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CNN to host January Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

  • The Democratic National Committee made the announcement on Thursday as part of a larger look at the upcoming debate calendar for the remaining early voting states of New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.
  • The January debate could take place as the Senate hears the case to impeach President Donald Trump.
  • A DNC official said the committee will work with the campaigns if a presidential impeachment trial prevents senators who are seeking the party's nomination from participating in the January 14 debate.
  • The DNC also announced on Thursday that ABC will host a debate in New Hampshire on February 7 at St. Anselm College in partnership with WMUR and Apple News, NBC News and MSNBC will host a debate in Las Vegas on February 19 in partnership with The Nevada Independent, and CBS and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute will co-host a debate at The Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 25 in partnership with Twitter.

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Senate Republicans come around to idea of not having witnesses in impeachment trial

  • Washington (CNN) - Senate Republicans are starting to coalesce around the idea of a shorter Senate impeachment trial -- one that, contrary to President Donald Trump's stated desire, wouldn't include witnesses.
  • The layout of the Senate trial is still under deliberation and leaders have been clear that no final decisions about strategy or structure have been made, but in interviews over the last several days, GOP senators say they are beginning to see the benefit of keeping the process short, leaving out witnesses and instead, simply laying out the facts with a presentation from House managers and the White House.
  • The senator specifically pointed to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former Trump national security adviser John Bolton as witnesses Democrats might try to hear from if Republicans call in Hunter or Joe Biden, the whistleblower or others.

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The advertising barrage begins less than two months before the Iowa caucuses

  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has slipped in some recent polls, has reserved $7.4 million in television advertising in the four early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina as of Tuesday, according to a CNN tally of advertising from Kantar Media's Campaign Media Analysis Group, or CMAG.
  • Most of the new spending -- $3.1 million -- will hit the airwaves in Iowa, a state key to Warren's presidential ambitions and where she has recently lost ground to South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
  • As Biden's campaign targeted Trump, a super PAC supporting his candidacy, Unite the Country, took to the air in Iowa this week with a biographical commercial.
  • So far, Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Yang, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and billionaire Tom Steyer have qualified for next week's debate.

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Close race in California's Democratic primary while Biden tops in Texas, CNN polls show

  • And among those voters who say their priority is to nominate a candidate who can beat President Donald Trump, Sanders is well within striking distance of Biden: 23% in that group support Biden for the Democratic nomination, 17% Sanders, 16% Warren and 10% Buttigieg, suggesting electability is not as clear an edge for Biden in California as it has been elsewhere.
  • Sanders also prompts the strongest enthusiasm: 42% of likely Democratic primary voters say they would be extremely enthusiastic if he were the nominee, compared with 35% saying so for Biden, 34% for Warren and 23% for Buttigieg.
  • In California, however, all four Democrats tested against Trump lead the President by double-digit margins among registered voters, with little difference in support across candidates.

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Biden and Sanders atop 2020 Democratic primary field, Monmouth poll finds

  • Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continue to hold the top two spots in the Democratic 2020 primary field, while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is in third place, a new Monmouth University poll released Tuesday finds.
  • Bloomberg received his first poll that could qualify him for the December Democratic primary debate, but with the deadline on Thursday, he would need three more polls and to hit the fundraising threshold in order to make the stage.
  • So far, Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Klobuchar and businessman Tom Steyer have qualified.
  • Warren still tops the favorability ratings among registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, with 76% favorable, 15% unfavorable (+61), though down slightly since November (+70).
  • Slightly over two-in-five Americans want Trump reelected, the highest its been in Monmouth's polling since they started asking in November 2018, but a majority would still prefer someone else as president (54%).

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TikTok's chief cancels planned meetings with US senators amid concerns over privacy and app's ties to China

  • TikTok has canceled a series of meetings on Capitol Hill this week that would have put the app's chief in front of US lawmakers who have voiced concerns over the viral video app's ties to China, as well as its censorship and privacy practices.
  • TikTok was also expected to meet with Sen. Marsha Blackburn over concerns about children's data and privacy on the app, as Axios reported.
  • However, CNBC reported that Rubio had declined a meeting with Zhu, and a spokesperson for Cotton told Business Insider last week that the senator wasn't meeting with Zhu either.
  • TikTok has faced allegations that it censors "culturally problematic" and political content that could be seen as offensive to the Chinese government, according to former employees' reports to The Washington Post and documents obtained by The Guardian and the German blog Netzpolitik.

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TikTok head cancels meetings with US lawmakers over app's China ties - Business Insider

  • TikTok has canceled a series of meetings on Capitol Hill this week that would have put the app's chief in front of US lawmakers who have voiced concerns over the viral video app's ties to China, as well as its censorship and privacy practices.
  • TikTok was also expected to meet with Sen. Marsha Blackburn over concerns about children's data and privacy on the app, as Axios reported.
  • However, CNBC reported that Rubio had declined a meeting with Zhu, and a spokesperson for Cotton told Business Insider last week that the senator wasn't meeting with Zhu either.
  • TikTok has faced allegations that it censors "culturally problematic" and political content that could be seen as offensive to the Chinese government, according to former employees' reports to The Washington Post and documents obtained by The Guardian and the German blog Netzpolitik.

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TikTok head cancels meetings with US lawmakers over app's China ties - Business Insider

  • TikTok has canceled a series of meetings on Capitol Hill this week that would have put the app's chief in front of US lawmakers who have voiced concerns over the viral video app's ties to China, as well as its censorship and privacy practices.
  • TikTok was also expected to meet with Sen. Marsha Blackburn over concerns about children's data and privacy on the app, as Axios reported.
  • However, CNBC reported that Rubio had declined a meeting with Zhu, and a spokesperson for Cotton told Business Insider last week that the senator wasn't meeting with Zhu either.
  • TikTok has faced allegations that it censors "culturally problematic" and political content that could be seen as offensive to the Chinese government, according to former employees' reports to The Washington Post and documents obtained by The Guardian and the German blog Netzpolitik.

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We asked 2020 Democratic candidates 7 key questions on technology

  • While candidates such as Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, and Amy Klobuchar have made tech-related issues part of their platforms, the matter is often eclipsed by other political hot topics, including health care and taxes.
  • Meanwhile, technologies such as artificial intelligence and facial recognition are bringing up a whole host of concerns about largely unregulated areas, from how law enforcement should be allowed to employ these technologies to the responsibilities companies bear if this “fourth industrial revolution” results in a widespread elimination of human jobs.
  • We reached out to all of the 2020 Democratic primary candidates and received responses from (in order of early December polling averages) Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, billionaire Tom Steyer, and Sen. Michael Bennet.

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Trump stresses Saudi Arabia response to Navy base attack as Florida Republicans take harsher tone

  • The December 6 attack on a military base in the Florida panhandle -- a political stronghold for the President -- raises questions about whether Trump will feel any political fallout as Florida Republicans warn Saudi Arabia not to interfere in investigations and call for a review of foreigners training on US bases.
  • Speaking at the White House the day after, Trump said Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud had told him they "are devastated," and that the King would be involved "in taking care of the families." The President promised that "we will get to the bottom" of what happened.
  • On Sunday, the Saudi prince called Trump to reiterate the Kingdom's "absolute cooperation" with the US on the investigation, officials said.

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