Tag: Democratic National Committee

Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say

First came a destabilization campaign in Moldova, followed by the poisoning of an arms dealer in Bulgaria and then a thwarted coup in Montenegro. Last year, there was an attempt to assassinate a former Russian spy in Britain using a nerve agent. Though the operations bore the fingerprints of Russia’s intelligence services, the authorities initially […]

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The Rise and Fall of Democracy(.com)

It’s happening. Democracy is officially up for sale. The domain name Democracy.com is being auctioned off this month, and it can be yours for a hefty price. The bidding, hosted by Heritage Auctions, which specializes in the sale of collectibles, begins at $300,000 and closes at 5 p.m. on Oct. 25. To the winner goes […]

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Biden Faced His Biggest Challenge, and Struggled to Form a Response

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign was under attack, and he and his advisers were torn over what to do. For more than a week, President Trump had been hurling unfounded accusations about Mr. Biden, his son Hunter and their dealings in Ukraine. Mr. Biden and his advisers debated whether to mount a […]

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Next Democratic Debate Will Have 12 Candidates Onstage, the Most Ever

It’s official: Biggest. Debate. Ever. The next Democratic presidential primary debate, on Oct. 15 in Westerville, Ohio, will feature a Brobdingnagian lineup of a dozen candidates onstage at once, party officials said on Wednesday. Never before have so many presidential candidates shared a single stage in a primary debate, according to political historians who keep […]

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How Trump and His 2020 Rivals Are Using the Impeachment Battle to Rake In Cash

The breathless text message from President Trump and his campaign landed soon after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry: “I need you on my Impeachment Defense Team.” Within three hours of Ms. Pelosi’s announcement on Tuesday, Mr. Trump had raised $1 million, and his campaign said on Wednesday it was on pace to […]

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Tulsi Gabbard Qualifies for Next Debate, Bringing Lineup to 12

Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii became the 12th Democratic presidential candidate to qualify for the October debate after a poll released on Tuesday showed her with 2 percent support in New Hampshire. In order to earn a spot on the stage in Ohio next month, candidates must procure donations from 130,000 people and earn at […]

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Democratic Debate Rules Will Make It Harder to Get Onstage

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee said on Monday that it would demand a slight increase in the polling and fund-raising thresholds that presidential candidates must meet in order to qualify for the party’s November primary debate, a move that may once again shrink the field of participating candidates. To be invited to the November […]

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The Third Democratic Debate

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Just 10 candidates qualified for the stage in Houston, but that didn’t change some recurring themes: Joe Biden was again the target of fierce scrutiny, and health care was a central point of contention. But what […]

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Can Republicans Escape Racism?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is the Democratic Party prematurely winnowing its crop of presidential candidates? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists discuss the narrowing 2020 field. Ross Douthat thinks the Democratic National Committee’s arbitrary criteria strip ideological […]

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Amy Klobuchar Is Tired of Debate Questions About Other Candidates

WASHINGTON — Senator Amy Klobuchar keeps having to tell Democratic voters the things they can’t have: Medicare for all, free college, mandatory gun confiscation and decriminalizing all border crossings. In the first two Democratic debates, Ms. Klobuchar, a Minnesota moderate, refused both to embrace the party’s more liberal ideas or to draw an explicit contrast […]

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Tom Steyer Qualifies for October Debates, Bringing Field to 11

Tom Steyer, the billionaire and former hedge fund investor turned impeachment activist, became the 11th Democratic presidential candidate to qualify for the October debates on Sunday after a new poll showed him with 2 percent support in Nevada. To make the cut, candidates must procure donations from 130,000 people and earn 2 percent support in […]

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The Sudden-Death Phase of the Democratic Primary

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The Democratic presidential race has entered a phase that is specifically designed to reward front-runners and push out lesser-known candidates. We look at how that will influence the campaign. [For an exclusive look at how the […]

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Make Democratic Leaders Pay for Their Climate Cowardice

Climate coverage in the 2020 election is set to reach unprecedented levels this week, with CNN’s seven-hour “Climate Crisis Town Hall” slated for September 4. It will be the most attention ever devoted to climate change in a presidential campaign, far eclipsing the meager (and yet somehow also record-setting) 20-minute discussion of climate change at […]

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Fearing Hackers, D.N.C. Plans to Block Iowa’s ‘Virtual’ Caucuses

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee is preparing to block Iowa Democrats’ plans to allow some caucusgoers to vote by phone next year, bowing to security concerns about the process being hacked, according to four people with knowledge of the decision. The committee’s announcement, expected to come by Friday afternoon in the form of a […]

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It’s Official: September Democratic Debate Will Be One Night Only

After two rounds of back-to-back debate nights over the summer, the next Democratic presidential debate will be a one-day affair. Candidates had until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday to meet the Democratic National Committee’s qualification requirements: amassing 130,000 individual donors and receiving 2 percent support in at least four qualifying polls. Even after two new polls […]

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State Democratic Leaders to Presidential Hopefuls: Remember Y’all Ain’t Barack Obama

Barack Obama in Berlin April 6, 2019 Photo: Sean Gallup (Getty) Barack Obama may still be Democrats’ (and just about everyone else’s) fave, but party leaders weren’t too happy when he decided to form a competitive political group, Organizing for Action. Now, the current crop of leading Democratic presidential hopefuls have pledged that they won’t […]

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Democratic Candidates Jostle, and Gripe, as Debates Winnow the Field

WASHINGTON — The suspense was high. The hour was late. The questions about the next Democratic debate were many: Ten candidates or 11? Two nights or one? One billionaire or none? A debate qualifying process that was equal parts spectacle and grievance session ticked toward a midnight deadline on Wednesday with one thing certain: The […]

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How Elizabeth Warren Is Courting the Democratic Establishment

SAN FRANCISCO — When Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts addressed a few hundred donors last week at a fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee, she called for “big, structural change” and hurled her familiar populist lightning bolts at the forces of concentrated wealth. But Ms. Warren did not attend the event just to recite her […]

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The DNC’s Climate Debate Is As Good As Dead

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The Democrats voted not to host a debate focused entirely on the climate crisis — a conversation that all of the leading presidential candidates support. Democratic National Committee officials voted down the resolution that would’ve called for an official climate debate by […]

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