By Fernando Ramirez Published 3:13 pm CDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 Protest photos Sen. John Cornyn accused New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker of trying to score political points by released emails belonging to Trump's Supreme Court pick. See photos of protestors arrested during the heated confirmation hearing. less Protest photos Sen. John Cornyn accused New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker of trying to score political points by released emails belonging to Trump's Supreme Court pick. See photos of protestors arrested during ... more Photo: C-SPAN U.S. Capitol Police remove a protester from the hearing room during the second day of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate … [Read more...] about Cornyn to Booker: ‘Running for president is no excuse for violating the rules’
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John Kerry likely isn’t top of mind when it comes to potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates — even within his home state of Massachusetts. Compared to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Gov. Deval Patrick — who’ve both laid some groundwork for possible 2020 bids — or even Rep. Seth Moulton, Kerry is hardly the first name mentioned when it comes to Bay State politicians with White House sights, even if he did come awfully close to it in 2004. The former Massachusetts senator and U.S. secretary of state didn’t even make CNN’s “definitive ranking” of 10 potential 2020 Democrats last month. Nor did he make the Washington Post‘s ranking of the top 15 candidates to take on President Donald Trump earlier this summer. Kerry wasn’t even among the honorable mentions whom the Post said were “worth watching.” Sad! All of that is to say that it may have caught even the most logged-on Twitter users by … [Read more...] about Is John Kerry really considering a run for president in 2020?
Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press Updated 9:50 pm CDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 Supporters of Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, display banners with text written in Portuguese that read "Free Lula" during during a protest in front of the Superior Electoral Court, as the trial against the candidacy of the jailed former president continues, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Brazil's general elections will be held on October 7. less Supporters of Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, display banners with text written in Portuguese that read "Free Lula" during during a protest in front of the Superior Electoral Court, as the ... more Photo: Eraldo Peres, AP Brazil's Minister of the Superior Electoral Court Luis Roberto Barroso listens during a the trial against the candidacy of jailed former president da Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Aug. … [Read more...] about Brazil’s Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, released a policy platform on Monday. He told Business Insider that he is “more bullish than ever” about running for president. Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, told Business Insider on Monday that he is “more bullish than ever” about a potential run for president in 2020, after his release of a policy platform he believes is “the most substantial” released by a 2020 contender so far. In the document, titled “What I Believe,” Avenatti laid out his positions on a number of issues, ranging from climate change and criminal justice reform to taxes and trade. Avenatti’s platform is built up of mainstream Democratic Party views on the subjects he lists: For instance, he supports the expansion of Medicare to cover all Americans. He expressed disapproval of the Republican-led tax law. He said he fully supports union rights. He has also … [Read more...] about Michael Avenatti is building up his policy platform as he becomes ‘more bullish than ever’ about running for president
By Casey Tolan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 9, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: August 9, 2018 at 7:24 am East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell spent two days last week in a Winnebago nicknamed “Sioux City Sue,” road-tripping across rural Iowa to campaign for a fellow Democrat. He’ll be back again this weekend, speaking on the soapbox at the State Fair and stopping by a corn boil in Baldwin, population 109. That latest foray will mark Swalwell’s 10th trip to Iowa since President Trump took office — a travel schedule that’s raising eyebrows about the 37-year-old congressman’s presidential ambitions. Politicos in the Hawkeye State, which holds the first presidential nominating caucuses in the nation, say Swalwell has spent more time there over the last year and a half than nearly any other potential Democratic presidential candidate. His frequent trips come as he’s skyrocketed from obscurity … [Read more...] about Eric Swalwell has visited Iowa 10 times in last year and a half. Is he running for president?