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Dems pressured to ‘pick a fight for once’ over RBG seat as Collins and Murkowski oppose pre-election vote

“To pretend that norms will constrain Trump or McConnell would be folly, yes. But for Democrats, the media, and the public to concede the ground in advance is to do their dirty work for them.” by…

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Posted in Common Dreams Election Tampering Elections News Race for the White House 2020

Trump says he Is ‘Counting on the Federal Court System’ to declare winner on Election Night—before many ballots are tallied

“This is an open admission that Trump hopes to use the Supreme Court to steal the election.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, September 21 President Donald Trump said during a campaign rally over the weekend…

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BLOOMIE AND TRUMP

BLOOMIE AND TRUMP A bipartisan effort. By Khalil Bendib | February 26, 2020

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Posted in Common Dreams Politics Race for the White House 2020

Democrats worry Biden Campaign missing in action in battleground states

The Democratic candidate’s campaign is sparking concern that a redux of 2016—including a lack of outreach and a dearth of voter excitement—is now underway. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Thursday, September 17 Amid mounting criticism that…

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Posted in News Politics Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

No Democrats allowed: a conservative lawyer holds secret voter fraud meetings with state election officials

Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky, whose work about voting fraud has been discredited, has been conducting private meetings for Republicans only. by Mike Spies, Jake Pearson and Jessica Huseman Starting in early spring, as the coronavirus…

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An orange smoke-filled sky and burnt remains are seen after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon on September 10, 2020. (Photo: Kathryn Elsesser/AFP via Getty Images)
Posted in Climate change Common Dreams Environment News Politics Race for the White House 2020

With wildfires ravaging the West, Biden slams Trump denial and calls climate crisis an ‘imminent, existential threat’

“Biden and Harris should be repeating this message every hour of every day,” said the youth-led Sunrise Movement. by Jake Johnson, staff writer As catastrophic wildfires continue to tear through California, Oregon, and Washington state, engulfing…

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Joining Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at the virtual town hall will be progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), American Federation of Teachers Michigan president David Hecker, Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II, former United Auto Workers president Bob King, and other local leaders. (Image: Sen. Bernie Sanders/Twitter)
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Video: Bernie Sanders hosts ‘Fighting for Justice in Michigan’ Town Hall with Rashida Tlaib

“Together, we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in our modern history.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Saturday, September 12 With the November presidential election less than two months away, Sen. Bernie Sanders on…

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Elizabeth Fischer uses an electron microscope to capture images of the coronavirus, which is about 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.(COURTESY OF ELIZABETH FISCHER)
Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Kaiser Health News Race for the White House 2020

Most adults wary of taking any vaccine approved before the election

Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News September 10, 2020 The public is deeply skeptical about any coronavirus vaccine approved before the November election, and only 42% would be willing to get a vaccine in that scenario, according…

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Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris greet supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, on August 20, 2020. (Screen shot during dem nat convention Aug 2020)
Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Politics Race for the White House 2020

Can the Democratic Party landslide the criminal tyrant Trump?

Why has the Democratic Party been losing again and again at the federal and state level to the worst, cruelest, soft on corporate corruption, war-mongering, anti-worker Republican Party in history? by Ralph Nader Sunday, September 6…

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U.S. President Donald Trump boards Marine One for departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC., on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto)
Posted in Common Dreams Elections News Race for the White House 2020 Vote by mail

Sanders warns nation: Trump is laying groundwork for election result mayhem

“Trump is now using his lies and misinformation to sow confusion and chaos in the election process and undermine American democracy,” says the Vermont senator. by Jon Queally, staff writer Sunday, September 6 Warning of the…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Democracy Elections Race for the White House 2020

Trump twists warning of election night results delay to suit his narrative, advocacy groups vow to make sure every vote counts

“Donald Trump is not running a re-election campaign. He’s running a power grab.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Wednesday, September 2 President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning openly embraced a theory put forth by analysts earlier…

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Trump speaks to media during a news conference in the briefing room at the White House on August 31, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (screenshot)
Posted in Black Lives Matter Common Dreams News Policing Race for the White House 2020

President Defends Right-Wing Vigilante Charged With Murder

‘Trump Doesn’t Condemn It Because He Incites It’ “It puts the lie to Trump’s talk of ‘law and order’—his rhetoric incites violence and murder.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September 1 President Donald Trump late…

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Posted in Common Dreams Government News Politics Race for the White House 2020 USPS

Documents reveal Chair of Postal Service Board Is Director of McConnell-allied Super PAC

‘The Corruption Is Bottomless’ “Can the GOP’s takeover of USPS be any more blatant?” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September, 1 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s deep and longstanding ties to U.S. Postal Service Board…

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Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said Friday he believes President Doanld Trump could secure another electoral victory in November. (Photo: Montclair Film Festival/flickr/cc)
Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Race for the White House 2020

Michael Moore provides ‘reality check,’ warning swing state polls signal Trump could pull off electoral victory in November

The filmmaker correctly predicted Trump’s win in 2016. by Julia Conley, staff writer Sunday, August 30 Pointing to polls in swing states and the wide gap in enthusiasm between President Donald Trump’s supporters and voters planning…

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Guests, a few wearing masks, watch U.S. President Donald Trump deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP)
Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Race for the White House 2020

Senior Trump official brushes off criticism of maskless crowd at RNC: ‘Everybody Is going to catch this thing eventually’

“This is Covid denial on another level entirely.” by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Friday, August 28 A White House official’s flippant response to concerns about the maskless crowds of attendees at the Republican National Convention—and the…

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf speaks at the Republican National Convention on August 25, 2020. (Photo: PBS/Screengrab)
Posted in Common Dreams News Race for the White House 2020

House Democrats call for Special Counsel probe into blatant violations of Hatch Act by top Trump officials at RNC

“Through their actions, these officials mixed official government business with political activities as part of one of the largest political campaign events of the year.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, August 27 Two Democratic congressmen…

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Watch Don Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle kick off RNC with falsehood-filled rants

‘This Is Lunatic, Fascist Stuff’ Kimberly Guilfoyle’s remarks on the opening night of the GOP event brought “the convention’s fascist timbre to the next level,” wrote one observer. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, August 25,…

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Posted in Columns Politics Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Convention lite without any bite

by Wade Rathke New Orleans   I actually know a lot about the national political conventions, both Republican and Democratic. ACORN was well represented every four years from the 1978 Memphis midterm under President Carter to…

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A woman holds a Trump 2020 flag and a QAnon flag outside of Mankato Regional Airport as President Donald Trump makes a campaign stop on August 17, 2020 in Mankato, Minnesota. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
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Trump panned for giving tacit endorsement of FBI-labeled terror threat QAnon, calling conspiracy group ‘people that love our country’

The president’s comments about the group labeled by the FBI as a domestic terrorism threat came on the same day Facebook restricted thousands of QAnon accounts. by Lisa Newcomb, staff writer Thursday, August 20 On the…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus Democracy News Race for the White House 2020 USPS

DeJoy announces suspension of changes to mail operations

Right’s groups: Still ‘Miles to Go’ to Ensure a Safe and Fair Election “Nice try,” said Rep. David Cicilline. “You also need to reverse the damage you’ve already done.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Tuesday, August…

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Posted in Analysis Columns Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

An old mangy dog would get my vote

by Wade Rathke Greenville   How about that! I almost called it for Kamala Harris, California’s Senator getting the Vice-President nod on the Democratic ticket for the November 3rd election. She quickly makes history as the first…

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Posted in 2020 US Senate Campaign Black Lives Matter Common Dreams News Policing Race for the White House 2020

Polling shows Trump’s Secret Police in Portland — and GOP lawmaker complicity — could have 2020 consequences

MoveOn says voters are “fed up” with GOP senators from the battleground states of Arizona, Maine, and North Carolina “carrying water for him as he trundles toward authoritarianism.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Friday, July 24…

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The Trump campaign’s legal strategy includes suing a tiny TV station in Northern Wisconsin

The president’s reelection campaign has paid millions to law firms filing defamation suits against news organizations. Media law experts say the lawsuits are doomed, but Trump could still get what he wants. by Meg Cramer and…

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"I was enraged simply because I did not think they were taking their oath of office seriously or they were compromising their oath of office," Christopher David, the 53-year-old disabled Navy veteran shown above being attacked and pepper sprayed by federal police. "So I actually went down because I wanted to talk to them about it." (Screenshot: via Twitter/Zane Sparling/@PDXzane)
Posted in Black Lives Matter Common Dreams Investigations News Policing Race for the White House 2020

Navy Veteran speaks out after attack by Secret Police in viral video viewed nearly 10 million times: ‘No Tactics… Just Seemed Like a Gang’

“They just started whaling on me with batons, and I let them,” said Christopher David. by John Quelley, Staff writer Monday, July 20 The U.S. Navy veteran who was brutally attacked by unidentified federal police in…

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