In March, Bernie Sanders lost his second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. According to the NY Times the George Floyd protests and their cultural repercussions, may have destroyed Sanders entire case for a socialist America. The paper posits that this summer he may lose his battle for the future of the left, his legacy gone up in smoke. Cultural battles, pro business and pro Wall Street programs have over shadowed Sanders "millionaires and billionaires are evil" narrative.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has “a better relationship” with Joe Biden than he had with Hillary Clinton. Sanders was the No. 2 contender in each of the last two Democratic presidential primaries. He told The New Yorker he thinks he has a “stronger” and “closer” relationship with Biden. The Hill reports that Biden and Sanders have known each other for 14-years. “I think the difference now is that, between you and me, I have a better relationship with Joe Biden than I had with Hillary Clinton.
Joe Biden has officially reached the majority delegate threshold to secure the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. According to Decision Desk HQ Biden secured the majority threshold of 1,991 pledged delegates with his win in the Virgin Islands' Democratic primary. Business Insider reports that Biden became the presumptive nominee when Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race on April 8.
Joe Biden has officially clinched the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, setting him up to meet Donald Trump for the leadership of a country beset by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest. Mr Biden said in a statement: “It was an honour to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded, and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party.” The former vice president has been his party’s presumptive nominee since rival Bernie Sanders ended his campaign in April. But he needed to secure a sufficient number of delegates from elections this week in seven states and the District of Columbia, with a surge in mail ballots making his position official late on Friday.
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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar said she believes the sexual assault claims leveled at Joe Biden by former Senate staffer Tara Reade. Omar told the Sunday Times of London “I do believe Reade,” “Justice can be delayed, but should never be denied.” According to the NY Post Omar said if it were up to her, Biden wouldn’t be the presidential candidate. Omar was a supporter of Bernie Sanders, before he dropped out of the race in April.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in a war of words with NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and it looks like she's losing... badly. De Blasio called her “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget. AOC said said de Blasio was using “budget tricks” and “funny math” to make it look like he had defunded the city’s police department. The Mayor appeared in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning. “Well, she’s just wrong.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has likely secured a second term after winning her Democratic primary. According to Business Insider, Ocasio-Cortez won the race by a significant margin on Tuesday. The final numbers from the primary election won't be known for at least several days. The delay in declaring an official winner is due to this year's large number of absentee ballots. According to Decision Desk HQ, Ocasio-Cortez has already won nearly 73% of the vote.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a leader in the Democratic Party's progressive movement, was far ahead of challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a moderate and former television anchor, early results showed on Tuesday (June 23).
51-year-old California man Thomas 'Tommy' Macias died after contracting COVID-19 at a barbecue in June. A resident of Lake Elsinore, California, Macias died June 21, three days after testing positive for the coronavirus. According to HuffPost, just one day before his death, he posted an emotional note on social media. It was a plea for others to practice social distancing measures to protect themselves against COVID-19.
The tell-all book that President Trump and his brother, Robert Trump have been trying to block is closer to being published. On Wednesday, a New York court lifted the temporary restraining order against Simon & Schuster. The decision allows the publisher to move forward with printing copies of the book and shipping them to stores. According to HuffPost the President and his younger brother had been vehemently trying to block the publishing of the book.
5 Netflix comedy movies worth watching according to HuffPost. "Eurovision Song Contest" starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. "A Futile and Stupid Gesture", starring Will Forte and Martin Mull. "Dolemite Is My Name", starring Eddie Murphy. "The Meyerowitz Stories", starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman. "Wine Country", directed by Amy Poehler and starring Ana Gasteyer.
Whether to wear a mask or not in public spaces has become politicized. But why? According to HuffPost, NYU Professor David B. Abrams says it comes down to a simple fight-or-flight response. Abrams says the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is frightening and unnerving, so some people will respond with aggression. This so-called ‘hot cognition’ is a strong, powerful set of emotions that completely override and erase rational, cool thinking.
Even in a pandemic, kids need to run around and have some fun. But what happens when your child is asked to come to a play date with other children? According to HuffPost, the most important thing parents should ask is whether the playdate is to be held indoors or outdoors. Second, pay attention to what's happening in your local area with respect to novel coronavirus COVID-19 cases. In a hot spot? Decline the invite.