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Britons Gear Up to Defend NHS From Privatization Scheme as Tories Win Strong Majority...

After U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Tory party won a strong majority in the general election Thursday, British progressives mourned the "utterly devastating" result and geared up for a fight to defend...
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‘Saving Life on Earth’ for Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can...

As the United Nations unveiled Monday a draft proposal to address threats to biodiversity, a new report outlined a strategy for U.S.-focused "visionary action to save life on Earth." The roadmap (pdf) was released Monday...
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Don’t mail your ballot, but do use these resources to find out how to...

Millions of mail-in ballots haven’t yet reached election officials, the Louis DeJoy-sabotaged U.S. Postal Service has slowed mail to a crawl in many battleground states, and Trump-appointed judges across the country—possibly up to the...
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In major upset, Andrew Gillum wins Democratic nod and aims to become Florida’s first...

In a major come-from-behind victory, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum edged his way past former Rep. Gwen Graham to capture the Democratic nomination in Florida's race for governor with a 34-31 ...
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One last reminder about those voter enthusiasm polls..

What? Am I worried? Nope, not at all. Actually, I’m fucking terrified. I can sum up my paranoia in three simple words. lifelong Cubs fan. November 2016 will never be number one for me, September 1969 scarred me for life, znd taught me that optimism is a pipe dream. But since I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy, we’ll leave it that I’m optimistically terrified. There has been a ton of chatter out there, and with good reason, about the incredible intensity of early voting, and voter enthusiasm in general. But there is also a lot of hand wringing and gnashing of teeth, due to the fact that the once double digit lead that the Democrats enjoyed in voter enthusiasm, has narrowed to a low single digit lead in the final days. Normally, this would not be good, but there is a dynamic in this particular election that has me feeling better about the numbers. Just a quick tutorial. If a voter claims a party affiliation when they register to vote, it is marked next to their name. If a voter goes to vote in a primary, they can only get a ballot for the party they’ve pledged to. But in a general election, while when they sign in for a ballot, it shows that a Democrat, or a Republican checked in to vote, the ballot they get is identical to that of any other voter. And that’s what has me feeling better about the closing enthusiasm gap. When it comes to 2018, what has been the dominant overall story leading up to election day? White, college educated, suburban, soccer moms. Mainly registered Republican voters, They are fleeing Trump and the GOP the way that a sleeping teen runs from Freddie Krueger. But, when they sign in to vote early or their returned mail in ballot is input, it shows a Republican ballot was issued and received. Never forget the fact that just because a voter has an “R” next to their name on the voter rolls, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re actually voting for the GOP candidate. Two quick examples will suffice. In December of 2017, Doug Jones shocked the world by beating Republican Roy Moore in blood red Alabama. Does anyone really believe that there are more registered Democrats than Republicans in Alabama? Of course not. Jones pulled it off with an insane over performance by black female voters, and also by those aforementioned white, suburban female voters, bailing on a credibly accused pedophile. But a statistical look would show that more Republicans voted than Democrats, or a roughly equal number. The second example is of course PA-18 and Conor Lamb. PA-18 was literally gerrymandered to be Democrat proof. Every single Democratic voter could show up to vote, and with decent GOP turnout, the final outcome was GOP assured. And it can’t all be laid at the feet of Rick Saccone being a terrible candidate. Republicans crossed over and voted for Lamb, even though their ballots showed up as Republican affiliated ballots when they signed in. I’m not trying to plant any subliminal messages here, any of y’all who read me know if there’s one thing I’m not, it’s subtle. The basic reality has always been that we could flip the House purely by flipping every GOP held seat in a district where Hillary […]
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Joe Biden’s embrace of the Green New Deal is the best news of the...

Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden has issued a 22-page plan to address the climate crisis. As part of that plan, Biden’s website states that he “believes the Green New Deal...
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House takes up $3 trillion COVID-19 bill, rule change to keep the House at...

It's going to be a long day in the House as most members have returned to consider two bills: the CARES Act—the next coronavirus stimulus bill that has an uncertain path in the Senate—and...

Geraldo’s MAGABomber “False Flag” B.S. Just That Much More Egregious Because He Used To...

Maybe Geraldo Rivera never did have any ethics, but was just saying and doing what would get ratings. At least back in the day, he did appear to be on the right side of history, facing down holocaust deniers and overt racists. There was some semblance of morality. However, with one fell tweet, Rivera swept […]
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‘The Claims Are False’: Joe Biden Denies He Sexually Assaulted Former Senate Aide Tara...

In both a written statement and an appearance on MSNBC Friday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden denied that he sexually assaulted former Senate aide Tara Reade in 1993, the first time the presumptive...
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Elizabeth Warren to end presidential bid

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential bid, The New York Times reports, confirmed by MSNBC. According to the Times, Warren will inform her staff of her plans later Thursday morning. This is a blow...

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