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This representative is a Democrat — but he says the two-party system will be dead soon

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John Delany is a Democratic member of the US House of Representatives from Maryland who has already announced that he’s running for president in 2020. (He’s also toyed with the idea of running for governor of Maryland.)

The former banker has long been stumping for his own brand of Americanism.

“My approach goes beyond party and partisanship; I am first and foremost an American. I believe in a common national identity,” he wrote in announcing his candidacy for president. “I love our ambition, our values, what we represent to the world and our ability to use our greatness for a good and noble purpose.”

Delany sees a common mindset in the people who are leading the gun control movement. he says they care about “results” and not about political parties.

“What most partisan politicians don’t understand is that this new generation—best defined as Gen Z and younger millennial—are not a ‘political’ generation,” he writes in a facebook post. “They don’t think of the world through the failed partisan lens of the prior generations, they think in terms of issues, causes, and progress. They don’t care if you are a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent – they care where you stand on issues. They care where you stand on getting things done.”

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Delany gets a lot of hope from this mindset.

“They are the generation that can rid us of failed hyper partisan, special interest politics,” he says.

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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Here are 5 questions Robert Mueller must answer during his Congressional hearings

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller will be testifying publicly before Congress on July 17th, the chairs of the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees announced on Tuesday.

The special counsel had fought against testifying but was subpoenaed to compel his attendance.

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