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Sanders to 'assess' campaign after primary drubbing by Biden

Mar 19, 2020 - 8:57 AM

Pressure mounts on the leftist Vermont senator to end his White House campaign

MASK. Supporters wait to hear Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders at his 2020 Super Tuesday Rally at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vermont March 3, 2020. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Biden clean sweep in 3 states puts him on track for Democratic nomination

Mar 18, 2020 - 1:38 PM

As the US grapples with combating the spreading coronavirus pandemic, voters hand the former vice president victory in delegate-rich Florida, as well as Illinois and Arizona

ALMOST SURE. In this file photo taken on March 09, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Jeff Kowalski/AFP

Biden-Sanders vote proceeds in 3 U.S. states despite coronavirus fears

Mar 17, 2020 - 2:14 PM

As Arizona, Florida, and Illinois prepare to vote between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, there is confusion over whether polling stations will be safe, given the pandemic

DEMOCRACY GOES ON. Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders greet each other with a safe elbow bump before the start of the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Bernie Sanders, folk troubadour: A politician's star turn

Mar 12, 2020 - 2:43 PM

On a brisk November day in 1987, Sanders, sporting black-rimmed Wayfarer glasses and not one but two hoodies, joined 30 Vermont musicians to perform 5 social justice-minded classics for a folk compilation known as 'The Bernie Project'

BERNIE PROJECT. This handout photo taken by Glenn Russell shows Bernie Sanders (left) in the studio during a 1987 recording session for "We Shall Overcome", recorded with 30 Vermont musicians and singers. Photo by Glenn Russell/Handout/AFP

U.S. votes in crucial primaries after ex-rivals back Biden

Mar 03, 2020 - 4:15 PM

The Democratic establishment is desperate to unite around a moderate candidate who can triumph over frontrunner Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, and face President Trump in November

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 02: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on March 2, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Biden continues to campaign before the upcoming Super Tuesday Democratic presidential primaries. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images/AFP Ron Jenkins / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Warren and Sanders vs moderates: Liberals under fire in 2nd debate

Jul 31, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The sharp ideological battle lines shines through immediately in the second debate of the 2020 Democratic primary race

LIBERALS. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) embrace after the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroits Fox Theatre. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP  JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon defeated in New York election

Sep 14, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Cynthia Nixon dove into the race in March, in a bid to become the first woman and first openly gay governor, demanding change and supporting a raft of left-of-center hot-button issues

CONCESSION. New York Democratic primary candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon makes a concession speech at a Brooklyn restaurant on September 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Democrats in Washington hold last 2016 primary vote

Jun 14, 2016 - 8:56 PM

Clinton is expected to do well in the city which has a large African American population

US PRIMARY. US Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (L) is joined by his wife Jane (R) following his address to supporters at an election watch rally for the California Primary at Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California, USA, June 7, 2016. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

#USVote: Lessons from Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Four lessons learned from the events of Super Tuesday

epa05189535 Mary Austin hands out 'I Voted' stickers at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, 01 March 2016. People in 12 states are voting in primary elections to determine the candidates for president of the United States of America. EPA/J PAT CARTER

#USVote: Super Tuesday winners, state by state

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE Here is a state by state breakdown of projected winners on the pivotal day of the 2016 White House race

Poll manager Ty Stepter hands a sticker to a voter after they cast their ballot at All Saints Episcopal Church, during the Super Tuesday US presidential primary voting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 1, 2016. Erik S Lesser/EPA

US elections: Clinton, Trump win big on Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:50 AM

UPDATED Super Tuesday is the most pivotal day of the presidential primary season so far with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hoping to wipe out all rivals for their party nominations

BIG WINNER. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a campaign rally at a film studio in Miami, Florida, USA, March 1, 2016. Joe Skipper/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton eye big boost

Mar 02, 2016 - 12:29 AM

UPDATED Millions of people are taking part in Super Tuesday – a series of primary votes and caucuses in a dozen states stretching from Virginia on the east coast all the way to Alaska

SUPER TUESDAY. People wait in line to vote at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, March 1, 2016. Photo by J Pat Carter/EPA

Trump hurls deeply personal, and crude, insults at Hillary Clinton

Dec 22, 2015 - 8:42 PM

Donald Trump uses a crude term for a large penis in a deeply personal attack on Hillary Clinton in which he also criticized her for what he branded a disgusting bathroom break

TRUMP. Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump blows kisses at the crowd after participating in a campaign town hall event at the University of South Carolina, Aiken Campus in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, 12 December 2015. Photo by Erik S. Lesser / EPA