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Sanders Returns to Trail, Hosts Ocasio-Cortez at Queens Rally Sanders Returns to Trail, Hosts Ocasio-Cortez at Queens Rally

Sanders Returns to Trail, Hosts Ocasio-Cortez at Queens Rally

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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wave to a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally on October 19, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is hosting a major rally in Queensbridge Park in Long Island City on […]

Author Tom Mueller on the ‘Minefield’ Facing the Trump-Ukraine Whistle-blower Author Tom Mueller on the ‘Minefield’ Facing the Trump-Ukraine Whistle-blower

Author Tom Mueller on the ‘Minefield’ Facing the Trump-Ukraine Whistle-blower

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President Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Since a U.S. intelligence official filed a complaint documenting concerns that President Trump was pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, Americans have heard a lot about the process of whistle-blowing — […]

The Zuck’s Speech The Zuck’s Speech

The Zuck’s Speech

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Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he was going to give a speech about Facebook. He does this occasionally, releasing big manifestos about where he stands, to portray himself as a responsible thinker about society at large. He’s written big manifestos about building global community (sure) and deciding to […]

Bernie’s Back. And It’s Make-or-Break Time for His Campaign. Bernie’s Back. And It’s Make-or-Break Time for His Campaign.

Bernie’s Back. And It’s Make-or-Break Time for His Campaign.

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The senator and presidential candidate has made his return to the trail, buoyed by an endorsement by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. What happens next? Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images Bernie Sanders spent lots of time talking on the phone during his two weeks off the campaign trail post–heart attack earlier this month. There were the uneventful […]

Biden’s Attacks on Medicare for All Undermine the Entire Democratic Agenda Biden’s Attacks on Medicare for All Undermine the Entire Democratic Agenda

Biden’s Attacks on Medicare for All Undermine the Entire Democratic Agenda

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Stasis you can believe in? Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images Joe Biden has a dire warning for voters who’ve been seduced by single-payer advocates’ sweet nothings: In Bernie Sanders’s socialist dystopia, the typical American worker would see a small percentage of her income deducted from each paycheck, so as to finance her health-insurance coverage. The Biden […]

Chicago Teachers Strike for a Better City Chicago Teachers Strike for a Better City

Chicago Teachers Strike for a Better City

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Photo: Kamil Krazaczynski/AFP via Getty Images When children with disabilities go to Chicago’s public schools, people like Jonathan Williams help them get through their days. Williams is a full-time special-education classroom assistant, or SECA, working mostly with medically fragile students. “I get them to the restroom if they can’t utilize the restrooms themselves. I would […]

The Candidate Who Raised Only $5 and Other Third-Quarter Fundraising Facts The Candidate Who Raised Only $5 and Other Third-Quarter Fundraising Facts

The Candidate Who Raised Only $5 and Other Third-Quarter Fundraising Facts

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When it comes to fundraising, Biden is well behind his two fellow front-runners. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images Tuesday, October 15, marked the deadline for presidential candidates to submit third-quarter fundraising reports to the Federal Election Commission. Some got out ahead of the deadline by releasing their fundraising hauls early. Others, such as Wayne Messam, the […]

There Are Only 5 Candidates Still Standing After the Latest Democratic Debate There Are Only 5 Candidates Still Standing After the Latest Democratic Debate

There Are Only 5 Candidates Still Standing After the Latest Democratic Debate

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Only two of these three are still viable. Photo: John Minchillo Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, what last night’s debate tells us about the Democratic field. Last night was the first Democratic primary debate since Congress opened its official impeachment inquiry […]

From Mean Girls To The Meme Monkey: The Best Democratic Presidential Debate Tweets From Mean Girls To The Meme Monkey: The Best Democratic Presidential Debate Tweets

From Mean Girls To The Meme Monkey: The Best Democratic Presidential Debate Tweets

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After a temporary hiatus from any and all debate-related memes, we’re back. Tuesday (October 15)  marked the latest installment on this seemingly endless road to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Between unexpected sparring and plenty of waiting for candidates to finally address reproductive healthcare, there was certainly a lot to keep tabs on. If you missed […]

At Battersea Power Station, the Best We Could Hope for (in Both Senses) At Battersea Power Station, the Best We Could Hope for (in Both Senses)

At Battersea Power Station, the Best We Could Hope for (in Both Senses)

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The turbine hall of the redeveloped Battersea Power Station. Photo: F10 Studios Ltd If you were going to anoint a single great temple to the deity of fossil fuel, you might choose the Battersea Power Station, just across the Thames from some of the costliest real estate in London. From the 1930s through the ’70s, […]

Trump’s New Impeachable Offenses Threaten Pelosi’s Narrow Focus on Ukraine Trump’s New Impeachable Offenses Threaten Pelosi’s Narrow Focus on Ukraine

Trump’s New Impeachable Offenses Threaten Pelosi’s Narrow Focus on Ukraine

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Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff are aiming at a moving target of impeachable offenses. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi publicly announced an impeachment inquiry on September 24, she made it clear that the trigger for her decision, and her primary focus, was the president’s efforts to coerce Ukraine into […]

YBN Cordae And Anderson.Paak Are The Funkiest Basketball Players Of 1975 In ‘RNP’ YBN Cordae And Anderson.Paak Are The Funkiest Basketball Players Of 1975 In ‘RNP’

YBN Cordae And Anderson.Paak Are The Funkiest Basketball Players Of 1975 In ‘RNP’

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The year 1975 is at the center of YBN Cordae and Anderson .Paak’s new period piece video for “RNP.” Wearing Soul Train-esque wigs and (probably) paying homage to the over-the-top coolness of blaxploitation films like Shaft, the two rappers are New York City’s finest basketball players that aren’t in the NBA. They’re also best friends who have each […]

A Rihanna Stan Goes To Her Book-Launch Event A Rihanna Stan Goes To Her Book-Launch Event

A Rihanna Stan Goes To Her Book-Launch Event

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Getty Images By Da’Shan Smith As a stan, there often come moments of asking yourself, “How did I get to this point?” As explored by MTV News earlier this year, sometimes as super fans, we tend to do uncharacteristic things to gain a social connection outside of reality. For example, on Friday (October 11), I found myself […]

Tom Steyer’s First Debate: What to Expect From the Paradoxical 2020 Democrat Tom Steyer’s First Debate: What to Expect From the Paradoxical 2020 Democrat

Tom Steyer’s First Debate: What to Expect From the Paradoxical 2020 Democrat

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Tom Steyer gets an opportunity to prove himself as something more than a deep wallet. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images Most of the 11 debaters who will be on the stage in Ohio on Tuesday (or 12, if Tulsi Gabbard doesn’t go through with her threat to boycott the event as part of a DNC/media scheme […]

Trump Didn’t Free Us From Syria’s ‘Endless War,’ He Just Made It Worse Trump Didn’t Free Us From Syria’s ‘Endless War,’ He Just Made It Worse

Trump Didn’t Free Us From Syria’s ‘Endless War,’ He Just Made It Worse

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Trump turning his back on Syria isn’t the solution he thinks it is. Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images When President Donald Trump ordered U.S. soldiers to withdraw from northeastern Syria last Sunday, abandoning our Kurdish allies there and making way for a Turkish invasion explicitly intended to crush said allies, he was palpably shocked […]

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