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Op-Ed: Bernie Sanders 2020? Opinions vary, but he pulls a crowd

Burlington - Senator Bernie Sanders cuts an odd figure in American politics. He’s a progressive in a museum. He’s an independent Democrat. The big deal is the degree of support he gets, and where he gets it from.

Getting out the vote with tinder and texts Special

Brooklyn - In 2016, nearly half the voters eligible to vote in the U.S. election failed to show up at the polls. Years ago, candidates would ply people with alcohol to vote for them. For the 2018 midterm elections, more imaginative strategies will be needed.

Op-Ed: Should Hillary Clinton drop out? What would happen if she did?

It would be new ground in the world of U.S. presidential politics if Hillary Clinton were to bow out of the race due to health. But the video of her struggling to walk forward and get into an van on her own suggests it could happen.

Op-Ed: No surprise that some Dems tried to derail Sanders bid

Washington - Does it really come as a surprise to anyone that establishment Democrats tried to derail the upstart presidential primary campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Ver.)?

Green Party offers progressives a 'plan b' with a Green New Deal

The Green Party's Jill Stein is offering a plan b to Bernie Sanders supporters in a new interview with Truthout, calling on Sanders supporters to look beyond the two-party system.

Op-Ed: Dear Hillary: It's the (lack of) voters, stupid!

Washington - Psst...lean in, Connie Chung style, it's just you and me. Do you think there’s anyone out there old enough to tie their shoes who doesn’t know in their heart of hearts that Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic Party’s nominee?

Clinton easily defeats Sanders in South Carolina primary voting

Columbia - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton soundly defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday in the South Carolina primary to take a commanding lead in the surprising race for the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination.

Op-Ed: If it's not Bernie, choose the worst

The common cliché taken as general wisdom for voters heading to ballot boxes is to “choose the lesser of evils.” But the 2016 race for the Oval Office is a unique beast that brings the supposed axiom to its knees.

Democrats in Arizona want you to vote Libertarian

As this year's election closes in, Democrats in Arizona are scrambling to get a few last minute votes. But the candidate they're trying to get people to vote for might surprise you.

Huge NYT/CBS News/YouGov poll boosts Republicans

Washington - With midterm elections bearing down, most polls continue to suggest Republicans will maintain control of the House of Representatives and take control of the U.S. Senate.

Op-Ed: Obama's minimum wage attempt offers nothing for middle class

Ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, it might be helpful understand the scope of the mathematics that are being tossed around on the minimum wage question.

Obama's 'promise zones' versus Senator Paul's 'freedom zones'

President Obama's "promise zones" very much resemble Senator Rand Paul's ideas on "economic freedom zones" the Republican introduced in Detroit in December. Is imitation flattery, as Paul insists?

CNN/IRC poll: It's Clinton and Christie in 2016 White House race

According to the latest CNN / ORC International poll on the possible candidates for the 2016 presidential election, the contest may be between Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie.

Quinn: Anthony Weiner 'not qualified' to be New York's mayor

New York - Democratic mayoral primary candidate Christine Quinn insists that Anthony Weiner is not worthy of the mayoral position, citing his scandals and his record in congress.

Leno evokes White House troubles on Weiner's mayoral candidacy

Speaking to Anthony Weiner's bid for New York City mayor, 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno attached the challenges of the Weiner candidacy to the issues facing the White House.

Obama criticism 'offensive,' but Benghazi is not Paris

Washington - Making the Sunday morning press circuits, White House insider Dan Pfeiffer condemned GOP criticisms of President Obama as "offensive" and "absurd," while Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) insisted on a need for greater embassy security.

GOP weekly address offers precursor to federal budget dialog

In this weekend's weekly address to the nation, and in the hours before the presidential inauguration, the Republican Party emphasized the need to focus on the federal budget.

Scott Brown could make Governor's run instead of US Senate run

While Scott Brown could have a shot at being a US Senator again, there is the possibility of him not running and waiting to run for state governor in 2014.

White House informs Congressman Ryan it will miss budget deadline

Citing the late conclusion of the 'fiscal cliff' negotiation, the White House informed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan that it would not submit a budget on time - an action that is required by law.

Op-Ed: Gallup — Millions of Americans renounced GOP in 2012

A recent poll has found that 47 percent of Americans identify themselves as either Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents.

Ashley Judd's a strong Democratic challenger, according to poll

According to a recent PPP poll, if Ashley Judd ran for US Senate on the Democratic ticket, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would still win; but, it would be by a slim lead.

Former GOP Governor Charlie Crist joins Democratic Party

Tallahassee - Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist, 56, announced his switch from independent to the Democratic Party with a post to Twitter on Friday night after he attended a Christmas event at the White House.

GOP and Democrats continue playing chicken in fiscal cliff battle

As the Democrats and Republicans continue their "chicken" match on the fiscal cliff, more people are coming out and giving their two cents on it. One analyst says that Congress should go off the fiscal cliff.

US fiscal cliff continues to be a shaky 'Mexican standoff'

As a growing number of Republicans become more shaky, the fiscal cliff confrontation still remains an unpredictable "Mexican standoff."

Grover Norquist fires back at 'Sugar Plum' Republicans

As more Republicans are toying with the idea of breaking away from the "anti-tax" pledge, Grover Norquist criticized what he called as "Sugar Plum" Republicans.

GOP & Democrats spar over UN Disability Treaty in US Senate

Senate Republicans, led by Utah Senator Mike Lee, are voicing opposition to the ratification of the UN disability treaty called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Ex-RPOF Chair: FL's voting laws focused on voter suppression

Ex-Florida GOP chair, along with former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, accused GOP of using Florida voting laws to suppress Democratic voters. Democrats have called for a hearing on Florida's voting laws.

Senator Reid maneuvers to reduce GOP filibuster tactics

Just hours after a contentious US presidential election that has reinstated divisions in many congressional corridors, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) moved to limit GOP filibusters.

Warren victorious, Massachusetts US Senate seat turns blue again

In the US Senate Race in Massachusetts has ended with the victory of Elizabeth Warren. Warren's victory makes her the state's first female US Senator. Her victory allows Democrats to reclaim the state's US Senate seat.

Op-Ed: Why I'm a Democrat — The champions of civil rights

As a rape survivor and member of the black community, watching the GOP push voter ID laws to suppress the minority vote and forcing a woman to carry a rapist's baby to term, the question "Why am I a Democrat?" seems like a punch-line to a very bad joke.
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A Bernie Sanders campaign event in Sept. 2015
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Radio Row at DNC in Charlotte, NC before Thursday's session.
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Bernie Sanders speaking at Hec Edmundson Pavillion in Seattle on August 8, 2015
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