Posts Tagged ‘party’

Kirsten Gillibrand formally joins Democratic race for president

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York formally announced her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday, casting herself as the party’s strongest champion of reversing President Trump’s agenda. Gillibrand, who launched an exploratory committee in January, has been campaigning..

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Debunking two myths about politics and the 2020 presidential election

Beto O’Rourke’s announcement Thursday that he’s joined the Democratic scrum means the party’s field of presidential candidates is nearly set.

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Baby Nancy, the first ‘black’ doll, woke the toy industry

This month marks the Barbie doll’s 60th birthday, with a lot of attendant hoopla. Target has launched a commemorative “girl power” collection. New coffee table books trace the doll’s fashion savvy, and Mattel is issuing a new line of birthday Barbies

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California Republican Party elects first woman, Latina to be its leader

The California Republican Party elected its first chairwoman Sunday after a contentious campaign that exposed deep rifts in its base. Jessica Patterson, a Simi Valley Republican, won the three-way race Sunday morning with 54.6% of delegate votes. She defeated former Huntington Beach Assemblyman…

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U.S. goes after Venezuelan oil company with sanctions

Ramping up pressure to unseat the government of President Nicolas Maduro, the Trump administration Monday took the long-awaited step of sanctioning Venezuela’s oil company, that country’s lifeline, and saying it will divert revenue to the party of his chief opponent, Juan Guaido.

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U.S. goes after Venezuelan oil company with sanctions

Ramping up pressure to unseat the government of President Nicolas Maduro, the Trump administration Monday took the long-awaited step of sanctioning Venezuela’s oil company, that country’s lifeline, and saying it will divert revenue to the party of his chief opponent, Juan Guaido. The sanctions..

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California’s GOP apparently plans to continue alienating as many voters as it possibly can

Some addiction recovery experts believe that it’s easiest to kick a habit once you’ve hit “rock bottom,” which is the nebulous region just before the “point of no return.” After watching the California Republican Party’s long self-destructive downward spiral, I’m starting to understand what they…

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Greece’s tussle with Macedonia over name threatens future of government in Athens

The future of the Greek government was thrown into question Sunday after the defense minister announced he was quitting and withdrawing his party from the ruling coalition to protest a pending agreement with neighboring Macedonia over its name. Last June, Greece agreed to drop its opposition to..

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A competitive primary won’t hurt Democrats’ chances to defeat Trump in 2020

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced on Monday that she would form an exploratory committee, the likely prelude to a formal declaration that she will seek her party’s 2020 presidential nomination. She is one of many potential Democratic candidates: young and old, male and female, white…

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After years of assailing Obamacare, some Republicans now fear the political fallout

Republicans in Congress, fresh off an election that punished their party for opposing healthcare protections, now worry that a recent federal court ruling undermining Obamacare could give Democrats new ammunition for 2020, and they’re scrambling to thwart any attacks. Particularly in the Senate,..

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