WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The kick-off of the second round of Democratic presidential debates on Tuesday featured a clash of liberal and moderate agendas, highlighting sharp divisions within the party over how to beat Republican Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate former U.S. Rep. John Delaney and Montana Governor Steve Bullock (L-R) on the first night of the second 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan, July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson -/File Photo The race’s two progressive front-runners, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, went toe to toe with eight lower-tier, more moderate rivals over key issues including healthcare, immigration and trade. Ten other White House hopefuls will face off on Wednesday in Detroit on the second night of the back-to-back debates. At center stage will be a rematch between front-runner Joe Biden and rival Kamala Harris, whose explosive … [Read more...] about How each candidate performed in the second Democratic debate
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, a once-loyal “fixer” for U.S. President Donald Trump who has turned against his former boss, said on Tuesday he was keen to tell his story of Trump’s business and personal dealings in a public hearing in Congress on Wednesday. In brief comments after a full day of closed-door testimony in the Senate, Cohen said he would make his public case on Wednesday for why Americans should believe him over Trump. “I look forward to tomorrow to being able ... in my voice to tell the American people my story and I’m going to let the American people decide exactly who’s telling the truth,” Cohen told reporters. Cohen is expected to provide details about hush-money payments made to two women who said they had sexual affairs with Trump, and about Trump’s efforts to secure a real estate project in Moscow even as he was running for president in 2016, a source familiar with the matter said. Cohen will also offer … [Read more...] about Trump’s ex-fixer Cohen says he is keen to tell his story in public
Nancy Pelosi strode confidently into a Capitol meeting room Thursday, papers in hand and a get-to-work look of determination on her face. She had just finished decisive negotiations to ensure she had the votes in her Democratic caucus to return as House speaker when the 116th Congress begins in January. It was harder this time than when the California representative became speaker in 2007, as the veteran lawmaker this month faced opposition from some younger members who wanted a fresh face or new image for the party. But Pelosi had done it – agreeing to stay in the job four years, unless there was overwhelming support for her to remain further – and this time, the prize was even bigger than when she made history by becoming the first female speaker a decade ago.Pelosi, as leader of the opposition party, arguably will become the most powerful person in the country.Not only will Pelosi head the House chamber that is expected to investigate President Trump and … [Read more...] about Is House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi the most powerful person in America?
By Kevin Modesti | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: November 16, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: November 16, 2018 at 6:00 am The day after the Nov. 6 election, Southern Californians read vote tallies that showed Republican candidates leading or only slightly behind their Democratic rivals in most of the region’s key contests for Congress and the state Legislature. But in the days since, as tens of thousands more ballots have been counted and official tabulations updated, most of those results have changed. Today, Democrats have either won or appear to be surging toward victory in virtually every closely watched race. Why are Democrats doing so much better than Republicans in these post-election-night vote counts? The explanation, say election experts, has to do with who voted (more young people and women than usual, it appears), the way they cast those votes (the mail-in option was more popular than ever), and when different types of ballots are counted (provisionals and … [Read more...] about Why are Democrats winning more votes after Election Day? There are several reasons; fraud isn’t one
Sean Sullivan, Beth Reinhard, Vanessa Williams and Lori Rozsa, The Washington Post Published 5:09 pm PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - One week after Election Day, high-stakes contests in Florida and Georgia remained mired in uncertainty amid expanding legal fights and political wrangling that could further prolong the counting of ballots. In Florida, where elections officials are conducting machine recounts in the races for Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner, Sen. Bill Nelson, D, and the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee filed a suit in federal court Tuesday seeking to extend the deadline to finish the count in all 67 counties.Separately, Nelson and the state party went to court to try to loosen the rules for a manual recount as both parties braced for the ultra-close Senate race to come down to a hand inspection of ballots. On Capitol Hill, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., urged Florida election officials to take as much … [Read more...] about Key contests remain mired in uncertainty amid expanding legal fights over ballot counts