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March 2020

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3This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Ohio. Ohio's legislature has decided to solve the 17 March primary's postponement, by eliminating the in person voting day, and extending vote by mail to 28 April.
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12Tara Reade, former Biden assistant, comes forward with accusations of sexual assault against him. (content warning, graphic description of sexual assault). The #metoo legal fund organization, Time's Up, apparently refused to fund her case because attacking a politician might endanger their non-profit status
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-4This issue affects the United States. Tulsi Gabbard quits the race for the Democratic nomination, and endorses Joe Biden.
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6This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Arizona. This issue affects Illinois. This issue affects Florida. March 17 Dem. primary results: Joe Biden wins all three contests, however there was active voter suppression by voting laws in Arizona and pressure by irresponsible Democratic Party officials to not postpone the primaries
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4This issue affects the United States. And the 2020 Republican Party presidential nomination comes to an end, with Donald Trump securing more than the needed 1,276 delegates to for the GOP nomination.
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7This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Kentucky. Coming on the heels of Ohio's announcement about moving their primary, Kentucky's Secretary of State has recommended moving the 19 May primary to 23 June.
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6This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Ohio. The day before its 17 March primary, Ohio announces it will attempt to move the primary to 2 June. We say attempt, because technically the governor can't do it, only the legislator or courts can, so the state is asking the court to do so. UPDATE: Judge rejects state's request to move primary.UPDATE 2: Ohio's Director of Health has signed an Emergency health order closing polls on Tuesday, 17 March.
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6This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Georgia (U.S. State). The State of Georgia has postponed their primary due to the coronavirus. The primary that was scheduled for 24 March, will now take place on 19 May.
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8This issue affects Israel. Unsurprisingly, the Israeli elections wield no majority for any party. Blue and White leader, Benny Gantz, is trying to form a center-left coaltion with Yisrael Beiteinu and the Labor Party, although he's facing setbacks by trying to court the Arab-majority Joint List.UPDATE: Gantz succeeding in getting the Joint List to sign on, giving him the 61 seats needed to form a government
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3This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Louisiana. Louisiana postpones primary due to health risk
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3This issue affects the United States. This issue affects the District of Columbia. Due to coronavirus concerns, the DNC has moved the 15 March debate to Washington DC to reduce travel, additionally the debate will not have a live audience or the spin roomWikipedia's W.svg. Moderator Jorge Ramos will skip the debate; he was in contact with someone who had contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.
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4This issue affects the United States. In another round of primaries, Joe Biden wins the states of Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho. Bernie Sanders wins North Dakota. Washington is still being counted, with Biden currently leading. Meanwhile, former contender Andrew Yang endorses Biden, stating that he believes Biden is more likely to win the nomination. UPDATE: Biden wins Washington.
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6This issue affects the United States. How the 2020 race became the dementia campaign as supporters of both Joe Biden and Donald Trump mudsling the opposite candidate with accusations of being senile
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7This issue affects the United States. The DNC adopts rules for the 10th debate that accurately reflect the fact no-one gives a fuck what Tulsi Gabbard has to say.
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15This issue affects the United States. A new economic analysis shows that Bernie Sanders' Medicare For All would likely increase wages and create jobs
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13This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Arizona. Outcry after a man brings a Nazi flag to a Bernie Sanders' Arizona rally, the first Jewish presidential candidate raising concerns about safety (non paywalled report)
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12This issue affects the United States. Elizabeth Warren has dropped out.
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6This issue affects the United States. Some states have made it harder for college students to vote which will have a negative impact for the Democratic nominee in November.
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18This issue affects the United States. The experiment has failed. Michael Bloomberg has dropped out of the race, after spending $500 million, and only getting 44 delegates to show for it.
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4This issue affects the United States. Super Tuesday: Joe Biden wins 11 states and Bernie Sanders wins 6 states (including California), with 1 state still too close to call. Meanwhile, Warren and Bloomberg fail to finish above 3rd in any states, and Michael Bloomberg only manages to win American Samoa after spending $500 million of his own fortune on the race. You can see here the popular vote.
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5This issue affects the United States. In an internal memo, the campaign of Elizabeth Warren admits they are aiming for a brokered convention.
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6This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Iowa. Iowa Democrats vote to certify the caucus results without correcting all errors
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6This issue affects Israel. This will never end.
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4This issue affects the United States. The Nation endorses Bernie Sanders for president in 2020.
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9This issue affects the United States. Less than 24 hours from Super Tuesday, Amy Klobuchar announces she is ending her presidential run, and is expected to endorse Joe Biden at a Texas rally Monday evening.
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15This issue affects the United States. Following a poor showing at South Carolina, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg has announced his withdrawal from the race.
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4This issue affects Israel. According to a new poll, as many as 400,000 Israelis might stay away from the polls at the next election over coronavirus fears
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10This issue affects the United States. Bernie Sanders raised a staggering $46 million in February

February 2020

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14This issue affects the United States. Tom Steyer drops out of the 2020 race.
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3This issue affects the United States. This issue affects South Carolina. Biden wins in South Carolina, taking 255 thousands votes, with Bernie Sanders in 2nd place, with 105 thousand votes. Biden and Sanders are the only candidates to win state delegates. (full report of results).
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4This issue affects the United Kingdom. Keir StarmerWikipedia's W.svg and Angela RaynerWikipedia's W.svg will be the Labour Party's new leader and deputy leader respectively, according to the third and final YouGov poll for the race. Starmer is expected to win in the first round with a massive +22% margin over any other candidate, and Rayner is expected to win the second round with a far larger definitive +33%. However, Starmer has promised jobs in the Shadow Cabinet for both Long-Bailey and Nandy, saying that the relatively friendly and passive leadership race "bodes well for the Labour party".
Ballots will close at noon on April 2nd, and the result will be announced on April 4th.
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11This issue affects the United States. Oligarch Michael Bloomberg's paid "volunteers" are telling voters to support other candidates
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17This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Nevada. Bernie Sanders claims what looks to be a landslide victory in the Nevada caucuses. Going by exit polls, his support was driven by young people and Latinos.
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12This issue affects the United States. This issue affects New Hampshire. In the New Hampshire primary, poor towns voted heavily for Bernie Sanders while rich towns did the opposite
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3This issue affects the United Kingdom. "This unfair charge should be abolished – not increased by another £1,000 at the 11th hour" - Complaints are mounting from Labour candidates who are frustrated about the party charging fees to access membership data, data which will now be delayed, as well as more expensive than originally believed.
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3This issue affects the United Kingdom. It's official - only 2020 Labour leadership candidates Lisa Nandy, Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey will be moving on to the membership ballot, as it is physically impossible for Emily Thornberry to pass the second round of nominations. Keir Starmer led significantly in initial membership polls, but it is yet to be seen if this early success will continue as the three leadership candidates battle for votes.
Meanwhile, all five candidates for Deputy leadership to pass the first round of nominations will make it onto the membership ballot: Dawn Butler, Angela Rayner, Ian Murray, Rosena Allin-Khan, and Richard Burgon. Angela Rayner led so significantly in early polls that she would have immediately won the first round with 60%+ of the votes, so the other candidates have a hard time winning hearts and minds even if her support has fallen since.
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5This issue affects the United States. Guess who's the new Democratic frontrunner? Guess!
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12This issue affects the United States. This issue affects New Hampshire. After getting under 1% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has dropped out of 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination race.
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11This issue affects the United States. This issue affects New Hampshire. Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary by popular vote. He ties with Pete Buttigieg in delegate count with 9 each, while Amy Klobuchar came in third with 6 delegates.
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15This issue affects the United States. This issue affects New Hampshire. On the day of the New Hampshire Democratic primary, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Colorado Senator Michael Bennett both exit the race.
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9This issue affects the United Kingdom. A grassroots organisation in support of trans rights and actively condemning transphobic hate groups LGB Alliance and Women's Place UK has launched inside the Labour Party, and has already received 3,450+ signatories from verified trans / trans ally Labour councillors, members, and MPs, including 2020 Leadership candidates Rebecca Long Bailey and Lisa Nandy, and Deputy Leadership candidates Angela Rayner and Dawn Butler. As with any heartwarming story by and about trans people, TERFs immediately tried to force themselves into it by starting definitely-not-astroterfed Twitter hashtag '#ExpelMe' claiming to be members of the Labour Party asking to be expelled due to the party's takeover by the evil transes.
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7This issue affects Ireland. The seat totals for the 2020 Ireland general election are here: Out of 160 seats in the Dáil, 38 seats for Fianna Fáil, 37 seats for Sinn Féin, and 35 seats for Fine Gael - in FP vote percentage, Sinn Féin beats all other parties by +2.3%. A shocking outcome for Sinn Féin, who weren't initially projected to make any significant gain from 2016, managing a colossal +11% swing.
CORRECTION: It's actually 37 (+ 1) for Fianna Fáil, as their Ceann ComhairleWikipedia's W.svg was not put up for election (and, of course, is not allowed to vote barring ties) - so it's more accurate to say it's a tie between SF/FF in seat totals.
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6This issue affects Ireland. Shocking poll gains have translated to shocking election results in Ireland, as the top three parties - left-wing Sinn Féin and centrist Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil - are at a complete tie at 22% in the exit poll, meaning an incredible +9% swing for Sinn Féin and a humiliating loss for the sitting party, Fine Gael. It is yet to be seen how this will translate to seats, (or if the vote percentage will be exactly the same as indicated when results are released) but it is all but impossible for any of the three lead parties to get into power without forming a coalition with another.
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14This issue affects the United States. Republican primary candidate Joe Walsh drops out, calling the GOP "a cult" and promising to support whoever the Democrats nominate for the presidency.
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7This issue affects the United States. Hillary Clinton is still desperate for attention, just in case you were wondering if she would stop
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12This issue affects the United States. Michael Bloomberg is revealed to have plagiarized much of his campaign platform from research publications, media sources and policy groups.
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11This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Iowa. With 97% of precincts now reported in, the Iowa caucus is essentially a flat tie with a shared 26% between Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, with Pete barely leading by a 0.14% margin with 3 delegates. However, Sanders has claimed victory, saying the popular vote is in his favour by 6000 votes. Warren remains third at 18%, and Biden remains fourth at 16%.
In other news, after only getting 1% in the Iowa caucus, Andrew Yang is laying off staff...
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11This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Iowa. The first results from the Iowa caucuses are (finally) in: it's a knife fight between Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, with the former narrowly leading in delegates won and the latter narrowly leading in number of votes. Elizabeth Warren took third, Joe Biden fourth, and Amy Klobuchar fifth.
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15This issue affects the United States. 'Chaos' as the first results in the Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses are delayed due to "inconsistencies".
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5This issue affects Ireland. With less than a week to go, a new poll by the Business Post newspaper has raised eyebrows by putting Sinn Féin in tied first place with the Fianna Fáil at 24%, with Fine Gael at 21%. This is a first poll ever that has put neither the two main establishment parties in poll-place.
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9This issue affects the United Kingdom. Flag of Scotland.svg A YouGov poll has found, for the first time since early 2015, more people in Scotland want to leave the UK than stay. UPDATE: This has been backed up by another poll from Panelbase, putting Yes at a slightly larger percentage. (52:48 vs. 51:49)
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8This issue affects the United Kingdom. In the first post-election YouGov Westminster poll, 51% of people would still vote for a party other than the Conservatives if an election was held tomorrow. However, they are still +20% ahead of the opposition party, Labour, who are at 29%, a -4% drop from the popular vote in the general election.

January 2020

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1This issue affects the European Union. This issue affects the United Kingdom. As a result of Brexit, British MEPs no longer exist.(relevant link absent)
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4This issue affects the United States. Hey, you know how the debate stage was shrinking, and we were all kind of happy about that? Well it's growing again. DNC rule change will allow Michael Bloomberg to take the stage starting with the 19 February debate.
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8This issue affects the United States. John Delaney drops out.
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16This issue affects the United States. A recent Gallup poll shows that bipartisan polarization on Trump has reached an 82% approval ratings gap, the worst in the poll's history.
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12This issue affects the United Kingdom. Jess Phillips withdraws from the Labour Leadership race
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8This issue affects Ireland. Polling by Sunday Times has raised eyebrows with the Fianna Fáil at a twelve point lead at 32% ahead of the governing Fine Gael at 20%, with Sinn Féin only a point behind at 19%. The poll has led to growing calls for the leader of SF, Mary Lou McDonald to be included in leadership debate with Varadkar and Martin on RTÉ.
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8This issue affects France. At a National Rally conference, Marine Le Pen has announced she is entering the 2022 French presidential elections for a third-time lucky.
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-3This issue affects the United Kingdom. As polls begin to put Labour party leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey in the lead, ahead of former clear frontrunner Keir Starmer, membership group Momentum looks set to formally back the candidate. The support from the group, well-versed in campaigning on and offline, would be essential for Long-Bailey, whose campaign has had a noted 'slow start'.
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7This issue affects the United States. CNN completely botched the Democratic presidential debate by replacing substantive questions with inane centrist talking points. UPDATE: On another note, you can read the full transcript of the debate here
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4This issue affects Ireland. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked the 32nd Dáil to be dissolved, and declared the next general election for the 8th February. Notably, this will be the first general election to be held on a Saturday instead of the usual Fridays. Commentators have pointed out it is also the date of the Ireland v Wales Six Nations rugby tournament.
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7This issue affects the United Kingdom. The Center blows itself up: voter statistic in the latest election
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20This issue affects Taiwan. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen wins reelection in a landslide as voters back her tough stance against the PRC.
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12This issue affects the United States. Vermin Supreme has, somehow, won the New Hampshire presidential primary for the Libertarian Party.
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12This issue affects the United States. Senator Cory Booker has officially suspended his presidential campaign.
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6This issue affects the United Kingdom. The nominations for the Labour Party leadership election have closed. Clive Lewis withdrew hours before the polls closed, as he had just 5 of the required 22 nominators. Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long Bailey, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips and Emily Thornberry all received the required number of nominations to get their names onto the ballot paper. Likewise, Angela Rayner, Ian Murray, Dawn Butler, Rosena Allin-Khan and Richard Burgon all received enough nominations to get onto the ballot paper in the deputy leadership race.
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5This issue affects the United Kingdom. In a push to grab support from the members for the Labour leadership, Clive Lewis is proposing a referendum on the monarchy, while Rebecca Long-Bailey is advocating the abolishment of the House of Lords.
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0This issue affects the United Kingdom. The Labour Party reformist movement Momentum has backed left-winger Rebecca Long BaileyWikipedia's W.svg for the Labour leadership, and Angela RaynerWikipedia's W.svg for the deputy.
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6This issue affects the United States. The January 14 debate's line up has been finalized: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren.
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6This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Ohio. Due to paperwork SNAFU, Andrew Yang will not appear on the Ohio Democratic primary ballot and will attempt a write-in campaign. John Delaney also failed to make the ballot. Bill Weld also failed to get on the Republican primary ballot.
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14This issue affects the United States. Marianne Williamson officially drops out.
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1This issue affects the United Kingdom. The largest trade union in the United Kingdom UNISON, who is the main trade union of public sector and essential workers has endorsed Sir Keir Starmer as the next Labour leader. Together, they have also endorsed Angela Rayner as deputy leader.
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1This issue affects the United Kingdom. Angela RaynerWikipedia's W.svg has also launched a deputy leadership bid, and will likely be the last to do so. She was previously one of the MPs considered most likely to launch a leadership bid - it is rumoured she's running for Deputy Leader instead because of her friendship with Rebecca Long-Bailey.
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5This issue affects the United Kingdom. After much speculation, Corbynite frontrunner Rebecca Long-BaileyWikipedia's W.svg has put her hat in the ring for the Labour leadership, putting a leadership bid in the left-wing Tribune magazine.
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4This issue affects the United Kingdom. The favourite choice for the next Labour leader according to polls Sir Keir StarmerWikipedia's W.svg, has officially put his hat in the ring.
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7This issue affects the United Kingdom. Noted backbencher David LammyWikipedia's W.svg has ruled himself out of the Labour leadership race. He says he is “not the individual best placed for this role at this time”. Meanwhile the race to succeed Tom Watson as deputy leader is also underway, with Richard BurgonWikipedia's W.svg, Dawn ButlerWikipedia's W.svg and Khalid MahmoodWikipedia's W.svg throwing their hats into the ring.
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1This issue affects the United Kingdom. And now there are four, as soft-left backbencher Lisa NandyWikipedia's W.svg has put her hat in the Labour leadership ring.
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0This issue affects the United Kingdom. Outspoken backbench MP Jess PhillipsWikipedia's W.svg, has formally put her hat in the ring for leadership of the Labour Party. She is the third candidate to officially self-declare running for the leader, after shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry and shadow Treasury secretary, Clive Lewis.
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12This issue affects the United States. Democratic nominee candidate Marianne Williamson has laid off all of her campaign staff, but maintains that she will continue running.
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11This issue affects the United States. Julián Castro has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic Party presidential race.