Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders', I-Vt., campaign manager Faiz Shakir slammed Democratic primary front runner Joe Biden for the high-dollar fundraisers the former vice president has held since joining the race, using the criticism as a way to raise funds for Sanders' campaign, The Washington Free Beacon reported over the weekend. Shakir wrote in a fundraising email to supporters that Biden "is raising huge sums of money at large fundraising events all across the country," describing them as "high-dollar functions hosted and attended by corporate lobbyists, healthcare executives, a Republican casino-CEO, and a union-busting lawyer." He then said the only way to catch up was for many people to make small contributions to the Sanders campaign and suggested a $3 contribution from as many people as possible to help close the fundraising gap. Emphasizing Sanders' populist message on the campaign trail, Shakir also wrote the "American people are pretty sick and … [Read more...] about Bernie Campaign Slams Biden for High-Dollar Fundraisers
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Bernie Sanders’ 2016 spokesman slammed the Hillary Clinton campaign amid criticism of Bernie’s use of private jets. Noted climate change activist and 2020 Democratic contender Bernie Sanders has been criticized for his use of private jets while stumping for Clinton on the 2016 campaign trail.Former Clinton staffers told Politico that the Sanders’ campaign requests for private jet use to stump for Clinton became “a running joke in the office” and that he billed their campaign over 100,000 for private air travel.Also speaking to Politico, Sanders’ former spokesman Michael Briggs unleashed on Clinton, saying, “You can see why she’s one of the most disliked politicians in America. She’s not nice. Her people are not nice. [Sanders] busted his tail to fly all over the country to talk about why it made sense to elect Hillary Clinton and the thanks that [we] get is this kind of petty stupid sniping a couple years after the … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders 2016 spokesman slams Hillary Clinton team with crude insult
POLITICS 07/25/2018 05:46 am ET Just 22 percent of progressive candidates have won their primaries so far, but Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are trying to help out. By Kevin Robillard KANSAS CITY, Kan. ― The progressive revolution isn’t going quite as planned. The establishment is winning more Democratic primaries than progressives are, and the type of earth-shattering upsets that signified the Republicans’ tea party wing was becoming an electoral force in 2010 have been few and far between. With just 19 states still left to hold their primaries, opportunities to shape the Democratic Party are slipping away. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nominee for a House seat from New York, came to the Great Plains last Friday and Saturday to seize those opportunities. “I don’t believe there are red states or blue states or purple states,” Sanders said as he rallied for labor … [Read more...] about The Democratic Establishment Is Still Winning. Progressives Are Trying To Turn The Tide.
Energy and Climate DebateThe House and Senate returned from their two-week recess last week, resumed the budget battle in earnest, and advanced a transportation reauthorization one-step further.Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced his version of the fiscal year 2013 budget, a far cry from the budget request President Obama unveiled earlier this year. With appropriators on the two sides of the Capitol starting out more than $15 billion apart, many hearings and debates on the issue lay between now and the election, but suffice it to say that the House will not approve appropriations bills above the Ryan budget levels before the lame duck session, and at the same time, the Senate will not go below levels agreed to late last year.The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies approved by voice vote April 18, a $32.1 billion energy and water appropriations bill for fiscal year 2013, paving the way for markup by the full committee, which is … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Law and Regulatory Update – April 24, 2012
When we look back on 2010, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Haitian earthquake and Chilean mine disaster will likely top the list of memorable moments. But there was, of course, a lot more that happened over the past 12 months. Creating a comprehensive list would be impossible, but the following represent the stories of 2010 that defined the Year in Risk. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, killing up to 230,000, according to Haitian officials (the true total will never be known), and leaving another two million homeless. Nearly 11 months later, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere remains ill-equipped to manage the nation's ongoing health, food, housing and infrastructure crises -- something tragically illustrated by a fall cholera outbreak that killed hundreds.The dangers of texting while driving have received increasing attention for years, but it was Oprah Winfrey's launch of her "No Phone Zone" campaign that gave the … [Read more...] about The Year in Risk – Recap of Natural and Man-Made Disasters of 2010