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Bernie Sanders rise fuels Democrats’ angst over keeping House control

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ ascendancy as Democrats’ leading presidential hopeful fueled growing unease as lawmakers openly expressed anxiety that the self-proclaimed democratic socialist could cost them House control and questions abounded over what party leaders should do. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., projected calm — and neutrality — on Wednesday as she batted away reporters’ queries about whether it was time for her to try thwarting Sanders to pro...
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Obama takes legal action over 'misleading' Republican attack ad on Joe Biden - live updates

Vice-President Pence to take charge of US response to coronavirusPoll shows widespread concerns about election security and integrityUN chief Michelle Bachelet criticises Trump’s weakened environmental protection standardsSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.56pm GMT One row that looks set to run between now and the South Carolina primary on Saturday is the sight of former president Barack Obama taking legal action over what he claims is a misleading TV ad fro...
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Barack Obama Sends Cease-and-Desist Over South Carolina Ad Attacking Joe Biden

Former President Barack Obama called on South Carolina TV stations to stop airing an attack ad that uses his voice to criticize his former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, accusing Republicans of trying to suppress black voter turnout ahead of the state’s Democratic primary on Saturday. The ad, paid for by pro-Trump PAC the Committee to Defend the President, uses a clip from the audiobook of Obama’s 1995 memoir Dreams From My Father to falsely suggest Obama is criticizing Biden. Accor...
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UN chief slams Trump administration policies on environment and immigration - live updates

Michelle Bachelet criticises weakened environmental protection standards Vice-president to take charge of US response to coronavirusDemocrat challengers campaigning in run-up to South Carolina and Super TuesdaySupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.32pm GMT As much as Donald Trump likes to paint it as a fake news hoax, concerns about foreign interference in US elections are not going to go away, as has been revealed by a new joint poll from the Associated Press ...
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Voter: I wasn't sure anyone could beat Trump. That's changed

CNN's Alisyn Camerota speaks with South Carolina voters about Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg and the economy ahead of the state's primary.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, South Carolina, Trump, Mike Bloomberg, Alisyn Camerota

Pence in charge of coronavirus response as Democrats continue primary campaigns - live updates

Vice-president to take charge of US response to coronavirusDemocrat challengers campaigning in run-up to South Carolina and Super TuesdaySupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 12.30pm GMT Bernie Sanders’ comments about Cuba at the weekend during his “60 Minutes” interview have continued to provoke responses throughout the week. Here’s Aaron Hicklin on what Sanders’ words felt like for the LGBTQ movement.When Bernie Sanders doubled down on his old “not everything w...
Tags: US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, United Nations, Geneva, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Castro, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Mike Pence, Aaron Hicklin

Obama steps into the fray? "Obama demands South Carolina TV stations pull misleading ad attacking Biden."

Here's the ad:Do you see the problem?The WaPo headline is "Obama demands South Carolina TV stations pull misleading ad attacking Biden." Here's the first paragraph:Former president Barack Obama on Wednesday called on South Carolina television stations to stop running an ad from a super PAC supporting President Trump that uses Obama’s words out of context in a misleading attack on former vice president Joe Biden.Ironically, the headline and that paragraph confused me more than the ad did. From th...
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Analysis: South Carolina is do-or-die for candidates not named Bernie Sanders

It's easy to miss the importance of this year's South Carolina primary. Vermont's Sen. Bernie Sanders has already built a wave of momentum. Many more delegates will be allocated in the Super Tuesday contests just three days after the Palmetto State votes.
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South Carolina is do-or-die for candidates not named Bernie Sanders

It's easy to miss the importance of this year's South Carolina primary. Vermont's Sen. Bernie Sanders has already built a wave of momentum. Many more delegates will be allocated in the Super Tuesday contests just three days after the Palmetto State votes.
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If Bernie Sanders thinks Cuba is worth defending, he should talk to gay dissidents | Aaron Hicklin

Sanders is no homophobe – he was among the few to vote against Clinton’s Defense of Marriage Act. Still, he is wrong to defend CubaI remember visiting Havana in 2015 and browsing the book stalls around the Plaza de Armas. From a distance they looked inviting – like those you see along the Seine in Paris. But up close it became apparent that we were being duped. The books were standard issue hagiographies of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, alongside the occasional biography of “Papa” Hemingway. Lik...
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Naming Mike Pence coronavirus czar with 'zero experience in the medical area' is 'a total joke,' says 2014 Trump

President Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence his point person on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that is spreading disease and panic through much of the world. Pence's appointment was reportedly a surprise to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who had been in charge of the Trump administration's response up until Trump's announcement.Pence has zero experience in the medical area and no real expertise in infections disease control, which would seem to...
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Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah aren't reassured by Trump's 'Caronavirus' response, CDC charts

Concerns about the global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus "are growing, but fear not!" Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show. "The president knows he has a solemn duty to protect ... himself, because the Trump campaign is afraid coronavirus will hurt his re-election bid." On Tuesday, he noted, "Trump tried to reassure us all" with the "very comforting" reminder that "there's a very good chance you're not gonna die" from the virus.Trump accused the media for "doing everythi...
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Watch Elizabeth Warren tell a Sanders supporter that Bernie helped write the delegate rules he now opposes

At a CNN town hall in South Carolina on Wednesday night, a Bernie Sanders supporter asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) about a moment in the Nevada Democratic debate where all the candidates but Sanders said if nobody has a majority of votes by the convention, the process should play out as written, potentially handing the nomination to somebody with fewer delegates. "Can you explain why the will of the voters should not matter if no candidate reaches a majority of delegates?" he asked. Warre...
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Takeaways from CNN's town halls in South Carolina

• Biden says Trump would be 'escorted out of White House' if he loses but won't concede • Klobuchar dishes on viral debate photo • One of the first things Klobuchar would do as president is fire this official
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5 takeaways from CNN's town halls in South Carolina

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she wouldn't step aside before the Democratic convention if none of her presidential rivals reach the number of delegates required to clinch the party's nomination before then.
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At CNN town hall, Biden urges Trump to take action against Russian election interference

• Watch live: Joe Biden speaks at CNN town hall • Opinion: Can Bernie Sanders beat Donald Trump? Here's the reality • Analysis: These 2 numbers make clear why nominating Bernie Sanders is a major risk • South Carolina voters cool to Bernie Sanders following debate
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Obama Urges SC Nets To Pull Pro-Trump Super PAC Ad Attacking Biden

Barack Obama has his former vice president’s back, despite not endorsing anyone in the Democratic primary. With just days to go before the South Carolina primary Saturday, Obama is demanding that TV stations in the state pull an ad targeting Joe Biden from a pro-Trump super PAC that takes his words out of context. According to the Washington Post Wednesday, pro-Trump super PAC The Committee to Defend the President reported to the Federal Election Commission Tuesday that it is spending more th...
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Pelosi urges Democratic unity amid Sanders' campaign surge

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders' surge in the presidential race, even as House Democrats worry about a volatile election season that could put a self-described democratic socialist atop the ticket and threaten their majority. “I would hope that everyone would say, no matter who the nominee is for president, we wholeheartedly embrace that person,” Pelosi, D-Calif., told the House Democratic caucus at a closed-door meeting. With South Carolina's prim...
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AS HEARD ON: WGAN Mornings with Ken and Matt: Election Technology, FBI and Homeland Security Passwords and Passphrases

Good morning everybody! I was on with Matt and Marty (who was sitting in for Ken.) We had a good discussion about election technology and what different states are doing to assure that they are secure.  We also talked about the FBI and Homeland Security about Passwords and Passphrases and security.  Here we go These and more tech tips, news, and updates visit – — Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig If the Secretaries of State get hacked, I’m not sure we can feel comfo...
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More Than 15 Million Tuned In for CBS’s Democratic Debate

The chaotic debate, the final forum before the South Carolina and Super Tuesday primaries, showed viewer interest remained high.
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South Carolina an early barometer of Amy Klobuchar's black support

At ministers' group in S.C., Klobuchar pitches her candidacy to a group of influential black leaders.
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Rep. Jim Clyburn Endorses Joe Biden Ahead Of South Carolina Primary

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., about his decision to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for president.
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Despite criticism, more than 15.3 million people tuned into chaotic Democratic debate on CBS

The chaotic final Democratic debate before the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday averaged 15.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen television ratings.
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Someone Set Up a Weird, Fake Corporate Website to Trick Twitch Into Banning Left-Wing Streamers

Streaming giant issued 24-hour bans to some of its biggest left-wing podcasters on Tuesday night, including Chapo Trap House, radio host David Pakman, and Mychal “Trihex” Jefferson, citing Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requests over streams of the Democratic primary debate in South Carolina.Read more...
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Buttigieg aides say path beyond March 3 possible but tricky

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bracing his supporters for a difficult stretch, with the sobering assertion that front-runner Bernie Sanders will likely emerge from next week's Super Tuesday contests well ahead in the race for delegates. The disclosure, made in a strategy memo sent to supporters, comes as the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor prepares for the uncertainty of Saturday's South Carolina primary. After strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Buttigieg is work...
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‘He Hasn’t Been Here’: Why Joe Biden Lags in Super Tuesday States

Joseph R. Biden Jr. is counting on a victory in South Carolina to revive his candidacy. But a daunting challenge awaits next week in states where he has limited resources.
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Joe Biden wins key endorsement in battle for pivotal South Carolina contest

Biden backed by influential House Democrat Jim ClyburnEx vice-president seeks victory to get campaign back on trackJoe Biden’s flailing presidential bid received a significant boost on Wednesday following the endorsement of a powerful South Carolina Democrat, hours after the former vice-president declared during a turbulent debate among the still-divided Democratic field that he would win the state.South Carolina, which votes on Saturday, is the fourth early primary and marks the first time in t...
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2020 polls: Biden leading heading into South Carolina with Steyer a surprise second

Former Vice President Joe Biden has an 18 point lead over his Democratic rivals heading into Saturday's South Carolina primary according to a Clemson University poll released on Wednesday.The poll reported that 35 per cent of respondents supported Mr Biden in the upcoming primary. Entrepreneur Tom Steyer, who has focused campaign advertising on the state, is in second place at 17 per cent.
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The key to understanding Bernie Sanders

The key to understanding Bernie Sanders Fresh off a stunning series of victories in Nevada, New Hampshire, and (probably) Iowa, Senator Bernie Sanders celebrated by telling the media about the political triumphs – of Fidel Castro. The Democratic presidential front-runner told 60 Minutes on Sunday that he’s “very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but, you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad, you know? When Fidel Castro came into off...
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MSNBC Benches Contributor Who Smeared Bernie Sanders Staffers

Following MSNBC contributor Dr. Jason Johnson’s inflammatory remarks about supporters and campaign staffers of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the academic has been temporarily benched by the network, sources confirmed to The Daily Beast. In recent months, Johnson—a regular fixture of the network’s Democratic primary analysis—has drawn considerable heat for his relentlessly anti-Sanders commentary on MSNBC, which has also come under fire from the left for its skepti...
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