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Live Blog: Sparks Fly Between Sanders and Clinton in Flint Showdown (Updated)

Both the setting of Sunday night’s Democratic debate in Flint, Mich., and the timing were significant. Update: The two Democratic presidential hopefuls’ united front came tumbling down, and news broke that Sanders had won the Maine caucuses.

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE


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Nancy Reagan, Former First Lady and Conservative Icon, Dies at 94

Though for the most part she spent her later years as a private citizen, Nancy Reagan was also a longtime public figure and emblematic of an era in American political history. 

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE



Maine Caucuses Sunday After Bernie Sanders Takes Two of Three on Saturday

After strong wins in Nebraska and Kansas on Saturday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he is gaining momentum with voters across the board.

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders Must Reach More Minority Voters Not ‘Feeling the Bern’

The Bernie Sanders movement is gaining momentum. But his message of justice, economic equality and accountable governance is not being heard by enough black or Latino Americans.

Posted on Mar 6, 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



Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Who Risked Her Career to Endorse Bernie Sanders

The Hawaii congresswoman defied Democratic leaders and resigned as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee so she could promote the senator for president. Why? Because we need “a commander in chief who has foresight” and “exercises good judgment.”

Posted on Mar 5, 2016 READ MORE



Believe It or Not, Anti-Muslim Trump Is Campaign’s ‘Progressive’ on Israel/Palestine Conflict

The nativist candidate—a self-declared “neutral guy”—refuses to toe the pro-Israel lines of the U.S. and the GOP. His wayward stand may not be much, but it’s the only sparkle of light that any presidential candidate is offering on the intractable issue.

Posted on Mar 4, 2016 READ MORE



Michael Bloomberg Keeps White House Run at Arm’s Length as He Eyes Donald Trump With Dismay

After Joe Biden’s close call last fall, the latest subject of will-he-or-won’t-he scrutiny in this chaotic election cycle is former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. So ... will he?

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Mitt Romney Denounces Donald Trump as a ‘Fraud’; Trump Immediately Fires Back

“Donald Trump says he is very very smart. I’m afraid to say that he is very very not smart.”

Posted on Mar 3, 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.

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Would This Man Be Hillary Clinton’s Treasury Secretary?

BlackRock Inc. is the world’s largest manager of financial assets—five times larger than Goldman Sachs. And its CEO, Larry Fink, and his team are poised to take over a Clinton Treasury Department.

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A GOP Trapped by Donald Trump

The Republican Party is on the verge of being taken over by an egomaniac who appeals to the nation’s darkest impulses.

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Race and the Crime of Felony Disenfranchisement

Now that Super Tuesday is behind us and the field of presidential candidates is narrowing with the suspension of Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign, a potentially paradigm-shattering general election looms ever closer.

Posted on Mar 2, 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.

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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.

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Opinion: Don’t Cry About Super Tuesday—Bernie Sanders Is Winning the Future

At least one pundit on the left had the decency, fortitude and intellectual honesty not to smother the dreams of millions of Americans—many of them young and/or struggling under a mountain of debt—by declaring Hillary Clinton the inevitable winner of the Democratic nomination after her victories on Super Tuesday.

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Don’t Be Fooled: Lindsey Graham and the GOP Establishment Are Just as ‘Crazy’ as Trump

Lindsey Graham has been posing as the voice of reason in the Republican Party for the past few weeks, warning Tuesday that if Donald Trump gets the Republican nomination and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic standard-bearer, then “crazy loses to dishonest” in the public’s eye.

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Trump Dominates Super Tuesday as Sanders Disrupts the Night Clinton Was Supposed to Own

Donald Trump scored big victories across the map on Super Tuesday, while Bernie Sanders came through in states that raise electability questions about Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 READ MORE


An Inside Look at the Minnesota Caucuses

Know the difference between a caucus and a primary? How are Minnesotans picking their winners this Super Tuesday?

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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.

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How Hillary Clinton Helped Turn Libya Into a ‘Terrorist Haven’ for Islamic State, According to NYT

The second part of The New York Times’ investigation into the U.S. approach in Libya is a scathing indictment of the former secretary of state’s push for military intervention in the North African country five years ago.

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 READ MORE



Occupy Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches

Why do voters need to know what Hillary told the banks? Because it was Wall Street that was responsible for the 2008 recession, making life worse for most Americans. We need to know what, if anything, she promised these behemoths.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE



The Graveyard of the Elites

The establishment structure is sliding toward its death, and the foremost sign of this is the silly and sickening display of “junk politics” that we call an election campaign.

Posted on Feb 28, 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



Democrats in South Carolina Choose Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders

The Associated Press reports that “Black voters powered Clinton to victory” in South Carolina’s Democratic primary, “with eight in 10 voting for her.”

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 READ MORE



‘We Are Not Denmark’: Hillary Clinton and Liberal American Exceptionalism

America’s 21st-century “exceptions” appear as dubious distinctions: gun violence, carbon emissions, mass incarceration, wealth inequality, racial disparities, capital punishment, child poverty and military spending.

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 READ MORE



To Beat Trump, Stoop to His Level

Refusing to descend to his level is a grave mistake. You have to get down and dirty, get under his skin, call him names. You have to worry less about running a campaign the nation can be proud of and more about running a campaign that wins, even if it wins ugly.

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Protester Demands Hillary Clinton Account for 1990s ‘Superpredator’ Remark

A courageous Black Lives Matter activist named Ashley Williams interrupted a private fundraiser by Hillary Clinton in Charleston, S.C., to ask why the Democratic presidential candidate called black children “superpredators” in a speech she gave during her husband’s presidential administration.

Posted on Feb 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Top GOP Pollster Finds Young Americans Are Terrifyingly Liberal

Right-wing political consultant Frank Luntz says the “hostility” of Americans age 18 to 26 to “the underpinnings of the American economy and the American government” should “frighten every business and political leader” and “excite activists for Sanders and, to a lesser degree, Clinton activists.”

Posted on Feb 25, 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



Chomsky: Trump’s Rise Is Due to the ‘Breakdown of Society’

MIT professor and intellectual Noam Chomsky compares the political environment that’s allowed Donald Trump to flourish with the Great Depression era of the 1930s, as “people feel isolated, helpless, victim of powerful forces that they do not understand and cannot influence.”

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



After Considering the Clintons, Black Thinkers Like Bernie Sanders

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am mystified by robust black support for Bill and Hillary Clinton,” writes Steven Thrasher at The Guardian. (Pictured here, director Spike Lee.)

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



After Considering the Clintons, Black Thinkers Like Bernie Sanders

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am mystified by robust black support for Bill and Hillary Clinton,” writes Steven Thrasher at The Guardian. (Pictured here, director Spike Lee.)

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



Julian Assange Explains Why Voting for Hillary Clinton Will ‘Spread Terrorism’

The WikiLeaks founder tells Americans that his “years of experience in dealing with Hillary Clinton” and the “thousands of her cables” he’s read have led him to a crucial conclusion.

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



Is This the End of the Establishment?

Step back from the campaign fray for just a moment and consider the enormity of what’s already occurred.

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 READ MORE



Controversy Erupts After Democrats Allegedly Shout Down Activist Dolores Huerta at a Caucus Event

An online battle is taking place over claims by iconic labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta that she was shouted off a Nevada caucus stage by people chanting “English only!”

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE



Thomas Frank on the Financial Feminism of Clinton Democrats

The historian and arch journalist spent 2015 studying the modern Democratic Party, and his new book, “Listen, Liberal,” is the result. An excerpt published exclusively at Harper’s Magazine finds in the career of Hillary Clinton “a performance of liberalism ... so realistic one could almost believe it lived.”

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Just 17 Percent of Nevada Democrats Voted in Saturday’s Caucus

According to a video produced by the media group NowThis, only 80,000 of Nevada’s 471,342 registered Democrats voted in the state’s caucus. Many who wanted to vote could not take time off from work.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Two Legacies, Two Fates

The Clinton political dynasty is still alive. The Bush dynasty has been routed. Their contrasting fates, to this point at least, tell us much about our two parties, the nature of this year’s presidential election, and the dueling legacies themselves.

Posted on Feb 21, 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



Why Bernie Sanders’ Proposals Would Spur Economic Growth

A former Treasury official who helped save Wall Street banks has said the biggest ones still “pose a significant, ongoing risk” to the economy. That’s just one of the huge economic issues Sanders has plans to tackle if elected.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: In 12 Minutes, Hillary Clinton Tells You Why She Doesn’t Deserve Your Vote

Americans need a champion, and Clinton’s own words make plain that the “progressive values” she claims regularly melt away in the face of formidable wealth, power and bigotry.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Defeats Bernie Sanders in Nevada Caucuses

Sanders won in many rural areas and also secured Washoe County, where Reno, Nevada’s second-largest city, is located. But Clinton gained a 10-point lead in Clark County, the state’s largest and home to Las Vegas, as well as almost three-quarters of state residents.

Posted on Feb 20, 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



Glenn Greenwald: ‘Hillary Clinton Vows to Embrace an Extremist Agenda on Israel’

In a secret meeting with roughly 100 leaders of South Florida’s Jewish community, former President Bill Clinton “vowed that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would make it one of her top priorities to strengthen the US-Israel alliance,” The Times of Israel reports.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: James Corden Blasts Jeb Bush’s Desperate Attempts to Get Votes Using Guns and Glasses

“Is anyone else worried Jeb got rid of his glasses the same week he got a gun?” asked the “Late Late Show” host about recent changes the former Florida governor made to his persona.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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