Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Joe Biden Formally Clinches Democratic Nomination

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, …

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Sanders: Trump Has Cost Us “Thousands Of Lives”

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) offered a scathing assessment Monday of President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “atrocious” and saying it has “cost us thousands and thousands of lives.” The comments of Sanders, who suspended his Democratic presidential campaign last month, came at a Washington Post Live event on a day that Trump repeatedly …

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Yang Wins Suit To Reinstate NY Presidential Primary

NBC New York reports: The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional, a judge ruled late Tuesday. The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional and deprive withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang of proper representation at the Democratic convention, …

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Sanders And Biden Reach Agreement On Delegates

Axios reports: Joe Biden’s campaign released a memo on Thursday announcing that it has come to an agreement with Bernie Sanders’ former team to allocate enough statewide delegates at the Democratic National Convention to ensure “fair representation” for the progressive wing of the party. Now that Sanders won’t be the nominee, this is one way for his team to sustain …

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AOC: “I’m Going To Be Voting For Biden In November”

The New York Post reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will vote for presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the November election, she reaffirmed in a livestream appearance. Speaking to rapper Fat Joe in an Instagram Live discussion, Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was asked bluntly whom she planned to support between the general election candidates. “In November, I’m going to be voting …

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Bernie Sanders Asks Supporters To Donate To DNC

“My campaign for president may be over, but our struggle continues. That struggle begins with defeating Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history, but it does not end there. “I will also be doing everything in my power to elect strong progressives at every level of government. That is why I am about to ask you to …

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Bernie To Fans: Don’t Be Irresponsible, Support Biden

The Associated Press reports: Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that it would be “irresponsible” for his loyalists not to support Joe Biden, warning that progressives who “sit on their hands” in the months ahead would simply enable President Donald Trump’s reelection. He seemed to distance himself from his campaign’s former national press secretary, Briahna Joy Gray, when asked about her recent …

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BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Formally Endorses Biden

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the Democratic nominee for president on Monday, adding the weight of his left-wing support to Mr. Biden’s candidacy and taking a major step toward bringing unity to the party’s effort to unseat President Trump in November. In throwing his weight behind Mr. Biden, he is sending …

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Democratic Socialists Group: We Won’t Endorse Biden

Fox News celebrates: The Democratic Socialists of America made it pretty clear on Sunday what they thought about Joe Biden being the Democrats’ presumptive nominee. “We are not endorsing [Joe Biden],” the organization tweeted Sunday. The DSA, an ultra-progressive group boasting roughly 56,000 members, previously endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid, but the group is now without a candidate …

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Biden And Sanders Teams Seek Truce On Policy Issues

Axios reports: Joe Biden isn’t about to become Bernie Sanders, but he’s signaling that there’s potential for more common ground on issues such as health care, student debt, climate change and more in the weeks ahead. As Biden courts Sanders’ endorsement, their teams will hold policy discussions in the next few weeks with the expectation that Biden will incorporate some …

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Green Party Makes Pitch To Sanders Backers: Join Us

The Hill reports: The Green Party, a political party that prioritizes environmental issues, posted a statement Wednesday attempting to court supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who dropped out of the Democratic presidential race earlier in the day. “The Green Party will continue to build and expand on issues that Sanders raised. Join us,” the statement read. Jill Stein, the …

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Biden Reaches Out To Sanders Backers: Join With Me

Via press release from former Vice President Joe Biden: Today, Senator Sanders announced he was suspending his campaign. Bernie has put his heart and soul into not only running for President, but for the causes and issues he has been dedicated to his whole life. So, I know how hard a decision this was for him to make — and …

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BREAKING: Sen. Bernie Sanders Suspends Campaign

NBC News reports: Bernie Sanders is ending his presidential campaign, he announced on Wednesday. The Vermont independent senator’s 2020 bid started off strong. He narrowly missed first place in Iowa before picking up wins in New Hampshire and Nevada. All the while, his campaign continued to rake in millions in small-dollar donations and pack rallies full of supporters as he …

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Biden Alerts Sanders That He’s Started His VP Search

Axios reports: Joe Biden said he’s spoken to Sen. Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama about selecting a running mate — and that he wants to build “a bench of younger, really qualified people” who can lead the nation over the course of the next four presidential cycles. Biden spoke about the state of the 2020 race during a …

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POLL: Medicare For All Support Surges Amid Pandemic

Morning Consult reports: The sweeping health reform package championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would provide all Americans with health insurance through the government now has support from 55 percent of registered voters, per a March 27-29 survey of 1,997 respondents, taken as the United States became the global epicenter of the coronavirus. Thirty-five percent of voters continue to …

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Sanders Sees “Admittedly Narrow Path” To Beating Joe Biden, But Vows To Support Him If He’s The Nominee

“There is a path. It is admittedly a narrow path. But I would tell you that there are a lot of people who are supporting me. We have a strong grassroots movement who believe that we have got to stay in in order to continue to fight to make the world know that we need Medicare For All. “We need …

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Sanders Acknowledges “Steep Road,” Still Assessing

Politico reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday acknowledged that “it’s going to be a very steep road” to defeat former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary, discussing in frank terms the challenges facing his already lagging campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic. The remarks from Sanders came during an interview with NPR that aired on Friday, during …

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Bernie Sanders To Participate In Next Dem Debate

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders plans to participate in the Democratic presidential debate in April if one is held, his campaign said on Tuesday, the strongest indication yet that he plans to continue competing against Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the 2020 primary for the foreseeable future. The Democratic National Committee has said previously that there would …

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Biden And Sanders Both +7 Over Trump In New Poll

The Economist reports: Both Democratic presidential candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) beat out President Trump in a new national poll among voters. The poll, released by The Economist/YouGov, found that 48 percent of registered voters would cast their vote for Biden “if an election for president were going to be held now” between …

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Bernie Sanders Erupts At Questions About Dropping Out: I’m Trying To Deal With A “Fucking Global Crisis”

The Week reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is still running for president, but he does not want to talk about his campaign right now. Like many Americans, his primary focus is on the coronavirus pandemic, which he called the “unprecedented crisis of our lifetime,” and things got testy when things veered off topic Wednesday. While speaking with reporters, Sanders was …

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