Bernie Sanders Raises Record $5.9 Million as Trump’s Biggest Challenger

Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) is joining what is shaping up to become the most crowded and most diverse field of presidential candidates ever to be presented by the Democrat party, with the likes of Sen. Kamala Harris (California), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts), Sen. Corey Booker (New Jersey).

President Trump sent out a dubious welcome to Sanders, who he derides as “Crazy Bernie” on Twitter, saying he wished the Vermont Senator well in the crowded presidential election race. Not long after, the Senator fired back.

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Amy Klobuchar joins 2020 Democratic field, promising to win back Midwest voters from Trump in snowy speech | Fox News

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., became the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the 2020 presidential race – announcing on Sunday her candidacy during a speech in Minneapolis’ frigid and snowy Boom Island Park.

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U.S. intel agencies: Russia and China plotting to interfere in 2020 election

By Ken Dilanian

U.S. intelligence agencies assess that Russia and China will seek to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, having learned lessons from Russia’s operation in 2016, according to the annual public survey of national security threats issued Tuesday.

“We assess that foreign actors will view the 2020 U.S. elections as an opportunity to advance their interests,” Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, told the Senate intelligence committee at the worldwide threats hearing.

In another notable statement, Coats noted that U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons because “its leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival.” That view stands in stark contrast to comments from President Donald Trump, who in June declared that North Korea was “no longer a nuclear threat,” citing his talks with leader Kim Jong Un.

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Editorial Board Of Vermont Paper Begs Bernie Sanders Not To Run In 2020 | HuffPost

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may be mulling a run for president, but the editorial board of one of his home state’s newspapers is asking him not to.

In an op-ed published Saturday in the Barre Montpelier Times Argus titled “Don’t run,” members of the board said “we beg him” to avoid throwing his hat in the ring for 2020.

“That is an unfavorable opinion, especially among most Vermonters and progressives who support the platform that has come to define him,” the board acknowledged. “But at this point, there are more things about another Sanders run at the White House that concern us than excite us.”

One of the board’s gripes with Sanders, the writers noted, was that during his 2016 presidential run, he was absent dozens of times for votes on key matters they felt were important to his constituents.

Taking issue with his laundry list of past media appearances, the board added,  “you are more likely to catch Sanders on Colbert, CNN or MSNBC than you are to see him talking to reporters here in Vermont.”

“Evidently, microphones here don’t extend far enough.”

Source: Editorial Board Of Vermont Paper Begs Bernie Sanders Not To Run In 2020 | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren launches exploratory committee ahead of likely 2020 presidential run

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a major step toward a presidential run on Monday, announcing in a video message and email to supporters that she is forming an exploratory committee ahead of an expected campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

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