2018-11-11: Social Media Postees

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Taking on Trumpism
Bernie Sanders | zcomm.org | 2018-11-11
Interview on the new Democrats in Congress…
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Florida judge orders voter records inspection, siding with Republicans as recount looms
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-10
A Florida judge ruled the Broward County elections supervisor must allow inspection of voter records in response to a lawsuit from outgoing Governor Rick Scott, whose Senate victory is now in jeopardy thanks to late-counted votes. | …
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Democrats Who Voted to Deregulate Wall Street Got Wiped Out in a Setback for Bank Lobbyists
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-11-10
"It would be hard for Dem senators to think that cooperating with Republicans on financial policy is helpful to winning re-election," says a bank lobbyist. | The post Democrats Who Voted to Deregulate Wall Street Got Wiped Out in a Setback for Bank Lobbyists appeared first on The Intercept.
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Tensions mount over US election contests in Florida, Georgia, Arizona
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-10
The midterm results demonstrate again that the Democrats, far from offering an alternative to Trump and the Republicans, are part of the big business conspiracy against the working class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/10/elec…

Democrats Should Remember Al Gore Won Florida in 2000 — But Lost the Presidency With a Preemptive Surrender
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2018-11-10
The Democrats can get all the votes counted in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona only with a display of people power. | The post Democrats Should Remember Al Gore Won Florida in 2000 — But Lost the Presidency With a Preemptive Surrender appeared first on The Intercept.
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You Can't Assume That Moderate Democrats Win Elections
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-11-10
"Move to the right" is always corporate media's advice for Democrats–win or lose. But did the 2018 midterms really demonstrate the virtues of moderation? | The post You Can't Assume That Moderate Democrats Win Elections appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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How Labor Helped Bring Down Scott Walker and Bruce Rauner
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-11-10
On Tuesday night, in a strong rebuke to the anti-labor agendas of Wisconsin and Illinois' Republican governors, voters elected Democrats to lead their states. Illinois' new governor, Democrat J.B. Pritzker, won the race with 54 percent of the vote, while Wisconsin's new governor, Tony Evers, won his contest, though final votes are still being tallied. Both ran on strong, clear messages of supporting unions and working families. | It would be hard to understate the damage to workers wrought by Scott Walker, elected during the Tea Party wave of 2010, and Bruce Rauner, elected in 2014. Walker wasted no time taking a…
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Florida orders recount of Senate & governor races, Gillum withdraws concession to DeSantis
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-10
Florida is officially holding a recount of votes in its Senate and governor races, where Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis have led over their Democratic rivals, Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum, both by a small margin. | …
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Not a Blue Wave, But Perhaps a Foreshock
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
The 2018 election looks at first glance like a wash: Republicans gained seats in the Senate and Democrats regained control of the House with enough of a margin to ensure that they can put some limits on presidential power. But longer term impacts of 2018 are, I believe, more significant. In this election, with President…
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Why Democrats Are So Okay With Losing
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
Ever since the Democratic Party abandoned its New Deal legacy and adopted the neoliberal centrism associated with the Carter presidency and then cast in stone by the Democratic Leadership Council in 1985, each election loss has generated a chorus of remonstrations in the left-liberal press about the need to run "progressive" candidates if the party…
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US midterms: This is what polarisation, not democracy, looks like
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-09
Coulda been, shoulda been. | The November 6 midterm elections should have been a ringing repudiation of Donald Trump and the Republican Party. And if not for the dismal state of US "democracy" and the two-party system, it would have been. | In Election 2018, a lot more people overall voted for the Democrats — the only real choice against the Republicans in the "world's greatest democracy," which itself is a sign of the dysfunction — than Republicans. | Democrats are predicted to end up winning the nationwide popular vote by a yawn…
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Roaming Charges: Chuck and Nancy's House of Cards
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
After Trump's election and the announcement that Chuck Schumer would lead the Democratic Resistance ©, I predicted that Schumer's infamous "Plan B" (pandering to upper-middle class suburban voters and disaffected Republicans with college degrees at the expense of blue collar voters) would result in the Democrats losing 5 senate seats. I confess I was wrong. They only lost four, unless, like me, you consider the retention of Robert Menendez and Joe Manchin a result even worse than a loss.
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Blame Russia? Trump jokes over Florida & Georgia vote shenanigans
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-09
As election officials in Florida and Georgia claim to have found more ballots and seek recounts in races narrowly won by Republicans, President Donald Trump is joking Russia might be behind it — and claiming fraud. | …
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Progressive Caucus Won't Say Whether It Supports Nancy Pelosi for Speaker
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-11-09
Nancy Pelosi is confident she will return to the Democratic majority as speaker, but the Progressive Caucus is not saying whether they support her bid. | The post Progressive Caucus Won't Say Whether It Supports Nancy Pelosi for Speaker appeared first on The Intercept.
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Post-MidTerm Democrats Raise Jeff Sessions to the Level of a Mueller-Style "Hero"
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-09
Coverage of the Mueller probe and the closely related "Russiagate" controversy has been central to the Democrats' strategy of casting themselves as the antithesis to Trump. | The post Post-MidTerm Democrats Raise Jeff Sessions to the Level of a Mueller-Style "Hero" appeared first on MintPress News.
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'There's a Lot of New Ground for Democrats to Fight Over': A Q&A With Ben Rhodes
David Klion | thenation.com | 2018-11-09
'There's a Lot of New Ground for Democrats to Fight Over': A Q&A With Ben Rhodes…
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Democrats rally to defend fired Attorney General Sessions, Special Counsel Mueller
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-11-09
The Democrats and their "left" allies fear that Sessions' firing will derail the anti-Russia Mueller investigation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/11/09/sess…

'Moderation' and the Midterms
Jim Naureckas | fair.org | 2018-11-09
What worked for Democrats? Moderation, says Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post, 11/7/18)–ignoring the instances where moderation failed bigly. | Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin ( 11/7/18) had some familiar-sounding advice for Democrats based on the results of the mid…
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When It Comes To Stone Throwing, Democrats Live In A Glass House
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-09
While shepherds watched their flocks by night A mile away the soldiers dynamite the inn Of the little family whose fifteen year old, like David Threw a stone at the Israeli Goliath, but without David's success. For this crime against the mighty, the lowly are rendered homeless, And pitch their tent beside the empty tomb.
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Ex-Congresswoman Who Voted to Impeach Nixon: Trump Firing Sessions Brings Back Troubling Memories
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-08
Democrats have seized control of the House of Representatives, flipping more than two dozen seats in a historic midterm election that gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Donald Trump was elected two years ago. A day after the election, Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump's firing of Sessions has led to many comparisons between Trump and former President Richard Nixon. On Wednesday, CNN's Jake Tapper called Sessions's ouster another chapter in "a slow-motion, multi-monthed Saturday Night Massacre." He was referencing the infamous Saturday Night Massacre in 1973, when the…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/8/ex_congre…

A "Dragon Ball Z" Composer Unseated a Texas Republican Senator, and Other Down-Ballot Democratic Victories You Didn't Hear About
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-11-08
For Texas Democrats, Tuesday had some disappointing top-line news, as Republicans retained control of all statewide offices and Ted Cruz won his U.S. Senate re-election. But further down the ballot, the party saw some surprising successes. | Two congressional districts held by Republicans flipped to the Democratic side. In the state House, Texas Democrats picked up a dozen seats. In the state Senate, two more Repu…
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NSW government to introduce forced adoptions bill
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-11-08
About 100 people joined a snap protest outside New South Wales Parliament on November 7 to oppose the state Coalition government's attempt to amend the NSW Adoption Act 2000 and allow for a new generation of forced adoptions. | Speakers warned the proposed changes would institutionalise forced adoptions and raise the rate of Aboriginal and poor children being stolen from their families. | They included Public Sector Association assistant general secretary Tony Wright, Grandmothers Against Removals' Ann Weldon, Community Legal Centres (CLC) spokesperson Mark Riboldi, NSW Greens MLC David Shoebridge, NSW Labor MLA…
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Democrats Encouraged Military Veterans to Run in Midterms. The Results Were Mixed
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2018-11-08
As much as the midterms were a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency, the elections this week were also a test of the Democrats' strategy. And although Democrats took back the House of Representatives, a key component of their strategy was met with lukewarm results. | In the months after Trump was inaugurated, Democrats began to court veterans to run for Congress around the country. Politico reported last year that after hundreds of meetings with potential candidates, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee d…
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5 Lessons for the New Activist-Lawmaker Wave
Paul G. Pinsky | thenation.com | 2018-11-08
5 Lessons for the New Activist-Lawmaker Wave…
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The States That Elected Trump Have Turned Against Him
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-11-08
The States That Elected Trump Have Turned Against Him…
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Working People Won the Midwest for the Democrats
Mary Kay Henry | thenation.com | 2018-11-08
Working People Won the Midwest for the Democrats…
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Three More States Just Voted in Favor of Marijuana
Randi Nord | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-08
Many industries have a vast financial interest in keeping marijuana prohibition laws on the books including pharmaceutical giants, alcohol lobbies, casinos, and the prison industrial complex. (MPN) — While Democrats and Republicans went toe-to-toe for control of Congress, voters across three states voted to relax marijuana laws, resulting in a huge victory for the grassroots decriminalization and …

Three More States Just Voted in Favor of Marijuana

Hatewatch Headlines 11/8/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-11-08
Voters punished Republicans for their racism; Trump rips black reporter's 'racist' query; Governors can stop militias from massing on border; and…
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In Rebuke of Trump, Democratic Women Help Seize House & 7 Governorships in Historic Midterm
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-07
In a historic midterm election, Democrats have seized control of the House of Representatives, flipping more than two dozen seats. This gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Donald Trump was elected two years ago. While the Democrats will control the House, the Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate. The midterms were a groundbreaking election for women. At least 100 women will serve in the U.S. House for the first time in U.S. history, including the first two Native American women and the first two Muslim women. We speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/7/as_democr…

Why Ben Jealous Lost the Maryland Governor's Race
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-11-07
Last night, Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, lost his race to incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, 56 percent to 43 percent. Jealous would have been Maryland's first African-American governor and was running on one of the most left-wing policy platforms in the country, | Although polls had been showing Hogan with a significant lead for months, progressives hoped a strong blue wave on Election Day could bring about a major upset. After all, Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-1 ratio in Maryland. | But Jealous didn't lose because he ran on issues like "Medicare for All," a $15 m…
theintercept.com/2018/11/07/maryland-gov…

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Democrats Must Offer Bold, Progressive Plan While Holding Trump Accountable
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-07
As Democrats retake the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years, we speak with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, about the future of the Democratic Party. The Democrats picked up more than the 23 seats they needed to flip the House, but the Republican Party expanded its grip on the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is poised to reclaim her gavel as speaker of the House, barring a leadership challenge.
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/7/katrina_v…

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.
progressive.org/dispatches/republicans-f…

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