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- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday called on Wisconsin to postpone its April 7 primary, citing the risk from the novel coronavirus. "People should not be forced to put their lives on the line to vote, which is why 15 states are now following the advice of public health experts and delaying their elections," Sanders said in a statement. "We urge Wisconsin to join them."

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- “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg on Wednesday questioned Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) over his decision to continue campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination. Goldberg pressed Sanders over his remarks this week that he sees a "narrow path" to the nomination, with the host saying the senator's decision reminded her of the 2016 primary. Sanders continued to campaign in 2016 after Hillary Clinton secured enough delegates to clinch the nomination. The senator eventually backed her White House bid and campaigned for the former secretary of State. “I’m told you intend to ...

Source: thehill.com

- How the ‘Never Bernie’ voters threw support behind Joe Biden and changed the Democratic primary Jane King, a financial investor from Boston who describes herself as progressive, began the presidential primary as an avowed supporter of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. But as Warren’s candidacy seemed to fade early this year, King looked elsewhere. She considered Michael Bloomberg, Warren’s electoral nemesis. She thought about Pete Buttigieg, another moderate. Ultimately, in the Massachusetts primary that was a must-win for Warren, King voted for former Vice President Joe Biden. ...


- Happy April Fools' Day? After a messy apparent feud with Public Enemy bandmate Flavor Flav last month, Chuck D says the fallout was to get fans' attention ahead of a new album release.  In an interview with UPROXX released Tuesday night, Chuck D, 59, said their public argument over an announced Public Enemy appearance at a Bernie Sanders rally didn't actually have anything to do with politics. Rather, it served as hype a month before their new collaboration, the album "Loud Is Not Enough," which released Wednesday.   "Number one, Flavor don't know the difference between Bernie Sanders, ...

Source: usatoday.com

- Definition A decoy is typically an individual , device, or event meant as a distraction, to hide what a private or a gaggle could be trying to find . Decoys are used for hundreds of years most notably in game hunting, but also in wartime and within the committing or resolving of crimes. there are many decoys like turkey decoy . General Decoy Characteristics and Usage When placing a decoy Duck Decoys Duck decoys are often wont to increase the prospect of ducks abruption from high flying flocks, and attempting to land, as they fly over a neighborhood . The effect of multiple decoys within the ...

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- BURLINGTON, March 31 — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan detailing troubling news reports of postal employees being urged to continue working while showing symptoms of COVID-19 illness. Postal workers also reported having to work without appropriate personal protective equipment. "It is not an exaggeration to say that our men and women in the Postal Service, who were already performing one of the most important jobs in America, are now literally putting their own lives on the line to deliver the food, medicine, and essential supplies that hundreds ...


- Were it not for the novel coronavirus , Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would be barnstorming the country. He’d be traveling from one state to the next, holding rallies, doing interviews — and explaining, over and over, why despite Joe Biden’s all but insurmountable delegate lead, there was still a good reason for him to stay in the race. But now Sanders is trapped like the rest of us, his campaign in a kind of suspended animation. It must be particularly frustrating for him and his supporters, since theirs was a grass-roots campaign, and that kind of organizing depends so much on ...


- After Bernie Sanders suffered three straight weeks of big losses across the country, the Vermont Senator returned home to " ." It appeared, in that moment, that Sanders' campaign was all but over. He trailed former Vice President Joe Biden and was facing calls to drop out. The conventional wisdom in political circles was that Biden would effectively wrap up the nomination by the end of March. But the coronavirus outbreak has largely put the presidential race on hold, with most upcoming primaries postponed and all in-person campaigning cancelled. The immediate political focus has shifted to ...

Source: npr.org

- Elected mayor of Vermont’s biggest city, Bernie Sanders found himself stymied by an obstructionist local establishment at every turn — until he and the movement behind him started fighting back and winning. As spring gave way to summer in Burlington in 1981, the weather may have been looking up, but prospects for Bernie Sanders’s mayoralty were not. In his first hundred days, Sanders had his secretary fired, was visited by the FBI, and had all of his political appointments blocked. The establishment’s plan to dig in and win through attrition seemed to be working. Worse, he was forced ...


- Allan Lichtman, a political historian at American University whose book "The Keys to the White House" has helped him correctly predict the last nine presidential elections, told Salon last week the coronavirus pandemic may spell defeat for President Trump in the 2020 election. Lichtman's system is based on 13 "keys," a series of true-or-false statements that anticipate whether the incumbent party's presidential candidate will be elected in a given year. If six or more of the statements are false, the incumbent candidate will lose; if fewer than six are false, he or she will win. While ...

Source: salon.com

- "What did the Senate majority fight for? One of the largest corporate bailouts, with as few strings as possible, in American history." Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks on the House floor on Friday, March 27, 2020. (Photo: CSPAN/Screengrab) In an impassioned speech on the House floor Friday just ahead of a vote on the Senate-passed coronavirus stimulus bill, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Republican senators should be ashamed of fighting for the inclusion of trillions of dollars in corporate bailout money while providing little more than "crumbs for our ...


- A corporate bailout isn't nearly enough: Democrats, the moment to address economic injustice is right now The one extremely thin silver lining of the current crisis and the economic collapse that has followed is that it provides indisputable proof that workers, not CEOs, are the engine of the American economy. If we are on the verge of another Great Depression, as seems likely, that didn't happen because the occupants of the C-suite are working from home, but because millions of ordinary working people can't show up for work in public-facing jobs that keep this country running.  The ...

Source: salon.com

- The Vermont senator dripped with sarcasm as he eviscerated Republicans for holding up the coronavirus relief package over unemployment benefits. In a blistering speech, Sen.  Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)  went off on Republican lawmakers Wednesday night for attempting to prevent the Senate’s emergency  coronavirus relief package  from passing because it would include extra relief for the nation’s lowest-wage workers. “Oh my word, will the universe survive?” he mocked his fellow senators as seen in a now-viral video from the Senate floor. “How absurd and wrong is that? What kind of ...

Source: huffpost.com

- Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said it’s time for the Democratic primary to draw to a close and signaled a disinterest in participating in a final debate against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). “My focus is just dealing with this crisis right now,” Biden said at a virtual press conference. “I haven’t thought about any more debates. I think we’ve had enough debates. I think we should get on with this." NEW: “My focus is just dealing with this crisis right now. I haven’t thought about any more debates,. I think we’ve had enough debates. I think we should get on with ...

Source: thehill.com

- “The Democratic Party will continue to lose or win narrowly unless it actually starts to fucking stand for something.” Time is quickly running out for Bernie Sanders. After his string of wins on Super Tuesday , Joe Biden has become the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. For a lot of centrist Democrats, this is good news. The argument against Sanders is familiar by now: The majority of the country simply won’t sign on to his democratic socialist agenda, and putting him at the top of the Democratic ticket would destroy any shot at keeping the House and retaking the Senate. ...

Source: vox.com

- The Vermont senator seems to have failed to convince primary voters he was the best candidate to take on Trump – but the self-described socialist has still reshaped the ideology of the Democratic party B ernie Sanders had just dominated the Nevada caucuses, after strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, when the Vermont senator thundered on stage at the Cowboy Dance Hall in San Antonio to declare victory before a crowd of thousands. His speech that night was hardly different from the hundreds of speeches he had made before – and all the speeches he would make after. But he looked ...


- Bernie Sanders is , but he made it obvious on Wednesday that he sees Joe Biden's clear path to the nomination. "While our campaign has won the ideological debate, we are losing the debate over electability," Sanders said. The recent underdog added that he disagrees that Biden is the stronger candidate to take on President Trump, "but that is what millions of Democrats and independents today believe." To date, the former vice president has won 15 states, while the Vermont senator has won or led the popular vote in eight. Biden currently has a of around 150, with a favorable map of states ...

Source: npr.org

- In a stark moment of political de-escalation, Mr. Sanders signaled that he wants to press Joe Biden on issues but may not want to fight to the bitter end like he did against Hillary Clinton in 2016. It was a concession speech, of a kind: Addressing reporters on Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders bowed not to Joseph R. Biden Jr. , who trounced him in a second consecutive week of primary elections, but to the reality of his political predicament. Stripped of his briefly held status as the Democratic front-runner, Mr. Sanders acknowledged that he was “ losing ” to Mr. Biden but stopped short ...

Source: nytimes.com

- Biden Campaign Cements Strong Position With More Wins; Sanders' Path Narrows Updated at 9:04 a.m. ET Joe Biden continued his impressive string of primary wins, easily besting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho on Tuesday. With , he solidified his position as the favorite for his party's nomination to face President Trump in November. Sanders was the projected winner in North Dakota while votes were still being counted in Washington. "Tonight we are a step closer to restoring decency, dignity and honor to the White House. That's our only goal," Biden said ...

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- WASHINGTON — Standing in front of a conventional American flag backdrop on Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a candidate whose rousing calls to upend the political system have injected ideas like Medicare For All and free college tuition into the political mainstream, admitted he had a problem. People like his ideas, but they just don’t feel safe voting for him for president. “While our campaign has won the ideological debate, we are losing the debate over electability,” Sanders conceded at a press conference in Burlington, Vt,, referencing exit polling showing voters backing ...