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Head below for more news, tweets, and video! I’m also shining a light on some races we’ve not been tracking as closely since the primaries concluded.
Across the US, more cities ditch Columbus Day to honor those who really discovered America Just this year, at least a dozen US cities — including San Francisco and Cincinnati — decided to stop observing Columbus Day and will instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday. For Joe Curtatone, the mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts, the decision was easy. “Columbus Day is a relic of an outdated and oversimplified version of history,” the mayor wrote when announcing the decision last month. “This issue is a lot like the Confederate flag for southerners. As an Italian-American it feels good that there is … Continue reading →
Bernie gave his presentation last night, about 8:30 ET, according to his office.
He tries to conclude it on a positive note. Watch for yourself…there are ads that will pop up about every 3-5 min if you don’t have YT premium, but you can skip them within 5 seconds.
Bernie Sanders to campaign for Scholten in Sioux City Scholten, a Democrat from Sioux City, said Sanders would make stops on Oct. 20 in Sioux City and Oct. 21 in Fort Dodge and Ames. Scholten, who is challenging Republican Rep. Steve King, announced Sanders’ appearances during a dinner sponsored by the Woodbury County Democratic Party Friday night. In Sioux City, Sanders will join Scholten at a rally at Morningside College. Along with the visits to Fort Dodge and Ames the next day, Sanders will appear in three of the four largest cities in the heavily Republican 4th district, which covers … Continue reading →
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for Fighting Sexual Violence The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to two campaigners against wartime sexual violence: Dr. Denis Mukwege, 63, a Congolese gynecological surgeon; and Nadia Murad, 25, who became the bold voice of the women who survived sexual violence by the Islamic State. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the two were given the award “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” Dr. Mukwege campaigned relentlessly to shine a spotlight on the plight of Congolese … Continue reading →
Pointing the Finger at Jeff Bezos Worked More news, tweets, analysis, and videos in the comments. See you there! … Continue reading →
BREAKING: Amazon says it is increasing its minimum wage for all US workers to $15 per hour starting next month. — The Associated Press (@AP) October 2, 2018 Head below to get more news, tweets and videos. This serves as an open thread. Update: Bernie’s interview with The Young Turks
(image courtesy of NJ.com) Brett Kavanaugh squeaked through the Judiciary Committee to be allowed a vote on the floor of the Senate to see if he gets his promotion to the SCOTUS. And who was responsible for that? These 11 scrubs: That includes the retiring senator from AZ, who should have rejected this candidate after that afternoon shit show abysmal hearing yesterday and the conduct of the committee this morning, especially by Chairman Chuck Grassley. It’s been reported as well that senators Lisa Murkowski and Joe Manchin (who is equally a scrub because he said he found Kavanaugh “credible” yesterday … Continue reading →
Live blog of the hearing. Every. Woman. In. This. Photo. #kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/EFk4LB1g4s — RogueWhiteHouse (@whitehouserogue) September 27, 2018 This is also an open thread for your news, tweets, videos in the comments section.
If the Fed is Raising Interest Rates Because of the Growth in Non-Wage Compensation, It is Badly Mistaken The NYT ran a piece saying that the Federal Reserve Board is raising interest rates, in spite of weak wage growth, because of the more rapid growth in non-wage compensation.If this is true, then its policy is badly mistaken. The piece tells readers: “The average worker received 32 percent of total compensation in benefits including bonuses, paid leave and company contributions to insurance and retirement plans in the second quarter of 2018. That was up from 27 percent in 2000, federal data … Continue reading →
Sanders: Kavanaugh allegations deserve “very hard look” Very serious allegations have been made by Dr. Ford,” Sanders said. “Those allegations are going to have to be examined thoroughly. I regarded an outrageous statement by the President of the United States dismissing those allegations. I hope that the Senate takes a very hard look at what she has to say.” Dr. Ford has agreed to an open hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Meanwhile, the AP reports, a second allegation of sexual misconduct emerged against Kavanaugh on Sunday, a development that has forced the White House and Senate Republicans … Continue reading →
Hi Birdies, The 33rd annual Farm Aid concert is on. I just tuned in about 20 minutes ago to the beginning of John Mellencamp’s set. As we know, Farm Aid is political as much as entertaining. Mellencamp noted that things needed to be situated a bit differently, meaning our government. He remarked that people working on the farms needed to be paid better, needed to be fair and higher wages. He said “we all know $7.25 an hour is not enough. F**k that! I’ve got kids in high school and they wouldn’t be able to live on that.” He added, … Continue reading →
Political nonprofits must now name many of their donors under federal court ruling after Supreme Court declines to intervene Advocacy groups pouring money into independent campaigns to impact this fall’s midterm races must disclose many of their political donors beginning this week after the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to intervene in a long-running case. The high court did not grant an emergency request to stay a ruling by a federal judge in Washington who had thrown out a decades-old Federal Election Commission regulation allowing nonprofit groups to keep their donors secret unless they had earmarked their money for certain … Continue reading →
The past 6 months have been a rodeo. Like the contestants of the rodeo, they all start with great promise. We had a lot of newcomers as well as some seasoned ones aspiring to move into a more risk taking adventure. I enjoyed the primary diaries we all participated in. March 6th saw the first state primary for the general election, and from it, Beto O’Roarke emerged as the Democratic nominee for the US Senate from Texas. Yesterday’s NY-NY primary marked the end of the primary season. While our three preferred candidates didn’t win, we did see the beginning of … Continue reading →