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Sanders wins Nevada, Biden a distant 2nd

BY: - February 23, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the projected winner of the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday.  Sanders had 46.6% with 50% of precincts reporting as of 12:49 a.m., per the Associated Press.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is in second place with 19.3%, and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in third place […]

Dems pile on Bloomberg in Las Vegas debate

BY: and - February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS — The issue of health care — specifically, the issue of why the richest country in the world has not figured out a way for every citizen to be covered — has commanded significant airtime during previous Democratic presidential debates. Wednesday night’s debate at Paris Las Vegas was no different. The debate before […]

Flint water crisis flagged in Dem presidential infrastructure forum

BY: - February 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS — America is falling apart.  No, not metaphorically speaking — though several Democratic presidential candidates on the campaign trail would point to the actions of President Trump to argue differently.  With thousands of bridges classified structurally deficient, roads in desperate need of repair, gaps in transportation systems and cities that aren’t equipped to […]

Sanders pulls into the lead among Michigan Dem donors

BY: - February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders was No. 1 among the Democratic presidential hopefuls when it came to raising cash from Michigan donors last year.  The Vermont U.S. senator raised about $821,000 from Michiganders in 2019, according to the latest campaign finance reports, leading his rivals and reflecting his status as the top national fundraiser among the […]

COMMENTARY

Susan J. Demas: What the national media keep missing about Michigan in 2020

BY: - February 10, 2020

“So I should go to Macomb County, right?” That’s the blue-collar metro Detroit area many analysts credit for Donald Trump’s surprise 2016 Michigan win. Ever since then, it’s been the subject of endless diner safari stories from folks whose only previous time in Michigan was a 90-minute layover at Detroit Metro airport. As the 2020 […]

Bloomberg wants to turn Michigan blue in ‘20 at all costs — literally

BY: - February 9, 2020

With a highly unconventional campaign strategy and no shortage of funds, billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is laying the groundwork for Michigan to vote blue in November – even if he’s not the Democratic presidential nominee. Bloomberg’s huge investments in battleground states like Michigan come as the rest of the Democratic field travels to […]

Effort to stop mine near Boundary Waters divides Democrats

BY: - February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — As the President Trump administration pushes to allow mining near Minnesota’s iconic Boundary Waters, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) is waging an attempt to thwart the plans. A bipartisan group of four Michigan lawmakers back her legislation, U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly). Upton […]

Buttigieg hangs on to narrow lead with 100% of precincts reporting

BY: - February 7, 2020

With 100% of Iowa’s caucus precincts finally reported on Thursday evening, Pete Buttigieg held on to the narrowest of leads over Bernie Sanders. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., had 564.02 state delegate equivalents or 26.2%.  Sanders, an independent U.S. Vermont senator, had 562.44 state delegate equivalents, or 26.2%. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren […]

Democrats’ Iowa caucus results delay raises questions, criticism

BY: - February 4, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party’s delay in reporting caucus results sparked more criticism of the state’s first-in-the-nation status Monday. While the winner of the Iowa caucus isn’t normally finalized until late in the evening, it’s typical for results to be released throughout the night, giving some indication of front-runners and losers. The Iowa Democratic Party failed […]

Iowans caucused around the country — from DC to Arizona — for the 1st time ever. Here’s what they said.

BY: - February 4, 2020

More Iowans caucused on Monday than ever before — without setting foot in Iowa. The Iowa Caucuses are often criticized for not being inclusive enough for people who can’t attend a traditional precinct caucus because of work, mobility or family issues. The Iowa Democratic Party’s answer to that concern this year was creating 87 “satellite” […]

‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law remains stalled in U.S. Senate.

BY: - January 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.  Not anymore.  The landmark law — first passed in 1994 to protect victims of domestic crimes — funds programs like rape crisis centers, shelters and legal services to victims of domestic abuse.  But after […]

Klobuchar points to Whitmer in Dem debate as an example of women candidates who win

BY: - January 15, 2020

It was inevitable. After a torrent of stories about a 2018 conversation when presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said rival U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told her that a woman can’t win the nation’s highest office (which Sanders denies), the exchange became catnip for moderators in Tuesday night’s Democratic debate. Moderator Abby Phillip […]