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‘Defund my butt’: Democrats battle over left-wing policy demands even as they agree Biden should focus on the economy and healthcare

As the Democratic Party processes its devastating losses in down-ballot races across the country this cycle, prominent voices within the party are waging public battles over what went wrong. But there’s relatively broad consensus among Democratic operatives that the party should refocus itself on progressive policies that enjoy wide support. […]
‘Defund my butt’: Democrats battle over left-wing policy demands even as they agree Biden should focus on the economy and healthcare
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the progressives’ delicate truce with centrist Democrats is over, and the battle over the party’s future is already heating up

Divisions between progressive and moderate Democrats have boiled over following unexpected House losses and President-elect Joe Biden’s win. The public fight over congressional losses is just the first of what will likely be several flashpoints for Democrats in the coming months. Democratic operatives across the ideological spectrum told Business Insider […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the progressives’ delicate truce with centrist Democrats is over, and the battle over the party’s future is already heating up
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez triumphs over her Wall Street-backed Democratic primary opponent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and all but secures a 2nd term

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has all but secured a second term representing her deep-blue House seat after winning her Democratic primary by a significant margin on Tuesday. The final numbers from Tuesday’s primary won’t be known for at least several days given this year’s large number of absentee ballots. But, thus […]
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez triumphs over her Wall Street-backed Democratic primary opponent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and all but secures a 2nd term
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The Senate is about to pass the ‘largest relief package in history’ amid the coronavirus-induced economic crisis, but progressives say it isn’t enough

The Senate is poised to pass what will likely amount to a more than $US2 trillion stimulus package on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic all but shuts down the US economy. But progressive activists and lawmakers say the spending package needs to be significantly bigger. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others […]
The Senate is about to pass the ‘largest relief package in history’ amid the coronavirus-induced economic crisis, but progressives say it isn’t enough
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The group that powered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign is kicking off a war against Joe Biden’s 2020 primary bid

Justice Democrats, the grassroots group that powered Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s insurgent congressional bid, came out swinging against former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday morning. “While we’re going to support the Democratic nominee, we can’t let a so-called ‘centrist’ like Joe Biden divide the Democratic Party and turn it into […]
The group that powered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign is kicking off a war against Joe Biden’s 2020 primary bid
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Harvard Professor Steven Pinker on 7 trends that show world progress

This year, Harvard professor Steven Pinker topped Bill Gates’s top book list with Enlightenment Now, a book that challenges people’s questions about world progress. According to Pinker, the world is actually getting better. In his book, Pinker uses history and statistics to outline world trends which position progress within a […]
Harvard Professor Steven Pinker on 7 trends that show world progress