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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Robert B. Reich: Billionaires benefit from of anti-capitalist advantages

There are basically only five ways to accumulate a billion dollars, and none of them have to do with being successful in free-market capitalism.


’Just too darn old:’ Sanders, Biden confront age concerns

Bernie Sanders insists he feels better than ever less than a month after heart surgery, but his return to the campaign trail this week sparked new questions about the unusually …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Bernie Sanders joins Elizabeth Warren in criticizing Amazon’s spending on Seattle City Council elections

Bernie Sanders has joined fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in decrying Amazon’s heavy spending on Seattle’s pivotal City Council elections.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

12 Democrats meet for first debate since impeachment inquiry

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates will meet on Tuesday for the most crowded presidential debate in modern history. But it’s the three leading candidates – Biden, Sanders and Warren – …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Presidential candidates seek money from key areas in Washington

President Donald Trump has received more campaign contributions from Washington and Spokane-area residents than any Democratic candidate still in the 2020 race.


Bernie Sanders, resting at home, announces plan to curtail money in politics

Prominent friends and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., say he should cut back on his relentless campaign pace and speak openly about his recent heart attack when he returns …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Campaign: Sanders had heart attack, released from hospital

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

Bernie Sanders’ campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances “until further notice.“


Sanders raises $25M in 3rd-quarter 2020 cash, Buttigieg $19M

Bernie Sanders reported Tuesday that he raised $25.3 million over the last three months, the largest quarterly sum a Democratic White House hopeful has posted this year and an amount …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019

Biden parries attacks from rivals in fiery Democratic debate

Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party’s …


Local Democrats look to debate for clarity about whom to support for presidential nomination

With 20 candidates still in the running for the party’s nomination for president in 2020, most local members of the party are unwilling at this point to throw their support …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Jill Biden scheduled to stump on behalf of her husband in Spokane in September

Details about the Sept. 29 event are scant, but it’s the first scheduled fundraiser by a candidate for president in 2020 scheduled in Spokane.


Cardi B, Sanders talk police brutality and health care while in a nail salon

Rapper Cardi B led a meaty conversation with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont that touched on immigration, health, wages, police brutality and student debt in a new video released Thursday …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Sanders, Warren clash with moderates over ‘Medicare for All’

Liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are slapping back against moderate rivals who ridiculed “Medicare for All” during a Democratic presidential debate in which lesser-known pragmatists are warning against …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019

New lineup, same challenge for Inslee in 2nd debate

In the second Democratic presidential candidate debate, Jay Inslee will face a new lineup but the same challenge.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Inslee raises $3 million in second quarter, trails better known candidates

Jay Inslee sits ninth in the large field of Democratic candidates for second quarter donations compiled by CNN.


Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to declare climate emergency

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Democrats in second debate get scrappy

In a scrappy debate, 10 Democrats spar on health care, immigration and which generation has the answers.


Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth …


Spin Control: Inslee has plenty to win or lose from upcoming debates

Gov. Jay Inslee may be among the candidates with the most to win, or lose, from the upcoming Democratic presidential debates.


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee part of Democratic presidential debate on first night

Gov. Jay Inslee will share the stage with U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Tim Ryan, former U.S. Reps. Beto O’Rourke and …


’Medicare for All’s’ rich benefits ‘leapfrog’ other nations

The “Medicare for All” plan embraced by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what other advanced countries offer, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal.


Sanders raised $18.2 million in campaign’s first quarter

Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $18.2 million for his presidential campaign during the first quarter of the year, a sizable sum that establishes him as an early pacesetter in the money …


Beto O’Rourke: Being a white male doesn’t put me at disadvantage

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that’s so deeply diverse won’t be a hindrance because his gender and race have …


Back in Brooklyn, Sanders predicts White House win in 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday returned to Brooklyn, his birthplace, for the first rally of his second presidential campaign and sought to tie his working-class background to his populist views …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.


Bernie Sanders pitches new tax plan hitting ultra-wealthy, income inequality

Bernie Sanders on Thursday released a plan to significantly raise taxes on the wealthiest 0.2 percent of Americans, the latest in a series of proposals from Democratic presidential contenders to …


Max Boot: Democrats need a new foreign policy

For decades, elites in the United States believed that championing a liberal world order was in our interest. Now, we are seeing a new left-right axis emerge around protectionism and …


Bernie Sanders introduces ‘Stop BEZOS Act’ in the Senate

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Wednesday introduced a Senate bill – the “Stop BEZOS Act” – that would require large employers like Amazon and Walmart to pay back the government …


Amazon fires back at Bernie Sanders’ ‘inaccurate’ claims about its warehouse working conditions

Amazon is defending its treatment of the hundreds of thousands of workers at its warehouses, calling statements by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “inaccurate and misleading.”