2020 Democratic primary Archives ⋆ MICHAELANTONIO MEDIA
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Bernie Sanders Rallies UC Workers on Strike in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, California — Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, appeared at a rally of over 1,000 striking workers and students outside the campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on Wednesday afternoon in a show of solidarity and a pitch for labor support. “I am here for you today not as a candidate for president but as somebody who has spent the last 40 years of his life walking on the picket line with workers,” Sanders told the…

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Beto O’Rourke Invokes ‘Those Who Were on the Beaches in Normandy’ in Climate Change Pitch

In an appearance on his newly launched campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) argued that the United States could tackle climate change because of its standing as the “indispensable nation.” O’Rourke invoked the landing on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day during World War II to bolster his argument. “Now, the current president says he doesn’t believe in climate change. I don’t know how many countries are on the face of the planet — 192, mas o menos,” O’Rourke said. “How can we, who used…

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NYT: Amy Klobuchar Ate with Her Comb, Then Made Staff Clean It

The New York Times provided a new exposé Friday about allegations that Democratic presidential contender Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is cruel to her staff — and it includes a somewhat groteqsue episode involving a comb. The Times‘ Matt Flegenheimer and Sydney Ember write: Senator Amy Klobuchar was hungry, forkless and losing patience. An aide, joining her on a trip to South Carolina in 2008, had procured a salad for his boss while hauling their bags through an airport terminal. But once onboard, he delivered the grim news: He had fumbled the plastic eating…

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Kamala Harris: Larger Truth of Rising Hate Crime in Jussie Smollett Hoax

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) says that the fact that Hollywood actor Jussie Smollet’s “hate crime” story turned out to be a hoax should not distract from the larger truth of rising hate crimes. When Smollett first reported January 29 that he had been attacked by two white men who had shouted racist and homophobic slurs, and who had added, “This is MAGA country,” as they put a noose around his neck, Harris called the alleged hate crime “an attempted modern day lynching.” .@JussieSmollett is one of the…

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Willie Brown Throws Shade at Ex-Girlfriend Kamala Harris: Can’t Beat Trump

Former San Francisco mayor and California State Assembly speaker Willie Brown threw shade at his ex-girlfriend, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and the other contenders for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, writing Saturday that none of them can beat President Donald Trump. In his weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Brown wrote: Make no mistake, President Trump’s State of the Union address was the kickoff for his 2020 re-election campaign, and so far I’ve yet to see a Democrat who can beat him. … [T]he overnight polling after the…

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Donald Trump Mocks Democrats’ Embrace of ‘Green New Deal’: ‘Brilliant!’

President Donald Trump has mocked Democrats’ new radical policy, the “Green New Deal,” which calls for the elimination of fossil fuels in a decade, plus guaranteed income for all Americans “unwilling” to work. The plan, introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday, quickly gained the endorsement and co-sponsorship of several major presidential candidates, as well as eleven Senators and 67 House representatives. Republicans are thrilled at the prospect of their rivals embracing a policy that promises to wipe out massive portions of the American economy, and the president is no exception.…

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Poll: Voters Reject ‘Medicare for All’ — in Left-Wing California

Democratic presidential candidates are rushing to declare their support for a single-payer — i.e. government-run — health care system. But voters reject such a system — even in left-wing California, where it is thought to be popular. A Quinnipiac University poll released this week revealed that a plurality oppose single-payer health care in the state: “Only 41 percent of California voters support replacing private health insurance with a single-payer system run by the state, with 46 percent opposed. Democrats support the idea 61 – 24 percent. Opposed are Republicans, 75…

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Willie Brown: So What If I Dated Kamala Harris and Gave Her State Jobs?

Former San Francisco mayor and California State Assembly speaker Willie Brown confirmed Saturday that he had dated Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris and appointed her to two state jobs — and dismissed the fuss. As Breitbart News reported earlier this month, “Kamala Harris’s career received a boost from a patronage job in dubious circumstances.” In particular: In 1994, then-outgoing Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) appointed Harris to a state board with a $72,000 salary. The Los Angeles Times reported: “Harris, a former deputy district attorney in Alameda County,…

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Democrat Presidential Contender Tulsi Gabbard Under Fire for Past Traditional Marriage Support

Democratic presidential contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is under fire for her past activism and statements in favor of traditional marriage and against “homosexual activists.” Gabbard, described by CNN as “the first Hindu and American Samoan” elected to Congress, made a surprise announcement Friday that she would be running for president in 2020. She is a left-wing Democrat and Iraq War veteran with a history of iconoclastic stances. In 2016, she resigned from a leadership position on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to support Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), for president,…

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Tom Steyer Launches Impeachment Ads in Iowa

Billionaire left-wing Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer has launched his latest ads pushing for President Donald Trump’s impeachment — this time in Iowa, home to the first contest of the presidential primary in both parties. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Gazette reported Friday that Steyer’s new campaign is pushing newly-elected congresswomen, who could theoretically vote to impeach Trump in the House of Representatives, to do so: California billionaire Tom Steyer is targeting Iowa’s new congresswomen in television ads calling on them to join his effort to impeach President Donald Trump. Stayer’s Need to…

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