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  • Bernie Sanders retracts endorsement for Young Turks host Cenk Uygur

    12/14/2019 8:56:04 AM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 14, 2019 | 10:24am | Jon Levine
    You could say he’s been Berned. Sen. Bernie Sanders officially retracted his endorsement of Cenk Uygur just hours after offering it to him. Uygur, a liberal media commentator on his web show “The Young Turks,” is running to fill the congressional seat recently vacated by Rep. Katie Hill. The 2020 candidate faced immediate blowback for the endorsement given Uygur’s long history of past homophobic and misogynist blog posts.
  • MEET THE PRESS Corbyn's UK defeat was bad news for Sanders, Warren and America's left

    12/13/2019 9:47:11 AM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | By Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann | Dec. 13, 2019, 9:04 AM EST
    WASHINGTON — Always beware of drawing conclusions from one country’s election to another. But it’s also hard to ignore that the results in Britain last night were bad news for Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and America’s left — just 52 days before the Iowa caucuses. On Thursday, unpopular Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party trounced even more unpopular socialist Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, with Labour having its worst general-election performance in three decades. Make no mistake: Neither Sanders nor Warren are as unpopular as Corbyn is in his country; in fact, Sanders and Warren have similar...
  • Biden calls Sanders’ pitch to leverage Israel aid ‘bizarre’

    12/08/2019 8:26:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2019 | Bill Barrow
    Joe Biden said Saturday that it is “bizarre” for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government there doesn’t moderate its treatment of Palestinians. The remarks highlight a nuanced but significant distinction between the Democratic presidential contenders. Biden and Sanders support a “two-state solution” for Israel and the Palestinians, and both men have criticized political leaders on each side of the long-standing conflict. But Biden’s take, offered during a question-and-answer session with Iowa voters, hewed a more traditional U.S. establishment line by reaffirming a financial commitment to Israel regardless of its actions toward Palestinians. The...
  • New poll of California Democrats shows Bernie Sanders leading as Elizabeth Warren nosedives

    12/07/2019 10:47:05 PM PST · by KingofZion · 41 replies
    SFgate ^ | December 5, 2019 | Eric Ting
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is slipping in both national and early state polls, and it looks like the slide in support is happening in California as well. A new poll from the UC Berkeley Institute of Government Studies conducted for the Los Angeles Times shows that Warren lost seven percentage points since the poll was last conducted in September, and is no longer leading the Democratic primary field. The new leader is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is up five percentage points since the poll was last conducted. Here are top five candidates from the poll: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders...
  • Fight breaks out at a Pete Buttigieg event in South Bend between his supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters

    12/04/2019 9:10:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 21:42 EST, 4 December 2019 | UPDATED: 21:42 EST, 4 Dece | JAMES GORDON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    A white Black Lives Matter activist appeared to cause a ruckus at an event being held by black leaders in support for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Black Lives Matter supporters had gathered to protest the event just as a man stole the microphone from councilwoman Sharon McBride. 'Who chose these people as the black leaders?' the man shouted on the microphone. 'Who organized this?' The questions immediately drew cries and jeers from the gathered audience and at one point in the video, a black women held up her cane and threatened to attack he man. Moments later, the microphone...
  • Former health insurance executive praises Sanders, Warren 'Medicare for All' plans

    12/03/2019 3:02:00 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 03 2019 | Tess Bonn
    A former health insurance executive offered praise on Tuesday for “Medicare for All” plans put forth by Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Wendall Potter, who spent 20 years in the health insurance industry, told Hill.TV that both policy ideas would create much needed structural changes to the health care system. Sanders and Warren have each introduced plans calling for the elimination of private health insurance in favor of a government-run health care plan. “Both of them are staunch advocates of getting to Medicare for All as soon as possible — we need to do...
  • Bernie Sanders Tries to Use Scripture as Basis for His Progressive Movement

    12/02/2019 10:50:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke at church service in Columbia, South Carolina, over the weekend and attempted to use scripture to push his progressive agenda. Sanders spoke at Reid Chapel AME and sought to link his campaign and the scriptures by focusing primarily on the need for “justice.”
  • Obama warned he would intervene to stop Bernie, had cutting words for Biden: report

    11/26/2019 7:07:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/26/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Former President Barack Obama once warned he would intervene to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., from winning the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a new report that sheds light on Obama’s personal views of the jam-packed primary field with no clear front-runner. Obama has largely stayed on the sidelines to date, refraining from any endorsements though he has issued general warnings to the party to avoid calls for radical upheaval in their policy pitches. These warnings were seen as a swipe at candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sanders. But a new Politico Magazine report gives a clearer picture...
  • Poll: Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard Surge in New Hampshire, Biden Drops to Fourth

    11/25/2019 8:44:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2019 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has taken the lead in New Hampshire, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has experienced a significant surge in the Granite State, according to a post-debate Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll released on Monday. The poll, taken from November 21-24, 2019, among 500 likely New Hampshire Democrat primary voters, found Sanders retaking the lead in his neighboring state with 16 percent support, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with 14 percent, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D) closely behind with 13 percent and 12 percent, respectively. While six points separate the remainder...
  • Biden Defends Son's Business Acumen [semi-satire]

    11/23/2019 3:15:24 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Nov 2019 | John Semmens
    This week it was revealed that Rosemont Capital, an investment firm in which former Vice-President Joe Biden's son Hunter is a partner, received $130 million of federal money as part of the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) during the Obama Administration. Under this program the government lent as much as 90% of the money to buy risky bonds. If the investment turned a profit the borrowers benefited. If it didn't the government agreed to absorb the loss. Rosemont Capital routed its profits through a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands—a move that allowed it to avoid paying US taxes. The...
  • Would Democratic Presidential Candidates Hold Israel Hostage?

    11/21/2019 5:40:00 AM PST · by Ezequiel Doiny · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Herald ^ | Ezequiel Doiny
    Would Democratic Presidential Candidates Hold Israel Hostage?
  • Marquette Poll shows support for impeachment has slipped in WI as Trump leads 4 top Dem rivals

    11/20/2019 4:09:31 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/20/2019 | Bill Glauber
    Support for impeachment has slipped in Wisconsin, according to Wednesday's Marquette University Law School Poll. And for the first time, President Donald Trump has surged ahead of all four top Democratic rivals in potential head-to-head matchups. Just 40% of Wisconsin registered voters believe Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 53% disagreed, according to the survey The poll of 801 registered Wisconsin voters was conducted Nov. 13 through Sunday, during the opening week of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry. In October, before public testimony began, the Marquette poll showed that 44% said the president should be...
  • Biden email promotes phony watch party at Epstein estate organized by Sanders supporter

    11/20/2019 4:04:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/18/19 | Charles Gasparino, Lydia Moynihan
    A man who says he supports Bernie Sanders punked Joe Biden's presidential campaign into sending out notices of a phony Palm Beach "November debate watch party" that was supposed to be held at the infamous estate of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Gerald Doherty, 28, confirmed to FOX Business that he created the fake invite that linked to a Biden campaign web page for the alleged gathering during Wednesday's Democratic debate at 358 El Brillo Way in Palm Beach, the address of Epstein's nine-bedroom mansion where prosecutors say he performed illegal sex acts with underage girls. The event promised "street-side...
  • Soak-the-Rich Taxes Are Unethical and Unwise

    11/20/2019 6:23:52 AM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    Bloomberg | November 20, 2019 | Michael R. Strain
    No excerpt from Bloomberg allowed, story here. He makes the point that if the tax code becomes a tool to punish people, it loses its legitimacy.
  • Sanders' Dubious Climate Plan [semi-satire]

    11/19/2019 10:08:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Nov 2019 | John Semmens
    Now in fourth place among the Democrats vying for the Party's 2020 presidential nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hopes his $16 trillion plan to mitigate global warming will revive his flagging campaign. The gist of his plan is to expropriate private sector energy companies and use the ill-gotten gains to foster a government-owned alternative energy "ministry." The target is to have 100% of the United States energy needs met from wind, solar, hydropower or geothermal energy by the year 2030. Sanders rebuffed claims that the notorious inefficiency and ineffectiveness of government would undermine his plan, pointing out that "the expected...
  • Warren, Sanders, and Biden Preach Diversity, They Don’t Live It

    11/16/2019 11:06:28 AM PST · by Twotone · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Bernie Sanders lives in a $476,000 colonial in Burlington VT. The house in New North End is one of three homes that he and his wife own. Burlington VT is 85% white and less than 5% black. Unlike the Old North End, which is diverse, the New North End has an older and more conservative population. The average household income is $80,000, and a number of the elected officials have been Republicans. Despite Bernie’s socialist image, he chose to live in a white conservative suburban neighborhood where lefties are only slowly beginning to make inroads as younger couples start...
  • AOC, Sanders hatch $180 billion plan to guarantee housing for everyone (one mansion limit)

    11/15/2019 2:11:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/19 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Bernard Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday are introducing legislation that calls for a guaranteed right to housing and would put up to $180 billion over 10 years toward retrofitting and cutting carbon emissions in federal public housing. The legislation would amend federal law to say it’s the policy of the U.S. to use federal funds and the credit of the country “to guarantee the right to housing for every individual” - an expansive view of government reach reflected in their “Green New Deal” to combat climate change. The bill provides money for solar panels and renewable energy...
  • Medicare for All Preview: Britain’s National Health Service crisis starts early this year.

    11/15/2019 7:20:14 AM PST · by karpov · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2019
    Americans who want a preview of coming attractions under Medicare for All should take a look at the annual “winter crisis” at Britain’s National Health Service that is starting early this year. Data released Thursday showed the worst waiting times in 15 years in English emergency rooms. Hang onto your warm winter hats. The NHS managed to treat only 83.6% of emergency-room patients within four hours in October, compared to 89.1% a year earlier and well short of the government’s target of 95%. The NHS winter crisis has become a national tradition like Guy Fawkes Day and the Grand National...
  • Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters. Experts Aren’t Impressed.

    11/14/2019 6:26:43 PM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2019 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders’s $16 trillion vision for arresting global warming would put the government in charge of the power sector and promise that, by 2030, the country’s electricity and transportation systems would run entirely on wind, solar, hydropower or geothermal energy, with the fossil fuel industry footing much of the bill much as Mexico was to pay for the border wall. Climate scientists and energy economists say the plan is technically impractical, politically unfeasible, and possibly ineffective. ... The heart of Mr. Sanders’s plan, a government-run effort to build, manage and distribute renewable energy on a vast scale,...
  • Michigan Moderates Sense Jitters on Medicare for All

    11/14/2019 8:09:31 AM PST · by karpov · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2019 | Stephanie Armour and Joshua Jamerson
    The Democratic Party’s internal dispute over Medicare for All has reached this battleground state, and so far, supporters of a single-payer health care system are finding a tough audience. Union members in this labor stronghold state have expressed unease with Medicare for All, fearing they would lose health benefits that were hard-won over years of negotiations. A survey of 600 likely voters commissioned by the Detroit Regional Chamber this summer found that a majority opposed a Medicare for All proposal that would eliminate private health insurance, as proposed by Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Kamala Harris, a...