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Deval Patrick Enters the 2020 Picture

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Representative Jim Himes: ‘No, We Are Not Socialists’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Representative Jim Himes: ‘No, We Are Not Socialists’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes, who questioned Robert Mueller yesterday, joins Stephanie Ruhle with his takeaways from the hearing and to share what’s next in the committee’s investigation into Russian attacks on America’s elections. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers…

What is ‘Democratic socialism’? Bernie Sanders’ political ideology explained

But what exactly does it mean to be a Democratic socialist? First, what is Democratic socialism? Those who align with the political ideology typically support pro-union politics, tuition-free public universities, universal healthcare and using tax money from the wealthy to fund social welfare programs, among other ideas, reported TIME in October 2018. What has Sanders said about being a Democratic socialist? “All people should have health care. "We're talking about countries and systems that already exist that have already been proven to be successful in the modern world." "We're talking about single-payer health care that has already been successful in many different models, from Finland to Canada to the UK," she added, before going on to say Democratic socialism enforces “basic levels of dignity so that no person in America is too poor to live.” Julia Salazar, who represents New York’s 18th State Senate District, is also a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, telling October, a beer-centric magazine, she has been a DSA member for two years and is “committed to trying to build Democratic socialism.” On a personal level, Salazar, 28, said being a Democratic socialist “means fighting to make sure that every person is empowered to be able to determine their own destiny.” “That all of us have access to not only basic needs, but to what we need to thrive in society. Health care is a human right, similarly, that shouldn’t be accessible only by income or status,” she added. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who represents Michigan’s 13th congressional district, has also spoken on the political ideology — telling In These Times in August of 2018 “it means a strong partner.” “When I talk about equitable, just fairness, I lean on a whole group of people who understand just how much the structures in place are set up against the people, people of color, and the working class. No country to-date has fully instituted Democratic socialism, per the DSA’s website, which noted some countries — Canada, Sweden and France, among others — have pulled from the political ideology in terms of health care, childcare and beyond.

Chicago’s Democratic socialists on brink of transforming city’s politics

Lean left: is America ready for a wave of Bernie Sanders-inspired socialists? Read more But the Chicago educator and community activist may be poised to do just that after forcing a runoff in her 33rd ward aldermanic race against incumbent Deb Mell last month, making her one of six democratic socialists who could potentially join city council this year. We need to be able to imagine what good lives look like,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez won more votes in the February election than Mell, a former Illinois state congresswoman, and is now one of four members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) vying for a city council seat in the 2 April runoff, along with Andre Vasquez, Byron Sigcho-Lopez and Jeanette Taylor. That could mean building broad coalitions beyond the DSA to get things done for Chicagoans who feel shut out of the city’s political ruling class. I think they are really aching for change.” I think more people are becoming aware of their own power Rossana Rodriguez To do that, Vasquez said, he and other DSA members will have to band together with others seeking to “challenge the status quo”. “My job now moving forward is to really build the broad coalitions that it’s going to take to win on these issues,” said La Spata, who defeated incumbent Joe Moreno in February in the race to represent the first ward on the near-north-west side. Of course, democratic socialists probably have challenges ahead both nationally and in Chicago. “Our message is resonating with people,” Rodriguez said. I think more people are becoming aware of their own power.”

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence steps up ‘socialism’ attack on Democrats

WASHINGTON — As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it’s pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it’s calling the policies of “socialism.” Trying to portray Democrats as out of step with ordinary Americans, Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the choice in the next election is “between freedom and socialism, between personal responsibility and government dependence.” It was the latest step in a coordinated effort by President Donald Trump and his allies to drive up enthusiasm among the GOP base by sowing fears about the policies pushed by Democrats. “The moment America becomes a socialist country is the moment America ceases to be America,” Pence told the crowd of conservative activists. Pence also took aim at “Medicare for all” and the Green New Deal, policy proposals prominent in the crowded Democratic contest for the presidential nomination. The Medicare proposal really means “quality health care for none,” Pence said. And “the only thing green” about the Democrats’ environmental framework to combat climate change, the vice president said, “is how much green it’s going to cost taxpayers if we do it: $90 trillion.” Pence called Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who is making a second run for the Democratic presidential nomination, an “avowed socialist” and said Sanders epitomized Democratic candidates and officials who “have papered over the failed policies of socialism with bumper-sticker slogans and slick social media campaigns.” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said at the conference Thursday that Americans should “put socialism on trial and then convict it.” Trump was expected to deliver a similar message when he addresses the conference on Saturday. The White House has tried to cite the political chaos in Venezuela, where moderates backed by the Trump administration are challenging the socialist government of Nicholas Maduro after years of economic collapse, as a warning sign about the consequences of Democratic policies in the United States. A Gallup poll from last August found that 37 percent of Americans feel positive about socialism, a share little changed over the past decade. Nearly 6 in 10 Democrats (57 percent) reported having a positive view of socialism, more than three times the share of Republicans (16 percent). According to Gallup, young adults are especially likely to view socialism positively. Associated Press writers Alexandra Jaffe and Hannah Fingerhut contributed.
Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare-for-all' plan may have a $1 trillion problem

Senator Sanders: “Time to Move that Revolution Forward”

Senator Bernie Sanders re-enters the Presidential fray, this time as a front-runner, with his now-familiar revolutionary message.
Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare-for-all' plan may have a $1 trillion problem

Senator Sanders: "Time to Move that Revolution Forward"

Senator Bernie Sanders re-enters the Presidential fray, this time as a front-runner, with his now-familiar revolutionary message.

Ocasio-Cortez Heralds a New Political Era

Polls show socialism has risen in stature, which Mr. McConnell sees as evidence of the new era. Last year, he notes, Gallup found for the first time that Democrats have a more “positive view” of socialism than of capitalism. She calls herself a “democratic socialist.” At the top of the Democratic agenda is a campaign to enact enormous tax hikes on the rich. The Green New Deal is another of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious ideas. She’s been a House member for less than two months. If anyone defines the new political era, it’s AOC. I have no problem saying that.” Most Republicans don’t take the Green New Deal seriously. Nor are Republicans anxious about polls that show how popular Democratic tax plans are. There’s no chance of that with a GOP Senate and Donald Trump in the White House. It’s possible for Democrats to hold the House and win the Senate and presidency.
Ocasio-Cortez unveils new details about 'Green New Deal'

Ocasio-Cortez unveils new details about ‘Green New Deal’

The New York freshman Democrat calls for a 'national, social, industrial and economic mobilization at a scale not seen since World War II.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well…
Hannity: Should government have more control over your life?

Hannity: Should government have more control over your life?

Democrats move farther left and push a socialist agenda. #Hannity #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC…