Asked for a profile by New York Magazine about what role she might play as a member of Congress should Biden capture the White House, the freshman House Democrat from New York responded with a groan.
“Oh God,” she said. “In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are.”
The united slate announced Thursday has the far-left Meretz party running with Barak’s new Israel Democratic Party and Stav Shaffir, who left the Labor Party, under the Democratic Camp moniker. It also hopes to bring Tzipi Livni, a former foreign minister, out of political retirement.
What it means: While Democratic Camp won’t overtake Netanyahu’s Likud and his right-wing camp, it could combine with the center-left Blue and White party to ensure that Benny Gantz, a former military chief of staff, is tapped to form the government.
An enormous and fundamental political battle is breaking out throughout the democratic world, and in Israel, too.
Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People — 42.19 percent
Opposition Platform – For Life — 12.75 percent
Petro Poroshenko’s European Solidarity — 8.71 percent
Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna — 8.15 percent
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk’s Golos — 6.39 percent
„Netanyahu pressed the button for the Knesset dissolution and there is no turning back,“ Gantz says in a statement to the media from Tel Aviv. „Netanyahu sees (election) polls and invents lies.“
Anyone speaking to people close to the prime minister and his ministers are hearing panic that stems not just from Benjamin Netanyahu’s vigorous attempt to stop the clock on the new election. On the agenda, they whisper, is a pending security crisis. The evil will come from the Persian Gulf, the Gaza Strip or the northern border, generated by Iran and its proxies. Then the military agenda will soon overwhelm the political one, overshadowing the political parties’ petty considerations.
TV survey projects center-left and Arab parties would win more seats than right-wing and Orthodox factions, though path to forming government far from clear
Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak announced Wednesday the establishment of a new party, saying Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu’s regime, with its „corrupt and messianic elements,“ must be toppled.
Politics in the UK is changing beyond recognition, and about time too.
Politically, the most obvious conclusion to be drawn from the interview is that Sunkara is little more than a moderate Democrat. For this he receives the praise of the Democratic and Republican commentators.
While proclaiming his support for the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, Sunkara also declares that he will back Elizabeth Warren if she beats out Sanders and Joe Biden if he is eventually the Democratic Party nominee. “I think the mentality has to be to call for people to vote for Joe Biden, especially in swing states,” he states. It is necessary “to avoid a third-party candidacy”—that is, any break from the Democratic Party—on the basis of the “strategic knowledge and commitment to getting rid of Trump.”
Sunkara adds, “Even a Biden presidency would be great” because there “will be plenty of room for socialists to be opposition.” There are, in other words, positions to be acquired.
Why is socialism having a moment in America right now — and is it the future of the political left? This week on “The Argument,” Michelle Goldberg talks with Bhaskar Sunkara, the editor of Jacobin magazine, about his new book, “The Socialist Manifesto.” They discuss what distinguishes democratic socialists from liberals, the failures of past socialist movements and why Sunkara favors Bernie Sanders over Elizabeth Warren in 2020.
Then, Ross Douthat and David Leonhardt join Michelle to debate socialism’s role on the political left.
Someone needs to wake up and recognise that fact. Labour is preparing to abandon the North. It’s preparing to abandon millions of supporters who have helped sustain the party over generations.
And it’s about to create a political vacuum that will see what’s left of a once-proud party implode.
The irony of the stalemate in the cross-party Brexit talks is that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are not that far apart on the issue, as I say in The Sun this morning. They might use different language, but what they want is really quite similar.
But while they may not be that far apart, their parties are. A deal would require not one of them, but both of them to be prepared to split their parties.
Jeremy Corbyn was warned by Labour party chairman Ian Lavery that he risked going down in history as the leader who split his party if he backed another referendum on Brexit, in an extraordinary outburst during a meeting of the shadow cabinet last week, according to senior party sources.
– Survey conducted by former Conservative Deputy Chairman Lord Ashcroft
– Fewer that one in five voters now identify with the Conservative Party
– Barely one in six feel represented by the Labour Party
– A whopping 54 per cent said they did not feel an ‚affinity‘ with any party
One of those factions is Otzma Yehudit, or Jewish Power, made up of followers of the late Meir Kahane, an ultranationalist American Israeli rabbi. Israeli commentators and U.S. Jewish groups immediately decried the move, saying the faction was clearly an offshoot of Kahane’s Kach party, a group that is designated a terrorist organization by the State Department and banned in Israel.
Also part of the Blue and White party alliance is Moshe Ya’alon’s Telem, which made an alliance with Israel Resilience last month.
If the new faction wins the election, Gantz and Lapid would both serve as Israel’s Prime Minister. Gantz will serve for the first two and a half years while Lapid will be foreign minister and Ya’alon will lead the Defense Ministry.
Blue and White: 35
New Right: 7
Jewish Home-National Union-Otzma: 6
Yisrael Beytenu: 5
#Gantz and #Lapid merge parties ahead of April #elections
When young children are losing at board games they demand to change the rules. Yet this same juvenile intent drives the cabal of democracy defying MPs.
(20.1.2019) Former Ukip leader says he will ‘re-enter the fray’ if Brexit is put back beyond 29 March
Which of the Conservative and Labour parties is most likely to split over Brexit? Or perhaps it is more apposite to say which party will break up first, since the gravitational force of competing visions of the UK’s future relationship with the EU are threatening to fracture each of them.
The Prime Minister is facing a vote that could topple her government. Here is your day-by-day guide to what could lie ahead – though of course, it could all change dramatically
Even more than with the other upsets in world politics in recent years, nobody knows what is going to happen as a result of the meaningful vote in the Commons next week on the deal the prime minister has agreed to take Britain out of the EU.
Nigel Farage told the Sunday Telegraph: „I sense within me I have not fought my biggest battle yet – that is how it feels. Whether it is happenstance, serendipity, destiny.
„I am not going to lie down and watch it go down the plug hole. I couldn’t do that, and I won’t do that.
Nigel Farage has said it is his „destiny“ to fight for Brexit as he unveils his plans to launch a new political party to fight next year’s European Parliament elections if the Government delays Britain’s exit from the European Union.
The former leader of the UK Independence Party told The Sunday Telegraph that he believed he had „not fought my biggest battle yet“ and would relish the battle at May’s Euro elections, which he expects to be held if Brexit is delayed.
Jeremy Hosking, a co-owner of Crystal Palace football club, suggested that the “fiasco” of Theresa May’s Chequers plan was a conspiracy to prevent the UK leaving the European Union.
He told The Sunday Telegraph that he had carried out private polling which showed “clear support for a Brexit party that will deliver what the electorate thought it would be getting”.
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DNC chief security officer Bob Lord said just before midnight Wednesday that the phony website that created fears of a new cyberattack was in fact just part of a „simulated … test,“ and was created by an unnamed „third party.“
Q13: Please imagine for a moment that a new political party has been created with one single aim – to put pressure on the main political parties to conclude Brexit as quickly and as fully as possible. To what extent, if at all, might you consider voting for such a party?
Base: all respondents
Would consider: 52 %
Would not consider: 29 %
Don’t know: 19 %
MOST voters in Labour-held constituencies which backed Brexit in 2016 would consider backing a single-issue political party pushing to leave the EU “as quickly and as fully as possible”, a new poll has found.
The large majority of Americans are progressive. They want single payer health care, free public college, money out of politics, financial regulations, a $15 minimum wage, an infrastructure jobs program, and more. A large majority and record number of Americans are also calling for a major new party.
The country is beyond ready for a new nationally viable progressive party. But our movement is divided into thousands of smaller organizations working independently of one another. …
Third Party Viable? YES Says Former Bernie Organizer
(27.9.2017) More Americans than ever—61 percent—say the Democratic and Republican parties are inadequate and the U.S. should have a third major political party, a new poll from Gallup shows. The desire among Americans for a competitive third party has been above 57 percent over the last five years, but Gallup’s latest poll marks a record high level of support.
Washington, D.C. — The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee met in Providence, R.I. on Friday, June 8 and declared a new rule that allows the party to block presidential candidates from running on the Democratic ballot.
The rule states that in order to be accepted as a candidate by the DNC, the applicants’ “public writings and/or statements” must “affirmatively demonstrate that they are faithful to the interests, welfare and success of the Democratic Party of the United States.”
The new rule means that a committee of corporate lobbyists, consultants, and people who participated in rigging the 2016 primary election will decide if a progressive is eligible to run for president in the Democratic Party in 2020. When Bernie Sanders or another progressive files to run as a Democrat, the DNC can reject them before a single vote is cast.