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Source: Fox News

Democratic presidential candidates to debate in forum focused on LGBTQ issues

Today 08:05 GMT

Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to debate in a forum specifically dedicated to LGBTQ issues in California this fall, reports said Monday.

The HRC Foundation last hosted a presidential forum in 2008 with then-candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich and Bill Richardson.

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Source: Global News

Beto O’Rourke says he raised more than $6 million on first day of announcing presidential bid

Today 14:30 GMT

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke boasted Monday that the more than $6 million he raised online within a day of announcing his White House bid, the most reported by any 2020 candidate, was helping to create “the largest grassroots campaign this country has ever seen.” The “record-breaking” $6.1 million collected last week came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests, O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted.

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Source: DW

Slovakia's presidential election focuses on corruption, democracy

Saturday 17:14 GMT

Commentators believe the election will decide whether Slovakia will stay a country mired in corruption and clientelism, or finally move toward the rule of law and democracy.

Beata Balogova, editor-in-chief of Slovakia's biggest daily SME, says the presidential election could mark a crucial turning point. She thinks it will be a "referendum on whether we want a government inspired by autocrats like [Hungary's] Viktor Orban, or a country with democratic institutions and a free press."

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Source: The Guradian

Joe Biden's verbal slip sets off speculation of presidential run

Monday 06:03 GMT

A verbal slip by Democratic favourite Joe Biden has left party faithful wondering: did the former US vice-president accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House?

Just minutes before Biden’s slip of the tongue, Carney told the crowd: “In my humble opinion, we have never needed Joe Biden more than we need him right now.”

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Source: Global News

New York Democrat Sen. Kristen Gillibrand joins 2020 presidential race

Monday 11:44 GMT

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties.

Gillibrand has been a vocal advocate for electing more women to office, as well as combating sexual assault and violence in politics and the military.

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Source: Global News

A Republican should run against Trump in 2020: Jeb Bush

Monday 00:33 GMT

Former Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush said in an interview that he thinks there should be a Republican challenger to U.S. President Donald Trump in the upcoming 2020 election.

Joe Biden to headline Democratic dinner in Delaware as he moots presidential run. “I think someone should run,” Bush told The Axe Files host and former president Barack Obama’s advisor David Axelrod on CNN, which aired Saturday evening.


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