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Rallies and Coronavirus: A Dangerous Combination?

Bernie Sanders says his campaign is 'talking to public health officials all over this country'

(Newser) - As the coronavirus hits more states, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday his campaign is gauging when it may become necessary to cancel the large campaign rallies that public health experts say could be breeding grounds to spread the potentially deadly illness, the AP reports. "Obviously what is...

Jane Fonda's Pick for President: the 'Climate Candidate'

Actress throws her weight behind Bernie Sanders

(Newser) - Jane Fonda has been making headlines in recent months for her Fire Drill Fridays protests against climate change, where she's often accompanied by other celebrity activists. But on Friday, during her latest demonstration in California, she made the news for another reason: her endorsement of Bernie Sanders. "We...

New Analysis Doesn&#39;t Bode Well for Bernie Sanders
New Analysis Is
Good News for Joe Biden
OPINION

New Analysis Is Good News for Joe Biden

FiveThirtyEight has him as the heavy favorite to win the nomination

(Newser) - Joe Biden's rising fortunes have upended the Democratic race, but the latest analysis from FiveThirtyEight.com might still be surprising to casual political observers. It gives Biden an 88% chance of winning a majority of pledged delegates and Bernie Sanders just 2%. The accompanying analysis by Nate Silver offers...

Warren: Yes, I Was Trying to Take Down Bloomberg

She tells Rachel Maddow she felt billionaire would have lost to Trump

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren acknowledges she was out for blood when she went after Michael Bloomberg during Democratic debates last month. During an interview with Rachel Maddow of MSNBC , Maddow noted that analysts were crediting Warren with "tanking" Bloomberg's candidacy with her attacks. "Is that what you were trying...

Sanders Responds to Idea of '2 Old White Guys' Ticket

A Bernie-Biden unity ticket will 'probably not' happen

(Newser) - While Joe Biden is riding high after Super Tuesday, he has yet to unite the Democratic Party, which is why Brian Klaas at the Washington Post is urging him to "announce his pick for vice president this week." So what are the chances that Biden will team up...

Takeaways From Super Tuesday
Takeaways From
Super Tuesday
SUPER TUESDAY

Takeaways From Super Tuesday

Biden pulls off 'monumental' comeback

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders won the biggest prize on Super Tuesday —but the wider result was a stunning victory for Joe Biden, who scored wins in at least 9 of the 14 states that voted, including Texas, analysts say. "They don’t call it Super Tuesday for nothing," the...

Public Enemy Boots Flavor Flav —Over Bernie Sanders

Maybe the weirdest headline to come out of Election 2020 yet

(Newser) - In 1970, Yoko Ono (supposedly) broke up the Beatles. In 2020, Bernie Sanders broke up ... Public Enemy? While rap battles are common, this is one of the weirder ones to emerge, with Flavor Flav now kicked out of the iconic group he helped found. Per the New York Daily News...

David Brooks Really Doesn&#39;t Want Sanders to Win
David Brooks Really Doesn't
Want Sanders to Win
OPINION

David Brooks Really Doesn't Want Sanders to Win

But a critic says his 'freakout' op-ed isn't grounded in actual evidence

(Newser) - David Brooks feels pretty strongly that Bernie Sanders should not win the Democratic nomination, let alone the White House. The not-so-subtle clue is the headline to his op-ed in the New York Times : "No, Not Sanders, Not Ever." Brooks is generally conservative, but he wrote a previous column...

A New Poll Has Troubling News for Elizabeth Warren
A New Poll Has Troubling
News for Elizabeth Warren
THE RUNDOWN

A New Poll Has Troubling News for Elizabeth Warren

She's trailing in her home state of Massachusetts

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren didn't see the results she wanted in Iowa , New Hampshire , and Nevada , and it remains to be seen how she'll fare in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, though it doesn't look promising there , either. With Super Tuesday coming up in a few days, Warren'...

Winners, Losers From Democratic Debate
Winners, Losers From
the Democratic Debate
DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

Winners, Losers From the Democratic Debate

Biden had the good night he needed, analysts say

(Newser) - Tuesday night's Democratic debate in Charleston, SC, was a raucous affair—so much so that Vox declares chaos to be the only true winner. In the last debate before the state's Saturday primary—and Super Tuesday—candidates desperate for speaking time talked over each other and shouted at...

Sanders Faces Onslaught in South Carolina Debate
Sanders Faces Onslaught
in South Carolina Debate
DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

Sanders Faces Onslaught in South Carolina Debate

7 candidates clashed in fiery debate

(Newser) - Seven Democrats took part in a fiery debate in South Carolina on Tuesday night—one more than in last week's primary debate. Tom Steyer joined Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg in the Charleston debate, co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional...

Nearly Every 2020 Candidate Unloads on Bernie Prior to Debate

Expect lots of attacks on the current frontrunner Tuesday night

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' Democratic rivals prepared to unleash a new wave of attacks against the party's presidential front-runner in a high-stakes debate Tuesday night. It's likely to be the final prime-time opportunity for several candidates to change the direction of the 2020 nomination fight, the AP reports. Almost all...

Bernie Sanders Gets Apology From Chris Matthews

MSNBC host likened his Nevada caucus win to the Nazi invasion of France

(Newser) - Chris Matthews isn't one to freely dole out apologies, leading the New York Times to call one extended to Bernie Sanders "a moment of humility." The Hardball anchor had come under fire—with Sanders reportedly extremely bothered himself—over comments he made Saturday during MSNBC's coverage...

Fear a Socialist in the White House? You're Too Late

Catherine Rampell argues that Trump is a 'proven socialist' himself

(Newser) - In a Washington Post op-ed, Catherine Rampell writes that there's a decent chance a "proven socialist" will be in the White House after the 2020 election. No, not Bernie Sanders. "I'm referring to the one who already occupies the White House," writes Rampell. Yes, she...

Florida Democrats Furious About Sanders' Cuba Remarks

He said not everything was bad under Castro

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton in Florida's primary in 2016—and after his remarks on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, the Democratic frontrunner may again struggle to win the state this time around. Sanders, asked about his 1985 remark that Cubans didn't rise up against Fidel Castro...

Bernie Better Fix This &#39;Big Mistake&#39;
Bernie Sanders Is
Flirting With a 'Big Mistake'
OPINION

Bernie Sanders Is Flirting With a 'Big Mistake'

He's disrespecting voters outside his base, writes David Leonhardt

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders is on a roll, and the Democratic nomination might be his to lose at this point, writes Rick Klein at ABC News . But if Sanders hopes to win the White House, he better fix what David Leonhardt of the New York Times sees as a "big mistake....

Marianne Williamson Makes Her Endorsement

'It's time for us to take a stand with Bernie'

(Newser) - "Love will prevail," Marianne Williamson said when she dropped out of the Democratic race on Jan. 10. On Sunday, she said Bernie Sanders will also prevail. Williamson endorsed Sanders for president during a surprise appearance at his rally in Austin on Sunday, CNN reports. Williamson—who endorsed Sanders...

After Nevada, an Undisputed Frontrunner
After Nevada,
an Undisputed
Frontrunner
THE RUNDOWN

After Nevada, an Undisputed Frontrunner

Bernie Sanders pulled together a diverse coalition of voters to lift him to victory

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' caucus romp Saturday night in Nevada is putting the word "undisputed" in front of "frontrunner" in many news accounts, and the candidate himself was so confident of victory that he headed out to campaign in other states before results were even announced. Unlike Iowa and...

Nat'l Security Adviser: Russia's Not Trying to Help Trump Win

Robert O'Brien denies report that Moscow is working to throw the 2020 election

(Newser) - There's no indication that Russia has its fingers in the 2020 election or is working to get the president re-elected, says a top Trump official. “The national security adviser gets pretty good access to our intelligence," National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien told ABC's This Week ...

Bernie Has Message for Putin After Revelation on Meddling

Briefed 'about a month ago' on interference to help him, Sanders says, 'Stay out of American elections'

(Newser) - First the Washington Post and New York Times reported Russia is interfering to help President Trump win reelection , per US intel. Now the papers are adding a new scoop: that Russia is similarly trying to help Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries. Sanders told reporters Friday that he received a...

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