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The Three Types of People You Meet at a Caucus

  • News source: Sarah Lyall
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HENDERSON, Nev. — One voter was under the mistaken impression that he had come to a primary, not a caucus. Another had planned to vote for former New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, only to discover he was not on the ballot. And a third had a multipart procedural question for the volunteer running his precinct caucus at Coronado High School.

“If I understand correctly,” the voter said, “everyone will decide on who they’re for, and then you’ll tell us the data about how votes from the early voting breaks down, and then we’ll add the totals, and...
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Why Are Nevada Caucus Results Coming in So Slowly?

  • News source: Reid J. Epstein
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HENDERSON, Nev. — It took four hours on Saturday afternoon to count just 4 percent of the results from the Nevada caucuses.

That didn’t stop The Associated Press from calling the state for Senator Bernie Sanders, but it did cause a lot of confusion — and continued to do so late into the night — about why counting caucus results takes so long.

Officials with the Nevada Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee stressed all week that they had gone to school on lessons learned from the bungled Iowa caucuses, when a smartphone app for...
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Sanders scores decisive win in Nevada, Biden headed for second-place finish

  • News source: Reuters: Politics
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders strengthened his front-runner position for the Democratic presidential nomination with a decisive victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, while Joe Biden was on track for a second-place finish that would give his struggling campaign new hope.

A self-described democratic socialist, Sanders rode a wave of backing from a diverse coalition of young and middle-aged voters, Latinos, union members and white college-educated women to a win in Nevada, according to Edison Research, showing signs of expanding support...
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Sanders' big Nevada win narrows rivals' path to Democratic nomination

  • News source: Reuters: Politics
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders’ convincing win in the Nevada caucuses signaled his campaign is gathering strength and reaching voters who had previously eluded him, putting him on a path – for now – toward the Democratic presidential nomination.

The self-described democratic socialist’s triumph on Saturday left all of his rivals contending they were best positioned to curb his momentum. With the South Carolina primary a week away and the big Super Tuesday nominating contests days later, here is what the Nevada results mean for the top...
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Self-styled daredevil dies in crash after rocket launch

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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A colleague and a witness say a self-styled daredevil died Saturday after a rocket in which he launched himself crashed into the ground
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2nd person killed by Mardi Gras float this week

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Sanders' win in Nevada reinforces his front-runner status, draws more attacks from rivals

  • News source: Paul Steinhauser
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LAS VEGAS – Celebrating what appeared to be a convincing Nevada caucuses victory, an exuberant Bernie Sanders crowed to a large crowd Saturday night after moving on to the Super Tuesday state of Texas.

“Don’t tell anybody, I don't want to get them nervous," Sanders said. "We're going to win the Democratic primary in Texas.”

Sanders' win in Nevada was called quickly by the major TV networks and the Associated Press – and as the results continued trickling in from caucus precincts across the state Saturday, it became clear the populist U.S. senator...
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These states recently enacted bail-reform laws

  • News source: Louis Casiano
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Some states have taken steps in recent years to close the gap between what criminal justice advocates claim are two tiers of the justice system: one where people can effectively buy themselves out of police custody and another where those arrested for low-level offenses are stuck in jail because they lack the financial means to bond themselves out.

Many critics say the bail system punishes people for being unable to pay and leaves defendants in a cycle of debt.

Under most bail-reform law, criminal courts are prohibited from setting cash bail in...
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Some Democrats are freaking out at prospects that Sanders could win nomination

  • News source: Chad Pergram
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Some Democrats are freaking out.

They’re freaking out at prospects that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., could win the Democratic nomination. They worry about how Sanders matches up against President Trump. They fret that Sanders’s socialism could inhibit his ability to woo swing voters, those in rural areas, the upper Midwest and conservative Democrats generally. They don’t think Sanders can defeat the President if he’s the Democratic standard-bearer.

Sure. Many liberals embrace Sanders. But the concern about Sanders is palpable among freshman...
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Sanders says his 'grassroots movement is unstoppable,' vows to defeat Trump after Nevada win

  • News source: Nick Givas
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2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sent out a series of tweets to celebrate his projected victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday and urged his supporters to keep the momentum going.

"We just won the Nevada caucus. This grassroots movement is unstoppable," he began. "Together, let's win the Democratic nomination, defeat Trump and transform the country! Join us live in San Antonio:"

The Vermont progressive made a prediction that his campaign would sweep the rest of the primaries and caucuses nationwide.

TRUMP CONGRATULATES...
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Buttigieg warns Dems against a 'rush' to nominate Sanders, rips 'inflexible, ideological revolution'

  • News source: Alex Pappas
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg reacted to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday by pleading with Democrats against rushing to nominate the democratic socialist, suggesting doing so could prevent them from defeating President Trump.

“Senator Sanders believes in an inflexible, ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans,” the former South Bend, Ind., mayor said in a speech in Las Vegas.

The comments come after Buttigieg and Sanders nearly tied in Iowa and after...
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New Jersey gov has tumor on kidney, will undergo surgery, he says

  • News source: Nick Givas
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Twitter Saturday that he will require surgery to remove a tumor that was discovered on his kidney.

Murphy said he will undergo a procedure next month to remove part of the kidney, adding that the prognosis is positive.

"Friends – I’ve got a tumor on my left kidney and will undergo a partial nephrectomy in early March to remove it," he tweeted. "The prognosis is very good and I’m profoundly grateful to my doctors for detecting the tumor early."

Murphy then highlighted the tens of thousands of state residents...
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