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Democratic Pollsters: We Got It Wrong Again

5 firms admit 'major errors' in predicting 2020 outcome, have no definitive solution

(Newser) - Five of the Democratic Party's six biggest polling firms are admitting "major errors" in their 2020 polling data, with "no consensus on a solution." A Tuesday letter signed by ALG Research, Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, GBAO Strategies, Global Strategy Group, and Normington Petts describes a months-long effort...

Ocasio-Cortez: Progressives Aren't the Problem

With races over, lawmaker lists Democratic Party's shortcomings

(Newser) - US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has provided her post-election assessment of the state of the Democratic Party, and it includes a few complaints. The New York lawmaker finds the shortcoming in the party's online operation, for instance, to be competence. Any internal criticism was postponed while Democrats united behind the...

Dems Are Dealt a Blow Over Absentee Ballots

An appeals court halts extension for absentee ballots in Wisconsin

(Newser) - A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin's presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Trump in the key presidential battleground state, the AP reports. As it stands, ballots will now be due by 8pm on Election Day....

Ballot Requests Show Democrats Way Ahead

Republicans trail by plenty in early figures from battleground states

(Newser) - No one knows how President Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden will do in the battleground states in November. But we know which party has more voters asking for absentee ballots so far, and it's not close. Democrats lead Republicans 3-to-1 or so in absentee ballot requests from...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Will MC Last Night of DNC

3 more GOP speakers announced

(Newser) - The Democratic National Convention is kicking off Monday evening —and there will be star power, despite the fact that the proceedings will be mostly virtual, the New York Times reports. Organizers announced Monday that MCs over the four nights will be actresses Eva Longoria, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington...

Arrest Made After Fire at Arizona Democratic HQ

Former volunteer Matthew Egler accused of arson

(Newser) - Authorities on Wednesday announced an arrest in an arson fire that destroyed much of the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic Party headquarters. Phoenix police said 29-year-old Matthew Egler was booked on one count of arson of an occupied structure. No information about a possible motive was disclosed and it was...

Bloomberg Drops Plans to Pay Workers, Launch Super PAC

Former Democratic candidate donates to party instead

(Newser) - There will be no new Super PAC funded by Michael Bloomberg to help the Democratic nominee and no more pay for his campaign workers after all. The former candidate will write a $18 million check to the Democratic National Committee instead, the New York Times reports. When Bloomberg entered the...

Bloomberg Just Dropped About $10M to Send One Message

The Democratic presidential hopeful bought a 60-second, national Super Bowl ad

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg might just get your attention on Super Bowl Sunday—if, that is, you like watching the ads. The Democratic presidential hopeful has dished out big bucks for a 60-second commercial his campaign says will focus on criticizing President Trump, the New York Times reports. "The biggest point...

Dowd: There's a 'Snot-Nosed Punk' in the Dem Fight

Columnist criticizes AOC and her chief of staff

(Newser) - Maureen Dowd helped spark this battle, and now she's taking sides. The New York Times columnist—whose Nancy Pelosi interview frayed tempers within the Democratic Party—reviews recent events and finds one side too extreme. "In the age of Trump, there is no more stupid proposition than that...

At Fundraiser, Dems Have One Man in Mind

And that's Joe Biden

(Newser) - Joe Biden was not in the banquet hall for the Iowa Democratic Party's blockbuster fundraiser on Sunday where 19 of his party's presidential candidates spoke. But he was present in the veiled criticism from several of his rivals, the AP reports. In five-minute chunks of speaking time, the...

Trump Threatens Retaliation After DNC's Move Against Fox

DNC has banned Fox News from hosting party's 2020 debates

(Newser) - The Democratic National Committee has banned Fox News from hosting any of the party's 2020 debates, saying the network is "not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates." DNC Chairman Tom Perez said the decision was made after a New Yorker...

Sanders Signs DNC Pledge, but Another Filing Raises Eyebrows

Bernie vows to be a Democrat for 2020, but for 2024 Senate reelection it's back to independent

(Newser) - Anyone miffed that a longtime independent senator is hoping to gain the Democratic Party's nomination for president can take comfort that he's vowing to stick by the party—for now, at any rate. Per NBC News , Vermont's Bernie Sanders has inked a "loyalty pledge" with the...

Klobuchar: Here's What I'd Do on Day 1

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she's running for president

(Newser) - Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House, the AP...

Warren Makes It Official
Warren Makes It Official

Warren Makes It Official

The popular Democrat decries 'middle-class squeeze'

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in the working-class city of Lawrence, Mass., grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone." Warren delivered a sharp call for change at...

Things Get Worse for Virginia's Lt. Gov.

The state Democratic Party says he should resign

(Newser) - Things are only getting worse for Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor, who lost a key source of support Saturday: his own state party, USA Today reports. Citing the "credible nature" of the latest rape allegation against Justin Fairfax, the Democratic Party of Virginia said he "no longer has...

Kanye West Designs 'Blexit' Apparel
Kanye West Designs
'Blexit' Apparel

Kanye West Designs 'Blexit' Apparel

The performer promotes a 'Blexit' from the Democrats

(Newser) - Black conservatives, rejoice: Kanye has made you a T-shirt. Kanye West's new apparel line—which urges blacks to ditch the Democrats in a so-called "Blexit"—was unveiled Saturday at Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, a meeting for young black conservatives, per...

Michael Cohen Returns to Democratic Party

He 'wants to distance himself' from administration's values

(Newser) - Michael Cohen has returned to the Democratic Party after a short but extremely eventful absence. A defense attorney for President Trump's former personal lawyer confirmed Thursday that Cohen has changed his New York state registration from Republican to Democratic because he wants "to distance himself" from the values...

Democrats Change How They'll Pick 2020 Nominee

Superdelegates won't have the same power as before

(Newser) - After two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, Democratic Party leaders on Saturday voted to limit their own high-profile roles in choosing presidential nominees, giving even more weight to the outcome of state primaries and caucuses, the AP reports. The debate over the influence of party insiders known as superdelegates...

Trump Jr.: Democratic Platform 'Awfully Similar' to Nazi Party

He says people have been misled by leftist academics

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. is taking flak for comparing the platform of the Democratic Party to that of the Nazis in the 1930s—and he wonders what all the fuss is about. It started with an interview Thursday, in which the president's son told the One America News Network that...

Kennedy: We Feel the 'Fault Lines of a Fractured Country'
In SOTU Response, Kennedy 
Accuses Trump of Dividing US
STATE OF THE UNION

In SOTU Response, Kennedy Accuses Trump of Dividing US

He slams administration's 'false choices'

(Newser) - The Democratic response to this year's State of the Union address was delivered by a Kennedy for the first time since Ted Kennedy joined a group of senators responding to Ronald Reagan in 1982. Speaking at a vocational high school in Fall River, Mass., Rep. Joe Kennedy III accused...

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