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LieparDestin

Bernie Sanders joins LeBron James in support of bill allowing college athletes to be paid

bill is pending vote in the California state assembly that could result in thousands of NCAA athletes being able to profit from their talents, and it now has two very notable supporters.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James tweeted a call to action Thursday in support of California SB 206, which would forbid colleges in the state from preventing student athletes from receiving compensation for use of their name, image or likeness.

A day later, Vermont Sen. and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders quote tweeted James with a simple message: “College athletes are workers. Pay them.”

Per the U.S. News and World Report, this is surprisingly the first time Sanders has weighed in on the divisive matter of paying college athletes. However, his stance probably shouldn’t be surprising to those familiar with his record.

The NCAA has made quite clear what it thinks about SB 206, having previously threatened to ban all California schools from national championships. California schools like Stanford aren’t very thrilled about the idea either.

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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren Vie for Supremacy in New Hampshire

Sen. Bernie Sanders, of nearby Vermont, won this state’s Democratic presidential primary in 2016 and is eager for a repeat victory next year. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of neighboring Massachusetts, has zeroed in on the same turf, setting up a battle between the two liberal rivals over their shared backyard.

The state’s first-in-the-nation primary, and the efforts here by Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders to win it, will get a national spotlight this weekend when the New Hampshire Democratic Party hosts its convention. Both senators will attend, along with 17 other contenders.

“It is very important for us that we win here in New Hampshire. Last time we did really well. And with your help, I am absolutely going to win New Hampshire again,” Mr. Sanders told voters during a campaign event in Claremont on Monday.

Mr. Sanders trounced his 2016 Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, by 22 points in New Hampshire. His campaign is banking on inroads made with voters during that run to help lift him in a more crowded primary this time around.

But Ms. Warren’s rising candidacy comes with some built-in advantages in New Hampshire that stand to complicate Mr. Sanders attempt at a repeat victory. Her campaign, based in Boston, is close to the more heavily populated southern part of New Hampshire. Her Senate runs in Massachusetts in 2012 and 2018 put her on the airwaves in that part of the state. And her campaign has hired more staffers in the state than Mr. Sanders.

Carli Stevenson, Mr. Sanders’s deputy state director in New Hampshire, said the campaign aims to repeat their 2016 victory, but the crowded field has made for a different dynamic this cycle. She said her team, 45 staffers spread throughout six field offices, wasn’t taking anything for granted.

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Bernie Sanders won’t endorse John Hickenlooper in Senate race

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won’t weigh in on Colorado’s hotly contested Democratic Senate primary, he told The Denver Post in an interview Friday — declining to endorse former presidential rival John Hickenlooper, who is now running for a U.S. Senate seat.

“I will do whatever I can to make sure that a Democrat beats Senator Gardner,” Sanders said, referring to Colorado’s junior senator, who’s up for re-election next fall. But “I’m going to sit out the primary and let the candidates explain their views to Colorado and hope the best candidate wins. That’s a decision for the people of Colorado, not me.”

Sanders spoke to The Post in advance of his first campaign stop in Colorado of the Democratic presidential primary season. Sanders will speak Monday evening at Civic Center Park.

Sanders won Colorado’s 2016 caucus and has a slim lead among the state’s Democrats, according to an early public poll. Colorado is expected to be a hotbed during the 2020 Democratic primary. Voters here will cast their vote March 3, also known as Super Tuesday. Other candidates who have made stops in Colorado so far include Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

Despite his popularity in Colorado, Sanders has been the subject of attacks from both Hickenlooper and another Colorado politician who’s still running for president, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

Both Hickenlooper and Bennet, known as moderate Democrats, have warned that Sanders’ plans — especially his plan to expand Medicare to everyone — are too massive and expensive for the American people to accept.

Sanders disagreed Friday.

“The American people understand increasingly that the function of a health care system is to provide quality care to all — not to make $100 billion in profit,” he said.

jcitybone

LOL. Why would he ever by expected to endorse Hickenlooper?

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Nurses, Healthcare Workers Galvanize to Stop Deportation of Patient That Could Mean ‘Death Sentence’

A group of healthcare providers rallied outside a California hospital on Friday to protest a patient’s possible deportation—an action her advocates say would be an effective death sentence.

“Immigrants are human beings whose lives are not to be thrown away,” said Aina Gagui, an RN at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, in a press statement.

The case involves 24-year-old Maria Isabel Bueso, who’s been receiving life-saving treatment which is unavailable in her home country of Guatemala for the rare disease she suffers from, mucopolysaccharidosis type VI, at the Bay Area hospital since she was seven. Bueso and her parents came to the country at the invitation of Dr. Paul Harmatz, who wanted Isabel to take part in clinical trials.

While Bueso and her family have been in the country legally under the medical “deferred action” program that gives those receiving needed medical condition permission to stay. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.) explained this week that the family “has followed every rule.”

“They came here legally, paid their taxes, and Isabel’s participation in groundbreaking clinical trials has given hope to Americans with rare diseases,” said DeSaulnier.

But in mid-August, the family got news that Isabel’s mom, Karla, said made her feel like “the whole world was collapsing.” The Bueso family received a letter from the Department of Homeland Security saying the deferment was not being renewed, as it had been previously, and that the family must leave the country within 33 days or face deportation.

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‘I refuse to die in here’: the marine who survived two tours and is now fighting deportation

Jose Segovia Benitez survived two tours of duty with the US Marine Corps, a bomb blast, and a traumatic brain injury.

But the US is not helping him recover. On the contrary, the government may be leading him to his death.

Segovia is currently imprisoned at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) detention center in Adelanto, California where he says he is being denied critical medical and mental health care. The 38-year-old veteran is facing deportation to El Salvador, a country he left when he was three years old and where his loved ones fear he could be killed.

“I’m not going to die here. I refuse to die here,” Segovia said on a recent morning, wearing a red jail uniform and seated in a cramped room with no windows to the outside.

During his 21 months of detention in the southern California facility, Ice has failed to provide adequate care for Segovia’s serious heart condition, denied him proper treatment for his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and repeatedly placed him in isolation, according to the former marine and his lawyers. The consequences, they fear, could be fatal.

Segovia is one of fifteen current detainees who filed a federal lawsuit against Ice last month alleging medical neglect and horrific conditions that rise to the level of “torture”. He is also one of the estimated thousands of veterans who have faced deportation over the years despite their service to the country.

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‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ as Pamela Anderson Takes Meghan McCain to Task Over US War Crimes

Friday’s edition of The View became the site of an argument about war crimes, the U.S. military, and WikiLeaks as actress Pamela Anderson and program co-host Meghan McCain battled during Anderson’s appearance on the hit daytime talk show.

The dispute began when View hosts attacked Anderson for her unwavering support of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. McCain pounced, claiming that Assange is merely a “cyber terrorist.”

“He hacked information,” McCain said. “His leaks included classified documents that put our national security at risk, our military, and the lives of spies and diplomats at risk.”

Anderson replied by pointing out that the U.S. military, not WikiLeaks, is responsbile for the deaths of many innocent people around the world.

“How many people have the American government killed innocently and how many has Wikileaks?” Anderson asked. “The military has put many innocent lives at risk.”

That response spurred a cheer from the audience.

“Oh, calm down, sir,” McCain snapped at one boisterous supporter.

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polarbear4

pretty good!!!

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Certainly shows the contrast. And how the media coverage of Biden in a general would be brutal.

jcitybone

https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/460362-joe-biden-lying-about-iraq-shows-why-our-nation-has-so-many-wars

Former French President Charles de Gaulle once explained that “since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.”

This week, no one is more surprised than President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump succeeded in turning an innocent mistake about the weather into a giant lie and then, after days of determined effort, into a full-fledged scandal. Biden succeeded in denying his own words in support of the Iraq War. Falsely describing the path of a hurricane can be a serious matter, if not corrected. However, lying about hurricanes does not cause more hurricanes. Lying about wars is one reason we have so many of them.

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This. Finally.

Democratic Candidates Must Communicate Differently to Impress a New Generation of Voters

The 2020 presidential election may turn on how adeptly the Democratic Party nominee mobilizes marginal voters. And that means crafting a digital strategy to engage and enthuse specific constituencies—particularly young and minority voters—that turned out in critical numbers for Barack Obama but did not quite deliver for Hillary Clinton.

Yes, the Democratic candidates are all using the internet to raise money as they struggle to remain viable in a crowded primary field. Yes, they are communicating over Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. But that’s not going to be nearly enough if they are serious about attracting voters who sat out 2016, or who are only now old enough to vote. Rather, they should be using every tool available, every new platform, every conceivable form of engagement, because that’s the best way to ensure that Donald Trump is denied a second term.

And they need to start now. Primary season is the R&D phase of a campaign, a time when campaigns should be learning the best ways to organize on sites like Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming platform that has over 15 million daily users, or TikTok, a short video platform that’s extremely popular with 18- to 24-year-olds.

They should be experimenting with popular messenger apps like Signal, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp that are growing in popularity. WhatsApp alone has more than 68 million U.S. users and has been successfully used in get-out-the-vote efforts around the world. Campaigns should also be working to activate more of the 154 million daily users on LinkedIn.

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Older campaign operatives may not know all of these platforms or their advanced advertising and targeting capabilities. But that’s no excuse. The technological landscape is changing at a dizzying speed and it is their responsibility to keep up with how major parts of society are getting their news.

An example of how fast things can change is peer-to-peer messaging platforms. The text-out-the-vote platforms (Rally, Hustle, Spoke, Megaphone, etc) that were all created in 2016 may soon be going the way of MySpace and the fax machine. This quick change is a product of wireless association. CTIA, a trade association representing the wireless communications industry, just issued its new playbook drastically changing the rules on the amount of permitted mass-messaging the carriers will allow organizations to send to consumers that are not opted into a program.

The key point is that digital media platforms are constantly evolving, the rules are changing and the ones that were popular last year, or even last month, may soon give way to new ones.

polarbear4

thanks for the post, mags! Brie Brie gives me such hope—She seems to burst with joyful energy.

and to answer your question, yes, i’ve logged many remote coaching hours. 😊

LieparDestin

Democrats must go to war with fossil fuel industry to take on the climate crisis

Any climate plan that doesn’t challenge the gargantuan power of the industry head-on is flatly denying several realities about our energy system

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polarbear4

yeah. she’ll throw her support to Bernie. don’t worry. right.

orlbucfan

She’s part of some Hindi religious group. Their beliefs are fundie. No thanks. I will NOT vote for anyone with Fundie Organized Religious beliefs!

WindDancer13

Publicly, I would be relatively silent on that aspect. IF she endorses Bernie, it could become a liability.

PS: By publicly, I mean Twitter, etc. TPW is different. = )

jcitybone

With no delegates? 15% threshold. She’s not going to come close to that anywhere except perhaps Hawaii.

polarbear4

yeah, it’s just this drip, drip, drip, and now from someone supposedly on our side. makes me mad when we could have such a national blowout.

having their little club really is more important than our lives. it’s a sad day when that really sinks in. you know me, perpetually over hoping, then crashing.

WindDancer13

She won’t last past Iowa. Why would people continue to support a campaign that is not going anywhere? She does have to say she is staying until the convention or she would lose here current supporters. This was a problem that Mike Gravel faced when he said he was not in the race to win.

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T and R, mags!! Check out Weather Underground/wunderground.com. Their live blog is an excellent source of up-to-date info on storms, be they hurricanes, tropstorms, north easters, etc. Number one source on hurricanes for this Floridian. Right now, it’s headed for landfall near Hailfax, NS. Winds around 80mph. It’s been one tough, brutal bugger! 🙁

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jcitybone

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/460224-why-the-media-dislike-andrew-tulsi-bernie-and-marianne

And if you’re not a “team player,” then of course you’re a threat. Sanders, though, is obviously the ultimate threat to the Washington neo-liberal establishment. I asked him recently whether he represented an existential threat to the Democratic Party and he acknowledged that he is. He matches his critique of their corporatism and business-as-usual approach with an unmatched grassroots army and fundraising base. He has his own base of power that requires nothing from a D.C. cocktail party.

When you are a threat to the political establishment, you are inherently a threat to the careers of journalists who rely on access to that political establishment. There may not be an edict coming down from on high to “destroy” those candidates who threaten the system, but there are natural defense mechanisms that kick in. And so, strange graphics are made that just happen to exclude you; fact-checks are written that don’t seem to arrive at the facts at all; coverage vacillates from total blackout to wild smears.

Candidates who don’t conform may be exactly what the country needs, but they are precisely what the media scorns.

jcitybone

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/warren-clinton-talk-behind-scenes-2020-race-intensifies-n1049701

Clinton is a fraught subject for the Democratic contenders — perhaps for none so much as Warren, who, in the shadow of Clinton’s defeat, is seeking to become the second woman to win the party’s nod and the first woman elected president.

As she seeks to blend her movement-based progressive campaign with a Democratic establishment long wary of her populist brand of politics, Warren has been maintaining and creating relationships with a wide array of Democratic establishment figures. And if the race for nomination goes long — as many Democrats now predict — Clinton could become pivotal as an ally, an adversary or a neutral observer.

More immediately, Warren would no doubt like to win over support from Clinton voters, particularly women — and women of color — as she battles Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of a field that trails the top-tier triumvirate.

But Warren has made little effort to publicly highlight ties to Clinton, who is perceived by many on the left as too centrist and who was defeated in an election Clinton and her allies believe was heavily colored by President Donald Trump waging a misogynistic campaign. To the extent that Democratic primary voters fear a repeat scenario in 2020 — and to the extent that she’s competing with Sanders for the votes of progressives — there may be good reason for Warren to keep her distance from Clinton publicly.

At the same time, people who know and like both women say there are more similarities between them than some of their partisans would like to admit. Each is a policy powerhouse with an uncommon command of details, and possess the ability to master new material quickly with a deep intellectual curiosity. Like Clinton, Warren focused the early part of her campaign on developing a raft of policy proposals and rolling them out.

More important, an explicit or implicit blessing from Clinton could help Warren if she finds herself battling for delegates and superdelegates at a contested Democratic convention next summer.

polarbear4

while others see very different “similarities.” lol

The fact that they are maintaining a discrete line of communication speaks volumes.

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Sonny Rollins blows out with Leonard.

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Blows it out.

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Wow! I still have some old Sonny Rollins (my fellow Harlemite) lp’s from the 1970s or 80s but nothing to play them on.

humphrey

I still can’t figure Peter Daou out yet he retweeted this.

humphrey

No this isn’t from The Onion.

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polarbear4

this got me. and hopefully everyone at the convention.

jcitybone

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/07/climate-minimizers-dont-deny-climate-change-find-endless-reasons-reject-sanders

Climate change is an existential threat to human civilization. If only corporate media acted like it.

While the majority of corporate media do not outright deny the reality of the human-caused climate crisis, they are filled with another brand of insidious ideologues that I call climate minimizers. These downplay the threat that climate change poses to all of us by ignoring scientific data, avoiding discussion on the actual impact of climate change, and hyper-focusing on trivial details.

These tendencies were on display in the corporate media response to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ climate change plan.

WindDancer13

Is this a trap?

Democrats face internal rancor over deep fakes, disinformation

As illegitimate tactics like manipulated videos, troll farms, and fake social media accounts spread, state Democratic officials are demanding an official policy disavowing disinformation warfare.

But the Democratic National Committee so far is refusing to go along.

Earlier this year, all Democratic state party chairs sought to draw a sharp contrast with Republicans by backing a pledge to rule out the use of such tactics. Supporters viewed it as a basic first step to shape the tone of political discourse in the primary and guard against manipulation and online disinformation.

But party leaders did not bring the proposal to a vote at a meeting of the full DNC in San Francisco late last month, despite the pleas of the state chairs. Among the sprawling Democratic presidential field, only frontrunner Joe Biden has signed the pledge. The pact also calls on campaigns to publicly implore their supporters not to use disinformation and call them out if necessary. [emphasis added]

More on the Biden highlight further down.

Party leaders want campaigns to call out their supporters for disinformation. Who decides what is going to be labeled “disinformation”? WaPo’s “fact checkers”?

“In our communications, we discourage the use of inauthentic content and actors,” said DNC spokesman Daniel Wessel, referring to informal correspondence with state parties and campaigns. “Those are tactics used against Americans, not ones Americans should use against each other. While we know this is a tactic that is not being used by our Democratic candidates, including our Democratic presidential candidates, unfortunately the same cannot be said of the Republican ecosystem.”

Deflection here on what the Democrat party has said about Bernie. It’s the Republicans! We don’t do that sort of thing!! They seem to have forgotten the disinformation by Democrats including HRC spread about Bernie in 2016. A prime example can be seen in the debate that had Jose Ramos as one of the moderators. He showed a clip that looked like Bernie was praising Castro. The clip was taken completely out of context and Ramos and HRC refused to let Bernie supply the context. On Twitter, you can still people reference the Castro lie.

But in the interim, Democratic state party chairs and some outside groups are clamoring for the national party to take a clear stand. [emphasis added]

This is problematic. Just who are these outside groups? Why are they not identified?

In June, Biden was the first in the 2020 field to pledge not to take part in destructive tactics over social media, including banning the use of synthetic social media accounts and bot networks to attack opponents.

In a New York City speech in July, Biden called on his competitors to do the same.

“We asked candidates across Europe and North America to sign a pledge, committing to transparency in campaign finances and to reject the use of fabricated or hacked materials,” Biden said, referencing a Trans-Atlantic Commission on Election Integrity. “Now that I am a candidate for office, I have signed that pledge, and I urge everyone running for president to do the same.”


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has pledged not to use hacked information against Republican House candidates. And committee staff is dedicated to combating the influence of disinformation tactics, not promoting it, according to a DCCC aide. [empahsis added]

Back to Biden. So far so good, Biden backs not creating fake accounts to disseminate information about other candidates. After all, he has Symone Sanders and the MSM. However, and this cannot be stressed enough (hence the emphasis on the last paragraph), the Democratic party has shown repeatedly that it does not know what “hacked” material is (cf Assange).

What is this about Europe and North America (Canada and Mexico) also signing this pledge when it is implied in the article and in other comments that this pledge is to monitor US candidates? Could it be a reference to Russia? More deflection from what the US Democratic party does on its own. Meanwhile, why not also tell Israel to keep its nose out?

There is nothing so far that indicates that the party leaders would not consider something “hacked” if it furthered their agenda. Remember the video with Romney making his 47% remark? With the Democrats lack of understanding of what hacking entails, this could be labeled as such if it helped a candidate they are fighting against, but not labeled as such if it is a candidate they support.

We are not shown any of the wording of this pledge, yet we are supposed to just accept that it is in our best interests. Saying that the DNC so far does not support it is a nudge that progressives should. The trap snaps shut.

Note: I was unsure whether to post this in a new thread or as a comment as I know some people do not like long comments and just skip over them. As it is not a fully developed essay, I went with comment.

orlbucfan

The DNC is so stupid and crooked it’s not worth voting for or wasting the time to consider it. I hope there will be a huge 2020 turnout that will put the 1964 voter turnout to shame. Young folks hold the key. We will see.

WindDancer13

Voter turnout is going to be the vital key to this election season. Many older voters need to be turned away from their destructive habits, and younger people need to accept responsibility for their own future, starting with voting.

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orlbucfan

That’s one of Tulsi’s heroes. No way will I vote for her.

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The plot thickens. Do you suppose that the Stacey Abrams story was a feint to throw people off what the real plan is?

Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren: Frenemies from way back, now 2020 rivals

WASHINGTON — As Vice President Joe Biden contemplated challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in August of 2015, he scheduled an important, private Saturday lunch at his official residence.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the guest, and Biden had an audacious idea on his mind: He was eyeing Warren as a potential running mate, according to associates. The two met for more than an hour without any aides present.

MSM is laying the groundwork for this possibility. I can see Biden offering Warren the VP position so they could attract both the moderate and the progressive vote for the win. However, Warren is not nearly as progressive as she is being made out to be. Putting her in the VP spot would additionally cripple a progressive agenda. Note: Their states are still too close together for this to be viable unless they keep portraying Biden as being from Pennsylvania.

There is a lot more to this article and worth a full read to see exactly how this could play out. I am leaning toward the idea that Warren will NOT put Biden under the table during the next debate. She is still buttering both sides of the bread . . . a slice that actually has three sides. In case she wins, HRC has her back.

Also of note at the article is a video about the recent poll that showed a three-way tie. That blond talking head (whose name I refuse to remember) leads a panel of anti-Bernie people with only one person to point out facts that the other three choose to ignore. Although, it would have nice if he had reminded them of Bernie’s crowd sizes when he wrapped up his comment about having something that campaigns cannot buy or steal (i.e., enthusiasm.)

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hope you tweet this.

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WindDancer13

This is from March, so the warning alarms have been largely ignored.

Elizabeth Warren just landed Hillary Clinton’s top SC staffer

A Columbia native who led Hillary Clinton’s S.C. campaign during the 2016 election now is working on another national Democrat’s 2020 campaign in the Palmetto State.

Alycia Albergottie has been hired as the state director for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s run in the first-in-the-South primary, the Warren campaign announced on Monday.

Albergottie was named Clinton’s S.C. director in the run-up to the 2016 general election. She also worked on President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign here.

Two other staffers that are listed in the article previously worked on the campaign for Doug Jones. From his Wikipedia page:

The editorial board of The Birmingham News has described Jones as a “moderate Democrat”.[41] Former Alabama Democratic Party chair Giles Perkins described Jones as “a moderate, middle-of-the-road guy”.[42] Describing his own views, Jones said: “If you look at the positions I’ve got on health care, if you look at the positions I [have] got on jobs, you should look at the support I have from the business community; I think I’m pretty mainstream.”[43] Jones’ campaign has emphasized “kitchen table” issues such as healthcare and the economy.[44][45][46] He has called for bipartisan solutions to those issues[47] and pledged to “find common ground” between both sides of the aisle.[48] Senator Jones said that people should not “expect [him] to vote solidly for Republicans or Democrats”.[49] During his election campaign, Jones received bipartisan support including from Republican Senator Jeff Flake (Arizona).[50][51] According to FiveThirtyEight, which tracks Congressional votes, Senator Jones has voted with President Trump’s position 45.7% of the time as of March 2019. [52]

A July 2018 NBC News editorial stated that Jones has voted with Donald Trump more often than all but three of his (then) fellow Democratic senators while also taking up liberal positions more in line with his party, including LGBT rights.[53] [emphasis added]

People with integrity do not work for people whose ideals are not at least similar to their own. The two former staffers of Jones and the former Clinton staffer add up to Warren not surrounding herself with people with the same ideology that she professes. What could account for that?

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Take a close look at this list of recipients. It may explain a lot.

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Check this out. Behind the scenes DSA is canvassing for Bernie.😁👍👌

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polarbear4

because lobbyists doesn’t seem like a good answer.

humphrey

Meanwhile over in Great Britain Boris Johnson”s momentum is unstoppable! 😜

WindDancer13

Johnson’s brother also resigned, but he won’t leave until the regular election.

polarbear4

@magsview I sent you a tweet of a picture of Halifax but it never showed up on my timeline or yours bummer. It was showing the water level really rising in one of the harbors up above the lower floors of some buildings.

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But it is not good enough for Nancy Pelosi.

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Is that what I think it is?


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Further down the line:

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whoops.

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Turn off the sound and don’t read the signs, then guess what city this video was shot in.

How a local election sparked Moscow’s summer of protest – ABC News – https://abcn.ws/2ZG3aRp via @ABC

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humphrey

I am sure that this is getting front page coverage at the NY Times and Washington Post. 😢🤔

polarbear4

And we, the public, are so used to this kind of non-coverage of important things.

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jcitybone

https://www.postandcourier.com/politics/bernie-sanders-better-organized-more-focused-in-sc-than-four/article_11755e7c-a5a9-11e9-8c4c-7bd71c0e620c.html

Sanders’ South Carolina communications director Michael Wukela says 2020 is completely different in other ways. Clinton had her organization on the ground here for eight years ahead of the 2016 showdown. When Sanders showed up here, “there was no oxygen. There was no room to move.”

This time, it seems the rest of the pack is chasing the ground that Sanders broke, Wukela said.

“Four years ago, when Sen. Sanders was talking about Medicare for all, it was seen as an extremist position,” he said. “Now, how many candidates are talking about Medicare for all?”

So far this campaign, Sanders has held 30 events in South Carolina, putting him in the top tier of appearances, behind leader New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s 39.

What is noticeably different from 2016 is that Sanders is also more assertive in trying to connect with South Carolina’s black communities, which are expected to make up more than 60 percent of the primary turnout.

In the audience was Judy Dozier, a 68-year-old nurse assistant from Georgetown who said she was attending her first presidential political rally ever.

She likes Sanders’ view on Medicare for all, his opposition to offshore drilling and the $15 an hour minimum wage he’s championed.

Most of all, she likes his message of reaching out to those less fortunate.

“He is trying to help,” she said. “He is not trying to hurt.”

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jcitybone

😤😤😤. Dozens? Now a majority.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/460398-gabbard-impeachment-would-only-tear-us-apart

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said in a new interview that she opposes an effort by dozens of House Democrats for an impeachment inquiry into the president, saying it would cause further divisions within the U.S.

In an interview on “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren,” the 2020 candidate for president took a firm stance against impeachment, putting her at odds with other Democratic candidates for president including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

“I don’t [support impeachment,]” Gabbard said. “You know, I think it’s important for us to think about what is in the best interest of the country and the American people, and continuing to pursue impeachment is something that I think will only further to tear our country apart.”

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Ready for Tulsi to exit stage left

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/24/2020-democratic-candidates-impeachment-mueller-testimony

Bernie Sanders said: “He is not exonerated. He called Trump a “racist” who is “trying to divide the American people up based on the color of their skin.”

Sanders, who has called on the House to begin an impeachment inquiry, said it is a matter of fact “that the president did everything that he could to obstruct the Mueller investigation”.

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polarbear4

Shameful. The people that work to keep our most basic needs met should be making more than minimum wage.

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Backstreet boys were here at the beginning. Love this one.

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