In a chaotic CBS debate in South Carolina, candidates of all stripes attacked Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as he continues to pull away from the pack. He faced questions about his praise for educational advancements in Cuba under the Castro regime and the cost of his domestic policy proposals.Former New York City Mike Bloomberg once again faced criticism for his comments toward women. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren accused him of telling an employee to terminate her pregnancy, which Bloomberg denies.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, demographics and culture correspondent Juana Summers, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.
Democratic presidential hopefuls are on stage in South Carolina ahead of that state’s primary. Follow along with NPR.
Moderate presidential hopefuls face a collective action problem—each wants to see voters rally behind one alternative to Bernie Sanders, but (so far) none are willing to quit the race in order to make it happen.And while Joe Biden was once the uncontested front-runner in South Carolina, lavish spending by Tom Steyer and an uptick in attention from the Sanders campaign means that Biden’s chances aren’t what they once were. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, senior political editor-correspondents Domenico Montanaro and Ron Elving.
Senator Bernie Sanders is the projected winner of the Nevada caucus, according the Associated Press.”In Nevada, we have just put together a multi-generational, multiracial coalition, which is going to not only win in Nevada, it’s going to sweep this country,” Sanders boasted at a rally in San Antonio, Texas, shortly after news outlets reported his caucus win. Former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg warned that nominating Sanders could cost Democrats seats in down-ticket races.This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, campaign correspondents Asma Khalid and Scott Detrow.
Follow NPR’s live coverage of the 2020 Nevada caucuses, including results and analysis.
As Nevada prepares for tomorrow’s caucus, state party officials express confidence that it will run more smoothly that Iowa’s caucus. Also, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has prioritized engaging Latino voters in the state and that effort appears to be paying off with younger voters there. This episode: congressional correspondent Scott Detrow and political reporters Claudia Grisales and Miles Parks.
The four Democratic candidates vowed to boost transparency in the office and end private debt collection practices.
“In the last several years we’ve seen what’s called the suburbanization of poverty,” said a top county Housing Authority official.
Speaker’s top aide and utility’s chief advocate in Springfield discussed finding jobs at the power company for former aides.
Prosecutors sent a subpoena last week to Bridgeview, whose mayor is a Democratic state senator and Madigan ally.