Bernie Sanders

8 times Bernie Sanders made a total fool of Ted Cruz during their town hall debate

The Vermont senator was in vintage form Wednesday night<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>After failing miserably to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have set their sights on tax reform, confident that if there's one thing the party can agree on, it's tax cuts for …

Liberal View

Liberal students love ‘Bernie Sanders’ tax plan.’ What they’re hearing is actually Trump’s tax plan.

Liberal college students flocked to embrace the idea of President Donald Trump’s tax reform proposal like bears to honey … when they were told that it belonged to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) instead.<p>Campus Reform visited the campus of Washington, D.C.’s George Washington University and asked …

Conservative View

Dems rebuff effort urging Sanders, King to switch party

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The independent status of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Angus King is just fine with Democrats.<p>Democrats on Friday rejected a resolution that would have urged Vermont's Sanders and Maine's King to switch their party affiliation to Democrat. The two caucus with Democrats. The action came …

Politics

Democrats scrap effort to force Bernie Sanders to be a Democrat

Will Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders run for re-election as a Democrat? Some Democratic National Committee members hope so.<p>DNC member Bob Mulholland of California tried on Friday to get a DNC panel to pass a resolution urging Sanders and Sen. Angus King of Maine, both independents, to run for …

Martin O'Malley

Democratic Socialists at Iowa State University call for 'shooting' Trump

A Democratic Socialist student group at an Iowa college appeared to make death threats on Twitter against capitalists and President Trump -- the latter message drawing the attention of the Secret Service.<p>“COMRADES: stay away from needle drugs! They only dope worth shooting is in the oval office …

News (U.S.)

Democratic Party Drama Puts Deputy Chair Keith Ellison in a Tough Spot

A purge of party officials loyal to Keith Ellison is putting the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee in a difficult position, calling …

Keith Ellison

#2020Vision: Sanders, Biden up in New Hampshire; Sanders to visit Puerto Rico; Steyer pushes impeachment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:</i><p><b>Bernie Sanders</b>, at 31%, <b>Joe Biden</b>, at 24% and <b>Elizabeth Warren</b>, at 13%, start out ahead in the way, way too early 2020 poll out this week from the University of New …

Politics

Redbaiting by neoliberals

When Samantha Powers praises an article by Cass Sunstein, tweeting it as “important and enlightening”, you can be pretty sure that it is utter tripe. …

Democratic Party

Watch Pelosi Battle Meghan McCain Over Fate of Democratic Party

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did not have a breezy walk on appearance at “The View” Friday with Meghan McCain there to challenge her.<p>The two …

Conservative View

Both political parties may be doomed

With control of Congress, the White House and a majority of state governments, the Republican Party can claim to be stronger than at any time since 1928. On the other hand, many Democrats believe that their party’s edge among younger voters and growing nonwhite demographic groups has them on the …

Opinion

The Women's Convention is worse off without Bernie Sanders

By inviting Bernie Sanders, the Women’s Convention was strengthening its project and appeal. It’s a shame he is no longer going to attend the event<p>Since Senator Bernie Sanders was first announced as an opening night speaker at the upcoming Women’s Convention in Detroit, a small but vocal group of …

Opinion

John Delaney's early, aggressive 2020 presidential bid is 'all in' on Iowa

CLOSE<p>Why Iowa's caucuses matter to the presidential nominating process.<p>John Delaney is looking to go from anonymous to inescapable to electable over …

Des Moines

As mayor's race revs up, is that the sound of a machine?

SANTA FE, N.M. — Many, but not all, the cogs in what some call Santa Fe’s progressive political machine were on hand for mayoral candidate Alan …

Albuquerque

Bernie Sanders is no longer speaking at Women's Convention

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is backing out of a controversial scheduled appearance at the Women's Convention next week in Detroit in order to visit …

U.S. Attorneys

The fact-checkers venture into Red America to try to win over skeptics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It doesn’t take long before the skepticism starts percolating through the crowd in the library meeting room.<p>“I have discussions with people about the news all the time on Facebook, and I show them what I consider to be credible sources of information,” a man named Paul Epstein …

Lifestyle

What Democrats Are Fighting About in California

California has never been as alienated from political power as it is now, in the first year of the Trump era. The largest state in the country, and the one that has long represented the future in the rest of the country’s imagination, California is also home to 2.3 million undocumented immigrants …

Culture

Democrats Must Soon Decide Whether Single-Payer Is a Litmus Test

There has been a simmering debate in left-of-center circles all year about whether Democrats should unite behind single-payer health care as a …

Health Care

Stanford’s International Socialists call for revolt, not reform, in a year of political upheaval

As students new and old alike arrived at Stanford and began returning to their academic routines over the last few weeks, many were met with posters …

Student Journalism

The Memo: Obama returns, but Dems lack new leader

Former President Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time since leaving office on Thursday, stumping for Democratic candidates in New …

Harry Reid

Bernie Sanders Skips the Women's Convention Amid Outrage and Heads to Puerto Rico Instead

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is skipping the Women's Convention and heading to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico instead, he announced on Thursday.<p>The …

Politics

Cruz Asked Bernie What Is the Difference Between a Socialist and Democrat. Listen to the Answer...

Sparks were flying Wednesday night as ideologically polar opposite Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) went to war on tax policy.<p>The …

Elections

Cruz totally outclassed Sanders in last night’s debate

CNN is to be commended for their sponsorship of the tax debate between Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last night. It was a serious, informative discussion about an important issue in Washington. Imagine that.<p>During the debate, Cruz did himself — and the Republican Party — a lot …

Opinion

Sent to Destroy Sanders' Case for Democratic Socialism, Danish Right-Winger Bolsters It

In a televised debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on <i>CNN</i> Thursday night that quickly became a social media sensation, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) …

Liberal View

Drama Unfolds Between Democrats Over Rumor About Ousting Three Black Women DNC Members

Rumors flew on Thursday in Las Vegas, where still divided progressive and establishment Democrats are meeting, over a list of proposed DNC at-large members.<p>LAS VEGAS — A rumor that pro-Bernie Sanders Democrats have proposed removing three prominent black women as at-large members of the Democratic …

Politics

Bernie Sanders Shouldn't Become a Democrat

The truth is that the Democratic Party needs the Vermont Senator more than he needs them.<p><i>Welcome back to Evesplaining, politics writer Eve Peyser's column about why everyone else is wrong and she's right.</i><p>A Democratic National committeeman from California has put forth a resolution asking Bernie …

Democratic Party

'Curb your enthusiasm:' Ted Cruz jabs Bernie Sanders in heated CNN debate

Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debated tax reform in a 90 minute prime-time event on CNN Wednesday. Cruz tried to defend Donald Trump's newly …

Elections

WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz DESTROYS Bernie Sanders’ Robin Hood tax fantasy

Ted Cruz DESTROYS Bernie Sanders’ Robin Hood tax fantasy<p>Posted October 18, 2017 10:12 PM by Chris Pandolfo<p>@CNNTonight | Twitter<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print …

U.S. Politics

Bernie Sanders Disinvited From Speaking at Opening Night of Women's Convention After Feminists Launch Petition

The Women's Convention reversed course on Tuesday by disinviting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) from headlining a gathering later this month after its …

Democratic Party

Cruz Stomps Sanders: 'What's The Difference Between A Socialist And A Democrat?'

“What is the difference between a socialist and a Democrat on taxes?” asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during Wednesday’s …

Conservative View

Bernie Sanders bows out of Women's Convention to make trip to Puerto Rico

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday he will visit Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria, bowing out of his previously scheduled speaking gig at the Women's Convention next week.<p>"I want to apologize to the organizers of the Women's Convention for not being able to attend your …

Politics