Obama breaks primary silence to praise Biden but stops short of endorsement

Obama breaks primary silence to praise Biden but stops short of endorsement

Whether Former Vice President Joe Biden is able to leverage his close relationship with Former President Barack Obama to win a primary crowded with Democrats racing to the left remains to be seen. | J. Scott Applewhite/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama offered some warm words for Joe Biden on Thursday after his vice president…
‘Racism and sexism’: Women of color slam white male tilt of Dem primary

‘Racism and sexism’: Women of color slam white male tilt of Dem primary

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren impressed the crowd at the "She the People" forum with her detailed policy plans. | Michael Wyke/AP Photo 2020 Elections Elizabeth Warren shines at an event that provided a snapshot of building frustrations among many Democratic women. By LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ 04/24/2019 10:55 PM EDT HOUSTON — The women of…
Trump could stiff-arm Democrats until after 2020

Trump could stiff-arm Democrats until after 2020

President Donald Trump has said his administration will fight all subpoenas Democrats file. | Win McNamee/Getty Images white house Administration lawyers have rejected several House subpoenas and requests, all but ensuring long legal battles. By JOSH GERSTEIN, DARREN SAMUELSOHN and KYLE CHENEY 04/24/2019 09:11 PM EDT President Donald Trump may successfully drag out many of…
Partisan enemies find a common cause: Whacking tech companies

Partisan enemies find a common cause: Whacking tech companies

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a Senate hearing on April 10. Bipartisan pairs like Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have united over concerns about tech giants' unchecked power. | Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images technology Issues that have already drawn cross-party buy-in run the gamut from antitrust enforcement to bolstering publishers' power against tech platforms. By CRISTIANO…
Biden sounds fundraising alarm in conference call

Biden sounds fundraising alarm in conference call

Michael Dwyer/AP Photo 2020 elections 'We’re going to be judged by what we can do in the first 24 hours, the first week,' the former vice president told a group of top donors. By MARC CAPUTO and NATASHA KORECKI 04/24/2019 07:44 PM EDT On the eve of announcing his presidential bid, former Vice President Joe…
Unions crank it up for Biden launch

Unions crank it up for Biden launch

Former Vice President Joe Biden has put in his time in front of labor groups in the run-up to announcing his presidential candidacy. | Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections Amid concerns about fundraising and a late start, the former vice president is relying on his longtime labor allies for a show of force at his…
Florida GOP goes full Trump on immigration under DeSantis

Florida GOP goes full Trump on immigration under DeSantis

Democrats have consistently said there is no real need for the bills even as they've ratcheted up their opposition. | Getty By GARY FINEOUT 04/24/2019 05:04 AM EDT Updated 04/24/2019 03:35 PM EDT Wed Apr 24 15:35:33 EDT 2019 Florida Republicans once worried that hardline immigration policies would alienate Hispanic voters and cost the party…
How the Intercept Is Fueling the Democratic Civil War

How the Intercept Is Fueling the Democratic Civil War

Steven Perlberg is a journalist in Berlin who previously worked for BuzzFeed News and the Wall Street Journal. Captain Mark Kelly, the former astronaut, has a picture-perfect political résumé: the Space Shuttle commander and veteran of the U.S. Navy became a gun control advocate after his wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, was shot and suffered…
Mueller’s done. But Trump’s still offering evidence.

Mueller’s done. But Trump’s still offering evidence.

Since a redacted versoin of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report was released, President Donald Trump has tweeted about it more than 50 times. | Alex Wong/Getty Images legal Team Trump’s bellicose tweets and public statements in the last few days could expose the president to fresh charges of witness intimidation and obstruction of justice. By…
How Buttigieg’s first losing campaign set up his 2020 bid

How Buttigieg’s first losing campaign set up his 2020 bid

Mayor Pete Buttigieg's run for the White House parallels his first foray onto the national stage when he ran to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2017. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo 2020 Elections The South Bend, Ind., mayor flashed some of the skills and strategies fueling his presidential campaign when he ran for…
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By Erica Russell She’s been a dance-floor cowgirl. A disco diva in leg warmers. A punky bubblegum pop star. An erotic mistress. A spiritual guru. An American dream girl. A rebel heart. We’re four decades into the chameleonic Queen of Pop’s career, but there’s one thing that Madonna has never been: uninspiring. On the cusp…

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