Bernie Sanders

Montana Is About To Send Trump -- And Democrats -- A Big Message

The Republican candidate's alleged assault of a reporter on the eve of the election turned the race upside down.<p>Montana will vote Thursday to fill the U.S. House seat vacated in March by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.<p>Democrat Rob Quist, a populist progressive cowboy poet known for his career as …

Elections

Sanders: Rich get richer under Trump budget plan

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders challenged President Donald Trump's proposed budget for next year, saying it slashes programs for needy Americans across the country, while giving massive tax breaks to the wealthy. (May 25) AP

Elections

Minimum Wage In Different States: Bernie Sanders To Propose $15 Minimum Wage Bill, Backed By 31 Democrats

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ agenda to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, backed by 31 Democrats, will be proposed Thursday, reports …

Minimum Wage

California politics updates: $400 billion for single-payer healthcare, audit demanded in election of state Democratic Party chair

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:<p>A legislative analysis released on Monday puts the total cost of a single-payer healthcare system in California would be $400 billon a year.<br>• Democrats say they want to know …

Maxine Waters

90,000 young Britons register to vote in one day

...and they're likely to vote for the "unelectable" Jeremy Corbyn, a guy significantly to the left of, say, Bernie Sanders, who has survived multiple …

Jeremy Corbyn

The 10 Best Political Podcasts To Help You Become A More Informed Citizen

Political news is monopolizing the world at the moment. Information is being doled out to us via 140 characters on a social media streams and that’s not a healthy way to stay informed. Enter the political podcast — a chance to dive deep, to explore ideas, and to exhibit nuance in an incredibly …

Podcasting

Sanders calls GOP healthcare bill a 'disgrace' after CBO score

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders calls GOP healthcare bill a 'disgrace' after CBO score Sanders: Trump budget is 'grotesquely immoral' Trump …

ObamaCare

Can this cowboy leftist win Montana?

Montana will hold a special election today to replace Ryan Zinke, who left his House of Representatives seat to become President Trump's secretary of …

A Majority Of Senate Democrats Support Bernie Sanders' $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Last time, just five of Sanders' colleagues were on board.<p>A majority of the Senate Democratic caucus is backing a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 just two years after a comparable bill introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) received scant support from his colleagues.<p>Thirty …

U.S. Congress

Pelosi: Dems will pass $15 minimum wage if we take power

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday vowed to take up a $15 minimum wage in the first 100 hours of the next Congress if Democrats take back the chamber next year.<p>Pelosi offered the commitment while appearing alongside fellow Democratic leaders and advocates to release new legislation …

Politics

Sanders, Mulvaney clash heatedly over Trump budget

Senator Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders, Mulvaney clash heatedly over Trump budget 5 things to watch in Montana’s special election GOP on edge …

Meals on Wheels

Bernie Sanders: Trump's budget is immoral

<b>(CNN) —</b> The budget introduced this week by the Trump administration constitutes nothing less than a massive transfer of wealth from working families, the elderly, children, the sick and the poor to the top 1%.<p>It follows in the footsteps of the Trump-Ryan health care bill, which gives massive tax …

Opinion

Bernie Sanders Just Tweeted The Most Evergreen Response To CBO Score

And Twitter is feeling the Bern.<p>Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted out just three words on Wednesday afternoon and Twitter thoroughly appreciated its timelessness.<p>The tweet came after the Congressional Budget Office said that 23 million fewer Americans would have insurance under the American Health …

Sanders: Trump budget is 'grotesquely immoral'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Trump budget is 'grotesquely immoral' Trump records robocall for GOP candidate in Montana race Blues …

Sanders delegate wins NY state election in district that voted big for Trump

Democrat Christine Pellegrino has defeated her Republican challenger in a New York state special election in a district where President Trump won big …

Elections

The Issue Democrats Wish Would Go Away

Can the Democratic Party retake Congress by giving up on gun control? Should it?<p>The progressive hope in Thursday’s special election to represent Montana’s at-large House district can be seen in an ad caressing a gun he lovingly calls “this old rifle.” In another spot, Democratic nominee Rob Quist …

Gun Control

In upset, Democrat Pellegrino wins 9th District Assembly seat

Democrat Christine Pellegrino defeated Conservative Tom Gargiulo on Tuesday in the 9th Assembly District special election as the progressive and …

Long Island

Suicide by litmus test

Rep. Keith Ellison, the No. 2 at the Democratic National Committee, is in trouble for taking a selfie with . . . a Democratic state senator from …

Opinion

Here's a Strange Political Story That Has Nothing to Do with Trump

Well, almost nothing.<p>Of all the weird sideshows in American politics, the one unfolding in a Florida courtroom may be one of the strangest. Largely uncovered by anything resembling the elite political media, a passel of disgruntled Bernie Sanders donors has filed a $300 million class action suit …

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Democratic Women Just Won Two State-Level Elections in Trump Districts

If the increase in activism—and the decrease in Donald Trump's favorable poll numbers—are any indication, the Republicans could face some serious challenges come 2018. In recent weeks a handful of special elections happening across the country seem like a litmus test for those midterm elections. It …

Elections

Do a Pair of State House Wins Portend a Democratic Wave?

A pair of down-ballot victories are generating enthusiasm, but it’s far too early to predict what will happen in the 2018 midterms.<p>Democrats are looking to wins in state and local elections for signs of a comeback, as the party tries to prove it can channel voter enthusiasm under the Trump …

Elections

Democrats' Efforts To Retake Congress Are Hitting A Rift Over Abortion

As Democrats try to win over rural and red state voters, they're divided over whether a pro-life candidate belongs in the party. “If I get asked about my views on abortion ... I get off the topic as quickly as I can," one House Democrat said.<p>Posted on May 23, 2017, 22:11 GMT<p>Theo Wargo / Getty Images<p>…

Rights & Freedoms

Dominick Moreno announces bid for Congress in increasingly crowded Democratic race

One more state lawmaker is entering the Democratic competition for a Denver area congressional seat.Sen. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City will …

Denver

KING: The next Dem primary must be a robust cast of candidates

I sincerely believe Hillary Clinton's loss to Donald Trump began long before her head-to-head matchup with him.

Elections

Blues Traveler’s John Popper: I voted ‘none of these clowns’ for president

<b>John Popper</b> says he’s no fan of <b>President Trump</b>, but that wouldn’t stop him from performing at the White House.<p>“That’s my White House, so I think I …

While You Were Watching Trump, The Democratic Party Changed

Donald Trump has already changed the Democratic Party more than his own Republican Party.<p>While the president has merely reduced his own party into a panicked mess, the Democrats’ trajectory seems to have moved subtly and decisively away from the center-left Clinton liberalism toward a politics …

Politics

California Democrats Aren’t As Crazy As They Sound

Few political stereotypes are as durable as that of crazy lefty California Democrats and their fads and fights. The idea of the Golden State donkey …

Politics

Bernie Sanders Says Trump Budget Exposes President As Fake Populist

"This is a budget for the billionaire class, for Wall Street, for corporate CEOs and for the wealthiest people in this country."<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) savaged President Donald Trump’s budget proposal on Tuesday, accusing the president of turning his back on campaign pledges to stand up for …

Donald Trump

DNC Fundraising Hits Six-Year Low as RNC Surges

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), fresh off its latest push for cohesion in a nationwide “unity tour,” hit a six-year-low in fundraising for …

Elections

Joe Biden Sounds a Lot Like Bitter Bernie Sanders: Thinks Hillary Clinton Was Not a Great Candidate but He Is

Hindsight is 20-20, but with respect to the 2016 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden seems to have cataracts when assessing what …

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