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1st Iowa Newspaper Endorsement Went to (Take a Guess To Whom!), Plus a Young Iowa Congresswoman Endorses Biden

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Bernie's endorsement by Jumaane Williams, an American politician who has served as the New York City Public Advocate since 2019. He formerly served as a member of the New York City Council from the 45th district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park, and Midwood in Brooklyn.

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The following is from an article Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in the UK Guardian, by Art Cullen, Editor of Iowa's Storm Lake Times:

The senator from Massachusetts dialed up Iowa just a month before the 3 February lead-off caucuses, while campaigning in New Hampshire on Thursday.She is known for ringing local politicians, activists or voters she has bumped into on the trail. She called us to thank the Storm Lake Times, the Iowa newspaper where I am editor, for endorsing her as the leading candidate of an impressive Democratic field, the first newspaper endorsement of the 2020 Iowa caucus cycle.
We chose her because she talks that old-time New Deal religion in a way that can perhaps help save struggling places like rural Iowa; Flint, Michigan; and West Virginia.The Vermont senator Bernie Sanders could argue that he is addressing those same themes.
At some point, there has to be a reckoning between Warren and Sanders for the progressive wing. Sanders's support remains rock-solid. He may be leading in New Hampshire, and anyone might be leading in Iowa right now. I asked Warren how she could reel in my brother in Dubuque, a union man who brooks nobody but Sanders.
Warren mustered no direct answer but offered an appeal."C'mon guys, this is the best chance we have to elect a real progressive since FDR," Warren replied.That might be the strongest statement she has made about Sanders.
So far they have played each other by YMCA rules (no sharp elbows). She relishes parrying former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has bypassed the early states with a nationwide TV ad blitz.

Art Cullen is the editor of the Storm Lake Times in north-west Iowa, where he won the Pulitzer prize for editorial writing. He is a columnist for Guardian US, and is author of the book Storm Lake: Change, Resilience and Hope in America's Heartland, due out in paperback this month from Penguin

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CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday shows Bernie Sanders leading the field in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

In the Granite State, Sanders leads with a two point advantage, according to the poll. Former vice president Joe Biden followed in second position with 25 percent, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren in third with 18 percent and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg next in line with 13 percent.

No other candidates in the New Hampshire poll received double-digit support. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar registered 7 percent support. Businessman Tom Steyer and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker each received 3 percent.

31 percent of Democrats in the Hawkeye State said they had definitely made up their mind about who they would be supporting in the primary. 57 percent said they had probably made up their mind, while 12 percent said they would probably end up changing their mind.

The Iowa and New polls are the first conducted since the holiday break.

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Any routinely electoral questioning stance leads naturally into a far more troubling eventuality and that is the gaping holes in computer forensics and potential manipulations of voting machines.

If you haven't watched this unedited film, Uncounted: the New Math of American Elections, you should. Everyone should! How prepared are we for such problems?

They were certainly rampant in Texas in 2018 but neither Beto nor the Democratic Attorney General candidate, Justin Nelson, seemed to want to raise the issues, not at all, and they were first published in the Dallas Morning News on October 11, 2018, almost a full month before that election in Texas.

It has happened so many times before, and no one is talking yet about how to prevent it in 2020.

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There is no way many voters like myself will support Creepy Joe, whose sleazy past and son's enrichment from nepotism is the problem in DC.

The DNC is heading for another defeat with Sanders and Warren too. Just more entrenched DC insiders, Sanders being the multi-millionaire Socialist and Warren the Native American...NOT, with her foolish fiscal policies of Health-Care, etc.

Looks like I'm voting "Green" again and "How Dare You" accuse me of this vote supporting IMPOTUS. When the DNC stops rigging elections like it did for Kill...er Hillary, having foreign nationals control its Network and actually has candidates who have a viable platform that leads the country into the future (Carter), is when they can consider my vote.

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Stan:

Do you have something more to say than hurling epithets? This site is for intelligent conversation, not name-calling. Otherwise, STFU

I agree that the DNC rigged the last election and is trying to do it again. But explain what you think is a viable platform, and what is your problem with Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, both of which are supported by Sanders and Warren?

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Thank you, Tom. I am inclined to agree with you in toto, although there are merits to what he says, in general, but I must pose the obvious question for dummies: when has there ever been a President who wasn't some form of Washington Insider? You might guess Reagan, but as Governor of CA he was his own kind of insider.... Remember when Ronnie pointed a Rodeo Star as his Secretary of Commerce? Malcolm Baldridge had other qualifications, of course, than mere Rodeo Prowess, and he did a decent job....


But the mentality that insists on incessant bitching about Washington Insiders is part of what got Trump elected.


I am whole hog for Bernie and have been working on his campaign for 4 years, as has Rob Kall been in his camp, for even longer....


Please listen to a bit of his very recent speech in Iowa, and tell me how anyone could conclude that this is a Washington Insider talking?



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"Intelligent conversation," So you think hurling profanity makes you intelligent...NOT!

The truth hurts Tom, when the mantra these entrenched politicians bloviate their hypocrisy, is used against them. Just have to suck it up and realize their smoke and mirror show is now different than IMPOTUS.

When the DNC rolls out presidential candidates whose policies are things attainable is when they will be regarded as electable.

Otherwise I suggest Tom and his like keep drinking the kool-aid.

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Stan: Your comment is mean-spirited, rather non-civil, and I believe that it constitutes an ad hominem attack, as I understand the Latin derivation.



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Stan:

LOL

You want to explain what policies are unattainable and why rather than spouting more nonsense?

I guess you don't understand the meaning of my criticism. You are merely complaining and calling names rather than offering substantive commentary. Do you understand what substantive commentary is -- let me give you a clue: it's not smoke and mirrors.

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I know full well your meaning and your "STFU" proves how juvenile you are. I know its fruitless to carry on an "intelligent" conversation with one who uses such vile language in comments. Stephen Fox neglected to recognize the "mean spirited" intention of your first comment, but agreed to it shows his lack of objectivity.


There have been plenty of "intelligent" articles on opednews about how Sanders and Warren's policies will increase the deficit, reduce employment and not resolve problems within the system. If you think Biden deserves to candidacy, another opportunist who is part of the DC problem. The Squad is also too extreme and I can only agree on its rural Postal Banking policy.


I lived in China for 10 years and have no desire to see its repressive regime implemented here, unlike many at opednews whose comments support for the pro-Communist individuals who post but reside outside the PRC, DPRK, Cuba and Russia, nor some have never visited these places personally. Though I know its surveillance system will be adopted by all western countries in the not to distant future.

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Stan~~~You are confused: it was YOUR comment that I determined to be MEANSPIRITED, and not anything resembling civil dialogue, and not Tom's at all. His was lucid and clearly well thought out, although issuing a command of STFU was excessive.


in a year and a half, you have 335 comments, but you have yet to publish a full article here at OEN; why don't you try doing that?

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Why do you assume I have not tried to submit articles to opednews? I was a member once before but had my privileges droned by Rob after Paul Craig Roberts complained about my challenging his revisionist history pieces he posts at opednews. This is why no-one is allowed to comment on his articles now.


I offered a couple on how Reagan "Freedom Fighter's" now relabeled "Terrorist's" would be foolish to arm the "enemy of my enemy."


I submitted articles on how the globalist stooge Obama campaign of "Change" did just that after meeting with CFR and Bilderburg. How Obama's Noble Peace prize was not deserved for his continuing the farce War of Terror.


Recently, about how the yachtivist Greta's climate-change rant is moot, with her choice of transportation being on million $ boats and First Class train seats. While her entourage jet across the globe to arrange her schedule.


These articles were either ignored or declined as they didn't fill the niche Rob wants here, challenging the mainstream thought at opednews desires to display.


Plenty of articles here and elsewhere about how Biden, Sanders, and Warren policies will increase the deficit, reduce employment. The only thing I support the Squad for is rural Postal Banking.


Ironic how AOC is so worried about climate as she jets across the country with the multi-millionaire/homes Socialist Bernie.


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Stan:

I share some of your views. Yes, Obama was a stooge. So far as Gretta, I know nothing about her except what's in the headlines -- I know I agree with her views on Climate Change, but I didn't know that she's a wealthy, silver-spooned kid.

You can say what you want about Bernie; I too was troubled by the reports that he might've been paid off by Hillary. I thought it was more like threatened, considering he endorsed her two days after the death of Seth Rich. But sure he is a millionaire -- who in the Senate isn't, especially one who has served as long as he has? That doesn't mitigate his views on the wealth divide or its inequities.

Look at the Kennedys. They were massively rich, as wealthy as Trump. But they were great statesmen. Yes, they had flaws of marital infidelity. Put that aside, and you will see they believed in public service -- as Ted said about RFK: "a man who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it." JFK donated his salary to charity. He was negotiating secretly with Khrushchev to end the Cold War. He truly believed in making this country great, and LBJ's "great society" was basically stolen from Kennedy.

As you may know JFK was killed mainly because he wanted to withdraw from Vietnam, but also because of his desire to end the Cold War -- did you ever hear his speech on Peace made three months before the assassination -- as well as because of RFK's vendetta on organized crime, and he too was assassinated. What am I getting at here -- the political sphere is so totally corrupt that to quibble about the minor flaws of candidates like Bernie who have wealth is biting off your nose despite your face. You need to look at what's in a person's heart, and I would agree with you that Obama was a total hypocrite but Bernie was saying the same things thirty years ago when he was poor.

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See, there is agreement about "good at killing" Obama. I'd wager we even agree the Bu$h/Buckshot Dick cabal be turned over to the Hague for its War Crimes. The political pendulum keeps swinging, but the agenda keeps moving forward, is why entrenched politicians should go, Term Limits.


What you read about Greta is tightly released by her fame starved parents who are controlled/financed by the "Green" machine of George Soros and Al Gore. From its inception, Greta's "protests," were scheduled and video-graphed, to portray a lone-adolescent against her government to challenge the world. Greta's mother was a minor opera star who lost Eurovision 17 and her father also an actor. So, before Greta goes around accusing others, her family needs to reflect on its carbon contribution.


I was a child when JFK was president, but it didn't take long in my teens to realize the Democrat/Republican taxpayer rip off scams. Carter has been the only futurist president in my lifetime, and if his Energy Policy had been carried onward, it would be the US leading the world in fast train and alternative energy use. Instead Reagan gave these technologies along with the off-shoring/out-sourcing of American manufacturing after firing the union FAA Air Traffic Controllers to China. Short sighted ROI in the PRC now has the CCP threatening US economic/military interest and Taiwan. Reagan and his "Freedom Fighter's," the gift that keep on grafting the country.


Bernie and the Squad have too radical of policy for the country which most voters are against. There needs to be gradual transition to other means of electrical generation, but oil and coal will be involved for the next 30-50 years. As China and India alone put 2-3 5,000 MW coal fired power plants every week. .visualcapitalist.com/every-coal-power-plant-1927-2019/


It will take much re-engagement with world leaders to undo the damage IMPOTUS has created, does the country have the time and $'s to achieve it? The Fed has been buying back 250 billion $'s a week since last September and by April, 2020 will be 100% of GDP. This is another reason why IMPOTUS droned Soleimani, keep fracked oil above $60 a barrel, distract from tRump's Impeachment and Bibi's corruption investigation. To prod Iran since its other dismal tactics have failed.


I'm sharing why I won't vote for Biden, Sanders and Warren, and if the DNC have them for the candidate, I expect another tRump win, despite what the polls say.


What would really get tRump peeved if the MSN ran an article on how Soleimani's funeral procession had greater numbers than tRump inauguration and political rallies combined.




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So, Stan, we both hate Trump. Who do you see as a viable candidate whose not beholden to Wall Street that can defeat? I voted for Stein last time too. But this time it's different. No one expected Trump to win last time and now we're in a grave situation. We can't allow Trump to be reelected.

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Well, thanks for the whole story. I just don't see things as you do, and nor does Tom Calarco.

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