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Hillary Clinton arrives to speak during her California primary night rally held in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Hailing A First, Clinton Claims Democratic Nomination

“When Donald Trump says a distinguished judge born in Indiana can’t do his job because of his Mexican heritage, or he mocks a reporter with disabilities, or calls women pigs, it goes against everything we stand for.”

June 7, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S., May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Sanders Poised To Win West Virginia, Despite Opposition To Coal-Powered Energy

More power plants are switching over to natural gas, which has seen its prices drop as fracking has taken off around the country. Coal mining output has dropped by 15 percent in the state since 2008 and coal-fired power plants account for just 33 percent of the country’s total energy output today, compared with 50 percent half a century ago. Global demand has gone down too. China’s sudden economic slowdown created a surplus of raw materials, from iron ore to coal, leading to a collapse in commodities prices.

May 10, 2016
Bernie Sanders is right about Israel and Hillary Clinton knows it

On Israel, Bernie Sanders Is Right (And Hillary Clinton Knows It)

Unfortunately, Clinton’s current approach is the dismal standard in American politics, which made Bernie Sanders’ honesty about Israel and Palestine even more refreshing.

April 15, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters on the night of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primaries at a Sanders campaign rally in Miami

The Biggest Losers on Tuesday Were the Pollsters

Clinton’s loss in Michigan was “shocking” and Bernie’s win “stunning,” according to The Washington Post.

March 10, 2016

Super Tuesday showdown: How The U.S. South Won The Spotlight

The seven states holding contests in the region appear poised to play a pivotal role in selecting the Republican and Democratic nominees.

February 29, 2016

Clinton Wins Big In South Carolina On Way To ‘Super Tuesday’

The former secretary of state’s victory also established her strength among black voters, a crucial Democratic constituency.

February 27, 2016

South Carolina Polls: Clinton On Verge Of Landslide Over Sanders

Clinton appears set to win the the fourth contest with such a sweeping victory that it could restore her momentum toward the nomination — and which also might cast doubts upon Sanders’ ability to reach out beyond his base of younger white voters.

February 26, 2016

Endorse This: Al Franken Gets Funny Again — For Hillary

The junior senator from Minnesota responds to the online supporters of a certain other candidate, who objected to his endorsement of Hillary.

February 25, 2016

Trump Takes South Carolina, Clinton Wins Nevada

It was Trump’s second victory in a row, after the New Hampshire primary, an outcome that frightens establishment Republicans.

February 20, 2016

Clinton Beats Back Strong Challenge From Sanders In Nevada Caucuses

Clinton wins in state with a heavy minority population, but close result suggests the Democratic race could be long and hard fought.

February 20, 2016

This Week In Polls: The Battle Of Fort Trumpter

The polls in South Carolina clearly show Donald Trump in the lead — but it’s a muddled picture in the race for second place.

February 19, 2016

Key South Carolina Democrat Clyburn Endorses Clinton For President

Clyburn’s support gives Clinton a vital boost from the state’s most influential black politician ahead of next week’s primary.

February 19, 2016

Foreclosure Crisis Snarls Clinton, Sanders’ Efforts To Reach Nevada Voters

With the foreclosed homes often switching hands multiple times, keeping up with voters who at some point lived in those homes is difficult.

February 14, 2016
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Sanders’ ‘Medicare For All’: The Devil Is In The Details

It’s an excellent idea. But Sanders is vague — and his supporters quite naive — about the prospects of bringing a single-payer system to the United States.

February 13, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive on stage ahead of the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee

Clinton And Sanders Battle In Debate Over Healthcare, Wall Street Ties

Clinton entered Thursday’s debate under acute pressure to calm a growing sense of nervousness among her supporters after a 22-point drubbing by Sanders in New Hampshire.

February 11, 2016
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Hillary Campaign Twitter-Trolls Bernie — And Rubio

Clinton campaign tweet: “Let’s dispel with this fiction that @POTUS doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.”

February 11, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn (top L) talk with first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama after the conclusion of funeral services for Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston, South Carolina June 26, 2015.

Clinton’s Overwhelmingly Endorsed By Black Politicians… But Is That Enough?

If Sanders closes the gap with Black voters, it will be largely without the help of elected officials.

February 11, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Bernie Goes Late Night

Bernie Sanders celebrated his landslide victory in New Hampshire by making a special appearance with Stephen Colbert, and helped to open the show.

February 11, 2016

Some Sage Advice For Hillary Clinton

Hillary, the voter demographics in the coming primaries and caucuses are more favorable to a candidate like you. But you still must replace some of your caution with from-the-heart fire.

February 11, 2016

Former Obama Spokesman: The President Supports Hillary

“I don’t think there is any doubt that he wants Hillary to win the nomination and believes that she would be the best candidate in the fall.”

February 10, 2016

A Breakfast In Harlem Underscores Key Challenge For White House Hopeful Sanders

Bernie Sanders will have breakfast with one of America’s most prominent civil rights activists, just hours after trouncing Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.

February 10, 2016

Trump, Sanders Ride U.S. Anti-Establishment Tide To New Hampshire Win

The two insurgents coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power.

February 10, 2016

Democratic Nomination Will Likely Be Won In March: Clinton Campaign Manager

Campaign: “It will be very difficult, if not impossible,” to win nomination “without strong levels of support among African American and Hispanic voters.”

February 9, 2016

Clinton Campaign Denies Staffing Changes In Works

Hillary Clinton: “We’re going to take stock, but it’s going to be the campaign that I’ve got.”

February 8, 2016

This Week In Polls: Don’t Take New Hampshire For Granite

It’s the weekend before the New Hampshire primary. And all eyes are on the polls for both sides.

February 5, 2016