Democratic Primary Articles

Hillary Jokes: 'Talk of Republicans' Made Rallygoer Faint

4:27 PM, Nov 20, 2015

An audience member at a Memphis rally for Hillary Clinton Friday fainted during the Democrat's speech. After Clinton asked for someone to help the supporter, she joked, "I thought it was the talk of Republicans that might have done it."

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At a Democratic debate earlier this year, Clinton named "Republicans" as an enemy she is most proud of.

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Hillary Gets Off Easy in First Debate

11:23 PM, Oct 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton looked competent, tough, and in control during Tuesday’s low-key Democratic debate in Las Vegas. Clinton excelled amid a field of hapless has-beens, would-be revolutionaries, and ideological outliers by delivering a solid performance and looking like the adult in the room. The reason? She got hardly any pushback from her opponents. 

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Dem Debate Day Poll: Hillary 45, Sanders 25, Biden 19

10:38 AM, Oct 13, 2015

A new poll of the Democratic presidential primary shows frontrunner Hillary Clinton remaining under 50 percent support against Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden. The Fox News poll, which was released the day of the first Democratic debate, shows Clinton with 45 percent support, while Sanders has 25 percent support and Biden (who is not yet a candidate) has 19 percent support.

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Biden Told Dowd About Son's Death-Bed Plea

10:25 AM, Oct 06, 2015

Joe Biden was the source for an August New York Times column that documented the vice president's son's deathbed plea that Biden run for president. Politico reports:

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Guns and Hillary Clinton's Mitt Romney Problem

11:51 AM, Oct 05, 2015

Following last week's tragic shooting in Oregon, Hillary Clinton is making big promises on gun control. She's even gone so far as to promise "executive action" to restrict gun sales, even though such measures would be constitutionally questionable.

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Poll: Quarter of Democrats Prefer Joe Biden for President

The VP trails Hillary, even with Bernie.
8:20 AM, Sep 23, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden has made significant gains in the national Democratic primary polls in recent weeks, with a new Bloomberg poll showing a quarter of registered Democratic primary voters supportin him, his best numbers yet.

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Jerry Brown Considering Running for President?

"You could have a lot of big surprises."
5:31 PM, Sep 16, 2015

California governor Jerry Brown gave signs in a Wednesday interview on CNN that he may be considering running for president.

Brown, who has run for president three before, spoke with Wolf Blitzer about the current Democratic field. The Democrat said he has not yet endorsed a candidate, calling frontrunner Hillary Clinton "formidable" and refused to give advice about Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly mulling a run.

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DNC Chair Dings Obama, Dismisses O'Malley and Drudge

9:29 AM, Sep 10, 2015

The chairwoman of the Democratic party attributed the popularity of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump as evidence that Americans are fed up with their current government. 

"People just want to have confidence in their government again," said Debbie Wasserman Schultz at a Thursday morning breakfast with reporters sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. The executive branch of the government has been run by Democratic president Barack Obama since 2009, and Wasserman Schultz herself is a member of the House of Representatives.

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Quinnipiac: Bernie Edges Out Hillary in Iowa

7:16 AM, Sep 10, 2015

More Iowa Democrats say they support Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in a new Quinnipiac poll of likely caucusgoers. According to the poll, 41 percent say they support Sanders, the Vermont senator, with 40 percent supporting Clinton, the former secretary of state and New York senator. In addition, 12 percent say they are supporting Vice President Joe Biden, who is not yet in the race.

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O'Malley Says DWS Rigging Process for Hillary

7:02 AM, Sep 10, 2015

Martin O'Malley, the Democratic presidential candidate, accused the chairwoman of his party of rigging the primary process for Hillary Clinton. Speaking on MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday, O'Malley praised vice chairs of the Democratic National Committee who have called for more primary debates. The former Maryland governor has been agitating for more debates than the six already announced by the DNC.

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Bill 'Reemerges' for Hillary While Old Foe Clyburn Praises Biden

5:54 PM, Sep 08, 2015

Bill Clinton, the husband of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, will “reemerge,” as CNN puts it, next week on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign. The former president will headline a fundraiser in Chicago on September 17, the first of what the campaign says will be several events where Clinton will be raising money.

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Dem Primary Poll: Hillary Drops 10 Points

11:01 AM, Sep 08, 2015

A new national poll of Democrats and Democrat leaners finds Hillary Clinton with 42 percent support in her party's presidential primary, down 10 points from a month ago and facing significant opposition from other candidates. The Monmouth University poll found Clinton, the former secretary of state, fell from 52 percent support last month, the first time she has failed to get a majority of Democrats in Monmouth's poll.

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Hillary No Longer Celebrating 'Everyday Americans'

The death of a meaningless campaign catchphrase.
10:10 AM, Sep 08, 2015

The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign is planning on relaunching (or reintroducing, or reengineering) its candidate this fall, reports the New York Times. Reporter Amy Chozick says the former secretary of state will attempt to "show her humor" and "show her heart."

Clinton will also stop using a phrase that so far had been a central part of the Democrat's message. Here's the Times:

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Quinnipiac: 'Liar, Dishonest' Most Used to Describe Hillary

12:01 PM, Aug 27, 2015

The most frequent words that come to mind when Americans think about Hillary Clinton are "liar" and "dishonest." That's according to a new national poll from Quinnipiac that asked more than 1500 registered voters to say the "first word" that comes to mind when they hear the Democratic presidential frontrunner's name.

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Poll: Sanders Doubles Support, Closes In On Hillary

3:17 PM, Aug 16, 2015

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has doubled his support in the Democratic presidential primary since June while frontrunner Hillary Clinton has seen her support among primary voters nationally drop by more than 20 points in that same time. That's according to a new poll from Fox News that shows Clinton with 49 percent support to Sanders's 30 percent support.

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Report: Biden Moving Closer to Presidential Run

8:34 PM, Aug 13, 2015

Joe Biden has been consulting with a prominent Democratic operative in South Carolina about a possible run for the White House, the New York Times reports:

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WSJ: Biden Asking 'Allies' For Advice on Presidential Run

7:08 AM, Aug 13, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden is hearing from friends and political allies that he should get in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. The Wall Street Journal reports:

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Another Democratic Presidential Candidate?

Popular Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig toying with a run.
1:25 PM, Aug 11, 2015

Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig is considering a run for president, according to Politico:

He aims to crowdsource enough money on the Internet to “mount a credible campaign” in the Democratic primary, the website says.

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Iowa Poll: Bernie Gaining on Hillary

12:40 PM, Aug 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton still leads the Democratic field in Iowa, but according to a new Public Policy Polling survey of "usual Democratic voters" in the Hawkeye state independent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is making gains there.

A majority of Iowa Democrats, 52 percent, still support Clinton, while Sanders has 25 percent. That represents what PPP calls a "decent amount of tightening" in the Democratic race since April, with Clinton's support dropping from 62 percent and Sanders's up from 14 percent.

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Swing State Polls: Bernie Just As Strong As Hillary

Both Dems losing to Walker, Rubio, and Bush.
7:36 AM, Jul 22, 2015

Democrat Hillary Clinton is trailing some potential Republican opponents in three key swing states, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac, and doing about as well against the GOP as one of her rivals for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.

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O'Malley Blames ISIS on 'Climate Change'

7:00 PM, Jul 20, 2015

Martin O'Malley said the rise of the terrorist organization ISIS in the Middle East can be traced to climate change. In a Friday interview on Bloomberg aired Monday, the Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland governor said a drought in Syria helped create the conditions for ISIS's growth in the region. 

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Poll: Bernie, Biden Closing In on Hillary

Could VPOTUS shake up the race?
9:26 AM, Jul 15, 2015

Another poll of likely Democratic presidential primary voters shows Vermont senator Bernie Sanders closing a considerable gap with Hillary Clinton, while Vice President Joe Biden looks like he could be a spoiler if he decides to run for the nomination.

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The Democratic Debate Silence

7:53 AM, Jul 10, 2015

There’s been plenty of sound and fury over the Republican presidential primary debates. Who will make the 10-candidate cut? Who will get left out? Will Ohio’s governor John Kasich be shut out of the first debate, which is being held in his own state? What nutty thing(s) will Donald Trump say?

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Kristol: Don't Dump on the Donald

9:37 AM, Jul 08, 2015

Bill Kristol appeared with Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV Tuesday to discuss Donald Trump's influence on the Republican presidential field. The boss argued that despite Trump's inappropriate comments about illegal immigrants, Republicans should not be so quick to disregard the issues the real-estate mogul has raised, including illegal immigration and the threat of China.

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Bernie's Moment Now a Movement

10:44 AM, Jul 02, 2015

The Bernie Sanders moment does not appear to be passing, at least not yet. The latest Quinnipiac poll of of likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa shows the Vermont senator trailing Hillary Clinton by 19 points—a gaping deficit, until you consider that just two months ago, Clinton led Sanders by 45 points in Quinnipiac's Iowa poll.

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Huge Crowd For Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin

7:47 PM, Jul 01, 2015

Thousands appeared in Madison, Wisconsin Wednesday night for a rally supporting Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont running for the Democratic nomination for president. CNN reporter Dan Merica tweeted a photo of the rally held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which seats 10,000 people and looks nearly full:

Sanders calls for a political revolution in Madison.

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NH Poll: Hillary 43, Sanders 35

9:01 PM, Jun 25, 2015

Bernie Sanders is within single digits of Hillary Clinton in a new poll of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters. The survey from CNN and WMUR finds Clinton's support among Granite State Democrats at 43 percent, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, registers 35 percent support. That's the best showing for Sanders since was first included in the CNN/WMUR poll in July 2014, while it is Clinton's worst performance since February 2013.

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Jim Webb on Confederate Flag: 'Respect Complicated History of Civil War'

1:14 PM, Jun 24, 2015

Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator who may run for the Democratic nomination for president, released a statement on Facebook regarding the Confederate battle flag and the debate over its continued use in state-funded memorials. Here's the message:

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A Bernie Sanders Moment

Maybe, possibly.
11:13 AM, Jun 17, 2015

On Fox News's Special Report this week, Steve Hayes suggested Hillary Clinton is vulnerable in her march to the Democratic nomination for president and that Vermont senator Bernie Sanders could be the one to cut into her support.

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Bernie Beating Hillary With Male Democrats

She's losing among Democratic men in the latest New Hampshire poll.
1:01 PM, Jun 16, 2015

The only female Democratic candidate for president may have a problem with male voters in that party, judging by a new Suffolk University poll of the New Hampshire primary. The poll, which shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton below 50 percent support and just 10 points ahead of senator Bernie Sanders, reveals an interesting detail about where Clinton is weakest among Granite State Democrats.

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