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Biden joins striking union members in Boston as speculation mounts over 2020 run

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Former Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance on Thursday at a rally for striking grocery store workers in Boston, where he expressed his solidarity with the union members and his anger at corporate America.

Biden, who is widely expected to soon announce a run for the presidency, highlighted his working-class upbringing in Pennsylvania and his disdain for unfair labor practices.

“Wall Street CEOs and bankers did not build America, you built America,” Biden told a crowd of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union gathered outside a Stop & Shop market in the Dorchester neighborhood.

TRUMP PREDICTS BIDEN, SANDERS, WILL BE THE TWO DEM 2020 FINALISTS

More than 30,000 UFCW Stop & Shop workers have been on strike since April 11 as they fight the company over what they’ve called unreasonable contract and benefit cuts.

“This is morally wrong what is going on around the country, and I’m sick of it, and I’ve had enough of it,” Biden said. “We’ve got to stand to together, and we will take back our country.”

While Biden has not officially declared that he plans to challenge President Trump for the White House, recent polling indicates that he is considered one of the front-runners for the Democratic nomination, alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. A recent poll by Fox News shows that Biden holds a seven-point lead in a head-to-head race against Trump, while Sanders holds a three-point lead over Trump.

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Looking ahead to his re-election campaign, Trump predicted in a tweet earlier this week that he would face either Biden or Sanders in the general election next year.

Sanders is leading a crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field in fundraising so far, raising $18 million.

Winning back working class voters is of major importance to the 2020 Democratic after the party suffered major losses in union-heavy states like Michigan and Pennsylvania in the 2016 election. Biden has already been courting union voters even before he has officially entered the race.

“You are coming back,” he told the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers last week. “We need you back.”

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Biden is not the only potential candidate courting union votes: Sanders’ campaign became the first in U.S. history with a unionized workforce, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined striking Stop & Shop workers on a picket line in New Hampshire last Friday and California Sen. Kamala Harris hired a top Service Employees International Union executive for her campaign and made her first proposal one to raise teacher’s pay.

Major union endorsements are likely several months away, especially because the labor movement is treading carefully after complaints that its leadership was too quick to back Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primary over Sanders.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Terry McAuliffe says he won’t run in 2020, wants to tackle ‘problems’ in Virginia

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Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe revealed Wednesday he will not be entering the 2020 White House race, saying Virginians want him back in the commonwealth to tackle various “problems” on a state level.

McAuliffe still insisted he could beat President Trump “like a rented mule” but despite his strong desire to run, he told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo that “we’ve got issues in Virginia.” He said his state has seen “a lot of problems” since February, an apparent reference to the controversies surrounding current Gov. Ralph Northam involving his use of blackface decades ago, and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax facing multiple accusations of sexual assault.

“Why are you in politics- to help people. Where can you have the biggest impact on people? And, the leadership in Virginia has been reaching out to me in the last two-and-a-half months. I spent ’til four o’clock in the morning on Saturday morning with the state party chair all night talking. I’ve invested a lot in that state and I love that state,” McAuliffe explained. “We’ve got to win the House and Senate because we can change it, we can take it to the next level. So I’ve listened to the Virginians and I’m gonna help Virginians for the next six months.”

When asked what he thought of the 2020 field of Democrats, he insisted that “most of them” could beat Trump, but suggested that former Vice President Joe Biden had the best chance.

The Democrat expressed that he didn’t want Virginians to feel that he had “abandoned” them and thought he could make a “real difference” much faster in his home state than if he joined an already crowded field of presidential candidates.

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McAuliffe, however, did not rule out another run for the governorship in Virginia.

“I’m still a young man. You’ll see what happens,” McAuliffe continued, “but this is a real opportunity. I’ve started it. I need to finish it.”

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Gabbard says US undermining North Korea peace bid with Venezuela, Iran policies

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Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard told Fox News on Wednesday evening that the Trump administration was “directly undermining” its own attempts to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons by pursuing “regime change” in countries like Venezuela and Iran.

The Hawaii congresswoman told “Special Report with Bret Baier” that it has been “impossible for Kim Jong Un to believe them [the administration] when they tell him, ‘Don’t worry. Get rid of your nuclear weapons. We’re not going to come after you.’ … This is not something that can happen overnight, but it begins with ending our regime change wars in other countries [and] ending our regime change efforts as we are seeing in these countries like Venezuela and Iran.”

Gabbard spoke to Fox News shortly after North Korea announced that it had test-fired a “new-type tactical guided weapon.” The totalitarian country has not tested a ballistic missile since November 2017 and U.S. officials told Fox News that Wednesday’s exercise likely was a “short-range” test of a small guided weapon.

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“We must be willing to meet with those who may be potential adversaries or adversaries in the pursuit of peace and security,” Gabbard said.

“However, this administration is undermining their own efforts by … making it so they’ve got no credibility as they are trying to barter and negotiate with North Korea and get them to denuclearize.”

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Gabbard also addressed criticisms of her past visits to Syria, where she has met with that country’s president. When asked by host Bret Baier if she considers Bashar al-Assad to be a war criminal, Gabbard answered: “What’s more important than the question that you’re asking right now is to focus on the costs of this regime change war on our country [and] the trillions of dollars that we’ve spent on waging a regime change war that has undermined our national security, strengthening terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda … Let’s focus on the costs and the consequences of these regime change wars and work for the interests of our country.”

When asked if she agreed with the intelligence community’s conclusion that Assad’s forces gassed civilians opposed to his rule, Gabbard answered: “What I have said, and I have said this numerous times, is that the Assad government, the Syrian government …  terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups in Syria have unfortunately used these chemical weapons in this war that’s currently being waged.”

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Fox News to host town hall with Sen. Amy Klobuchar

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Fox News will host a town hall with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) next month.

The event will air live from Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET.

“Special Report” host Bret Baier and “The Story” anchor Martha MacCallum will host the event, which will focus on the 2020 presidential election and news of the day.

FOX NEWS’ TOWN HALL WITH BERNIE SANDERS VIEWING NUMBERS EXCEED CNN, MSNBC COMBINED

Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of Fox News and Fox Business, said in a statement, “Fox News Channel continues to produce highly informative and respectful town hall events, delivering record viewership and providing a platform to all candidates. We are incredibly proud of the entire team and look forward to hosting Senator Klobuchar for our next town hall.”

An abbreviated version of Baier’s “Special Report” will air from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET, while MacCallum’s “The Story” will run from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. The town hall will run between both programs.

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Klobuchar’s town hall is Fox News’ third of the 2020 election season and the second featuring a Democratic primary candidate.

On Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appeared in a town hall from Bethlehem, Pa., garnering nearly 2.6 million viewers.

MacCallum and Baier held a town hall with potential presidential contender Howard Schultz on April 4.

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In February, Klobuchar appeared on “Special Report with Bret Baier” for the first time since declaring her candidacy, garnering 2.5 million viewers and nearly 400,000 in the key 25-54 demographic.

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Ben Affleck for Harris, Danny DeVito for Sanders, Ryan Reynolds for Buttigieg: Stars donate to Democrats

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According to campaign finance reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission this week, several stars have already contributed to Democratic primary candidates.

Star Wars: Episode IXdirector J.J. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, reportedly hosted a party for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in March at their home in the Pacific Palisades with several Hollywood elites including Shonda Rhimes. The former allegedly not-quite progressive prosecutor also received financial support from several stars, including Ben Affleck, who donated $2,800; Eva Longoria pledged $5,400; Quincy Jones donated $2,800; and Jon Hamm gave $1,000.

Willie Nelson donated $2,800 to fellow Texan Beto O’Rourke. The guitar-wielding centrist Democrat’s campaign also took in $1,850 from Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, $2,800 from Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley, $5,600 from Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, $1,500 from comedian and “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk, $2,500 from Texas film director Richard Linklater and $350 from “Saturday Night Live” star Cecily Strong.

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Danny DeVito has endorsed Bernie Sanders since 2016. (Getty)

Bernie Sanders received $2,700 from Danny DeVito, $2,800 from Susan Sarandon, $2,500 from Grammy winning singer Norah Jones, $1,000 from Phish drummer Jonathan Fishman, $500 from “Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch and $1,000 from Foo Fighters guitarist Christopher Shiflett.

South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg received $2,000 from “West Wing” star Bradley Whitford, $250 from “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds, $500 from NFL network broadcaster Rich Eisen gave $250 from “Game of Thrones” executive producer Carolyn Strauss.

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“When you talk about Hollywood, yes, we are talking about movie stars and writers and directors, but we are also talking about people with decades of experience with presidential campaigns,” said Yusef Robb, a longtime California political strategist. “Earning support from somebody with a lot of connections in the political world couples with their star power, which people in the chattering classes notice.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trump predicts ‘Crazy Bernie Sanders,’ ‘Sleepy Joe Biden’ will be 2 Dem ‘finalists’ in 2020 race

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President Trump offered his thoughts Tuesday night on which two Democratic contenders he thinks will be left standing in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

Out of the crowded pool of contenders, Trump predicted on Twitter that former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the final two in the battle to be the party’s nominee.

“I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best Economy in the history of our Country (and MANY other great things)!” he wrote. “I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May God Rest Their Soul!”

While Sanders, I-Vt., confirmed in February that he would be running again for president, Biden has yet to formally enter the race.

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The president’s prediction came after he targeted Sanders in a separate tweet, speaking about the lawmaker’s finances.

“Bernie Sanders and wife should pay the Pre-Trump Taxes on their almost $600,000 in income,” Trump wrote. “He is always complaining about these big TAX CUTS, except when it benefits him. They made a fortune off of Trump, but so did everyone else – and that’s a good thing, not a bad thing!”

Shortly ahead of a Fox News town hall Monday night, Sanders’ presidential campaign released his 2018 returns. According to the figures, Sanders and his wife Jane paid a 26 percent effective tax rate on $561,293 in income, and made more than $1 million in both 2016 and 2017. Nearly $400,000 of his income last year came from book sales.

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Sanders later fired back at the president for his remarks, tweeting that Trump seemed “scared of our campaign.”

“He should be,” he continued.

Fox News’ Jennifer Earl and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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2020 candidates’ 1st-quarter fundraising: By the numbers

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All candidates running for president in 2020 have until Monday evening to file their full first-quarter fundraising reports to the Federal Election Commission. The following are the first-quarter fundraising totals available for the 2020 presidential candidates that have been reported by either the FEC or the candidiates’ campaigns.

President Donald Trump – $30 million

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. –  $18.2 million

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. – $12 million

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas – $9.4 million

Pete Buttigieg, Democratic Mayor of South Bend, Ind. – $6,405,929.62

Former Rep. John Delaney, D-Md. –

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. – $6 million

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. – $5.2 million

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. – $5 million

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D- NY – $3 million

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee – $2.25 million

Businessman Andrew Yang – $1.7 million

Former Housing and Urban Development Sec. Julian Castro – $1.1 million

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Pete Buttigieg campaign raised more than $1M in hours after 2020 announcement

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Mayor Pete is in the money.

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., officially announced he is running for president Sunday afternoon, and within hours his campaign coffers were overflowing.

“Some news: since delivering his announcement speech, our grassroots supporters have invested more than $1m in @PeteButtigieg’s campaign,” Buttigieg’s communications adviser Lis Smith tweeted Sunday night.

Smith tweeted the stat shortly after 7 p.m. ET. Buttigieg’s 2020 bid was made official about 3 p.m. ET.

PETE BUTTIGIEG FORMALLY ANNOUNCES 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RUN

In a speech announcing his run, Buttigieg highlighted both his progressive values and Midwestern upbringing.

“I ran for mayor in 2011 knowing that nothing like Studebaker would ever come back—but believing that we would, our city would, if we had the courage to reimagine our future,” Buttigieg said in a speech inside South Bend’s Studebaker auto plant. “And now, I can confidently say that South Bend is back.”

He added: “There’s a long way for us to go. Life here is far from perfect. But, we’ve changed our trajectory, and shown a path forward for communities like ours.”

The 37-year-old Afghanistan War veteran, who has been exploring a White House run since January, now joins the field of a dozen-plus rivals and one that is likely to reach 20 or more.

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Over the past few months, Buttigieg has appeared frequently on national TV news and talk shows and developed a strong social media following with his message that the country needs “a new generation of leadership.”

Buttigieg’s poll numbers have climbed. Some polls put him behind only Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who sought the party’s nomination in 2016, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet said he’s running.

Buttigieg’s campaign raised more than $7 million in the first three months of this year, a total eclipsed by Sanders’ leading $18 million, but more than Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Cory Booker of New Jersey, among others.

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Buttigieg would be the first openly gay nominee of a major presidential party; he married his husband, Chasten, last year. He would be the first mayor to go directly to the White House. And, he would be the youngest person to become president, turning 39 the day before the next inauguration, on Jan. 20, 2021. Theodore Roosevelt was 42 when he took office, while John F. Kennedy was 43 and Bill Clinton 46.

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

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Bernie Sanders touts working-class message at Pittsburgh rally

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., argued Sunday that among the presidential candidates, he was the best Democrat to win back a string of Midwestern states from President Trump in 2020, claiming that the sitting president had told working-class families a “monstrous lie” by vowing to take on monied interests in Washington.

“Donald Trump has told literally thousands of lies since he began his campaign and since he has been in the White House,” Sanders told an estimated crowd of 4,500 at an outdoor rally in Pittsburgh. “But, the biggest lie that he told the people of Pennsylvania … was that he was going to stand up for working families and take on the establishment.”

Sunday’s rally wrapped up a weekend swing in which Sanders also held rallies in Wisconsin and Michigan. Voters in all three states backed Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016, stunning Democrats who had seen them as part of a “blue wall” held together by urban African-American voters and traditionally liberal white working-class voters.

“We are going to win in Pennsylvania, we’re going to win in Michigan, we’re going to win in Wisconsin, we’re going to win in Indiana and Ohio,” Sanders promised his cheering supporters. “And, by the way, we’re going to win the election.”

The self-described democratic socialist said his political movement mirrored the labor movement, the civil rights movement, the women’s movement and the gay rights movement in showing that “real change never takes place from the top on down, always from the bottom up.” He recited a laundry list of policies — including raising the federal minimum wage, government-run health care and legalizing marijuana — that he claimed were described as “too radical” by members of the media and political establishment.

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“Today, virtually all of those ideas are supported by a majority of the American people and they are ideas that Democratic candidates from school board to president of the United States now support,” Sanders said, noting that his insurgent campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination had netted “more votes from young people than Trump and Clinton combined.”

Sanders also proudly noted that his supporters had campaigned successfully to change the party’s rules governing superdelegates at next year’s Democratic National Convention “and maybe ending a system in which one candidate had 500 superdelegates before the first vote was cast.” The Democratic National Committee voted last summer to prevent superdelegates from voting on the first presidential nomination ballot unless a candidate had enough votes from pledged delegates, who choose a candidate based on the results of the Democrats’ primaries and caucuses.

The Vermont senator also addressed his signature issue, vowing to health insurance companies that “whether you like it or not, the United States will join every other major country on earth and guarantee health care to all people as a right.”

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“It is an international embarrassment that in America today we got 30 million people with no health insurance and even more who are underinsured with high deductibles and high co-payments and for all of that we end up spending twice as much per capita on healthcare as do the people of any other nation,” said Sanders, who warned his audience that “the insurance companies are getting nervous” about his message.

“They are prepared and will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to stop us,” he said, “but we are gonna win this struggle and we will pass a Medicare for All single-payer program.”

Fox News’ Jennifer Oliva in Pittsburgh and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Gillibrand raises $3M in first quarter, trailing many other 2020 candidates

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Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand raised $3 million in the first quarter of this year, trailing all but one of the 2020 candidates who have disclosed their fundraising hauls.

Campaign spokeswoman Meredith Kelly said Sunday that nearly two-thirds of Gillibrand’s donors are women, 92 percent were under $200 and the average online donation was $25.

Kelly added that the New York Democrat’s campaign has $10.2 million cash on hand.

Gillibrand’s fundraising trails all five of her Senate colleagues who are seeking the Democratic nomination. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised more than $18 million; California Sen. Kamala Harris was at $12 million. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has raised $6 million, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has raised $5.2 million and New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker has raised $5 million. The senator from New York also lags behind former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, who hauled in $9.4 million in the first 18 days of his campaign and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who raised $7 million in the first quarter — and finally declared his candidacy Sunday.

Gillibrand is ahead of New York-based entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who reported raising $1.7 million in the first quarter. The remaining candidates have until Monday to file their fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission.

Campaign cash, along with polling, is a much-watched barometer of a candidate’s clout, strength, and popularity.

Aides to Gillibrand’s campaign have viewed her candidacy in two distinct phases. The first “exploratory” phase began in January when Gillibrand revealed that she was considering a presidential run on during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She then quickly made her first trip to the leadoff caucus state of Iowa and held 60 events across eight states.

The second phase began with the formal launch of her campaign on March 17. Since then, her campaign said she doubled her total number of donors, though the campaign did not disclose the total number of donors or donations to her campaign.

In a memo to supporters obtained by The Associated Press, Gillibrand’s campaign also says that she received a fundraising boost from her recent appearance at a CNN town hall. In that memo, Gillibrand’s campaign says that of donations to the campaign made within 48 hours of the April 9 town hall, 63 percent were new contributors.

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In the same memo, her campaign said though it saw her on strong financial footing, her decision to call on former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to step down over allegations of sexual misconduct had an adverse impact.

In the memo, the campaign said there was “no question that the first quarter was adversely impacted by certain establishment donors – and many online – who continue to punish Kirsten for standing up for her values and for women.”

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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