Tag: Bernie Sanders

Racial Justice Scorecard: Here’s How 2020 Dem Candidates Ranked In ‘First Of Its Kind’ Study

Source: The Washington Post / Getty On Thursday, the Center for Urban and Racial Equity (CURE) released its 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Scorecard. The scorecard is described by the group as the “first of its kind” and it analyzes presidential candidates‘ policy proposals through a racial equity lens across essential areas such as education, criminal […]

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Harris Was Good in Theory, Buttigieg Makes Us Weary and Biden Sees Things Clearly: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 19

Illustration: Jim Cooke (G/O Media) “Kamala Harris is dropping out but Pete Buttigieg is still in?” I got about a million incredulous texts just like this from black folks I know when Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the 2020 campaign earlier this week. I got so many texts from black people about Harris I […]

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Biden: AOC Is Not Where the Party’s At

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Look, man, the “AOC” wing of the Democratic Party just isn’t where we’re at. That’s Joe Biden’s consistent take on the state of politics this election cycle, and he re-emphasized it in an Axios interview set to air Sunday. The former vice […]

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What Happened to Peter Daou?

In November, the liberal activist and Twitter personality Peter Daou got into a spat with an unlikely adversary: Neera Tanden, the head of the Center for American Progress and Daou’s erstwhile ally in the fight to elect Hillary Clinton president in 2016. After she called his criticism of Obamacare from the left “enraging and the […]

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Baby Yoda Is Out-Trending Every Single Democratic Candidate

Humanity has always had a trouble focusing on the important things. The latest example? There are well over a dozen people running for president, hoping to defeat the sitting top dog, Donald J. Trump. Life on the planet may very well depend on one of them usurping his throne. Alas, right now on Twitter, none […]

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The Democrats Have a Big Decision to Make About Mike Bloomberg

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren seem to be having fun clowning billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lately. The question is whether they’ll get the chance to say it to his face. Bloomberg’s pledge not to accept any donations for his late-entry bid for the Democratic presidential nomination means that, as the […]

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NBA Draft Scouting Report: Jimmy Fallon

There is no reason why Jimmy Fallon would ever have to go play basketball as a way to make a living. Currently 45 years old and a longtime media personality who probably has enough money in the bank to live comfortably over a dozen lifetimes, Fallon’s basketball career would, presumably, struggle to get off the […]

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Millennials Have a Right To Be Pissed at Boomers. This Data Proves It.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Just how badly are millennials being screwed out of wealth? Let’s take a look at the data. The Federal Reserve regularly publishes data on the generational gaps in wealth. The boomers have plenty of it, and millennials don’t. That’s no surprise — […]

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Is It Imperialist to “Green” the Military?

It was a bold twist on an old progressive saw. “In short, climate change is real, it is worsening by the day,” the announcement stated; then came the reveal: “and it is undermining our military readiness.” So began Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s push last spring for a “Defense Climate Resiliency and Readiness Act to harden […]

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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Welcomed Mike Bloomberg to the Race with Some Choice Burns

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. It looks like team Elizabeth Warren is getting its “BILLIONAIRE TEARS” mugs ready. The senator from Massachusetts, not typically one to directly attack her Democratic competitors running for president, decided to suspend those rules for the race’s newest entrant: Michael Bloomberg, the […]

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The Democrats’ Battle For Atlanta Showed How Candidates Really Feel About Black Voters

So much of the discourse about the Democratic primaries over the course of the last week or so revolved around the party’s tradition of starting its elections in a state like Iowa – where its overwhelmingly white demographic doesn’t reflect the identity of the party anymore. While this debate was permeating the party, the candidates […]

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Black College Votes Matter, Presidential Candidates Are Finally Finding Out

Source: Facebook/Bernie Sanders ATLANTA — The fight for the Black vote came to Atlanta this week for the Democratic debate and culminated in candidates holding a series campaign of rallies, including Bernie Sanders, who held court on the historic campus of Morehouse College on Thursday. Each person credibly seeking the Democratic nomination has been looking […]

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Bernie Sanders Walked Out To Young Thug’s ‘Pick Up The Phone’ During A Campaign Rally

As the 2020 Presidential race heats up, candidates, Democrats or Republicans, are looking for any edge they can gain on the competition. Bernie Sanders, one of the 2020 Presidential candidates, is no exception to the rule. Thursday night, Sanders had a campaign rally in Atlanta at Moorehouse College. Playing to the crowd and potentially gaining […]

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The Democratic Primary Debates Are Increasingly Pointless

The fifth Democratic debate of the primary, held on Wednesday night in Atlanta by MSNBC and the Washington Post, unfolded in the on-time, on-message manner of a well-produced television event. The moderators asked candidates to speak to specific topics—whether they would try to unify America, whether “lock him up” chants about Donald Trump were declasse, […]

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To Lock Up a President

“Lock him up?” It’s a question that Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden both addressed at the fifth Democratic primary debate (in Atlanta, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post). Moderator Rachel Maddow had asked Sanders if, given the MAGA enthusiasm for chants of “Lock her up!” (aimed still at Hillary Clinton, years and years on), […]

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With Impeachment as Backdrop, Democrats Direct Fire at Trump in Debate

The Democratic presidential candidates yielded to the furor surrounding the impeachment inquiry in Washington in their primary debate on Wednesday, for the first time training their fire more steadily on President Trump than on one another and presenting a largely united front on vital issues like climate change and abortion rights. One month after the […]

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There’s Only One Way the Patrick and Bloomberg Campaigns Make Sense

I’m going to write something annoying. I’m going to write some horse-race campaign analysis. I’m going to write very broadly and subjectively about trends in the race without using hard data or discussing policy. I’m doing so because I think what I am describing has a possibility of happening, and I think people who are […]

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Warren’s New Medicare for All Plan Is an Extremely Clever Dodge

Two weeks after Elizabeth Warren released her much-ballyhooed and Warrenishly detailed plan for how she would pay for Medicare for All, the 2020 contender released another proposal on Friday about how, as president, she would transition the country to a system under which the government provides health insurance to everyone. Like the other plans from […]

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Elizabeth Warren Retreats From Medicare for All

“Why would anyone go through all the trouble of running for president just to get up on stage and talk about what’s not possible?” This is the question Elizabeth Warren posed to thumb-faced millionaire John Delaney at a Democratic debate in July, as paraphrased by her campaign in a tweet, in response to Delaney’s characterization […]

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Mayor Pete Wants To Pay for Your College — Kinda!

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Pete Buttigieg unveiled his plan to give free college to much of the middle- and working-classes — a plan that sets Buttigieg apart as the liberal-but-not- that-liberal candidate in the Democratic field. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor revealed his plan Friday to […]

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Buttigieg Says ‘It’s Gonna be Me,’ Harris Says ‘Just Wait and See’ and Booker Says His Campaign’s So Good He Shouldn’t Have to Run for Free: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 17

When am I going to get my invitation? Elie [Mystal] got to do it and I haven’t yet?  Which week can I do it? I’d like to pretend that these are typical texts, tweets and messages we get from politicos interested in being the special guest analyst for The Root 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings […]

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‘I Can’t Wait to Call Her My President’: Ayanna Pressley Backs Elizabeth Warren

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will be hitting the campaign trail in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren today, following her endorsement of the presidential front-runner on Wednesday. “I have seen Ms. Warren in small church basements and in packed gymnasiums,” Pressley said in the video announcement. “And she is consistent. She never loses sight of the […]

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