Welcome to 2020, Julián Castro! Here’s How To Win by Losing.

Welcome to 2020, Julián Castro! Here’s How To Win by Losing.

Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has to know that is he almost certainly not going to be the Democratic Party presidential nominee. That is not a huge knock on Castro. It’s math. More than 20 Democrats may well end up running. Only one can win. But…
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Trump touts shutdown plan, but advisers say ‘no one knows what he will do’

President Donald Trump did not have any public events listed on his schedule for Saturday and Sunday. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Government Shutdown The president was slated to spend the day speaking by phone to staff and lawmakers, and he took to Twitter to demand Democrats come back to Washington. By NANCY COOK 01/12/2019 05:48…
Warren calls for ‘systemic change’ in first New Hampshire swing

Warren calls for ‘systemic change’ in first New Hampshire swing

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is seen as a strong contender in the neighboring Granite State’s early 2020 primary. | Scott Eisen/Getty Images MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for "systemic change" ranging from eliminating for-profit prisons and legalizing marijuana to establishing more equitable housing programs during her first New Hampshire swing of the…
‘You couldn’t spend a dime?’: Jay Inslee ticks off the wrong state

‘You couldn’t spend a dime?’: Jay Inslee ticks off the wrong state

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision while he chaired the Democratic Governors Association not to invest in New Hampshire’s competitive governor’s race last year still burns some of the state’s leading Democrats. | Ted S. Warren/AP Photo When Washington Gov. Jay Inslee heads to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire later this month to…
Question for Democrats: What is a ‘Green New Deal’?

Question for Democrats: What is a ‘Green New Deal’?

Liberal activists contend that Democrats need bold ideas — both to tackle the urgency of the climate crisis and to drum up the voter excitement to oust President Donald Trump. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo energy and environment Ambitious proposals for tackling climate change and transforming the economy are setting up one of the party's…
Castro launches 2020 bid with nod to party’s future

Castro launches 2020 bid with nod to party’s future

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro has long been considered one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars. | Eric Gay/AP Photo 2020 Election The Texan will be one of the youngest candidates in the Democratic presidential field and likely its only Latino. By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 01/12/2019 08:09 AM EST Updated 01/12/2019…
Week 86: FBI’s Blockbuster Probe of Trump’s Loyalty Revealed

Week 86: FBI’s Blockbuster Probe of Trump’s Loyalty Revealed

The FBI was so distressed by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the second week of May 2017, when he fired FBI Director James B. Comey, that it opened criminal and counterintelligence investigations to determine if the president was acting on behalf of Russia against the United States or had fallen under its sway, the New…
Tulsi Gabbard to run for president

Tulsi Gabbard to run for president

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday that she is running for president. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” she said during an interview on CNN's "The Van Jones Show." Story Continued Below Gabbard, a 37-year old combat veteran, has done little to…
White House warns shutdown could carry on after emergency declaration

White House warns shutdown could carry on after emergency declaration

President Donald Trump’s allies say the president is reluctant to hand Democrats a “win” by reopening the government after he’s invoked emergency powers. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo government shutdown Trump may tap his emergency powers without reopening the government, a move some allies say could 'screw' Democrats. By GABBY ORR 01/11/2019 06:55 PM EST White…
Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez

Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez

Incumbent Democrats are most annoyed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s threat to back primary opponents against members of their ranks she deems too moderate. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo congress The effort is part carrot, part stick. But it's far from clear the anti-establishment political novice can be made to play ball. By RACHAEL BADE and HEATHER…

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