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Sanders defends his past praise of Cuban social programs

Sanders defends his past praise of Cuban social programs

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday defended his past praise of social programs implemented by the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and insisted he opposes authoritarianism. “I have opposed authoritarianism all over the world,” Sanders said at the Democratic primary debate in South Carolina. The senator then turned to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who moments earlier…MORE

Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from the 10th presidential debate

Chris Cillizza’s winners and losers from the 10th presidential debate

The 10th Democratic debate — this one in Charleston, South Carolina — is in the books. It was an incredibly contentious affair, with candidates shouting at (and over) one another as they scrambled to draw contrasts with each other in advance of the critical South Carolina primary on Saturday. Below, the best and worst from…MORE

White House hires Trump loyalist college senior to top post

White House hires Trump loyalist college senior to top post

The White House has hired a college senior to a top post in the Presidential Personnel Office amid a sweeping effort to carry out President Donald Trump’s desire for a staff of loyalists, a source familiar with the hire tells CNN. James Bacon will work for Trump’s new personnel chief, John McEntee, who recently took…MORE

Bloomberg on allegations of sexist behavior: I was ‘probably wrong to make the jokes’

Bloomberg on allegations of sexist behavior: I was ‘probably wrong to make the jokes’

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he was “probably wrong to make the jokes,” referencing allegations of sexist and misogynistic behavior made against him. At last week’s Democratic primary debate, Bloomberg had said women who made complaints against him in the past maybe didn’t like a joke he had told. CBS’s Norah O’Donnell followed…MORE

Three Bloomberg policies all of America now lives with

Three Bloomberg policies all of America now lives with

Mike Bloomberg’s campaign slogan is that he “will get it done.” Bloomberg is running on his record of accomplishments as mayor of New York City from 2002 through 2013, including economic revitalization, environmental measures and public safety improvements. But he is also a big proponent of public health, particularly getting people to smoke less and…MORE

Fact checking the South Carolina debate

Fact checking the South Carolina debate

Welcome to CNN’s fact check coverage of the tenth Democratic presidential debate from Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of the state’s primary on Saturday. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the current front-runner after winning the Nevada caucus, will likely face attacks over his recent defense of the former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Sanders will also have to…MORE

Top election security intelligence official staying in her job after appearing to overstate Russia’s efforts to aid Trump’s reelection

Top election security intelligence official staying in her job after appearing to overstate Russia’s efforts to aid Trump’s reelection

The US intelligence community’s top election security official, who appeared to have overstated the intelligence community’s formal assessment of Russian interference in the 2020 election, said Tuesday she will be staying in her current post. “Ambassador Grenell has not asked me to leave. In fact, he has encouraged and affirmed his support for my position…MORE

Michael Bloomberg is the shadow looming over the South Carolina primary

Michael Bloomberg is the shadow looming over the South Carolina primary

In South Carolina, Michael Bloomberg is something of a phantom: He won’t be on the ballot in the state’s Democratic primary on Saturday, but you can still feel his presence. And the dueling attachments black voters here have to the billionaire reveal a lot about what the country tends to miss when it comes to…MORE

Why tonight’s debate will be a circular firing squad

Why tonight’s debate will be a circular firing squad

Tonight’s presidential debate — the last one before the South Carolina primary on Saturday and Super Tuesday on, uh, next Tuesday — is very likely to get nasty given the massive stakes. But nasty for who? Michael Bloomberg is going to go after Bernie Sanders on guns. Elizabeth Warren is going to go after Bloomberg…MORE

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