Poll: Sanders leads in New Hampshire, but half of voters remain uncommitted

Two days after he claimed victory in the chaotic Iowa caucuses, a new CNN/University of New Hampshire poll finds Sen. Bernie Sanders leading the pack of Democratic primary candidates in New Hampshire.

With the state’s first in the nation primary just three days away, pollsters found Sanders to have the support of 28 percent of likely Democratic voters, up from from 25 percent in January.

Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg came in second in the poll, with 21 percent; former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in third and fourth, with 11 and 9 percent support, …

The first US citizen to die from the coronavirus has passed away in Wuhan

A US citizen diagnosed with the coronavirus died in Wuhan, China on Thursday, becoming the first American to succumb to the novel virus, one that has already killed more than 700 others.

The death occurred just prior to the largest daily increase in virus deaths since concerns over the virus began late last year — Saturday, Chinese officials reported 86 people died in the previous 24 hours. All of those deaths besides two — one in the Philippines, and one in Hong Kong — occurred in mainland China.

Few details are known about the American citizen who died in Wuhan, …

What is up with that tan line photo of Trump?

Friday evening, an unverified Twitter account posted a photograph of President Donald Trump exhibiting a serious facial tan line. By Saturday, the photograph had gone viral, with people across social media questioning the photographer’s motives — and making memes.

The photo was shared by the account @photowhitehouse, which claims to be run by a photographer named “William Moon.” It features Trump looking wryly over his shoulder, with the wind picking his hair up in a way that reveals a stark contrast between the color of his face and the area around his hairline.

Other photos of the same moment — …

What we know about a Thai mass shooting

At least 20 people have been killed and at least 31 wounded Saturday in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, about 155 miles northeast of Bangkok.

The suspected shooter, a Thai soldier, took people hostage and barricaded himself inside inside a shopping mall with the hostages and an assault rifle, according to local news outlets.

The suspect streamed himself on Facebook Live Saturday evening local time, saying he was “tired, I can barely move my fingers,” according to the Bangkok Post. Shortly before posting the video, the suspected shooter wrote a social media post stating “nobody can avoid death,” …

Democratic candidates want to use trade to make other countries act on climate change

Democratic presidential contenders said they wanted to use trade to get other countries to act on climate change, but at the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary debate on Friday, they were divided over the recent agreement between the US, Canada, and Mexico, the USMCA, signed by President Trump last month.

“The problem is, if we are going to deal with issues like climate change, not only do we in America have to take on the greed of the fossil fuel industry, we have to lead the entire world,” said Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “But maybe, just maybe given the …

Bernie Sanders showed us he’s a very skilled politician

Sen. Bernie Sanders is a highly skilled politician, and at Friday night’s debate he showed it.

The Democratic Party is polarized right now between Bernie fans who insist that democratic socialism is the way forward and an establishment that’s terrified Sanders will bring electoral doom. The truth, however, is a bit more boring. Far-left politics isn’t really a winning hand, but Sanders himself is an effective player who consistently outperforms the partisan fundamentals in his races.

Those talents were on display Friday evening at the New Hampshire debate, where he stayed relentlessly on message, emphasized the popular aspects of …

The 7 biggest moments of the Democratic debate

Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren are not having it with Pete Buttigieg, as evidenced by Friday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire.

The 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has sought to cast himself as a fresh face on the political scene and play into the “Washington outsider” narrative. But Warren and Klobuchar, two deeply experienced and talented politicians who have nevertheless been dogged by questions of “electability,” are not having it.

“We have a newcomer in the White House, and look where it got us,” Klobuchar quipped in reference to Buttigieg. And Warren’s take on Buttigieg’s …