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05.06.2020 - 20:00 [ Vice.com ]

Bernie Sanders Changed America

(Apr 8 2020)

Today, Sanders suspended his second presidential campaign after a primary season that always favored Joe Biden, but saw, for a brief moment, a socialist Jewish candidate as the frontrunner. “Few would deny that over the past five years, our movement has won the ideological struggle,” Sanders said during a farewell address to his supporters, made via a livestream from his home in Burlington, Vermont. He explained that he was dropping out because his campaign didn’t have a clear path to victory.

05.06.2020 - 19:33 [ New York Times ]

Why Most Americans Support the Protests

Beyond the scenes of protest and resistance playing out in cities across the country, a movement of a different sort has taken hold.

The American public’s views on the pervasiveness of racism have taken a hard leftward turn over the past few years. Never before in the history of modern polling have Americans expressed such widespread agreement that racial discrimination plays a role in policing — and in society at large.

05.06.2020 - 19:25 [ Monmouth University ]

NATIONAL: PROTESTORS’ ANGER JUSTIFIED EVEN IF ACTIONS MAY NOT BE

Only 17% of the public says that the actions of protestors, including the burning of a police precinct, sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police are fully justified, but another 37% say they are partially justified. On the other hand, 38% say these actions are not at all justified. At the same time, a majority of the American public (57%) says that the anger that led to these protests is fully justified. Another 21% say it is partially justified and only 18% say it is not at all justified.Majorities of black (69%), other minority (58%) and white (55%) Americans say that the protestors’ anger is fully justified, but there is some disagreement on the actual actions taken.

05.06.2020 - 19:24 [ Trust.org ]

EXCLUSIVE-Most Americans sympathize with protests, disapprove of Trump’s response -Reuters/Ipsos

(02.06.2020)

The survey conducted on Monday and Tuesday found 64% of American adults were „sympathetic to people who are out protesting right now,“ while 27% said they were not and 9% were unsure.

The poll underscored the political risks for Trump, who has adopted a hardline approach to the protests and threatened to deploy the U.S. military to quell violent dissent. The Republican president faces Democrat Joe Biden in November’s election.

04.05.2020 - 11:05 [ Israeli Elections Live Results ]

The law as currently written does not explicitly say whether or not an indicted MK can form a government, and the High Court is being asked to extrapolate. But nothing stops these >70 MKs from amending Israel’s Basic Laws to explicitly approve him if the ruling is unfavorable.

01.05.2020 - 22:14 [ the Hill ]

Senate panel sets confirmation hearing for Trump’s intel chief pick for Tuesday

But Republicans hold just a one-seat majority on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

25.03.2020 - 04:09 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu’s Likud accuses Blue and White of ’stealing the Parliament‘

Other special committees to be established will focus on education, violence in Israeli Arab communities and labor and welfare; the four special panels will need to be approved by the plenum Tuesday.

These included Finance and Foreign Affairs and Defense panels, with the latter set to establish a special committee that will supervise the contentious Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency)-led coronavirus patients surveillance program.

06.03.2020 - 14:00 [ i24news.tv ]

Blue and White faction leader backs minority gov’t with Joint List support: report

Previously, he reportedly opposed this idea, but now said during at least two recent meetings that he would be willing to back it on the condition that Joint List’s hardline Balad faction is left out.

27.02.2020 - 20:38 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

The same establishment Dem politicians who claim to believe Trump is a fascist dictator existential threat to the Republic are now admitting they’re willing to blow up the Party to rob Sanders of the nomination if he acrues a plurality but not a majority

27.02.2020 - 17:36 [ Shaun King / Twitter ]

THIS IS EXPLOSIVE. 🤬 And infuriating. The @NYTimes interviewed 93 Democratic Superdelegates. They said they are willing to irreparably damage the party if it means stopping @BernieSanders . We must defeat them. It’s the only way.

27.02.2020 - 17:31 [ New York Times ]

Democratic Leaders Willing to Risk Party Damage to Stop Bernie Sanders

The Times has interviewed 93 party officials — all of them superdelegates, who could have a say on the nominee at the convention — and found overwhelming opposition to handing the Vermont senator the nomination if he arrived with the most delegates but fell short of a majority.

Such a situation may result in a brokered convention, a messy political battle the likes of which Democrats have not seen since 1952, when the nominee was Adlai Stevenson.

29.01.2020 - 11:45 [ Politico.com ]

Trumpworld torn over running against Bernie

Yet some of the president’s big-money backers say they aren’t interested in bankrolling an effort aimed at propping up Sanders. They worry his potential strength in a general election is being badly underestimated, much as Democrats wrongly discounted Trump four years ago.

20.01.2020 - 06:08 [ CBS News ]

World’s billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people

The richest 22 men in the world — including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates — own more wealth than all the women in Africa, Oxfam found.

12.11.2019 - 18:42 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Gantz signals turn towards minority government without Netanyahu

Likud, however, seeks to have Netanyahu remain in office for a year or until his trial begins.

In addition, Gantz said: “Instead of security considerations dictating political behavior, political and personal considerations are dictating security considerations.”

Netanyahu took particular umbrage with that statement, shaking his head vigorously when Gantz made it and using his right to respond in the Knesset to deny it.

12.11.2019 - 18:32 [ Times of Israel ]

It’s almost unthinkable, but how would a minority government work?

(17.10.2019)

In principle, the candidate whom the president grants the right to form a government does not need a majority of 61 to do so. All that is really needed is a situation in which more hands vote in favor of the government than oppose it.

03.11.2019 - 10:42 [ The Hill ‏/ Twitter ]

.@RepJayapal: „At the end of the day, we are going to need Republicans to decide if they’re going to stand up for their constituents and our democracy and the Constitution or if they’re going to stick with the President.“

03.05.2019 - 18:16 [ Indiatoday.in ]

Viral video showing Muslims protesting crackdown by Sri Lanka after blasts is false

India Today’s Anti-Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found the claim to be false, as the viral video has no relation with the recent attacks. This is a video of a protest that happened in 2013 in London.

03.05.2019 - 18:13 [ Altnews.in ]

Six year old video shared as Muslims in London protesting against Sri Lankan Govt’s action against terror

The video which has been circulated so aggressively by social media users is not representative of any recent event. It was shot in 2013. A protest had been organised in London against the Sri Lankan government, outside the Sri Lankan embassy. The backdrop to this protest was the campaign organised by the Bodu Bala Sena, a hardline Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist organisation, against the Muslim community over the ‘growing rise of Islamism’ in the island nation.

21.01.2019 - 13:16 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Tory plotters need to understand the concept of winning and losing and not hand victory to those defeated in the Brexit referendum

Shifty Dominic Grieve fancies himself as a Remain superhero, outwitting the Government to rob 17.4million voters.

He doesn’t give a damn about the little people, of course, being a grand QC and former Attorney General.

But Grieve is doing catastrophic harm to his party, to Parliament and our democracy. History won’t be kind to him.

20.01.2019 - 13:04 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Grieve’s Brexit amendment could destabilise British government for years to come

As you might expect from Grieve, a QC, it’s well put-together. It identifies a weak point in Britain’s constitutional architecture, and proposes to take a shot. If he hits his target, it might not just take down Brexit but a whole lot more besides.

20.01.2019 - 12:31 [ The Spectator / Twitter ]

Grieve’s amendment would overturn basic principles of government, allowing rebels to take control of the parliamentary timetable with only 46 per cent of MPs, writes @nmdacosta.

20.01.2019 - 12:14 [ Order-Order.com ]

Grieve’s Minority Coup D’etat

If his amendment passes a minority of 300 MPs across five parties – with only 10 Tories needed – would be able to control the parliamentary agenda. Effectively creating a minority opposition controlled legislature.

07.11.2018 - 15:35 [ teleSUR ]

History Made as Minorities Elected to Congress

History was made at the U.S. midterm elections when women, African-Americans, Native Americans, Muslims and LGBT minority candidates from both the Democratic and the Republican parties became elected to Congress.

30.05.2018 - 15:37 [ Reuters ]

Italy poll shows support for right-wing League up, 5-Star steady

Another poll on Monday showed the League jumping 10 points to 27.5 percent and the 5-Star falling about three points to 29.5 percent. In both cases, the two would have a majority in parliament if they decided to join forces as they did after the March vote.

28.05.2018 - 10:11 [ thelocal.it ]

How much power does the Italian president actually have?

It is on this basis that Di Maio has raised the possibility of impeaching Mattarella for treason — something that would require an absolute majority in both chambers of parliament in a joint session.