Mike Gravel

Ex-2020 candidate Mike Gravel supports Sanders and Gabbard

Former 2020 candidate Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska)
Mike Gravel. Photo: Josh Lawton/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera/Getty Images

Former 2020 candidate Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) on Tuesday shared his support for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and backed Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on social media Thursday.

The big picture: Gravel previously said he'd be interested in endorsing either Sanders or Gabbard, but commented that he likes Gabbard for her non-interventionist foreign policy ideas, per the Atlantic. However, Gravel's former campaign manager David Oks said Sanders is a better choice, since Sanders' chances of securing the party nomination are stronger than Gabbard's, reports the Daily Beast.

What they're saying: Julian Assange indicted under Espionage Act

Protestors asking for Julian Assange to be freed
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New charges brought against Julian Assange on Thursday indicted the Wikileaks founder for revealing government secrets, marking the first time a publisher has been charged under the Espionage Act.

Why it matters: Prior administrations have resisted invoking the World War II-era Espionage Act against journalists, largely out of respect for the First Amendment.