Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

Sanders Fires Gay Staffer After Vicious Tweets Surface

The Daily Beast reports: During the most recent presidential primary debate in Las Vegas, Sen. Bernie Sanders suggested that critiques of some of his most antagonistic online supporters are largely unfounded and unfair, proposing that some of the worst offenders might actually be Russian trolls on a mission to sow disunity in the field. But the private Twitter account of …

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Bloomberg: Sanders Nomination Would Imperil House

The Hill reports: Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign says it has been sharing internal polling data with vulnerable House Democrats about how nominating Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would jeopardize their majority. The Bloomberg campaign polled voter sentiments in the 42 districts where members are in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) “Frontline” program that defends incumbents in …

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Sanders Defends Comments On Fidel Castro [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday stood by his partial defense of Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution, stating bluntly: “The truth is the truth.” The senator from Vermont has faced a wave of bipartisan criticism since his interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” aired Sunday night in which he praised a “literacy program” the Cuban government launched in its first …

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Matthews Apologizes To Sanders For Nazi Comparison

Deadline reports: Hardball host Chris Matthews apologized for a remark he made during Saturday’s Nevada caucus coverage in which he compared the inability of establishment Democrats to stop Bernie Sanders to France’s futile hopes against Germany’s invasion in 1940. At the top of his show on Monday, Matthews said, “Senator Sanders, I’m sorry for comparing anything from that tragic era, …

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Nevada Final Tally: Sanders Picks Up 24 Delegates

Bloomberg News reports: Bernie Sanders picked up 24 delegates from Nevada, doubling his total haul in the Democratic presidential primary from the three early-state contests held so far. With a first-place win in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, the Vermont senator now has 45 delegates, while former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has 25 and former Vice President Joe Biden has …

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FL Dems Condemn Dictators Amid Sanders’ Castro Flap

NBC News Miami reports: The Florida Democratic Party on Monday said it condemns dictatorships and “stands in solidarity” with those fleeing dictatorships, after 2020 Democratic White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) comments saying that not everything about Cuba was was bad under Fidel Castro. The state’s Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo released a statement criticizing dictatorships and echoed its …

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Bloomberg Blames Sanders In New Wave Of Vandalism

Michigan Live reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg is blaming primary opponent Bernie Sanders for inspiring a string of vandalism at Bloomberg’s campaign offices in Michigan and other states. The Bloomberg campaign shared images showing graffiti spray-painted on the window of its Ann Arbor field office and a sign placed on another office in Flint this month. Bloomberg Campaign Manager …

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TEXAS: Biden And Sanders Tied, Warren Close Third

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are in a statistical tie among primary voters in Texas, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren(D-Mass.), according to a poll released Monday from the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs. The survey found Biden with 22.5 percent support in the Lone Star State and Sanders with …

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Bernie Barrels Towards “Insurmountable” Delegate Lead

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders announced to the Democratic establishment earlier this week that it can’t stop his campaign. Many rivals and party insiders now admit he might be right. Sanders is zooming toward Super Tuesday with victories in Nevada and New Hampshire, a foothold in the delegate-rich states of California and Texas, and a divided, jam-packed field of moderate opponents. …

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Sanders Won’t Attend “Bigoted” Pro-Israel Convention

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has never attended an American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, according to the lobbying group. In fact, his public refusal to attend last year’s conference early in his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination spurred a petition that urged other presidential candidates to steer clear of the pro-Israel lobbying group’s event. Things …

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Susan Sarandon Tweets Call To Unseat Nancy Pelosi

From the conservative Washington Examiner: Actress and activist Susan Sarandon hit back at 2020 Democrat Pete Buttigieg for claiming that front-runner Bernie Sanders could undermine down-ballot Democrats if he is the party’s nominee in November. “Senator Sanders is ignoring, dismissing, or even attacking the very Democrats we absolutely must send to Capitol Hill in order to keep Nancy Pelosi as …

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South Carolina: Biden Lead Shrinks To +5 Over Sanders

CBS News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead in South Carolina continues to narrow as the state’s primary inches closer, according to a new CBS News-YouGov survey. The poll, which was finished before Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the Nevada caucuses, revealed that Biden’s support has fallen by double-digits and that he leads the progressive senator by just 5 …

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Trump Congratulates “Crazy Bernie” On Nevada Win

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump congratulated Bernie Sanders on his apparent victory in the Nevada caucus, but still couldn’t help but insult him while mocking the other 2020 Democratic candidates and implying that there exists a conspiracy to keep Sanders from winning. In a Saturday evening tweet, not long after Fox News called the Nevada caucus for Sanders, Trump noted …

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Pete Buttiegieg Unloads On Sanders: He Doesn’t “Give A Damn” About His Effect On Downticket Democrats

“I congratulate my competitors on a vigorous campaign here in Nevada, and I congratulate Senator Sanders on a strong showing today, knowing that we celebrate many of the same ideals. But before we rush to nominate Senator Sanders in our one shot to take on this president, let us take a sober look at what is at stake for our …

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Chris Matthews Under Fire Over Sanders Comparison

Newsweek reports: MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is facing calls to resign after he compared Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi invasion of France. As the results came in and Sanders took an early lead on Saturday night, Hardball host Matthews claimed Republicans would release opposition research on Sanders that would “kill him” if he became the Democratic …

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Bernie Sanders Projected As Nevada Caucus Winner

Mother Jones reports: Bernie Sanders has won Nevada’s Saturday caucuses, notching another victory on his quest to secure the Democratic nomination. His campaign counted on a massive field organization to turn out early voters, especially among Latinos, but it appears he also won most of the key day-of caucus sites. While the complete outcome is not yet available, Nevada’s caucuses …

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Dick Van Dyke Urges Seniors To Vote For Sanders

“Why wouldn’t an older citizen vote for somebody with that kind of a record and with that kind of experience and honesty and trust? It just doesn’t make sense to me that he’s not getting my generation. And I want to urge my generation to get out and vote for him, please. “Bernie has been consistent with his policies ever …

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Feds Brief Sanders That Russian Trolls Are Helping Him, Sanders Warns Putin To “Stay Out” Of US Elections

The Washington Post reports: U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest, according to people familiar with the matter. President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed about the Russian assistance to the Vermont senator, according to people …

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National Poll: Sanders +11 Over Biden, Bloomberg Dips

Just in via Morning Consult: A series of sustained attacks on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during Wednesday’s presidential debate in Las Vegas has dented his standing with Democratic primary voters, blunting the billionaire’s momentum and dropping him below former Vice President Joe Biden in nationwide polling. The downward movement included 4-point drops among liberals (to 13 percent) …

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Bloomberg Team Accuses Sanders Backers Of Vandalism

The Hill reports: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign called out Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign after its Knoxville, Tenn., office was vandalized, saying the incident was reminiscent of language used by Sanders and his supporters. “This latest incident at our Knoxville campaign office is exactly what we’ve been warning about. We don’t know who is …

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