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  • Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties. Many of his aides and close allies are veteran Washington hands who have profited from advising big corporations. The Sanders-Warren wing of the party is not happy.

    08/01/2020 5:07:53 PM PDT · by karpov · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2020 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Glenn Thrush
    WASHINGTON — It was one of the few issues on which President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. disagreed — how far to go in limiting the influence of lobbyists in government. The vice president privately complained that his boss’s effort to slam shut the revolving door between K Street and the administration would deprive it of experienced talent, and he bristled when Mr. Obama’s aides tried to block him from hiring a well-connected Washington operator who had lobbied for pharmaceutical and insurance companies, credit agencies and others. Eight years later, that same confidant, Steve Ricchetti, is...
  • The Biden-Sanders Manifesto: Voters should examine how far left the former vice president has moved since winning the primaries.

    07/31/2020 5:00:35 AM PDT · by karpov · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 30, 2020 | Phil Gramm
    When unemployment and poverty rates hit record lows in late 2019, while retirement accounts and average household incomes surged to record highs, Joe Biden understood that general-election voters would never go for Bernie Sanders’s tax-and-spend socialism or Elizabeth Warren’s command-and-control version. Mr. Biden also bet, taking longer odds, that the Democratic establishment and ultimately the Democratic primary voter, desperately wanting to retake power, would reject his primary rivals as well. So Mr. Biden offered a nicer version of the status quo. “Nobody has to be punished,” he told donors in June 2019. “No one’s standard of living will change, nothing...
  • Bernie Sanders Secures Support from Half of Senate Democrats In Bid to Defund the Pentagon

    07/23/2020 12:37:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday touted securing the support of half of the Senate Democrats for his amendment to defund the Pentagon by 10 percent and invest in “distressed communities” instead. Sanders’ amendment gained support from 23 members of the Senate Democrat Caucus — half of the 45 Democrats in the Senate. The support was not enough to get the amendment passed and part of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, but was a show of support from Democrats for defunding the military. Sanders said in a statement after the vote: "Today, almost half of the members of the Senate...
  • In ‘Unity’ Platform With Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden Paves Way For Socialist Medicine

    07/23/2020 6:57:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07/23/2020 | Christopher Jacobs
    The “unity task forces” assembled by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his primary competitor and avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently issued their report. The policy recommendations, released ahead of next month’s Democratic National Convention, speak to how far the party has moved to the left, even under the supposedly “moderate” Biden. On health care, the fact that the task force failed explicitly to endorse a single-payer system does not make its policies much less radical. Compared to the policies of Barack Obama — the man under whom Biden served as vice president, and whom Biden uses...
  • Sanders: Biden ‘Said to Me’ that He Will Be ‘the Most Progressive President Since FDR

    07/23/2020 5:10:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22 2020 | PAM KEY
    Wednesday on CNN International’s “Amanpour,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said if elected, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has promised to be “the most progressive president since” Franklin D. Roosevelt. Amanpour said, “So, senator, I think I quote you as saying it, that Biden could be the most progressive president since FDR. If you did say that, it’s pretty dramatic. You’re really going far, far out on a limb there. That means you must support what he’s doing, and, therefore, do you believe that your supporters will vote for him?”
  • Biden’s $10 Trillion In Proposed Spending Puts Bernie Sanders In Charge Of The Democrat Ticket

    07/22/2020 6:12:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07/22/2020 | Tristan Justice
    Joe Biden began unraveling a new agenda that makes the Democrat presidential nominee appear more similar to the socialist senators he faced in crowded primaries than the center-left “moderate” he portrays, which was always a myth to begin with. On Tuesday, Biden unveiled a new $775 billion proposal for government-run childcare with additional taxpayer programs for the elderly. The latest program comes just days after Biden announced a $2 trillion package to ensure “environmental justice” hashed out with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ team to pile onto the $7 trillion in spending already proposed, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis....
  • Potential Biden VP pick says Sanders campaign has significant influence in drafting DNC platform

    07/22/2020 4:57:46 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a potential vice presidential pick for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden who is in charge of drafting the party's 2020 platform, said on Tuesday that the campaign for former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a significant influence in writing the document. Lance Bottoms, who is the chair of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) Platform Drafting Committee, lauded the fact multiple sections of the party are represented in creating the document that will convey its official policy positions ahead of the 2020 election. "What I most appreciated about the composition of the platform committee is that...
  • Biden Pledges to Make Climate Change Action Irreversible by Later Presidents

    07/15/2020 2:18:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 7/14/20 | James Walker
    Joe Biden has pledged to take action on climate change that would be "impossible" for a future president to reverse should he beat President Donald Trump in the November election. The former vice president told renewable energy industry executives on a fundraising call Monday night he would put down "such a marker" on climate change it would be "impossible for the next president to turn it around." He added that the climate crisis was the "most sweeping crisis of all," adding that it had an impact on other crises facing the U.S., including the coronavirus pandemic and the related economic...
  • Project Veritas

    07/13/2020 2:37:33 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    July 13, 2020 | Self
    Months ago, James O'Keefe of "Project Veritas" released a shocking series of videotapes which included undercover recordings of radical campaign workers supporting Bernie Sanders in advance of the Iowa caucuses. What struck me was that one of the ringleaders (a Marxist thug) was advocating violence and predicted that there would be civil unrest, including arson and rioting, in the summer months if the Democratic establishment denied Sanders the nomination. Lo and behold, the Democratic establishment resuscitated the candidacy of "Clueless Joe" and weeks later the urban areas burned. I cannot believe that the protests and the attendant looting, arson and...
  • Biden’s vision comes into view, and it’s much more liberal than it was (anyone see Gropin' Joe today?)

    07/12/2020 6:43:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Joe Biden is looking at building 500 million solar panels, slashing U.S. carbon emissions within 15 years, and rapidly expanding a government-sponsored health care plan. He wants to overhaul the way policing is conducted on American streets and the way success is measured in primary schools. Over the past week, the presumptive Democratic nominee has offered the biggest burst of policy proposals since he effectively won the nomination, including a plan to spend $700 billion on American products and research. It marks a significant move to the left from where Biden and his party were only recently - on everything...
  • Biden-Sanders Unity Plan Includes Commission to Study and ‘Recommend’ Reparations

    07/10/2020 12:46:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 09 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    One of the recommendations unveiled in the “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force” proposal involves establishing a commission to examine the impact of slavery and Jim Crow with the end goal of recommending “remedies,” or reparations. The task force refers to the move as a “building block to begin to redress the harms committed against African Americans.” The unity plan explicitly calls for the passage of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, or H.R. 40, calling it an “important first step” in the scope of the greater “comprehensive agenda for communities of color”:
  • Joe Biden’s ‘Unity’ Platform with Bernie Sanders Gives Free Health Care to DACA Illegal Aliens

    07/10/2020 12:41:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    In the Joe Biden-Bernie Sanders “Unity” platform, Democrats are vowing to provide free, American taxpayer-funded health care to illegal aliens who are able to enroll in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The proposed Democrat Party platform, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would restart the DACA program — allowing millions of illegal aliens to enroll — and ensure they are provided with taxpayer-subsidized Obamacare plans. The platform also would allow all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. to purchase healthcare coverage in the federal marketplace and more quickly allow...
  • Levin: My appearance on Hannity TV

    07/09/2020 10:04:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | 7/9/20 | Mark Levin
    My appearance on Hannity TV https://t.co/DunZ4xMZj9 pic.twitter.com/sRzlw4wsSh— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 10, 2020
  • Proposed Democrat Platform Gives U.S. Asylum to the World’s Migrants

    07/09/2020 7:12:37 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/20 | John Binder
    A proposed policy platform for the Democrat Party, drafted by supporters of presumed Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), would give asylum to the world’s migrants — inviting them all to the United States to live and work. The document, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would provide amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship to the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the nation and welcome hundreds of millions of the world’s migrants. The proposed Democrat platform would expand asylum for migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, freeing them into the...
  • Biden could be 'most progressive president since FDR,' Sanders predicts

    07/08/2020 11:12:49 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 08 2020 | Gregg Re
    Just days after Joe Biden declared that he would "transform" the country if elected, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders predicted Wednesday that Biden could become the "most progressive president" since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Sanders' remarks came as a task force set up by the two former rivals released a wide-ranging set of recommendations for the party’s convention platform. "The compromise they came up with, if implemented, will make Biden the most progressive president since FDR," Sanders told MSNBC. "It did not have, needless to say, everything that I wanted, everything that Biden wanted."
  • Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency

    07/08/2020 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/08/20 | Scott Detrow
    A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced a 110-page policy wish list to recommend to the party's presumptive presidential nominee. Throughout the Democratic primary, Biden stuck to a more moderate platform, while Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and much of the rest of the crowded field courted progressives and advocated for broader structural changes. But as the United States faces a growing pandemic and unemployment rates at the highest levels in generations, Biden has been talking more and more about a presidency that approaches Franklin...
  • CNN Praised Mt. Rushmore When Obama Visited; Attacks When Trump Visits

    07/04/2020 6:34:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/03/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    CNN described Mount Rushmore as a “monument of two slave owners” on “land wrestled [sic] away from Native Americans” ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit there on Friday. But in 2008, CNN marveled at the landmark when then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) visited Rushmore on the campaign trail.
  • Undercover Investigation: Minneapolis riot was preplanned [check out sunrisemovement.org ]

    06/17/2020 7:13:59 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-8-20 | Millennial Millie
    Millennial Millie does an expose on who is behind the riot insurrections, the connection with the Green New Deal, the group that recruits school children as young as middle schoolers as foot soldiers in the ranks of Antifa and BLM, and who have gotten 16 of the 30 Democrat candidates they promoted elected in 2018 including Cortez, Omar, Talib and Presley. A must see.
  • Mick Mulvaney to John Bolton: "You’re a f------ self-righteous, self-centered son of a b----!'"

    06/22/2020 4:57:04 AM PDT · by RandFan · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 22nd | Caitlin Yilek
    Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders detailed an explosive fight between then-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton during President Trump’s state visit to London a year ago. Sanders writes in her forthcoming book that Bolton was “drunk on power” and “had forgotten that nobody elected him to anything,” according to Axios. "Bolton apparently felt too important to travel with the rest of us," Sanders wrote. "As we were ready to depart for the Winfield House, [the U.S. ambassador's residence in London], we loaded onto a small black bus. We waited and watched as...
  • Dems Say Trump Rallies "Too Risky" [semi-satire]

    06/14/2020 12:17:40 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 June 2020 | John Semmens
    President Trump's plan to resume campaign rallies has been called "too risky" by Democrats. The gist of their criticism is that the packed arena and sports stadiums that have characterized past Trump rallies would spread the COVID-19 virus. This criticism contrasts with the fulsome praise Democrats have heaped upon the George Floyd protests over the past two weeks. Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla), a rumored contender for the VP slot on the Democratic presidential ticket explained the apparent hypocrisy as "the conflation of two distinctly different activities. At Trump rallies you have thousands of deplorables crammed together in a confined space...