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Clinton Walks Back Remarks on Sanders

'On a good day, my wife likes me,' he jokes

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has walked back her explosive remarks on former rival Bernie Sanders, clarifying that if the choice is between him and President Trump in November, she will support the Democratic nominee. Clinton faced a backlash Tuesday after she confirmed she had said "nobody likes" Sanders and wouldn't... More »

Hillary's Bombshell on Bernie: 'Nobody Likes Him'

Clinton's 'Hollywood Reporter' interview offers a scathing rebuke; plus, Sanders says sorry to Biden

(Newser) - If you were wondering why the hashtag #NobodyLikesHim was trending on Twitter on Tuesday, it's because the Hollywood Reporter dropped a big election-tied bomb. In a chat to promote the upcoming Hulu documentary Hillary, Hillary Clinton was asked to confirm that she said the following in the film about... More »

Biden: Sanders Campaign Is Circulating 'Doctored' Video

It's not actually doctored, but is taken out of context

(Newser) - Joe Biden has called for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign to “disown” a video that some Sanders supporters say shows the former vice president endorsing Republican calls to cut Social Security and Medicare, the AP reports. “There’s a little doctored video going around ... put out by one of... More »

'I Think You Called Me a Liar on National TV'

Audio of Warren, Sanders clash released

(Newser) - The mystery of what Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren said to each other after she refused to shake his hand wasn't a mystery for long. CNN , which hosted the Democratic debate in Des Moines Tuesday night, managed to find audio of the post-debate exchange and released a recording Wednesday.... More »

Sanders Offered Warren a Handshake. She Wasn't Having It

A tense exchange of words appeared to follow

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders appeared to have largely defused their conflict during the Democratic debate Tuesday night—until their microphones were off. Warren, who had accused Sanders of telling her in 2018 that a woman couldn't win the presidency, appeared to snub a handshake from Sanders as the... More »

Warren Says Sanders Told Her a Woman Couldn't Win

He says accusation is 'ludicrous'

(Newser) - The seventh Democratic primary debate is Tuesday night—and a lot of people will be watching for a clash between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. After days of growing tension between the campaigns and multiple reports based on anonymous sources, Warren confirmed Monday night that Sanders had told her during... More »

This Week's Debate: Small and White

No candidates of color make the cut in Iowa

(Newser) - The lineup for Tuesday's Democratic debate in Iowa is set, and this time it's a manageable list: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren. Notice anything different from the previous debates? As NPR points out, this lineup lacks even one person of... More »

Warren: Sanders Is Sending Volunteers 'Out to Trash Me'

Leaked script describes her supporters as 'affluent'

(Newser) - After a long "nonaggression pact" between the campaigns of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the gloves might be starting to come off ahead of the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. Warren said Sunday that she is "disappointed" that the senator from Vermont has been "sending his volunteers... More »

A Big First for Bernie as Iowa Caucuses Loom

Sanders leads other candidates in new poll out of the Hawkeye State

(Newser) - When Bernie Sanders had a heart attack in October, whispers started that it was the beginning of the end of the Vermont senator's campaign for the Oval Office. Tell that to the people of Iowa, where Sanders, for the first time, took the lead there among all Democratic candidates... More »

Bernie Sanders Smokes Rivals on Fundraising

He pulls in $34.5M in 4th quarter, far more than anyone else

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders just had the best fundraising quarter of any Democratic candidate in 2019: He pulled in $34.5 million in the final three months of the year, reports NBC News . The big number, raised mainly through small donations online, might deliver a "financial jolt" in the Democratic race... More »

Bernie Time? Assessment Sees His Fortunes Rising

While Biden appeals to the 'reasonable Republican dad' vote

(Newser) - The election is about to shift into a higher gear with the start of the new year, and an assessment at Politico asserts that Bernie Sanders is looking stronger than expected as a candidate. The old thinking was that he would have a core of progressive supporters, but not enough... More »

Susan Sarandon Isn't Looking Quite the Same

The 'Thelma & Louise' actor reveals her bruised and broken face on Instagram

(Newser) - Looks like Susan Sarandon took quite the fall, but her political views are quite intact. On Friday, the Thelma & Louise actor posted images of her bruised and black-eyed face on Instagram and explained it this way: "A little slip = concussion, fractured nose, banged up knee. So, looks... More »

A Billionaire's Wife Donated to Sanders, but Not for Long

2020 candidate returns her contribution

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' campaign frequently touts—on its website, social media feeds, and even merchandise—the fact that "not a single billionaire has donated to our campaign." That changed when Marta Thoma Hall, wife of billionaire Velodyne founder David Hall , sent the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign $470 because... More »

Trump Reacts to Possibility of a Bloomberg Run

'Little Michael will fail,' he says

(Newser) - If Michael Bloomberg joins the 2020 race , he'll be funding his own campaign, reports Axios . "Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump," a source tells the outlet. "The nation is about to see a very different campaign than we've ever seen before.... More »

'To Put It Bluntly, I Am Back'

Sanders mounts his political comeback weeks after heart attack

(Newser) - Storming past questions about his health, Bernie Sanders vowed that he's "more ready than ever" to fight a political revolution—with a little help from new friends—at a rally Saturday that drew an estimated 25,000 to a New York City park. The rally offered a pointed... More »

AOC Has Picked Her Candidate: Report

And it's Bernie Sanders

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders said at Tuesday night's Democratic debate that he will be joined by a "special guest" at his "Bernie's Back" rally in Queens on Saturday. Anybody expecting Paul Simon will be disappointed: Sources tell the Washington Post that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will appear at the... More »

Bernie Sanders' Slowed Pace? He 'Misspoke'

2020 candidate says he intends to run a 'very vigorous campaign'

(Newser) - After it was confirmed Bernie Sanders had a heart attack last week, the Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate spoke to the press and suggested he'd be slowing his pace. "I think we're going to change the nature of the campaign a bit," Sanders said Tuesday,... More »

Sanders' Daughter-in-Law Dies 2 Days After Diagnosis

Senator says he plans to 'change nature of campaign' after heart attack

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders had an even rougher week last week than people knew. The senator's daughter-in-law died Saturday, the day after Sanders was released from the hospital following a heart attack . Dr. Rainè Riggs, 46, died just two days after she was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer, People reports. The mother... More »

Campaign Confirms: Bernie Had Heart Attack

Sanders has been released from hospital after getting stents, says he's ready to get back to work

(Newser) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital. The 78-year-old was at a campaign event Tuesday when he experienced chest discomfort and was taken to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with a heart attack,... More »

After Chest Discomfort, Bernie Sanders Has Procedure

A blockage was found and 2 stents were inserted

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders had a procedure for an artery blockage, a rep confirms to CNBC . Per Jeff Weaver, the 2020 Democratic contender "experienced some chest discomfort" while at an event Tuesday. A blockage was discovered in one of the 78-year-old's arteries, and two stents were placed. The AP explains... More »

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