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30.12.2020 - 17:51 [ Newsweek ]

Ohio Senator Brown Joins Sanders in Delaying Senate Holiday Over $2K Stimulus Checks

Ohio Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown said Tuesday that he would push for a Senate vote on $2,000 stimulus checks by joining Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’s filibuster on the Senate floor.

29.12.2020 - 10:50 [ Newsweek ]

Donald Trump Presses Senate On $2,000 Stimulus Checks, Says People ‚Have Suffered Enough‘

Trump responded to comments that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) could filibuster a move to override the president’s veto of the defense funding bill unless a vote is held on the $2,000 checks.

Replying to details of this potential move, Trump wrote on Twitter: „Give the people $2000, not $600. They have suffered enough!“

29.12.2020 - 10:49 [ Xahoo.com ]

Bernie Sanders hopes to force Senate vote on $2,000 stimulus checks

Sanders, an independent from Vermont, made the comments after Democrats in the House – joined by 44 Republicans – voted to more than triple the $600 checks included in the coronavirus relief package signed by President Donald Trump over the weekend.

29.12.2020 - 07:12 [ Boston.com ]

Sens. Markey and Sanders to stall defense bill veto override vote in effort for $2,000 relief checks

Soon after Sanders’ announcement, Markey said he would join in on the filibuster.

“That relief passed in the House today with 44 Republicans voting for it,” Markey wrote on Twitter. “Senate Republicans must do the same and get the American people the help they need.”

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

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25.10.2020 - 13:28 [ WarnockForGeorgia.com ]

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29.08.2020 - 05:55 [ theHill.com ]

Democrat asks intel agencies if they’re surveilling members of Congress

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, asked two intelligence agencies on Friday if surveillance has been conducted on members of Congress in the last decade.

In a letter to the heads of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Eshoo raised alarm over allegations in a book published earlier this year by journalist Barton Gellman.

14.08.2020 - 05:57 [ Businessinsider.com ]

Andrew Yang added to DNC convention speaker lineup after tweeting about being left off it

„I’ve got to be honest I kind of expected to speak,“ Yang, who has 1.6 million Twitter followers, tweeted on Tuesday after the initial DNC speaker lineup was unveiled. He later joked, „maybe I endorsed against one too many incumbents.“

The convention, which will be held almost entirely remotely, will begin Monday, August 17, and conclude on Thursday, August 20.

21.07.2020 - 20:43 [ GOP War Room / Youtube ]

UNHINGED: Dem Rep. Clyburn Compares Federal Law Enforcement To Nazi Germany Gestapo

Democrat Congresswoman Jim Clyburn compared federal law enforcement to Nazi Germany Gestapo, when he appeared on CNN on 7/20/2020.

09.06.2020 - 21:43 [ Kendall Taggart, investigative reporter @BuzzFeedNews / Twitter ]

Just now the New York State Senate officially passed the bill to repeal 50a — the 1970s law used to keep police disciplinary records secret. It’s hard to underscore just how unlikely this seemed only a few weeks ago

09.06.2020 - 21:37 [ New York Senate / Twitter ]

#NYSenate Bill S8496, sponsored by Senator @jamaaltbailey , passed 40-22 (unofficial). Relates to the disclosure of law enforcement disciplinary records; and to repeal section 50-a of the civil rights law relating thereto:

25.05.2020 - 21:46 [ The Hill / Youtube ]

New documentary explores ‚Bernie Blackout,‘ Nina Turner reacts

Former National Co-Chair of the Sanders campaign, Nina Turner, discusses the new VICE documentary, ‚Bernie Blackout.‘

03.02.2020 - 16:00 [ David Silverstone / Twitter ]

Let’s take the Democratic Party back from the 1%!

15.12.2019 - 12:51 [ Ben Norton / Twitter ]

376 congressmembers just voted to increase the US military budget to an absurd $738 billion per year 187 Democrats helped 189 Republicans Only 41 Dems opposed the absolutely awful 2020 NDAA bill—including Tulsi Gabbard, Barbara Lee, Ro Khanna, AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib

(11.12.2019)

22.11.2019 - 18:01 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

No one in the wealthiest county in the world should be forced to sleep on the streets. Today I am introducing the Homes for All Act, a bold 21st century vision to build 12 million new public & affordable housing units and guarantee housing as a human right. #HomesforAll

22.11.2019 - 17:27 [ Ford Fischer ‏/ Twitter ]

219 Dems voted in favor of fully reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act enabling the federal government’s mass surveillance of citizens. Only 10 Repubs voted for it. The “squad” (AOC, Omar, Pressley, Tlaib) joined most Repubs in voting “no.” Gabbard didn’t vote.

(20.11.2019)

27.08.2019 - 01:36 [ theHill.com ]

Joe Kennedy says he’s considering Senate run

Kennedy said that he is motivated to run because „our system has been letting down a lot of people for a long time, and we can’t fix it if we don’t challenge it.“

„I’ve got some ideas on how to do that. And I don’t think our democratic process promises anyone a turn. What it does promise is the chance for anyone to earn it — if we think we have something to offer and are willing to put ourselves and our ideas out there,“ he said in response to individuals who have advised him to wait.

27.08.2019 - 01:23 [ Boston Globe ]

Joe Kennedy kept his head down for his first couple terms in Congress. Then Trump became president

(25.08.2019)

The vision he offered was of a capitalism that would be judged, he said, “not just by how much it produces, but how widely it shares; how good it does for how many; and how well it takes care of all of us.”

The speech amounted to an effort to guide his party toward a vision for how to tackle one of the most salient issues facing the country: the growing divide between the very rich and everyone else.

30.07.2019 - 06:01 [ US House Oversight and Reform Committee ]

New Documents Show Corporate and Foreign Interests Seek to Influence U.S. Nuclear Policy

Chairman Cummings issued the following statement:

“Today’s report reveals new and extensive evidence that corroborates Committee whistleblowers and exposes how corporate and foreign interests are using their unique access to advocate for the transfer of U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. The American people deserve to know the facts about whether the White House is willing to place the potential profits of the President’s personal friends above the national security of the American people and the universal objective of preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.”

The Committee’s second interim report is based on more than 60,000 pages of new documents produced to the Committee in response to requests that Chairman Cummings made to a host of outside companies about their involvement with plans to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. The report states:

New documents and communications show that IP3, the private company lobbying the White House to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, repeatedly sought a $120 million investment from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It is unclear if the company ultimately received the investment.

28.07.2019 - 14:15 [ Elijah E. Cummings, Abgeordneter des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

I’m begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children’s children, and generations yet unborn we’ve got to guard this moment…this is our watch.

(24.07.2019)

18.07.2019 - 15:02 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Trump knows that when we stand together and fight for racial, social, economic and environmental justice, we have the power to defeat him. So the demagogue is doing what he knows best: Divide and conquer through hate. His attacks only make us stronger. #IStandWithIlhan

18.07.2019 - 14:02 [ American Jewish Committee (AJC) / Twitter ]

This horrifying chant does not make America great. In fact, it is eerily reminiscent of a darker time in our nation’s history.

18.07.2019 - 13:55 [ Haaretz ]

Trump’s ‚Go Home‘ Invective Echoes Nazi Incitement Against Jews

As with Israel’s Likud and their leader Netanyahu, but a thousand times over, Trump’s invectives highlight the moral depths to which the Republican party has sunk: It has transformed from a Grand Old Party into a cheerleading squad that prostrates itself before its master, no matter what he says or does. Whether out of fear or hope for favor or both, the Republicans’ feebleness also echoes the conduct of similarly spineless political parties, which facilitated but later succumbed to the most evil tyrants of the 20th Century.

18.07.2019 - 13:38 [ Jonathan Greenblatt, @ADL CEO / Twitter ]

This is the sound of illberalism, intolerance. Listen closely: it’s a danger not just to immigrants and minorities but to all Americans. Put politics aside. Time for leaders from all parts of society, people from all walks of life, to step up and say: enough.

18.07.2019 - 13:06 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

American Jewish institutions need to stop smearing Ilhan Omar and instead defend her from the fascist in the White House who is trying to get her killed.

18.07.2019 - 13:01 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. -Maya Angelou

18.07.2019 - 12:23 [ Merriam-Webster Dictionary / Twitter ]

Tonight’s top searches, in order: racism, socialism, fascism, concentration camp, xenophobia, bigot

18.07.2019 - 12:09 [ ABC News / Youtube ]

Trump 2020: The president holds campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina | ABC News

Streamed live 10 hours ago

18.07.2019 - 11:46 [ Bloomberg TicToc ‏/ Twitter ]

WATCH: After Trump mentions @IlhanMN the crowd erupts at a protester who is then led out of the Greenville, NC rally in handcuffs

18.07.2019 - 11:39 [ Bloomberg TicToc ‏/ Twitter ]

WATCH: A Crowd in North Carolina chants „Send her back!“ as Trump spends 3 minutes criticizing Rep. @IlhanMN

18.07.2019 - 11:37 [ Bloomberg TicToc / Twitter ]

Trump continues attacks on Democratic congresswomen during rally

A Crowd in North Carolina chanted „Send her back!“ as Trump spent 3 minutes criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar. He went on to further attacks on the rest of „The Squad.“

18.07.2019 - 11:25 [ RawStory.com ]

Trump thinks impeachment is over after House vote

Following a vote by the Democratic House to table an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the president gloatingly told reporters “that’s the end of it,” and mocked the resolution as a “ridiculous project.”

18.07.2019 - 11:12 [ theHill.com ]

Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment

Still, more than a dozen of those who sided with Green Wednesday had not endorsed that effort yet formally, including Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee; Eliot Engel (N.Y.), chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; and Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), who chairs a key subcommittee on immigration.

Here is the full list of the 94 Democrats who voted in support of Green’s impeachment effort:

17.07.2019 - 14:13 [ Daniel Neun / Twitter ]

Well, at least no Black LAWMAKER Down in the country of foreign / world / solar system policy geniuses, for now. @AyannaPressley @AOC @RepRashida @IlhanMN: Best from Berlin! And think about helping to keep @TulsiGabbard in the 2020 race. Foreign policy always is a kind of mirror.

17.07.2019 - 13:06 [ Elizabeth Warren, US Senatorin / Twitter ]

Let’s be very clear: @realDonaldTrump’s tweets were racist. Persist, @SpeakerPelosi. Persist. #shepersisted

16.07.2019 - 19:40 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

This president would love nothing more than to divide our country based on race, religion, gender, orientation, ability, or immigration status. This is the only way he thinks he can prevent the solidarity of working people. We’re not falling for it.

16.07.2019 - 18:56 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show “weakness” and fall into their trap. This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat…..

16.07.2019 - 18:53 [ New York Times ]

Trump Rallies G.O.P. to Oppose Resolution Against Racist Language

The measure is a chance for Democrats to go on offense, and put Republicans on the record either rejecting or endorsing what the president said.
While some Democrats are pressing for a stronger resolution of censure, House leaders have opted instead for a narrower measure based on Mr. Trump’s latest remarks, in an effort to generate a unanimous vote in their party.

16.07.2019 - 18:48 [ MSNBC / Youtube ]

President Trump vs. The Squad – The Day That Was | MSNBC

Four progressive congresswomen of color responded to attacks by President Donald Trump, saying his “blatantly racist” assault on them is nothing more than a distraction.

16.07.2019 - 14:23 [ Washington Post ]

116TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. RES. Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress.

Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) believes that immigrants and their descendants have made America stronger, and that those who take the oath of citizenship are every bit as American as those whose families have lived in the United States for many generations;

(2) is committed to keeping America open to those lawfully seeking refuge and asylum from violence and oppression, and those who are willing to work hard to live the American Dream, no matter their race, ethnicity, faith, or country of origin; and

(3) strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should ‘‘go back’’ to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as ‘‘invaders,’’ and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.

16.07.2019 - 14:16 [ NBC News ]

House to vote on resolution condemning Trump’s ‚racist comments‘

The House on Tuesday will vote on a disapproval resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s ‚racist comments‘ in which he said that a group of freshmen congresswomen of color should „go back“ where „they came“ from.

The resolution twice refers to ‚racist comments‘ from Trump but it does not call the president a racist.

16.07.2019 - 13:35 [ theHill.com ]

Two GOP lawmakers back Trump’s comments on Democratic lawmakers: ‚I’ll pay for their tickets out of this country‘

Multiple GOP lawmakers criticized President Trump on Monday after he tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back” to their home countries, but at least two congressional Republicans backed up his comments.

16.07.2019 - 13:20 [ theHill.com ]

Ocasio-Cortez condemns congressional Republicans for ’spineless complicity‘

„For hours, we waited for a single Republican in Congress to condemn Trump’s brazenly racist comments, but all we heard was a deafening silence — complicity,“ Ocasio-Cortez wrote in an email to supporters.

„Not a single Republican in Congress unequivocally disavowed Trump telling four American Congresswoman to go back to their countries, displaying tacit approval for Trump’s naked racism,“ she added.

16.07.2019 - 12:22 [ theHill.com ]

Trump lashes out at as progressive Democrats blast him in press conference

The president tweeted before, during and immediately after the press conference, which was carried on cable news networks.

16.07.2019 - 11:40 [ MSNBC ]

Full ‚Squad‘ Press Conference In Response To President Donald Trump’s Attacks | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) respond to President Trump saying they should “go back” to the counties they came from.

16.07.2019 - 11:19 [ New York Times ]

After Trump Accuses Four Democratic Congresswomen of Hating U.S., They Fire Back

WASHINGTON — President Trump, under fire for comments that even members of his own party called racist, amplified his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color on Monday, saying that they hated America and that one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress sympathized with Al Qaeda.

16.07.2019 - 00:46 [ Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign / actblue.com ]

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16.07.2019 - 00:02 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Yet another example of Trump’s ignorance & disdain for the values that truly make America great. His comments that 4 US citizen Members of Congress should “go back” to the countries they came from is further evidence he does not belong in the White House.

15.07.2019 - 22:06 [ Weißes Haus / Youtube ]

President Trump Hosts the 3rd Annual Made in America Product Showcase

Published on Jul 15, 2019

15.07.2019 - 22:03 [ NBC News ]

Trump steps up attacks on progressive congresswomen, says they ‚hate our country‘ and Israel

„These are people that hate our country,“ he said. „They hate it, I think, with a passion. Now it’s possible I’m wrong. The voter will decide. But when I hear the way they talk about our country — when I hear the anti-Semitic language they use, when I hear the hatred they have for Israel — and the love they have for enemies like al Qaeda — then you know what? I will tell you that I do not believe this is good for the Democrat Party.“

Asked if he was concerned that his comments were being seen as racist, giving white nationalists a reason to find common cause with him, Trump said, „It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me. All I’m saying is that if they want to leave, they can leave. It doesn’t say leave forever.“

15.07.2019 - 21:53 [ Jewish Telegraphic Agency ]

Republican Jewish Coalition: Democratic congresswomen Trump targeted are communists who hate Jews and America

The Republican Jewish Coalition also agrees with Graham. It tweeted a clip of his statement, made to Fox News, and wrote “He isn’t wrong.”

Asked to elaborate, an RJC spokesman wrote to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that “we simply believe that everything Senator Graham says in this clip is correct, both in fact and sentiment.”

15.07.2019 - 21:45 [ CNN ]

Graham declines to condemn racist Trump tweets and calls Democratic congresswomen ‚a bunch of communists‘

„Well, we all know that (New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country,“ Graham said during an appearance on „Fox and Friends.“ „They’re calling the guards along our border, the border patrol agents, ‚concentration camp guards.‘ They accuse people who support Israel of doing it for the Benjamins. They’re anti-Semitic. They’re anti-America.“

14.07.2019 - 18:40 [ Nancy Pelosi, Sprecherin des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to “Make America Great Again” has always been about making America white again. Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power.

14.07.2019 - 18:25 [ New York Times ]

Trump Tells Freshman Congresswomen to ‘Go Back’ to the Countries They Came From

Only one of the women, Ms. Omar, who is from Somalia, was born outside the United States. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx to parents of Puerto Rican descent. Ms. Pressley, who is black, was born in Cincinnati and raised in Chicago. And Ms. Tlaib was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrants.

14.07.2019 - 18:23 [ theNewCivilRightsMovement.com ]

Trump Tweets Ugly Nativist Attack on Foreign-Born Democrats Telling Them to ‘Go Back’ Where They Came From

In a series of tweets no doubt aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MI) Donald Trump said she should go back to the country where she was born and fix the corruption there instead of criticizing his immigration policies.

06.07.2019 - 15:07 [ IfNotNow / Twitter ]

Our members in NH just asked @BernieSanders if he’s also an anti-Occupation Jew and looks like the answer is YES! Learn more about us bringing the crisis of Israel’s military occupation over Palestinians to 2020 elections w/this exclusive from @Politico:

06.07.2019 - 15:05 [ Politico.com ]

2020 elections: Progressive Jewish group IfNotNow expands forces for 2020

(29.06.2019)

The organization is also taking a page out of the playbook of groups such as Black Lives Matter and the American Civil Liberties Union: It plans to “bird-dog” presidential candidates at public events to create viral moments and prod the Democratic Party leftward on the issue of Israel.

05.07.2019 - 21:32 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Thank you, @SenSanders. It’s an honor to work alongside you and the millions of other people fighting for education, healthcare, and a living wage as rights.

05.07.2019 - 20:59 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

I’m proud to be working with @AOC and so many other Democrats to pass Medicare for All, debt free college and a Green New Deal. This is the agenda America needs — and that will energize voters to defeat Donald Trump.

05.07.2019 - 20:53 [ CNN ]

CNN Exclusive: Biden expresses skepticism of Democrats‘ leftward tilt and AOC’s mass appeal

Biden, speaking with CNN’s Chris Cuomo in Des Moines, Iowa, suggested that „Medicare for All“ is irrational, argued that the majority of Democrats are „center left“ not „way left,“ and said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while „brilliant“ and „bright,“ did not represent Democrats who can win a general election in a competitive district or state.

03.07.2019 - 11:40 [ Judy Chu, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

„If you want water, just drink from a toilet.“ That’s what border patrol told one thirsty woman we met on today’s #DemsAtTheBorder trip. These are the same CBP personnel who threatened to throw burritos at members of Congress. Changes must be made. #DontLookAway

(01.07.2019)

26.06.2019 - 07:32 [ Rob Smith, Executive Director of The Justice Collaborative / Twitter ]

This is the most stunning win yet in the movement to elect decarceral prosecutors: Tiffany Caban (@CabanForQueens), a 31 year-old queer, Latina public defender will become the District Attorney of Queens, the 11th most populous county in America. That’s people power.

26.06.2019 - 07:26 [ New York Times ]

Queens D.A. Primary Too Close to Call, as Cabán Narrowly Leads Katz

She also captured endorsements from Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two Democratic presidential candidates, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Ms. Cabán thanked the Working Families Party and Democratic Socialists of America. The crowd chanted, “Black Lives Matter,” “People-powered justice,” and “No new jails.”

“I ran because for too long too many communities in Queens haven’t had a fair shot in the criminal justice system,” Ms. Cabán said.

25.06.2019 - 20:55 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Queens, today you have an opportunity to make history by electing @CabanForQueens as your next District Attorney! Tiffany will bring the transformational change we need to our broken and racist criminal justice system. Find your poll site here:

23.06.2019 - 14:12 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

It was great speaking at the @SCDemocrats Convention this morning — thanks to our supporters and everyone there for the warm welcome! .. #TULSI2020

23.06.2019 - 13:38 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The corporate wing of the party thinks we’re an “existential threat” because we want to: -Make health care a right -Break up big banks -Save the planet -Make college tuition-free -End endless wars -Make the wealthy pay their fair share If that makes us a „threat,” so be it.

21.06.2019 - 21:42 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Let us not kid ourselves. It is very easy for politicians like Trump to pound the table and talk about how tough they are. But it will not be the sons and daughters of billionaires who get killed in a war with Iran. It will be the working class kids of this country.

21.06.2019 - 21:37 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

And I urge the American people to make your voice heard. Organize. Call your member of Congress. Let all our leaders know that a war with Iran would be a catastrophe. #NoWarOnIran

21.06.2019 - 21:36 [ Ro Khanna, Abgeordneter des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Next week, I will be introducing an amendment to the Defense bill prohibiting any dollars from being used for a war in Iran without Congressional authorization. Every Democrat should join this to prevent another trillion dollar war in the Middle East. #NoWarWithIran

21.06.2019 - 20:56 [ Vox.com ]

House Democrats vote to repeal 9/11-era law used to authorize perpetual war

The House voted Wednesday to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which was passed in the days after 9/11, and gave President George W. Bush the authority to go to war with al-Qaeda and any related organization. For the past 18 years, presidents of both parties have used this same 2001 congressional war authorization as justification for wars all over the Middle East.

21.06.2019 - 08:12 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

.@realDonaldTrump Your Iran strategy has been ill-advised and short-sighted. Change course now. Return to the Iran nuclear agreement before it’s too late. Put aside your pride and political calculations for the good of our country. Do the right thing.

19.06.2019 - 17:37 [ Newsweek ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains Socialism During Instagram Live Stream: ‚It Does Not Mean Government Owns Everything‘

You can have free market economies with democratic socialist businesses. What on earth is a democratic socialist business? A perfect example of that is worker cooperatives…which means that…workers own the shares of the company,“ Ocasio-Cortez said.

„So a more ‚democratically socialist‘ business would have workers on the board of the corporation instead of billionaires on the boards of corporations. So it’s really about democracy in the economy.

15.06.2019 - 14:36 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

We’re officially in! We just got the line up for the first debates in Miami. See you on Wednesday, June 26th as I offer to serve you as president and commander in chief. Remember to donate tulsi.to/debate-donate to help make sure we remain qualified through the third debates!

15.06.2019 - 13:57 [ Intercept ]

Why Won’t the Democratic Candidates Move to the Left on Foreign Policy?

Maybe Democrats don’t want to draw attention to how much Obama got wrong when it comes to foreign policy: his support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen when it kicked off in 2015; the complete botched U.S. covert intervention in Syria and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in that country on Obama’s watch; the war in Libya which has left that country looking like a Mad Max hellscape; the drone wars in Pakistan and Yemen with their civilian death tolls; the failure to make progress on the Israel-Palestine conflict; the failed pivot to Asia; the failed reset with Russia.

Maybe Democrats also can’t agree on what a progressive new foreign policy should look like. Because let’s face it: a lot of conservative Democrats, and even some liberal ones, are quite hawkish and like big wars.

08.06.2019 - 14:22 [ Washington Post ]

Bernie Sanders backs 2 policies to dramatically shift corporate power to U.S. workers

Sanders said his campaign is working on a plan to require large businesses to regularly contribute a portion of their stocks to a fund controlled by employees, which would pay out a regular dividend to the workers. Some models of this fund increase employees’ ownership stake in the company, making the workers a powerful voting shareholder. The idea is in its formative stages and a spokesman did not share further details.

Sanders also said he will introduce a plan to force corporations to give workers a share of the seats on their boards of directors.

01.06.2019 - 09:53 [ The Young Turks / Twitter ]

Bernie Sanders Interview with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks interviews Senator Bernie Sanders. Support the Home of Progressives

01.06.2019 - 09:52 [ Cenk Uygur / Twitter ]

. @BernieSanders: „We don’t want to make the same mistake we made last time“ referring to how similar @JoeBiden is to Hillary Clinton.

31.05.2019 - 09:09 [ Tulsi 2020 New Hampshire ‏/ Twitter ]

New DNC rules came out today for the next round of debates. We will need 130,000 unique donors and 2%+ in 4 qualifying polls. If you have not donated yet and want to see Tulsi’s message of of peace, aloha, and service above self, continue, please donate:

27.05.2019 - 20:27 [ Intercept ]

Sanders, Warren, and Wyden Slam Assange Indictment, a Renegade Use of the Espionage Act to Criminalize Journalism

The Justice Department filed 17 charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange on Thursday, deploying the controversial Espionage Act as a cudgel against First Amendment protections and press freedom. It’s the first time the U.S. government has used the Espionage Act to prosecute a publisher, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, along with Sen. Ron Wyden, who all have been outspoken on civil liberties issues, slammed the indictment.

21.05.2019 - 06:05 [ theHill.com ]

Biden, Sanders tied atop new Iowa poll

An Iowa Starting Line/Change Research poll released on Monday shows Biden and Sanders each receiving 24 percent support among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa.

They’re trailed by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who received 14 percent of the vote, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who came in fourth with 12 percent, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) who also had double figures at 10 percent support.

21.05.2019 - 06:03 [ Yahoo.com ]

2020 election poll: Joe Biden’s lead shrinks to zero against Bernie Sanders in critical Iowa

Reading into the polls just a bit more, Mr Biden has more to worry about than just Mr Sanders, too.

Ms Warren stands out as the most liked candidate in the race, with a favourability rating at 78 per cent — the top in the race. She is followed by Mr Sanders, who is the next closest with 71 per cent.

11.05.2019 - 15:12 [ theHill.com ]

Dem leaders feel squeeze on Trump strategy

“All I hear from my constituents is that we’ve got to get rid of this president — that’s basically all I hear,” said Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, who warned of the political risk if the Democrats’ investigations don’t produce some public results in the next few months.

“If we get to the fall and nothing’s happened, and no report has been issued and no referrals have been made, then we risk demoralizing all of our people who are pushing us very hard to take action against the administration,” Yarmuth said.

11.05.2019 - 15:09 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The main responsibility of the president is to keep Americans safe. Trump has failed—undermining our national security by tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, threatening military action, bringing us closer to war with Iran that will be far worse than war in Iraq.

08.05.2019 - 07:32 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

18 years, thousands of dead, trillions of dollars. We’re right back where we started. Our leaders have failed us. It’s time our troops in Afghanistan came home.

03.05.2019 - 17:14 [ theGuardian.com ]

Venezuela coup linked to Bush team

(21. April 2002)

The Bush administration has tried to distance itself from the coup. It immediately endorsed the new government under businessman Pedro Carmona. But the coup was sent dramatically into reverse after 48 hours.

Now officials at the Organisation of American States and other diplomatic sources, talking to The Observer, assert that the US administration was not only aware the coup was about to take place, but had sanctioned it, presuming it to be destined for success.

03.05.2019 - 17:12 [ Wikipedia ]

2002 Venezuelan coup d’état attempt

The Venezuelan coup d’état attempt of 2002 was a failed coup d’état on 11 April 2002 that saw President Hugo Chávez ousted from office for 47 hours before being restored to power. Chávez, who had been elected in 2000, was aided in his return to power by overwhelming popular support and mobilization against the coup and assistance of loyalists in the military.[8][unreliable source?]

The situation began on 9 April, when a general strike was called by the trade union organization „National Federation of Trade Unions“, Confederación de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CTV). The proposed strike was in response to Chávez’s appointments to prominent posts in Venezuela’s national oil company, PDVSA.[9] Two days later in Caracas, up to one million Venezuelans marched in opposition to Chávez.[10][11] At one point during the march, opposition leaders redirected the protestors to the presidential palace, Miraflores, where government supporters and Bolivarian Circles were holding their own rally. Upon the opposition’s arrival, the two sides confronted each other. Gunshots rang out, and by that evening 19 people were dead, including both supporters and opponents of the government.[6] Then, the military high command started the coup at Miraflores and demanded that Chávez resign. President Chávez refused to resign, and he subsequently was arrested by the military.[12][13][14] Chávez’s request for asylum in Cuba was denied, and he was ordered to be tried in a Venezuelan court.[9]

03.05.2019 - 17:09 [ Fox News ]

Pompeo: The problems in Venezuela have been years in the making

May. 02, 2019 – 7:12 – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responds to Rep. Omar claiming the U.S. is to blame for the turmoil in Venezuela on ‚The Ingraham Angle.

03.05.2019 - 17:02 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Just as in interventions past, those who oppose war are labeled supporters of dictators and haters of “freedom.” We saw this playbook in Iraq. The situation in Venezuela is dire and the Trump Admin is making it worse. We must support diplomacy, not war.

01.05.2019 - 12:06 [ David Cicilline, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

I introduced H.R.1004 to prevent American military action in Venezuela. Congress should pass this bill before we rush into another unnecessary war.

28.04.2019 - 19:28 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

If you share only one thing about Tulsi with your friends and family, make it this video. Over six minutes, this raw and emotional exchange encapsulates the reason she is running for president. #Tulsi2020

28.04.2019 - 10:01 [ CNN ]

McConnell vows to be ‚Grim Reaper‘ for socialist legislation

„We are having a legitimate debate about the virtues of socialism and I don’t want you to think it’s just a 28-year-old congresswoman from New York. This is much broader than that. I’ve got five colleagues in the Senate, five colleagues running for president, who have signed on to the Green New Deal and Medicare For All,“ he said.

25.04.2019 - 14:19 [ New York Times ]

Joe Biden Announces 2020 Run for President

Mr. Biden is seen by many Democrats as a trustee of former President Barack Obama’s legacy, perhaps capable of restoring the consensus-seeking liberalism of Mr. Obama’s administration. The former vice president has encouraged that perception, labeling himself to reporters in early April as an “Obama-Biden Democrat” and suggesting that accounts of the left wing’s ascendancy in the party were greatly exaggerated.

13.04.2019 - 12:24 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end.

13.04.2019 - 10:25 [ Andres Salomon ‏/ Twitter ]

The full CAIR speech. The part that was taken out of context is at 15:17. Watching the full thing, you can clearly see that she’s talking about all muslim-americans being blamed for 9/11. Never forget that, either. #IStandWithIlhan

13.04.2019 - 10:22 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

13.04.2019 - 10:17 [ theGuardian.com ]

Ilhan Omar: progressive Democrats condemn Republican smears and urge party to do the same

Rightwing critics have used an edited clip of the “some people did something” comment to falsely claim that Omar does not believe that September 11 was a terrorist attack, that she downplayed or demeaned the seriousness of the attack, and that she is un-American or not loyal to the United States.

Fox News and the New York Post, both owned by Rupert Murdoch, have devoted high-profile coverage to the misleading claims, including a graphic New York Post cover with her quote and an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames.

08.04.2019 - 12:59 [ Washington Post ]

Beto O’Rourke on Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘Racist’

In response to a voter’s question about his policy toward Israel and Palestinian rights, O’Rourke reiterated his support for a two-state solution and accused Netanyahu of having “joined forces with far-right parties who are inherently racist in their speech and the way that they want to treat their fellow human beings in that part of the world.”

He then went further, telling reporters in a gaggle afterward that Netanyahu is a “racist.”

31.03.2019 - 14:22 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

.@katieporteroc is a Financial Services hearings badass (look up her questioning) and her story as a survivor is a story of resilience. She speaks truth to power on special interests and predatory banks. Donate to her campaign here:

29.03.2019 - 08:11 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

It’s almost as though there is a directed + concerted far-right propaganda machine with a whole cable news channel, and a dark-money internet operation propped up by the Mercers et al dedicated to maligning me & stoking nat’l division, reported on by @JaneMayerNYer or something

25.03.2019 - 06:14 [ telesur ]

US: Democrat Presidential Candidates Boycott AIPAC Convention

Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren said they will not go to the event. AIPAC’s list of confirmed speakers also does not feature any Democrat running for president or any expected candidate like former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

10.03.2019 - 15:34 [ Washington Post ]

House Democrats explode in recriminations as liberals lash out at moderates

(1.3.2019) Several are also pushing to reform or eliminate the procedural tactic that has prompted the uproar — the “motion to recommit,” which essentially gives the minority party one final opportunity to amend a bill moments before it comes up for a final vote.

Pelosi trained much of her closed-door frustrations on veteran lawmakers, noting that some held seats on coveted committees. “What is this?” she asked, according to the aides.

10.03.2019 - 15:30 [ The Young Turks / Twitter ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Warns Veteran Democrats

(8.3.2019) ‚So what happened this week was that there was a Republican procedural maneuver called motion to recommit. The thing about this is that it happens about 5 minutes before passage of major legislation. In this case, it’s ‘H.R.A.’ the gun safety legislation that advocates have been working on for years to get to the floor of the House and so for months and months people are working on this legislation,‘ she explained.“

10.03.2019 - 14:32 [ Washington Post ]

House Democrats explode in recriminations as liberals lash out at moderates

(1.3.2019) Several are also pushing to reform or eliminate the procedural tactic that has prompted the uproar — the “motion to recommit,” which essentially gives the minority party one final opportunity to amend a bill moments before it comes up for a final vote.

Pelosi trained much of her closed-door frustrations on veteran lawmakers, noting that some held seats on coveted committees. “What is this?” she asked, according to the aides.

09.03.2019 - 16:14 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

Altogether, in the three parts of this report, I have estimated that America’s post-9/11 wars have killed about 6 million people. Maybe the true number is only 5 million. Or maybe it is 7 million.

09.03.2019 - 16:05 [ Washington Post ]

Assad must go, Obama says

(18.8.2011) As Obama issued his statement, the leaders of France, Germany and Britain joined him in calling on Assad “to face the reality of the complete rejection of his regime by the Syrian people and to step aside.”

Obama had spoken to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron over the past two weeks to discuss calling for Assad’s resignation and to coordinate steps on sanctions.

09.03.2019 - 16:00 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Hillary Clinton: Muammar Gaddafi ‚must go now‘

(2.3.2011) Testifying before the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, Clinton called for an end to the violence in Libya.

She also added that the United States had reserved all its options as it considered additional steps that might be needed to stop Libyan forces from attacking civilians.

09.03.2019 - 15:46 [ IPPNW - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War ]

Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the “War on Terror”

(März 2015)

This investigation comes to the conclusion that the war has, directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan, i.e. a total of around 1.3 million. Not included in this figure are further war
zones such as Yemen. The figure is approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware of and propagated by the media and major NGOs. And this is only a conservative estimate. The total number of deaths in the three countries named above could also be in excess of 2 million, whereas a figure below 1 million is extremely unlikely.

09.03.2019 - 15:41 [ Nafeez Ahmed / Middle East Eye ]

Unworthy victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990

(8. April 2015)

In the absence of even the possibility of corroboration, these figures provide plausible estimates based on applying standard statistical methodology to the best, if scarce, evidence available. They give an indication of the scale of the destruction, if not the precise detail.

Much of this death has been justified in the context of fighting tyranny and terrorism. Yet thanks to the silence of the wider media, most people have no idea of the true scale of protracted terror wrought in their name by US and UK tyranny in Iraq and Afghanistan.

09.03.2019 - 15:22 [ Politico.com ]

The Democrats’ Dilemma – What Ilhan Omar and Dean Phillips tell us about the future of the Democratic Party.

As she saw it, the party ostensibly committed to progressive values had become complicit in perpetuating the status quo. Omar says the “hope and change” offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch, she argues that the Democratic president operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor.

09.03.2019 - 15:18 [ CNN ]

Rep. Omar appears to criticize Obama in latest swipe at Dem establishment

While progressives have criticized Obama in the past, Omar’s comments — on the heels of a tumultuous week that saw her comments on pro-Israel lobbying shake up Congress — serve as another reminder of how the incoming class of rising star Democratic lawmakers is challenging the party’s status quo.

07.03.2019 - 16:23 [ theHill.com ]

Sanders defends Omar: Can’t equate anti-Semitism with ‚legitimate criticism‘ of Israel

(6.3.2019) “Anti-Semitism is a hateful and dangerous ideology which must be vigorously opposed in the United States and around the world. We must not, however, equate anti-Semitism with legitimate criticism of the right-wing, Netanyahu government in Israel. Rather, we must develop an even-handed Middle East policy which brings Israelis and Palestinians together for a lasting peace,” he said in a statement to The Hill.

“What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate,“ he continued. “That’s wrong.”

07.03.2019 - 15:26 [ CNN ]

Sanders, Harris and Warren defend Ilhan Omar amid controversy over Israel comments

Later Wednesday evening, Warren added herself to the list of candidates defending the freshman congresswoman.
„We have a moral duty to combat hateful ideologies in our own country and around the world — and that includes both anti-Semitism and Islamophobia,“ the Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement.

07.03.2019 - 15:14 [ Newsweek ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defends Ilhan Omar, Asks Where Resolutions Are Condemning Homophobia, Racism, Xenophobia

(5.3.2019) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has come to the defense of fellow freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who is facing backlash for her comments about Israel—many of which have been deemed anti-Semitic by Republicans and Democrats alike.

07.03.2019 - 14:41 [ Gideo Levy / Haaretz ]

Keep It Up, Ilhan Omar

(7.3.2019) Ilhan Omar is not only one of the first two female Muslim members of the House of Representatives, she may herald a dramatic change in that body. “Hamas has entered the House,” Roseanne Barr was quick to cry out; “A black day for Israel,” tweeted Donald Trump. Neither Hamas nor a black day, but a glimmer of hope on Capitol Hill.

Maybe, for the first time in history, someone will dare tell the truth to the American people, absorbing scathing accusations of anti-Semitism, without bowing her head.

07.03.2019 - 14:35 [ New York Times ]

Democrats Put Off Anti-Semitism Resolution After Fierce Backlash

(6.3.2019) The closed-door meeting, the weekly gathering of House Democrats at the Capitol, generally involves discussion of the legislative agenda and political strategy. Instead, according to multiple people present, it turned into a gripe session over the treatment of Ms. Omar by her own party.

07.03.2019 - 14:25 [ Jeremy Scahill / Twitter ]

What @IlhanMN is doing–taking on major, destructive US foreign policy with refreshing honestly and clarity–is dangerous in Washington DC. She is going to face the full force of both parties because of this. She is a rare voice and deserves our defense. It is going to be ugly.

(5.3.2019)

07.03.2019 - 14:19 [ Naomi Klein ‏/ Twitter ]

This is so important. @IlhanMN is a powerful moral voice at time when very few (even progressive) Democrats speak clearly and knowledgeably on foreign policy. She deserves unreserved support. #IStandWithIlhan

(5.3.2019)

07.03.2019 - 14:07 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Blasts Ilhan Omar: ‚Allegiance‘ Remarks a ‚Dark Day for Israel‘

(5.3.2019) A senior Democratic aide said Monday that leading House Democrats will offer a resolution Wednesday, supported by Pelosi, condemning anti-Semitism in response to Omar’s latest remarks on Israel.

It’s at least the third time the Minnesota Democrat’s words have drawn strong accusation of anti-Semitism and the second time in as many months that she’s drawn a stern backlash from party leaders.

07.03.2019 - 13:36 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Our democracy is built on debate, Congresswoman! I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee. The people of the 5th elected me to serve their interest. I am sure we agree on that!

(3.3.2019)

06.03.2019 - 20:58 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

I think that our decision to enter unlimited engagement in Afghanistan, particularly through the AUMF + Congress’ abdication of power + decision-making w/ passage of the AUMF, was a mistake. Other options: targeting the network itself, limited engagement, non-intervention.

06.03.2019 - 20:25 [ theHill.com ]

Tapper presses Ocasio-Cortez on Afghan War, AUMF stance: ‚What would you have supported?‘

CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Tuesday asked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) what she thinks “the U.S. should have done post-9/11 regarding Afghanistan” after the freshman congresswoman said that both the GOP and Democrats led her generation “into a disastrous“ and „wrong war” and called for an end to the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

01.03.2019 - 10:28 [ Elizabeth Warren, US Senator / Twitter ]

First embracing right-wing extremism. Now manipulating a free press, accepting bribes, and trading government favors. The allegations against Prime Minister Netanyahu are serious and cut to the heart of a functioning democracy.

22.02.2019 - 20:44 [ Ro Khanna ‏/ Twitter ]

It’s such an honor to be named a national co-chair for @BernieSanders alongside @NinaTurner and @CarmenYulinCruz. Together we are going to build a movement to take on special interests and fight for a 21st century America where no one is left behind.

22.02.2019 - 19:13 [ Bernie Sanders / Twitter ]

Our campaign is based upon a very simple principle: Real change never comes from the top on down. It always comes from the bottom on up. When millions of us stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

20.02.2019 - 18:18 [ ABC News Politics ‏/ Twitter ]

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says being confronted with „the high human cost of war“ while serving in Iraq influenced her anti-interventionist stance. „I was struck with the names and the faces of my brothers and sisters who were paying the price for this war“

20.02.2019 - 17:54 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

Our voice is needed in the debates! The DNC req’s candidates have 65,000 unique donors to qualify for the debate stage. With your help, we can get there. Just $1 today will help bring us to a debate on the issues of life and death that face our nation.

20.02.2019 - 17:53 [ Bernie Sanders / Twitter ]

Since yesterday morning, the response to our campaign has been incredible. -$6 million raised -225,000 contributors -Average donation: $27 We are just getting started. Let’s stand together to transform this country.

20.02.2019 - 16:54 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Bernie Sanders Interview On TYT

Senator Bernie Sanders talks with Cenk and Ana about his 2020 presidential bid, his platform, and who he might pick for a VP. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

19.02.2019 - 17:11 [ Bernie Sanders / Twitter ]

I’m running for president. I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least 1 million people from across the country. Say you’re in:

19.02.2019 - 16:26 [ New York Times ]

Bernie Sanders Joins the 2020 Presidential Race

Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent and 2016 Democratic primary runner-up whose populist policy agenda has helped push the party to the left, announced on Tuesday that he was running for president again, embarking on a bid that would test whether he could retain the anti-establishment appeal he enjoyed with many liberal voters three years ago.

19.02.2019 - 12:16 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

I will bring a soldier’s values & principles to the White House, restoring dignity, honor & respect to the presidency. Above all, a soldier lives by the principle of putting service before self. As your president, I will bring this spirit to the Oval Office. #ServiceBeforeSelf

19.02.2019 - 12:10 [ Fox News ]

Americans warming to socialism over capitalism, polls show

(4.1.2019) Back in 2010, 68 percent of young people, 18-29 years old, said they approved of capitalism, while 51 percent said they approved of socialism, according to Gallup. Fast-forward to August 2018, and that same age group backs socialism over capitalism, 51 percent to 45 percent.

Democrats, meanwhile, were evenly split between capitalism and socialism back in 2010. But now, 57 percent say they hold a positive view of socialism, compared with just 47 percent who say the same for capitalism.

19.02.2019 - 12:07 [ Sabrina Siddiqui / theGuardian.com ]

Leftwing Democrats steal the 2020 spotlight but can centrists fight back?

Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities who was chief economics adviser to vice-president Joe Biden, said Democrats were broadly aligned on principles but differed on how to pursue them.

“There’s going to be a lot of Democrats on the stage when the primaries begin,” he said, “but I don’t think there’ll be nearly as much distance between them as people think.”

16.02.2019 - 10:27 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus ‏/ Twitter ]

I’m running for President to end our regime change wars, work to end new Cold War, & walk us back from the abyss of nuclear war. We face greater risk of nuclear catastrophe now more than ever. I’m introducing a bill to stop Trump from scrapping INF treaty & sparking new arms race

13.02.2019 - 23:44 [ C-SPAN / Youtube ]

Word for Word: Excange between Rep. Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams (C-SPAN)

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has a heated exchange with Elliot Abrams, the U.S. special envoy to Venezuela, highlighting his role in the Iran-Contra affair. She says, „I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony you give today to be truthful.“ The exchange came during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.

13.02.2019 - 23:16 [ Omar Moore ‏/ Twitter ]

U.S. congresswoman @IlhanMN and convicted (then pardoned) Iran-Contra felon Elliott Abrams in an exchange marked by Abrams’ disrespectful interruption of Rep. Omar’s statement. Reclaiming her time!

13.02.2019 - 23:15 [ theHill.com ]

Omar, Trump envoy Elliott Abrams clash in fiery exchange

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) engaged in a testy back and forth on Wednesday with special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams, accusing the diplomat of being a liar and pressing him on his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair and killings in Central America during the Reagan administration.

13.02.2019 - 11:07 [ Washington Post ]

‘You can feel it now’: New Democrats push party, and 2020 candidates, to the left on divisive issues

“You can feel it now. In Congress, it has started to shift. It has started to shift. We’re not there yet. We’re not all the way there, but it has started to shift,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said at a presidential campaign event Sunday night in Davenport, Iowa, when discussing her support for the Green New Deal. “We’ve got new energy in this. We’ve got new blood in this. We’ve got new ideas in this.“

13.02.2019 - 00:32 [ Jesse Jackson / Chicago Sun Times ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under fire because she’s right

Consider the following:

Reuters poll: 70 percent support Medicare for all, including 52 percent of Republicans.

Fox News poll: 70 percent support raising taxes on those making over $10 million a year.

Bloomberg poll: 62 percent support tuition-free college.

Kaiser Foundation poll: 92 percent support having Medicare negotiate with drug companies to lower drug prices.

Hart poll: 63 percent support $15 minimum wage.

Yale/George Mason poll: 81 percent support the Green New Deal plan.

There is a wide gulf between the political center and the moral center.

13.02.2019 - 00:21 [ Tulsi Gabbard ‏/ Twitter ]

No fear. We will not be intimidated into silence. #TULSI2020

13.02.2019 - 00:13 [ ThinkProgress.org ]

American Jews must stand with Ilhan Omar

The right will always use Israel and anti-Semitism as a tool to destroy left-wing movements, especially when they’re led by people of color.

12.02.2019 - 19:26 [ Dave Zirin, Sports editor @thenation ‏/ Twitter ]

As a Jew, I want to welcome anyone who wants to criticize a lobbying coalition funded by arms manufacturers, evangelical Christians, and allies of the right wing edge of Israeli politics. Criticizing AIPAC is not anti-Semitic and it’s absurd that this even needs to be said.

11.02.2019 - 11:03 [ Glenn Greenwald ‏/ Twitter ]

Equating @IlhanMN & @RashidaTlaib’s criticism of Israel to Steve King’s long defense of white supremacy is obscene (McCarthy said it’s worse). In the US, we’re allowed to criticize our own government: certainly foreign governments. The GOP House Leader’s priorities are warped.

11.02.2019 - 11:01 [ Haaretz ]

Kevin McCarthy Promises ‘Action’ Against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

(10.2.2019) The Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said he would take action against two Democrats who have sharply criticized Israel if the Democratic majority did not do so.

“If they do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said according to Capitol Hill reporters writing for a number of newspapers. “This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country.”

28.01.2019 - 08:34 [ theHill.com ]

Tulsi Gabbard to hold campaign launch rally Feb. 2

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) plans to hold a rally Feb. 2 in Hawaii to formally launch her 2020 White House bid, her campaign announced Friday.

Gabbard will use the rally in Oahu to „gather with friends, family, and supporters to share her vision for the future of our nation,“ her campaign said.

20.01.2019 - 09:56 [ Max Blumenthal / Twitter ]

The neocon/“left”-liberal interventionist freak out over the only pres candidate who has forcefully defied the bipartisan foreign policy consensus is just beginning. Will be somewhat enjoyable to watch it build to a petulant frenzy this year.

(11.1.2019)

20.01.2019 - 09:44 [ TheCourtJestersClub / Youtube ]

1/14/2019: Tucker asks Glenn Greenwald why Tulsi Gabbard is hated by „Official Washington“

Tucker Tonight, Fox News 1/14/18: Tucker asks Glenn Greenwald why Tulsi Gabbard is hated by „Official Washington“

Related: Hillary Clinton 2004: „I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman. . https://youtu.be/1sGwGB7lKE0

20.01.2019 - 09:11 [ Heath Walker ‏/ Twitter ]

We HAVE to fight the Establishment & its propaganda! If anyone has a good article Tweet it to me so I can add it. @TulsiPress @TulsiGabbard @VoteOjeda2020 #Tulsi2020 #Ojeda2020

20.01.2019 - 08:45 [ Tim Postulka ‏/ Twitter ]

It’s sad to see her painted as an Assad supporter for opposing the war. During the Bush years, it was all about stopping the neocons. Now their policies control both parties even though Americans have been sick of it for a long time #Tulsi2020

20.01.2019 - 07:59 [ @AmericaForTulsi / Twitter ]

@TulsiGabbard was the ONLY presidential candidate to visit Standing Rock to protest the #DAPL. Actions transcend twitter statements. #Tulsi2020 is running to fight for us— she’s running because she cares. #NathanPhillips, #TulsiGabbard is with you, and we are with you.

20.01.2019 - 07:34 [ VoteTulsi.com ]

LGBT/Marriage Equality: Since being elected to Congress, Tulsi has consistently fought for LGBT and marriage equality.

As a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus in the House, Tulsi has advocated for LGBT Housing/Privacy rights, to end bullying and harassment in schools and has co-sponsored numerous bills including the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Respect for Marriage Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Equality Act and the Safe Schools Improvement Act. She has been endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign (View endorsements).

20.01.2019 - 07:27 [ Bob Gragson / Twitter ]

This is @TulsiGabbard who I #appreciate immensely! Many don’t want you to hear her powerful honesty. Judge for yourself. I think you’ll be glad you did. She’s for us! #TULSI2020 #TulsiGabbard #love #america #democrats #progressives #politics #aoc @aoc

12.01.2019 - 14:22 [ CNN ]

Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020

Rania Batrice, who was a deputy campaign manager for Bernie Sanders in 2016 and is now a top aide to Gabbard, will be the campaign manager, Batrice says.

12.01.2019 - 13:58 [ Shrek Peters ‏/ Twitter ]

.@TulsiGabbard: „There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace,“ she said. „I look forward to being able to get into this and to talk about it in depth when we make our announcement.“

12.01.2019 - 13:49 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

When we stand together, united by our love for each other and for our country, there is no challenge we cannot overcome. Will you join me? #TULSI2020

11.01.2019 - 21:43 [ Code Pink ]

Freshmen Congress Members: #SkiptheTrip with AIPAC to Apartheid Israel

On December 3, freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib bravely announced that she will be skipping the trip to Israel for freshman Congress members organized by the educational arm of the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC). Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American in Congress, will instead be leading her own delegation to the West Bank to focus on the issues of poverty, Israeli military detention of Palestinian children, unequal access to clean water, and possibly a visit to Tlaib’s grandmother’s village. On December 11, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez also announced she would be skipping the AIPAC-sponsored propaganda trip.

Tell all the newly elected Congress members to follow the lead of Tlaib and Ocasio Cortez and to skip AIPAC’s propaganda trip to apartheid Israel! #SkipTheTrip

03.01.2019 - 13:39 [ NPR.org ]

Democrats Unveil Changes To House Rules On Debt Ceiling, Ethics

Democrats plan to tweak the rules so that a motion to vacate can only be offered on the House floor if a majority of either the House Republican Conference or the House Democratic Caucus agrees to do so. The change limits the ability of any one member to wreak havoc on the floor and ultimately bolsters incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., against potential agitators in either party.

03.01.2019 - 13:35 [ Michael McAuliff, congressional reporter ‏/ Twitter ]

Looks like Pelosi will be having none of that intra-party rebellion Ryan and Boehner faced repeatedly from the right. This new rule for the House looks to end the ability of a single member to bring a motion to vacate the chair.

03.01.2019 - 13:15 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Tomorrow I will also vote No on the rules package, which is trying to slip in #PAYGO. PAYGO isn’t only bad economics, as @RoKhanna explains; it’s also a dark political maneuver designed to hamstring progress on healthcare+other leg. We shouldn’t hinder ourselves from the start.

03.01.2019 - 13:10 [ Ro Khanna, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

I will be voting NO on the Rules package with #PayGo. It is terrible economics. The austerians were wrong about the Great Recession and Great Depression. At some point, politicians need to learn from mistakes and read economic history. @paulkrugman @StephanieKelton @RBReich

03.01.2019 - 13:04 [ marketwatch.com ]

Ocasio-Cortez slams ‘bad economics’ of budget deficit rule pushed by Democratic leaders

Khanna and Ocasio-Cortez say they’ll vote against the rules package containing paygo on Thursday. A total of 18 Democrats would need to vote against the package for it to be defeated. A defeat would be an embarrassment for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to be elected House speaker on the same day.

03.01.2019 - 12:56 [ CNN ]

Ocasio-Cortez, Khanna will vote against House Democratic rules over ‚PAYGO‘ spending restraints

Progressives who support programs like „Medicare-for-all“ and other policies likely to increase government expenditures worry that the rule would create a self-imposed obstacle with limited political upside — and come across as a sign that Democrats are committed to the austerity economics championed, at least rhetorically, by conservative groups.

30.12.2018 - 18:19 [ TheRealNews / Youtube ]

Bernie Sanders: Concentrated Wealth is Concentrated Power

Sen. Sanders joins Paul Jay who asks if breaking up the big banks is enough to weaken the power of Wall St.

30.12.2018 - 17:59 [ CNBC.com ]

Bernie Sanders: America is ‚owned and controlled by a small number of multi-billionaires‘

„We live in a nation owned and controlled by a small number of multi-billionaires whose greed, incredible greed, insatiable greed, is having an unbelievably negative impact on the fabric of our entire country,“ Sanders told Paul Jay, CEO and senior editor of The Real News Network, in an interview posted Thursday.

30.12.2018 - 17:37 [ Metro.us ]

14 percent of the nation’s homeless population are in New York City

(19.12.2018) HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report for 2018, released this week, found that on a single night in Jan. 2018, a total of 552,830 people experienced homelessness across the country. New York City accounted for 78,676 of those people, or just over 14 percent of the nation’s homeless.

30.12.2018 - 17:26 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congressmember-Elect, NY-14: Bronx + Queens. 100% People-Funded / Twitter ]

Not sure why fmr Sen. McCaskill keeps going on TV to call me a “thing” and “shiny object,” but it’s pretty disappointing. McCaskill promised she’d “100% back Trump up” on his anti-immigrant rhetoric & lost. In MO, almost all progressive ballot issues won.

29.11.2018 - 08:55 [ Washington Post ]

Pelosi: ‘We’re in pretty good shape’ ahead of January speaker vote

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi touted her party’s vote to nominate her for speaker following a closed-door caucus vote on Nov. 28.

29.11.2018 - 08:51 [ theHill.com ]

Another Dem to oppose Pelosi

Rep. Ron Kind (D), an 11-term Wisconsin lawmaker, noted that he voted against Pelosi’s leadership bid on the floor two years ago, and he’s planning to do the same in January.

13.11.2018 - 09:48 [ The Dean Obeidallah Show / Youtube ]

Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wisc) on whether Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker

Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Wisc) explains to SiriusXM radio’s Dean Obeidallah that despite Democrats winning the House on November 6 it’s still too early to say if Nancy Pelosi will be elected speaker, noting it will be about the final seat count of the Democrats victory. (November 7, 2018 show)

13.11.2018 - 09:45 [ theHill.com ]

Progressives flex muscles as Dems return to Washington

“We have 20 new people that we endorsed elected to Congress, and there’s still a few more that are coming,” Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), said Monday at a press conference presenting the group’s new members.

Pocan added that the CPC will have more than 90 members in the next Congress, making it the “largest value-based caucus” on the Hill.

27.10.2018 - 12:35 [ RoseAnn DeMoro ‏/ Twitter ]

Gotta love the #Democratic Bots defending the undemocratic Superdelegates. PS the new #2020 #DNC campaign, is the old #DNC campaign with a new face, well funded with the same players in play. @NomikiKonst @WaywardWinifred

(13.11.2017)

27.10.2018 - 12:26 [ CSPAN ‏/ Twitter ]

„Your process is tainted. You know that. The public was largely excluded by not being invited…“ Prior to votes at DNC Unity Reform Commission Meeting members of the public interrupt and hold up signs reading „Democratic Party or Undemocratic Party?“

(8.12.2017)

11.10.2018 - 16:59 [ Mark Alderman / realclearpolitics.com ]

Deja Vu for Democrats?

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, in particular, would feel the the full rebellion. The shocking primary victory of a candidate like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who toppled Rep. Joe Crowley — long rumored to be a future House speaker — would be the trend, not the aberration.

30.08.2018 - 08:53 [ Lee Camp [Redacted] / Twitter ]

The latest censorship efforts on Facebook, YouTube, etc are also designed to stop the next Bernie Sanders-esque candidate. In 2016 Sanders got nearly zero coverage from corporate media. Now who’s deciding which Facebook posts are legit? Corporate media.

(23.8.2018)

30.08.2018 - 08:51 [ Techcrunch.com ]

Google, Facebook, Twitter chiefs called back to Senate Intelligence Committee

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operations officer Sheryl Sandberg will testify in an open hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee next week, the committee’s chairman has confirmed.

Larry Page, chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet, was also invited but has not confirmed his attendance, a committee spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch.

30.08.2018 - 08:44 [ CNBC ]

Amazon, in a rare political response, calls Bernie Sanders‘ claims of poor worker conditions ‚inaccurate and misleading‘

Sanders has been dinging Amazon on Twitter and in public statements for months, claiming the company doesn’t pay its lower-level employees a fair wage.
It’s a rare public response for Amazon. It has been largely silent amid repeated public attacks by President Donald Trump on the company and CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post.

30.08.2018 - 08:36 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum responds to ‚monkey‘ comment

Mayor Andrew Gillum, Florida’s first African American nominee for governor, says that his opponent Ron DeSantis‘ „monkey this up“ comment was used as a way to „incite“ his base.

30.08.2018 - 08:28 [ Huffington Post ]

Ron DeSantis Tells Florida Not To ‚Monkey This Up‘ By Electing Andrew Gillum

“The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state,” said DeSantis to Smith.

Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, is backed by Bernie Sanders and is campaigning on progressive policies. President Donald Trump has expressed his support for DeSantis.

29.08.2018 - 18:21 [ Miami Herald ]

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum shocks Democratic rivals, wins nomination for governor

Running to the left of his rivals and despite being vastly outspent, the charismatic and proudly liberal Gillum built a devoted statewide following of progressives. He had a well-received message of social justice and lifting up the downtrodden and an appeal to Florida’s growing diversity.

15.08.2018 - 07:02 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez / Twitter ]

Sister @IlhanMN just WON her Minnesota primary, while outspent as well! I am so proud to join hands with you to November and beyond. She and @RashidaTlaib will be the first Muslim Congresswomen in US history, both elected this year. Congratulations Ilhan, you inspire me.

15.08.2018 - 06:59 [ CNN ]

Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress after primary win

Backed in her race by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar — who came to the US more than two decades ago as a refugee — would become the first Somali-American member of Congress if she wins the seat being left behind by Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for state attorney general, in November.

14.08.2018 - 19:42 [ Ilhan Omar, Candidate for Congress #MN05 / Twitter ]

Today is about more than winning, it’s about building a coalition to fight the politics of fear and scarcity. I’m a legislator, a refugee, and a working mom. But above all, I’m an organizer. And I’m ready to organize for the America we deserve. I’m asking you to join me.

14.08.2018 - 19:35 [ Haaretz ]

Critical of Israel, Embraced by Ocasio-Cortez: Minnesota Muslim Candidate Becomes Target of Alt-right Troll

Like Tlaib and Ellison, Omar, a Somali-American has taken considerable heat for past statements critical of Israel; opposition to her candidacy has grown increasingly confrontational as Tuesday’s primary approaches. On Saturday night, a campaign event for Omar featuring an appearance by Tlaib at the Minneapolis’s Holy Land Deli was disrupted by a group of her opponents, led by right-wing anti-Muslim blogger, former Project Veritas employee and long-time provocateur Laura Loomer, who shouted questions at the candidates, both of whom did their best to avoid her.

12.08.2018 - 12:31 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Hawaii 2018 primaries: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supports Democratic Socialist Kaniela Ing

Centrist politicians, Democratic Socialists, Never Trumpers — and lava. Hawaii politicians are fighting tooth and nail for last-minute votes in a primary election that reflects the divides seen within the Democratic Party nationwide.