Elections

Sanders Scores Big in 'Significant' Wisconsin Straw Poll

Sanders Scores Big in 'Significant' Wisconsin Straw Poll
Bernie Sanders scored 41 percent in a straw poll vote at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention this weekend, with Hillary Clinton winning with 49 percent—a narrower lead than expected and an encouraging sign for the populist candidate who announced his presidential campaign in late April.
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Key Hillary Clinton Staffer to Speak Saturday in Atlantic City

Key Hillary Clinton Staffer to Speak Saturday in Atlantic City
A key Hillary Clinton organizer will be in Atlantic City this weekend to address delegates to the National Federation of Democratic Women at Resorts Casino Saturday night. Adam Parkhomenko was co-founder (with Allida Black) of Ready for Hillary PAC, which spent the two years since Clinton left the State Department collecting donations and emails by the millions and building a social media presence. With the campaign now official, he has the title of Director of Grassroots Engagement.
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Bernie Sanders Gets Huge Turnout for Minneapolis Town Hall Meeting

Bernie Sanders Gets Huge Turnout for Minneapolis Town Hall Meeting
The Uptake delivers fresh stream of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and local leaders hosts a town hall meeting in Minneapolis to discuss how to get big money out of politics, deal with obscene wealth and income inequality, combat climate change, and make college education and health care affordable.
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Bernie Sanders: 'I am Running for President'

Bernie Sanders: 'I am Running for President'
In an interview with the news agency, Sanders jumped right into a discussion about his populist mindset and progressive agenda while issuing an additional message for those doubting that he—a self-described democratic-socialist—can compete in a national campaign against the early Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton or take on the Republican Party's field of candidates.
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Is Bernie's Hat Going Into the Ring?

Is Bernie's Hat Going Into the Ring?
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest-serving independent member of the U.S. Congress, will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, Vermont Public Radio reported on Tuesday. He will release a short statement and hold a campaign kickoff event in subsequent weeks, the radio said, citing several sources. The senator's office did not respond to a request for comment.
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2016 Democratic National Convention Stakes out Philly

2016 Democratic National Convention Stakes out Philly
The City of Brotherly Love got a boost from the DNC today with the announcement that Philadelphia will host the Democratic National Convention the week of July 25, 2016.
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Michele Bachmann: I Outsmarted Progressives!

Michele Bachmann: I Outsmarted Progressives!
Michele Bachmann: I Outsmarted Progressives! This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast.
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The Political Year in Pictures - 2014, part 2

The Political Year in Pictures - 2014, part 2
Previously:
The Political Year in Pictures - 2014 (December 26, 2014)
Over the course of the last year we covered a number of government and political events in Missouri (and elsewhere), in the process taking thousands of photographs. Most of them didn't make it into the blog. Some of the things we saw and heard made us smile, made us think, made us gasp, made us hope, and made us despair. We thought we'd continue our retrospective of some of the pictures and stories we consider to be memorabl
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Nondenominantional Holiday Bright Spots for Progressives

Nondenominantional Holiday Bright Spots for Progressives
The midterm elections were a wake-up call. Voters had given up on the Democratic party as irrelevant and not really on their side, so they didn't bother to show up at the polls. But there are end-of-year holiday season bright spots for progressives as we think about the coming year's fights. People are becoming more active with protests over issues like low pay and police treatment.
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2014 Elections Had the Lowest Voter Turnout Since...World War II

2014 Elections Had the Lowest Voter Turnout Since...World War II
The 2014 Midterm election had the lowest turnout in 70 years, and at least then World War II was an actual excuse for the low voter turnout. Hopefully World War III doesn't break out before the polls open up again in two years.
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