Bernie Sanders 2016

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Trump, Clinton Win Washington Primaries

But Sanders won the state's delegates months ago

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday—but Trump's win is the only one that will count. Trump's victory helps him inch closer to clinching the GOP nomination for president. He is within 41 delegates of the number needed to become the Republican...

Clinton Turns Down Final Debate With Sanders

Eager to wrap up primary, she's shifting focus to Trump

(Newser) - We've apparently seen the last debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. In a statement Monday night, Clinton's camp turned down a final debate that Fox News wanted to host before California's June 7 primary. Clinton's team is "turning our attention to the threat a...

Bernie Sanders Backers Sue Over 'Mass Confusion' in California

It all has to do with 'no party preference' voters

(Newser) - "There's mass confusion," William Simpich tells the Los Angeles Times . He's the attorney who on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over California's Democratic presidential primary, and the particulars of the case are a bit confusing as well. When Californians elect California officials, they can vote...

Bernie Sanders Takes Big Swipe at DNC Chair

Backs Debbie Wasserman Schultz's primary opponent, says he wouldn't reappoint her

(Newser) - If the Democratic National Committee has a deal for Bernie Sanders , it can apparently shove it: In further escalation of the family feud, Sanders not-so-subtly endorsed the primary opponent of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, reports CNN , saying that, "clearly, I favor her opponent. His views are much closer...

The DNC Has a Deal for Bernie Sanders

Seats on critical committee in exchange for no drama at convention: sources

(Newser) - In choosing stick or carrot to get Bernie Sanders and his supporters to play ball at this summer's Democratic National Convention, the Democratic National Committee has decided to go with the carrot—at least for now. Two sources familiar with the situation say the DNC plans to offer Sanders...

Clinton Stops Sanders From Unusual Sweep

She finally wins a namesake Clinton County

(Newser) - A strange political footnote to the election year: Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders Tuesday night in Clinton County, Kentucky. This tidbit is making headlines because prior to Tuesday, Sanders had been eight for eight in previous Clinton County races in other states. For the record, per CNN , they were in...

Hillary Holds Slim Kentucky Lead, Loses in Oregon

Kentucky primary too close to call with 99% reporting

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is clinging to a razor-thin lead over Bernie Sanders in Kentucky's Democratic primary and lost to him by a solid 6 points in the Oregon primary on Tuesday, CNN reports. In Kentucky, where Clinton is considered the favorite, she has 212,549 votes (46.8%) to Sanders'...

Sanders Hopes for Another Upset Tuesday

Both Kentucky, Oregon up for grabs, though some still say wins against Clinton wouldn't matter

(Newser) - Oregon and Kentucky are both holding Democratic primaries Tuesday, and even though USA Today notes it "won't really matter" whether Hillary Clinton loses to Bernie Sanders there—per the AP , she's got 2,240 pledged and superdelegates to Sanders' 1,473, not far from the required 2,...

Sanders Takes West Virginia; Trump Gets 2 More Wins

Bernie is already looking beyond to California

(Newser) - Donald Trump racked up two more victories Tuesday night on his unimpeded path to the GOP convention, but the bigger suspense was on the Democratic side, where Bernie Sanders notched a win in West Virginia. The AP , CNN , and other outlets called the race for Sanders about two hours after...

Bernie Could Nab 'Yuge' Win in W. Virginia

Polls point to 'yes'—but FiveThirtyEight says it still won't significantly help his delegate count

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders has doggedly remained in the race for the Democratic nomination, and Tuesday's primary in West Virginia seems likely to offer him some validation. Writing at FiveThirtyEight, Harry Enten argues that the Vermont senator is "likely to win" against Hillary Clinton in the Mountain State, citing two...

Tow Truck Driver Ditches Woman Over Bernie Sticker

Ken Shupe says the Lord told him to get in his truck and leave her on NC interstate

(Newser) - Divine intervention—and the Bernie Sanders paraphernalia decorating her car—made a South Carolina tow truck driver decide to leave a woman stranded on the side of the road in Asheville, NC, WLOS reports. Cassy McWade says her regular mechanic couldn't come tow her after a car accident Monday,...

Clinton Holds Early Lead Over Sanders in Indiana Primary
 Sanders Takes Indiana 

Sanders Takes Indiana

But Clinton was looking ahead

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders has notched another victory against Hillary Clinton. CNN and other networks called Indiana for him about two hours after all the polls closed at 7 Eastern. He was leading by about 6 points with most of the returns in. "The political revolution wins in Indiana!" tweeted...

Krugman: Bernie Sanders Is About to Ruin His Legacy

His push for a contested convention is a bad idea, writes columnist

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders on Sunday made clear that he has no intention of conceding victory to Hillary Clinton if she fails to reach the number of pledged delegates necessary to clinch the nomination. "She will need super delegates to take her over the top of the convention in Philadelphia,"...

Clinton Ends Sanders' Streak, Takes New York

Winning margin was bigger than expected

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders had taken seven of the last eight states to vote prior to Tuesday, but Hillary Clinton pressed the reset button on Tuesday night: With more than 95% of the vote in, she has around 58% to 42%, giving her what the New York Times calls an "unexpectedly...

Big Lines From the Debate
 Big Lines From the Debate 

Big Lines From the Debate

'It was a racist term'

(Newser) - Barbs were flying back and forth at Thursday night's Democratic debate on CNN . Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton sparred early over qualifications , but there were plenty more big lines after that. The Washington Post has a transcript, and here's a sample:
  • Sanders: "Secretary Clinton called them out.
...

Sanders Strikes Fast: 'I Do Question Her Judgment'

She dismisses criticism as a 'phony attack'

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton continued the newly aggressive nature of the campaign right from the get-go of Thursday night's debate on CNN . The first question was about Sanders' recent questioning of Clinton's qualifications to be president, and he began nicely enough in response. "Does Secretary Clinton...

Clinton-Sanders Debate: What to Watch Thursday
 Clinton-Sanders Debate: 
 What to Watch Thursday 
the rundown

Clinton-Sanders Debate: What to Watch Thursday

'Make-or-break' for Sanders campaign?

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate in Brooklyn at 9pm Eastern Thursday on CNN, and most of the advance coverage suggests the stakes are unusually high this time around. A sampling:
  • Why it matters: It's "Sanders’ last chance to shake up the race in a state where he
...

Sanders Gains First Endorsement by a Senator

Jeff Merkley of Oregon backs him

(Newser) - The op-ed page of the New York Times contains a first for Bernie Sanders on Wednesday: One of his fellow senators has endorsed him for president. The tribute comes from Jeff Merkley of Oregon, who praises Hillary Clinton's "remarkable record" but says that Sanders is "boldly and...

Bernie Sanders Accepts Invitation to the Vatican

He'll attend a conference on social, economic, environmental issues

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders said Friday he will attend a Vatican City conference on social, economic, and environmental issues next week, making the symbolic overseas trip ahead of a pivotal New York primary against Hillary Clinton. The Vermont senator has long been an admirer of Pope Francis on issues of wealth inequality...

Sanders Slams Clinton as Not 'Qualified'

It's a 'new low,' says the Clinton campaign

(Newser) - Suddenly, it's the Democratic race making headlines for fireworks between the candidates. On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders said Hillary Clinton isn't "qualified" to be president—and ticked off several reasons to make his case, reports CNN . In response, the Clinton campaign said he had reached a "new...

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