In today’s open thread:
*Bernie’s speech in Indianapolis
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*Taxpayers Pay Costs For Coal Company Pollution
*Donald Trump to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan
*Randall Woodfin, the Mayoral Challenger Bringing the Political Revolution to Birmingham
*Greg Gianforte to get mugshot and fingerprints recording his assault case
*World’s Biggest Floating Solar Farm Goes Live on Top of a Former Coal Mine
Bernie Sanders denounces GOP health-care bill during Columbus visit
Americans could be forced to decide between sending their children to college or their parents to nursing homes, Sen. Bernie Sanders told a Columbus crowd of 2,200 on Sunday.
“In the United States of America, we should not have to make these choices,” the Vermont senator said. “What we are talking about here is not just health care … at the deepest level, we are talking about the moral values of this country.”
The former presidential candidate’s visit was part of a “Don’t Take Our Health Care” weekend tour across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to denounce a newly unveiled GOP health-care bill before an expected Senate vote this week.
The Sanders event drew a characteristically energetic audience, but it was a palpable anxiety and anger energizing the crowd. Boos and sharp cries of “Don’t take away our health care” and “They work for us” interrupted rally speakers.
Along with the plan to scale back Medicaid, speakers denounced provisions in the bill to eliminate federal dollars for Planned Parenthood. They also criticized Republican lawmakers for crafting the legislation behind closed doors and without a public hearing.
In his speech, Sanders addressed two Ohioans by name. He lauded Gov. John Kasich for publicly disapproving of the health-care proposal, and he implored Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, an undecided but key vote, to do the same.
“If Senator Portman votes no, the likelihood is this bill would go down,” Sanders said. “Rob, this is an immoral piece of legislation. Listen to your own governor … a fellow Republican.”
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In Cleveland, Bernie Sanders says Democrats need a ‘progressive agenda that addresses the needs of working families’
In Cleveland on Monday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders railed against economic inequality, the influence of corporate America and argued for expansion of social safety-net programs.
In other words, Sanders’ 30-minute speech, delivered at the Global Center for Health Innovation, wasn’t all that different from the presidential campaign the independent, liberal firebrand from Vermont waged last year in his failed bid to secure the Democratic Party nomination.
Left reeling from Republican President Donald Trump’s improbable victory in November, Sanders are other progressives are jostling to chart out a future path for liberals in America.
Although he fell short in his presidential bid, Sanders clearly has captured the energy of his party’s young, liberal base.
On Monday, Sanders called for a series of policy proposals — a $15 an hour national minimum wage, 12 weeks of guaranteed, paid family leave, tuition-free public college education and a “Medicare for all” single-payer healthcare system — that are reminiscent of European-style social democracies. (Not to mention the 2016 Democratic National Convention platform that Sanders and his supporters pushed for.) He said the policies could be paid for by taxing the rich, or as he put it, making them pay their “fair share.”
“It seems to me that our job is not to just oppose Trump’s reactionary agenda. Although we’ve got to do that and we’ve got to do it vigorously,” Sanders said. “… But in addition to that, what we need to do is put forth a progressive agenda that addresses the needs of working families in the country, an agenda that has a very different moral compass than that of President Trump.
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Good morning friends! I’ll get straight to the news and start with Emma Vigeland of TYT Politics speaking with Tulsi Gabbard about her recent trip to Syria where she met with both civilians and President Bashar al Assad:
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Thoughts , ideas, feedback, suggestions, corrections as always appreciated. In Windows you may have to hit [ctrl]+ to see the chart clearer. … Continue reading →
TUE 11-8-2016 – Links to 11 Recent Election Integrity stories – updates on OH, NC, CA, MA, AL, TX, AZ, LA, MS, NV, DC – Tipping Point soon for National Action? Plus links to past 2 months Election Integrity stories with hundreds more links to election stories. 11-6-2016 – Election Justice USA – Cliff Arnebeck filed a Temporary Restraining Order today against the Ohio Secretary of State and ES&S. The case is scheduled to be heard 11-7-2016 A federal complaint was filed in Franklin County, Ohio 11-6-2016 under federal and state law, with a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against … Continue reading →
The list now Includes State & Federal Candidates !!! – 160+ Candidates on Nov ballots on the list !!! Progressive, Berniecrats, Primary Winners, 2016 State & Federal Candidates, an ActBlue $$$ Page. All Candidates on this list were taken from the BernieCrats Progressive Candidate network list for Candidates that had ActBlue fundraising pages Please consider adding your $$$ to the $58,000+ in 23,000+ very small donations the ActBlue site has received for these candidates so far in 2016 !!! Change begins with you. These 160+ candidates are anchor candidates for progressive change in our future. Each day they are working hard … Continue reading →
STORY OF THE WEEK: The GOP’s Stealth War Against Voters – Will an anti-voter-fraud program designed by one of Trump’s advisers deny tens of thousands their right to vote in November [editors note: more likely 1 to 7.2 million, 85% of who will be people of color] Plus 14 links with Crosscheck background information. Crosscheck – GA, VA, OH, NC, and perhaps 25+ more 8-24-2015 – Rolling Stone – by Greg Palast – The GOP’s Stealth War Against Voters Will an anti-voter-fraud program designed by one of Trump’s advisers deny tens of thousands their right to vote in November [editors note: more likely 1 to … Continue reading →
Highly Recommended Links 8-12-2016-TYT Politics – Election Fraud in 2016: Is This Democracy? – TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton (https://twitter.com/JordanChariton) spoke with lulu Fries’dat, the lead author of “An Electoral System in Crisis”, an extensive 38 page statistical examination of the accuracy of the 2016 primary voting. Fries’dat explains the methodology of the study, as well as the reason why the results that they uncovered showed significant problems in the way that votes were counted. [9,200 video views as of 8-13-2016] 7-26-2016 – An Electoral System in Crisis – 6 Page Executive Summary – A large and growing body of research provides convincing evidence … Continue reading →
This is an update. See below original post. This evening Cleveland.com (the online version of the Cleveland Plain Dealer) reports that Nina Turner, firebrand surrogate for Bernie Sanders, is mulling over an offer to join Jill Stein’s VP for the Green Party ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told cleveland.com Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Hill has also picked up this story. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein’s running mate. Her decision is … Continue reading →
Sections Below: Voter Party Registration Switching (NV, CA) New Story Links Voter Suppression Lawsuits (TX, NC, WI) Ohio Election Integrity Lawsuit Multiple CA Local Grand Jury Investigations JAM PAC – National Class Action Lawsuit seeking redress for the fact that the Bernie Sanders Donors and Voters were defrauded by how the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz ran the Dem party primaries – now with OVER 1,000 class members and over 13,000 Voters asking to join the Class Action Lawsuit CA 7-12-2016 SAN BERNARDINO Election Lawsuit Election Justice Resource Links Section Links in the Past Updates: Action Item Links Closing Thoughts … Continue reading →
From Cleveland.Com Times are hard, but I’ve never been more fired up to fight for the dreams of average people. I have seen firsthand what can happen when ordinary people take a stand for fairness and inclusion and against hate and division. Last week’s shocking wave of violence reminded me of the challenges our nation continues to face. As the mother of an African-American police officer, the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five Dallas police officers struck me at the core of my soul. Any one of those young men could have been my son. In … Continue reading →
Tomorrow is the first election for Congress in 2016, the special election in Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. And we can win this election. And it’s really WE, because Kossack Corey Foister is the Democratic candidate. Short background of the race: This is John Boehner’s old seat. After Boehner retired following his ouster as Speaker of the House, a special election was scheduled. On the Republican side, Warren Davidson, who wants to become a member of the Freedom Caucus in the House, won a 15-person primary. On the Democratic side, only Corey threw his hat in the ring. Why Corey can win: Normally, … Continue reading →