2020 Presidential Election Power Rankings – The Democrats

by Tony Wyman Back in February, we listed the top 20 candidates most likely to win the presidency in 2020.  Since then, a number of the top choices have dropped out.  Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ranked 5th in our early ranking, and Ohio’s Senator Sherrod Brown, seeded one spot higher than the publishing magnate in 4th, have both called it quits.  So has number 19, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, number 15 in our February rankings. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock hasn’t, as…

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2020 Presidential Election Power Rankings

by Tony Wyman As of 7 February, there were 517 people and one pig who have filed as candidates for president with the Federal Election Commision.  Assuming that Refino Pig doesn’t unseat President Trump during the Republican primaries, who are the top candidates with the best chance of being president in 2020? National Compass will rank the top 10 candidates and list some others to keep an eye upon over the next 632 days before the election is held 3 November 2020.  We will update the rankings as more candidates…

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Anti-Carbon Tax Bill Revived For Debate In Congress By Republican House Members

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By Lynda Bryant-Work Two House Republicans have revived an old but ongoing issue and introduced a resolution condemning the idea of a carbon tax. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and West Virginia Rep. David McKinley filed H. CON. RES. 119 on April 28 saying a tax on carbon dioxide emissions would “be detrimental to American families and businesses and is not in the best interest of the United States.” McKinley and Scalise outlined the dangers to the American economy in the resolution stating a carbon tax would increase energy prices,…

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Bernie And Ted’s Excellent Adventure – Estate Taxes, Fact Vs Fiction, Sanders Vs Cruz

video still of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at CNN town hall debate 10/18/2017

by Richard Cameron Wednesday evening this last week, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) once again renewed their old acquaintance at a CNN town hall where they sparred primarily about tax reform and to a lesser extent, continued to re-litigate healthcare.  Incidentally, there was a short ribbing session between them at the front end of the proceedings and it is obvious that despite their philosophical and policy differences, they greatly enjoy one another’s company:   Beware the phrase ‘reform’ – in any context … Congress and the…

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Why Bernie Sanders Should Have Been a Professor at a Liberal Arts College

By Janice Barlow Bernie Sanders, Independent Senator from Vermont, ran as an Independent, because, as an admitted Socialist, it is not likely he would have gleaned enough support to make it as far as he did in the last presidential election, nearly defeating his opponent, Hillary Clinton in the primaries. In light of last Wednesday’s tax plan debate with Ted Cruz, R-TX on CNN, where Bernie Sanders kept repeating mantras about the Koch brothers, (he himself was backed by George Soros), and the top 1% getting the biggest tax breaks,…

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Progressives find Democrat Omaha Mayoral Candidate Heath Mello Too Moderate On Abortion

by Richard Cameron In the Democrat party it is possible, we’re learning, that a party candidate even in a mayoral election, can be too restrained – too measured on the question of abortion. The city of Omaha, Nebraska is electing a new Mayor on May 9th, and Democrats are divided on their candidate, former Nebraska state legislator Heath Mello.  Mello is an ironic name for a candidate in his position, because a fair number of Democrats in the state, believe Mello is way too mellow regarding what they regard is…

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When Push Comes to Shove – America’s Divided, But Bernie’s Back On Tour

by Oletta Branstiter When push comes to shove, a fight often breaks out and we realize that Bernie Sanders is still in the ring. “More than a dozen Democrats interviewed by The Hill say the Vermont Independent has become a powerful and welcome voice for the party struggling to find its identity after a devastating defeat in 2016.” Democratic strategist Jim Manley called Bernie “a good Democrat”. Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez recently appeared at seven state rallies for unity in a period of six days. The…

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