Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Last Night’s Was Most-Watched Dem Debate In History

Via press release from NBC News: NBC News and MSNBC once again made television history with the most-watched Democratic debate ever, averaging nearly 20 million total viewers across the two networks, according to Nielsen Fast National Data. Last night’s debate was also the top-rated Democratic debate ever in the key A25-54 demo and attracted 13.5 million live stream viewers, surpassing …

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Protesters Disrupt Biden’s Closing Debate Remarks

The New York Times reports: Protesters opposing the United States’ immigration policy disrupted the Democratic debate Wednesday night, drowning out former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s closing remarks and momentarily bringing the event in Las Vegas to a halt. Mr. Biden had just begun to speak when noise erupted from the rear of the Paris Theater, with protesters shouting …

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Sanders “Disowns” Abusive Backers At Debate [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders distanced himself from the so-called “Bernie Bros” who have been criticized for using online bullying tactics while on stage at Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate. “If there are a few people who make ugly remarks … I disown those people, they are not part of our movement,” Sanders said in Nevada. …

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Buttigieg And Klobuchar Trade Ugly Barbs At Debate

Politico reports: The hostility building between the two Midwestern Democrats burst dramatically into the open in Nevada, as they clashed repeatedly on the debate stage and tried to slash the momentum out of each other’s campaigns. Klobuchar and Buttigieg have fought before over their experience and their political records in past debates — but the feud took a deeply personal …

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Bloomberg Struggles Under Debate Fire From All Sides

The New York Times reports: Mike Bloomberg has spent over $400 million during his ascent in the polls for the Democratic nomination. But money apparently couldn’t save the billionaire from a widely panned performance at last night’s presidential debate. It was like “the gap between an influencer marketing campaign and putting an actual product in front of reviewers,” as Nilay …

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Elizabeth Warren Dominates At Fiery Debate [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: After a lackluster performance in New Hampshire, Elizabeth Warren brought the heat during the Nevada debate. The Massachusetts senator, 70, asserted herself to drive home her message that she would stand for working families if elected to the White House while also attacking Michael Bloomberg over his record and some of her center-left rivals for their …

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LIVE VIDEO: Las Vegas Hosts Ninth Democratic Debate

The Insider reports: Thanks to a rule change by the Democratic National Committee, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg will take to the debate stage for the first time in the 2020 primary cycle. The Las Vegas debate will be hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Noticias Telemundo in partnership with the Nevada Independent and will take place at …

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NEVADA: New “Persist” Super PAC Airs Pro-Warren Ads

The New York Times reports: Supporters of Senator Elizabeth Warren have formed a last-minute super PAC to boost her candidacy in Nevada and are plunging $1 million into television and other ads in the race’s final days, despite the Massachusetts senator’s previous outspoken opposition to such groups. The group, which calls itself the Persist PAC, filed paperwork with the Federal …

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POLL: Trump Leads All But Sanders In Solo Matchups

Just in from Emerson Polling: In potential head-to-head match-ups, Trump leads 4 of his 5 democratic rivals, trailing only against Sanders 51% to 49%. The President leads Biden 52% to 48% and leads Bloomberg, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar 51% to 49%. There is a significant gender divide in head to head matchups against the President; in all head to head matchups …

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Sanders Breaks With Backer AOC On Medicare For All

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders broke with one of his highest-profile surrogates Tuesday on his signature Medicare for All proposal, suggesting that his policy proposal is already a compromise. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told HuffPost last week that a worst-case scenario with Sanders in the White House is a compromise on health care that ends up adding a public …

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CNN Hires Andrew Yang As Political Commentator

CNN reports: Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday. “I’m excited to join @CNN to help shed light on the election and the candidates’ experiences,” Yang wrote in a tweet following the announcement. “Learned a lot these past months and am glad to contribute to the public discussion.” He’ll appear …

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Sanders Campaign Wants Recount Of Iowa Recanvass

Axios reports: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night. Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement: “We now believe a recount will give Sen. Sanders enough State Delegate Equivalents to put him over the top by that metric as well. …

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Sanders +18 Over Biden In Delegate-Rich California

The San Jose Mercury News reports: With two weeks to go before election day, Bernie Sanders has blown open an 18-point lead in California’s Democratic presidential primary, a new poll released Tuesday found, distancing himself from a pack of more moderate rivals in a growing ideological battle for the heart of the party. The poll, conducted by the Public Policy …

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Sanders Spox Claims Bloomberg Has Had Heart Attacks

The Week reports: Bloomberg disclosed his 2000 heart operation for the first time in 2007. In December, he released a letter from his longtime physician, Dr. Stephen Sisson at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, attesting that Bloomberg is “in outstanding health,” though he developed an irregular heartbeat called an “atrial fibrillation” last year and is treating it with blood thinners. Bloomberg …

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REUTERS: Urban Polling Suggests 2020 Blue Wave

Reuters reports: As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans’ interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in conservative rural areas, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos national opinion polls. If the trend lasts until Election Day on Nov. 3, it would be a reversal from the 2016 election when …

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Sanders Won’t Release His Medical Records [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Bernie Sanders said Tuesday night that he is not planning to release any additional medical records. Sanders, 78, suffered a heart attack in October during a campaign event. He had a blockage in one artery and two stents were inserted, his campaign said at the time. Speaking during CNN’s town hall in Las Vegas, Sanders was asked …

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Sanders’ Lead Widens In Third Straight National Poll

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), on the strength of his performances in Iowa and New Hampshire, has surged nationally and now holds a sizable lead over all of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Former vice president Joe Biden, who led Sanders in a Post-ABC national poll in January, …

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Buttigieg: At Least I’ve Never Had To Pay Off Porn Stars

Politico reports: Rush Limbaugh said last week that America isn’t ready to elect a gay man who kisses his husband onstage. Trump, however, suggested last week that he would vote for a gay presidential candidate. Asked if he takes the president at his word, Buttigieg told CNN’s Erin Burnett at a Las Vegas town hall: “Not if he’s sending out …

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Bloomberg To Sell Company If Elected, Campaign Says

The Associated Press reports: Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday. Bloomberg would put Bloomberg LP into a blind trust, and the trustee would then sell the company, adviser Tim …

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2019 Clip Shows Bloomberg Calling Trans People “It”

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News: A newly uncovered video shows Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg in 2019 describing transgender people as “he, she, or it” and “some guy in a dress” who enters girls locker rooms — invoking a conservative cliché as he argued that transgender rights are toxic for presidential candidates trying to reach Middle America. And yet, …

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