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Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday, concluding a quest for the White House that began five years ago in relative obscurity but ultimately elevated him as a champion of the working class, a standard-bearer of American liberalism and the leader of a self-styled political revolution. Mr. Sanders’s …

In the realm of ordinary politics in extraordinary times, this Politico story about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is causing no little buzz in and around the Intertoobz. Ever since she backed Nancy Pelosi for the speakership in the newly elected Democratic-majority House of Representatives, I’ve been telling people that she has natural political chops that it’s dangerous …

The Biden campaign knows protesters. Having appeared as uninvited guests at speech after speech, rally after rally, officials have dealt with anti-Biden evangelists on a semi-regular basis for much of his year-long campaign. They’ve perfected the art of physically protecting their boss, who typically stands still, waiting for the yelling and chanting to stop. One …

Primaries in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington state and caucuses in North Dakota are taking place against the increasingly grim backdrop of the worsening coronavirus crisis. Luckily, the primary in Washington state, one of the worst hit regions, mostly involves mail-in ballots, so the state will avoid the risks of infections in crowded polling …

Michigan, which holds its primary Tuesday, looms as hugely important for the senator from Vermont because of its dual standing, as a state he won in the 2016 primaries and which also is likely to play a decisive role in the general election. “We need all hands on deck. We got our backs against the …

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders chat during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in January in Columbia, S.C. Meg Kinnard/AP hide caption toggle caption Meg Kinnard/AP Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders chat during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in January in Columbia, S.C. Meg Kinnard/AP Last …

Bernie Sanders is giving his presidential campaign a “reset” as he goes head-to-head for the Democratic presidential nomination with Joe Biden, amid signs that the political revolution he hoped to ignite through a surge in voter turnout of young and marginalised Americans is failing to catch fire. The Sanders campaign is seeking to reboot following …

“If Bernie Sanders is atop the ticket, it’s going to make it tougher for all of us to win in Florida,” Fernandez said. Sanders shot back on Monday, declaring: “Truth is truth. All right? If you want to disagree with me, if somebody wants to say that — and by the way all of the …

“Bernie Sanders has taken a stand, and Bernie Sanders has been taking a stand for a very long time. He has been consistent, he has been convicted, he has been committed. And now it’s time, I’m here and you’re here, because it’s time for us to take a stand with Bernie,” Williamson told the crowd …

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bernie Sanders addressed a crowd in Texas as the Nevada results came in Bernie Sanders has cemented his status as the Democratic front-runner to take on Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election. He is projected to win Nevada’s caucuses, and early results suggest he is on course for a …