CNN informs me there are “at least” 22 Democrats thinking of running for president in 2020. So who among them had the best 2017? Below is my list, in descending order, of the strongest members of the emerging 2020 Democratic field, along with some thoughts on their political fortunes. Spoiler alert: It’s not a pretty sight.
The Washington Post fact checker gave Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) a “four Pinocchio” rating for falsely claiming on Twitter that the Republican tax bill would slash education and health benefits to give a tax break to private jet owners.
Def Jam Recordings mogul Russell Simmons in 1991 coerced a then-17-year-old fashion model to perform oral sex on him after she “wildly” fought against having intercourse, according to allegations in a new report.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) on Friday ripped a provision in the Senate Republican tax reform bill that gives a tax break to private airplane owners, not noting that a fellow Democrat proposed a similar idea earlier this year.
California Sen. Kamala Harris (D.) has announced her support for a bipartisan bill aimed at cracking down on websites that have been used for sex trafficking after months of silence on the issue and criticism from activists who questioned why she had not endorsed the measure earlier.
The Washington Post “Fact Checker” blog gave Senate Democrats “Four Pinocchios” on Thursday for falsely claiming the Republican tax reform plan would raise taxes on most middle-class families.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) more than doubled her spending in the third quarter on an online media firm that played a major part in boosting the national profile of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) during his run for the Democratic presidential primary, Federal Election Commission filings show.
The National Urban League has thrown its weight behind a bill aimed at fighting online sex-trafficking, putting more pressure on Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) to take a public stand on the bill.
The NUL, a civil rights group that advocates on behalf of African-Americans, said sex trafficking disproportionately impacts minorities—and African-Americans in particular—and argues the bipartisan measure is long overdue, in a letter addressed to Senate leaders.
California Democrats have rushed to defend Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) as she gears up for her 2018 reelection campaign and faces at least one insurgent challenger within her own party.