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Democracy 2020 Digest: Bernie panic spreads inside the party

With populist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont now considered the front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination – concern and resistance is growing among mainstream and establishment Democrats inside and outside of the nation’s capital.

Bloomberg in harsh glare of spotlight as he racks up endorsements, surges in polls

For Mike Bloomberg -- who’s poured hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money into his campaign after jumping into the White House race just two and a half months ago -- a rise in the polls and a spate of new endorsements is spurring increased scrutiny and a surge in attacks from his rivals.

Deval Patrick drops out of presidential race

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ended his long-shot White House bid on Wednesday, one day after a dismal showing in New Hampshire presidential primary.

Pro-Biden super PAC warns of 'doomsday scenario' for Democrats

A super PAC supporting former Vice President Joe Biden’s White House bid is urging donors to “dig deep right now” into their pockets and warns that if Biden’s campaign collapses, Democrats could face “a doomsday scenario.

Democracy 2020 Digest: Klobuchar sees an opening – Can she take it?

Amy Klobuchar’s surging at just the right time. The Democratic presidential candidate touted the news on the eve Tuesday first-in-the-nation presidential primary in New Hampshire, saying that “as you probably heard we’re on a bit of a surge.

Past New Hampshire primary winners

There’s an old adage in the state that holds the first primary in the White House race that “Iowa picks corn. New Hampshire picks presidents.” Does that adage stand up to scrutiny?

Biden zings Buttigieg: 'This guy's not a Barack Obama'

Former Vice President Joe Biden,coming off a lackluster fourth-place finish in Iowa and sliding in the latest polls in New Hampshireahead of Tuesday’s primary, took aim on Saturday at rising 2020 rival Pete Buttigieg.

Buttigieg edges past Sanders in latest New Hampshire poll

Pete Buttigieg is surging – and has edged past Democratic presidential nomination rival Sen.Bernie Sanders in a new survey inNew Hampshire, where voters will head to the polls Tuesday inthe first primary election of the 2020 race for the White House.

Sanders hauls in a whopping $25 in January; using cash to expand staff, run ads in Super Tuesday states

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders hauled in an eye-popping $25 million last month, his campaign announced early Thursday morning. And the populist senator from Vermont who’s making his second straight White House bid will use his expanded war chest to increase his campaign staff and go up with ads in 10 of the 14 states that vote on Super Tuesday.

Sanders hauls in a whopping $25M in January; using cash to expand staff, run ads in Super Tuesday states

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders hauled in an eye-popping $25 million last month, his campaign announced early Thursday morning. And the populist senator from Vermont who’s making his second straight White House bid will use his expanded war chest to increase his campaign staff and go up with ads in 10 of the 14 states that vote on Super Tuesday.

A look at Iowa caucus winners over the decades

While their record of picking presidents is inconsistent,the winner of the Iowa caucuses has gone on to win their party’s nomination more than half the time.

DNC makes big change to debate criteria, in likely boost for Bloomberg

The Democratic National Committee(DNC) on Friday unveiled new criteriafor candidates to qualify for the Feb. 19presidential nomination debate-- including a big change likely to pave the way for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to make the stage for the first time.

Democracy 2020 Digest: Buttigieg tears into Biden, Sanders

With the Iowa caucuses kicking off the presidential nominating calendar in just four days, White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg turned up the volume on Thursday as he targeted by name two of his top rivals for the Democratic nomination.

Bloomberg spotlights gun control record in Super Bowl ad

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Thursday unveiled the multi-million-dollar TV ad he plans to run this Sunday during the Super Bowl – a 60-second spot that highlights his longtime efforts to combat gun violence.

Democracy 2020 Digest: Sanders profits from ad in Iowa that attacks him

DES MOINES--Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign says it’s hauling in cash thanks to a new ad from a super PAC that questions the progressive independent senator from Vermont’s electability and draws attention to the Democratic presidential candidate’s heart attack last October.

Biden, Sanders battle for top spot in latest Iowa poll

With five days to go until Iowa’s caucuses kick off the presidential nominating calendar, a new poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont fighting for the lead in the state’s Democratic caucuses, with former South Bend, Ind.

Tulsi Gabbard rips CNN over town hall snub: 'We received no explanation'

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii says she’s still waiting to hear from CNN about why she wasn’t invited to take part in a series of town halls the cable news network is holding next week in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

Sanders supporters fume as Clinton allies named to key Dem convention committees

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders'White House bid and some Democratic National Committee members are frustrated with some initial appointments by DNC Chairman Tom Perez to the crucial committees that will oversee the rules and party platform at this summer’s presidential nominating convention in Milwaukee, Wis.

Trump campaign to flex muscles in Iowa on caucus day

The leaders of President Trump’s re-election campaign will join top administration cabinet members and officials, and leading GOP officials, as part of a full court press in Iowa on Feb.

Pick your poll: Either Sanders or Biden is leading in Iowa

With one week to go until Iowa’s caucuses kick off the presidential nominating calendar, two new polls tell two very different stories of which Democratic presidential candidate’s in the driver’s seat in the Hawkeye State.

Sanders has clear lead in second straight poll in first primary state

A new poll in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House indicates Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont nine percentage points ahead of his closest competitor in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Sanders has lead in third straight poll in first primary state

A new poll in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House indicates Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont nine percentage points ahead of his closest competitor in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Democracy 2020 Digest: Top-tier Democrats make electability case

With 10 days to go until the Iowa caucuses kick off the presidential nominating calendar, two of the top-tier contenders in the Democratic presidential race are making the case that they’re best equipped to win their party’s nomination and the best candidate to defeat President Trump in November’s general election.

Biden calls Trump comments on US troop injuries in Iraq missile attack 'disgusting'

CLAREMONT, N.H. – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden slammed President Trump on Friday for his comments about the injuries suffered by U.S. troops in Iraq resulting from the Iranian missile strike this month,claiming Trump“brushed off” possible cases of traumatic brain injuries.

Bernie Sanders surging in New Hampshire: poll

A new poll indicates that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is surging in New Hampshire with less than three weeks to go until the state holds the first primary in the presidential nominating calendar.

Trump warns 2020 Dems that Bloomberg will turn his back on them

President Trump claimed Thursday that if Mike Bloomberg doesn’t win the Democratic presidential nomination, the billionaire business andmedia mogul will spend“very little of his money” to help the eventual nominee defeat the Republican incumbent-- despite claims to the contrary.

Bloomberg’s ad spending up to a quarter-billion dollars

To date, Bloomberg's dished out a massive $248 million to run ads since declaring his candidacy for president in late November, according to the latest data from the ad-tracking firm Advertising Analytics.

Sanders, Biden battle for lead in new national polls

Two new national surveys released Wednesday point to the race for the Democratic presidential nomination turning into a two-candidate battle between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen.

Warren vows to form task force to investigate Trump if elected

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, one of the top tier contenders for the Democratic nomination for president, saysshe wouldlaunch a federal task force to investigate corruption in President Trump's administration if she's elected as his successor.

New poll: Biden with slight edge in Iowa with caucuses 2 weeks out

With two weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, a new poll indicates that former Vice President Joe Bidenhas a slight edge over his 2020rivals for the Democratic nomination in the state that kicks off the presidential primary and caucuscalendar.

Mixed results as Sanders tries to get past clash with Warren over sexism

It’s been nearly a week since the prime-time dust up between progressive standard-bearers and 2020 Democratic presidential nomination rivals Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts over sexism in politics and whether or not he told her a woman couldn’t win the presidency.

Biden, Sanders trade fire over Social Security

A simmering feud between 2020 rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice President Joe Biden over Sanders accusations that Biden had long advocated cutting Social Security broke out into a verbal fist fight on Saturday, as Biden called a Sanders campaign video “a lie” and “a doctored tape” and the Sanders campaign accusing Biden of “trying to doctor his own public record.

Biden, Buttigieg look to exploit Iowa opening as impeachment drags rivals back to DC

With the clock ticking towards Tuesday’s start of procedural votes and motions as the Senate impeachment trial of President Tump gets underway in earnest, the four Democratic senators who are running for the White House are making the most of their remaning free time to campaign in the states that kick off the presidential primary and caucus nominating calendar.

Trump eyeing return to New Hampshire on eve of presidential primary

He’s already heading to Iowa just a few days before the state’s caucuses kick off the presidential nominating calendar,and now there’s word that President Trump may also hold a reelection campaign rally on the eve of New Hampshire’s first-in-the nation primary onFeb.

Sanders-Warren debate clash over sexism fuels their campaign fundraising

The on-stage salvos between Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warrenat Tuesday’s Democratic presidential nomination debate in Iowa over whether or not he told her a woman couldn't win the presidency in the 2020 election are actually paying off for both candidates in terms of fundraising.

Steyer knocks ‘Washington establishment’ foreign policy in post-debate interview

In what appeared to be a jab at former Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer took aim at foreign policy decisions by “the Washington establishment” in an interview with Fox News following Tuesday night’s presidential primary debate in Iowa – a showdown where the current crisis Iran and other Mideast flashpoints took center stage.

Sanders, Warren clash over USMCA trade deal at debate

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts see eye to eye on many issues, but their sharp differences on a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico grabbed prime-time attention during Tuesday’s debate.