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Donald Trump, the Emperor of Social Media

As FDR mastered radio and JFK conquered TV, Donald Trump rules the Internet like no other candidate.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE


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Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton

A watchdog website is tracking the time since she promised she’d “look into” releasing the transcripts, but all she and her surrogates have done is unleash a cascade of excuses, obfuscations and evasions.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Camp Says She’s Been Forced to the Left Enough Already

Clinton ally tells The Hill, “I don’t know what’s left to extract.”

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 28, 2016 ENLARGE



14 Races to Go: Sanders Set on ‘Transforming a Nation’

“The people in every state in this country should have the right to determine who they want as president and what the agenda of the Democratic Party should be.”

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE


‘It’s Possible’: Charles Koch Says Hillary Clinton Might Be Best Choice for Him (Video)

By Jon Queally / Common Dreams

“We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way,” says billionaire industrialist and far-right ideologue Charles Koch.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Everybody Wants Bernie Sanders’ ‘Precious’

Democratic strategists covet the Sanders campaign’s “yuge” email list. But he’s not nearly ready to quit, so they’ll be waiting awhile.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 READ MORE


Voters, Sanders Supporters and ‘Hot Dogs’ Come Out for the New York Primary

Truthdig’s Ashley Hong was on the scene in New York City as two- and four-legged supporters of Bernie Sanders, as well as students, volunteers and supporters, weighed in about Tuesday’s key primary in the Empire State.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



An Odd Cloud Rolls Toward Hillary Clinton’s Campaign: The Case of an Arrested Romanian Hacker

New information squeezed out of “Guccifer” by U.S. authorities could reignite the email controversy as the national election nears. Already, his disclosures are plaguing the Democratic front-runner.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE


‘99% Party’: Bernie Sanders Supporters Shower Hillary Clinton Motorcade With 1,000 $1 Bills (Video)

By Common Dreams staff

And the first three lines of the vintage song “We’re in the Money’’ played on speakers at a next-door neighbor’s house as Clinton’s motorcade passed by en route to a campaign fundraiser hosted by actor George Clooney.

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Days of Revolt’: Corporate Influence and the Pitfalls of a Two-Party System (Video)

Chris Hedges and Green Party Senate candidate Dr. Margaret Flowers examine the rigged political system and the corporate money that controls it.

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Look at the Troubling Worldview of Ted Cruz’s Foreign Policy Adviser

A close-up on Jim Hanson offers a remarkable window into the mentality of Cruz’s national security team.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE



Restrictive Rules Leave New York Voters Shut Out of Key Primary

Registration deadlines in New York passed months ago—but many voters say they didn’t know.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE



Paul Ryan Insists He Won’t Run for President: ‘Count Me Out’

The House speaker said Tuesday that he would not cave to pressure from within his party to join the fray.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE



Ahead of New York Primary, Bernie Sanders Calls Hillary Clinton’s Judgment ‘Clearly Lacking’ (Video)

Sen. Sanders made the comment on “Meet the Press” in the wake of his double-digit win Saturday in the Wyoming caucus.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE



Actually, Bernie Sanders Does Have a Clear Plan for How to Break Up Too-Big-to-Fail Banks

His campaign and analysts counter the media frenzy that says Sanders has no plan and call into question the New York Daily News interview that sparked it.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee Takes a Hilariously Cringing Look at Ted Cruz’s Supporters (Video)

By Kali Holloway / AlterNet

The religious leaders in Wisconsin front-runner Cruz’s camp are as terrible as you might expect, and then some.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders Leads in Wisconsin, but Could State’s Voter ID Laws Hurt His Chances?

Law requires that voters present state-issued photo IDs at polls, which could hurt college students—a large part of Sanders’ base.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE


An Old-School California Love-In Greets Bernie Sanders in L.A.

The rock-star treatment that the candidate received at a rally—complete with passionate, chanting fans—didn’t distract him from the issues.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Code Pink Stakes Out Hillary Clinton’s Santa Monica Fundraiser

Code Pink activists gathered Thursday afternoon in a tony neighborhood in Santa Monica, Calif., for a colorful protest designed to get Clinton’s attention.

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders, the Man Who Rewrote the Rules of Political Attraction, Woos California

Who would have guessed that a 74-year-old would be the hipster candidate of 2016? That a man would be the most compelling option for so many women in a campaign featuring a female? That a Jewish socialist would be the candidate of choice for the black activist class?

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Wins Landslide Victory in Ex-Pat Primary

The Vermont senator won 69 percent of votes cast by Americans living abroad, adding nine delegates to his total.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE



Voting With Our Feet

Bernie Sanders will soon be urging us to support Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. But the Democratic Party, along with a bankrupt liberalism, is as dangerous as Donald Trump. It is time to vote with our feet—by taking to the streets against the corrupt power elite. 

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Stepping In to the Election Fray to Secure His Legacy

The president is becoming more involved in strategizing to ensure that a Democrat succeeds him, and more vocal about the dangers of an Oval Office occupied by Donald Trump.

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 READ MORE



Win or Lose, Will the Sanders Movement Last Beyond Election Day?

With millions of young people supporting the candidate, American politics could change for the long term. Some observers are even predicting that the campaign will become an incubator for the Democratic Party’s future politicians.

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE



Trump’s Forgotten Failure: How He Helped Ruin a Football League

In the 1980s, the real estate mogul bought a team in the fledging United States Football League, promising “I’m going to build this team just like I built Trump Tower.” That didn’t happen. Instead, the league itself went into a death spiral as the man who is now a presidential contender made a series of bad decisions.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton’s Link to a Nasty Piece of Work in Honduras

Her support as secretary of state for the 2009 coup that ousted the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya helped create conditions that caused thousands of children to flee for their lives. Now, unlike Bernie Sanders, she wants to send them back.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE



‘It’s Not a Threat!’: Donald Trump Says He May Order Supporters to Disrupt Bernie Sanders’ Rallies

“Be careful, Bernie,” warned the Republican front-runner in the wake of disturbances at two of Trump’s recent events.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton Health Care Hit Backfires as Evidence Shows Sanders Literally Right Behind Her

“Where was he when I was trying to get health care in ’93 and ’94?” ... Yeah, the photograph kind of says it all.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE



Who’s Pumping Money Into the 2016 Election? Hedge Fund Heads

New analysis by Reuters shows that Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are the biggest recipients of hedge fund managers’ donations.

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Lands Michigan in Primary Upset, Ted Cruz Takes Idaho (Updated)

Meanwhile, Mississippi voters hand victories to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and Trump also adds Hawaii and Michigan to his growing chain of wins.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Both Parties Are to Blame for Donald Trump’s Proximity to the White House

The Republican front-runner is providing cover for the worst strains of American demagoguery, and neither the GOP nor the Democratic Party is doing enough to stop him.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE



Mr. Trump, You Are No Ronald Reagan

Comparisons to the GOP icon break down quickly. The Republican front-runner’s foremost attributes are an undisciplined belief in himself and disrespect for democracy. Put beside Trump, even the flaw-laden Hillary Clinton looks good.

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 READ MORE



The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now these elites are being made to pay. Their duplicity has brought them—and the rest of us—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 READ MORE



Super Tuesday Live-Blog: A Super-Sized Day of Reckoning for Candidates in 12 States (Updated)

Sen. Ted Cruz may have a lock on Texas, but will Donald Trump be the big winner in the Super Tuesday contests? How are things looking on the Democrats’ side? Update: The results are in, showing some unexpected victories and losses. Take a look at the numbers and watch some of the candidates’ victory speeches.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 READ MORE



As Super Tuesday Progresses, Bernie Sanders Digs In for the Long Haul

The Vermont senator’s February fundraising hit more than $42 million, more than any other presidential candidate has raised in a single month so far in 2016.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 READ MORE



DNC Vice Chair Resigns, Throws Support Behind Bernie Sanders

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii announced her decision Sunday morning on “Meet the Press.”

Posted on Feb 28, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary the Hawk: NYT Calls Clinton’s Libyan Intervention, and Her Leadership, Into Question

The New York Times formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party’s nomination, but that stance might seem surprising after a close read of the paper’s in-depth investigation of her assured, yet ultimately failed, strategy for compulsory regime change in Libya five years ago.

Posted on Feb 28, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Chris Hedges and Jill Stein Confront the ‘Corporate Leviathan’

In the first installment of this two-part series for teleSUR’s “Days of Revolt,” host and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein identified the problem: the “corporate leviathan,” a bought two-party political system. In this episode, they discuss solutions.

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump Notches Another Win as Nevada Caucus Concludes

Donald Trump has done it again.

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 READ MORE



‘Wake Up, South Carolina!’ Endorsing Sanders, Spike Lee Slams Rigged System

“When Bernie gets to the White House, he will do the right thing.”

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders: ‘We Have Enormous Momentum’ Going Into South Carolina

The Democratic presidential candidate shakes off his narrow Nevada loss to Hillary Clinton with a rally in Columbia, S.C., as campaign contributions keep pouring in.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Why I Support Dr. Jill Stein for President

The candidate, seeking the Green Party nomination, is the only presidential hopeful who understands that what’s important is not the election—it’s the construction of anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist global movements. The building of these movements alone will save us.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Jeb Bush Is Out of the Running—Discuss

He came, he became bewildered, he didn’t conquer.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Cries Crocodile Tears for Latin American Immigrants

How can the Democratic presidential candidate claim to support immigrant families who fled to the U.S. when the policies she backed devastated lives and livelihoods south of the border?

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 READ MORE



A Woman in the Presidency Is Simply Not Enough

Hillary Clinton is touting her gender as one of the central appeals of her campaign, but as recent history in Afghanistan shows, simply giving women a “seat at the table” doesn’t necessarily improve women’s lives.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders’ Phantom Movement

No “movement” or “political revolution” will ever be built within the Democratic Party. The Sanders campaign is just one more betrayal of the left.

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Surge Targets Nevada and South Carolina as Clinton Firewalls Show Cracks

The Clinton campaign “took [black voters] for granted and underestimated Bernie’s support. ... They’ve now discovered there are black folks ‘feeling the Bern.’ ”

Posted on Feb 14, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: GOP Candidates’ Fates on the Line in New Hampshire

Jeb Bush brought his mom and brother out to rally for his cause during the lead-up to Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, but will their combined dynastic powers be enough to keep him in the running for the 2016 presidential contest?

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE



No ‘Artful Smear’: Clintons Were Paid $153 Million in Speaking Fees, Analysis Shows

Thousands are calling for the public release of speech transcripts.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 READ MORE


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