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Warren Tells Black Christians Her Favorite Biblical Passage

The Democrats frame their bids in faith-based terms

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians in Georgia who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to Joe Biden, the AP reports. Sanders, the Vermont senator whose struggles with black voters helped cost him... More »

Top Takeaways From the Democratic Debate

Sanders, Warren had 'ceasefire'

(Newser) - Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were the two highest-polling candidates in Tuesday night's Democratic debate, the first of two 10-candidate debates in Detroit—but it was a letdown for anybody expecting a clash between the two progressives. Since they are competing for similar voters, "everyone was girding... More »

Sanders: 'I Wrote the Damn Bill'

Best lines from the Democratic debate

(Newser) - In a testy Democratic debate that pitted Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren against more moderate 2020 candidates, Sanders was widely seen as having had one of the best lines. "I do know, I wrote the damn bill," he snapped when Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan interrupted him to... More »

Health Care Splits Candidates in Democratic Debate

Sanders, Warren clash with moderates

(Newser) - The first of another round of 10-candidate Democratic debates kicked off Tuesday night with a reshuffled stack of candidates and a different set of rules . Marianne Williamson, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, and Steve Bullock are debating in... More »

Kamala Harris Reveals Her Quarterly Haul

She took in $12M, less than Buttigieg, Biden, and Sanders

(Newser) - Sen. Kamala Harris of California raised $12 million in the past three months, her presidential campaign said Friday. Harris's second-quarter total is less than some other first-tier 2020 White House hopefuls, who have already released their totals ahead of the July 15 deadline to report to the Federal Election... More »

Biden Trails Buttigieg in Fundraising Total

Biden supporters say they're not worried

(Newser) - Former Vice President Joe Biden has raised $21.5 million since launching his White House bid in late April, his campaign said Wednesday. While Biden's haul will put him in the top tier of Democratic fundraisers, he lags behind Pete Buttigieg, a 37-year-old Indiana mayor who was virtually unknown... More »

Best Lines From Night 2 of Democratic Debates

'I'm going to harness love for political purposes'

(Newser) - For the second night in a row, 10 Democratic presidential candidates took to the stage in Miami, debating issues including guns, abortion, and immigration. Many pundits said Sen. Kamala Harris, who clashed with Joe Biden on racial issues, had the best night on Thursday. Some of the best lines:
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Takeaways From Round 2 of Democratic Debates

Kamala Harris 'stole the show'

(Newser) - Rep. Eric Swalwell urged Joe Biden to "pass the torch" during Thursday night's Democratic debate—but if there was anyone who took momentum from the frontrunner, it was Sen. Kamala Harris. She "stole the show" during the 10-candidate debate in Miami by challenging Biden on his record... More »

Democrats Clash on Race, Socialism in Fiery Debate

Harris challenged Biden on his record

(Newser) - Ten more Democrats vying to take on President Trump clashed in a debate in Miami Thursday night that featured more fiery moments than Wednesday's 10-candidate debate. The second night of Democratic debates included frontrunner Joe Biden and fellow high-polling candidates Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg. Andrew Yang,... 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 »

Surprise Candidates Surge in Latest Dem Polling

In South Carolina and the nation, 2 candidates are rising

(Newser) - A poll out of South Carolina reflects what's going on nationally: Joe Biden's numbers are dipping while Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg are gaining ground—but not enough to take his place, the Post and Courier reports. Biden still holds a 20-point lead in... More »

At Fundraiser, Dems Have One Man in Mind

And that's Joe Biden

(Newser) - Joe Biden was not in the banquet hall for the Iowa Democratic Party's blockbuster fundraiser on Sunday where 19 of his party's presidential candidates spoke. But he was present in the veiled criticism from several of his rivals, the AP reports. In five-minute chunks of speaking time, the... More »

Trump Says He's 'Rooting' for One Democratic Hopeful

He was scathing about the rest of the field

(Newser) - Sean Hannity asked President Trump for his thoughts on the Democratic 2020 hopefuls at the end of a Fox News interview Thursday night—and the president obliged, sounding as if he was discussing a substandard crop of Celebrity Apprentice contestants. Trump said he is calling Joe Biden, who entered 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 »

Beto O’Rourke Reveals His Numbers

The former Texas representative is doing well, but it's hard to compare

(Newser) - Beto O'Rourke's campaign is hauling in the bucks—but his relatively late entry in the race makes it unclear who's leading the financial pack, the New York Times reports. O'Rourke's campaign says he raised $9.4 million from 218,000 contributions during the first 18... 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 »

Sanders Signs DNC Pledge, but Another Filing Raises Eyebrows

Bernie vows to be a Democrat for 2020, but for 2024 Senate reelection it's back to independent

(Newser) - Anyone miffed that a longtime independent senator is hoping to gain the Democratic Party's nomination for president can take comfort that he's vowing to stick by the party—for now, at any rate. Per NBC News , Vermont's Bernie Sanders has inked a "loyalty pledge" with the... More »

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