Elections

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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Matt Binder
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Eff It. Let's Just Godwin's Law This Election.

Eff It. Let's Just Godwin's Law This Election.
If the Democrats think the 2014 election was bad, just wait.
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Election Mystery: 'This Was Not a Wave. This Was an Unforeseen Storm.'

Election Mystery: 'This Was Not a Wave. This Was an Unforeseen Storm.'
Was it Hickenlooper or was it Obama? Was it Michael Bennet or was it Harry Reid? Was it Ebola or was it ISIS? Was it the six-year itch or a full-body rash?
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Conservative Groups, Karl Rove Enjoyed Massive Return on Investment Last Night

Conservative Groups, Karl Rove Enjoyed Massive Return on Investment Last Night
Crossroads GPS, American Crossroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce all had success rates under 20 percent in the elections two years ago. This year? Each group batted .800 or above.
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Nancy Watzman
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