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On Thursday, the House voted 424-8 to suspend normal trade relations with Russia in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine. Congress rarely achieves that kind of consensus on anything, unless the vote is for not telling Ted Cruz about the weekly after-work happy hour, but Ukraine’s plight has...

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  • March 18, 2022

Kaaaaaaaa-BOOM! Nancy Pelosi (D-Not Fucking Around) just referred to GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy as “Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA).” And that’s not all. Read: x Scathing news release from @SpeakerPelosi designating @GOPLeader as (Q-CA). pic.twitter.com/qgkiMaBx6p— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) February 3, 2021 < p class=”is-empty-p”> “After several conversations and literally running...

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  • February 3, 2021

Trump has franked all of us. Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked...

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  • August 15, 2020
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Here’s the latest news courtesy of Qunnipiac University’s latest poll: If the election for president were being held today, former Vice President Joe Biden would receive 49percent of the vote and President Donald Trump would receive 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll of registered voters released...

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  • June 18, 2020

Lots of stories out about former President Obama endorsing Joe Biden, Bernie endorsing Biden, Warren endorsing Biden, pretty much every Democratic candidate for the nomination has stepped up to endorse him. (Even Tulsi Gabbard did so a month ago.) So now people are asking, what about Republicans? Especially “Never Trumpers.”...

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  • April 15, 2020

Twitter is full of many demands to cancel one or another Democrat when the real enemy will be culpable for mass contagion deaths on the road to fascism.  https://twitter.com/VincentCrypt46/status/1239176715965874176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/sanz_md/status/1237811696103829505?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Amid the folks demanding Sanders quit the race because Biden supporters want a decisive victory by convention time, we are reminded...

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  • March 15, 2020

Yesterday I posted this diary, Prediction: Bernie Drops Out After Next Tuesday, in which I argued that Bernie was going to stay in long enough to have his one-on-one debate with Biden, and to have one more primary vote, and after that he would suspend his campaign. Now WaPo’s The...

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  • March 11, 2020

I’m playing pundit here, with all the risks that implies, but I think Joe Biden will win enough delegates to have a majority going into the convention, and that he will be the nominee. For one thing, the governor of Michigan. Gretchen Whitmer, has just endorsed him ahead of next...

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  • March 5, 2020

FiveThirtyEight predicts a contested convention, especially if there are no surprises on super-Tuesday. The less-mentioned fear is a repeat of 2016 where Biden wins because of superdelegates on the second ballot and disaffected dems take their ball and stay home. FiveThirtyEight  @FiveThirtyEight Our latest primary forecast: projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Just a preview posted so the...

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  • March 2, 2020

There have been lots of messages from the Democratic candidates running for the presidential nomination on winning political strategies.  Now that some votes are being cast, we are seeing what Joy Reid has called “proof of concept” with regards to those messages or strategies.  Or I should say, we are...

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  • March 1, 2020

Here’s something that will raise your spirits: x New CBS/YouGov national poll just out: Sanders 28%Warren 19%Biden 17%Bloomberg 13%Buttigieg 10%Klobuchar 5%Steyer 2%Gabbard 1%— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) February 23, 2020 Here’s some more info: Measuring sentiment among would-be Democratic primary voters nationwide, it's Sanders who is leading in overall preference to...

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  • February 23, 2020

It is late for me to “decide.”   It is even later than usual for me to to vote.  I can and usually vote absentee in person on the first day possible —  I live in Virginia but work in Maryland so I have no trouble qualifying for the privilege to...

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  • February 22, 2020

The reality of tomorrow’s Nevada caucus will be in the details of delegate allocation. The meme of “insurmountable delegate lead” could prevail. Meanwhile Trump does a counter-rally in Vegas. x Post-debate poll (Thursday, Feb. 20):@BernieSanders – 30% (+2)@JoeBiden – 19% (0)@MikeBloomberg – 17% (-3)@ewarren – 12% (+2)@PeteButtigieg – 11% (-1)@amyklobuchar – 5%...

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  • February 21, 2020

IDP Caucus 2020 Results 96% reporting (1686 of 1765 precincts) Candidate SDE National Delegates Bennet 0 – Biden 327.578 – Bloomberg 0.21 – Buttigieg 549.074 – Delaney 0 – Gabbard 0.114 – Klobuchar 253.854 – Patrick 0 – Sanders 533.105 – Steyer 6.505 – Warren 380.045 – Yang 21.368 – Other...

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  • February 6, 2020

They tried to beat Bernie Sanders by ignoring him. They found out that it was impossible to beat a real message especially one that is existential. Bernie Sanders on the rise What most in the corporate media fail to understand is that it is less about Bernie Sanders and more...

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  • December 27, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard’s pathetic non-vote over impeachment increased her unfavorability rating by 7% in just a week in a Morning Consult survey. This means she has now surpassed conservative Mike Bloomberg as the most disliked Democratic primary candidate with a disapproval rating of 30%. Congratulations, Tulsi. At least you are winning...

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  • December 27, 2019

Unlikely that folding chairs will be thrown at tonight’s Democratic debate in west LA. Included in discussion will be the latest strike at Obamacare and the impeachment of Trump. Darned Democrats are generally more liberal. x The stage is set: 7 presidential contenders will take your questions in the last...

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  • December 19, 2019

It’s a sad day for Kamala Harris and her supporters. I was an early Harris supporter, and up until her announcement today, she remained one of my top candidates. (Full disclosure: I’m now in Elizabeth Warren’s camp.) But whoever our nominee is, that person will be 1,000 times better than...

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  • December 4, 2019

The primary is hard to forecast right now but it seems a bit ridiculous that PredictIt bettors think that Bloomberg is almost as likely to win the Democratic nomination as Bernie Sanders. pic.twitter.com/qX72JPcgWI — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 26, 2019 I could vote for Mike Bloomberg probably as much as...

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  • November 26, 2019

I am not a Biden fan by any stretch of the imagination. He falls ahead of Tulsi Gabbard in terms of who I would vote for in a primary, but that’s about it. But I can’t help feel sorry for the guy. It feels like his natural allies have knives...

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  • November 12, 2019

Weird that the GOP defense could wind up: “I did it, so what – get over it” Idiotic that Individual-1 is trying with the help of his GOP buddies, to make impeachment into reality-TV kayfabe. No amount of extra campaign money funneled to 2020 vulnerable GOP senators can make them less vulnerable to...

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  • November 2, 2019

You have so totally lost.  For those of you not keeping up with the anorexic sewer system that is Ann Coulter, it seems that Ms. Fascist Political Bomb Thrower is not up to her job, which is at least keeping up with who’s who in D.C.  It all started with a...

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  • November 1, 2019

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and presidential hopeful announced Thursday that she will no longer seek re-election to the House in 2020. That’s the good news. The bad news is likely to be found in the reasons why she did it. After all that rage-tweeting Gabbard aimed at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for daring to suggest that she...

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  • October 25, 2019

What a day. Trump opines: “You people with this phony Emoluments Clause” because apparently there’s a US Constitution. So much diversionary activity as Trump repeats campaign lies during his “Cabinet meeting” press opportunity. That event was meant to offset the failed Mulvaney press briefing of last week and the even more...

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  • October 21, 2019

Sort of lost in the President’s latest machinations, and wall bouncing, was the fact that Hillary Clinton was once again cleared of any charges of criminality on the issue of her infamous emails.  To put this matter to rest—finally, I wish the State Department and the FBI would issue a...

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  • October 21, 2019

I was concerned that the corporate mainstream media would adopt Hillary Clinton’s narrative of Tulsi Gabbard being a Russian asset. Chuck Todd, the MSM standard-bearer and others have not. Chuck Todd gets this one right Anyone who read or heard Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Secretary Hillary Clinton’s statement smearing Congresswoman Tulsi...

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  • October 20, 2019

Russia’s useful idiots are also proxies. In a bid to repeat 2016, the swing states will have third-party efforts as well as support for non-Democratic efforts. In this case the self-proclaimed “environmentalist” declares that he supports the Green Party, but not really. Like greenwashing, it’s bait-and-switch. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1185643744932106240? Jill Stein got more...

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  • October 19, 2019

This pIe-fightery is perhaps well-timed before, rather than during the actual primaries, so that intra-party beefing might dissipate early. x Van Jones says Hillary Clinton smeared Tulsi Gabbard “with no facts” & adds Tulsi is getting “payback hell” for quitting DNC & backing Bernie in 2016 pic.twitter.com/jzGdmLMJzL— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) October 19,...

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  • October 19, 2019

Actions speak volumes over words, and the punches thrown by the Democratic presidential candidates at Elizabeth Warren tonight scream, “She’s the frontrunner!”  I don’t give a shit how often they say, “Polls don’t matter!  I meet all kinds of people out on the campaign trail…blah, blah, blah.”  The rest of the...

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  • October 16, 2019

Safe Bets For Tonight: It’s hosted by CNN and NYT, so the questions to the candidates are going to suck. The moderators want this to become a professional wrestling match, so look for lots of questions crafted to spark fights among the candidates. I predict Erin Burnett will ask Warren...

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  • October 15, 2019

The count rose steadily since 5pm yesterday and here’s where support for the impeachment inquiry is at this moment. There are 235 Democrats in the House, and as of Tuesday night, 202 of them are backing the inquiry, including 22 members of the Judiciary Committee, The New York Times reports. They are joined...

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  • October 12, 2019

Polls are trending toward supporting the impeachment inquiry. Since House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry last Tuesday, support for impeachment has grown, according to polls from Politico/Morning Consult, HuffPost/YouGov, NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist, CBS News/YouGov, and Quinnipiac. These shifts suggest that public sentiment could continue to change as the inquiry proceeds. Such increases in support could...

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  • October 12, 2019

Apparently Trump’s absurd bleating is falling flat about how he’s against corruption in Ukraine in light of being caught trying to shake down that same country. Similar trending among Republicans, Independents, and Democrats in the WaPo poll. x Here's a really striking finding from the new Post poll: Since July,...

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  • October 8, 2019

Democrats responded to the whistleblower scandal surrounding Donald Trump’s contacts with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky almost as fast as they could. In fact, even as Trump attempted to set the narrative before they got a chance to see the “transcript” of their July call, with the expectation of defining the coverage,...

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  • September 30, 2019

And you only get one guess:  Tulsi Gabbard. Literally, I laughed out loud when saw this on TV. “Up to this point, I have been opposed to pursuing impeachment because it will further divide our already badly divided country,” Gabbard said Friday in a press release from her campaign. “However,...

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  • September 27, 2019

Can we agree that money in politics, especially from corporations and oligarchs, is not healthy for our democratic process?  But we have a political system that equates “free speech” with how much money you can donate to a political candidate or campaign.  Until that system changes, we are stuck with...

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  • September 14, 2019

I never cared for Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.  I didn’t like her buddying up to Bashar-al-Assad.  And her early work against the LGBTQ community doesn’t give the warm fuzzies either.  But she has come out against impeachment of Trump because it would cause further division in the U.S. “I don’t [support...

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  • September 8, 2019

I don’t like writing diaries trashing our (viable) candidates. I have my preferences, and based on recent DKos straw polls, it appears that those preferences are pretty well in line with others on this site. I’ve written a few anti-Gabbard diaries because, well, she’s not much of a Democrat, is she?...

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  • September 4, 2019

So did you hear the one about the president who dangled pardons in front of people in order to more quickly get his vanity wall project built? Hilarious, right? The White House claimed it was a joke, anyway. (Your president is an irretrievably corrupt sack of suet and rage who...

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  • September 1, 2019

There is an article up at 538 that shows Warren improved her net favoribility rating among Democrats after the two debates. Warren is popular, de Blasio is underwater 2020 Democratic candidates ranked by their net favorability ratings among Democratic respondents, according to an average of national polls conducted Aug. 1...

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  • August 28, 2019

photo: Hurricane Harvey, the costliest in the history of the United States Image captured by NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite • Public Domain For a greener tomorrow, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Shayna, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Are We Prepared For The Deadly...

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  • August 27, 2019

photo: People’s Assembly in Tampa, FL—Organize One Near You! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. We Need Medicare For All!   There’s still time to get involved in August Actions! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)...

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  • August 26, 2019

We Need The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Shayna, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team A better future made possible by present actions and past achievements Last Sunday was the 99th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment,...

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  • August 25, 2019

photo: PDA’s Capitol Hill Climate Canvassers (left House, right Senate) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Democratic Debates Must Address Poverty and Climate   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is changing politics in America, and we’re...

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  • August 24, 2019

Contacts:Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director – 818-749-9497 / alan@pdamerica.orgRussell Greene, PDA Senior Strategic Advisor – 310-722-6108 / rsgreene@earthlink.net With the World on Fire, Why Is the Democratic Party Refusing to Hold a Climate Debate?   August 24, 2019 (Washington, DC) – Today Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) announced the presidential...

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  • August 24, 2019

ABC News on Wednesday unveiled the four moderators who will host the third Democratic presidential primary debate next month in Houston. The debate will be moderated by ABC chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, the network announced. The...

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  • August 22, 2019

Breaking: SHAZAM! Iowa:Warren 28%Biden 17%Sanders 17%Buttigieg 13%Harris 8%Booker 3%O'Rourke 3% Change Research poll, caveats apply, please read all fine print, all wagers finalhttps://t.co/zAXhmsvbf3 — David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) August 15, 2019 Here’s some more info: Elizabeth Warren’s early investment in Iowa is paying off. A new Iowa Starting Line-Change Research...

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  • August 15, 2019

Yes, I know that progressives should not be acting like accountants and worrying about money and fundraising, but we live in a corrupt campaign finance system.  In order to compete, Democrats of all stripes have to raise campaign cash, if only to fund a GOTV and ground game.  And it...

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  • July 17, 2019

Since the first set of Democratic Presidential Debates, it’s been a rocky road for centrists.  The heavy weight champ of centrism, Joe Biden, took some hits.  And while some Biden supporters have been saying, “Well, it was just one poll!,” subsequent polls have shown that Biden has lost some steam.  And...

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  • July 3, 2019

I’ve been loath to criticize Joe Biden for a couple of reasons: I like him, more or less. He has a certain avuncular charm, and he’s definitely not an evil guy. Maybe he's a little out of touch and backward-looking, but he’d be a marked improvement over Orange Palpatine. He could...

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  • July 1, 2019
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