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Iowa Democratic Party begins partial recanvass of caucus results

Iowa Democratic Party begins partial recanvass of caucus results

The Iowa Democratic Party has begun the partial recanvass of the state’s caucus precinct results requested by the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, a party spokesperson told CNN. The process — which the party believes will take two days — comes after the state’s treasured first-in-the-nation contest fell into turmoil as the reporting…MORE

More than 18,000 Democrats turn out for first day of early voting in Nevada

More than 18,000 Democrats turn out for first day of early voting in Nevada

Nevada’s Democratic Party leadership is hoping a strong early turnout for its caucuses signals a successful showing this weekend. More than 18,000 Democrats turn out for first day of early voting in Nevada Democratic caucusgoers participated in the first day of early voting in Nevada Saturday, the state party announced, a considerable turnout that Democrats…MORE

Bernie Sanders is in a very weird position

Bernie Sanders is in a very weird position

Welcome to 2020! With just 6 days until the Nevada caucuses and 13 days until the South Carolina primary, the Democratic primary is in full swing. Every Sunday, I outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1…MORE

Campaigns hope early caucusing in Nevada could help avoid Iowa’s chaos

Campaigns hope early caucusing in Nevada could help avoid Iowa’s chaos

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters have on their radar, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. Caucus concerns The Nevada caucuses are Saturday, but early voting has already begun — lines are long and the state’s Democratic Party says turnout could break records. The question everyone’s asking: will tallying the…MORE

Buttigieg responds to Limbaugh’s homophobic remarks: ‘I love my husband’

Buttigieg responds to Limbaugh’s homophobic remarks: ‘I love my husband’

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded Sunday to Rush Limbaugh’s recent homophobic remarks, saying he doesn’t take “lectures on family values” from the conservative radio host and Medal of Freedom recipient. “Well, I love my husband. I’m faithful to my husband. On stage we usually just go for a hug. But I love him very…MORE

Have momentum, will travel: Klobuchar looks to keep surge going in Nevada

Have momentum, will travel: Klobuchar looks to keep surge going in Nevada

When Las Vegas residents Ken and Jayne Hamm watched Amy Klobuchar tout her surprising third place finish in New Hampshire last week, the Minnesota senator wasn’t someone they had seriously considered supporting. But less than a week later, the couple sat patiently as they waited to see Klobuchar in person at a rally in Las…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…