As Iowa and New Hampshire contests near and Dems debate on TV tonight, open warfare breaking out between Sanders and Warren | 1/14/2020 | Staff
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We may finally get a Democrat debate tonight that isn't deathly boring for a change. Elizabeth Warren, facing declining poll numbers, is attacking Bernie Sanders with the claim that in a private meeting 13 months ago, he told her that a woman could not win the presidency. M.J Lee of CNN broke the story yesterday:

The stakes were high when Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren met at Warren's apartment in Washington, DC, one evening in December 2018. The longtime friends knew that they could soon be running against each other for president.

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The two agreed that if they ultimately faced each other as presidential candidates, they should remain civil and avoid attacking one another, so as not to hurt the progressive movement. They also discussed how to best take on President Donald Trump, and Warren laid out two main reasons she believed she would be a strong candidate: She could make a robust argument about the economy and earn broad support from female voters.

Sanders responded that he did not believe a woman could win.

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The description of that meeting is based on the accounts of four people: two people Warren spoke with directly soon after the encounter, and two people familiar with the meeting.

What does "people familiar with the meeting" even mean? Those four people amount to thin sourcing, particularly given Warren's habit of lying when it serves to advance her career interest, as with her claim to Native American status and her plagiarized recipe for the book Pow Wow Chow, ostensibly a collection of Native American recipes.

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Bernie's campaign is vigorously disputing the claim:

Sanders' campaign released an angry statement from the Vermont senator in response to the CNN report.

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"It is ludicrous to believe that at the same meeting where Elizabeth Warren told me she was going to run for president, I would tell...
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