WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Was About to Mom Dance Again, But This Adorable Child Saved Her From Herself


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As Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” blasted over the loud speaker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren closed out a town hall in Los Angeles Wednesday with her signature frantic crowd wave. Things took a cringe-worthy turn when Warren start throwing in a few fist pumps. It appeared Warren might try to dance again, just like she did in Minnesota on Monday… Then — sweet, sweet relief — an adorable little child ran up to Warren and surprised her with a bear hug which stopped her in her tracks. In another adorable moment, Warren handed the microphone to her grandson. “Hello, again. If you want to take selfies with my Gammy, line up over there!” the little boy directed.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza Wills Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris Out of Existence in Iowa Segment


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CNN political analyst Chris Cillizza graded several Democratic presidential candidates on their recent performance in Iowa, but inexplicably failed to mention Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a rundown that even included John Hickenlooper. On Wednesday morning’s edition of New Day, hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota bantered with Cillizza about the fried foods that take center stage at the Iowa State Fair every four years, then launched into a segment grading the performance of Democratic candidates at said fair. First up was New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, whom Cillizza gave an “A” because Booker got the “best response” at the Wing Ding Dinner (“along with Pete Buttigieg“), and performed well at the last CNN debate. As Cillizza noted, Booker was polling at about one percent going into the fair. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also earned an “A” because “she has by far the Continue reading "CNN’s Chris Cillizza Wills Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris Out of Existence in Iowa Segment"

Lou Dobbs Concerned About Who’s Advising Trump: If He ‘Forgets Who His Base Is… It’s Gonna Be a Dandy of an Election’


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Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump‘s, has some concerns about the advice POTUS is getting heading into 2020. Dobbs brought up legislation on visas being taken up in the Senate as well as comments from Kellyanne Conway that alarmed him, telling his panel, “Effectively she said all of this is basically negotiable with the Republicans. She thinks a deal can be done on illegal immigration and on guns.” Ed Rollins remarked, “If you’re gonna give everything up to the Democrats, might as well do it all at one time.” “His base is expecting a wall,” Dobbs said. “Expecting Illegal immigration to be stopped. Instead, immigration year-over-year is rising significantly. We’ve got four times the number of families being apprehended at the border. This is not going well. And I absolutely believe this is a historic president, that this man is doing Continue reading "Lou Dobbs Concerned About Who’s Advising Trump: If He ‘Forgets Who His Base Is… It’s Gonna Be a Dandy of an Election’"

Bill de Blasio Dismisses Getting 0% on Recent Poll, Defends Criticizing Biden: ‘This is the Preseason!’


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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dismissed not registering on a recent Monmouth University poll of Iowa caucus-goers and defended criticizing Joe Biden, telling MSNBC that “this is the preseason.” The August poll shows de Blasio polling at 0% among respondents who were asked which candidate they would support if the Iowa Caucus was held today. For comparison, 28% of respondents said they would vote for Joe Biden and 19% said they would vote for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). “Your name not on the list. And you’ve faced some tough headlines,” Kasie Hunt told de Blasio on Kasie DC Sunday night. “I certainly have spoken with democratic sources who are frustrated about your willingness to criticize the frontrunner [Joe Biden] and that is something that might jeopardize his chances. How do you respond to that?” Hunt asked. “Very quick about New York, things get portrayed one Continue reading "Bill de Blasio Dismisses Getting 0% on Recent Poll, Defends Criticizing Biden: ‘This is the Preseason!’"

Michael Bloomberg Explains Joke About Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign: ‘She Thought It Was Funny’


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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked about a joke he made at Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s expense, joking about her campaign promises to hold big businesses accountable. Bloomberg was interviewed by CNN’s Ana Cabrera on CNN Newsroom Saturday. Bloomberg spoke at an Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action event in Iowa, where he said “I just said to Senator Warren on the way out, ‘Senator, congratulations, it was a nice talk, but remind you if my company hadn’t been successful, we wouldn’t be here today. So enough with this stuff.'” Cabrera asked Bloomberg about the remark, who said Warren liked the joke. “When I talked to Elizabeth backstage, she thought it was funny as well and she understood that. Somebody has to come up with the money to support some of these changes that we want to make in our society. I’m very proud that Continue reading "Michael Bloomberg Explains Joke About Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign: ‘She Thought It Was Funny’"

Elizabeth Warren Agrees That Trump is a ‘White Supremacist’


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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is the third Democratic presidential candidate to indirectly call President Donald Trump a “white supremacist,” by agreeing that he is a white supremacist. In a Wednesday interview published by The New York Times, Warren was asked if she “thought Mr. Trump was a white supremacist.” The senator responded in the affirmative. “Yes,” Warren said. Her reply came “without hesitation,” according to Times reporter Thomas Kaplan. “He has given aid and comfort to white supremacists,” Warren reportedly added. “He’s done the wink and a nod. He has talked about white supremacists as fine people. He’s done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.” Warren’s remarks came hours after former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke was similarly asked if he believed Trump is a white supremacist, and O’Rourke replied, also without hesitation, “He is.” And on Sunday, Independent Continue reading "Elizabeth Warren Agrees That Trump is a ‘White Supremacist’"

Tucker Carlson Tells Critics to ‘Calm Down’: ‘This Country is NOT on the Verge of Genocide’


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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson pushed back against people criticizing him for a segment where he called white supremacy a “hoax,” telling his critics “for the sake of the nation, calm down.” “People know their country is in decline and it’s making them turn to new political leaders. Donald Trump was one of those new leaders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are a couple of others,” he said in a promo posted to Twitter. “This a time of frustration … it’s a hard time for America. But this country is not on the brink of genocide, it’s not even close to that,” Carlson Continue reading "Tucker Carlson Tells Critics to ‘Calm Down’: ‘This Country is NOT on the Verge of Genocide’"

Trump Repeatedly Connects Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to Dayton Shooting…But Doesn’t Blame Them


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President Donald Trump insists that he doesn’t hold Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders accountable for the situation in Dayton, and yet, he has repeatedly invoked the two Democratic senators in connection with the Ohio shooting. Earlier today, Trump implied a direct connection to the shooting when he complained on Twitter that the media isn’t doing enough coverage on how the Dayton killer supported Warren, Sanders and other left-wing politics on social media. During a press scrum at the White House later on, Trump was asked what he thinks of critics who “believe that your rhetoric is emboldening white nationalists and inspiring this anger.” “If you look at Dayton,” Trump answered, “that was a person that supported – I guess you would say – Bernie Sanders, I understood, Antifa I understood, Elizabeth Warren I understood. Had nothing to do with President Trump. So these are people that are looking for Continue reading "Trump Repeatedly Connects Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to Dayton Shooting…But Doesn’t Blame Them"

Days After Call for Unity, Trump Connects Dayton Shooter Politics to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren


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President Donald Trump insinuated a direct connection between the Dayton shooter and Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday. As Trump bashed the New York Times during a new Twitter diatribe about “fake news,” he eventually moved to highlight the news that the Dayton killer’s social media profile show that he supported liberal politicians and organizations like Antifa. “I hope other news outlets will report this as opposed to Fake News. Thank you!” Trump said. CNN, one of Trump’s favorite media punching bags, has done coverage on the contents of shooter’s now-deleted Twitter account. However, it’s worth noting that unlike the El Paso Continue reading "Days After Call for Unity, Trump Connects Dayton Shooter Politics to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren"

Elizabeth Warren Up, Kamala Harris Down in New Post-Debate National Poll


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The big new Quinnipiac post-debate poll is out and Elizabeth Warren appears to have gotten a boost. Warren now polls at 21%, up 6 from the last poll right before the debates. Bernie Sanders is at 14% in the poll, up 3. Joe Biden still leads the pack at 32% — down 2 from the last poll — and Kamala Harris has dropped from 12 to 7% in the new poll. Pete Buttigieg is currently at 5%, while the rest of the field isn’t really registering that much. Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke are at 2 percent. Everyone else is at 1 percent or below. Biden ranks at the top — with 33 percent — on the question of which candidate would be the best leader, but Warren leads the rest of the pack on the question of who has the best policy ideas (32 percent to Biden’s 17 percent and Continue reading "Elizabeth Warren Up, Kamala Harris Down in New Post-Debate National Poll"

Bernie Sanders Defends Warren After Liz Cheney Twitter Slam: ‘We Don’t Need Any More’ NatSec Advice from a Cheney


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Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Fellow 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders jumped in to defend his rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Twitter, after she was called out by Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney for her stance supporting a n0-first strike policy for nuclear weapons. Asking “which American cities and how many American citizens are you willing to sacrifice?” Cheney targeted Warren for the latter’s comments during the second round of Democratic debates in Detroit, where she sparred with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock over changing the US policy toward nuclear first strikes. Warren has introduced a bill in the Senate that would make it official national security policy that the country would never preemptively use nuclear weapons in a first strike.

Washington Post Ed. Board Rips Warren And Bernie For Promoting ‘Ideas That Can’t Work’


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The Washington Post editorial board turned Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s debate zinger against her and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, torpedoing the progressive duo by asking “Why go to the trouble of running for president to promote ideas that can’t work?” Warren scored perhaps the line of the night at Tuesday night’s CNN Democratic Presidential Debate when she responded to an attack from former Rep. John Delaney by musing “I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.” In a scathing op-ed published Thursday night, the Post’s editorial board paraphrased that line to attack Warren and Sanders, specifically on the issue of the “Medicare for All” plan that Warren and Sanders support. “(P)roposals should meet a baseline degree of factual plausibility — a Continue reading "Washington Post Ed. Board Rips Warren And Bernie For Promoting ‘Ideas That Can’t Work’"

CNN Panel Praises Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign, Says ‘Her Message is a Lot Like President Trump’s’


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On CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, political consultants Mark McKinnon and Joe Trippi both complimented Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign and said there were a lot of similarities between her message and that of President Donald Trump. “You said that ‘Her message is a lot like President Trump’s’,” Lemon pointed out to McKinnon at the outset of the segment. “What do you mean by that?” “I’m looking as a consultant,” McKinnon explained. “She has a lot of energy and a clear message and a good narrative. What I mean by that, you know, there’s a conventional wisdom among all the Republicans, including and especially Donald Trump that they would on love to take on Elizabeth Warren. Think of what her message is really at its core and that is the diagnosis is: ‘The system is rigged and you are getting screwed.’ That’s exactly what Donald Trump Continue reading "CNN Panel Praises Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign, Says ‘Her Message is a Lot Like President Trump’s’"

CNN Panel Praises Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign, Says ‘Her Message is a Lot Like President Trump’s’


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On CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, political consultants Mark McKinnon and Joe Trippi both complimented Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign and said there were a lot of similarities between her message and that of President Donald Trump. “You said that ‘Her message is a lot like President Trump’s’,” Lemon pointed out to McKinnon at the outset of the segment. “What do you mean by that?” “I’m looking as a consultant,” McKinnon explained. “She has a lot of energy and a clear message and a good narrative. What I mean by that, you know, there’s a conventional wisdom among all the Republicans, including and especially Donald Trump that they would on love to take on Elizabeth Warren. Think of what her message is really at its core and that is the diagnosis is: ‘The system is rigged and you are getting screwed.’ That’s exactly what Donald Trump Continue reading "CNN Panel Praises Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign, Says ‘Her Message is a Lot Like President Trump’s’"

Bernie Sanders Plans to NOT Attack Elizabeth Warren in Future Debates: ‘Not Good Politics’


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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) indicated he doesn’t plan to go on the offense against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during debates, citing a decades-long friendship and saying “that’s not good politics.” Sanders was appearing on CBS This Morning Thursday morning, when Anthony Mason asked about the appearance of a “non-aggression pact” between himself and Warren during the Tuesday debates. Sanders and Warren largely ignored each other to bat off attacks from more centrist candidates hitting progressive policies. “You appeared to kind of have a non-aggression pact with Elizabeth Warren. Do you to have a deal not to attack each other, at least at this point?” Mason asked, “Elizabeth and I have been friends for over 20 years,” Sanders said. “She’s running her campaign and I’m running my campaign, they’re different campaigns.” Sanders said he wanted to focus on the issues. “You talk about those issues, you do well. Continue reading "Bernie Sanders Plans to NOT Attack Elizabeth Warren in Future Debates: ‘Not Good Politics’"

11-Year-Old Reporter Declines to Opine on Marianne Williamson on Fox: ‘That’s My Journalistic Responsibility’


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11-year-old journalist Jaden Jefferson appeared to be a consummate professional in a Fox News appearance, declining to offer his opinion on Democratic candidates like Marianne Williamson. Dana Perino was asking Jefferson if he had met Williamson and wanted to offer his thoughts on her. “Well, when I think of Marianne, I can’t comment on that because that’s just one of my journalistic responsibilities,” Jefferson told Perino on The Daily Briefing. “That would be wrong because that would show bias, right,” Perino said backtracking and agreeing with Jefferson. “We are teaching people here.” Jefferson spoke on how he got an exclusive interview with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and also offered some measured analysis of the Tuesday night debates. “A lot of questions were answered,” Jefferson said. “Last night’s debates were exciting and intense. There’s been a lot of criticisms of the last night’s debates including John Delaney getting too much Continue reading "11-Year-Old Reporter Declines to Opine on Marianne Williamson on Fox: ‘That’s My Journalistic Responsibility’"

WATCH: Chris Matthews Badgers Elizabeth Warren to Say She’ll Raise Taxes and She Will Not Do it


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MSNBC host Chris Matthews aggressively questioned Elizabeth Warren on whether she would raise taxes on the middle class to fund “Medicare for All,” but Warren batted away Matthews’ framing no fewer than ten times. Matthews interviewed Warren during MSNBC’s coverage following CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate and asked how Medicare for All would be funded. The interview quickly devolved into a brawl. “So, costs are going to go up for the bazillionaires, it’s going to go out for the big corporations, but out of pocket costs for middle-class families are actually going to go down,” Warren replied. “Let’s go to the mechanism because it’s important,” Matthews said, and asked, “Will your payroll [taxes] go up?” “You guys dodged that tonight,” Matthews said, to which Warren protested “No no, it’s not a dodge, it’s about where…” “Jake Tapper kept saying how much are your taxes going to go up, and Continue reading "WATCH: Chris Matthews Badgers Elizabeth Warren to Say She’ll Raise Taxes and She Will Not Do it"

MSNBC’s Brian Williams Mocks Ambitious Plans from Progressive Sens. Warren and Sanders at Dem Debate as ‘Offering Free Salad Bar and Breadsticks’


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During MSNBC’s post-debate coverage, which heavily focused on emphasizing the views of moderate Democratic candidates, host Brian Williams mocked the ambitious plans of progressive Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders as “offering free salad bar and breadsticks, everything right up to that.” Williams’ comments came nearly an hour after the end of the first night of the second round of 2020 Democratic debates. He contrasted the progressive wing of the party’s large-scale plans, like Medicare for All and student loan forgiveness, with more centrist candidates, who questioned the viability of those plans. “You got one side of the party offering free salad bar and breadsticks, everything right up to that, and the other side of the party trying to be the moderates, saying: ‘We can’t promise this stuff,'” Williams said, offering his take on the debate to Washington Post political reporter Robert Costa. Costa, however, said he thought the Continue reading "MSNBC’s Brian Williams Mocks Ambitious Plans from Progressive Sens. Warren and Sanders at Dem Debate as ‘Offering Free Salad Bar and Breadsticks’"

Twitter Lights Up Over Warren Dunking on Delaney’s Healthcare Attacks in Dem Debate: ‘Vaporized His Ass’


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At the second Democratic Debate, Senator Elizabeth Warren fired off the zinger of the night during a back-and-forth with Rep. John Delaney, who continually attacked her and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plans as too ambitious and too generous, and Twitter instantly lit up at her rhetorical direct hit.

Warren Zings Delaney: Why Run For President Just To ‘Talk About What We Really Can’t Do And Shouldn’t Fight For’


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Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren got off a hell of a zinger when former Rep. John Delaney attacked her plans as unrealistic, shooting back “I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.” At Tuesday night’s CNN Democratic Presidential Debate, Warren finished a response by saying “Democrats win when we figure out what is right, and we get out there and fight for it. I am not afraid, and for Democrats to win, you can’t be afraid either.” Asked to respond, Delaney said “So I think Democrats win when we run on real solutions, not impossible promises. When we run on things that are workable, not fairytale economics.” When Delaney was finished, Warren shot back “You know, I don’t understand why anybody Continue reading "Warren Zings Delaney: Why Run For President Just To ‘Talk About What We Really Can’t Do And Shouldn’t Fight For’"