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Joe Biden started with a bang online. Then his fundraising faded.

Joe Biden started with a bang online. Then his fundraising faded.

Biden’s online fundraising has tailed off, suggesting problems generating grassroots enthusiasm, a POLITICO review of millions of donations shows. By Maggie Severns and Allan James Vestal | 08/18/2019 5:17 AM ESTJoe Biden raised $4.6 million online on his first day in the 2020 presidential race, surprising doubters who thought the former vice president couldn’t run a modern…
Nancy Pelosi warns cuts in foreign aid could jeopardize budget deal

Nancy Pelosi warns cuts in foreign aid could jeopardize budget deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s letter further noted that several Republicans have warned the administration against the rescissions package | Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning the Trump administration that a White House proposal to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid could imperil a recent two-year budget agreement. Before leaving for the August…
‘People don’t want to be stupid twice’: Foreign diplomats brace for Trump 2020 win

‘People don’t want to be stupid twice’: Foreign diplomats brace for Trump 2020 win

President Donald Trump visits Britain in June on a State trip. Many foreign diplomats, international officials and analysts predicted that Trump will win re-election in 2020. | Alastair Grant/AP Photo Foreign Policy The expectation that Trump will win could affect how allies and adversaries approach negotiations with the U.S. Foreign diplomats are still feeling burned…
Republican challengers rushing to unseat Ocasio-Cortez

Republican challengers rushing to unseat Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has become as much a a target of conservative media as she has a symbol of the newly energized left. | AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite There aren’t a whole lot of Republicans in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Queens and Bronx district, but the few there are all seem to want to run…
‘It’s Like a Beehive Coming After Me’: Portraits From a Political Spectacle

‘It’s Like a Beehive Coming After Me’: Portraits From a Political Spectacle

DES MOINES—Every four years, politics and pork chops collide in a uniquely Iowan tradition, when a parade of presidential hopefuls turn an iconic state fair into a national spectacle. For the hundreds of thousands of Iowans who congregated on the capital’s 300-acre fairgrounds for the annual festival of fried foods, carnival rides and farm animals,…
Democrats torch Trump failures on rural digital divide

Democrats torch Trump failures on rural digital divide

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other candidates contend that the administration failed to accurately measure broadband availability. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo technology Several presidential hopefuls are pledging tens of billions of dollars for high-speed internet access in rural America, seeking to seize on discontent among parts of Donald Trump's base. Democrats are offering President Donald Trump's…
What FDR Understood About Socialism That Today’s Democrats Don’t

What FDR Understood About Socialism That Today’s Democrats Don’t

President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in characteristic style: beaming, from the back seat of an open car. He had earned this smile. It was June 27, 1936, and he had just been re-nominated by acclamation in the smoke-filled Philadelphia Convention Center a few blocks…
How Trump trips up his own Afghan peace efforts

How Trump trips up his own Afghan peace efforts

President Donald Trump gives an update on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan at Fort Myer base in Virginia in 2017. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images defense 'Why would the Taliban give up anything in exchange for something the president has already said he wants to do?' asks one critic. President Donald Trump’s efforts to end the…
Joe Kennedy-for-Senate backers mount drive to drum out Ed Markey

Joe Kennedy-for-Senate backers mount drive to drum out Ed Markey

Rep. Joe Kennedy (left) and Sen. Ed Markey protest against the Trump administration in 2017. A potential Kennedy challenge to Markey is taking place against a generational conflict within the state Democratic Party. | Darren McCollester/Getty Images elections There's growing chatter in Massachusetts that the last member of the Kennedy political dynasty has an eye…
Planned Parenthood at risk in standoff over Trump abortion ‘gag rule’

Planned Parenthood at risk in standoff over Trump abortion ‘gag rule’

Planned Parenthood told the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco this week that it has until Monday to put new Trump administration rules on hold or the group will withdraw all its clinics from Title X. | Michael Thomas/Getty Images Health Care Some blue states also could be kicked out of the federal…

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