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18.08.2022 - 02:50 [ @PeoplesParty_US / Nitter ]

“The mask is completely lifting on the empire right now and more and more people are seeing it but they have nowhere to go in the two party system… The fear is that someone like you steps out and gives people hope.” – @MaxBlumenthal on #Dore24

14.08.2022 - 22:57 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Hadash Elects First Candidates for Its List for the Knesset Elections

Hadash’s electoral platform calls for: an end to Israel’s occupation of all Palestinian territories conquered in the June 1967 war as well as the Golan Heights taken from Syria, and for achieving a just, comprehensive, and stable peace between Israel and an independent Palestinian state to be created in those same occupied Palestinian territories; the protection of workers’ rights; the development of advanced and egalitarian social services (health, education, housing, welfare, culture, and sports), and for full equality for the Arab-Palestinian national minority in Israel.

Among Hadash’s additional goals are: the eradication of ethnic discrimination in all fields; the defense of the interests of residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods and development towns; the protection of democratic freedoms in Israeli society; full equality between the sexes in all fields; the protection of the environment and environmental justice; and the eradication of all nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons in Israel and throughout the Middle East.

10.08.2022 - 11:55 [ Fox News ]

GOP Rep. Banks says Trump ‚fired up‘ after FBI raid, ‚made up his mind‘ on 2024: ‚Going to like his decision‘

As for Trump’s plans with regard to a 2024 White House run, Banks said the former president told the group that he „has made up his mind.“

„He said we are going to like his decision and it is only a matter of time before he will make that decision known,“ Banks told Fox News, adding that Trump „enjoyed encouragement“ from RSC members Tuesday to „get the decision out sooner rather than later.“

31.07.2022 - 18:26 [ Nadine Dorries, UK Secretary of State for @DCMS / Nitter ]

Liz will deliver. As Prime Minister, I will deliver for the British people so we can succeed like never before

31.07.2022 - 18:12 [ Nadine Dorries / DailyMail.co.uk ]

I may have gone over the top about Rishi’s clothes… But I don’t want my party to be fooled by appearances the way many of the Cabinet were, writes NADINE DORRIES

My comments were widely interpreted to be anti-aspirational and it was suggested that I was seeking revenge against the man who, while Chancellor, had been planning a coup for a very long time and who had ruthlessly and metaphorically stabbed Boris Johnson in the back.

Rishi had been plotting against the most electorally successful Prime Minister the Conservative Party has known since the days of Margaret Thatcher. His actions made Michael Gove’s betrayal of Boris Johnson during the 2016 leadership campaign appear like a rank amateur rehearsing for the role of Brutus in a village hall play.

(…)

I wanted to highlight Rishi’s misguided sartorial style in order to alert Tory members not to be taken in by appearances in the way that happened to many of us who served with the Chancellor in Cabinet. The assassin’s gleaming smile, his gentle voice and even his diminutive stature had many of us well and truly fooled.

31.07.2022 - 17:39 [ Independent.co.uk ]

MP Greg Hands says Nadine Dorries’ retweet of Sunak as ‘Brutus the backstabber’ is dangerous

MP Greg Hands has branded ‘dangerous’ a retweet by culture secretary Nadine Dorries, showing Rishi Sunak stabbing Boris Johnson in the back.

31.07.2022 - 08:10 [ fizzforbrexit / Nitter ]

… All politicians are corrupt especially nowadays. Name just one politician of ANY PARTY who has spoken out against the theft of our civil liberties and the abuse of our laws by Boris Johnson over the past 30 months? JUST COMPLICIT SILENCE!!

31.07.2022 - 08:06 [ theGuardian.com ]

Overhaul campaign before it’s too late, Rishi Sunak told

To make an impression on the race, Sunak announced last night plans to charge patients £10 for a missed medical appointment to help clear the Covid backlog. He said he would revive high streets, slash the number of empty shops and backed tougher punishment for graffiti and littering, as well as additional powers for police to tackle anti-social behaviour.

31.07.2022 - 05:12 [ President Biden / Twitter ]

Folks, today I tested positive for COVID again. This happens with a small minority of folks. I’ve got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me. I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon.

27.07.2022 - 18:20 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Who exactly are the 160,000 Tory members who will choose the next prime minister?

Tory MPs have now voted five times to narrow the field of their leadership race down to just two candidates. Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss will go head-to-head, and the winner will replace Boris Johnson as prime minister.

Unlike the previous rounds, however, this one has a broader electorate: Tory members will get to vote on which of the pair becomes party leader.

27.07.2022 - 15:06 [ theHill.com ]

Warren returns to campaign spotlight

The liberal lawmaker has kept a relatively low profile since suspending her presidential bid to endorse Joe Biden. Vowing to be a trusted ally to his administration, she’s quietly lent a hand on policy and personnel decisions and sponsored bills to advance progressives’ top concerns.

But increasingly, Warren is also resurfacing nationally, adopting a front-facing role as a campaign surrogate for progressive candidates in swing states.

27.07.2022 - 14:12 [ CNN ]

CNN Poll: 75% of Democratic voters want someone other than Biden in 2024

The poll comes as Biden’s approval ratings remain low and most Americans are discontented with the state of the country and the economy. Inflation remains high and a new report released Tuesday showed consumer confidence slipped for the third straight month.

20.07.2022 - 20:46 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tories brace for ‘nastiest’ leadership campaign in party’s history

It will be a battle of ideology, policy and personality – with Mr Sunak, the prudent, centrist, polished public schoolboy against Ms Truss, the tax-cutting, Right-wing, robotic Yorkshire lass.

20.07.2022 - 20:40 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Gloves are off in battle to be next PM: Rishi Sunak says only he’ll beat Labour and win next election as Liz Truss takes dig at ex-Chancellor to pledge ‚bold new economic plan‘ – as Tories brace for bruising six-week contest with first TV debate on Monday

– Conservative MPs have chosen the final two candidates for PM going ahead to a run-off with party members
– Liz Truss emerged victorious from a brutal battle with Penny Mordaunt for second spot in head-to-head phase
– Rishi Sunak topped the ballot in all the voting rounds but polls suggest he could struggle in the member vote
– The candidates are due to clash in a BBC TV debate on Monday night with fears it will turn nasty quickly
– The winner of the ballot is due to be declared on September 5 and take over from Mr Johnson the next day

20.07.2022 - 20:34 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Truss vs Sunak – and the choice of two very different futures for Britain

Truss has pledged to raise defence spending to 3 per cent of GDP by 2030, while Sunak would keep it on its present path, rising to 2.5 per cent over the same period. Although the former chancellor gave the Ministry of Defence special treatment in his spending review, he shares the Treasury’s scepticism about getting value for money from it.

While the Truss camp suggests Sunak would be less supportive of Ukraine amid fears of the impact on the UK of sanctions against Russia, in practice they would probably adopt the same approach. However, Truss would probably be more hawkish than him towards China.

18.07.2022 - 17:22 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

The complete run-offs from our Next Tory Leader survey. Badenoch first, Truss second, Sunak third, Mordaunt fourth, Tugendhat fifth.

The run-off scores from our latest Next Tory Leader survey for all five candidates are as follows –

18.07.2022 - 17:15 [ Sky News ]

Sky News cancels Conservative leadership debate after Sunak and Truss refuse to take part

Sky News has cancelled its Conservative leadership debate after Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss refused to take part.

The debate was due to be hosted by Kay Burley tomorrow evening.

Conservative MPs are said to be concerned about the damage the debates are doing to the image of the party, exposing disagreements and splits.

18.07.2022 - 17:10 [ Express.co.uk ]

Boris lashes out at Truss on tax as Tory leadership tensions explode in bloodbath contest

His comments came despite Ms Truss being seen as the „Boris Johnson continuity candidate“ with a number of his supporters backing her in a bid to stop Mr Suank entering No10.

Her attack on the former Chancellor’s record last night was one of a number of punches swung as the Tory leadership contest gets increasingly bitter.

17.07.2022 - 14:03 [ Rishi Sunak / Telegraph.co.uk ]

We got Brexit done – now we must capitalise on the freedoms it gave us

Second, the government would also remove the burdens of GDPR, creating in its place the most dynamic data protection regime in the world.

The EU’s Byzantine rules are preventing British tech companies from innovating and public services from sharing data to prevent crime. As any internet user can see, GDPR – with all its bureaucratic box-ticking – is clearly not working and needs to be replaced.

15.07.2022 - 20:22 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Live: The Tory leadership debate

As things stand, Rishi Sunak is leading the way on MP nominations, but needs to win over Tory members to succeed in the final stage of the contest. Meanwhile Penny Mordaunt is the clear favourite with the bookies thanks to recent polling which suggests she is Tory members’ candidate of choice.

15.07.2022 - 15:29 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

Jimmy Dore is considering running for president. He could win.

(14.06.2022)

Through his show, Jimmy has consistently lead and been right on issues like RussiaGate, the chemical attack in Syria, the DNC rigging a second election against Bernie, the CARES Act bailout for Wall Street, Covid vaccine mandates and lockdowns, Bernie’s spinelessness, the Squad’s careerism, and the need for a major new populist party free of corporate money.

His #ForceTheVote campaign reshaped US politics by exposing that even progressives like AOC are quickly corrupted by the Democratic Party. The People’s Party was the only major national organization to partner with Jimmy and demand a floor vote on Medicare for All in the middle of the pandemic.

When Jimmy asked him about running on the show, Chris Hedges said the media would dredge up something he said or did, or allegedly said or did, and use it to attack him endlessly. He’s right, they would do this to any independent populist who truly challenges the corporate state, but as Ralph pointed out, we’re in a very different political and media age from when he ran in 2000.

We’ve been through two great recessions and a pandemic that were used to crush us and create super billionaires. People are working more, making less, and living worse. Faith in institutions has collapsed across society, including the major parties, the media, big business, the banks, the courts, and schools. Trust in government is at historic lows. The number of independents is at record highs. And a majority of Americans want a major new party and an independent candidate for president.

15.07.2022 - 15:22 [ Independent,co.uk ]

Nearly 60 per cent of US voters would back independent candidate over Biden or Trump, poll finds

(Tuesday 26 April 2022)

According to a newly-released survey of 1,966 registered voters conducted by Harvard University’s Centre for American Political Studies and Harris Poll, 58 per cent of respondents — including 47 per cent of Republicans, 60 per cent of Democrats, and 71 per cent of registered independents — said they would consider a “moderate independent candidate” in the 2024 election if faced with a repeat of the choice they were presented with in November 2020.

15.07.2022 - 15:02 [ Forbes ]

Trump Leads Biden By 5 Points In Hypothetical 2024 Presidential Poll

(01.07.2022)

An Emerson College poll released Friday found President Joe Biden is down 44% to 39% to former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 rematch, as Biden’s approval rating continues to plummet.

14.07.2022 - 14:51 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Tories brace for more blood on the carpet at 3pm: MPs finish voting in second round as Truss allies beg right-wing rivals to recognise the ‚reality‘ they cannot win – and slam surging Penny Mordaunt for inability to ‚master detail‘

Tories are braced for more blood on the carpet today as another hopeful is knocked out of the leadership race – with Liz Truss allies begging rivals to recognise the ‚reality‘ they cannot win.

The results are due to be revealed at 3pm after another frenzied day at Westminster that saw the Foreign Secretary officially launch her campaign insisting she can be ‚trusted to deliver‘ after taking on the EU over Brexit and Vladimir Putin over Ukraine.

In a dig at frontrunner Rishi Sunak she said she had been ‚loyal‘ to Boris Johnson, and it was not the time for ‚business as usual economic management‘.

13.07.2022 - 18:24 [ theSun.co.uk ]

AND THEN THERE WERE 6 – Rishi Sunak & Penny Mordaunt storm Tory PM leadership battle – but Hunt and Zahawi crash out

TUESDAY July 19 – FRIDAY July 22

– Knockout ballots will happen daily until just two candidates are left standing.

FRIDAY July 22

– The final two candidates tour the country trying to win the votes of 100,000 or so ordinary party members who will decide the next PM.

MONDAY September 5

– The results of the vote is announced and Britain’s next PM is revealed

13.07.2022 - 18:15 [ Telegraph,co.uk ]

Conservative leadership race latest: Nadhim Zahawi and Jeremy Hunt voted out

With only 14 public backers apiece, it is unsurprising Jeremy Hunt and Nadhim Zahawi fell short of the 30 votes from MPs they needed.

The results, announced just now by Sir Graham Brady, leaves six candidates for MPs to vote on tomorrow. Rishi Sunak, as expected, is out in the lead with 88 votes, although is followed more closely expected by Penny Mordaunt, who has 67 backers.

11.07.2022 - 14:55 [ ready4rishi.com ]

Ready for Rishi

I got into politics because I want everyone in this country to have the opportunity to be able to give their children a better future.

Our country faces huge challenges, the most serious for a generation. Someone has to grip this moment and make the right decisions. Because the choices we make today will decide whether the next generation of British people will have more opportunities than the last.

We need to restore trust in our politics. We need to rebuild our economy. And we need to reunite the country.

That’s why I’m standing to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and your Prime Minister.

11.07.2022 - 13:50 [ Britain Elects / Nitter ]

The race to replace Boris Johnson, afternoon update (10 July):

Sunak: 30 MPs (+12)
Mordaunt: 18 (+11)
Hunt: 12 (+10)
Truss: 12 (+6)
Tugendhat: 12 (+6)
Badenoch: 11 (+5)
Zahawi: 10 (+7)
Braverman: 9 (-)

Chgs. w/ 24hrs ago

29.01.2022 - 17:23 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Rishi Sunak ‚thinks Boris Johnson WON’T survive Partygate and has ALEADY built a dummy campaign website as he prepares leadership bid‘

– Rishi Sunak ‚thinks Boris Johnson won’t survive Partygate and has built a dummy campaign website‘
– The Chancellor is said to be preparing a leadership campaign in the event the Prime Minister is deposed
– Mr Johnson is fighting for his political life as he awaits results of inquiry into ‚Partygate‘ drama
– His wife Carrie Johnson is accused of organising a cake for Mr Johnson’s 56th birthday party in June 2020
– Miss Gray is said to be furious that Scotland Yard has asked for a redacted version of her report
– The Met Police asked for only ‚minimal references‘ to ‚parties‘ at centre of the row to be in document

29.01.2022 - 17:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tom Tugendhat: I would run to replace Boris Johnson in a leadership contest

Tom Tugendhat has become the first Tory MP to say he would run to replace Boris Johnson in a leadership contest.

It comes less than 24 hours after reports that the Prime Minister will receive imminently the report from Sue Gray into alleged breaches of Covid restrictions during ‘partygate’.

03.10.2021 - 16:31 [ People´s Party (USA) ]

Florida News! Register for Peoples Party

This is HUGE news as we can now support candidates to run to fight the duopoly as People’s Party candidates in the Sunshine State. Florida is a state that moves the country politically with more than 14 Million voters, a quarter of those are already registered as unaffiliated and surveys show that millions more are seeking out a better party. This is a significant and exciting development in the building of a major new party across the country.

21.08.2021 - 13:35 [ New York Times ]

Pompeo Delivers R.N.C. Speech From Israel, With Eye Toward 2024

(25.08.2020)

No sitting secretary of state had previously addressed a national political convention in at least 75 years.

04.08.2021 - 13:21 [ Young Tang / Youtube ]

Bernie Sanders kickoff rally in Brooklyn – Nina Turner’s great speech!

(Mar 2, 2019)

Nina Turner gave another unbelievable emotional speech for Bernie Sanders! Preach on!

10.07.2021 - 19:12 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

I ran as a Justice Democrat. Now I’m joining the People’s Party.

My name is Lisa Ring and I’m a two-time former candidate for Congress endorsed by Justice Democrats and Our Revolution. Today I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining the People’s Party as our new development manager.

Like so many of you, I’m fed up with the two-party system and I’m here to do something about it. I believe in the power of the people to transform this country. That’s what led me to activism in my 20s, inspired me to organize the Coast of Georgia for the past seven years, and drove me to run for Congress in GA-01 against a multi-millionaire Republican incumbent. We knocked on more than 50,000 doors and won my primary in 2018. I want to bring what I’ve learned to the People’s Party.

18.06.2021 - 10:43 [ UN News ]

António Guterres nominated by Security Council for second term as UN chief

(08.06.2021)

The recommendation, made in a resolution adopted by acclamation in a private meeting, now goes to the 193-member General Assembly for formal approval.

16.06.2021 - 16:30 [ PressTV.com ]

Reformist Mehr-Alizadeh drops out of Iran’s presidential election, likely boosting fellow Hemmati’s chances

Mohsen Mehr-Alizadeh, one of the Reformist candidates in Iran’s presidential election, has dropped out of the race, in what will likely boost the chances of fellow Reformist candidate Nasser Hemmati for election.

21.04.2021 - 05:55 [ New York Times ]

Chancellor’s Race Presents Germans With a Challenge to Change

Annalena Baerbock of the Greens is a 40-year-old woman who has never served in government, and is promising a new start for Germany. She faces Armin Laschet, a 60-year-old governor from Ms. Merkel’s party who has pledged to continue the chancellor’s mainstream conservative policies.

21.04.2021 - 05:37 [ Politico.eu ]

A bruised Laschet wins Germany’s conservative crown

Described by party colleagues as a diligent bridge builder who favors behind-the-scenes compromise to political gamesmanship, Laschet’s style and demeanor are reminiscent of Merkel’s and he is often compared to her. Like the chancellor, Laschet is a political moderate and he has been a loyal supporter of her policies on refugees, Europe and foreign affairs.

20.04.2021 - 22:27 [ ]

Cautious centrist Laschet is German conservatives‘ candidate to succeed Merkel

„I want to start a new chapter after Merkel, not just more of the same, but we will preserve the part that has done Germans good,“ Laschet told ZDF television.

Although widely seen as the candidate likely to continue Merkel’s legacy, analysts said he would not be able to match her commanding position, built up over 16 years, on the international stage.

18.04.2021 - 20:40 [ Syrian Arab News Agency ]

Speaker of the People’s Assembly announces opening of candidacy for Presidential elections starting from Monday

“The date of presidential elections will be on May 20, 2021 for Syrians resident abroad, while the elections will be set on May 26th for Syrians resident on the Syrian territory,” Speaker Sabbath said.

11.04.2021 - 19:04 [ teleSUR ]

Live: Ecuador Hits the Polls in Decisive Runoff Election

Candidates Guillermo Lasso, a 65-year-old elite banker, and Andres Arauz, a 36-year-old progressive former Central Bank official, have very different visions of how to lead Ecuador out of the pandemic and the current economic recession, but also on the role of international banking, regional integration, extractivism and more.

08.04.2021 - 08:54 [ France24 ]

Arauz planning to change Ecuador agreements if elected

The world’s top two cocaine producers are neighboring Colombia and Peru, with much of the output passing through Ecuador on its way to either Europe or the United States.
„We cannot forget that the US is the (main) consumer country of drugs in the region and on the planet,“ Arauz said.

07.04.2021 - 10:52 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Trial: PM Aides Vetted Senior Appointments at News Site, Key Witness Says

The testimony of former Walla CEO Ilan Yeshua, who alleges that Benjamin Netanyahu sought favorable coverage in exchange for regulatory relief for Walla’s owners Bezeq, is set to continue in the third day of the prime minister’s trial, just 24 hours after President Reuven Rivlin reluctantly tasked him with forming a government.

06.04.2021 - 18:40 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election Results: President Rivlin Tasks Netanyahu With Trying to Form Government

“I know the position held by many, that the president should not give the role to a candidate that is facing criminal charges,” Rivlin added, noting that this was “not an easy decision.” The charges facing Israel’s longest-serving premier – including bribery, fraud and breach of trust – posed an extraordinary choice for the Rivlin over whether “morality” should be a factor in who should lead a government.

06.04.2021 - 10:29 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election Results: President to Announce Who Will Form Government Tuesday

Netanyahu was recommended by 52 lawmakers, Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid was recommended by another 45 lawmakers, and Naftali Bennett was recommended by his party Yamina’s seven lawmakers

05.04.2021 - 23:13 [ i24news.tv ]

Yair Lapid: I offered Bennett first term as PM in Israeli unity government

“The test for a leader is to take tough decisions in complex situations,” the centrist lawmaker said at the close of a long day of prime minister nominations by the Knesset’s (Israel Parliament) parties.

“We are committed to bringing about the change we promised to the people of Israel. To prevent a government led by a criminal suspect and dependent on racists and extremists,” Lapid stressed.

05.04.2021 - 13:09 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election Results: President Meets Party Heads to Decide Who Forms Government

So far, Likud and the ultra-Orthodox parties Shas and United Torah Judaism have thrown their support behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Kahol Lavan and Yesh Atid recommended the latter’s chairman, Yair Lapid, and Naftali Bennett’s Yamina, courted by both blocs, put forth its own chairman as their candidate.

After consultations with Yamina, Rivlin, who stressed his difficulty to see a clear path to a stable coalition, said he may pass on the mandate to form a coalition to the Knesset.

31.03.2021 - 23:35 [ Haaretz ]

Outlast Bitter Rival Netanyahu or Taint the Israeli Presidency: Rivlin’s Post-election Dilemma

In the past, Rivlin has set about consulting with party leaders immediately. This time, for an unexplained reason, he will start the consultations only on Monday, just two days before the deadline. This despite the fact that the new Knesset has no fewer than 13 parties, the highest number during his presidency.

Could the timing have anything to do with the fact that Monday is also the day when Netanyahu is finally due back in court, for the first testimony from a witness for the prosecution in his criminal trial?

22.02.2021 - 07:09 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s Small Parties May Decide Election, and Pressure on Them Is Mounting

Yesh Atid will try to ratchet up pressure in the coming days on Kahol Lavan and Yaron Zelekha to quit the race, leaving to the left of Yesh Atid only Labor, Meretz and the Joint List. The departure of one or two slates from the bloc will increase the seats for the parties left standing and will help them pull in many floating votes.

22.02.2021 - 07:05 [ Haaretz ]

The Israeli Left’s Test: Standing Up for Arab Labor Candidate

The left must embrace Mara’ana and respect her opinions. She is married to a Jew, she joined a Zionist party – what more does Zionism expect of her? Other than collaborators, there are no Arabs who can feel any differently than she does. Neither is there a left wing except the kind that knows how to accommodate the positions of the members of the other people that lives here. Those who don’t stand up for Mara’ana are not left wing. They are right wing.

21.01.2021 - 09:35 [ theHill.com ]

Senate confirms Biden’s intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official

Senators voted 84-10 to confirm Haines, who appears to be the only Cabinet official Biden will get confirmed on the first day of his administration.

28.12.2020 - 05:00 [ Inquisitr.com ]

Democratic Party Leader Warns Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Not To Primary Chuck Schumer

In an interview with The New York Post, Jacobs warned the congresswoman against launching a primary challenge against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Jacobs argued that a race between Ocasio-Cortez and Schumer would harm both candidates’ careers and described Schumer as a “progressive.”

26.12.2020 - 06:53 [ Marcy Winograd / Twitter ]

After CODEPINK Campaign & pressure from others, Torture Defender Mike Morell Bows Out for CIA. Now, we must ask the tough questions of #AvrilHaines, challenge her nomination & put the #drone program on trial!

26.12.2020 - 03:22 [ Marcy Winograd / Medium.com ]

Open Letter to President-Elect Biden & U.S. Senate from Torture Victims and their Advocates Opposed to Mike Morell for CIA and Avril Haines for National Intelligence.

(21.12.2020)

Morell has no place in a Biden-Harris administration. His nomination would send a chilling message to torture survivors and other victims of grave injustice that the United States government, including the Biden administration, does not uphold its own stated principles. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) from the Senate Intelligence Committee has said about Morell: “No torture apologist can be confirmed as CIA director. It’s a nonstarter.” We agree and urge the President-elect not to nominate Morell.

We also oppose Avril Haines, another toture apologist, as Director of National Intelligence. Since she has already been nominated, we ask Senators to oppose her confirmation.

26.12.2020 - 03:19 [ CodePink.org ]

No, Joe, Don’t Roll out the Red Carpet for Torture Enablers

(24.12.2020)

It was painful enough to live through the U.S invasion of Iraq that caused untold devastation and human misery for no justifiable reason.

Now we are again reminded of the grim Bush legacy with President-elect Biden’s nomination of Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence.

26.12.2020 - 02:48 [ New York Times ]

Torture Report Puts Presidential Hopefuls in Quiet Mode

(Dec. 10, 2014)

Most of the possible presidential candidates have not plunged into Washington’s debate over the Senate Intelligence Committee’s withering report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s brutal interrogation tactics — and some are ducking questions entirely, illustrating the delicate politics of national security. (…)

For Mrs. Clinton, the challenge is different: She must balance her desire to be seen as tough on national security against pressure from her party’s liberal wing to not only condemn the gruesome tactics but punish those involved.

09.12.2020 - 04:30 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

Biden’s Choice For Pentagon Chief Further Erodes a Key U.S. Norm: Civilian Control

Before Gen. Austin can be confirmed, Biden will need a special waiver from Congress under the National Security Act of 1947. That law, a cornerstone of the post-World War II national security state, provides that “a person who has within ten years been on active duty as a commissioned officer in a Regular component of the armed services shall not be eligible for appointment as Secretary of Defense.”

09.12.2020 - 04:25 [ NPR.org ]

Biden Explains Defense Pick Amid Concerns There Be Civilian Control Of The Military

Unlike other Biden nominees who also may face skeptical confirmation hearings or tight votes in a closely divided Senate, Austin is likely to run into trouble aside from ideological positions or previous statements that may come up. Instead, it’s the fact that he’s only been retired from active duty for four years.

Civilian control is a key aspect of the U.S. military, and to underscore that principle, defense secretaries are legally required to have been retired from active duty for at least seven years.

20.11.2020 - 19:45 [ Haaretz ]

The Last Days of Pompeo

Mike Pompeo chose to end his term as secretary of state with a tour of solidarity with Israel’s extreme right, while spitting on decades of pre-Trump U.S. foreign policy, on the norms of international law and on justice. On Wednesday he came across more like an extremist leader of the Yesha Council of settlements than as the foreign minister of the superpower. It’s a good thing that this will presumably be his last official visit. It’s a good thing that he will soon leave office.

11.11.2020 - 10:32 [ theHill.com ]

Senate Republicans urge Trump to go all-in on Georgia

The party’s 2024 hopefuls are set to blanket the Peach State ahead of the Jan. 5 runoff elections, but GOP senators say they hope that Trump, who is locked in a myriad of legal challenges surrounding the presidential race, is able to lend his megaphone to help hold onto the Senate majority.

26.10.2020 - 00:49 [ theIntercept.com ]

Last-Minute Progressive Surge Boosts Kara Eastman in Critical Omaha District

Three progressive groups are ramping up their efforts to help Democrat Kara Eastman defeat incumbent Republican Rep. Don Bacon in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, a crucial battleground that also yields its own individual Electoral College vote. Eastman, who’s going up against millions of dollars from the Republican side, represents one of the left’s best chances at flipping a swing district this cycle.

25.10.2020 - 14:40 [ Kara Eastman ]

Eastman Equity Plan: NE District 2

Equity: Ensuring that everyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from, has the same opportunities and capacities to live their own idea of a good life.

25.10.2020 - 14:40 [ Justice Democrats / Twitter ]

Progressive @karaforcongress beat centrist Democrat Brad Ashford in the 2018 NE primary. Eastman THEN beat Ashford’s wife in 2020 by a HUGE margin. Today, Ashford cut a TV ad for the Trump Republican. So much for unity. Send Kara some money if you can!:

25.10.2020 - 14:33 [ Kara Eastman, US House candidate / Twitter ]

Unions are a vital part of our Democracy. Here’s my pledge to Nebraska CD2 unions.

25.10.2020 - 13:52 [ Paula Jean Swearengin, US Senate candidate / Twitter ]

We need Senators with the courage to fight for the Reclaim Act – a piece of legislation that would appropriate millions to revitalizing small towns all over the coal fields. The people of southern WV deserve a fighter, & I will never forget where I came from! #CoalMinersDaughter

25.10.2020 - 13:45 [ JonathanBWilliams, passionate Democratic Socialist / Twitter ]

I didn’t know anyone was running against @SenSchumer .

25.10.2020 - 13:44 [ Kate Tomasello (G) for Congress US Senate / Twitter ]

I know it’s kinda late, but you guys wanna give me a boost?

25.10.2020 - 13:42 [ Reverend Raphael Warnock, running for U.S. Senate / Twitter ]

You should be in control of how you access and use the Internet, not corporations. We need to re-establish net neutrality protections.

25.10.2020 - 13:28 [ WarnockForGeorgia.com ]

VOTE WARNOCK: Fighting for a better Georgia

Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. The family was short on money, but long on faith, love and humor. Raphael and his eleven brothers and sisters were taught the meaning of hard work.
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25.10.2020 - 13:24 [ theGuardian.com ]

US Senate elections: the key races that will determine power in Washington

While the world’s attention is on Donald Trump’s attempt to win re-election as president over challenger Joe Biden, the battle for the US Senate that will culminate on 3 November is equally dramatic.

Even if Biden defeats Trump, he will be unable to pass legislation on key issues such as healthcare, immigration and climate change unless the Democrats simultaneously seize the Senate, where the Republicans now have a 47-53 majority.

19.10.2020 - 04:42 [ Jen Perelman / Twitter ]

Paula Jean Swearengin is grassroots funded. Senator Capito is corporate funded. I support Paula Jean bc #IStandWithWV & hope you will too!

06.10.2020 - 18:50 [ The Herald-Dispatch / Twitter ]

Six years ago, Shelley Moore Capito became the first woman elected to represent West Virginia in the United States Senate. Now she is engaged in a re-election battle against Paula Jean Swearingen of Wyoming County.

26.09.2020 - 11:58 [ New York Times ]

Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the favorite candidate of conservatives, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day in a move that would significantly alter the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court for years.

26.09.2020 - 11:52 [ theHill.com ]

A game theorist’s advice to President Trump on filling the Supreme Court seat

I have worked for over 30 years in competitive strategy. I teach it to future business and policy leaders, diplomats, global development leaders and social entrepreneurs. I have been a leader of the competitive strategy practices in two influential global consulting firms, where I advised CEOs, boards and policy heads. My academic training is as a game theorist, the science of figuring out your next move while anticipating the competitor’s moves to follow. Despite these credentials, I have never been invited to advise Donald Trump on competitive strategy.

20.09.2020 - 11:49 [ Fox News ]

Trump’s Supreme Court court pick likely to be Amy Coney Barrett or Barbara Lagoa: reports

The New Orleans native was appointed by Trump to the Seventh Circuit in 2017. She taught law at the University of Notre Dame for 15 years but had no other judicial background, according to the Washington Post.

She believes in originalism, the idea that judges should interpret the Constitution as the Founding Fathers intended.

19.09.2020 - 14:37 [ Bloomberg ]

Amy Coney Barrett Emerges as Front-Runner for Trump Court Pick

Amy Coney Barrett swiftly emerged as an early front-runner to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court among allies of President Donald Trump, who are preparing to press forward with a hotly contested nomination battle on the eve of an election.

Barrett, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge appointed by Trump, is on a list of potential high court nominees Trump updated earlier this month. She was also among the finalists Trump considered before selecting Brett Kavanaugh for the court in 2018.

19.09.2020 - 14:30 [ Fox News ]

Top contenders to fill vacant Supreme Court seat include Coney Barrett, Hardiman

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves vacant a crucial seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Based on reporting prior to her sudden death, here are some of the top contenders to fill that seat, should President Trump choose to nominate someone.

Each of these names is on Trump’s list of possible nominees, a list he has said he would rely on when making any selection.

10.09.2020 - 07:57 [ Weißes Haus ]

Additions to President Donald J. Trump’s Supreme Court List

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the following additions to his Supreme Court List:

02.09.2020 - 05:20 [ Lee Fang / Twitter ]

The establishment successfully smeared Bernie out of the 2016 primary w/ lies about him being a sexist w/ a “race problem.” The same tactic gets recycled w/ Alex Morse, slandered by partisans as a sex abuser. Easy to manipulate liberal voters w/ these defamatory woke tactics.

02.09.2020 - 05:10 [ Haaretz ]

Pro-Israel Incumbent Defeats Challenger in Massachusetts Democratic Primary

The 71-year-old Neal — the longest-serving member of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation — defeated 31-year-old Morse, seen as a political rising star after becoming one of Massachusetts’ youngest and only openly gay mayors since becoming chief executive of Holyoke in 2011 at age 22.

01.09.2020 - 13:02 [ theHill.com ]

Progressives aim for big night in Massachusetts

Groups like the Sunshine Movement and Our Revolution Massachusetts have gone all-in for progressive insurgent and Holyoke, Mass., Mayor Alex Morse (D), who is taking on House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.).

26.08.2020 - 06:55 [ New York Times ]

Pompeo Delivers R.N.C. Speech From Israel, With Eye Toward 2024

No sitting secretary of state had previously addressed a national political convention in at least 75 years.

16.08.2020 - 12:39 [ Cenk Uygur / Twitter ]

Are there any other journalists in this country? Why does @theintercept break every single story about Democratic politicians? That’s because mainstream media has no interest in exposing corruption in the Democratic Party. They’re not reporters, they’re servants of ruling class.

16.08.2020 - 12:36 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Now @WorkingFamilies is back on board behind Morse. Don’t recall a dirty smear campaign blowing up in the faces of those who concocted it quite like this one. Satisfying to see that they’re getting their just deserts. The election is Sept. 1:

16.08.2020 - 12:22 [ ]

Party Leaders Investigating Origin of Anti-Morse Campaign Helped Orchestrate It, Documents Reveal

(14.08.2020)

As the primary in Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District turned into a national story following allegations of misconduct against Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, the state Democratic Party declined to weigh in, citing its policy to remain neutral in contested primaries.

But behind the scenes, the state party had been coordinating with the College Democrats of Massachusetts to launch those very allegations, according to five sources within the state party and connected to the CDMA, a review of messages between party leadership and CDMA leadership, and call records obtained by The Intercept.

16.08.2020 - 12:15 [ theIntercept.com ]

College Democrat Chats Reveal Year-Old Plan to Engineer and Leak Alex Morse Accusations

(13.08.2020)

The leadership of the University of Massachusetts Amherst College Democrats began discussing an operation they believed could sink the campaign of Alex Morse for Congress as far back as last October, a plan they then helped engineer and which came to fruition on Friday, after the College Democrats sent a letter regarding Morse to the Daily Collegian, the school’s student newspaper.

13.08.2020 - 15:48 [ TRTWorld.com ]

Who is Liam Fox, the UK’s nominee for head of the WTO?

(03.08.2020)

Liam Fox, Britain’s former international trade secretary, was nominated by the UK to be the next head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to replace outgoing director general Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, who is stepping down on August 31.

13.08.2020 - 15:46 [ yna.co.kr ]

S. Korean trade minister promotes campaign pledges as new WTO head online

(12.08.2020)

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, a candidate for the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has accelerated her online campaign as the new coronavirus pandemic has limited face-to-face campaigning

12.08.2020 - 17:41 [ @bennyjohnson / Twitter ]

3 VERY IMPORTANT THINGS about this photo of Joe Biden calling Kamala to offer her VP spot: 1. Biden has to read from a script that is clearly visible 2. Biden does not know how to hold an iPhone (it’s upside down) 3. The cartoon on Biden’s desk is a man screaming “WHY ME?!”

12.08.2020 - 07:27 [ theHill.com ]

Biden picks Harris for VP

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate on Tuesday, ending months of speculation over one of the most consequential decisions of his 2020 presidential bid.

09.08.2020 - 17:30 [ Rose Movement / Twitter ]

Y’all — @Bradshaw2020 , a progressive who supports Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, just won her Senate primary race in Tennessee. Her DSCC-backed opponent had raised $2.1M. Bradshaw raised $8,400. Don’t ever tell us that progressives can’t win in the South.

(07.08.2020)

09.08.2020 - 17:25 [ CommonDreams.org ]

Outraised 250-1, Progressive Marquita Bradshaw Upsets Establishment Opponent in Tennessee Primary for US Senate

(07.08.2020)

Despite being outraised 250-1 by her establishment-backed opponent, progressive environmentalist Marquita Bradshaw scored a stunning upset victory in the Tennessee Democratic primary for an open U.S. Senate seat on Thursday after running on a platform that included Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

09.08.2020 - 17:07 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Good to see @AlexBMorse push back against these pathetic Jerry Falwell busybody sexual-moralizing liberal/leftists who want to control and judge the consensual private lives of other adults. Should be even firmer. Donate to Morse (the far better candidate) to repudiate this rot.

09.08.2020 - 17:01 [ Alex Morse, Democratic candidate for #MA01 / Twitter ]

I’m honored to have the support of @MoveOn and their millions of members across the country. Richie Neal may have corporate PACs & lobbyists behind him, but the grassroots momentum and enthusiasm is on our side. Progressives are fired up and we’re going to bring change to #MA01.

09.08.2020 - 16:55 [ Washington Post ]

Left-wing candidates keep racking up wins in challenge to Democratic establishment

(06.08.2020)

Neal is facing off against Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse on Sept. 1 in the Democratic primary, with Morse running hard to Neal’s left in another safe seat for Democrats. The liberal group Fight Corporate Monopolies, a new PAC formed after the end of the Sanders presidential campaign this year, has funded at least $300,000 in ads going after Neal for a history of financial support from corporate PACs.

09.08.2020 - 16:50 [ Times of Israel ]

Elected mayor at 22, gay-Jewish-progressive Alex Morse is running for Congress

(25.07.2020)

Last year, Morse in an interview with Mother Jones aligned himself with the group of four young Democratic congresswomen of color nicknamed “the Squad” — Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

“Those four members of Congress in particular represent very courageous and progressive voices in our party, so it would be an honor to get to Congress and work alongside them,” Morse said.

02.08.2020 - 10:47 [ Fox News ]

Susan Rice: 5 things to know about Biden’s possible Democratic VP contender

Rice served as a foreign policy aide to Michael Dukakis in the 1988 election, to John Kerry in his 2004 campaign and to former president Barack Obama. She served in the Clinton administration in various capacities, first on the National Security Council from 1993 to 1997 and then as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1997 to 2001. Since 2002 she has served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution focusing on foreign policy.

In 2008, Rice was nominated by Obama to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and became national security adviser in 2013.

21.07.2020 - 20:35 [ NPR.org ]

Tammy Duckworth’s Stock Rises As A Possible VP Choice After High-Profile Weeks

In combat and in Congress, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth has seen a lot of firsts.

She was the first female soldier to lose both her legs in the Iraq War. She was the first Thai American woman elected to Congress. And she was the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

Now she may become the first Asian American woman nominated to be vice president for a major party in the United States.

21.07.2020 - 12:43 [ Haaretz ]

Mike Pompeo, Enemy of American Values

(19.07.2020)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, has his eyes firmly set on the future. He is openly campaigning to succeed Trump as the party’s leader and to be its candidate in 2024.

05.07.2020 - 16:39 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Kim Kardashian throws support behind husband Kanye West’s 2020 Presidential election bid

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star signalled she is ready to support her husband all the way to the White House – which would secure her the position of becoming the First Lady of America

05.07.2020 - 10:29 [ CBS News / Youtube ]

Obama advises Kanye West on 2020 White House run

(Oct 10, 2015)

The president spoke at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco, where the hip hop artist will later perform. Mr. Obama has a few political nuggets to pass on for West’s 2020 bid for the presidency.

05.07.2020 - 10:02 [ Deadline.com ]

Kanye West Sets Off July 4th Fireworks With White House 2020 Bid; “Power” Rapper Plans To Take On Trump & Biden

Whether or not, Ye will truly square off against the former Celebrity Apprentice host (who West once said was a “Superman” in an often bizarre 2018 Oval Office meeting) and former Vice-President Joe Biden in November, today’s declaration is not the first time the multiple Grammy winner has said he has eyes on the White House. Back in 2015, West told the MTV VMA Awards he would launch a Presidential race for 2020, in January 2019 the “Trump all day” fan teased a 2024 bid and just last November the Jesus Is King star asserted to a Fast Company corporate conference that he would be going for the ballot box in 2024.

10.06.2020 - 09:49 [ Prospect.org ]

‘My Name Is Nabilah Islam. It’s an American Name.’

(04.06.2020)

Two days before we spoke on May 31, Nabilah Islam had joined with protesters in Atlanta who were calling for an end to police violence and racist policing. Islam is running for Congress in Georgia’s Seventh District, which includes Gwinnett County near Atlanta. It’s an open seat, and the Democratic primary is June 9.

Islam, 30, said that she didn’t see any elected officials or candidates at the protest she attended. “I think it’s very important that we’re present with people on the ground,” she said. “I think the status quo isn’t working when a leading cause of death for young black men are police encounters in this country.”

10.06.2020 - 09:42 [ Washington Post ]

Democrats grow bullish on Senate prospects as Georgia voters cast ballots

(09.06.2020)

Also on the ballot Tuesday are primaries with general-election implications, including in the suburban Atlanta district held by retiring Rep. Rob Woodall (R) that Democrats narrowly missed winning in 2018.

Republican candidates include business executive Lynne Homrich, physician Rich McCormick and state Sen. Renee Unterman, while Democrats are choosing whether to renominate Carolyn Bourdeaux, a Georgia State University professor who came within 433 votes of unseating Woodall. Among the five other candidates seeking the nomination are activist Nabilah Islam, state Sen. Zahra Karinshak and state Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero.

10.06.2020 - 09:38 [ The New York Times / Twitter ]

Major problems with Georgia’s new voting machines are leading to long lines and widespread frustration statewide on a critical primary day

(09.06.2020)

10.06.2020 - 09:15 [ New York Times ]

Major Problems With Voting in Atlanta as 5 States Hold Primaries

(09.06.2020)

Georgia’s Seventh District was once reliably Republican territory, but it includes an increasingly diverse section of metro Atlanta. Now there are contested primaries on both sides for the seat held by Representative Rob Woodall, a Republican who is not running for re-election. Mr. Woodall won by fewer than 500 votes in 2018, and his opponent in that race, Carolyn Bourdeaux, is again seeking the Democratic nomination. Another Democrat in the race, Nabilah Islam, was endorsed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

17.05.2020 - 03:07 [ the Hill ]

Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president

“I continue to believe that a candidate from outside the old parties, offering a vision of government grounded in liberty and equality, can break through in the right environment. But this environment presents extraordinary challenges,” Amash said. “Polarization is near an all-time high. Electoral success requires an audience willing to consider alternatives, but both social media and traditional media are dominated by voices strongly averse to the political risks posed by a viable third candidate.”

07.05.2020 - 21:57 [ the Hill ]

Biden widens lead over Trump in Monmouth poll, but Amash may present problem

Amash, a five-term congressman who left the GOP last year amid disagreements with Trump, announced last week that he is exploring a bid for the Libertarian presidential nomination, arguing that voters deserve an option other than Biden or Trump.

Amash received only 5 percent support in the Monmouth poll. But Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said that if the presidential race is as close as it was in 2016, when Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College, the presence of a third-party candidate on the ballot, like Amash, could prove pivotal.

16.04.2020 - 19:08 [ the Hill ]

Libertarians view Amash as potential 2020 game changer for party

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), who briefly ran in the 2020 GOP primary against Trump, said he believes Amash would be a viable candidate who could pull voters from the left and the right.

„You look at the fastest growth out there in the political field, it’s on the independent side, it’s not with a traditional Republican or Democrat,” Sanford said.

29.03.2020 - 10:55 [ New York Times ]

Military Force Against Americans

(9. September 2019)

After the Sept. 11 attacks, an American citizen who had been arrested in Chicago and accused of terrorism links was deemed to be an “enemy combatant” and transferred to military custody. He was held in wartime detention without trial for years, then transferred back to the civilian justice system before the Supreme Court could resolve his case. In 2011, an American drone strike targeted and killed an American citizen who had been deemed to be an operational terrorist leader whose capture was infeasible, but who had not been charged or convicted in a trial. In 2019, the executive branch was reported to be considering invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy military forces on domestic soil to enforce immigration laws.

Are any of these examples unlawful? Under what circumstances, if any, may a president use military force within the United States or against Americans?

29.02.2020 - 10:22 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Trump Again Selects Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe to Be Intelligence Chief

President Trump said he intends to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe as his director of national intelligence, reviving a selection that foundered last year over concerns about his qualifications and fears he would politicize the nation’s spy apparatus

28.02.2020 - 13:55 [ Wikipedia ]

List of 2020 Democratic Party automatic delegates

This list tracks the presumed support (based on endorsements) for given candidates among the 775 unpledged delegates (commonly known as superdelegates, and referred to in the 2020 election cycle as ‚automatic delegates‚[1]) who will be eligible to cast a vote at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which is to be held on July 13–16, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

27.02.2020 - 17:17 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

Our statement on the news that both @PeteButtigieg and @amyklobuchar are joining @BernieSanders and @ewarren in not attending @AIPAC ’s conference. This is a watershed moment and a major victory against the bigotry that AIPAC has legitimized for decades. #SkipAIPAC

26.02.2020 - 20:04 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I’m asking you to join this movement not just to support me. I’m asking you to join this movement to stand with those who can’t afford health insurance, with the 500,000 people who sleep on the streets, with the children who deserve to live on a healthy and habitable planet.

25.02.2020 - 02:34 [ Ron Paul / Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

Trump’s Betrayal of Julian Assange

Trump loved it when Wikileaks exposed the criminality of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, as it cheated to deprive Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Party nomination. Wikileaks’ release of the DNC emails exposed the deep corruption at the heart of US politics, and as a candidate Trump loved the transparency.

Then Trump got elected.

24.02.2020 - 21:16 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people. I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights. For that reason I will not attend their conference. 1/2

22.02.2020 - 11:20 [ Salon.com ]

10 ways the Democratic primary has been rigged from the start

(30.03.2016)

It’s not over. Far from it. The economic and political establishment, which includes the Democratic National Committee, its Wall Street and corporate backers and the major media—most of it now owned by a half dozen big corporations—have worked feverishly to turn the Democratic primary process into a coronation for Hillary Clinton.

22.02.2020 - 11:13 [ Donna Brazile / Politico.com ]

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

(02.11.2017)

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

20.02.2020 - 01:44 [ Haaretz ]

Sanders Doubles Down, Blasts Israeli Government as ‘Right-wing and Racist’

Democratic front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders made a distinction between being “for the Israeli people” and supporting the “right-wing racist governments that currently exist in Israel,” at a CNN Town Hall in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

When an audience member asked the question “How do U.S.-Israel relations look under your administration?” Sanders responded: “To be for the Israeli people and to be for peace in the Middle East does not mean that we have to support right-wing, racist governments that currently exist in Israel.” His reply drew enthusiastic applause from the audience.

08.02.2020 - 12:35 [ Chris Bastian / Twitter ]

Isn’t that the approach that got Al Gore into trouble?

08.02.2020 - 11:54 [ The Hill / Twitter ]

Question: „The DNC now has said they should recanvass. Do you want, are you going to call on them?“ Sen. Bernie Sanders: „We got enough of Iowa.“

05.02.2020 - 00:10 [ theGrayzone.com ]

The spooks’ choice: Coup plotters and CIA agents fill Pete Buttigieg’s list of national security endorsers

(30.12.2019)

These questions continue to loom large over the 2020 Democratic primary field: Who is Pete Buttigieg? And what is he doing here?

Seemingly overnight, the once obscure mayor of Indiana’s fourth-largest city was vaulted to national prominence, with his campaign coffers stuffed with big checks from billionaire benefactors.

01.02.2020 - 05:05 [ The Hill ]

Tlaib boos Clinton at Sanders event, says ‚haters will shut up on Monday when we win‘ Iowa

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) booed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a live campaign event for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Iowa on Friday.

The moment happened toward the end of a panel discussion with Tlaib and Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) at Sanders’s first „Caucus Concert,“ which featured a performance by Bon Iver in Clive, Iowa, ahead of Monday’s caucus.

30.01.2020 - 17:42 [ LA Times ]

Sanders’ rise fueling internal fight as some Democrats fear a November wipeout

DES MOINES —

With Sen. Bernie Sanders gaining traction, his rivals for the presidential nomination and other top Democrats have begun aggressive efforts to slow the favorite of the party’s progressive wing, fearing he may become unstoppable and cost Democrats their shot at retaking the White House in November.

There are risks, however. The attacks may backfire by galvanizing Sanders’ fervent supporters, who embrace him precisely because he is an anti-establishment figure.

30.01.2020 - 15:43 [ The Hill ]

Poll finds Sanders faring best against Trump in Texas

So, while the other three Democrats tested — Biden, Warren and Buttigieg — split that vote about 60-40 in their favor, Sanders beats Trump 70 to 30 among voters 18 to 29 years old.”

Independent voters are also a strength for Sanders in Texas, Blank said. He was the only one of the four candidates to beat Trump among independents.

“[W]hile all three Democrats, aside from Sanders, lost independents to Trump in this poll, basically 60 to 30 or so with the rest of them unsure, Sanders is actually ahead of Trump with independents, 44 to 41,” he added.

27.01.2020 - 08:31 [ theGrayzone.com ]

DNC’s Tom Perez nominates regime-change agents, Israel lobbyists, and Wall Street consultants to rig the game against Bernie

With Sen. Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, DNC chair Tom Perez has put forward a cartoonishly neoliberal cast of foreign policy hacks and corporate lobbyists to sabotage his nomination.

23.01.2020 - 00:27 [ theHill.com ]

Gabbard suing Clinton for defamation over ‚Russian asset‘ comments

In a podcast released in October, Clinton said she thought Republicans were „grooming“ a Democratic presidential candidate for a third-party bid. She also described the candidate as a favorite of the Russians.

Clinton did not name the candidate, but it was clear she was speaking about Gabbard.

22.01.2020 - 20:36 [ CNN ]

CNN poll: Bernie Sanders surges to join Biden atop Democratic presidential pack

Overall, 27% of registered voters who are Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents back Sanders, while 24% favor Biden. The margin between the two is within the poll’s margin of sampling error, meaning there is no clear leader in this poll.

22.01.2020 - 20:31 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

STUN POLL: Bernie overtakes Biden nationally

Team Rising looks at the latest National CNN polling.

20.01.2020 - 08:16 [ theHill.com ]

NYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president

The New York Times editorial board on Sunday night endorsed both Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for the Democratic nomination for president.

19.01.2020 - 20:36 [ The Hill ]

Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Jayapal endorses Sanders

Jayapal said she plans to officially announce her endorsement Monday while campaigning with Sanders in Iowa…

Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) endorsed Sanders Thursday.

18.01.2020 - 12:36 [ theHill.com ]

DNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate

The option notably also gives an opportunity to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make the debate stage.

Since Bloomberg is self-funding his campaign, he failed to meet the DNC’s donor threshold for previous debates. If he wins at least one delegate in Iowa, he would have an opportunity to debate in New Hampshire.

18.01.2020 - 12:22 [ theHill.com ]

Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire

Sanders registered 23 percent support among Democratic primary voters in the state, a slight drop from the 26 percent he carried in a similar poll conducted in November. But Buttigieg also fell from 22 percent support in November to 18 percent, giving Sanders a bigger lead.

Rounding out the top four in New Hampshire are former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who tied for third place at 14 percent support each.

18.01.2020 - 12:20 [ Truthdig.com ]

What Separates Sanders From Warren (and Everybody Else)

In the Democratic primaries, only one candidate has deliberately chosen to use “working class” over “middle class.” Not surprisingly, that candidate is Sen. Bernie Sanders.

16.01.2020 - 02:03 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Cenk Uygur: Mark my words, Bernie will go up after Warren spat

Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur shares his reactions to the Iowa debate.

16.01.2020 - 01:55 [ The Hill / theHill.com ]

Saagar Enjeti calls out CNN’s outrageous conduct during debate

Saagar Enjeti describes why CNN’s moderation of debate night 7 was so bad.

16.01.2020 - 01:29 [ theIntercept.com ]

At the Iowa Debate, Bernie Sanders’s Most Vociferous Opponent Was CNN

This time, though, it was CNN moderators who brought out the bat and swung it hard at Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Vermont independent had topped a major Iowa poll last week, compounding fears that have only recently emerged among the party establishment that he may be on course for the nomination.

In contrast to Sanders’s treatment, former Vice President Joe Biden, the national frontrunner, was barely touched — either by moderators or his rivals.

16.01.2020 - 01:10 [ Huffington Post ]

CNN Completely Botched The Democratic Presidential Debate

Who will stand up for the “insurance town” in the 2020 election? Why should the government do things? Will Bernie Sanders bankrupt America? Who onstage will let Iran have a nuclear weapon ― you know, just because?

If these sound like terrible questions to you, you’re right. They were awful. And they were the focus of CNN’s tedious, interminable, frivolous debate on Tuesday night ― a fiasco of irrelevance held three weeks before the Iowa caucuses.

16.01.2020 - 00:59 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

#CNNIsTrash Trends As Pushback Grows Against Oligarchic Election Meddling

The joint smear job against Sanders had many arms, including wildly biased questions like Wolf Blitzer deliberately associating Bernie with “Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei” by pointing out that they both want US troops out of the Middle East and demanding to know how he was going to avoid “bankrupting the country” with a healthcare plan used in nations all over the world.

But by far the most glaringly egregious assault on the Vermont Senator’s image was when CNN moderator Abby Phillip took a completely evidence-free sexism smear which defies all logic and presented it to the debate audience as an established and undeniable fact.

15.01.2020 - 10:23 [ CNN ]

The Iraq War haunts the 2020 vote

Incredibly, Americans will vote this year in the fifth straight presidential election haunted by the Iraq war — proof of the trauma seared on the nation’s psyche.

At CNN’s Democratic debate last night in Iowa, candidates exhumed the decision to topple Saddam Hussein, prompted by fears Donald Trump could plunge the US into another Middle East war — with Iran.

14.01.2020 - 19:59 [ Haaretz ]

For Israel’s Left, Jewish-Arab Partnership ‚Unwanted,‘ Activists Charge After Merger

In contrast, the Joint List of Arab-majority parties did not conceal its satisfaction over the move. They sent their blessing to Meretz and Labor over the union, taking into account Israel’s larger political context, but also for probably boosting participation in the Arab electorate. “Members of the Zionist left who believe in Jewish-Arab partnership and in social justice are welcome to join the Joint List,” said Hadash MK Aida Touma-Sliman.

11.01.2020 - 14:57 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I have met with the mothers who have lost their children in war. I have met with the people who came back without arms and legs and with PTSD. War is a horror. And it is time that politicians understood we must do everything we can to avoid war.

08.01.2020 - 06:20 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Politicians & pundits talk tough on TV pushing for Iran War. But most have no idea what it means to serve in harm’s way, nor do they understand what military moms, dads, husbands, wives, & children go thru as their loved one is sent overseas #NoWarWithIran #IranAttacks #IranvsUSA

07.01.2020 - 19:50 [ Anderson Cooper 360° / Twitter ]

Presidential candidate @BernieSanders hammers Joe Biden for his Iraq War, NAFTA votes. “I just don’t think that that kind of record is going to bring forth the kind energy we need to defeat Trump.”

06.01.2020 - 19:52 [ CBS News ]

Sanders starts 2020 in strong position in Iowa and New Hampshire — CBS News Battleground Tracker

He’s in a first-place tie with Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg in Iowa. All three are at 23%, and each would get a similar number of delegates out of the caucuses if they were to take place today, according to the CBS News Battleground Tracker. Sanders also now has a narrow edge in New Hampshire, with a two-point lead over Biden.

05.01.2020 - 13:54 [ Bo Erickson CBS / Twitter ]

WATCH: @JoeBiden rips @realDonaldTrump’s tweets on Iran and calls them “incredibly dangerous and irresponsible” @CBSNews

05.01.2020 - 13:50 [ The Straits Times / Youtube ]

Killing Iranian commander ‚enormous escalation‘: Biden

2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden in Iowa on Friday said President Donald Trump had put the US on the „brink of a new kind of conflict,“ after Trump authorized the attack on the top Iranian commander in Iraq.

05.01.2020 - 13:48 [ CBS News ]

How Joe Biden is campaigning in Iowa a month from the caucuses

Waterloo, Iowa — Less than a month from the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden is continuing to overwhelmingly target rural communities throughout the state. In fact, the last event he held in Des Moines before his current bus tour was in November, when former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack and wife Christie Vilsack, endorsed him. He is currently on day three of a six-day bus tour.

05.01.2020 - 13:44 [ KG Polling / Twitter ]

BREAKING: 2020 IOWA CAUCUS POLL: @BernieSanders 31% @JoeBiden 24% @ewarren 13% @PeteButtigieg 12% @AndrewYang 10% @amyklobuchar 5% Don’t know/refuse: 5% “Sanders leads the rest of the candidates and has a marginal buffer over Joe Biden.” #IowaCaucus #NYE2020

(31.12.2019)

05.01.2020 - 13:33 [ theHill.com ]

The Memo: Iran crisis reverberates for Trump, Democrats

Clinton’s vote became a major vulnerability when she ran against then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Biden’s backing for the war remains a sore point for some on the left even now.

“The elites and the establishment are going to try to say that because Joe Biden sat next to Barack Obama he has the most ‘foreign policy credentials,’ but that is insane,” said progressive strategist Jonathan Tasini, who supports Sanders. “Joe Biden made one of the worst foreign policy blunders ever by voting for the Iraq War, which shows he is completely without judgment.”

04.01.2020 - 14:20 [ New York Times ]

Airstrike Pushes National Security to Forefront of 2020 Race

Mr. Sanders’s speech on Friday also indicated how he might use foreign policy to separate himself from other senators who are running for president: He pointed out that he has voted against all of Mr. Trump’s military budgets, a distinction that Ms. Warren and Ms. Klobuchar cannot claim.

03.01.2020 - 19:29 [ Bernie Sanders / Youtube ]

Bernie Addresses Trump’s Escalation in the Middle East at Anamosa Town Hall

Started streaming 47 minutes ago

Bernie Sanders will address Trump’s dangerous escalation in the Middle East at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT.

03.01.2020 - 11:18 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Trump’s dangerous escalation brings us closer to another disastrous war in the Middle East that could cost countless lives and trillions more dollars. Trump promised to end endless wars, but this action puts us on the path to another one.

01.01.2020 - 03:11 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Everybody who knows me knows I hate asking for money. But I’m gonna ask you for money. Tonight is the FEC deadline, and we need all the help we can get to take on every powerful special interest in America. Please contribute whatever you can:

31.12.2019 - 23:55 [ theGrayzone.com ]

The spooks’ choice: Coup plotters and CIA agents fill Pete Buttigieg’s list of national security endorsers

Why are so many intelligence veterans throwing their weight behind a young Indiana mayor with such a thin foreign policy resume?

31.12.2019 - 20:54 [ Elizabeth Warren, candidate for President / Twitter ]

There are less than 12 hours until our most important FEC deadline, and our fundraising is still behind last quarter’s. I’m counting on grassroots supporters like you to help close the gap. Will you contribute $3 now to help meet our $20 million goal?

31.12.2019 - 20:41 [ Elizabeth Warren, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Trump’s reckless decisions to walk away from the Iran Deal and now to launch airstrikes in Iraq without Iraqi government consent have brought us closer to war and endangered U.S. troops and diplomats. We should end the forever wars, not start new ones.

29.12.2019 - 16:03 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

We’re building the unprecedented grassroots power that we need to not only defeat Donald Trump, but to take back our democracy from the corporate elite. Join us live in New Hampshire:

28.12.2019 - 12:26 [ John Nichols, @TheNation / Twitter ]

This is a very big endorsement… very ably delivered. As 2019 concludes, the @BernieSanders campaign is going from strength to strength.

28.12.2019 - 12:15 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats brace for ‚bloody‘ primary season

The party’s top four candidates — two progressive candidates and two moderate candidates — are indicative of where the Democratic Party is right now, said Democratic strategist Michael Trujillo.

28.12.2019 - 12:12 [ MSNBC ]

38 days from Iowa, Democratic candidates bear down on fundraising

With the Democratic presidential primary finally nearing the time for actual voting, candidates are working hard in early voting states and leaning into maximizing fundraising.

28.12.2019 - 11:50 [ CNN ]

Biden reiterates that he won’t testify in a Senate impeachment trial

When asked if defying a congressional subpoena could create the appearance that he is above the law, Biden held that his testimony would enable the President to „get away“ from the trial’s focus.

27.12.2019 - 18:59 [ Politico.com ]

Democratic insiders: Bernie could win the nomination

For months, the Vermont senator was written off by Democratic Party insiders as a candidate with a committed but narrow base who was too far left to win the primary. Elizabeth Warren had skyrocketed in the polls and seemed to be leaving him behind in the race to be progressive voters’ standard-bearer in 2020.

But in the past few weeks, something has changed.

27.12.2019 - 17:54 [ Elijah J. Magnier ]

Iraq at the Crossroads: either Prime Minister al-Suheil or President Salih have to resign

(21.12.2019)

“President Barham Salih has his own candidate, the current head of intelligence Mustafa al-Kadhemi. There is no veto on the personality of Kadhemi; however, the serious problem is the attempt of the President to dismiss the power of the Parliament and his rejection of the will of the largest parliamentary coalition”, said the source.

Sources in Najaf stated “the Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Sistani has repeatedly stated that power emanates from the people and not from the President. It is the people and their representatives who make the decisions and if a new Prime Minister is rejected by the people he will not last long in office”.

27.12.2019 - 05:31 [ Common Dreams ]

‚People Should Take Him Very Seriously‘: Sanders Polling Surge Reportedly Forcing Democratic Establishment to Admit He Can Win

„He has a very good shot of winning Iowa, a very good shot of winning New Hampshire, and other than Joe Biden, the best shot of winning Nevada,“ said one former Obama adviser.

26.12.2019 - 23:16 [ New York Times ]

Why Bernie Sanders Is Tough to Beat

Despite having a heart attack in October that threatened to derail his second quest for the Democratic nomination, he remains at or near the top of polls in Iowa and other early states, lifted by his near ubiquitous name recognition and an enviable bank account.

His anti-establishment message hasn’t changed for 50 years, and it resonates with working-class voters and young people who agree the system is corrupt and it will take a revolution to fix it.

25.12.2019 - 14:33 [ New York Magazine ]

Tulsi Gabbard and the Return of the Anti-Anti-Trump Left

What they share, in addition to enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders, is a deep skepticism of the Democratic Party’s mobilization against the president. The left’s struggle against the center-left is the axis around which their politics revolves. From that perspective, the Russia scandal and impeachment are unnecessary and even reactionary.

While incomprehensible to liberals, centrists, and even many leftists who work within two-party politics, left-wing anti-anti-Trumpism has a coherent logic. It takes as its starting point a familiar critique that Trump won because liberalism failed. Trump, while bad, is merely a meta-phenomenon of the larger failure of the Democratic Party and the political and economic Establishment.

23.12.2019 - 15:08 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

2,400 Americans & countless Afghans have been killed in Afghanistan War that our leaders have known for 18 yrs is unwinnable. They’ve lied about progress in that war to get the $4bn/month it costs. My new bill calls for congressional investigation. It’s time for accountability.

23.12.2019 - 14:42 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Saagar Enjeti: New ‚Hillary 2.0‘ Biden ad shows why he will lose

Saagar Enjeti argues why Biden’s case to the electorate is stuck in the past.

23.12.2019 - 13:39 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

Saagar Enjeti: Bernie’s betrayal of Cenk Uygur shows weaknesses of the left

(16.12.2019)

Saagar Enjeti argues about the fakeness behind Left Twitter’s outrage over Senator Sanders endorsing Cenk Uygur.

23.12.2019 - 13:03 [ NYT Politics / Twitter ]

Correction: An earlier version of this article referred imprecisely to a remark by Cenk Uygur, a radio host running for Congress. When David Duke appeared on his show and denied being a racist, Mr. Uygur was sarcastic when he replied, „No, of course not.“

(16.12.2019)

23.12.2019 - 13:02 [ Ana Kasparian, Host & Executive Producer @theyoungturks / Twitter ]

The David Duke interview smear against Cenk is so egregious and disgusting that it even makes me question some of the reporting on Trump. That’s how dishonest they’ve been.

(16.12.2019)

23.12.2019 - 13:01 [ Secular Talk ‏/ Twitter ]

This is stunning! @nytimes @JennyMedina claimed @cenkuygur said David Duke is “of course not” a bigot. This is the interview she was citing! They should immediately retract and apologize!

(15.12.2019)

23.12.2019 - 12:16 [ Jennifer Medina / New York Times ]

Bernie Sanders Retracts Endorsement of Cenk Uygur After Criticism

(13.12.2019)

Mr. Sanders had called Mr. Uygur, the founder and co-host of the online talk show “The Young Turks,” “a voice we desperately need in Congress” in a statement on Thursday.

“I know he will serve ordinary people, not powerful special interests,” Mr. Sanders said then.

But by Friday afternoon, he had reconsidered.

“Our movement is bigger than any one person,” he said. “I hear my grass roots supporters who were frustrated and understand their concerns. Cenk today said he is rejecting all endorsements for his campaign, and I retract my endorsement.”

23.12.2019 - 12:10 [ Huffington Post ]

Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur Running For Katie Hill’s Vacant House Seat

(14.11.2019)

The seat is due to be filled in a special election, a date for which California Gov. Gavin Newson is expected to announce shortly. Given California’s nonpartisan jungle primary system ― in which Republicans, Democrats and independents compete for the top two spots ― Uygur’s candidacy is liable to be a source of anxiety for a Democratic Party establishment eager to hold on to a swing seat the party flipped in 2018.

19.12.2019 - 16:28 [ People's Action ]

BREAKING: PEOPLE’S ACTION ENDORSES BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – People’s Action today announced that it endorses Bernie Sanders for president in 2020. People’s Action is one of the largest multiracial people’s organizations in the country made up of 40 member organizations in 30 states and representing more than a million grassroots leaders. The organization’s strong presence in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada makes its support a crucial factor for success in the early primary and caucus states.

19.12.2019 - 03:40 [ Tim Mak / Twitter ]

Gabbard, in a statement: „I also could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting President must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country“

18.12.2019 - 20:25 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

We need to raise $1M by December 31st in order to stay competitive and continue our momentum. Let’s put our grassroots msg front and center in the most competitive early state media markets. Can you rush a donation and help us reach our fundraising goal?

https://tulsi.to/december

18.12.2019 - 19:48 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Congress just passed a $738 billion defense package. We spend more on defense than: China Saudi Arabia Russia India UK France Japan Germany South Korea Brazil …combined. We need to fundamentally change our priorities as a nation.

18.12.2019 - 19:40 [ Max Blumenthal / theGrayzone.com ]

The insider: How national security mandarins groomed Pete Buttigieg and managed his future

Pledging to “end endless wars,” Pete Buttigieg claims he has “never been part of the Washington establishment.” But years before he was known as Mayor Pete, an influential DC network of military interventionists placed him on an inside track to power.

16.12.2019 - 15:37 [ NPR.org ]

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Biden, Sanders Lead 2020 Democratic Race

Biden leads with 24%, followed closely by Sanders at 22%. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is third with 17%, followed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 13%, all together making up a clear top tier of four candidates.

13.12.2019 - 21:58 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

As president, I’ll end the longstanding failed foreign policy of waging regime change wars, the new Cold war & arms race, wasting trillions $$ and countless lives. We must only send our troops on missions worthy of their great sacrifice. War must be a last resort. Stand with me.

13.12.2019 - 21:16 [ Nina Turner, US Senator / Twitter ]

Our movement is only growing. We are leading with love and asking for everyone’s participation. Come see for yourself. @KillerMike @iPhilSomething and I will be in North and South Carolina this weekend. Truth and justice baby! #Bernie2020