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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 - 08:28 [ 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 - 19:35 [ 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.

12.08.2018 - 12:11 [ Seattle Times ]

Challenger Sarah Smith advances to November election to face fellow Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith

In addition to making an issue of Rep. Smith’s corporate PAC donations, Sarah Smith said she’d contrast her anti-war activism with Rep. Smith’s more pro-military stances. He’s the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee and in position to chair the panel if the party takes the House majority this fall.

Rep. Smith said that seniority is an asset. “It’s important to have a strong progressive person” to chair the Armed Services committee, he said Thursday

05.08.2018 - 14:39 [ James Thompson, father, husband, Army infantry veteran, civil rights attorney, 2018 U.S. Congressional Candidate KS 4th District / Twitter ]

Great meeting ⁦@AnaKasparian⁩ and ⁦@cenkuygur⁩ yesterday on ⁦@TheYoungTurks⁩. Extremely warm, welcoming and funny! You should come do a show in Wichita, Kansas, the KOCH brothers back yard. A big thank you to all your staff for everything! #ks04 #ksleg

05.08.2018 - 14:16 [ Brent Welder, running for Congress in #KS03 / Twitter ]

HUGE NEWS. A new, independent poll has us WINNING the primary! We’re @ 35%, Davids @ 21%, Niermann @ 15%, Sidie-McCamon-Willaims @ 12% total, 17% undecided. And, an earlier indep poll has us up 7% over Yoder in the general! #ksleg #ksed #ksleg #kansas #overyoder #yeswekansas

05.08.2018 - 14:01 [ Washington Post ]

Can a liberal agenda that sells in the Bronx win over voters in Kansas?

(10.7.2018) He’d raised tens of thousands of dollars from liberals looking for their next cause, and finding it in the suburbs of Kansas City, with a candidate running proudly on “Medicare for all” and a $15 minimum wage.

“People keep asking, are these the kind of ideas that a candidate can talk about and be successful in Kansas?” said Welder, a 37-year-old labor lawyer. “What I’ve learned on this campaign is that the only way we can be successful is by talking about these ideas.”

05.08.2018 - 13:40 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D) for US Congress, NY-14: Bronx + Queens / Twitter ]

Believe it or not, I receive nice letters from Republican voters who value 2 things: 1) I don’t take lobbyist $ 2) I’m honest about my views & listen to others

What’s frustrating to voters are folks who campaign on stances they don’t believe in. Hawaii: Vote @KanielaIng Aug 11.