Deval Patrick, Who Got Paid as Homeowners Lost Their Homes, Wants Democrats to Nominate Him for President

"We have to be about how we bring people in, Deval Patrick said when he announced his late entry in the Democratic field this week, offering himself as the only candidate who could beat the candidates to his left and occupy the middle ground needed to beat Donald Trump. How we bring people along and how we yield to the possibility that somebody else, or even some other party may have a good idea, as good or better than our own." Patrick certainly has a history of yielding to the possibility that someone else might have a better idea, especially when it has benefited his own bottom line. After leaving public office, he worked for Texaco (not exactly the greenest …

Elizabeth Warren Has Finally Found a 2020 Dem to Attack

Elizabeth Warren, who has spent much of the election staying clear of directly attacking political opponents while railing against systematic corruption, faces a new reality: a 77-year-old rich guy worth $54 billion has latest billionaire to declare he is running for the Democratic nomination in 2020. In announcing his bid on Sunday, the former New York City mayor said he is running to defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. In a statement and accompanying cannot be bought. Bloombergs bid comes less than three months before voters begin selecting candidates in the first caucus and primary states. Warren and Sanders, who are statistically tied for the second place spot in national polling averages, will now have not one, but two, billionaires …

Warrens Big Bet on Medicare for All Is Not Paying Off

Sen. Elizabeth Warrens once-ascendant presidential campaign has begun to dim. And among her fellow Democrats, including those in the field, there is a universally agreed upon culprit for the stall in the polls: Quinnipiac University poll of the Democratic primary field showed Warren slipping dramatically, down 14 percentage points from their survey one month prior. And tucked into the survey was a possible explanation as to why. The pollsters tested support for Medicare for All and found that only 36 percent of the public said it was a good idea (52 percent said it was bad) compared to March 2019, when 43 percent said good idea, while 45 percent said bad. Singular polls are bad barometers for the state of …

Bernie Sanders Falls Short of Buttigiegs Q2 Fundraising Haul

raised $24.8 million with a combination of high-dollar fundraisers and grassroots support. companys annual shareholder meeting to advocate for higher wages. Additionally, the campaign said, 45 percent of donors are 39 or younger; and some 99.3 percent of the donations were $100 or less. This is a movement built by working people all across this country, said campaign manager Faiz Shakir. While other candidates court big money at fancy fundraisers, this campaign is supported by teachers, retail workers, and nurses who are putting what little money they have behind the one candidate who can bring about the transformative change this country needs. Our strength is in numbers and we have a million-person movement committed to this campaign who can give …