Rising Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg came under attack during a debate among U.S. presidential hopefuls on Thursday (December 19), as his rivals questioned his lack of Washington experience and criticized his fundraising from wealthy donors.
It was the sixth and last debate of the year for Democratic candidates seeking their party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico.
The debate saw an intensifying feud between leading contenders Buttigieg and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren over transparency and fundraising burst to the surface.
Senator Elizabeth Warren pointed out Buttigieg's backing from big money fundraisers, sparking a fiery exchange.
"The mayor just recently had a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served $900-a-bottle wine.
Think about who comes to that," said Warren.
Warren also questioned whether Buttigieg was beholden to his wealthy donors: "I do not sell access to my time.
I don't spend time with millionaires and billionaires.
I don't meet behind closed doors." But Mayor Buttigieg pushed back and defended his campaign, saying "This is our only chance to defeat Donald Trump.
And we shouldn't try to do it with one hand tied behind our back." Warren and Bittigieg have butted heads already on the campaign trail, swiping it each other's achievements and experience on and off the stage.
at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie’s high hopes for 2020 don’t include President Donald Trump getting reelected. at the Disco’s 2018 hit “High Hopes” as a walk-on song at the Dream City Church in Phoenix. It was a somewhat ironic choice, as the song is already associated with former Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, who had it played at events when he was still on the campaign trail.
In her bid for re-election, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.) has just lost another major endorsement. The Human Rights Campaign has decided to back Democrat Sara Gideon in her bid to unseat the Maine Republican. HRC is one of America's largest LGBTQ advocacy groups and has supported Collins’ reelection campaigns since 2002. But according to HuffPost, the organization said Wednesday that it could no longer do so. The HRC explained Sen.
Joe Biden is against the legalization of marijuana. However, Se. Ed Markey says Biden may not be able to prevent it. Markey said if Democrats reclaim the senate and White House they would “move very quickly” to legalize marijuana. Markey said Democrats are positioned to advance marijuana reform as soon as they have a majority in both chambers of Congress. Biden remains opposed to adult-use legalization. “From my perspective, this is another issue that’s just right there on the ballot in November.”
California’s governor on Monday clamped new restrictions on businesses, reports HuffPost. The rules also include the state’s two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego. He stated children would not return to class as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations soared. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, ordered another round of shutdowns. “It’s incumbent upon all of us to recognize soberly that COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, until there is a vaccine and/or an effective therapy.
[NFA] State election officials face budget cuts after tax revenues plunged in the virus-stricken economy, with consequences that could undermine voters’ faith in the polls. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Joe Biden has not selected a vice president for his 2020 campaign. He pledged to chose a woman for his ticket. Elizabeth Warren is campaigning hard to be Biden's running mate. But, a new poll of Democratic voters could be bad news for the senator. According to Fox News 19% found her to be a “not acceptable” choice, the highest negative rating of any of the 11 candidates listed. Her negative views rose among white voters.
Elizabeth Warren wants to be Joe Biden Vice President pick. She's shamelessly campaigning for the spot while the country is struggling with a race war, record unemployment, and a global health crisis. More than 100 liberal activists and celebrities sent a letter to Joe Biden, urging him to choose Warren as his VP. They argued that she would be the best running mate pick to unite the party.
Here are some of the nearly dozen candidates who are likely under consideration, as former Vice President Joe Biden faces fresh calls to choose a black woman as his running mate. Lisa Bernhard reports.
Joe Biden has started the vetting process to choose a running mate for the Democratic ticket. Reuters reports the process expected to wrap up by July. Who are some of the names on the list? Senator Kamala Harris Senator Amy Klobuchar Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Senator Elizabeth Warren Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams
During the primary Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden fought over "Medicare for All." Biden was against it while Warren was "all-in" for it. She even told Biden that if he was against it he was "running in the wrong presidential primary.” Now, according to Politico, Warren is running for Vice President and she's singing a different tune about "Medicare for All." In a speech this week at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics she said it was not the right time for Medicare for All.
Presidential nominee Joe Biden has opened up a 15-point lead over President Donald Trump. The new data is according to a Quinnipiac University national poll that also spells out bad news for the President. According to CNN, the poll shows 52% of registered voters report they'll support Biden in the general election. Only 37% of registered voters reported they would be voting for Trump. The poll also finds growing disapproval of President Trump's job performance regarding the economy.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter and adviser Ivanka are rallying support for Goya Foods on Twitter, amid continued calls on social media to boycott the food company over its CEO's effusive praise for Trump. Gavino Garay reports.
On Tuesday, freshman congressman Steve Watkins, from Kansas, was charged with three felonies. Newser reports that Watkins listed a UPS postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form. The charges came three weeks before the state's Aug. 4 primary election. Fellow Republicans are pushing to oust him from the eastern Kansas seat he barely won in 2018. According to Newser Watkins has supported President Trump. Watkins said the charges against him were "bogus."