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Bernie Sanders criticized for embracing support from Joe Rogan

The podcast host has made comments attacking gay people, women and African Americans, among others → Read More

Sanders tells supporters to cool it — but they don’t always listen

Bernie Sanders has apologized for one backer’s comments and urged supporters to pipe down. But not all of his raucous followers are heeding the call. → Read More

Sanders apologizes to Biden for supporter’s op-ed alleging corruption

The Vermont senator apologized for an op-ed written by law professor Zephyr Teachout, which came amid rising tensions in the race. → Read More

Bernie Sanders hits Joe Biden on Social Security as the presidential contest grows more heated

The Vermont senator also conceded that an anti-Biden video one of his aides promoted used a misleading video clip. → Read More

Bernie Sanders offers measure to limit Trump’s actions on Iran

The senator from Vermont introduced legislation Thursday blocking the president from using funds for military action against Iran. The move comes as U.S.-Iran tensions alter the trajectory of the Democratic presidential race. → Read More

Bernie Sanders campaign announces a massive cash haul of $34.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019

Sanders’s fourth-quarter total was one of the clearest signs yet of the momentum he has picked up in recent months. → Read More

Bernie Sanders staffers complained about the campaign’s use of Amazon, a frequent Sanders target

Bernie Sanders staffers have protested the campaign’s use of Amazon for many of its purchases, given the candidate’s frequent criticism of the company. → Read More

Hispanic voters are growing in power. Why are Democratic presidential candidates ignoring them?

Hispanic leaders and activists warn Democrats may be risking a promising opportunity to spur votes against President Trump. → Read More

Senators face a collision between presidential ambition and an impeachment trial

Five senators, a third of the Democratic field, will be pinned down in Washington early next year in the weeks usually spent making closing arguments to early-state voters. → Read More

Moderates fight back in a presidential race defined so far by liberal ideas

The rise of several more centrist candidates coincides with an overt push against several policies that some Democrats believe could cost them the general election. → Read More

Obama tells Democratic candidates to ease off talk of revolution

The former president also tried to allay fears about the 2020 field among party activists. → Read More

Sanders blasts Bloomberg: ‘You ain’t gonna buy this election’

The attack from Sanders is a preview of what the former N.Y. mayor would face if he enters the Democratic primary race. → Read More

Believe it or not, Bernie Sanders is relaxing

Just weeks after a heart attack threw his campaign’s future into doubt, Bernie Sanders is flashing glimpses of a more relaxed, funnier style. It’s not clear if that’s enough to overcome doubts about a 78-year-old candidate who suffered a recent health scare. → Read More

Sanders gets endorsement from third ‘Squad’ member, Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar voiced their support for him earlier this month. → Read More

Bernie Sanders, 78, declares his age is an asset

Since Sanders returned to the campaign trail after a heart attack, questions about his age and health have intensified. He’s responding by declaring that his advanced age is a good thing. → Read More

Bernie Sanders offers marijuana legalization plan

The new proposal highlights how much Democrats, and many Republicans, have shifted on drug penalties. → Read More

Tuesday’s debate: A moment of truth for Sanders

Bernie Sanders has been off the campaign trail since his recent heart attack. The upcoming debate marks his return to the spotlight, and the stakes could hardly be higher. → Read More

Sanders defends wait before disclosing heart attack and promises a ‘very vigorous’ campaign

The senator from Vermont on Wednesday defended his decision to wait days before disclosing he suffered a heart attack and said he “misspoke” when he told reporters this week that for health reasons he would cut back on his aggressive campaign schedule. → Read More

Heart attack led to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s hospitalization, doctors say

Sanders, 78, who was released Friday from a Las Vegas hospital, experienced chest pains at a Tuesday campaign event. → Read More

Sanders campaign says blocked artery won’t keep him from next debate

Bernie Sanders will return to Vermont by Sunday after having two stents inserted, and he plans to appear at the Oct. 15 Democratic debate. → Read More