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"I've condemned every form of violence, no matter what the source is...The President is yet to condemn... the far-right and the white supremacist, and those guys walking around with the AK-47s and not doing a damn thing about them" - @JoeBiden at #CNNTownHall
@JoeBiden Not only has Trump failed to condemn armed insurrectionists and vigilantes -- he has *defended them* and *cheered them on* npr.org/sections/live-…
@JoeBiden And remember there is a *long list* of right-wing domestic terrorists who killed and injured Americans out of allegiance to Trump and his ideology.

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The failure of the MSM to vet white male candidates the way women and BIPOC candidates are vetted is why we are on a trajectory from the most diverse primary in US history to one between three 78yr old white men whose names begin with B. It's journalistic malpractice.
The outrage over Bernie lauding Castro should have been addressed in 2016. I wrote about it then, so it was definitely doable. And between the @60Minutes interview and the #CNNTownHall, Anderson Cooper could have Googled Castro & education and challenged Bernie again. He didn't.
This detailed piece in @TheAtlantic elucidates what Castro was doing with his "education" plan. It was 100% an indoctrination process to build support for the revolution. And it was funded by the Soviet Union--then a Communist megalith.
theatlantic.com/education/arch…
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.@BernieSanders on #CNNTownHall: "To be for the Israeli people and to be for peace in the Middle East does not mean that we have to support right wing racist governments that currently exist in Israel...
@BernieSanders ...And let me tell you this also, and I feel strongly about it, as somebody who's Jewish, and knowing how much our people have suffered over the years...
...Take a look at what's going on in Gaza right now. You got youth unemployment 70%, you know people can't even leave the area...
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Deval Patrick is on CNN doing his NH town hall right now. Tulsi hasn't been given a TV town hall by any corporate media network since LAST MARCH and she's demonstrated more support in NH than Deval Patrick by every conceivable metric. Amazingly blatant, malicious marginalization
Look at this and explain how you can conclude anything other than an active, intentional effort by corporate media to exclude a candidate challenging foreign policy consensus
Read this. The evidence for concerted media malice is overwhelmingly and indisputable tulsi2020.com/bias
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Whooboy. Do NOT tell me that being a married gay person is just the same as being a married straight person. You have ALWAYS had the legal right to marry. We have had it for FOUR YEARS. We do not have any of the other legal rights you have.
#CNNTOWNHALL
3 lesbian teacher friends of mine have been fired for getting married. So when Cuomo asks Buttigieg about his marriage and asks him to speak to #LGBTQ folks in America about this, I think about what it would have meant to me as a kid to have #BarbaraJordan come out.
#CNNTOWNHALL
Also, a woman CHANGED HER VOTE in #IowaCaucus when she discovered that Buttigieg was gay because, as the precinct captain told the press, "I don't want THAT in the White House."
#CNNTOWNHALL
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10. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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1/? Despite knowing it was a gotcha question, despite knowing exactly what headlines would be spun out of it, Bernie defended his proposal to let prisoners vote in last night's #CNNTownHall. No "let's have a conversation about it" (Kamala), no rejecting it out of hand (Buttigieg)
2/? This required both moral and political courage, and is why Bernie has been able to shift the bar on issue after issue. America stuffs its poor and minority population into for-profit prisons under drug laws that have deliberately targeted and criminalized them.
3/? Former Nixon advisor John Erlichman laid it out very clearly: drug policy was a way to attack the president's enemies. "Disrupting their communities," of course, was a euphemistic way of saying "ruining their lives." Full article: harpers.org/archive/2016/0…
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Lets talk about guns. @KamalaHarris just proposed the most aggressive executive actions on guns in history. If Congress fails to pass a gun safety bill w/n her first 100 days as president, she'll take action herself. It's simple: We're not waiting any longer. #CNNTownHall 1/
Here's what she wants on her desk: universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, & repeal of the @NRA’s corporate gun immunity bill. We have good ideas. Now we need the courage to do what's right. So if Rs continue to cower to the @NRA, she'll take them on herself...2/
1) Mandate near-universal background checks by requiring anyone who sells 5+ guns/year to run checks on all gun sales. Today in America, 1 of 5 gun purchases occur w/o a background check. Why? Bc federal law only requires gun "dealers" to perform checks. Who's a dealer? 🤷‍♂️3/
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Starting tonight, we will see a lot of new people having a lot of questions and gut reactions about the idea of universal basic income. Please help direct them to answers using my UBI FAQ by either linking to it or the urls it links to.

#YangTownHall

scottsantens.com/basic-income-f…
Among the most frequently asked questions of all among those first hearing about universal basic income is the concern that prices will rise. This goes into that question in-depth & even includes applicable evidence from the Alaska dividend.

#CNNTownHall

medium.com/basic-income/w…
Another one of the most asked questions about universal basic income is if too many people will stop working if they no longer are forced to work to live. I wrote this article to answer that question and about the question itself.

#YangGang #Yang2020

medium.com/basic-income/i…
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.@SenGillibrand literally just said, with a straight face, and to applause, that the @NRA is against the “Violence Against Women Act” because it wants men and predators to have easy access to guns to use them to kill women. #CNNTownHall
Now @SenGillibrand sidesteps a question on funding charter schools and goes into funding for public schools, continuing her set of rehearsed, prepared answers. #CNNTownHallSham
What a beautiful, sanctimonious ending, wherein @SenGillibrand claimed she is a public servant for good and that she was put on this planet to help people (but still considers Hillary Clinton a role model?) #GillibrandTownHallSham
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From Puget Sound to Tucson and from Des Moines to Milledgeville, GA -- thank you to everyone who organized their friends, neighbors, and members of their local community to watch the #CNNTownHall tonight. ImageImageImageImage
More #CNNTownHall watch parties from Pulaski County, Indiana; Olney, Maryland; Durham, North Carolina; and Palm Springs, California. ImageImageImageImage
And St. Louis, Chicago, LA, and D.C watched the #CNNTownHall, too. ImageImageImageImage
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.@amyklobuchar says “We have to get to universal health care.” She says US could get there by expanding choice via Medicare and Medicaid & controlling drug prices #cnntownhall
Public option is a part of it, but sees Medicare for all as “something for the future”
In my 1st day of my Pres admin, return US to climate pact, return to fed fuel standards, green jobs. Calls #GreenNewDeal “aspirational” and something to move towards, a debate-starter
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FBI briefed lawmakers on failures leading up to Florida shooting

Why aren’t the students, that have been bashing the NRA, now apologizing and saying something to the FBI?

#ParklandSchoolShooting
#CNNTownHall
#WitchHunt
#FBI
#NRA

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Top House Republicans said Wednesday that a senior FBI official had briefed lawmakers on the agency's failure to respond to warnings about the teenager accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at a South Florida high school last month.
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Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich met with lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary committees Tuesday to discuss the missteps, which were revealed in the days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
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Huge applause from gun forum crowd when @SenBillNelson mentions banning AR-15s. Gonna be a tough audience for Rubio
A few boos from #StudentsStandUp audience when @marcorubio is introduced
Rubio tells father of slain student who challenged him to admit that "guns were a factor" in last week's mass shooting that he is going to "repeat what I said" -- there are more factors than gun control. #StudentsDemandAction
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Soooo Bernie Sanders is debating Ted Cruz. Let's do this. #CnnDebateNight
Cruz's starting premise that all taxes apply to everyone is, uh, flawed. #CnnDebateNight
One of the most noxious pieces of right wing agitprop over the past few decades is idea that cutting rich people's taxes benefits everyone
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