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Denmark to American leftists: We’re not socialist

Denmark to American leftists: We’re not socialist Democratic Socialists have presented Denmark as the elusive nation where socialism has been successful, and thus a model for the policies they would implement in the United States. Bernie Sanders regularly invoked Denmark during the 2016 presidential campaign, and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez reassured 60 Minutes viewers that her version of democratic socialism would veer more toward Denmark than Venezuela. Just ...
Tags: White House, Virginia, Religion, US, United States, Denmark, Venezuela, Copenhagen, Bernie Sanders, Danes, Sanders, Aoc, Jim Gilmore, Jim, Council of Economic Advisors, Fraser Institute


What is the Green New Deal?

Recent protests by the Sunrise Movement have taken the Green New Deal from forgotten policy to trending hashtag.The Green New Deal aims to move the U.S. to 100% renewable energy within a decade.Proponents also hope to catalyze a top-down restructuring of the U.S. economy and advance social justice issues. None In October of last year, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report, titled 'Global Warming of 1.5°C'. The report's authors believed that human...
Tags: Politics, Resources, Activism, Obama, Democracy, Government, Senate, White House, Politico, Environment, US, Economics, Sustainability, Policy, Harvard, Atlantic


Democratic texting platform Hustle lays off a big chunk of its staff

The company behind a texting platform that powered more than 1,300 Democratic campaigns has slashed its staff in the lull following the 2018 midterms. Hustle co-founder and CEO Roddy Lindsay, a former Facebook engineer, disclosed the layoffs in a recent Medium post, apologizing for the choices that led up to the decision to “right-size” Hustle’s team. “… While we have an exciting set of initial commercial customers using Hustle successfully, it was premature to aggressively expand our team — ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Politics, Government, Tech, Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, Hustle, Democratic Party, Lindsay, 2018 Midterm Elections, Roddy Lindsay, Insight Venture Partners Less


US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US Representative of Hawaii, has become the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the US presidential election in 2020.  In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she intended to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Ms Gabbard said. She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 p...
Tags: News, Maryland, Congress, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, US, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Syria, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton


Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Run For President In 2020

Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is running for president in 2020.Gabbard revealed her decision on Friday in an interview with CNN. She said she will make a formal announcement within the next week."There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision,” Gabbard said. “There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve.”Gabbard was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent Hawaii’s ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Stephen Colbert, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn


Bernie Sanders apologises to female staffers over sexual harassment allegations against 2016 campaign staff

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has apologised to female staffers who have alleged that they were harassed by a male aide while working on his 2016 presidential campaign. The liberal senator, who is reportedly mulling a second bid for the White House for the Democrats, apologised for the mistreatment during a news conference to discuss prescription drug prices. “It appears that as part of our campaign, there were some women who were harassed and mistreated — I thank them from the bottom of my h...
Tags: News, White House, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders


Michael Cohen: former Trump fixer to testify before Congress – as it happened

Cohen to go before House committee in early FebruaryTrump heads to border and threatens national emergencySign up to the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 9.59pm GMT That’s it for the blog today. Here’s where things stand: 9.52pm GMT Former congressional candidate Richard Ojeda, who is mounting a presidential campaign, announced Thursday that he would resign from his seat in the West Virginia state senate to pursue a White House bid.Today I announced my resignation from the WV Senate t...
Tags: Congress, White House, US, West Virginia, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, US immigration, US Congress, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen


Sanders apologizes for harassment by 2016 campaign staff

Bernie Sanders apologized Thursday for "unacceptable" sexual harassment that occurred on his 2016 presidential campaign, directly addressing an issue that could weigh on the senator's potential 2020 White House bid. Sanders has been on the defensive for weeks while he mulls another presidential bid, as several former campaign staffers have made allegations of sexual misconduct and pay disparity. Sanders does not stand accused of harassing staffers himself, but has been criticized for poorly ha...
Tags: News, White House, Bernie Sanders, Sanders


Trump not expected to declare national emergency in border speech, report says – live

Senior White House official with knowledge of address said plan is to build a public case for the wallHow have you been affected by the government shutdown?Stay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 8.12pm GMT Billionaire Tom Steyer “will make an announcement concerning his political plans for 2019 and beyond” in Iowa tomorrow.Steyer who has been perhaps the largest single donor to progressive political causes in recent years has been mulling a presidential campaign.Possible 2020 preside...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Iowa, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, State Of The Union, Bernie, Tom Steyer, Steyer


Perez Has ‘Hardest Job In Politics’ As Tough Democratic Primary Takes Shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is at the center of the biggest test his party has faced in recent history. The party has rebounded from its disastrous 2016 performance with key midterm victories , but now stares at a long and potentially divisive presidential primary fight that could include dozens of candidates. The DNC is rehabilitating from years of neglect and infighting and lags its Republican counterpart in fundraising and data capabilities — key elem...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Obama, Washington, Boston, New York City, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Dnc, Ap, House, Andrew Cuomo, Ellison, Bernie Sanders


Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Staffers Face Sexual Harassment Allegations

The claims threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, 2016 Elections, Onetime


Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential chances, broken down

If Democratic voters are looking for the kind of candidacy Bernie Sanders was selling in 2016, Warren has about as good a claim on it as Sanders does. Things that could hurt her: her age, that DNA test and a lingering awkwardness with black voters.
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


The DNC will require presidential nominees' funding to come primarily from small-money, grassroots donors

Generally, the DNC is a fucking pro-establishment dumpster fire (which may explain why it's foundering), but things are (finally) looking up. The DNC has announced a new rule for participating in the primary debates for the 2020 presidential nomination: candidates must raise the majority of their money from "grassroots" donors who make small-money donation. They have yet to define what this will mean, and there's a lot of potential ways this could go wrong, but as Bernie Sanders' 2016 digi...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Elections, John Lewis, News, White House, Dnc, Democrats, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Texas Sen Ted Cruz, O'Rourke, 2020 Tsunami, Reps Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


For Bernie Sanders, Holding Onto Support May Be Hard in a 2020 Bid

Mr. Sanders has not yet told advisers he intends to pursue another White House bid. But if he does, he will encounter a vastly different landscape than that of 2016.
Tags: News, White House, Vermont, BETO, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, Brown, Bernard, Sherrod, Politics And Government, Presidential Election of 2016, O'Rourke, Presidential Election of 2020


The Democratic party needs new blood

Haven’t we had enough of old white men in the White House? If the Democrats continue to chase Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, they’ll give away the prize before the game begins. We need a president who is young, mentally agile, has a working brain, and demonstrates a code of ethics we can all recognize […]
Tags: News, Opinion, White House, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


Joe Biden tops key 2020 poll as he mulls whether he is too old to run for president

Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s vice-president, has emerged as an early frontrunner among Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination with a dominant lead among voters in Iowa, who will be the first to state their preference next year. A new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll finds 32 per cent of likely caucusgoers saying they back Mr Biden as their first choice, ahead of 19 per cent for Bernie Sanders and 11 per cent for Beto O'Rourke, the telegenic campaigner who came close to an ag...
Tags: Texas, News, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Iowa, Warren, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris


This graph shows 90% of political donations from Google workers went to the Democrats

More than 90% of the political donations made by Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google staff went to the Democrats, figures dating from 2004 show. Staff at Google's parent company Alphabet were the biggest benefactors to Democratic candidates and causes, according to the data from GovPredict. The findings come as Google CEO Sundar Pichai will appear before Congress for the first time on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans have criticized what they see as b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, China, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Netflix, House, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Bernie Sanders, Trump


This graph shows 90% of political donations from big tech workers went to the Democrats, with Googlers leading the charge

More than 90% of the political donations made by Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google staff went to the Democrats, figures dating from 2004 show. Staff at Google's parent company Alphabet were the biggest benefactors to Democratic candidates and causes, according to the data from GovPredict. The findings come at a delicate time for Silicon Valley. US President Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans have criticized what they see as bias at powerful tech firms and are threatening ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, China, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Netflix, House, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Bernie Sanders, Trump


Sanders Seems To Be Gearing Up For Second Shot At The Presidency

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not been made, but those closest to the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist suggest that neither age nor interest from a glut of progressive presidential prospects would dissuade him from und...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, News, California, Wall Street, White House, Ap, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Donald Trump, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, John Cusack


Sanders eyes ‘bigger’ 2020 bid despite some warning signs

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not been made, but those closest to the 77-year-old […]
Tags: News, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Burlington, Vt AP, Nation & World Politics


Senate votes to end Saudi support in Yemen over Jamal Khashoggi murder 

The US Senate voted on Wednesday to end their support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, defying President Donald Trump to act in response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senators agreed by a vote of 63-37 to allow debate to proceed on the resolution, after Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, and Jim Mattis, defence secretary, failed to sway undecided senators to continue the military support for the war coalition. Senior senators from both parties rebuffed the Trump adminis...
Tags: News, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, US, Iran, House, New Jersey, Arizona, United Nations, Un, Kansas


Write then run: Dems pen books while weighing 2020 campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking to a packed auditorium of enthusiastic young people Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders already seemed to be campaigning for the White House again. But the Vermont senator was appearing at George Washington University as an author — not a presidential candidate. Sanders’ new book, “Where We Go From Here,” went on sale […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, George Washington University, Nation & World Politics


Donald Trump under fire for dismissing climate change report – live updates

Bernie Sanders calls Trump a ‘total phoney and opportunist’ whose views on climate change are ‘absurd’Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassySign up for our new US morning briefing 3.56pm GMT Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke called for a Confederate plaque to be removed from the Texas state capitol.“Take it down today,” the Democrat and former Senate candidate said in a tweet Tuesday. 3.41pm GMT Former President Barack Obama recorded a robo-call sent to Mississippi voters M...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Mississippi, Obama, Republicans, Senate, Russia, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump


Jerome Corsi rejects plea deal offered by Robert Mueller – live updates

Roger Stone associate offered deal related to Wikileaks in Trump-Russia investigation but says he will not take it Sign up to our new US morning briefing 4.13pm GMT Bernie Sanders is facing a decision about whether to run for President in 2020 and gamble the political capital that he accumulated in his insurgent bid in 2016 on another campaign.As Gabe Debenedetti frames the choice in New York Magazine:Some close Sanders allies do think his path to the White House has never been clearer. But ...
Tags: Mississippi, Republicans, Senate, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Michigan, US Congress, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, New York Magazine, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Roger Stone


White House departures: speculation mounts over future of top Trump staffers – live

John Kelly, the chief of staff, and Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, are potentially on the chopping blockSign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 6.40pm GMT 16-year-olds may vote in the 2020 presidential election.Under legislation that looks likely to pass the Washington, D.C. city council, the franchise would be extended to 16 and 17-year-olds. Although minors are allowed to vote some municipal elections, this bill would be the first to allow them to vote in fed...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, Washington, White House, US, Georgia, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Arizona, Donald Trump, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, John Kelly, Trump


Hillary Clinton will run for the White House in 2020, ex-adviser predicts

Speculation is mounting that Hillary Clinton could launch a bid for the US presidency in 2020 after two former advisers in as many months floated the idea of a remarkable political comeback.  Mark Penn, who worked with the Clintons for 13 years, co-wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday headlined ‘Hillary will run again’ which predicted a new campaign.  He said Mrs Clinton would reinvent her public image once again, this time as a lifelong liberal, claiming she had learned the lesson...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Fox News, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump


Bernie Sanders says midterms prove progressive can win the White House

Senator warns of Trump’s ‘demagoguery 101’ but tells the Guardian he has not decided whether to run in 2020Bernie Sanders has declared that the midterm election results show a clear path for a progressive candidate to win the White House in 2020 – but the Vermont senator hasn’t made up his mind yet as to whether he will be among those running.In a phone interview from Burlington on Wednesday, Sanders, fresh off his Senate re-election victory, called Trump’s “us-against-them” approach to governme...
Tags: Senate, White House, US news, US politics, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Burlington, US midterms 2018


Added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

By STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections , powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key races for governor Tuesday, beating back the potential of big Democratic gains across the board. The “blue wave” that some had feared from Election Day never fully materializ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, Georgia


Democrats seize House while GOP holds Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a "blue wave" that never fully materialized.The mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Trump's young presidency underscored the limits of his hardline immigration rhetoric in America's ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ap, Marine, Democrats


Bernie Sanders of Vermont re-elected to the Senate

With the Senate race behind him, the real question for Independent Bernie Sanders has to do with his ambitions for the White House.            [Author: Burlington Free Press]
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