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Fighting Joe, Epic fight with Reagan SoS Schultz over the lack...

of support and action on the plight of black So Africans. Anyone who thinks that Joe isn't tough hasn't seen Biden in action when he gets going over things that actually do matter.


Nate Silver re: Harris' debate bounce...


"Poll: Americans Not Sold On Trump -- Or Democrats"

This poll has some very revealing findings. It's well worth it so consider it's key takeaways. We need to stop assuming that a Dem...any Dem is a shoo-in. Of course, I never assume that to begin with.


Democratic presidential candidates are proposing lots of progressive policies in this election. And while those policies may resonate with the party base, some of those ideas are not popular with a general election electorate, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

And overall, independent voters said they were not impressed with the direction either President Trump or Democrats want to take the country at this point ahead of the 2020 election, the findings show.

"Independents are on the fence overall," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College, which conducted the poll. "They're not willing to grant President Trump reelection, and yet they're not persuaded by Democrats at this point."

Eleanor Clift: SUICIDE - Embracing Medicare for All Will Put the Democratic Party on Life Support


Medicare for All is a nice catchphrase, but for a party seeking to unseat President Trump, it is a poison pill that the Democratic candidates should not swallow whole.

The popularizer of the idea, Bernie Sanders, conceded under questioning on the debate stage that the middle class would pay more in taxes, but said that any tax rises would be offset by savings on insurance premiums and deductibles.

Asked for a show of hands which Democrats support Medicare for All, Elizabeth Warren led the charge to declare, “I’m with Bernie.” New York Mayor Bill De Blasio joined her. On the second night, Kamala Harris raised her hand to back Sanders, then following the debate thought better of it, saying she misunderstood the question.

It was the second time Harris walked back her support, even though she is one of four senators running for president who have signed on to Sanders’ Medicare for All legislation. The others are Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and of course Warren, who leaned into the issue more than she has in the past, perhaps hoping to poach some of Sanders’ support.

Joe Biden Says He Won't Use Dem Opponents' Past Against Them:

‘Should Be Debating What We Do From Here'


Former vice president-turned-2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday that he won’t use the political histories of his Democratic rivals against them.

As Biden faced questions about Senator Kamala Harris digging into his record at last month’s primary debate, CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked him if he was expecting questions about his past positions to be as strong and relevant as they seem.

“I don’t think they’re relevant,” Biden answered, “because they were taken out of context.

“It’s easy to go back 30, 40, 50 years, and take a context completely out of context,” Biden said. “I get all this information about other people’s past and what they’ve done and not done and I’m not going to go there. If we keep doing that — we should be debating what we do from here.”
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