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Most of the contenders pulling in big poll numbers take the stage in Miami later today for Night 2 of the Democratic debates on NBC, but Night 1 has set a pretty high bar for Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and the rest to reach.
A high bar however that is well below what both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew in the early stages of the last Presidential election.
When NBC, MSNBC and Telemndo are all added up, Nielsen has the Elizabeth Warren and nine other candidates’ showdown of last night pulling in 15.3 million viewers. [Read More]
Chief Justice John Roberts was the swing vote in a sharply divided Supreme Court that voted 5-4 in deciding the U.S. census can ask about citizenship, but by a separate 5-4 vote is sending the case back to the lower court.
Consequently, the citizenship question cannot be asked on the 2020 census, because the additional hearing cannot take place before the cutoff for printing the census forms for next year.
This decision will immediately be compared to the 2012 decision saving Obamacare. Roberts was joined by the four conservative justices to say federal law permits asking about citizenship, but then switched over to join with the four liberal justices to remand the case to the federal trial court for further evidentiary hearings. [Read More]
Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has doubled down on his opposition to “Medicare for All,” taking a swing at two of his top-tier opponents in the Democratic primary: Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Warren confirmed her support for Sanders’s Medicare for All bill during Wednesday night’s debate, where she shared a stage with Delaney and eight other candidates.
Delaney called Sanders’s universal health care plan, which he acknowledged about half of the Democratic field supports, a “disaster.” [Read More]
“Beneath the dignity of the office” is a term tossed around a lot by President Trump’s critics. Something he said or tweeted is deemed by the media or beltway class of pundits as “punching down” and not worth the attention it’s given. I used to be inclined to think that way.
I really don’t anymore. Mostly because I know there’s no such thing as punching down or – despite what Mrs. Obama says about going high when others go low – the left can and does go low. They punch down all the time. [Read More]
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday said committing status violations as an immigrant or overstaying visas “shouldn’t be a crime.”
During her weekly press briefing, Pelosi reflected on the drowning of a Salvadoran father and his daughter in the Rio Grande, saying it was one of the “consequences of policy.” [Read More]
It was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
An attentive, note-taking crowd of about two-dozen undecided Democrats barely made a peep, of approval or disgust, as 10 presidential contenders made a pitch for their vote on Night One of the first round of Democratic debates.
Juxtaposed against the hoots and hollers from the audience in Miami that punctuated nearly every answer from the candidates on stage, this virtual silence underscored just how unsure many caucusgoers are about whom to support in the party’s 2020 primary. [Read More]
Twitter will slap WARNING LABELS on ‘abusive’ tweets from politicians and limit how many people see them in new policy rolled out just one day after Trump accused platform of censoring him (Daily Mail)
Twitter has begun placing virtual warning labels on politicians’ messages that it would ban as offensive if the identity of their authors didn’t automatically make them matters of public interest.
The move, announced Thursday, came barely 24 hours after President Donald Trump accused the social media platform’s leaders of censoring him in a bid to limit the circulation of his ideas.
Twitter’s ‘safety’ team wrote in a blog post that when office-holders or candidates posted material that ‘violated our rules’ in the past, it often chose to ignore the problem in the interest of poliical free speech. [Read More]