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 “Columbus Day is a relic of an outdated and oversimplified version of history,” the mayor wrote when announcing the decision last month.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 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 →
A follow up to a tweet I shared yesterday of a mailer that Ted Cruz’s campaign sent to an 88 year-old woman with very deceptive wording on the envelope. Our polarbear4 had asked if it was legal. It appears that it was not: Hello. This is violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). I know, because I passed this law in 2015. See below: https://t.co/9oga4Gq8Zy — Gene Wu (@GeneforTexas) September 16, 2018 Please feel free to share below and I hope you all have a great day!! UPDATE: LOL, you all are so nice to me-as far as …Continue reading →
Andrew Gillum vows support for anti-BDS legislation in unreleased campaign document Gillum’s 413-word platform on the issue outlines his belief in a two-state solution, support for former President Barack Obama’s 10-year, $38 billion military aid package to Israel, and endorsement of strong anti-BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) policies that go as far as to include a bill preventing Florida “from investing in or doing business with” companies that protest Israel. “I will continue to support anti-Boycott, Divest and Sanctions [BDS] legislation passed last year with overwhelming support in both houses of the legislature,” Gillum said, referring to Florida’s Senate …Continue reading →
Today is the primary day in the Bay State. Here are the candidates for the House that we’ve been discussing over the past few months. I’m not listing the R’s even though it is primary day for them as well nor am I providing info on races with only one candidate. Polls close at 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT. 1st District Democrats Rep. Richard Neal Town/City: Springfield Background: Elected to Congress in 1988, Neal serves as the ranking member of the Ways and Means committee. The former Springfield mayor has also served as a city councilor and a mayoral aide, …Continue reading →
Bernie Sanders returned Sunday to Michigan, the state that re-vamped his underdog 2016 presidential campaign, hoping to boost the candidacy of another long-shot progressive looking to score an upset.
Sanders joined Abdul El-Sayed, 33, for two rallies — the first at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, and the second in the town of Ypsilanti, 30 minutes west of the Motor City.
Taking the stage Sunday afternoon in Detroit, El-Sayed — who is trying to capture the Democratic nomination in this year’s Michigan gubernatorial race — echoed Sanders’ populist rhetoric, asking the crowd: “Who here believes in democracy over corporate domination?”
“We’ve got a broken politics, our politics right now have been dominated by corporate interests,” El-Sayed told the crowd, saying both parties are to blame for the issues plaguing the current political system.
El-Sayed also trumpeted his plan to create a “Medicare-for-All” healthcare system that he dubs “Michicare.” He added that the state needs to “de-Devos” its education system, an ode to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a former chair of the Michigan Republican Party.
Sanders hearkened back to his upset victory in the state over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primaries.
“On the day before the presidential primaries here in Michigan, the polls had me 27 points behind,” Sanders told the crowd. “That was pretty good, because the poll the day before had me 36 points behind.
“Well, we won that election, and by the way, so will Abdul,” Sanders said.