Democratic nomination

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Iowa Democratic Boss Resigns, Apologizes for Caucus Fiasco

Real results may never be known

(Newser) - The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party resigned Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear winner. The embarrassing episode also threatened Iowa's cherished status as the first contest of the...

Warren Has a New Feather in Her Cap
Warren Has a
New Bragging

Warren Has a New Bragging Point

'Des Moines Register' endorses her as 'the best leader for these times'

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren has won the most important media endorsement in the nation's first state to vote in the presidential race: As Politico reports, the Des Moines Register editorial board on Saturday endorsed Warren, calling her "the best leader for these times" over the "outstanding caliber" of Democrats...

Harris Considers Endorsing a Former Opponent

'New York Times' reports she's leaning toward Biden

(Newser) - Kamala Harris is thinking about throwing her support to former opponent Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential race, party officials tell the New York Times . Biden has already said he'd consider picking her as a running mate, and an endorsement could put her in position for that. But there...

Bloomberg Has Gone From Bottom to Fourth: Poll

Survey hints that staying out of Iowa and New Hampshire may not hurt

(Newser) - A Monmouth University poll released Wednesday shows that Mike Bloomberg's strategy might be working. The former mayor of New York came in at 9%, good for fourth place with Democratic voters nationally. That's 4 points higher than last month and is Bloomberg's best showing so far in...

Trump's Midwest Support Hasn't Fallen 'One Inch': Moore

If today were Election Day, foe says, president would win again

(Newser) - Michael Moore isn't happy about it, but he says that if the presidential election were held now, Donald Trump would win again—the same way. The Michigan filmmaker said Trump would lose the popular vote but win the Electoral College, as he did in 2016, Fox News reports. The...

Warren Campaign Hits 'Woo-hoo' Milestone

Candidate hits 1 million donations

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has reached a milestone of 1 million contributions, earning a "double woo-hoo thank-you" for the donor. Warren posted a video on Twitter of her calling the supporter to thank her. Bernie Sanders is Warren's only rival with more donations; he's hit 2...

Biden Pushes Back After Shots at Civil Rights Stances

Candidate answers Kamala Harris' debate attack

(Newser) - Saying that "30 seconds to 60 seconds on a campaign debate exchange can't do justice to a lifetime commitment to civil rights," Joe Biden defended his record on racial issues Friday. Kamala Harris had forcefully, and emotionally, questioned his past statements and positions during a Democratic presidential...

Obama Has a Warning for 2020 Progressives

Be less rigid, Democratic candidates are told

(Newser) - Former President Obama is staying so far away from the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination that he delivered a new message to the candidates from Europe: Don't destroy each other during this process. "One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United...

As Clinton Makes History, Sanders Says Not So Fast

Clinton downplays talk of clinching nomination

(Newser) - Has Hillary Clinton clinched it? The AP called the Democratic race for Clinton on Monday based on pledged delegates and superdelegates—but Bernie Sanders' campaign says the move is a "rush to judgment." The media is "ignoring the Democratic National Committee's clear statement that it is...

Boehner 'Not Surprised' if Biden Takes Clinton's Spot

Ex-speaker also disses Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, and Ted Cruz

(Newser) - For a retired speaker of the House, John Boehner has had a lot to say lately. Over the past couple of weeks, he's likened Ted Cruz to Lucifer and bragged about the House GOP's victory against ObamaCare , and now he's moved on to his next target: Hillary...

502-70: Clinton Leads Where It Really Matters

Super Tuesday could spell the beginning of the end for Bernie Sanders

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders assured voters on Sunday that he'd pull off an upset to become the Democratic nominee. The delegate count in the Democratic primary, however, shows that's not very likely. A total of 2,383 delegates are needed to win the nomination, and Clinton now has 502 compared...

That Edge Clinton Had? It Vanished

New poll shows Hillary losing ground in Dem race

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's email controversy may be hurting her more than she anticipated. In a new CNN/ORC poll revealed last night that surveyed 1,012 adults from Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, support for Clinton dropped 10 percentage points since last month among Democrats and independent voters who lean Democratic....

Woman Says She's Tipster Who Destroyed Gary Hart

Dana Weems says she clued in newspaper about presidential candidate's dalliances

(Newser) - More than 25 years ago, Gary Hart's presidential campaign came to a screeching halt after a Miami Herald article investigating his supposed extramarital affairs and a photo of Hart with 29-year-old model Donna Rice sitting on his lap were published. Now, after years of speculation—and refusal by the...

Big Shocker: Obama to Clinch Nomination Tomorrow

Democrats not planning big celebrations

(Newser) - There's one presidential nomination race free from spoilers, scandals, rancorous debates, and anybody-but-the-frontrunner hand-wringing—the Democrats'. And President Obama should clinch the nomination tomorrow after another five states vote, giving him 2,778 delegates and concluding a race that many people weren't even aware of, reports the AP...

Elizabeth Warren Aligns Senate Bid With Occupy

Candidate shocks analysts by embracing protesters

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is embracing the Occupy movement in her Massachusetts Senate campaign, shocking political analysts and creating a test case for Democrats seeking to regain Congress, the Los Angeles Times reports. "Every candidate's watching her because she's something of a phenomenon," one analyst says. "They'...

Shelby Drops Holds on Obama Nominees

Alabama Republican says he was just trying to get the president's attention

(Newser) - Richard Shelby has decided to release the holds he's been using to block more than 70 Obama nominees in hopes of scoring two lucrative projects for his home state. The Alabama senator, who was hammered by Democrats for obstructionism, said he used the holds "to get the White House's...

LA Mayor Won't Run for Governor
LA Mayor
Won't Run
for Governor

LA Mayor Won't Run for Governor

With Villaraigosa out, Jerry Brown leads Democratic pack

(Newser) - The mayor of Los Angeles said yesterday he will not run for governor of California next year, upending the race to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger. In an interview with the Times, Antonio Villaraigosa said he made the "agonizing" choice to stay at city hall to tackle the fiscal crisis and...

Edwards Staff Planned to Sabotage Him

Affair rumors inspired 'doomsday' scheme if he led Dems

(Newser) - Suspicious that John Edwards was having an affair, several of his campaign staffers drew up a “doomsday” plan to take him down if he seemed likely to win the Democratic nomination, George Stephanopoulos blogs for ABC News. Most staffers dismissed the rumors, but a few close advisers saw the...

History of Lincoln Inspires Obama's 'Team of Rivals'

Doris Kearns Goodwin's tome provides unexpected insight into next administration

(Newser) - “Team of rivals” is the post-campaign buzzphrase, Graeme Allister writes in the Guardian, replacing the lipsticked pigs and pitbulls. The term refers to Barack Obama’s strategy of filling Cabinet positions with Republicans and political enemies (ie, Hillary Clinton), and comes from a 2005 book by Doris Kearns Goodwin...

Down-to-Earth Barack Brought Fire
 Barack Brought Fire

Down-to-Earth Barack Brought Fire

Speech brings Democratic nominee's campaign back to the elements

(Newser) - Barack Obama took on two of his greatest challenges head-on in his acceptance speech last night, Patrick Healy writes in the New York Times. The Democratic nominee added some down-to-earth proposals to his lofty talk of change, while proving he could take the fight to John McCain with "memorable...

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