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The Cost of Russiagate (Audio)

Blaming Russia for interference in the U.S. election has prevented the Democratic Party from examining what it did wrong. Consortium News Editor Robert Parry explains how this happened.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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Blaming Russia Helps Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Maintain Power


Rather than pursuing an independent investigation into the 2016 election, the Democratic establishment has used hyperbole to block Bernie Sanders and progressives from pulling away from Wall Street.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism, Maintains Russia Was Not WikiLeaks’ Source (Video)

The founder of WikiLeaks discusses his organization’s role in the 2016 election, America’s current political climate and more in a Democracy Now! interview.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Watch: Democratic National Committee Chooses Tom Perez as New Chair

In his first move, the former labor secretary named rival Keith Ellison as his deputy.

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Ahead of Vote for DNC Chair, Ellison Calls the Trump-Impeachment Issue ‘Legitimate’


Protecting the presidency is crucial, says Rep. Keith Ellison, a key candidate for the leadership of the Democratic National Committee. 

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE

The Democratic National Committee Needs a Hero


The next DNC chair has an important job: protect the rights of citizens and stand up for the rule of law.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 READ MORE

Billionaire Carl Icahn Will Lead Trump’s ‘Deregulatory Charge,’ Consumer Advocate Says


Robert Weissman, president of the group Public Citizen, declares that Icahn “epitomizes predatory corporate capitalism.”

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 READ MORE

Blaming Russia Is Irresistible to the Democrats


The “Putin did it” narrative is not about keeping Donald Trump out of office (an impossibility). It’s about shaping the political and policy environment in coming months and years.

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 READ MORE

President Obama: ‘Not Much Happens in Russia Without Vladimir Putin’


On the same day Obama asserted that Russians were “responsible for hacking the DNC” before the election, the FBI agreed with the CIA’s conclusion that Russian hackers interfered to help Donald Trump win.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 READ MORE

Sorry, Garrison Keillor. Keith Ellison Could Have Beaten Trump, and Still Can (Video)


The “Prairie Home Companion” creator, deep in depression over the advent of the Trump Gilded Age, blasts the idea of the prominent liberal congressman (pictured) becoming the Democratic National Committee chairman.

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 READ MORE

Hypocrisy Behind the Frenzy Over Russia’s Role in the U.S. Election


What’s perhaps most telling about the information that the CIA has accused Russia of sharing with the American people is that it was all “real news” about newsworthy topics.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 READ MORE

How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders and Helped Donald Trump Win


The Vermont senator has spent his life fighting for progressive causes. As the world braces for a Trump presidency, Sanders shows no signs of slowing down.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 READ MORE

The Democratic Party Lost Its Soul. It’s Time to Win It Back.


Who will become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee? This leadership contest has significant implications for the future of American politics.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 READ MORE

Recount! Recount!


I doubt if the election was hacked, but I don’t know for sure. That’s why it’s important to support a growing campaign for a recount.

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 READ MORE

Top WikiLeaks Editor: Democrats Should Be Happy About the Organization’s Commitment to Transparency


Writing in The New York Times, Sarah Harrison defended the publication against accusations that it “abett[ed] the candidacy of Donald J. Trump by publishing … information about Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its influence over the Democratic National Committee.”

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 READ MORE

Why We Need a New Democratic Party


The party that once represented the working class has become a giant fundraising machine, too often reflecting the goals and values of monied interests.

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Julian Assange, Publisher of the Clinton Campaign Emails


For illuminating what the Democratic presidential nominee’s camp does in the dark, the long-confined hacker-turned-journalist is under fresh attack from familiar adversaries and taking hard, if necessary, criticism from erstwhile allies.

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 READ MORE

What’s Behind Time Magazine’s Putin Demonizing?


“Russia Wants to Undermine Faith in the U.S. Election,” declares a cover of Time magazine. We should undermine our own faith in the U.S. election system.

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 READ MORE

GOP Lobbyist Offers Reward in Murder of DNC Staffer After a Storm of Rumors


Seth Rich was shot to death in early July, and speculation about his connection to Democratic National Committee emails leaked soon afterward have prompted both outrage and serious speculation.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Tim Canova Debate Fracking, Israel, Marijuana and More (Video)

The former head of the Democratic National Committee and her challenger in Florida’s 23rd District primary clash in an illuminating debate broadcast by a Miami TV station.

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Primary Challenger Claims She Illegally Used DNC Resources Against Him

Tim Canova explains why he complained to the Federal Election Commission over information found in DNC emails and says Depression-era types of public investment could bring general prosperity to Americans.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Con vs. Con


The remainder of the presidential campaign will be characterized by an attempt among liberals to discredit third-party and popular movements. Yet our only hope for change will come by breaking free from the tyranny of the two corporate parties.

Posted on Aug 15, 2016 READ MORE

Why the Shake-Up at the Democratic National Committee Is Doomed


The departure of three senior officials Tuesday means more headaches for the DNC, still reeling from an embarrassing breach of its email system.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Unleashes More Outrages and Lies at Bizarre News Conference


Truth is irrelevant to the Republican presidential nominee. All he wanted to do is steal a few hours of media attention in the middle of the Democratic convention.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE

The DNC Email Leaks: The Gift That Keeps On Feeding Distrust


The worst of the many offenses revealed in the latest WikiLeaks case is that Bernie Sanders was undemocratically deprived of fair play in the Democratic primary.

Posted on Jul 27, 2016 READ MORE

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed Off the Podium While Addressing Florida Delegation (Video)

Wasserman Schultz is in the process of resigning as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after thousands of leaked emails revealed the DNC tried to hinder Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Resign From the DNC, but Progressives Shouldn’t Celebrate Just Yet


Just after Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation on Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton did something ironic, seemingly without irony.

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 READ MORE

These Are Bernie Sanders’ Seven Biggest Legacies (Video)

By Robert Reich

The Vermont senator’s presidential campaign is now officially over, but the movement that he started is still just beginning.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders Loses on Trade but Wins Hillary Clinton’s Support on Health Care


Clinton, seeking to win over her rival’s supporters, proposes to invest more in community health care centers; Sanders fails to turn the Democratic platform against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 READ MORE

Betraying Progressives, Democratic Platform Panel Backs Fracking, TPP and Israel Occupation


Drafting committee members appointed by Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Schultz resoundingly rejected numerous proposals by Bernie Sanders’ appointees.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 READ MORE

Russian Hackers Stole Information on Donald Trump from Democratic Party Computers, Report Says


The hackers, who may have had over a year of access, are reportedly linked to two Russian spy agencies.

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 READ MORE

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Has a Change of Heart, But Too Little, Too Late


The Democratic National Committee chairwoman and other corporate Democrats continue to betray the legacy of their party.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

The Escalating Fight Between Barney Frank and Bernie Sanders


Tensions flared this week between the former Massachusetts congressman and Sanders’ campaign manager over Sanders’ attempts to replace Frank on the Democratic National Committee, but this is not the first time the two sides have come to blows.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 READ MORE

Sanders Calls for Kentucky Vote Review, Clinton Nixes California Debate


With the Golden State’s presidential primary less than a week away, tension is ratcheting up in the Democratic campaigns.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE

Rumors of a Coup Against DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Circulate on Capitol Hill


On Tuesday evening, Politico reported that a coup attempt was in the works against Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz. By Wednesday, her prospects weren’t looking a great deal brighter, and some high-ranking peers in her party weren’t exactly rushing to her rescue.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE

Tim Canova on Bernie Sanders’ Endorsement, Challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Video)

Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, has not faced a significant challenge to her Florida congressional seat since she arrived on Capitol Hill in 2005. But Canova has already changed that.

Posted on May 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders Endorses DNC Chairwoman’s Progressive Challenger


In his endorsement of Tim Canova for Congress, Sanders also said that Wasserman Schultz “would not be reappointed chair of the DNC” if he were elected president.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE

Ordinary Voters Can Now Lobby Superdelegates for Bernie Sanders


A recently created “superdelegate list” urges voters to “hold party officials accountable.” But would that help or hurt the Sanders campaign for the Democratic nomination?

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders’ Camp Complains to DNC Over Hillary Clinton’s Fundraising


The Bernie 2016 campaign believes Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee may have violated campaign fundraising rules and asked DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stop the activities.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE

Tom Hayden Article Endorsing Hillary Clinton Produces a Flood of Angry Responses


The progressive activist declared himself “a Bernie supporter” in September, but now he’s backing the former secretary of state in the California Democratic primary.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE

DNC Vice Chair Resigns, Throws Support Behind Bernie Sanders


U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii announced her decision Sunday morning on “Meet the Press.”

Posted on Feb 28, 2016 READ MORE

Sanders and His Supporters May Have to Overcome Democratic Party Superdelegates


Bernie Sanders won the popular vote in the New Hampshire primary by a large margin, but Hillary Clinton could take more of the state’s delegates to the nominating convention. Not to fear, though—Sanders supporters can overcome this anti-democratic system.

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 READ MORE

Robert Reich Is Petitioning the DNC for More Presidential Debates


The former Clinton labor secretary, “one of the most respected independent progressive figures within the Democratic orbit,” is circulating a petition calling for the Democratic National Committee, led by Debbie Wasserman Schultz (pictured), to schedule additional Democratic debates—and during times of the week when Americans are likely to watch.

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 READ MORE

Clinton Called for More Debates in 2008—Now She’s Dodging Them


One campaign that has refused to join the call for additional debates is Hillary Clinton’s—leading many to believe that the Democratic National Committee is effectively stacking the deck in her favor.

Posted on Sep 1, 2015 READ MORE

Martin O’Malley Accuses DNC of ‘Rigging’ 2016 Primaries for Hillary


The Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland governor told his fellow Democrats at the party’s annual summer meeting that their nomination process was “rigged” in favor of Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Aug 29, 2015 READ MORE

Ralph Nader vs. the FEC


Flickr/Ralph Nader

Nader is suing the Federal Election Commission for not investigating the law firms that allegedly worked on behalf of the Democratic National Committee in a coordinated effort to obstruct his bid for the presidency in 2004.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 READ MORE

Another Victory for Warren, a Hollywood Senate Run, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s response to the GOP’s latest “fiscal cliff” offer, Sarah Palin’s apology on Fox News and a “Simpsons” character explains the fiscal cliff.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 READ MORE

A Ridiculous Obama Rumor, Romney’s Tax Increases, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including another GOP lawmaker goes birther and Jon Stewart mocks the Romney campaign’s latest international gaffe.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 READ MORE

Romney Tax Theories, Boehner Slams Bachmann, and More


A look at the day’s political happenings, including a DNC apology to Ann Romney and a new political attack ad that focuses on a bar called The Horny Toad and a stripper.

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 READ MORE

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