Tag: Elizabeth Warren

Baby Yoda Is Out-Trending Every Single Democratic Candidate

Humanity has always had a trouble focusing on the important things. The latest example? There are well over a dozen people running for president, hoping to defeat the sitting top dog, Donald J. Trump. Life on the planet may very well depend on one of them usurping his throne. Alas, right now on Twitter, none […]

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The Democrats Have a Big Decision to Make About Mike Bloomberg

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren seem to be having fun clowning billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lately. The question is whether they’ll get the chance to say it to his face. Bloomberg’s pledge not to accept any donations for his late-entry bid for the Democratic presidential nomination means that, as the […]

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Millennials Have a Right To Be Pissed at Boomers. This Data Proves It.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Just how badly are millennials being screwed out of wealth? Let’s take a look at the data. The Federal Reserve regularly publishes data on the generational gaps in wealth. The boomers have plenty of it, and millennials don’t. That’s no surprise — […]

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Is It Imperialist to “Green” the Military?

It was a bold twist on an old progressive saw. “In short, climate change is real, it is worsening by the day,” the announcement stated; then came the reveal: “and it is undermining our military readiness.” So began Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s push last spring for a “Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act to harden […]

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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Welcomed Mike Bloomberg to the Race with Some Choice Burns

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. It looks like team Elizabeth Warren is getting its “BILLIONAIRE TEARS” mugs ready. The senator from Massachusetts, not typically one to directly attack her Democratic competitors running for president, decided to suspend those rules for the race’s newest entrant: Michael Bloomberg, the […]

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The Democrats’ Battle For Atlanta Showed How Candidates Really Feel About Black Voters

So much of the discourse about the Democratic primaries over the course of the last week or so revolved around the party’s tradition of starting its elections in a state like Iowa – where its overwhelmingly white demographic doesn’t reflect the identity of the party anymore. While this debate was permeating the party, the candidates […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About the Middle Class

Every politician defends the middle class, but none of them knows quite what it is. In August, during a town hall, Joe Biden said, “We have to rebuild the middle class, and this time we bring everyone along.” In his telling, the middle class is part memory and part aspiration, less a demographic group than […]

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The Democratic Primary Debates Are Increasingly Pointless

The fifth Democratic debate of the primary, held on Wednesday night in Atlanta by MSNBC and the Washington Post, unfolded in the on-time, on-message manner of a well-produced television event. The moderators asked candidates to speak to specific topics—whether they would try to unify America, whether “lock him up” chants about Donald Trump were declasse, […]

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With Impeachment as Backdrop, Democrats Direct Fire at Trump in Debate

The Democratic presidential candidates yielded to the furor surrounding the impeachment inquiry in Washington in their primary debate on Wednesday, for the first time training their fire more steadily on President Trump than on one another and presenting a largely united front on vital issues like climate change and abortion rights. One month after the […]

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There’s Only One Way the Patrick and Bloomberg Campaigns Make Sense

I’m going to write something annoying. I’m going to write some horse-race campaign analysis. I’m going to write very broadly and subjectively about trends in the race without using hard data or discussing policy. I’m doing so because I think what I am describing has a possibility of happening, and I think people who are […]

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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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Elizabeth Warren Retreats From Medicare for All

“Why would anyone go through all the trouble of running for president just to get up on stage and talk about what’s not possible?” This is the question Elizabeth Warren posed to thumb-faced millionaire John Delaney at a Democratic debate in July, as paraphrased by her campaign in a tweet, in response to Delaney’s characterization […]

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Elizabeth Warren Tells The Root How Capitalism Can Exist Without Racism

Summerton, S.C.—Sen. Elizabeth Warren is something of a MacGyver on the campaign trail. She has that rare ability to seamlessly break down the most complex policy challenges and not leave you feeling like an idiot. It has been this intellectual range—not to mention those hourslong selfie lines—that has elevated her to the top of the […]

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Julián Castro Is Right About the Democratic Primary Process

Political bravery is not often the hallmark of a Democratic presidential primary. More often, this early part of a presidential campaign is the venue for incredibly cautious, patronizing position-staking, where candidates try to go just left enough to please a Democratic electorate while leaving room to veer right for the general election (the same in […]

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Why Angela Rye’s Question To Elizabeth Warren About Her Hypothetical Cabinet Deserved A Better Answer

A simple Q & A left more questions than answers. Elizabeth Warren was put on the spot this week during an event with Angela Rye, who asked hypothetically which three African Americans the presidential candidate feels like she must have in her cabinet. The question was, of course, predicated on the theory that Warren would […]

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Mayor Pete Wants To Pay for Your College — Kinda!

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Pete Buttigieg unveiled his plan to give free college to much of the middle- and working-classes — a plan that sets Buttigieg apart as the liberal-but-not- that-liberal candidate in the Democratic field. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor revealed his plan Friday to […]

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Buttigieg Says ‘It’s Gonna be Me,’ Harris Says ‘Just Wait and See’ and Booker Says His Campaign’s So Good He Shouldn’t Have to Run for Free: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 17

When am I going to get my invitation? Elie [Mystal] got to do it and I haven’t yet?  Which week can I do it? I’d like to pretend that these are typical texts, tweets and messages we get from politicos interested in being the special guest analyst for The Root 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings […]

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The Media Has a Right-Wing Bias. Politico’s Founder Just Admitted It.

Getting the headline right is often the hardest part. Politico took several stabs at the inaugural entry of John F. Harris’s new column, “Altitude,” which aims to offer “weekly perspective on politics in a moment of radical disruption.” There was “Why the Media Is Biased Against Elizabeth Warren,” which was certainly clickable but didn’t quite […]

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Black Womxn Are Here for Elizabeth Warren as President

This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren received an endorsement from a group of more than 100 Black women, queer folks, and nonbinary activists who praised the Democratic presidential candidate as a leader on visionary thinking and implementing big structural changes. This endorsement comes just two days after Rep. Ayanna Pressley endorsed her Massachusetts friend and colleague […]

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‘I Can’t Wait to Call Her My President’: Ayanna Pressley Backs Elizabeth Warren

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will be hitting the campaign trail in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren today, following her endorsement of the presidential front-runner on Wednesday. “I have seen Ms. Warren in small church basements and in packed gymnasiums,” Pressley said in the video announcement. “And she is consistent. She never loses sight of the […]

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