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Winning in Losing: How Bernie Sanders Pushed Hillary Clinton to the Left (Video)

Bernie Sanders has already justified his run by having pushed Clinton substantially to the left on key issues. Here are just a few.

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A Tough Night for Progressives as Clinton and Trump Edge Closer to Party Nominations

Bernie Sanders won only Rhode Island in Tuesday’s five presidential primary elections, and a handful of progressives running for Congress also had disappointing nights.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE



The Endgame of 2016’s Anti-establishment Politics

Will Bernie Sanders’ supporters rally behind Hillary Clinton if she gets the nomination? Likewise, if Donald Trump is denied the Republican nomination, will his supporters back whoever gets the Republican nod?

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 READ MORE



The Real Hillary Clinton

Where she stands now isn’t where she’s always stood. As CNN’s Anderson Cooper once asked her, “Will you say anything to get elected?”

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Win Landslide Victories in New York State Primary

Despite the heated campaigning in advance of Tuesday’s delegate-rich New York presidential primary, Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump broke the recent pattern in which each lost a string of states and therefore delegates.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Is Not Guaranteed the ‘Black Vote’

Black voters are a more diverse group than the media give them credit for; 2016 hasn’t just brought on the implosion of the GOP, but of the Democratic Party, too; meanwhile, a writer questions whether polygamy is the “next marriage rights frontier.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Bernie Sanders Miracle: Brooklyn Debate Crowd Cheers Palestinian Dignity

The Democratic presidential debate last week took an unusual turn when a grumpy old Jewish man, Bernie Sanders, upbraided a slightly younger Methodist woman, Hillary Clinton, for not respecting the dignity of the Palestinian people.

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 READ MORE



In America, Politicians Pay for Bucking Netanyahu

The Israeli prime minister’s hard-line, expansionist policies put Bernie Sanders’ “Jewishness” to the test.

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This Election, We Can’t Afford to Ignore the Climate

As the seas rise, presidential candidates are arguing over whose wife is hotter.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE



Most American Voters Say ‘Meh’ to 2016 Presidential Candidates in Both Parties, Except to Sanders

Looks like Americans are none too excited about the candidates running in the 2016 election, with one exception.

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Samantha Bee: ‘If Bernie Gets More Votes Than Hillary, Her Superdelegates Will Drop Her’ (Video)

After giving a humorous explanation of what superdelegates are, the “Full Frontal” host explains why Democratic Party leaders will do the right thing when it comes down to it.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



If Islamic State Falls Before November, How Will It Affect the U.S. Election?

GOP front-runner Donald Trump openly attributes his success at the polls to the terrorist attacks on Paris last fall, in which Islamic State was involved. But what if the group falls this summer or autumn?

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The Best Reporting on Hillary Clinton Over the Years

Clinton has been in the public eye for four decades—and there have been investigative stories about her for nearly as long.

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Are Sanders’ Criticisms of Israel’s Occupation Policies Unprecedented in a Presidential Campaign?

Bernie Sanders is being attacked for comments on the Middle East in his interview with the editorial board of the New York Daily News, but all he did was restate current U.S. government policy.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE



Poll: Democrats Are Split by Age Between Sanders and Clinton

Rank-and-file Democrats are virtually split between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton nationwide, according to a new PRRI / The Atlantic poll.

Posted on Apr 8, 2016 READ MORE



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How Clinton Democrats Killed Roosevelt’s Dream of the Affordable Home

The following excerpt from Robert Scheer’s book “The Great American Stickup” details the perversion of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and is particularly relevant this election season, as it explains the connection between Clinton “progressives” and the 2008 housing meltdown that impoverished millions.

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 READ MORE


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Did Trevor Noah Blow His Chance to Get Real Answers Out of Debbie Wasserman Schultz? (Video)

“Doesn’t the idea of a superdelegate go against the very idea that people should be voting for the people who represent them at the convention?” the host of “The Daily Show” asked the Democratic National Committee chair in a recent interview.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Supreme Court Rules That States May Count All Residents in Drawing Election Districts

The justices unanimously uphold the principle of “one person, one vote,” but not all of them agree fully with the opinion of colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Gov. Scott Walker Could Prevent 300,000 Wisconsinites From Voting Tuesday and in November (Video)

Voter ID laws recently enacted by Wisconsin Republicans could prevent students and people of color—9 percent of the electorate—from voting on April 5 and in the general election.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Hoped to Be Conscience of All Political Parties Instead of President (Video)

Martin Luther King Jr. believed civil resistance movements could force officials to effect change. Forty-eight years after his death, King’s nonviolent, transformative legacy lives.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Why the Major Media Marginalize Bernie Sanders

It’s understandable, but unjustifiable, that the major media haven’t noticed how determined Americans are to reverse the increasing concentration of wealth and political power that has been eroding our economy and democracy.

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE


Bernie’s Birdie









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Sarah Silverman on Why She Changed Her Mind About Clinton and Will Vote for Sanders (Video)

“I’m not against Hillary,” the comedian explains. “I’ve just met someone I have more in common with.”

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Ralph Nader, Who Has Run as an Independent, Defends Bernie Sanders’ Choice to Run as a Democrat

The Vermont senator has been criticized from all parts of the political spectrum for running as a Democrat rather than an independent. Now, a former presidential candidate who is no stranger to political criticism backs Sanders’ decision.

Posted on Mar 27, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Denounces the Trump and Cruz Responses to Brussels Attacks

“Slogans aren’t a strategy,” the Democratic front-runner said in a speech at Stanford University. “Loose cannons tend to misfire.”

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It’s Time for Democrats Rahm Emanuel and Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Go

They represent everything wrong with the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton should tell them to take a hike.

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 READ MORE



A Look Into the Future: How the People’s Party Prevailed in 2020

Third parties have rarely posed much of a threat to the dominant two parties system in the United States. So how did the People’s Party win the U.S. presidency and a majority of both houses of Congress only four years after President Obama left office?

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE


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Waiting for an End to Supreme Court ‘Death Watch’

Merrick Garland, President Obama’s centrist nominee, seems destined for summary rejection by the GOP-controlled Senate, even as legal observers worry that at any moment yet another death on the bench could intensify the partisan fight over the future of our nation’s highest court.

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What a Trump-Clinton Contest Could Mean for the Middle East

Nothing can be ruled in or out in this election. But if Tuesday’s winners squared off, what would it mean for U.S. policy toward Iran and Islamic State?

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 READ MORE



New York Times Shows Shameless Bias Toward Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders got a little love from The New York Times, but the praise was fleeting. A positive Times article on Monday was toned down Tuesday and may have affected primary race voting in five states.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Samantha Bee Begs Hillary Clinton to Turn Back Time and Unsay What She Said About the Reagans

The “Full Frontal” host could only explain Hillary Clinton’s erroneous statement that Ronald and Nancy Reagan had started a national conversation about HIV and AIDS by quipping that Clinton had “apparently suffered a stroke.”

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Real Reason the GOP Foreign Policy Elite Prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump

And no, it has nothing at all to do with a wall.

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Here’s the Truth About Free Trade

Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are blaming free-trade deals for the decline of working-class jobs and incomes. Are they right?

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE



Can a Moderate Left Beat a Radical Right?

Obama Derangement Syndrome is striking Republicans once again. But for progressives to beat back an increasingly virulent right and encourage more temperate conservatism, they must ponder the crisis on their own side.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘SNL’ Spoof on Clinton Has Her Co-Opting Sanders’ Message to Woo Young Voters

In a recent “Saturday Night Live” skit, Kate McKinnon plays an increasingly desperate Hillary Clinton willing to do whatever it takes to secure the youth vote—even if that means making a few radical changes to her message and appearance.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



WashPo’s Obvious Bias: 16 Negative Stories About Bernie Sanders Published in Just 16 Hours

The Washington Post’s March 6 onslaught advances the narrative that the Vermont senator is a clueless white man incapable of winning over people of color or speaking to women, according to the progressive media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. Perhaps the paper is going through the “7 Stages of Establishment Backlash.”

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Netanyahu’s GOP Policy in Tatters, He Snubs White House Invitation (Video)

The fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu functions as a U.S. Republican even as he heads a foreign state disturbs many prominent Democrats, including strong Israel supporters.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Will Latinos Wall Off Trump?

How’s this for poetic justice? Donald Trump’s favorite scapegoats could end up having the satisfaction of blocking him from the White House.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders and Cruz Give Clinton and Trump a Run for Their Money on Super Saturday

Bernie Sanders won important victories in Kansas and Nebraska in the latest voting, while Ted Cruz showed that Donald Trump may not be as inevitable as he has come to seem.

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE



As Coasts Flood, Why Isn’t the Corporate Press Asking Candidates About Climate Change? (Video)

The U.S. corporate press is letting the presidential candidates set the agenda.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE


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