Biden Wins Big On Super Tuesday – Former Vice President Joe Biden emerged victorious from Super Tuesday’s primaries, winning 10 out of the 14 voting states and surging past Bernie Sanders in the total delegate count. Biden had entered Super Tuesday with momentum from his resounding win in South Carolina, but was still not expected to perform as well as he did. National polls now show Biden to be the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, and more national Democrats are beginning to jump on to his bandwagon.
Coronavirus Spreads In US – The novel human coronavirus continues spreading in the United States this week, with the illness now present in multiple states, including New Jersey. California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the state after a death was reported from the virus. On Friday, President Trump signed an $8.2 billion bipartisan bill allocating funds to help fight the spread of coronavirus.
Bloomberg, Warren Drop Out – Billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for president after failing to do well on Super Tuesday. Bloomberg, who spent $500 million of his own money on his campaign, said that he would be retaining much of his national campaign staff and use them to bolster the candidacy of Joe Biden through the November election. Warren said that she has not yet decided if she will endorse Biden or Sanders to be the nominee, saying that it is a decision she doesn’t have to make quickly.
Strong Job Growth, But Stocks Fall – Department of Labor statistics released Friday showed that the US economy added 233,000 jobs in February and unemployment fell to a historic low of 3.5%. But it wasn’t enough to impress investors who continued to sell off their stock holdings as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on world markets.
Roberts Calls Out Schumer – Supreme Court Chief Justice have a stern public rebuke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over comments he made about Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. The previous day Schumer attended a rally where he told the crowd that Gorsuch and Kavanaugh had “released a whirlwind” and should expect to “pay the price” for certain decisions they had made. Schumer apologized on Thursday, saying that he did not intend to threaten them.