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Biden-Sanders taskforces unveil proposals for party unity

Jul 09, 2020 - 8:28 AM

The 110-page document calls for major steps to combat climate change, reduce systemic racism, expand affordable health care, and reform a US economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic

Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders greet each other with a safe elbow bump before the start of the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

Sanders endorses ex-rival Biden for U.S. president

Apr 14, 2020 - 2:37 AM

The swift endorsement marks a notable change from 2016, when Bernie Sanders lost the presidential nomination race to Hillary Clinton but delayed endorsing her candidacy

ENDORSEMENT. This combination of pictures created on April 13, 2020, shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. File photos by Mark Ralston and Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Sanders ends presidential bid, setting up Biden-Trump showdown

Apr 08, 2020 - 11:41 PM

(UPDATED) The announcement clears the way for rival Joe Biden to win the Democratic nomination and challenge incumbent Donald Trump in November

BERNIE. In this file photo, US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire on February 9, 2020. File photo by Joseph Prezioso/AFP

Sanders to 'assess' campaign after primary drubbing by Biden

Mar 19, 2020 - 8:57 AM

Pressure mounts on the leftist Vermont senator to end his White House campaign

MASK. Supporters wait to hear Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders at his 2020 Super Tuesday Rally at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vermont March 3, 2020. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Biden clean sweep in 3 states puts him on track for Democratic nomination

Mar 18, 2020 - 1:38 PM

As the US grapples with combating the spreading coronavirus pandemic, voters hand the former vice president victory in delegate-rich Florida, as well as Illinois and Arizona

ALMOST SURE. In this file photo taken on March 09, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Jeff Kowalski/AFP

Biden wins Florida, biggest prize on virus-hit primary night

Mar 18, 2020 - 9:13 AM

A Biden trifecta would leave Sanders a gravely wounded candidate

JOE. Joseph 'Joe' Biden speaks during the an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in April 2015. Photo by Andrew Harrer/EPA

Biden wins Washington state Democratic primary – U.S. media

Mar 17, 2020 - 7:01 PM

Media reports say Joe Biden had won 37.9% of the vote, with the leftist Bernie Sanders close behind with 36.4%

JOE BIDEN. Democratic presidential hopeful former US vice president Joe Biden makes a point as he and Senator Bernie Sanders take part in the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

White House contenders slam Trump handling of coronavirus crisis

Mar 13, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Public health experts have rebuked authorities for downplaying the pandemic, and lagging far behind other hard-hit countries in rolling out testing for the virus

CONTENDERS. In this file photo taken on February 25, 2020, Democratic presidential hopefuls Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and former Vice President Joe Biden gesture as they participate in the tenth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Bernie Sanders, folk troubadour: A politician's star turn

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:43 PM

On a brisk November day in 1987, Sanders, sporting black-rimmed Wayfarer glasses and not one but two hoodies, joined 30 Vermont musicians to perform 5 social justice-minded classics for a folk compilation known as 'The Bernie Project'

BERNIE PROJECT. This handout photo taken by Glenn Russell shows Bernie Sanders (left) in the studio during a 1987 recording session for "We Shall Overcome", recorded with 30 Vermont musicians and singers. Photo by Glenn Russell/Handout/AFP

Biden says fighting for U.S. 'soul' after big primary wins

Mar 11, 2020 - 9:08 AM

(UPDATED) Barring surprises, Joe Biden now has a clear path to becoming the Democratic standard-bearer in a potentially bruising and deeply divisive matchup with Donald Trump

BIDEN. Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during the second Democratic primary debate. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Biden wins Harris endorsement, Sanders snags nod from civil rights leader

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:21 PM

Senator Kamala Harris says Joe Biden can best unify the country

Biden surges past Sanders in Democratic race as Bloomberg exits

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:26 AM

President Donald Trump hails the 'incredible comeback' of the 77-year-old former vice president

ALL SMILES. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden smiles while standing with supporters at a campaign event at the W Los Angeles hotel on March 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

'New race': Biden seizes momentum with Super Tuesday surge

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:49 AM

(5th UPDATE) The results signal a remarkable comeback for Joe Biden, a former vice president under Barack Obama, who is vying once again for frontrunner status

SUPER SUPPORTERS. Supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden attend a Super Tuesday event in Los Angeles on March 3, 2020. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

U.S. votes in crucial primaries after ex-rivals back Biden

Mar 03, 2020 - 4:15 PM

The Democratic establishment is desperate to unite around a moderate candidate who can triumph over frontrunner Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, and face President Trump in November

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 02: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on March 2, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Biden continues to campaign before the upcoming Super Tuesday Democratic presidential primaries. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images/AFP Ron Jenkins / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Who's in, who's out in Democratic White House race

Mar 03, 2020 - 9:59 AM

The top 3 remaining are all septuagenarian white men

CONTENDERS. Democratic presidential hopefuls former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Photo by Frederic Brown/AFP

Sanders roughed up, hits back at Democratic presidential debate

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:26 PM

His rivals band together in savaging the self-described democratic socialist as too radical to appeal to a broad swathe of Americans

Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders gives an interview in the spin room after participating in the tenth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 25, 2020. Logan Cyrus / AFP

Sanders wins big in Nevada but some Democrats worry

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:36 AM

Trump issues a sarcastic-sounding congratulations on Twitter to the man he calls 'Crazy Bernie'

FEELING THE BERN. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) greets rally attendees on February 1, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, United States. Photo by Tom Brenner/AFP

Sanders claims big win in Nevada, tightens grip on Democratic race

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Bernie Sanders' win is a substantial accomplishment in a state seen as an important bellwether because it is the first diverse electorate to weigh in on the 2020 presidential race

VICTORY. In this file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes the stage during a primary night event on February 11, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo by Joe Raedle/AFP

Septuagenarian Democrats spill their baggage on debate stage

Feb 21, 2020 - 10:16 AM

There are mentions of the heart attack suffered by Sanders in October and coronary stents Bloomberg received 20 years ago

DEBATE. Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (L) speaks next to former Vice President Joe Biden during the ninth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Bernie Sanders wins in New Hampshire as Joe Biden crashes and burns

Feb 12, 2020 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) The 78-year-old US senator from Vermont went into the race as the newly anointed national frontrunner and was expected to win New Hampshire

GIDDY. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders  takes the stage during a primary night event on February 11, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Democratic presidential frontrunner Sanders in early New Hampshire lead

Feb 12, 2020 - 10:03 AM

While Sanders is expected to win, a solid second place for Buttigieg could provide the biggest bounce from New Hampshire, after he won narrowly in Iowa

BERNIE DOLL. A supporter holds a Bernie action figure outside a campaign event of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at Ingersoll Tap February 2, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

New Hampshire votes in consequential Democratic primary

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:57 PM

(UPDATED) New Hampshire always hosts the nation's first primary, 8 days after Iowa kicked off the nomination process, and it could narrow the Democratic field of 11 current candidates

'FIRST IN THE NATION.' Town moderator Tom Tillotson walks past the results board after midnight voting at the Hale House at the legendary Balsams Resort in the New Hampshire hamlet of Dixville Notch February 11, 2020, where midnight voting took place on the day of the state's first-in-the-nation primary. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Buttigieg wins delayed Iowa count, Sanders to contest result

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:05 AM

Buttigieg and Sanders are separated by a razor-thin margin

MAYOR PETE. File photo taken on September 26, 2016 of South Bend Indiana Mayor Peter Buttigieg. Photo by Derek Henkle/AFP

Top hopefuls Buttigieg, Sanders under fire in Democratic debate

Feb 08, 2020 - 2:48 PM

Buttigieg and Sanders finished atop the pack earlier this week in Iowa's chaotic caucuses, and both hope to renew the performance Tuesday in New Hampshire

(FILES) In this file photo (L-R) Democratic presidential hopefuls Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participate in the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on November 20, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Sanders claims victory as review ordered of Iowa results

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:48 AM

'From where I come from, the person who gets the most votes wins,' Sanders says

THE BERN. Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters as they wait for results to come in at his caucus night watch party on February 3, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP

Buttigieg takes lead in Iowa caucuses, Sanders second

Feb 05, 2020 - 7:31 AM

Joe Biden is in fourth place, a disappointing showing for the former vice president who has claimed he is best positioned to defeat Donald Trump in November

PETE. In this file photo taken on September 26, 2016, South Bend Indiana Mayor Peter Buttigieg talks about Republican Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence in front of potential voters at a Hillary Clinton debate watching party for the LGBT community in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Derek Henkle/AFP

Iowa White House vote turns to fiasco as results delayed

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:11 PM

Republicans led by President Donald Trump gloat over the setback, and candidates who normally rely on the Midwestern state's caucuses for momentum as the primary season unfolds are denied that bounce

CAUCUS. Caucus volunteer works on paper work on February 3, 2020 in Carpenter, Iowa. File photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images/AFP

Sanders claims Iowa lead, ahead of Buttigieg

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:13 PM

Data released by the Sanders campaign, which says it represents results from nearly 40% of precincts in Iowa, shows Bernie Sanders garnering 28.62% of the vote, followed by moderate Pete Buttigieg at 25.71%.

BERNIE SANDERS. Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters as they wait for results to come in at his caucus night watch party on February 3, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP

Iowa fires starting gun on Democratic White House race

Feb 04, 2020 - 11:05 AM

The two frontrunners, far-left senator Bernie Sanders and moderate former vice president Joe Biden, face a key test in the sparsely populated state

SUPPORT. Caucus goers wait to be counted at their precinct at Abraham Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on February 3, 2020. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Democrats make final pitch in Iowa hours before first U.S. vote

Feb 03, 2020 - 11:53 AM

Iowans take their role as first-in-the-nation voters to heart, and their pick has a recent historical track record of becoming the Democratic nominee

BERNIE DOLL. A supporter holds a Bernie action figure outside a campaign event of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at Ingersoll Tap February 2, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Democrats make final pitches ahead of Iowa showdown

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:54 PM

Monday's crunch vote has created an air of suspense, with no clear frontrunner

BERNIE RALLY. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) greets rally attendees after speaking at a campaign rally at the U.S. Bank Arena on February 1, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Over 3,000 people were in attendance at the event. Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images/AFP

Impeachment trial paused, top Democrats rush to Iowa for 11th hour campaigning

Feb 01, 2020 - 11:58 AM

As Donald Trump's impeachment trial is on hold until February 5, democratic candidates enjoy a final 72 hours of campaigning before the Iowa caucuses

MOBILIZING IN IOWA. In this file photo Democratic presidential hopefuls Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participate a Democratic primary Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver to stump for Bernie Sanders

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:26 PM

Folktronica band Bon Iver will play a rally show on January 31, and the next day Vampire Weekend will jam in support of the leftist Sanders, a self-described socialist candidate popular especially among young voters

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 05: Vampire Weekend on stage at "Not So Silent Night," a RADIO.COM Event at Barclays Center on December 05, 2019 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For RADIO.COM/AFP

'Liar!': Rival White House bids strain Sanders-Warren friendship

Jan 17, 2020 - 5:06 AM

The first signs of tensions emerge earlier in the week with reports that Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in a private meeting in December 2018 that he did not believe a woman could win a presidential election

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 30: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) embrace after the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroits Fox Theatre. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP  JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Heated moments as Democrats clash in presidential debate

Dec 20, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The final prime-time debate of 2019 features just 7 of the 15 Democrats still in the contest 6 weeks before the first nomination ballots are cast in Iowa in February

SIXTH DEBATE. Democratic presidential hopefuls former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren participate in the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season on December 19, 2019. Photo by Frederic Brown/AFP

Malacañang hits U.S. senator Sanders for calling out PH human rights abuses

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Malacañang once again says foreign officials have no right to meddle in the Philippines' internal affairs

HUMAN RIGHTS. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders draws the ire of Malacañang for calling out human rights abuses in the Philippines. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Led by Sanders, Democrats vow to press Israel on Palestinian state

Oct 29, 2019 - 2:41 PM

Bernie Sanders accuses both Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fomenting division

BERNIE SANDERS. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the 2019 J Street National Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on October 28, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Bernie Sanders makes a statement with big New York rally: ‘I am back!’

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:14 AM

There were calls for the 78-year-old progressive to quit the race, but a strong performance at the fourth Democratic primary debate earlier in the week in Ohio showed he still had plenty of fight left in him

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders in U.S. race

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:05 AM

'We right now have one of the best Democratic presidential primary fields in a generation, and much of that is thanks to work that Bernie Sanders has done in his entire life,' says firebrand Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

ENDORSEMENT. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Queensbridge Park on October 19, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

Rising star Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate

Oct 16, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The president looms large as 12 Democratic contenders train their fire on him, calling for his impeachment and assailing a Syria troop pullout Joe Biden calls 'shameful'

HOPEFULS. Democratic hopefuls interact during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in Westerville, Ohio. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Cardi B talks minimum wage increase with Bernie Sanders

Aug 14, 2019 - 9:05 AM

The rapper talks to the US presidential aspirant about the need to raise the minimum wage

Rivals clash with frontrunner Biden at Democratic debate

Aug 01, 2019 - 5:03 PM

Joe Biden is leading polls for the nod to take on President Donald Trump in 2020, and nearly all of the other 9 Democrats onstage attack him at some point

RIVALS. Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator from California Kamala Harris (R) delivers her closing statement flanked by Former Vice President Joe Biden during the second round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 31, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Warren and Sanders vs moderates: Liberals under fire in 2nd debate

Jul 31, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The sharp ideological battle lines shines through immediately in the second debate of the 2020 Democratic primary race

LIBERALS. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) embrace after the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroits Fox Theatre. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP  JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Biden under attack as 2020 Democrat rivals urge passing of torch

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:29 PM

With so many potential challengers to Trump, the Democratic party splits the top 20 candidates into debates on two nights in southern Florida, a key swing state in next year's election

DEBATES. Democratic presidential hopefuls participate in the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 27, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Socialist Bernie Sanders' tax returns show millionaire status

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Bernie Sanders sees his income spike on royalties from sales of his book, 'Our Revolution,' published shortly after his 2016 race for the Democratic nomination

BERNIE SANDERS. Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participates in a FOX News Town Hall at SteelStacks on April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Bernie Sanders attacks 'dangerous' Trump at campaign launch

Mar 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Bernie Sanders calls Donald Trump 'the most dangerous president in modern American history'

BACK IN THE RACE. United States Senator Bernie Sanders kicks off his campaign with attacks on Republican president Donald Trump . File photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Bernie Sanders announces he is running for U.S. president

Feb 19, 2019 - 7:51 PM

Senator Bernie Sanders, 77, makes the announcement in a radio interview in his home state of Vermont

RUNNING AGAIN. In this file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate with candidate Hillary Clinton at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton plays blame game in new book

Sep 09, 2017 - 9:37 AM

In her campaign chronicle What Happened set for release on September 12 the veteran Democrat acknowledges her own role in her defeat writing: It was my campaign Those were my decisions

Anti-Trump gunman attacks U.S. lawmakers, dies in shootout

Jun 14, 2017 - 8:16 PM

4th UPDATE A rifle wielding critic of President Donald Trump opens fire on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and 3 others

CRIME SCENE. A view of a baseball field after a shooting during a practice of the Republican congressional baseball at Eugene Simpson Statium Park June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Fractured, frustrated Democrats to pick leader in Trump era

Feb 25, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Democrats need to get back to basics by making house calls in all 50 states and establishing a year round organizing presence former labor secretary Tom Perez says

FRACTURED. The Democratic National Committee is struggling as they choose the next chair of the party. AFP File Photo