Sen. Elizabeth Warren argued on ABC's "This Week" Sunday that she's the candidate who can defeat President Trump in November, dismissing Democratic pessimism amid a record-high approval rating for Trump and a booming economy.

What she's saying: "I'm the only one in this race now who has beaten an incumbent Republican any time in the last 30 years. The way I look at this is that people say 'this race is unwinnable' or 'that person can't win' — right up until you jump in the fight, you persist, and you win. And that's what I'm going to do."

The big picture: After finishing a disappointing third in Iowa, Warren must have a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary if her campaign is to be viable long-term. She has pitched herself as the unity candidate between the progressive and moderate wings of the party, and she made her case as a capitalist reformer on ABC two days before the must-win primary:

"I am a capitalist. I believe in markets. ... There are areas where markets don't work, like in health care and in education, but there are a lot of areas where markets do work. And that's what gives us innovation and that's what creates opportunity and that's what can grow wealth. But markets need rules. Markets without rules are theft."

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Democrats demand Trump release his tax returns after NYT report

Compilation images of House Nancy Pelosi and President Trump. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Democrats called on President Trump to disclose his tax returns following a New York Times report alleging he paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 and nothing in 10 of the past 15 years.

Details: Trump said the report was "total fake news," that he's unable to release the returns as they're "under audit" by the IRS, "which does not treat me well." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement the report "provides further evidence of the clear need" for a House lawsuit to access the tax returns and "ensure the presidential audit program is functioning effectively, without improper influence."

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Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized

Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Trump's re-election campaign, at Drake University in January in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images

Fort Lauderdale police arrived at former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale's home on Sunday after his wife called and said he was threatening to harm himself, Florida officials confirmed to Axios.

Details: Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw told Axios officers responded to a report of "an armed male attempting suicide" just before 4 p.m. local time.

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