Bernie Sanders News


- Dan Pfeiffer, a former adviser to President Barack Obama and current host of the "Pod Save America" podcast, has written a piece in Politico that offers three essential tips for whomever the Democratic Party nominates as its candidate for president. In particular, Pfeiffer looks at the major mistakes that Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) made when he ran against Obama in 2012, and which allowed Obama to win quite handily despite being stuck with an unemployment rate of 8 percent. The first mistake Romney made, according to Pfeiffer, was making the entire election a referendum on Obama instead of a ...

Source: rawstory.com

- But the offensive against the Vermont senator also highlighted some of his most glaring vulnerabilities: The culinary union, which represents many of the workers in Las Vegas’ casinos, is opposed to his single-payer plan. And after its leaders stated that opposition, they were met with the sort of scathing and personal invective that critics of Sanders often receive. Culinary Workers Local 226, which is 60,000 members strong and over half Latino, is perhaps the most powerful force in Democratic politics in the state. And there is no benefit its members cherish more than the health care ...


- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday went after his Democratic primary rival Michael Bloomberg , accusing the former New York City mayor of trying to "buy the presidency" with millions of dollars' worth of TV ads. During a campaign appearance in Nevada, Sanders pointed out Bloomberg's absence from the early primary states while knocking the billionaire former mayor for spending  than any other candidate in the 2020 race on TV advertising. "Hey guys, how do you buy the presidency? Well, you buy the presidency, at least he's gonna try to buy the presidency, by spending hundreds and hundreds ...

Source: thehill.com

- WASHINGTON – Is Democratic  candidate  Sen. Bernie Sanders  likable enough to win the White House? A new USA TODAY/Ipsos poll released Friday suggests a lot of voters think so. Asked for their views on the personal characteristics of several Democratic presidential contenders and of President Donald Trump, voters consistently gave Sanders the highest marks for his values and empathy. Trump and his allies have long said they believe the president could easily defeat Sanders if he faces off against the Vermont senator in November. Some of Sanders’ Democratic rivals have suggested a more ...

Source: usatoday.com

- "Bernie Sanders is building the most diverse movement in America." Polling from across the nation finds Sen. Bernie Sanders extending his lead among Hispanic voters in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary as the contest heads to Nevada, where the demographics are likely to favor the Vermont senator and his multiracial coalition. "Bernie Sanders is building the most diverse movement in America, pass it on," tweeted journalist Travis Reilly.  While the Sanders campaign has enjoyed high approval ratings from Hispanic voters for months, a Morning Consult poll from Wednesday showed the ...

Source: salon.com

- If he wins the nomination, he’ll have to choose a running mate who shares his values but expands his appeal. Subscribe As has been the case for some time now , Bernie Sanders is the front-runner in the Democratic primary, a position Tuesday night’s victory in New Hampshire only confirmed. While the race has just begun, the plausibility of his eventual nomination has already put a critical choice into view for his supporters. If victorious, Sanders will have to make the most difficult and potentially consequential vice-presidential pick of any major party candidate in recent memory. He ...


- “health care as a human right,” , and for the working people of this country, not for the billionaire class.” Even on policies that could have broader appeal — such as wiping out medical debt and expanding Social Security — "I can't imagine any of those getting the sufficient votes to even get a majority, much less getting 60 votes," said Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama. The other side: There's one potentially game-changing variable, as Trump's takeover of the Republican Party has shown us: A big Sanders win could change the political fault lines, if moderate Democrats become less likely ...

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- Fully half of U.S. college students nationally back Sen. Bernie Sanders 's (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential bid, according to the latest poll from Chegg/College Pulse, more than double the support of his nearest rival. "[Sanders] has increased his position, he's now at 50 percent of college students," Bonny Brown, Chegg's head of research, told Hill.TV Thursday, adding that, among the group, Sanders polls strongly in every demographic because he speaks to the issues that most concern them. "There is one thing that really unites them, that really worries them, and that is climate change," Brown ...

Source: thehill.com

- WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is in talks with the Democratic National Committee to headline the first of two party fundraisers, where he will likely appear before the same big-dollar donors that he has repeatedly railed against on the campaign trail. A DNC official confirmed the conversations on Wednesday. They come as Sanders’ relationship with the party’s establishment takes on greater importance following a victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primary and an essential tie for first place last week in Iowa’s caucuses. While establishment leaders have raised alarms ...

Source: apnews.com

- The Democratic primary started with the biggest and most diverse field of contenders ever. It’s been winnowed down since then, but voters remain divided on the best choice to face off against President Trump in November. Vox does not endorse candidates. But Vox writers have made what they see as the best argument for each frontrunner, defined in most cases as a candidate who passed 10 percent in the national polling averages. Here are their arguments. by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is best known for his calls for a political revolution. But Sanders himself, Vox’s Matthew Yglesias argued ...

Source: vox.com

- Bernie Sanders: Who is the Democratic White House candidate? Bernie Sanders, a 78-year-old senator from Vermont, is a front-runner in the Democratic race for president. The registered independent has performed well in the first states to vote. So who is he? Senator Bernie Sanders likes beating the odds. His first political victory, running in 1981 for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, pitted him against the Democratic machine that had controlled the city for decades. Mr Sanders won - by a margin of 10 votes - but the political newcomer still faced formidable resistance from within the city ...

Source: bbc.com

- Sanders would use both markets and government to reverse the upward redistribution of income to the already rich. Practical Bernie Sanders voted for Obamacare, but he didn’t give up on his long-term goal of universal health care. (Photo: As Bernie Sanders continues to increase his standing in the Democratic primary, and his opponents in both parties feel the pain, there is an effort to paint him as an extremist of some sort. Someone who might even lose to Trump because of this alleged “radicalism.” But it’s not that easy to make the case on the basis of facts. He has a 40-year track ...


- An inside look at how the Sanders campaign pulled off their New Hampshire win. MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — finished what he started in New Hampshire four years ago. Though the final vote might have been closer than he liked, Sanders is the projected winner of the primary, according to Decision Desk HQ . Importantly, it looks like he and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg are tied in the delegate count. Decision Desk HQ’s preliminary estimates show that Sanders and Buttigieg will both get 9 delegates; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is estimated to get 6. This is the second ...

Source: vox.com

- "When Americans—especially millennials—think of 'socialism,' they primarily think about Bernie Sanders, Western European democracies, income equality, and access to healthcare." A new Gallup survey showing most Americans would not be willing to vote for a socialist also revealed that an overwhelming majority of Democratic voters said they would back a candidate like Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is leading in national polls . More than three-quarters of Democratic voters surveyed—76%—told Gallup they would support a presidential candidate who identified as a socialist. A large chunk of ...


- Countless pundits have asserted that President Donald Trump is hoping that Sen. Bernie Sanders will win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination because he believes that a self-described “democratic socialist” would be easier to defeat in the general election than Vice President Joe Biden or former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. But conservative Daily Beast columnist Matt Lewis, appearing on CNN this week, asserted that Republicans shouldn’t automatically assume that Sanders would lose to Trump and stressed that the Vermont senator could be a much tougher opponent than Trump ...

Source: alternet.org

- He’d be a strong nominee and a solid president. Sen. Bernie Sanders’s win in New Hampshire following his quasi-win in Iowa dashes the Democratic Party establishment’s big hope of the past four years — that he’d just fade away. Alarm, clearly visible in a range of mainstream Democratic circles over the past several weeks, is now going to kick into overdrive. But this frame of mind is fundamentally misguided. For all the agita around his all-or-nothing rhetoric, his behavior as a longtime member of Congress (and before that as a mayor) suggests a much more pragmatic approach to actual ...

Source: vox.com

- The progressive group Common Defense pointed to the presidential hopefuls' support for ending the "forever war." Sen. Bernie Sanders (left) shares a moment with Sen. Elizabeth Warren before the Democratic presidential debate in Detroit in July. The two have been co-endorsed by Common Defense. Common Defense, a group representing progressive military veterans, announced Monday that it is issuing a co-endorsement of the presidential campaigns of Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The group cited the two senators’ decision to sign its pledge to “ end the Forever War ...

Source: huffpost.com

- The senator’s strength among non-Democrats could seal his victory in New Hampshire and in many other states that hold open primaries. I wins the Democratic primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday, it’ll likely be thanks to voters who are—like him—not actually Democrats. The Vermont senator’s lead in several public polls is bolstered by his strong support among independent, or undeclared, voters, who are welcome to participate in New Hampshire’s primary and could make up as much as 40 percent of the electorate. Beyond New Hampshire, Sanders’s advantage among independent voters could ...


- I support Sanders because I believe his campaign is currently the best hope for helping marginalized Americans I n 1977 I co-authored the Combahee River Collective Statement – a document that emphasized the overlapping forms of economic and social oppression faced by black women. The Combahee Statement coined the term “identity politics”, and it was instrumental in pushing the international left and other political movements to understand inequality as a structural and intersectional phenomenon which affects oppressed groups differently. Those ideas continue to reverberate today. I am ...


- WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The two Democrats who lead the Iowa caucuses - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg - both requested a recanvass of some caucus results on Monday, the Iowa Democratic Party said. A week after the problematic presidential nominating contest, Buttigieg filed a request for a recanvass of 66 precincts and all in-state satellite precincts, while Sanders’ campaign targeted 28 precincts, the party said in a statement. A total of 143 precincts will be reviewed, removing duplications, it said. Buttigieg had a slim lead over Sanders in the Feb. 3 ...

Source: reuters.com