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Election 2020: The unexpected durability of Biden, Sanders

Election 2020: The unexpected durability of Biden, SandersWhen Sen. Kamala Harris’ advisers assessed the Democratic primary field early in her campaign, they viewed Joe Biden as headed for an inevitable collapse and Bernie Sanders as unlikely to recapture the magic of his 2016 campaign. A year later, Harris is out of the race, and Biden and Sanders are front-runners for the Democratic nomination. Both have overcome speed bumps in their campaigns, including a heart attack for Sanders, refined the rationales for their candidacy, and maintained the support of key Democratic constituencies — black voters for Biden and younger voters for Sanders.



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Trump must be removed from office to safeguard 2020 election, Democrats say in impeachment trial brief

Trump must be removed from office to safeguard 2020 election, Democrats say in impeachment trial briefDonald Trump must be removed from office to safeguard the 2020 election, preserve the constitution and protect national security, according to an impeachment trial brief filed by House Democrats.The US president abused the powers of his office, “abandoned his oath to faithfully execute the laws and betrayed his public trust” in his dealings with Ukraine, the memorandum stated.



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Trump's trial begins at the start of an election year

Trump's trial begins at the start of an election yearThe U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. Four of the senators sitting in judgment on Trump are running for the Democratic Party’s nomination to challenge him in the fall. “Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye!” intoned the Senate’s sergeant at arms, calling the proceedings to order just past noon.



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Marine Le Pen to Run in 2022 French Presidential Election: Report

Marine Le Pen to Run in 2022 French Presidential Election: Report(Bloomberg) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen plans to make a third bid to become president in the 2022 election, Le Figaro newspaper reported on Thursday.The leader of the National Rally party and daughter of French far-right party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen told reporters she was getting ready for the campaign during an event in Nanterre, near Paris, on Thursday, Le Figaro said. Marine Le Pen’s decision to stand again comes as mainstream parties across Europe have been challenged by populist leaders.Le Pen was defeated by French President Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the 2017 election, when she gathered about one-third of votes. The top two candidates in the first round advance to a runoff under the French system. Macron’s five-year term ends in the spring of 2022.To contact the reporter on this story: Ania Nussbaum in Paris at anianussbaum@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net, Geraldine Amiel, James ReganFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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U.S. Preparing to Respond to 2020 Russian Election Interference by Releasing Kremlin Officials’ Personal Info

U.S. Preparing to Respond to 2020 Russian Election Interference by Releasing Kremlin Officials’ Personal InfoU.S. Cyber Command is readying options to wage information warfare against Russian officials if the country tries to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.The officials would include senior members of Russia's government as well as Russian oligarchs, stopping short of targeting Vladimir Putin himself. The operation is designed to halt election interference by threatening Kremlin officials with the release of their personal information."When the Russians put implants into an electric grid, it means they’re making a credible showing that they have the ability to hurt you if things escalate," Bobby Chesney, a professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin, told the Post. "What may be contemplated here is an individualized version of that, not unlike individually targeted economic sanctions. It’s sending credible signals to key decision-makers that they are vulnerable if they take certain adversarial actions."The U.S. has used information warfare in the past, including in the Gulf War when the military dropped leaflets over Iraq attempting to persuade Iraqi troops to surrender. The advent of internet technology and social media has expanded the reach of such tactics across the world.U.S. government agencies have pushed repeatedly over the past year to loosen restrictions on offensive cyber capabilities. Traditional information warfare techniques have also been absorbed by the 10-year-old cyber command."It’s a really big deal because we have not done a good job in the past of integrating traditional information warfare with cyber-operations," Chesney commented. "But as Russia has demonstrated, these two are increasingly inseparable in practice."Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken out against possible Russian interference in U.S. elections."Interference in American elections is unacceptable and if the Russians were engaged in that in 2020 it would put our relationship in an even worse place than it has been," Pompeo told Russian Foreign Minsiter Sergey Lavrov in May of this year."We’ve said this not only about the Russians but about other countries as well,” Pompeo said. “Our elections are important and sacred and they must be kept free and fair and with no outside country interfering."Russia has denied meddling in U.S. elections despite overwhelming evidence collected by the U.S. intelligence community.



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Impeachment explained: No, it won't nullify an election or allow a 3rd term

Impeachment explained: No, it won't nullify an election or allow a 3rd termPresident Donald Trump and his supporters have floated several inaccurate and misleading theories about what impeachment means.



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Michael Bloomberg needed just 3 weeks to convince Democrats he can beat Trump in a general election, according to a new Insider poll

Michael Bloomberg needed just 3 weeks to convince Democrats he can beat Trump in a general election, according to a new Insider pollBloomberg is running on electability and making a bet that moderate voters will see him as the most viable choice to take on President Donald Trump.



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Biden saying he'd only serve one term would be an Election Day risk with little reward, new Insider poll shows

Biden saying he'd only serve one term would be an Election Day risk with little reward, new Insider poll showsFormer Vice President Joe Biden would seemingly risk losing much more than he'd gain from announcing his intention to serve one term.



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Blowback from U.K. election burns Warren, Sanders

Blowback from U.K. election burns Warren, SandersCentrists warn Corbyn defeat highlights the dangers of a progressive nominee.



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Blowback from U.K. election burns Warren, Sanders

Blowback from U.K. election burns Warren, SandersCentrists warn Corbyn defeat highlights the dangers of a progressive nominee.



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