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How Bernie Sanders became the Democratic primary’s early front-runner

How Bernie Sanders became the Democratic primary’s early front-runner

Bernie Sanders was stuck in the hospital. His second presidential run was stuck in the mud. The Sanders campaign, which had been bustling along but stagnant in the polls for nearly eight months, put itself in a holding pattern. Internally, the directive to staff from campaign leadership was simple: Keep your heads down and continue…MORE

Iowa Democratic Party begins partial recanvass of caucus results

Iowa Democratic Party begins partial recanvass of caucus results

The Iowa Democratic Party has begun the partial recanvass of the state’s caucus precinct results requested by the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, a party spokesperson told CNN. The process — which the party believes will take two days — comes after the state’s treasured first-in-the-nation contest fell into turmoil as the reporting…MORE

More than 18,000 Democrats turn out for first day of early voting in Nevada

More than 18,000 Democrats turn out for first day of early voting in Nevada

Nevada’s Democratic Party leadership is hoping a strong early turnout for its caucuses signals a successful showing this weekend. More than 18,000 Democrats turn out for first day of early voting in Nevada Democratic caucusgoers participated in the first day of early voting in Nevada Saturday, the state party announced, a considerable turnout that Democrats…MORE

Bernie Sanders is in a very weird position

Bernie Sanders is in a very weird position

Welcome to 2020! With just 6 days until the Nevada caucuses and 13 days until the South Carolina primary, the Democratic primary is in full swing. Every Sunday, I outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1…MORE

Campaigns hope early caucusing in Nevada could help avoid Iowa’s chaos

Campaigns hope early caucusing in Nevada could help avoid Iowa’s chaos

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. Caucus concerns The Nevada caucuses are Saturday, but early voting has already begun — lines are long and the state’s Democratic Party says turnout could break records. The question everyone’s asking: will tallying the…MORE

Democratic candidates zero in on Bloomberg as former mayor rises in the polls

Democratic candidates zero in on Bloomberg as former mayor rises in the polls

Democratic presidential candidates are zeroing in on Michael Bloomberg, criticizing the former New York mayor as he rises in the polls. Sen. Amy Klobuchar told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” Sunday that the billionaire businessman is “hiding behind airwaves” as he spends millions in TV ads. “I don’t think you should be…MORE

Trump takes lap around track to open Daytona 500

Trump takes lap around track to open Daytona 500

President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of this year’s Daytona 500 with a lap around the Florida race track in his presidential limousine. “There is no greater thrill than to join you at the world center of racing for the 62nd Daytona 500 — so exciting,” Trump said in opening…MORE