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O'Rourke called for 'significant' spending cuts for US in 2012

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke campaigned during his 2012 congressional race on a platform that called for "significant" spending cuts and tax increases to balance the federal budget, along with possibly changing Social Security to address the United States' "extravagant government" and "out of control" debt.

Klobuchar defends staff treatment, says toughness needed

Sen. Amy Klobuchar's nascent presidential campaign has been dogged by allegations that the Minnesota Democrat mistreated her Senate staff. In an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow on Thursday, the senator admitted she "can always do better" with her staff, but said her toughness would be an asset on the world stage.

House progressives unveil their Medicare for all bill

House progressive Democratic leaders are set to unveil their own sweeping version of Medicare for all Wednesday, looking to put their stamp on a key legislative priority that's pushing the party to the left both in Congress and the 2020 presidential primary.

Biden says family on board with 2020 run

Former Vice President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that his family is on board with a 2020 run and he's "very close" to making a decision in his most direct comments to date about his thinking on jumping into the campaign.

Sanders taps new campaign manager for 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders has hired Faiz Shakir, a respected progressive operative who had been serving as the national political director for the American Civil Liberties Union, to manage his presidential campaign, an aide told CNN on Tuesday.

Democratic contenders step up calls for gun control

As the nation once again grappled with the tragedy and shock of another workplace shooting rampage, the 2020 Democratic candidates decried the failure of Congress to move gun control legislation — calling for immediate action to keep Americans safe.