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State Democratic Parties Fear Bernie Sanders Is Turning His Voters Against Them

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State Democratic parties are ticked off that Bernie Sanders is characterizing fundraising arrangements they have with Hillary Clinton’...

Friday Talking Points -- Fighting or Following?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's got enough problems right now as it is, since he hasn't really gotten anything done in the House this year. Just like John Boehner before him, the Tea Party extremist faction is holding everything hostage and gumming up the works.

Democrats Plan To Sue Over Arizona's Primary Election Mess

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

National Democrats plan to file a lawsuit Friday on behalf of voters who were affected by cutbacks to Arizona voting sites for the state’s primary o...

New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.

A Bird, A Plane? No, It's Superdelegates!

Michael Winship | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Democratic Party's special class of entitled and unelected VIP delegates helps explain what's wrong with the way we choose our presidential candidates.

Virginia's Terry McAuliffe: The New Political Model

T. Dean Reed | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

In a year when much of the public wants the non-politician, there is a new model for successful office-holding -- the outgoing and ever-confident Virg...

The Revolution May Not Be Televised, But Bernie Sanders Is Going All The Way

Tom Weis | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

Between now and March 26, voters who are feeling the Bern in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to prove the pundits wrong by propelling Sanders toward victory in Philadelphia. We need our strongest fighter in the ring this fall. That fighter is Bernie Sanders.

Pres. Obama Should Tell Wasserman Schultz To Go -- And Go Now

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In one telling moment, Obama reminded Schultz that the DNC post was not about her, but as he put it, "Don't forget you work for me." That's true at least in part. The part being that Obama put her in her DNC head post, and that means that he can take the lead in removing her.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Viva la Revolución! Why Bernie Sanders' Revolution Is Already Dead.

Brian Ross | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Democrats' Wisconsin debate, instead of showcasing statesmanship and a clear vision of leadership for the United States, demonstrated that blue Kool-Aid is just as potent a political aphrodisiac as red.

An Unsolicited Addendum to the Legitimate "ALL CAPS Explosion of Feelings" About Hillary Clinton

Mario Machado | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Mario Machado

It is a shame that we have not yet had a female president. It is wrong that, even in 2016, Hillary Clinton (or any woman, for that matter) is still treated unjustly by a system and society that is pathologically patriarchal.

DNC Agrees To Hold More Presidential Debates

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After pressure and criticism from candidates, the Democratic National Committee has agreed to sanction more debates for the party's thre...

Progressives Are Calling On Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down From DNC Chair

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

The progressive activist organization CREDO Mobile launched a petition Wednesday evening calling on the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Re...

DNC Must Heed Warning Bells From 2000

Bennet Kelley | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Fifteen years ago, the Democrats' heir apparent sought to succeed a termed out president, but was faced with a challenge on the left from a popular senator and persistent net negative approval ratings. Sound familiar?

I Refuse to Strategically Vote for Hillary Clinton

Ben Spielberg | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

While I understand the lesser-of-two-evils mentality, I disagree with it; most of Clinton's policy positions are unacceptable to me. If Sanders loses the primary, I will probably vote for Jill Stein.

Democratic National Committee Locks Bernie Sanders Inside Underground Bunker Until After Primaries

Spencer Green | Posted 12.21.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Democratic National Committee has locked and sealed Presidential contender Bernie Sanders inside an underground bunker until the 2016 primary seas...

Bernie Sanders Won the Debate, Defeated the DNC, and Became the Real Democratic Front Runner

H. A. Goodman | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Bernie Sanders successfully differentiated himself between Clinton's hawkish foreign policy and failures. Sanders is indeed the true front runner, and wins in Iowa and New Hampshire will undermine the groupthink that has so many pundits and observers worshiping at the altar of ever-changing polls.

The Chutzpah of the Sanders Campaign

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The Urban dictionary definition of chutzpah is unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall. That is exactly the appropriate definition for what the Bernie Sanders campaign did when they decided to attack the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for the activities of their own staffers.

Democratic National Committee To Restore Bernie Sanders' Access To Voter Data

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Committee agreed Friday night to reinstate Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) presidential campaign's access to its vo...

Sanders Campaign Says DNC Will Restore Voter Data Access

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The Democratic National Committee has agreed to restore voter data access to the presidential campaign o...

Robert Reich Explains How DNC Is Royally Screwing Over Bernie Sanders

Brian Hanley | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

In an email addressed to members of the progressive group, Democracy for America, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why Bernie Sanders needs their help.

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Reaches Voter Data Deal With Democratic National Committee

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) presidential campaign will regain access to the Democratic National Committee's national voter file under a...

Fire Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's increasingly clear that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, isn't acting as a neutral party Chair, trying to insure a fair and democratic primary and building the Democratic Party in the states. Rather, she's acting as a shill for Hillary Clinton, doing everything in her power to ensure that no one will effectively challenge Hillary's coronation as the nominee.

Bernie Sanders Campaign Threatens Legal Action Against DNC

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) threatened to sue the Democratic National Committee on Fri...