Tag Archives: Democrats

Sanders: I’ll Back “Decent Guy” Biden If He’s Nominee

The New York Post reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said at Arizona rally Thursday night that he would back his top rival Joe Biden if the former vice president becomes the party’s nominee. “Joe Biden is a decent guy, and I know if he wins the nomination, I will be there for him, and if I win, he will …

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Joe Biden Issues Sweeping LGBTQ Rights Plan, Includes Reversing Trump Admin’s “Religious Freedom” Policies

Chris Johnson reports at The Washington Blade: Biden’s plan is consistent with priorities on LGBTQ rights Biden has articulated on the campaign trail, including making the Equality Act, international LGBTQ human rights and banning conversion therapy nationwide his top priorities. But the plan goes into further detail, pledging to apply laws against sex discrimination to cases of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, creating …

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Bloomberg Forms Group To Back Dem Nominee

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to form a new independent expenditure campaign that will absorb hundreds of his presidential campaign staff in six swing states to work to elect the Democratic nominee this fall. The new group, with a name that is still undisclosed because its trademark application is in process, would also …

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Court Boots Gabbard’s $50M Lawsuit Against Google

The New York Times reports: A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a $50 million lawsuit filed by Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, that accused Google of infringing on her free speech when it briefly suspended her advertising account last year. The judge, Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, granted Google’s …

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Schumer Sorry For Comments About Supreme Court

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that he “shouldn’t have used the words” he did when he said that two Supreme Court justices would “pay the price” for their decisions on abortion rights cases. “Now I should not have used the words I used yesterday,” Schumer said in remarks from the Senate floor. “They …

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BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren Ends Presidential Bid

The New York Times reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts plans to drop out of the presidential race on Thursday and will inform her staff of her plans later this morning, according to a person close to her, ending a run defined by an avalanche of policy plans that aimed to pull the Democratic Party to the left. She appealed …

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Biden Currently +67 Delegates Over Sanders

The New York Times reports: Joe Biden not only reclaimed his status as a front-runner on Super Tuesday, but his victories also gave him a clear path to amassing enough delegates to clinch the nomination by the Democratic National Convention. Bernie Sanders, the left wing’s champion, has dodged a knockout blow for now. While he has lost his lead in …

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Sanders Condemns Backers’ Attacks On Warren

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Wednesday that he is “disgusted” by any personal attacks his supporters or anyone else has lobbed at his presidential primary opponent Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow asked Sanders about attacks some of his supporters have made, tweeting images of snakes and even calling for Warren to be challenged in a …

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Dem MT Governor Likely To Run For Senate After All

The New York Times reports: Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana is poised to reverse himself and run for the Senate, according to three Democratic officials, a decision that would hand the party a coveted recruit who could help reclaim a majority in the chamber. After months of insisting he would not challenge Senator Steve Daines, Mr. Bullock, who ran for …

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Sanders Rips Media After Disappointing Super Tuesday

Mediaite reports: Speaking at a news conference in Burlington, VT on Wednesday, Bernie Sanders sounded off on “some in the corporate media” — making reference to CNN’s Michael Smerconish comparing the Sanders campaign to the coronavirus, and former MSNBC host Chris Matthews likening the Sanders campaign’s ascent to the rise of the Nazis. “There’s not been a campaign, I think, …

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MAINE: Biden Wins Primary, 1.2 Points Over Sanders

CBS News reports: Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in Maine, edging out Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Biden led with 34.3 percent of votes in Maine to Sanders’ 33.1 percent The Maine presidential primary was originally expected to go decisively to Sanders, but the endorsements for Biden from former candidates Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar seem to …

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Young Turks Founder Cenk Uygur Loses US House Bid

The Wrap reports: Cenk Uygur, the host and creator of the progressive news and opinion program “The Young Turks,” lost his bid for the Congressional seat vacated by former California Rep. Katie Hill Tuesday night. According to the New York Times, he came in fourth place, with about 5% of the vote in California’s 25th congressional district. In the lead …

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BREAKING: Bloomberg Drops Out, Endorses Joe Biden

Axios reports: Michael Bloomberg, who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to self-fund his 2020 presidential run, announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign after a poor performance on Super Tuesday. The state of play: Bloomberg opted to skip campaigning in early states, staking his candidacy on a string of Super Tuesday victories to launch him to frontrunner status, …

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REPORT: Lower Youth Turnout Hurt Sanders Result

USA Today reports: Young voters cheer Bernie Sanders’ anti-establishment message. They turn out in throngs at his rallies. And they form the core of his grassroots efforts to win the Democratic presidential nomination. But their fiery passion did not translate into the robust turnout he needed on Super Tuesday to win a number of key states, notably in the South …

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Maine Still Too Close To Call, Biden And Sanders Tied

Portland’s ABC News affiliate reports: Maine’s Democratic presidential primary remained too close to call Wednesday morning. Only a few hundred votes separate former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The lead flip-flopped several times Tuesday night, with Biden now holding an edge Wednesday, with roughly 80% of precincts reporting. Biden so far has won nine of the …

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Exit Polls: 10% Of Super Tuesday Voters Were LGBT

NBC News reports: One out of every 10 people voting in today’s presidential primaries identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to the NBC News Exit Poll conducted in 12 of the 14 Super Tuesday states across the country. Reflecting changing generational attitudes about sexuality and gender identity, LGBT Democratic voters are substantially younger than today’s electorate as a …

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Bloomberg Mulls Dropping Out After Dismal Showing

Axios reports: Never in American history has a presidential candidate spent more to get less than Mike Bloomberg, making his buy-a-nomination bid a big bust. Why it matters: Bloomberg spent $600 million to win as many states as every American who chose not to run: zero. (He has American Samoa to show for it.) Fellow billionaire Tom Steyer got off …

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TEXAS: Joe Biden Narrowly Wins Democratic Primary

Reuters reports: Joe Biden ended a triumphant Super Tuesday with a narrow victory over Bernie Sanders in Texas, the giant red state where Democrats are seeking a rare return to power in 2020. The former vice president’s victory over the Vermont senator capped a resounding and resurgent string of victories across the South for Biden, who won at least nine …

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Projection: Joe Biden Wins Massachusetts

Raw Story reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) suffered a disappointing third-place finish in her home state of Massachusetts on Super Tuesday. Results showed former Vice President Joe Biden in the lead, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Biden was projected the winner by the Associated Press. Exit polls showed very bad results for the local candidate. BREAKING: Joe Biden wins …

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Projection: Bernie Sanders Wins Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Despite late efforts by moderates to combine forces against him, liberal Vermont senator and self-proclaimed democratic socialist Bernie Sanders jumped out to an early lead Tuesday in Utah’s Democratic presidential primary. As early results showed Sanders with a lead of 32.7% of the vote shortly after polls closed, a group of more than a dozen …

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