Bernie Sanders

Trump turning US into 'world champion of extreme inequality', UN envoy warns

Special rapporteur Philip Alston, fresh from fact-finding tour, issues devastating critique of US society and condemns ‘private wealth and public squalor’<p>The United Nations monitor on poverty and human rights has issued a devastating report on the condition of America, accusing Donald Trump and the …

India News

Take it from voters, mild mannered moderates are Democrats' best bet for 2018

If off-year elections are a referendum on the president, both Virginia and Alabama showed that voters did not want a blue version of Donald Trump.<p>Political elites are in a lather about how the left has taken over the Democratic Party. Maybe someone should tell the voters.<p>In Alabama, self-described …

Elections

FBI agents spoke negatively about Democrats, too

Peter Strzok, one of the FBI employees who sent anti-Trump text messages which are being investigated by the Department of Justice, called Sen. …

U.S. Politics

DNC Chairman Tom Perez: 'Black Women Are The Backbone Of The Democratic Party'

Democrats in Washington are speaking out to address the need for the party to do more for the Black community, who has continuously supported them …

Women of Color

Democrats Draw Vivid Lesson From Alabama: Mobilize Black Voters

Amid the Democrats’ celebration over their success in turning out a huge number of black voters in the Senate election in Alabama, party leaders, activists and operatives are seeing a vivid message to increase outreach, mobilization and investment in minority communities.<p>In the wake of Doug Jones’s …

Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders And The Resurgence Of Socialist Sentiment In America

Quite a few articles have been written lately on the receptivity of Millennials to socialism and even (7% of them) communism. What’s up with that? U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, that’s what. In a speech delivered at Georgetown University, “Democratic Socialism in the United States“ he said:<p>So let me …

Opinion

Alabama showed Black Voters Matter. So what now?

When candidates and elected officials demonstrate that black voters matter, we all benefit from the progress<p>As co-founders of Black Voters Matter Fund, we envisioned an organization that could support voter mobilization primarily in black and marginalized communities, provide organizational …

Opinion

After Alabama, It’s Time for Democrats to Get Over Their White Working-Class Fixation

It’s time for the patterns and practices of the Democratic Party—the candidates we put forth and the voters we pursue—to change.<p>There’s always been …

U.S. Politics

Sen. Sanders: Yes, I think Trump should resign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says he thinks President Trump should resign over allegations of sexual assault levied against him.

Justice

Report: FBI Staff Also Bashed Bernie Sanders, Chelsea Clinton

The two FBI employees who’ve come under fire for having bashed President Donald Trump in private text messages also reportedly went after liberal …

Donald Trump

Money flows into Net Neutrality debate ahead of FCC vote

Ajit Varadaraj Pai at FOX Studios on November 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)<p>After nearly a year lobbying on both …

Net Neutrality

Black women are demanding more than a thank you from the Democratic Party

Since the Alabama special election, black women have been getting a round of thank yous for their role in securing an open U.S. Senate seat for the Democrats.<p>Ninety-eight percent of black women who voted in the state's special Senate election cast their vote for Doug Jones. Rep. Terri A. Sewell, …

U.S. Politics

If Democrats aren’t careful, they could ruin the Iowa caucuses

CLOSE<p>Dave Nagle, Chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party's caucus review committee, talks about the importance of the Iowa Caucus during a meeting with …

Elections

Doug Jones’ election is a wake-up call: Democrats can’t get elected without Black voters

Who swayed the election for Doug Jones against disgraced former judge Roy Moore? If you ask FiveThirtyEight, the answer is obvious: Black …

Democratic Party

Following Sen. Gillibrand's Lead, Sen. Sanders Is Now Calling for Trump to Resign

As members of Congress are resigning or facing immense pressure due to allegations of sexual assault or harassment, some Democrats have been …

Donald Trump

Sanders: Tax bill is simply a 'gift' to 1%

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks on the tax plan that the Republicans are expected to pass sometime soon. He feels that the process to pass the bill has …

Politics

Charles Barkley’s Wise Words to Democrats on Alabama

Before he became one of the great basketball players of his time, Charles Barkley was a son of the Alabama soil. He went home to help Doug Jones pull …

Liberal View

Black women fueled a grassroots movement in Alabama — and may remake state politics

<b>SELMA, Ala. —</b> The door of the Dodge Charger could not be closed. Javier, the 36-year-old black man wearing a red hoodie in the passenger seat was a …

HBCUs

Teresa Gallegos launches progressive candidacy for state senate: "Enough is enough."

I mentioned this morning that each of the special elections for a vacant state senate seat will draw a Democratic candidate. Here's a little more …

Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders says Donald Trump should resign over sexual harassment allegations

Senator Bernie Sanders has called on Donald Trump to resign, joining a chorus of Democratic lawmakers who say the President should step down over …

Donald Trump

MoveOn Members in Texas Endorse Beto O'Rourke for U.S. Senate, Vowing to Defeat Ted Cruz

<i>MoveOn: Building on Resistance wins in Alabama and Virginia, MoveOn members focus on winning power up and down the ballot in 2018.</i><p><b>TEXAS</b> — Texas …

Liberal View

Bernie Sanders to Trump on Nafta: For Once, Keep Your Promise

President Donald Trump is finding an unlikely ally in his efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement: the political …

Business

Sanders: At least GOP is being honest that tax bill is written for their donors

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should resign Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic …

Donald Trump

Can the Democratic Party Make a Comeback in 2018?

Democrats won a historic victory in the Alabama Senate special election, but the unique circumstances of that race won’t be easily replicated in future contests.<p>After losing the White House in 2016, the Democratic Party finally has a string of victories to celebrate. In November, Democrats won …

Politics

“African-American communities are turning up, and they are turning out”

How local Alabama activists and the Democratic Party joined forces to elect Doug Jones.<p>For the past four months, Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson and other local activists were going door to door in Alabama, encouraging people to vote in Tuesday’s special election for Senate.<p>Speaking by phone …

Politics

Why are two FBI agents being smeared by the right?

Rex Shutterstock via ZUMA<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>The latest bit of manufactured outrage from Trumpland …

Martin O'Malley

‘Keep your promises’: Bernie Sanders urges Trump to keep NAFTA hard line

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is being encouraged to stay strong in NAFTA negotiations by people who aren’t normally his allies.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders and …

Canada

The next senator from Alabama would make Bernie Sanders proud

Doug Jones figures to be a reliable vote for Senate Democrats after his win in Alabama.<p>The next senator from deep-red Alabama supports Obamacare. He favors abortion rights and same-sex marriage, and believes young immigrants brought to the country as children should be allowed to become U.S. …

Politics

Democrats Quietly Pumped Resources Into Alabama To Boost Doug Jones

They stayed behind the scenes, but they were involved in the Alabama Senate race for months.<p>For months, Democrats have stayed quiet about what, if anything, they were doing in Alabama to help Doug Jones in the state’s special Senate election. They’d insist they were helping, but they wouldn’t say …

Elections

Canada’s Health-Care Queues

Bernie Sanders’s model system makes patients wait and wait and . . .<p>American Democrats are following Bernie Sanders in embracing single-payer health care on the Canadian model. But when they get sick, our neighbors to the north increasingly find that the only way to get “free” medical care is to …

Health Care