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What Elizabeth Warren Has to Say About Primary Loss

'Maybe I just wasn't good enough to reassure the voters,' she writes in new book

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren's third book, Persist, is out Tuesday, and in it, the Massachusetts senator muses on her loss in the 2020 presidential primary. Per the New York Times , she thinks the lack of an explanation for how her health care plan would be funded is partially to blame; Joe...

Democrats Unveil 'Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act'

Warren says it's popular with voters on both sides

(Newser) - When Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposed a tax on the ultra-rich during her 2020 campaign, analysts said it would raise around $2.75 trillion. The richest Americans have grown so much richer during the pandemic that the estimate is now more than $3 trillion. Warren and two House Democrats, Reps. Pramila...

Probe Begins of Postmaster's Changes at USPS

Trump defends postmaster general but says, 'I don't know what he's doing'

(Newser) - The Postal Service's inspector general is looking into the changes that have slowed delivery and led to warnings that states shouldn't count on mail-in ballots for the November election arriving in time. The changes are part of what Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has called a restructuring, CNN reports....

Trump Doubles Down on Base Renaming With New Threat

'I will Veto' $740B annual defense bill if Elizabeth Warren-proposed amendment is included

(Newser) - An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act regarding the renaming of US military bases paying tribute to Confederate leaders has already been approved in a voice vote by the Senate's Armed Services Committee. But President Trump has just made clear he doesn't intend to let it get...

Biden Team Gets Contenders for Running Mate Down to 6

On the other hand, new candidates could be added

(Newser) - Joe Biden's search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees for his campaign against President Trump, with several black women in strong contention. Democrats with knowledge of the process said Biden's search committee has narrowed...

Warren: Brother's COVID Death Brings New Kind of Grief

Senator describes losing Don Reed Herring

(Newser) - In an interview with the Atlantic about government and politics, Sen. Elizabeth Warren opened up about the death of her eldest brother. Don Reed Herring, 86, died of COVID-19 in April while isolated from his family—a new kind of death that brings what Warren called "a kind of...

As Bezos Heads Toward Trillionaire, Outrage

Analysis suggests he could be first trillionaire by 2026

(Newser) - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos found himself the target of attacks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, and a lot of social media users on Thursday as outlets highlighted an analysis suggesting he'll become the first ever trillionaire. Business website Comparisun determined the 56-year-old—with a current net...

Elizabeth Warren's Brother Dies of Coronavirus

Don Reed Herring was 86

(Newser) - The coronavirus just hit too close to home for Elizabeth Warren. She announced Thursday that her oldest brother has died of the illness in Oklahoma. Don Reed Herring was 86, 16 years Warren's senior, and he was diagnosed with COVID-19 about three weeks ago, reports the Boston Globe . "...

Elizabeth Warren Doesn't Hesitate on VP Question

Says she'd be Biden's running mate: 'We both want the same thing'

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is ready to step into the role of vice presidential candidate if asked. The Massachusetts senator on Wednesday told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that she would accept the role of Joe Biden's running mate should he offer it to her, per NBC News . "We both want...

Another Big Endorsement Comes in for Joe Biden

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has now given her blessing

(Newser) - First Bernie , then Obama , and now a third big endorsement for Joe Biden. Boston.com reports that Elizabeth Warren has offered her thumbs-up for the former vice president, making her announcement Wednesday morning with a nearly four-minute video. "In this moment of crisis, it's more important than ever...

Now the Big Biden Question: Who Is VP?

Kamala Harris is seen as a top contender to be his running mate

(Newser) - Now that Bernie Sanders has dropped out , focus is turning to the VP pick of presumptive nominee Joe Biden. The former vice president already has pledged to pick a woman as his running mate, and Aaron Blake of the Washington Post ranks the "most logical" candidates. No. 1 on...

Influential Progressive Group Updates Its Endorsement

Group had controversially endorsed Elizabeth Warren originally

(Newser) - An influential progressive group has urged its supporters to vote for Bernie Sanders now that Elizabeth Warren is out of the race . The Working Families Party—which endorsed Sanders in 2016 but surprised some supporters this time around by backing Warren—threw its support behind Sanders on Monday, saying Biden'...

Elizabeth Warren Drops by SNL
Elizabeth Warren
Lands a New Gig

Elizabeth Warren Lands a New Gig

Former presidential candidate stops by 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - The Oval Office might have proven elusive for Elizabeth Warren, but as a distant, distant second place, the former presidential contender got to play herself on Saturday Night Live—and in the tradition of Hillary Clinton , alongside cast-member Kate McKinnon playing herself as well. The backdrop was ostensibly Fox's...

Joe Biden Mini-Gaffe Is Fresh Meat Online

The presidential candidate can't get 'Bernie Bros' quite right

(Newser) - Joe Biden took a swing at Bernie Sanders supporters Friday and stumbled into a gaffe that's classic Joe—which generated a few chuckles online, USA Today reports. "What we can't let happen is let this primary become a negative bloodbath," Biden said at a Maryland fundraiser....

Warren: Yes, I Was Trying to Take Down Bloomberg

She tells Rachel Maddow she felt billionaire would have lost to Trump

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren acknowledges she was out for blood when she went after Michael Bloomberg during Democratic debates last month. During an interview with Rachel Maddow of MSNBC , Maddow noted that analysts were crediting Warren with "tanking" Bloomberg's candidacy with her attacks. "Is that what you were trying...

'Don't Tell Me This Isn't About Sexism'
'Don't Tell Me This
Isn't About Sexism'
the rundown

'Don't Tell Me This Isn't About Sexism'

Common theme emerges in coverage of Elizabeth Warren's departure

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is out . Now come the post-mortems and analyses of what went wrong and what comes next. "We didn’t reach our goal, but what we have done together—what you have done—has made a lasting difference," Warren told her staff Thursday, reports the Hill . Read...

Elizabeth Warren Dropping Out of Race

Massachusetts senator ending her 2020 campaign

(Newser) - The writing may have been on the wall when she finished third in her home state of Massachusetts on Tuesday, but Elizabeth Warren is making it official. The Massachusetts senator will end her 2020 campaign, reports Politico , NBC News , and the Washington Post . Warren was expected to inform her staff...

Takeaways From Super Tuesday
Takeaways From
Super Tuesday

Takeaways From Super Tuesday

Biden pulls off 'monumental' comeback

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders won the biggest prize on Super Tuesday —but the wider result was a stunning victory for Joe Biden, who scored wins in at least 9 of the 14 states that voted, including Texas, analysts say. "They don’t call it Super Tuesday for nothing," the...

A New Poll Has Troubling News for Elizabeth Warren
A New Poll Has Troubling
News for Elizabeth Warren

A New Poll Has Troubling News for Elizabeth Warren

She's trailing in her home state of Massachusetts

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren didn't see the results she wanted in Iowa , New Hampshire , and Nevada , and it remains to be seen how she'll fare in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, though it doesn't look promising there , either. With Super Tuesday coming up in a few days, Warren'...

Winners, Losers From Democratic Debate
Winners, Losers From
the Democratic Debate

Winners, Losers From the Democratic Debate

Biden had the good night he needed, analysts say

(Newser) - Tuesday night's Democratic debate in Charleston, SC, was a raucous affair—so much so that Vox declares chaos to be the only true winner. In the last debate before the state's Saturday primary—and Super Tuesday—candidates desperate for speaking time talked over each other and shouted at...

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