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The week’s top political news

The youngest candidate running for president, Pete Buttigieg, is 37. And like gobs of millennials, he’s deep in student debt: Between $140,004 and $360,000, documents this week showed. That’s one surefire way Buttigieg, who’s pitched himself as The Millennial Candidate, may relate to younger voters in a field of big-name Democrats like Joe Biden (age 76) and Bernie Sanders (age 77).

Four decades separate 2020’s presidential candidates, by the way: Here’s what that looks like.

Youthful Beto O’Rourke, he of table-hopping fame, signaled his middle age this week by live-streaming his “nasty” ear hair “that you get when you get older,” as the 46-year-old said on Facebook.

Back to Biden and Sanders: Both septuagenarians made news this week with millennial Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The 29-year-old congresswoman could bring a boost to Sanders and took a swipe at Biden on climate change. If AOC won’t back Biden, Kamala Harris will: She said this week that Biden would make “a great running mate” — for vice president.

Meanwhile, Biden thinks Republicans will have “an epiphany” after President Donald Trump leaves office. And Trump thanked MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough for saying Trump looks “20 years younger than a lot of Democratic candidates.” 

Two fresh-faced campaigns launched this week, too, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock joined the Democratic race. They’re far from frontrunners right now — and that’s probably a good thing.

This week in Trump:

  • Frasier ❤️’s Trump: Kelsey Grammer called the rest of D.C. “clowns.”
  • Putin ❤️’s Mueller report: The Russian leader called it “very objective.” 
  • Russian hackers also accessed voter databases in Florida. 🇷🇺
  • Trump’s big immigration plan was unveiled. Here’s why it might be doomed. 
  • The immigration plan’s possible non-starter: It doesn’t address Dreamers.
  • Trump’s 2020 banners are being made in China. We have video.
  • Americans think Trump is good at business. Until they learn of his losses.

This week in 2020 Democrats: 

  • Alabama’s strict abortion law made waves this week. 2020 Dems aren’t having it.
  • President Kamala Harris would ban assault-style weapon imports.
  • President Elizabeth Warren would pick a former public school teacher to serve as education secretary.
  • President Warren would also seek rules to slow Pentagon brass from cashing in
  • Fox News is a “hate-for-profit racket,” Warren says. So she won’t do their town hall.

See you next week, OnPolitics friends. Take a deep breath. It’s almost Saturday. — Josh Hafner 

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