Bernie Sanders booed as Democratic hopefuls try to woo women of color

Seven leading Democratic 2020 contenders spoke at the inaugural She the People event focusing on female voters of color White House candidate Bernie Sanders got a rocky reception when he gave a halting performance at an event this week focusing on female voters of color, while Kamala Harris was given a standing ovation but was vigorously challenged in the popularity stakes by rivals Elizabeth Warren and Beto ORourke. Women from 28 states descended on Houston, Texas, on Wednesday to hear from the eight leading Democratic 2020 contenders at an inaugural event called She the People presidential forum a day before Joe Biden jumped into the race. Women of color are such a powerful voting bloc in America that they are …

Sanders dares Democrats to stop him but is he the man to beat Trump?

The socialist senator from Vermont and his supporters seem to have the upper hand over a party establishment worried hes too leftwing Raging against the machine has taken Bernie Sanders a long way. In 2016, his disdain for the establishment and the donor class gave progressives a near-perfect foil to Hillary Clinton, who was cast as the anointed Democratic candidate for president. Sanders was beaten in the primary but the senator and his allies clamored for and won changes to party rules they said were rigged. Now, the partys role in choosing its nominee has been limited and a Sanders nomination is a very real possibility. At the top of early polls, the increasingly confident senator from Vermont is daring …

‘He gave me permission’: Joe Biden jokes about touching complaints

Former vice-presidents comments came during first public appearance since allegations from at least seven women surfaced Joe Biden has twice made joking references to complaints from women that his physical behavior made them uncomfortable. The former vice-presidents comments on Friday came during his first public appearance since the allegations began to surface last week. Taking the stage in Washington at a gathering of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Biden was introduced by the president of the union, Lonnie Stephenson. Biden quipped: I just want you to know I had permission to hug Lonnie. The crowd, which was mostly male, erupted in laughter. Later, Biden made a similar joke after inviting a group of children onstage and putting his arm …