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Sunday shows – Coronavirus politics shares spotlight with Super Tuesday, South Carolina primary

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The Sunday morning political talk shows offered a mix of coronavirus politics and guests discussing Super Tuesday and the South Carolina primary.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is leading in the delegate count in the 2020 Democratic presidential race after four contests, appeared on multiple shows.

The Hill’s complete coverage is below.

Pence warns of more virus cases in US, but stresses risk ‘remains low’
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Vice President Pence said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that “there’s no question” there will be more cases of coronavirus in the U.S., but insisted the risk to Americans “remains low.”
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NBC’s Chuck Todd presses Pence on ‘irresponsible rhetoric’ from Democrats on virus
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
NBC’s Chuck Todd in an interview broadcast Sunday pressed Vice President Pence on his condemnation of “irresponsible rhetoric” from Democrats on the coronavirus, asking him to cite specific examples.
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Head of HHS says ‘partisan sniping’ during coronavirus crisis is ‘unnecessary’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“We don’t need to have this made a political issue. We’re in a public health crisis here. We need to all be banding together,” Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said.
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Biden, Sanders condemn Trump amid coronavirus outbreak
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in interviews on Sunday both condemned President Trump’s and his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Biden says Sanders would lose to Trump
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday that President Trump would beat Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a general election. 
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Biden says he would contest nomination even if Sanders leads in delegates: ‘You don’t change the rules in middle of the game’
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he would contest the presidential primary nomination at the Democratic  convention if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is leading in delegates without securing a majority. 

“The rules have been set,” Biden said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

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Biden dismisses Sanders’s rally crowds: ‘People aren’t looking for a revolution’
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday dismissed Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) large rally crowds as an indicator that his rival in the 2020 Democratic presidential race could turn out more general election voters if he’s the party’s nominee. 
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Biden says Sanders would have ‘great trouble’ helping Democrats keep House, win Senate
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would have “great trouble” helping Democrats retain the House and win the Senate if he is the party’s is the nominee.
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Biden: Potential Super Tuesday loss ‘surely doesn’t help, but there’s a lot of big states coming up after that’
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
“I’m not a pundit, and I’m not being a wise guy, I’m being deadly earnest: I feel good about where we are,” Biden said Sunday. “I think it’s about the message, I think that people know who I am, I think we’ve now begun to raise money, I think things are picking up but we’ll see.”
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Sanders holds double-digit lead in Texas, tied with Biden in NC: polls
By KYLE BALLUCK 
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) holds a 15-point lead in Texas over his closest rival in the 2020 Democratic primary, former Vice President Joe Biden, according to an NBC News/Marist poll released on Sunday.
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Biden says he raised $5 million on day of South Carolina primary
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday morning that his campaign raised $5 million in the past 24 hours during the South Carolina primary.
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Biden on claim he was arrested in South Africa: ‘I guess I should have said I was detained’
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday addressed his false claim that he had been arrested in apartheid-era South Africa while attempting to visit Nelson Mandela in prison, saying he “should have said I was detained.”
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Sanders calls himself an ‘existential threat to the corporate wing of the Democratic Party’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“For too long the Democratic Party and leaders have been going to rich peoples’ homes raising money and they’ve ignored the working class and the middle class the low-income people in this country.”
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Sanders responds to attack from Israeli ambassador: Israel policy must ‘deal with the suffering of the Palestinian people as well’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded Sunday to remarks by Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, who went after Sanders for calling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “reactionary racist.”
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Buttigieg says staying in race is best for party, country
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that staying in the race is the best thing he can do for both his party and the country.
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