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Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Sanders faces brunt of the attacks at South Carolina debate

Feb. 26, 2020 6:20 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg’s past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the party’s presidential nomination fight. As the...

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Analysis: Sanders learns what it's like to be a front-runner

Feb. 26, 2020 6:18 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has spent much of his career on the political margins, an outsider looking in. Now, the protest politician is learning what it’s like to be the front-runner for a major political party. Sanders was the target of persistent attacks in Tuesday’s...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats band together to knock Sanders during debate clash

Feb. 25, 2020 11:28 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg’s past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate Tuesday night that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the party’s presidential nomination fight. ...

Lily Barbour, 5, holds up a campaign sign for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a campaign event in Austin, Texas, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Can Bernie be stopped? Some Democratic donors are trying

Feb. 25, 2020 5:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nervous Democrats who never thought Bernie Sanders had a chance of winning the 2020 presidential primary are now asking the party's big-dollar donors to open their wallets to stop the self-described democratic socialist. It might be too little, too late. For months, few paid heed to the...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign rally at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Bloomberg’s influence stretches far and wide

Feb. 25, 2020 10:41 AM EST

When Mike Bloomberg held a rally this month at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the signs of his wealth and influence were everywhere. Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, long a paid adviser to one of Bloomberg’s charitable programs and now to his campaign, warmed up the crowd with...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves federal court after a motions hearing in San Diego. The race to fill the vacated seat of Hunter, of California, has turned into a GOP slugfest. Hunter held one of the party's few remaining House seats in California before he pleaded guilty to a corruption charge and resigned last month. The race to replace him has been especially bitter between the Republican front-runners, former congressman Darrell Issa and San Diego radio host and political commentator Carl DeMaio. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

California congressman's vacated seat unleashes GOP slugfest

Feb. 25, 2020 9:11 AM EST

LAKESIDE, California (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's resignation from Congress last month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge unleashed a GOP slugfest over the vacancy in one of the party's few remaining House seats in California. Most of the action in the 50th District involves two...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, the Lincoln Memorial, left, and the Washington Monument, center, are seen in the early morning light in Washington. The U.S. Capitol building is in the background right. For a majority of Democratic voters, going back to the days before Donald Trump isn’t good enough. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

One clear message from Democrats: We want big change

Feb. 25, 2020 6:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' desire for dramatic political change has emerged as a driving force in the party's presidential primary battle, one that extends beyond the progressive wing and presents challenges for candidates running on promises of moderation. In Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, the first...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., pauses during a visit to a campaign office, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

'Why would I get out?': Democrats brush off calls to quit

Feb. 25, 2020 1:03 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Bernie Sanders' ascendance in the Democratic presidential primary has brought louder calls for some of his rivals to drop out of the race. Centrists need to consolidate their support behind a single candidate if they want to ensure the party doesn't nominate a democratic socialist, the...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Worried Democrats rush to slow front-runner Sanders

Feb. 24, 2020 9:42 PM EST

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Worried Democrats on Monday intensified their assault against the party's presidential front-runner, Bernie Sanders, as the Vermont senator marched toward South Carolina's weekend primary eyeing a knockout blow. At least three leading candidates, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg...