The top Democratic presidential contenders are continuing to outpace their Republican counterparts when it comes to raising money directly for their campaigns, according to third-quarter fundraising totals that have been announced so far.
Everyone knows Bernie Sanders is a self-described socialist who serves as an Independent in Congress and is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. But what else should you know about the man challenging Hillary Clinton?
"This column is not what you think it is going to be. Because I have moderated two general election debates -- in 2004 and 2008 -- I know better than to carp from the sidelines. But that hasn't stopped the requests that have poured in every day for a month, as news outlets from around the world have asked my opinion on debate moderation."
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.