Dec 13, 2019

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe endorses Elizabeth Warren

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U.S. women's national soccer team player Megan Rapinoe formally endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for president in a tweet on Friday.

What they're saying: Rapinoe posted a video of a call with Warren in which she told the 2020 candidate she doesn't think the country can get to a better place "by walking this moderate line."

  • "I appreciate you being out front and being big and bold," Rapinoe said.
  • "You have shown such great leadership this year," Warren responds in the video.

The big picture: Rapinoe has made headlines for her political stances — especially her outspoken opposition to President Trump. She famously refused to attend the White House ceremony celebrating her team's 2019 World Cup win, before Trump rescinded his invitation.

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U.S. men's soccer team cancels Qatar training

The U.S. Soccer Federation crest during a match between the U.S. and Ecuador in March 2019. Photo: Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The U.S. men's soccer team postponed traveling to Qatar for a scheduled January training camp "due to the developing situation in the region," the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Friday.

Context: A U.S. airstrike in Iraq this week killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran's most powerful commanders. Qatar, the first Arab nation set to host the World Cup for the 2022 games, rests in the Persian Gulf.

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Warren campaign warns supporters that fundraising has slowed 30% in 4th quarter

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Elizabeth Warren's campaign sounded an alarm on Friday to its supporters, saying in an email that it has only raised $17 million so far in the fourth quarter, per CNBC.

Why it matters: With just days left before the quarter's end on Dec. 31, that number is — at the moment — down 30% from the $24.6 million Warren brought in during the third quarter.

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4 takeaways from the sixth Democratic debate

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With the debate stage narrowed to less than ten candidates for the first time, tensions flared as the top Democrats went toe-to-toe 46 days from the Iowa caucuses.

The big picture: Following the House's historic vote Wednesday night, the debate predictably opened with a question about impeaching President Trump — a moment that was quickly overshadowed as the candidates moved on to campaign finance, electability and experience, health care and more.

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