Future Of Democratic Debates, Is The Stimulus Package Enough?

CHARLOTTE — Are the Democratic debates over because of the Coronavirus Pandemic?  Apparently, Joe Biden hopes so.  Right now, there are no debates on the April schedule between the former Vice President and Senator Bernie Sanders.

And, last week, Biden said, “I think we’ve had enough debates and we should get on with this”.

Also, the checks will soon be in the mail or the bank account of millions of Americans after the President signs a two-trillion dollar stimulus package.  But, will that be enough given the soaring unemployment numbers?

WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in in our Watch on Politics.

POLITICAL WRAP: Trump Coronavirus Briefings; Burr Ethics Controversy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – President Trump went off on a reporter last week. Are his daily briefings on coronavirus reassuring the public?

And Richard Burr sold up to $1.7 million in stock just before the market started crashing.

Click for more with WCCB Charlotte Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis.

The Heat: Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Election

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden dealing a crushing blow to rival Bernie Sanders, all but clinching the party’s nomination.

Sanders meantime refusing to bow out, says he’s staying in the fight. All this as the coronavirus takes center stage, threatening to upend the election.
We begin our coverage with CGTN’s Nathan King live at the White House.

  • Mary C. Curtis is a columnist for Roll Call
  • Joel Rubin is a Democratic Strategist and political commentator and analyst.
  • Merrill Matthews is Resident Scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation.
  • Ameshia Cross is a political analyst and democratic strategist.

 

Mary C. Curtis: Biggest Takeaways from Tuesday’s Primaries

CHARLOTTE, NC —  Despite the coronavirus, voters still turned out for Tuesday’s primaries in three states.

Former vice president Joe Biden sweeping victories in FloridaIllinois and Arizona building his lead over Bernie Sanders in the democratic presidential race.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis discusses the biggest takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries.

POLITICAL WRAP: Coronavirus Impact on Presidential Campaigns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The coronavirus pandemic is impacting the race for the White House. Georgia and Louisiana have postponed their primaries, while other states still plan on voting Tuesday. But they will make adjustments, such as moving voting locations in or near senior living centers.

Sunday night’s democratic primary debate did not have an audience. Both candidates had a lot on the line, especially since they’re not able to hold campaign rallies right now.

Click above for more with WCCB Charlotte Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis.

Mary C. Curtis: What’s Next After Biden’s Big Night

CHARLOTTE, NC — Another big Super Tuesday for democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Political contributor Mary C. Curtis talks about the results and if Bernie Sanders should consider dropping out the race.

POLITICAL WRAP: Coronavirus Concerns; Biden and Bernie Super Tuesday Battle

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mixed messages from the Trump administration on the Coronavirus.

And on the campaign trail, it’s essentially down to two candidates for the Democratic nomination.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is racking up endorsements, most recently from former candidate, Senator Kamala Harris.

Meantime, Senator Bernie Sanders is looking to Michigan and its 125 delegates ahead of the next Super Tuesday.

The Heat: Biden, Sanders lead Super Tuesday

The Democratic party is now divided between a progressive candidate and a moderate.

The contest for the Democratic nomination involved nearly three dozen candidates at one point.

Only a handful are still officially in the race. But just two have the best chance of winning the nomination. Joe Biden won most of the Super Tuesday primaries and took over the delegate lead from Senator Bernie Sanders.

To discuss all of this:

North Carolina played third fiddle on Super Tuesday. It won’t in November

OPINION — Yes, Texas and California were the big delegate prizes on Super Tuesday. But don’t forget No. 3, North Carolina — politicians of both parties certainly won’t.

The Tar Heel State has been a battleground for votes and issues for both parties for years. While South Carolina drew all the attention as the first-in-the-South primary, North Carolina, because of the politics and policies that resonate beyond its borders, will remain in the spotlight through the 2020 election season.

Different from its neighbors — the usually reliably red South Carolina and the increasingly blue Virginia to its north —decidedly purple North Carolina keeps everyone guessing. (Though its Super Tuesday result reflected the primary outcomes in South Carolina and Virginia, with former Vice President Joe Biden winning handily and Sen. Bernie Sanders in second place.)

Mary C. Curtis: Super Tuesday Results

CHARLOTTE, NC — Joe Biden’s campaign getting new life after a successful Super Tuesday but Bernie Sanders isn’t far behind. Political contributor Mary C. Curtis breaks down the results and how the other races played out.