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“Alarmed by Trump, Obama alums launch campaigns of their own”


POLITICO

“Some House races have even drawn multiple former Obama hands into the arena. In Texas, former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough and ex-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have lined up behind Ed Meier, a former State Department official, while ex-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is backing his former employee, Colin Allred, who was also an Obama White House intern and professional football player. Meier and Allred are competing in a crowded primary to take on Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), who didn’t attract a single Democratic opponent last year.”  MORE

TRUMP’S IDEA OF TAX REFORM . . .


‘TRUMP & FRIENDS’

HAVE NO SHAME

ABOUT ASKING

AMERICA

TO EMPTY THEIR POCKETS

AND

MAKE THE RICH RICHER

“Republicans Stunned As 67% Of Americans Oppose Obamacare Repeal In New Poll”


POLITICUS USA

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 7, 2016, in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

“Keith Ellison’s radical plan to save the Democratic Party”


THINK PROGRESS

Ellison rejects the choice between supporting the working class and supporting religious and ethnic minorities.
Ellison rejects the choice between supporting the working class and supporting religious and ethnic minorities.

“Real Americans” vs. “coastal elites”: What right-wing sneers at city dwellers really mean”


SALON

“The American people are tired of the “elite,” and in order to demonstrate their revolt against elitist governance, they have elected to the presidency a billionaire real estate mogul who lives in Manhattan and flies to resorts all over the world in his private jet with his supermodel wife at his side.

“Not in the history of American politics has a president, or even candidate, differed so sharply from his supporters as Donald Trump. Millions of ordinary Americans, most concentrated in rural areas, increasingly resentful of the “elites” in the media, the government and academia, have anointed a man with a golden elevator in his Penthouse as the leader of their populist movement.”  MORE

“Trading places: Donald Trump’s anti-trade policies may damage America’s economy, leaving China’s looking and feeling good”


SALON

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“Democrats wrestle with Rust Belt dilemma”


POLITICO

Party leaders in fast-growing states warn against obsessing over Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Party leaders in fast-growing states warn against obsessing over Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

“The Roar of Rural White America”


POLITICUS USA

“Immigration is not new to Middle America.  However, the concern of losing one’s culture amidst more minorities who don’t speak American, can be frightening to some whose life experience has been diversity deprived — but our 2016 election Faultline is more than the politics of Immigration and race, gender & sexual equality.

Our clash of time vs. culture; expectations vs. experience; to the rear march vs. full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes offers:  do-over of lost dreams or digesting melting pot reality.”   MORE