CNN canceled its upcoming town halls featuring Democrat presidential candidates slated for next week due to the ongoing Senate impeachment trial, the outlet reported on Thursday.
Former President Barack Obama is reportedly growing “increasingly anxious” over Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) rise in the polls and is considering issuing a statement on the socialist candidate.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) is probably right that a female candidate doesn’t stand a chance of beating President Donald J. Trump in the general election. That doesn’t mean a woman can’t win the Democratic primary. In fact, for all intents and purposes, a woman has already won the contest and her name isn’t Elizabeth Warren.
It’s Nancy Pelosi.
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Thanks to Pelosi’s strategic decision to delay sending the House-approved articles of impeachment to the Senate, Warren doesn’t really have a choice but to drop out. The most recent polling out of the early primary states does not bode well for her chances.
A new WBUR poll published Thursday found Warren in fourth place at 13 percent among likely Democratic voters in New Hampshire. Sanders, meanwhile, had opened up a commanding lead, at 29 percent, which is an improvement of 14 percentage points since December. Unemployed 38-year-old Pete Buttigieg was in second place at 17 percent, while Joe Biden placed third at 14 percent.
The WBUR poll also showed Sanders with a significant advantage in terms of favorability, with 74 percent of respondents expressing a favorable opinion of the elderly socialist, compared to just 60 percent for Warren and 57 percent for Biden.
The most recent voter survey from “the best pollster in Iowa” also found Sanders leading both Warren and Biden, albeit by a smaller margin. National polling, meanwhile, continues to show Warren lagging behind in third place. She is polling at just 14.8 percent nationally, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, compared to 22 percent for Sanders and 28.7 percent for Biden.
A recent SurveyUSA poll of registered voters nationwide found Sanders outperforming all other Democratic candidates in a hypothetical matchup against President Trump. According to the poll, voters preferred Sanders to Trump by a margin of 52 percent to 43 percent, while Warren edged the incumbent president by a much smaller margin, 48 percent to 45 percent.
Warren’s desperate gambit to improve her standing in the race, which involved the not-so-subtle “leak” of a private conversation in which Sanders allegedly told her he didn’t think a woman could become president, has failed. She should do the right thing by ending her misguided campaign in order to focus on the important work of impeaching Trump in the Senate.
Meanwhile, Biden, the Democratic frontrunner, can hit the campaign trail in Iowa and New Hampshire, where he’ll either lock up the party’s nomination or humiliate himself out of contention, paving the way for a Sanders victory.
Warren is understandably upset by how the Democratic primary has played out. She’s even managed to disappoint Michael Moore, of all people. After her attempt to shiv Bernie didn’t go as planned, Warren has taken to lashing out at voters on the campaign trail. The stress of those endless “selfie” sessions is clearly starting to weigh on her. It’s time for Warren to do the right thing and stop the madness before things get out of hand.
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Thursday, former Obama White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina weighed in on the prospects of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) winning the Democratic nomination for 2020.
A new report says former President Barack Obama is concerned about the recent momentum of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In recent weeks, the democratic socialist has put some distance between himself and the third-place candidate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, in most national polls. The results of a…
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), forced to stay off of the campaign trail due to the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, is reportedly struggling with boredom and has been spotted yawning, “shuffling in his chair,” and reading the back of a tin containing what appeared to be lozenges throughout the hours-long process.
New York (AFP) – Alt rock acts Bon Iver and Vampire Weekend will play concerts in support of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders ahead of the key Iowa caucuses that kick off the long 2020 election season.
Support for Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders seems to be surging in the aftermath of the Jan. 14 debate, the last before voting gets underway at the Iowa caucuses later this month. National polling results released Wednesday by CNN reveal the radical progressive Vermont senator has shifted into the lead, with the support…
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Failed Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is urging Democrats to move beyond past elections and focus on the future.
Abrams’s Wednesday remarks to a crowd of University of New England students came despite her refusal to concede to Republican governor Brian Kemp and continued insistence that she actually won the race. Abrams struck a different tone when asked about the current 2020 Democratic presidential field.
“We have to stop re-litigating past elections and have to start planning for future elections,” she said, according to an Associated Press report. She called on Democrats to fight voter ID laws and efforts to purge voter rolls.
A Washington Free Beacon analysis found that Abrams had publicly stated she won the gubernatorial election a dozen times within six months of losing. Abrams, a former state representative, told the New York Times “I won” and argued on MSNBC that the election was “stolen” by Georgia Republicans.
Abrams’s plea to forget the past came the day after former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton renewed a public feud with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), her top primary challenger in 2016. “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done,” Clinton said in a Hollywood Reporter interview. “He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
Clinton initially declined to say whether she would endorse Sanders if the socialist Vermont senator won the nomination, though she later backtracked on Twitter.
I thought everyone wanted my authentic, unvarnished views!
But to be serious, the number one priority for our country and world is retiring Trump, and, as I always have, I will do whatever I can to support our nominee.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 22, 2020
Abrams likewise struck a neutral tone in the primary, telling students that Democrats had an “extraordinary crop” of candidates, adding that she would be “all in” if asked to help on the campaign trail. She has previously expressed willingness to serve as vice president under any of the Democratic candidates.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden had bizarre reaction when asked by a reporter Wednesday about a days-long feud between Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The 2020 Democratic candidates have been going back and forth over the issue of Social Security, with Sanders accusing Biden of previously supporting cuts to the entitlement program. Indeed, Biden…
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A group founded by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) was hit with a complaint alleging that it violated campaign finance laws by accepting contributions that exceed federal limits.
Our Revolution, a nonprofit established by Sanders, is at the center of a new complaint filed Wednesday to the Federal Election Commission by watchdog group Common Cause. An attorney for the watchdog said the pro-Sanders group violated the law by backing the Vermont senator’s presidential candidacy without registering with the FEC.
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“Because Sanders set up Our Revolution and they have raised and spent money in candidate elections, Our Revolution is required to comply with contribution limits, register with the FEC, and disclose its donors—but it hasn’t,” Paul S. Ryan, an attorney for Common Cause, told the Associated Press. “It’s his establishment of the group that triggers these laws. That means a $5,000 limit, full donor disclosure and no contributions from prohibited sources.”
Under FEC regulations, groups established by political candidates cannot “solicit, receive, direct, transfer, or spend funds” for federal election activity that exceeds legal limits. Individual contributions to a campaign are capped at $2,800 per election, while contributions to a political action committee are capped at $5,000.
The new complaint comes as Sanders has surged in national polls ahead of next month’s Iowa caucus.
While Sanders has assailed big money donors and undisclosed cash in politics, Our Revolution has taken large checks while hiding its funding sources. The group has received nearly $1 million in contributions, including six-figure donations. It is working to increase voter turnout for Sanders and has spent money on social media advertisements.
Our Revolution did not respond to a request for comment.
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Peter Schweizer told Mark Levin that this latest book is about whether Joe Biden and the Biden family are “above the law.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is holding a four-point lead over Joe Biden (D) in California, a University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education/PACE poll released this week revealed.
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that she will ultimately do whatever she can to support the Democrat nominee, despite trashing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and proclaiming that “nobody likes him.”
The race is heating up between Joe Biden (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who are in the midst of a contentious back and forth following the former vice president’s negative ad, accusing Sanders of launching “dishonest attacks.”
President Donald Trump ridiculed Hillary Clinton’s recent attack on Sen. Bernie Sanders Wednesday after the failed presidential candidate said “nobody likes” the Democrat socialist from Vermont.
The acting director of the OMB, who was berated by Bernie Sanders for his Christian faith, will address the Pro-Life Summit in D.C.
Immediately after criticizing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) for digging into his old votes in the Senate, former vice president Joe Biden took aim at votes Sanders took back in the 1990s.
“I find it amazing that we go back and look at statements, most of them taken out of context of 10, 20, 30, 35 years ago. It’s like my going back and pointing out how Bernie voted against the Brady Bill five times while I was trying to get it passed when he was in the House,” Biden said during a Wednesday appearance on Morning Joe. “Or how he voted to protect gun manufacturers as the only group in America you can’t sue.”
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“He’s made up for that,” Biden added.
Morning Joe co-anchor Willie Geist asked Biden about Sanders’s criticism of his record on Social Security. Biden and Sanders have attacked each other over the issue of entitlement spending. Sanders posted a campaign advertisement Tuesday night with a recording of Biden talking on the Senate floor in 1995 about freezing federal spending, including Social Security and other entitlement programs.
“When I argued if we should freeze federal spending, I meant Social Security as well. I meant Medicare and Medicaid. I meant veterans’ benefits. I meant every single solitary thing in the government,” Biden says in the advertisement.
“Well we’ve got some bad news for them,” Sanders tells a crowd in the advertisement. “We are not going to cut Social Security, we’re going to expand benefits.”
Let’s be honest, Joe. One of us fought for decades to cut Social Security, and one of us didn’t. But don’t take it from me. Take it from you. pic.twitter.com/qh7qb1Hmcl
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 22, 2020
Geist asked if Biden would cut Social Security benefits if he was elected president. Biden said he wouldn’t cut benefits and defended his 1995 comments as occurring in the context of an impending government shutdown.
“Did you think these attacks from the Sanders campaign are dishonest?” Geist asked.
“What I don’t want to do is start to characterize them. I accept the apology and I hope we’ll argue on the facts,” Biden said.
Sanders apologized to Biden on Tuesday for an op-ed written by Sanders surrogate Zephyr Teachout alleging that Biden has a “big corruption problem.”
“It looks like ‘Middle Class’ Joe has perfected the art of taking big contributions, then representing his corporate donors at the cost of middle- and working-class Americans,” Teachout wrote.
“It is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way. And I’m sorry that that op-ed appeared,” Sanders said.
Sanders voted against five versions of the Brady Bill, which mandated waiting periods for background checks on gun purchases, as a representative between 1991 and 1993, two years before Biden’s comments on Social Security.
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National polling from far-left CNN shows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the head of the pack with 27 percent support, compared to just 24 percent for former Vice President Joe Biden.
Several of Bernie Sanders’ Iowa state directors locked their Twitter accounts after the conservative activist organization Project Veritas leaked a video of a Sanders campaign field organizer named Kyle Jurek making threats of political violence. Some have unlocked their accounts since then. BREAKING: Iowa @BernieSanders State Directors ALL LOCKING THEIR ACCOUNTS: IA political Director @OliverHidWoh,…
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