Tag: Sanders, Bernard

5 Takeaways from the Nevada Caucuses (The Big One: Sanders Takes Control)

LAS VEGAS — Senator Bernie Sanders won big on Saturday and is now the clear front-runner. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. saved enough face to march on to his must-win in South Carolina a week from now. Pete Buttigieg finished in the top tier again and embraced the urgency of knocking down a […]

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Why Are Nevada Caucus Results Coming in So Slowly?

HENDERSON, Nev. — It took four hours on Saturday afternoon to count just 4 percent of the results from the Nevada caucuses. That didn’t stop The Associated Press from calling the state for Senator Bernie Sanders, but it did cause a lot of confusion — and continued to do so late into the night — […]

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How Bernie Sanders Dominated in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — They showed up to Desert Pines High School in Tío Bernie T-shirts to caucus on Saturday morning, motivated by the idea of free college tuition, “Medicare for all” and the man making those promises: a 78-year-old white senator from Vermont. For dozens of mostly working-class Latinos, Bernie Sanders seemed like one of […]

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Bernie Sanders Romps in Nevada. Is He Unstoppable?

With Bernie Sanders romping in Nevada, we come to it again. The insurgent candidate, armored against normal political forces and equipped with a passionate following, leads a field of more conventional party politicians. His early-state successes have given him a clear path to a plurality of pledged convention delegates. And his rivals are dividing the […]

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Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada Caucuses, Strengthening His Primary Lead

LAS VEGAS — Senator Bernie Sanders claimed a major victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday that demonstrated his broad appeal in the first racially diverse state in the presidential primary race and established him as the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination. In a significant show of force, the progressive Mr. Sanders was leading […]

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Same Goal, Different Playbook: Why Russia Would Support Trump and Sanders

At first glance, it may seem contradictory that the nation’s intelligence agencies were telling Congress that President Vladimir V. Putin is presumably striving to get President Trump re-elected, while also warning Senator Bernie Sanders of evidence that he is the Russian president’s favorite Democrat. But to the intelligence analysts and outside experts who have spent […]

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Nevada Caucuses Could Be a Preview of What’s to Come

The Nevada caucuses on Saturday will be the first contest of the Democratic presidential race with a racial makeup that (very roughly) reflects the population of the nation as a whole. So while the actual delegate haul is rather small, the results could be read as a preview of what’s to come in the weeks […]

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Bernie Sanders, the Teflon Candidate, Faces Sudden New Tests

In the early years, there was his commentary on gender relations featuring a rape fantasy, his support for the Sandinistas and his honeymoon in the Soviet Union. Once he entered Congress, there were votes to shield gun manufacturers, a commitment to remaining uncommitted to the Democratic Party, and secret plans to mount a 2012 primary […]

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How to Win the Democratic Nomination, and Why It Could Get Complicated

The last question at Wednesday night’s Democratic debate covered much wonkier territory than the fiery exchanges that preceded it. But it exposed a rift over what could become an extremely relevant topic: how the party’s presidential nominee should be chosen. “There’s a very good chance none of you are going to have enough delegates to […]

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What ‘Medicare for All’ Means After a Six-Year Strike for Health Benefits

LAS VEGAS — They each remember that moment, just after dawn on a September day in 1991, when they walked out of the Frontier Hotel and Casino. There was music and singing — “Solidarity forever,” went the song. That first day, the atmosphere was more like a celebration than a work protest. But the strike […]

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The Democrats Are in Trouble

I’ve been enthusiastic about Mike Bloomberg’s race for president from its inception, partly on the theory that he was best positioned to rescue and represent the Democratic Party’s moderate wing. After Wednesday night’s debate debacle in Las Vegas, I’m starting to fear his candidacy might inadvertently destroy that wing — while wrecking the party’s chances […]

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Russia Is Said to Be Interfering to Aid Sanders in Democratic Primaries

WASHINGTON — Russia has been trying to intervene in the Democratic primaries to aid Senator Bernie Sanders, according to people familiar with the matter, and intelligence officials recently briefed him about Russian interference in the election, Mr. Sanders said on Friday. In a statement on Friday, Mr. Sanders denounced Russia, calling President Vladimir V. Putin […]

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Russia Is Said to Be Interfering to Aid Bernie Sanders in 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — Russia has been trying to intervene in the Democratic primaries to aid Senator Bernie Sanders, according to people familiar with the matter, and intelligence officials recently briefed him about Russian interference in the election, Mr. Sanders said on Friday. In a statement on Friday, Mr. Sanders denounced Russia, calling President Vladimir V. Putin […]

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Bloomberg Says He’s Willing to Release 3 Women From Nondisclosure Agreements

LAS VEGAS — Michael R. Bloomberg said Friday that he was willing to release three women from nondisclosure agreements with his company so they could discuss their complaints about him publicly — reversing himself after he resisted doing so while under fire from his rivals at this week’s Democratic presidential debate. In a statement released […]

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Why Democrats Are Bound for Disaster

I’ll let you in on a little secret about media coverage of prime-time political debates: What happens in the first half, even the first quarter, gets much more attention than what happens as the night drags on. We all have deadlines bearing down on us and must produce our stories immediately after the debate’s end, […]

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Sanders, Attacking Bloomberg, Says Trump Would ‘Chew Him Up and Spit Him Out’

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said in an interview released Friday that he was surprised by how unprepared Michael R. Bloomberg seemed in the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas this week, and predicted that President Trump would “chew him up and spit him out” in a general-election debate if the former New York mayor […]

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The Field: An Anti-Endorsement in Nevada

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Note: This episode contains strong language. Senator Bernie Sanders is a staunchly pro-union candidate. But he has found himself mired in an escalating battle over health care with the largest labor union in Nevada. With what some […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Builds Progressive Campaign Arm to Challenge Democrats

WASHINGTON — Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans on Friday to endorse an all-female slate of progressive candidates through her new political action committee, using her clout in the insurgent left and the considerable campaign funds she has drawn to counter the Democratic establishment in key races around the country. The endorsements of over a dozen congressional […]

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What Nevada Wants in a President

LAS VEGAS — No Democratic candidate for president can win the nomination without the overwhelming support of voters of color, and Nevada — with its nearly 30 percent Latino, 10 percent African-American, and about 9.5 percent Asian-American and Pacific Islander population — is the first contest to offer insight into which of the remaining all-white […]

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The Billionaire Election

Bernie Sanders wants to get rid of them. Amy Klobuchar is fine with them, but wants them to pay somewhat higher taxes. Joe Biden promises them that under him, “nothing would fundamentally change.” Tom Steyer is one of them and wouldn’t be in the race if he wasn’t but seems slightly embarrassed about it. Elizabeth […]

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A Democratic Piñata Party

As the Democratic presidential candidates bandage their wounds and assess their strategies after Wednesday’s debate, one thing is clear: Bernie Sanders owes Mike Bloomberg a big thank-you bouquet. Maybe even a box of chocolates. Sure, the multibillionaire former mayor, in his debate debut, took a swing or two at Mr. Sanders, the race’s front-runner pro […]

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How Amy Klobuchar Suddenly Became a Rival Worth Attacking

LAS VEGAS — In the nearly two weeks since her standout debate performance in New Hampshire, the momentum behind Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota had encountered nary a pothole. With a stack of endorsements from local and national newspapers lured by her centrist platform, a surprising third-place finish in New Hampshire and a cash infusion […]

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