Elizabeth Warren 2020

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Key Takeaways From the Democratic Debate

Elizabeth Warren was in the line of fire

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is leading in some polls—and the rest of the dozen Democrats onstage at Tuesday night's debate certainly treated her like a frontrunner. She was attacked far more than any other candidate, especially over her Medicare for All plan. "The difference between a plan and a... More »

Debate's Question No. 1: Impeachment

12 Democrats are taking part in biggest-ever primary debate

(Newser) - A dozen Democrats are onstage at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, for the largest presidential primary debate in American history. Frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders are at center stage at the CNN/New York Times debate. Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew Yang, Cory... More »

Ahead of 4th Debate, 2 Non-Candidates in Headlines

Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Obama turn up in speculation, polls

(Newser) - The top Democratic candidates are back on the debate stage Tuesday night, but might another big name be joining them in the not-too-distant future? CNBC reports that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg might run in 2020 after all . However, the only situation in which he would do that... More »

Warren Tests Facebook With False Ad About Zuck, Trump

Platform had refused to take down ad with baseless accusations against Biden

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren has countered a Facebook ad bought by President Trump's campaign with baseless accusations against Joe Biden with a false ad of her own. When the social media giant refused to take the ad down, Warren began running one Thursday saying that Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has endorsed... 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 »

Top Warren Staffer Fired Over 'Multiple Complaints'

National Organizing Director Rich McDaniel is let go

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign has dismissed its national organizing director following "multiple complaints" of inappropriate behavior, the AP reports. Spokeswoman Kristen Orthman says the campaign received complaints about Rich McDaniel over the past two weeks and retained outside counsel to conduct an investigation. McDaniel was fired after 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 »

Sanders Rocks It With Q3 Fundraising

And Pete Buttigieg slips from last quarter's impressive haul

(Newser) - Polls—what polls? With Elizabeth Warren edging Joe Biden in the polls, Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday an impressive third-quarter haul that beats Warren's first and second quarters combined, ABC News reports. And that's without Sanders tapping the big-money, private events that Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, and others... 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 »

Dems Use Same Word Reacting to Kavanaugh Allegations

At least 4 are calling for his impeachment

(Newser) - Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college, the AP reports. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over... More »

Takeaways From the 3rd Democratic Debate

Biden emerged largely unscathed, analysts say

(Newser) - Ten Democratic candidates took part in a fiery debate at Texas Southern University in Houston on Thursday night—and analysts say having all the leading candidates on the same stage raised almost everybody's game. Frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders managed to hold their ground, while rivals... More »

Democrats Clash on Health Care, War

10 White House hopefuls face off in Houston

(Newser) - Ten Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Texas tonight—including front-runners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, together in the same debate for the first time . Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Beto O'Rourke, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, and Amy Klobuchar are also taking part in the ABC... 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 »

Tumbling Biden Is Tied With Warren and Sanders, Poll Finds

Former vice president fell from 32% in June to 19%

(Newser) - It's only one poll, but the Monmouth University results released Monday indicate that Joe Biden may not be the Democratic front-runner at the moment. Biden came in with support from 19% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters—a plunge from 32% in June. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders rated 20%... More »

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