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With Voters 'Feeling the Bern,' Support for Sanders Gains Momentum
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders seems to be inspiring more and more voters to "feel the Bern." Though Hillary Clinton is still the leading Democratic candidate, support for Sanders is on the rise, a new CNN/ORC poll (pdf) shows. Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, Clinton leads...
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Why Surprising Numbers of Republicans Vote for Bernie Sanders
Ann Coulter knows who she wants to be the Democratic nominee for president, and who that person is, well, it may surprise you . She wants Hillary Clinton to be the nominee, and thinks that if Bernie gets the nod, he'll beat whoever the Republicans come up with to run against him. You won't hear me...
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Championing a 'President for All People,' Nurses Back Bernie
Championing "a president for all people," the National Nurses Union on Monday announced that it is throwing the full weight of its 185,000-member organization behind Senator Bernie Sanders in his bid for president. "Bernie’s issues align with nurses from top to bottom," said NNU executive director...
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Canadian Candidate States 'Basic Scientific Fact' About Tar Sands, All Hell Breaks Loose
Going where few Canadian leaders dare to tread, author and political candidate Linda McQuaig set off a political firestorm this weekend by suggesting that much of the Alberta tar sands should be left "in the ground" if the country has any hope of achieving its climate change targets. "A lot of...
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Canada Election Debate: May Stands Out for Greens as Trudeau Stumbles for Liberals
Green Party leader Elizabeth May schooled her opponents in the first leaders debate of the federal election on Thursday, and it's a good thing she did as, so far, it's the only one that will see her debate the other major party leaders. May was dropping her deep knowledge of a wide range of policy...
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Who Actually Thinks Citizens United Is Good for Elections? Turns Out, Hardly Anyone
Only one in ten people in the United States thinks that the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, which opened the floodgates to unprecedented outside spending to influence elections, has actually improved the process of nominating presidential candidates, according to a Monmouth...
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Federal Protections for LGBT Students in Schools? Senate Says Nope
It is a "simple bill," said Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). "It stands for the principle that LGBT kids have a right not to be bullied just because of who they are." But on Tuesday, the Senate failed to pass that Franken-proposed legislation, the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA). The senator's...
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John Oliver 1, Big Chicken 0?
John Oliver, comedic anchorman of HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” made feathers fly when he took on the poultry industry in a May 2015 episode . Last week, it became clear that his gripe with Big Chicken had echoed all the way to the Capitol. Oliver used his HBO show to attack the giant poultry...
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"The Most Dangerous Man in America"
Richard Nixon saw himself as a great statesman, a giant for the ages, a general who could command the globe, a master of war, not merely the leader of the free world but “ the world leader.” Yet he was addicted to the gutter politics that ruined him. He was -- as an English earl once said of the...
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Ted Cruz at Secret Koch-Backed Fracking Lobby Group Meeting
Senator Ted Cruz, raising cash for a 2016 presidential bid, was to meet privately Monday in Denver, Colorado with executives from major oil and gas corporations, all members of the pro-fracking lobby group Western Energy Alliance (WEA), according to details of the secret meeting shared with the...
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