Thursday, 3 January 2019

Elizabeth Warren: 'No to the billionaires' funding politics

quote [ Senator Elizabeth Warren, in her first interview since announcing the launch of an exploratory committee for a run for president in 2020, talks with Rachel Maddow about financial disparities in the United States and why she believes the Democratic Party should stick with grassroots politics and eschew the influence of billionaire funding. ]

Good open to the 2020 election.

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[by bbqkink@3:49amGMT]


ooo[......7 said @ 4:47am GMT on 3rd Jan [Score:1 Insightful]
There have already been several false starts.

This one impresses me about the same.
Anonynonymous said @ 11:44pm GMT on 3rd Jan
Well, looks like we're gonna be stuck with Trump for 4 more years then. If this was the best they managed to cook up.
bbqkink said @ 1:58am GMT on 4th Jan
WTF are you talking about? This is the first candidate out of what will be most likely a 30 person field. Oh and from what I can tell a good one, a progressive with a very good platform and a well organized staff already in place two years ahead of the election.

I wonder what you don't like? If it is that Trump called her a name...well.
bbqkink said @ 2:58am GMT on 4th Jan
Politico published an obvious hit piece against Senator Elizabeth Warren. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, and Jayar Jackson, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

Politico ATTACKS Elizabeth Warren
mechavolt said @ 1:57am GMT on 5th Jan
The funniest thing about the Native American ancestry thing is, it makes it really easy to identify who the racist bigots are.
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mechavolt said @ 2:46am GMT on 5th Jan [Score:1 Underrated]
It's difficult to see the plank in your own eye, I understand. "Chief Gray Beaver have no chance of winning big White TeePee" is racist as shit. It's insulting to Native Americans, and it speaks volumes when someone thinks insulting Native Americans is somehow an insult to Warren.
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bbqkink said @ 5:52am GMT on 6th Jan
Ok it's for sure He is running

The University of Utah agreed to pay Joe Biden $100K to speak on campus. This is why he didn’t take it.

The text of the Salt Lake City Tribune article:

The University of Utah agreed to pay former Vice President Joe Biden $100,000 to speak on campus last month, but when Biden heard the money would come from state coffers he declined the check.

That’s according to The New York Times, which used a public records request to get a copy of the U.’s contract with Biden for a story that explores how the former vice president is preparing for a potential 2020 presidential run.

The contract, negotiated through Creative Artists Agency, also required the university to fly him and his aides to Salt Lake City on a private plane at a cost of about $10,000, buy 1,000 copies of Biden’s most recent book to give to the audience and agree not to use the word “former” before “vice president” in social media.

While in Utah, Biden didn’t bring up a presidential campaign, nor was he asked about it. Instead, he talked about his upbringing, his entrance into politics and the 2015 death of Beau, his son.

Biden, 76, is expected to announce his political plans in the coming weeks. The Times reports that Biden has been careful about how he raises money to avoid criticism that Hillary Clinton received during the 2016 campaign. His advisers decided it wouldn’t be appropriate to take $100,000 in taxpayer money to speak to U. students.

To read the full New York Times story, click here.

Mark Matheson, with the U.'s MUSE program, said the university offered to buy 1,000 books, and that offer was added to the contract. The books were not given to those in the audience during or after the speech, instead, people could get one for free by stopping by the MUSE office.

no other reason not to take the money.
bbqkink said @ 6:43am GMT on 6th Jan
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has called for a smaller defense budget and no new nuclear weapons, this week became the most prominent Democrat to wade into the 2020 White House race by launching an exploratory committee for president.

While the Massachusetts Democrat is well known for her sharp criticisms of Wall Street and corporate America, she has also taken steps to bolster her foreign policy credentials. In a sweeping speech just weeks ago she urged cuts to “our bloated defense budget,” a “no first use” nuclear weapons policy and an end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan.

“We must refocus our security policies by reining in unsustainable and ill-advised military commitments and adapt our strategies overseas for the new challenges we’ll face in this coming century,” she said in the speech at American University.

Where Warren stands on top defense issues
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