Bernie Sanders

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, June 14:

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, April 15:

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in Lordstown yesterday for a town hall on education, the economy and how they’re tied to the city’s future.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, April 11:

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Feb. 22:

Rich Cordray steps into the Laborers Local 574 hall in central Ohio. The hall is small – a dot of blue voters in the sea of red that is rural Ohio. Cordray was expected to be the unbeatable candidate in Tuesday's Ohio Democratic gubernatorial primary.

The former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has name recognition and Democratic street cred for once being dissed by President Trump.

Bernie Sanders Rallies Opponents of GOP Tax Plan in Akron

Dec 3, 2017
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Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders made two stops in Ohio over the weekend as part of his "Protecting Working Families Tour" to condemn the GOP tax plan that passed the Senate early Saturday morning.

Former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner addressed a crowd in downtown Akron Saturday night before Bernie Sanders took the stage. That followed another joint appearance in Dayton and a livestream address by Sanders to a crowd in Louisville, Ky.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders discussed the concerns swirling around the Trump Administration last night at a CNN town hall.

Kasich and Sanders addressed the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, the Russian hacking scandal and how President Donald Trump revealed classified information to a Russian foreign minister in a meeting last week.

I don't think we're there. I don't think that we know exactly what happened. The Russian investigation is very, very important.

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IDEASTREM

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders criticized the Trump administration in a speech Monday hosted by the Cleveland City Club.

The former Democratic presidential candidate was also asked to weigh in on a local issue: the deal to fund Quicken Loans Arena renovations with admissions taxes and other public money.

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The looming presidential inauguration of Donald Trump has sparked rallies and demonstrations around the country. In Ohio, progressive groups are starting their advocacy to save government programs such as Obamacare and Social Security. 

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Some backers of Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are turning their eyes to Ohio’s gubernatorial race in 2018. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, the group is focusing on Ohio's most-prominent Sanders' backer, Nina Turner.

One of the activists with Ohio Revolution, a group that backed Sanders, wants former state lawmaker Nina Turner to run for governor. Puja Datta is working to draft Turner, saying the former state senator from Cleveland is just what the Democratic party needs right now.

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President Barack Obama came to Cleveland today to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The president laid out the arguments for Clinton during a rally at Burke Lakefront Airport. He focused on her experience and knowledge compared to what he described as Republican nominee Donald Trump’s cynical attacks on democracy during this campaign.

Obama then deployed a bit of flattery on his youthful audience.

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared before about 300 people at Cleveland State University on Sunday morning in support of Hillary Clinton.

Actor John Lithgow, who grew up in Northeast Ohio, warmed up the crowd by lauding President Obama’s progress over the past eight years.

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Hillary Clinton’s surrogates hit Ohio in a big way this weekend. They included Bernie Sanders, who appeared on campuses in Akron and Kent to make the case for his primary supporters to embrace Clinton. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on that message, and how it was received.

At the University of Akron, it wasn’t the thousands Sen. Sanders often drew during his Democratic primary rallies. In fact, it felt more like a college lecture, with Sanders asking the audience questions about things like oligarchs, Supreme Court decisions and wealth inequality.

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Before the Ohio primary election, a group of volunteer Bernie Sanders supporters set up an unofficial field office in Lakewood, outside of Cleveland.

Now, months after Sanders dropped out of the race, the office is still open. Volunteers there say they want to translate the energy and platform of the campaign into local elections.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Chelsea Clinton are canvassing Ohio to try to boost voter turnout among millennials and the liberal wing of the Democratic Party.

Chelsea Clinton was in Dayton and Westerville today and plans to return Thursday with a campaign stop in Toledo.

Vermont Sen. Sanders – who challenged Clinton from the left in the Democratic primary – will be at college campuses in Kent and Akron and at an organizing event in Canton on Saturday. He’ll be urging new voters to register by the Oct. 11 deadline.  

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NEIL ORTIZ / THE STATE OF OHIO

Last week’s Democratic National Convention brought new questions about unity for that party and nationwide attention for an outspoken former state senator from Cleveland. 

Nina Turner was on the convention floor in Philadelphia early last week as an elected delegate for Bernie Sanders. She’d become known as a vocal Sanders surrogate. And that night, I asked her if she would be endorsing Hillary Clinton.

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Some backers of Bernie Sanders say they’re disappointed that he’s not on the Democratic Party ticket.

But some are finding another potential candidate in a former Ohio state senator – Nina Turner

Martha Cool is from Oakland, California, and is with National Nurses United. She wears a sticker that reads “I’m With Nina”.

She first heard Turner speak as a surrogate for Sanders, and says she’s upset with reports that Turner was dropped from speaking to the Democratic National Convention this week.

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  The call for Democratic Party unity fell short last night as delegates backing Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton chanted each other down within minutes of the start of the first night of the DNC in Philadelphia. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the challenge of Democrats trying to unite in Philadelphia.

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Ohio delegates at the DNC heard a message of coming together at their required meeting Monday morning. 

It comes as their convention got off to a rocky start under outgoing chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.  

The convention is moving forward in the wake of a leaked DNC email scandal over senior party staff favoring of Hillary Clinton’s nomination and bashing fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders.

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The Ohio congresswoman who unexpectedly took over as chair of the Democratic National Convention this weekend is predicting the party will emerge united behind Hillary Clinton. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from Philadelphia.

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is a Clinton supporter who took over as convention chair after Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned amidst leaks of emails showing what many see as a tipping of the Democratic primary scales to boost Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

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  The head of Ohio’s Democratic Party says he believes the number of Ohioans who will now be affiliated with the party will shrink because some crossed over to vote a Republican ticket to participate in the GOP’s presidential primary. David Pepper doesn’t think that crossover vote will hurt Democrats in the long run.

Columbus resident Will Klatt voted for Bernie Sanders, and he says he thinks a lot of people who would have voted the same way if it weren’t for the Trump factor.

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ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

The Democratic candidates battling for the party’s nomination have made it clear that Ohio is the state to win in tomorrow’s next set of primaries. The huge push from both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to win Ohio included a big dinner in Columbus.

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A few hours after Donald Trump drew as many as 20,000 people to the IX Center on Cleveland’s west side, Hillary Clinton was on the east side speaking to a predominantly African American church about issues including the economy, criminal justice reform and voting rights.

But she began with a criticism of Trump.

  "The ugly, divisive rhetoric from Donald Trump, and the encouragement of violence and aggression, is not only wrong, but dangerous. If you play with matches, you start a fire you can’t control. That is not leadership, that is political arson.”

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Bill Clinton’s visit to Ohio on behalf of his wife comes the day after her opponent, Bernie Sanders, scored a surprise upset in the Michigan primary.

Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler says supporters who came to see the former president campaign for Hillary Clinton had somewhat mixed reactions.

Jacqueline Meadows of Columbus said the Sanders victory in Michigan isn’t a big deal for her.

“Not really concerned – I have some like for Bernie Sanders, too. But I’m voting for Hillary,” Meadows said.

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