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Seth Moulton, the 20th Declared Democratic Candidate, Enters 2020 Race

Seth Moulton, the 20th Declared Democratic Candidate, Enters 2020 RaceBrian Snyder / ReutersRep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), the 40-year-old veteran who is in his third term in Congress, is running for president. “Whether it’s appointing a Cabinet member, negotiating a treaty, or signing an executive order, I will always uphold America’s values,” Moulton said in his announcement video. “I’m running because we have to beat Donald Trump, and I want us to beat Donald Trump because I love this country. We’ve never been a country that gets everything right. But we’re a country that, at our best, thinks that we might. I’d be honored if you’d join me in this mission.”After spending time in early-voting states over the past few months, he announced his candidacy on Good Morning America, officially becoming the 20th candidate to compete for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. His campaign will emphasize organizing young people and veterans on the ground and aides to Moulton say they’ve heard positive receptions to a younger candidate who can focus on issues of national security, defense, and foreign policy in contrast to President Trump. Moulton has recently spent time in early-voting states and his Serve America PAC contributed more than $ 4 million to candidates in the 2018 cycle, with staff on the ground working to flip almost two dozen House seats. In the run-up to his announcement, Moulton has given a speech on foreign policy, including arms control and re-examining NATO, called for the creation of a Federal Green Jobs Corps and an electoral reform plan and said both the Electoral College and the Senate filibuster should be abolished. Moulton was heavily criticized for his efforts to keep House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from leading the party after Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives last year, protestations that included angry constituents at a town-hall meeting and potential primary challengers. Moulton eventually backed her speakership after coming to a deal that included term limits for the leadership positions of the House’s top Democrats. More recently, Moulton has said Pelosi has done a good job in her role. One of his other competitors in the 2020 race, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), also led the charge for new leadership and previously challenged Pelosi for the position of minority leader in 2016. When that vote was taken, another 2020 contender, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) supported Ryan. Following the formal launch of his campaign, Moulton will participate in an aggressive media tour, including an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, a must-stop for Democratic presidential aspirants as of late. And throughout the rest of the week, he’ll be heading back to early-voting states for campaign events. The number of candidates is not expected to remain at 20 for long, as former Vice President Joe Biden is poised to enter the race this week as well. Read more at The Daily Beast.



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GOP Rep.: ‘Republicans Would Be Going Nuts’ if Obama Had Declared Emergency to Bypass Congress

GOP Rep.: ‘Republicans Would Be Going Nuts’ if Obama Had Declared Emergency to Bypass CongressRepresentative Mike Simpson (R., Idaho) cast his fellow congressional Republicans as hypocrites on Tuesday for supporting President Trump's national-emergency declaration after repeatedly attacking the Obama administration's executive overreach.> GOP Rep Mike Simpson, on what’s different now from exec overreach by Obama: > “Nothing. I mean I’ll be real honest, if Obama had done this Republicans would be going nuts. That’s just the reality. Even if Obama had the authority to do it just like I think President Trump does.”> > — Erica Werner (@ericawerner) February 26, 2019Simpson's comments came ahead of a House vote on a resolution that would block Trump's national-emergency declaration. Simpson has previously criticized Trump's decision to declare a national emergency in response to congressional Democrats' refusal to provide the $ 5.7 he had demanded for a border wall.“It’s not the way to do it. I can understand why they’re looking at it,” Simpson told the Washington Post. “I don’t like the idea of pulling money out of defense and military construction and the Army Corps of Engineers. That’s not a good option.”Simpson has not, however, committed to backing the resolution blocking the emergency declaration. The resolution is expected to pass the House and Senate with the support of Republican representative Justin Amash of Michigan and Republican senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.Trump has vowed to veto any attempt by Congress to end the national emergency, at which point congressional Democrats would have to secure two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate to override the veto.A number of other Republican lawmakers, including Senators Ben Sasse of Nebraska, John Cornyn of Texas, and Marco Rubio of Florida, have joined Simpson in criticizing the emergency declaration while refusing to support a resolution that would end it. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have endorsed the national-emergency declaration as an appropriate response to Democratic obstruction.



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Who is running for president? Here's a list of the candidates who have declared so far

Who is running for president? Here's a list of the candidates who have declared so farThe 2020 field is likely about to become crowded in the coming weeks. Here's a look at who has declared their intention to seek the presidency so far.



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Trump declared a national emergency over a border wall. What happens next?

Trump declared a national emergency over a border wall. What happens next?After weeks of threatening to declare a national emergency for his controversial border wall, President Trump finally did so. Here's what will come next.



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A national emergency has been declared. Now what?

A national emergency has been declared. Now what?On Friday morning, President Trump declared a national emergency in order to secure funding for a border wall, triggering what will likely be a long legal battle before anything is built.



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State of emergency declared in Pennsylvania, New Jersey as Midwest, Northeast rush to finalize snowstorm preparations

State of emergency declared in Pennsylvania, New Jersey as  Midwest, Northeast rush to finalize snowstorm preparationsA major snowstorm is moving through the Midwest into the Northeast through this weekend, dumping mass amounts of snow and creating treacherous travel. Local officials warn communities to prepare ahead of the dangerous winter storm.



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2018 Was The Year Donald Trump Declared Total War On Immigrants

2018 Was The Year Donald Trump Declared Total War On ImmigrantsDonald Trump is doing exactly what he promised to do back when he kicked off



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5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off JapanTOKYO (AP) — The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have been halted.



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The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial recounts (all times local):



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Emergency declared in typhoon-ravaged Northern Mariana

Emergency declared in typhoon-ravaged Northern MarianaUS military aircraft laden with emergency supplies flew in to the Northern Mariana Islands Saturday in the wake of destructive Super Typhoon Yutu which destroyed buildings and cut electricity. Ralph Torres, the governor of the US Pacific territory, said President Donald Trump had approved a request for a “major disaster declaration” after the storm. More than 1,000 were also stranded with the international airport on the main island of Saipan closed to commercial flights to free up space for military aircraft.



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