Gary Zabel

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First we take Hässleholm … Swedish far right rises

HÄSSLEHOLM, Sweden — When the leader of the Moderates, Anna Kinberg Batra, recently announced that her party would be open to negotiating with the …

Resistance Rising: Socialist Strategy in the Age of Political Revolution

<b>A summary of Democratic Socialists of America's Strategy Document - June 2016</b><p>2016 was a game changing year for leftists and progressives. We are …

Middle-class

It's too late for hand-wringing – globalisation is already dead

Donald Trump and Theresa May are not flagbearers in the distance. We are already some years into a phase of deglobalisation<p>The world is getting smaller. That is the unbidden meme of our generation, thanks to the juggernaut of growth unleashed by an outpouring of global bodies, free trade …

Globalization

Trio of young House Democrats pressure Pelosi to give up power

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi beat back a challenge Wednesday to keep her top leadership post.<p>But three first-term House Democrats continued what became a steady and public push over three weeks to decentralize the power structure in the House Democratic Caucus and forced the veteran …

Democratic Party

The Slow, Painful Death Of The TPP

In spite of the hopes of many elite types for a last-minute resurrection, it appears that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is finally dead. This is good news, but it took a long time to kill the deal and the country is likely to pay a huge price for the execution.<p>The basic point that everyone …

Price picked to lead HHS

Rep. Tom Price, a leading GOP voice against Obamacare, has been selected as Donald Trump's pick to run Health and Human Services, a job that will put him in charge of dismantling the historic law, according to several Republican sources.<p>Price, 62, an orthopedic surgeon, is expected to be tapped as …

Health Care

Election throws US plans for Syrian refugees into question

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Arabic language classes are drawing 25 to 30 people a week in preparation for the new arrivals in town. High school students are helping collect furniture and housewares for them, and employers have inquired about giving them jobs.<p>For the past several months, Rutland has been …

Reince Priebus: Trump Will Undo U.S.-Cuba Ties Absent New Concessions

"He is going to require some movement or some schedule of movement."<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said that Trump will reverse President Barack Obama’s executive orders restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba unless the Cuban government agrees to additional …

Donald Trump

CNN/ORC poll: A nation divided, and is it ever

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a bruising presidential election featuring the two least liked major-party candidates in recent history, more than 8-in-10 Americans say the country is more deeply divided on major issues this year than in the past several years, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And more than half say …

Donald Trump

Sanders calls for assessment of Electoral College

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Sunday it is time to re-examine the Electoral College, after Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote to President-elect Donald Trump.<p>"We have one candidate who had two million more …

Government

BERNIE: We need to reexamine the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton's loss

Asked by CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" whether he supported a reassessment of the method, Sanders pointed to Clinton's popular-vote victory. Clinton racked up millions of votes in heavily populated states like California and New York, but her large margins of victory there were rendered …

Government

Pelosi faces big leadership challenge

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Leadership battles within the Democratic Party. The fight over repealing Obamacare. And the story of an awkward hallway scramble two decades ago involving Al Gore and Fidel Castro.<p>It's all part of our weekly "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get next week's headlines today.<p>1. …

Al Gore

Cruz to Trump, GOP: If we don't deliver 'there will be pitchforks and torches in the streets'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Ted Cruz warned President-elect Donald Trump and other Republican leaders they may face a popular revolt if they don't carry through on some of their biggest campaign promises, including repealing Obamacare.<p>"If we're given the White House and both houses of Congress and we …

Republicans

Sanders: Recount 'not a big deal'

Those despairing about Donald Trump’s election to the presidency should not be getting too excited about a Green Party-driven recount in some states, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” Sanders also sought to ensure that voters know the recount, which he said is "not a big deal," …

Government

5 senators essential to Trump's success — or failure

Red-state Democrats and swing-state Republicans hold the keys to legislative success.<p>Republicans will control both sides of the Capitol next year, and with Donald Trump in the White House, GOP lawmakers are eager to make good on their campaign promises and enact sweeping changes to everything from …

Elections

Sieren's China: Trump's opening gambit with Asia

Donald Trump doesn't want a Trans-Pacific Partnership. America's withdrawal will give China far greater scope in Asia, but this clearly doesn't …

The End of Identity Liberalism

It is a truism that America has become a more diverse country. It is also a beautiful thing to watch. Visitors from other countries, particularly those having trouble incorporating different ethnic groups and faiths, are amazed that we manage to pull it off. Not perfectly, of course, but certainly …

Political Science

Trump disavows the alt-right

President-elect Donald Trump told New York Times reporters on Tuesday that he disavows the fringe political movement that many say helped power his candidacy.<p>But he also rejected the idea that he bears responsibility for the growing prominence of groups espousing white nationalist viewpoints.<p>"I …

Donald Trump

Trump defends Bannon, Breitbart

President-elect Donald Trump defended Steve Bannon in a meeting Tuesday with New York Times staff, saying his choice for a top White House adviser has been unfairly attacked.<p>“If I thought he was a racist or alt-right or any of the things, the terms we could use, I wouldn’t even think about hiring …

Donald Trump

Trump plagued by business conflict questions

The president-elect hasn't made clear how he will avoid conflicts between his vast empire and his official duties.<p>Donald Trump is struggling to tamp down mounting questions about potential conflicts of interest between his vast business fortune and his incoming presidential administration, as the …

Donald Trump

Cardin to push resolution on Trump's financial conflicts

Sen. Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, plans to introduce a resolution calling on President-elect Donald Trump to take the necessary financial steps to ensure that he is not violating any constitutional limits on a president's conflicts of interest.<p>The move …

Donald Trump

Obama crosses the 1,000-mark on commutations he's granted

President Barack Obama offered a new batch of commutations on Tuesday, passing the 1,000 mark for his presidency.<p>For advocates of criminal justice reform, Obama’s efforts to lighten out-of-date sentences for nonviolent drug offenders have taken on new urgency since the election. While Obama has …

Barack Obama

Biden nixes the idea of DNC chair run

So much for the latest draft Joe Biden effort — the vice president won't be a candidate for chair of the Democratic National Committee.<p>Biden spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield ended the growing speculation late Tuesday afternoon. "The vice president is not interested in being DNC chair," Bedingfield …

Joe Biden

Clinton's lead in the popular vote surpasses 2 million

A half-dozen electors, those who will formally cast votes for Trump and Clinton on Dec. 19, are pushing to block Trump from winning a majority of votes.<p>A series of long-shot bids to reconsider the result of the 2016 election cropped up on Wednesday as Democrats and liberals dismayed by Donald …

Government