South Carolina’s leading congressional Democrat says he’s watching efforts by several campaigns aiming to cut into former Vice President Joe Biden’s support in the state
Trump and RNC Raised $60 Million in January The combined total of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Trump campaign's funding is in excess of $200 million. In contrast, Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders raised $25 million in January. Sanders recently won the New Hampshire primary, placing him at the forefront of the Democratic presidential candidates. Since the beginning of 2019, pro-Trump organizations have raised more than $525 million. Ronna McDaniel, RNC Chairwoman, via CNN Trump's campaign chairman, Brad Parscale, said Trump's "record breaking financial support" was due to "the Democrats' shameful impeachment hoax." Brad Parscale, Trump Campaign, via CNN
California legislators are expected to pass a resolution condemning the state’s role in the U.S. government’s internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II
U.S. and Iraqi officials say at least four rockets hit near the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone
Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary The Vermont Senator claimed a victory in the nation's first primary leading up to November's presidential election. Bernie Sanders, via 'The New York Times' Sanders clinched close to 26 percent of the votes. Bernie Sanders, via 'The New York Times' Bernie Sanders, via 'The New York Times' Following Sanders in a close second, Pete Buttigieg won close to 24 percent of the votes. Amy Klobuchar followed closely behind Buttigieg with nearly 20 percent of the votes. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden came in fourth and fifth places respectively.
Clayton Williams, a colorful Texas oilman whose 1990 run for governor was derailed by making a joke about rape and saying he didn't pay income taxes one year, has died
Andrew Yang Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race The first-time presidential candidate announced he was dropping out on the same day as the New Hampshire primary. Andrew Yang, Twitter Yang's campaign manager Zach Graumann explained Yang's decision on PBS News Hour. Zach Graumann, via PBS News Hour Zach Graumann, via PBS News Hour Yang's signature platform was universal basic income of $1,000 monthly for every American adult. The 45-year-old entrepreneur has been vocal about the threat of automation. While his fundraising had been largely successful, Yang received one percent of the Iowa Caucus vote. Yang has not yet announced which candidate, if any, he will endorse.