Three tickets? Super Tuesday offers clues to Iowa caucuses’ relevance
After a month of hand-wringing over the delayed results of the Iowa Caucuses, you may not want to hear this. But we are still months away from knowing the caucuses’ full impact on the presidential race. This isn’t about the future of the caucuses or the glitches, errors and snafus that have put that future […]
Would Sanders hurt Dems’ bid to claim Senate majority?
WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders could spell trouble for Democratic Senate candidates down the ticket. Democrats are hoping this fall to wrest control of the U.S. Senate from Mitch McConnell by reclaiming the chamber’s majority. It’s a tough job: Democrats need to net either three or four seats, depending on which party wins the White House. […]
South Carolina gives Biden a boost, but national media see Super Tuesday as critical stage of race
Former Vice President Joe Biden scored an expected and critical win in racially diverse South Carolina, but the field of candidates positioned for another watershed moment on Super Tuesday. The consensus seemed to be that Biden’s strong following among black voters gave him a big win over Bernie Sanders, who had fared better in less-diverse […]
Buttigieg wins 14 national delegates in Iowa caucuses; Sanders wins 12
Pete Buttigieg received 14 national delegates from the Iowa caucuses and Sen. Bernie Sanders received 12, the Iowa Democratic Party reported Sunday, along with updated results of the caucuses. Buttigieg had 564 or 26.2% of state delegate equivalents as of Sunday evening, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Sanders had 562 or 26.1% of state […]
Buttigieg hangs on to narrow lead as caucus count continues
Pete Buttigieg clung to his narrow lead in Iowa’s 2020 Democratic presidential caucuses late Wednesday, with 92% of the precincts counted. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, claimed 26.5% of state delegates equivalents, placing him just ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont who garnered 25.6%. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren remained in third place […]
Iowans caucused around the country — from DC to Arizona — for the first time ever. Here’s what they said.
More Iowans caucused on Monday than ever before — without setting foot in Iowa. The Iowa Caucuses are often criticized for not being inclusive enough for people who can’t attend a traditional precinct caucus because of work, mobility or family issues. The Iowa Democratic Party’s answer to that concern this year was creating 87 “satellite” […]
A tale of two rallies: Buttigieg, Biden campaign back-to-back in Des Moines
Before entering a gymnasium to see former Vice President Joe Biden speak for one of the last times in Iowa, undecided caucusgoers peeled off yellow and blue “Pete 2020” stickers from their puffy coats. As presidential candidates tried to fit in a few more handshakes and selfies 24 hours before the start of the Iowa […]
Living ethics: Human condition v. human nature
When discussing political candidates, media often use (and sometimes confuse) the terms “human condition” and “human nature.” No one bothers to define them. What, exactly, is the human condition? What is human nature? The educational platform, Study.com, defines both. The human condition concerns our positive and negative qualities whereas human nature involves our emotional responses […]
Brown and Black Forum: Young, black voters show support for Sanders
Alese Burris, a young, African-American woman, toyed with the idea of supporting former Vice President Joe Biden. After all, he was President Barack Obama’s counterpart. But in the end, the 32-year-old woman went back to her top pick from the 2016 Iowa Caucuses: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. “Bernie, he’s been doing this his whole life. […]
Bernie Sanders leads Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll
In a tight race, Bernie Sanders edged out ahead of the other top Democratic presidential candidates, narrowly leading them for the highest support among likely Iowa caucusgoers, according to the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll released Friday evening. Since the 2016 Iowa caucus cycle, Sanders has maintained steady support in Iowa. Poll results show […]
Pete Buttigieg on wine caves and white privilege
“I went and looked up the house I lived in as a little kid, just to see what it’s going on the market for now. I think it’s 60,000 bucks,” Buttigieg said.