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Senators Sanders, Markey, and Gildebrand want to tax billionaires for their pandemic profits

From CNBC: Top tech leaders and other billionaires would be forced to hand over billions of dollars in wealth they’ve gained during the coronavirus pandemic under a new bill introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. The “Make Billionaires Pay Act” would impose a one-time 60% tax on wealth gains made by billionaires between March 18, 2020, and Jan. 1, 2021. The funds would be used to pay for out-of-pocket health-care expenses for all Americans f...
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Trump pledges to break stimulus gridlock as millions go without Covid-19 benefits – live

‘We’re making it up’: How Trump’s America failed the Covid testTrumpism has taken over, but what happens if Trump loses?US sees wave of progressive victories by people of colorSign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.22pm BST While millions of Americans are suffering economic hardship during the pandemic, many of the wealthiest in the country have become richer. For example, in the 12 weeks between 18 March and 11 June, the combined wealth of all US billionaires increased by more than $637bn ...
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After Elon Musk criticized Bernie Sanders' brand of socialism, Sanders took him to task for taking billions of dollars in government support (TSLA, AMZN, FB, WMT)

Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk got into a tiny tussle on Twitter Friday over "socialism." Sanders on Thursday introduced a bill that would place a 60% tax on the wealth gained during the coronavirus crisis by billionaires including Musk and use the money raised to pay all American's out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for a year. In response to an article about the bill, Musk tweeted out a meme that essentially criticized Sanders for spending other people's money to fund "free government programs....
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After Elon Musk criticized Bernie Sanders' brand of socialism, Sanders took him to task for taking billions of dollars in government support

Elon Musk tweeted out a meme critical of Bernie Sanders in response to a bill Sanders introduced that would tax billionaires to pay for health care.
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History Is on the Side of Republicans Filling a Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020

If a Supreme Court vacancy opens up between now and the end of the year, Republicans should fill it. Given the vital importance of the Court to rank-and-file Republican voters and grassroots activists, particularly in the five-decade-long quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, it would be political suicide for Republicans to refrain from filling a vacancy unless some law or important traditional norm was against them. There is no such law and no such norm; those are all on their side. Choosing not to fi...
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Amazon picked a fight with Bernie Sanders after he slammed Jeff Bezos for getting richer while not providing warehouse workers with sick leave and PPE

Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized Amazon for not giving its workers sick leave or hazard pay, and founder Jeff Bezos' enormous wealth, in a Twitter thread on Wednesday.  Amazon's corporate account responded to the tweet, defending how the company has protected employees during the pandemic.  "We encourage you to compare our pay, benefits and safety measures to others, and you'll see that we're a leader," Amazon tweeted. However, Amazon warehouse employees have for months complained of insufficien...
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Progressive Victories Signal Staying Power for the Movement

After Bernie Sanders fell to Joe Biden, the young left mourned what could have been. Now, after a series of victories in congressional races, it’s hopeful again.
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Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib Wins Primary

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib won a challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily secured likely re-election to the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her opponent in Tuesday’s primary was Detroit City Council President President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defea...
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Bernie Sanders-backed bill in the US prohibits private entities from collecting facial data

Senators Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley introduced a bill in the US Senate which prohibits private companies from collecting people’s biometrics, including facial data, eye scans, voiceprints, and fingerprints, without their consent. It also bars private entities from selling, and leasing biometric data of people. Even in terms of consent, the bill, called National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020, requires private companies to receive written consent from consumers and employees befor...
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Neil Young Sues Trump Campaign For Using ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ Without Permission

Neil Young sued the Trump campaign on Tuesday for allegedly using his songs without permission at campaign rallies. In a legal filing posted to his website, Young claimed that the Trump campaign used his music at Trump’s recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma — as well as at “numerous” other rallies and political events — without a license to do so. The campaign played Young’s songs “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk” at the Tulsa rally and at other events, Young said. “Plaintiff in g...
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A new Senate bill would ban corporations from using facial recognition without people's explicit consent

A new bill in the Senate would curtail the use of facial recognition by private companies, requiring them to obtain people's consent before scanning them with facial recognition tech. It would also ban companies from selling people's biometric identifiers, like face ID or fingerprint. If passed, the bill would wipe out much of the business of controversial facial recognition companies like Clearview AI.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A new bill introduced in the Senate T...
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Bernie Sanders: Coronavirus pandemic is raging out of control. Our solution: Masks for All

The science is clear: Wearing a mask will save lives and defeat the virus sooner. My plan will keep Americans safe and end our dependency on China.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Speaking for Biden at DNC will Complete Kasich’s Betrayal of Gun Owners

Why would The New York Times praise Kasich in 2016? Except to con Republicans into giving them a sure loser against Hillary…? (John Kasich/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( “Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican and frequent Trump critic, has been approached and is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Biden's behalf next month, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss strategy,” the Associated Press reported Mon...
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Latinos will prosper with four more years of Trump: Mario Rodriguez

President Trump continues to deliver for Latinos, spearheading groundbreaking economic programs that are uplifting countless Hispanic families in California and across the United States. On July 9, the president signed an executive order creating the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, a project that strives to create even more educational and economic opportunities for Latinos. “At the heart of our strategy to create a prosperous future for every Hispanic American, as well as all Americ...
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Bernie Sanders Is Asking for Masks for All

A national campaign to encourage mask wearing, including the distribution of free masks, would help to check the pandemic.
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‘The world needs large companies as well’: Jeff Bezos in his prepared congressional testimony

In his first ever appearance before the US Congress, Amazon’s CEO will make a pitch that the world needs big companies like Amazon, as much as it needs smaller ones. “There are things small companies simply can’t do. I don’t care how good an entrepreneur you are, you’re not going to build an all-fiber Boeing 787 in your garage,” Bezos plans to tell a House Judiciary panel Wednesday, according to written testimony. In a prepared testimony, Bezos also argues that Amazon is just another company in ...
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US Senators Introduce Bill That Would Provide Masks For All Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS13) – All Americans could have access to high-quality, reusable masks, thanks to a new bill introduced into the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Senator Kamala Harris and joined Senator Bernie Sanders and over three dozen of their Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House in introducing legislation to manufacture and distribute masks to everyone in the country. The bill is called the Mask for All Act. The legislation also provides pick-up sites for additional masks at community l...
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Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Co-Chair Nina Turner Compares Voting For Biden To Eating ‘S**t’

Turner acknowledged that the Democratic front-runner was a better choice than Trump, but "it's still s**t."
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Bernie Sanders introduces bill to provide 'Masks for all'

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would provide high quality, reusable masks to every American.
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A Bernie Sanders campaign cochair says choosing between Trump and Biden is like having 'a bowl of s--- in front of you, and all you've got to do is eat half of it'

Nina Turner used a graphic metaphor while describing to The Atlantic the choice between President Donald Trump and the centrist Democrat Joe Biden.
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Bernie Sanders slams Tesla CEO Elon Musk, saying it's 'pathetic' that Musk is against another government stimulus package

"Another government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people imo," Elon Musk said on Twitter on Friday.
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Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar Introduce Bill to Stop Giving Stimulus Money to Fossil Fuel Companies

The coronavirus took over the world and cratered the economy, leaving governments to pick up the pieces. In the case of the U.S. government, it to the fossil fuel industry, billions that could’ve instead gone to people in financial trouble across the country.Read more...
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Top Dem Donors Once Hated Warren. Now They Hardly Think of Her

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spent much of the Democratic primary belting back (and even happily promoting) attacks from monied interests on everything from the details of her wealth tax to her grander vision for financial restrictions in the country.Now, some cash-flush alarm-sounders have gone mute on the Massachusetts Democrat. “Not a peep,” one prominent Democratic donor adviser said when asked if Warren’s name is mentioned with any regularity on finance calls about the general election. “I’...
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Leaked DNC Platform Is Troublingly Vague on Net Neutrality

Buried deep within a leaked 79-page draft of the Democratic National Committee’s 2020 platform are promises to “recommit” to net neutrality and bridge the digital divide once and for all. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders had already outlined similar plans in a joint task force…Read more...
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As long as we don’t call it "Legalization," Biden is in favor of it

Boing Boing shares these words from our sponsor Real Tested CBD. Biden Sort of Decides On Marijuana Legalization: He Is Sort of Still Against It Richard Cowan  The great thing about voting machines is that you can vote with one hand and hold your nose with the other one. Believe me, I have had a lot of practice with that, and I will do it again this year. After Biden cinched the Democratic nomination, his campaign focused on getting the support for Bernie Sanders young supporters. Biden was gre...
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Leaked Documents Show the DNC’s Plans for a 'Reimagined' Convention

Airtime cut in half. A Zoom-style backdrop the size of a tennis court. Celebratory car-honking. And most of it won’t even be in the host city.These are the Democratic National Committee’s current plans for the party’s convention in four weeks, according to a ten-page preview outline for the event obtained by The Daily Beast. The plans, marked for internal use only, feature digital renderings of convention attendees seated at distant tables and separated by see-through partitions, a “Convention A...
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Leaked Documents Show the DNC’s Plans for a ‘Reimagined’ Convention

Airtime cut in half. A Zoom-style backdrop the size of a tennis court. Celebratory car-honking. And most of it won’t even be in the host city.These are the Democratic National Committee’s current plans for the party’s convention in four weeks, according to a ten-page preview outline for the event obtained by The Daily Beast. The plans, marked for internal use only, feature digital renderings of convention attendees seated at distant tables and separated by see-through partitions, a “Convention A...
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I didn't watch Trump's interview with Chris Wallace, but I'll read the transcript.

Why didn't I watch?! I told myself to watch, but I did not. I've turned away from watching the news on television. It's becoming a real aversion. I prefer to get my information from reading, so let's look at this transcript. I'll just do a few excepts, I think:WALLACE: But -- but this isn't burning embers, sir? This is a forest fire.TRUMP: No, no. But I don't say -- I say flames, we'll put out the flames. And we'll put out in some cases just burning embers. We also have burning embers. We have...
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Joe Biden has endorsed the Green New Deal in all but name

Biden rode a wave of establishment endorsements to the nomination this spring. But it’s progressive ideas that might carry him to the presidencyOn Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden did something unprecedented for a Democratic candidate assured of nomination: he moved left. In a speech delivered from Wilmington in his home state of Delaware, Biden unveiled the most ambitious clean energy and environmental justice plans ever proposed by the nominee of a major American political party. The p...
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President Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump says it’s too early to make such an ironclad guarantee. “I have to see. Look … I have to see,” Trump told moderator Chris Wallace during a wide-ranging interview on ”Fox News Sunday.” “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not goin...
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