When CNBC’s story about Gillibrand personally working the phones to woo Wall Street executives came out, her team responded defensively, noting her support for financial regulation and promising that if she did run she would take “no corporate Pac money”. But what’s most telling isn’t that Gillibrand and others want Wall Street’s money, it’s that they want the blessings of financial CEOs. Even if she doesn’t take their contributions, she’s signaling that she’s just playing politics with populist rhetoric. That will allow capitalists to focus their attention on candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who have shown a real willingness to abandon the traditional coziness of the Democratic party with the finance, insurance and real estate industries. … [Read more...] about These 2020 hopefuls are courting Wall Street. Don’t be fooled by their progressive veneer
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We can also become the first state to fully fund the infrastructure that will protect us from climate change, and we can power every home and business from Staten Island to Champlain with clean, renewable energy. We can reclaim our power grid from greedy corporations and distribute that energy via a public utility. We can remind the rest of the United States what happens when everyone has the right to a free, quality education from preschool to college. We can defund the nation’s largest police department and reinvest in our communities, modeling an approach to public safety that doesn’t rely on guns and mass incarceration. And we can decide that the ultra-wealthy no longer profit from our state without paying their fair share of taxes. … [Read more...] about Could New York become a progressive beacon in the United States?
In a tweet following the announcement, Trump highlighted attacks made by Harris on Biden when the two were vying to be the Democratic party's nominee for president. … [Read more...] about Trump rips Biden with hilarious video of his ‘MAGA train’ hurtling past Sleepy Joe’s tiny handcar
The algorithm also correctly distinguished troll tweets from tweets by US President Donald Trump, which have been deemed by Twitter as provocative and 'potentially misleading', but are not crafted to hide his purpose. … [Read more...] about Twitter trolls can be identified in just 50 tweets using algorithms to detect ‘distinctive’ patterns of word repetition in their posts
The test for Harris, and all the other Democrats, is whether she can effectively demonstrate that she is listening and responding to those voters in order to overcome the culture wars that Trump will happily wage. Obama succeeded in 2008 by showing he was the adult in the middle of a financial crisis. He succeeded again in 2012, by showing Mitt Romney was out of touch with economic reality. If anything, Trump fills both boxes even more snugly than his predecessors. … [Read more...] about Will it be a black woman who turfs Trump out of the White House?