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New York Times Endorses 2 Democrats for President

'May the best woman win'

(Newser) - Instead of picking a side in the Democratic Party's centrists versus progressives debate, the New York Times editorial board has chosen to endorse two candidates. "May the best woman win," they write, giving the nod to Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. On the progressive side, they... More »

'I Think You Called Me a Liar on National TV'

Audio of Warren, Sanders clash released

(Newser) - The mystery of what Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren said to each other after she refused to shake his hand wasn't a mystery for long. CNN , which hosted the Democratic debate in Des Moines Tuesday night, managed to find audio of the post-debate exchange and released a recording Wednesday.... More »

Sanders Offered Warren a Handshake. She Wasn't Having It

A tense exchange of words appeared to follow

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders appeared to have largely defused their conflict during the Democratic debate Tuesday night—until their microphones were off. Warren, who had accused Sanders of telling her in 2018 that a woman couldn't win the presidency, appeared to snub a handshake from Sanders as the... More »

Warren Says Sanders Told Her a Woman Couldn't Win

He says accusation is 'ludicrous'

(Newser) - The seventh Democratic primary debate is Tuesday night—and a lot of people will be watching for a clash between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. After days of growing tension between the campaigns and multiple reports based on anonymous sources, Warren confirmed Monday night that Sanders had told her during... More »

This Week's Debate: Small and White

No candidates of color make the cut in Iowa

(Newser) - The lineup for Tuesday's Democratic debate in Iowa is set, and this time it's a manageable list: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren. Notice anything different from the previous debates? As NPR points out, this lineup lacks even one person of... More »

Warren: Sanders Is Sending Volunteers 'Out to Trash Me'

Leaked script describes her supporters as 'affluent'

(Newser) - After a long "nonaggression pact" between the campaigns of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the gloves might be starting to come off ahead of the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. Warren said Sunday that she is "disappointed" that the senator from Vermont has been "sending his volunteers... More »

Julian Castro, Now a VP Contender, Makes 2020 Pick

He endorses Elizabeth Warren

(Newser) - Just days after he dropped out of the 2020 race himself, Julian Castro is out with his endorsement: He wants Elizabeth Warren to be the next president. "There's one candidate I see who's unafraid to fight like hell to make sure America's promise will be there... More »

Susan Collins Faults 2 Fellow Senators Over Impeachment

Maine Republican thinks Mitch McConnell, Elizabeth Warren are judging prematurely

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Susan Collins had some bipartisan criticism to offer Monday about the coming impeachment trial of President Trump. Most notably, she faulted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying he would coordinate the trial with the White House, reports NBC News . In doing so, Collins became the second Republican... More »

Warren's Fundraising Falls Off

Campaign, 30% off last quarter, asks supporters to give more

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign pulled in more than $24 million last quarter. This quarter isn't going so well. An email to supporters on Friday asked them to do more, saying the total raised so far in the fourth quarter leaves the campaign "a good chunk behind where... More »

Report: Obama Has 'Gone to Bat' for Warren

'The Hill' says former president is defending her behind closed doors with big donors

(Newser) - Barack Obama is sticking to his pledge not to endorse anyone in the Democratic race, but one report says he is at least singing the praises of Elizabeth Warren in closed-door meetings with big donors. The Hill reports that Obama has "gone to bat" for Warren of late when... More »

Attendee of 'Wine Cave' Fundraiser Explains

It was far from a gathering of billionaires, writes one participant at Buttigieg event

(Newser) - It was one of the big moments from the last Democratic debate. Elizabeth Warren took note of a Pete Buttigieg fundraiser and declared, "Billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the United States." Now, in an op-ed in the Washington Post , one of the... More »

Wall Street Picks a 2020 Favorite

As you can guess, it isn't Elizabeth Warren

(Newser) - The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 economic collapse, is lining up behind Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has collected more campaign cash from donors and political action committees tied to the financial, insurance, and real estate sector than any other... More »

Most Notable Quotes of 2019 Have Been Chosen

At the top of the list: one from the July 25 Trump-Zelensky call

(Newser) - Activist Greta Thunberg and actress Emma Watson have two of the 10 most notable quotes of 2019, according to a librarian at Yale Law School. But it's the line at the center of the impeachment inquiry—"I would like you to do us a favor, though"—from... More »

Elizabeth Warren Made $1.9M for Private Legal Work

She urges Buttigieg to release consulting client list

(Newser) - "Millionaire legal consultant" is not the image Sen. Elizabeth Warren is trying to project to voters, but figures released by her campaign Sunday show that she made close to $2 million from consulting and other private legal work during her career as a law professor. Her campaign released figures... More »

Things Get Testy Between Warren, Buttigieg

The Democratic candidates reflect a philosophical rift in the party

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she's starting to hit back, the AP reports. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on Thursday night, Warren blasted... More »

Medals of Honor From Wounded Knee Could Be Revoked

Elizabeth Warren introduces Senate measure

(Newser) - Twenty US soldiers were awarded Medals of Honor for "gallantry" and "bravery" following the slaughter of hundreds of mostly unarmed Native Americans at Wounded Knee in 1890. A pair of bills are now seeking to have all those medals revoked. It's "about more than just rescinding... More »

Elizabeth Warren Hits Back at Billionaires, Hard

New campaign ad takes billionaires to task over criticism of her wealth tax

(Newser) - A number of billionaires have come out against Elizabeth Warren's proposal to dramatically increase their taxes, and now the senator and 2020 presidential candidate is hitting back with a new campaign ad . Titled "Elizabeth Warren Stands Up to Billionaires," it features clips of billionaires Leon Cooperman, a... More »

Trump Reacts to Possibility of a Bloomberg Run

'Little Michael will fail,' he says

(Newser) - If Michael Bloomberg joins the 2020 race , he'll be funding his own campaign, reports Axios . "Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump," a source tells the outlet. "The nation is about to see a very different campaign than we've ever seen before.... More »

Billionaires Fighting Back Over Warren's Proposals

Bill Gates is the latest to cry foul

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren has been taking heat over her progressive policy ideas, not just from President Trump but from Democratic rivals who favor a more moderate approach. Now you can add Bill Gates to her list of critics. At a forum Wednesday, Gates didn't sound thrilled about Warren's idea... More »

1/4 of the 'Squad' Is Backing Warren

Ayanna Pressley is behind the Massachusetts senator

(Newser) - "The Squad" isn't united in its pick for president: On Wednesday Rep. Ayanna Pressley endorsed Elizabeth Warren. BuzzFeed reports there had been much speculation over where the "rising star" would direct her support, especially after the rest of the Squad—that would be Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida... More »

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