Tonight is the Dem primaries for AL, CA, IA, MT, MS NJ, NM and CA. The state being watched most closely is the largest one, California, especially in the house, senate and governor’s races. From Politico: Democrats are more assured of getting general election candidates through the primary in four other Clinton-won, Republican-held districts in California. And in the governor’s race, it could be Republicans who end up without a candidate. That race is a battle for second place. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has led public polling, but former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and state Treasurer John Chiang, both …Continue reading →
Congress just voted to deregulate some of the largest financial institutions in this country. Did Congress forget that in 2008, this country was hurled into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression because of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior of major financial institutions?
Tonight there are 17 runoffs in Texas and primaries in KY, GA, & AR. Should be an interesting evening looking at the polling results. Did you know some of the folks who worked for Cheeto are also banksters donors for Gov Andrew Cuomo’s campaign? Yep, you can’t make this bowl of party chex up! In other news, Nina Turner issued a statement about the Politico article which reports the whispers of the has-beens of the Clinton campaign. That and more in the comments! Please feel free to post videos, tweets or other things on your mind! Update: NPR and other …Continue reading →
Federal appeals court orders halt to work on Atlantic Coast Pipeline A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, finding that restrictions against harming wildlife are inadequate for the controversial 600-mile natural gas project. Three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit said in a ruling issued late Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had failed to set clear limits for impact on threatened or endangered species. The judges said that “the limits set by the agency are so indeterminate that they undermine . . . the enforcement …Continue reading →
Following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), will host a town hall Monday night examining the consequences of leaving the deal for U.S. security interests in the Middle East and beyond.
Sanders will be joined by regional, security, and nonproliferation experts to discuss the implications of that decision. They will discuss how after nearly two decades of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, Trump’s decision to pull out of the deal moves the U.S. closer to yet another conflict in the Middle East. And at a time when the United States spends more on defense than the next 10 countries combined, Sanders and his panel will consider alternatives to the hawkish Washington foreign policy establishment that remains committed to never-ending military interventions.
Louisiana State Court Declares Bayou Bridge Pipeline Permit Illegal A Louisiana judge recently ruled that the state regulators violated guidelines when it issued Energy Transfer Partners’ controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline a coastal use permit. The permit was issued for the last 18-mile stretch of the fracked oil pipeline that would have run through the riverside town of St. James Parish, where dozens of refineries and industrial facilities are already fueling a public health crisis in the mostly African-American community. The proposed 162-mile Bayou Bridge pipeline would connect the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico. As noted by …Continue reading →
With public support for unions at 61 percent, the highest in 15 years, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and their colleagues in the Senate and House are introducing legislation that would strengthen the middle class by restoring workers’ rights to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions. The legislation has been endorsed by virtually every major union in America.
Our Revolution President and former Ohio State Senator, Nina Turner gives a blockbuster presentation in support of true progressive women running for California offices – Jovanka Beckles, Gayle McLaughlin, and Pamela Price. Location: MLK Jr. Middle School, in Berkeley, CA
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is continuing to spread “the bern” online to millions with the help of social media. New York Magazine’s National Correspondent Gabe Debenedetti joined CBSN to explain what this could indicate ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Paula Jean Swearengin spoke with TYT’s Cenk Uygur about her campaign against Joe Manchin.
On name recognition and Manchin’s polling numbers:
“A lot of people know Joe Manchin. A man walked up to me the other day and said “Who are you running against?”. I said “Joe Manchin”. He said “I dont want to know anymore I’m voting for you”. A lot of people are going to show up and vote for me whether they know my name or not”
“He [Manchin] is polling to lose to a generic Republican. What is worrisome to a lot of people here in West Virginia is Don Blankenship is polling second. I don’t think that people are going to get behind Joe Manchin especially because Don Blankenship is in this race because let’s be honest, West Virginia is going to make history when Blankenship gets his butt kicked by a coal miners daughter.”
On how Manchin views her candidacy:
“I’ve seen him a few times, I’ve asked him to debate. I don’t think he’ll have the guts to do it. It’s funny, as an advocate for this state and working for this state for years oftentimes I’ve been called honey, babydoll, darlin’ by Joe Machin. When I announced my candidacy I was called Paula Jean. So finally I have a name. I hope he starts calling more women by their names.”