Bernie Sanders

Sanders, Tlaib host rally to encourage progressives to vote for Biden

BY: - October 21, 2020

Updated, 10:22 a.m., 10/22/20 U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) hosted a Michigan virtual get out the vote rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Tuesday night to encourage progressive voters. “This is a campaign, not only to defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country […]

Sanders: ‘We will never have a strong economy unless we get this pandemic under control’

BY: - October 6, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) returned to Michigan on Monday for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the end of his own presidential campaign. The purpose of the visit was to support his former opponent Joe Biden, the Democratic Party nominee. “Now, it is no great secret that Joe Biden […]

Is this Michigan House seat held by a Trump-friendly Dem the next big pickup for progressives?

BY: - July 8, 2020

Roslyn Ogburn’s effort to defeat state Rep. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit) appears to be gaining steam. The housing activist, block club president and mother of five is one of several candidates looking to unseat the first-term Democrat. As the Aug. 4 Democratic primary draws closer, key issues in the campaign for the seat that covers a […]

Did Michigan’s March 10 primary play a role in COVID-19’s spread?

BY: - April 6, 2020

Michigan has been hit the hardest of Upper Midwest states when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s still a lot that’s unknown about the spread of the new virus, but poverty and the transportation hub of Detroit Metro Airport have been cited as possible factors driving Michigan’s numbers. As of Sunday afternoon, Michigan has […]

Biden confirms Whitmer on VP short list

BY: - April 1, 2020

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden surprised no one in putting Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on his running mate short list, according to national reporting. Whitmer endorsed Biden before Michigan’s March 10 primary, in which he defeated U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by almost 17 points. Biden holds a significant delegate lead that would be […]

Bernie Sanders mourns former state vice chair, Isaac Robinson

BY: - March 30, 2020

Leaders from across the state have mourned state Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit), who died at age 44 on Sunday after having COVID-19-like symptoms. On March 7, the freshman lawmaker had been named a state vice chair for the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Michigan’s primary was on March 10 and former Vice […]

Drugmakers say they’re racing to develop COVID-19 treatments, but Dems say they must be affordable 

BY: - March 28, 2020

Drug companies like Takeda, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Lilly Research Laboratories, Pfizer and Sanofi say they are working on treatments and vaccines to combat COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus. There are now 4,650 positive cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus, in Michigan as of 3 p.m. Saturday. The state reports […]

Tlaib’s stimulus plan issues platinum coins, gives everyone $2,000 cash cards

BY: - March 24, 2020

While negotiations on a COVID-19 stimulus bill remain underway in Congress, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) has announced her own plan to counter the economic effect of the COVID-19 outbreak in America. Under Tlaib’s bill, called the “Automatic BOOST to Communities Act,” the U.S. Treasury would create a new mint program to fund direct payments […]

Sanders stays in, challenges Biden on how he plans to win young voters

BY: - March 11, 2020

An issues-focused U.S. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will fight on in the Democratic presidential primaries, despite big losses Tuesday night. In his first public appearance since losses to former Vice President Joe Biden in most states that voted on Tuesday, including Michigan, Sanders held a Wednesday afternoon press conference from his hometown of Burlington, Vt.. He […]

COMMENTARY

Susan J. Demas: Sanders’ biggest mistake was not backing Warren in 2019

BY: - March 11, 2020

It’s a despondent time for many inspired by Bernie Sanders’ progressive vision, as he lost Michigan big Tuesday night — four years after his surprise victory here gave birth to his theory of electability. Former Vice President Joe Biden took a buzzsaw to that idea, notching a 15-point victory and pulling what we like to […]

Biden wins Michigan, says ‘together, we’re bringing the party together’

BY: and - March 10, 2020

Shortly after all polls closed at 9 p.m., former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the crucial battleground state of Michigan by multiple media outlets, which may signal the end of a hard-fought Democratic presidential primary. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) drew huge crowds in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Detroit rallies […]

Long lines plague Michigan university precincts Tuesday

BY: and - March 10, 2020

Voter turnout at Michigan State and other universities in the state has been steady and enthusiastic for the presidential primary election, according to election officials. But some students trying to vote met problems on Tuesday, as well — long lines, extended waits and delays in casting a ballot if they hadn’t previously registered to vote. […]