Speak Out: Bloomberg jumping in?

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump. Bloomberg, who initially ruled out a 2020 run, has not made a final decision on whether to jump into […]

Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

WASHINGTON — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump. Bloomberg, who initially ruled out a 2020 run, has not made a final decision on whether to […]

Steyer aide offered money for endorsements

DES MOINES, Iowa — A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations. The overtures from Pat Murphy, a former state House speaker who is serving as a […]

Beto O’Rourke announces he’s dropping presidential bid

WASHINGTON — Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate race. In an online post, O’Rourke said, “My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.” He […]

Commentary: Is there trouble brewing for supporters of socialism?

Bernie Sanders held a major rally of support in New York with his staunch ally/supporter New York congressional Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by his side. Could he ask for anything more? With the reassurances posted by AOC and her comrade from “the squad” Ilhan Omar standing strong with Bernie Sanders, all must be well within the […]

Commentary: Kindness vs. cruelty — the 2020 decision

Of all the horrible scenes in the movie, “Schindler’s List,” the most horrible is the child separation scene, where the Nazi guards load the camp’s children onto trucks to be driver to their deaths. When the parents see their children being driven away, a riot ensues. After suffering starvation, beatings, murder and slave labor, the […]

With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Joe Biden won’t be among the parade of White House hopefuls in California this week, as he’s skipping the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire instead. The former vice president wants the nation’s first primary state mostly to himself as his closest competitors jockey for attention from hundreds of Democratic officials […]

Warren offers public apology over claim to tribal heritage

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that’s proved to be her biggest political liability. “Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have made mistakes,” the Massachusetts senator said at […]

Trump tells rallygoers ‘You have to vote for me’

MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire, a state that he hopes to capture in 2020, that their financial security depends on his reelection. “Whether you love me or hate me you have […]

Speak Out: McBride announces candidacy

Sarah McBride, an openly transgender woman and prominent LGBT activist, is running for the state Senate. “At the end of the day I’m not running to be a transgender state senator, I’m running to be a senator who serves her community,” she said Monday evening. She identified health care as one of her core issues, […]