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Election Denier Kari Lake Wins Nomination in Arizona Election She Said Was Rigged

Former FOX 10 Phoenix anchor Kari Lake.Mother Jones illustration; Christopher Brown/ZUMA Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.After spreading baseless claims of election fraud in the Arizona gubernatorial primary, Republican Kari Lake has won her party’s nomination. The Donald Trump-backed candidate and former FOX 10 Phoenix…

“People Like Us Are Capable of Representing Us”

Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.It was a vision of the Democratic Party’s enduring dream for Texas: a charismatic and telegenic candidate backed by a crowd of cheering, flag-waving Latinos and Latinas, the demographic long expected to end nearly three decades of…

She Has Endorsements. She Has Plans. But Warren Is in 4th Place Among Black Voters in South Carolina.

Elizabeth Warren stands with South Carolina state representative Wendy Brawley, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Columbia, South Carolina, city councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine after an event in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 24, 2020.Patrick Semansky/AP When Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza took to the stage at Monday’s “Women for Warren” event in downtown Charleston,…

The Easy Part Is Over for Michael Bloomberg

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg at the Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.John Locher/Associated Press Michael Bloomberg’s campaign for president has been an attempt to reinvent the presidential primary process entirely. The billionaire former three-term mayor of New York City jumped into a race that was already…

Bernie Sanders Wins the New Hampshire Primary

Steven Senne/AP Sen. Bernie Sanders has won Tuesday’s New Hampshire Democratic primary, according to multiple news outlets. Tuesday marks Sanders’ second primary win in New Hampshire, which borders his home state of Vermont. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the state’s 2016 primary with more than 60 percent of the vote. Sanders…