Neoliberal pundits want to write off Bernie Sanders again. That’s no surprise | Kate Aronoff

The same media outlets that failed to predict Trump are pushing their status quo-friendly narrative on the Democratic race Bernie Sanderss presidential campaign is collapsing. Or at least thats what a passing glimpse at the countrys leading national news outlets would have you believe. A recent Quinnipiac too! Accordingly, the CNN warns Bernie Sanders 2020 is in big trouble.But an ABC News and Washington Post poll has him packing rooms in Iowa, where his supporters will haggle over caucus participants next winter. What should we make of these conflicting messages? Mainly, that lots of pundits are not especially good at what is nominally their job: interpreting American politics. There are plenty of people in the political establishment who have it …

‘He’s their man’: why do bikers love Trump so much?

At New Hampshires Laconia Motorcycle Week, the language is foul, the wardrobe is leather, and it is among these holdout rebels that Trump has found support There he is, the president of the United States, sitting astride a motorcycle in a leather jacket in front of the Capitol, a rifle in hand. There he is again, once more leather-clad, both of his middle fingers extended as he stands on the southern border. The words written on the T-shirts and denim vests alongside the imaginary biker version of Donald Trump exude similar vibes. Finally someone with balls. Talk shit, spit blood. Trump 2020 the wall is coming. At Laconia, New Hampshires annual motorcycle week the oldest such rally in the nation …

Sarah Sanders exits after two fraught years as Trump hails ‘a very fine woman’

Sanders, who made a series of false claims on Trumps behalf, says emotional White House goodbye and insists: I love the president Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, has become the latest official to leave Donald Trumps volatile administration, but in an emotional farewell she insisted: I love the president. Sanders, a bitterly divisive figure who has not held a press briefing for a record 94 days, will return to her home state of Arkansas, it was announced on Thursday, though her exact plans remain unclear. Trump and Sanders expressed mutual admiration that suggested the parting was amicable. The president first announced her departure via Twitter then spoke of her in glowing terms at an unrelated event at the …

Donald Trump defends tariffs on Mexico as stock markets reel

After 5% tariff announced, president tweets Mexico has taken advantage of the US for decades Donald Trump has defended his decision to World Trade Organimost favoured nation rule unless they secure alternative deals with particular countries or trading blocs. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Enough playing nice. Its time to pack the courts | Moira Donegan

Republicans have rigged the judiciary in favor of their agenda. But Democrats can take it back Anyone who still clung to the fiction that the federal judiciary is not a political entity should have been disillusioned watching Brett Kavanaughs performance at his confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh, who has been multiply and credibly accused of sexual assault, threw Dr Christine Blasey Ford. Unwilling to engage with the substance of her accusations, Kavanaugh gave a red-faced and spitting partisan rant, whining that his ascent to power had been delayed and smearing the Democrats whose agenda he is all but openly eager to defeat from the bench. Kavanaugh lashed out at his political enemies, decrying Democrats and saying that his appointment was being delayed …

Joe Biden tops 2020 Iowa Democratic presidential poll ahead of Sanders

Des Moines Register poll puts former vice-president on 27% of likely Democratic caucus-goers, Sanders on 25% The former US vice-president Joe Biden has topped a poll of Iowa voters on Saturday that also showed Senator Bernie Sanders gaining momentum against him in the number two spot. Biden, who has not announced whether he is running in the 2020 election, is the first choice for president of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers with 27% in the Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Sanders, 77, got 25%. If Im Joe Biden sitting on the fence and I see this poll, this might make me want to jump in, J Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co, which conducted the poll, told the Des Moines …