Today, Daily Kos announced key findings from a nationwide survey of Americans commissioned through Civiqs. The poll of 1449 adults was conducted online from Feb. 12-15 and reveals broad disapproval of the new GOP-backed tax law (48-30 percent disapprove/approve), favorable opinions towards a wealth tax on those with over $50 million net worth (50-39 percent favor/oppose), and positive sentiment towards key Green New Deal proposals (48-42 percent favor/oppose). Other issues surveyed include the investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, vaccinations, climate change, and the general state of U.S. politics. “Daily Kos is commissioning monthly polls through Civiqs to gauge public sentiment towards key issues, leaders, and more,” said Carolyn Fiddler, communications director for Daily Kos. “The best antidote to hot takes about current events is hard data, and Civiqs will help us uncover a new set of findings each month. February’s research reveals that even a solid majority of Republicans—59 percent of respondents, versus 68 percent of everyone surveyed—believe that current political events in the U.S. are unusually scandalous, so tracking Americans’ views during the prevailing tumult will help provide important insight into the opinions of those outside of the pundit bubble.” “Civiqs is pleased to partner with Daily Kos to conduct these monthly surveys” said Civiqs director and chief scientist Drew Linzer. “These snapshots of public sentiment will provide valuable context to our ongoing tracking polls, which provide continuously updated data on how Americans feel about various issues and view key political leaders.” Civiqs is a survey research firm that conducts scientific public opinion polls on the Internet through its nationally representative online survey panel. Founded in 2013, Civiqs specializes in political and public policy polling. Results of Civiqs’ daily tracking polls can be found online at civiqs.com/results.
Speaking on Vermont Public Radio on Tuesday morning, Bernie Sanders made it official—he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. The announcement contained few details, but was not unexpected. Just last week, Sen. Sanders announced that he was forming an exploratory committee, and the number of people who have formed such a committee only to have that exploration end with a decision not to run can likely be counted on no hands. In this case, the committee apparently did its work very quickly. At the same time he was appearing on radio, the Sanders campaign issued an email and video to supporters stating that he wants to “complete the revolution” that began with the 2016 campaign and “implement the vision” that he and his supporters fought for in the last cycle. His statement features a rundown of some of the ideas that propelled that 2016 campaign. “When we brought forth our progressive agenda we were told that our ideas were ‘radical’ and ‘extreme.’” But three years later that agenda, which included Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage, and free college education, is “now supported by a majority of Americans.” Our campaign is about taking on the powerful special interests that dominate our economic and political life. I’m talking about Wall Street, the health insurance companies, drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, the military industrial complex, the private prison industry, and the large multi-national corporations that exert such an enormous influence over our lives. The New York Times notes that Sanders is facing a very different set of challengers in this election, with a number of candidates who are very progressive.
The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● IL-14: Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis kicked off his bid against freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood by accidentally running for the Senate for a few hours. Campaign Action On Sunday, Oberweis filed paperwork with the FEC to seek the GOP nod to challenge Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who beat him 54-43 in 2014. This news came as a surprise to us, since Oberweis had expressed interest last month in taking on Underwood. However, it seems like this news was an even bigger surprise to Oberweis himself. On Monday, he told Capitol Fax’s Rich Miller that he was indeed challenging Underwood, explaining that “the person who filed the paperwork for him accidentally checked the wrong box.” We always caution readers that a politician isn’t running for office until they actually say they’re running for office, and that not everyone who sets up a campaign committee with the FEC ends up jumping in. There are many reasons we’ve been such sticklers about this over the years, but accidentally filing for the wrong seat is a new one. In any case, Oberweis is now belatedly running against Underwood in Illinois’ 14th District, a 49-45 Trump seat in the western Chicago area. However, as we’ve written before, while Underwood will likely be a top GOP target, Team Red can almost certainly do better than Oberweis. That’s because Oberweis, who is one of Daily Kos Elections’ favorite frequent candidates going back to our Swing State Project days, has unsuccessfully run for the House or statewide office a grand total of six times beginning with his 2002 primary defeat to take on Durbin. Unlike his hours-long Senate bid, all of these losing campaigns were waged deliberately.
Semi-official network of the anti-Trump «resistance» either hasn't heard about Venezuela coup or supports it
Rose Torphy, who is three years older than the Grand Canyon National Park itself, has become a junior ranger at the spry age of 103. And she has the certificate to prove it. How did this go down? Torphy was at the Grand Canyon for only the second time in her life when she happened to stop in to the park’s store. «I started talking to people about the junior ranger program because it teaches kids to protect the Canyon,» she explained to Good Morning America in an interview. «My parents taught me to care for the land but not all kids have that.» From there, it’s history. (Or rather, herstory.) You can watch the newest junior park ranger discussing the beauty of the program (and our National Parks) herself below.
Jelani Cobb at the Columbia Journalism Review writes—Missing the Story: Five years ago, I came across an article in The New York Times about a spate of robberies in the Bronx. It was the kind of story that has been a staple in the metro sections of newspapers since there have been metro sections in newspapers, focusing on the reaction of people living in the neighborhood where robberies took place. But there was a notable wrinkle: Confronted by armed antagonists, the article sighed, many people refused to surrender their belongings, even when they had only a few dollars on them. The article tsk-tsked at community members for tempting fate. A criminologist offered a suggestion that it was “nuts for the victim to refuse.” A few dollars, readers were told, are not worth one’s life. The article stuck with me in part because I’d once lived nearby that area and understood the realities of crime there. But I also was struck by the ways in which the efforts of a journalist, an editor, an expert, and even neighborhood residents seemed only to further a narrative of liberal condescension, missing crucial facts about life in this place. Here’s what I knew: People who live in a rough neighborhood and are confronted with a demand for money are forced to make calculations that people in safer, more affluent areas rarely think about. The few dollars in their pockets may represent their only way to get to work; surrendering cash is not only an immediate loss but also one that jeopardizes a future paycheck. More crucially, people who are known to be easily victimized likely will become frequent targets, a reality that may make their neighborhood virtually unlivable. What to the journalist seemed inscrutable was, to many residents, reasonable. It was not lost on me that the journalist who wrote the story was white and that the neighborhood was largely black and Latinx. The article represented not simply a case of a journalist missing a story. The story, to me, spoke to the problem of what happens when the demographics of the Times—and American newspapers in general—look nothing like the demographics of the communities they cover. The people who are most likely to appear in these kinds of stories are the least likely to have a say in how those stories are told. Conversations around diversity in media have tended to focus on cozy niceties. “Diversity” is often partnered with the word “inclusion” in our racial vocabulary. Since the conflicts of the 1960s, it has been increasingly apparent that our political, educational, and media institutions should not appear to be monochromatically white. But appearance is not the real problem. A democratic media is. [...] Indivisible’s list of Resistance Events & Groups TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “The whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It's come to the point where you almost can't run unless you can cause people to salivate and whip on each other with big sticks. You almost have to be a rock star to get the kind of fever you need to survive in American politics.” ~~Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (1973) TWEET OF THE DAY xNative voices have been silenced and ignored by decision-makers for too long. We can and must do better by our Native communities. #SovereigntyDay is an important step toward improving relations and building respect. pic.twitter.com/Hnhogkp4wZ— Minnesota House DFL (@mnhouseDFL) February 18, 2019 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2005—Gannon knew about «shock and awe» hours before: A news producer for a major network just told me that [Jeff] Gannon told the producer the US was going to attack Iraq four hours before President Bush announced it to the nation. According to the producer, Gannon specifically told them that in four hours the president was going to be making a speech to the nation announcing that the US was bombing Iraq. The producer told me they were surprised that Gannon, working with such a small news outfit, could have access to such information, but «what did you know, he was right,» the producer said today. The producer went on to say that Gannon often had correct scoops on major stories, including information about Mary Mapes and the Dan Rather BUSH/AWOL scandal that this news outlet got from Gannon before any had the information publicly.[…] So the question becomes, just how did this character get White House press credentials, despite supposed post-Sept. 11 security requirements? Bruce Bartlett, a conservative columnist who worked in the Reagan and first Bush administrations, says that «if Gannon was using an alias, the White House staff had to be involved in maintaining his cover.» In other words, the White House wanted him at those briefings and wanted him to ask his softball questions, most likely to divert attention when legitimate reporters were getting too pushy. On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Greg Dworkin rounds up our first National Emergency weekend: golf, omelette bars & suspicious Nobel nominations. Cambridge Analytica, back on the hot seat. U.S. delegation flubs Munich. Armando on the 25th Amendment, impeachment, and Abrams. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE
The United States is calling on its allies not to use technology from Huawei, the world#39;s biggest producer of telecommunication equipment, amid concerns over its relationship with the Chinese government and allegations it has enabled state espionage.
Under new rules, ventures that have raised up to 250 million rupees and registered with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade will be completely exempt.
Qualcomm, the world#39;s largest mobile chip supplier, is hoping the device will fuel the spread of 5G phones later this year and next year. While Chinese phone makers such as Xiaomi Corp last year used Qualcomm#39;s first-generation chip for small batches of 5G phones, the second-generation chip announced Tuesday is aimed at mass production.
Moneycontrol#39;s Sakshi Batra does a 3 Point Analysis of how the stake sale of the FMCG arm will affect Emami group.
The bank also said that RBI mandates listed banks to disclose information pertaining to divergence only.
Sayonara, Microsoft Office! That's a fraction of what you charge for your overstuffed suite.
This cluster of stars has been visible for a long time, but scientists only just now realized they're part of the same cosmic river.
Excavations at two quarries in Wales, known to be the source of the Stonehenge 'bluestones', provide new evidence of megalith quarrying 5,000 years ago.
In a first-of-its-kind study, the climate-change impact of several production methods for lab-grown and farmed beef was assessed accounting for the differing greenhouse gases produced. The new projections reveal that over the long term, cultured meat production methods requiring large energy inputs could increase global warming more than some types of cattle farming if energy systems remain dependent on fossil fuels.
Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable virtual reality.
Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and nondonors, which could have significant negative consequences on their developing brains, a new study suggests.
A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used during pregnancy, found new research.
On the long road to making all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, the company announced a short-term goal to reach 50 percent by 2030. The initiative, dubbed “Shipment Zero,” will rely heavily on […] The post Amazon Pledges to Make Half Its Shipments Carbon Neutral by 2030 appeared first on Geek.com.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say more than a dozen people trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego have been rescued. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on «Bayside Skyride.» ...
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued two people and a dog from a fishing trip in a Louisiana bay. The Coast Guard said in a news release the people ran into problems Monday in Vermillion Bay. The vessel had left on the fishing trip Sunday and ...
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Currier Museum of Art is celebrating its 100th anniversary. On Feb. 19, 1919, the state Legislature voted to officially create the «Currier Gallery of Art.» The museum was the dream of New Hampshire's 49th governor, Moody Currier, and his wife, Hannah. They left their ...
Facebook’s popular fundraiser function appears to be rolling out to Instagram users. New code pulled from the photo-sharing service’s Android app highlights a new “Donation” sticker and the ability to search for nonprofits. […] The post Instagram Tests ‘Donation’ Stickers in Stories appeared first on Geek.com.
What: California JewelsWhere: Bonhams, 7601 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046When: Mar 5, 10:00 AM PSTPublic Viewing: 01 Mar 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PST, 02 Mar 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PST, 03 Mar 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PST, 04 Mar 2019 12:00 - 17:00 PSTTop Lots of the Sale:- «A diamond and 18k gold bracelet» - Estimated total diamond weight: 25.00cts; gross weight approximately: 74 grams; length: 7 1/4in. Estimated Price: US$ 25,000 - US$ 35,000- «A pair of diamond and 18k white gold ear pendants» - Estimated total diamond weight: 25.45cts; length: 2 3/4in. Estimated Price: US$ 25,000 - US$ 35,000- «A lady's diamond and 18k gold 'Premiere Chain' integral bracelet wristwatch, Chanel» - Quartz movement, with pouch and booklet with original receipt; case, dial and movement signed; case no. FR56179; estimated total diamond weight: 3.50cts; gross weight approximately: 59 grams; case width: 20mm; length: 6in. Estimated Price: US$ 18,000 - US$ 25,000- «A diamond and platinum wedding set», Tiffany & Co. - Round brilliant-cut diamond weighs: 1.72cts; signed Tiffany & Co., with papers and two signed boxes; size: 5. Estimated Price: US$ 13,000 - US$ 18,000- «A diamond, sapphire and platinum flower clip» - Estimated total diamond weight: 12.00cts; gross weight approximately: 48 grams; dimensions: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4in. Estimated Price: US$ 12,000 - US$ 18,000- «A colored sapphire, diamond and platinum ring» - Cushion modified mixed-cut yellow sapphire approximately: 13.55cts; estimated total diamond weight: 1.25cts; size 5 1/2. Estimated Price: US$ 10,000 - US$ 15,000- «A diamond, sapphire and platinum ring» - Center round brilliant-cut diamond approximately: 2.80cts; size: 6 1/2. Estimated Price: US$ 10,000 - US$ 15,000- «A diamond and 18k white gold riviere necklace» - Center round brilliant-cut diamond approximately: 1.58cts; estimated total remaining diamond weight: 16.30cts; length: 17in. Estimated Price: US$ 10,000 - US$ 15,000- «A colored diamond, diamond, enamel, gem-set platinum and 18k gold hinged bangle» - Estimated total diamond weight: 16.00cts; gross weight approximately: 116 grams; diameter: 2 3/8in. (yellow diamonds untested for origin of color). Estimated Price: US$ 8,000 - US$ 12,000- «A cultured pearl, colored cultured pearl and 14k white gold necklace» - Pearls approximately: 8.9 to 13.8mm; length: 35in. (pearls untested for origin of color). Estimated Price: US$ 7,000 - US$ 10,000- «A sapphire, diamond and 18k white gold ring» - Oval mixed-cut sapphire approximately: 7.45cts; estimated total diamond weight: 2.90cts; size: 5 3/4. Estimated Price: US$ 7,000 - US$ 10,000- «A pair of kunzite, colored diamond and 18k white gold ear clips» - Estimated total diamond weight: 5.25cts; dimensions: 1 x 1in. (brown diamonds untested for origin of color). Estimated Price: US$ 6,500 - US$ 7,500For details, visit: https://www.bonhams.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
Despite much improved performance from its F1 cars, Ferrari's two latest title challenges collapsed in the latter stages of those respective campaigns as Mercedes maintained its unbeaten streak in the hybrid era.This contributed to the departure of Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene in the off-season, with Mattia Binotto, who as tech chief oversaw the Scuderia's recent performance gains ...Keep reading
Honda, which revealed its 2019 livery ahead of the start of the test on Sunday, joined the WSBK field for the first time in Phillip Island, having skipped the previous winter tests in Jerez and Portimao in favour of conducting its own private programme on Asian circuits instead.Camier concluded the first day of the test 11th on the timesheets, some 1.7 seconds off the pace of Ducati rider ...Keep reading
The pair join the previously-announced Paul di Resta and Jake Dennis in representing the four-car, HWA-run R-Motorsport outfit it its first season on the DTM grid.Juncadella was part of the Mercedes line-up last year in the Stuttgart marque's final season in the series, scoring a race victory at Brands Hatch and finishing 15th in the points.By signing for R-Motorsport, the Spanish driver ...Keep reading
Leclerc picked up where teammate Sebastian Vettel left off on day one, moving to the top of the order just after the first hour was up on a cool morning in Spain.From there, he gradually improved his times, eventually setting a 1m18.247s on the yellow-marked C3 tyres just before 11.30 local time.Ferrari's new signing went back out on the same tyre compound several times again before lunch ...Keep reading
The case against one of four Maryland teens charged as adults with rape in a Damascus High School locker room attack is now being sent to juvenile court