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Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Bernie: Trump Believes In Socialism For The Wealthy

The Associated Press reports: Seeking to rebut President Donald Trump’s attempts to cast him and Democrats as too liberal, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to give a speech Wednesday on democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career. “We now have a president who is attacking me and others because we believe in democratic socialism,” Sanders said …

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Biden +19 Over Bernie In New Poll, Harris Third At 8%

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a commanding lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a new national poll released exclusively to The Hill that finds him ahead of his closest competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), by nearly 20 points. Thirty-six percent of Democratic respondents said that Biden is most likely to get …

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Bernie Unveils Sweeping Education Reform Platform

CBS News reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled his education policy plan on Saturday — a comprehensive 10-point agenda that calls for the end of for-profit charter schools, creates a salary floor for public school teachers, guarantees free school meals for all students and expands after school and summer school programs. The 2020 hopeful’s policy proposal adds to the already …

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Biden Widens Lead Over Dem Field, +16 Over Bernie

Reuters reports: Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has expanded his lead over a wide field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination by 5 percentage points since he entered the race in late April, according to a monthly Reuters/Ipsos poll. The poll released on Wednesday found 29% of Democrats and independents said they would vote for Biden in …

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AOC/Bernie Bill Would Cap Credit Card Interest At 15%

Axios reports: 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — both self-declared Democratic-socialists — will introduce a bill on Thursday to prevent credit card interest rates from rising above 15% and capping consumer loans. Credit cards are one of the most insidious forms of indebtedness. By bundling a loan with a very convenient payments device, banks …

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Harris Poll: Biden +32 Over Bernie, Mayor Pete In Third

The Rising reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 32-point lead in the Democratic presidential race in a HarrisX poll released Monday. Biden won 46 percent in the poll compared to 14 percent for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who came in a distant second place. Former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg was in third place with 8 percent, …

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Bernie Pushes Back On Biden Over Progressive Record

ABC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders pushed back against former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that he has “the most progressive record” of any candidate in the Democratic presidential field, citing Biden’s votes as a member of the U.S. Senate as evidence that his views were not always in line with the nation’s liberals. “I think if you look at …

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Joe Biden +30 Over Bernie In New Harvard/Harris Poll

The Hill reports: Joe Biden holds a 30-point lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential field, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill, further signaling that the former vice president is cementing his place as the primary contest’s frontrunner. Forty-four percent of Democratic voters surveyed said they are most likely to vote for …

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Man Found Guilty Of Threatening To Behead Bernie

Newsweek reports: A man has been found guilty of threatening to record himself beheading Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the style of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). Robert Francis Pratersch, 57, of Kissimmee, Florida, has been convicted of threatening a federal official and interstate transmission of a threat to injure after leaving at least three …

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Joe Biden +24 Over Bernie In New CNN Poll [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement of a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination earned him an 11-point polling bounce, leaving him head and shoulders above the rest of the Democratic candidates. A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS after Biden’s announcement on Thursday shows 39% of voters who are Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents saying he is their …

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Moulton: Sanders, Warren Too Liberal To Beat Trump

Reuters reports: U.S. congressman Seth Moulton, one of 20 Democrats running for president, criticized rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on Friday, saying they were so liberal they risked handing President Donald Trump a second White House term. Moulton is a long-shot candidate at this stage. But his comments reflect a growing conflict between the Democratic Party’s moderate and progressive …

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Bernie Signs Pledge To Endorse Eventual Dem Nominee

The Daily Beast reports: National progressive outfit Indivisible on Thursday launched a pledge compelling all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to rally behind the eventual nominee. Bernie Sanders was the first to sign it, the group revealed. “I’ll support the ultimate Democratic nominee, whoever it is—period,” the pledge reads. “No Monday morning quarterbacking. No third-party threats. Immediately after there’s a nominee, …

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Joe Biden Hires Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Press Secretary

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden’s cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests Biden is seeking to broaden his appeal to a new generation …

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Pro-Bernie Progressive Group Blasts Biden: He Won’t Energize The Democrats Who Stayed Home In 2016

Just in from Justice Democrats: The old guard of the Democratic Party failed to stop Trump, and they can’t be counted on to lead the fight against his divide-and-conquer politics today. The party needs new leadership with a bold vision capable of energizing voters in the Democratic base who stayed home in 2016. Democrats are increasingly uniting around progressive populist …

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Mayor Pete: Bernie’s “Bold Novelty” May Have Worn Off

The New York Times reports: Mr. Buttigieg is more willing to confront other candidates, and his party more broadly, in ways that could resonate with moderate Democrats and perhaps some of the independents who can vote in either primary here. Voters wanted to “blow up the system” in 2016, Mr. Buttigieg said. “Which could lead you to somebody like Bernie …

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Biden +7 Over Bernie In New National Monmouth Poll

Insider New Jersey reports: In a field of 24 announced and potential contenders, Joe Biden currently has the support of 27% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, which is similar to his 28% support in March and 29% in January, according to this morning’s Monmouth University Poll. Support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently at 20%, which is down slightly …

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NH Poll: Sanders +12 Over Biden, Mayor Pete Surges

The Associated Press reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) leads the Democratic field in New Hampshire, but South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is on the rise and running neck-and-neck with former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a new poll. The latest Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire finds Sanders at 30 percent, followed by Biden …

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Karl Rove: Bernie Sanders Could Beat Trump In 2020

Fox News reports: Republican strategist Karl Rove said on “Fox & Friends” Friday that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ town hall on Fox earlier this week convinced him that the presidential candidate could win the Oval Office in 2020. He credited Sanders, who is 77 and from Vermont, for bucking the decision of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, Tom Perez, to …

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Trump Predicts “Crazy Bernie Vs Sleepy Joe” In 2020

Newsweek reports: With a little more than 18 months away from the 2020 presidential election, current President Donald Trump went ahead and made a prediction of who he could possibly face as he runs for reelection. The president narrowed it to two finalists in the ever-growing field of Democrat candidates. The gesture from the president comes one night after conservative-friendly …

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Trump Slams Fox News For Hosting Bernie’s Town Hall

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump tore into Fox News on Tuesday for its town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). In a morning tweet, the president weighed in on the hourlong town hall with Sanders, which aired on Monday night — even taking aim at Fox News anchor Bret Baier, one of the event’s moderators. Worth noting: The use of …

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