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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 »

Polls Get Even Better for Warren

Joe Biden bears the brunt

(Newser) - If Joe Biden was concerned to see Elizabeth Warren pull ahead in a recent poll of Iowa , he might now be shaking in his boots. For the first time, the Massachusetts senator leads the former vice president in Quinnipiac University's nationwide poll, out Wednesday, per Politico . Some 27% of... More »

Sanders Just One-Upped Warren on a Signature Issue

Sanders' wealth tax proposal would affect more households, raise more revenue: economists

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren is suddenly facing competition on the signature issue of her presidential campaign. Enter Bernie Sanders, who on Tuesday unveiled his plan to "substantially reduce wealth inequality in America and stop our democracy from turning into a corrupt oligarchy." Whereas Warren backs a 2% wealth tax on... More »

Over 7 Hours, 10 Candidates Talked Climate Change

Democrats reveal their priorities in CNN town halls

(Newser) - Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas, and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls. While Republicans might find ammunition in the overwhelming—and overwhelmingly costly—scope of the plans, the 10 Democrats who participated in... More »

New Poll Is Bad News for Kamala Harris

She drops 12 points in CNN poll from surge after first debate

(Newser) - Joe Biden has bounced back from his debate squabble with Kamala Harris, who is now floundering, according to a new CNN poll. With the support of 29% of potential Democratic voters, up 7 points since late June, Biden regains a double-digit lead over Bernie Sanders (15%) and Elizabeth Warren (14%),... More »

Sanders to Propose 'Revolutionary' End to an 'Absurdity'

Presidential contender wants to wipe out all $1.6T of student loan debt in the US

(Newser) - The first debates for Democratic presidential contenders are taking place Wednesday and Thursday, but one candidate isn't keeping a major proposal under wraps until then. Per Vox , Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday is set to unveil legislation in support of a "College for All" proposal that calls for... More »

Here's Who Is Currently in the Democratic Debates

13 Democrats have qualified, but the last 7 spots are up in the air

(Newser) - The first Democratic debates for the 2020 election take place June 26 and June 27 in Miami, with each night featuring 10 different candidates on stage, reports ABC News . The field is currently larger than 20, and the party will decide next week who makes the cut, based on polling... More »

Biden Leads Democrats With $6.3M Raised on Day One

New candidate tops Bernie Sanders' debut

(Newser) - The first 24 hours of Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign brought in $6.3 million. That topped Bernie Sanders' $5.9 million, CNN reports, and included online donations from more than 96,900 people. Aides said that 12 hours after he launched his campaign Thursday, Biden had met the... More »

Trump: These 2 Democrats Will Be Last Ones Standing

It'll be 'Crazy' Sanders and 'Sleepy' Biden, he says

(Newser) - President Trump is predicting that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden will be the final two Democrats standing in the 2020 race against him, the AP reports. Looking ahead to his re-election campaign, Trump tweeted Tuesday that he believes "it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders... More »

Bernie Sanders Explains How 'You Can Be a Millionaire, Too'

As he pledges to release 10 years of tax returns

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders has joined the ranks of America's millionaires. The White House hopeful promised Tuesday that he would release 10 years of tax returns by Monday, and admitted that his income has soared since the "very boring" tax return he released during his 2016 campaign, reports the New ... More »

Sanders Has News Felons Might Like

The Vermont senator says they should be allowed to vote in prison

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders wants felons to have a say, too. The Vermont senator and presidential candidate said Saturday at an Iowa town hall that people convicted of felonies should be allowed to vote from behind bars, the Des Moines Registers reports. "I think that is absolutely the direction we should... More »

Bernie Sanders Outpaces His 2016 Fundraising

He raises $18.2M in first quarter

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders is the third Democratic candidate to release first-quarter fundraising figures, and he easily jumps to No. 1. Sanders says he pulled in $18.2 million in the first three months of the year, with 88% coming from donations of $200 or less, reports the New York Times . Earlier,... More »

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Workers Just Notched a Historic First

Those working for the Vermont senator's 2020 run have won union representation

(Newser) - Campaign workers for Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic campaign have unionized, becoming the first presidential campaign workers in history to do so. The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 confirmed Friday that Sanders' campaign workers were the first to win union representation, per the AP . UFCW Local 400 President Mark... More »

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