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Here are the Candidates in Tonight’s First Democratic Debate, and What to Expect

10 of 20 Democratic candidates will face off in tonight’s first Democratic Primary debate from 9-11 pm in Miami, in the Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The other 10 candidates (split because there are just too many for one stage) will face questions on Thursday night at the same venue. The debates will be broadcast on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. We’ll be posting a livestream when available. Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow, and José Diaz-Balart of Telemundo...
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg Faces Town Hall Outraged Over South Bend Police Shooting of Black Man: WATCH

Mayor Pete Buttigieg left the campaign trail again over the weekend to face constituents in South Bend outraged over the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer. According to the South Bend Tribune, Sgt. Ryan O’Neill, a white officer, shot Eric Logan, an African-American man, in the parking lot of an apartment complex responding to a call that someone was breaking in to vehicles. According to O’Neill, he discovered Logan with his legs halfway out of a vehicle. Upon approaching the vehicle, he says Logan lunged at...
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Elizabeth Warren Reintroduces Bill Allowing Gay Couples to Receive Retroactive Refunds from IRS

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reintroduced the Refund Equality Act on Thursday. The bill would allow same-sex couples to amend past tax returns in order to receive refunds owed to them by the IRS. Said Warren in a press release: “Before the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor, a same-sex couple, legally married under state law, could not file federal income taxes as a married couple. After Windsor, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published guidance that clarified the IRS’s recognition of same-sex marriages, and stated that married same-sex couples could amend previously-filed...
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Joe Biden Stops by NYC’s Stonewall Inn: WATCH

Following a pair of fundraisers in New York City, former vice president Joe Biden stopped by the Stonewall Inn on Tuesday and paid for a round for a number of customers. Stopped by @TheStonewallNYC to celebrate #PrideMonth & #WorldPride where the movement began 50 years ago.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 18, 2019 Stopped by @TheStonewallNYC to celebrate #PrideMonth & #WorldPride where the movement began 50 years ago.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 18, 2019 "It all started here."Joe Biden made a surprise visit to the historic Stonewall Inn in...
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg: Being Gay is ‘Not The Only Thing That Defines Me’ — WATCH

Mayor Pete Buttigieg told the Des Moines Register that being gay is just one part of who he is, but it gives him a unique ability to relate to others with a different experience. Said Buttigieg: “I am proud of who I am. I’m certainly very proud of my marriage and my husband. We don’t shy away from that. It’s also not the only thing that defines me. I’m here to be a president for everyone. Talking about my experience is an important part of that. But it’s especially important...
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Aaron Schock: I’m Not Running for Congress Right Now

Disgraced former GOP congressman Aaron Schock told the Peoria Star that recent filings with the Federal Election Committee do not indicate that he’s planning to run for Congress again. Schock told the paper that the filing “simply changed the treasurer (position on the account) back to me. we don’t need a big third-party compliance firm like we had been using. They’re expensive.” To everyone asking if #AaronSchock is really running for Congress again – here's the only receipt you need. It's true. And here's a photo of Schock with his...
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Pete Buttigieg: ‘We’ve Probably Had Excellent Presidents Who Were Gay’ — WATCH

Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared on Axios on HBO on Sunday night, fielding an array of questions from immigration, to Iran, to transgender troops, and his thoughts on the viability of a young, liberal, gay candidate. Buttigieg said he’d immediately reverse Donald Trump’s ban on transgender troops, ripping the president for picking on a vulnerable group of people and for dodging service himself. The clip was not immediately available so we’ve transcribed it. Said Buttigieg: “The military would be fine , because the military knows how to do their job. This...
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Pete Buttigieg Marks First Wedding Anniversary, Talks Starting a Family in the White House: ‘I Don’t See Why Not’ — WATCH

Pete Buttigieg, who celebrates his first wedding anniversary to Chasten today, told Jake Tapper “I don’t see why not” after the CNN anchor asked him if he would plan to start a family in the White House. "I don't see why not. I think it wouldn't be the first time children have arrived to a first couple."Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg tells @JakeTapper he and his husband, Chasten, may be open to having kids in the White House, if he is elected. #CNNSOTU— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) June...
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First Democratic 2020 Primary Debate Schedules Released: See Which Candidates Will Face Each Other

The Democratic National Committee has released the schedule for the first primary debates, to take place on two consecutive nights, June 26-27. The debates will be broadcast on NBC News. NIGHT ONE: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney; Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; Former Housing and Urban Development secretary Julián Castro; Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. NIGHT TWO: California Sen. Kamala Harris; Former Vice...
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FEC Chair Hits Trump: ‘Let Me Make Something 100 Percent Clear’ About Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

Ellen Weintraub, the Chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, issued a strong statement on Thursday night in response to Donald Trump’s remarks that he would take political intel from a foreign power with regard to the upcoming 2020 election rather than call the FBI. I would not have thought that I needed to say this.— Ellen L Weintraub (@EllenLWeintraub) June 13, 2019 Wrote Weintraub: “Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept,...
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