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Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders and John Kasich expected to join forces for first night of Democratic convention

(CNN)The first night of the Democratic National Convention is currently expected to bring a message of unity featuring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former first lady Michelle Obama and former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, according to a source who has seen current convention plans.   The speakers represent a wide political spectrum of support for former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders is Read More…

Daines, Feinstein introduce wildfire protection bill

Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines and California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced a bipartisan bill Tuesday aimed at protecting communities by increasing forest management and reducing environmental litigation.   The Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act of 2020 would grant broad authority to federal agencies to push fuels reduction projects, create a new center providing Read More…

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AOC suggests low-income workers should boycott after coronavirus shutdown ends

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) argued Wednesday that many Americans should protest economic insecurity by refusing to work after coronavirus-related restrictions are lifted. “When we talk about this idea of reopening society, you know, only in America does the president — when the president tweets about liberation — does he mean go back to work. When Read More…

Twitter fight erupts between Alaska politicians and Sen. Chuck Schumer over coronavirus relief cash

The battle over whether for-profit Alaska Native corporations should get a slice of the $8 billion in coronavirus relief intended for U.S. tribes exploded Thursday into a Twitter fight among U.S. senators, an Alaska-born Interior Department official and the governor.   Let’s get you caught up: Congress has agreed to give $150 billion in relief Read More…

How top Sanders surrogates feel about his endorsement of Joe Biden

Some of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ top campaign surrogates spoke to the New York Times about what it means that their former candidate, the leader of a massive grassroots movement, has endorsed the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Why it matters: Convincing progressives to support Biden is viewed as key to building the coalition needed to defeat President Trump Read More…

Senate will vote to pass more small business aid Thursday, McConnell says

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he hopes to approve further funding Thursday to buoy small businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. “I will work with Secretary Mnuchin and Leader Schumer and hope to approve further funding for the Paycheck Protection Program by unanimous consent or voice vote during the next scheduled Senate session on Thursday,” he Read More…

AOC says coronavirus proves US is a ‘brutal, barbarian society’

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the United States as a “brutal, barbarian society” for the “vast majority of working-class Americans.” As Ocasio-Cortez was discussing certain policies she wishes Congress would adopt to combat the coronavirus, including canceling rent payment and reforming healthcare, she blasted the U.S. as a “barbarian Read More…

Democratic National Convention postponed until August due to coronavirus pandemic

MILWAUKEE — The 2020 Democratic National Convention has officially been postponed until August due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Democratic Party announced Thursday. The convention was originally scheduled for July 13-17. It will now be held the week of August 17. “In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take Read More…

After Bernie Sanders, socialists look to AOC and ‘the squad’ for leadership

Who will lead the revolution? With Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign just about Berned out, some are looking to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her friends to pick up where the 78-year-old socialist left off. “There is definitely an opportunity for her and other members of the squad,” Jabari Brisport, a Democratic Socialist-endorsed candidate running for state Senate in Read More…

Pence hires ex-Bush Labor official Jacob as new legal counsel

Vice President Pence is hiring a former George W. Bush administration official to serve as his office’s legal counsel. Pence’s office confirmed Monday that Gregory Jacob will take over the role being vacated by Matt Morgan, who is joining the Trump reelection campaign as director of litigation and legislation. “Greg is a man of deep professional experience, but also one Read More…

AOC says coronavirus bailout should ban stock buybacks — especially for airlines

Don’t get AOC started on bailing out corporate America over coronavirus. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens) fired a political shot across the bow of the airline industry and others hoping for multi-billion dollar taxpayer bailouts as the crisis worsens. “If there is so much as a DIME of corporate bailout money in the next relief package, Read More…

AOC admits there’s ‘no sugarcoating’ Bernie Sanders’ crushing defeat

Even the leader of the Squad is conceding a big defeat for Bernie Sanders. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens) conceded a major setback for her progressive hero after Joe Biden crushed Sanders in Michigan and several other states. “There’s no sugarcoating it. (It’s) a tough night,” Ocasio-Cortez told supporters on an Instagram video. Ocasio-Cortez sought to Read More…

With Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in, Senate Democrats’ map gets easier, but …

Democrats are doing everything they can to position themselves to win back the U.S. Senate. It still might not be enough.   Monday, term-limited Montana governor and former 2020 presidential candidate Steve Bullock announced he’s running for Senate there, putting up Democrats’ strongest candidate to take this seat from Republicans. The same happened in Colorado when Read More…

Biden gains new endorsements from moderate Dems, former opponents

(AP) — Moderate Democrats are continuing to coalesce around Joe Biden following his strong performance in Super Tuesday primaries, which reset the 2020 Democratic race as a two-man contest between Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden’s campaign announced Friday he had secured backing from Maggie Hassan, a first-term New Hampshire senator and former governor, who did not Read More…

Brad Parscale briefs GOP senators on plan to expand Trump’s map

President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale briefed Republican senators on Wednesday about the campaign’s effort to expand the electoral map and assure Trump’s path to reelection. “They are more than ready for 2020,” said Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), a close Trump ally. “They’re going to be expanding the map.” “They’ve been working hard, whereas Read More…

Why Montana’s governor thinks he can beat Trump

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Joe Biden Unveils $640 Billion Housing Plan Before South Carolina Vote

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday unveiled a $640 billion housing plan that includes tax credits for first-time homebuyers and low-income renters, as well as more federal assistance for the country’s poorest renters. The former vice president’s team sees his proposals as especially important in aiding African Americans and Latinos, two advisers said on the condition Read More…

It looks like people with no real interest in Bloomberg are signing up to be grassroots campaigners because he pays $2,500 a month

More than 500 social-media campaigners in California are being offered $2,500 a month to spread Mike Bloomberg’s message as “deputy field operatives.” However, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the small slice of the candidate’s vast personal fortune has not ensured the operatives’ dedication or loyalty. The newly formed social-media army has been Read More…

Ocasio-Cortez faces 13 challengers – but can anyone unseat her?

Democratic leftist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has risen to national – and even global – fame from an unlikely position as a young first-time congresswoman from New York. Related: ‘Try to keep up’: how Ocasio-Cortez upended politics in her first year in office But now she faces 13 different challengers, including from within her own party as well Read More…

Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet Drop Out

Andrew Yang, a businessman who managed to whip up a coterie of ardent supporters online, announced that he would be dropping out of the presidential race just as the New Hampshire primary results started coming in. About half an hour later, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who was profoundly losing to the write-in vote at the time of Read More…

‘We will bring the fire’: ‘Squad’ member Ayanna Pressley threatens those who ‘don’t see the light’

Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she intends to “bring the fire” if Americans don’t adopt her political ideology during a conversation with NPR’s Democracy Now as part of the nonprofit organization Rising Majority’s conversation with “the Squad.” “As I said when we were at the border, we’re going to keep telling and elevating these stories with the hopes Read More…

Dem Strategist: Trump’s Efforts to Woo Black Voters Could Pay Off

President Donald Trump is working hard to convince enough African Americans to vote for him to make the difference in key states that could help him win the November election, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons said on CBS’s “Face The Nation” on Sunday. “Trump is going very hard at African-American men, particularly younger African-American men,” Simmons said, Read More…

Trump defender Elise Stefanik out-raised Schiff and AOC last quarter

Rep. Elise Stefanik — the upstate lawmaker who became an overnight GOP superstar with her performance in the impeachment inquiry — raised a whopping $3.2 million in campaign contributions over the last quarter of 2019, beating out Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, raked in $2.5 million, while Democratic-Socialist darling Read More…

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announces advanced lung cancer diagnosis

WASHINGTON (WHAM) – Conservative radio host and political commentator Rush Limbaugh announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The announcement came Monday afternoon on the host’s nationally syndicated radio program The Rush Limbaugh Show. The 69-year-old radio host said during the brief talk on the topic that he intends to undergo treatment. READ FULL Read More…

Democrats to offer $760B infrastructure plan with big climate theme

House Democratic leaders are set to roll out their vision for a $760 billion, five-year infrastructure proposal that places a major emphasis on climate change, seizing on an issue that has become a growing concern for their party’s activists and presidential hopefuls. The framework — coming two years after President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan sank Read More…

‘No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams billionaires for exploiting workers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argues that people become billionaires only by exploiting workers and preying on vulnerable and less privileged people. “No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars,” she told the author Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event this week. Ocasio-Cortez shared a NowThis clip of their discussion Read More…