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Trump’s Support Falling Among Swing-State Voters Who Elected Him, Recent Polls Find


A third of voters, however, remain unapologetic fans.

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America’s Other Drug Problem


Every year nursing homes nationwide flush, burn or throw out tons of valuable prescription medications.

Posted on May 2, 2017 READ MORE

What’s the Matter With Iowa? Dark News From Red-State America


A slew of Republican legislation is flowing out of the Capitol in Des Moines during this radical right-wing moment in U.S. history.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE

What’s on Your Ballot? Truthdig’s Voter Guide


Choosing the next president isn’t the only important decision the American electorate has to make in the 2016 election. In this article members of the Truthdig team share their opinions on other key issues.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE

Signs That Wind Power Is Gaining Strength in the U.S. (Video)


Not only is the fuel itself free, but also the turbines are getting less and less costly—a trend that experts believe will accelerate.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 READ MORE

Standoff at Standing Rock: Even Attack Dogs Can’t Stop the Native American Resistance


The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is being waged as a renewed assertion of indigenous rights and sovereignty.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE

Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Amid Warnings of ‘Inherent’ Fracking Risks


A 5.6-magnitude quake, one of the strongest in Oklahoma’s history, shook a seven-state area. And “it could have been prevented,” said a leading activist.

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 READ MORE

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Recall America’s Historical Shame


If indigenous activists manage to block the building of an oil line they consider a threat to ancestral lands, their success will be one small measure of justice in a line of injustices going back to the founding of this nation.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE

Water Is Life, Oil Is Death: The People vs. the Bakken Pipeline in Iowa and the Dakotas


While most of the United States has been blinded by the presidential election spectacle, a grass-roots coalition has been fighting “the next Keystone XL” being pushed through—largely under the radar—by Big Carbon.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE

Iowa Could Go Fully Green With Wind in Only 14 Years, With Few Birds Killed, Mr. Trump


Iowa gets 31 percent of its electricity from wind turbines, the highest percentage in the nation (though Texas generates more than twice as many megawatts from wind). But you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE

Tyson Gets Its Hand Slapped for Cheating Workers—Again


The Supreme Court handed a victory to slaughterhouse employees seeking to recover overtime wages, but the suit was just one in a string of cases against the food giant with a penchant for flouting fair labor laws.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Prevail in New Hampshire Primary


This time, the projections were correct: On Tuesday evening, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were named the winners of the New Hampshire presidential primary—and they both won big.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE

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VIDEO: Eighth GOP Debate Roundup: Marco Rubio Shaken but Not Taken, Donald Trump Dials It Down


Viewers who tuned in Saturday night to the eighth GOP debate caught a subtler side of Donald Trump, who showed up for the occasion but mostly let his rivals take swipes at one another.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders and Larry David on SNL Together Was as Hilarious as You’d Imagine

Comedian David dedicated a long bit on “Saturday Night Live” to a mashup of his character on his HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. And that’s not all that happened.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

You Say You Want a Revolution? Young Americans to Bernie Sanders: Count Me In!


Bernie Sanders’ youth-powered bid for the presidency is more than just a campaign: It’s a reflection of a rising passion among Americans for a new political life.

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 READ MORE

Credit Occupy in Bernie Sanders’ Surge


What began in 2011 as a movement against income inequality has morphed into burgeoning support for a presidential candidate who is passionate about economic justice.

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The Self-Proclaimed Winners of Iowa


Overall, it was a long evening that offered too many declarations of triumph—I counted four—and too little clarity about what either party ultimately wants in a presidential nominee.

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Foreign Policy Winners and Losers in Iowa (Video)


The Iowa caucus voters likely voted mainly on domestic policy issues, though security and terrorism have been a big part of the campaigns as well. Now that the smoke is clearing, it is worth considering the foreign policy implications of the winners.

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Sanders: ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Sends Establishment a Profound Message


Sanders has “cautious optimism,” but observers recognize the key role that his early victory may have for a campaign that has made “political revolution” its calling card.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 READ MORE

Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Hillary Clinton’s Your Choice


If the candidate’s foreign policy record is any guide, a Hillary Clinton presidency would perpetuate and bolster some of our most hateful national characteristics.

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AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: It’s Finally, Almost, Caucus Time!

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists take on the missing-in-debate-action candidate, Donald Trump, and his chances of clinching a Republican win in the Hawkeye State.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: The Iowa Caucuses, Explained

This animation takes a look at the Hawkeye State and its role in the presidential election, explaining the small and intimate voting process of a caucus and how it differs from the more common primary.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEOS: Memories of Jon Stewart and Megyn Kelly

In light of the love fest over the Fox News anchor, we thought it worth remembering Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” takedowns of two of Kelly’s more unfortunate rants, including her declaration that Santa Claus “just is white” and her “fair and balanced” approach to the news.

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Donald Trump Says He Won’t Participate in Fox News’ GOP Debate

And Fox News had a surprisingly clever response.

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Rallying for Bernie Sanders, Seminar-Style


Pundits say voter anger is what characterizes this year’s presidential race, but it was a different story at a recent Sanders campaign gathering in Beverly Hills, where the candidate’s supporters quietly sought serious answers to issues including health insurance, fracking and campaign finance.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE

Michael Bloomberg’s Possible Entry Into the Race for President Is No Surprise


Just what this presidential campaign needs: another know-it-all billionaire. Whip out your checkbook, Michael Bloomberg, and come on in.

Posted on Jan 25, 2016 READ MORE

Finding a Cure for Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Plans


Physicians and Green Party activist/politicians Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers say the two leading Democratic presidential candidates have something in common: covering up the failures of the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE

Sarah Palin Takes the GOP Campaign to New Lows


Palin’s endorsement of front-runner Donald Trump this week was a master class in surrealist poetry. Geniuses of the Dada movement would have been humbled by her obliteration of the bourgeois concept we call logic.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Proves the Pundits Wrong


The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 READ MORE

Some Facts You Can Tell Bernie Sanders Skeptics


For one, the latest Real Clear Politics averages of all polls show, in hypothetical matchups, Bernie beating Donald Trump by a larger margin than Hillary Clinton, and also beating Ted Cruz while Hillary loses to him.

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders’ Run Is No Fairy Tale


If you thought the political landscape couldn’t be more unsettled, think again. Hillary Clinton now faces not a coronation, not a cakewalk, but a contest—one she could lose.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Is Tapping Into a Vein of Anger Over Health Care


What to do about Obamacare divides the senator from his chief rival, Hillary Clinton. She would merely shore up gaps in the program. The Vermont senator, however, goes further, and his vision of health care as a universal right could resonate among voters.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE

MoveOn Endorses Sanders in a Landslide: 78 percent of Its Members Back Bernie


One of the nation’s most prominent progressive networks will mobilize 73,000 members across the early caucus and primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire in an effort to put the senator on the Democratic Party’s presidential ballot.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Rides a Big Wave of Disgust


For Democrats who might be rooting for the Republican presidential contender, thinking he would be easy to beat in November, I have some advice: Be careful what you wish for.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Are Neck and Neck in Iowa and New Hampshire


A new poll finds Sanders more electable in both states when matched against Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio.

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 READ MORE

Sanders Warns Voters Against Clinton: ‘I Will Govern Based on Principle, Not Poll Numbers’


The Vermont senator reminded Democrats at an Iowa fundraiser Saturday night of his opponent’s shifting stances on gay marriage, the environment and pernicious trade deals.

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders’ Money Haul Should Make Hillary Clinton Nervous


Sanders’ presidential campaign announced that it raised an eye-bugging $26 million in the third quarter—essentially matching the $28 million raised during those three months by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

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How Bernie Sanders Won Over Iowa and Overtook Hillary Clinton in the Polls


Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has shocked many with his recent success in Iowa, but maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised; media coverage of the U.K.’s Jeremy Corbyn has revealed The Guardian’s true colors; meanwhile, the IMF is telling Israel to stop spending so much money on defense. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 READ MORE

AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Iran’s Done Deal

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Bernie Sanders in Iowa and Jeb Bush’s proposal for tax cuts—for himself.

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Bernie Sanders Overtakes Hillary Clinton in Iowa Poll


The Vermont senator has shot ahead of the former secretary of state for the first time in a poll of Democratic voters in the crucial primary state of Iowa.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

Can Bernie Sanders Beat Hillary Clinton in Iowa?


A late-summer poll shows that the Vermont senator is gaining fast on Clinton in Iowa, and Sanders enthusiasts see evidence that he has appeal “beyond the liberal coasts and union strongholds.”

Posted on Sep 5, 2015 READ MORE

After Tight Iowa Poll, Sanders Underscores His Policy Differences With Hillary Clinton


A new poll showed Bernie Sanders trailing Hillary Clinton by only seven percentage points in Iowa, attracting 30 percent of Democratic voters after one-third of Clinton’s supporters transferred allegiance to him.

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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

The Republican Nomination: Anyone Who Says Donald Trump Can’t Win Is in Deep Denial


A new poll released Thursday gives Trump a 16-point lead over his nearest competitor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. Jeb Bush stood at a measly 7 percent. Yikes.

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 READ MORE

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