Brent Budowsky

Brent Budowsky is a columnist for The Hill.

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Friday, January 19, 2018
If Dems Stare Down Trump in Dreamer Shutdown Showdown, They Will Win
Senate Democrats should stand up for what is right, stare down President Trump and his GOP allies in Washington, and demand that the recently proposed bipartisan compromise to save the DREAM Act be included in the pending spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown. If Senate Democrats...
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
'BernieCare' Can Save ObamaCare
The decision by Aetna to withdraw from many ObamaCare exchanges was a predictable outrage that opens to the door not to the demise of ObamaCare, but the dramatic improvement of ObamaCare led by a grand battle by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and progressives to enact the public option and move toward a...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Obama, You’re Wrong About Sanders
On Monday, President Obama scolded journalists for not covering the substance of the presidential campaign. I entirely agree. Where I disagree with the president is when he criticizes Bernie Sanders and his supporters, as well as Donald Trump , by saying: “When people put their faith into someone...
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Surging Sanders Could Surprise Nevada Caucus
As the Nevada Democratic caucus on Saturday comes closer, Bernie Sanders is surging, Team Clinton is panicked and the contest will be much closer than pundits expected. For the last six months the national Democratic party establishment, which is virtually united in its support for Ms. Clinton,...
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Friday, January 29, 2016
Sanders Surge Panics Washington Establishment
Virtually the entire Washington and Wall Street establishments are now in a state of panic about the possibility of a Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) victory in the Iowa Democratic caucus next Monday. The Sanders revolution of young people, which includes a growing number of young women, independent...
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Saturday, January 23, 2016
As Sanders Soars, Clinton Goes Negative — A Bad Move
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may be poised to win both the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, and as Sanders soars, rival Hillary Clinton is making the worst possible move of launching an all-out attack against him, which is the same mistake she made when she attacked Barack Obama in 2008...
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
In New Shock Poll, Sanders Has Landslides Over Both Trump and Bush
In a new McClatchy-Marist poll , Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads Republican candidate Donald Trump by a landslide margin of 12 percentage points, 53 to 41. In the McClatchy poll, Sanders also leads former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) by a landslide margin of 10...
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Friday, July 08, 2011
Cut the Crap and Create Jobs
I have recently written a series of columns about jobs with titles such as "An angry dissent," and today's disastrous numbers are a political game changer. All incumbents of both parties are threatened if jobs are not created in large numbers by Election Day 2012.
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Friday, January 15, 2010
If Massachusetts Goes Republican, All Hell Breaks Loose with Healthcare!
Having worked for the House Democratic leadership and senior Democratic senators, being a serious vote-counter with an occasional dose of Niccolo Machiavelli, I ask: What happens if the Republicans win the Senate in Massachusetts, and might it have the ironic result of reviving the public option and other progressive policies? Here is a scenario I advise senior Democrats to consider, if the Republicans win the Massachusetts Senate race:
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