Martin O'Malley 2016

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First to Drop: O'Malley, Huckabee

Democrat ends bid before the Iowa shouting is even over; Huck closely follows

(Newser) - Martin O'Malley, running a distant third in a tight Democratic race and having collected zero delegates and less than 1% of the vote in Iowa , is the first casualty as the nation casts its first votes in the 2016 presidential election, report the AP and Talking Points Memo . O'... More »

How O'Malley Could Crown Iowa's Winner

Caucuses' quirky rules could make him more powerful

(Newser) - Martin O'Malley may be in a position to swing the Iowa caucuses toward either of his Democratic rivals—but the perpetually third-place candidate says that won't happen. As the Wall Street Journal explains, a candidate who lacks 15% of caucus-goers at any of Iowa's 1,600 caucus... More »

Best Lines From the Democratic Town Hall

'You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose,' Clinton says

(Newser) - With a week to go before the Iowa caucuses begin, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley treated a CNN town hall event as their last chance to make a pitch to the state's voters. But this was no debate: The candidates appeared in turn to take questions... More »

Who Won, Lost Democratic Debate

Sanders aimed for the heart; Clinton, the head

(Newser) - The last Democratic debate before Iowa and New Hampshire vote took place Sunday night in South Carolina—and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were taking no prisoners. The pair clashed over and over again throughout the debate, while Martin O'Malley failed to make much of an impact. Here's... More »

Clinton, Sanders Quickly Take Gloves Off

Democrats tangle on gun control, health care

(Newser) - Ready to rumble, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders jumped into Sunday's presidential debate by quickly tangling over who's tougher on gun control and sketching differing visions for health care in America. It's the last Democratic matchup before voting in the 2016 race begins in two weeks, with... More »

Meet Kenneth, the Only Guy to Show Up to O'Malley Event

Constituent was only one to brave the elements and show up to Iowa campaign stop

(Newser) - Early winter storms are sweeping across the Midwest , but that didn't stop Martin O'Malley from making a scheduled campaign stop in Tama, Iowa, on Monday, UPI reports. It also didn't deter a bearded constituent IDed simply as Kenneth from donning his cap and braving the elements to... More »

Hillary's Big Accusation: Does It Stand Up to Facts?

Hillary Clinton targets Donald Trump in Democratic debate

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton made a major accusation against Donald Trump at Saturday night's Democratic debate—and was late coming back from a possible bathroom break. Those are among the media takeaways from Saturday night's Democratic debate at St. Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire, between Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and... More »

Sanders to Clinton: 'I Apologize'

Over the breach of campaign data

(Newser) - The first question at the Democratic debate Saturday night resulted in a rarity: a direct apology from one candidate to another. In this case, it was delivered by Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton in succinct fashion. Asked whether she was owed an apology because one of his staffers improperly breached... More »

After Low Ratings, Dems Accused of 'Hiding' Debate

Only 8.5m tuned in on Saturday night

(Newser) - A smaller-than-expected number of Americans decided to spend their Saturday night with Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, and Bernie Sanders, and the latter two campaigns are crying foul. Critics—both Democratic and Republican—have accused the Democratic National Committee of "hiding" the debates at inconvenient times to make Clinton'... More »

Attacks on Paris Dominate Democratic Debate

Sanders criticizes Clinton over Iraq war

(Newser) - The Democratic debate Saturday night opened with a moment of silence in the wake of the Paris terror attacks and remained on the theme for much of the early going. As a result, Hillary Clinton found herself on the defensive from both Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley on foreign... More »

O'Malley Gets Big Cheer With Imaginative Slam of Trump

'Immigrant-bashing carnival barker'

(Newser) - The Democratic debate Saturday night has been a relatively subdued, substantive affair, but Martin O'Malley roused the crowd by labeling Donald Trump an "immigrant-bashing carnival barker." O'Malley made the slam when asked about whether the US should be worried about securing its border from undocumented immigrants.... More »

Enemy You're Most Proud Of? Jim Webb Makes It Personal

'The enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me'

(Newser) - In the final question of the night at Tuesday's debate, Anderson Cooper asked the candidates which enemy they're most proud to have made over the years. The responses, as rounded up by the Guardian :
  • Jim Webb: “The enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but
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Sanders' Line on Clinton's Emails Gets Huge Applause

He defends her: 'People are sick and tired of hearing about the damn emails'

(Newser) - The issue of Hillary Clinton's emails came up about an hour into the Democratic debate Tuesday night, giving Bernie Sanders a prime opportunity to pounce. Instead, he defended her and called it a non-issue with a line that drew long applause and even laughter:
  • " Let me say something
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Whoops, O'Malley Footnotes a Fake News Story

It's overshadowing his diatribe against 'megabanks'

(Newser) - Martin O'Malley just cannot catch a break in this campaign. With Bernie Sanders stealing his progressive votes, the former Maryland governor sought to make up ground today by going after US "megabanks," reports Bloomberg . He thinks they should be dismantled and charged with criminal wrongdoing, because it'... More »

Martin O'Malley Joins Race: 5 Takeaways

Among other things, Freddie Gray unrest could hurt former Baltimore mayor

(Newser) - Martin O'Malley, a former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor, announced his long-shot bid to win the Democratic nomination from Hillary Clinton this morning. "Today, the American dream seems for so many of us to be hanging by a thread," the 52-year-old said in Baltimore, accompanied by his... More »

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