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Obama's Job Approval Rating Hits 50 Percent In Gallup Poll 11.3.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Barack Obama is enjoying some of the highest ratings of his second term in office. A new Gallup poll out on Thursday shows that 50 percent of Americans surveyed approve of the job he's doing in office -- his highest rating in that poll since early 2013.  The higher Gallup ratings are reflected in HuffPost Pollster 's average of Obama's job approval ratings. The Pollster average shows that 48.4 percent of Americans approve of the job he’s doing in office, while 48.2 percent give him negative ratings. The margin is narrow -- that’s only 0.2 percent net positive -- but it’s the first time Obama’s job approval ratings have reached positive territory in the HuffPost Pollster average since his re-election honeymoon period ended in the spring of 2013. The HuffPost Pollster chart average is configured to not give any one poll much weight, meaning that the average changes slowly.  The increased positive ratings in the Gallup poll are due to a higher proportion of Democrats and independents saying they ...
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Bernie, Hillary or Revolution in the Streets? Cornel West, Dolores Huerta and Black Lives Matter Debate 9.3.2016 Truthout.com

Also see: Bernie or Hillary? Cornel West and Dolores Huerta Debate After Sanders' Upset Win in Michigan

We continue our conversation on the 2016 race with a discussion between Dolores Huerta (a backer of Hillary Clinton), Cornel West (a backer of Bernie Sanders) and Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter. We talk about the candidates' stances on Israel, campaign finance, "superpredators," trade policy and more.

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Bernie or Hillary? Cornel West & Dolores Huerta Debate After Sanders' Upset Win in Michigan 9.3.2016 Democracy Now!
In the most shocking upset of the 2016 presidential campaign to date, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary. Sanders won 50 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 48. During the campaign, Sanders focused heavily on his opposition to what he called "disastrous" trade deals like NAFTA which have hurt Michigan's manufacturing sector. Opinion polls had projected Clinton would easily win the state by as much as 20 percent. We speak to professor Cornel West, who backs Sanders, and legendary civil rights activist and labor organizer Dolores Huerta, who backs Clinton.
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Bernie, Hillary or Revolution in the Streets? Cornel West, Dolores Huerta & Black Lives Matter Debate 9.3.2016 Democracy Now!
We continue our conversation on the 2016 race with a discussion between Dolores Huerta (a backer of Hillary Clinton), Cornel West (a backer of Bernie Sanders) and Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter. We talk about the candidates’ stances on Israel, campaign finance, “superpredators,” trade policy and more.
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Bernie or Hillary? Cornel West and Dolores Huerta Debate After Sanders' Upset Win in Michigan 9.3.2016 Truthout - All Articles

In the most shocking upset of the 2016 presidential campaign to date, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary. Sanders won 50 percent of the vote to Clinton's 48. During the campaign, Sanders focused heavily on his opposition to what he called "disastrous" trade deals like NAFTA which have hurt Michigan’s manufacturing sector. Opinion polls had projected Clinton would easily win the state by as much as 20 percent. We speak to professor Cornel West, who backs Sanders, and legendary civil rights activist and labor organizer Dolores Huerta, who backs Clinton.

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The World's Media Thinks The GOP Is Busted After Super Tuesday 3.3.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
International media turned its eye to U.S. politics on Tuesday, as voters cast their ballots in a day of Democrat and Republican primaries key for candidates trying to secure their party's nomination. While global newspapers noted the big winners were Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), each winning seven states apiece, many outlets covered Super Tuesday as a crippling defeat for the GOP establishment. "A triumph for Donald Trump and a huge embarrassment for the Republican Party," reported France's Le Monde . The failure of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) to win more than a single state and Clinton's victory received media mentions as well, but it was Trump's dominance that took the largest role in international coverage. Newspapers and media from Mexico to China reacted to the results of Super Tuesday with a large focus on attempting to explain what has made Trump's continued rise and defiance of Republican elites possible.  “Trump’s successful run of results has owed as much to the fractured nature ...
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Texas Political Hopeful Claims Obama Was A 'Male Prostitute' 2.3.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A Texas Republican who is running for a seat on her state's Board of Education has some very unusual thoughts on President Barack Obama.  Mary Lou Bruner , who reportedly spent 36 years as a public school teacher before retiring in 2009, is one of three candidates vying for the Republican nomination for State Board of Education District 9. On her official website , Bruner touts her "extensive and varied experience as a classroom teacher," and vows to "promote conservative curriculum standards aligned with Texas values."  While those words are to be expected, the candidate has taken a much more radical approach on her Facebook page . In an Oct. 26, 2015 post, the 68-year-old reportedly slammed Obama's stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues , and suggested that the president had personal experience that made him particularly sympathetic toward those causes.  "Obama has a soft spot for homosexuals because of the years he spent as a male prostitute in his twenties. That is how he paid ...
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Rubio And Cruz Release Partial Tax Returns 28.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday released the first two pages of their tax returns for the last several years, with Rubio releasing joint returns from 2010 through 2014 and Cruz releasing joint returns from 2011 through 2014. Both men have been calling on Republican front-runner Donald Trump to disclose his own tax documents, with Saturday's release timed to amplify pressure on Trump ahead of Super Tuesday. "Donald Trump owes it to the American people to be fully vetted, and that includes releasing his tax returns so the voters can see the full financial picture," Cruz said after he released his returns late Saturday night. Trump claims he can't release his returns because he's being audited by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS, however, has clarified that an audit does not prevent a taxpayer from making returns public. Rubio's returns, while incomplete,  revealed  that he and his wife, Jeanette Rubio, earned a combined total of $2.3 million in income from 2010-2014. ...
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New York Daily News Front Page Hypes Donald Trump's KKK Connection 26.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The New York Daily News is adding fire to its ongoing war of words with Donald Trump with a pointed front page targeting a troubling side to the GOP presidential candidate's campaign: his Ku Klux Klan supporters . The tabloid’s Friday cover features a photograph of a hooded Klansman and the words “TRUMP FOR PREZ.” “Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke told [his] radio audience Thursday to vote for and volunteer for fellow hatemonger Donald Trump, adding they’ll meet people on campaign with ‘same kind of mindset,’” the front page reads. White supremacist groups across the country have been working hard to mobilize racists to vote for Trump . Other than Duke’s radio announcement this week, a white supremacist organization called the American National Super PAC began  circulating a robocall in support of the GOP frontrunner, urging voters: “Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump.” “The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called ‘racist,’” said William Johnson, the ...
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What Debate Moderators Must Know Before the GOP Telemundo Debate 25.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As Republican presidential candidates prepare to take the stage in the only RNC-sanctioned debate on a Spanish-language network, here’s what I believe the debate moderators must keep in mind on Thursday night: Hold candidates accountable for their anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Just in the last week, Ted Cruz echoed Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation and Rubio solidified his opposition to DACA, the critical program that protects DREAMers from deportation, by announcing that he would end DACA on Day One of his administration. And when the subject of immigration came up in earlier debates and on the campaign trail, Rubio repeatedly called for treating all immigrants first as potential terrorists. If, on Thursday, candidates use different rhetoric than they’ve used previously, moderators should call the candidates out for that. They must not let candidates get away with telling different stories to different audiences. Ask why the candidates oppose economic policies that would particularly help ...
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What's In DeRay Mckesson's 26-Page Vision For Baltimore 24.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
DeRay Mckesson dropped a 26-page plan on Monday explaining how, exactly, he intends to better Baltimore as the city’s mayor.  The activist, who is prominent in the Black Lives Matter movement, was the final candidate to join the already cluttered race earlier this month. His proposals appear to go further on housing and transportation than those of some of his rivals.  Mckesson dug into some of Charm City’s most pressing issues when crafting his latest plan, which focuses on housing, sustainability and health. The Teach for America alumnus released other portions of his platform  earlier this month. “We know that in order for our city to live up to its promise, it must be a city in which our young people thrive, a city that is economically viable, both as an institution and for its residents, and a city in which we all feel safe,” Mckesson says on his campaign site. “We must also celebrate our rich culture, understand the importance of public health, and make systems and structures accountable to ...
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On Dolores Huerta and Bernie Sanders 23.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
After attending her Nevada caucus, revered labor leader, civil rights activist, and Hillary Clinton surrogate Dolores Huerta reported on Twitter that her attempts to provide a Spanish-language translation to caucus proceedings were shouted down by Bernie Sanders supporters chanting "English only." Although Buzzfeed confirmed the story, subsequent video released from the caucus shows Sanders supporters chanting only "neutral!"--meaning they did not think a campaign person should be performing this function--and that it was the moderator who decided, in the face of this objection, to conduct the caucus in "English only." This minor debacle gives rise to numerous observations, including the dubious value of the caucus itself, especially a poorly staffed one. But as the dust settles, it's clear that Huerta misreported what transpired at that caucus--intentionally or not--and that the press repeated this accusation before vetting it properly. I don't have any desire, or see any gain, in attacking Dolores ...
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Civil Rights Legend Says Sanders Supporters Yelled 'English Only' At Her 21.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Dolores Huerta, a civil rights leader who has endorsed Hillary Clinton, said Saturday that Bernie Sanders supporters shouted her down when she tried to offer Spanish-language translations at a Las Vegas caucus location -- including by chanting "English-only" -- ahead of Clinton's win in the Nevada Democratic caucuses . "Shouting 'English-only' -- that is completely against the spirit of everything that we're working for," Huerta told The Huffington Post in a phone interview. Actress America Ferrera, also there to support Clinton, tweeted about the incident, which they said took place at a caucus location in Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Harrah's casino site- Bernie supporters chant "English-only" to stop civil rights leader @DoloresHuerta from providing Spanish translation. — America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) February 20, 2016 Many of the caucus-goers were workers who spoke only Spanish, so she volunteered to do translation, Huerta said. But she said some Sanders supporters began to yell "No, no, ...
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Calling Clinton's Bluff, Sanders Reveals What His Paid Speeches Look Like 19.2.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said during a town hall on Thursday evening she will release transcripts of paid, closed-door speeches she gave to Wall Street firms "when everyone else does."

That may be sooner than she thinks.

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New York Daily News Slams 'Anti-Christ' Donald Trump In Fiery Front Page Image 19.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Fire, brimstone and... tacky high-end luxury properties?  The New York Daily News fired a new salvo in its ongoing war of words with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling the real estate magnate " ANTI CHRIST " on its front page.  An image of Trump was also doctored to surround him with flames and to give him devilishly red and scaly skin.  The cover referred to this week's  spat between Trump and Pope Francis . The pontiff said Trump was "not Christian" because of his proposal to build a wall to keep out refugees. "A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian ," Pope Francis said.  Trump fired back, calling the Bishop of Rome's comments "disgraceful" and saying Mexico was using him as a "pawn."   Editor's Note: Donald Trump is a serial liar , rampant xenophobe , racist , misogynist,   birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the ...
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Government Hypocrisy Rears Its Ugly Head. Again. 18.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
With all the outrage in Washington on both sides of the aisle regarding Apple CEO Tim Cook's failure to create backdoor access to Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone, I am wondering why there is not the same outrage for the U.S. government to release the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry of Congress that deals with the foreign sponsorship of the 9/11 attacks. (See pages 395-422 .) Why isn't the release of information regarding the 9/11 attacks so equally and passionately sought after? The 28 pages are the classified pages of the Joint Inquiry of Congress's Final Report that allegedly contain information regarding the foreign financing of the 9/11 attacks. For nearly 15 years, these classified 28 pages have been kept secret, thereby preventing us from holding these foreign nations accountable for funding the 9/11 attacks. The 9/11 victims' families have begged, pleaded and argued for access to these 28 pages. We have held press conferences. We have pushed for legislation. We have been solemnly promised by President ...
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Father Facebook 9.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ma Bell is long gone, replaced, it seems, by Father Facebook. Back in the 20th Century, Bell Telephone was often referred to as Ma Bell because, in the words of Urban Dictionary , it was "the entire national telephone network." It's true. Many people can recall a time when Ma Bell was the only telephone service in the country. Lily Tomlin's career got a big lift with her snarky telephone operator character named Ernestine who captured completely the arrogance of the telephone behemoth with lines such as, "We're the phone company. We don't care; we don't have to." Well, there may be a new character out there for an aspiring comic. This one could have a field day with Facebook's growing reputation for arbitrary censorship. Huffington Post has already published a couple dozen articles on the topic over the past five years. Father Facebook has deleted photographs from pages devoted to breast cancer research and advocacy because, you guessed it, the photographs were of breasts. Photographs of some of the ...
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People Have A 'Fundamental Right' To Own Assault Weapons, Court Rules 5.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Thursday sided with a broad coalition of gun owners, businesses and organizations that challenged the constitutionality of a Maryland ban on assault weapons and other laws aimed at curbing gun violence.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the state's prohibition on what the court called "the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens" amounted to a violation of their rights under the Constitution. "In our view, Maryland law implicates the core protection of the Second Amendment -- the right of law-abiding responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home," Chief Judge William Traxler wrote in the divided ruling. Provisions that outlaw these firearms, Traxler wrote, "substantially burden this fundamental right." Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who recently suspended his Democratic presidential campaign , signed  Maryland's Firearm ...
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Woman Deported After Visiting Mexico Will Be Allowed To Return: Lawyer 5.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
An undocumented woman who was deported this week after traveling to Mexico, even though she had authorization to make the trip to her native country, will be allowed to return to the U.S., but will likely be placed in deportation proceedings when she arrives, her lawyer said Thursday. The deportation of Lesly Sophia Cortez-Martinez on Tuesday raised concerns among immigrant rights groups that U.S. authorities are disregarding “advance parole” documents, which allow some undocumented immigrants to travel to their native countries and then return to the United States. Born in Mexico, Cortez-Martinez, 32, had lived in the United States since the age of 15. Though undocumented, Cortez-Martinez had obtained a temporary, renewable authorization to live and work in the United States under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which shields undocumented immigrants who arrived as minors from deportation. She then obtained “advance parole” to visit family in Mexico. But when she tried ...
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Joe Biden Finally Has His Own Facebook Page 4.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Vice President Joe Biden is finally on Facebook. Biden posted his first update on Thursday, writing on World Cancer Day about the  Cancer Moonshot Initiative , the effort he's leading to help find a cure for cancer. Hi, folks. Welcome to my Facebook page. It’s the first time a Vice President has had one of these. I’d like it to be a... Biden also noted it's the first time a vice president has had a home on the social network. The VP follows in the footsteps of President Barack Obama, who joined Facebook in November 2015. Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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