In Russia’s view, efforts to keep oil prices high by limiting output was what boosted shale oil production in the United States. Reducing the U.S.’s market share is the country’s main objective by pulling out of the Saudi deal. https://t.co/1U2y28HLy6
And here you have the solution many have asked for. Tasking Saudi (and perhaps Russia) with predatory dumping. The US and Canada with the newly ratified USMCA can make this stick. Now we just need pipelines and a Strategic Oil Reserve to save the Canadian oil industry. https://t.co/2Ave6TKEqm
Lots of hardworking Americans are getting doubly harmed right now. We need to protect these jobs & America's energy dominance – via @markets "Oil market turmoil sparked by Saudi Arabia & Russia is threatening US jobs even in Montana & Arkansas" https://t.co/S0SJpGq3pV
— American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) (@aier) March 22, 2020
Right after Saudi Arabia-led OPEC and Russia broke up their pact to keep oil supply and prices in check, some in the U.S. oil industry were optimistic that oil prices would go back up to $65 by the end of the yearhttps://t.co/8Jpyq1F3bo
NZ’s financial system is sound with strong capital & liquidity buffers, but faces significant uncertainties from the impacts of COVID-19. The Reserve Bank is announcing additional measures to support the provision of credit & market functioning https://t.co/jE8UZM1N9B#rbnzpic.twitter.com/npHMmgEsTX
LIFE'S a little different when everyone's working from home but all around the nation we're all working hard to bring you the latest news as it happens. See what the @newscorp newsrooms look like when we work remotely here @TheNTNewshttps://t.co/r7TPim85Xz
If the closure of The Bunyip today has taught us anything, it is that newspapers more than ever need support from their communities. I've reflected on just how important this masthead is to Gawler.https://t.co/PxSkssc9gR
An army of Western North Carolina outdoor gear manufacturers who typically make bike parts, backpacks and athletic clothing but are abruptly switching gears to do their part in fighting the global coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/2Qt8ROlw8s
Many people didn’t embrace social-distancing expectations in Charlotte parks during first weekend of stay-at-home. What the director of Mecklenburg County parks told @theobserver must change to deal with #coronavirushttps://t.co/5vWpYZh3hg
The driver worked while experiencing COVID-19-symptoms. “This situation illustrates perfectly why we ask people who are sick not to come to work,” the Wake medical director said. https://t.co/EZQK9r17Z1
Three 10-hour shifts of paid volunteers are being recruited to start working as soon as next week, according to the transcript of a Tuesday evening robocall from the human resources department at the Mustang plant that was posted on Facebook by Local 3000.https://t.co/q4kmnDp2yh
The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the job market, as some sectors shut down and others see a surge in demand. It’s forcing the fastest reallocation of labor since World War II. #WSJWhatsNowpic.twitter.com/JcOSvvMKyx
While there is still work to do to grow our economy, I am encouraged that both Aug. and Sept. posted record low unemployment rates of 6.2%. There is optimism in Alaska’s economy, & this is just another indicator that we are heading in the right direction. https://t.co/QaOD2zXH9Gpic.twitter.com/pbAs4uELc0
If you don't have running water in your home, you'll need to use alternative methods for sanitation, especially handwashing. Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp has instructions for disinfecting surfaces and washing your hands with a bleach solution: https://t.co/TEKPrlYmnhpic.twitter.com/pc4j8XdBqy
I welcome @BLMAlaska's final EIS as a key step for the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road. The project will create good jobs for Alaskans, but I continue to emphasize the importance of stakeholder engagement to ensure local voices are heard. https://t.co/J95ZyNGY8dhttps://t.co/1B7yXe3hZS
2019 was Alaska’s warmest year on record, and it’s affecting vulnerable indigenous communities. As president, I promise that I will take bold action against climate change and ensure we achieve a 100% clean energy economy. https://t.co/jpnyiiamKA
Outstanding job by our Service Members braving the elements in support of exercise #ArcticEdge20. The Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex is DoD’s premier training venue in Alaska that integrates all domains – land, air, sea, space, & cyberspace. pic.twitter.com/f3NPKWHY6g
Why – with the damage they are doing to the Alaskan (and American) oil and gas industry through their “price-it-to-the-floor” tactics – would we keep importing Saudi and Russian oil? We are calling for a boycott – see more here: https://t.co/xtQiZTBS9R
Alaska conservation groups are blasting the Bureau of Land Management for considering an oil and gas project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska during the novel coronavirus pandemic.https://t.co/WrLPHN9zBM
So peaceful being on the river. My first time casting a fly was in Alaska for Arctic grayling just prior to joining the Navy. I’ve been a student of the art ever since. I’m refining my skills for a serious trip this summer that ties into book 3… pic.twitter.com/Fs8XyUCBz6
US Navy PV-1 Ventura aircraft of Bombing Squadron VB-135 and PBY-5A Catalina from another squadron at the Adak Island airfield, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, summer 1943 pic.twitter.com/auBCrF16qn
For the first time in 10 years, an aircraft carrier is in the Gulf of Alaska as part of this year’s Northern Edge military exercises. It’s a small part of the Navy’s growing interest in Alaska as the Defense Dept eyes more of an Arctic presence. https://t.co/ZZxk47ZX2Lpic.twitter.com/iOIC0nt4Ww
In Alaska, #business succession planning is particularly relevant. “In a young state like Alaska, we have many first- or second-generation #familybusinesses that need to address succession planning,” says says William Pearson of Foley, Foley & Pearson. https://t.co/f8wV7d3m5r
Alaska Business is counting down its top-read stories of the year. This one from April comes in at #9 and looks at the behind the scenes players who help make North Slope life feel a bit more like home, and features Alliance member Doyon Drilling. https://t.co/Xaf6CDinHD
Some 600 business entities have filed plans with the state outlining how they’ll safely bring out-of-state workers into Alaska to support “critical infrastructure” amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday.https://t.co/Il7aJ0vEU4
Alaska Air Group is asking employees to take voluntary leaves of absence and cutting CEO Brad Tilden's salary to zero. In a filing for investors, Tilden said the coronavirus crisis appears "worse" than the post-9/11 downturn in airline business. https://t.co/gIZMw847j6
Today marks the 153rd anniversary of the Alaska Purchase. Many coastal towns still bear Russian names, and there are nearly 100 Russian Orthodox churches still active in the statehttps://t.co/TgIjhdj74x
Five new cases of #COVID19 in #Alaska were announced by DHSS Monday — (2) in Anchorage, (2) in Fairbanks, and (1) in Palmer — one man and four women, all between the ages of 30 and 59. No new deaths or hospitalizations were reported https://t.co/EV8gdHMhwd
Last night @BBCRadio4 broadcast 'Universal Basic Income: Alaska Style', a documentary looking at the American state's Alaska Permanent Fund. It's a form of UBI funded by oil revenues that's been running since 1976. 🇺🇸
Juneau, Alaska, is dwarfed by the cruise industry. In 2019, cruise ship passengers outnumbered locals 35 to 1. A new @KTOOpubmedia podcast looks at the impact of that, starting with the moment the city decided to embrace a future focused on tourism. https://t.co/w4RWbSJWLJ
" … over roughly a 4 month period, the eagle beelines south over 3000 miles, ending up in Idaho!". Only to be found dead, likely of lead poisoning. BAN lead bullets and shot for hunting! This is sickening.https://t.co/EeqZVseyi6
Listen to the wind, the water–feel it, even. Seals like torpedoes. Wrestling bears. Yet the star of the show, as ever, is the wild sockeye salmon of #Alaska's Bristol Bay. It's the most stunning drone + underwater footage Alaska has ever seen. https://t.co/4sCFcN5futpic.twitter.com/ouEehHkSS5
Skipping meat for lent? Try Salmon from @wild_ak_salmon available in our on farm store. Their salmon is sustainably harvested in Alaska and then processed and flash frozen the very same day! pic.twitter.com/aNI61cP5VA
Climate warming is taking a toll on sea ice off Alaska’s northwest coast. University of Washington scientists onboard a research vessel are studying the changes and the dangers they pose. https://t.co/GXAHJrD8FK
The public has until June 29 to comment on a proposed mine near a major salmon fishery in Alaska. In 2012, FRONTLINE examined the fault lines between those who depend on the fishery for a living, and the mining companies pushing for the mine. https://t.co/3jdGBFG0Qj
Finally! @AK_OK did the story the rest of us have been thinking about. Here is a terrific explanation of the beating Alaska's economy just took, will continue to take and the choices lawmakers are facing when trying to figure out how to keep the lights on. https://t.co/ozTqAPv7yy
A large block of thawing permafrost topples into the ocean on the Arctic coast of Alaska at the edge of the Beaufort Sea. The decline in landfast sea ice is exposing coasts to high energy wave action during winter storms. Photo: U.S. Geological Survey https://t.co/G7kIxxZodypic.twitter.com/QiLXyPIzSZ
Public documents reveal that a timber industry group is being paid — in taxpayer dollars originating with the U.S. Forest Service — to select which trees it wants to cut in a massive timber sale on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. https://t.co/OfbIFEkMaN
Our supporters sent 21,000 comments to the Trump administration opposing plans to build this 211-mile long industrial road through Gates of the Arctic National Preserve and adjacent to Gates of the Arctic Wilderness. Stay tuned…This fight is NOT over!https://t.co/FTx8qjNz5u
BLM paved the way for a road across an untouched part of Alaska, connecting potential new mines to the outside world, publishing a final environmental impact statement outlining no environmental impacts significant enough to stop the proposed Ambler Road.https://t.co/6foKonSsuY
A mining company secretly gave talking points, ghost written letters and lobbyist advice to the governor of Alaska to lobby the Trump administration to move forward with a mining project despite warnings from the EPA. https://t.co/r9FlvZpFXb
Alaska’s Governor is working against his own people’s best interests. A mining company worked in cahoots with Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) to get Trump to reverse an Obama-era restriction on a mine that will decimate the wild salmon population in Alaska.😡😡😡👇https://t.co/ocXClypKTa
The Editorial Board shines light on three travesties: Trump's push to open the Tongass National Forest in Alaska to logging and his efforts to revive potentially destructive mining projects in Alaska and Minnesota https://t.co/skks9x4Or5
"Scientists have now confirmed that at least one of Katmai’s brown bears is preying on live sea otters—a previously undocumented behavior that speaks to broader ecological changes driven by the rebound of Alaska’s sea otter population." https://t.co/hsuGsuOWKk
For guests currently booked on upcoming cruises, Holland America Line is temporarily changing its cancellation policy and allowing guests to cancel their #cruise or Alaska Land+Sea Journey departing through May 31, 2020. For full details –> https://t.co/IKRHvWhYicpic.twitter.com/MkqYlgPSKl
US #Coast Guard #helicopter team from Air Station Kodiak Alaska medevaced a 43-year old crewman of the American fish factory vessel #BOUNTIFUL 28 Jan in the Bering Sea. He was taken to Saint Paul island for further transfer to Anchorage for medical attention pic.twitter.com/CI21b9epNX
A storm will spread snow from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast into Tuesday. Locally heavy rain will be possible in the Deep South. In Alaska, a storm will rapidly strengthen over the Bering Sea Monday where it will bring strong winds and heavy snow through midweek. pic.twitter.com/afkdifUIPK
Working title for paper in progress "The Sea is not Level". Take a look at Juneau, Alaska – sea is falling by 13.25mm/yr (52'/century) due to post-glacial rebound 10,000 yrs after the glaciers were mostly melted! Imagine how much the land had been depressed by the weight of ice. pic.twitter.com/eeiSkcz7vU
5 native, business & environmental organizations sued the EPA over a proposed controversial Alaska gold and copper mine that the Trump administration has backed after it reversed an Obama-era decision that stopped the project due to environmental concerns https://t.co/UilJ7ywTUm
"For the first time in recorded history, Alaska’s sea ice has melted completely away. That means there was no sea ice whatsoever within 150 miles of its shores, according to the National Weather Service": https://t.co/jO67u0cm3d
Alaska is the most rapidly changing state in the US and has no sea ice within 150 miles of its shores. After a summer with well above-average temperatures, warmer seas, and a historic July heat wave, sea ice has vanished in Alaskan waters. https://t.co/v2wC1RBje8
Alaska's record-hot summer: * July to be warmest month on record, by a lot * No below freezing temp since June 28, longest streak * Anchorage's humidity like NYC & DC at times * 'Collapsing' sea ice is record lowhttps://t.co/kfKvRTeeF9
Swim into the Eastern Pacific Seascape Hope Spot! This massive Hope Spot (almost 770,000 square miles – bigger than the state of Alaska!) provides habitat for hammerhead sharks, migrating leatherback sea turtles, and so much more! Dive in and test your knowledge.
Arctic Indigenous residents directly contributed to the annual @NOAA Arctic Report Card for the 1st time. Elders from 8 communities in Alaska's Bering Sea region wrote "Voices from the Front Lines of a Changing Bering Sea," This is their story: https://t.co/LVj1z4Q9fL
The sobering announcement Friday of a jump in identified COVID-19 cases in St. Martin Parish, along with three deaths attributed to the disease, put an exclamation point on the Friday update on the continued growth of the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/IqKjBoTllA
OUR VIEW | In times of emergency, rumors spread like wildfire creating confusion and misinformation. In the current coronavirus pandemic, FEMA, in cooperation with the White House, has set up a special web site to alert the public to myths. https://t.co/dfg454inh6
SIOUX CITY — As concerns from the spread of coronavirus moved through the nation, the first confirmed Siouxland case of COVID-19 came in the first half of March, then numbers accelerated over the last 10 days of the month. https://t.co/vdHiZ4IG59
The U.S. House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/eiQoTS4yzv
The pandemic of 1918 showed the hazard of easing up too quickly, with Denver seeing a resurgence in Spanish flu cases after allowing people to once again congregate before things were fully under control. https://t.co/sAzoTgCsLL
President Donald Trump declared Florida a disaster area Wednesday because of the new coronavirus outbreak, while another of the state’s largest metropolitan areas moved toward a near-shutdown. https://t.co/pznyricATC
Unlike many restaurants, which are trying to stay afloat delivering and offering take out after governments ordered dining rooms closed to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Threefold Cafe is busier than ever. https://t.co/B9xVcvOvh6
Good news: Many local food purveyors are ramping up or initiating takeout services so you don’t have to go to the market. And some big-time restaurant suppliers are now delivering to regular folks in an effort to shore up their businesses. https://t.co/nORANzIsjL
Officials at the Salamanca City Central School District announced Monday it would remain closed through April 12 while they devise plans of instruction through alternative means. https://t.co/02HL2AbOjm
VIDEO: A drive through Manhattan shows almost empty streets as New York City's residents are asked to stay at home in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic pic.twitter.com/zH5Hb5HuBz
VIDEO: Icelanders take a dip in the freezing water of a lake during wintertime as part of "cold therapy" classes. Exposure to cold is attracting more members of the public who believe that it helps combat stress, fatigue and chronic pain pic.twitter.com/67iRHuhMHZ
"The idea that we can import cheap goods and not import the consequences of slave labour, of silencing opposition and government repression, including of the truth about pandemic outbreaks, is clearly not true." https://t.co/FDmsINIWLl
America's response to the coronavirus is the worst in the world, which is shocking and has a lot to do with a leader who is completely unfit, temperamentally and intellectually, for the job 1/ pic.twitter.com/sGZuFUukgr
Nine new hubs across the state have been added to the Illinois Innovation Network, a collaborative initiative being led by the U of I System in an effort to boost the Illinois economy. https://t.co/61eyRziGdS
The @UofILSystem pumps $17.5 billion into the Illinois economy annually and supports 171,000 jobs – one in every 46 jobs across the state, according to a new economic impact study released today. https://t.co/oImTaSQIjU
Immigration is good for our country and good for our economy. In Illinois alone, the revenue created by immigrant-founded companies was equal to 70% of the state’s GDP. Nationwide, these companies employ more than 13.5 million Americans. https://t.co/ozCNAGf03k
The USMCA will support Illinois’ economy, provide more certainty to agriculture, & improve trade relationships with Canada & Mexico, our top trading partners. Glad the Senate voted today to pass this agreement on a bipartisan basis, with the support of business, labor, & farmers.
Illinois exported $27.6 billion in machinery, equipment & resources to Canada and Mexico in 2017 alone. The new #USMCA promotes freer markets and fairer trade that will boost our economy and grow Illinois jobs. #twillpic.twitter.com/CGKE7k0tfe
ISTC is proud to join @FWDus and 60+ companies and organizations supporting the vital OPT program, and the STEM OPT Extension. OPT is critical to retaining top talent and growing Illinois' economy. #STEM#OPThttps://t.co/m3FhohkFtH
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says stay-at-home orders should have been done nationally: "Unless we tell people to stay home and to stop interacting in the way that they were, we're going to see more … tens of thousands of more deaths than we otherwise would" #CNNSOTUpic.twitter.com/JI2zdgDSBY
Yesterday, @RepUnderwood met with Illinois travel and tourism leaders to discuss the important impact of travel to the Illinois economy, as well as the issues most important to our industry. Thank you, Rep. Underwood, for taking the time to discover why #TravelMatters. pic.twitter.com/PASXgtI5v3
Jobless claims are surging across the country, with some 64,000 Illinoisans making claims in just the first three days of this week, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.https://t.co/OwplVu2tqo
Paid family leave would benefit mothers, fathers, and newborns, obviously, but a new ILEPI-@Illinois_Alma study says it would also benefit Illinois economy and businesses, with gains in worker income, stability, and productivity. https://t.co/Cf0jS2jEIG
Even though the #coronavirus is directly impacting the economy, consumer confidence remains high. Remember this, because even though business may slow a bit, consumers are still feeling confident to consume!! https://t.co/2d9IAOd0VQ
Small businesses are the heartbeat of the Illinois economy. When you’re out shopping this holiday weekend, be sure to visit some of your favorite locally owned businesses. Your purchases will support local jobs and encourage entrepreneurship. #SmallBusinessSaturdaypic.twitter.com/naNSkXCcRM
.@JBPritzker should be held accountable for his actions. He has crushed the illinois economy to try and play hero and in the process is denying Americans of their unalienable rights.https://t.co/y4MZi1zV5J
With Democrats increasingly consolidating behind Biden, it may be harder for the Sanders campaign to press ahead now that Arizona has delivered another round of lopsided delegates to the former vice president. https://t.co/T42gUspVcZ
Biden was heavily favored to defeat Sen. Bernie Sanders in Arizona. A recent poll showed him leading Sanders by 20 percentage points in the state and holding a slim lead over President Donald Trump in the general election.https://t.co/XGQjXj5Afl
UPDATE: Arizona election officials said that the state's voter registration system wrongly released the confidential contact information of some voters ahead of the presidential preference election on Tuesday. #AZPrimaryhttps://t.co/MTsTqkM9Cu
PHOENIX — Joe Biden won the Arizona Democratic primary Tuesday after the state pressed ahead with its election in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak that has crippled parts of the nation. https://t.co/2emVwXf8lK
The earliest returns in today's Arizona Democratic presidential preference election show former Vice President Joe Biden with about 40 percent and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders about 30 percent. https://t.co/qgDqVK0N2G
Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off Sunday in Washington, D.C., for the first one-on-one debate of the Democratic presidential primary. Here's a look at how their claims compare with the facts. https://t.co/HePKUogDYa
Former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders launched a new phase of the 2020 presidential election Sunday night, with a one-on-one debate held in a Washington studio without a studio audience. Here are some key takeaways. https://t.co/GTyGlJBIFT
Election officials in Arizona say they'll be prepared for Democrats to vote in their party's presidential primary Tuesday despite the unprecedented cloud of a global pandemic and pleas by public health officials to avoid unnecessary social… https://t.co/KPYCJFLlTU
With Arizona win it’s a sweep for @JoeBiden. @DavidPlouffe says the general election is set: Biden v Trump. Now Biden shouldn’t spend a dime in Wisconsin or Pennsylvania that isn’t toward winning in November @BWilliams@MSNBC
Turnout in the 2020 Arizona primary (that @JoeBiden won) has exceeded 16' numbers despite #coronavirus and attempts at digital voter suppression. Seems for now that voter enthusiasm won't be a problem for Dems w/ Biden as the nominee
NEW: Joe Biden enjoys significant double-digit leads over Bernie Sanders in Arizona and Ohio, according to a pair of NBC News/Marist polls taken of those two states ahead of their Democratic presidential primaries on Tuesday. https://t.co/4vKNqOd2RI
“@JoeBiden leads with his heart. He has the compassion and toughness to lead on gun safety. I’ve witnessed him comfort the survivors of gun violence, and I’ve seen him fight for solutions to gun violence — and win." -Gabby Giffordshttps://t.co/qZ1OKLbeHL
‘My hopes are high because I believe in times of crisis, Americans have always stepped up.’ — @JoeBiden delivered this thoughtful speech on the coronavirus and the election after winning Arizona, Florida, and Illinois tonight pic.twitter.com/PXs5m5Ajsq
We deserve a president who will stand up and deliver results for hard-working Americans. Now more than ever, we must come together to confront our biggest challenges. That’s why I’m endorsing @JoeBiden. Arizona, remember to vote tomorrow! #DemocraticPrimary
EYES ON 2020: Tuesday's primaries in Arizona and Florida offer Joe Biden a chance to show he can make up ground with Latinos, a crucial group of voters he'll need in his corner to defeat President Trump.https://t.co/BYrefhLwWE
BREAKING: @JoeBiden wins #Arizona…big. That's 3 for 3 landslides. #Bernie, please, talk to us tonight and unite most of America. This is your moment to shine and go down in history as a true patriot and agent of change. We need that tonight… #Biden#DemocraticPrimary
Like we have said about Kamala, Cory, Pete, Amy, Elizabeth, now we say about Bernard, there is no path forward. Take the off ramp. NBC just predicted Joe Biden clean sweeps primaries in Illinois, Arizona, and Florida.
Among likely voters in Florida and Illinois and among those who voted by mail in Arizona, Dem voters said @JoeBiden is candidate they trust more to handle a major crisis. FL IL AZ Biden 71% 64% 63% Sanders 23 31 31
Arizona closed down a third of its pollings places. That’s some crazy voter suppression and you should be calling for them to postpone the election. Encouraging ppl to wait in long lines rn is irresponsible.
Joe Biden's campaign urging people to "please vote on Tuesday" as Louisiana postpones its primary.
Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio all hold their primaries Tuesday — all states that on paper look good for Biden, though coronavirus is a huge question mark. @KBeds statement: pic.twitter.com/TDONIK3NOO
JUST IN: Sunday night's Democratic debate, the first to feature Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders head-to-head, will move from Arizona to CNN's studios in Washington, D.C., amid coronavirus concerns. https://t.co/T8gftuDjNW
“I very much look forward to the debate in Arizona with my friend Joe Biden,” Bernie Sanders says about Sunday’s Democratic debate and lays out “frank” questions he wants to ask Biden during the debate. https://t.co/1ZcbwLW0gZpic.twitter.com/wuRGm8ep3d
– Cory Booker endorses him – Opens up 16 point nationwide lead over Sanders – Up by 28 points in Arizona – Up by 30 points in Missouri – Up by 55 points in Mississippi – Biden is going to the White House – Trump is going to prison – It’s still only 8:30am
Hunter Biden, early in 2019, was linked to a 2016 drug investigation in Prescott. While the Arizona tie, involving a rental car and a pipe containing cocaine residue, the latest involves alleged identity theft. https://t.co/zZBREsuwAb via @havasunews
This is big. A new Marist poll in Ohio finds @JoeBiden leading Trump 49% to 45%. Ohio has not been considered a toss up on the consensus electoral vote map. Joe moves it from lean Trump to lean Biden.https://t.co/SPqtB7DQMn via @nbcnews
ELECTION TAKEAWAYS: The mail-in ballot conundrum is one the city has never seen. Chicago voters — with most of the city working from home — had to postmark their ballots by Tuesday in order to have their votes counted.https://t.co/ZzMRJZsQtq
“[Turnout is] extremely low. All primaries are slow, but this is beyond anything I’ve ever seen,” said an election judge in West Ridge, where only 86 of 900 registered voters came through by 3:30 p.m. https://t.co/gFGWy35cLdpic.twitter.com/8qPfRD0vYg
With the coronavirus on the loose, Chicago’s elections on Tuesday are looking like a shaky affair. ”It was a snowball we could all see coming down the hill,” city election board spokesman Jim Allen complained to reporters. “Where is the mystery in this?" https://t.co/o4yCBChl5b
Gov. Pritzker standing by decision to hold the Illinois primary on Tuesday: "We have to have our elections continue. In my opinion this is the right thing to do. Our democracy needs to go on." Pritzker today endorsed @JoeBiden.
Remaining primaries, including Tuesday’s in Illinois, will be diminished, but Joe Biden effectively has won the Democratic presidential nomination. Bernie Sanders should grant him a clean victory so both can focus on ousting Trump.
"Thank you, Democrats, for the designated driver. We were feeling despondent about our chances of getting home safely … We’re happy to ride shotgun if Joe Biden is behind the wheel."https://t.co/gnqPNesZKM
Chicago election officials received a “tsunami” of calls from poll workers opting not to show up at polling places for today's primaries and took the unusual step of urgently asking healthy people to show up and serve as judges https://t.co/ISLsrSDCr1
Boss Madigan and Boss Toni know that elections aren’t a sport. Elections aren’t parades or religious worship. Elections are politics, @John_Kass writes. And in Illinois, there is nothing as serious as that. https://t.co/lcIU5QIbU9
With person-to-person contact now out of the question, the Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders campaigns have scrambled to maximize their digital operations to attract voters in Illinois https://t.co/p2Kxg933tn
The fast-moving coronavirus was something of an afterthought the last time Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders debated. Not so tonight, as they square off without a studio audience in a televised debate. https://t.co/rAVKAzcBV1
Our story. Biden wins 99 counties, Sanders 1 (Champaign) and 2 others still counting. Biden sweeps Chicago, Cook and collars. In 2016, Hillary won Cook and Lake but 23 counties total. Sanders took most of collars and Downstate. https://t.co/Y44JWezY8a
Joe Biden rolled to a convincing victory in the Illinois Democratic presidential primary Tuesday night. Our updated story digging into the former vice president's dominating victory, from South Beloit to Cairo, Rock Island to Danville. With @rap30: https://t.co/jslMTug4k7pic.twitter.com/qg8GUDUZky
“I want my son to have a proven leader who is also a decent, kind, and respectful president. Joe Biden embodies the character and the experience we need to bring our country together to heal after four years of Donald Trump. America needs @JoeBiden." https://t.co/aSjBlgEXsZ
Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Illinois Democratic primary for president on Tuesday, widening his lead over rival Bernie Sanders in an election complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/oGvUzv3XN8
Voted early today, and cast by ballot for my friend @JoeBiden. Thank you to the election staff in Springfield and all across Illinois who are working tirelessly to ensure a safe, hygienic, and smooth process. If you can't vote on e-day you can still vote early tomorrow (Monday). pic.twitter.com/srNeISPwFd
Illinois is going to tell the story of the 2020 race tonight. Clinton beat Sanders in 2016 by a slim margin but Sanders won vast swathes of the state (rural white working class areas). Most (if not all) of the Sanders counties will swing to Joe Biden tonight. #SuperTuesday3pic.twitter.com/4VCH8ic8Hv
Joe Biden extended his delegate advantage over Bernie Sanders on Tuesday with massive wins in Florida and Illinois, taking further control of a Democratic nominating contest that's been upended by the coronavirus pandemic https://t.co/yaT22obiJx
NEW: @JoeBiden’s campaign will now hold “virtual events” in place of large crowd events.
“As a result of those conversations and at the request of elected officials in Illinois and Florida, we will no longer hold large crowd events on Friday and Monday in those states.” pic.twitter.com/MOvmMJOrCB
“Our campaign has had a very good night,” Joe Biden says, speaking after he was projected to win the Florida and Illinois Democratic primaries. “We moved closer to securing the Democratic Party’s nomination … and we are doing it by building a broad coalition” #CNNelectionpic.twitter.com/pCVLs3v4ED
NEW: Joe Biden is the first Democratic candidate to cross the 1,000-delegate threshold, opening a commanding lead over Sen. Sanders after victories in Florida and Illinois on Tuesday night. https://t.co/zj56xwMboQ
Joe Biden is the first Democratic candidate to cross the 1,000-delegate threshold in the 2020 US presidential primary election, opening a commanding lead over Sen. Sanders after victories in Florida and Illinois on Tuesday night. https://t.co/aw2DObMECy
"Chicago Election officials say they wanted to move to a mail-in only model and cancel in person voting in Tuesday’s Illinois Primary, but were rejected by @GovPrizker's office." (Pritzker endorse Joe Biden yesterday.) https://t.co/gogDKOsW5Y#IllinoisPrimary#coronavirus
Some expectations setting from @JoeBiden campaign as people vote in the age of Coronavirus: In a memo, campaign says “with early vote and vote by mail, overall turnout will be roughly on pace for 2016 in Arizona and Florida and roughly on pace for 2018 in Illinois.” (1/)
Former vice president Joe Biden did not just beat Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Florida and Illinois; he obliterated him by margins rarely seen in a presidential primary (because the loser inevitably gets out before he is humiliated week after week). https://t.co/eYWRHtuBGp
Campaigning amid the #CoronavirusOutbreak…@JoeBiden holds a virtual town hall with Illinois voters tonight. “I’m sorry this has been such a disjointed effort here because of the connections,” Biden tells those dialed in after a few technical difficulties. pic.twitter.com/a0fVQTI74e
At this point in 2008, @BarackObama was headed of @HillaryClinton by 100 delegates. At the end of tonight, @JoeBiden’s lead will be 3X that. No Dem has ever come back from anything like this deficit. The race for the nomination is over. That is the reality @BernieSanders faces.
2018, on subbing in for the VP: "It makes you reflect on exactly how a 36-year-old small city midwestern mayor…finds himself before the biggest gathering of Democrats in the state of Illinois. A great opportunity. Trying to fill the shoes of an American giant like Joe Biden." pic.twitter.com/tHsCZfbu4r
Elections are happening today in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois. I encourage folks to vote by mail or curbside vote if you can. If you vote in person, please wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and stay 6’ from others in line. Learn more: https://t.co/yzZZp4uKFk
Joe Biden's campaign urging people to "please vote on Tuesday" as Louisiana postpones its primary.
Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio all hold their primaries Tuesday — all states that on paper look good for Biden, though coronavirus is a huge question mark. @KBeds statement: pic.twitter.com/TDONIK3NOO
All of my Republican friends and family who voted for Donald Trump have switched their allegiance to Joe Biden – including my 75-year-old dad and stepmom who watch Fox News all day in their retirement community in rural Illinois. https://t.co/6nDx20ENPe
Of course @JoeBiden should participate in this last debate of the Democratic primary. Revolutions die hard, even faux ones. Do the debate, win Florida, Illinois and Ohio next week and move on toward leading a campaign of the decent to sweep out @realDonaldTrump & his cult.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Democrats are happy with the large turnout for the state's revamped presidential caucus but said they hope to improve on a system that left some voters waiting for over an hour and didn't yield… https://t.co/EXtICUwVhT
The newly formed two-man race for the Democratic presidential nomination debuts Tuesday. Here are the big questions heading into six primaries that put a combined 352 delegates at stake between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. https://t.co/mNoOOo13LP
North Dakota Democrats on Tuesday are deciding who they favor to challenge President Donald Trump in the November general election, while Republicans are giving Trump a rubber stamp. https://t.co/gGRtAoJyGQ
FARGO — New rules for North Dakota's presidential caucuses are likely to drive up turnout and could shrink Bernie Sanders' organizational advantage over Joe Biden when the state's Democratic voters get their say next week in what has essentially… https://t.co/pC8LRwKhKU
Super Tuesday put Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in the lead and now the two will go head-to-head. Several candidates dropped out this week including Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren. https://t.co/NUkODaBXM7
His candidacy once on the brink of collapse, Joe Biden's show of force on Super Tuesday puts him on a collision course with Bernie Sanders that will test who Democrats view as more electable in November. https://t.co/hb2SX78Sz5
Millions of voters from Maine to California headed to the polls on Super Tuesday, the delegate-rich prize in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination. It was shaping up as a contest between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former vice… https://t.co/Z5m8EppyxX
Tuesday is the biggest day of the primary calendar, when 14 states from the Atlantic to the Pacific vote on the Democratic presidential nominee. The roster includes the nation's two most populous states, California and Texas, and nearly one-third of… https://t.co/FlgRjbM1QV
The South Carolina results could make it or break it for some of the Democratic candidates. Super Tuesday is just around the corner and candidates are preparing for the most important race so far. https://t.co/w2kbemlXrC
There's 352 delegates up for grabs in Michigan, Washington, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho and North Dakota tonight, making it the fourth-largest delegate night on the primary calendar. https://t.co/uNu6HgDE4B
This anti-shale and gas movement has the zeal of a religious crusade. If that green agenda comes to pass, it will reverse the economic renaissance in states such as New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. @StephenMoorehttps://t.co/SoJLfAD8T1
It's 'Mini-Super Tuesday' and Forum News Service has got the goods! Hear from some Bismarck Democrats on why they chose Bernie or Biden. I haven't found any Tulsi supporters yet, but I'll keep looking. #NDCaucushttps://t.co/AoxQkJWBbg
TODAY: Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho, North Dakota and Washington state voters will have their say on the presidential race, with 352 delegates up for grabs across the six states. https://t.co/pYhvdkdS8u
1. @BernieSanders will lose the lead in Washington State tomorrow afternoon when they count same day ballots. 2. North Dakota had 9,000 voters for the entire State. 3. @JoeBiden won the day by somewhere around 600,000 votes out of 3 million cast. https://t.co/fkUI0KghcU
we can win ohio, michigan, illinois, and washington and be in the lead, assuming biden takes georgia, florida, mississippi, idaho. idk how arizona, missouri, or north dakota vote, we might have a couple out of those too pic.twitter.com/uBwQ70FVPq
— new desert golfing 18 hole speedrun world record (@lexistentiaI) March 4, 2020
The newly formed two-man race for the Democratic presidential nomination debuts Tuesday. Here are the big questions heading into six primaries that put a combined 352 delegates at stake between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. https://t.co/XglWSDD81d
As the stock market convulses, airline schedules buckle and businesses worry their overseas supply lines will snap, President Donald Trump is looking on the sunny side of an economy clouded by the coronavirus. Here's a sampling of recent rhetoric on… https://t.co/rdLnCAvNYh
Idaho is carefully and closely monitoring the Coronavirus. Please join me on Facebook Live at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, for more information about ongoing preparedness efforts in Idaho. pic.twitter.com/csVyPJKgrY
A quirk in how delegates are won under Democratic Party rules means a candidate can quickly make up ground in the 2020 race — or fall further behind. 352 delegates up for grabs Tuesday in Michigan, Washington, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho and North Dakota. https://t.co/0ENsWhvupe
CBS News projects that Joe Biden will win tonight's primaries in Missouri and Mississippi. Follow our live coverage as results come in for the races in Idaho, North Dakota, Michigan and Washington: https://t.co/gbUWwhylXtpic.twitter.com/OO0NY6DpGe
Another big night for Joe Biden — wins in Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho — and now heightened calls for Bernie Sanders to stand aside, to unify the party against President Trumphttps://t.co/g3MRgyC3Em
– Washington: Too Early – Idaho: Too Early – Michigan: @JoeBiden (53 of 125 so far) – Missouri: @JoeBiden (37 of 68 so far) – Mississippi: @JoeBiden (29 of 36 so far) – North Dakota: Too Early#Delegates Tonight as of 11pm: – Joe: 119 – Bern: 56
BIDEN IN OHIO: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is holding a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio. Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington are voting today https://t.co/LlS30U1Ggm
Idaho's presidential primary is Tuesday, March 10. As of Friday, 7,249 people in Ada County had cast an early vote in person, compared to just 2,685 early voters at this stage in the 2016 primary, according to the county's elections site.@JoeBiden Idaho needs you! https://t.co/4T6GfReGRF
he had made 'specific plans' for the investigation that 'included interrogations and other crime-investigation procedures into all members of the executive board [of Burisma], including Hunter Biden https://t.co/ZT9wgZ8Em2 via @thepostregister
WATCH: @NicolleDWallace reacts to Joe Biden's projected victory in Michigan's Democratic primary: "Donald Trump got himself impeached so that tonight wouldn't happen. Donald Trump got impeached so that he wouldn't have to run against Joe Biden." pic.twitter.com/EyHJlp8IPm
This election, we can’t leave anyone behind. That’s why I was in the battleground state of Michigan today talking to people about why @JoeBiden is the candidate to take on Donald Trump. Thanks to everyone in Grand Rapids for coming out to help get out the vote this Tuesday! pic.twitter.com/9kgX00ra9g
"I think @JoeBiden is the candidate who can unify all of the Ds and he's the candidate who can appeal to moderates and Rs like me who don't want to see four more years of @realDonaldTrump," Taylor said, according to the Chicago Tribune on Monday.
– HE WON MICHIGAN – He also won Mississippi and Missouri in blowouts – This primary race is over – Bernie Sanders should drop out and endorse Biden now – Let's come together and send Trump to prison – It's still only 9:05pm
– Wins Mississippi & Missouri in blowouts – Biden strong in Michigan – #MichiganVotes still coming in – The primary race could be over tonight – Biden tells heckler he's "full of shit" – I love Joe Biden – Trump is going to prison – It's still only 8:45pm
– Utterly destroys a heckler – Surges to 18 point lead over Sanders in national polls – Looks for the knockout blow tonight in Michigan, Mississippi, and Missouri – Biden is going to the White House – Trump is going to prison – It's still only 6:45pm
– Incoherent meltdown about Michigan – Makes up word "automobils" – Sounds like he has rabies – Russian bots are so desperate they're making #DemExit trend again – Joe Biden is going to the White House – Trump is going to prison – It's still only 6pm
– Kamala Harris just endorsed him – That's the way to start off a day – Biden is surging in Michigan and Washington – It's time to unite behind him – Biden is going to the White House – Trump is going to prison – It's still only 8:10am
– Opens up massive 49 point lead in Florida – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer endorses him – Detroit News endorses him – He just pulled ahead in Michigan polls – Joe Biden is going to the White House – Trump is going to prison – It's still only 6:40pm
Joe Biden is the projected winner of the Michigan Democratic Primary.
It’s over, folks. Joe Biden is our Democratic nominee for president, and absolutely ready to BEAT TRUMP. Let’s move forward and focus our energies on defeating Donald Trump and his GOP.#SuperTuesday2pic.twitter.com/q3lKXv9coH
When the auto industry & Detroit were in bankruptcy, Joe Biden was totally there for Michigan. People are voting for a presidential nominee not based on texts or a knock on their door, but what they've seen a truly honorable public servant do over many years. #MichiganVotespic.twitter.com/kH9LccozFc
Michigan! Detroit News Editorial Board knows what’s up. Michiganders know as well: Joe Biden is the Democrats' best choice in the Michigan presidential primary. Biden is by far America’s BEST choice to beat the colossal failure that is Trump. #TrumpCrashhttps://t.co/pTVPTRDXpw
"In 2016, I voted for Bernie Sanders in the MI primary," but is now supporting @JoeBiden because he's "shown up for communities in MI" on saving the auto industry, expanding health care, and delivering on public transit & internet access. pic.twitter.com/olHpoq6Lml
📺NEW: @JoeBiden is going up on the air in some of the next batch of states to vote: Michigan, Missouri, and Mississippi, airing broadcast ads in the major markets. The buy also includes digital, radio, and direct mail focused on getting out the vote. https://t.co/vf1ljB9HN3
I put my faith in Michigan in the depths of the Great Recession — and if you believe, as I do, that our greatest days still lie ahead, I hope that you’ll put your faith in Team Joe tomorrow. https://t.co/OvL5KU2Vap
Damn. Polls in Michigan closed 10 minutes ago and @JoeBiden is already being projected as the winner over @BernieSanders, who staked a helluva whole lot on Michigan. We will break it all down tomorrow on #RolandMartinUnfiltered at 6 pm EST.
Michigan! On Tuesday you can go a long ways towards putting a good & decent man in the White House in November. Can you imagine a day, a week, a month, without the instability, the barrage of lies & misinformation of Trump? We don’t need a revolution, we need a grownup. @JoeBiden
Leadership means showing up, listening, and responding to get things done, and @JoeBiden has shown up for Michigan time after time. He’s been there for Detroit, and Michigan, as a friend and a leader. That’s why I’m endorsing Joe Biden to be our nominee for president. #StandTALLpic.twitter.com/VJCUk9Jatc
On Election Day here in Michigan, I want to thank @BernieSanders for his support of our effort to shut down Enbridge Line 5 and encourage @JoeBiden to do the same. Nothing impacts Michigan more uniquely than the sanctity of the Great Lakes. #ShutDownLine5
Joe Biden is touring an auto plant in Michigan, a *must win* for Democrats. A blue collar Union autoworker asks Joe about protecting gun rights. Biden: – Screams at voter – Points finger in his face – Says he will ban “AR-14s” – Insults him – Looks scaredpic.twitter.com/xgVLRDd2SR
with Michigan voting in the dem primary, i took a look at what Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden had to say about NAFTA when the House and Senate voted on the trade deal in November 1993 pic.twitter.com/Htkz3MmFYX
Folks, you should read the post-Super Tuesday TRAILER, which among other things explains how the exodus of rural white voters cost Sanders. In Oklahoma’s “Little Dixie” he got more than 17,000 votes last time, less than 4,000 this week. https://t.co/GapDL254yf
“There’s three things I want to happen,” Angela Watson, a 60-year-old black Democrat from Oklahoma City, told me at a campaign event there this week. “One, beat Trump. Two, beat Trump. And three, beat Trump.”
OKLAHOMA CITY – Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the presidential race while I was flying here to cover a rally he had scheduled for Monday. To salvage the trip, I decided to drive to Tulsa to see Amy Klobuchar … https://t.co/zbNoKJ511X
Biden won the only Midwestern state on Tuesday by quite a lot (9 points in Minnesota). He won Oklahoma, which is kind of Midwestern (and where Bernie won in 2016) by 13 points. He won Tennessee, which is not Midwestern but has similar-ish demographics to Michigan, by 17 points.
Part of what the wins in Oklahoma and Arkansas show is that Biden is stronger with working-class white voters than Clinton was 4 years ago. That could scramble the map a bit. The counter is that Sanders is quite a bit stronger with Hispanic voters than he was 4 years ago.
Watching these #SuperTuesday results roll in is super frustrating.
If Elizabeth Warren had dropped out, Bernie would be winning Oklahoma, NC and Massachusetts right now.@EWarren, if you have any conscious: Please drop out after this. We need better than Biden. pic.twitter.com/FeOEej87Eq
— BRENDA BANKS @ FE (DJING FRI @ 10) (@ItsBrendaBanks) March 4, 2020
Having been a gay kid in Oklahoma in the 80s living in fear of AIDS and rejection by family and friends, this comment means more to me as a gay man than anything else Biden could have said. ❤️ Thanks, @JoeBiden#gaypridehttps://t.co/7E7VrRTupK
I’m sitting here in my car in the parking lot of a gas station here in Oklahoma City just got done watching my hero and former boss Beto O'Rourke endorse my new boss Joe Biden to be President of the United States. I am proudly writing this post with tears rolling down my face as
In November, I’m voting for whomever we collectively decide, regardless. But tomorrow is for me to vote on my personal choice. That happens to be Warren but if Biden or Bernie or even Big Bird wins tomorrow, I’m onboard.
"In Tennessee and Alabama, in Arkansas and Oklahoma and Mississippi, Democrats, black and white, told me they were united by a single, urgent goal," writes @MaraGay. "Defeating Mr. Trump this November, with any candidate, and at any cost." https://t.co/9cdg3lph7r
BREAKING: The Utah Elections office has an initial dump of numbers: with nearly 216K votes counted, Bernie Sanders has nearly 33% of the Democratic primary voters. Bloomberg follows with 18%, Warren follows with 15.8%.
“With Bernie, he's really straight-forward. & it actually feels like he cares. He doesn't try 2 finagle u into voting 4 him, like he wants 2 help u out…He's trying 2 help out people." —Jake Sims, Utah. #BernieForPresidenthttps://t.co/J2q1B5aukV
While it looks good for Sanders in Utah… he is DOWN 44% compared to 2016.
I voted Mike figuring he would make threshold. I was right. Happy & congrats to Joe who did too. I had to mail in Sat morning before SC – just to ensure postmarked in time. note Amy & Pete votes pic.twitter.com/WEJcklKQov
LATEST #SUPERTUESDAY UPDATES: Former Vice President Joe has been declared the projected winner of North Carolina and Virginia. Sen. Bernie Sanders is declared the winner of his home state of Vermont.https://t.co/E50MoPiAty
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) both stopped in Salt Lake City for campaign events ahead of Super Tuesday, but Klobuchar is not expected to take her campaign any farther. https://t.co/fWLI917XCz
Remember, Sanders just needs to win Texas and have a strong showing in California to stay in this. Winning Colorado, Utah, and maybe Maine and Massachusetts would be an afterthought to the delegates these two states have to offer.
Quick note from Bernie‘s presser earlier today in Utah. At one point, when a Washington Post reporter raised his hand, Sanders looked at him, pointed, and said, “No.” A terse & striking moment after the recent incident where he criticized the timing of a Post story (see below). pic.twitter.com/ylSySpPo12
.@latimes: Harry Reid endorses Joe Biden for president.
Several top Bernie staffers are Reid alums. The latest in a deluge of movement toward Biden today, news the Sanders is getting on the ground in Utah, that will make his path forward more challenging https://t.co/JElWYckBxv
tonight when i land in utah my ballot will be there and i’ll get to use it to vote for bernie sanders !!! i’m gonna vote for the first time tonight and it’s going to be for a candidate who inspires me so much and can actually beat trump !!! big hype
69% of Colorado Democratic primary voters prefer a candidate who can beat Trump over someone who agrees with them on issues. But the 28% of voters more focused on issues than electability are voting for Sanders by wide margins, per preliminary exit polls. https://t.co/vtG2jY0r7hpic.twitter.com/cCaJlaXPaA
Senator @BernieSanders has won Colorado, a state that counts significantly toward the #SuperTuesday delegate total. And he is now leading in Texas. Biden’s running well, and the start of the night looked very good for him. As the night has advanced, Sanders has gained ground.
"I don't know what's going to happen later tonight. We're doing well in Texas right now, we won Colorado, and I'm cautiously optimistic that later in the evening we can win the largest state in this country, the state of California," Bernie Sanders told supporters. pic.twitter.com/I03e2gE6SY
The switch from caucuses to primaries in many states had an enormous impact on delegate outcomes tonight. Maine and Colorado should have been landslides with a big delegate haul for Sanders (were in ‘16). I’m guessing we will see something similar in Utah and Minnesota.
Colorado, formerly a caucus state, will be hosting a primary this year. The state went for Sanders in 2016 and is expected to go to him again with its 67 delegates. Polls close at 9 pm ET. pic.twitter.com/t3lze4jM9p
HUGE UPDATE: Last night I tweeted about going to Bernie Sanders Rally here In Denver Colorado on Sunday with my new BF, in under a day since announcing the Rally they've changed venues due to high demand, it's now at the Huge Exhibition Hall C/D in the Colorado Convention Center! pic.twitter.com/bEaUgOp8MF
“She demolished us in Mississippi. I think the superdelegates should support her in Mississippi. But when in states like Colorado…we win the overwhelming majority vote, I think those superdelegates should go with their state.”—Bernie Sanders’ pitch for superdelegates, Jun 2016 pic.twitter.com/wNJ3oOfvJi
I hate crowd counts, but I can safely report that quite a few people are here at the Denver Convention Center, ahead of tonight’s @BernieSanders rally. The last time Sanders was in Colorado was in September. pic.twitter.com/HbcbFXqQtp
Not to be petty, but my favorite stat from Super Tuesday is that just slightly over 50% of Vermont Democrats voted for @BernieSanders. 46.4% of Vermont Democrats voted for Biden, Warren, Bloomberg, or Buttigieg. pic.twitter.com/YLsQyLfxCD
As of early Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to rack up Super Tuesday wins in nine states, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will win three states and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won one US territory. https://t.co/Wj69AcNRut
After Sandy Hook, Bernie Sanders defended a gun manufacturer in Vermont. Here in western Wisconsin, Sandy Hook resulted in the Democratic Congressman, Ron Kind, stating he’d be open to gun reforms after having been pretty opposed! https://t.co/yfJ14julcs
New: tax haven scourge Bernie Sanders is a longtime ally of Vermont's own industry of shelters–and went to bat for the industry when the IRS tried to crack down on the tax dodgers in its ranks https://t.co/obZrti5ZKr
BREAKING: Bernard "Bernie" Sanders edited a socialist newsletter featuring an interview he did with a woman who had a natural childbirth on a Vermont commune. Sanders asked her, "Did you tear?" They also discussed eating her placenta raw after cutting it up into "little chunks"
Bernie giving away Florida thru his Castro comments, and the incredible outrage shown by prominent Dems about it all is clear sign of the significant problems Sanders is going to have graduating fr socialist Vermont insurgent to leader of the Democrats. https://t.co/R0CIylwuwM
“Bernie Sanders claims to be a socialist, but: He spent 1.2 million on private jets last year He flies first class when he’s not on one He owns three homes including a “summer camp” in Vermont He’s worth $2.5 million He donated less than 1% of his income to charity” -Charlie Kirk pic.twitter.com/dKUnwZOsjs
“The Times has interviewed 93 party officials — all of them superdelegates, who could have a say on the nominee at the convention — and found overwhelming opposition to handing the Vermont senator the nomination”https://t.co/VCPRXvIC42
• https://t.co/6WUa6D6SEM ,”The result puts the billionaire media mogul [Bloomberg] • well behind Biden • and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (19% each), • U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (13%) •… https://t.co/NdnRMEPIsQ
Biden could erode Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ popularity with working-class voters in the Midwest, California Sen. Kamala Harris’ standing with African-American voters in South Carolina and billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s claim to the political center. https://t.co/d49H9HE8za
You pin the "Democrat" label on yourself every six years to take the nomination in Vermont, decline when you win & then run against the Republican as an independent and prevail.@PeteButtigieg is a Dem. It's doubtful he'll urge his supporters to join a socialist cosplay circus.
Was looking forward to voting for Joseph Robinette Biden (@JoeBiden) in my home state of Minnesota tomorrow. Disappointed to learn he’s since dropped out today. Surprising move coming off his big win in S. Carolina. Will now vote for the Senator from Vermont (@BernieSanders)
Garth was blasted by Instagram followers for making his concert a political event, wrongly assuming the jersey was a reference to Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator running for presidenthttps://t.co/gQldCDGoCU
NEW: With just days to go until the Super Tuesday primary elections, former Vice President Joe Biden is now the favorite to win the state of Tennessee among Democrats according to the latest polling. https://t.co/VpVCs3Q9wH
Former US Congressman from NC (and former University of Tennessee star QB who was drafted No. 3 overall by Washington) @HeathShuler5 endorses @JoeBiden: "Joe not only has what it takes to beat Donald Trump, but he has a track record of getting things done." #ncpol
Not while Pete is pulling thousands into his rallies (this was 2700+)…this was in Nashville today…the largest rally of any Democratic candidate in Tennessee. He had 17,000 attendees in 3 rallies last weekend. pic.twitter.com/Zz91OQ8MRV
DemVoters, Tenn got another voting period, March is considered early voting, but November is the final vote, So #JoeBiden is doing real good in Tennessee, don't let these News guess fool y'all, #Bernie is weak in Tennessee.
TENNESSEE GET OUT AND VOTE: Joe Biden swoops in to give Democrat Phil Bredesen a money boost in tight Tennessee Senate race …….Early polls give Democrat Phil Bredesen an edge over GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the race to fill Republican Bob Corker's Senate seat
#BernieInLA I endorse Bernie Sanders. Yeah, I'm a Boomer. Yeah, I live in the country in Tennessee and have dogs and guns. I'm doing okay myself. But things can happen to anyone. And I'm fighting for people I don't even know. We're in this mess together, y'all. #Bernie2020pic.twitter.com/YerOuipXc0
— It's Bernie or the Oligarchy. Look it up. (@AnnaGrabowski) March 2, 2020
Sanders only won like 3 or 4 counties here in Tennessee during 16. He'll do worse without Hillary for a punching bag. We're gettin up too. Report the other day noted 46% of registered Dems have early voted already in my state
12,456 articles summed up in one tweet — here are the most credible takes on March 3rd's most popular topics: Biden wins most on Super Tuesday, but Sanders wins California | MSNBC's Chris Matthews retires on-air | Federal Reserve cuts interest rates | Tornados ravage Tennessee pic.twitter.com/gzxzHTkI0A
Exit polls for five southern states that Biden won – Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia – found that young voters did not show up at the polls in the numbers they did in 2016. https://t.co/KF77oe9ywb
Exit polls show Biden beating Bernie Sanders by solid margins in Tennessee and Oklahoma, although those states have yet to be called. Biden is almost getting 30% (!!!) in Massachusetts. This is very early, but this could end up being a very good night for Biden.
“Exit polls for 5 southern states that @JoeBiden won (Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia) found that young voters did not show up at the polls in the numbers they did in 2016.” https://t.co/wiEwUxIBPy
Unless I am in the wrong article, this is incorrect. He is behind n Texas, Virginia, Oklahoma & Arkansas. Tied in Tennessee & winning in North Carolina. Forgive me if I am looking at the wrong article.
Bernie Sanders will swing through North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts in the coming days. Elizabeth Warren will make stops in Texas and Arkansas. Amy Klobuchar will be in Tennessee and Virginia.https://t.co/EK9zvx7GYLpic.twitter.com/2eD4Btiy3j
“The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor was at his absolute best in this debate… If voters were looking for a Sanders alternative who looked like he could be commander in chief in this debate, Buttigieg made a very good case for himself.” #PeteForAmericahttps://t.co/G56FsYJVsy
Joe Biden is speaking now. This is neither his first time in Selma nor his first time speaking at this church. Unlike Bloomberg, he is received warmly. Also I should note Alabama is a Super Tuesday state. pic.twitter.com/PQ008WT8JN
— Tia Mitchell, AJC’s Washington Correspondent (@ajconwashington) March 1, 2020
Alabama resident here. The only Democrat with any visibility is Bloomberg, through ubiquitous TV ads. Have seen zero advertising from any other candidate. Yard signs, even in my D-leaning sign-enthusiast neighborhood, almost nonexistent. https://t.co/JH7D7Dzw0y
"I think if the Bernie Sanders campaign could do it all over again, they might have gone to Selma," @JoyAnnReid says, referencing Sen. Sanders' absence at the 55th anniv. of the Bloody Sunday march for civil rights in Selma, Alabama. pic.twitter.com/Kt5uKWFxna
A reenactment of the "Bloody Sunday" march is taking place at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on the 54th anniversary of the demonstration. Democrats including Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Hillary Clinton are in attendance. pic.twitter.com/vITohFXHWk
On a bus tour with @BernieSanders this morning focused on poverty in rural Alabama. First stop was at the home of a women dealing with a lack of proper sewage disposal and mold. Pamela held it together for most of the tour but broke down in tears as Sanders got ready to leave. pic.twitter.com/cRUpvvCcAC
BREAKING: Bernie Sanders will march tonight in Birmingham Alabama with abortion rights activists following his rally there this afternoon! This right here is what a true President of the people looks like, we love you Bernie. https://t.co/6PhcBGV1d6
A reminder with what is going on in Alabama. In 2017 Bernie Sanders endorsed a pro-life man in Nebraska for Mayor and defended it by saying "Absolutely, and I want him to win" It Be Your Own Peoplehttps://t.co/qSoJYgsfvF
"The divisiveness was caused within the Republican Party … [Senate Republicans] are not comfortable in this territory." Former Vice President Joe Biden believes Doug Jones' win in Alabama will help foster a sense of unity. https://t.co/q8eZJZI57qpic.twitter.com/WAVugiCqWw
Alabama please vote for Joe Biden and Senator Doug Jones. Character and integrity matters and they both have it. Doug Jones is the Civil Rights activist and lawyer who successfully prosecuted two KKK members who bombed a Birmingham church that killed 4 little black girls in 1963. https://t.co/p5eLDzXok1
Tuesday's Democratic primary in Alabama is open. Registered Republicans and independents who would prefer Joe Biden in November to either Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump can request a Democratic ballot, and vote for Biden. https://t.co/vIryulwnTy
On Tuesday any registered voter in Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and VA can vote in the Democratic primary. In CA, CO, NC, OK and Utah, you can register or change parties that day. If you think we deserve better than a Trump-Sanders choice in Nov., vote.
I have voted Republican since 1980 (until 2016) but I cannot ever see myself casting another vote for a Republican unless Mitt Romney runs again. I will vote on Tuesday in Alabama for #Biden and I hope @amyklobuchar drops out and is his VP.
Joe Biden is campaigning today in Alabama, where he likes to remind people that he received an award from racist segregationist Democrat George Wallace, and that he is from the slave state of Delaware. https://t.co/zvzRFNZzkR
Joe Biden tells supporters after winning the South Carolina primary, his first victory in the campaign: "All of those of you who have been knocked down, counted out, left behind — this is your campaign. Just days ago, the press and the pundits had declared this candidacy dead." pic.twitter.com/i1UIHe28mX
Tom Steyer has squandered millions of dollars in South Carolina in his hopeless bid for the Democratic nomination. To what end? Clearly a dead end campaign, siphoning African American support from Joe Biden who can actually win the primary & trounce Trump. https://t.co/E5yZXCrAyU
As Americans celebrate Joe Biden’s historic win tonight, please bear in mind the Biden campaign spent a mere $1 million in South Carolina. Imagine how Biden could soar after narrowing down the Democratic field, and scoring Bloomberg’s financial backing.#SouthCarolinaPrimarypic.twitter.com/5HT5b2KYkR
Leads in a handful of states with relatively few voters may have skewed the narrative of the primary thus far. Prior to today, Sanders had received votes from ~163k voters; so far Biden has received 169k in South Carolina alone, with only 68% of vote reported so far
Andrew Yang on Biden's South Carolina victory speech: "I've spoken before and after Joe maybe dozens of times, and that was the best I've ever seen him…You had the sense Joe cares about you in America which he does very deeply…this has a chance to be a transformative moment." pic.twitter.com/HgSev8MXgB
I have known Joe for 40 years and tonight’s huge in South Carolina shows his ability to bring folks together. I am so proud to count him as my friend. He’s dedicated his life to making the world better, and he truly reveres America. Joe is the leader we need. #SCPrimary2020https://t.co/1q3btVgHOS
Joe Biden's huge lead in South Carolina is a good remind that this primary would likely be going very differently if the first two states hadn't been two of the whitest in the country & their results informed an avalanche of media coverage about which candidates had "momentum"
Biden had a good night. We should respect the voters of #SouthCarolina. But recent polls show #Bernie leading among Black voters nationally. And he leads by wide margins among young voters of color.#SCprimary2020#NotMeUs
The #blackprimary has spoken and voters have delivered @joebiden a decisive victory in South Carolina. This was a contest that was mostly black, mostly female and decidedly older. That combination adds up to the most reliable voters in the Democratic Party.
I wouldn't say that Sanders is doing terribly poorly in South Carolina. I think he's doing about as you'd guess, based on the demographics. It's Biden who is doing really well and in ways that go beyond obvious demographics–like still getting 40% in areas with few black voters pic.twitter.com/jqFPMGFttY
We're near the 500,000 voter mark in South Carolina, which easily makes this the largest increase in turnout of any early state, at least in raw numbers. Should caution that this is an open contest, and that the absence of a competitive GOP race may boost Dem votes here most
"The single most important demographic in the Democratic Party spoke up tonight, and that's African Americans," says James Carville, following Joe Biden's projected win the #SCPrimary.https://t.co/iLIv6Hd0EF
"You know how Donald Trump has this Obama fixation and wants to erase everything Obama? That has resonated in a powerfully negative way."@Eugene_Robinson says African American voters in South Carolina view 2020 as "emergency to get rid of Donald Trump."https://t.co/DHMjIwmLfa
Tonight the big story is the Biden Blowout — the big comeback night for a former VP whose humanity and decency finally showed through and won him a major victory in South Carolina. #SouthCarolinaPrimary
My experience with South Carolina is that it’s a political machine state. It’s a right-to-work state—unions aren’t a big factor. It’s a state where Democrats are used to being the minority party and they’re inherently skeptical of big ideas as a result.
In his South Carolina victory speech, @JoeBiden says he will take on the @NRA and gun manufacturers, and that he's "A nominee who's a Democrat — a lifelong Democrat, a proud Democrat, an Obama-Biden Democrat." #SCprimary2020
.@JoeBiden recalls coming to Charleston after a mass shooting in a church resulted in the murders of nine Black parishioners. Says activism afterward resulted in South Carolina's greatest achievement in 100 years.
If Biden has the strong showing that is being predicted for South Carolina, all moderates should be writing to Klobuchar, Buttigieg and Bloomberg asking them to drop out so that Biden can be a strong contender against Bernie. If we want to win, we need to strategize & coalesce.
Let me make a prediction: Biden will crush Bernie in South Carolina. Biden will hold his own enough on Super Tuesday to survive and then 2 things will happen. Bloomberg will drop out as a candidate and throw his money behind Biden. By then, Biden will name Kamala Harris his VP.
Who will be the last “moderate” standing to face off with Sanders? I don’t think it’s Bloomberg anymore. I don’t think Pete or Amy go much longer? I wouldn’t have believed it a week ago, but are we back to Joe Biden as the best hope of this lane? South Carolina will tell.
Biden was on track to win South Carolina by ten points. Never any chance he would lose. But Jim Clyburn’s endorsement appears to have turned a ten point win into a thirty point win. The question now is if Biden has endorsers this influential lined up in upcoming states.
Congratulations to Joe and Jill Biden, and the entire Biden team, on the well deserved big win in the #SCDemocraticPrimary. Best of luck in the future.#Socialism goes down hard tonight in South Carolina.
While campaigning in South Carolina, @JoeBiden lied for months on end, over and over again, about being trained in Black churches as a high school student (never happened), about doing sit-ins (never happened) and being arrested in South Africa.
I am so proud of Team South Carolina & everything we have accomplished to further the movement. We are fighting all working families, for people we don’t know and they are fighting for us. #Bernie2020@BernieSanders#SC#NotMeUs
I am so proud of Team South Carolina & everything we have accomplished to further the movement. We are fighting for all working families, for people we don’t know and they are fighting for us. #Bernie2020@BernieSanders#SC#NotMeUs
if you're Warren and your goal is to see anything resembling your agenda enacted and you just finished behind Buttigieg in South Carolina, I do not see how this is the direction you choose to go. https://t.co/mhdHDmRFo1
A Trump-Sanders smoking gun. South Carolina Trump activists in a much-promoted Facebook video: "We're asking South Carolina Republicans to show their support for President Trump by crossing over and voting in the Democratic primary for Senator Bernie Sanders." pic.twitter.com/FNqEUNXDWq
A reminder that Donald Trump cancelled the Republican Primary in South Carolina (GOP primaries were cancelled in ten states) and State Party bosses there are pushing Republicans to vote in the Democratic Primary for Bernie Sanders.
Trump & Republicans want Bernie Sanders to be the nominee so badly that at Trump rallies & in mailings – they are giving instructions for Trump supporters to vote Sanders in Democratic primaries. pic.twitter.com/PWQoG7fSe7
It’s pathetic and unacceptable that, while reports of coronavirus infection continue to grow and economic concerns rise, Donald Trump is flying around playing his own political game, traveling to South Carolina in an attempt to disrupt the Democratic primary.
Former Goldman Sachs CEO and billionaire Lloyd Blankfein suggested he might choose Donald Trump over Bernie Sanders if the latter were to become the Democratic presidential nominee. https://t.co/izdErkpO3W
"Only 2 people can be the Democratic nominee: Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden," David Plouffe says. "Maybe you put together some of Biden's political appeal with some of Bloomberg's money…but Bloomberg needed Biden to lose South Carolina to have any chance." https://t.co/BHjesbx8gA
On the eve of the South Carolina primary, rapper Mook argues against the influx of big money in politics, Warren supporter and actress Anika Noni Rose calls out home-state Sen. Graham, and reporter Niall Stanage tells super-delegates to fall back. https://t.co/RTUm0sFWKx
NEW: While Michael Bloomberg wasn’t on the ballot, a broad 66% of South Carolina voters in preliminary exit polls expressed an unfavorable opinion of him—far more than any of the other six candidates tested. https://t.co/HSd2WXZjtkpic.twitter.com/MJe3TFVLN3
Mike Bloomberg’s campaign held a “Women for Mike” rally on Saturday, an attempt to portray Bloomberg’s candidacy in a different light as he faces scrutiny of his past sexist comments and his use of nondisclosure agreements for female employees https://t.co/pTsouOvnnY
Bloomberg could also spend millions in South Carolina against Sanders, to try to help Biden win the state. That would have the disadvantage (for Bloomberg) of keeping Biden alive–but a) Bloomberg can fight Biden later, and b) he'd surely prefer Biden to Sanders if it came to it.
Mike Bloomberg’s top campaign aide dismissed Joe Biden's strong polling in South Carolina, suggesting that the state's primary this weekend "is not going to matter" and that next week's Super Tuesday elections will shape the Democratic race https://t.co/hpNSMTOmjG
Bloomberg says his mayoral experience with public health scares is a contrast to Trump's 'incompetence,' which could fail to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Keep up with this and other updates throughout the day in our live blog: https://t.co/TBwe9gFdGj
Rev. Jackson, a native son of South Carolina who won the primary there in 1984 and 1988, says that “if Bloomberg wanted to beat Trump, he should have run against him in the Republican primary,” has some critical words about Biden and discusses Democratic Socialism.
Sleepy Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina Democrat Primary should be the end of Mini Mike Bloomberg’s Joke of a campaign. After the worst debate performance in the history of presidential debates, Mini Mike now has Biden split up his very few voters, taking many away!
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was not on the ballot Saturday for South Carolina’s Democrat primary, but his standing among the state’s electorate is the lowest of any 2020 candidate. https://t.co/LKNjxJVfc1
“Pete Buttigieg is one of the brightest and most talented politicians of my generation. He wouldn’t be where he is right now if he weren’t… But you don’t get this far on raw talent or raw talent plus privilege. Buttigieg has run a smart campaign.” https://t.co/ZY2qvudFiD
South Carolina, thank you for welcoming me into your homes, your communities, and your lives these past months. Today, you have the power to show the nation that we don’t have to choose between revolution and the status quo. We can chart a better course, and we will. pic.twitter.com/najyIXFqP0
Universal health coverage is not a radical idea. Eliminating all private insurance is. No industrialized country has gone that far. This goes further than what is acceptable in Denmark the country. How’s that going to fly in Denmark, South Carolina? #DemDebate
Running for office is an act of hope, and trailblazers like these nine—full of courage and passion—have created pathways to opportunity for others to follow. The Divine Nine are an inspiration to every young Black leader who wants to serve her community. https://t.co/StPxVWYcYA
Running for president doesn’t allow much time for reflection, but this morning at First Baptist Church of James Island in South Carolina came the chance to reflect on the humbling awareness of what is at stake for so many in this election. pic.twitter.com/m5x2if2tUP
I'm humbled to have the trust and endorsement of Norway, South Carolina Mayor Tracie Clemons. I will do my best to honor that trust and serve the people of Norway and the many cities like it. https://t.co/do9CfpBcF2
Pete Buttigieg showed up to a Fight for $15 event in South Carolina hoping for a photo op. Instead workers chant “Pete can’t be our president, where was $15 in South Bend?” Then he literally runs away. Amazing. God bless these workers. Their cause is just, their words are true. pic.twitter.com/RdG6xyZv9Y
Whatever else happens in South Carolina this week or on Super Tuesday next Tuesday or down the line in this election, for this bright red state’s leading paper to endorse an openly gay guy for president in 2020 should be cause for celebration. https://t.co/cwQYHMpa1P
OPINION: Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg‘s message of unity makes him the best choice among the Democratic candidates. South Carolinians should vote for him in Saturday’s presidential primary. https://t.co/NlHmswkPDS
Key takeaways from South Carolina: • A much-needed win for Biden, but he'll have to broaden his appeal to keep winning • Sanders hopes to show continuing strength on Super Tuesday • Will Buttigieg, Warren, Klobuchar and Steyer stay in the race?https://t.co/fhFRSe7CUw
BREAKING: Billionaire Tom Steyer announced he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race, after failing to gain significant traction in South Carolina and other early states despite spending over $100 million on his campaign.https://t.co/QJps8KclrCpic.twitter.com/WGSMTGayHy
Cartoons Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer make their final pitches to voters before the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/fiBeiUfPVh
ICYMI: Last night, Billionaire Mike Bloomberg bragged about buying Kendra Horn and her liberal allies' House majority in 2018. What did Oklahoma get? A representative who focuses on failed partisan investigations instead of the values of OK-05. https://t.co/tQ7Zb97EDe
James Carville on the #DemDebate: "Joe Biden actually spoke to voters in South Carolina … that was his best performance by far. The takeaway is Elizabeth Warren hates Michael Bloomberg more than she wants to win."https://t.co/9UHgFQlYjR
BREAKING: Dem voters were not happy with the debate last night per our poll with @Ipsos. Not clear there was a winner but there may have been losers. Bloomberg got the worst overall grades. And our poll respondents usually love Warren but didn't this time. https://t.co/msqU89AjiB
There’s no way that many people in a nation of 330 million people have been killed in that time frame. Gun deaths since 2007 have averaged about 33,000 yearly, including suicideshttps://t.co/lJOOAGho1n
Biden did well enough tonight to win South Carolina. Bernie: good close but didn’t look good under pressure & took some hits. Warren & Buttigieg had good nights. Bloomberg looked like he wanted it over with. Klobuchar & Steyer did not get breakthroughs they needed. #DemDebate
It is disgraceful that Michael Bloomberg who is not even on the ballot in South Carolina is on the debate stage tonight, but Tulsi Gabbard who is on the ballot and outpolling Tom Steyer who is also on the stage tonight is not. The fix is in by the DNC yet again. pic.twitter.com/2bbfYBVSnX
“Warren has been the strongest. She built a case for being a general-election candidate against Trump last week by taking the bark off Mike Bloomberg. And she followed it up with a studied and detailed performance on Tuesday.” #Warren2020https://t.co/t2tjtVfonG
Bernie Sanders' senior campaign surrogate @ninaturner takes the gloves off, sets them on fire and then goes after Bloomberg's attacks, red-baiting, Biden's claim that African Americans are his "firewall," and eviscerates calls for her to be "muzzled" https://t.co/GAhiruJQX6
Sleepy Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina Democrat Primary should be the end of Mini Mike Bloomberg’s Joke of a campaign. After the worst debate performance in the history of presidential debates, Mini Mike now has Biden split up his very few voters, taking many away!
It was my great honor to be back in South Carolina tonight, with thousands of hardworking American Patriots who believe in Faith, Family, God and Country. Thank you for a beautiful evening! #KAG2020https://t.co/5vZKXLQFO3
To the people of South Carolina, Tom Steyer is a joke, laughed at by everyone, a total incompetent. He made money in coal, now he “hates” coal. Did you see him fawning over Crazy Bernie? Has no chance, a loser for South Carolina, doesn’t deserve your vote!
Coronavirus is fast becoming an ‘economic pandemic’ (w Video; 02/24/2020) | @CNN
The International Air Transport Association, for example, warned last week that coronavirus could cost global carriers nearly $30 billion in lost revenue. Global demand would drop by 4.7%, the first decline since the financial crisis.
The group’s estimate was based, however, on the disruption caused by SARS when it ripped through China in 2003. That virus caused real economic damage over a period of months, including for airlines, but the sharp decline in activity was “followed by an equally quick recovery,” according to IATA.
“We don’t yet know exactly how the [current] outbreak will develop and whether it will follow the same profile as SARS or not,” IATA warned. …
Economy Faces a Coronavirus Challenge as Markets Swoon: Central bankers and administration officials alike are unsure how the virus will affect American economic growth. (02/24/2020) | @nytimes
Markets on Monday had priced in a 75 percent chance of a rate cut as of the Fed’s June meeting, based on a CME Group tracker. The chance of a move that soon was priced at less than 50 percent a week ago.
The outbreaks in Italy and South Korea suggest that the virus “may be on the brink of morphing into a global pandemic,” Krishna Guha at Evercore ISI wrote in a note to clients, announcing that he and his colleagues had raised their estimate of the probability of a Fed rate cut this year to 45 percent. …
“It’s hard to try to figure out how to be pre-emptive in a set of issues that have to do with health issues, but which then may go into supply chains,” Roger Ferguson, a former Fed vice chairman who is now the chief executive at TIAA…
“The question for us really is: What will be the effects on the U.S. economy? Will they be persistent? Will they be material?” Jerome H. Powell…
Fear that the coronavirus will turn into a global economic pandemic is building:Stock-market plunge on Monday highlights angst over the failure to halt the virus’s spread (02/24/2020) | @MarketWatch
Near-panic over a spreading coronavirus sheared more than 1,000 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -3.56% on Monday, with more and more companies having followed in Apple’s AAPL, -4.75% footsteps by warning of lower sales and supply disruptions…
The U.S. economy has been shielded from direct impacts of the virus, but the side effects are becoming more evident each day. Declining travel. Fewer foreign tourists. Supply bottlenecks for automobile makers and tech companies. The closure in China of popular American retail chain stores such as Starbucks SBUX, -3.25% and McDonald’s MCD, -1.09%…
… The globe hasn’t suffered from a true pandemic since the Spanish flu in 1918 swept the world and killed up to an estimated 100 million people. …
The U.S. would seem to be more immune from the baleful effects of the virus because it relies far more heavily on economic activity inside the country than other rich nations. …
Fear of coronavirus, rather than virus itself, hits economies (25/02/2020) | @livemint,@WSJ
The body’s immune response to infection is often more painful than the infection itself. The same is true of epidemics and the economy.
As with terrorist attacks and financial crises, epidemics generate widespread uncertainty and sometimes panic. Government authorities and private individuals often respond by drastically reducing exposure to the shock, amplifying its global economic impact.
The stock market’s steep drop on Monday reflected fears that as the coronavirus spreads to other countries, the reaction may be as draconian as it has been in China. …
… Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins University. …
Lawrence Gostin, director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University…
Goldman Sachs, for example, projects a 0.8 percentage point hit to U.S. annualized growth in the current quarter from reduced tourism, exports and supply chain disruptions, with most of that reversed by year-end. But “risks…are skewed towards a larger hit because a change in the news flow could lead to increased risk aversion—less travel, commuting or shopping.”…
Peter Berezin, chief global strategist at BCA Research…
If the virus infected a billion people, as the swine flu did in 2009 and 2010, 20 million could die… Dow drops more than 1,000 as coronavirus outbreak threatens the economy (w Video; 02/24/2020) | @fox8news,@AP
The Dow fell 833 points, or 2.9%, to 28,158 as of 3:15 p.m. Eastern time. At its low point, it lost 1,079 points. The S&P 500 index skidded 91 points, or 2.8%, to 3,245. The Nasdaq dropped 292 points, or 3.1%, to 9,283.
Germany’s DAX slid 4% and Italy’s benchmark index dropped 5.4%. South Korea’s Kospi shed 3.9% and markets in Asia fell broadly. …
U.S. government bonds are seen as some of the safest possible investments, and investors have been piling into them throughout 2020, even as stocks overcame stumbles to set more record highs. A bond’s yield falls when its price rises, and the 10-year Treasury has been in such demand that its yield has plunged to 1.38% from roughly 1.90% at the start of the year.
The 10-year yield on Monday touched its lowest point in three years, falling from 1.47% late Friday, and it was near its intraday record low of 1.325% set in July 2016, according to Tradeweb. The 30-year Treasury yield fell further after setting its own record low, down to 1.84% from 1.92% late Friday.
Traders are increasingly certain that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at least once in 2020 to help prop up the economy. They’re pricing in a nearly 95% probability of a cut this year, according to CME Group. A month ago, they saw only a 68% probability. …
Coronavirus: The Global Economic Threat (PDF; 02/02/2020) | @MoodysAnalytics
…the disruption caused by the coronavirus will cut more than 2 percentage points from Chinese real GDP growth at an annualized rate in the first quarter of this year and 0.8 percentage point from growth for all of 2020 (although this may not show up in official GDP statistics from China). U.S. real GDP growth will be reduced by 0.45 percentage point at an annualized rate in the first quarter and 0.15 percentage point for the year. …
… Research published by the Brookings Institution using another model of the Asian economy estimated that SARS cost the Chinese economy close to 1 percentage point in real GDP in 2003. Hong Kong’s economy was hit even harder. …
Coronavirus Researchers Are Using High-Tech Methods to Predict Where the Virus Might Go Next (02/11/2020) | @TIME
… After SARS killed 774 people around the world in the mid-2000s, his team built a tool called Healthmap, which scrapes information about new outbreaks from online news reports, chatrooms and more. Healthmap then organizes that previously disparate data, generating visualizations that show how and where communicable diseases like the coronavirus are spreading. Healthmap’s output supplements more traditional data-gathering techniques used by organizations like…
Some researchers, meanwhile, aim to identify potentially novel viruses before they even make the jump from animals to humans. The Global Virome Project (GVP), a proposed research endeavor that would build on a previous proof-of-concept project, intends to develop a genetic and ecological database of the vast majority of viruses in animal populations that have the potential to infect humans. Some scientists argue that mapping the human virome (the broad group of viruses that infect humans or live inside our bodies) is a “key priority” in health research. Now researchers say that the decade-long GVP collection effort will enable the development of new vaccines, drugs and other preventative measures before the next outbreak occurs. …
…Nita Bharti, an assistant professor of biology at Penn State University’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. She argues that such methods have their limits, particularly when it comes to accounting for poorer areas of the world that may be generating less online data. …
…Jonna Mazet, a professor of disease ecology at the University of California Davis and a GVP board member. …
…Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. …
Startup uses A.I. to identify molecules that could fight coronavirus (02/06/2020) | @Fortune
It took Insilico’s A.I.-based system four days to identify thousands of new molecules that could be turned into potential medicines against the virus. Insilico says it will synthesize and test 100 of the most promising candidates, while publishing the full library of new molecular structures it has generated for other researchers to possibly use. …
… U.S.-based biotechnology firm Gilead struck a deal earlier this week with…
…(Zhavoronkov says that no molecule its system creates shares more than 70% of its structure with a molecule already discovered)…
Four days later, Insilico’s software had generated hundreds of thousands of new molecule designs, and filtered them down into thousands that met its criteria for possible drug candidates. …
… A team from Michigan State University last week also published a paper on using machine learning techniques to create new drug candidates for 2019-nCoV. …
How AI Helped Predict the Coronavirus Outbreak Before It Happened (w Voice; 02/05/2020) | @singularityhub
UK and US-based researchers have published a preliminary paper estimating that the confirmed infected people in Wuhan only represent five percent of those who are actually infected. If the models are correct, 190,000 people in Wuhan will be infected by now, major Chinese cities are on the cusp of large-scale outbreaks, and the virus will continue to spread to other countries. …
Other companies, such as Metabiota, are also using data-driven approaches to track the spread of the likes of the coronavirus. …
…Google Flu Trends was heralded as a great leap forward in relation to identifying and estimating the spread of the flu—until it underestimated the 2013 flu season by a whopping 140 percent and was quietly put to rest. …
Two groups use artificial intelligence to find compounds that could fight the novel coronavirus: One group identifies an existing drug, the other finds 6 novel molecules, but the consequences of reporting possibly helpful molecules are unclear (02/04/2020) | @cenmag
…researchers from the AI drug discovery company BenevolentAI and Imperial College London reported they have used AI software to find an already-approved drug that might limit the virus’s ability to infect people…
AI-based efforts like this could help to conserve drug researchers’ time and resources, says Mike Tarselli, scientific director of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. “The use of AI to augment human capacity, to address a pressing public health concern using existing data without re-deploying a full team, should be a boon to researchers.” The BenevolentAI report is “more a testimony to good literature searching and curation” than “a triumph of artificial intelligence,” according to veteran drug-discovery researcher and blogger Derek Lowe. …
Timothy Cernak, a medicinal chemist at the University of Michigan, agrees with Lowe that most medicinal chemists could have probably identified this molecule as a potential drug using traditional database searches. He points out that as a class, kinase inhibitor drugs are known for targeting many different enzymes, meaning it wouldn’t be that hard to find one that acted against AAK1. …
… The Insilico group argues that current knowledge of the virus protease suggests that those existing drugs would require unreasonably high dosages to be effective. Instead, they set out to find possible novel drugs. …Todd Wills, Managing Director at CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, which publishes C&EN.
Insilico’s molecules appear to be made in part from reshuffled known drug motifs, says Ingo Hartung, director of medicinal chemistry at Merck KGaA, but that’s neither bad nor unexpected. Medicinal chemists often use such an approach. …
Coronavirus: Can AI (Artificial Intelligence) Make A Difference? (02/02/2020) | @Forbes
Just look at BlueDot, which is a venture-backed startup. The company has built a sophisticated AI platform that processes billions of pieces data, such as from the world’s air travel network, to identity outbreaks. …
BlueDot is the mastermind of Kamran Khan, who is an infectious disease physician and professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto. Keep in mind that he was a frontline healthcare worker during the SARS outbreak. …
Colleen Greene, the GM of Healthcare at DataRobot…
Vahid Behzadan, the Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Haven…
Dr. Vincent Grasso, who is the IPsoft Global Practice Lead for Healthcare and Life Sciences…
Steve Bennett, the Director of Global Government Practice at SAS…
Don Woodlock, the VP of HealthShare at InterSystems…
Prasad Kothari, who is the VP Data Science and AI for The Smart Cube: “In recent times, immunotherapy and Gene therapy empowered through AI algorithms such as boltzmann machines (entropy based combinatorial neural networks) have stronger evidence of treating such diseases which stimulate body’s immunity systems. For this reason, Abbvie’s Aluvia HIV drug is one possible treatment. …
Why Bill Gates thinks gene editing and artificial intelligence could save the world (02/14/2020) | @geekwire
When it comes to fighting malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, for example, CRISPR-Cas9 and other gene-editing tools are being used to change the insects’ genome to ensure that they can’t pass along the parasites that cause those diseases. …
…the computational power available for AI applications has been doubling every three and a half months on average, dramatically improving on the two-year doubling rate for chip density that’s described by Moore’s Law. …
One project is using AI to look for links between maternal nutrition and infant birth weight. Other projects focus on measuring the balance of different types of microbes in the human gut, using high-throughput gene sequencing. …
… At least one organ-on-a-chip venture based in the Seattle area, Nortis, has gone commercial thanks in part to Gates’ support. …
.@MottDocs pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Terri Lynn Stillwell talks to @NPR about why reported #coronavirus infections among children remain remarkably low while the number of total cases continues to rise in China. https://t.co/tnbOZxnX6i