Warren and Sanders Famous Friendship Finally Ices Over

At Tuesday nights Democratic debate in Des Moines, all eyes will be on Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as their once seemingly warm relationship has quickly turned icy. The Massachusetts senator on Monday night confirmed news reports that her progressive rival told her at a private meeting over a year ago that he did not believe a woman could win in 2020, a development that threatens to upend the nominating contest just weeks before voting commences. In a statement released by the Warren campaign, the senator responded by saying: Among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate. I thought a woman could win; he disagreed, Warren story that, according …

Bernie Sanders surges in Democratic field after shrugging off health scare

The Vermont senator raised more than any Democrat in the last quarter capping a stunning bounceback from a heart attack Shortly after Bernie Sanders announced early this month that his campaign raised a showstopping $34.5m the highest sum of any 2020 Democrat during any single quarter so far in this primary #PresidentSanders was trending on Twitter. It was an extraordinary reversal of fortunes for a presidential candidate who, three months earlier, was in a Las Vegas hospital recovering from a heart attack. At the time, Sanders was under immense political pressure, eclipsed by fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren and counted out by many in the party and by the president. The episode might have derailed Sanders second quest for the White …

Yes, Bernie Sanders Could Be the Nomineeand It Would Be an Epic Nightmare for Democrats

It suddenly seems that Bernie Sandersthe democratic socialist candidate competing in the Democratic primariesmight actually have a chance of winning a significant number of primaries, thus becoming the Democratic Partys nominee for president in 2020. As Holly Otterbein and David Siders write in $34.5 million in the last quarter of 2019. It's the biggest number from any Democratic campaign in any quarter so far. Clearly, enthusiasm for him remains strong. Should Sanders actually pull off the feat of capturing the nomination, Donald Trump would have been given a gift that almost assures his re-election. Trump already refers to the Democrats as the far-left Democrats and has branded all of the potential candidates as socialists. We will not live in a …

Democrats pick over Labour loss in UK as Biden warns of moving ‘so far’ left

Frontrunner Biden says Labour disaster shows Democrats should avoid selecting leftwing nominee but others disagree Labours crushing defeat in the British general election ignited instant debate among Democrats in the US, with 2020 election frontrunner Joe Biden framing it as a warning to the party against moving too far left. While the Conservative prime minister, Boris Johnson, is often compared to Donald Trump, some also see parallels between the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, a 70-year-old socialist, and left-wing senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, aged 78 and 70 respectively. Speaking at a campaign fundraiser in San Francisco, Biden, the former vice-president, said: Look what happens when the Labour party moves so, so far to the left. It comes up with …