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Pete Buttigieg Is Now in Biden's Cabinet

Senate confirms former mayor as transportation secretary

(Newser) - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary, the first openly gay person to take a Cabinet post, per the AP . Buttigieg, a 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Biden’s one-time rival during the Democratic presidential primaries, was approved on a 86-13 vote. Praised by...

Buttigieg's New Job Makes 'Perfect Sense'
Buttigieg's New Job
Makes 'Perfect Sense'
OPINION

Buttigieg's New Job Makes 'Perfect Sense'

He'll have ample opportunity to shine as transportation secretary, writes Chris Cillizza

(Newser) - It's official: President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Pete Buttigieg as his transportation secretary. "I trust Mayor Pete to lead this work with focus, decency, and a bold vision," Biden said Tuesday, per USA Today . But does Buttigieg really want to lead the Transportation Department? "Isn't...

US to Get First Openly Gay Cabinet Secretary

Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

(Newser) - Another of Joe Biden's former primary foes is getting a key role in the new administration. The president-elect will nominate Pete Buttigieg to serve as transportation secretary, reports CNN . Assuming he's confirmed by the Senate, the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will be the first openly...

Mayor Pete Finds New Life on Fox News
How 'Mayor Pete'
Became 'Slayer Pete'
the rundown

How 'Mayor Pete' Became 'Slayer Pete'

Pete Buttigieg wins acclaim for his rebuttals on Fox News

(Newser) - CNN Business called him "savage." The LA Times dubbed him "Slayer Pete." Of all people, Pete Buttigieg—the friendly, clean, cerebral Democratic politician of 2020—is raising eyebrows for his icy put-downs on Fox News. To wit: "I don't know why you would...

Late Night Gets 'Deeply Weird' Amid Coronavirus

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon went without studio audience; Pete Buttigieg did, too

(Newser) - Thursday was "one of the longest days ever," per the Washington Post , capped off with late-night TV with no studio audiences—just staffers, friends, and family. After a seeming avalanche of cancellations and closings across the nation due to the new coronavirus, Stephen Colbert hosted his CBS Late ...

Next Up for Buttigieg: Guest Hosting Kimmel
Mayor Pete Will
Guest Host Kimmel

Mayor Pete Will Guest Host Kimmel

Buttigieg follows up the end of his campaign with some late-night TV

(Newser) - Now that Pete Buttigieg is out of the 2020 presidential race, he's free to take on slightly more easygoing jobs. Like guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live, which the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will be doing Thursday . "Hopefully some funnier minds than mine will be doing some...

A Look at the End of Buttigieg's Campaign
Buttigieg
Campaign 
Ended With
Midnight Call
the rundown

Buttigieg Campaign Ended With Midnight Call

After South Carolina, candidate told his top advisers he was done

(Newser) - The 2020 race is changing fast with the departures of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar , and the post-mortems on those candidacies will be trickling in. Here's a sample of Buttigieg coverage, including a story from Politico that details his campaign's final moments. Buttigieg flew to Georgia Saturday night...

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

Klobuchar, Buttigieg Rivalry Is Getting Nasty

These 2 really seem to dislike each other

(Newser) - The rough night suffered by Michael Bloomberg has dominated post-debate coverage, but another aspect of the Democratic race is also coming into focus: Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg appear to genuinely dislike each other. The Minnesota senator and the former South Bend mayor clashed numerous times, and Klobuchar seemed to...

Winners, Losers From Democratic Debate
Debate Was a Brutal
Night for Bloomberg
DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

Debate Was a Brutal Night for Bloomberg

Warren praised for standout performance

(Newser) - Viewers who watched the ninth Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night hoping to see fireworks would not have been disappointed. Anybody hoping for a strong performance from Michael Bloomberg, however, would probably have changed the channel before the end of the first hour. The billionaire made his presidential debate debut in...

Bloomberg a Major Target in Las Vegas Debate
Bloomberg a Major Target
in Las Vegas Debate
DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

Bloomberg a Major Target in Las Vegas Debate

Sanders, Warren slam former mayor's record

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg was on a Democratic presidential debate stage for the first time Wednesday night and he became a major target in the Las Vegas debate from the opening minutes onward—more so than frontrunner Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, and Pete Buttigieg also took part in...

Buttigieg's Iowa Lead Almost Gone After Recanvassing

Sanders is now just 0.04% behind

(Newser) - The Democratic National Convention begins on July 13—and by then, a clear winner from the Iowa caucuses may have emerged. After a recanvass, the Iowa Democratic Party released results from the Feb. 3 caucuses Tuesday that reduced Pete Buttigieg's narrow lead over Bernie Sanders in state delegate equivalents...

Trump Says He Could Support a Gay President

'I think there would be some that wouldn't'

(Newser) - President Trump isn't above mocking Pete Buttigieg's name or appearance—but he doesn't have a problem with his sexuality. In an interview with Geraldo Rivera Thursday, Trump said he could support a gay president, though some Americans might not. "I think so," Trump told the...

Limbaugh's Buttigieg Comments Slammed by Both Sides

Talk show host said America is not ready for 'a gay guy kissing his husband' to be president

(Newser) - Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh drew bipartisan criticism Thursday for saying the country won't elect Pete Buttigieg president because he's been “kissing his husband" after debates, the AP reports. Limbaugh's comments came eight days after President Trump awarded him the nation's top civilian honor...

Iowa Says Buttigieg Has Largest Delegate Count

Sanders campaign calls for recanvass

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg won the Iowa caucuses, according to the state Democratic Party—but many news outlets are refusing to call a winner, citing errors and inconsistencies in the results. The Iowa Democratic Party said Sunday, almost a week after the caucuses, that Buttigieg would be awarded 14 of the state'...

One Key to Buttigieg's Success: This Young Adviser

'New York' profiles Lis Smith

(Newser) - Compared to most of the others in the race, Pete Buttigieg is just a kid at 38. But one key to his surprisingly successful campaign to date is that he has an even younger adviser—37-year-old Lis Smith. In a profile at New York , Clare Malone profiles Smith and the...

Where We're at in Iowa: 71% of Results Are In

Buttigieg leads, with Sanders close behind

(Newser) - Better late than never: The Iowa Democratic Party has released more results from Monday night's Democratic caucuses. After technical glitches with a mobile app used for reporting the results, not much has changed from Tuesday afternoon's rankings, when 62% of precincts had been reported. Per the New York ...

On Eve of Iowa Caucuses, a Major Snafu

'Des Moines Register' poll scrapped after Buttigieg raises concerns that it's been compromised

(Newser) - After eons of campaigning, the first state in the nation is set to vote in the 2020 presidential election on Monday, and we would normally have in our hot little hands the final Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll to reliably tell us how the fine people of Iowa are going to...

Buttigieg Is No Longer 'Mayor Pete'

Campaign announces $24.7M 3Q fundraising haul

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg can now seek the highest office in the land without worrying about the responsibilities of the highest office in South Bend, Indiana. The 38-year-old Democrat's second term as mayor officially ended at noon on New Year's Day when successor James Mueller was sworn in, the South ...

Attendee of 'Wine Cave' Fundraiser Explains
Attendee of
'Wine Cave'
Fundraiser
Explains
OPINION

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...

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