Sunday, 23 February 2020 Bernie Sanders celebrated a resounding victory in Nevada's presidential caucuses Saturday evening. Speaking to a crowd of thousands in San Antonio, Texas, Sanders declared, "We're going to win this election." (Feb. 22)
[NFA] Florida, Arizona and Nevada recorded daily highs for cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, highlighting the worsening spread of the virus in several southern and western states, as the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. rose to more than 2.5 million. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
New coronavirus infections have spiked in six U.S. states. These states are seeing record-breaking numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases. According to Reuters, the surge marks a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week. The states with the most coronavirus cases are those that have reopened their economies. Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, Nevada, and Texas have all reported record increases in new cases.
Wynn Resorts has called on Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak to begin to reopen the Las Vegas Strip in mid- to late May. Wynn’s Macau casinos reopened on Feb. 20 after a mandatory, industry-wide two-week closure. Reuters reports Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox says extensive safety measures will be in place. That is, assuming the state is in line with certain benchmarks around the spread of the coronavirus.
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.
Evictions of residents in Houston, Texas, may soon be on the rise. According to Business Insider, the Texas Supreme Court has lifted its statewide moratorium on evictions. 12.8% of Texas's workforce is currently out of a job, with over 2 million residents filing for unemployment since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Some major Texas cities like Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas are still protected from evictions by city or county ordinances.
San Antonio, Texas passed a resolution calling terms such as “Chinese virus” and “kung-fu virus” hate speech. According to Business Insider, the resolution also covers anti-Semitic speech and encourages people to report it to authorities. Sen. Ted Cruz called the resolution “nuts,” saying the city council was “behaving like a lefty college faculty lounge.” Yet he also suggested they investigate The New York Times and CNN who said “Chinese coronavirus” in their reporting.
With 100 percent of Nevada precincts reporting, Bernie Sanders emerged with 24 delegates total. Former Vice President Joe Biden came in a distant second place, securing nine delegates. Pete Buttigieg..
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Bernie Sanders has officially won the Nevada caucus, according to Business Insider. 100% of the results were reported at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time and 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on February 24th. The Vermont..
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