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Benny

Fun part, not real.

https://twitter.com/EvanMcS/status/1105119737191809024

https://twitter.com/cascamike/status/1105119802253811712

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magsview

Three weeks ago:

Governor JB Pritzker Offers to Help Push for Milwaukee to Host 2020 DNC

A convention in Milwaukee would be viewed as a potential win for the Chicago-area, as more than 3,700 delegates are expected to attend. It’s likely that Chicago and the northern suburbs would benefit from the convention, as guests may opt to stay in Illinois hotels and come visit the nation’s third-largest city.

This week, Pritzker spoke with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to pledge his support.

“He wants it in Milwaukee, and offered to help in any way,” Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh told NBC 5.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/governor-jb-pritzker-offers-to-help-push-for-milwaukee-to-host-dnc-505952451.html

magsview

Hopefully the DNC won’t feel the need to build a huge wall around the hall this time.

polarbear4

Love the way he defends his opposition to Israeli apartheid.

Benny

Curated Intercept interview of AOC at SXSW is now available:

magsview

Sounds like Alexandria was the biggest draw of the weekend. Beto apparently also popular, maybe at least partly because some were thinking he’d announce he was running for prez at his appearance.

Benny

He’s very popular in Austin in general.

Benny

Benny

Looks like Bernie and Harris aren’t the only ones who’ve had some staffers with sexual harassment claims.

Gillibrand Aide Resigned In Protest Over Allegedly Mishandled Sex Harassment Claims

A former female aide of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) resigned last summer after the young woman says Gillibrand’s office didn’t do enough to address sexual harassment claims against one of the senator’s top staffers.

Politico reported on Monday that the unidentified former staffer resigned in August 2018, after reporting that Gillibrand’s special assistant Abbas Malik repeatedly sexually harassed her on the job. Malik, who is married and a decade older than the female aide, worked as Gillibrand’s driver and later her military adviser.

The aide told Politico that Malik repeatedly made sexual advances after Malik was promoted to be the female aide’s manager. Additionally, she claimed that Malik made crude and misogynistic comments about other female colleagues such as rating the appearances of potential female hires.
Although Gillibrand’s camp told Politico they took the accusations seriously and investigated them thoroughly, the unidentified staffer said the team did not reach out to other female aides who could corroborate her story.

If Gillibrand makes it to the debates, I suspect this will be a debate question.

magsview

This doesn’t make Gillibrand look good.

Benny

Der Herr’s Budget Proposal for 2020 is out today. Couple of quick glances:

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Pushes back the target for balancing to 15 years, even with voodoo-based projections.

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Phosphorus sticks to the skin and basically burns right through.

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magsview

Wow. Bolton is one seriously disturbed individual.

jcitybone

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/433522-tlaib-theres-islamophobia-in-the-democratic-party

Islamophobia is “very much” a part of the Democratic and Republican Parties, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said in an interview that aired Sunday.

Tlaib said in an interview that aired on Showtime’s “The Circus” that anti-Muslim bias played a big role in last week’s controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

“I know this would be somewhat shocking for some, but I think Islamophobia is very much among the Democratic Party as well as the Republican Party,” said Tlaib. She and Omar are the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

jcitybone

🤣🤣🤣

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/11/bill-de-blasio-2020-1213856

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may be thinking of running for president, but many of those closest to him aren’t on board.

A few skeptics in de Blasio’s orbit have gone public. “I believe Bill de Blasio has 100 percent the right message; I’m just not so sure he’s the right messenger,” the mayor’s former campaign and City Hall adviser Rebecca Katz said recently on a local politics podcast.

Behind the scenes, others are more blunt.

The idea of a de Blasio candidacy is “f—ing insane,” said one former aide, laughing out loud.

Another self-described friend of the mayor called the idea “idiotic.”

jcitybone

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/opinion/biden-busing-integration.html

But beating Trump isn’t the same as beating Trumpism. Unseating the president won’t automatically undermine the white resentment and racial chauvinism that drive his movement. That will depend on the nature of the campaign against him and whether it challenges the assumptions of his ideology or affirms them in the name of electoral pragmatism.

The possibility of defeating Trump without defeating Trumpism looms over Joe Biden’s possible run for the 2020 Democratic nomination. The former vice president’s not-yet-candidacy centers on his appeal to the white, blue-collar workers who rejected Hillary Clinton in favor of Donald Trump. He believes he could have won them in 2016, and he thinks he can win them now. This isn’t just about Biden’s working-class affect. As a senator from Delaware, Biden understood himself as a staunch defender of Middle American interests.

If it is, then a Biden candidacy may be one where he tries to capture the supposed center of American politics by presenting himself as the real embodiment of working-class white identity against Trump’s inauthentic embrace of the blue-collar worldview.

Consider the message this would send. For decades Biden gave liberal cover to white backlash. He wasn’t an incidental opponent of busing; he was a leader who helped derail integration. He didn’t just vote for punitive legislation on crime and drugs; he wrote it. His political persona is still informed by that past, even if he were to repudiate those positions now. Biden could lead Democrats to victory over Trump, but his political style might affirm the assumptions behind Trumpism. The outward signs of our political dysfunction would be gone, but the disease would still remain.

magsview

J.P. Morgan Chase Cuts Ties With Private Prisons Over Public Pressure

Last week, J.P. Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, announced it would no longer do business with the private prison industry.

Private prisons currently house roughly 75 percent of the country’s immigrant detainees. And in recent years, entities supporting the private prison industry have been feeling the pressure of increasing public scrutiny.

https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/jp-morgan-chase-cuts-ties-potential-blow-private-prison-industry

Benny

It’s not profitable for them. So sure, this was a business decision more than a social responsible one.

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WindDancer13

Something new about Bernie (toward the end):

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WindDancer13

Interesting interview circa 2016: Aldous Huxley on Technodictators

He doesn’t say it, but the thought occurred to me that Big Pharma may have planned for opioids to be either the new soma or a method of population control.

Benny

Biden to Talk to International Firefighters Association Tomorrow

Heading into a big week, Joe Biden gains key encouragement from firefighters union

Joe Biden may not be ready yet to tell Americans if he’s running for president. But starting with appearances this week in front of two supportive audiences, he’s about to start telling them why.

For the first time since the midterm elections, the former vice president will headline a pair of political events that may serve as a final test drive of the message he could take into the 2020 campaign, one advisers say balances a bold agenda focused on reviving the middle class with an appeal for moving beyond the smallness in our politics.

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Among proposals Biden is again considering for 2020 are:

A tax code overhaul to treat investment income as earned income, changes that would help pay for free community college.

A $15 per-hour minimum wage.

Free tuition at public colleges and universities.

A major “American Renewal Project” to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.

In 2018 Biden focused often during campaign events on the need to protect and improve on the Affordable Care Act, but he has yet to embrace “Medicare for All,” an emerging litmus test for Democratic candidates.

On another front, Biden has said he is prepared to reject the support of a super PAC to boost his candidacy — surrendering what would be a potential advantage in the crowded field given his longstanding ties to major Democratic donors.

WindDancer13

The reason that Joe “Anita Hill” Biden had to drop out of his first presidential run: Plagiarism. Some things never change.

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For the Kamala tweet. I’ll look for pat the berner’s take on the other headline.

polarbear4

Subir has s diary up.

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