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Michael Moore Provides ‘Reality Check,’ Warning Swing State Polls Signal Trump Could Pull Off Electoral Victory in November

Pointing to polls in swing states and the wide gap in enthusiasm between President Donald Trump’s supporters and voters planning to cast a ballot for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, progressive filmmaker Michael Moore warned Friday of signs that Trump may win the November general election. Calling for Democrats to ensure a massive voter turnout …

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Democrats Condemn ‘Shocking Abdication’ of Responsibility as Intelligence Officials Scale Back Election Security Briefings

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) indicated on Sunday that his committee may subpoena intelligence officials, following Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe’s announcement that regular election security briefings will be scaled back ahead of the general election. “This intelligence paid for by taxpayers doesn’t belong to Donald Trump, it doesn’t belong to the intelligence …

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Amid Violence in Portland, Biden and Progressive Critics Emphasize That Continued Chaos Is Result of ‘Trump’s America’

This is a developing story and may be updated. One person was shot and killed in Portland, Oregon Saturday night after a caravan of hundreds of vehicles carrying Trump supporters drove into the city center during a demonstration. The city has been the site of nightly protests over police brutality and the police killings of …

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‘Trump Failed, 180,000+ Died’: Protests Surround White House as President Delivers Lie-Filled RNC Nomination Speech

Closing out a GOP convention that featured rampant law-breaking, fascistic hysteria, and cynical distortions of the current administration’s record, President Donald Trump delivered more of the same Thursday night as he formally accepted the Republican Party’s presidential nomination while protesters rallied near the White House blasting music and spotlighting Trump’s deadly failure to combat the …

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‘We Can and Will Overcome This Season of Darkness in America’: Joe Biden Accepts Democratic Presidential Nomination

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on the fourth and final night of the party’s virtual convention Thursday, declaring in a speech from Wilmington, Delaware that the nation “can and will overcome this season of darkness in America.” “History has delivered us to one of the most difficult moments America’s …

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Warren Praised for Using DNC Address to Demand Child Care as ‘Part of the Basic Infrastructure of This Nation’

Speaking on the third night of the Democratic National Convention from a Massachusetts kindergarten facility that’s been shuttered for months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday lamented the failure of the wealthiest country on the planet to provide crucial services to families with children and demanded that child care be treated …

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Greenpeace Gives Democratic Platform C+ on Climate, Calling for ‘Action at the Scale That Science and Justice Demand’

Greenpeace USA announced Wednesday that the platform which Democrats are set to adopt this week earns only a C+ rating based on the scorecard process the group previously used to rank the climate policies of what was once a large field of the party’s 2020 presidential primary candidates. That C+ (52.5 points out of 100) …

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‘Crucial Early Victory’ for Trans Patients as Judge Blocks Trump’s Gutting of Healthcare Discrimination Protections

LGBTQ+ rights advocates celebrated after a federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked part of a Trump administration healthcare rule that would scrap Obama-era non-discrimination protections for transgender patients, which was supposed to take effect Tuesday. “LGBTQ Americans deserve the healthcare that they need without fear of mistreatment, harassment, or humiliation.”—Alphonso David, HRC The legal victory …

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‘The Price of Failure Is Just Too Great to Imagine’: In DNC Speech, Sanders Urges Popular Front to Defeat Donald Trump

Calling the 2020 election the most important in modern U.S. history—one in which the survival of democracy, the economy, and the planet hang in the balance—Sen. Bernie Sanders used his primetime address at the virtual Democratic National Convention Monday night to warn of the existential dangers of handing President Donald Trump a second term and …

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Insurance Industry Front Group to Bombard Democratic Convention With Ads Attacking Biden-Backed Public Option

When Democrats convene for their party’s virtual convention next week amid the backdrop of a global pandemic, media coverage of the event will be interspersed with insurance industry ads attacking the public option—a policy solution supported by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden—as a “one-size-fits-all approach” that would lead to “government-controlled health insurance.” The planned digital …

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With Biden-Harris Ticket Set, Climate Groups Demand ‘Transformative Action From Day One’ If Elected

Since presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, green groups have responded by welcoming the choice and expressing hope that the California Democrat will push for ambitious, justice-focused climate and environmental policies if they win in November. As a 2020 presidential primary candidate until late last …

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In ‘Battle for the Soul of This Nation,’ Biden Names Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential Running Mate

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday afternoon named Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate in the 2020 presidential race, putting to an end months of speculation about who he would select as his vice presidential nominee as he campaigns to defeat President Donald Trump in November. In an email to supporters, …

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Progressive Groups Pressure Biden and Trump to Include Nuclear Disarmament in Campaign Platforms

A coalition of progressive groups on Tuesday delivered a petition with over 4,800 signatures to the presidential campaigns of President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden urging both 2020 candidates to incorporate “a vision for peace and serious nuclear disarmament” into their platforms. “We need Joe Biden to pull us back from …

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Vowing to Defend Retirees, Biden Denounces ‘New, Reckless War on Social Security’ by Trump

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has hit back against President Donald Trump’s open threat on Saturday to make permanent the payroll tax which funds both Social Security and Medicare, two of the nation’s most popular and vital safety net programs. Even as White House officials on Sunday did their best to walk back Trump’s …

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With ‘Survival of Organized Human Society’ at Risk, New Campaign Rallies Progressives to Vote Trump Out

With the goal of boosting progressive voter turnout in swing states that could play a decisive role in November, advocacy group RootsAction.org on Wednesday launched a grassroots campaign aiming to prevent another disastrous four years of President Donald Trump’s “war on truth, on decency, on our planet, and on working people.” Organizers of the new …

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New Analysis Details How Electrifying the US Economy by 2035 Could Create 25 Million Green Jobs

A report released Wednesday by a new nonprofit—in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic disaster, and calls for a green recovery from those intertwined crises that prioritizes aggressive climate policies—lays out how rapidly decarbonizing and electrifying the U.S. economy could create up to 25 million good-paying jobs throughout the country over the …

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With Just 100 Days Left Until the Election, New Polls Signal Americans Are Disappointed in Trump

Sunday marked 100 days until President Donald Trump is expected to face off against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden—and new polls on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, and the opinions of voters in key battleground states suggest Americans are increasingly unhappy with Trump. National polling results released Sunday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for …

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Polling Shows Trump’s Secret Police in Portland—and GOP Lawmaker Complicity—Could Have 2020 Consequences

President Donald Trump’s brutal ongoing crackdown on protests in Portland, Oregon and his threats to send federal agents into other major U.S. cities in the coming days could have electoral consequences for not only Trump but also vulnerable Republican senators in key battleground states who are up for re-election this November, according to polling released …

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Top VP Contenders Diverge as Warren Votes ‘Yes’ and Harris Votes ‘No’ on Slashing Pentagon Budget to Fund Health and Education

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, two leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic vice presidential nomination, voted opposite ways Wednesday on an amendment to slash the Pentagon budget by 10% and invest the savings in healthcare, housing, and education in impoverished U.S. communities. Warren, a co-sponsor of the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act …

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With Sweeping $775 Billion Investment in Child and Elder Care, Biden Goes Big to End ‘Caregiving Crisis’

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday won praise from progressives when he unveiled the third portion of his “Build Back Better” economic program, focused on investing in caregiving for children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.  The 10-year, $775 billion investment would create three million jobs in the caregiving sectors and free up millions of …

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‘This Is a Flashing Red Light’: Trump Triggers Alarm With Another Baseless Attack on Mail-In Voting

Voting rights advocates, political commentators, and elected officials expressed alarm Tuesday after President Donald Trump used Twitter to continue his monthslong baseless attack on the security of mail-in voting with just over a hundred days before the November general election, when he is expected to face off against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “He …

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Trump Threat to Unleash Secret Police in Other US Cities Slammed as Scheme to ‘Steal the November Election’

Amid mounting criticism over the deployment of unidentified federal agents to Portland, Oregon—where they have been driving around in unmarked vehicles and snatching people off the streets—civil liberties advocates are increasingly concerned that President Donald Trump will similarly send “secret police” to other Democrat-led cites across the country as part of a 2020 campaign strategy …

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Mary Trump Says ‘Crushing Defeat’ of Her Uncle Needed to Increase Likelihood of ‘Peaceful Transition’ for Biden

In an interview on MSNBC‘s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Thursday evening, Mary L. Trump warned viewers that anything less than a “resounding” victory for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in November will make it all the more likely that her uncle, President Donald Trump, refuses to leave the White House. Mary Trump, the …

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‘More Work to Do’ But ‘Major Step Forward’: Progressives Welcome Biden’s $2 Trillion Green Energy Plan

U.S. environmental and climate activists on Tuesday welcomed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “Plan to Build a Modern, Sustainable Infrastructure and an Equitable Clean Energy Future”—a proposal that is notably bolder than what he called for earlier in the primary. “It’s no secret that we’ve been critical of Vice President Biden’s plans and commitments …

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“We’ve Moved the Needle” But Far More Work to Do, Say Progressives as Biden-Sanders Panels Unveil Policy Blueprint

Unity Task Forces formed by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled sweeping party platform recommendations Wednesday that—while falling short of progressive ambitions in a number of areas, from climate to healthcare—were applauded as important steps toward a bold and just policy agenda that matches the severity of the moment. “There’s …

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