Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Joe Biden +13 Over Bernie Sanders In New National Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls by double digits a month ahead of the Iowa caucuses, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill. The poll shows Biden registering 30 percent support among Democrats nationally. In a relatively distant second place is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who notched …

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NYC’s Public Advocate Endorses Bernie Sanders

The New York Daily News reports: New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams on Thursday announced his endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary. The progressive New York Democrat pushed Sanders as a candidate who will fight for “transformational change” for all Americans. “It’s critically important to have someone like Bernie Sanders as the next President …

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Bernie Sanders Rules Out Republican Running Mate

Mediaite reports: Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ruled out the possibility of a Republican running mate in response to a question about former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent answer to a hypothetical to that effect. “The former vice president mused about having a Republican vice presidential on his ticket,” the reporter said, and asked “is that …

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Bernie Raised Whopping $34.5M In Fourth Quarter

CBS News reports: Bernie Sanders raised $34.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, his campaign announced Thursday, racking up 1.8 million donations in the quarter ending December 31. Sanders’ best fundraising month was December, when he collected 900,000 donations totaling over $18 million. In addition to the impressive total for the quarter, the campaign announced on January 1 that …

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Bernie’s Doc: He’s Fit And Ready To Serve As President

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released letters from three doctors on Monday showing he is “fit and ready to serve as president” after the presidential candidate suffered a heart attack earlier this year. “You are in good health currently and you have been engaging vigorously in the rigors of your campaign, travel and other scheduled activities without any …

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Politico: Dem Insiders Say Bernie Could Win Nomination

Politico reports: Suddenly, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is being taken seriously. For months the Vermont senator was written off by Democratic Party insiders as a candidate with a committed but ultimately narrow base who was too far left to win the primary. Elizabeth Warren had skyrocketed in the polls and seemed to be leaving him behind in the race to …

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Bernie Endorsed By Major Progressive Coalition

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders has won the endorsement of People’s Action, a coalition of 40 progressive groups that said it represents more than 1 million members in key early-voting states and others across the country. The nod is a triumph for the Vermont senator in the competition with Elizabeth Warren to become the leading left-wing candidate in the presidential primary. …

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Biden +7 Over Sanders In New NBC/WSJ Poll

CNBC reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is holding his ground as the 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner with six weeks before the first nominating contest. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Biden leading among Democratic voters with 28%, compared with 21% for Sen. Bernie Sanders, 18% for Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 9% for Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Sen. Amy …

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Sanders And Warren Battle For Second In New Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the pack of Democratic presidential contenders, while Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and (D-Mass.) are running neck and neck for second place, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. With 30 percent support nationally among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent respondents, Biden is in his strongest position since August, when a …

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Joe Biden +2 Over Sanders In New PBS/NPR Poll

PBS NewsHour reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lead the crowded Democratic field, pulling in together about half of the support of Democratic voters and Democratic-leaning independents, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll. Biden leads with 24%, followed closely by Sanders at 22%. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is third with 17%, followed by South …

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Bernie Sanders Retracts Endorsement Of Cenk Uygur

Mediaite reports: The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur is running for Congress in California and yesterday he received an official endorsement from Bernie Sanders — an endorsement that has now been retracted. Since Uygur announced his candidacy for the seat held by former Congresswoman Katie Hill, he’s faced criticism for comments he’s made about women, while Sanders has been criticized …

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Bernie Sanders Endorses Cenk Uygur For US House

The Los Angeles Times reports: Bernie Sanders endorsed a California congressional candidate Thursday with a long history of making crude and degrading comments about women and provocative statements about Jews, Muslims and other groups. The Democratic presidential candidate said Cenk Uygur, founder and co-host of “The Young Turks” online talk show, is “a voice that we desperately need in Congress” …

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Bernie: My Delayed Endorsement Didn’t Hurt Hillary

The Iowa Press reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) dismissed Hillary Clinton’s recent suggestion that his decision to not endorse her more quickly after the two battled for the Democratic nomination in 2016 ended up hurting her in the general election against Republican Donald Trump. “I’m sorry that Hillary Clinton is rerunning 2016,” Sanders, who is running for president again, said …

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Axios Poll: Bernie Now Top Choice For College Students

Axios reports: Over the last two months, Bernie Sanders has overtaken Elizabeth Warren as the top 2020 Democratic candidate among college students, according to a new College Reaction/Axios poll. Warren’s recent decline among college students mirrors polling of the general population, but while Pete Buttigieg has been gaining among all voters during that time, Sanders is the one who’s gained …

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Lobbyists Wrote Reps’ Op-Eds Against Medicare-For-All

The Washington Post reports: Lobbyists either helped draft or made extensive revisions to opinion columns published by three state lawmakers in a way that warned against the dangers of Medicare-for-all and other government involvement in health care, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post. Montana state Rep. Kathy Kelker (D) and Sen. Jen Gross (D) acknowledged in interviews that …

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Bernie Slow Jams The News With Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Senator Bernie Sanders joined Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday for The Tonight Show, and the two of them got smooth with a “Slow Jam the News” recap of last week’s Democratic debate. “We can no longer tolerate three people owning more wealth than the bottom half of America,” Sanders said. “I have the experience to fight for that bottom …

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Bernie On Bloomberg: Billionaires Won’t Get Very Far

CNN reports: “We do not believe that billionaires have the right to buy elections, and that is why we are going to overturn Citizens United, that is why multi-billionaires like Mr. Bloomberg are not going to get very far in this election, that is why we are going to end voter suppression in America,” Sanders said during a town hall …

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Bernie “Disgusted” By Bloomberg’s $32M Ad Buy

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tore into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday over news of Bloomberg’s $31.5 million ad buy as he mulls his own White House bid. “I’m disgusted by the idea that Michael Bloomberg or any other billionaire thinks they can circumvent the political process and spend tens of …

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Bernie Lands Major Endorsement From Nurses Union

Just in via press release: National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, announces today that it will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. Nurses cite how Sanders’ leading platform closely aligns with nurses’ values on a whole host of issues, including rebuilding America’s labor movement to restore workers’ rights and his trailblazing leadership …

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Bernie Slams “Arrogant Billionaire” Bloomberg [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took a break from campaigning throughout Iowa on Saturday to join ABC News for a wide-ranging interview that included sharp words for a potential rival. The senator and the representative each criticized former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s now considering his own 2020 bid. “That is …

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