The Note: Economic worries expose GOP unease over Trump

The TAKE with Rick Klein Interested in The Note? The revolt might not be televised, so it’s possible the president isn’t watching. It probably won’t even be a revolt. But around the edges, Republican unease over President Donald Trump’s leadership is growing. Worries about the strength of the economy are exposing long-dormant party fissures that speak to the party’s worry […]

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Trump Goes After El Paso Native Beto O’Rourke in Bizarre Tweet

On the eve of his visit to memorials in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, and hours before he would declare his rhetoric “brings people together,” President Trump went on Twitter to attack Democratic candidate and El Paso-area native Beto O’Rourke. O’Rourke, has for days been criticizing Trump for white nationalist rhetoric the candidate says has helped inspire the type […]

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The Note: Instead of attacking ‘the squad,’ Trump targets California at rally

The TAKE with MaryAlice Parks Interested in The Note? There were no “send her back” chants this time. During President Donald Trump’s rally on Thursday, he didn’t mention by name “the squad,” the four Democrats, new to the House of Representatives, whom he’s recently targeted repeatedly. You can imagine Republicans exhaled, relieved that those racist lines from two weeks ago […]

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Fellow Democrats sound alarms on Sanders and Warren policies: ANALYSIS

If this was the last stand for several Democratic presidential hopefuls, they made their words count — and sting. Interested in Democratic Party? The first night of the second debate of the 2020 cycle saw the race’s leading liberals take heat from virtually all comers. While no candidate even mentioned the name of polling frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden, […]

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Democratic Debate 2019 live updates: Democrats’ differences on gun policy emerge

Some 20 presidential primary contenders return to a pair of stages on Tuesday and Wednesday seeking a breakout moment at the second Democratic debates. Interested in Democratic Party? For the lower-polling candidates in the field, Detroit likely will be their last chance to impress a national audience. Here is how the night is unfolding. (Please refresh for updates.) 9:02 p.m.: […]

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Why Activists Are Blasting Beto O’Rourke’s Climate Change Plan

Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke unveiled his environmental agenda in California’s Yosemite Valley Monday, declaring it “the most ambitious climate plan in the history of the United States” — only to have the proposal immediately assailed by environmentalists who said it does not go far enough. Under the plan — which would includes $1.5 trillion investment intended to “mobilize” an additional […]

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Beto O’Rourke Launches Presidential Campaign in Texas

Senator Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) kicked off his presidential campaign on the historic South El Paso Street in El Paso, Texas this weekend, the candidate’s hometown. Emphasizing a pro-immigration message, O’Rourke spoke of welcoming immigrants at a time when the current president has done everything he can to discourage immigration, especially from Mexico and South America. He emphasized his hometown’s proximity […]

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