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8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina

8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina

Tuesday night’s debate was a frenetic free-for-all, with six candidates all trying to knock Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders off the course of claiming the party’s nomination. But a series of narrower fights might have mattered even more, as everyone in the field vies to emerge as the lone challenger to Sanders with time running…MORE

Sanders defends his past praise of Cuban social programs

Sanders defends his past praise of Cuban social programs

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday defended his past praise of social programs implemented by the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and insisted he opposes authoritarianism. “I have opposed authoritarianism all over the world,” Sanders said at the Democratic primary debate in South Carolina. The senator then turned to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who moments earlier…MORE

Bloomberg on allegations of sexist behavior: I was ‘probably wrong to make the jokes’

Bloomberg on allegations of sexist behavior: I was ‘probably wrong to make the jokes’

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he was “probably wrong to make the jokes,” referencing allegations of sexist and misogynistic behavior made against him. At last week’s Democratic primary debate, Bloomberg had said women who made complaints against him in the past maybe didn’t like a joke he had told. CBS’s Norah O’Donnell followed…MORE

Three Bloomberg policies all of America now lives with

Three Bloomberg policies all of America now lives with

Mike Bloomberg’s campaign slogan is that he “will get it done.” Bloomberg is running on his record of accomplishments as mayor of New York City from 2002 through 2013, including economic revitalization, environmental measures and public safety improvements. But he is also a big proponent of public health, particularly getting people to smoke less and…MORE

Fact checking the South Carolina debate

Fact checking the South Carolina debate

Welcome to CNN’s fact check coverage of the tenth Democratic presidential debate from Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of the state’s primary on Saturday. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the current front-runner after winning the Nevada caucus, faced attacks over his recent defense of some of the actions of Fidel Castro following the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Sanders…MORE

Michael Bloomberg is the shadow looming over the South Carolina primary

Michael Bloomberg is the shadow looming over the South Carolina primary

In South Carolina, Michael Bloomberg is something of a phantom: He won’t be on the ballot in the state’s Democratic primary on Saturday, but you can still feel his presence. And the dueling attachments black voters here have to the billionaire reveal a lot about what the country tends to miss when it comes to…MORE

Why tonight’s debate will be a circular firing squad

Why tonight’s debate will be a circular firing squad

Tonight’s presidential debate — the last one before the South Carolina primary on Saturday and Super Tuesday on, uh, next Tuesday — is very likely to get nasty given the massive stakes. But nasty for who? Michael Bloomberg is going to go after Bernie Sanders on guns. Elizabeth Warren is going to go after Bloomberg…MORE

What the Cuban literacy program Bernie Sanders praised was actually about

What the Cuban literacy program Bernie Sanders praised was actually about

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ praise for a 1960s literacy program in Cuba is suddenly at the center of the 2020 presidential race, with critics excoriating the self-described democratic socialist candidate for the remarks. Here’s a look at the literacy program’s origins and what sparked the controversy surrounding it today. ​ It started on Sunday, when…MORE

Trump’s 2020 message behind his attacks on liberal Supreme Court justices

Trump’s 2020 message behind his attacks on liberal Supreme Court justices

President Donald Trump plainly has a message for the American electorate: He can keep liberals from taking over the Supreme Court. Trump’s complaints from abroad regarding Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and calling for them to recuse themselves from “Trump-related cases,” are likely less about any threat he perceives from these two justices…MORE