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Senate Dems Have a New Role for Bernie Sanders

He vows to hold Trump accountable for campaign promises

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders is back on the political scene and he's more powerful than ever. After Chuck Schumer was elected Senate minority leader Wednesday, he announced that the independent Vermont senator will be Senate Democrats' new chair of "outreach." USA Today reports that this will make Sanders the... More »

Bernie: I'll Work With Trump, With One Big Asterisk

Sanders will only cooperate in ventures that aren't 'racist, sexist, xenophobic, and anti-environment'

(Newser) - On Wednesday morning, a Bernie Sanders adviser said the Vermont senator's campaign had "nothing polite to say" about Donald Trump's Election Day upset , per Talking Points Memo . But a statement released by Sanders later that day, which NBC News notes didn't offer congrats, softened that stance—... More »

Clinton Wins in First Town to Report Results

Romney, Johnson tied for 3rd in Dixville Notch, NH

(Newser) - The election is over in tiny Dixville Notch—and it did not go well for Donald Trump. With all eight votes counted in the New Hampshire town, traditionally the first in the US to report election results, Hillary Clinton has four votes to two for Donald Trump. Gary Johnson and,... More »

Bernie Sanders Asked to Be Endorsed by 'Bernie Sanders'

Email leak shows Clinton and Sanders wanted Larry David endorsement

(Newser) - Among the revelations included in a batch of Clinton campaign emails released Saturday by WikiLeaks: Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sought the endorsement of "Bernie Sanders." Politico reports a week after Larry David first played Sanders on Saturday Night Live last October, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta... More »

Sanders Tweet Wipes $387M From Firm's Value

Company raised price of cancer drug to $199K a year

(Newser) - A single tweet from Bernie Sanders was enough to send the share price of Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. to dive 15% Friday, wiping around $387 million off the value of the drug firm, the Hill reports. "Drug corporations’ greed is unbelievable. Ariad has raised the price of a leukemia drug... More »

Giuliani, Christie: Trump's a 'Genius' for Not Paying Taxes

Candidate praised for tax savvy in wake of 'NYT' report he paid no taxes for 18 years

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani says Donald Trump is a "genius" if he avoided federal income taxes, responding to a New York Times report that the candidate claimed a nearly $1 billion loss in 1995 that would have eliminated his federal tax burden for up to 18 years , reports the AP . Giuliani... More »

Putin Says Russia Didn't Hack DNC, but Nice Job

'Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?'

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin gave a two-hour interview to Bloomberg from Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, and he had some thoughts on the DNC email hack his country's been accused of having a hand in. WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails right before the Democratic National Convention in July, and they aired a... More »

Green Party's Kookiness Defines It, Holds It Back

Christopher Hooks takes a look at Jill Stein's 2016 bid, and beyond

(Newser) - "'Jill not Hill': can Green candidate woo Sanders fans not settling for Clinton?" asks a Sunday headline in the Guardian . That very question is being asked with increasing frequency, writes Christopher Hooks for Politico Magazine : With polls showing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein capturing as much as... More »

'Bernie 2.0' Can't Be Revolution Just for Democrats

Needs to keep up his 'call to action against a rigged political system'

(Newser) - John Opdycke, writing in the Hill , knows what he wants to see out of "Bernie 2.0," and it isn't for Sanders to become the Democratic Party's "official in-house radical." Opdycke says Sanders needs to decide whether "this a 'what' revolution or... More »

Sarah Silverman: The DNC Said 'No' to One Joke

She acknowledges she can be a bit 'obnoxious'

(Newser) - Sarah Silverman drew one of the biggest cheers of Monday night at the Democratic National Convention when she told Bernie Sanders diehards they were "being ridiculous." But there was one line the Democratic National Committee informed the comedian she couldn't deliver during her speech, she tells the... More »

Hillary Clinton Has Officially Made History

She became 1st woman nominated for president by major party on Tuesday

(Newser) - As she did in the primary, Hillary Clinton got all the delegates she needed during Tuesday's roll call at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to officially became the Democratic nominee for president, ABC News reports. It's the first time a woman has been the presidential nominee of... More »

Bill Clinton to Battle 'Bernie or Bust' on DNC's 2nd Night

Plus, mothers of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner speak on gun violence

(Newser) - The name organizers hope will be on everyone's mind during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday—besides Hillary Clinton's, of course—is that of her husband. Bill Clinton will headline the evening four years after giving what CBS News calls a better pitch for... More »

Susan Sarandon Looked Absolutely Miserable in Philly

She's not denying it, either

(Newser) - It's no secret that Susan Sarandon, like Sarah Silverman and Rosario Dawson , is one of the Hollywood luminaries who've been stumping for Team Bernie, not Team Hillary. So it wasn't totally surprising the actress was captured on camera Monday night at Philly's Democratic National Convention with... More »

Winners, Losers From Day 1 of the DNC

Michelle Obama made the 'speech of the year,' analysts say

(Newser) - There was no shortage of drama on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention, though the day appeared to end with a more unified party, with Michelle Obama delivering what could be the convention's best speech and Bernie Sanders telling the Philadelphia crowd that Hillary Clinton " must become... More »

Bernie's 5 Best Lines

Clinton 'must become the next president,' he says

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' first appearance before his delegates in Philadelphia early Monday was met with boos as he implored them to vote for Hillary Clinton. At the start of his Monday night speech at the Wells Fargo Center, it took Sanders several minutes to calm down the cheering, chanting crowd. He... More »

Silverman to Bernie Diehards: 'You're Being Ridiculous'

Listen up, Bernie or Bust crowd

(Newser) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and comedian Sarah Silverman introduced Paul Simon before his performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," with Silverman giving an impassioned speech about how she was a Bernie Sanders supporter, yet how Hillary Clinton had "heard the passion of the people" and incorporated it... More »

Bernie Sanders' Delegates Boo Him

When he calls for them to support Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Sen. Bernie Sanders urged his delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Monday to help elect Hillary Clinton as president. He was met with loud boos, the AP reports. Reaction from some Sanders' delegates afterward:
  • Delaware delegate Jeff Day: "From the atmosphere in that room, it's not looking
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Democrats Brace for a Hot, Messy Convention

Al Gore is out, but Michael Bloomberg is in

(Newser) - This year's Republican National Convention was the wildest in decades—and with legions of disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters, dozens of planned protests (including a fart-in), and the sudden resignation of DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the eve of the convention, things could get just as crazy for the... More »

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Resign From DNC

At the end of the convention

(Newser) - Embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday that she will step down, CNN reports. The announcement that she will resign following the party convention, which begins Monday, comes on the heels of leaked emails that appear to show that DNC officials were working to sabotage Bernie Sanders'... More »

DNC Chair Feels the Bern, Dumped From Convention

Sanders would like Wasserman Schultz to resign now, please

(Newser) - At least one head is starting to roll in the wake of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee that show officials working to undermine Bernie Sanders' campaign: DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will no longer speak at the convention she was to preside over, reports Politico , and for Sanders,... More »

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