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Politics Latest: Warren Drops, CA Returns And More




Former Democratic presidential candidate Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks to her supporters during a campaign rally on the eve of the California Democratic Primary in Monterey Park, California on March 2, 2020.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks to her supporters during a campaign rally on the eve of the California Democratic Primary in Monterey Park, California on March 2, 2020.
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Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday. Her exit came days after the onetime front-runner couldn’t win a single Super Tuesday state, not even her own.

In other news, yesterday Chief Justice John Roberts criticized as “inappropriate” and “dangerous” comments that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer made outside the Supreme Court earlier in the day about Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. This morning on the Senate floor, Schumer apologized for those comments. 

We get the latest from D.C., plus we follow up on what we know of California’s Super Tuesday returns. 

With files from the Associated Press.

 

Guests:

Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News; he tweets @NPRrelving

Fernando Guerra, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies and director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University; member of the KPCC Board of Trustees