Bernie Sanders

Distinguished pol of the week

Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old novice candidate, gave the Democratic Party a much-needed lift, winning 48 percent of the vote in the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election. Ossoff can claim credit for a huge swing in the 9.5+ Republican district from 2016, when Tom Price held his seat …

Opinion

What Is Bernie Sanders Doing Now? Vermont Senator Fighting Trump, Revamping Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders may have lost the Democratic presidential primary last year, but his commitment to changing the party hasn’t wavered. The Vermont …

Democratic Party

Sanders to Trump: 'Listen to the scientists'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders to Trump: 'Listen to the scientists' Dems knock Trump on Earth Day Dems hunt for a win in Montana special …

Climate Change

Trump's election has mobilized a resistance like no other, but will Democrats' answer to the tea party divide the ranks?

She knew to hold her tongue during a business trip to Chicago the night Donald Trump was elected, and endured a long evening of schmoozing with the other sales reps and executives.<p>Back in her hotel room the next morning, Lisa drew a hot bath and sobbed.<p>Then her sadness turned to an anger that …

Democracy

Democrat O'Malley visits New Hampshire, sparks 2020 buzz

Former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley is returning to New Hampshire.<p>WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2oygRdI ) …

Elections

Sanford: Trump primary threats are 'counter-productive'

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, who last month planned to vote against the proposed GOP measures to …

Elections

After losing ground, Democrats try to jump start support from working class

With fractures in San Diego’s organized labor community and next year’s election approaching, the local Democratic Party is trying to patch holes in …

Unions

Leading candidates in French election get in early to vote

The leading candidates in the French presidential election have already cast their ballots, with most having voted in the morning.<p>The right-wing candidate Francois Fillon voted in the town hall in Paris’ 7th district.<p>The Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon voted in Trappes in Yvelines, west of the …

Elections

House Democrats Grow Bullish After Trump Stumbles

“House Democrats are heading toward the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency with the kind of feel-good unity they haven’t experienced since the …

Politics

In Defense of New Hampshire

At first blush, 2016 was a disaster for the New Hampshire primary. No result in the event’s storied 100-year history challenged the foundations of …

New Hampshire

Trump Reaches Beyond White House for Counsel

New York Times: “As Mr. Trump’s White House advisers jostle for position, the president has turned to another group of advisers — from family, real …

Politics

Sen. Dan Sullivan: Campaign Finance/Money - Summary - Senator 2016

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for 2013-2016 and based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on April 19, 2017 (for …

Government

Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she's not running for president. But she has the public schedule of a future presidential candidate.

Elections

French Voters Head to the Polls

“French voters go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election that to the very end has brought little consensus or comfort …

Elections

Dems hunt for a win in Montana special election

The special election spotlight shifted west this week after a hard-fought race in Georgia. Now all eyes are on Montana, where a popular local folk …

Elections

Why can’t the Clintons just go away?

Since losing the most winnable presidential election in modern American history, Hillary Clinton has, among other things: given a series of …

Anthony Weiner

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: 'I am studying more about the impeachment process'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said at a town hall this week that she is studying more about the impeachment process amid the investigations into whether any aides to President Donald Trump's campaign were involved in Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>Gabbard cautioned though that …

Politics

Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech At Berkeley

“To me, it’s a sign of intellectual weakness.”<p>OMAHA ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized the security threats to a speaking event by conservative pundit Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley that prompted the school to postpone the talk.<p>“I don’t like this. I don’t like it,” …

Bigotry

Bernie Sanders defends his endorsements of red state Democrats: “Can’t exclude people who disagree with us”

In Georgia and Nebraska, the Independent senator finally places his bet on Democrats<p>Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the face of the progressive movement in the United States and the most popular politician in the nation, is defending his decision to support two Democratic candidates this week. Sanders …

Liberal POV

Former Obama staffer reveals the current 'leader of the Democratic Party'

A woman who served under former President Obama has said that he is "probably still the leader of the Democratic Party."<p>Alyssa Mastromonaco, who …

Barack Obama

Is Dem ‘Unity Tour’ tearing party apart?

Joy Reid and her panel heatedly debate: what’s the point of DNC chairman Tom Perez touring with Independent Bernie Sanders, rather than reaching out …

Elections

Bernie Sanders Defends Ann Coulter, Slams ‘Intellectually Weak’ Student Activists

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Bigotry

Sanders' Unity Tour With DNC Chair Exposes Rifts But Also Suggests Common Goals

Things were going well for the Democrats in Miami.<p>Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hadn't exactly sold out the downtown theater they were campaigning in, but the audience was solid and energetic.<p>The anti-DNC catcalls that had plagued early stops on …

Tom Perez

Democracy’s dyin’, who’s got the will? What France’s election tells us about the state of modern discontent

With the left facing disarray and defeat amid a new age of revolution, it's time to ask: Is democracy over?<p>A specter is haunting Europe. But nobody can agree about what it is, and whether it’s good or bad. All eyes this weekend are on the dramatic and unprecedented presidential election in France, …

Democracy

Hillary Clinton doesn't deserve all the blame for Democrats' failure

<b>(CNN) —</b> The psychodrama of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chronicled in campaign accounts now coming to light has a fascinating parallel to the obsession over Vladimir Putin's real or imagined election role. Specifically, it's a distraction from a deeper, systemic weakness of the …

Democracy

View from the Left: How a 'small money' revolution is transforming elections for Democrats

As Nir’s experiment demonstrates, the whopping 2017 fundraising sums haven't been about Daily Kos directing readers to give, it's been about the …

Liberal POV

When Bernie Sanders Asks How Many Cars Billionaires Need, Twitter Responds with Question He Won't Answer

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is apparently outraged that billionaires can own multiple yachts and cars.<p>“How many yachts do billionaires need? How many …

Wealth

The Resistance Now: science gets its own March

Tens of thousands to participate in March for Science in Washington and in 374 ‘satellite marches’; Bernie Sanders seeks to motivate the masses to ‘rise up’<p>The Resistance Now on Facebook Sign up now for our weekly newsletter about the Resistance<p>Less invasions, more equations!<p>Expect some hilarious …

Donald Trump Jr

Bernie Sanders Mocks Greedy Rich People, is Also Rich

Bernie Sanders tweeted about billionaire's yachts. Twitter was quick to bring up his home on Lake Champlain.

Wealth

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders , & the Future of American Politics

Jon Ossoff, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the future of American politics<p>Notes from realignment: A solid Republican district becomes the site of …

Democracy