Buttigieg Hopes To Name 1st Female VA Secretary

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time as 2020 hopefuls take aim at President Donald Trump's record on stemming military suicide and helping female vets.

Tonight's Democratic Debate: Listen Live At 8pm On 88.1 WVPE

Oct 15, 2019

NPR is broadcasting tonight's debate live. You can hear it on 88.1 WVPE starting at 8pm.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s (D-South Bend) presidential campaign took him to Indianapolis Friday, to speak to the local chapter of the NAACP.

Buttigieg tried to make his message resonate with a group of voters that hasn’t supported him strongly in his bid for the White House.

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Democrat Pete Buttigieg was back in South Bend, where he is mayor, to open his 2020 presidential campaign office.

Big crowds gathered for the event Thursday at 218 Sycamore Street behind Fire Arts in South Bend.

In greeting the crowd, Buttigieg said, "Think about how far we've come? Y'know it's just six months, not even, since we were in that big Studebaker building  inviting people from across the land - telling the whole country - about what this was. We were still trying to get people to say my name. I mean, we still are, but it's getting closer."

Buttigieg Says He Raised $19.1M In 3rd Quarter

Oct 1, 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential candidates' third-quarter fundraising.

Buttigieg Calls Warren 'Extremely Evasive' On Health Taxes

Sep 19, 2019
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is accusing his 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren of being "extremely evasive" when it comes to explaining how she'd finance a universal health care plan.

Speaking on CNN on Thursday, Buttigieg issued his most pointed attack yet on the Massachusetts senator, saying she "was extremely evasive when asked that question, and we've seen that repeatedly."

Democratic Candidates Focus On Climate Change In Town Halls

Sep 5, 2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the candidates a chance to distinguish themselves on a topic of growing importance to their party's liberal base.

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With more funding from state sources the city of South Bend is no longer planning to open a gateway center for people who are homeless. The city is now planning for more permanent supportive housing.

The gateway center was going to be a triage for those experiencing homelessness. It would house people temporarily and transition them into more stable situations. But the city only had the funding for 18 units of permanent supportive housing.

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Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took on criticism they’ve faced from the black community in remarks to the National Urban League Friday.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) addressed the civil rights organization at its conference in Indianapolis.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will speak at the 2019 Young Democrats of America convention in Indianapolis next week.

The Young Democrats of America and the Indiana Young Democrats announced Sunday that Pelosi will speak to the meeting on the evening of Friday, July 19.

The groups say more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the convention July 17-20, at Indianapolis' Union Station.

South Bend Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to address the convention on July 18.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg attended a press conference with community leaders Wednesday afternoon at the Civil Rights Heritage Center in South Bend. 

Surrounded by civil rights leaders in the city, Buttigieg said he will not rule out an independent investigation into the death of Eric Logan. 

Logan died Sunday when he was shot by a South Bend officer who claims Logan had a knife. 

UPDATE: Buttigieg Tells LGBTQ Ralliers To Band Together Against Trump

Jun 8, 2019
Peter Ringenberg


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg, who hopes to become the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party, said at an LGBTQ event Saturday that activists must band together to deny President Donald Trump a second term.

Highlights Of Buttigieg Town Hall On MSNBC

Jun 3, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he would not have pressured Democrat Al Franken to resign from the Senate at the time some of his 2020 rivals did.

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Tonight Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to be on a live town hall on the MSNBC show "Hardball." 

The program starts at 7pm ET. It will be broadcast live from Fresno, California. 

Last month, Buttigieg appeared on a one hour live town hall on the Fox News Channel that was broadcast from New Hampshire.

In March he was featured on a CNN live town hall one hour broadcast from Austin, Texas.