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Sunday shows – Spotlight shines on Bloomberg, stop and frisk

Discussions on the Sunday political shows turned to Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg and the stop-and-frisk policing strategy employed while he was mayor of New York City.

Guests also discussed the diverse electorates in the upcoming Nevada and South Carolina contests, President Trump‘s tweet about the Roger Stone case and the spread of coronavirus.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Conway: Trump is ‘toying with everybody’ by attacking Bloomberg for stop and frisk comments
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday said President Trump was “toying with everybody” when he attacked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his support of stop-and-frisk policing, a policy Trump himself has endorsed.
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Giuliani hits Bloomberg on stop and frisk: He’s ‘turned on the program’
By MARTY JOHNSON
 
President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, criticized Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday for walking back his stance on the controversial stop-and-frisk policy that was used during his tenure.
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Biden predicts media will focus on Bloomberg policies ‘relative to the African-American community’
By JUSTIN WISE 
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested in an interview broadcast on Sunday that an uptick in media coverage of  Michael Bloomberg’s policy stances could harm the former New York City mayor’s growing support among African Americans in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
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Biden: ‘Last time we ran’ African-American votes were ‘basically taken for granted’
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he can win the presidency based on his support from African-American voters but that he cannot take the support “for granted.”
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Buttigieg: Electability argument will sway voters of color because ‘we dare not get this wrong’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that he believed he would be able to improve his support among minority voters ahead of the Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primary by touting his ability to defeat President Trump.
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Klobuchar on lack of minority support: ‘I need people to get to know me’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“I need people to get to know me,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said. “I’ve always gotten high support in all of my elections with the Hispanic and African-American communities in my state. That is a start.”
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Klobuchar says she raised $12M since New Hampshire debate
By REBECCA KLAR
 
“I can finally be competitive on the airwaves and get teams in every single Super Tuesday state,” Klobuchar told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”
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Biden says he has to do ‘really well’ in South Carolina
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden conceded in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he “[has] to do really well” in the South Carolina primaries after disappointing showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, but said he does not necessarily have to win the state outright.
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Steyer says he expects better results in Nevada, South Carolina because of his ‘inclusive’ message
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer said Sunday that he expects better results in Nevada and South Carolina than he saw in Iowa and New Hampshire because of the increased diversity in the upcoming primary states and his “inclusive” message. 
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Clyburn on Steyer’s surge in South Carolina: ‘He has money, he has been spending it’
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Sunday that Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer has been surging in recent South Carolina polls because the billionaire candidate is spending money on ad buys throughout the state. 
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Buttigieg says he’s not going to take ‘lectures on family values’ from Limbaugh
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday said he isn’t going to take “lectures on family values” from conservative media personality Rush Limbaugh, who recently made comments about the former South Bend, Ind., mayor’s sexuality. 
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Buttigieg defends big-dollar fundraisers: ‘I am following’ same practices as Obama
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday defended his fundraising practices as the same as those used by former President Obama in the wake of criticism from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a fellow 2020 White House hopeful. 
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Biden: Sanders ‘has some accountability’ for supporters’ threats against union
By MARTY JOHNSON
 
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden criticized fellow candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a sit-down, pre-taped interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” saying that Sanders should’ve done more to condemn the “outrageous threats” that his supporters directed at Nevada’s Culinary Union.
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Short defends Trump’s tweets as a ‘very effective way’ to communicate with Americans
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Marc Short said on Sunday President Trump’s tweets are an “effective” way for the president to communicate with American people, pushing back on comments from Attorney General William Barr, who said Trump’s tweets about the Justice Department make it “impossible” for him to do his job.
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GOP senator on Trump’s Roger Stone tweet: ‘Just because you can sing … doesn’t mean you should sing’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Sunday cautioned President Trump against tweeting about criminal cases like the one involving the president’s long-time associate, Roger Stone.
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NIH official says coronavirus ‘on the verge’ of becoming global pandemic unless containment becomes ‘more successful’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
“Technically speaking, the [World Health Organization] wouldn’t be calling this a global pandemic. But it certainly is on the verge of that happening reasonably soon unless containment is more successful than it is right now,” Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said.
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