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Guaidó, Soleimani and the Middle East: Trump State of the Union
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-05
From immigration policies to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan… U.S. President Donald Trump's main talking points on international policy during his third annual presidential report, known as "The State of the Union," were part of his narcissistic speech to kick off his reelection campaign. | US President Trump Impeached By Democratic-led House of Reps | Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday in front of Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of t…
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Roberto Lovato: Dems & GOP Share Same Playbook on Immigration, Foreign Policy & Corporate Domination
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-05
President Trump delivered his 2020 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The speech reprised many of the themes of Trump's 2016 campaign, including demonization of immigrants. We continue our discussion with Lee Fang, investigative journalist at The Intercept, and Roberto Lovato, author of the forthcoming book "Unforgetting: A Memoir of Revolution and Redemption." About 10 Democrats skipped the speech and a few more walked out while it was in progress, but Lovato says the Democratic establishment doesn't differ with Trump on many key issues. "Nancy Pelosi may have ripped the speech…
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'The best is yet to come'? Defiant Trump doubles down in campaign rally-style State of the Union speech
rt.com | 2020-02-05
Teased as "low key," US President Donald Trump's annual address to Congress was anything but, with several unprecedented symbolic gestures and a powerful assertion of American triumphalism that put his critics on the back foot. | Trump did not mention impeachment once in the 90-minute speech on Tuesday evening. Instead, he turned his persuasion skills up to eleven, painting a picture of America with a booming economy and infinite opportunities brought about by his administration, and contrasting that with Democrat proposals such as socialized healthcare and sanctuaries for illegal immigrants. | Amid the sta…
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'The best is yet to come'? Defiant Trump doubles down in campaign rally-style State of the Union speech
rt.com | 2020-02-05
Teased as "low key," US President Donald Trump's annual address to Congress was anything but, with several unprecedented symbolic gestures and a powerful assertion of American triumphalism that put his critics on the back foot. | Trump did not mention impeachment once in the 90-minute speech on Tuesday evening. Instead, he turned his persuasion skills up to eleven, painting a picture of America with a booming economy and infinite opportunities brought about by his administration, and contrasting that with Democrat proposals such as socialized healthcare and sanctuaries for illegal immigrants. | Amid the standa…
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Iowa Fiasco Raises the Stakes for New Hampshire, Where Sanders Could Win Big
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2020-02-05
Corporate Democrats are ready to escalate…
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'Pete Buttigieg is the Juan Guaido of America': Lee Camp calls out conspiracy of 'intentional chaos' by Dem establishment
rt.com | 2020-02-05
Democratic Party insiders bankrolled the defective vote-counting app that has delayed the reporting of Iowa caucus totals so as to deny likely winner Bernie Sanders a 'bump' and let Pete Buttigieg claim victory, Lee Camp told RT. | The party's establishment wing and its mainstream media stenographers are colluding to memory-hole the disastrous Iowa caucus vote and prop up their preferred candidates, muscling Sanders out of the way to position Buttigieg as the front-runner, Camp said on his Moment of Clarity podcast on Tuesday. | Describing the exhaustive establishment links to the faulty vote-reporting app…
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Democrats' Wimpy Impeachment Has Made Trump Stronger Than Ever
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-05
"Many Democrats fear that Trump may be laying an impeachment trap," Stephen Collins wrote for CNN last May.
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Left Election Strategy: Lesser Evil or Independent Left?
Howie Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-05
A Response to Michael Albert's "Battle Strategically Everywhere" Michael Albert's safe states strategy says the Green presidential candidate should go into the battleground states to campaign for the Green program but then say vote for the Democratic ticket. Most people who hear that will wonder why the Greens are even bothering to campaign if they…
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God, Guts & Guns
Karen Rothmyer | thenation.com | 2020-02-05
God, Guts & Guns…
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Sanders & Buttigieg Lead in Early Iowa Results After Faulty App Leads to Catastrophe at Caucus
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-05
The final results of Monday's Democratic Iowa caucuses remain unknown, with 71% of precincts reporting the final tallies of the first 2020 presidential contest. Senator Bernie Sanders is leading in the popular vote, while former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a narrow lead of 26.8% of precincts

WATCH: Bernie Sanders Responds to Trump's Third State of the Union Address
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2020-02-05
The Democratic presidential candidate spoke from an event in New Hampshire, just a day after the Iowa caucuses. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Former leader of Germany's Social Democrats Sigmar Gabriel cashes in at Deutsche Bank
wsws.org | 2020-02-05
Joining the Supervisory Board of the most powerful German bank is the logical step for Gabriel since he has always advanced the interests of German capital as SPD chair and as a minister.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/05/gabr…

Trump's SOTU 'Red Meat' Speech: US Political Crisis Now Deepens
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-05
Donald Trump delivered a State of the Union speech that revealed his election 2020 strategy, designed to roil and mobilize his political base, and to declare to the Democrats that his political war with them …
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Sri Lanka: Presidential commission orders halt to trial of naval officers over abductions
wsws.org | 2020-02-05
The attempt to use the presidential commission to interfere in the work of the attorney general is a threat to basic democratic rights and legal norms.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/05/pcsl…

Sweet revenge? WATCH Pelosi tear up Trump's State of the Union speech after he snubs handshake
rt.com | 2020-02-05
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up President Donald Trump's SOTU speech after fuming through the well-applauded yearly address. The gesture was met with cheers and jeers, divided along the usual partisan lines. | Pelosi looked barely able to contain her rage as she tore up what the White House has confirmed was Trump's 78-minute speech. While her supporters cheered the gesture of defiance

Sweet revenge? WATCH Pelosi tear up Trump's State of the Union speech after he snubs handshake
rt.com | 2020-02-05
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up President Donald Trump's SOTU speech after fuming through the well-applauded yearly address. The gesture was met with cheers and jeers, divided along the usual partisan lines. | Pelosi looked barely able to contain her rage as she tore up what the White House has confirmed was Trump's 78-minute speech. While her supporters cheered the gesture of defiance

When Donald Met Nancy: The Lowlights of Trump's Feud with Pelosi
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-05
Unlike the classic romantic comedy, the Trump-Pelosi relationship is unlikely to ever have a happy ending

US Election Explained: How Caucuses Work and How They Differ From Primaries
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-05
The word "caucus" comes up every four years as the race kicks off for the US presidential nomination in both the Republican and the Democratic parties, but many people outside of the country seem to have little idea of how the candidates are chosen. Here's a brief explainer that might clear things up.
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State of the union 'boycott': AOC & Ayanna bravely skip, Ilhan & Tlaib bravely go, but either way it's #Resistance
rt.com | 2020-02-04
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley will skip Trump's State of the Union address, while Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will attend as an act of "resistance." | It appears the congressional "squad" of freshman Democrats is divided on how best to resist President Donald Trump. | The New York Democrat known as AOC announced she will not be attending Tuesday night's State of the Union address from the president. She says her presence will "legitimize" Trump. | After much deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump's lawless conduct & subversion of the…
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"We Have to Be Dangerous Too"
Julia Conley | zcomm.org | 2020-02-04
Ocasio-Cortez said Martin Luther King Jr. would disagree with establishment Democrats who believe "we can capitalism our way out of poverty."
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Bernie Sanders Can Silence His Critics in New Hampshire
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2020-02-04
While journalists pick through the ashes of the Iowa caucuses meltdown, thousands of progressive activists are moving forward to make election history in New Hampshire. In sharp contrast to the prattle of mainstream punditry, the movements behind Bernie Sanders are propelled by people who engage with politics as a collective struggle because the future of humanity and the planet is at stake. As a result, the Granite State's primary election on Feb. 11 could be a political earthquake. | Whether or not the Democratic Party's corporate backers truly understand what progressive populism is all about, they're determin…
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2019 Cal Tax Table and Most Tax Forms Not Online
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2020-02-04
For 2019, unlike all previous years, we have to Email the Franchise Tax Board for the California Tax Table and most tax forms, except the 540, because they are not online. We cannot complete the 540 without this crucial table. The Email cannot be read or downloaded on many computers so one must then look to the email on your cell phone and get the magnifier to highlight the line you need for your tax due. This insanity and inefficiency is brought to us by Democratic Gov Newsom and his supermajority Democratic legislature.
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Can Bernie Sanders Defeat Trump? Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara & The Atlantic's David Frum Debate
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-04
After a chaotic night in Iowa, the focus of the Democratic race has now shifted to New Hampshire. Senator Bernie Sanders is leading in most New Hampshire polls a week ahead of the state's primary. While Sanders has been surging in popularity across parts of the country, the Democratic Party establishment is openly expressing concern that the self-described democratic socialist could win the nomination. While Bernie Sanders faces attacks from the corporate wing of the Democratic Party, many of his supporters say he is the candidate best suited to beat Trump in November. We host a debate with two guests who have di…
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Noam Chomsky: 'The Neoliberal Order Is Visibly Collapsing'
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2020-02-04
Since early Tuesday morning, when it became clear that the Iowa Democratic Party would not immediately release its 2020 caucus results, a range of conspiracy theories have bloomed on social media about the Democratic National Committee and Shadow Inc., the tech firm it enlisted to build its tabulating app. The simplest explanation remains the most plausible: Through a combination of incompetence and fealty to the consultant class, Democrats hired a for-profit company grossly ill-equipped to handle the demands of a byzan…
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U.S. Looks to Iowa to Help Clarify Democratic Field
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-04
DES MOINES, Iowa

Buttigieg leading, Sanders close 2nd in US Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses based on partial results
rt.com | 2020-02-04
Pete Buttigieg is leading Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses, based on partial results from the first contest in the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination process, marred by confusion and chaos blamed on "coding errors." | The Iowa Democratic Party released the tally from 62 percent of the precincts in all of the state's 99 counties on Tuesday afternoon, almost an entire day after the caucuses ended. The South Bend, Indiana mayor had already declared victory in the media, while the Vermont senator's campaign said it had data showing otherwise. | The process was marred by chaos and confusion at multiple caucus…
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With Sanders headed to victory, Iowa Democratic Party blocks release of caucus results
wsws.org | 2020-02-04
The action, which was clearly directed from the top, comes amidst an unprecedented intervention from the Democratic Party leadership against the Sanders campaign.
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Biden and Buttigieg Take Big Bucks From Union-Busting Lawyers
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-04
The Iron Workers Union endorsed Joe Biden last month, citing his dedication to "defend rights and jobs of American workers," and calling him "a friend to union ironworkers." The union endorsement marks one of many that Democratic candidates are fighting for by unveiling detailed labor plans and promising to overturn "right-to work laws" that weaken unions. While they seek union endorsements, s…
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Evo Morales Named Candidate for Bolivian Senate
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-04
The democratically elected President of Bolivia Evo Morales, who is seeking asylum in Argentina after a coup d'etat against him, has been named a candidate for senate. | "Our brother Evo Morales is on the official lists. He is our candidate for the department of Cochabamba to the National Assembly," coca growers' leader, Leonardo Loza, stated today to the press in La Paz, adding that social organizations supported the candidacy. | Bolivia: Evo Morales' Legal Representative Arrested | With t…
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Muddling Democrats: Chaos in the Iowa Caucus
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-04
Whatever the claims by the Democratic pollsters on the ground, the party has all the work to do ahead of selecting a candidate to make a fist of it come November. Pity for them, then, that the opening in Iowa proved to be a spectacular shambles, notably for those obsessed with the live news cycle.
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Tech Problem With Mobile App Causes Iowa Caucus Chaos
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-04
DES MOINES, Iowa

Iowa Wasn't a Technology Failure. It Was a Failure of Democratic Values
Richard Eskow | commondreams.org | 2020-02-04
Troy Price, Chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, addresses the media about the delayed results from last night's Iowa caucus at the Iowa Events Center on February 04, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. from last night's Iowa caucus at the Iowa Events Center on February 04, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Bernie Sanders's Internal Data Show He May Have Won Iowa Caucus
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-04
The Iowa Democratic Party delayed releasing results from Monday's caucuses after uncovering inconsistencies in the reporting of data. Caucuses were held in 1,600 precincts across the state on Monday, but many precincts had trouble reporting the delegate totals to the state Democratic Party. Part of the blame was placed on a new smartphone app designed to help precinct chairs tabulate and report the vote. Early Tuesday morning, Bernie Sanders's campaign released internal caucus numbers from 40% of the precinc…
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Muddling Democrats: Chaos in the Iowa Caucus
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-04
Whatever the claims by the Democratic pollsters on the ground, the party has all the work to do ahead of selecting a candidate to make a fist of it come November. Pity for them, then, that the opening in Iowa …
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Amid Iowa Results Debacle, Sanders Campaign Signals Victory
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-04
After a " debacle" with the Iowa Democratic Party's inability to release official results for the state's first-in-the-nation primary event on Monday night, the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders cited the "interest of transparency" by releasing a portion of their internal figures–representing data from nearly 40 percent of precincts in the state–that showed the candidate coming out on top. | "We recognize that this does not replace the full data from the Iowa Democratic Par…
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US: Sanders Releases Internal Results Suggests Victory in Iowa
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-04
The Democratic presidential campaign of Senator Bernies Sanders released Tuesday afternoon figures based on internal data which they believe shows he will eventually win the first-in-the-nation primary contest. | RELATED: | US Bernie Sanders Top Presidential Pick Among Deported Dreamers | The Vermont senator's campaign wrote that the candidate ha…
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House tries again to stop Trump march to war on Iran
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-04
WASHINGTON–With bipartisan votes

Democrats double down on anti-Russia war-mongering in impeachment arguments
wsws.org | 2020-02-04
The Democrats' final arguments only underscored the reactionary basis of their impeachment drive.
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With Sanders Headed to Victory, Iowa Democratic Party Blocks Release of Caucus Results
Patrick Martin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-04
The Iowa Democratic Party has refused to release results of the caucuses held throughout the state on Monday night to determine the allocation of delegates for the party's presidential nomination. Officials are now saying that they hope to have results …
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Democrats Impeach Trump for Withholding Arms to Neo-Nazis in Ukraine
Max Parry | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-04
On December 18th, Donald Trump became the third U.S. president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. The second to be indicted before completing a first term, the 45th commander-in-chief must now survive a Senate trial before | …
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Chaos in Iowa: Caucus Results Delayed, But Bernie Sanders' Internal Data Shows He May Have Won
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-02-04
The Iowa Democratic Party delayed releasing results from Monday's caucuses after uncovering inconsistencies in the reporting of data. Caucuses were held in 1,600 precincts across the state on Monday, but many precincts had trouble reporting the delegate totals to the state Democratic Party. Part of the blame was placed on a new smartphone app designed to help precinct chairs tabulate and report the vote. Early Tuesday morning, Bernie Sanders's campaign released internal caucus numbers from 40% of the precincts in Iowa showing the Vermont senator was in first place with nearly 30% of the final count vote. Accordin…
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US Election Cycle Kicks Off in Iowa With No Official Results
teleSUR-ag | telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-04
The formal electoral cycle that will determine the Democratic candidate who will face Donald Trump in the presidential elections in November began this Monday in Iowa. However, despite the start of the primaries, no official results have been released due to technical difficulties. | RELATED: | | A Democratic Party…
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Bernie Sanders's Internal Data Shows He May Have Won Iowa Caucus
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-04
The Iowa Democratic Party delayed releasing results from Monday's caucuses after uncovering inconsistencies in the reporting of data. Caucuses were held in 1,600 precincts across the state on Monday, but many precincts had trouble reporting the delegate totals to the state Democratic Party. Part of the blame was placed on a new smartphone app designed to help precinct chairs tabulate and report the vote. Early Tuesday morning, Bernie Sanders's campaign released internal caucus numbers from 40% of the precinc…
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With the establishment against him, Bernie Sanders may still pass the first 2020 election test
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-02-04
Recent polls suggested that Bernie Sanders was on track to win the first real test of the Democratic Party race to be Donald Trump's main opponent in November's presidential election. But the famous ' Iowa Caucus' has been hit by a controversy which has delayed the res…
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'Traitor': Rand Paul blows up liberal minds by 'identifying' whistleblower on Senate floor with clever stunt
rt.com | 2020-02-04
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made waves with both Republicans and Democrats when he named the whistleblower who originally accused US President Donald Trump of quid pro quo with Ukraine. | Speaking on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Paul made it clear he was still upset over Chief Justice Roberts refusing to ask a question from him last week regarding the whistleblower whose report kicked off the current impeachment trial. | "The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted," Roberts told Paul after reading the question to himself. | Paul took his time speaking on Tuesday as his opportunity to final…
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White supremacist Coast Guard officer sentenced to thirteen years in federal prison after plotting massacre of Democrats and "leftists in general"
wsws.org | 2020-02-04
Christopher Hasson, a fascist Coast Guard Lieutenant who had amassed an arsenal in his Silver Spring, Maryland home, was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to firearm and drug charges.
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EU rejects Trump's plan for Mideast, says it 'departs from intl parameters'
rt.com | 2020-02-04
The European Union on Tuesday rejected US President Donald Trump's proposal for the Middle East and expressed concern about Israel's plans to annex more Palestinian land. | EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell underlined the bloc's commitment to a two-state solution, based along the 1967 lines, with the possibility of mutually agreed land-swaps, made up of Israel and "an independent, democratic, contiguous, sovereign and viable state of Palestine." | Borrell also said that the US initiative "departs from these internationally agreed parameters." The EU was especially concerned by statements "on the prospect o…
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'You only have one job, Iowa': Delay with US Democratic Party's first caucuses results sparks anger and jokes online
rt.com | 2020-02-04
The long-anticipated US Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses has turned into a confusing cliffhanger with officials deciding to delay reporting the results, spurring speculation and mockery online. | The announcement of the caucuses outcome was delayed on Monday night "due to quality checks," Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) Communications Director Mandy McClure said. | We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results. In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confiden…
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Elizabeth Warren Has a Movement. You Just Don't See It Yet
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2020-02-04
Elizabeth Warren Has a Movement. You Just Don't See It Yet.
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The First Democratic Primary Should Be Illinois
Juan Cole | truthdig.com | 2020-02-04
This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment. | The custom of Iowa having the first Democratic primary (or as they are pleased to call it, caucus) goes back to 1972, because of the complexity of the process. I have often spoken in Iowa and love the state, but it should not be the first Democratic primary state. I ma…
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