Hickenlooper Quits 2020 Democratic Race, Is Open to Senate Run

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday after running a campaign that was plagued by lackluster fundraising, anemic poll numbers and the departure of top aides. He said Thursday that he would give “serious thought” to running for the Senate seat held by Republican Cory Gardner, as Democrats have urged him to do. […]

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Democrats Shouldn’t Worry About Tom Steyer

In this article The apparent decision of wealthy Democratic activist Tom Steyer to enter (or, really, reenter) the presidential nomination contest sets up an interesting test for the party and the media. Can they manage to ignore a candidate without conventional qualifications, but with a lot of money to spend? After all, as Nate Silver points out, hundreds of people are running for […]

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Robert Mueller Wants A Closed-Door Hearing

Robert Mueller is balking at testifying publicly before Congress, pushing for a closed-door appearance in negotiations with House Democrats, according to three people familiar with the special counsel’s position. Mueller has told the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee that he doesn’t want to be dragged into a political fight and that he’s hesitant to publicly discuss his final report, according to […]

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N.J.’s Revenue Surprise Deepens Divide Over Millionaire’s Tax

In this article New Jersey’s budget discord deepened as a key blocker of Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed millionaire’s tax also disagreed with his fellow Democrat’s plans for a record April revenue surge. The administration on Tuesday boosted current-year revenue forecasts by $377 million after April income-tax collections surpassed a 2008 record. Murphy, a retired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. senior director, […]

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Making America Carbon Neutral Could Cost $1 Trillion a Year

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Democrats from Capitol Hill to the presidential campaign trail see climate change as a winning political issue, and they’re competing to outdo one another with ambitious plans to halt the rise in planet-warming greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over as small as a 10-year period. But is that even possible? We’ll have to stop using vehicles powered […]

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Democratic Hopefuls Vow to Plow Past Gridlocked Congress to Keep Promises

In this article Many of the Democrats running for president are vowing to use executive action to deliver on campaign promises from gun control to raising the minimum wage, breaking with a tradition of paying lip-service to bipartisanship on the stump. Commitments to unilateral action have become a go-to campaign tool this year in response to a political landscape where […]

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Democrats Try to Smooth Trade Deal Passage With Labor Proposal

Two top Senate Democrats, including longtime free-trade foe Sherrod Brown are crafting a labor enforcement proposal that could help ease the way for passage of President Donald Trump’s new North American trade agreement. Brown of Ohio and Ron Wyden of Oregon are floating ideas to address Democrats’ concerns about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and build a consensus that could help get […]

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Democrats to Subpoena Former White House Official on Clearances

House Democrats said Monday they will subpoena a former official in the White House Personnel Security Office after a woman who works there told them that top-secret clearances were handled improperly, including some for top aides to the president. Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in a letter to the White House that his panel is working with the […]

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