Bernie Sanders has undergone a heart procedure for an artery blockage and is canceling events until further notice, according to his campaign office. Sanders, 78, a Vermont senator and a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, was hospitalized in Nevada on Tuesday night. “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Senator Sanders experienced some chest discomfort,” Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement on Wednesday. “Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted.” Weaver added: “Senator Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.” His wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, was on her way to Las Vegas on Wednesday morning, and according to the Associated Press, … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders cancels events after undergoing heart procedure
Senator Bernie Sanders was hospitalized and treated for an artery blockage and is canceling his events for the coming days, a campaign official said on Wednesday. “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Senator Sanders experienced some chest discomfort,” Jeff Weaver, a longtime adviser to Mr. Sanders, said in a statement. “Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Senator Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.” Mr. Sanders, 78, was traveling for a gun forum in Las Vegas that other candidates were also scheduled to attend. He was to travel to California later this week. Mr. Weaver read the statement to staffers on a quickly assembled conference call at 10:30 Eastern time, according to an aide on the call. … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Treatment of Artery Blockage
Senator Bernie Sanders, recovering from a procedure to treat a clogged artery, will participate in the next Democratic debate, his campaign said Thursday. Mr. Sanders was still at an undisclosed Las Vegas hospital and his events in the coming days have been canceled. But his campaign said he would be ready to appear in the fourth debate of the primary, scheduled for Oct. 15 near Columbus, Ohio. On Wednesday, his campaign said he experienced “some chest discomfort’’ during an event on Tuesday evening; a medical evaluation found blockage in one artery, and two stents were inserted. He has canceled a two-day college tour this week in California, and his aides have not said when he would return to the campaign trail. His campaign has still not said whether Mr. Sanders had a heart attack or whether he just experienced chest pain. Mr. Sanders’s wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, traveled on Wednesday to Las Vegas and is now with him as he recovers. Before his … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders Will Participate in Next Debate, His Campaign Says
ALBANY — Some New York progressive leaders hoping Bernie Sanders might help Cynthia Nixon in her Democratic primary campaign against Gov. Cuomo are likely to be disappointed. A high-level Sanders source said Sunday that it’s “very unlikely” the Vermont senator will get involved. One New York progressive leader had suggested that Sanders might “look at this race if it tightens, which I think it will, and see if he wants to get involved on behalf of his allies in the progressive movement.” But the top Sanders source said the senator’s priority is to replace Republicans in the House and Senate, as well as in down-ballot races across the country. Cynthia Nixon praises Cuomo for legalizing gay marriage “That’s really where his focus is going to be, on defeating the Republicans and beating back the far right agents of Trump,” the insider said. Cuomo and Nixon both supported Hillary Clinton over Sanders in the 2016 … [Read more...] about LOVETT: Cynthia Nixon unlikely to get Bernie Sanders’ backing
ALBANY — A senior adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders shot back at Gov. Cuomo's campaign for saying the two political leaders are in “lockstep.” “The idea that Andrew Cuomo and Bernie Sanders are lock step on policy is 100% Grade A American bulls---,” Ari Rabin-Havt tweeted Monday. Rabin-Havt was responding to a Daily News story that quoted a different high-level Sanders source who said it's “very unlikely” the Vermont U.S. senator and progressive hero would get involved in the New York gubernatorial primary race between Cuomo and actress Cynthia Nixon. The source said Sanders was more focused on helping elect Republicans to the House, Senate and in down ballot races in order to fight President Trump's agenda. LOVETT: Cynthia Nixon unlikely to get Bernie Sanders’ backing In response, Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer said that “the governor and Sen. Sanders are in lockstep: Our focus is on … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders adviser slams Cuomo campaign for saying 2 pols are in ‘lockstep’ on policy
It’s only 59 degrees today in Washington, DC, but it seems people are as thirsty as though it was the Coachella desert and not the swamp. They’re parched! Absolutely gaspin’! They can’t get enough! I present to you two severe cases of thirst towards a popular female singer, and ask you to judge: Who’s thirstier? Thirst Event Number One: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Cardi B Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders, 76, retweeted the organization Social Security Works, which had posted a quote from a GQ interview with Cardi B where she said that Franklin Roosevelt was “the real ‘Make America Great Again’ President because if it wasn’t for him, older Americans wouldn’t even get Social Security.” Cardi, Sanders said, is right. Okay, pretty thirsty, but not outside the normal range of thirst—and Cardi is right, after all. But hours later, Sanders posted a seven second video reiterating exactly what he said hours earlier: It’s a … [Read more...] about Who Was Thirstier: Bernie Sanders to Cardi B or All of DC to Katy Perry?