Tag: Pete Buttigieg

Protestors Crash Event For Mayor Pete’s Black Supporters

Source: Scott Olson / Getty Black city leaders of South Bend tried to voice their support for presidential runner Mayor Pete Buttigieg, but certain residents weren’t down for the cause. According to ABC57, protestors disrupted the event, calling out Buttigieg’s history with police violence in the city. Six local elected officials detailed their experience and support […]

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Black College Votes Matter, Presidential Candidates Are Finally Finding Out

Source: Facebook/Bernie Sanders ATLANTA — The fight for the Black vote came to Atlanta this week for the Democratic debate and culminated in candidates holding a series campaign of rallies, including Bernie Sanders, who held court on the historic campus of Morehouse College on Thursday. Each person credibly seeking the Democratic nomination has been looking […]

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The Media’s Irrational Obsession With Campaign War Chests

Political reporters will do almost anything to avoid making a judgment call. That’s why they revel in seemingly objective truths like poll numbers and fund-raising reports, often taking as gospel the boast of bygone Republican Phil Gramm: “I have the most reliable friend you can have in American politics, and that’s ready money.” In reality, […]

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Buttigieg and Yang say AI is essential to U.S. national security

Presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Andrew Yang called artificial intelligence essential to U.S. national security in the fifth Democratic debate on Wednesday. Buttigieg said the U.S. is spending a fraction of the attention and resources on AI research China is. “If we fall behind on artificial intelligence, the most expensive ships that the United States […]

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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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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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Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg leading in donations from Virginia

The story was written by Adam Hamza of the Capitol News Service, a media partner of WTKR News 3.  Pete Buttigieg has raised more money in individual donations from the commonwealth than any other candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 10:Democratic presidential candidate, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks […]

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Kamala Harris’ Reaction To Mayor Pete’s Stock Photos Of Africans Is Peak Hilarity

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is reportedly surging in the polls but there is one voting bloc he is not surging with — Black voters. His latest stunt surely isn’t going to help: using stock photos of Africans and featuring them on his campaign website. Sen. Kamala Harris had a pretty hilarious reaction. See Also: Black Leaders […]

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Why Wouldn’t Michael Bloomberg Run for President?

Since it was reported last week that he would file paperwork to possibly run for president, Michael Bloomberg has been the most feverishly discussed candidate in the Democratic primary, as he likely intended. But much of that discussion has been negative. The Atlantic’s Peter Beinart argued that Bloomberg had been “seduced by his past political […]

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2020’s Least Offensive Candidate Eats Food The Most Offensively And Folks Have Jokes

Pete Buttigieg is America’s least offensive candidate. He’s a smart white dude, so he has what the DNC would call “electability,” he’s a proud gay man and a millennial, appealing to the few liberal voters who won’t settle for the other moderate white male candidates (Biden). He’s served in the military and appears focus-driven and […]

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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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Beto Battles the Undead, Booker Said What He SAID and Mayor Pete’s Been Left on Read: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 16

The committee absolutely loves Halloween, and by the committee I mean me (Dr. Johnson, politics editor of The Root) because other committee members have said they hate haunted houses and sexy nurse costumes (not to mention this ongoing battle on The Root Slack about the evils of candy corn). For political purposes, we love Halloween […]

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Beto Battles the Undead, Booker Said What He SAID and Mayor Pete’s Been Left on Read: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 16 [Updated]

The committee absolutely loves Halloween—and by the committee, I mean me (Dr. Johnson, politics editor of The Root), because other committee members have said they hate haunted houses and sexy nurse costumes (not to mention this ongoing battle on The Root Slack about the evils of candy corn). For political purposes, we love Halloween because […]

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Irony: Harris, Booker and Castro Face Uphill Battle in Race for the Democratic Nod for President Despite a Diverse Field

Despite fielding one of the most diverse group of presidential candidates, the Democratic Party’s front-runners in the race for who will become the party’s presidential nominee, based on most recent poll numbers, are — perhaps not-all-that-surprisingly — all white. One major problem, the New York Times reports, is fear of four more years of Donald Trump, […]

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Buttigieg Needs More People, Harris’ Salon Game Has No Equal and Castro Needs a Refill: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 15

This week in the Power Rankings are just messy. We’re talking Real Housewives of Atlanta-TMZ-Get her, Jade-level of messy. As we round into the final pre-holiday weeks of the campaign preseason, the gap between the political haves and have nots gets bigger and the knives come out. Campaigns and their surrogates have been coming for […]

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The Common Flaw in Democrats’ Health Care Plans

When Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City in 2012, water poured into Bellevue Hospital’s basement, where the fuel pumps were stored. The elevators stopped working. At a time when its services were sorely needed, the oldest hospital in the United States was forced to close its doors, unequipped for storms of the climate change […]

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The Missing Piece in Democrats’ Health Care Plans

When Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City in 2012, water poured into Bellevue Hospital’s basement, where the fuel pumps were stored. The elevators stopped working. At a time when its services were sorely needed, the oldest hospital in the United States was forced to close its doors, unequipped for storms of the climate change […]

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Why Do Pundits Love the Unity Myth?

Pete Buttigeg’s surge in the polls—if you can call rocketing to fourth place in Iowa a “surge”—has been built on a simple narrative: He alone can unite a divided country. Buttigieg has warned Democrats that identity politics and the ambitious domestic policy agenda of his rivals risk further tearing the country apart. “Our country will […]

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Chasing Court-Packing Could Derail Democrats’ Big Plans

The 1936 election was a stunning victory for the Democrats. President Franklin D. Roosevelt routed Republican Alf Landon, winning the popular vote by 24 points and all but two states in the Electoral College, while the party added to their existing supermajorities in Congress. The unassailable clarity of the result vindicated Roosevelt’s audacious first term, […]

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Bernie Can’t Say Our Name, Beto Has No Shame, and Biden Can’t Be Tamed: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings Week 14

During a week where there is a Democratic debate the Power Rankings usually focus on who performed best, and how much time candidates spent speaking to issues and policies that concern African-American voters, but not this week. This whole committee was hit hard by the news that Rep. Elijah Cummings passed early Thursday morning, and […]

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