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Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black Christians

Warren, Sanders get personal with young, black ChristiansBernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders, the Vermont senator whose struggles with black voters helped cost him the 2016 nomination, told the Young Leaders Conference that his family history shapes his approach to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and the rise of white nationalism in the United States. My father’s whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism,” Sanders said at the forum led by the Black Church PAC, a political action committee formed by prominent black pastors.



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Donna Brazile condemns Trump's 'poisonous' personal attacks on Elijah Cummings and Baltimore

Donna Brazile condemns Trump's 'poisonous' personal attacks on Elijah Cummings and BaltimoreFormer DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile unleashes stinging criticism of President Trump after his remarks on the conditions Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore district.



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Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to Biden

Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to BidenKamala Harris spoke slowly but bluntly as she stared at Joe Biden, then began treating him as a hostile witness. It was a powerful, searing line of attack against Biden, who served as vice president to the first black president. Biden entered back-to-back nights of Democratic presidential debates in Miami as the leading candidate.



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Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's running

Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's runningKamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood. “You and I have a similar experience growing up,” said Harris, the California senator and former prosecutor who would be the first black woman elected president. It was the kind of moment some Harris advisers and allies have been waiting for: the blending of Harris’ polished political resume with a revealing glimpse at the forces that have shaped her life and her vision for the presidency.



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'This is personal for me': Hillary Clinton urges caution on Trump impeachment

'This is personal for me': Hillary Clinton urges caution on Trump impeachmentFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Democrats to proceed with caution when it comes to the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.



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Joe Biden laments lack of personal connection in politics as he pledges to respect space

Joe Biden laments lack of personal connection in politics as he pledges to respect spaceFacing allegations by several women of unwanted touching, former vice president Joe Biden is bemoaning the lack of personal connections in politics.



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FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog Says

FEMA Released Personal Info of 2.3 Million Hurricane and Wildfire Survivors, Watchdog SaysPotentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft



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Jared Kushner: Trump's son-in-law uses WhatsApp and personal email for official White House business, attorney says

Jared Kushner: Trump's son-in-law uses WhatsApp and personal email for official White House business, attorney saysJared Kushner uses private messaging apps and personal email to communicate about official Trump administration matters with foreign leaders – a violation of a laws governing White House records – a congressional committee has been told. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic congressman who heads the House of Representative’s oversight committee, said the lawyer of the president’s son-in-law.



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AOC Suggests the Media Unfairly Target Her Personal Life

AOC Suggests the Media Unfairly Target Her Personal LifeRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired off a tweet suggesting that the media unfairly target her family and love life in their reporting — and I can’t stop laughing.Here’s the tweet:> You know, when I got to DC I was told that it’s considered “off-limits” to report on a member’s family, love life, etc.> > Unsure why that consideration is suspended for me.> > (Also for those who ask how I learned to handle pressure,try being the only daughter in a Latino household) t.co/M2lgHITz1B> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019First of all, the article she is referencing about her mom’s view of her relationship includes an interview with her mom. So, if she didn’t want the media reporting on her family life, maybe she should tell her family to stop talking to the media. Seems a little simpler than having to put all that effort into playing the victim, right?Second of all, she’s wrong. She’s not the only one — far from it. In fact, the first thing I thought of when I saw this tweet was “Okay, then why do I know that the president loves Diet Coke more than he loves condoms?” I mean, seriously. The media doesn’t just also sometimes report on President Trump’s personal life; it is actually completely obsessed with President Trump’s personal life!Don’t believe me? Here are some actual headlines from President Trump’s time in office: “Trump’s alleged failure to use condoms with Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal raises questions, concerns” (The Mercury News). “What Melania & Trump's Hand-Holding Struggles Say About Their Marriage, According To Body Language Experts” (Bustle). “Every time Donald and Melania Trump have faked holding hands with each other” (The Independent). “This absurdly uncomfortable video of Donald Trump trying to hold Melania's hand is going viral — here's what a body language expert has to say about it” (Insider). “Reporter asks Melania Trump: Do you love your husband?” (ABC). “Trump doesn't want Barron to play football” (CNN). “Inside Melania Trump and Barron Trump’s Relationship” (The Cheat Sheet). I could go on, but I unfortunately have dinner plans in about five hours, and finding all of the headlines about the Trumps’ personal lives would probably not allow me to eat until approximately 2037.Now, I do realize that she referred specifically to “members,” but that doesn’t make her tweet any less stupid. Other members of Congress have to deal with speculation about their personal lives, too. In 2018, Sen. Lindsey Graham felt the need to come out to the media and say that he’s not gay. Here’s a McClatchy article that gets into the legal troubles of Senator Ted Cruz’s half-sister, who died in 2011. In 2016, The Daily Mail ran a piece titled “EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sanders' very 1960s love life revealed — his first wife, the woman who had his son, and the sugar shack home where he lived as a 'revolutionary.'” Senator Kamala Harris’s affair with Willie Brown dominated almost an entire news cycle.In other words: If someone really did tell her that politicians’ personal lives are off-limits for the media, then they were, quite clearly, wrong. Politicians, particularly famous stars like Ocasio-Cortez, are always going to face that kind of scrutiny because, well, they’re famous. I’m not saying it’s good; I’m not saying it’s bad; I’m saying it’s life — and pretending to be some kind of unique victim in a situation where you’re not one doesn’t accomplish anything except make you look foolish.



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Bernie Sanders gets personal as he hits the 2020 campaign trail

Bernie Sanders gets personal as he hits the 2020 campaign trailAt a rally in Brooklyn, near the New York City neighborhood where he grew up in a small, rent-controlled apartment, Sanders contrasted his spare upbringing with Republican President Donald Trump’s privileged youth as the son of a New York real estate developer. “My experience as a kid, living in a family that struggled economically, powerfully influenced my life and my values,” Sanders said at a campaign kickoff rally at Brooklyn College, where he once attended classes. “Unlike Donald Trump, who shut down the government and left 800,000 federal employees without income to pay the bills, I know what it’s like to be in a family that lives paycheck to paycheck,” he said.



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