Archiv: US presidential election 2020


22.02.2019 - 20:51 [ Tulsi Gabbard ‏/ Twitter ]

The US must stay out of Venezuela & let the people determine their own future. US meddling in Latin America has been disastrous for the people of the countries where we intervene. Pence’s „demand“ is inappropriate & dangerous.

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 - 20:42 [ Politico.com ]

2020 Elections – ‘He is not going to be the nominee’: Dems slam Sanders over Maduro stance

Florida Democrats are denouncing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for refusing to call Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro a dictator — a politically explosive issue in the nation’s biggest swing state.

Sanders also would not say whether he considered Venezuela’s assembly leader, Juan Guaidó, as the nation’s interim president, which is the position of the United States and a majority of Latin American countries European countries.

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 - 17:47 [ CNN ]

DNC chair excited about what he calls ‚unprecedented‘ 2020 primary debate format

(15.2.2019) To qualify for the first two debates, candidates must meet 1% or more in three separate, DNC-approved polls and rake in campaign donations from at least 65,000 unique donors, with a minimum of 200 unique donors per state in at least 20 states.

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 - 12:07 [ 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 - 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.“

10.02.2019 - 21:57 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

The US needs to stop using our military for regime change & stop intervening in Venezuela’s military. Throughout history, US-led regime change has been waged in the name of humanitarianism, but has resulted in more suffering, destruction & lives lost. #HandsOffVenezuela

07.02.2019 - 09:22 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

We heard attacks from warmongers in politics/media before. Those opposed to Iraq/Libya/Syria regime change wars are called “dicatator-lovers” or “cozy” with evil regimes. Rather than defend their position, they resort to name-calling & smears. American people wont fall for this.

04.02.2019 - 16:11 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Youtube ]

TULSI 2020: Tulsi Gabbard Presidential Campaign, The ALOHA Launch – FULL SPEECH

Tulsi Gabbard is a Democrat who was first elected to Congress in 2012 to serve the people of Hawaii. She is currently a member of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Armed Services. She deployed twice to the Middle East, and was one of the first female combat veterans ever elected to Congress. She continues to serve as a Major in the Army National Guard. Tulsi Gabbard was Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013 until she resigned in 2016 to support Bernie Sanders in his bid for President. Tulsi Gabbard announced her intention to run for President of the United States on January 11th, 2019. She does not accept campaign contributions from corporations, lobbyists or political action committees.

04.02.2019 - 16:04 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

As commander-in-chief, I will work to end the new cold war, nuclear arms race and slide into nuclear war. That is why the neocon/neolib warmongers will do anything to stop me.

04.02.2019 - 15:45 [ Glenn Greenwald / Intercept ]

NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party

NBC News published a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”

But the whole story was a sham: the only “experts” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm, New Knowledge, that just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.

04.02.2019 - 15:37 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

Trump campaigned against regime change wars when he ran for President but now bows to the wishes of the neocons around him, clamoring for the regime change wars he claimed to oppose, this time in Venezuela and Iran.

28.01.2019 - 14:29 [ Salالدين ‏ / Twitter ]

“Our defense relationship is critical to both nations, which is why I support the United State’s commitment to provide Israel with 38 billion dollars in military assistance over the next decade.” – @KamalaHarris at AIPAC 2017

No thank you. Next, please.

28.01.2019 - 14:25 [ InTheseTimes.com ]

Senate Democrats Offer Little-to-No Opposition to Trump’s Expansion of Syria Bombings

(16.4.2018) Ten Democratic and Independent senators raised procedural or legal concerns while supporting military intervention on substance. Among them are rising stars in the so-called Democratic “resistance” to Trump—Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)—both of whom aired concerns about the lack of authorization and legal rationale after the bombings had already taken place.

28.01.2019 - 14:04 [ New York Times ]

Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’

SAN FRANCISCO — With the growing recognition that prosecutors hold the keys to a fairer criminal justice system, the term “progressive prosecutor” has almost become trendy. This is how Senator Kamala Harris of California, a likely presidential candidate and a former prosecutor, describes herself.

But she’s not.

28.01.2019 - 13:55 [ CNN ]

No, Kamala Harris is not a ‚female Barack Obama‘

Every politician — every person — is a product of their own time and place. In the coming months, it looks quite possible that Kamala Harris might win Obama’s endorsement of her bid for president.

If she does, the comparisons between the two are likely to reignite. As with May and Kramp-Karrenbauer, those watching would do better to pay attention to the political landscape Harris is working within now, rather than any nostalgic connotations.

28.01.2019 - 13:26 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Donna Brazile on Kamala Harris: In Post-Clinton Era People Are Looking For Someone Fresh And New

„I’m excited, you know why I’m excited, because the Democratic party we’ve been in the wilderness for the last few years and after the 2018 election, people are coming from all corners of the universe to say they want to toss their hat into the ring, so this is a good time to be a Democrat,“ the veteran Dem said.

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 - 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 - 07:02 [ Jacob Wohl ‏/ Twitter ]

Everyone in the pro-Israel lobby (myself included) is already talking about how to make sure that Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign is over before it even gets off the ground — If you’re going to bet on a Dem candidate, look elsewhere

(11.1.2019)

20.01.2019 - 06:57 [ CNN ]

Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy

During her run for state legislature in 2002, Gabbard told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, „Working with my father, Mike Gabbard, and others to pass a constitutional amendment to protect traditional marriage, I learned that real leaders are willing to make personal sacrifices for the common good. I will bring that attitude of public service to the legislature.“ The quote, which CNN’s KFile found during a review of Gabbard’s early career, shows how closely she aligned herself with her father’s mission at the time.

20.01.2019 - 06:45 [ theHill.com ]

Howard Dean to CNN: All Dem candidates qualified to be president except Tulsi Gabbard

(17.1.2019) „I mean I’m really not going to take sides in this,“ he later added. „There are no candidates, with one exception, that I really don’t think should be president.“

„And who’s that exception?“ asked co-host John Berman.

„Tulsi Gabbard. I don’t think she knows what she’s doing and I don’t think she … is qualified. She’s not qualified,“ Dean responded.

„And what’s that based on?“ asked Camerota.

„About her dalliances with [Syrian President Bashar Assad], her statements about gay people. … I don’t know what she thinks she’s doing.”

12.01.2019 - 18:20 [ Star Adveriser Hawaii ]

Tulsi Gabbard enters the 2020 race for president

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020, ending months of speculation about whether the 37 year-old would join what is expected to be a crowded field of Democratic primary contenders in the race to unseat President Donald Trump.

08.01.2019 - 06:11 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

Endless Wars, especially those which are fought out of judgement mistakes that were made many years ago, & those where we are getting little financial or military help from the rich countries that so greatly benefit from what we are doing, will eventually come to a glorious end!

07.01.2019 - 21:44 [ Newsweek ]

Bernie Sanders Asked Not to Run in 2020 by Vermont Newspaper, ‚You Need to Know When to Step Out of the Way‘

„We fear a Sanders run risks dividing the well-fractured Democratic Party, and could lead to another split in the 2020 presidential vote. There is too much at stake to take that gamble. If we are going to maintain a two-party system, the mandate needs to be a clear one.“

07.01.2019 - 21:38 [ Des Moines Register ]

Elizabeth Warren staffs up in Iowa ahead of presumed 2020 presidential run

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staffing up in Iowa ahead of a presumed 2020 presidential run.

A spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that Warren, who launched a presidential exploratory committee earlier this week, hired Kane Miller, Emily Parcell, Janice Rottenberg and Brendan Summers.

07.01.2019 - 21:25 [ wgbh.org ]

Warren Names Former Clinton Campaign Aide Press Secretary

Woolheater served as policy chief for Hillary for America and has spent the last two years as policy lead for Oculus VR, a virtual reality company owned by Facebook.

07.01.2019 - 21:09 [ nationalinterest.org ]

Elizabeth Warren Moves Left—On Foreign Policy

Sanders and his allies view foreign affairs as a leading area for improvement on his 2016 run for president as foreign policy. The thinking is that had he assailed Hillary Clinton on a problematic record on Syria, Libya, Iraq as well as the Obama administration war in Yemen, he might well have captured the Democratic nomination.

01.01.2019 - 22:06 [ Washington Post ]

‘Warren 2020’ is good for the Democrats

Warren offers specific solutions as well. As The Post’s Jeff Stein outlines, Her Accountable Capitalism Act would mandate that large companies‘ boards be at least 40 percent controlled by workers. The idea is to reroute trillions of corporate income to laborers, whose pay has stagnated in recent‘‘ decades even as productivity has risen. Warren says she would crack down on the monopoly power of technology companies such as Apple, Google and Amazon. (Amazon’s founder and chief executive, Jeffrey P. Bezos, also owns The Post.) She supports a $15 minimum wage, as well as the Medicare-for-all plan of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

26.12.2018 - 18:11 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Is the era of central bank independence over?

The fortress walls of the Bank of England project an image of solidity, stability and impregnability. It matches the reputation it has tried to build over more than 400 years for sober analysis and, in recent years, steady impartiality.

Yet its defences have been infiltrated.

26.12.2018 - 18:07 [ CNBC.com ]

Trump advisor says Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s jobs are safe

President Donald Trump’s economic advisor Kevin Hassett said Wednesday that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s jobs are not under threat.
Hassett told an NBC News reporter at the White House that Powell’s role as the leader of the U.S. central bank is completely safe.
That assurance followed Hassett’s appearance on Fox Business, where the head of Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors said he is highly confident that the president is happy with Mnuchin.

26.12.2018 - 18:00 [ CNBC.com ]

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin moves to quell firestorm, says Trump never suggested firing Fed Chairman Powell despite ‚absolute terrible‘ policy

(22.12.2018) President Donald Trump is opposed to the Federal Reserve’s rate hike campaign, but has never suggested firing Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday.
„I never suggested firing Chairman Jay Powell, nor do I believe I have the right to do so,” Mnuchin said via Twitter.

25.12.2018 - 12:12 [ Marketplace.org ]

Can Trump fire Fed Chair Jerome Powell?

Adriene Hill: So there were reports over the weekend that Trump has asked his advisers if he can remove Powell. And I want to start with just that big picture question here: Can he?

Binyamin Appelbaum: It’s a really big and open question at the moment. The law says that he can only remove a member of the Fed’s Board of Governors “for cause.”

25.12.2018 - 11:58 [ CNBC.com ]

The Fed thinks economic growth will slow as Trump’s 2020 re-election bid approaches

The Federal Reserve sees economic growth slowing next year.
Amid concerns about weakening GDP growth, President Donald Trump cannot afford losing that selling point ahead of his 2020 re-election bid.

25.12.2018 - 11:22 [ CNBC.com ]

Cramer: Fed chief Jerome Powell is Trump’s worst re-election nightmare

(20.12.2018) „If I were running Trump’s re-election campaign, Jay Powell would be my worst nightmare,“ CNBC’s Jim Cramer says.
Cramer argues the president is right to worry about a possible recession in 2019 as a result of the Powell’s rate hikes.

25.12.2018 - 11:17 [ PBS.org ]

How the economy could become Trump’s biggest re-election threat

(18.12.2018) The greatest threat to President Donald Trump’s re-election bid may not be the slew of investigations closing in on his Oval Office but a possible economic slowdown. And the president knows it.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell again Monday, the latest dip in the roller coaster markets amid the strain of Trump’s trade war, rising interest rates and worries about a slowing global economy.

13.11.2018 - 09:37 [ Steve Phillips / New York Times ]

Do the Math. Moderate Democrats Will Not Win in 2020.

Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams, progressive African-American Democratic candidates, may not have won their races for governor in Florida and Georgia (both are still too close to call). But the strategy they followed is still the best strategy for Democrats to win: inspiring, mobilizing and turning out voters of color and progressive whites.

I’ve argued for this strategy for years.

27.10.2018 - 20:08 [ Buzzfeednews.com ]

Top Obama Allies Are Ready To Support A Deval Patrick Presidential Campaign

(23.10.2018) Standing in a church hall this month, Deval Patrick scanned the faces at the get-out-the-vote rally and took them back to his childhood in Chicago’s South Side and the private school experience that changed him.

What he had in Chicago was a real community, he said. When you had a stake in your neighbors’ dreams and struggles, and they had one in yours. When each adult was responsible for each child, and people were wholly devoted to common interests. When you were intent on leaving things better for the next generation …

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)

30.08.2018 - 09:02 [ forapeoplesparty.org ]

DNC Kills Caucuses, Keeps Superdelegates, Retains Joint Fundraising Agreements, and Expands Control Over 2020 Primary

The DNC took several steps to expand and consolidate its power over the 2020 presidential primary at its summer meeting in Chicago this weekend. The party reduced caucuses, which heavily favored Bernie in 2016, and replaced them with primaries. It rebuked progressive demands to eliminate superdelegates, moving them to the second round of voting at the nominating convention instead. It preserved the use of joint fundraising agreements, which Hillary used to launder money to her campaign and take over the DNC. It approved a rule allowing the DNC to block candidates who have not been “faithful” Democrats from running. It kept nearly a hundred lobbyists on the DNC. And it did nothing to extricate corporate and billionaire money from the party, preserving rampant corruption.

The Democratic Party is a committee of corporations. Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup, News Corp., Pfizer, CitGo, Verizon, Aetna, and many other corporations sit alongside high-priced consultants on the national committee.

20.06.2018 - 09:29 [ Politico.com ]

Bernie’s army in disarray

(21.5.2018) The result has left many Sanders supporters disillusioned, feeling that the group that was supposed to harness the senator’s grass-roots movement is failing in its mission. The problems have also fueled doubts about Sanders’ organizational ability heading into 2020, even after his out-of-nowhere near-march to the nomination two years ago.

15.06.2018 - 15:18 [ CNBC ]

Democratic donors are pushing former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to run for president in 2020

(9.5.2018) Just after Trump was elected, members of Obama’s inner circle, including former senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, reportedly met with Patrick to discuss a possible run.

Obama himself, who is friends with the former governor, has also reportedly encouraged Patrick to make a move against Trump.