Democrats can count on former president Barack Obama to again break with tradition to attack his successor during the 2020 election, much like he did during the 2018 midterms.
“I can tell you he’s very concerned about the direction that our country is going. He was involved in the midterm elections, my expectation is he would do the same in the general election,” Valerie Jarrett, close friend and former advisor of president Obama, told BBC HARDtalk’s Stephen Sakur.
“I think all of us good Democrats need to get behind whoever is the nominee and ensure that that person wins the election, which is why I’ve counseled several of the candidates to not beat up so much on their opponents that whoever is the nominee goes into the general election in a weakened state.”
A self-proclaimed “technology activist” is calling out former vice president Joe Biden for attempting to dupe the American public into believing he has a lot more support online than he really does.
Terrence Daniels, a social media strategist at Real Progressives, posted a video to Twitter on Wednesday that exposes thousands of fake Twitter accounts bought to boost re-tweets and comments, a strategy designed to make it appear as though Biden’s message is resonating with Democrats.
A new poll shows Americans believe Trump has done more for blacks than the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, though many want the government to do more.
Americans were more than twice as likely to believe that life has improved for young black Americans since Trump took office than when Obama left office, and many believe things could be better if the president and Congressional Black Caucus were on friendlier terms.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters think life for young black Americans has gotten better since Trump’s election. Slightly more (36%) say life is worse for young blacks now, while 22 percent rage it as about the same. These findings have changed very little from a year ago.
By comparison, in July 2016, Obama’s final year in office, just 13% said life for young black Americans had gotten better since the election of the nation’s first black president.
A dozen white cops in San Francisco are suing the city over a grading system for promotions that results in preferential treatment for minority officers, reopening an issue that’s plagued the department for decades.
A practice of “banding” promotional test results for San Francisco police put in place in 1979 results in minority candidates with lower scores landing promotions over whites with higher scores, and the officers – 12 white men and one white lesbian woman – are asking a federal court to make it stop, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The “banding” system is the result of a 1973 lawsuit against the city by black and female officers alleging discrimination in hiring and promotions, and the law was upheld in 1992, when the San Francisco Police Officers Association sued to end the discrimination against whites.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is feeling optimistic about his chances to rise from obscurity in the 2020 Democrat primary to take on President Trump, and he’s not going to let every poll get him down.
While de Blasio isn’t even provided as an option in most 2020 presidential polls, he was included in a recent poll of 600 Iowa voters and not a single one said they planned to vote for the “progressive” candidate.
Bill de Blasio: “I learned a long time ago about polling, it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish. Right now, I’ve got nowhere to go but up.” pic.twitter.com/epy7ljN4JZ
A Guatemalan teen was found inside a Border Patrol processing center last week holding a premature baby she told aid workers she brought with her after an emergency c-section in Mexico.
An unidentified immigration activist told KGBT’s Sydney Hernandez she came across a 17-year-old girl at the central processing facility in McAllen, Texas who was swaddling a tiny premature baby in a sweatshirt. The activist said the baby was in need of immediate medical attention.
#BORDERNEWS A Guatemalan teen and her premature baby were inside of a Border Patrol processing center when a group of activists noticed her during a routine visit.
Activists said the baby was in poor shape and needed help. I spoke to experts on the issue. Here’s what they said. pic.twitter.com/wDThCybFZv