2018-10-18: News Headlines

Ryan Grim (2018-10-18). Small Donors Suddenly Pour In to Flip Eight State-Level Seats — and Legislatures. theintercept.com Data for Progress, a left-wing think tank, is raising money for eight candidates whose races could lead to Democratic control of their legislatures.

Zhivko Illeieff (2018-10-18). Why Can't the Democrats Reach the Millennials? counterpunch.org In 2016, Bernie Sanders ran for the Democratic presidential ticket with a message to "get big money out of politics"‚Ää—‚Ääfocusing on income and wealth inequality, campaign finance reform, universal healthcare, higher minimum wage, affordable college tuition, and other demands with considerable public support. Bernie's message of economic and social justice resonated with young Americans. When More

Mark Gruenberg (2018-10-18). Labor group says Asian-Americans can help flip red districts. peoplesworld.org

Julia Conley, Common Dreams (2018-10-18). Democrats Demand Full Disclosure of Trump's Financial Ties to Saudi Arabia Amid Accusations He's Conspiring to Cover Up Khashoggi Murder. alternet.org Trump "is assisting a foreign government in a conspiracy to obstruct justice in the political murder of a resident of the United States. " | As President Donald Trump continues to provide cover for Saudi Arabia while making no moves to hold the kingdom accountable for the suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Democratic senators have demanded records detailing any and all financial ties the president has with the Saudis. Noting th. . .

RT (2018-10-18). 'Go kill yourself!' GOP candidates face attacks as Dems urge end to civility ahead of midterms. rt.com Two Minnesota GOP candidates and a Nevada GOP campaign manager were attacked in separate incidents over the last week as some Democratic leaders call for an end to civility in the run-up to the 2018 elections.

Shared by Macmillan (2018-10-18). Union Organizers Can Put The Fight Back In The Democrats. therealnews.com Union Organizer and Author Jane McAlevey joins us to bring three lessons the Dems have to learn. We talk about her New York Times op-ed

Repost (2018-10-18). Bay area hotel workers determined to fight as union, Democrats try to derail strike. indybay.org While isolating the striking workers, the UNITE HERE union has given the Democratic Party a platform to posture as their saviors and hustle for workers' votes in the run up to the November 6 election.

wsws (2018-10-18). DSA covers for unions and Democrats in new book on walkout by West Virginia teachers. wsws.org A new book promoted by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is centered on the lie that the West Virginia teachers' strike, which set off the series of strikes nationally last spring, was a "victory" in which the unions played a heroic role.

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-10-18). This Hilarious Ad Wants to Remind You Everyone Hates Ted Cruz. alternet.org And it's not just Democrats. | Despite the success Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has had in politics, there's a simple fact about him as a candidate that no one seems to deny. Of all modern American politicians, few attract the same level of deep hated that Cruz inspires. Even many of his fellow Republicans and political allies share in this negative appraisal. A recent political ad — actually, a video posted on a YouTube channel that claims not to be. . .

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-17). Here's Why Ohio Might Be Slipping Away from Republicans. alternet.org Ohio backed Trump by a generous margin in 2016. Now Republicans are suddenly on the defensive there. | One of the undercovered phenomena of the 2018 election cycle is how the Rust Belt states, which unexpectedly broke for Donald Trump in 2016, have swung sharply in the other direction and seem poised to give Democrats victories — and possibly gains — this year. This is on full display in Ohio, where Trump won by Ruth Conniff (2018-10-17). The Republicans' Long, Negative Campaign. progressive.org Among a slew of attacks on voters, the GOP's longstanding effort to simply turn them off remains among the most effective.

Steven Rosenfeld, Independent Media Institute (2018-10-17). Voter Data Suppression Is Just the GOP's Latest Anti-Voter Tactic. alternet.org Arizona and Georgia are leading examples. | As early voting has begun across America and seen record turnouts, the big question is: Will people voting for Democrats surmount the obstacles that the GOP has built in red-run states to achieve winning popular vote majorities? Those obstacles began with Dan Corjescu (2018-10-17). Green Tsunami in Bavaria? counterpunch.org It's been an unusually hot summer and fall in Bavaria this year. Politically, it got even hotter this Sunday night when Bavaria's Green party became the second strongest party in the region. Their stunning success was at the same time a dire warning for other left leaning parties such as the SPD and Die Linke. More

wsws (2018-10-17). Amid furor over Khashoggi murder, UN warns millions more face starvation in Yemen. wsws.org While leading Democrats and Republicans have called for sanctions over the Saudi journalist's killing, Washington has maintained a discreet silence over the US-backed mass murder in Yemen.

wsws (2018-10-17). Bay area hotel workers determined to fight as union, Democrats try to derail strike. wsws.org "Nobody can afford rising health costs and still make ends meet on our pay."

Democracy Now! (2018-10-16). Ari Berman: Republicans in North Dakota Are Attempting to Disenfranchise Thousands of Native Voters. democracynow.org The Supreme Court has ruled it will allow the state of North Dakota to enforce a new voter ID requirement that will make it harder for Native Americans to vote during the midterm elections. The state's new voter ID law requires voters to show identification demonstrating a residential street address, but this has already rendered many tribal IDs invalid, since many Native Americans who live on reservations depend on post office boxes to receive mail. The law could make a difference in the close race between Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer. The race is expected to help…

Akela Lacy (2018-10-16). A Super PAC Is Spending Millions Attacking Democrats Who Can't Lose. What's Going On? theintercept.com The political action committee's odd spending decisions are a window into the absurd campaign finance world ushered into existence by Citizens United.

RT (2018-10-16). New dating app for Trump supporters exposes users' data on launch day. rt.com Donald Daters, a new app seeking to "make America date again" and address the needs of young Republicans who feel excluded from the liberal dating scene, has reportedly leaked users' personal data immediately after the launch.

Shared by Richard D. Wolff (2018-10-16). Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism. therealnews.com This week: Updates on UK's Liberal Democrats advocating serious reduction of wealth and income inequality; Sears CEO blames pensions for Sears' problems; JP Morgan predicts next financial collapse in 2020; failure to deal with opioid crisis; G-20 meeting in Argentina evades real issues; Europeans clash with U.S. over trade with Iran; and a trivial SEC…

John Nichols (2018-10-15). Will North Dakota's Discriminatory Voter-ID Law Cost Democrats the Senate? thenation.com Will North Dakota's Discriminatory Voter-ID Law Cost Democrats the Senate?

RT (2018-10-15). Lewinsky was an adult, so Bill did nothing wrong, Hillary Clinton believes. rt.com Monica Lewinsky was an adult when having an affair with the US President Bill Clinton, and that absolves him of any responsibility, Clinton's ever-protective wife and failed presidential candidate Hillary has said.

RT (2018-10-15). Alec Baldwin calls on Democrats to 'overthrow' Trump's government. rt.com Saturday Night Live actor and relentless Trump critic Alec Baldwin has called on Democratic voters to "overthrow" the government of the United States at the ballot box. |

Shared by Marc Steiner (2018-10-14). Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA. therealnews.com Richmond, California, Councilperson Jovanka Beckles, a declared socialist versus Obama staffer Buffy Wicks in a battle for State Assembly is defining the Democrats

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-10-14). Fierce Battle for State Assembly Between Socialist and Obama Staffer in Richmond, CA. therealnews.com Richmond, California, Councilperson Jovanka Beckles, a declared socialist versus Obama staffer Buffy Wicks in a battle for State Assembly is defining the Democrats

Michael Sainato (2018-10-01). A Progressive Tide. progressive.org The centrist strategy of trying to win over moderate Republicans backfired miserably for Democrats. Now progressive energy is pulling the so-called Blue Wave left.

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