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)
“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.
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.
Far more insidious is the corporate Democrat spin machine called Third Way.
To hear this band of Wall Street Democrats tell it, centrist Democrats had a great night, while progressives were losers. This selective use of statistics has all the intellectual honesty of an offering prospectus for subprime derivatives.
There is a global struggle taking place of enormous consequence. Nothing less than the future of the planet – economically, socially and environmentally – is at stake.
At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% now owns more wealth than the bottom 99%, we are seeing the rise of a new authoritarian axis.
While these regimes may differ in some respects, they share key attributes: hostility toward democratic norms, antagonism toward a free press, intolerance toward ethnic and religious minorities, and a belief that government should benefit their own selfish financial interests. These leaders are also deeply connected to a network of multi-billionaire oligarchs who see the world as their economic plaything.
#bluewave Ayanna Pressley Stuns Capuano in Massachusetts House Race in Upset for Insurgents
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.
“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.
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.
The establishment is shook. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.
The Kansas City Star had the right headline. Cenk Uygur, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
Multiple that by 196 and you get a LONG delay
The county recently spent more than $10 million on 2,100 new voting machines. It’s unclear if Tuesday’s delay is connected to the new machines.
The results were key in determining the outcomes of two high-profile races: the Republican nomination for Kansas governor and the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional District.
Help get James Thompson elected! Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, James Thompson, and Adrienne Lawrence, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
(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.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders talk to Sarah Smarsh about knowing what’s right from wrong
What’s frustrating to voters are folks who campaign on stances they don’t believe in. Hawaii: Vote @KanielaIng Aug 11.
„If you’re a primary voter and you’re coming out in three weeks to vote in the primary and you vote a democratic ticket, I just need you to find the House of Representatives line and write in Matt Morgan and fill in that bubble. I am the only candidate running for the House of Representatives as a Democrat so you just have to write in Matt Morgan and fill in that bubble.“
(30.4.2018) The Michigan Bureau of Elections notified the Morgan campaign last week that it would not recommend the state Board of Canvassers certify the 1,543 petition signatures that he submitted in early March to qualify for the August primary ballot, the campaign said.
At issue was the use of the campaign’s Post Office box in the heading of the nominating petitions, rather than a street address.
Progressives have one last chance to save democracy. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
Her opponent is on the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Adam Smith has a long history in the 9th Congressional District. So who is Sarah Smith?
„I work full time,“ Sarah Smith said. „I manage a mechanic garage. I have student debt. I have a husband. I can’t afford to have a kid. I’m every person in this district.“
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary defeat of New York Rep. Joe Crowley on Tuesday hit like a shot of pure political adrenaline for progressives hungry to remake the Democratic Party.
The question now, as the last round of nominating contests comes into focus, is simple — and for parts of the party establishment, terrifying: Who’s next?
We need to elect a corporate PAC-free caucus if we’re going to get things done.
Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.
Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez, 28, scores decisive victory over House Democrat Joe Crowley after running on a socialist platform
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
Our Revolution president Nina Turner discusses the first major primary day of the 2018 election season and the ongoing clash between progressives and the Democratic Party establishment
Laut aktueller Prognosen wird Petro gegen Iván Duque, den Kandidaten der von Ex-Präsident Álvaro Uribe gegründeten ultrarechten Partei Centro Democrático (CD), in der Stichwahl antreten.
Die falschen Meldungen basieren auf angebliche Aussagen von Petro in Pressekonferenzen oder Interviews mit leitenden Medien. Doch diese haben tatsächlich nie stattgefunden. Gemeinsam ist den falschen Aussagen, die Petro in den Mund gelegt werden, die Ankündigung von Einschränkungen der Freiheit der Bürger.
Instrumental (adj.)’s long awaited follow up to 2015’s A Series Of Disagreements doesn’t disappoint.
On ‘Reductio ad Absurdum’, the trio have expanded their palette, pushing their progressive and conceptual approach to composition to new levels.(…)
Oh, and our good friend Chris Kearnes for the band name inspiration. Happy now, pal?
Instrumental (adj.) Sydney, Australia
released March 13, 2018