Hypocrisy on Fox News over Kim Jong Un Meeting — Reactions to Obama vs Trump

What? Hypocrisy on Fox News? Someone call Jon Stewart!

Not that’s a surprise by any means — But it has been interesting to watch the reaction of Fox News Correspondents since President Trump has agreed to met with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un.

NowThisNews put together a great compilation of the hypocrisy at play — by showing footage of how the propaganda machine reacted when President Obama stated that he would be willing to meet with Kim Jong Un.

No matter what your opinion is of either of these two Presidents or of the growing North Korean nuclear threat — One thing that you cannot deny is that Fox News is as biased as can be. When need to keep an open mind to ideas when they are present to us — not react based on the skin color of the individual presenting the idea.

Source: https://nowthisnews.com/videos/politics/fox-news-different-reactions-regarding-negotiations-with-north-korea

Jane Kim surging in San Francisco mayor’s race — Progressive candidate supported by Bernie Sanders

Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor and Former President of the Board of Education is surging in the SF mayor’s race, according to a recent poll in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Breed and Kim have really moved ahead of the pack here,” said pollster David Metz. “Leno, who folks early on thought might be the favorite, is struggling to get traction.”

Three months out from the special election in June, the grassroots movement that is supporting Jane Kim for Mayor has propelled her ahead in the polls. The SF Chronicle poll has London Breed in first place at 29 percent, Jane Kim in a close second at 26 percent, and Mark Leno in third at 19 percent.

Kim is known for leading the charge to increase the minimum wage in San Francisco to $15 an hour. Another major headline that Kim recently scored was making San Francisco the first city in the nation to offer free community college for all residents:

Kim is passionate about securing record high rates of affordable housing and helming to expand homeless services — most recently by securing the first 24/7 shelter staffed by nurses so homeless residents get the care they need to stay off the streets.

As mayor, Kim plans to declare an immediate state of emergency on homelessness. She wants to establish universal early childhood education to keep families here in San Francisco — and support women who wish to remain in the workforce. Furthermore, Kim plans to pass  moratorium on unfair elections and push for an expedited plan to create more permeant affordable housing.

“I’m surprised — I really thought it was a Breed-Leno race, and now it shows London and Kim … in a horse race,” said Tom O’Connor, president of the firefighters union.

Just this week, Jane Kim received an endorsement from Our Revolution:

Jane Kim is fighting for San Francisco, and her grassroots campaign shows that San Franciscans are ready to fight with her! Vote for Jane in June. In addition to following her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; You can learn more about Jane Kim and her race for mayor here: www.JaneKim.org

 

Ted Cruz sweats as Democrat Beto O’Rourke surges in popularity in Texas Senate Race #BetoForTexas

Texas wants to be a liberal state, and this year it will have a chance to declare that to the world if the state chooses to help end the Republican Congressional control by removing Sen. Ted Cruz from office.

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The Hill reported last month that Rep. Beto O’Rourke is within single digits of the incumbent Senator from Texas:

End Citizens United, a campaign finance reform group, released a pollconducted by Public Policy Polling that finds Cruz leading O’Rourke by 8 points, 45 to 37 percent. Eighteen percent were undecided.

Rep. O’Rourke has been in US Congress since he won his House race for the Texas seat in 2012 against an eight-term incumbent.

Since losing the presidential election to someone with no political experience, the unliked Ted Cruz has been making headlines for sharing his porn habits on Twitter and getting in feuds with beloved animated TV show runners… Not a winning strategy.

Learn more about Beto here: https://betofortexas.com

Representative Ro Khanna has the guts to oppose increases in Defense Spending

Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th District, the heart of the Silicon Valley. His progressive constituency supports his more extreme positions, like for example supporting a basic income. He won his House seat by challenging fellow California Democrat Rep. Mike Honda in 2016 and is also encouraging a progressive to run left of Diane Feinstein.

Just this week, Rep. Khanna is continuing to put himself out there as a Democrat who is brave enough to challenge the norms with this tweet — in which he aligns himself with the 6 in 10 Americans who oppose increases in Defense Spending:

The article that Senator Khanna compares the increases in defense to progressive proposals that Congress hasn’t moved forward on, making it clear how blindly voting to increasing our defense spending contradicts our progressive priorities:

… many Democrats agreed to boost defense spending by more than what Bernie Sanders estimates it would cost to make every four-year public college and university in America tuition-free and by more than what Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of opioid policy research at Brandeis University, estimates it would cost to end the opioid crisis.

Rep. Khanna understands that blindly agreeing to increases in Defense Spending goes against American Progressive values. Especially when we are losing so much potential tax funds with the recent Trump Tax Cuts, we need to be vocal about how tax funds can be better used instead of Defense increases — such as making colleges & universities tuition free has the Representative proposes in his tweet.

Last year’s Wired Article on Basic Income above sums Khanna’s perspective well: “For Khanna, the Democrats lost in 2016 because they failed to lay out a clear vision.” Part of laying out a clear vision is sticking to it on every vote — and it seems that Rep. Khanna’s point is that is the responsibility of progressives in the Democrat party to take charge by leading efforts to paint that clear vision that the party can offer.

 

The son of Bernie Sanders is running for Congress in New Hampshire — #VoteLeviSanders

Do you live in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District & wish that Senator Bernie Sanders represented you in Congress? Well, you might be getting the second best thing. Bernie’s son, Levi Sanders, has announced that he is running for the open House seat in New Hampshire. In 2018, the new #FeelTheBern is #VoteLeviSanders.

Never heard of Levi? He served as his father’s Senior Policy Strategist during his 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary Campaign. Why don’t we let Levi’s Official Campaign Statement serve as your introduction to the New Hampshire candidate:

“After much thought and consultation with my family, friends, and the people of New Hampshire, I am excited to announce today that I am running for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st District. This is a unique opportunity to listen to the hard working men and women of New Hampshire about the issues that matter to them. 

“The majority of voters in New Hampshire, and around this country, agree that we need a Medicare For All healthcare system which guarantees healthcare to every man, women, and child without out of pocket expenses. We need an educational system which says that whether you are rich or poor, you have the ability to go to a public college and/or university tuition free. We need to demand that we have a minimum wage which allows people to work forty hours a week without being in poverty. It is urgent that we address the opioid problem which is at a crisis level in New Hampshire. We must demand that women finally earn the same pay as men. It is unacceptable that we haven’t found the political courage to pass sensible gun legislation. That time is up – we must be bold and unwavering in our fight for the people. 

“For 15 years, New Hampshire has been my family’s home. For over 17 years, I have represented the working class who have been beaten up by the system. It is time to demand that we have a system which represents the 99% and not the 1% who have never had it so good. 

“This campaign is about each and everyone of us, who strive each and everyday, to make this great state and country a better place in which to live.”

More about Levi Sanders here: https://sandersforcongress.com