DES MOINES, Iowa — Maryland Congressman John Delaney is little more than a face in the crowd at the Iowa State Fair this week. Such is the burden of the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun making visits to the early presidential nominating states, while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now. Delaney toured the fair inconspicuously Friday, one of several Democrats planning to visit the popular stop for would-be presidential candidates. Despite his anonymity, Delaney has done more in Iowa than his prospective rivals recently: He's visited the leadoff caucus state 14 times and is airing his seventh television ad. Other relatively obscure Democrats making the rounds in Iowa include California Rep. Eric Swalwell and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan. … [Read more...] about Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa
A campaign staffer for David Garcia, the Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate seen here, has resigned after old tweets surfaced. (AP Photo/Bob Christie) The leading Democratic candidate for governor in Arizona has reportedly accepted the resignation of a campaign staffer after a conservative blog uncovered some inflammatory tweets. Xenia Orona was the digital director for gubernatorial hopeful David Garcia. However, after her past tweets surfaced – some from several years ago – the campaign accepted her resignation, KPNX-TV reporter Brahm Resnik confirmed Thursday night. JUST IN Democratic candidate for governor David Garcia's spox tells me campaign's digital director "offered her resignation and the campaign has accepted it." Says campaign learned about tweets from @PJMedia_com story. #AZGOV https://t.co/m2AUdT7k1c— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) August 10, 2018 In November 2012, on Election Day, Orona reportedly tweeted, “An open letter to … [Read more...] about Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s staffer resigns after old inflammatory tweets surface: report
By Adam Shapiro Published August 10, 2018 Health Care FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print article Capitalism is dangerous and makes people suffer, according to the Democratic Socialists of America who say they are out to upset the status quo. The core principle for the DSA, and its self-noted 48,000 members, rejects an international economic order sustained by private profit. Continue Reading Below “In the long term, we want a society where workers control things,” National DSA Director Maria Svart told FOX Business’ Adam Shapiro. When asked if that meant eliminating private ownership of business, Svart responded, “If that’s what the voters wanted, eventually I think you are talking about a utopian vision which is certainly our vision in the long term, but it’s not something I anticipate happening anytime soon.” Talkenomics Podcast: Democratic Socialists: Eliminate private ownership … [Read more...] about Democratic Socialists: Nationalize health care and water down big business
A new poll, conducted by American Barometer and released Thursday by Hill.TV and HarrisX, shows that 73% of Americans — and 49% of Democrats — want the Democratic Party to dump House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). If Democrats win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections, Pelosi will re-take the gavel as Speaker.Pelosi confirmed in an interview in May: “We will win. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too.” However, nearly three out of four registered voters said “no” when asked: “Should Democrats in the House of Representatives keep Nancy Pelosi as their leader or should they elect someone else?” Among Republicans, 91% said no, as did 79% of independents. Among Democrats, Pelosi only retained 51% support. The poll surveyed 1,021 registered voters from August 3-4, and had a margin of error of 3.07%. When voters were told that Pelosi had led Democrats … [Read more...] about Poll: 73% of Americans, and 49% of Democrats, Want to Dump Nancy Pelosi
Sheri Berman, The Washington Post Published 8:18 am PDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), won New York's 14th District primary in June, she immediately became a symbol of the potential future of the Democratic Party. Fittingly, she spent last month barnstorming the country for progressive candidates like her, exciting millennials, left-wing intellectuals and others about the possible resurgence of democratic socialism. Its adherents, out to distinguish themselves from the more moderate social democrats - previously the dominant tradition on the progressive left - offer online think pieces with headlines like "Social Democracy Is Good. But Not Good Enough" (from Jacobin), "Democratic Socialism Isn't Social Democracy" (also Jacobin) and "It's not just New Deal liberalism" (from Vox). Indeed, these are distinct traditions with different goals and priorities, strengths and weaknesses. And if the … [Read more...] about Democratic socialists are conquering the left. But do they believe in democracy?