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The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 3: Kamala Harris Throws Black Voters Under the Bus(ing?)

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Getty Images) This week’s Root 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings is full of surprises. We have a new No. 1 after several candidates forgot that black people still matter, and a special guest power-ranking judge. This week, me (Dr. Jason Johnson, Politics Editor at The Root) and Marcus Ferrell, former African American […]

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Biden Misses the Bus, Booker Starts to Cuss, and Harris Adjusts: The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 2

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images) Welcome back to The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, where our select committee of activists, consultants, politicians, and analysts decide where the candidates stand on the issues that matter to black people. This week’s rankings are curated by Dr. Jason Johnson, Politics Editor of The Root (yours truly) […]

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Restoring Democracy is Not Open to Debate

Hours before Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, the Supreme Court issued two rulings that could greatly affect our democracy. One decision failed to stop the drive toward increasingly partisan gerrymanders, and the other temporarily blocked the Trump Administration’s attempt to leverage the decennial United States Census for partisan advantage. Despite this timely news peg, the debate moderators failed to […]

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In First Debate, Democrats Say They’re All for Change, but Argue Over How Far to Go and at What Cost

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), former housing secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke take part in the first night of the Democratic presidential debate, June 26, 2019, in Miami.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) In the Democrats’ first presidential […]

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Cory Booker’s Face When Beto O’Rourke Spoke Spanish At The Democratic Debate Is Slaying Twitter

Twitter / NBC There are currently so many Democrats running for president of the Untied States that the debates had to be split in two. So who stood out the most at the first one on Wednesday night? It depends by what you mean “stood out.” Elizabeth Warren was her usual clear, confident, knowledgeable self. […]

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Who’s on Top? The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 1

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images) Welcome to The Root’s Black Power Rankings, where we assess the eleventy-billion Democrats currently running for the chance to face off against Donald Trump for the presidency. Every single candidate running right now knows they need to win black voters to have a chance at the Democratic nomination. Yet […]

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Beto O’Rourke Says Donald Trump Owes The Exonerated Five an Apology

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020.   “This is the most divisive, the most xenophobic, the most racist, the most nativist, the most Islamophobic president we have ever had.” — Beto O’Rourke The Exonerated Five are in the spotlight following the release of Ava […]

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Beto O’Rourke Says All Americans Must Understand History of Slavery Before Cash Reparations Can Be Pursued

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020.   Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke told The Root in an on-camera interview that all Americans need to understand the story of slavery before the government considers cash reparations for descendants of slaves. “I would support those steps that […]

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Beto O’Rourke’s “War Tax” Is Classic Democratic Militarism

In the annals of terrible American militarist policy proposals, few are sillier and less punk than self-identified Fugazi fan Beto O’Rourke’s de facto patriotism tax. Before roasting him, let me first say a few words in praise of the former Texas congressman and Democratic presidential hopeful. As a three-term member of the House Veterans Affairs […]

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Democratic Candidates Talk Black Money Matters at South Carolina Forum

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) participates in the Black Economic Alliance Forum, taking questions from Soledad O’Brien, June 15, 2019, in Charleston, S.C.Photo: Sean Rayford (Getty) With more than 20 (at last count) Democrats in the running to win the party’s presidential nomination, it’s probably more important than ever to differentiate oneself, […]

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Beto O’Rourke Released His LGBTQ Platform — Here’s What’s Inside

UPROXX / Getty Images Election season is nigh. The latest sign? Presidential hopefuls have descended upon Iowa, where the Iowa caucuses, the first major contest in a long election season, are slated to be held in only a few months. Convince Iowans, and you might just have a shot at convincing the rest of the […]

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Democrats Are Winning the Battle of Ideas, But Could Still Lose the War

Joe Biden has spent much of his invisible primary season—the time between when candidacies are declared and people actually go to the polls, the time when money given seems to matter more than votes cast—avoiding policy details. Avoiding, for that matter, much policy altogether. In its place, the Biden campaign appeared to make a bet […]

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Man Pretending to Be Beto Campaigner Allegedly Broke Into House, Stole Popsicle

Earlier this week, Beto O’Rourke reminded everyone that he’s still all-in on this whole ‘running for president’ thing by releasing his proposal for immigration reform. He has promised that it will be “the most sweeping rewrite of our nation’s immigration and naturalization laws in a generation,” and if you’re going to volunteer for Beto’s campaign, […]

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Corporate America Is Terrified of the Green New Deal

There is a “major shift” afoot in corporate America on climate change, according to Axios. On Monday, energy reporter Amy Harder reported that major companies “across virtually all sectors of the economy, including big oil producers, are beginning to lobby Washington, D.C., to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions.” These companies, in other words, […]

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Bernie Sanders Sets His Sights on Biden

Bernie Sanders has a Joe Biden problem. The former vice president’s formal entry into the 2020 primary has cut into Sanders’s numbers, which have lagged in recent weeks. Already underwater with older voters, a Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday showed that Bernie’s support among younger ones—his base—has fallen from 45 to 33 percent. Sanders […]

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