President Trump unveils Republican counterpart to ActBlue

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June 25, 2019: President Trump launched a Republican counterpart to Democratic fundraising site ActBlue. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill in the Senate that would cancel all outstanding federal student loans.


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Notable Quote of the Day

“Interviews with nearly 20 Democratic elected officials, party chiefs, labor leaders and operatives the past week revealed an air of foreboding verging on alarm that the debates will degenerate into a two-night, bare-knuckle brawl. With the divisive 2016 Democratic primary fresh in their minds and the current presidential candidates starting to take swipes at one another, the fear is that voters will be left with the impression of a bickering, small-minded opposition party.”

— Holly Otterbein, Politico


  • The Democratic National Committee released the rules for this week’s Miami debates. Candidates will have 60 seconds to respond to questions and 30 seconds to respond to follow-ups.

  • Michael Bennet hired former DCCC executive director Dan Sena and ad producer Scott Kozar as media consultants, also hiring pollster Pete Brodnitz.

  • Joe Biden wrote an op-ed in the Miami Herald criticizing Trump’s policies on immigration and relations with Latin America.

  • TIME Magazine published an article exploring Cory Booker’s Iowa operations.

  • Steve Bullock sat down for an interview with NBC’s Harry Smith on his top priority if elected, which would be to limit large donors’ political influence.

  • The Atlantic published an article exploring Pete Buttigieg’s response to an officer-involved shooting in South Bend, Indiana.

  • Julián Castro signed a pledge to revoke the 2001 Authorization of Military Force which has covered U.S. deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, among other areas.

  • John Delaney issued a press release on healthcare identifying cutting costs as his priority over Medicare for All and similar policies.

  • The Washington Post published an article exploring Kirsten Gillibrand’s stance on firearms regulations.

  • Mike Gravel sat for an interview with Jacobin Magazine on his political history and his proposal to create a Legislature of the People.

  • Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) endorsed Kamala Harris.

  • Jay Inslee issued his fourth plan related to energy and the environment, the Freedom from Fossil Fuels plan.

  • Amy Klobuchar sat for an interview with NBC’s Harry Smith on her top priority if elected, which would be to improve mental healthcare and addiction treatment.

  • Seth Moulton began running ads in early voting states calling for a new generation of leadership.

  • Beto O’Rourke issued a veterans’ healthcare plan which is funded by a war tax.

  • Tim Ryan appeared on Meet the Press Daily, where he discussed Iran policy.

  • Bernie Sanders introduced a bill in the Senate Monday which would cancel all outstanding federal student loans.

  • Eric Swalwell visited a migrant detention center in Homestead, Florida.

  • CNN published a profile of Elizabeth Warren’s policy team.

  • In an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertAndrew Yangannounced he would give a third family $1,000 per month.


  • Donald Trump unveiled WinRed, a fundraising site positioned as a counterpart to the Democratic Party’s ActBlue.

  • Bill Weld sat for an interview with The Keene Sentinel, where he discussed the goal of his campaign.

Flashback: June 25, 2015

The Supreme Court issued its ruling in King v. Burwell, upholding a portion of the Affordable Care Act providing tax credits to individuals purchasing healthcare plans from the federal exchange. TIME Magazine explored the response from Republican presidential candidates.blank