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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pledged over the weekend that he would impose a “litmus test” on all Supreme Court nominees, requiring them to overturn the Citizens United ruling that allowed unprecedented levels of spending in campaigns. During an interview on Face the Nation, CBS host Bob Schieffer asked Sanders if he really thought […]

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He’s in

AP says Bernie Sanders to run as a Democrat: MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to run for president as a Democrat. The independent who describes himself as a ‘‘democratic socialist’’ will announce Thursday that he plans to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2016. That’s according to two people familiar […]

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Wow, this is good news. That means not only will Clinton make the Republicans fight in every state, it also indicates she’s likely to to run a coordinated campaign with local races — something Obama wouldn’t do: WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is launching a major grassroots organizing effort Wednesday, sending staffers to every […]

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This is what it will take to stop these crooked schools. Just refuse to pay them! They’re crooks, they lie to the students and they get rich doing so. Why should they profit from fraud? A group of students refusing to pay off loans they took out to attend a now-maligned for-profit college has ballooned […]

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I love this story: Like Han Solo in the Millennium Falcon, organizers of a massive $50 million gamer convention have flown in to save the day—threatening to take their business elsewhere if Indiana governor Mike Pence signs SB 101, the controversial bill that would allow individuals to discriminate against LGBT people on religious grounds. The […]

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Remember, competing with the Socialist and Communist parties is what pushed FDR into offering the New Deal: Socialism has been declared dead many times. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the ensuing collapse of the “communist” regimes in Eastern Europe, the global capitalist elite launched an unprecedented ideological offensive. The obituary was written […]

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He’s just kind of robotic. (As Molly Ivins said, you can’t become president without “the Elvis”). And he’s sounding more like Elizabeth Warren every day: The most serious structural reform we can make is reinstating the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act that kept commercial banks separate from investment banks. Under Glass-Steagall, our country did not see a […]

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Great! Here’s hoping they don’t fuck it up. I have to admit, I have to love a movement whose unofficial anthem is Patti Smith’s “People Have The Power”: ATHENS — Greece rejected the punishing economics of austerity on Sunday and sent a warning signal to the rest of Europe as the left-wing Syriza party won […]

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Bernie Sanders revealed his economic plan on the floor of the Senate yesterday: Sen. Sanders said, “Are we prepared to take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class or do we continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy?…Today, millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages. In inflation-adjusted […]

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