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White House scrambles to slow impeachment push as new revelations deepen scandal

White House scrambles to slow impeachment push as new revelations deepen scandal

The White House is launching a new effort to slow the speeding Democratic impeachment push, but its noncooperation strategy is being constantly thwarted by a daily stream of explosive secrets being spilled behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. Current and former officials are painting an ever more damning picture of a wider than originally perceived…MORE

7 takeaways from the CNN/New York Times Democratic presidential debate

7 takeaways from the CNN/New York Times Democratic presidential debate

Polls show that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now a front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination. And on Tuesday night in Ohio, her 11 rivals acted like it. The party’s fourth presidential debate, hosted by CNN and The New York Times, showcased the shifting dynamics of the Democratic primary. Warren was under attack all night…MORE

Joe Biden spent more than he raised in the third quarter of 2019

Joe Biden spent more than he raised in the third quarter of 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden burned through his campaign donations at a blistering pace over the summer — spending more than he took in and leaving himself just a fraction of the cash available to his better-funded rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden’s campaign entered October with $8.98 million remaining in its bank account,…MORE

Here’s why Democrats aren’t holding an impeachment inquiry vote — yet

Here’s why Democrats aren’t holding an impeachment inquiry vote — yet

A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Impeachment Watch newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Back from a recess, Democrats were debating whether to address gripes about the impeachment process and hold a vote authorizing their inquiry as it races forward. The latest here. Head over here…MORE

Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from the fourth Democratic debate

Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from the fourth Democratic debate

A dozen (!) Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Ohio for the fourth debate of the 2020 election, the largest field ever to participate in a single debate. I watched, took notes, tweeted and picked some of the best — and the worst — of the night. My winners and losers are below. WINNERS…MORE

Buttigieg to O’Rourke: ‘I don’t need lessons from you on courage — political or personal’

Buttigieg to O’Rourke: ‘I don’t need lessons from you on courage — political or personal’

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg clashed at Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate over O’Rourke’s proposed mandatory buyback of assault-style weapons. The fight over gun policy at the CNN/New York Times debate was sparked when Buttigieg suggested O’Rourke’s proposal was impractical. “You just made it clear that you don’t…MORE

Joe Biden offers forceful defense of his son’s Ukraine work at Democratic debate

Joe Biden offers forceful defense of his son’s Ukraine work at Democratic debate

Former Vice President Joe Biden offered a forceful defense of his son during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, saying voters should focus on President Donald Trump’s “corruption” instead of Hunter Biden’s previous work in Ukraine. “My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong,” Biden said during the debate hosted by CNN and The New York…MORE

2020 Democrats stand united in support of impeachment process at debate

2020 Democrats stand united in support of impeachment process at debate

Democratic presidential candidates stood united at the CNN/New York Times debate in supporting the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Here’s what the dozen 2020 Democrats at the debate said on Tuesday night about the impeachment process, in order of when they were asked: Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts “Sometimes there are issues that are bigger…MORE

Elizabeth Warren has her night in the barrel

Elizabeth Warren has her night in the barrel

Elizabeth Warren got a taste of the front-runner life during a heated debate on Tuesday in Ohio, as the moderate candidates onstage bombarded her throughout the night and, during an especially pointed exchange, assailed the Massachusetts senator over her refusal to directly explain how she would fund “Medicare for All.” The question during the CNN/New…MORE