Tag: 2020

Mayor Pete Ain’t Got to Lie, Deval Patrick Is Gonna Try and the Harris Campaign Won’t Die: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 18 1/2

“Seriously, you might as well bathe yourself in barbecue sauce for all the smoke you’re gonna take this week” —My well-intentioned warning to fellow Black Power Rankings judge Marcus Ferrell (former director of African American Outreach, Bernie for America 2016, and senior adviser for Swing Left). Mr. Ferrell is the silent partner in the Black […]

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Qualcomm: 5G will cover major metros in 2020, developing countries in 2021

Speaking at Qualcomm’s 2019 Analyst Day in New York City, Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon today offered a comprehensive visual roadmap for the global rollout of 5G networks, including country-by-country assessments of readiness. Amon notably suggested that the company expects 5G to become broadly available across major metropolitan areas in 2020, then spread thoroughly throughout developing […]

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How to Watch the Second Week of Trump Impeachment Hearings

Welcome to Week 2 of public hearings of the House impeachment investigation into President Donald J. Trump. VICE News will be covering the proceedings online, in social media, and for the first time, live on TV, with host Michael Moynihan on VICELAND. On Tuesday, the House Intelligence Committee will hear from four witnesses with intimate […]

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The Nightmare Scenario: Trump Loses in 2020 and Refuses to Concede

WASHINGTON — Democrats pulled off an upset win to take back Kentucky’s governorship earlier this month. So Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin tore a page out the Republicans’ playbook by insinuating voter fraud, refusing to concede, and claiming “a number of irregularities” cost him the election. Call it the sore loser strategy, one that has become […]

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Warren’s New Medicare for All Plan Is an Extremely Clever Dodge

Two weeks after Elizabeth Warren released her much-ballyhooed and Warrenishly detailed plan for how she would pay for Medicare for All, the 2020 contender released another proposal on Friday about how, as president, she would transition the country to a system under which the government provides health insurance to everyone. Like the other plans from […]

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‘I’m Full Tulsi’: Inside Tulsi Gabbard’s Wild Bid to Make Trouble in 2020

CONCORD, NH — About 50 of her most devoted and bundled-up supporters gathered in the cold on the state house steps last week to watch Rep. Tulsi Gabbard firebomb the establishment. Over the next half hour, her fire was directed left and right: At Democratic leaders and President Donald Trump, at Saudi Arabian monarchs and […]

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This Is How Rudy Giuliani Went Off the Rails: Watch the First Episode of the Impeachment Show

Whatever happened to America’s Mayor? For Ken Frydman, Rudy Giuliani’s former spokesman, Giuliani’s transition from America’s beloved mayor who led New York City through the aftermath of 9/11 to President Trump’s personal lawyer who is embroiled in the impeachment inquiry is personal. Frydman carried a photo from his wedding that Giuliani officiated in his wallet […]

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DOD announces cost of living increase to retired and survivor pay

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense just announced spending changes that may have an impact on many veterans living in Hampton Roads. According to the DOD, an annual cost of living increase is set to take effect to retired pay for military retirees and survivors during the calendar year of 2020. The DOD will give […]

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Democratic presidential candidates react to Virginia election results

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – It was a big night for Democrats across Hampton Roads and Virginia, with both the House of Delegates and State Senate swing blue. With Democrats now in control of the Governorship, plus House and Senate, many Democratic presidential candidates went to Twitter to express their pleasure with the results of Tuesday’s […]

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The Center of the Fight Over Whose Votes Count Is in Georgia

One year ago today, Michelle Cofer drove to Ferguson Elementary School in Gwinnett County, Georgia, while her husband stayed at home to watch their 3-year-old. When she got to the school, the line to vote in the 2018 midterm elections was longer than it had ever been in Rockdale, the nearby county she’d moved from […]

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Sorry, But Not Everyone Gets to Be President

DES MOINES — Liberty and Justice ain’t what it used to be. Literally: Until a few years ago, this Iowa Democratic confab — the Liberty and Justice Celebration — was called the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Then Democrats decided they didn’t want to have a party under the banner of slave owners. But also functionally. This dinner […]

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Who Is Tulsi Gabbard, Really?

WASHINGTON — Is she a desperate candidate seeking attention? A potential third-party spoiler? A Russian asset? Just sincerely pissed at the DNC? Democratic Party insiders have some guesses, but really, they’re just deeply confused about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s latest campaign moves. In a year when several lower-tier presidential candidates seem to be confoundingly staying in […]

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These Trump Voters Say They Might Abandon Him Over Vapes

Justin Watson’s son begged him to quit smoking. But he had already tried everything—chewing nicotine gum, slapping on the patch, going cold turkey—and none of it worked. Then a friend introduced him to vaping. Eventually, he was able to walk up the stairs without being completely out of breath. Plus, he no longer smelled. The […]

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This Mayor Allegedly Said Vile, Racist Things on Tape. Voters Still Stand by Him

Ted Nugent warmed up the crowd, leading with a sentimental anecdote about deer hunting in northern Michigan before flowing into a guitar-backed riff imploring the audience to vote for freedom. “I think we found us a shit-kicker running for president!” the rocker declared. The shit-kicker, Donald Trump, had come to an amphitheater in suburban Macomb […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Just Gave Every Politician a Green Light to Lie in Facebook Ads

Mark Zuckerberg is worried about the truth. But he thinks Facebook’s attempts to protect it could backfire. “As a principle, in a democracy, I believe people should decide what’s credible,” Zuckerberg said Thursday. “Not tech companies.” In a speech to a packed auditorium of Georgetown University students, the Facebook co-founder attempted to rebrand his massive […]

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Nreal Light AR glasses slip to 2020, but win backing from China Unicom

Thanks to an impressively lightweight design and aggressive pricing, the Nreal Light AR glasses were poised to be among 2019’s most significant mixed reality hardware releases. Unfortunately, the Beijing-based developer now says the $500 consumer version won’t go on sale until early 2020, though customers across China may be able to test the hardware before that. […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Endorsing Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders will receive an endorsement from Democratic star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York City on Saturday, according to sources in the Sanders campaign. The event — dubbed “Bernie’s Back” — will be the first rally Sanders’ has held since his campaign revealed that he suffered a heart attack a few weeks ago […]

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Elizabeth Warren Won’t Say the Word ‘Taxes’ When She Talks About Medicare for All

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was knocked back on her heels for the first time in months during Tuesday’s debate, struggling to parry questions on whether Medicare for All would increase middle-class taxes as her primary opponents piled on. Warren (D-Mass.) repeatedly refused to […]

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Live Blog: The Democratic Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

Hosted by CNN and The New York Times, the Democratic presidential debate will see 12 candidates on stage for three hours. Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Greetings from The Root! Senior reporter Terrell Jermaine Starr will be live blogging the Democratic debate tonight from New York City. Please watch with us as Starr gives his […]

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