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- "That’s wrong. That’s immoral. That should not be the case when we got half a million people sleeping out on the street." On the Democratic presidential debate stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders cited a striking statistic to show just how "grotesque" billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg’s level of wealth is, particularly in a nation struggling to combat homelessness, the student debt crisis, and other major issues. "Mike Bloomberg owns more wealth than the bottom 125 million Americans," said Sanders. "That’s wrong. That’s immoral. That should not be the ...

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- Bernie Sanders will have to win over voters whose skepticism of socialism has been shaped by Latin American authoritarian leaders. Bernie Sanders’s message has resonated with the Latino electorate, particularly young voters . In both Iowa and New Hampshire, he won big among Latinos, and he is projected to do the same in Nevada this Saturday. But whether that support will transfer to a general election if “ Tío Bernie ” (Uncle Bernie), as he is known, manages to clinch the nomination is the big question. The Latino youth Mr. Sanders is rallying haven’t been reliable voters . Though ...

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- "How do you feel that he’s attached to this deeply misogynistic . . . sector of people?" Co-host Meghan McCain confronted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on "The View" Wednesday about her support for the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., despite allegations of misogyny against his supporters. "The one thing that connects women on the left and women on the right I have found . . . is the abuse that we have all been subjected to by Bernie Bros," McCain told the freshman. "It is by far, of anything I've ever seen in my entire life, the most violent, the most ...

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- Democrats’ previous president and maybe their next one have a particularly fraught relationship. Updated at 4:11 p.m. ET on February 19, 2020. B got so close to running a primary challenge to President Barack Obama that Senator Harry Reid had to intervene to stop him. It took Reid two conversations over the summer of 2011 to get Sanders to scrap the idea, according to multiple people who remember the incident, which has not been previously reported. That summer, Sanders privately discussed a potential primary challenge to Obama with several people, including Patrick Leahy, his fellow ...


- With a billionaire onstage and every candidate but Bernie Sanders open to unelected and unaccountable superdelegates choosing the nominee, last night’s debate showcased clearly the choice facing Democrats: rule by the majority or rule by plutocratic elites. Easily the most raucous of the many the party has hosted so far, last night’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas will probably be written up by mainstream pundits with ample references to viral moments, one-liners, and iconic clashes between candidates — none of which anyone will remember a week from now. But behind all the drama and ...


- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders  is known as one of the least wealthy members of Congress. The 78-year-old senator from Vermont, who's currently leading national polls , earns a $174,000 salary as a lawmaker. Sanders made at least $1 million in both 2016 and 2017, primarily because of royalties from his books. One estimate puts his total net worth as high as $2 million . Sanders has two homes in Vermont and a townhouse in Washington, DC . Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Sen. Bernie Sanders has a double-digit lead over the other Democratic ...


- LAS VEGAS — Sen. Bernie Sanders distanced himself Tuesday from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent suggestion that compromising on health care would be acceptable, arguing that his Medicare-for-all plan is "already a compromise." The comments, coming in a televised town hall hosted by CNN, highlighted a rare difference between the senator and the congresswoman (D-N.Y.), one of his most prominent supporters — notably, over one of the central planks of his presidential campaign platform. “I love Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She has done more in her first year in Congress to ...


- The belief that Bernie Sanders is too left-wing to win a presidential election is an article of faith among journalists and pundits. It's also completely unfounded. The belief that Bernie Sanders is too left-wing to win a presidential election is an article of faith among journalists, pundits, and political operatives. Most of Sanders’s Democratic rivals also echo that claim either directly or through their surrogates. It is probably the most commonly held and thus damaging argument against a Sanders nomination. And it is this concern that keeps some, perhaps many, Democratic Party voters ...


- "Sen. Bernie Sanders has a long history of progressive stances and consistently remains on the side of working people." Progressive Latinx group Mijente on Tuesday announced its first ever presidential endorsement, for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, just days before Nevadans caucus in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Saturday. "Something that’s very appealing to people is his consistency and the concept of palabra," Mijente’s director and cofounder Marisa Franco told Politico . "And what that means in our community is giving people your ‘word.'" Sanders took to Twitter to ...

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- For decades, Republicans have painted anyone left of Barry Goldwater as a “socialist.” Why? Because for a generation raised on the Cold War, “socialist” just seemed like a damaging label. And, probably, it was. You can tell, because many liberal-leaning figures internalized that fear. When Donald Trump vowed that “America will never be a socialist country,” for instance, no less than  Senator Elizabeth Warren stood and applauded . But while older Americans retain some antipathy toward the word, folks raised in the age of “late capitalism” don’t. In Gallup polls, more ...

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- Many in the party elite remain deeply skeptical of the Vermont senator, but rank-and-file voters do not share that hesitation. Judging by media coverage and the comments of party luminaries, you might think Democrats are bitterly polarized over Bernie Sanders’s presidential bid. Last month, Hillary Clinton declared that “nobody likes” the Vermont senator. Last week, James Carville, who ran Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, said he was “scared to death” of the Sanders campaign, which he likened to “a cult.” Since the beginning of the year, news organization after news organization ...


- "You're not going to win an election when you oppose raising the minimum wage. You're not going to win an election when you call for cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid." During a rally Monday night in Tacoma, Washington attended by more than 17,000 people, Sen. Bernie Sanders took aim at billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg's efforts to buy his way into presidential contention, condemned the former New York City mayor's record of supporting racist policies, and highlighted the former Republican's history of opposing basic progressive economic initiatives like raising the ...


- After winning the popular vote in the Iowa caucuses and finishing atop the primary in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders could have a breakout moment in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, according to two recent polls. On Friday, the Nevada Poll conducted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and WPA Intelligence showed the Vermont senator had 25 percent support, with Joe Biden trailing at 18 percent and Elizabeth Warren at 13 percent. It’s an electoral snapshot that the campaigns appear to be taking to heart: Over the weekend, advisers for three other candidates told Politico that — gauging from ...

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- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday he will not release any more medical records during his presidential bid, arguing he’s already released sufficient information to quell concerns about his health. Sanders, the current front-runner for the Democratic nomination, has faced questions about his health since he suffered a heart attack in October. He insisted at a CNN town hall Tuesday night that the release of three letters  from his doctors at the end of December declaring him healthy were sufficient disclosures. “We have released, I think … quite as much as any other candidate ...

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- The Bernie Sanders rally that I attended on the evening before the New Hampshire primary drew a reported 7,500 people — about twice as many as his actual 3,867-vote margin of victory in the primary the next day. I say that not to endorse crowd sizes as an alternative to the polls. (Despite the large crowds, Sanders slightly underperformed his polls in New Hampshire, in fact. projected 28 percent in our model.) "> Nor do I mean to imply that Sanders won in New Hampshire because of the rally. (It was held before a largely student audience at the University of New Hampshire — people who were ...


- Dan Pfeiffer, a former adviser to President Barack Obama and current host of the "Pod Save America" podcast, has written a piece in Politico that offers three essential tips for whomever the Democratic Party nominates as its candidate for president. In particular, Pfeiffer looks at the major mistakes that Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) made when he ran against Obama in 2012, and which allowed Obama to win quite handily despite being stuck with an unemployment rate of 8 percent. The first mistake Romney made, according to Pfeiffer, was making the entire election a referendum on Obama instead of a ...

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- WASHINGTON – Is Democratic  candidate  Sen. Bernie Sanders  likable enough to win the White House? A new USA TODAY/Ipsos poll released Friday suggests a lot of voters think so. Asked for their views on the personal characteristics of several Democratic presidential contenders and of President Donald Trump, voters consistently gave Sanders the highest marks for his values and empathy. Trump and his allies have long said they believe the president could easily defeat Sanders if he faces off against the Vermont senator in November. Some of Sanders’ Democratic rivals have suggested a more ...

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- “health care as a human right,” , and for the working people of this country, not for the billionaire class.” Even on policies that could have broader appeal — such as wiping out medical debt and expanding Social Security — "I can't imagine any of those getting the sufficient votes to even get a majority, much less getting 60 votes," said Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama. The other side: There's one potentially game-changing variable, as Trump's takeover of the Republican Party has shown us: A big Sanders win could change the political fault lines, if moderate Democrats become less likely ...

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- If he wins the nomination, he’ll have to choose a running mate who shares his values but expands his appeal. Subscribe As has been the case for some time now , Bernie Sanders is the front-runner in the Democratic primary, a position Tuesday night’s victory in New Hampshire only confirmed. While the race has just begun, the plausibility of his eventual nomination has already put a critical choice into view for his supporters. If victorious, Sanders will have to make the most difficult and potentially consequential vice-presidential pick of any major party candidate in recent memory. He ...


- Bernie Sanders called former Bill Clinton adviser James Carville a "political hack" as he countered criticism leveled against him by the Democratic strategist in recent days. The Vermont senator and Democratic primary frontrunner told CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on Wednesday night that Carville had previously said "terrible things" about Barack Obama, adding that his campaign was taking on "Carville and the Democratic establishment." Sen. Sanders' criticism of Carville came in response to public attacks by the Democratic strategist, including an interview with Vox in which he said the Vermont ...

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