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Biden Brushes Off Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as Too Far Left: ‘Mainstream Democrats’ Won in the Midterms

Biden Brushes Off Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as Too Far Left: ‘Mainstream Democrats’ Won in the MidtermsFormer Vice President Joe Biden on Friday tossed some shade at leftist superstar Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during a CNN interview, suggesting she’s not representative of the Democratic Party as a whole while claiming some progressive policy proposals can’t win in swing states.Asked by anchor Chris Cuomo about his more moderate stances on issues like health care and the economy, Biden said that while he believes health care should be available to everyone, his plan is far more “rational” than the Medicare for All proposal embraced by the left wing of the party.Cuomo then pressed the former veep on how he’ll be able to convince the party that popular progressive ideas like Medicare for All aren’t the way to go, prompting Biden to point to last year’s midterm election results, which found moderate Democrats leading the so-called Blue Wave.“That’s what this election is about,” Biden declared. “I’m happy to debate that issue, and all those issues with my friends. Because guess what? Again, look who won the races. Look who won last time out.”Biden then took direct aim at AOC, brushing off her shocking 2018 primary victory over longtime Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley.“By the way, I think Ocasio-Cortez is a brilliant, bright woman,” he said. “But she won a primary. In the general election fights, who won? Mainstream Democrats who were very progressive on social issues, and very strong on education, health care.”Biden, who boasted he is known as “Middle-Class Joe,” went on to tie his campaign directly to the middle class, claiming they are his “North Star” and that when they do well, “everybody does well.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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US midterms: Stacey Abrams acknowledges GOP victory in Georgia governor race ten days after election

US midterms: Stacey Abrams acknowledges GOP victory in Georgia governor race ten days after electionThe hotly contested race for Georgia’s governorship has ended, more than 10-days after the polls closed, with Democrat candidate Stacey Abrams acknowledging she could not win but vowing to challenge the outcome. In a speech on Friday she hit out at her rival, Republican Brian Kemp who is Georgia’s secretary of state and the man in charge of the state’s election, for “gross mismanagement” of the process. While acknowledging she couldn’t win in this election, she vowed to file a lawsuit against the state of Georgia to challenge these failures and safeguard future elections.



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Cindy McCain Hopes Trump Learns From The Midterms

Cindy McCain Hopes Trump Learns From The MidtermsCindy McCain, in her first interview since the death of her husband Sen. John



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Democrats To Investigate Voter Suppression In Georgia Governor Race And Other 2018 Midterms

Democrats To Investigate Voter Suppression In Georgia Governor Race And Other 2018 MidtermsStacey Abrams, who has refused to concede her gubernatorial race in Georgia



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Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midterms

Despite restrictions, digital spending hits record in US midtermsEven as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020. Digital media campaign spending rose 2,400 percent from the 2014 midterms to $ 1.8 billion, roughly 20 percent of the total $ 8.9 billion in ad spending, according to preliminary estimates from the research firm Borrell Associates. Online spending, much of it on social networks like Facebook, has been a significant factor in campaigns for a decade, but tighter rules imposed by digital giants in the wake of the 2016 election could have curbed some of that growth.



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Late-breaking races are washing away Trump’s near-'complete victory' in midterms

Late-breaking races are washing away Trump’s near-'complete victory' in midtermsAs votes continue to be counted, Democrats are inching toward solidifying their control of the House with a pickup of as many as 40 seats, while Republican Senate wins in Arizona and Florida are looking less solid.



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Trump overestimated impact of anti-immigrant rhetoric on the midterms, exit polls show

Trump overestimated impact of anti-immigrant rhetoric on the midterms, exit polls showIn most polling, the percentage of voters who listed health care as their most important issue was twice that of those who said immigration was their greatest concern.



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Texas midterms: Republican judge releases juvenile defendants en masse after losing election to Democrat

Texas midterms: Republican judge releases juvenile defendants en masse after losing election to DemocratGlenn Devlin reportedly said it was “what the voters wanted” to justify his actions. The juvenile court judge in Harris County, Texas, sparked concern among criminal justice advocates about his decision making. In court, state prosecutors raised concerns over the releases of the juveniles, who were accused of everything from misdemeanours to violent crimes, The Houston Chronicle reported.



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Yahoo News Explains: The biggest ballot initiatives in the midterms

Yahoo News Explains: The biggest ballot initiatives in the midtermsClimate change may be the biggest issue on state ballots Tuesday, but rules about abortion and marijuana will also be voted on.



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Beto O'Rourke Delivers Emotional Concession Speech After Midterms Loss

Beto O'Rourke Delivers Emotional Concession Speech After Midterms LossA visibly exhausted Beto O'Rourke conceded the Texas Senate race Tuesday



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