magazine retracted an essay with ‘inappropriate and invasive content’ about Pete Buttigieg after sparking backlash

The New Republic officially retracted an opinion essay titled “My Mayor Pete Problem” about 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg after online backlash. In an Editor’s Note, The New Republic said it regretted publishing the piece, which contained “inappropriate and invasive content.” In a response to a CNN request for […]
A magazine retracted an essay with ‘inappropriate and invasive content’ about Pete Buttigieg after sparking backlash
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Pete Buttigieg says South Bend is a ‘mess’ after police shooting of a black man and that the police force isn’t more racially diverse because he ‘couldn’t get it done’

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg took responsibility for the killing of Eric Logan, a black South Bend resident, by a white police officer after being questioned about it during the Democratic debate on Thursday night. “My community is in anguish right now,” Buttigieg began. “It’s a mess and we’re […]
Pete Buttigieg says South Bend is a ‘mess’ after police shooting of a black man and that the police force isn’t more racially diverse because he ‘couldn’t get it done’
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Pete Buttigieg says he’s open to raising children in White House with husband: ‘It wouldn’t be the first time children have arrived to a first couple’

Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that his candidacy wouldn’t change his potential plans for having children with his husband. Buttigieg said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he didn’t “see why” he should change his wishes, as “it wouldn’t be the first time children have arrived to a […]
Pete Buttigieg says he’s open to raising children in White House with husband: ‘It wouldn’t be the first time children have arrived to a first couple’
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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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Pete Buttigieg says US won’t ‘help foot the bill’ if Israel’s Netanyahu annexes West Bank settlements, setting himself apart from 2020 Democrats

2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg staked out a bold stance towards Israel in a speech outlining his foreign policy agenda at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. “He should know that a President Buttigieg would take steps to make sure that American taxpayers won’t help foot the bill,” Buttigieg said of […]
Pete Buttigieg says US won’t ‘help foot the bill’ if Israel’s Netanyahu annexes West Bank settlements, setting himself apart from 2020 Democrats
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How likable every 2020 presidential candidate is, ranked

Former Vice President Joe Biden beat out every other 2020 Democrat by a significant margin in a likability ranking determined by likely Democratic primary voters, according to a new INSIDER poll. Voters ranked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Kamala Harris next highest on the likability […]
How likable every 2020 presidential candidate is, ranked
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Pete Buttigieg could become the first president with student loan debt

Pete Buttigieg, the youngest major candidate running for office, could become the first president carrying student loan debt. Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, have over $US130,000 in student debt, according to AP. If elected, he intends to make public college tuition free for lower- to middle-income families. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Pete Buttigieg could become the first president with student loan debt
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14 photos of 2020 presidential candidates when they were in high school

Running for president involves maintaining a careful and professional image. A lot of the candidates looked very different before public life. Read Business Insider’s round-up to see how 14 of them looked. Visit Business Insider’s home page for more stories. Candidates for President of the United States will spend years […]
14 photos of 2020 presidential candidates when they were in high school
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Trump reignited his feud with Fox News for hosting a live event with Pete Buttigieg, prompting thousands of supporters to boo his favourite network

President Donald Trump on Monday continued to prosecute his grudge against Fox News for giving a platform to Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. At a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump said: “Something strange going on at Fox, folks. Something very strange!” The crowd booed in response. Trump was unhappy […]
Trump reignited his feud with Fox News for hosting a live event with Pete Buttigieg, prompting thousands of supporters to boo his favourite network
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Paul Rudd played an unrelatable Pete Buttigieg visiting ‘The View’ on ‘SNL’

Paul Rudd played a not-so-relatable Pete Buttigieg on “Saturday Night Live.” Rudd-as-Buttigieg mentioned he was Harvard graduate, war veteran, Rhodes Scholar, and multilingual in one sentence. Scroll down to watch. Read more stories like this on Business Insider’s homepage. Mayor Pete had his star turn on “Saturday Night Live” last […]
Paul Rudd played an unrelatable Pete Buttigieg visiting ‘The View’ on ‘SNL’
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A new poll out of a key battleground state spells trouble for Trump in 2020

A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows President Donald Trump has fairly bleak chances for winning Pennsylvania, a key battleground state, in 2020. The poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden and several other candidates with substantial leads over Trump. Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016, capitalising on working class voters. […]
A new poll out of a key battleground state spells trouble for Trump in 2020
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‘Boot-EDGE-EDGE’: Trump tries to pronounce 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg’s name at Florida rally

President Donald Trump offered an over-the-top pronunciation of South Bend, Indiana, mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg‘s name. “We have a young man, Buttigieg,” Trump said in a speech on Wednesday. “Boot-EDGE-EDGE. They say ‘EDGE-EDGE.'” After getting through the pronunciation of his name, Trump went on to downplay Buttigieg’s […]
‘Boot-EDGE-EDGE’: Trump tries to pronounce 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg’s name at Florida rally
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Pete Buttigieg changes course and now says he does not support personal and religious exemptions for vaccines

South Bend, Indiana mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg backtracked on his support for exemptions for vaccinations on Wednesday. After Buttigieg’s spokesperson said the mayor supports “personal/religious exemptions if states can maintain local herd immunity and there is no public health crisis,” the campaign later said the mayor only […]
Pete Buttigieg changes course and now says he does not support personal and religious exemptions for vaccines
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We got the clearest sign yet that Joe Biden could dominate the 2020 Democratic field

Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden‘s support is surging by considerable margins in the week after the official launch of his campaign. Three polls from CNN, Quinnipiac University, and Morning Consult show 39%, 38%, and 36%, respectively, of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters preferring Biden as the […]
We got the clearest sign yet that Joe Biden could dominate the 2020 Democratic field
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Elizabeth Warren is trying to tackle the skyrocketing cost of education with a plan to forgive student-loan debt and offer free college — but experts are divided on her ambitious idea

On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a highly ambitious plan to relieve a massive amount of student loan debt and make public college free for all. The plan is one of the boldest and most progressive in the 2020 debate and progressive education experts and activists praised its scope. But […]
Elizabeth Warren is trying to tackle the skyrocketing cost of education with a plan to forgive student-loan debt and offer free college — but experts are divided on her ambitious idea
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Here’s where 2020 Democratic presidential candidates stand on impeaching Trump

Democratic presidential candidates are torn over the politics and consequences associated with impeaching President Donald Trump. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are the most high-profile 2020 candidates to announce their support for beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump following the publication of the Mueller report. But other prominent candidates, including […]
Here’s where 2020 Democratic presidential candidates stand on impeaching Trump
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Bernie Sanders’ call for all prisoners to be able to vote sets him apart from almost every other 2020 Democrat

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who supports enfranchising people who are currently incarcerated. Other Democratic candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have said they support enfranchising people returning from incarceration, but have only said that prisoners voting should be part of the “conversation.” […]
Bernie Sanders’ call for all prisoners to be able to vote sets him apart from almost every other 2020 Democrat
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Bernie Sanders’ advisers blast Pete Buttigieg’s ‘intellectually dishonest’ comparison of Sanders and Donald Trump

2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was condemned by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ surrogates after he compared Sanders’ supporters to President Donald Trump’s voters during a campaign stop. The Indiana Democrat argued that many of both Sanders and Trump loyalists were motivated by economic insecurity, which led them to support an anti-establishment […]
Bernie Sanders’ advisers blast Pete Buttigieg’s ‘intellectually dishonest’ comparison of Sanders and Donald Trump
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‘You spelled Beyoncé wrong’: Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s husband just publicly trolled the 2020 contender over his taste in music

Pete Buttigieg got trolled by his husband, Chasten, on Thursday after he said that having the band Phish play at his inauguration “would be something.” Responding to a tweet about Pete’s assertion, Chasten said, “You spelled Beyoncé wrong.” Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential bid has gained significant momentum in recent weeks, […]
‘You spelled Beyoncé wrong’: Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s husband just publicly trolled the 2020 contender over his taste in music
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Pete Buttigieg shrugged off anti-gay protesters yelling at him about Sodom and Gomorrah: ‘The condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you’

At two campaign events in Iowa on Tuesday, openly gay Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was heckled by protesters. At the Des Moines event some yelled “Remember Sodom and Gomorrah”, two cities in the Bible which were destroyed because of the sexual practices of their citizens. In response, Buttigieg said: […]
Pete Buttigieg shrugged off anti-gay protesters yelling at him about Sodom and Gomorrah: ‘The condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you’
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2020 Democrat Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who’s multilingual, offers his condolences to France about Notre Dame in French

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who’s multilingual, offered his condolences in French, following a massive fire at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral. Speaking to French-language news channel BFM TV on Monday evening, Buttigieg addressed the people of France and spoke about the cultural significance of the cathedral. His message earned […]
2020 Democrat Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who’s multilingual, offers his condolences to France about Notre Dame in French
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After Pete Buttigieg’s repeated attacks on ‘fanatical’ Mike Pence, the vice president’s aide points to his praise of Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay South Bend, Indiana mayor and 2020 presidential candidate, has repeatedly criticised Vice President Mike Pence on the campaign trail. Buttigieg, who knew Pence personally while the VP was governor of Indiana, has focused on Pence’s record on LGBTQ rights and the evangelical Christian’s support for […]
After Pete Buttigieg’s repeated attacks on ‘fanatical’ Mike Pence, the vice president’s aide points to his praise of Buttigieg