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Glenn Greenwald Rips The Associated Press for Prematurely Announcing Hillary Clinton’s Victory

“This is the perfect symbolic ending to the Democratic Party primary,” wrote the Intercept journalist on Tuesday. “The nomination is consecrated by a media organization, on a day when nobody voted, based on secret discussions with anonymous establishment insiders and donors whose identities the media organization— incredibly— conceals.”

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Samantha Bee Discovers the Magical Bipartisan Bill We’ve All Been Waiting For (Video)

Turns out Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rand Paul and even Ted Cruz can all agree on one thing.

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Won’t End at the Polls

Tuesday’s primaries represent a historic opportunity as well as another big moment in Sanders’ movement, which will continue well beyond the 2016 presidential contest.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE

‘It’s Not Over Until It’s Over’: Robert Reich Interviews Bernie Sanders (Video)

Saturday morning I heard from an old friend here in California who said, “I’m for Bernie, but he doesn’t really have a chance anymore. So isn’t my vote for him in the California primary just prolonging the agony, and indirectly helping Trump?”

Posted on Jun 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Huge Majority of Americans Are Frustrated, Angry, Helpless—You Name It—Due to 2016 Elections

Americans do not see either the Republicans or the Democrats as particularly receptive to new ideas or the views of the rank-and-file membership, according to a recent poll.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE

Trump: A Fool and a Fraud

The Republican presidential candidate’s act is getting harder to pull off because now his words, often chosen for their shock value, have real consequences.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE

In the Pink

Posted on May 31, 2016 ENLARGE    

‘That Is Unbelievable’: Bernie Shocked by California’s Water Woes, Compares Crisis to Flint (Video)

Sanders joins a growing outrage over a crisis that is forcing people to buy bottled water.

Posted on May 31, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on May 29, 2016 ENLARGE

Suggestions for Both Clinton and Sanders Supporters That Neither Will Like

With the Democratic primaries grinding to a bitter end, I have some advice for divided Democrats.

Posted on May 29, 2016 READ MORE

Future Scope (Video)

Posted on May 26, 2016 ENLARGE

John Oliver: Primary System Is a Broken, Counterintuitive ‘Cluster- - - - ’

The “Last Week Tonight” host lays out an idea to reform the convoluted primary and caucus system that is damaging America’s democracy.

Posted on May 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Why Donald Trump Might Win

A new poll finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. Polls this far before an election don’t tell us much, but in this case they do raise a serious question.

Posted on May 23, 2016 READ MORE

On ‘SNL,’ ‘Hillary’ Admits to ‘Bernie’ the System Is Rigged as They Toast Wasserman Schultz (Video)

While the most recent “Saturday Night Live” clip featuring Larry David as Bernie Sanders and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton is full of nuggets of truth, it also shows some bias toward the former secretary of state—much like the head of the Democratic National Committee.

Posted on May 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

This Could Be Make-or-Break Monday for Bernie Sanders

Young voters are signing up in record numbers for the California presidential primary, and Sanders is hoping for a final surge on Monday—the registration deadline in the delegate-rich state.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE


Posted on May 22, 2016 ENLARGE

Bernie Sanders Stays Motivated After Oregon Win, Appeals to California Voters

Although Hillary Clinton leads in delegates, Sanders says his latest primary victory “is the beginning of the final push to win California” on June 7.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE

Samantha Bee Proves Even Super PAC Donors Are Sick of This Messed-Up Campaign Finance System (Video)

In a comical interview with a real-life Republican Super PAC donor, the “Full Frontal” host highlights how dysfunctional our democracy has become.

Posted on May 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Hillary Clinton Claims Kentucky Victory; Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump Take Oregon

With 99 percent of the Bluegrass State’s Democratic primary vote counted, The Associated Press still hasn’t named a victor. Sanders and Trump were the clear winners in Oregon.

Posted on May 17, 2016 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky: The Majority of Today’s Elected Democrats Are Moderate Republicans (Videos)

According to the renowned linguist and activist, America is a two-party state, “but there’s only one faction.”

Posted on May 15, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Scary, 12-Point Legal Agenda

The presumptive Republican nominee is part angry populist, part xenophobic nationalist, part reality-show huckster and part latter-day Benito Mussolini. But there are coherent goals in his ideological scramble—including remaking the Supreme Court.

Posted on May 11, 2016 READ MORE

The Democratic Party Must Listen to Millennials or Risk Losing More Than Just Votes

Dismissing young Bernie Sanders supporters’ concerns could have terrible consequences; two vegan restaurant owners are in deep water after it was revealed that they eat meat; meanwhile, brothers raised as Americans share the remarkable story of finding out their parents were Russian spies. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 11, 2016 READ MORE

What’s the Best Move Bernie Sanders Can Make Right Now to Strengthen the Progressive Movement?

What should Bernie do? That seems to be the question of the month.

Posted on May 11, 2016 READ MORE

Across Los Angeles, Hope Remains for a Big Upset in the California Primary

Their names don’t make headlines in the national media, but the idealists volunteering for the Bernie Sanders campaign are the future of the Democratic Party and of progressives who believe in the electoral process.

Posted on May 6, 2016 READ MORE

The Choice Emerges

Posted on May 5, 2016 ENLARGE

What the Indiana Primary Results Mean to Republicans and Democrats

In Indiana on Tuesday, Donald Trump swept away the final obstacles to the 2016 Republican nomination, while Bernie Sanders upset Hillary Clinton, beating her 53 percent to 47 percent.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE

Live Blog: Sanders Bounces Back With Indiana Win, Trump Rolls On, Cruz Folds

Sanders is the “shock” winner of the Indiana primary as Cruz decides it’s time to call it quits. Take a look at the final results and watch the victors’ speeches as well as Cruz’s big announcement.

Posted on May 3, 2016 READ MORE

Trump on Clinton

Posted on May 2, 2016 ENLARGE

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.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 READ MORE

New York Polls

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 ENLARGE

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.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE

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?

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE


Posted on Apr 11, 2016 ENLARGE

Hillary and Her Teacup Blankfein

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 ENLARGE

Hillary Guns

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 ENLARGE

Wag the Bill

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 ENLARGE    

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.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE

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

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