Biden issues $3.2 trillion tax plan


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December 5, 2019: Joe Biden released a $3.2 trillion tax plan. Amy Klobuchar hired Norm Sterzenbach as her caucus adviser in Iowa.  blank    blankblank   

 Presidential poll highlights, 2019-2020 (Emerson College • New Hampshire • Nov. 22-26, 2019)
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Notable Quote of the Day

“To me, the more interesting part of the story is that Donald Trump has decided to embrace the advantages of incumbency in raising money. Democrats are so far reluctant to take any outside money, super PACs and beyond. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have set that standard. Whoever the Democratic nominee is, they’re going to have their hands tied behind their backs.”

– David Jones, James Madison University political science professor


  • Julián CastroJohn DelaneyBernie Sanders, and Tom Steyer will speak at a presidential forum on agricultural issues hosted by the Iowa Farmers Union on Friday. 

  • Michael Bennet will campaign in New Hampshire on Friday, including participating in an event hosted by the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

  • Joe Biden released a $3.2 trillion tax plan that would raise the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent and the top income tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent.

  • Michael Bloomberg campaigned on Staten Island on Wednesday night. He is also launching a new ad focused on his career. It will air nationally in approximately 100 local markets.

  • Pete Buttigieg will campaign in New Hampshire on Thursday and Friday, holding town halls and participating in a candidate forum on New Hampshire Public Radio.

  • Tulsi Gabbard has rented a home in New Hampshire and will remain in the state to campaign during the holidays.

  • Amy Klobuchar hired Norm Sterzenbach as her caucus adviser in Iowa. Sterzenbach previously served as the executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party and Beto O’Rourke’s Iowa state director.

  • Steyer launched a new ad identifying climate change as his top priority. It will air in Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina for two weeks.

  • Elizabeth Warren will campaign in New Hampshire on Friday with an appearance at New England College.

  • Marianne Williamson continues to campaign in New Hampshire with three events scheduled.

  • Rolling Stone interviewed Andrew Yang about impeachment, the media, and the economy as part of its Useful Idiots political feature.


Flashback: December 5, 2015

Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, and Rick Santorum spoke at the Iowa Rising Tide Summit hosted by FreedomWorks.