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Sanders, Giffords Call Out Cowardly Republicans for Ditching Town Halls
To the Republican lawmakers dodging their constituents, refusing to confront engaged voters at local town hall meetings, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) on Thursday issued similar messages: toughen up and do your job. "If you don't have the guts to...
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Ed Garvey Was the Progressive Populist Who Inspired Bernie Sanders and Paul Wellstone
When Bernie Sanders was barnstorming across Wisconsin in the spring of 2016, just days before the state’s critical presidential primary vote, his schedule was packed with policy addresses, rallies and media interviews. But he took one afternoon off and went to the Madison home of Ed Garvey to spend...
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Keith Ellison and the Stakes for the Democrats
Keith Ellison, the Minnesota congressman who’s running to lead the Democratic National Committee (DNC), won’t fix everything that’s wrong with the Democratic Party. But as the party girds itself for a years-long battle with the Trump administration while simultaneously rebuilding its grassroots...
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The Stakes in the Race for Democratic National Committee Chair
One leading candidate for Democratic National Committee Chair recently said, "We heard loudly and clearly yesterday from Bernie supporters that the process was rigged and it was. And you've got to be honest about it. That's why we need a chair who is transparent." In a contest as hotly contested as...
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The Stakes in the Race for Democratic National Committee Chair
One leading candidate for Democratic National Committee Chair recently said, "We heard loudly and clearly yesterday from Bernie supporters that the process was rigged and it was. And you've got to be honest about it. That's why we need a chair who is transparent." In a contest as hotly contested as...
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Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees
On the same day that U.S. millionaires stop paying into Social Security for the rest of the year, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)—who wants to slash the safety net program—was confirmed to that post by the U.S. Senate. #SocialSecurity Tweets Citing...
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House Democratic Leadership May Lose 2018 Opportunity
Nancy Pelosi called a press conference last week during the House Democratic Caucus retreat in Baltimore. She announced the House Democratic message : “We believe that Americans should have an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.” If this sounds familiar, you’re right. In...
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Runaway Inequality Elected Trump. Here's How It Can Help Defeat Him
Over the last 37 years the top 10 percent of all Americans saw their incomes rise by 115 percent and the top 1 percent saw an incredible rise of 198 percent. Meanwhile, the bottom half of all American earners not only failed to see any gain at all, but their incomes actually declined by 1 percent...
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After Cancellation, Sanders Vows to Hold WV Town Hall 'In The Streets'
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he will not be "intimidated" from speaking in West Virginia's McDowell County, "one of the poorest areas in one of our poorest states," after officials pulled the plug on a Monday town hall event. "If anyone in West Virginia government thinks that I will be...
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With Tom Price Confirmed, Clock Is Ticking for Critical Safety-Net Programs
Putting the nation's safety net programs at risk, the U.S. Senate confirmed Tom Price as Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary early Friday morning. Price, who had represented Georgia in the House of Representatives since 2005, is known as an ardent opponent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or...
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