Good morning friends, starting things off with Van Jones & Nina Turner’s weekend speeches on Medicare for All and then the rest of the news will be in the comments.
The video is a bit clipped and Van Jones starts around the 8 minute mark and then Nina Turner follows… and wow, what a speech:
Also in this news roundup:
*Our Bad Foreign Policy *“Medicare for all” could be cheaper than you think *While Trump Stokes Division, Warnings Against Ignoring Ongoing Crisis in Puerto Rico *Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout *Obama: ‘The world has never been healthier, wealthier or less violent’ *The Man Taking On Ted Cruz Talks Sanders, Single-Payer, and Beowulf *Why Is Stephen Jaffe Trying to Unseat Nancy Pelosi? & Much More
Good morning friends and a big thank you to those who keep us alive over the weekends! I will ever so slowly encourage you to post your own material as well as create posts that show how easy this can be done… but in the meantime today’s news roundup is in the comments. There is a lot of material to cover including:
*Lots of people (Booker, Whitehouse, etc) are piling onto Bernie’s single payer bill *Irma’s impact *Sanders to head back to California *It’s time to end the myth that black voters don’t like Bernie Sanders *Water Protector/Pipeline news *Draft Bernie Events & Videos * the 39 Senate Democrats (and Angus King) Still Not Backing Medicare For All *Progressive Candidate updates & more
Cori Bush is running to represent the 1st district of Missouri, and after hearing her enthusiasm about single-payer healthcare, campaign finance reform, as well as other issues, you’ll fall in love with her. She’s setting a new standard in American politics with a campaign funded 100% by small grassroots donations, and she has the potential to emerge as an icon in the progressive community.
Happy Tuesday all! Starting today’s post off with Paula Jean Swearengin discussing her primary campaign against West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin and then the rest of what I’m reading/watching will be in the comments. See you there!
Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner is worried that Americans are being “left behind” because Congress and the media are seemingly consumed by “Russia, Russia, Russia.”
During a panel discussion on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Turner was asked about the latest revelations that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner had attempted to establish “back channels” of communication with the Kremlin.
“How’s this playing in Ohio?” asked guest host Dana Bash.
Turner responded: “No one in Ohio is asking about Russia.”
“I mean, we have to deal with this,” she continued, referring to the ongoing investigation into alleged election meddling. “We definitely have to deal with this. It’s on the minds of the American people. But you want to know about people in Ohio—they want to know about jobs. They want to know about their children.”
Turner, a vocal supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during his presidential campaign, said she has spoken with voters across the country and found widespread concern over domestic issues and feelings that they are not being represented by the dominant political class.
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Republican Greg Gianforte loaned himself $1 million to finance his bid for Montana’s only seat in the U.S. House, as his Democratic opponent raked in huge sums of cash from small, individual donors ahead of a nationally watched May 25 special election to fill the seat vacated by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
New filings made with the Federal Election Commission over the weekend show that Gianforte, who made millions from the sale of his software business, has raised more than $3.4 million since launching his bid for Congress.
Meanwhile, Democrat Rob Quist, a musician and cowboy poet making his first bid for public office, has collected nearly $3.3 million through May 5, with most of it — $3.2 million — coming from individual donors.
Quist’s campaign said 56,000 individual donors have given an average of $23 per contribution. The FEC does not require donors who give less than $200 to be identified.
“Greg Gianforte’s attempt to buy another election after losing last time shows he still doesn’t get Montana. He will get the message on May 25th that Montanans can’t be bought and will never be for sale.”
The rest of what I’m reading/watching/etc will be added to the comments. Have a great day!