Apr 10, 2019

EU offers to extend Brexit deadline until October

Theresa May. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The European Union is offering the United Kingdom an extension to complete Brexit until October 31 — rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a shorter extension through June 30.

Details: EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, advocated for a longer extension believing 3 months wouldn't be enough to get out of the gridlock between British leadership, reports Bloomberg. The EU will review the status of Brexit in June. French President Emmanuel Macaron was opposed to the longer extension and pushed for more conditions to be added, per Bloomberg.

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Debate night: Candidates' last face-off before Super Tuesday

Sanders, Biden, Klobuchar and Steyer in South Carolina on Feb. 25. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to keep his momentum after winning New Hampshire and Nevada, while former Vice President Joe Biden hopes to keep his own campaign alive. The other five candidates are just trying to hang on.

What's happening: Seven contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are in Charleston, South Carolina, for the tenth debate, just days before the South Carolina primary and a week before Super Tuesday.

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What to watch in tonight's Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Colorado. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Bernie Sanders is now the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his opponents are ready to try to knock him down at tonight's debate in Charleston, South Carolina — especially Michael Bloomberg, who was the punching bag at the Las Vegas debate.

Why it matters: This is the last debate before Super Tuesday, when Sanders is expected to win California and Texas and could secure an insurmountable lead for the Democratic nomination. That's a direct threat to the entire field, but especially to Bloomberg, who skipped the early states to focus on the March 3 contests.