Josh Earnest fires back at Ellison's critique of Obama

Josh Earnest fires back at Ellison's critique of Obama
MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, sitting in for Brian Williams, discusses the criticism Pres. Obama is receiving from fellow Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison. Nicolle and the political panel discuss.


Pres. Trump's threat to Congress fails

Pres. Trump's threat to Congress fails
President Trump lost his first fight over health care and Monday night he appeared to back off threats to force Democrats and Republicans to pay for the border wall. Fmr. GOP Congressman David Jolly and MNSBC's Joy Reid join Lawrence O'Donnell.


John Dean, Jeff Sessions incompetence

Comey politics undercuts confidence in Trump Russia investigation

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Comey politics undercuts confidence in Trump Russia investigation Matt Apuzzo, reporter for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about how 2016 politics guided FBI Director James Comey's actions on Hillary Clinton and what that means for how he'll conduct the investigation into the Donald Trump campaign 


We’re Investigating Hate Across the U.S. There’s No Shortage of Work.

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An African-American homeless man slain with a sword on the streets of New York. A mosque attacked in Fort Collins, Colorado, its windows smashed by a man who finished off his assault by hurling a Bible inside the Muslim house of worship. A portion of Junction City, Wisconsin, evacuated after a man angry with his Hmong…

What the Trump team should consider before axing Meals on Wheels funds

By David Campbell, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Kristina Lambright, Associate Dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, and an Associate Professor of Public Administration, Binghamton University, State University of New York. To justify President Donald Trump’s aim to spend less on social services, Office of…

Russians who hacked Clinton campaign also targeted French candidate Macron

WASHINGTON — Hackers linked to the same Russian military unit that hacked Democratic computers in the United States during last year's election also have sought to penetrate the networks of a leading candidate in France's presidential elections, a leading cybersecurity firm says. Researchers from Trend Micro, a global security software company, said Monday that Russian hackers…

Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency

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This from the Associated Press:
"Protesters angry that far-right leader Marine Le Pen is advancing the French presidential runoff are scuffling with police in Paris.
Crowds of young people, some from anarchist and "anti-fascist" groups, gathered on the Place de la Bastille in eastern Paris as results were coming in from Sunday's first-round vote.
Police fired tear gas to disperse an increasingly rowdy crowd. Riot police surrounded the area."
Crowds of young "anti-fascist" French voters gathered in Place de la Bastille, decrying far-right leader Marine Le Pen's advancement to the second round. Police fired tear gas to the disperse the protesters.
The results will go back and forth over the next few hours stay updated HERE 
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in Sunday's first round of voting, early projections indicated.
In a race that was too close to call up to the last minute, Macron, a pro-European Union ex-banker and economy minister who founded his own party only a year ago, was projected to get 24 percent by the pollster Harris and 23.7 percent by Elabe.

Le Pen, leader of the anti-immigration and anti-EU National Front, was given 22 percent by both institutes. Three further pollsters all projected broadly similar results.

two fresh endorsements for Macron:

Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé, who lost the conservative primary against Fillon late last year, calls on citizens to vote for Macron and against the “far-right that would drive France to its ruin”.
Socialist Party chief Jean-Christophe Cambadélis calls on his camp to “unite to block the (far-right) National Front”.
A (very) brief word from Emmanuel Macron to the French news agency AFP:

We’re turning a page in French political history.
It is worth underlining that this is the first time in modern French history that neither of the mainstream centre-right or centre-left parties of government that have governed France since the second world war have qualified for the second round of a presidential election.

The French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has joined his Socialist party’s defeated candidate, Benoît Hamon, in urging the party’s voters to support Emmanuel Macron in the second round.

I solemnly call for a vote for Emmanuel Macron in the second round in order to beat the Front National and obstruct the disastrous project of Marine Le Pen that would take France backwards and divide the French people.
Embattled conservative candidate Francois Fillon conceded defeat, backing banker-turned-politician Emmanuel Macron. "France is in your hands now," Fillon said.

With the Socialist and the Conservates endorsing Macron it looks good for him on the second round


Not So Progressive Votes Of Sen. Bernie Sanders

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He OPPOSED legislation that would've MAINTAINED OR CREATED OVER 300,000 SMALL BUSINESS JOBS through loans:
OPPOSED efforts to increase funding for advanced technology projects:
OPPOSED Democratic attempts to prevent GOP cuts and increase funding for benefits aimed at LEGAL immigrants, Medicaid, the disabled, and children safety nets:
OPPOSED federal funding to help the homeless:
OPPOSED increased funding for nutritional programs for women, infants, and children:
OPPOSED increases funding for rural development programs:
OPPOSED additional funding for rural housing and development:
OPPOSED funding for assisting prospective homeowners with AIDS:
OPPOSED allowing breastfeeding on federal grounds:
OPPOSED legislation requiring federal agencies to create and enforce anti-sex discrimination policies:
OPPOSED legislation banning imports from forced child labor:
OPPOSED funding going towards investigations of unfair trade practices:
OPPOSED legislation encouraging Pentagon to avoid using foreign imports over domestic ones:
PROPOSED withdrawing from WTO:
OPPOSED increased education funding:
OPPOSED increases funding for poor students:
OPPOSED legislation increasing financial aid:
TWICE OPPOSED increased science funding for historically black colleges:
OPPOSED a bill providing massive support to the agricultural communities:
SUPPORTED cutting agricultural funding by ten percent:
OPPOSED increases agricultural funding:
OPPOSED increased funding for prominent farming communities:
OPPOSED funding for drought assistance:
OPPOSED funding for building and repairing farms:
SUPPORTED gutting oversight for agricultural marketing practices:
OPPOSED legislation marketing oversea agriculture practices:
OPPOSED increased food safety and inspection:

People's Climate Candidate Training Live in DC and Live Streaming

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An essential element of building political power for our movement is electing bold, progressive climate activists to office at all levels. That could be you! Come to a unique cross-movement climate candidate training, the day after the People’s Climate March in our nation’s capital.
The climate movement is rooted in the pursuit of justice in a world being torn apart by a global system of exploitation and oppression. It's time for our politics to reflect our principles.
Getting elected to local office can lead to tremendous victories for climate justice, whether by stopping an export coal terminal, divesting a city pension fund from fossil fuels, helping front-line communities recover from climate disasters, or by establishing programs to invest in green jobs to build resilient, renewable infrastructure.
This one-day candidate training will be the first of many steps you can take to dismantle fossil-fueled oppression and build a just and sustainable society.
WHAT: People’s Climate Candidate Training
WHEN: April 30, 2017 8:30am-3:30pm
WHERE: Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, and Online Webinar
RSVP here.
This training is for you if:
- you are considering running for office yourself in the next one to three years,
- you want to help a friend run for office,
- or you want to learn how a local electoral strategy could help your campaign.

We’re working with some amazing partners on a curriculum to help climate activists like you launch the initial framework of an electoral campaign. Featuring elected climate champions and top progressive trainers, the training will help you take the energy of the March for Jobs, Justice, and the Climate and turn it into real political power.

Partners providing trainers include Democracy for America, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the Working Families Party.
This training will be open to participation through the internet as well as in person in Washington, D.C.
Space for in-person attendance is limited but the webinar is not — please RSVP now! 
Your fellow MoveOn member and climate hawk,

Brad Johnson
Executive Director, Climate Hawks Vote

P.S. If you can't attend in person but would like to host a training watch party, email me back.