Billionaire-funded protest is rearing its head in America | Hamilton Nolan

Recently a crowd of protesters disrupted a speech by Elizabeth Warren. The activists might have seemed grassroots, but they werent Last week, Elizabeth Warren went to Atlanta to give a major headlines overwhelmingly focused on the fact that the speech was interrupted by a loud group of pro-charter school protesters. We were supposed to be talking about challenging centuries of institutional racism, but now were talking about charter schools. How did that happen? If you suspect that some sort of nefarious action that can be traced back to plutocratic billionaires is involved well, of course. The plan to bolster public education and crack down on the charter school industry. But they did not all materialize in the crowd together in …

Michael Bloomberg still looking at a presidential run … but only if Biden is out

The former New York mayors attitude towards wealth is staunchly opposite to Elizabeth Warrens, with whom hes repeatedly clashed Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again teasing a presidential run. At 77, he wont even be the oldest in the field, and the billionaire is certainly not short of funding to be able to throw his hat in the ring. Over the past several weeks, hes signaled renewed interest in the democratic nomination, according to a report by CNBC. Bidens collapse would likely leave Elizabeth Warren as frontrunner, a liberal candidate with whom he has repeatedly clashed over her anti-corporate policies and fears she will push the party too far to the left and eliminate the chance …

Trump ‘rat-infested’ attack on Elijah Cummings was racist, Pelosi says

President says oversight chair is brutal bully and slams district in attack that follows racist invective aimed at four congresswomen Donald Trump kicked off his weekend with a stinging attack on Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chair of the House oversight committee, that opponents including House speaker Nancy Pelosi said was another example of the president deploying racist invective for political ends. the US Census Bureau the seventh, like many districts in the US, has problems with unemployment and poverty. It also has problems with gun-related suburban areas, in one of which Trumps housing and urban development secretary, Ben Carson, shithole countries. The president later doubled down on his attacks, accusing Cummings of go back to the countries they came from. …

Vulnerable Trump begins 2020 campaign amid boasts and backlash

With poor poll numbers against Democrats, president faces coordinated opposition but history may be on his side Donald Trump will formally election day in November 2020. The rally looks to be setting records, claimed in a tweet on Monday, adding: We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody. Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible and it will only get better! But beneath the surface self-congratulation, there is cause for panic in Trumpworld. Democrats will seek to undercut the show of strength by staging a counter-rally outside the stadium, featuring speeches from Floridians who say they have been personally hurt by the presidents policies. Protesters are …

The astonishing disappearing act of Beto ORourke

#Betomania became #Betofatigue in six short months can the Texas Democrat rise again and show voters what type of president hed be? When Beto ORourke travelled to Yosemite in California to $5tpunk past, Beatnik road trips and fondness for NFL players taking largest 10-year investment in history and a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 caught many off guard. We were pleasantly surprised, said David Turnbull of the climate advocacy group Oil Change US. When you see someone like Beto ORourke calling for the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies and an end to fossil fuel leasing on public lands thats moving in the right direction. There was another group of people hoping to be pleasantly surprised by the Yosemite announcement …