Warren 'Not Running for President,' But Hedges on One Thing

And Jeff Flake wants to see a GOP primary contender
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2018 11:45 AM CDT
Warren 'Not Running for President,' But Hedges on One Thing
In this file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a park in Berryville, Va.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's not running for president in 2020, but another six-year term as senator? That she wouldn't confirm, Politico reports. "I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018," she said on Meet the Press when Chuck Todd asked whether she'd complete another six years. "That's where I'm focused. ... I'm not running for president." Todd asked one last time: "So no pledge, though, on six years?" And she said, per the Hill, "I am not running for president." Around the talk show dial:

  • Sen. Jeff Flake wants to see a GOP primary challenger in 2020 who espouses his views, the Hill reports. "I mean, it would be a tough go in a Republican primary," he says on Meet the Press. "The Republican Party is the Trump party right now. But that's not to say it will stay that way."
  • Flake is also pressing for legislation to stop President Trump's tariffs, per Politico. "You know, tariffs are awful," he says. "Tariffs married to uncertainty is probably even worse."
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo says North Korea will get no concessions before talks with President Trump, Politico reports. "Make no mistake about it," he says on Fox News Sunday. "While these negotiations are going on, there will be no concessions made."
  • Pompeo adds there's nothing to fear from new Russian nukes. "We are following and tracking all of this closely, as are our brothers at the Department of Defense," Politico quotes him as saying.
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