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Candidate Sanders Calls for 'Political Revolution' Against Billionaire Class
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for revolution. The independent senator from Vermont who just this week announced his bid for Democratic nominee, minced no words when speaking on ABC's This Week on Sunday. "I think I'm the only candidate who's prepared to take on the billionaire...
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Renewable Energy Champions vs. Polluter-Backed Politicians
Spring time means baseball season for so many—a nice evening out at the ballpark with a hot dog, peanuts and a cold beverage. We all love a home run, except when it’s against our team, of course. So we here at the Sierra Club decided to mix baseball and politics to make it clear just who’s playing...
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Obama: Debate Senator Warren on Global Economic Pact
President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: You have taken a strong across-the-board position favoring the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nearing completion and scheduled for a fast track clearance vote in the Congress. Indeed, you...
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Who's the Most Hawkish on Iran? Race to Kill Diplomacy Continues
In the U.S. Senate competition to prove who is the most hawkish towards Iran, lawmakers just upped the ante. In what analysts equated with throwing another torpedo at the diplomatic process, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday pulled an unusual procedural maneuver in...
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Hillary Clinton’s Announcement Paves Way for Progressives to Abandon Principles Very Early in 2016 Election
Hillary Clinton’s long-anticipated announcement that she will run for president in the 2016 election paves the way for progressives to abandon their principles and values much earlier than previous elections. A number of progressives are not likely to wait this time for the Democratic Party’s...
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A Populist Challenge to Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s decision to “go small” by formally announcing her presidential campaign in a video , before heading off for “intimate” meetings in Iowa, touched off saturation national press coverage that other contenders can only envy. The former first lady, former senator, former presidential...
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War Authorization Dies in House But US Bombs Keep Falling on Iraq and Syria
President Barack Obama's controversial proposal for the authorization for use of military force (AUMF) in the war on ISIS, submitted to Congress in February, is now officially dead in the House. However, its floundering has no bearing on the war itself, which has now entered its 36th week, with at...
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Sanders 2016? Bernie to Announce Whether He Plans to Run for President
Vermont's Independent Senator Bernie Sanders will decide by the end of April whether or not he will run for the U.S. presidency in the 2016 election, his spokesperson told the Burlington Free Press on Sunday. As he weighs the decision, Sanders—who describes himself as a Democratic Socialist—is...
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Living the High Life After Congress
As the latest chapter in the curious saga of Congressman Aaron “Fly Me” Schock recently came to an end, there was an unintentionally, darkly comic moment. It happened just after the Downton Abbey fanboy announced his resignation from the House of Representatives. In an interview, his father, Dr...
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Latest State-Level Attack on Reproductive Rights Takes Aim at Safe Medical Procedure
The latest offensive against reproductive rights just gained new ground in Oklahoma, where the GOP-dominated state legislature on Wednesday passed a controversial ban on a medical procedure that doctors say is critical to performing safe abortions during the second trimester. HB 1721 (pdf) takes...
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