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Hillary Clinton: Dems Should Ask Chinese for Help to Counter Russian Support for GOP

Hillary Clinton was not entirely serious last month when she suggested to Rachel Maddow that 2020 Democratic candidates should invite the Chinese to hack in to the IRS and release Trump’s taxes. But it’s an interesting hypothetical.

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Weld Rachets Up Attacks on Trump

“I celebrate that America has always been a melting pot. It seems he would prefer an Aryan nation.”

— President Trump’s lone Republican primary challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, ratcheting up his attacks on the president, ABC News reports.

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North Korea Says Mean Things About Joe Biden

As the 2020 presidential race heats up, North Korea’s official news agency called Joe Biden a “snob bereft of elementary quality as human being.” They added: “He is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh.” The news agency also called the former vice president a “fool of low IQ” and said he “had the temerity to insult the supreme leadership” of North Korea.

Bloomberg

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It’s the Healthcare, Stupid!

62%

“Health care was the most important issue across all three groups: 45% of Democrats, 30% of Republicans and 31% of independents ranked it their No. 1 issue from a list of six that were shown. For Republicans, 29% said the economy was the No. 1 issue and 28% immigration. 62% of all people polled said health care is the No. 1 or 2 issue,” Axios reports.

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Sanders Losing the Youth Vote

-12 points

A new Morning Consult survey finds that Sen. Bernie Sanders’s support among voters between the ages of 18 and 29 has dropped from 45% in March to 33% in May.

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Buttigieg on Countering Trump

“I have a very different energy than this president. There’s going to be a temptation to kind of play his game. If you’re playing his game, you’re losing. Nobody’s going to play his game better than he does and so we’ve got to do something completely different. The good news is Americans as a rule tend to go for the opposite of whatever they just had in a presidential election.”

— Mayor Pete Buttigieg, in an interview with NBC News.

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If Capitalism Isn’t Working, Why Save It?

“Capitalism is the only economic system that can support a strong middle class, a growing economy, and innovative entrepreneurs leading global technological advancements. Yet for too many Americans, capitalism simply isn’t working.”

— Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, writing in the Wall Street Journal that he is running for president “to save capitalism.”

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Biden Has a Nickname for Trump

“There’s so many nicknames I’m inclined to give this guy. You can just start with clown.”

— Joe Biden, quoted by Politico, when asked if he had a nickname for President Trump.

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Biden Gets an Announce Bounce

36%

A new Morning Consult survey of Democrats found 36% say Joe Biden is their first choice for president, up from 30% the week before. The increase was enough to more than double his advantage over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), from 6 points to 14 points.

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Sanders Raises $18.2 Million in First Quarter

$18.2 million

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that he has raised $18.2 million from more than 900,000 individual donations since launching his presidential campaign on February 19.