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National Security National SecurityJun 13, 2019
Donald Trump (POTUS)
Source: WAMU
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President Donald Trump admits that he would accept a foreign government’s assistance if they had information on an opposing candidate in an election -- and might not report it to the FBI.

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“If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said] ‘we have information on your opponent’ — oh, I think I’d want to hear it [...] It’s not an interference, they have information — I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI — if I thought there was something wrong."

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National Security National SecurityJun 13, 2019
Mitt Romney (R-UT)
Source: Politico
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Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) shares that he would quickly reject using foreign opposition research against his political opponents, claiming it goes against the principles of the United States' democracy. Romney's statement comes after President Trump said he would accept information about his opponent from a foreign country, and would not report it to the FBI.

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“Accepting the work product of a foreign government or the effort of a foreign government to try and influence an election of one candidate or another? It simply strikes at the heart of our democracy. It’s wrong. It’s antithetical to our democratic principles.”

National Security National SecurityJun 13, 2019
Mark Warner (D-VA)
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Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) criticizes President Trump for his comment that he would accept information about his opponent from a foreign country, and would not necessarily report it to the FBI. Senator Warner claims that Trump is failing to defend the constitution against foreign countries.

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“Does he not know the oath of office requires him to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic?”

National Security National SecurityJun 13, 2019
Michael Bennet (D-POTUS-Candidate)
Source: Twitter
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2020 hopeful, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) responds to Trump's comment that he would accept information about his opponent from a foreign country, and would not report it to the FBI.

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"Even before he was president, he said Wikileaks, if you're out there, send me the stuff. Russia, if you're out there, send me the stuff. Now he's actually President of the United States and he's effectively inviting foreign interference in our election."

National Security National SecurityJun 13, 2019
Thom Thillis (R-NC)
Source: Politico
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Senator Thom Thillis (R-NC) states that if a foreign government were to share information about a candidate and tried to influence the election, he would immediately report it to the FBI. Thillis' comment comes after President Trump said he would accept information about his opponent from a foreign country, and would not report it to the FBI.

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“You have to report it to authorities. Generally speaking it’s a part of, in the case of like Russia, it’s an effort to disrupt our elections. My first call would be to the FBI, my second call would be somebody to corroborate the information.”

Economy & Business Economy & BusinessJun 13, 2019
Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
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Senator and 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT) differentiates himself from Trump, saying that his belief in socialism will benefit the working class rather than the wealthy.

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"[President Trump] believes in corporate socialism for the rich and powerful; I believe in a democratic socialism that works for the working families of this country.”

2020 Presidential Election 2020 Presidential ElectionJun 13, 2019
John Hickenlooper (D-POTUS-Candidate)
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2020 hopeful John Hickenlooper encourages Democrats to reject identifying as socialist. If Democrats identify as socialist, Hickenlooper believes that President Trump will be re-elected.

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"Democrats must say loudly and clearly that we are not Socialists. If we do not, we will end up re-electing the worst president in our country’s history.”

Electoral ElectoralJun 13, 2019
Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Source: Twitter
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Senator and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) explains his opposition to adding a citizenship question to the census, citing it undercounts more than 4 million people of color.

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"President [Donald Trump] and his administration's attack on the #2020Census would undercount more than 4 million people of color. Now they want to hide the truth about why. This can't be allowed to happen. Everyone must count."

Electoral ElectoralJun 13, 2019
Jim Jordan (R-OH-4)
Source: Breitbart
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OG-4) asked his Democratic colleagues on the House Oversight Committee why they disagreed with a policy to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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"Why don't Democrats want to know how many citizens are in the country?"

Economy & Business Economy & BusinessJun 12, 2019
Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
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Senator and 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explains what democratic socialism means to him. He emphasized that when he calls for democratic socialism, he is calling for a decent standard of living and the redistribution of wealth.

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"What democratic socialism essentially means to me is completing the vision that Franklin Delano Roosevelt started some 85 years ago, and that is to go forward in the wealthiest country in the history of the world and guarantee a decent economic standard of living in life for all of our people. And to do that, obviously we have to combat oligarchy and the incredibly unfair and unequal distribution of wealth and income, and to take on the incredible political power that the 1 percent have.”