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How misinformation on WhatsApp led to a mob killing in India
The second episode of our miniseries “Fakeout” takes us to India, where viral rumors spread on WhatsApp led to death.
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The most interesting takeaways from how 2020 candidates spent their money in January
The January spending figures are officially in — and the 2020 presidential candidates spent a lot.
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Trump says he’s considering Rep. Douglas A. Collins for permanent DNI post
The appointment could help Georgia Republicans avoid an intraparty fight this year over the Senate seat now held by Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), a strong Trump loyalist during impeachment.
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One Mike Bloomberg spent $340 million on carefully polished ads. The other Mike Bloomberg stepped onstage in Wednesday’s debate.
Bloomberg and his campaign worked Thursday to regain momentum lost in his debate-stage drubbing at the hands of rival candidates.
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The Democratic race is now Sanders against the field, and a contested convention possibly awaits the party
The fiery debate in Las Vegas set the stage for a coming battle for delegates and gave incentives for all the candidates to hang in as long as possible.
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Harry Reid says Sanders needs more than plurality to win Democratic nomination
“I do not believe anyone should get the nomination unless they have 50-plus-one,” the former Senate majority leader said in an interview two days before the Nevada caucuses.
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Minnesota’s Democratic attorney general asks for examples of ‘bad’ Sanders supporters. Steve Scalise says he knows one.
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Bloomberg’s manipulated debate video earns Four Pinocchios
This is a classic case of "deceptive editing," under the rubric established under the Fact Checker's guide to manipulated video.
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The arguments, risks and rewards of the Nevada debate
In this edition: Inside the debate hall, inside the “leftist garage,” and inside the end of the no-Super PACs pledge.
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Who qualified for the South Carolina Democratic debate
The Feb. 25 debate, hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, will be held in Charleston, S.C.
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Bloomberg’s views on redlining could remain an issue for black voters
The term was trending after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) mentioned the former New York mayor's stance on the housing policy during Wednesday's debate.
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Are Bernie Sanders’s opponents aiming for a contested convention?
Watching Wednesday night's debate, you'd think the non-Bernie Sanders candidates were just hoping for a contested convention.
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Sanders implies Russia, not his supporters, may be to blame for online vitriol. Experts aren’t so sure.
Sanders' language was indirect, offered on the debate stage here as his opponents faulted him for the behavior of his most strident fans. It quickly drew criticism from experts in disinformation, who said they had no evidence that the Kremlin had masqueraded as Sanders voters.
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Warren wants Bloomberg to release women from nondisclosure agreements. It’s not that simple.
Here is some context about NDAs and how they're used in the business community
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The Daily 202: The Democratic debate descends into class warfare, as the billionaire and socialist play off each other
Mike Bloomberg flounders in a debate clouded by his fortune.
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Democrats sparred. Las Vegas mostly didn’t pay attention.
Just steps away from the presidential debate, Las Vegas visitors gambled, drank and ignored the political event.
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The occupied partisan territories of the United States, mapped
Taking a White House staffer's tweet to its logical conclusion.
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The Health 202: Democrats seize on Sanders’s tensions with Nevada union to attack Medicare-for-all
They hope it becomes a liability ahead of Saturday’s caucus.
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Power Up: Mike Bloomberg had a rough night in Vegas. Here were the biggest attacks.
Elizabeth Warren didn’t hold back
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Bloomberg faces attacks for refusing to release women from confidentiality agreements
The candidate said the deals were mutual and there was no reason to nullify them.
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At fiery Democratic debate, a sour welcome for Bloomberg and criticism for Sanders
The result was an urgent, two-hour free-for-all that sizzled with animosity.
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A guide to the most biting brawls of the contentious Las Vegas presidential debate
‘Are you trying to say I’m dumb?’ and ‘Maybe they didn’t like the joke I told’ were among the feistiest moments
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It’s a critical moment in the Democratic race. The debate made that clear.
The Democratic debate was noisy and full of attacks, a sign of the urgency many candidates and the party feel.
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Fact-checking the ninth Democratic debate
Here's a roundup of seven claims from the ninth Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 campaign.
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Amy Klobuchar wants credit for Minnesota’s consistently high turnout
Might as well give it a shot.
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Obama and Bloomberg’s relationship? It’s apparently more ‘complicated’ than campaign ads suggest.
Mike Bloomberg's ads give the impression that he and Barack Obama were more on the same page than they actually were.
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Appeals court says Florida rule barring certain ex-felons from voting is unconstitutional
The decision applied to only the 17 plaintiffs in the case, which could have major consequences for the presidential swing state.
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The White House denies Julian Assange’s pardon claim. Here’s what we know about it.
What Assange says should be taking with a grain of salt. But there is a backstory here.
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How a court battle on felon voting rights in Florida could impact 2020
It’s an incremental but also impactful decision on the biggest debate over felon voting rights in the nation.
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Trump’s mysterious ‘real’ polls show him leading among friends who go to other schools
Once again, Trump hypes a private poll that conflicts with public ones.
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