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Iowa Poll Has Biden Leading and Warren in the Wings

Three candidates are bunched in second place

(Newser) - For voters planning to attend Democratic caucuses in Iowa, at least, the presidential field is getting clarity. Joe Biden resides at the top, followed by a rung that includes Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg, a Des Moines Register/Mediacom/CNN poll shows. The former vice president has the caucus vote... More »

Here's Who Is Currently in the Democratic Debates

13 Democrats have qualified, but the last 7 spots are up in the air

(Newser) - The first Democratic debates for the 2020 election take place June 26 and June 27 in Miami, with each night featuring 10 different candidates on stage, reports ABC News . The field is currently larger than 20, and the party will decide next week who makes the cut, based on polling... More »

Warren: Let's Change Rules on Indicting Presidents

She says Justice Department should be allowed to act on a sitting president

(Newser) - When Robert Mueller spoke publicly this week, he explained that "long-standing" policy of the Justice Department prohibits the indictment of a sitting president. On Friday, 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren said it's time to change that policy. In a post at Medium , she unveiled a plan to do just... More »

Warren Uses 7 Tweets to Reject Offer From Fox

She won't appear at town hall, denounces network as a 'hate-for-profit racket'

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar have already done town halls on Fox News, and Kirsten Gillibrand and Pete Buttigieg are on the schedule, notes CNN . Fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren? That would be no, and "no" would be an understatement, based on the seven-tweet explanation she offered Tuesday on why... More »

Chase Slammed for 'Poor-Shaming' After 'Motivational' Tweet

Elizabeth Warren among critics hitting Chase

(Newser) - Chase Bank's #MondayMotivation tweet was better suited for #ToneDeafTuesday, according to critics. The since-deleted tweet set up a hypothetical conversation between a bank account and its owner, who ponders the reasons for a low balance. "I guess we'll never know," the customer said, despite the bank... More »

Warren Unveils Audacious Student Debt Plan

She would wipe it out entirely for most

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is out with what might be her most controversial policy proposal yet ahead of the 2020 election: She wants to wipe out a large chunk of the student debt now held by Americans, reports HuffPost . "The time for half-measures is over," Warren writes in a blog... More »

Warren Waited for Mueller, Now Wants Impeachment

Report makes the next step clear, senator and candidate says

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren had said she wanted to see the complete report on the Russia election interference investigation before deciding whether to support impeachment proceedings. Now that she's seen Robert Mueller's full report, CNN reports, she's tweeted her decision. "The severity of this misconduct demands that elected... More »

Sanders Has News Felons Might Like

The Vermont senator says they should be allowed to vote in prison

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders wants felons to have a say, too. The Vermont senator and presidential candidate said Saturday at an Iowa town hall that people convicted of felonies should be allowed to vote from behind bars, the Des Moines Registers reports. "I think that is absolutely the direction we should... More »

Warren Calls for Fundamental Change to American Voting

2020 candidate says it's time to abolish the electoral college

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren conducted a town hall meeting in Mississippi on Monday night, and one big takeaway is her call to eliminate the Electoral College. The Massachusetts senator complained that candidates often skip states such as Mississippi, her own home state, and larger ones such as California because they're not... More »

Warren Ads Calling for Facebook Breakup Yanked by Facebook

Citing modified logo, company will restore ads to allow 'robust debate'

(Newser) - Facebook may have inadvertently illustrated Elizabeth Warren's point about the consolidation of power by tech giants like itself. The social media company removed numerous ads calling for the breakup of Facebook, Amazon, and Google, published Friday by Warren's presidential campaign. "They've bulldozed competition, used our private... More »

Warren: Time to Bust Up Google, Amazon

Presidential candidate is going after the giants of tech

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren wants a fair playing field in the marketplace—and she's going after Big Tech to make it happen. "To restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last,... More »

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Avoid Big-Money Donors

Move could raise pressure on other Democratic candidates

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren made a move Monday to bolster her reputation as an opponent of big-money politics. In an email to supporters, the Democratic senator said her 2020 campaign for president would eschew fancy fundraising dinners, cocktail parties, and phone calls to big donors, reports CNN . She'll also skip another... More »

Sanders' Fundraising Team Should Be Celebrating

Campaign raised a whopping $5.9M in 24 hours

(Newser) - Front-runner, indeed . Just 24 hours after officially kicking off his campaign for president, Bernie Sanders has lined his pockets with $5.9 million raised from more than 225,000 donors, according to the Vermont senator's campaign. The New York Times reports the tally is "not unexpected" but... More »

Trump Is Worried About One Candidate the Most

Joe Biden; his campaign, however, is focusing on Harris, Warren, and Booker, reports Politico

(Newser) - As the Democratic field begins to take shape for 2020, Politico reports that President Trump is worried about Joe Biden—who remains undecided about a run—more than any other candidate. Trump reportedly thinks that Biden would give him the toughest run in a general election, but that's assuming... More »

Rob Lowe in Hot Water After Elizabeth Warren 'Chief' Tweet

'Parks and Rec' actor also doesn't seem to know what an Oxford comma is

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren officially entered the 2020 race on Saturday, and it caught the eye of Rob Lowe—whose tweet on the matter then caught a lot of eyes. "Elizabeth Warren would bring a whole new meaning to Commander in 'Chief,'" the 54-year-old Parks and Rec star... More »

Warren: Trump 'May Not Be a Free Person' by 2020

'It's no longer just the Mueller investigation,' she says

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to be the Democratic nominee in 2020—and she's not sure who her Republican opponent will be. She told a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday that every day brought "a racist tweet, a hateful tweet—something really dark and ugly" from... More »

Some See Trail of Tears Dig in Mocking Trump Tweet

President responds to Elizabeth Warren's 2020 announcement

(Newser) - President Trump responded to Elizabeth Warren's Saturday announcement that she is officially a 2020 contender with a tweet that has drawn plenty of attention, both for what it certainly says as well as what some claim it appears to say. "Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me... More »

As Old Document Surfaces, Warren Apologizes Again

1986 Texas bar registration shows identification as 'American Indian'

(Newser) - Her private apology has moved public: Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells the Washington Post she is sorry for identifying as Native American for nearly two decades. "I can't go back. But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted," the... More »

Elizabeth Warren: I'm Sorry

The presidential hopeful says she's sorry about that DNA test

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren has apologized about the whole Native American ancestry thing—in private at least, the Intercept reports. Warren "reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe," says Julie Hubbard, the Cherokee Nation's executive director of communications. "We are encouraged by this dialogue... More »

Warren to Unveil 'Ultra-Millionaire' Tax

Mass. senator wants 2% tax on net worth above $50M, 3% above $1B

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't alone in wanting more taxes on the wealthy. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is expected to propose an "ultra-millionaire" tax, the brain child of University of California-Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, reports Politico . It would impose a 2% tax on each dollar of net... More »

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