Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour in Maine

Whereas party grandees once schemed in private over how to sabotage the Vermont senator's 2016 presidential campaign, they're now copacetic with Sanders' sway over the American left. According to the Hill, Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in the United States, citing an April Harvard-Harris survey where 57 percent of respondents viewed the Vermont Senator favorably, with only 32 percent of respondents viewing him unfavorably.

Those interested in attending the free event at noon Thursday will need to go online to the my.democrats.org/page/s/come-together-and-fight-back-tour-tx website.

"If the Democratic Party is going to succeed - and I want to see it succeed - it's gonna have to open its door to Independents", he said during an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes. Why, they ask, is someone who refuses to identify as a Democrat, being given so much say in the party's future? What I'm trying to do, and I've been doing this for a number of years in a variety of ways, is to revitalize American democracy, to create a political system that is not dominated by billionaires and large corporations, but bring working people into the political process.

"The Democrats need a serious wake-up call", Ingoglia said. Sanders has made headlines himself for criticizing the Democrats and saying the party needs to make changes. Bright, an organic farmer who helped Sanders win the state's Democratic caucuses, was one of Maine's four voters in the Electoral College.

While the Democratic Party searches for a path back to power around the country, Sanders is using his popularity to draw thousands to events to promote next-generation Democrats, though his effectiveness so far is unclear.

Some attendees said it's time to unite and reform the Democratic Party, while others said they're skeptical of the political establishment and big money in politics.

Thrust into opposition, a stance many of them seemed to genuinely believe they would never again have to assume, the Democratic Party is now rethinking everything.

French Authorities Discuss Election Security After Paris Shooting - PM
The presidential candidates have also vowed to suspend campaign events to honour the police officer who died in the shooting. The two police officers injured in the attack are out of danger, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.

Sanders and Perez are heading to Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Arizona and Nevada, with potentially additional stops in the works. You can agree with him on most issues or even every issue, but if you think the Democratic Party is the best available vehicle to accomplish progressive goals, you're going to find yourself at odds with him.

As Sanders and Perez embark on their rebuilding tour, a special congressional election in Kansas last week showed that Democrats are still quick to blame one another in the face of defeat.

"I am really glad you reacted like that way", he said when the cheering died down. This means building or strengthening state and local parties in red states or red areas of blue states where Democrats are not competitive at the local level.

Q. There's a risk that, in the Trump era, Democrats are perceived as just against things.

"Our job is to radically transform the Democratic Party", said Sanders to the very loud and enthusiastic crowd.

In Portland, Sanders struck a familiar chord as he railed against "the greed of the billionaire class... and corporate America", ripping Trump for enacting policies that leave millions behind.

Related News:

  • Iran 'not living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal, despite compliance

    Iran 'not living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal, despite compliance

    Trump has repeatedly reviled that accord as the worst ever negotiated because Iran can comply with it and still get the Bomb. Even Trump's Democratic opponent in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, opposed the accord.
    Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in US diesel emission scandal

    Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in US diesel emission scandal

    It is also offering compensation to auto owners, which both measures expected to cost a total of USD11 billion. One executive is in custody and awaiting trial and another pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate.
    South Korea on heightened alert

    South Korea on heightened alert

    The United States, its allies and China are working on a range of responses to North Korea's missile test, US officials have said .
  • Tillerson Says

    Tillerson Says "Unchecked' Iran Could Follow North Korea's Path"

    The US has ordered a review of the Iran nuclear deal, although it admits Iran is complying with its commitments. The state department is obliged to inform Congress every 90 days about Iran's compliance with the deal.
    UEFA Disputes Pressure Claim On Dortmund, Monaco Clash

    UEFA Disputes Pressure Claim On Dortmund, Monaco Clash

    Commenting on the mood in the camp ahead of the game, Tuchel added: "We left it open to every player if he wants to play".

    Harry Redknapp Takes Birmingham Managerial Job

    English Championship side Birmingham City have appointed Harry Redknapp as their new manager. "Birmingham is a proper club".
  • NASA Details 'Ocean Worlds' in the Solar System

    NASA Details 'Ocean Worlds' in the Solar System

    However, post the discovery of the icy spray by Cassini in 2005, the researchers shifted the detectors toward Enceladus. The paper from researchers with the Cassini mission was published Thursday in the journal Science .

    How to watch National Basketball Association playoffs 2017 online, preview, start time

    Durant missed the final 19 games of the regular season with a strained knee, and Nurkic sat out Portland's final seven contests. Steph is a magician and safe money is on him giving National Basketball Association fans some wizardry to enjoy in Game 2.

    US envoy Nikki Haley says al-Assad must be ousted

    In an interview to air Sunday on CBS' " Face the Nation ", Tillerson said Russians were not targeted by the strikes. The Trump administration had seemed ambivalent over whether it would push for regime change in Syria .
  • Russia, US in spat over United Nations  condemnation of N. Korea

    Russia, US in spat over United Nations condemnation of N. Korea

    North Korea has recently launched ballistic missile tests and threatened to conduct its sixth underground nuclear test. President Donald Trump toward those ends, as tensions between them are becoming an urgent security threat for Seoul.

    Lawyer responds to O'Reilly's ouster: Fox needs to 'clean house'

    This leads to O'Reilly telling "CBS This Morning" that he's "not interested in making my network look bad", referring to Kelly. Ailes was out in July, O'Reilly was removed Wednesday, and "The O'Reilly Factor" was just " The Factor " on Wednesday.
    Ducks rest up and await winner of Oilers-Sharks

    Ducks rest up and await winner of Oilers-Sharks

    But regardless of how he was beaten, it was clear Wednesday night Gulutzan's confidence in Elliott was gone. Consider Game 3 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday when the Flames ended the second period with a 4-2 lead.


Most liked

Barcelona paid for mistakes in first leg, says coach Luis Enrique
So to help us on our journey to bring you top quality Italian football content we need YOUR support. We are not in our best moment, but we can win".

Trump promises action to help dairy farmers
Department of Agriculture that he said "indicates that poor results in the U.S. sector are due to U.S. and global overproduction". The President echoed that sentiment Thursday: "We can't let Canada or anyone else take advantage of our workers or our farmers".

NFL Trade Rumors: Patriots' Garoppolo, Bengals' McCarron Linked To Browns?
The 49ers were 2-14 last season and have a ton of needs and would seemingly like to pick up as many picks as possible. Sashi Brown doesn't want to get into the habit of trading draft picks, but that doesn't mean he isn't open to it.

Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe
He was taken into custody but while being questioned grabbed another officer's gun and shot him three times, the source added. The attack rocked France's presidential race Friday with just days to go before one of the closest races in recent memory.

US Automaker Says Venezuelan Government 'Illegally' Seized Its Factory
The opposition accuses Maduro of letting state forces and gangs of armed thugs violently repress demonstrators. The seizure arose from an nearly 20-year-old lawsuit brought by a former GM dealership in western Venezuela.

French PM knocks Le Pen, Fillon stance on security after Paris shooting
Fillon, for his part, pledged to maintain the state of emergency that has been in place since the November 2015 attacks. The extremist group named the attacker as Abu Yusuf al Beljiki and suggested he was a Belgian.

Le Pen Calls for French Border Controls to Be Restored Now
ET) when a auto stopped in front of a police van, according to French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre Henry Brandet. He said her stated opposition to marriage equality is likely a ploy to appeal to social conservatives.

Maple Leafs top Penguins, clinch first playoff berth since 2013
Babcock said he expected Andersen to practice Monday and be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs against either Washington or Ottawa. The first step toward proving that is taking care of business in this series and then moving on to the next one.

Seagulls soar to top-flight promotion
In the play-off picture wins for Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham saw Leeds edged out of the top six. The 58-year-old boss can take as much credit as anyone for the Seagulls' promotion to the top flight.

Andre Ayew says West Ham United are determined to protect winning positions
There was a large slice of luck to the winger's opening goal, as he curled the ball straight into the net from a corner. Slight role reversal here as Carroll squares (shanks his shot) the ball to Ayew having picked up the ball from Byram.

French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon cancels campaign event after shooting
Two French officials also told Associated Press that the attacker was detained in February for allegedly threatening police. Although many of these parties have existed for decades, they have been emboldened by Brexit and the election of U.S.

Stocks To Invest: Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK)
Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 48,028 shares in the company, valued at $6,335,373.48. Both companies are expected to report results for their respective first quarter of the fiscal year 2017 (1QFY17).

Indonesia's Widodo, Brunei Sultan to visit PH in April
Trump's "habits", the USA leader is unlikely to attend the ASEAN summit in Manila. The 31st ASEAN Summit will be held from November 10-14 in Clark Field, Pampanga.

Chris Sale: Sale fans 13 Blue Jays in dominant showing
Rangers 1, Royals 0 (13): Delino DeShields had an RBI single with one out in the 13th inning to score Joey Gallo from second base. But since Toronto has struggled out of the gate - when expectations for 2017 were high - the skid has been a real talking point.

Peel Hunt Reiterated Trifast PLC (LON:TRI) As 'Buy'
The Company's portfolio covers a range of categories, including table service, counter service, sandwich shops, pubs and bars. Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN).