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SNL devotes cold open sketch to 2020 Democratic Party front-runner Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren’s rise in the polls resulted in NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” devoting the cold open sketch the Massachusetts senator.

The show imagined Warren answering questions at a town hall in Iowa.

SNL’s Warren was energetic, confident, and even crass.

One young woman in the audience asked about Medicare for All, and how she was nervous about giving up her health insurance.

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“Your insurance is like a bad boyfriend. Girl, listen to me. You need to leave him. He’s draining you. You deserve better. Dump his ass,” Warren said.

“I know you’re right,” the woman replied in tears. “I’m settling, but I’m just scared to leave, because what if it’s the best I can get?”

“Girlfriend, how much is your deductible?”

“$8,000. I don’t even have dental,” she replied. “My teeth hurt so bad.”

“All right. Listen to me, you beautiful b*tch, you’re going to call him. You’re going to end it,” Warren commanded. “And then one day, Blue Cross, Blue Shield’s going to text you from the club saying, ‘Baby, I miss you.’ And you’re going to say, ‘New phone, who dis?’ Okay, girlfriend, you’re going to be just fine.”

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How Democratic women drove the 2018 blue wave

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After Hillary Clinton lost to a talking yam with criminal tendencies in 2016, a number of people got antsy about the idea that the country was really ready yet to embrace women in politics. But a huge number of Democratic women rejected that narrative and instead decided that the solution was for more women to run for office. The result? A record-setting number of women elected to Congress and a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.

This artivcle first appeared in Salon.

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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.

The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.

"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.

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More female Republicans will lose in 2020 as ‘misogynist’ Trump wages a ‘war on women’: Ex-GOP candidate

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President Donald Trump's actions will harm female Republicans at the ballot box in 2020, according to a former GOP counsel for the House Oversight Committee.

Sophia Nelson, who ran for Congress as a Republican, made her argument in The Daily Beast.

"Donald Trump has attacked so many women in so many ways for their looks, their age, or their position it can be hard to keep track," Nelson wrote. "But the president took his attacks on strong, accomplished and independent women even further in his attacks on his own U.S. ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, telling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that 'the former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news.' That was in the now infamous phone call that led to the impeachment hearings that began this week, and Friday, in the middle of Yovanovitch’s testimony there, he tweeted that 'everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad.'”

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