The 10 Signs That Point to an Elizabeth Warren Presidential Run in 2020
Will she or won’t she? Despite the fact that there are still two months to go in the 2018 midterms, speculation about Democrats who might challenge President Trump is rapidly ramping up.
On Thursday, CNN named Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) the mostly likely Democrat to run for president in 2020. In response, America Rising PAC Executive Director Alex Wilkes released a memo that highlights the 10 best signs that Warren will take the presidential plunge.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 09-10-18
Lawmakers will observe Rosh Hashanah this week, returning to the Capitol on Wednesday to a jam-packed agenda. The House will attempt to pass a package of three spending bills, which should avoid a government shutdown, while the Senate focuses on passing a bipartisan opioid bill this week. House Republicans are also expected to unveil details about a second round of tax cuts.
This week also marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Memorials will take place across the country, including in New York City. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Shanksville, PA, the site where United Airlines flight 93 crashed, while Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis will attend a memorial at the Pentagon.
THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 08-13-18
The President returns to Washington, DC this week, ready to advance his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Judge Kavanaugh will meet with two key red state Democrats on Wednesday, Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN). While liberal efforts to stall Kavanaugh’s nomination struggle to get off the ground, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has announced that Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings will begin September 4.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 08-06-18
This week, voters head to the polls in several states across the country to vote in primary elections. We will see primary results in Missouri, Michigan, Washington, and Kansas on Tuesday night. However, the nation will be paying particular attention to a special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District.
Stretching from Zanesville to the outskirts of Columbus, the 12th District is a traditionally conservative seat that the GOP has held for the last 35 years. This year, however, Republican Troy Balderson is fighting off a serious challenge from Democrat Danny O’Connor.
Despite outside GOP groups pouring millions into the seat and Balderson benefiting from recent visits from President Trump and Vice President Pence, the race is a toss-up according to a recent Monmouth University poll.
With this being the last special election before the November midterms, Tuesday’s election results could very well set the tone for the remainder of this election cycle.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 07-30-18
The president and vice president will once again travel throughout the country this week to campaign for Republicans ahead of the November 6 midterms.
Vice President Pence rallies with Congressional candidate Troy Balderson (R-OH) at a GOTV event on Monday in Ohio, while President Trump heads to Tampa, Florida to campaign with gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis (R-FL) on Tuesday. On Thursday, the president travels to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to hold a ‘Make America Great Again’ rally with Senate candidate Lou Barletta (R-PA).
With the midterms top of mind, liberal activists will travel to New Orleans on Thursday for the annual Netroots Nation convention. Speakers this year include Tom Steyer and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA).
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The AR Intel Week Ahead: 07-09-18
Buckle up for a wild week in Washington!
President Trump will announce his SCOTUS nomination in a press conference at 9PM Monday. He will then head to the NATO summit in Brussels. While abroad, Trump will meet with Theresa May and have a one-on-one with Putin.
In addition to responding to the news of Trump’s Supreme Court pick, the Senate will focus on a range of topics this week, including taking up NDAA, the Farm Bill, and minibus spending bills.
These Are the Democrats Who Want to Abolish ICE (So Far)
Following the shocking victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in last week’s New York House primary, and coupled with the furor of family separations at the Mexican border, some Democrats feel comfortable with the political calculus in calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
To her credit, Ocasio-Cortez was for abolishing ICE before it became “cool” to do so among Democrats. But now a steady stream of liberals have voiced their support to scrap ICE altogether and “start over.”
The list of Democrats who have come out in support of abolishing ICE include at least three women widely considered to be potential 2020 presidential candidates, as well as a slew of House members and candidates. To see that full list, as well as what many of these politicians specifically said about the topic, become an AR Intel Insider today!
THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 06-18-18
Republicans are set to tussle over immigration this week with two bills lined up for debate in the House. President Trump will also meet with House lawmakers on Tuesday and with neither bills having a lock on 218 Republican votes, they’ll seek clarity over where the conference will head on the issue.
Also happening on the Hill on Monday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray are set to testify in front of a Senate Judiciary hearing on the DOJ IG report regarding the FBI’s actions before the 2016 election. This will be a must watch event, so stay tuned to AR Intel for more.
The AR Intel Week Ahead: 06-11-18
President Trump is in Singapore this week for a historic meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. This marks the first meeting between a U.S. president and a leader of the authoritarian state in history. The talks are expected to center on bringing an end to the nuclear tensions between North Korea and other countries in the region.
In other news, members of Congress are working on a series of opioid-related bills this week, and the Senate is debating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 06-04-2018
A group of moderate Republican lawmakers are only five signatures short of forcing a discharge petition on an immigration plan that shores up protections for DACA recipients. That means it’s make or break time for Republican leaders on the Hill this week. To quell the dissent among their ranks, Republican leaders are planning on holding a two-hour policy meeting on Thursday. While unlikely, leadership is hoping to reach an agreeable middle ground between GOP moderates and Freedom Caucus members.
In the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has lined up floor votes for three more district judges. Senators will then begin consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Axios has also reported that McConnell may make a decision as soon as this week about whether the August recess will be shortened, as requested by President Trump and several Republican senators.
Over on the West Coast, Californians are getting ready to vote in Tuesday’s primary elections. Seats to watch include congressional districts 39, 48 and 49, where Democrats have been duking it out to take on the Republican incumbents. Primary elections will also take place on Tuesday in Alabama, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.
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