The 2020 Democratic field is crowded, we keep hearing. Everybody wants to be president, allegedly—Mark Zuckerberg! The Rock! Your uncle who’s always thought he had some pretty good ideas! “How can you possibly tell someone they shouldn’t run for president? There’s no one on the planet who you can tell, ‘That’s…
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was scheduled to appear on Late Night with Seth Meyers Thursday evening, but had to cancel last minute. Instead, they brought in the natural replacement: Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant.
Bernie Sanders is currently on a “Democratic unity tour” which included a stop over in Omaha to support mayoral candidate Heath Mello, who is both a Democrat and has a history of supporting legislation against abortion rights.
Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, two people the country wanted as their president even less than the two options we ended up with, will waste everyone’s time and whittle away at the precious supply of sanity we have left with a televised debated about the future of Obamacare.
In a 66-32 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Pompeo collected some support from Democrats, and the only Republican opposition came from Sen. Rand Paul.
Just before the second round of questioning at Rick Perry’s Secretary of Energy confirmation hearing today, the moderator announced that Bernie Sanders had arrived with one more quick Q. Observe the amusing look of apprehension on Perry’s face in that moment.
Betsy DeVos’s hearing for Secretary of Education is underway, and considering she is a billionaire GOP donor with little demonstrable regard for or experience with the public schools she’ll be tasked with running, her reception amongst Democrats in the committee has been pretty chilly.
There is so much going on right now, such an absolute shitpile deluge of absurdities rolling in from Washington, that it’s almost possible to overlook the fact that 13 Democratic senators either misread or completely disregarded overwhelming national sentiment and voted against an amendment that would have lowered…
A New York Magazine feature on outgoing Senate minority leader Harry Reid doesn’t leave much room for optimism about congressional Democrats’ ability to effectively oppose Trump.
Joe Biden is fine. Bernie Sanders is fine. If humans lived until the age of 145, either one of these white men might appear a promising option for a 2020 bid. But they’re old—too old, scientists might say.
During the election, Susan Sarandon was a vocal Bernie Sanders supporter, and when Sanders lost the nomination, she switched over to Jill Stein, saying in a statement, “Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience.” She has also suggested in the…
Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered a brief rant on today’s episode of The View, and wow was it nice to hear after almost a full week of imagining the United States sliding into the ocean while its citizens bludgeon each other because the very idea of diversity drives them to a seething rage!
In a statement directed to Donald Trump on Wednesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders said the candidate had “tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media.”
Bernie Sanders has launched Our Revolution, a new group meant to support progressive causes. In doing so, they’re also promising to “revitalize American democracy” and “elevate the political consciousness.” All of which sounds great, and crucial, and they will probably be right on it, as soon as they replace the…
Last night on Full Frontal, host Samantha Bee did a postmortem of the DNC, examining the highest of highs—the Democratic party nominated a woman as their presidential candidate for the very first time!—and the lowest of lows—Bernie or Bust protesters heckled civil rights pioneer John Lewis as he tried to speak to…
Welcome to ConBag, a daily roundup of gossip from the Democratic National Convention, which we are attending for four very long days.
PHILADELPHIA — “All your sins are forgiven!” Jesus informed me at a “Bernie or Bust” rally in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall. His robe was a little warm, he said. “I bought it at a Muslim store.”
I hate to open with a cliché, but—to cite another cliché—clichés are clichés for a reason. These, my good people, are extraordinary times. And when the times are extraordinary, they call for extraordinary measures.
PHILADELPHIA — On Monday evening, the Democratic National Convention was like, “Live from Philadelphia, it’s Monday night,” (haha) as it welcomed Sen. Al Franken and Sarah Silverman to speak for a few minutes. And the audience, which consists of a fair chunk of Bernie Sanders supporters and delegates, and which has…