2018-11-01: Social Media Postees

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Gallup Poll Finds Only Republicans Don't Want a Third Party
Eric Zuesse | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-01
According to a new Gallup poll, most Democrats and Independents want a third major political party in the United States. But only 38% of Republicans do. | The post Gallup Poll Finds Only Republicans Don't Want a Third Party appeared first on MintPress News.
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Yes, Republicans Want People With Pre-Existing Conditions to Pay Up the Wazoo
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-01
The discussion of health care has been badly warped ever since the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2009. A central feature of the ACA was the requirement that everyone get insurance, or pay a penalty if they don't. While many resented having the government force them to buy insurance, especially in a…
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Kansas and Oklahoma May Deliver Surprise Victories for Democrats on Election Day
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-11-01
As the nation tunes into election results next Tuesday night, they may end up seeing a few spots of blue in an unusual place — smack dab in the middle of America's heartland. | In both Kansas and Oklahoma, the GOP's hold on its governors' mansions is in peril, as polling has tightened and the elections in these states are now considered toss-ups. Alongside these two heartland states, Democrats are running competitive races for governor in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio, meaning that the splotch of blue could become a broad swath running across the middle of the country. In addition to various…
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US Midterm Elections: Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) Will Not "Restore Democracy to America"
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2018-11-01
There's a big push underway- it appears to be primarily a Democrat plan– for GOTV. GOTV is not a videogame; it's the acronym of Get-Out-The-Vote. Behind this drive is the conviction: 'If registered Democrats will simply get off their butts, … | The post US Midterm Elections: Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) Will Not "Restore Democracy to America" appeared first on Global Research.
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Republican ad warning of bleak future under Democrats features derelict English village
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-01
A Republican running for Congress in Illinois used a photo of a dilapidated English village to envision a dreary future under Democratic rule. The ad was scrubbed from social media after causing extreme offense across the pond. | …
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Unprecedented Early Voting Gives Progressives Hope
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-01
President Donald Trump has traveled the country in recent weeks telling crowds in states including Texas, Florida, and Arizona that a vote for Republican politicians is a vote for his agenda — and high early turnout among typically Democratic groups suggests that anti-Trump voters are taking in that message as well. | Early voting turnout is breaking records and vastly exceeding expectations in several closely-watched states, with Democrats hopeful that enthusiasm among young people, African-Americans, and Latino voters will lead to Democratic victories and deliver a strong message of resistance to Trump.
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With a Week to Go, Two States Explain the 2018 Midterms
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-11-01
After a week that saw a barrage of pipe bombs aimed at Democrats and Trump critics, a historically horrific hate-fueled massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue during a baby-naming ceremony, the racist killing of two Black people at a Kentucky supermarket by a shooter who could easily have murdered many more people had he succeeded in breaking into a Black church moments before, and the president of the United States trying to

Trump sparks outrage with 'racist' immigration ad ahead of midterm elections
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-01
US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage after tweeting an official Republican Party ad which condemns Democrats' immigration policies as a threat to the country. Critics slammed the video as racist. | …
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Ohio's Congressional Map is Broken. Here Are 3 Ways to Fix It
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-31
Ohio's map consistently gives Republicans 75 percent of the states' congressional seats, regardless of the votes they earn. | As Ohio voters head to the polls next week, many will struggle to overcome congressional districts that have allowed politicians to choose their voters instead of the other way around. | Thanks to an aggressive redistricting operation, Ohio's current congressional map, enacted in December 2011, is gerrymandered to lock in a 12-to-4 district advantage for Republican candidates. | In each subsequent election, it has w…
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Republicans' Fake Pre-Existing Condition Coverage
Ramón Castellblanch | progressive.org | 2018-10-31
Unless candidates tell us how they're going to pay for their healthcare promises, we better not believe them.
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Progressive Groups Make Last-Minute Push for Kara Eastman, as Corporate Democrats Prep Victory Lap
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-10-31
Leading progressive organizations have joined together for a final-week, six-figure ad buy for the heavily outspent progressive Kara Eastman in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, even as a corporate Democratic group begins an early victory lap, forecasting her defeat. | The ad features a Trump voter touting Eastman's support for "Medicare for All," a rare rebuttal to the enduring conservative ad barrage against the idea. | Two groups that had declined to back her during the primary — EMILY's List and House Majority PAC, the main…
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Barbra Streisand says Trump is 'making her fat' (and other celebrity midterm declarations)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-31
With midterm elections drawing ever nearer, Hollywood celebrities are getting their hopes up for a 'blue wave' to sweep the US — and it's safe to say many of them will be apoplectic with rage if the Democrats don't deliver. | …
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Seriously, Just Ignore the Polls
Joshua Holland | thenation.com | 2018-10-30
Seriously, Just Ignore the Polls…
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Total Democratic Control of Colorado Comes Down to Five Women
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-10-30
Heading into Tuesday's election, the state of Colorado is just two Senate seats away from achieving a Democratic trifecta — unified control of the state House, Senate, and governor's seat. That path to a majority may depend on five Democratic women, four of whom need to win for the chamber to flip. | Republicans, hoping to salvage a sliver of power in the state, have dumped over $1 million into the races in a burst of spending that is extraordinary for statehouse elections. | The women wouldn't usher just a Democratic majority, but t…
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International declaration against fascism in Brazil
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-10-26
Five hundred academics, Nobel prize winners, human rights activists and celebrities have released an international statement against the rise of fascism in Brazil. | Among the initial signatories are: Argentine Nobel Peace prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, African-American rights activist Angela Davis, US Senator Bernie Sanders, US actor Danny Glover, Chilean socialist academic Marta Harnecker, US academic Noam Chomsky, British-Pakistani writer Tariq Ali and economist Thomas Piketty. | A number of former heads of state have also signed on including: Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Argentina), Eduardo Duhalde (A…
greenleft.org.au/content/international-declaration-against-fascism-brazil

Trump Blames Media for Inciting "Anger" After Bombs Sent to CNN & High-Profile Democrats
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-25
Federal authorities have launched an investigation after pipe bombs were sent to a number of prominent Democrats, all critics of President Trump. The targets identified include President Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Soros, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressmember Maxine Waters and former CIA Director John Brennan. The packages listed Democratic Congressmember Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the return address. Police are also investigating a suspicious package sent to former Vice President Joe Biden and a suspicious package found today at actor Robert De Niro's restaurant in New York. On Wednesday, CNN w…
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Gustavo Arellano: Could Longtime GOP Stronghold Orange County Go Blue in Midterms?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-10-25
Orange County, California, has become an unexpected battleground region that could determine who controls Congress after the midterms. The Southern California county between Los Angeles and San Diego has remained staunchly Republican for 80 years. Orange County produced President Richard Nixon–who was born here in Yorba Linda and retired to San Clemente–and Orange County last voted for a Democratic president in 1936 with FDR. But dissatisfaction with Donald Trump and changing demographics in the region have challenged Republican dominance in and around Orange County. Now Democrats are hoping that the…
www.democracynow.org/2018/10/25/gustavo_…

CN VIDEO–Jill Stein Talks to Consortium News: 'We Are Being Robbed Blind by the War Profiteers'
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-23
During the Women's March on the Pentagon, Jill Stein, the Green Party's 2016 candidate for president, told Consortium News Video that war is robbing us blind. By Netra Halperin Special to Consortium News 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke… Read more ?…
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What's Happened to the Big Wage Increases Promised by Republicans?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-10-07
The recent announcement by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, that his company would give substantial raises to its lowest-paid employees should not blind us to the fact that most American workers are not receiving big wage increases. In fact, the real wages (that is, wages adjusted for inflation) of average American workers are declining. Read…
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