Tag: BernieSanders

Morning Digest: Independent poll finds a tight race ahead of next week’s special election in Ohio

Primary Day ● Primary Day: Boyds II Men: Thursday brings us Tennessee’s statewide primary. (Why does Tennessee always hold their primary on Thursday? No one’s really sure why.) We’ve put together our preview here, and we’ll begin our liveblog at Daily Kos Elections after polls close at 8 PM ET/ 7 PM CT. You can […]

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Will Trump make the Clarence Thomas, right-wing identity politics move and appoint a woman?

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush appointed Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court seat vacated by the retirement of the first black Supreme Court Justice, civil rights champion Thurgood Marshall. Conservatives know how to play identity politics—which in its rawest, most cynical form simply puts forth a person’s identity, rather than actual political positions or […]

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Group of U.S. senators to HHS, DHS: Where are the children?

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii A group of U.S. senators is calling for answers from the heads of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). At issue are the thousands of migrant kids the Trump administration has forcibly separated from parents at the border, with no plan on how […]

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The budget reform America needs most? Government rate-setting for health care

Federal spending on health care as a share of the economy will double in three decades. As the chart above suggests, it is the exploding cost of health care (and the concomitant growth in interest payments on the national debt) that will unleash America’s future hemorrhage of red ink. Alongside raising tax revenue, dramatically slowing […]

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Mad as ever at Comey, yet still floored by the stupidity of the Clinton who got to be president

I can imagine the political strategist in his head saying “Hmmm, maybe don’t go over to her plane,” and then the ego in his head saying, “Come on, I’m special, and besides, I’m so much fun to be around. How can I deprive poor Loretta of the pleasure of my company?” According to the IG […]

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President Obama is still there for the Democratic Party, including possible 2020 contenders

If you’ve been thinking that what the Democratic Party needs is former President Obama, well … behind the scenes, he’s still the party’s de facto leader. Though Obama has plenty to do with his time, he’s meeting with congressional leaders and possible 2020 contenders, too. He’s met with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, former Massachusetts […]

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