• Watch Elizabeth Warren Mimic Kate McKinnon Mimicking Elizabeth Warren That Even AOC Calls ‘Legendary’ (Video)
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    Watch Elizabeth Warren Mimic Kate McKinnon Mimicking Elizabeth Warren That Even AOC Calls ‘Legendary’ (Video)

    Elizabeth Warren pulled off a surprise appearance on this week’s “SNL” cold open, but the fun continued behind-the-scenes when Kate McKinnon flipped on her smartphone and recorded the former Democratic presidential candidate impersonating McKinnon impersonating her.And it’s impossible not to watch it, like, a dozen times in a row.Check it out in the “SNL” tweet below.??–???–???–???–???–???–???–? ??????–???–? ??????????–???????–???–?. pic.twitter.com/t8qHcGRUhY– Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) March 8, 2020Also Read: 'SNL': The Real Elizabeth Warren Joins Kate McKinnon's Elizabeth Warren for Cold Open (Video)This week’s cold open had McKinnon playing Laura Ingraham, conservative host of Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” echoing the Trump administration’s line that the coronavirus outbreak is not a big deal. Near the sketch’s end, McKinnon’s Ingraham introduced Warren “live via satellite” to “I don’t know, scold us for owning cars.”After a few minutes of McKinnon’s Ingraham talking with Warren, McKinnon did a quickie wardrobe and wig chance, threw on a pair of glasses, and rushed into Warren’s frame, where they kicked off the show with a simultaneous, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”Also Read: 'SNL': Rachel Dratch Brings Back Debbie Downer to Bum Us Out About Coronavirus (Video)“ok this is legendary,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented. The New York congresswoman was not alone in her thinking because within seven hours, the tweet was retweeted more than 83,000 times and got 400,000 like. And those are growing by the second. Warren dropped out the presidential race on Thursday after failing to win any states — including her home state of Massachusetts — on Super Tuesday, confirming the news in a Medium post her campaign then tweeted.Read original story Watch Elizabeth Warren Mimic Kate McKinnon Mimicking Elizabeth Warren That Even AOC Calls ‘Legendary’ (Video) At TheWrap

  • Meghan McCain Annihilates GOP Congressional Candidate for Mansplaining Her ‘Political Identity’
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    Meghan McCain Annihilates GOP Congressional Candidate for Mansplaining Her ‘Political Identity’

    “The View” co-host Meghan McCain was in a “put up your dukes” mood Saturday when a GOP congressional hopeful questioned her definition of “hardcore conservative” after she said Elizabeth Warren deserves respect for being a woman getting into the political arena who “fights as hard as” Warren did.The Twitter exchange was instigated after McCain tweeted a video clip Thursday of Warren suspending her presidential campaign.“Any woman who gets in the arena and fights as hard as Elizabeth Warren did deserves respect (and I’m a hardcore conservative),” McCain wrote. “It is not an even playing field for us against men and I hope some day it finally will be. She also skillfully nuked Bloomberg from@space in the debates.”Also Read: Meghan McCain Lashes Out at 'Cruel' Coverage of 'The View' Drama: 'We All F- Up on the Show'Saturday morning, Josh Barnett, who is running for Congress in 2020 in McCain’s home state of Arizona and a pro-Trump Republican, responded to McCain. “I think your definition of ‘hardcore conservative’ and my definition of it are not the same,” he tweeted.It took no time at all for McCain to fire back, “Yeah if sucking trumps ass every second, of every day, you’re right, I’m not.”Barnett tried to explain himself, tweeting, “What I said was not meant to be an ‘attack’ by any means. People always trying to make something out of nothing.”But McCain, in rare form, shot back again.“I think you should take a look at how you just manspalined to me my political identity,” McCain wrote. “I am a national conservative co-host of the most watched American daytime talk show. I know who I am and what I believe. I don’t know why this is so threatening to some men such as yourself.”Also Read: Meghan McCain: 'I Was Laughing My Ass Off' at NYT Presidential EndorsementJust to make sure she was perfectly clear that he was sparring with an Arizonian who, therefore, was a constituent of his, she added, “Also pro tip for you congressional race. There are a lot of conservative women like me in Arizona and across the country…”And, with that, she dropped the mic.You can read their exchange below:Any woman who gets in the arena and fights as hard as Elizabeth Warren did deserves respect (and I’m a hardcore conservative). It is not an even playing field for us against men and I hope some day it finally will be. She also skillfully nuked Bloomberg from@space in the debates. https://t.co/EVFIEbEWTI— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 6, 2020I think your definition of "hardcore conservative" and my definition of it are not the same…JS— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-07) (@BarnettforAZ) March 7, 2020Yeah if sucking trumps ass every second, of every day, you’re right, I’m not. https://t.co/XkjysAVZh5— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 7, 2020What I said was not meant to be an "attack" by any means. People always trying to make something out of nothing— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-07) (@BarnettforAZ) March 7, 2020I think you should take a look at how you just manspalined to me my political identity. I am a national conservative co-host of the most watched American daytime talk show. I know who I am and what I believe. I don’t know why this is so threatening to some men such as yourself. https://t.co/IMw1019GNH— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 7, 2020Also pro tip for you congressional race. There are a lot of conservative women like me in Arizona and across the country… https://t.co/IMw1019GNH— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) March 7, 2020Read original story Meghan McCain Annihilates GOP Congressional Candidate for Mansplaining Her ‘Political Identity’ At TheWrap

  • Colbert Says Warren Dropping Out of Presidential Race Proves ‘America Cannot Have Nice Things’ (Video)
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    Colbert Says Warren Dropping Out of Presidential Race Proves ‘America Cannot Have Nice Things’ (Video)

    On Thursday’s “The Late Show,” host Stephen Colbert was sorry to report that Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the latest candidate to drop out of the 2020 presidential race.“Folks, I’m afraid I have sad news for fans of competence,” the host lamented during his opening monologue.The one-time Democratic frontrunner was forced to suspend her campaign after failing to win a single state in the primary election known as Super Tuesday. She even came in third place in her home state of Massachusetts behind Senators Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.Also Read: Elizabeth Warren on Sexism in 2020 Presidential Race: 'That Is the Trap Question for Every Woman'Warren’s main faults, according to Colbert, included “being able to finish a coherent sentence” and “not having a penis.”“Warren is gone now, that’s it, she’s out of the race, further proof that America cannot have nice things,” the late-night host added.Though the senator was soundly beaten by Sanders and Biden at this critical point in the presidential race, Colbert admired the grace with which she exited the race.Also Read: Elizabeth Warren Drops Out of Presidential Race“I will carry you in my heart for the rest of my life,” she wrote in a parting statement to her staff on Thursday. “If I leave you with one piece of advice: chose to fight only righteous fights.”Despite her surge of popularity in election polls last July after a slew of successful rallies and positive press, Warren’s star faded in recent months. Her ideas on healthcare, immigration and the economy failed to sway votes away from Sanders or Biden who represent drastically different lanes of the Democratic party–socialist-leaning progressives and old-school moderates, respectively.Also Read: Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren 'Selfish' for Staying in Race, Says She's Hurting Bernie Sanders“Despite her best effort, that Democratic road still has just two lanes,” Colbert said. “And two drivers who should probably have their keys taken away.”Watch the whole clip below.TONIGHT: The presidential race says goodbye to Senator Elizabeth Warren. LSSC pic.twitter.com/MXLddL8KZP— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 6, 2020Read original story Colbert Says Warren Dropping Out of Presidential Race Proves ‘America Cannot Have Nice Things’ (Video) At TheWrap

  • Super Tuesday 2020: Sanders Leads in California but Biden Has a Big Night
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    Super Tuesday 2020: Sanders Leads in California but Biden Has a Big Night

    Former Vice President Joe Biden came roaring back into the hunt for the Democratic presidential nomination on Super Tuesday with big wins in at least nine states — including surprise upsets in Texas, Minnesota and Massachusetts (where Sen. Elizabeth Warren finished in a surprising third place).Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was widely expected to cement his lead as the front-runner, managed to win in Utah, Colorado and his home state of Vermont.As of early Wednesday, Sanders also held a strong lead in delegate-rich California, while Biden had the edge in Maine, which had been widely expected to lean toward Sanders. Still, the strong showing for Biden, including in California, gave new life to his campaign since he could also emerge as the lead in delegates needed to secure the party’s nomination. (In addition to Texas, Massachusetts and Minnesota, Biden secured victories in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina.)It was a disappointing showing for both Warren and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who only claimed a win in the U.S. territory of American Samoa despite spending $500 million-plus on ads and infrastructure in all the Super Tuesday states. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) picked up only a single delegate, from her birthplace in American Samoa.There were a total of 1,357 delegates up for grabs this Super Tuesday, with California — which hosted its primary on Super Tuesday for the first time since 2008 — representing 415 of them. Given that Californians have until March 3 to postmark their mail-in ballots, as well as the sheer size of the state, the final results for California’s primary will likely not come until several days — or weeks — after Super Tuesday.Vermont (16 delegates, 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET)Winner: SandersVirginia (99 delegates, 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET)Winner: BidenNorth Carolina (110 delegates, 4:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET)Winner: BidenAmerican Samoa (6 delegates)Winner: BloombergAlabama (52 delegates, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)Winner: BidenMaine (24 delegates, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)Expected winner: BidenMassachusetts (91 delegates, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)Winner: BidenOklahoma (37 delegates, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)Winner: BidenTennessee (64 delegates, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)Winner: BidenArkansas (31 delegates, 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET)Winner: BidenColorado (67 delegates, 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET)Winner: SandersMinnesota (75 delegates, 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET)Winner: BidenTexas (228 delegates, 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET)Winner: BidenUtah (29 delegates, 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET)Winner: SandersCalifornia (415 delegates, 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET)Winner: SandersRead original story Super Tuesday 2020: Sanders Leads in California but Biden Has a Big Night At TheWrap

  • MSNBC’s Scarborough Questions If Warren Should Drop Out to Help ‘Efforts Against Bernie Sanders’
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    MSNBC’s Scarborough Questions If Warren Should Drop Out to Help ‘Efforts Against Bernie Sanders’

    On Monday’s “Morning Joe,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough questioned a number of Democratic presidential candidates and whether they should continue to fight for the nomination on the grounds that their ambition could bolster the campaigns of President Donald Trump or Sen. Bernie Sanders.First, Scarborough took on Tom Steyer, the billionaire who continues to run ads in spite of not qualifying for debates. He questioned why Steyer, with all his money, hasn’t made the decision to fund other candidates’ races, before concluding, “It is a vanity project and been a vanity project for a very long time.”He added that Steyer’s campaign is “a vanity project that could help re-elect Donald Trump.”Also Read: Bernie Sanders Declared Winner of Nevada CaucusesLater on the show, he went after Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. He said people are questioning whether it’s time for the women to “get out” of the race, especially given how they’ve been doing in early primary states compared to Sanders, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg. If they’re not going to “get out,” they need to “over-perform,” according to the former GOP congressman.“Amy Klobuchar — boy, she either has to really over-perform in South Carolina like she did in New Hampshire or she’s going to… It would make sense for her to get out of the race. Again, this isn’t my first rodeo,” he said.Sanders won the weekend’s Nevada caucus, making the Democratic Socialist the frontrunner in the race against Trump’s reelection.Read original story MSNBC’s Scarborough Questions If Warren Should Drop Out to Help ‘Efforts Against Bernie Sanders’ At TheWrap

  • Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAs
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    Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAs

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren attacked Michael Bloomberg Tuesday night against over his use of non-disclosure agreements in settlements with former female employees who brought sexual harassment lawsuits against his company.Warren called for Bloomberg to release the women from their NDAs and urged the audience to reflect on his defense in the face of those accusations, saying, “I hope you heard his defense. I’ve been nice to some women … That just doesn’t cut it.”She continued, “He has gotten some number of women — dozens, who knows? — to sign non-disclosure agreements, both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace. So, Mr. Mayor, are you willing to release all of those women from those non-disclosure agreements so we can hear their side of the story?”Also Read: Bernie and Warren Waste No Time Going After Bloomberg at Nevada Democratic DebateWarren’s question was met with rowdy cheers from the in-house audience at the Paris Las Vegas Theater. Once the crowd died down, Bloomberg was able to respond, “None of them accuse me of doing anything other than maybe they didn’t like a joke I told.”Bloomberg’s answer was met with gasps and groans from the audience.After Warren pressed Bloomberg again to release the women from their nondisclosure, Bloomberg gave an answer that indicated he has no plans to do so, saying, “They decided when they made an agreement that they wanted to keep it quiet for everybody’s interest. They signed the agreements and that’s what we’re going to live with.”Also Read: Who Would Buy Bloomberg Media if Bloomberg Becomes President - and for How Much?The heated exchange came after a fast and furious start to the debate, in which all of the candidates seemed to take turns piling on Bloomberg, who was making his debate debut.Bernie Sanders began by criticizing Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk policy during his tenure as New York City’s mayor, which he noted “went after African American and Latino people in an outrageous way. That is not a way you’re going to grow voter turnout. What our movement is about is bringing working-class people together. Black and white and Latino, Native American, Asian American, around an agenda that works for all of us and not just the billionaire class.” Sanders also pitched universal health care, a minimum wage increase, and fighting climate change as reasons.Warren was blunt with her criticism of Bloomberg, calling attention to his history of numerous, and well-documented accusations of sexist and profane comments made by Bloomberg in front of his employees. “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against. A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”Read original story Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAs At TheWrap

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    Sanders and Warren Waste No Time Going After Bloomberg at Nevada Democratic Debate

    The candidates at Wednesday evening’s Democratic presidential debate ahead of the Nevada primary wasted no time going in hard on Mike Bloomberg, with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren delivering particularly stinging rebukes of the former New York City mayor.At the start of the debate, the candidates were asked to explain why they were the one to beat Donald Trump in November instead of Bloomberg, who has positioned himself as a “centrist” who could win come November.First-to-respond Sanders meanwhile criticized Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk policy during his tenure as New York City’s mayor, which he noted “went after African American and Latino people in an outrageous way. That is not a way you’re going to grow voter turnout. What our movement is about is bringing working-class people together. Black and white and Latino, Native American, Asian American, around an agenda that works for all of us and not just the billionaire class.” Sanders also pitched universal health care, a minimum wage increase, and fighting climate change as reasons.In order to beat Donald Trump we are going to need the largest voter turnout in the history of our country. Mr. Bloomberg’s record of stop-and-frisk is not going to do that. DemDebate pic.twitter.com/GD2CwkGi5b— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 20, 2020Also Read: CNN Hires Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang as Political CommentatorBlomberg replied by accusing Sanders of plotting to take away “the plan that they love” from “160 million people,” and argued that this is in part why, in his view, Sanders would lose to Trump.Responding immediately to this, Warren was blunt, calling attention to the history of numerous, and well-documented accusations of sexist and profane comments made by Bloomberg in front of his employees. “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against. A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians. And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”Warren then implied commonalities with Trump. “Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee with a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women, of supporting racist policies like redlining, and stop and frisk,” she said.While she said she would support whoever ends up being the nominee, Warren added “Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another.”WATCH: Sen. Warren kicks off the DemDebate by launching a direct criticism of Mike Bloomberg's previous comments about women. pic.twitter.com/SROJoQXU9Z— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 20, 2020Wednesday’s debate, hosted by NBC and MSNBC, took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining Warren, Sanders, and Bloomberg on stage were Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar.Read original story Sanders and Warren Waste No Time Going After Bloomberg at Nevada Democratic Debate At TheWrap

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    Why women have to be likeable but men don't

    But is that really fair to make this distinction? According to the results of a new study, yes.

  • Meghan McCain: ‘I Was Laughing My Ass Off’ at NYT Presidential Endorsement
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    Meghan McCain: ‘I Was Laughing My Ass Off’ at NYT Presidential Endorsement

    Meghan McCain says she reacted to the New York Times editorial board’s dual endorsement of senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar by “laughing my ass off.”“First of all, you’re endorsing two women with two completely ideologically different views on their platforms,” “The View” co-host said on the show Tuesday, before adding that everyone will have to “choose one” of the two very different candidates.“This is not how this works,” continued McCain, who worked on her father’s John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “Also, on the final point of this, you chose both of the women. Just say, ‘I want a woman. I don’t really care about politics. I don’t care about anything else.’ Just double down on identity politics.”Also Read: New York Times Endorses Both Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for 2020 Democratic PrimaryShe called the two-way endorsement a “huge act of cowardice” and noted she didn’t expect much else from a “garbage publication.” That caused co-host Joy Behar to chime in, arguing she didn’t agree the Times is a “garbage publication.”“It is now,” McCain said, but Behar cautioned against condemning the whole newspaper for “one incident.”The Times’ editorial board put all pre-endorsement presidential candidate interviews on the record for the first time ahead of the big double endorsement. Last week, deputy editorial page editor Kathleen Kingsbury announced the intention to make it the “most transparent” endorsement in the editorial board’s history.‘NY TIMES’ ENDORSES WARREN, KLOBUCHAR: After ‘The New York Times’ editorial board broke tradition by endorsing two presidential candidates, the co-hosts question if they made the right decision. https://t.co/1091s9WYqN pic.twitter.com/kzHKtIjkRE\- The View (@TheView) January 21, 2020Read original story Meghan McCain: ‘I Was Laughing My Ass Off’ at NYT Presidential Endorsement At TheWrap

  • New York Times Endorses Both Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for 2020 Democratic Primary
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    New York Times Endorses Both Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for 2020 Democratic Primary

    In a radical break from convention reflecting the divided state of the Democratic Party, the New York Times on Monday endorsed both Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 primary.“Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration. If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it,” the Times editorial board wrote. “That’s why we’re endorsing the most effective advocates for each approach. They are Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.”The Times praised Warren, the former Harvard law professor turned senator from Massachusetts as “a standard-bearer for the Democratic left” who “speaks elegantly of how the economic system is rigged against all but the wealthiest Americans.”Also Read: 2020 Presidential Contenders: Who's Still Challenging Donald Trump and Who's Dropped Out (Photos)After discounting other centrists in the Democratic field, including former vice president Joe Biden and former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, the Times offered praise for Klobuchar, calling the Minnesota Democrat “a standard-bearer for the Democratic center” whose “vision goes beyond the incremental” and who is “the very definition of Midwestern charisma, grit and sticktoitiveness.”The Times issued its endorsement just two weeks ahead of the Iowa caucuses, the first polling in the Democratic primary process.The paper acknowledged that critics might be “dissatisfied that this page is not throwing its weight behind a single candidate, favoring centrists or progressives” and concluded its editorial by saying, “May the best woman win.”Read original story New York Times Endorses Both Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for 2020 Democratic Primary At TheWrap

  • Latest Democratic Debate on CNN Tops Previous Two With 7.3 Million Viewers
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    Latest Democratic Debate on CNN Tops Previous Two With 7.3 Million Viewers

    CNN’s Democratic presidential debate Tuesday drew 7.3 million total average viewers with 2.1 million in the key demographic between 25 and 54, according to the network. Additionally, the live stream of the debate had a total of 4 million live starts, translating to an average audience of 467,000 total viewers.Tuesday’s debate, co-hosted with the Des Moines Register in Iowa, was CNN’s third ahead of the  2020 election and was the seventh overall. It was broadcast live on CNN, CNN en Español and CNN International, as well as streamed on CNN.com and DesMoinesRegister.com. The 7.1 million viewers tuned in to see former vice president Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, billionaire Tom Steyer and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.Also Read: Warren and Sanders Spar, Bloomberg's Twitter Trolls and 2 Other Highlights From 7th Democratic DebateIn November 2019, 10 candidates debated in Atlanta, Georgia, during the sixth Democratic debate, hosted by MSNBC. With 6.506 million overall viewers, it was the least-watched of the debates. CNN’s debate, the first of the year, outscored it Tuesday.Part of the appeal of Tuesday’s debate was its status as the last debate before the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest in the Democratic presidential primary process in 2020. The caucus takes place Monday, Feb. 3.Entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who appeared in the December debate, reached the donor requirement for the January debate but not the polling threshold (5 percent in at least four national or early-state surveys approved, or 7 percent in two early-state polls). He is still in the running.The debate was held one day after New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker suspended his bid. Booker failed to qualify for the December debate.Read original story Latest Democratic Debate on CNN Tops Previous Two With 7.3 Million Viewers At TheWrap

  • Warren and Sanders Spar, Bloomberg’s Twitter Trolls and 2 Other Highlights From 7th Democratic Debate
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    Warren and Sanders Spar, Bloomberg’s Twitter Trolls and 2 Other Highlights From 7th Democratic Debate

    Just weeks away from the Iowa caucuses, six candidates appeared on stage in Des Moines for the seventh Democratic debate. Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Tom Steyer fielded questions about tensions with Iran, climate change, trade, and more.Getty Images1\. Sanders and Warren on a woman winning the presidencySanders and Warren declined to argue over who was correct about a 2018 meeting where Sanders allegedly told Warren that a woman could not win the presidency.“I didn’t say it. And I don’t want to waste a whole lot of time on this, because this is what Donald Trump and maybe some of the media want,” Sanders said at the debate. “Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million votes. How could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could be president of the United States?”“If any of the women on this stage, or any of the men, win the nomination — I hope that’s not the case, I hope it’s me — I will do everything in my power to make sure they are elected to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of the country,” he added.Warren, who has said Sanders did, in fact, make those comments, said she “disagreed” with him but attempted to de-escalate the situation.“Bernie is my friend, and I’m not here to try to fight with Bernie,” she said. “Can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage. Collectively, they have lost ten elections. The only people that have won every single election they have been in are the women: Amy and me.”Spencer Platt / Getty Images2\. DemDebateSoWhiteNo candidates of color were on stage for Tuesday’s debate. Andrew Yang, who was the only person of color who qualified for the December debate, missed the polling threshold (5 percent in at least four national or early-state surveys approved, or 7 percent in two early-state polls) for the January debate.The debate also took place one day after New Jersey Senator Cory Booker dropped out of the race.Scott Olson / Getty Images3\. Klobuchar’s small stumbleAmy Klobuchar reminded voters why she’s still in the race: her victories against Republican candidates, her Midwest working-class roots and her ability to pass bills.But the Minnesota senator had a stumble that social media jumped on after struggling to recall the first name of Kansas Governor Laura Kelly when discussing women in higher office.“Kansas has a woman governor right now, and she beat Kris Kobach,” Klobuchar uttered. “And her name is … I’m very proud to know her … and her name is uh, um Gov. Kelly.”AMY KLOBUCHAR: Kansas has a woman governor right now, and she beat Kris Kobach, and her name is — I’m very proud to know her — and her name is Governor Kelly. pic.twitter.com/czfpgtBPGI— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) January 15, 2020After the mishap, Kelly tweeted at Klobuchar in support, “You’re right. Democratic women can win red states.”@Mike2020 / Twitter4\. Bloomberg’s campaign trolls the debateFormer New York City mayor turned presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg wasn’t on stage for Tuesday’s Democratic debate — but his campaign’s Twitter account was having fun taking the piss out of the night.The @Mike2020 account began the evening by sharing outlandish “BloombergFacts” about the presidential hopeful, including that he would sing “Shallow” with Lady Gaga in lieu of an inaugural address and would be the “first president with functioning gills.” And not to be outdone by itself, the campaign shared a cursed image of Bloomberg’s face edited onto a meatball.Test your political knowledge: SPOT THE MEATBALL THAT LOOKS LIKE MIKE. pic.twitter.com/CkzdgwpzdI— Team Bloomberg (@Mike2020) January 15, 2020Read original story Warren and Sanders Spar, Bloomberg’s Twitter Trolls and 2 Other Highlights From 7th Democratic Debate At TheWrap

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    Democratic Debate: Sanders Denies Telling Warren a Woman Could Not Be President

    Bernie Sanders denied telling Elizabeth Warren that a woman could not win the presidency during Tuesday’s debate in Des Moines, Iowa.On Monday, CNN reported that during a private meeting in 2018, Sanders had told Warren that he didn’t believe a woman could win the presidency. Sanders disputed the piece and said it was “ludicrous” that he would say that to Warren, and that “of course” he believed a woman could win. Warren, meanwhile, issued her own statement disputing his account: “I thought a woman could win; he disagreed.”At Tuesday’s debate, the two candidates declined to argue over who was correct about the meeting but continued to stick with their respective stances.“I didn’t say it. And I don’t want to waste a whole lot of time on this, because this is what Donald Trump and maybe some of the media want,” Sanders said. “Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million votes. How could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could be president of the United States?”“If any of the women on this stage, or any of the men, win the nomination — I hope that’s not the case, I hope it’s me — I will do everything in my power to make sure they are elected to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of the country,” he added.Warren, who stuck with her prior statement and said she “disagreed” with Sanders’s alleged comments, also attempted to de-escalate the situation.“Bernie is my friend, and I’m not here to try to fight with Bernie,” she said. “Can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage. Collectively, they have lost 10 elections. The only people that have won every single election they have been in are the women: Amy and me.”Klobuchar also weighed in to highlight her past track record: “Every single person that I have beaten, my Republican opponents, have gotten out of politics for good. And I think that sounds pretty good with the guy we have in the White House right now.”Joining Sanders, Warren, and Klobuchar on stage were Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Tom Steyer — the smallest debate stage this election cycle. And with less than three weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses, Tuesday’s debate offered candidates another chance to make their case to voters.Read original story Democratic Debate: Sanders Denies Telling Warren a Woman Could Not Be President At TheWrap

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    Andrew Yang Criticizes Cable Network News: ‘Americans Around the Country Know Different’

    Andrew Yang came out swinging during Thursday’s Democratic debate by criticizing the ways cable news networks have covered the Trump administration.“If you turned on cable network news today, you would think [Trump’s] our president because of some combination of Russia, racism, Facebook, Hillary Clinton, and emails all mixed together. But Americans around the country know different,” Yang said.His statement came after an awkward on-stage interaction with moderator Judy Woodruff.Also Read: MSNBC Has Corrected Reporting on Andrew Yang, So Why Is He Still Snubbing the Network?As candidates were asked about their response to President Donald Trump’s impeachment, Woodruff began to address a question to Yang but was looking toward the opposite end of the stage toward billionaire Tom Steyer.“I’m over here,” Yang said, while clapping at Woodruff to get her attention.Woodruff apologized and said she meant to address her question to Steyer, not Yang. And after Steyer finished his response, Yang offered a differing stance on the impeachment news.“The more we act like President Trump is the cause of all our problems, the more Americans lose trust that we can see what’s going on in our communities,” Yang said. “We need to stop being obsessed with impeachment and start actually digging in and solving the problems that got Donald Trump elected in the first place.”Yang is one of the seven Democratic candidates who qualified for this month’s debate, co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico.Andrew Yang on loss of manufacturing jobs: "If you turned on cable network news today, you would think (Trump's) our president because of some combination of Russia, racism, Facebook, Hillary Clinton and emails all mixed together. But Americans around the country know different." pic.twitter.com/jcHJm8mXdG— Axios (@axios) December 20, 2019Read original story Andrew Yang Criticizes Cable Network News: ‘Americans Around the Country Know Different’ At TheWrap

  • Sacha Baron Cohen Blasts Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook’s Inaction Against Holocaust Deniers Is ‘Simply Absurd’
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    Sacha Baron Cohen Blasts Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook’s Inaction Against Holocaust Deniers Is ‘Simply Absurd’

    Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t joking around when it comes to Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Cohen, speaking Thursday at the Anti-Defamation League’s “Never Is Now” Summit in New York City, skewered Facebook for not doing enough to combat racism and anti-Semitism on its platform.Cohen said Zuckerberg’s stance that “people should decide what’s credible, not tech companies” — outlined during a speech last month at Georgetown University —  is “simply absurd.” Instead, it allows misinformation and bigotry to thrive, Cohen argued.“I believe it’s time for a fundamental rethink of social media and how it spreads hate, conspiracies and lies,” Cohen said, before listing a number of issues he has with Zuckerberg.Also Read: Elizabeth Warren Slams Secret Trump-Zuckerberg Dinner: 'This Is Corruption, Plain and Simple'“First, Zuckerberg tried to portray this whole issue as ‘choices…around free expression.’  That is ludicrous.  This is not about limiting anyone’s free speech.  This is about giving people, including some of the most reprehensible people on earth, the biggest platform in history to reach a third of the planet,” Cohen said, “Freedom of speech is not freedom of reach.”In particular, Cohen pointed to Zuckerberg’s comments from last year, where he said he finds Holocaust denial “deeply offensive,” but that he doesn’t believe Facebook “should take that down.” That is an irresponsible policy, Cohen said, when considering how ignorant American citizens — especially under the age of 35 — are of the Holocaust.“Zuckerberg says that ‘people should decide what is credible, not tech companies.’ But at a time when two-thirds of millennials say they haven’t even heard of Auschwitz, how are they supposed to know what’s ‘credible?’ How are they supposed to know that the lie is a lie?” Cohen said.“There is such a thing as objective truth.  Facts do exist,” he continued.  “And if these internet companies really want to make a difference, they should hire enough monitors to actually monitor, work closely with groups like the ADL, insist on facts and purge these lies and conspiracies from their platforms.”Also Read: Facebook Sponsors Federalist Society Event Featuring Brett KavanaughCohen’s comments add to a growing list of complaints from both the left and the right over Facebook’s content moderation policies.Earlier this year, Facebook removed a number of far-right individuals, including Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, as well as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, for violating its policies on “dangerous individuals and organizations.” The move was criticized by many free speech absolutists, arguing tech giants like Facebook should not be in the censorship business.Since then, Facebook has since been skewered by many on the left — including 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren — for its decision to not fact-check political ads.“I know many people disagree with us,” Zuckerberg said about Facebook’s policy last month.”But in general, I don’t think it’s right for a private company to censor politicians or the news in a democracy.”On free expression, Zuckerberg said he wants Facebook to take after the “American free speech tradition,” but said there were still some exceptions Facebook would make as a private company. “Hate speech” — even though it’s protected by the First Amendment, Zuckerberg noted – would not be tolerated, as well as pornography, child exploitation and calls to violence.  Saying “all Muslims are terrorists,” Zuckerberg said, could potentially “escalate” the situation and make matters worse.Also Read: Facebook Bans 'Any Mention' of Potential Trump Whistleblower's NameCohen, during his ADL speech, said it’s “madness” for Facebook and other tech companies to hide behind the First Amendment; companies, unlike the government, should make decisions on what is and isn’t said on their platforms, Cohen argued.“By now it’s pretty clear, they cannot be trusted to regulate themselves,” Cohen said of Silicon Valley. “As with the Industrial Revolution, it’s time for regulation and legislation to curb the greed of these high-tech robber barons.”Read original story Sacha Baron Cohen Blasts Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook’s Inaction Against Holocaust Deniers Is ‘Simply Absurd’ At TheWrap