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Democratic Socialist Triumphs in N.Y. Primary; IDC Ousted
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-14
Julia Salazar survives immense scrutiny of her personal life, while voters punish officials who have caucused with the GOP. | The post Democratic Socialist Triumphs in N.Y. Primary; IDC Ousted appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Where is the Democrats' Contract with America 2018?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
What does the Democratic Party stand for? The big question persists! Typical of the Democrats, they delegated this question to political consultants who came up with the vapid slogan, "A Better Deal." The specifics under that moniker are too general and, as a result, too easily dismissed by the public. The Democratic operatives need to…
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Trump's Economic Boom Is Only for the Rich — and Likely Won't Help Republicans in Midterms
Amanda Marcotte, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-14
Trump's vaunted economic growth isn't benefiting people who work for a living — but the rich want even more | The much-anticipated 2018 midterm elections are looming, with widespread expectations that the historic unpopularity of Donald Trump will lead to big gains for the Democrats come November. But the political media, always ready to inject some drama and tension into what is already a stressful election season, believes i. . .
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'We Changed Albany Forever': Cuomo Defeats Nixon, But Progressives Crush GOP-Collaborating Democrats in New York
Jake Johnson, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-09-14
"This is an incredible moment for progressives, but it's not just a moment–it's a movement, and this movement is only growing stronger. " | Though New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon in Thursday night's gubernatorial primary, he is likely to face a fundamentally transformed state legislature when he returns to office after many of his fellow GOP-collaborating corporate Democrats were trounced by bold lef. . .
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Cuomo Defeats Nixon, but Progressives Crush Democrats in New York
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-14
Though New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon in Thursday night's gubernatorial primary, he is likely to face a fundamentally transformed state legislature when he returns to office after many of his fellow GOP-collaborating corporate Democrats were trounced by bold left-wing insurgents. | For years, the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) — a powerful group of New York state senators — caucused with the New York GOP and effectively handed Republicans a majority in the legisla…
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New Yorkers Vote Out Traitor 'Democrats' Who Cut Deal To Give GOP State Senate Majority
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-14
Most of the state senators who formed the "Independent Democratic Conference" lost their primaries, including longtime power player Jeff Klein. | On Thursday night, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was nominated for a third term, decisively beating high-profile primary challenger and actress Cynthia Nixon. But progressives who w. . .
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Keeping Racism Alive at the Polls
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
There's almost no such thing as voter fraud, even though the Trump administration — and Republicans in general — affect to be so afraid of it they've had to develop a system guaranteed to purge voters from the rolls in enormous numbers. They're keeping America safe! From nothing. This, you might say, is the elephant…
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MSNBC Live Audience Showers Mississippi Republican Senate Candidate with Boos for Racist Defense of Confederate Flag
Brendan Skwire, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-14
Chris McDaniel also said black Mississippians had spent a century "begging" from the federal government. | Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, a Republican upstart who has fought with his own party, was loudly booed by a live audience made up of the very people he hopes to represent when he said black Mississippians had spent a century "begging" from the federal government. He also shared his views on the Confederate flag and hip hop m. . .
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Effective Tool to Limit Greenhouse Emissions or a "License to Pollute?": A Debate on Cap-and-Trade
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-14
Protesters disrupted the Global Climate Action Summit Thursday, criticizing California Governor Jerry Brown in part for his support for cap-and-trade. Cap-and-trade is a market-driven strategy in which governments cap emission levels, then allow companies to buy and sell permits to pollute. California has the most far-reaching cap and trade program in the United States. Last year Governor Brown signed an extension to the state's cap and trade law which began under Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Governor Brown has credited cap and trade with limiting the state's greenhouse gas emissions, but the issue…
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In A Nutshell: Republican Party Wants Trumpism, Just Without Trump
John Feffer | iranian.com | 2018-09-14
Critics like that anonymous op-ed writer have no problem with how Trump's actually hurting people. They just want the leader doing it to look more presidential. The recent anonymous op-ed in The New York Times about the resistance to Trump within his own administration was supposed to reassure the American people. Don't worry, the writer was saying: We the […] | The post In A Nutshell: Republican Party Wants Trumpism, Just Without Trump appeared first on The Iranian.
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Why Stop at Roe? How "Settled Law" Can be Overturned
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-14
The Senate hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court was a political charade. Everyone knows that the fix is in. The Republicans control the Senate and, like the earlier appointment of Neil Gorsuch, will push Kavanaugh's nomination through unless some yet-undisclosed serious scandal is revealed. The hearings were…
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Duisburg, Germany: Social democratic mayor agitates against refugees and migrants from Eastern Europe
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
Mayor Sà∂ren Link was able to broadcast his racist demagogy on one of Germany's leading TV channels, claiming citizens from other EU countries were flocking to Germany to cash in on social benefits.
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12,800 immigrant children detained in American internment camps
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
While the Trump administration is preparing for a massive expansion of immigrant internment camps, the Democratic Party has abandoned the issue.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/14/pers…

Playing both sides: Despite woke advertising, Nike donates big to GOP
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-14
Despite a virtue-signaling ad campaign featuring anthem-kneeling NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sportswear giant Nike donates more than three times as much money to Republicans as it does to Democrats. | …
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The Attack On Julian Assange, Journalists, Democratic Rights, Labor & Imperialist War
BAFJAAC | indybay.org | 2018-09-14
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Republican war criminals endorse CIA Democrat Slotkin
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-14
Democrat Elissa Slotkin has used her three tours of duty for the CIA in Iraq as her main credential for election to Congress.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/14/slot…

Brett Kavanaugh: Opposed To The Concept Of Animal Rights
Vote Down Kavanaugh | indybay.org | 2018-09-14
The public knows Kavanaugh is a Bush operative warmonger, a thief who stole the election from Gore, a Republican henchman who tried to impeach Clinton for private consensual sex acts, a torture advocate, foe of net neutrality, denier of the right of abortion to a teen, a judge who forces handicapped victims of guardianship to undergo medical procedures they don't want. Fewer know his anti-animal record.
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The #Resistance Questions Brett Kavanaugh
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-13
These are the Democrats, take them or leave them. They are not interested in touching any issue that involves the working class. At this point I don't think they could even touch a member of the working class without washing their hands. Hate Trump? They got you. Hate discrimination? They got you. Hate guns? They got you. Love the FBI? They got you.
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Watch a Republican Strategist Go Off the Rails and Endorse Trump's Ridiculous Puerto Rico Conspiracy Theory
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-13
Ed Rollins endorsed Trump's horrific lie about Puerto Rico's death toll on Fox Business. | By and large, President Donald Trump's shocking conspiracy theory that an independent report revealing 2,975 hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico was cooked up by the Democrats to make him look bad has not drawn condemnation from the GOP. While a fe. . .
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A Group of Democrats Joined Republicans to Give Them Power in New York. On Election Day, New Yorkers Wiped Them Out
Eoin Higgins | theintercept.com | 2018-09-13
All eight members of Andrew Cuomo's IDC faced primary challenges on election day in New York. Most were wiped out. | The post A Group of Democrats Joined Republicans to Give Them Power in New York. On Election Day, New Yorkers Wiped Them Out. appeared first on The Intercept.
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Democrats Must Release All 'Committee Confidential' Kavanaugh Documents — Now
Thomas Neuburger, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-09-13
In normal times a Supreme Court nominee who lies under oath would be automatically disqualified. These are not normal times. | Under Democratic pressure, Republicans have given almost 200,000 pages of Brett Kavanaugh documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but they have not released them to the public. These documents cover, at a minimum,. . .
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Outrage After Trump Claims That "3,000 People Did Not Die" in Puerto Rico
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-13
President Donald Trump has been " lying about Puerto Rico from the start to make himself look better," and on Thursday morning Trump lied once more by falsely claiming that a widely accepted academic study showing that nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans died as a result of Hurricane Maria was "done by the Democrats" in an attempt to make him "look as bad as possible." | In a pair of tweets, Trump insisted that "30…
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Renewed congressional Social Security Caucus expands to 140 members
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-13
WASHINGTON–Back home in Vermont — and everywhere else in the U.S. — Bernie Sanders says, voters are talking about the future of Social Security. But in Washington, the independent senator from the Green Mountain State adds, they aren't — unless it's Republicans scheming to cut it. The…
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NRA May Have Illegally Coordinated With GOP Senate Candidate: Report
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-13
"I fully expect the NRA is going to come in . . . in August sometime. " | On Thursday, audio footage published by The Daily Beast appeared to show Montana's Republican Senate candidate, state auditor Matt Rosendale, in di. . .
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Democrats raised Puerto Rico death toll 'to make me look bad': Trump blasted for 'appalling' tweets
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-13
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the US, President Trump was blasted online after he said that the death count for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year was raised by Democrats to make him look bad. | …
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Hillary Clinton bashes Kavanaugh with debunked fake news claim
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-13
Hillary Clinton came out swinging against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, bashing the judge for his hardline statements against contraception. The problem: he never said them. | …
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What Kind of Resistance? The Battle for New York Attorney General Opens Up a Rift
Daniel A. Medina | theintercept.com | 2018-09-12
Will big money swamp the New York attorney general race, or are Democrats looking to shake things up? | The post What Kind of Resistance? The Battle for New York Attorney General Opens Up a Rift appeared first on The Intercept.
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Dianne Feinstein Withholding Brett Kavanaugh Document From Fellow Judiciary Committee Democrats
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2018-09-12
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have privately requested to view a Brett Kavanaugh-related document in possession of the panel's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, but the senior California senator has so far refused, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. | The specific content of the document, which is a letter from a California constituent, is unclear, but Feinstein's refusal to share the letter has created tension on the committee, particularly after Feinstein largely took a back seat to her more junior colleagues last week, as they took over Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings with…
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California man arrested for trying to stab Republican Congress candidate
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-12
Alameda County police have arrested a knife-wielding man who reportedly attacked congressional candidate Rudy Peters with a switchblade after making "disparaging remarks" about the GOP. | …
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Australia: The pseudo-left Victorian Socialists and its pro-capitalist election manifesto
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-12
What is underway ahead of the November state election is a somewhat desperate effort by the pseudo-left to revive illusions in Labor, the Greens and the trade unions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/12/mani…

Chicago hotel strike pits workers against Democrats' billionaire candidate for governor
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-12
Striking workers are in a battle against the major hotel operators, including Hyatt, which is owned by the Pritzker family.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/12/prit…

Can California Democrats Flip the House in November?
Peter Schrag | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
Can California Democrats Flip the House in November?
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New York's Democratic Primary is a Showdown for Charter School Politics
Jake Jacobs | progressive.org | 2018-09-11
The upcoming New York primary could redefine the Democratic party in the state–and could mean drastic change for the charter school industry.
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Andrew Cuomo Keeps Hiring Republicans
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-09-11
Pressure from Cynthia Nixon's primary challenge has pushed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the left on a number of issues ahead of this Thursday's Democratic gubernatorial primary. Cuomo, though, has struggled to escape criticism for enabling the Independent Democratic Conference, a breakaway group of state Senate Democrats who caucused with the Republican minority to give them control of the chamber in a Democratic state. Notably, he only dissolved the alliance after Nixon's entry to the race. | But his choice to hire numerous staff from across the aisle has gone largely unexamined. | Cuomo has repeatedly touted h…
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Cynthia Nixon Is Campaigning to Do What Cuomo Has Failed to Do: Democratize New York
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
Cynthia Nixon Is Campaigning to Do What Cuomo Has Failed to Do: Democratize New York…
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Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Trend
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-11
The far-right and anti-immigrant party, Swedish Democrats, increase their share of the vote from 13 to 18 percent, while neither of the two major party alliances, of the center-left and of the center-right has enough votes to form a government on its own. We analyze the result with Ali Esbati, an Iranian-Swedish member of parliament | The post Far-Right Gains in Swedish Election, Continuing European Tren…
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The Supreme Court Is an Antidemocratic Hot Mess–and We Should Change That
Richard Kim | thenation.com | 2018-09-11
The Supreme Court Is an Antidemocratic Hot Mess–and We Should Change That…
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DeSantis quits Congress amid claims of racism-by-association
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
Florida's Republican gubernatorial candidate is being accused of racism again, over past appearances at a conference hosted by a prominent anti-Islam activist. Ron DeSantis has resigned from the House to focus on the campaign. | …
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NY Democratic candidate for governor targeted by own party with anti-Semitism mailer
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-11
Ahead of New York's Democratic primary, someone within the party has paid for a mailer accusing progressive gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon of anti-Semitism. | …
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Ex-Senate Aide: Kavanaugh Should Be Impeached for Lying Under Oath About Stolen Democratic Memos
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-10
Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing accusations of perjury following his confirmation hearing last week. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont has suggested Kavanaugh lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his 2004 and 2006 hearings to become a federal judge. During those hearings Kavanaugh denied seeing private Democratic files that detailed strategies for opposing Republican judicial nominees while he was associate counsel in the George W. Bush White House. We speak with Lisa Graves, former top aide to Senator Patrick Leahy, whose new piece is headlined "I Wrote Some of the Stol…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/10/ex_senato…

Establishment Democrats Are Pouring Millions Into Rhode Island to Save an Unpopular Governor From an Insurgent Challenge
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-09-10
Money that could be helping Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, or Ben Jealous is instead going to a former banker in Rhode Island. | The post Establishment Democrats Are Pouring Millions Into Rhode Island to Save an Unpopular Governor From an Insurgent Challenge appeared first on The Intercept.
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Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-09
This week: Updates on new approach to Labor Day; DNC accepts fossil fuel donations; Turkey's crisis as typical capitalist instability; collapse of Genoa toll bridge; exploding gap between CEO and average worker pay; Gallup Poll on capitalism vs socialism in US; and Professor Wolff interviews Dr. Harriet Fraad on why U.S. workers don't rebel more… | The post Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Cri…
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Roe v. Wade in Danger: Released Docs Reveal Kavanaugh Thinks Abortion Decision Is Not "Settled Law"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-07
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing took a series of dramatic turns Thursday, as Democratic senators began releasing confidential documents from Kavanaugh's work at the George W. Bush White House. The New York Times also broke a major story Thursday morning revealing that Kavanaugh wrote as a White House attorney in 2003 that he did not deem the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to be "settled law of the land." He wrote, "I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule…
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/7/roe_v_wade…

'Fake news' v 'alternative facts'? Libertarian presidential hopeful on Facebook censorship
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-07
Facebook's strategy to provide "alternative facts" to combat "fake news" will only result in political censorship that will cater for the interests of the Democratic Party, the Libertarians' presidential hopeful told RT. | …
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'Fell asleep': Trump unimpressed as Obama makes 1st public attack on his policies in midterm speech
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-07
Former President Barack Obama has backed the Democratic party's campaign efforts by throwing shade at President Donald Trump and voicing support for progressive policies. Trump shot back that he found it "very good for sleeping." | …
rt.com/usa/437928-obama-slams-trump-fell…

Bernie Sanders proposes 'Stop BEZOS' bill to end corporate welfare, boost wages
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-06
Vermont Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders has unveiled his new 'Stop BEZOS' Act, a pointed jab at the Amazon CEO, which ostensibly aims to entirely eliminate one kind of corporate welfare in the US. | …
rt.com/usa/437772-bernie-sanders-stop-be…

Chaos Greets Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing as Protesters & Dems Demand Postponement
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-05
Protests, arrests and repeated calls from Democratic senators to adjourn the proceedings. That's how confirmation hearings began Tuesday for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. We begin our look at the hearings with Heidi Sieck, co-founder of the national organization VoteProChoice, who was the first member of the public to enter the Kavanaugh hearings on Tuesday and was removed after she protested, along with dozens of others who interrupted the proceedings.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/5/chaos_gree…

Democrats Can't Run from Identity Politics
Orson Aguilar | progressive.org | 2018-09-04
Political pundits say progressives are alienating working class whites by talking too much about race. They're wrong.
progressive.org/dispatches/democrats-can…

Florida Primary Sets up Stark Choice, New Day for Democrats
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2018-08-29
In Tuesday's primary elections, Democrats offer a powerful answer to the rapacious politics that have exacerbated inequality across the country.
progressive.org/dispatches/florida-prima…

The Democratic Party's 1968 Implosion Is Still Sending Shock Waves Fifty Years On
James Jeffrey | progressive.org | 2018-08-27
After the establishment came down on the counterculture at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party was never the same.
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