Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

On Bernie Sanders And Religion

Bernie Sanders would not only be the nation’s first Jewish president, he would be – by most measures – the least religious. Yesterday the Washington Post published an examination of Sanders’ faith and its place in the historical context of other presidents. An excerpt: Sanders said he believes in God, though not necessarily in a traditional manner. “I think everyone believes …

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NBC POLL: Sanders And Clinton Tied In Iowa

It’s really going down to the wire in Iowa. The Hill reports: A new poll shows Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) running neck-and-neck among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa. Clinton has 48 percent support, compared to Sanders’s 45 percent in the Hawkeye State, within the margin of error of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Sanders widened his …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Candidates Hold Town Hall

Tonight at 9PM Eastern the three Democratic presidential candidates will hold a town hall meeting at Iowa’s Drake University. The event will be moderated by CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo and can be viewed on CNN Go although your cable provider login will be required. YouTube live stream below. Watch along with us and weigh in.

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Bernie Sanders Comforts Weeping Woman After Her Story About Living On Minimum Wage [VIDEO]

The Sun-Times reports: A crowd at a Bernie Sanders’ event in Iowa Monday witnessed a woman break down in tears as she described what life is like living on just $12,000 a year, prompting the senator to try to console the emotional woman. At the event in Iowa Falls, the Vermont senator asked the crowd if anyone knew what it …

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POLL: With Bloomberg In The Mix

Via Morning Consult: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a ways to go if he wants to win as a third-party candidate for president. According to a new Morning Consult poll, Bloomberg, an independent, gets just 12 percent of voters when competing in a three-way race with the Democratic underdog candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. …

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Hillary And Bernie Bicker Over “Establishment” Label

This nonsense has been going on for a couple of days and I’ve ignored it until now because it’s just such a dumb argument. Anyway, yesterday afternoon Hillary Clinton took to CNN to respond. Video is below. Via CNN: Hillary Clinton on Thursday sought to turn Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “establishment” attack right back on him — saying he served in …

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Hillary Slams Sanders On Health Care [VIDEO]

Via the Washington Post: As Hillary Clinton closes in on the final days of campaigning in Iowa, she launched a new broadside against her principal Democratic rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), over his inability to advance a single-payer health-care plan throughout his decades in Congress. “Senator Sanders has been in Congress for 25 years,” Clinton said at a rally at …

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NEW IOWA POLL: Trump +11, Sanders +8

CNN reports: Donald Trump holds a commanding lead in Iowa as Sen. Bernie Sanders takes control of the Democratic race in the critical first-in-the-nation voting state, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Thursday. Trump leads Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who is in second place in the GOP race, among likely Republican caucus-goers, 37% to 26%. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, …

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Sanders Appeals To Heartland In New Ad [VIDEO]

Set to a 50 year-old Simon & Garfunkel song, Bernie Sanders’ new campaign ad aims squarely at the heartland. Via Politico: The ad features the Simon and Garfunkel staple playing over footage of quotidian scenes of Americana: windmills blowing across a wintry landscape, tugboats sitting on a dock, farmers at work, city-dwellers in cafés, a father and daughter walking through …

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Sanders Camp Slams HRC Over Clinton Endorsement

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: “It’s understandable and consistent with the establishment organizations voting for the establishment candidate, but it’s an endorsement that cannot possibly be based on the facts and the record,” said Sanders campaign spokesperson Michael Briggs. Touting Sanders as “somebody who’s been for gay rights long, long ago” since he was mayor of Burlington, Vt., …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Debate

The first Democratic presidential debate of 2016 begins at 9PM Eastern from Charleston, South Carolina. NBC News will live-steam the event on their YouTube channel embedded below and their pre-debate coverage is already underway. Watch along with us. Unlike earlier Dem debates, expect sharp elbows tonight.

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POLL: Hillary Widens Lead To 25 Points

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton heads into the next Democratic presidential debate with a 25-point lead over Bernie Sanders, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The former secretary of State has the support of 59 percent of Democratic primary voters nationally, pollsters found, compared to 34 percent for the Vermont …

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Sanders Jabs At Hillary In New Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The Clinton camp is very unhappy with this ad. Via the New York Times: In the pantheon of campaign attack ads, this one seemed gentle enough: Senator Bernie Sanders explains his intention to regulate the financial industry, including breaking up the big Wall Street banks. “There are two Democratic visions for regulating Wall Street,” he says amid stock images of …

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LANDSLIDE: MoveOn Members Endorse Bernie Sanders

The membership of the progressive activism group MoveOn has overwhelmingly voted to endorse Bernie Sanders. Politico reports: The Vermont senator prevailed in online balloting that ran from last Thursday through Sunday night, winning 78.6 percent of the vote out of 340,665 ballots cast — both records in terms of most votes cast and largest margin of victory. Just 14.6 percent …

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White House: No Endorsement Before Primaries

Speaking this morning on Meet The Press, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said that President Obama will not endorse a candidate until the Democratic nominee is chosen. Via Politico: McDonough said Obama won’t endorse in the presidential primary, despite his recent signal that he’ll weigh in on down-ballot races over gun control issues. “That’s not our job. That’s …

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Sanders Smacks Down Pro-Trump Heckler [VIDEO]

At a Massachusetts rally on Saturday, Bernie Sanders was confronted by a front-row pro-Trump heckler who was waving a sign that read “Obama is as Cristain as Bruce Jenner is a woman.” Yes, the sign said “Cristain.” Watch how Sanders handled him below.

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LIVE THREAD: Democratic Debate [VIDEO]

The final Democratic presidential debate of 2015 takes place this evening at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire. The debate airs on ABC at 8PM Eastern with World News Tonight anchor David Muir and ABC reporter Martha Raddatz as moderators. The event will be live-streamed on ABCNews.go.com and no cable login is required. Watch along with us and join in …

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Bernie Sanders Campaign And DNC Make Peace

ABC News reports: A campaign spokesperson for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said staffers today regained access to voter data from the Democratic National Committee, which had earlier blocked the campaign’s access, prompting the Sanders campaign to sue the DNC. The resolution was later confirmed by the Democratic National Committee in a statement. “The Sanders campaign has now complied with …

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Bernie Sanders Campaign Threatens To Sue DNC For “Holding Hostage” Their Voter Database [VIDEO]

Earlier today the Democratic National Committee suspended the Sanders campaign from accessing its own voter database information after it was revealed that a programming glitch had allowed Sanders staffers to also view Clinton campaign information. This afternoon the Sanders campaign vowed in a televised press conference to take the DNC to court if it continues to “hold hostage” their information. …

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Democratic National Committee Punishes Sanders Campaign For Accessing Clinton Campaign Database

The New York Times reports: The Democratic National Committee has told the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont that it was suspending its access to its voter database after a software error enabled at least one of his staff members to review Hillary Clinton’s private campaign data. The decision by the party committee is a major blow to Mr. …

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