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As Jeff Cohen points out, political fear of progressives and corporate power have pushed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) towards strategies for stopping primary challenges The post “Stunning and Revealing” – DCCC Demands Loyalty Oath From Political Consultants appeared first on The Real News Network.

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To make the 2020 primary campaign more democratic, we should demand a system that takes all voter preferences into account. That system is ranked choice voting. Ranked choice voting (RCV) has a long, albeit niche history in the United States. Sen. Bernie Sanders stands as the current frontrunner of announced candidates for the 2020 Democratic […]

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Newly elected chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Cheri Bustos, arrives for the House Democrats’ leadership elections in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 29, 2018. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Six hours after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced that it was blacklisting firms that work with primary challengers, I met with a […]

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<!– –> Judge Roy Moore with his wife Kayla (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Defeated in a surprising upset by Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in 2017, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R-Ala.) is considering running for a rematch in 2020 despite accusations of inappropriate sexual contact with teenage girls when he […]

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If the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary were held today, the results would be disastrous. That is, at least as far as representative democracy is concerned. A new YouGov poll released by the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows that New Hampshire primary voters are split between the deluge of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for […]

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It’s that time of year again—when we’re encouraged to celebrate Black history, and soon it will be Women’s History Month—the time when people like me ask, “What about the rest of the year?” This season, Black History Month coincides with the start of the presidential primary campaigns. On the Democratic side, we’re already seeing journalists […]

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Presidential Primaries Are Racist. Period.

February 12, 2019           |                                       

Where Is Elizabeth Warren’s Fire in the Realm of Foreign Policy? The World Is on the Brink of Widespread Water Wars When Politicians Say “Free Trade,” They Mean Upward Redistribution Trump’s Pledge to Defeat AIDS Is Belied by His Policies Trump Says 42 Million Want to Come Here. But 52 Million Want Out. Trump Touts […]

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WASHINGTON — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump’s campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign. The nascent initiative has been an intense focus in recent weeks and includes taking steps to change state party rules, crowd out potential rivals […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Raises Over $100,000 in Four Days Following Primary Threat

February 2, 2019           |                                       

Despite Backlash, Teacher Strikes Are Spreading Across Country Establishment Democrats Are Trying to Unseat Ocasio-Cortez The Polar Vortex Is Climate Disruption in Action Deportation Is an Emergency. Here’s One Coalition’s Way of Fighting It. Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Tlaib and Omar Call for Cuts to ICE Funding Stopgap Measure to Reopen Government Will Strain SNAP Recipients After […]

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Establishment Democrats Are Trying to Unseat Ocasio-Cortez

February 1, 2019           |                                       

Despite Backlash, Teacher Strikes Are Spreading Across Country Establishment Democrats Are Trying to Unseat Ocasio-Cortez The Polar Vortex Is Climate Disruption in Action Deportation Is an Emergency. Here’s One Coalition’s Way of Fighting It. Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, Tlaib and Omar Call for Cuts to ICE Funding Stopgap Measure to Reopen Government Will Strain SNAP Recipients Democrats […]

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Congress made its most aggressive use ever of the War Powers Act to end an ongoing conflict at the end of 2018, with the Senate approving — and the House coming just short — a resolution that would have required the United States to end its support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. On Wednesday, […]

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What You Need to Know About the 2020 Democratic Primary Changes

January 19, 2019           |                                       

To Stop Bolton’s Fire and Fury, Fire Bolton William Barr Will Be a Loyal Foot Soldier in King Trump’s Army In New Film, James Baldwin’s Art Makes Love a Revolutionary Act Instead of Ending Shutdown, McConnell Prioritizes Anti-Choice Bill What Activists Need to Understand About Fascism The 2020 Democratic primaries are upon us now that […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Bid Leaves Questions to Be Answered

January 3, 2019           |                                       

With the launch of her exploratory presidential committee on New Year’s Eve, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been among the first to jump into what is sure to be a crowded field of Democrats vying for their party’s 2020 nomination. In a four-minute video, she laid out in clear terms her bold, progressive agenda for […]

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The election of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as House Democratic Caucus chair on Wednesday represented a symbolic and substantive comeback for the wing of the party that had suffered a stunning defeat last June, when Rep. Joe Crowley was beaten by primary challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Jeffries, who represents a Brooklyn district next door to Crowley’s, bested […]

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