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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.

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Credit Occupy in Bernie Sanders’ Surge

What began in 2011 as a movement against income inequality has morphed into burgeoning support for a presidential candidate who is passionate about economic justice.

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VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Baffled by Clinton Being Declared Winner of Iowa Caucus Thanks to Coin Tosses

Yes, that’s right. Hillary Clinton was pronounced victorious in at least six Iowa precincts that were tied Monday night after one fateful question was asked: “Heads or tails?”

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 READ MORE


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

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

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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



Cruz Wins in Iowa, Rubio Surprises — Trump’s 2nd Place Finish a ‘Big, Fat Beautiful Waste of Time’

Ted Cruz came out ahead of Donald Trump in the Iowa caucus Monday night, winning 28.9 percent of the caucus vote to Trump’s 25.2 percent.

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Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Hillary Clinton’s Your Choice

If the candidate’s foreign policy record is any guide, a Hillary Clinton presidency would perpetuate and bolster some of our most hateful national characteristics.

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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


AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: It’s Finally, Almost, Caucus Time!

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists take on the missing-in-debate-action candidate, Donald Trump, and his chances of clinching a Republican win in the Hawkeye State.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 READ MORE



What to Make of a Trump-Free Seventh GOP Debate?

Donald Trump’s out. Rand Paul’s in. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly will hang on to her seat as one of the moderators at the seventh Republican presidential debate Thursday. Here’s a survey of what may be in store for would-be voters watching the GOP hopefuls jostle for position in Trump’s absence.

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 READ MORE



Noam Chomsky Calls GOP a ‘Danger to Human Survival’ and Sizes Up Bernie Sanders

The scholar, social critic, writer and political activist is making the rounds to give his views on the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Posted on Jan 26, 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



Michael Bloomberg’s Possible Entry Into the Race for President Is No Surprise

Just what this presidential campaign needs: another know-it-all billionaire. Whip out your checkbook, Michael Bloomberg, and come on in.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE



Five Reasons Ted Cruz Is Even More Dangerous Than Donald Trump

Both men would be disasters for America, but Cruz would be the larger disaster.

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 READ MORE


Tina Fey’s Latest Sarah Palin Spoof for ‘SNL’ Basically Wrote Itself

Tina Fey may be comically gifted, but when it came to her newest “Saturday Night Live” impression of Sarah Palin, in which Fey riffs on Palin’s bizarrely discordant endorsement of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, Fey essentially just had to show up and mimic the funny business Palin had already done for her.

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie vs. Billionaires: Unafraid of Bloomberg and Would ‘Beat Trump Badly’

“There would be nothing more in this world that I would like than to take on Donald Trump,” said Sanders on Sunday. “We would beat him, and we would beat him badly.”

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 READ MORE



Citizens United Anniversary: How Anthony Kennedy Turned American Democracy Into an ‘Open Sewer’

The Supreme Court justice masterminded the 2010 decision to undo a century of public-interest regulation of campaign expenditures in the name of “free speech.” He had every reason to know how damaging that decision would prove to be.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE



Sarah Palin Takes the GOP Campaign to New Lows

Palin’s endorsement of front-runner Donald Trump this week was a master class in surrealist poetry. Geniuses of the Dada movement would have been humbled by her obliteration of the bourgeois concept we call logic.

Posted on Jan 21, 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



VIDEO: Obama Offers a First Draft of His Legacy in Last State of the Union Speech

The president claimed he had the long view in sight when he addressed both houses of Congress, as well as the American people, in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. But much of the work of his final appeal had to do with securing his legacy and boosting his party in the near future. 

Posted on Jan 13, 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



Who’s Funding the 2016 Election? For the Most Part, We’ll Never Know

Federal regulators say they have few ways to police coordination between candidates and super PACs in the post-Citizens United landscape.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Rides a Big Wave of Disgust

For Democrats who might be rooting for the Republican presidential contender, thinking he would be easy to beat in November, I have some advice: Be careful what you wish for.

Posted on Jan 11, 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



The Most Important Issues for Activists in 2016: An Interview With Kevin Zeese

The longtime political activist pinpoints what activists should be paying attention to in the new year, including the killing of people of color by the government through police violence, the climate crisis and the duopoly scam of American politics.

Posted on Jan 7, 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



RNC Chair Reince Priebus: Clinching the GOP Nomination Could Mean a White House Win for Donald Trump

From the outside, it’s hard to know what kind of talking points might be circulating in the upper echelons of political parties, or what interests might be served by making particular statements to the press at key moments in the election cycle. That said, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had this to say about Donald Trump’s White House chances.

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 READ MORE



Turkish President Erdogan Cites Hitler in Case for Presidential System (Video)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday cited Hitler in support of his contention that a presidential system can coexist with a “unitary state,” i.e., with a nonfederal government.

Posted on Jan 3, 2016 READ MORE



What Could Go Wrong in 2016?

You probably noticed that 2015 was pretty weird. But hey, it’s a brand new year—a fresh start, a blank slate, an unwritten script. In 2016, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 READ MORE


Republi-Claus Is Coming to Town: A Truthdig Holiday Animation

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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: Trumplandia

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Fifth Debate Reveals How Eager the Republican Candidates Are for More War

At the final debate of 2015, the Republican presidential candidates laid out how each would be a wartime president, with the most aggressive pledging to rebuild and unleash the full force of the military to slaughter Islamic State globally, confront Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Syria and eastern Europe and conduct cyber warfare and other actions against China.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE



Top 10 Lies and Distortions From the GOP Debate

Another GOP debate, another steaming pile of half-truths, lies and pseudo-facts.

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The Fifth GOP Debate: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

If ever there was any doubt, the main topic during the first part of the fifth Republican presidential debate was indeed how to defeat the threat of terrorism overseas and at home. Updated

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And Now, This Handy Fifth-GOP-Debate Media Primer

It’s getting close to go time for the Republican presidential hopefuls taking CNN’s stage Tuesday evening at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas for the fifth GOP debate. This means the media’s prognostication machine is rumbling into overdrive and popping out lists right and left—well, mostly right this time.

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 READ MORE



Has the Falling Price of Oil Just Won the Democrats the Presidency?

The price of petroleum fell Monday to levels not seen since the crash of 2008, at one point hitting $35 a barrel in New York. But will low gasoline prices help the Democratic nominee?

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 READ MORE



Ted Cruz, Not Donald Trump, Could Become the GOP’s Nominee

Trump clearly has maintained his stranglehold on the media and certain swaths of the American population since he arrived, all bombast and swagger, on the 2016 election scene back in June. But according to The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Trump is actually not the one to watch—or beat.

Posted on Dec 13, 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.”

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Hear a Network CEO Revel in the Amazing Profits of Candidates ‘Throwing Crap at Each Other’ (Audio)

An inside look at why the corporate media egg on Trump’s divisive—and lucrative—braggadocio, in the words of Les Moonves, chief executive of CBS Corp.

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 READ MORE



Trump’s ‘Muslim Policy’ Conjures Up Demons From Fascism’s History

If you think it’s impossible for a demagogue to seize control and destroy American democracy, think again. Trump’s hate-filled call for banning Muslims from entering the U.S. appeals to many angry and scared Americans.

Posted on Dec 8, 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



With Anti-Muslim Bombast, Trump Doubles Down on ‘Fascist Demagoguery’

“The truth is his language is dangerous,” Bernie Sanders and other critics say.

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 READ MORE



Private GOP Memo Suggests That a Trump Victory Would Only Mark the Beginning

“Understand the populist points Trump makes and ride that wave,” the leaked message from the campaign arm for Senate Republicans declares.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE



Why Are We Not Doing All We Can to Prevent Climate-Related Deaths?

Global warming is a form of terror, perhaps the worst form. The finality of death is the same, whether we are gunned down in the streets or drown in the floods.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 READ MORE



Why Hate Speech by Presidential Candidates Is Just Plain Despicable

Hate crimes will never be eliminated entirely. But this doesn’t absolve the politicians who have been fueling hatefulness.

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 READ MORE


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