Jul 19, 2018

Trump says Biden is his 2020 "dream" Democratic opponent

Former vice president of the United States Joe Biden speaks during the 2018 Concordia Americas Summit in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Gabriel Aponte/Getty Images for Concordia Americas Summit.

President Trump told CBS News' Jeff Glor that he dreams about running against Joe Biden in 2020, claiming that the former vice president "never got more than 1%" during his two election bids and that President Obama "took him out of the garbage heap."

Why it matters: Biden has been floated as a Democratic contender for the 2020 party nomination, and will reportedly make a decision on whether he'll run by January. The former VP has not hesitated to directly criticize Trump, in one instance going as far as to say he would "beat the hell out of him" if they were in high school together.

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Warren sees bump in national poll following Nevada debate

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren surged to 19% and second place in a CBS News/YouGov national poll released Sunday, trailing front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders (28%) but edging out Joe Biden (17%) and Michael Bloomberg (13%).

Why it matters: The poll notes that only 42% of Democratic primary voters have made up their minds. While Warren underperformed in the first three states, her strong debate performance in Nevada last week may have given her campaign new life.

Pence aide says intel report of Russia helping Trump is "false information"

Marc Short. Screenshot: Fox News

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, claimed on "Fox News Sunday" that the White House has not received intelligence that Russia is seeking to help President Trump win re-election, calling it "false information" that has been selectively leaked by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.

The big picture: Short and national security adviser Robert O'Brien both dismissed reports published in the Washington Post and New York Times last week about a briefing provided by top election security official Shelby Pierson, an aide to outgoing acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire.

Bernie's juggernaut

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks in San Antonio last night with his wife, Jane. Photo: Eric Gay/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.