His appearance at a local Democratic fundraiser in 2011 was the kind of move a potential presidential candidate would make to test the waters.
Edward-Isaac Doverefrom last night: Sanders keeps insisting that he wasn’t looking at running a primary against Obama — but his campaign won’t comment on why he all of a sudden started popping up in New Hampshire, criticizing Obama over the summer of 2011
After the Nevada caucus, Democratic Party leaders have never looked more uncertain about their future.
Edward-Isaac DovereConcerned Dems fear: Sanders doesn’t just lose to Trump, takes House & Senate down w/him, & Trump is acquitted AND re-elected with no checks on power and Breyer & Ginsburg in 80s
Sanders supporters argue he’s the only one who could actually beat Trump
Edward-Isaac DovereNEW - @AndrewYang is dropping out. Late last night, we sat for an exclusive interview about what’s next for him, what he wants out of the Yang Gang and what the other candidates need to learn from his
Edward-Isaac DovereGary Johnson pumped up his endorsement of Tulsi Gabbard via a voicemail left with a volunteer:
“I did endorse her, and you know, whatever quote you wanna attribute to me to say vote for her, you got it ...
"Anyway, talk to you later.”
The former vice president’s Iowa dud was a long time coming.
Edward-Isaac DovereSome watching him closely from the audience swore they could see Biden's attention drifting to the hundreds of empty spots in his reserved sections at the big dinner in Des Moines in November. They were right.
Edward-Isaac Dovere“He might get elected, but next time, probably not,” a man who came to see Biden in Davenport told me a few weeks ago. “I think he’ll have probably the one term. But that might be enough to get us stable.”
The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor chose to give a bold victory speech before any official results were released, undercutting his rivals.
Edward-Isaac DovereNEW from me: the people who are surprised that @PeteButtigieg pounced and gave a victory speech before there wasn't a victory to declare still don't get what an aggressive political player inside his aw shucks Midwestern demeanor
In a White House where the president is billed as his own best communicator, speechwriters try to remain anonymous. But two men quietly compile it.
Edward-Isaac DovereAn official, on the record quote out of the White House:
“The president is a best-selling author and deeply gifted orator who packs arenas and has a meticulous and carefully honed method for writing his speeches.”
In which Mike Bloomberg quotes Leviticus in Miami and Bernie Sanders lights a menorah with a blowtorch
Edward-Isaac Doverenotable line that Bloomberg added late to his speech about Judaism yesterday: "A world in which a president traffics in conspiracy theories is a world in which Jews are not safe."
Rep. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.) endorsed Joe Biden for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, citing what he said was the former vice president’s ability to build a coalition within the party and proven foreign-policy credentials.
Edward-Isaac DovereMoulton on Biden in July:
“I don’t think people look to the Vietnam generation as the generation that’s going to figure that out.”
Moulton on Biden now
Facebook has traded moral accountability for commercial gain, the former secretary of state tells The Atlantic.
Edward-Isaac DovereMore @HillaryClinton at Sundance, per @AdrienneLaF: Zuckerberg is “ Trumpian” and “authoritarian”
Zuckerberg has been “somehow persuaded,” she says, “that it’s to his and Facebook’s advantage not to cross Trump”
The former Massachusetts governor is practicing the kind of politics many voters say they want. How come it’s not working?
Edward-Isaac Dovere.@DevalPatrick's plea:
“We cannot go from hope and change to fear and 'settle for that.’ .. Dr. King & his allies didn’t fight for the right to vote for us to sit idly by and wait for someone else to save us. No one’s coming to save us, but us.”