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Impeachment Trial Could Be Bad News for 6 Democrats

Senators will have to stay in DC for the duration

(Newser) - With an impeachment trial for President Trump in the Senate is looking more likely every day, the good news for the six Democratic senators running for president is that they will be on TV every day during a trial. The bad news is, they won't be allowed to speak.... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Harris Says She Didn't Catch 'Incredibly Offensive' Comment

Candidate apologizes for laughing and agreeing with questioner

(Newser) - When a questioner at a town hall asked Kamala Harris what she would do in the next year to curb "the mentally retarded action" of President Trump, she laughed with the crowd. "Well said, well said," she told him, the Washington Post reports. Now the Democratic senator... More »

In Experiment, Calif. City Gives 125 Residents $500 a Month

Stockton tries out 'universal basic income'

(Newser) - Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give cash to every American each month. Susie Garza has never heard of Yang. But since February, she's been getting $500 a month from a nonprofit in Stockton, Calif., as part of an experiment that offers something unusual in presidential politics: a... 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 »

Biden 'Cleared Low Bar' in Democratic Debate

Not a great night for Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Joe Biden faced attacks from all sides in the second Democratic debate in Detroit—but the front-runner seemed more prepared and readier to hit back than he did in June, analysts say. Biden, criticized by some of the other nine candidates onstage on issues including health care, climate change, race,... More »

Biden to Harris: 'Go Easy on Me, Kid'

Ex-VP targeted on night 2 of Dem debates

(Newser) - As the front-runner, Joe Biden knew he would be a target in the second night of Democratic debates in Detroit—and he tried to joke about it with Sen. Kamala Harris during introductions. "Go easy on me, kid," he quipped to the 54-year-old in a remark critics saw... More »

Kamala Harris' Health Care Proposal Is Already Getting Pushback

From 'Medicare for All' advocates

(Newser) - Kamala Harris insists she still backs "Medicare for All," but the health care proposal she released on Monday stops short of the full scale health care system overhaul that's being advocated by her more liberal 2020 Democratic presidential rivals, the AP reports. In a split with Bernie... More »

Jill Biden Enters the Fray to Defend Her Husband

Public 'didn't buy it,' she says of Kamala Harris' attack on her husband's race record

(Newser) - Kamala Harris is keeping up her critique of Joe Biden's record on race and segregation following the Democratic frontrunner's apology for comments about the civility of segregationist senators. He was "right to recognize the impact of his words" but "there is still a point of disagreement... More »

Joe Biden: 'I Regret It, and I'm Sorry'

The presidential candidate issues a rare apology

(Newser) - Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized for recent comments about working with segregationist senators in his early days in the US Senate, saying he understands now his remarks could have been offensive to some, the AP reports. "Was I wrong a few weeks ago?" Biden asked a... More »

Biden Trails Buttigieg in Fundraising Total

Biden supporters say they're not worried

(Newser) - Former Vice President Joe Biden has raised $21.5 million since launching his White House bid in late April, his campaign said Wednesday. While Biden's haul will put him in the top tier of Democratic fundraisers, he lags behind Pete Buttigieg, a 37-year-old Indiana mayor who was virtually unknown... More »

Harris Surges in Polls After Debate Performance

Biden has lost support, but he's still frontrunner

(Newser) - Sen. Kamala Harris was widely credited with having a good debate Thursday night—and it has resulted in a bump in the polls. According to Morning Consult, the senator's support doubled among Democratic primary voters after the debate, going from 6% to 12%. The surge in support has put... More »

Heritage of Kamala Harris Under Fire

Her dad is Jamaican and her mom is Indian, and a far-right critic says she's not an 'American Black'

(Newser) - Kamala Harris made big headlines at the first Democratic debate for her criticism of Joe Biden's previous stances on race legislation. “As the only black person on this stage, I would like to speak on the issue of race,” Harris said at one point. That line, however,... More »

Some Say It Was a 'Low Blow.' Harris Calls It 'Truth'

Senator addresses criticism against her taking on Joe Biden at Democratic debate

(Newser) - In Thursday night's Democratic debate , one interaction above all caused a hush in the audience: an emotional moment between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, when the former took the latter on for his recent doubling down on working with segregationist senators in the past, as well as his remarks... More »

Best Lines From Night 2 of Democratic Debates

'I'm going to harness love for political purposes'

(Newser) - For the second night in a row, 10 Democratic presidential candidates took to the stage in Miami, debating issues including guns, abortion, and immigration. Many pundits said Sen. Kamala Harris, who clashed with Joe Biden on racial issues, had the best night on Thursday. Some of the best lines:
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