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South Carolina is do-or-die for candidates not named Bernie Sanders

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. But make no mistake: South Carolina is the last chance for the non-Sanders…MORE

Who will pay for Bernie Sanders’ plans?

Who will pay for Bernie Sanders’ plans?

I spent a good chunk of time doing the math to come up with a bottom-line figure for all of Bernie Sanders’ proposals — not just “Medicare for All” but the Green New Deal, free college, universal pre-K and child care, and so on. The total? An estimated $50 trillion. This week, he released fact…MORE

Trump takes a victory lap early on in the coronavirus fight

Trump takes a victory lap early on in the coronavirus fight

President Donald Trump wants America to know he’s doing a great job in keeping out the novel coronavirus, in a victory lap that could look premature if his own experts are correct in their more somber forecasts. The President spoke at a news conference on Wednesday about the worldwide health emergency that has seen the…MORE

5 takeaways from CNN’s town halls in South Carolina

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. It was the biggest headline in a marathon night of town halls from South Carolina. Over four hours, former Vice President Joe Biden…MORE

Klobuchar explains what she was thinking in heated debate moment captured in photo

Klobuchar explains what she was thinking in heated debate moment captured in photo

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she thought she might have gotten hit in the middle of a heated exchange between businessman Tom Steyer and former Vice President Joe Biden during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate. “That moment with those two, they were going at it and I stood there,” the Minnesota Democrat recalled on Wednesday night during…MORE

Biden shares story of faith with pastor who lost wife in 2015 Charleston shooting

Biden shares story of faith with pastor who lost wife in 2015 Charleston shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reflected on how personal tragedy has affected his faith while connecting Wednesday night with a pastor who lost his wife in the 2015 mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. The Rev. Anthony Thompson’s wife, Myra, was one of nine African Americans killed by a white supremacist at…MORE

Trump claims coronavirus is only partially responsible for stock market plummet

Trump claims coronavirus is only partially responsible for stock market plummet

President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that concerns over the novel coronavirus are only partially responsible for the US stock market plunge this week, insisting that the dive is also related to the Democratic presidential debate that took place after markets plunged. “I think it took a hit for maybe two reasons. I think they look…MORE