Mar 27, 2019

Kirsten Gillibrand releases 2018 tax returns

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) became the first 2020 presidential candidate to publicly release their 2018 tax returns on Wednesday and challenged her rivals to do the same in a video.

The big picture: While obtaining President Trump’s tax returns has become something of a white whale for the left since the 2016 presidential election, personal financial disclosures could become a litmus test among Democratic candidates in 2020. None of the other candidates have fully released their most recent tax filings, per the New York Times, though Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) did release a 10-year tax history last year.

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Situational awareness

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  2. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  3. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  4. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  5. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.