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Sanders touts fundraising milestone, hitting 1 million individual donors

Sen. Bernie Sanders is spotlighting that his presidential campaign has received contributions from one million individual donors. The independent senator from Vermont’s campaign – in announcing the news on Thursday – touted that Sanders is the fastest presidential candidate in history to reach that fundraising milestone – as well as the first Democrat this election cycle to reach the threshold.

O’Rourke calls for legalizing marijuana, releasing nonviolent offenders

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Thursday unveiled his plan to legalize marijuana at both the federal and state level, remove the drug from the controlled substances list and grant clemency to those serving prison time for marijuana convictions.

Sanders shakes up campaign leadership in New Hampshire

Facing discontent and unheeded warningsfrom longtime supporters that he could lose the New Hampshire primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermonton Sunday replaced the director of his presidential campaign operations in the Granite State.

Warren, on debate day, proposes Social Security boost of $200 per month

Declaring that “it’s getting harder to save enough for a decent retirement,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase monthly Social Security benefits by $200 for every current and future beneficiary.

Biden campaign downplays expectations in both Iowa and New Hampshire

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign this week seemed to downplay the importance of winning the typically crucial nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, signaling the Democratic front-runner's team anticipates a tough battle in those lead-off primary contests.

DNC move to scrap virtual caucuses sparks new party tensions

A move Friday by the Democratic National Committee to recommend scrapping plans by some states to allow virtual, telephone-based caucuses in 2020 due to security concerns is facing pushback from some states and at least one presidential campaign.

2020 Democrats fume at DNC over debate criteria crackdown

With the deadline to qualify for next month’s third round of Democratic presidential debates closing in, the Democratic National Committee is facing an angry chorus of criticism from the candidates not likely to make the cut.

Sanders agrees to 'Medicare-for-all' change after union concerns

Sen. Bernie Sandersis making changes to his signature policy proposal – "Medicare-for-all" – in order to address union concerns that a shift to single-payer health care could force members to give up hard-fought insurance plans for nothing in return.

Biden jabs at Sanders, Warren over 'Medicare-for-all'

Former Vice President Joe Bidenappeared totakeaim at two of his top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination over their support for a government-run "Medicare-for-all"healthcare plan during a speech Wednesday to organized labor at the Iowa AFL-CIO.

Warren calls for scrapping 1994 crime bill, in swipe at Biden

MassachusettsSen. Elizabeth Warren sought todistinguishherself from two of her top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination as she unveiled her plan Tuesday to reform the nation’s criminal justice system.

Kamala Harris plunges in new poll of 2020 Dems

Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the clear front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in a new national poll that also indicates a big drop in support for Sen.

Warning signs for Sanders as Warren sees polling surge, in 2020 race shake-up

More polling evidence emerged this week that Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts may be eclipsing Bernie Sandersfor second place in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, a development sure to rattle the already agitated campaign of the senator from Vermont.

Democrats protest Trump ahead of, and during, his NH rally

While President Trump was inside New Hampshire’s largest arena on Thursday – holding his first campaign rally in this key general election battleground state since the eve of the 2016 election - outside Democrats were countering the president and his policies.

Hickenlooper will end 2020 presidential run Thursday, according to source

Facing the likelihood that he won’t make the stage at next month’s Democratic presidential debates, former two-term Colorado Gov.John Hickenlooperwill end his2020 run for the White House on Thursday, a source close to him told the Associated Press.

Harris, Warren fact-checked on claim Michael Brown was murdered

Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusettsare taking heat from fact-checkersfor claiming the white officer who fatally shot Michael Brownin Ferguson, Missouri five years ago“murdered” the black teenager.

Warren surges, Sanders slips, Biden steady in new post-debate poll in Iowa

Joe Biden faced an onslaught of verbal jabs at last week’s second round of Democratic presidential primary debates, but a new poll in the state that votes first in the nominating calendar is the latest to indicate the former vice president came away unscathed.

Moulton admits not qualifying for 2020 Dem debates makes bid more ‘challenging'

Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts says he’s “not a quitter.” But the long-shot for the Democratic presidential nomination acknowledged that if he doesn’t make the stage for the third and fourth rounds of primary debates in September and October, “it definitely makes it more challenging” to continue his White House bid.

Harris slips, Biden remains on top in post-debate New Hampshire poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts remain the top three contenders in the first poll conducted in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire following last week’s Democraticnomination debates.

Troubling signs for House GOP as retirements mount ahead of 2020 elections

Longtime Texas Rep. Kenny Marchant's announcementMonday that he will not seek another termin Congressbrings to 11 the number of House Republicans who plan to retire or seek another office in 2020 – a factor that could makeit more difficult for the GOP to recapture the majority in next year's elections.

Jay Inslee labels Trump a ‘white nationalist’ at debate

Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State isn’t get a lot of speaking time so far in Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential nomination debate. But he just grabbed some of the loudest applause from the audience at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

De Blasio: ‘We will tax the hell out of the wealthy’

Long-shot Democratic White House contender Bill de Blasio wasted no time at Wednesday's debate in highlighting his progressive credentials and in launching a broadside against the two top contenders standing center stage – former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen.

John Delaney reports fundraising surge, enjoys rare spotlight after Detroit debate

John Delaney’s been running for the White House for two years. Now – for the first time since he launched his bid just six months into Donald Trump’s presidency – the former three-term centrist congressman from Maryland and longshot for the Democratic presidential nomination has become a part of the conversation.

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