2020-02-10: Social Media Postees

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Sanders asks for recanvass of 25 Iowa caucus precincts
rt.com | 2020-02-10
Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has formally requested a partial review of last week's Iowa caucuses, after getting more votes but fewer delegates than rival Pete Buttigieg. | The recanvass request would apply to 25 precincts and three satellite sites. The Sanders campaign suggested they might ask for a full recount afterward. | "While a recanvass is just the first step in the process and we don't expect it to change the current calculations, it is a necessary part of making sure Iowans can trust the final results of the caucus," campaign adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement on Monday. | Also…
rt.com/usa/480529-sanders-caucus-recanvass-iowa/

Sh*t-can Perez and the DNC
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
Hooray for Bernie Sanders! He waited until he had the numbers and now he's calling it. He won Iowa! Maybe the same corporate media that have been touting Pete Buttigieg as the "presumptive winner" in the messy Iowa Caucus, now that their story is collapsing are unwilling to call it for Bernie. Sanders, in a…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/sht-can-perez-and-the-dnc/

Growing attacks on socialism in Democratic presidential race
wsws.org | 2020-02-10
With polls showing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders the likely first-place finisher in tomorrow's Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, Sanders' opponents have focused their attacks on his public identification as a "democratic socialist."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/10/elec-f10.html

Growing attacks on socialism in Democratic presidential race
wsws.org | 2020-02-10
With polls showing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders the likely first-place finisher in tomorrow's Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, Sanders' opponents have focused their attacks on his public identification as a "democratic socialist."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/10/elec-f10.html

The Bernie Sanders Campaign and the Struggle for Socialism
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
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The Bernie Sanders Campaign and the Struggle for Socialism
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
A'Roma Roasters Coffee and Tea | 95 5th St, Santa Rosa, California 95401…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/08/18830544.php

Why the Buttigieg Campaign Tried to Have Me Arrested for Handing Out Information About Medicare for All
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
Trying to block information on a New Hampshire campus…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/10/18830596.php

Why the Buttigieg Campaign Tried to Have Me Arrested for Handing Out These Medicare for All Fliers
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2020-02-10
US Presidential Candidate and former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a Town Hall event in Keene, New Hampshire. – US Presidential Candidates are in the state for the upcoming 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary who will take place on February 11, 2020. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/buttigieg_new_hampshire.jpg
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DNC in Disarray While the Sanders Campaign Gains Momentum
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
As a center of elite power, the Democratic National Committee is now floundering. Every reform it has implemented since 2016 was the result of progressive grassroots pressure. But there are limits to what DNC Chair Tom Perez is willing to accept without a knock-down, drag-out fight. And in recent weeks, he has begun to do…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/dnc-in-disarray-while-the-sanders-campaign-gains-momentum/

The Vengeful, Lawless, Corporate Toady Trump Explodes
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
The day after his acquittal by the Republican Party in a trial that banned witnesses, the unhinged Donald Trump gloated for over an hour on all the television networks. Trump flattered his courtiers, one by one, and fulminated against his Congressional adversaries, Hillary Clinton and ex-FBI chief James Comey. Donald Trump's speech degraded his office…
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The Vengeful, Lawless, Corporate Toady Trump Explodes
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
The day after his acquittal by the Republican Party in a trial that banned witnesses, the unhinged Donald Trump gloated for over an hour on all the television networks. Trump flattered his courtiers, one by one, and fulminated against his Congressional adversaries, Hillary Clinton and ex-FBI chief James Comey. Donald Trump's speech degraded his office…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/the-vengeful-lawless-corporate-toady-trump-explodes/

Despite Iowa Caucus Fiasco, Nevada Democrats Plan to Use New Software "Tool"
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-10
Though the fallout from the Iowa Caucus is still fresh, it appears that the technology-driven chaos and corruption seen in Iowa have not served as a warning to the Nevada Democratic Party.
mintpressnews.com/nevada-democrats-caucus-new-software-despite-iowa-app-problems/264777/

Democrats vs Bernie in 2020, Repeat of 2016
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
In Iowa, Bernie won the popular vote but a corporate candidate most of us never heard of, Peter Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind (mayors of small towns do not usually run for president) supposedly won the delegate vote. Now in California, Los Angeles County voters are receiving incorrect ballots.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/09/18830564.php

Democrats vs Bernie in 2020, Repeat of 2016
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
In Iowa, Bernie won the popular vote but a corporate candidate most of us never heard of, Peter Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind (mayors of small towns do not usually run for president) supposedly won the delegate vote. Now in California, Los Angeles County voters are receiving incorrect ballots.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/09/18830564.php

"I Will Put an End to Endless Wars:" Is Pete Buttigieg As Antiwar As He Claims?
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-10
Pete Buttigieg has promised to "put an end to endless wars," but there are reasons to suspect a Buttigieg presidency would not be as pacifist as his pronouncement implies.
mintpressnews.com/i-will-put-an-end-to-endless-wars-pete-buttigieg-antiwar/264767/

Three Old White Guys: Bernie, Biden and Bloomberg
John Davis | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
Pete Buttigieg's declaration of victory in Iowa reminded us that neither sex, sexual orientation or skin color is in any way intrinsic to a person's judgement – the first gay or the first African-American or the first woman to do this or that may still be mired in the mediocrity of their convictions. Distinctions of identity may remain relevant, but it is the authenticity of their narratives that should concern us.
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/three-old-white-guys-bernie-biden-and-bloomberg/

Pete Buttigieg Has CNN to Thank for His Iowa 'Victory'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-10
To understand the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor's surge in the polls, look no further than the network's irresponsible caucus coverage.
truthdig.com/articles/pete-buttigieg-has-cnn-to-thank-for-his-iowa-victory/

Reps introduce New Way Forward Act to fight criminalization of immigrants
World Combined Sources | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-10
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'They aren't there for your misogynistic enjoyment': Broadcaster lands in trouble for 'scantily-clad girls' gymnastics comment
rt.com | 2020-02-10
A US college basketball broadcaster is under fire after he suggested it would be a good idea to spend Valentine's Day looking at "scantily-clad girls" at a gymnastics event. | SEC Network basketball analyst Barry Booker made the comments during a live broadcast of Saturday's Arkansas-Missouri game, when an advertisement appeared on screen for an NCAA gymnastics meet on Friday, February 14. | When announcer Richard Cross suggested it might be a good option for a Valentine's Day date night, Booker replied: "Yeah, go hang out with the ladies… Honey, I want to go see some scantily-clad girls." | "Go hang out wit…
rt.com/sport/480522-scantily-clad-girls-college-gymnastics-broadcaster-booker/

This week in history: February 10-16
wsws.org | 2020-02-10
25 years ago: US House of Representatives moves to eliminate welfare On February 15, 1995, the human services subcommittee of the Republican-led House Ways and Means Committee approved provisions to a draft Personal Responsibility Act that would abolish the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs and transform them into block grants to the 50 states. The bill would cut as much as $40 billion from welfare spending over five years.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/10/twih-f10.html

Could Trump's Acquittal Flip the Senate?
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
The Senate's acquittal of President Donald Trump could flip the Senate to the Democrats. That is because swing voters could be more negatively influenced by the Republican's Senate trial than the Democrats' House impeachment. Why is that? Compare each party's main critique of the other party's performance. Republicans charge the House Democrats for not proving…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/could-trumps-acquittal-flip-the-senate/

GOP "Climate Plan" Calls for Planting Trees But No Emissions Reduction
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-10
When it comes to climate, it's quite easy for the right to use the media as a spin machine. The media, starving for plans to "counteract" the progressive Green New Deal to fulfill the everlasting need for a false dichotomy, laps up any spurious climate plan that conservatives might come out with. The most recent media grab by the GOP on climate

Left-wing "Sinn Féin" wins historic victory in Ireland
Donald Donato | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-10
Sinn Féin, the left-wing republican party founded in 1905 and famed for its affiliation with the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), has seen its popularity steamroll across the island in this weekend's national elections. Once considered a pariah in Irish and British politics, Sinn Féin appears to be poised to take a role in the …
peoplesworld.org/article/left-wing-sinn-fein-wins-historic-victory-in-ireland/

Could Trump's Acquittal Flip the Senate?
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
The Senate's acquittal of President Donald Trump could flip the Senate to the Democrats. That is because swing voters could be more negatively influenced by the Republican's Senate trial than the Democrats' House impeachment. Why is that? Compare each party's main critique of the other party's performance. Republicans charge the House Democrats for not proving…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/could-trumps-acquittal-flip-the-senate/

9/11 Analysis: Carbon Nanotubes in World Trade Center Dust
Kevin Ryan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-10
At the Toronto Hearings in 2011, Professor Niels Harrit described a new discovery related to the World Trade Center (WTC) dust. That new discovery was the presence of carbon nanotubes in the residues of nanothermite ignition. The importance of these …
globalresearch.ca/carbon-nanotubes-wtc-dust/5703240

Snoop Dogg insists he's 'non-violent' after calling broadcaster Gayle King 'dog-face b*tch' for asking Kobe Bryant rape question
rt.com | 2020-02-10
Popular US rapper Snoop Dogg has attempted to clarify a statement in which he said Gayle King should "back off b*tch, before we come get you," after the TV host commented on NBA icon Kobe Bryant's past sexual assault allegation. | Snoop Dogg said that he is a "non-violent person" in an Instagram video accompanied by the caption "P. S. A. From the peoples champ now carry on and be nice to others," amid a developing furore about statements that he made about 65-year-old CBS host Gayle after she asked retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie if the 2003 allegation against the recently-deceased Bryant "complicated" how his l…
rt.com/sport/480496-snoop-dogg-gayle-king/

Donald Trump's Fantasy World
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up Donald Trump's speech, saying he was "shredding the truth." It was quite a moment, and though she took some heat for such an impertinent act, she was right: The speech is full of lies, exaggerations, and misrepresentations. Here are some that caught my eye, arranged by topic: The Big…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/donald-trumps-fantasy-world/

Climate Manipulation and Murdoch's PR Machine
Thomas Klikauer | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
Western democracies and their respected societies appear to be incapable or unwilling of solving global warming. At least partly, this might be because voters in most countries have been lied to by the corporate media for decades on end. Much of this is due to one very rich and very old man

El Cerrito Shows Up to Say: No Witnesses, No Fair Acquittal
R.R. | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
Feb. 5, 2020. In the East Bay city of El Cerrito, the call went out to "flood the streets to protest against this reprehensible cover-up and despicable GOP attempts to destroy our democracy!"
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/10/18830574.php

Iowa: Where The Democrats' DNC Dreams Go to Die. Bernie, The "Trumpian Front Runner"
Brett Redmayne-Titley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-10
After months of the DNC's daily water boarding of the American public with their manufactured jurisprudence know as The Impeachment, these same political wizards of electioneering have in one day, Monday, galvanized the person they most detest. This week's political …
globalresearch.ca/iowa-where-dnc-dreams-go-die/5703243

Failed Prosecutions: Donald Trump Survives the Senate
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
Never undertake a prosecution unless you have good grounds, and prospects, for a solid conviction. In the case against President Donald Trump, there was never a serious prospect that the Senate would cool sufficiently to give the Democrats the votes necessary to affirm vote of impeachment in the House. The GOP remains very much in…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/failed-prosecutions-donald-trump-survives-the-senate/

Being a Democrat–Ugh
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-10
Notwithstanding the impotent Senate Minority. Not those ill-fated bills championed as victories by House Democrats only to be spurned by the upper chamber; not smug, elitist party fundraisers; not funding strategists and millionaire celebrity donors; not even bumbling Iowa Democratic …
globalresearch.ca/being-democrat/5703227

Joe Biden jokingly calls a voter 'a liar', but his poll ratings show he has nothing to laugh about
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2020-02-10
At a Democrat primary event in New Hampshire on 9 February, a young student asked former US vice president Joe Biden why voters should believe he could win the national election. But instead of giving her a straight answer, Biden called her a "lying dog-faced pony soldier". So his response left a lot of people in the room and online quite puzzled: | t.co/yTfLtvvFBP pic.twitter.com/u8EsmYP1Xr |

Merkel's would-be successor Kramp-Karrenbauer steps down as CDU head amid coalition mayhem
rt.com | 2020-02-10
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany's Defense Minister and Angela Merkel's protégé, is resigning as leader of the Chancellor's CDU party and will not seek to compete for the country's top job in the next election. | Kramp-Karrenbauer, or AKK, as she likes to be known, made headlines on Monday by announcing that she will not lead the Christian Democrats (CDU), according to German media citing party spokesman. Likewise, it will be someone else to run for Chancellor in the next el…
rt.com/news/480482-kramp-karrenbauer-steps-down/

Failed Prosecutions: Donald Trump Survives the Senate
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-10
Never undertake a prosecution unless you have good grounds, and prospects, for a solid conviction. In the case against President Donald Trump, there was never a serious prospect that the Senate would cool sufficiently to give the Democrats the votes necessary to affirm vote of impeachment in the House. The GOP remains very much in…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/10/failed-prosecutions-donald-trump-survives-the-senate/

Charles Koch's Political Operation Gears Up to Attack 2020 Democrats
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-10
Charles Koch's Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action) has reported receiving nearly $6 million this quarter, bringing the total raised in 2019 to $14.16 million. AFP Action is the super PAC of the Koch political network's astroturf group: Americans for Prosperity (AFP.) | AFP Action was launched months before the 2018 midterms as "a new tool to build broad policy coalitions in Congress to help adva…
truthout.org/articles/charles-kochs-political-operation-gears-up-to-attack-2020-democrats/

Greece to speed up creation of migrant holding centers after protests
rt.com | 2020-02-10
The Greek government plans to accelerate the creation of detention centers on its outlying islands in the Aegean Sea after a backlash against overcrowded camps by some migrants and nearby residents. | Authorities in Athens said on Monday they would proceed with the purchase of land on the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos, and press ahead with plans to create holding facilities on state-owned land on Kos and Leros. | "The government has decided to close today's anarchic facilities and create controlled, closed facilities," spokesman Stelios Petsas said. The conservative New Democracy cabinet, elected last Jul…
rt.com/newsline/480508-greece-migrant-asylum-centers/

Presidential Gender Barrier a Low Priority for Iowa Democrats
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-10
Voters say it is important for a woman to be president, but many believe a female nominee will have a harder time beating Donald Trump.
truthdig.com/articles/presidential-gender-barrier-a-low-priority-for-iowa-democrats/

German Ruling Class Commemorates Liberation of Auschwitz by Planning New Wars and New Crimes
Johannes Stern | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-10
On Wednesday, a neo-fascist party helped form a regional government in Germany for the first time since the end of Nazi rule. | Despite the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) receiving just five percent of the vote in the regional election …
globalresearch.ca/german-ruling-class-commemorates-liberation-auschwitz-planning-new-wars-new-crimes/5703234

Will the KPFA Building Be Up For Auction?
Gar Smith | indybay.org | 2020-02-10
As a result of the failure of the management of KPFA to pay the property tax bill their building may be up for auction. The same management is supporting new bylaws to corporatize the foundation and eliminate staff representation and democratic governance. There will be a press conference in front of the station on Wednesday Feb 12 at 12: 00 noon.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/09/18830554.php

Meet the candidates taking on Bolivia's U.S.-backed right-wing government
Oliver Vargas | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-10
Bolivia's presidential elections are scheduled to take place on May 3, 2020. The elections will be organized by the "transitional" government of Jeanine àÅñez, who seized power in a U.S.-backed military coup on November 10, 2019. The coup forced out the democratically elected leftist-Indigenous government of Evo Morales, who presided over an economic boom following …
peoplesworld.org/article/meet-the-candidates-taking-on-bolivias-u-s-backed-right-wing-government/

Greece to speed up creation of migrant holding centers after protests
rt.com | 2020-02-10
The Greek government plans to accelerate the creation of detention centers on its outlying islands in the Aegean Sea after a backlash against overcrowded camps by some migrants and nearby residents. | Authorities in Athens said on Monday they would proceed with the purchase of land on the islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos, and press ahead with plans to create holding facilities on state-owned land on Kos and Leros. | "The government has decided to close today's anarchic facilities and create controlled, closed facilities," spokesman Stelios Petsas said. The conservative New Democracy cabinet, elected last Jul…
rt.com/newsline/480508-greece-migrant-asylum-centers/

Amy Klobuchar Still Takes Newspapers Seriously
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-02-10
Amy Klobuchar Still Takes Newspapers Seriously…
thenation.com/article/politics/amy-klobuchar-new-hampshire-endorsements/

It's Still the Economy, Stupid
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2020-02-10
It's Still the Economy, Stupid…
thenation.com/article/economy/democratic-socialism-economy-primary/

Stalking Horse for Hillary or Removal Tool for Bernie? What's Behind Buttigieg's Iowa Triumph
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-10
Pete Buttigieg is rising as a consensus pick for moderate Democrats, while Joe Biden is losing steam, say US observers, explaining why Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaign donors have thrown their weight behind the young Democratic dark horse.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202002101078277406-stalking-horse-for-hillary-or-removal-tool-for-bernie-whats-behind-buttigiegs-iowa-triumph/

Trump's $4.8 trillion budget likely to get thumbs-down from Congress
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-10
President Donald Trump's $4.8 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 is likely to get a chilly reception from lawmakers on Monday over its proposals to slash spending on foreign aid and social safety net programs.The White House plans to unveil the budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting on October 1 at 12: 30 p.m. eastern time, but administration officials confirmed key figures from the document over the weekend.Democrats are expected to object to the deep spending cuts on domestic programs, while some Republicans may raise concerns over debt and deficits.The budget calls for a 21 percent cut in fore…
yenisafak.com/en/world/trumps-48-trillion-budget-likely-to-get-thumbs-down-from-congress-3511678

UN dispatches humanitarian aid to war-stricken Syria
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-10
The UN on Monday dispatched 43 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, a northwestern Syrian province torn by the years-long civil war.The trucks, with supplies to be distributed among residents in urban areas of Idlib, as well as the surrounding countryside, passed through the Cilvegozu border gate in Turkey's southern Hatay province.Syria has been mired in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests.Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million others displaced, according to UN figures.Idlib falls within a d…
yenisafak.com/en/world/un-dispatches-humanitarian-aid-to-war-stricken-syria-3511682

Buttigieg Confirms Status as 'Austerity Candidate' With Call for Democrats to Prioritize Reducing Deficit
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-10
At a town hall in Nashua, New Hampshire Sunday, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg told drew criticism from progressives and economists when he told the audience he would prioritize reducing the deficit if he wins the presidency in November. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pete_buttigieg2_0.png
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"Our Very Existence Is the Resistance": An Hour With the Squad
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-10
On Friday, Democracy Now! co-host Nermeen Shaikh sat down for a rare joint interview with the Squad, the group of four freshmen Democratic congresswomen who have taken Capitol Hill by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Omar is a former refugee from Somalia, and Tlaib is the first female Palestinian-American member of Congress. Ayanna Pressley is the fir…
truthout.org/video/our-very-existence-is-the-resistance-an-hour-with-the-squad/

"Our Very Existence Is the Resistance": An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-10
On Friday, Democracy Now! co-host Nermeen Shaikh sat down for a rare joint interview with the Squad, the group of four freshmen Democratic congresswomen who have taken Capitol Hill by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Omar is a former refugee from Somalia, and Tlaib is the first female Palestinian-American member of Congress. Ayanna Pressley is the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Ocasio-Cortez was just 29 years old w…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/10/democracy_now_the_squad_sotu

MSNBC Host Skewered for Ludicrous Remarks on Sanders's Democratic Socialism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-09
MSNBC host Chris Matthews drew rebukes on social media Friday night after suggesting that as a Democratic Socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders could lead a dictatorship in which establishment political figures would be "executed," should he win the presidency. | Following the Democratic primary debate, Matthews joined other MSNBC commentators including Joy Reid and Chris Hayes in a panel discussion in which Matthews expressed concerns about Sanders's democratic socialist ideals, which he claimed the…
truthout.org/articles/msnbc-host-skewered-for-ludicrous-remarks-on-sanderss-democratic-socialism/

New Hampshire Would Vote For Sanders On Dem. Primary: Poll
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-09
U.S. state of New Hampshire polls shows that electors who will vote Tuesday in the Democratic primary believe Senator Bernie Sanders has the best chance of beating President Donald Trump in the general election. | RELATED: | Trump Proposes Cuts in Social Safety Net, Foreign Aid For 2021 Budget | Of the 715 adults surveyed, 29 percent of the state's voters said they thought Sanders could win in November, compared to 25 percent for former Vice President Joe Biden and 14 percent for for…
telesurenglish.net/news/new-hampshire-would-vote-for-sanders-on-primaries-poll-says-20200209-0012.html

Israel Bans Palestinian Exports to Outside World Markets
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-02-09
Assistant undersecretary for the economic sector of the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, Tareq Abu Laban, on Sunday, stated that that Israel's Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett's decision to ban all Palestinian agricultural exports to the world markets via Jordan came into effect today. Abu Laban told the Palestinian News and Info …
imemc.org/article/israel-bans-palestinian-exports-to-outside-world-markets/

US Warns Israel Against 'Unilateral' West Bank Annexation
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-09
United States Ambassador David Friedman to Israel warned the country Sunday not to declare sovereignty over the occupied West Bank without Washington's consent, opposing calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition. | RELATED: | Draft UN Resolution Condemns Trump Middle East 'Peace' Plan | With Defence Minister Naftali Bennett and other ultra-nationalists urging an immediate cabinet vote on sovereignty in the occupied West Bank…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Warns-Israel-Against-Unilateral-West-Bank-Annexation-20200209-0017.html

N.H. Voters Say Sanders Has Best Chance of Toppling Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-09
A new poll shows 29% believe the Vermont senator can win in November, besting Buttigieg, Biden and Warren ahead of Tuesday's primary.
truthdig.com/articles/n-h-voters-say-sanders-is-the-most-electable-candidate-against-trump/

Inside Iowa's Irregularities
Nigel Clarke | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-09
There are few things in life more surreal than being on the ground when election fraud is taking place, feeling that knot in the stomach growing as tales of intrigue trickle in like slow-drip coffee on a particularly rough morning. I was in Georgia in 2018, when the gubernatorial race between Republican Brian Kemp and …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/inside-iowas-irregularities/

The GOP Is Raking in Millions From Lobbyists Tied to Trump
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-09
The Republican National Committee and its joint fundraising committee with President Donald Trump's re-election campaign accepted more than $4.4 million from lobbyist fundraisers in 2019, according to OpenSecrets analysis of FEC disclosures. | Most of the lobbyists raising money for the RNC and joint fundraising committee are from Trump-connect…
truthout.org/articles/the-gop-is-raking-in-millions-from-lobbyists-tied-to-trump/

Video: What Did Malcolm X Really Think about the Democratic Party?
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-09
First published by Global Research in February 2017 | "I'll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years" –U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One according to Ronald Kessler's "Inside the White House"…
globalresearch.ca/what-did-malcolm-x-really-think-about-the-democratic-party/5576198

Bankers Shape Canadian Policy in Latin America. Juan Guaidó Fêted in Ottawa
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-09
What's more likely to shape Canadian policy in the Hemisphere: human rights and democracy or bankers' bottom-line? | Last week Venezuelan politician Juan Guaidó was fêted in Ottawa. The self-declared president met Canada's Prime Minister, international development minister and foreign minister. …
globalresearch.ca/bankers-shape-canadian-policy-latin-america/5703148

Who is Bill Conway, candidate for Cook County State's Attorney?
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-09
Chicago, IL – William Elias Conway, III is running against Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx in the March 17 Democratic Party primary election. He has flooded TV airways and cable channels with commercials promoting his 'progressive' agenda, pledging to "defend Chicago's marginal communities from attacks from Donald Trump." | But Bill Conway is the son of William Elias Conway, Jr., the founder of the Carlyle Group. His father is a multi-billionaire who has donated over $4 million to his son's campaign against incumbent Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. Conway, Jr. has also strong-armed many East Coast c…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/9/who-bill-conway-candidate-cook-county-state-s-attorney

Bloomberg Surrogates Have Seats on DNC Rules Committees
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-09
This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge. | As the Democratic National Committee establishes procedures for the Democratic presidential nominating process, two members of DNC rules committees simultaneously work on the campaign of former New York Mayor Michael Bloo…
truthout.org/articles/bloomberg-surrogates-have-seats-on-dnc-rules-committees/

The Democrats Finally Get Around to Talking About Abortion
Sarah Jones | commondreams.org | 2020-02-09
On Friday evening, when the Democratic Party's primary candidates convened for another interminable showdown. Once moderators got the usual questions about socialism and Medicare for All out of the way they decided, bravely, to breach new ground.
commondreams.org/views/2020/02/09/democrats-finally-get-around-talking-about-abortion?cd-origin=rss

With Two Days to Go Until Primary, New Polling Finds N.H. Voters See Sanders as Most Electable Against Trump
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-09
New polling out of New Hampshire showed voters in the state, who will go to polls on Tuesday in the Democratic primary, believe Sen. Bernie Sanders has the best chance of beating President Donald Trump in the general election. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1199572936.png
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/09/two-days-go-until-primary-new-polling-finds-nh-voters-see-sanders-most-electable?cd-origin=rss

Sanders wins the most votes in Iowa Caucus
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-08
Minneapolis, MN – After days of delay, the results are in: Bernie Sanders won the most votes in Iowa, leading in both the initial vote, as well as after the second round where weaker candidates in each caucus are dropped. As this became clear Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) called for a 'recanvass' of the caucus voting because of the chaotic reporting of results and the long delay. Ironically, this was caused by a new voting app developed by a small company founded by a former staffer of the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign. | During the delay, the corporate media consistently declared Pe…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/8/sanders-wins-most-votes-iowa-caucus

'Unhinged': MSNBC host Chris Matthews goes on bizarre rant about mass executions & 'the Reds' while discussing Bernie Sanders
rt.com | 2020-02-08
MSNBC host Chris Matthews is facing backlash on social media after he launched into a heated rant about socialism and appeared to suggest a Bernie Sanders presidency could somehow lead to mass executions in the streets. | During a post-debate special Friday evening, Matthews said his personal views on socialism go back "to the early 1950s" before drawing comparisons between Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and former leader of Cuba Fidel Castro. | "I believe if Castro and the Reds had won the Cold War there would have been executions in Central Park and I might have been one of the ones getting…
rt.com/usa/480412-chris-matthews-rant-sanders-socialism/

Hasan Sits Down With Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders | zcomm.org | 2020-02-08
Interview on aging and retirement in America…
zcomm.org/zvideo/1029014/

The Vengeful, Lawless, Corporate Toady Trump Explodes
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2020-02-08
The day after his acquittal by the Republican Party in a trial that banned witnesses, the unhinged Donald Trump gloated for over an hour on all the television networks.
commondreams.org/views/2020/02/08/vengeful-lawless-corporate-toady-trump-explodes?cd-origin=rss

Media darling Pete Buttigieg was in unit that worked with the CIA in Afghanistan
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-08
While Buttigieg's campaign denies allegations he was a CIA asset, military records reveal Mayor Pete was in a unit that…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/07/pete-buttigieg-cia-afghanistan/

Media darling Pete Buttigieg was in unit that worked with the CIA in Afghanistan
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-08
While Buttigieg's campaign denies allegations he was a CIA asset, military records reveal Mayor Pete was in a unit that…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/07/pete-buttigieg-cia-afghanistan/

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham introduces bill that threatens end-to-end encryption
wsws.org | 2020-02-08
The assault on end-to-end encryption is part of the ongoing drive by the state to censor and regulate content on the internet.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/08/encr-f08.html

American Democracy Is Dying
Ryan Cooper | commondreams.org | 2020-02-08
This past week was a litany of democratic disasters. First, on Monday, the Iowa Democratic Party catastrophically botched its caucus.
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Failed Prosecutions: Donald Trump Survives the Senate
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-08
Never undertake a prosecution unless you have good grounds, and prospects, for a solid conviction. In the case against President Donald Trump, there was never a serious prospect that the Senate would cool sufficiently to give the Democrats the votes necessary to affirm vote of impeachment in the House. The GOP remains very much in …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/failed-prosecutions-donald-trump-survives-the-senate/

The Iowa Caucuses Are a Mortal Threat to Democracy
Bill Boyarsky | truthdig.com | 2020-02-08
The undemocratic and incompetently run Iowa caucuses remind me of a vampire

Hillary Clinton launches new attack on Sanders
wsws.org | 2020-02-08
The Democratic leadership is determined to suppress the issue of social inequality in the 2020 campaign for fear of encouraging the growth of social opposition and anti-capitalist sentiment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/08/deba-f08.html

Democrats impeach Trump for Withholding Arms to Neo-Nazis in Ukraine
Max Parry | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-08
On December 18th, Donald Trump became the third U.S. president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. The second to be indicted before completing a first term, the 45th commander-in-chief must now survive a Senate trial before seeking reelection later this year. As many nonpartisan analysts predicted, the charges appear to have …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/democrats-impeach-trump-for-withholding-arms-to-neo-nazis-in-ukraine/

In New Hampshire, Bernie Battles Buttigieg, Billionaires, and Big Money
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2020-02-08
In New Hampshire, Bernie Battles Buttigieg, Billionaires, and Big Money…
thenation.com/article/politics/bernie-buttigieg-billionaires/

A Tired Biden Gives Klobuchar a Chance to Shine
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2020-02-08
A Tired Biden Gives Klobuchar a Chance to Shine…
thenation.com/article/politics/biden-new-hampshire-losing/

A Tired Biden Gives Klobuchar a Chance to Shine
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2020-02-08
A Tired Biden Gives Klobuchar a Chance to Shine…
thenation.com/article/politics/biden-new-hampshire-losing/

Chris Matthews Slammed for Spreading Misinformation About Sanders' Democratic Socialist Agenda on Post-Debate Panel
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-08
MSNBC host Chris Matthews drew rebukes on social media Friday night after suggesting that as a Democratic Socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders could lead a dictatorship in which establishment political figures would be "executed," should he win the presidency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-02-08_at_10.28.50_am.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/08/chris-matthews-slammed-spreading-misinformation-about-sanders-democratic-socialist?cd-origin=rss

Because Defeating NRA 'Takes a Movement,' March for Our Lives Co-Founder Joins Sanders Campaign as Gun Violence Prevention Advisor
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-08
A co-founder of March for Our Lives, the group formed by survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting in 2018, joined Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign Saturday, saying he believes a "movement" that has captured the support of young people across the country is what is needed to fight gun violence and the powerful gun lobby. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-02-08_at_4.16.58_pm.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/08/because-defeating-nra-takes-movement-march-our-lives-co-founder-joins-sanders?cd-origin=rss

Bernie Sanders on the offensive as presidential contenders head into new debate
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-02-07
Ahead of the latest Democratic Party primary debate in New Hampshire today, progressive frontrunner Bernie Sanders is on the offensive. This comes after an electoral farce in Iowa that put his establishment opponents in a particularly bad light.Sanders won the popular vote in the Iowa primary: | I want to thank the people of Iowa for the very strong victory they gave us at the Iowa caucuses on Monday night. | Some 6,000 more Iowans came out to support us t…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/02/07/bernie-sanders-on-the-offensive-as-presidential-contenders-head-into-new-debate/

The Democratic Party Leadership Has Done the Impossible, Disgracing Itself!
Dave Lindorff | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-07
Bernie Sanders declares victory on Thursday in chaotic (and perhaps unsuccessfully DNC-hacked) Iowa Caucus Hooray for Bernie Sanders! He waited until he had the numbers and now he's calling it. He won Iowa! Maybe the same corporate media that have been touting Pete Buttigieg as the "presumptive winner" in the messy Iowa Caucus, now that …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/the-democratic-party-leadership-has-done-the-impossible-disgracing-itself/

Lee Camp: They're Going to Try to Steal California From Sanders (Again)
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-07
Californians should be forewarned that if they want to vote for someone outside the centrists

Lee Camp: They're Going to Try to Steal California From Sanders (Again)
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-07
Californians should be forewarned that if they want to vote for someone outside the centrists

Iowa debacle fueled by anti-Bernie billionaires, Russiagate hucksters, failed DNC elites
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-07
Max Blumenthal breaks down the shadowy network of billionaires, Democratic elites, and Russiagate profiteers behind the Shadow app that ruined…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/07/iowa-debacle-fueled-by-anti-bernie-billionaires-russiagate-hucksters-failed-dnc-elites/

Iowa debacle fueled by anti-Bernie billionaires, Russiagate hucksters, failed DNC elites
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-02-07
Max Blumenthal breaks down the shadowy network of billionaires, Democratic elites, and Russiagate profiteers behind the Shadow app that ruined…
thegrayzone.com/2020/02/07/iowa-debacle-fueled-by-anti-bernie-billionaires-russiagate-hucksters-failed-dnc-elites/

The Game is Rigged
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Let's not beat around the bush. The game is rigged. The fix is in. | I'm not just talking about the neofascistic Donald Trump, the Republican Party, the Republican-controlled United States Senate and the fake-impeachment trial that body just concluded. I'm talking about their neoliberal enablers, the Democrats too.
counterpunch.org/2020/02/07/the-game-is-rigged/

Manufacturing Success: CNN's Premature Parade for Buttigieg in Iowa
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2020-02-07
Four days after the Iowa caucuses took place, no victor has been declared and the vote remains mired in controversy and irregularities. But if you've been watching CNN for the last few days, you could be excused for imagining Pete Buttigieg had won. | Some at CNN simply took it as fact that Buttigieg had won Iowa–like David Axelrod, who declared ( 2/4/20): "The way he won in Iowa, and I think he was trying to make this point here, is a road map." CNN anchor Jim Sciutto, ready to discuss th…
fair.org/home/manufacturing-success-cnns-premature-parade-for-buttigieg-in-iowa/

Laurie Garrett: World Can't Let Racist Attitudes Impact Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-07
The Chinese doctor who warned the government about a possible coronavirus outbreak has died after contracting the virus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital. Thirty-four-year-old ophthalmologist Li Wenliang warned his fellow medical workers about coronavirus on December 30. He was then investigated by police and accused of "making false comments." His death has sparked a wave of anger and outrage in China, where the hashtag "We want freedom of speech" went viral on Chinese social media site Weibo this week. The death toll from the coronavirus has now topped 630 people in China, with more than 31,000 confirmed…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/7/laurie_garrett_china_coronavirus_response

Media Urge Palestinians to Take Crumbs–Because Democracy Is Not on Offer
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2020-02-07
by Gregory Shupak The Trump administration's "Vision for Peace" | The Trump administration's " Deal of the Century" is supposedly a plan to solve the question of Palestine. But as Michael Lynk, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, points out, the deal doesn't offer Palestinians…
fair.org/home/media-urge-palestinians-to-take-crumbs-because-democracy-is-not-on-offer/

Enemies of Democracy: Neoliberalism and Authoritarian Finance
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Democracy is supposed to mean rule by people. In the West, it means rule by upper classes via periodic representational charades in which candidates represent corporate interests and occasionally throw crumbs to the public to pre-empt full-scale revolution. But now even establishment institutions are worried about the implications of the lack of genuine democracy in…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/07/enemies-of-democracy-neoliberalism-and-authoritarian-finance/

UW-Parkside SDS lead rally to free Chrystul Kizer, confront DA Graveley
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-07
Kenosha, WI – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) organized a #FreeChrystul rally at UW-Parkside on February 5 that saw 40 protesters attend. The demonstrators congregated outside the building where District Attorney Mike Graveley, Chrystul Kizer's prosecutor, was teaching his first class of the spring semester, on criminal law. | The group began with chants that echoed across the campus thanks to the excellent acoustics between campus buildings. Coinciding with the start of the class period, speakers from different organizations and backgrounds shared their messages. These included Adelana Akindes, a leader…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/7/uw-parkside-sds-lead-rally-free-chrystul-kizer-confront-da-graveley

Risk of Nuclear War Rises as U.S. Deploys a New Nuclear Weapon for the First Time Since the Cold War
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-07
The Federation of American Scientists revealed in late January that the U.S. Navy had deployed for the first time a submarine armed with a low-yield Trident nuclear warhead. The USS Tennessee deployed from Kings Bay Submarine Base in Georgia in late 2019. The W76-2 warhead, which is facing criticism at home and abroad, is estimated to have about a third of the explosive power of the atomic bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) called the news "an alarming development that heightens the risk of nuclear war." We're joined by William Arkin, longtime reporter…
www.democracynow.org/2020/2/7/us_new_low_yield_nuclear_weapons

Enemies of Democracy: Neoliberalism and Authoritarian Finance
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-07
Democracy is supposed to mean rule by people. In the West, it means rule by upper classes via periodic representational charades in which candidates represent corporate interests and occasionally throw crumbs to the public to pre-empt full-scale revolution. But now even establishment institutions are worried about the implications of the lack of genuine democracy in…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/07/enemies-of-democracy-neoliberalism-and-authoritarian-finance/

Media, Democratic Establishment Panics as Sanders Predicted to Sweep All 50 States
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-02-07
No matter how much mainstream media and establishment Democratic pols attempt to spin the results, Iowa has many of those in the establishment very worried, to say the least.
mintpressnews.com/democrats-panic-bernie-sanders-predicted-win-all-50-states/264716/

Bloomberg becoming Oligarch-in-Chief of Democratic Party
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-02-07
If Sanders wins the nomination, Michael Bloomberg and his filthy rich brethren are already preparing to fund and erect an alternative structure of dependable corporate governance. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/07/bloomberg-becoming-oligarch-in-chief-of-democratic-party/

Dems must focus on removing Trump from the White House
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-07
DES MOINES, Iowa

Trump says Democrats should 'expunge' his impeachment
rt.com | 2020-02-07
Still in a celebratory mood after his acquittal in the Senate, US President Donald Trump said Democrats should 'expunge' his impeachment, as their accusations against him were false. | "That's a very good question," Trump said when asked by a journalist whether the Democrats should "expunge" his impeachment in the House. | The president expressed confidence that "they should, because it was a hoax; it was a total political hoax." | He ripped into his Democratic opponents, saying that "they've gone totally crazy" and claiming they suffer from a "bad case" of "Trump derangement syndrome." | There's a lot of evil…
rt.com/usa/480367-trump-democrats-expunge-impeachment/

Bernie, Bloomberg, and the Other Billionaire
Ted Glick | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-07
There's one reason why it's a good thing that Wall Street billionaire Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy the Presidency: it could remove the issue of age for those concerned about candidates in their 70s. Bloomberg is 79, the same age as Bernie. Bloomberg's desperate move is happening following Biden's persistent stumbles and weaknesses, and …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/bernie-bloomberg-and-the-other-billionaire/

Tracking Down Mayor Pete's Black Voter Problem
Darryl Pinckney | thenation.com | 2020-02-07
Tracking Down Mayor Pete's Black Voter Problem…
thenation.com/article/politics/buttigieg-south-bend-black/

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