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Source: The Week

Kirsten Gillibrand's biggest weakness

17-Jan-2019

If Kirsten Gillibrand doesn't show that she's ready and willing to lead that fight, her campaign for president will be over before it begins.

That doesn't mean it's too early to note that Gillibrand's announcement did nothing at all to dispel what are bound to be her biggest weaknesses in vying for the Democratic nomination and taking on the Republican Party: her close ties to Wall Street, her fondness for the social liberalism of well-off urban hipsters, and her status as a leading representative of the entrenched establishment of her own party.

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Source: DW

Opposition reports false voter registrations in Turkey

Friday 20:00 GMT

The suspicious registrations were uncovered by members of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and the Republican People's Party (CHP).

Scheduled for March 31, the prospect of an opposition victory in regional elections has put officials in Turkey on edge. Recent days have seen voters registered with addresses at stables, construction sites, and empty or nonexistent buildings.

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Source: Fox News

Trump accuses Pelosi of being 'controlled by the radical left,' hours before White House statement on shutdown

Sunday 15:24 GMT

President Trump on Saturday accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being controlled by the far-left, hours before he is due to make an "important" White House announcement on the partial government shutdown and border security. "She's being controlled by the radical left, which is a problem, and you know she's under total control of the radical left.

Pelosi wrote to Trump earlier this week calling on him to either delay the State of the Union address or submit it in writing.

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Source: Fox News

Dem leader cautions ex-Starbucks CEO against independent White House bid

Monday 00:34 GMT

A report this week that the onetime CEO of coffee titan Starbucks, Howard Schultz, is weighing an independent bid for the presidency brought a two-word reaction from the Democratic Party chairwoman in Washington state:. "Too much is at stake to make this about the ambitions of any one person," said Democratic Party Chairwoman Tina Podlodowski.

The caution about staging an independent campaign highlights Democratic concerns about a potential split in Dems' vote in the 2020 election, which they fear would propel President Trump to a second term.

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Source: Fox News

Ex-leaders of California Dems fostered culture of booze, sex talk and discrimination, staffers allege in lawsuit

Monday 09:54 GMT

Current and former California Democratic Party staffers have filed a lawsuit against the party and its former chairman, Eric Bauman, alleging a culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Among the allegations against Bauman, the suit claims he asked Rodriguez-Kennedy – who is president of the California Young Democrats -- about his boyfriend and openly speculated about their sex life, and engaged in unwanted touching.

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Source: Fox News

Five reasons Kamala Harris is the brand-new 2020 Democratic Party frontrunner

Tuesday 23:46 GMT

It may seem presumptuous to declare that freshman Senator Kamala Harris of California, who has been in office for only two years, is the most likely Democrat  to be nominated for president next year.

When it comes to running for president she's already started her warm up and if you soon see a blur on your TV screen it’s probably her sprinting down the track to 2020.

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Source: BBC

Young mayor joins US presidential race

Today 09:00 GMT

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor isn't the only millennial in the 2020 race - Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is also 37 - but Mr Buttigieg is positioning himself as a voice for the young.

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary will be the first time more than one woman competes for the party's nomination. Mr Buttigieg ran for Democratic National Committee chairman in 2017, but dropped out when it was apparent he did not have sufficient support.


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