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Biden Drops, Buttigieg Surges in Latest Iowa Poll

Ex-VP is now at 18%, Warren at 17%, and Buttigieg at 13%; Harris, Sanders in single digits

(Newser) - A lot can change in four months, and new polling in Iowa suggests seismic shifts among the ever-changing top tier of Democratic presidential candidates. Per a new Suffolk University/USA Today survey of 500 likely Democratic caucus attendees, it's now a three-way race between Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and, in... More »

Warren Makes Waves With Gay Marriage Response

'Just marry one woman' line goes viral after CNN town hall

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren's performance at a CNN town hall in Los Angeles on Thursday might be summed up in two words: Oh snap. During the event focused on LGBT issues, the Massachusetts senator was asked what she'd say to a supporter who, for religious reasons, believes marriage should be... More »

As Facebook Turns Down Biden, Warren Makes Big Claim

Senator suggests social media site will help elect Trump

(Newser) - Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have refused to pull a Trump campaign ad claiming Joe Biden offered $1 billion in aid to Ukraine if the country removed a prosecutor investigating a company linked to Biden's son. CNN refused the grainy, 30-second ad released Sept. 27, citing false claims, reports the... More »

If Warren Vacates Senate Seat, a Familiar Face Is Interested

Former UN ambassador Samantha Power doesn't rule out running

(Newser) - If Elizabeth Warren manages to translate her rising poll numbers into a presidential victory in 2020, she'll leave behind a vacant Senate seat in Massachusetts. On Friday, former UN ambassador Samantha Power said she's open to the idea of running to fill that vacancy, reports the Boston Globe ... More »

Leaked Audio Reveals How Zuckerberg Really Feels

The Facebook CEO says he'll 'go to the mat and fight' Elizabeth Warren

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg takes one look at Elizabeth Warren and sees an existential threat—at least according to leaked audio of him in a Q&A with Facebook employees. "You have someone like Elizabeth Warren who thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies ," the Facebook... More »

Polls Get Even Better for Warren

Joe Biden bears the brunt

(Newser) - If Joe Biden was concerned to see Elizabeth Warren pull ahead in a recent poll of Iowa , he might now be shaking in his boots. For the first time, the Massachusetts senator leads the former vice president in Quinnipiac University's nationwide poll, out Wednesday, per Politico . Some 27% of... More »

Sanders Just One-Upped Warren on a Signature Issue

Sanders' wealth tax proposal would affect more households, raise more revenue: economists

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is suddenly facing competition on the signature issue of her presidential campaign. Enter Bernie Sanders, who on Tuesday unveiled his plan to "substantially reduce wealth inequality in America and stop our democracy from turning into a corrupt oligarchy." Whereas Warren backs a 2% wealth tax on... More »

A First for Warren in the Polls

She surges in Iowa, leaving Biden in No. 2

(Newser) - There is a new top dog in Iowa polling, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren having put the nation's former No. 2 politician Joe Biden firmly into the No. 2 spot: She now leads him 22% to 20%, marking the first time the former vice president has trailed in the Des ... More »

Matt Drudge Names Democrat to Watch in Primaries

It's Elizabeth Warren's nomination to lose

(Newser) - Matt Drudge, the influential conservative blogger who predicted Donald Trump's nomination and election victory in 2016, thinks Elizabeth Warren is the Democrat to watch in next year's primaries. "It's Elizabeth Warren's nomination to lose," he tweeted Wednesday, sharing a photo of a large crowd... More »

Warren's Social Security Plan Calls for a Raise

She wants people to get $200 more a month, and she wants the rich to pay for it

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is out with her latest policy proposal, and she's calling for those on Social Security to receive an extra $200 a month. In a post at Medium detailing the proposal, Warren says the increased benefits would be paid for by raising taxes on the wealthy. The plan... More »

In Tonight's Democratic Debate a Promise of Something 'Big'

Will there be friction between Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden?

(Newser) - Democrats debate again Thursday night, and all the top-tier candidates will be on the stage together for the first time. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders lead the pack, while seven others on the stage will be looking for breakouts: Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Beto O'Rourke,... More »

Elizabeth Warren is Surging. A Backlash Looks Likely

Rivals getting ready to pounce as she rises in the polls and draws big crowds

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is surging, which was not at all a certainty when her 2020 campaign got underway. But she's now drawing big crowds and attention for her detailed policy positions , all while establishing herself in the upper tier of candidates with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. The flip side... More »

New Poll Is Bad News for Kamala Harris

She drops 12 points in CNN poll from surge after first debate

(Newser) - Joe Biden has bounced back from his debate squabble with Kamala Harris, who is now floundering, according to a new CNN poll. With the support of 29% of potential Democratic voters, up 7 points since late June, Biden regains a double-digit lead over Bernie Sanders (15%) and Elizabeth Warren (14%),... More »

'I Am Sorry': Warren's Message at Native American Forum

'I have made mistakes,' she tells group in reference to past claims of heritage

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren addressed a presidential forum on Native American issues in Iowa on Monday and didn't try to avoid the elephant in the room. "Like anyone who’s being honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes," Warren told the audience, per the New York ... More »

Elizabeth Warren, Kathy Griffin Named in New Covington Suit

Dozen defendants 'invited public retaliation against these minors,' complaint claims

(Newser) - A $250 million defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann was just dismissed last week by a judge, but a new Covington complaint is now on the books, with a dozen public figures named as defendants. Per the Cincinnati Enquirer , the suit involves... More »

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... More »

Elizabeth Warren: We're Headed for 'Economic Crash'

She says it can be warded off in the next year or two, but not with Trump policies

(Newser) - One of the factors thought to be in President Trump's favor in the 2020 election is the economy, thanks to low unemployment and a rising stock market, notes Politico . But if Elizabeth Warren is correct, Trump might actually be in trouble over the economy before election day. "Warning... More »

Warren Would Remake ICE, Border Patrol

Candidate would limit detention of migrants

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren released a far-reaching immigration agenda on Thursday that envisions a significant shift in US policy, including the remodeling of immigration enforcement agencies "from top to bottom" and new limits on the detention of migrants who enter the country. Warren's immigration proposal was released ahead of her... More »

A Big Number for Elizabeth Warren

2020 presidential candidate exceeds expectations in quarterly donations

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren raised $19.1 million in the second quarter, her campaign said Monday, cementing her status in the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders and as a leading voice of the party's liberal base. The Massachusetts senator's second-quarter contributions leave her behind only Pete Buttigieg, the South... More »

And Now, the Democratic Candidates Will Start Falling

'Multiple dropouts' expected within weeks: Politico

(Newser) - Expect Democratic presidential candidates to start throwing in the towel within weeks, perhaps with the release of second-quarter fundraising results on July 15. That's the prediction of Politico , which reports that—seven months before Democratic caucuses and primaries begin—it's "getting very late" for candidates to make... More »

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