Sunday shows - 2020 spotlight shifts to South Carolina

Sunday shows - 2020 spotlight shifts to South Carolina
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Discussions on the Sunday morning political talk shows turned to the South Carolina primary, after Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Sanders still sees 'narrow path' to Democratic presidential nomination Tenants call on lawmakers to pass rent freezes MORE (I-Vt.) won the Nevada caucuses one day earlier.

White House officials also made appearances to push back on reports that Russia is working to help President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE's reelection efforts.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Clyburn rejects claim that South Carolina voters won't support Sanders' democratic socialism
By REBECCA KLAR
 
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Sunday he does not think the label of democratic socialist will make South Carolina voters hesitant to choose Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the state's Democratic presidential primary on Saturday.
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Murphy: No concerns with Sanders on gun policy
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: 'Stop congratulating yourself! You're a failure' Coronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner MORE (D-Conn.) said Sunday that he is not concerned about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the 2020 White House hopeful's position on gun reform. 
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Dean says he's not worried Sanders would harm down-ballot Democratic candidates
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) said on Sunday that he is not concerned that down-ballot candidates would be hurt if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wins the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
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Rahm Emanuel: Sanders is 'stoppable'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said Sunday that although Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is “the frontrunner” in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, he is “stoppable.”
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Poll: Biden lead over Sanders narrows to 5 points in South Carolina
By JUSTIN WISE
 
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control MORE's lead in South Carolina continues to narrow as the state's primary inches closer, according to a new CBS News-YouGov survey. 
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Biden blames Steyer for drop in South Carolina African-American support
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
"Former Vice President Joe Biden attributed his drop in African-American support ahead of the South Carolina primary to billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerProgressive advocates propose T 'green stimulus' plan Candidates want data privacy rules, except for their own campaigns Budowsky: Biden should pull together a 'dream team of rivals' MORE’s spending in the state in a Sunday interview on “Face the Nation.”
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Biden 'suffered' from not doing 'enough' in early debates, Clyburn says
By REBECCA KLAR
 
"I've heard from a lot of people that they thought that Joe Biden could have done more to engage ... during the debate, thought he could have done more to say why he would be deserving," House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So I think he suffered from that. He didn't do enough."
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Steyer: 'I do for sure' have to finish in top three in South Carolina
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Billionaire Tom Steyer said Sunday that he has to finish near the top of the field in the South Carolina Democratic primary after prioritizing the state in his campaign spending and field organizing.
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Clyburn: Nevada will have 'somewhat of an impact' on South Carolina
By REBECCA KLAR
 
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Sunday the results of the upcoming South Carolina primary “may not line up with” the results from the three prior early voting states.
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Clyburn says Democrats spent 'too much time on Bloomberg' in Nevada debate
By REBECCA KLAR
 
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on Sunday that Democratic presidential candidates spent too much time attacking opponent Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response MORE during the debate in Nevada last week.
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Veteran Democratic political consultant: Bloomberg can recover from Nevada debate
By TAL AXELROD
 
Veteran Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf said Michael Bloomberg can recover from his rocky debate performance in Las Vegas this week.
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National security adviser: 'I haven't seen any intelligence' that Russia is trying to help Trump
By JUSTIN WISE
 
"I haven't seen any intelligence that Russia is doing anything to attempt to get President Trump reelected," Robert O'Brien told ABC News. "I think this is the same old story that we've heard before... We've been very tough on Russia and we've been great on election security. So I think it's a non-story."
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Pence chief of staff: 'There's not intelligence' saying Russia wants Trump reelected
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
“I think there’s not intelligence that said the Russians are trying to help Donald Trump win [the] election,”  Marc Short said on "Fox News Sunday." “We know that foreign governments have been trying to interfere in elections to sow chaos.”
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Democratic senator: It's 'pretty clear' Russia supports political right in US 'over and over again'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Sunday that it’s “pretty clear” that Russia has backed conservatives “over and over again” when interfering with American politics.
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O'Brien claims Russians want Sanders to win because he would cut military spending
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien claimed Sunday that Russia was supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential campaign in hopes he would cut the U.S. military budget.
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Maguire was not pushed out over Russia briefing, O'Brien says
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien in an interview broadcast on Sunday denied that former acting director of national intelligence (DNI) Joseph MaguireJoseph MaguireFormer intelligence chiefs slam Trump for removing officials Acting director of National Counterterrorism Center fired: report Trump taps new director for National Counterterrorism Center MORE was dismissed because one of his appointees briefed the House Intelligence Committee on Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.
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Connecticut senator: 'Trump policy on Iran has been a total disaster'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Sunday that President Trump’s policy on Iran “has been a total disaster" after the president criticized the lawmaker for meeting with an Iranian official last week.
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