Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders' surge in the presidential race, even as House Democrats worry about a volatile election season that could put a self-described democratic socialist atop the ticket and threaten their majority.
Joe Biden, who needs a victory in South Carolina's crucial primary on Saturday to keep his campaign alive, hit Sanders as soft on gun control, while billionaire tycoon Michael Bloomberg said Russia was working to help Sanders win the nomination -- betting he will be defeated in November. "Vladimir Putin thinks that Donald Trump should be president of the United States, and that's why Russia is helping you get elected so you'll lose to him," the former New York mayor told Sanders in a heated opening exchange.
The CBS News debate moderators failed to keep the candidates in line and didn't ask about the coronavirus until more than an hour into the debate.
The debate in Charleston, S.C. will be the last one before Saturday's primary in South Carolina and those in the 14 Super Tuesday states three days later.
Joe Biden warned gun manufacturers during a speech in South Carolina on Monday night that "I'm coming for you, and I'm taking you down."Biden has cast himself as a relative moderate in recent months on gun-control. His campaign's gun control plan, which was released in October, proposed reinstating an "assault-weapons ban" and universal background checks, but would not force the current owners of semiautomatic rifles to sell the guns to government, as a number of his opponents proposed.While he's avoided aggressively targeting gun owners, Biden has previously emphasized his commitment to holding gun manufacturers liable when one of their products is used in the commission of a...