Child POTUS refusing to unveil Obama's presidential portrait at White House

I’d like to believe that, in a closet or an attic somewhere, there’s a portrait of Donald J. Trump that’s emotionally maturing at a normal human pace, even as the heap of callow adipose sliming the Resolute Desk remains eternally stuck in neutral. Because shit like this is, well, not normal. A decades-old White House tradition…

Joe Biden Says He Wants Bernie Sanders To Be A Part Of His Presidential Journey

I like this: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday praised Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for having a “significant” influence on American politics and said he hopes the progressive senator will play a role in his own campaign if he should be the Democratic nominee. Speaking on NBC's “Today,” Biden reiterated his commitment to picking…

Things You Can Count On In Tomorrow Night's Democratic Presidential Debate.

I think there will be certain things that are predictable for tomorrow night’s Democratic presidential debate.   You know you suck as a moderator when you get panned by both Democrats and Fox “News.”  And I am talking about Bothsiderist Chuck Todd.  Seriously, I don’t normally pay any attention to Fox, but this take down of Todd…

Suddenly Trump hates the idea of self-funding a presidential campaign

Back in 2015 and 2016, before a giant art installation made of Saran Wrap, cotton candy, and toenail fungus somehow became president, Donald Trump pretended that his personal fortune made him immune to corruption. Oh, that was a good one. First of all, he’s more corrupt than a Borgia pope. Secondly, the cheap bastard didn’t…

Mike Bloomberg caught using prison labor for his presidential campaign

John Washington of The Intercept recently published this report about the use of prison labor by Mike Bloomberg’s presidential bid to make phone calls on behalf of the Bloomberg campaign: FORMER NEW YORK CITY mayor and multibillionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg used prison labor to make campaign calls. Through a third-party vendor, the Mike Bloomberg…

The Democratic Presidential Debate Must Address Poverty

Archives photo: People walk in Skid Row after new school supplies were donated to thousands at Fred Jordan Missions, on September 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images / Mario Tama) Alan Minsky, the executive director of the Progressive Democrats of America, is also the producer of the The Nation‘s podcast Start Making Sense, with…

Parallels Between Beshear's Victory In KY And Democratic Presidential Race.

Some Biden supporters who didn’t like my latest diary about Joe Biden got me thinking.  One commenter in particular thought it would be better if I focused on Andy Beshear’s electoral victory in the Kentucky governor’s race instead of running down Joe Biden.  I’m not entirely sure what Beshear’s race had to do with Joe…

Current Media Narrative On Status of Democratic Presidential Race.

Actually, there isn’t just one Media narrative on the Democratic presidential race, but I want to focus on this one story from CNBC.  It certainly encapsulates the narrative on Joe Biden.  Yes, I do not support Joe Biden, BUT I do not think that the data presented supports the narrative.  Spoiler Alert:  Biden’s campaign is…

MSNBC to host climate forum with 2020 Presidential Candidates.

Be still my beating heart. Two climate forums, one from CNN (who refer to it as a climate crisis town hall) and now, news that MSNBC, along with Our Daily Planet, will host their own climate forum with MSNBC hosts, Chris Hayes, and Ali Velshi, will be moderating.  CNN will be airing their town hall…

Participant in Charlottesville counter-protests calls for Joe Biden to end his presidential bid

Emily Gorcenski, a data scientist who was assaulted by white supremacists while participating in the counter-protests against the infamous Unite the Right fascist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017, has called it “unconscionable” for Joe Biden to continue his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination: x I am one of the “courageous Americans” that @JoeBiden…

Swing State Presidential Polls Looking Good

http://www.vox.com/… Donald Trump’s approval rate is quite dismal in many of the key states that will decide the 2020 election, according to Morning Consult. This is one of a series of polls that show Trump in trouble despite an economy that has been doing well until now. morningconsult.com/… New Hampshire: 39% to 58% Wisconsin: 42%…