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The Key to Nancy Pelosi’s Legislative Agenda

(From Bloomberg) Pelosi must find a way to hold her fractious coalition together while positioning Democrats to recapture the Senate and the White House in 2020. Adding to her challenge, there are now cameras and smartphones in the proverbial...

Kamala Harris to preview 2020 message in new book

(From CNN) Already the early stages of a Kamala Harris presidential campaign are taking shape. The former California attorney general has a seasoned team of political tacticians in California, including Sean Clegg and Ace Smith, who helped elect Jerry Brown,...

‘Draft Beto’ effort builds momentum

(From Politico) O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, has not yet said if he will run for president. And unlike more established Democrats, he has done little to prepare infrastructure for a presidential campaign.

Are We Actually Getting Out of Syria?

(From Slate) Over the weekend, National Security Adviser John Bolton assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that U.S. troops will remain in Syria until ISIS is vanquished, Turkey guarantees it won’t attack the Syrian Kurds, and Iran removes its own...

Democrats: Less Is More in 2020

(From Real Clear Politics) Four decades later, with Democrats stacking up like planes over O’Hare to run against President Trump, it’s a good time for them to recall their New Age roots. Large fields of candidates are not beautiful.

Warren regains footing in Iowa blitz

(From Politico) Just two months ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren risked political backlash here by opting to avoid a trip to Iowa during the critical midterm elections — the only major potential 2020 candidate to do so. But less than a...

Mitt Romney just joined the “resistance”

(From The Week) It’s possible the op-ed will amount to very little. The GOP and its base, after all, seem pretty devoted to Trump — Romney’s own niece, in fact, is chair of the Republican National Committee under Trump, a...

Pelosi 2, Ocasio-Cortez 0

(From Politico) The first two battles led by Ocasio-Cortez and her Instagramming army of rebels ran smack into Pelosi’s establishment fortress. When Ocasio-Cortez made waves by loudly demanding a new committee tasked with drafting a “Green New Deal,” Pelosi quietly...

Elizabeth Warren’s brilliant beginning

(From CNN) Watching Warren’s announcement video, you can see her priorities are clear: she wants economic and racial justice and recognizes that the two are neither identical nor severable (unlike too many others on the populist left who believe class...

10 New Factors That Will Shape the 2020 Democratic Primary

(From The Atlantic) Before any Democrats can get to Trump, though, they’ll have to get through the “Why not me?” primary—the next 14 months of scramble and mania, set against a primary-calendar shake-up that for the first time has...