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Jan 20 2020
This Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes as moderate Democrats, falling in line behind former vice president Joe Biden, are warning that the party risks re-electing Donald Trump if it nominates too radical a candidate for president — by which they mean someone like Senators Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.
This so-called moderate world view is underpinned by the belief that, over theSalon
Apr 01 2020
Big donors to U.S. presidential campaigns are feeling the economic pinch from the coronavirus pandemic and holding on to their money just when the candidates -- especially Democratic front-runner Joe Biden -- need it most.
With stocks falling, businesses shrinking and unemployment soaring, donors of all sizes are feeling the effects. Billionaires counted on to fuel super PAC spendingBloomberg
Jan 15 2020
A CNN debate moderator is coming under criticism for asking Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) what she thought when Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reportedly told her that a woman could not win the presidential election, seconds after Sanders flatly denied he ever told Warren such a thing.
The different accounts from Sanders and Warren of the conversation at their December 2018 meeting was aThe Hill
Jan 15 2020
AHEAD OF THE August 2015 Fox News debate, the company’s chair, Rupert Murdoch, issued a directive to debate moderator Megyn Kelly: The Donald Trump thing has gone on long enough, it’s time to take him down. Kelly took a bat to candidate Trump, listing off his most misogynistic remarks, asking how he could explain them to voters. But Trump ended up winning that war.
Democrats assembledThe Intercept
Jan 22 2020
Agreement negotiated with European Union ensures that U.K. will leave at end of month.
The Brexit divorce deal completed its passage through Parliament on Wednesday evening, ensuring that the U.K. will leave the European Union at the end of the month.
After passing the upper and lower parliamentary chambers, the Brexit divorce deal that Prime Minister Boris Johnson negotiatedWall Street Journal (News)
Mar 20 2020
They’re in some of the lowest-paid occupations, yet the stockers and cashiers in food stores do tasks that are indispensable to life in a modern society. Now that’s being recognized in a way that often isn’t.
Every day the nation’s 3 million food-store workers deliver the goods, stock the shelves, and ring up the sales that keep America fed. Only now, the coronavirus pandemic has thrustChristian Science Monitor
Jan 21 2015
President Obama delivered a tough State of the Union address that offered some solace to Democrats who feared he had given up the fight. Most importantly, he put forth a controversial plan to tax wealthier Americans through reforms that close loopholes in order to finance tax cuts for middle class Americans, tapping into the populist sentiment that has driven support for politicians like Sen.CNN (Online News)
Oct 04 2021
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Back in the early 2000s, a group of determined conservative Republican House members began to organize themselves into a cohesive political force. They caused headaches for George W. Bush, they deposed Speaker John Boehner and eventually became the bulwark of the strongest opposition to Barack Obama. While there areDan Schnur
Nov 05 2019
Bernie Sanders often points to Europe as his economic model, but there’s one lesson from the Continent that he and Elizabeth Warren want to ignore. Europe has tried and mostly rejected the wealth taxes that the two presidential candidates are now promising for America.
Senator Warren’s plan sets an annual 2% tax on assets above $50 million, and the rate rises to 6% for billionaires.Wall Street Journal (Opinion)
May 07 2019
A 15-year-old video of Sen. Elizabeth Warren predicting the collapse of housing markets is going viral among the presidential candidate’s supporters.
"[Then-Federal Reserve Chair] Alan Greenspan, our national economic leader, stood up for the last 4 years and told Americans 'borrow against your house,’” Warren, then a professor at Harvard Law School, says in the 2004 clip. “WhatThe Hill