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You Say You Want a Revolution? Young Americans to Bernie Sanders: Count Me In!

Bernie Sanders’ youth-powered bid for the presidency is more than just a campaign: It’s a reflection of a rising passion among Americans for a new political life.

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 READ MORE



Highlighting Bernie Sanders’ Broad Appeal, Former NAACP Head Readies Key Endorsement

A growing list of black supporters could be key to running a campaign that will take Sanders to July’s Democratic National Convention.

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 READ MORE



Primary Elections Are Important—but They’re Also a Distraction

As we—led by the media—get caught up in what has become the circus of the long primary season, the real and critical news tends to get lost in the fray.

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Celebrates ‘Happy Ending’ of Iowa Caucus

By Janet Allon / AlterNet

“Tonight we finally find out who has been elected president of Iowa.”

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 READ MORE



The Self-Proclaimed Winners of Iowa

Overall, it was a long evening that offered too many declarations of triumph—I counted four—and too little clarity about what either party ultimately wants in a presidential nominee.

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders: ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Sends Establishment a Profound Message

Sanders has “cautious optimism,” but observers recognize the key role that his early victory may have for a campaign that has made “political revolution” its calling card.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 READ MORE



N.Y. Times Misleads About Bernie Sanders’ Funding and Later Endorses Hillary Clinton

The newspaper hangs an article about Sanders’ campaign finances on a legal technicality, and the next day it backs his main rival’s presidential bid.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE



Neoliberalism’s Zero Hour in the Heartland

Will Monday’s caucus in Iowa open the door wider to the political insurgents and leave the traditionalists gulping Xanax? Or will it expose Big Change as just a brief burst of lightning?

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE



22 Clinton Emails Deemed ‘Top Secret’ by State Department (VIDEO)

Some previously released emails have since been redacted, but the 22 now declared top-secret are the first to be withheld outright.

Posted on Jan 30, 2016 READ MORE



The Supreme Court Approaches Judgment Day

With a bench containing three octogenarians, the next president will have a historic opportunity to reshape the court. At stake: five pivotal legal and social issues.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE



Rallying for Bernie Sanders, Seminar-Style

Pundits say voter anger is what characterizes this year’s presidential race, but it was a different story at a recent Sanders campaign gathering in Beverly Hills, where the candidate’s supporters quietly sought serious answers to issues including health insurance, fracking and campaign finance.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE



‘No Más Bebés’: Documentary Highlights History of Forced Sterilizations in L.A. (Video)

A film by Renee Tajima-Peña revives the historical context for our ongoing mistreatment of undocumented immigrants—and reminds us why it shouldn’t be forgotten.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE



The Choice for Democrats: Hillary Clinton’s Evolution or Bernie Sanders’ Revolution

On issue after issue, Clinton proposes incremental solutions that take into account our political system as it is. Sanders proposes dramatic solutions that will only be possible when power is wrested from “big money” interests.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE



The Fourth Democratic Debate: In Which the Candidates Fact-Check Each Other

It’s a key moment for Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton as they both hover within clinching range of their party’s nomination. Read our updated live blog coverage throughout Sunday night’s showdown in Charleston, S.C.

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 READ MORE



‘Diplomacy Works’: Peace Groups Hail Iran Deal; Clinton Talks Like a Hawk

“The implementation of the agreement proves that diplomacy works.”

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 READ MORE



Clinton’s Lead Over Sanders Shrinking Nationwide, Poll Shows

A new survey shows Hillary Clinton losing front-runner status as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders gains among crucial voting blocs.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Are Neck and Neck in Iowa and New Hampshire

A new poll finds Sanders more electable in both states when matched against Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio.

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 READ MORE


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Wall Street Critic Elizabeth Warren ‘Glad Bernie Sanders Is Fighting to Hold Big Banks Accountable’

Praise from the Massachusetts senator follows a speech by the presidential hopeful in which he vows to crack down on “too big to fail” banks.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders Just Made Presidential Campaign Contribution History

Bernie Sanders’ campaign just beat a record set by President Barack Obama in 2011 in the runup to his 2012 re-election.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘SNL’ Spins a Tale of Two Hillarys, Skewers GOP Debate Shenanigans

It’s been a boffo week for political parody, and the comedic minds at “Saturday Night Live” have benefited from the windfall.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 READ MORE



As Trump Surges, New Polls Underscore Corporate Media’s ‘Bernie Blackout’

“The [corporate]-owned media may not like Bernie’s anti-establishment views, but for the sake of American democracy they must allow for a fair debate in this presidential campaign.”

Posted on Dec 13, 2015 READ MORE



Obama’s ‘Suspected Terrorists’ Gun Ban Makes for Great Sound Bite but Terrible Policy

To achieve gun control, Democrats should embrace principle, not repackage Bush-era civil liberty abuses to troll the GOP.

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Killer Mike’s Ringing Endorsement of Bernie Sanders

AlterNet

Rapper and activist Killer Mike feels the Bern.

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Sheds Progressive Façade With Bold Rightward Lurch

From her call for a major air and ground war against Islamic State to her attack on single-payer health care, Clinton appears to be sprinting full speed to the right.

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 READ MORE



47 Democrats Join With House GOP to Refuse Suffering Refugees

“Not much is bipartisan these days, but apparently bigotry is something both sides of the aisle can come together on.”

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 READ MORE



Standing Up for Refugees, Sanders Decries Post-Paris ‘Demagoguery’

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders reiterates his support for those fleeing war and violence in the Middle East.

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton’s Big Debate Gaffe: Bizarrely Linking Her Wall Street Donors to 9/11 Reconstruction

Bernie Sanders attacked her Wall Street reforms and donor base. Some in the media are predicting Clinton’s response will come back to haunt her.

Posted on Nov 15, 2015 READ MORE



Fourth GOP Debate, Round 2: Hillary Clinton Looms Large, Big Government Larger (Updated)

Update: When talk in the final stretch of the debate turned to American foreign policy, fortunes turned in favor of Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina—for different reasons.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 READ MORE



Barney Frank, Ever the Politician, Predicts Hillary Clinton Is ‘Gonna Win’ in 2016

The former congressman brought his brand of D.C.-style real talk, and his unabashed support for Hillary Clinton, to the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Watch Former Rep. Barney Frank Give His Take on Campaign 2016

Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank spent nearly three decades on Capitol Hill, so he knows a thing or two about what presidential elections look like from inside the Washington bubble.

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Debuts First Campaign Ad

Called “Real Change,” the ad casts Sanders as a principled and down-to-earth populist leader with the backing of millions of individual donors and a determination to take on Wall Street.

Posted on Nov 1, 2015 READ MORE



Joe Biden Announces He Won’t Run for President

After weeks of will-he-or-won’t-he speculation, the vice president gave pundits and Democratic candidates something concrete to work with: He won’t be joining the lineup of Democratic presidential hopefuls for the 2016 election.

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 READ MORE



Casino Capitalism: Democrats and Republicans Gamble With Democracy

“We are live at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas!” So opened the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 electoral season—that’s right, in a Las Vegas casino.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 READ MORE



Clinton Wins, Sanders Scores

The front-runner had several victories in the debate, but Sanders has widened our political horizons: For the first time in the modern political era, Americans got to watch leaders of a mainstream party debate the relative merits of capitalism and democratic socialism.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 READ MORE



The Democratic Debate: Only Sanders Gave the Poor Their Due

Vermont senator called for a revolution in banking, health care, child care and education. Clinton kept her focus on the middle class.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 READ MORE



Tuesday’s Debate: Can Bernie Sanders Show the Country He’s Presidential Material?

Plenty is at stake and there are many reasons to tune in. For Sanders, the big challenge will be demonstrating he’s not merely a darling of the progressive left but has the vision, capacity and skills to lead the nation at a tough time.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 READ MORE



Go Ahead, Back Hillary Clinton and Forget All About Her Record

The candidate has been profoundly wrong on the two most pressing issues of our time—economic injustice and unbridled militarism—and seems incapable of learning from her dangerous errors in judgment.

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 READ MORE



Local Resistance Can Overthrow Our Political Masters

Two prominent Green Party members call for third-party involvement in city council and other local races. This, they rightly say, is a fundamental step toward the large-scale changes needed to save society.

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 READ MORE



We May Not Have Seen the Last of Hillary Clinton’s Deleted Emails

This is truly the age of the zombie—from the more obvious manifestations in the entertainment world to the political dynasties, scandals, illicit transactions and online artifacts that either refuse to be destroyed or rise again with renewed, sinister vigor.

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Apologizes as Email Controversy Lingers

She has weathered many a political scandal in her time, but here she is, running for president in 2016. That said, she can’t seem to shake the well-engineered scandal over her past use of her private email account for State Department business, and on Tuesday, she apologized for her “mistake.”

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 READ MORE



Clinton Called for More Debates in 2008—Now She’s Dodging Them

One campaign that has refused to join the call for additional debates is Hillary Clinton’s—leading many to believe that the Democratic National Committee is effectively stacking the deck in her favor.

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 READ MORE



Will Joe Run?

The question Vice President Joe Biden and his strategists are currently considering is this: Should he run?

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 READ MORE



Lawyer: Hillary Clinton’s Email Server Was Wiped Before Feds Got It

Well, this doesn’t make Hillary Clinton look so great, unless what was on her server was worse.

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE



VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Huddles With Black Lives Matter Activists

Here’s one measure of how the Black Lives Matter movement has made its mark on national politics in a few short months: Some presidential candidates are recognizing the need to get with the proverbial program (or at least seem as if they are).

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 READ MORE



Can Bernie Sanders Win Minority Hearts, and Votes?

The presidential candidate is little known among minorities. He will have to convince those communities that his focus on economic inequality is tightly tied to their interests, too.

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 READ MORE



Confronted With Keystone XL Quandary, Hillary Clinton Refuses to State Position

The presidential contender insists she’ll keep mum about where she stands on the controversial oil pipeline project until the Obama administration weighs in.

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 READ MORE



Barney Frank Thinks Supporting Bernie Sanders Would Backfire on Progressives

In sizing up the 2016 election, some on the left are concerned that Bernie Sanders’ presence in the Democratic ranks could work to that party’s detriment. Count former Rep. Barney Frank among them.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Gets Teachers Union Vote

Perhaps the long-standing relationship between the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, and a particular contender for the position of president of the U.S., Hillary Clinton, had something to do with that union’s endorsement of Clinton for the White House.

Posted on Jul 12, 2015 READ MORE



Benghazi! Why Trey Gowdy Is Concealing Blumenthal Deposition

The strange saga of the House Select Committee on Benghazi continues as its chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., fends off renewed questions about the committee’s purpose, as well as demands to release the sworn deposition of Sidney Blumenthal, taken behind closed doors June 16.

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Calls Charleston Shooting an ‘Act of Racist Terrorism’

Hillary Clinton made a definitive statement Tuesday on the June 17 mass shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church that will no doubt set the tone for much of her latest campaign for the presidency.

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 READ MORE


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