US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

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1 May 2019

Recent Poll Showing Biden in Lead Confuses and Distorts Support for Bernie Sanders

In the poll released April 30, Biden is shown with an impressive 24-point edge over Sanders, with 39% of voters saying they supported him, compared to just 15% for the Vermont senator. However, a Grit Post analysis of the results found that the poll largely excluded voters under the age of 50 in coming to that conclusion.
In the poll released April 30, Biden is shown with an impressive 24-point edge over Sanders, with 39% of voters saying...

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16 Apr 2019

‘Stop Sanders’ Democrats Are Agonizing Over His Momentum

From canapé-filled fund-raisers on the coasts to the cloakrooms of Washington, mainstream Democrats are increasingly worried that their effort to defeat President Trump in 2020 could be complicated by Mr. Sanders, in a political scenario all too reminiscent of how Mr. Trump himself seized the Republican nomination in 2016.
From canapé-filled fund-raisers on the coasts to the cloakrooms of Washington, mainstream Democrats are increasingly...
10 Apr 2019

AIPAC Targets Bernie Sanders in Facebook Ads Focused on Key Democratic Primary States

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who could be the first Jewish president of the United States two years from now, is currently the target of a pressure campaign on Facebook paid for by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobbying group known as AIPAC. The sponsored post urges Facebook users to add their names to an online petition telling Sanders that “America stands with Israel.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who could be the first Jewish president of the United States two years from now, is currently the...
5 Mar 2019

MSNBC Yet Again Broadcasts Blatant Lies, This Time About Bernie Sanders’ Opening Speech, and Refuses to Correct Them

MSNBC is a dishonest political operation, not a news outlet. It systematically and deliberately refuses to adopt a defining attribute of a news outlet: a willingness to acknowledge factual errors, correct them, and apologize. That they not only allow their lies to stand uncorrected but reward their employees who do it most frequently – especially when those lies are directed at adversaries of the Democratic Party – proves that they are, first and foremost, a political arm of the Democratic establishment.
MSNBC is a dishonest political operation, not a news outlet. It systematically and deliberately refuses to adopt a...

Publisher: Politico

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9 Aug 2018

Bernie and his army are losing 2018

Two years after his defeat in the 2016 presidential primary, the Vermont senator has amassed a growing string of losses in races in which he has intervened. Beginning last year, Sanders-backed candidates faltered in an Omaha mayoral race and a nationally watched House race in Montana.
Two years after his defeat in the 2016 presidential primary, the Vermont senator has amassed a growing string of losses...

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2 Nov 2017

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails.
I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I...

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24 Jun 2017

Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers

FBI is probing whether Jane Sanders improperly acquired bank loans to expand Burlington College, which was forced to close because of heavy debt. Brady Toensing of Burlington, the man responsible for the claims filed to the U.S. attorney for Vermont, was a chairman for the Trump campaign in his state.
FBI is probing whether Jane Sanders improperly acquired bank loans to expand Burlington College, which was forced to...

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15 Jun 2017

Attack Tests Movement Sanders Founded

Mr. Sanders has advocated what he has called a peaceful political revolution. On Wednesday, he acknowledged that Mr. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., had been a volunteer on his campaign and said he was praying for the recovery of Representative Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana, and the other victims. “I am sickened by this despicable act,” Mr. Sanders said in a statement. “Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values.”
Mr. Sanders has advocated what he has called a peaceful political revolution. On Wednesday, he acknowledged that Mr....
11 Jun 2017

Bernie Sanders lambasts ‘absolute failure’ of Democratic party’s strategy

Bernie Sanders has criticised the Democratic party’s current direction as “an absolute failure” in a speech at the People’s Summit in Chicago. Speaking to a crowd of 4,000 activists, Sanders hailed the “enormous progress in advancing the progressive agenda”, saying the increasing House and Senate support for a $15 minimum wage and the opposition to the Trans-Pacific partnership showed the success of the movement.
Bernie Sanders has criticised the Democratic party’s current direction as “an absolute failure” in a...
10 Jun 2017

Bernie Sanders could have won. That’s the Corbyn lesson for America

Had he been the Democratic party’s nominee, Bernie Sanders  could have won the presidency. I’ve been waiting more than half a year to say this aloud, and today’s as good a day as any to get it off my chest.
Had he been the Democratic party’s nominee, Bernie Sanders  could have won the presidency. I’ve been...
10 Jun 2017

Bernie Sanders to mark the ‘turning point’ for his political revolution

Sanders will headline the event on Saturday night, while high-profile celebrity activists including Mark Ruffalo, Jessie Eisenberg and Naomi Klein will also attend. Some of the sessions at McCormick Place will focus specifically on training progressives to run for office or organize campaigns ahead of the 2018 midterms
Sanders will headline the event on Saturday night, while high-profile celebrity activists including Mark...
18 May 2017

Why Bernie Sanders Wasn’t Invited to CAP’s Ideas Conference

In the battle over ideas in the Democratic party, it’s clear the moderates aren’t getting much quarter. This was on display at the “Ideas Conference” held Tuesday by the Center for American Progress, the central policy and personnel clearinghouse for Democratic administrations. Many of these speakers, particularly the ones gifted a “keynote” speaking slot, are widely rumored to be seeking the White House, and the mainstream media portrayed the event as a cattle call for 2020 candidates. But there was an awkward absence: Senator Bernie Sanders. He was not invited to the “Ideas Conference,” and his exclusion makes clear that while Democrats are converging around a general set of ideological principles, the party still faces some serious coalition-building problems.
In the battle over ideas in the Democratic party, it’s clear the moderates aren’t getting much quarter. This was on...

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1 May 2017

7 Jaw-Dropping Revelations From Hearings on the Motion to Dismiss the DNC Fraud Lawsuit

Last Tuesday, Senior U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch heard oral arguments regarding a Motion to Dismiss filed by attorneys representing the Democratic National Committee and Debbie Wasserman...
Last Tuesday, Senior U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch heard oral arguments regarding a Motion to Dismiss filed by...
15 Mar 2017

Bernie Sanders on Trump and the resistance: ‘Despair is not an option’

The senator talks about his fight to make the Democratic party more attractive to working-class people – and on taking his progressive populism to the heartland in order to topple Trump. Sanders occupies an exalted pedestal in American politics today. In 2016 he won 23 primary and caucus races to Clinton’s 34, notching up 13 million votes. Given the odds stacked against him – Clinton’s establishment firepower; the skewed weighting of the “superdelegates” that tipped the primaries in her direction by reserving 15% of the votes for the party establishment; and the cynical efforts of the party machine through the Democratic national convention to undermine Sanders’ campaign by casting aspersions on his leadership abilities and religious beliefs, as revealed in the Russian-hacked WikiLeaks emails – that was no mean achievement.
The senator talks about his fight to make the Democratic party more attractive to working-class people – and on taking...
25 Feb 2017

Key Question About DNC Race: Why Did Obama White House Recruit Perez to Run Against Ellison?

The New Republic’s Clio Chang has a great, detailed analysis of the contest. She asks the key question about Perez’s candidacy that has long hovered and yet has never been answered. As Chang correctly notes, supporters of Perez insist, not unreasonably, that he is materially indistinguishable from Ellison in terms of ideology (despite his support for TPP, seemingly grounded in loyalty to Obama). This, she argues, is “why the case for Tom Perez makes no sense”: After all, “if Perez is like Ellison — in both his politics and ideology — why bother fielding him in the first place?”
The New Republic’s Clio Chang has a great, detailed analysis of the contest. She asks the key question about...
25 Feb 2017

Screw you Trump: the Democratic Party is now led by a Hispanic son of immigrants and a Muslim

Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was elected DNC Chair today in a close election, and in his first move as Chair, he created the new position of DNC Deputy Chair for his opponent Keith Ellison. The show of unity came at the end of what had been a consistently respectful contest, and it gives the Democratic Party a newly unified front. The rise of Perez and Ellison also just happens to serve as a giant middle finger to Donald Trump and the specific racist policies he’s been promoting.
Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was elected DNC Chair today in a close election, and in his first move as Chair, he...
2 Dec 2016

Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders explains why this deal with carrier is the opposite of what Trump promised during his campaign. He promised to tax the corporations if they shipped jobs overseas not giving them tax breaks. He said Carrier took Trump hostage and won!
Bernie Sanders explains why this deal with carrier is the opposite of what Trump promised during his campaign. He...

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22 Nov 2016

Bernie Sanders said he would work with Donald Trump. Then he saw Trump’s infrastructure plan.

At first, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s tone with Donald Trump was conciliatory: “To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him,” he said in a statement after Election Day. Then he saw Trump’s infrastructure plan. Sanders’s tone changed; he tweeted that the president-elect’s plan for infrastructure is a “scam,” proving just how difficult working with a Trump administration will be in practice:
At first, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s tone with Donald Trump was conciliatory: “To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious...

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22 Nov 2016

Bernie Sanders: “It is not good enough for someone to say, ‘I’m a woman! Vote for me!’”

What Sanders’s remarks about "identity politics" say about the Democratic Party’s future. Having the party embrace both gender and racial diversity is a necessary first step, Sanders said. But if “identity politics” means promoting black and female candidates who don’t have “the guts to take on the oligarchy,” Sanders argued, it’s largely beside the point.
What Sanders’s remarks about "identity politics" say about the Democratic Party’s future. Having the party embrace...
16 Nov 2016

Bernie Sanders: Trump already breaking campaign promise to ‘drain the swamp’

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday took aim at Donald Trump’s inclusion of lobbyists and industry  executives on his transition team, blasting the president-elect for going back on a campaign promise to keep special interests out of Washington before he has even stepped foot in the White House.
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Tuesday took aim at Donald Trump’s inclusion of...
16 Nov 2016

Democrats Just Named Bernie To A Senate Leadership Position

He will be in charge of reaching out to and engaging with all the voters that the Democratic Party lost during last week’s shocking electoral sweep by Republican nominee Donald Trump. In addition, Sanders is keeping his old spot as the senior minority member of the Budget Committee, leading the Democratic rebuttal against the inevitable Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
He will be in charge of reaching out to and engaging with all the voters that the Democratic Party lost during last...
11 Nov 2016

Democrats Deserve President Trump For Creating A Cult Following Around Hillary And Cheating Bernie

Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump because of a cult following surrounding the former Secretary of State, created by sycophants, pundits, and journalists beholden to Clinton’s stature as an icon. This blind devotion overshadowed two FBI criminal investigations, Clinton’s use of the phrase “superpredators,” and Trump-level favorability ratings.
Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump because of a cult following surrounding the former Secretary of State, created by...
1 Nov 2016

Bernie Sanders: First, beat Donald Trump; then implement most progressive agenda in U.S. history

Nov. 8 is Election Day and, from now until then, I will be working as hard as I can to see that Donald Trump is defeated and that Hillary Clinton becomes our next president. But defeating Trump is not enough. On the day after the election I intend to work equally hard, with millions of other Americans, to make certain that the new president and Congress implement the 2016 Democratic Party platform, the most progressive party agenda in American history.
Nov. 8 is Election Day and, from now until then, I will be working as hard as I can to see that Donald Trump is defeated...
25 Oct 2016

Sanders is prepared to be a liberal thorn in Clinton’s side

Clinton’s one-time primary rival wants to work with her if she is elected, but he will oppose appointments and legislation that don’t pass muster with the left wing of her party. Sanders said, he plans to push for the breakup of “too big to fail” banks and to pressure Clinton to appoint liberals to key Cabinet positions, including treasury secretary.
Clinton’s one-time primary rival wants to work with her if she is elected, but he will oppose appointments and...
13 Oct 2016

Bernie Sanders Publishes Stunning OpEd, Makes Major Announcement

The LA Times published a beautifully written opinion article by former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. He felt the need to explain to his millions of loyal fans that letting Donald Trump win the Presidency was just not an option.
The LA Times published a beautifully written opinion article by former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. He felt the...
8 Oct 2016

Harvey Weinstein Urged Clinton Campaign to Silence Sanders’s Black Lives Matter Message

Hacked emails reveal that Harvey Weinstein a top Clinton fund raiser suggested to counter Bernei Sanders Black Lives Matter message with “the Sandy Hook issue” - a reference to Sanders’s opposition to lawsuits against gun manufacturers. Clinton used this message in her final debate with Sanders as well as in her ads.
Hacked emails reveal that Harvey Weinstein a top Clinton fund raiser suggested to counter Bernei Sanders Black Lives...

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7 Sep 2016

Ballots With Sanders Votes Covered with White-Out Filmed by Election Monitors in San Diego

Citizen election monitors in San Diego have captured film of ballots which have been tampered with, with white-out erasing only only Sanders votes, sometimes with part of Bernie Sanders’ first name obscured as well. In the film, a monitor reports that almost half the ballots in the box of ballots she witnessed had been so altered, always against Sanders.
Citizen election monitors in San Diego have captured film of ballots which have been tampered with, with white-out...

Publisher: Salon

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15 Aug 2016

Why Sanders supporters cannot back Gary Johnson: His libertarianism is antithetical to the senator’s Democratic socialism

Yes, there are similarities between Sanders and Johnson — but their political philosophies are miles apart. For example Gar Johnson doesn't think government should enforce income equality, but he is for equal opportunity. But these ideas are diametrically opposed!
Yes, there are similarities between Sanders and Johnson — but their political philosophies are miles apart. For...
2 Aug 2016

DNC Witnesses Say Bernie Sanders Was Physically Assaulted

Witnesses at the recent Democratic National Convention say that Bernie Sanders had a noticeable gash on the right side of his face that he tried to hide. This rumor doesn't provide any reasons why, but click baits you in thinking the people behind 9/11 and JFK assassination were behind this.
Witnesses at the recent Democratic National Convention say that Bernie Sanders had a noticeable gash on the right side...

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16 Jun 2016

This Is Not a Democracy: How the Sanders-Clinton Contest in California Failed Voters

It is probable that a Sanders win in California would have made a difference in the national contest. Yet while millions of voters turned out for Senator Sanders across the nation, millions of our votes in California were never counted. In case you thought voter suppression went out in the year 2000 when we had “hanging chads” in Florida’s Gore-Bush contest, I have bad news for you: voter suppression is still in full swing.
It is probable that a Sanders win in California would have made a difference in the national contest. Yet...
9 Jun 2016

The Primary Wasn’t ‘Rigged’ Against Bernie Sanders & Here are the Numbers to Prove It

The author shows the number and percentage of primaries and caucuses won by each category and breaks down the electorate into whites, blacks and latinos and then argues his case
The author shows the number and percentage of primaries and caucuses won by each category and breaks down the electorate...

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30 May 2016

Bernie Sanders moves toward a fight over Israel, forcing Hillary Clinton to navigate a splintered party

Sen. Bernie Sanders has begun pushing the Democratic Party toward a platform fight over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a departure from his core focus on domestic economic issues that would put pressure on  Hillary Clinton to handle a growing divide within her party.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has begun pushing the Democratic Party toward a platform fight over the Israeli-Palestinian...

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26 May 2016

A Split Over Israel Threatens the Democrats’ Hopes for Unity

Two of the senator’s appointees to the party’s platform drafting committee, Cornel West and James Zogby, on Wednesday denounced Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and said they believed that rank-and-file Democrats no longer hewed to the party’s staunch support of the Israeli government. They said they would try to get their views incorporated into the platform, the party’s statement of core beliefs, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.
Two of the senator’s appointees to the party’s platform drafting committee, Cornel West and James Zogby, on...

Publisher: NYmag

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25 May 2016

Why Did Bernie Sanders Put an Obama-Hater on the Democratic Platform Committee?

The liberal case against Hillary Clinton rests in large part upon her associations — people she surrounds herself with and whose judgment she relies upon. She has caught an enormous amount of flak, some of it fair, for her ties to figures in the finance industry or advisers with morally questionable worldviews. By the same token, what should we make of Bernie Sanders’s decision to appoint Cornel West as one of his advisers to the Democratic Party’s platform committee?
The liberal case against Hillary Clinton rests in large part upon her associations — people she surrounds herself...
22 Apr 2016

Bernie Sanders and Allies Aim to Shape Democrats’ Agenda After Primaries

In January, the party chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, appointed dozens of Clinton supporters and advisers to the three standing committees of the Democratic Party convention. Of 45 potential members submitted by Mr. Sanders, she appointed just three, according to Mr. Sanders’s campaign.
In January, the party chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, appointed dozens of Clinton...

Publisher: Haaretz

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19 Apr 2016

If You Lose Simone Zimmerman, You Lose the Best of Jewish Millennials

Bernie Sanders fired Simone Zimmerman because of comments she made on Facebook regarding Netanyahu. Article breaks down the American Jewish sentiment towards Israel. The author concludes "I’m not worried about Simone Zimmerman. She’ll do fine. I’m worried about a community that punishes its children for challenging its lies."
Bernie Sanders fired Simone Zimmerman because of comments she made on Facebook regarding Netanyahu. Article breaks down...

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