Instead, Sanders' big bump came before the candidates took the stage, when news broke that Ocasio-Cortez, along with fellow "squad" members Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, would be endorsing him. Three young women of color, all aligned with Sanders' political vision and -- in many cases -- better messengers than the candidate himself in the marginalized, minority communities he was determined to win over and turn out in 2020 had cast their lot with the septuagenarian from Vermont. … [Read more...] about How Bernie Sanders became the Democratic primary’s early front-runner
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Limbaugh talked of "the discomfort some voters would experience watching Buttigieg kiss his husband on the debate stage, especially if he's standing next to, as he put it, 'Mr. Man, Donald Trump.' As offensive as Limbaugh's remarks about Buttigieg were (and as ironic as his holding up Trump as the epitome of manliness were, considering it was the gay dude who volunteered to fight for this country and the straight one who pleaded 'bone spurs'), the reality is homophobia is not theoretical...it is actively practiced." … [Read more...] about These people could make Trump’s life miserable
Sen. Cruz is against opposed to legalization but has held firm states have the right to decide for themselves how they tackle the issue. “If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, that’s their prerogative,” Cruz told FOX News’ Sean Hannity at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference. … [Read more...] about Here’s Where Each Presidential Candidate Stands On Marijuana Legalization
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, her voice hoarse from a cold, spoke about the pain of the housing market crash in Las Vegas. Former Vice President Joe Biden, growing emotional as he spoke of the deadliest mass shooting in American history that occurred on the Las Vegas Strip, renewed his calls for an assault weapons ban. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg occasionally broke into Spanish as he courted Latino voters, while California billionaire Tom Steyer brought taco trucks to an early-voting site. … [Read more...] about Democratic presidential candidates ramp up efforts in Nevada as early voting begins
“I’ve known Peter for 15 years,” Jones said at a Sanders rally in Cedar Rapids on Saturday night, where the band Vampire Weekend gave a concert in support of Sanders. “He’s a smart, kind, decent human being. And I supported both of his mayoral candidacies. ... He cut the ribbon when I opened my law firm. I just don’t think he’s the right candidate for president.” … [Read more...] about Caucus tourists ask: Why should Iowans have all the fun?