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These are the democratic socialists backing Bernie Sanders

These are the democratic socialists backing Bernie Sanders

Connor McClelland is a democratic socialist. He says it’s because of where he’s from. “I’m originally from West Virginia, and so every time I go home, you see the mountains are just cleared. The trees are gone. Coal dust covers the roads. But like, no one’s life is improving there. It’s just extraction. It’s extraction…MORE

Democratic lawmaker says Sanders’ Castro comment imperils Florida 2020 chances

Democratic lawmaker says Sanders’ Castro comment imperils Florida 2020 chances

A Democratic Florida lawmaker on Friday said Sen. Bernie Sanders’ partial defense of life under Cuban dictator Fidel Castro imperils the party’s ability to win the critical swing state in the presidential election. “It’s not only his comments on the Castro regime but also on (President Nicol├ís) Maduro in Venezuela. He seems totally insensitive,” Rep.…MORE

CNN announces interviews with Democratic candidates on eve of Super Tuesday

CNN announces interviews with Democratic candidates on eve of Super Tuesday

CNN will conduct extended interviews with seven Democratic presidential candidates on the eve of the crucial Super Tuesday contests, when 14 states and one US territory will vote, the network announced Friday. On March 2, the current frontrunner Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be interviewed at 8 p.m. ET., followed by former Vice President Joe…MORE

Ad spending barrels past $1 billion mark as Mike Bloomberg overwhelms airwaves

Ad spending barrels past $1 billion mark as Mike Bloomberg overwhelms airwaves

Advertising spending in the 2020 presidential race just barreled past the $1 billion mark, driven by Michael Bloomberg‘s relentless rounds of commercials promoting himself as the alternative to President Donald Trump. Bloomberg, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, accounts for more than half of all the spending, as he has plowed more than $501…MORE

Pompeo clashes with lawmakers over coronavirus and Iran in tense hearing

Pompeo clashes with lawmakers over coronavirus and Iran in tense hearing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared irritated almost immediately during Friday’s Iran hearing on Capitol Hill as Democrats used their very first question to grill the top US diplomat on the administration’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. That initial exchange set the tone as several Democrats seized the opportunity to make their frustrations known, drawing…MORE

Rep. Jim Clyburn says Democrats are concerned about ‘down-ballot carnage’

Rep. Jim Clyburn says Democrats are concerned about ‘down-ballot carnage’

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House, said Friday that Democrats are concerned about picking a presidential nominee who “would cause down-ballot carnage” to Democrats running for as other offices, in an apparent reference to front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders. Some House Democrats have already expressed significant unease at the prospect…MORE

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