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RT @daveweigel: Did a quick Trump merch check and was honestly surprised by this.
Delaney and Warren both got standing Os, but Warren's was louder, with some whistling and cheering.
Warren making a few more specific nods at labor rights and how she'd expand them, but this is largely her stump speech. (Lots of applause, especially for wealth tax.)
Warren: "My campaign staff is unionized. I've helped other workers unionize... I've called CEOs to help them settle disputes. If you want a partner in the White House, that is exactly who I will be."
Stage direction as Warren enters AFL-CIO meeting: "This candidate is going to be entering from stage left." (She gets a standing O before walking in.)
RT @jonwurster: @daveweigel I will always respect Tom Petty for not following up “watch her walk” with a line ending in “talk” in “Here Com…
cc @Bencjacobs: Delaney tells audience he "flipped a seat that had been held by Republicans for 40 years." (A new Dem gerrymander turned that district from a lean-R seat to one Obama carried by 14.3 points.)
Ran into John Delaney before his AFL-CIO Iowa speech, mentioned that he was talking to a group that had endorsed Medicare-for-all. "I think I'm winning the argument," he said, "even if it isn't making me popular."
Important context as Democrats talk to the Iowa AFL-CIO today; the state federation endorsed single-payer *12 years ago.*
RT @JasonKander: You or someone you know is struggling with unacknowledged, untreated trauma. @DianaKander and I wrote this article about h…
The “is Dean electable?" panic of 2003 made more sense because Bush, for a while, was a popular wartime president.
The most Democratic thing imaginable is having a hand-wringing panic about "electability" when the incumbent president struggles to crack 42% approval. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo
RT @jesseltaylor: "People in struggling industry want economic downturn" is a multiverse-level take https://twitter.com/TPCarney/status/1163869700943728640
Did a quick Trump merch check and was honestly surprised by this.
New Sanders labor plan ahead of his AFL-CIO appearance today; the Medicare-for-All transition stuff, in particular, is more specific than Warren’s “unions will be at the table” line. https://berniesanders.com/the-workplace-democracy-plan/
RT @Lollardfish: Utah voted for Medicaid expansion, but also elected a government ideologically opposed to expanding Medicaid. The result:…
Back on the trail today, and heading to the Iowa AFL-CIO’s forum in Des Moines. Tweets to resume their usual mix of insight and obnoxiousness.
RT @StevenTDennis: Susan Collins is touring Maine, touting her independence and raising money as she gears up for what would be an epic ree…
Baby/Maybe is the worst rhyme in pop lyric writing. Prove me wrong.
RT @BullenRoss: OZYMANDIAS: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair. COMMITTEE: Thank you for your interest in this position. Yours was o…
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RT @BenjySarlin: @philipaklein Anyway, nothing unsettling for Jews about being told the second coming is here and they’re stubbornly refusi…
RT @jaredlholt: Among other unhinged things, Wayne Allyn Root was a Seth Rich conspiracy theorist https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/wayne-allyn-root-somebody-paid-for-a-hit-on-seth-rich-that-much-is-clear/
So you are the Christ, you’re the great Jesus Christ. Prove to me that you’re divine — change my water into wine. https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/1164142420860329985?s=21
RT @jbouie: my takeaway from this little controversy is that guys like this have no real awareness of either the historical work on display…
RT @maggieNYT: “The anti-Trump movement inside the Republican Party — long a political wasteland — is feeling new urgency to mount a credib…
RT @radleybalko: Holy crap. I believe this is the first time any presidential candidate has called for habeas reform (or at least reform th…
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RT @letsgomathias: Am reading this incredible piece of reporting from @oneunderscore__ & @BrandyZadrozny, and remembered that I’ve seen Ep…
RT @18millionrising: An undocumented Chinese restaurant worker has been fighting for backpay to the tune of $200K. Then ICE arrested him wh…
RT @PopulismUpdates: Simpsons Cory Booker looks like an eldritch horror
RT @RebeccaBuck: The obvious flaw with this pitch: polling right now shows every top tier Democrat beating Trump https://twitter.com/cnn/status/1163674029330448384
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RT @AdyBarkan: I had some things to say that don't fit in 240 characters, so I decided to try a new genre of writing. In bookstores and yo…
My favorite fictional characters recently have been ones who aren’t smart but bluster to cover up for it and end up being hilarious, ie Shiv’s husband in “Succession.” I do NOT relate to these characters so stop saying that
RT @jbarro: good lord https://twitter.com/TaylorLorenz/status/1164007749442822144
Someone on my plane just asked for Diet Pepsi and was crestfallen when they only had Diet Coke, so if I am serial killed tonight you all know who did it.
RT @ashleyfeinberg: truly blessed to be able to watch our best and brightest honing their craft
Out of the country for the first few days of Greenland Twitter, so I assume others already pointed out that the island’s strategic value is increasing because of melting arctic ice, ie because of climate change, ie because of something the president thinks is a hoax
https://twitter.com/governorbullock/status/1163959648661061632?s=21
I only ever see celebrities post these https://twitter.com/taylorlorenz/status/1163987445337264129?s=21
RT @jbarro: People keep saying Trump is engaging in his signature dealmaking here with Denmark. But what if Frederiksen is the one doing th…
Farewell for now, Canada. https://youtu.be/sxsUc6EdeRQ
finally someone did this https://twitter.com/outfrontcnn/status/1163995926500786177?s=21
The last couple years have shown that the left makes electoral gains by knocking over old Democratic Party machines in primaries, not by the “vote third party for president and IDK maybe the Democrats give up” strategy https://twitter.com/lemieuxlgm/status/1163985176017248256?s=21
RT @jonathanvswan: A WH official says Ivanka said "dad" not "daddy." https://twitter.com/jonathanvswan/status/1163832763906179072
“Gin and Juice” by the Gourds, but it was downloaded on Audiogalaxy and mislabeled as a Phish song https://twitter.com/l0ckd0wnd/status/1163166501601521665?s=21
I shouted out, “who killed the Kennedys!” when after all, it was disco https://twitter.com/hamiltonnolan/status/1163942926050832385?s=21
RT @GlennKesslerWP: So the whole point of the visit was to buy Greenland? https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1163961882945970176
RT @daveweigel: Feels like an incumbent who can’t break 40% against any top challenger is in trouble, but we don’t know how many of these v…
RT @daveweigel: Feels like an incumbent who can’t break 40% against any top challenger is in trouble, but we don’t know how many of these v…
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