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Top Democrats Push to Legalize Pot at Federal Level

They're calling for an end to prohibition

(Newser) - Top Senate Democrats have unveiled draft legislation to legalize marijuana, remove federal penalties, and erase nonviolent federal cannabis-related criminal records. The proposal from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, and Sen. Cory Booker, dubbed the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, would remove marijiuana, now fully...

Rand Paul Rankles 2 Black Senators on Anti-Lynching Bill

Kamala Harris, Cory Booker push back on his amendment to weaken legislation

(Newser) - The House and the Senate were this close to agreeing on bipartisan legislation to finally make lynching a federal hate crime—until Rand Paul decided the bill, which could lead to life in prison for violators, couldn't fly as-is. In what CNN reports was an "emotional debate" on...

Cory Booker Makes His Endorsement
Cory Booker
Makes His
Endorsement



Cory Booker Makes His Endorsement

Joe Biden picks up another nod ahead of 6 more primaries

(Newser) - A day after Kamala Harris got on the train to Joe Bidentown , another onetime rival announced that he's backing the former vice president's bid for the Oval Office: Cory Booker has become the latest high-profile Democrat to endorse Biden, reports NJ.com . "The answer to hatred &...

Democratic Rivals May Have Blown It With Biden
Democratic
Rivals May Have
Blown It With Biden
OPINION

Democratic Rivals May Have Blown It With Biden

He scared away promising rivals, writes David Leonhardt

(Newser) - A column by David Leonhardt in the New York Times on Sunday raises a provocative question with its headline: "Did Joe Biden Scare Off Our Next President?" The thinking is this: Biden's entry into the race as an instant front-runner kept promising moderates such as Mitch Landrieu on...

Cory Booker Drops Out of 2020 Race
Another 2020 Candidate
Calls It Quits

Another 2020 Candidate Calls It Quits

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is out

(Newser) - The Democratic field got smaller again on Monday: Cory Booker is out. The New Jersey senator, who has struggled in the polls and with fundraising, told supporters that he's suspending his campaign, reports Politico . Booker said his campaign just didn't have the money to "scale up and...

Castro Defends His Exchange With Biden

It was 'not a personal attack,' he says, though others disagree

(Newser) - The Democratic candidates for president took each other on during a debate in Houston Thursday night, clashing on everything from war to health care, but what the Hill calls a "fiesty exchange" on the latter went down between two contenders in particular. Julian Castro and Joe Biden were going...

Over 7 Hours, 10 Candidates Talked Climate Change

Democrats reveal their priorities in CNN town halls

(Newser) - Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas, and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls. While Republicans might find ammunition in the overwhelming—and overwhelmingly costly—scope of the plans, the 10 Democrats who participated in...

Dems Are Not Happy With NYT's Trump Headline

'Unbelievable' was one response to banner after weekend mass shootings

(Newser) - There are plenty of armchair headline writers on any given day, but more than a few raised concerns Monday about one in particular in the New York Times . USA Today notes disbelief and anger, especially from high-profile Democrats, was a prominent response to the way the Gray Lady chose to...

By This Measure, Cory Booker Won Debate

He talked more than any other candidate, according to 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - Jay Inslee may need to speak up more in the next debate. An interesting Washington Post breakdown of Wednesday night's go-round found that Inslee spoke the least of all 10 candidates during the two-hour debate. Cory Booker, on the other hand, spoke the most. The breakdown:
  1. Cory Booker, 10.
...

Get Ready for 'Cacophony' at Dems' 10-Person Debate
'A 10-Person Debate Is a Mess'
THE RUNDOWN

'A 10-Person Debate Is a Mess'

20 Democratic candidates have been split over 2 nights, starting tonight

(Newser) - With 20 candidates vying for attention—a number more suited to wrestling's Royal Rumble than a traditional debate—Democrats have split the field into two groups for debates in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Republicans who took part in their party's 10 and 11-person 2016 debates, however,...

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...

Cory Booker Has a Girlfriend
Cory Booker Has a Girlfriend

Cory Booker Has a Girlfriend

2020 candidate is dating actress Rosario Dawson

(Newser) - If 2020 candidate Cory Booker managed to win the presidency, he would become a rarity in the White House: a bachelor president. Unless ...? The 49-year-old New Jersey senator let slip last month that he had a "boo," and now TMZ is confirming that it's actress Rosario...

Cory Booker Bill Would Legalize Pot Across US

Senator introduces Marijuana Justice Act, and several fellow 2020 candidates are on board

(Newser) - Those who back the legalization of marijuana should be cheered by this development: A major candidate for president just introduced a bill to make the drug legal on the federal level—and several of his fellow candidates are on board. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act,...

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...

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...

Another Big Name Joins 2020 Race
Another Big
Name Joins
2020 Race

Another Big Name Joins 2020 Race

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is latest Democrat to enter

(Newser) - Cory Booker is in. The New Jersey senator on Friday became the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race, reports Politico . He is the second African-American to throw a hat into the ring, behind Sen. Kamala Harris, as well as the fourth senator to either officially announce or to...

Cory Booker Tests Voters: 'Love Is Not a Soft Word'

The New Jersey senator may already be stumping for 2020

(Newser) - Sen. Cory Booker tested the political waters Saturday for a possible presidential run, displaying his warm and inclusive style in New Hampshire—at a time when many Dems are feeling combative, the New York Times reports. "This country has enough hate, enough bigotry, enough anti-Semitism," he tells a...

Nos. 11 and 12: Packages Sent to Booker, Clapper

FBI intercepts 2 more suspicious mailings

(Newser) - More apparent mail bombs, these to Cory Booker and James Clapper. On Booker, the FBI says it intercepted a suspicious package intended for the New Jersey senator in Florida, reports CNBC . Authorities say the package is similar to others sent to prominent Democrats earlier this week. (Why Florida? Investigators say...

Cup of Coffee Provides Light Moment in Testimony

Cory Booker delivers needed caffeine to Ford

(Newser) - A light—and human—moment during the Christine Blasey Ford testimony Thursday: Before Ford delivered her opening statement, she made a request: “I anticipate needing some caffeine if that is available,” Ford said, per the Hill . When she finished her opening remarks, Senate Judiciary Committee chair Charles Grassley...

Clarence Thomas Takes 'Spartacus' Jab at Booker

Supreme Court justice argues that theatrics hurt the political process

(Newser) - Cory Booker's "Spartacus" moment is getting mocked at the highest levels: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas mentioned it during a conversation last week with the Federalist Society that aired Wednesday on C-SPAN , reports Fox News . After being asked a question about "preserving the legitimacy" of the high...

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