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Grassroots organizers in Alabama say backlash from Donald Trump’s presidential victory in 2016 has created a renaissance within Alabama’s Democratic Party.

Jeromy Brown, a 46-year-old teacher in Iowa, considers President Trump a white supremacist.

"If the shoe fits, then say it, and the shoe fits him," Brown said, while waiting in a photo line at an Elizabeth Warren rally in August. "Why should he be excused from that label?"

The two presidential candidates from Texas sparred over immigration at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Miami. 

Why Some Democrats Are Starting To Reclaim The Term 'Socialism'

Mar 5, 2019

From Texas Standard:

The term "socialism" seems to be an early front-runner for the top buzzword of the 2020 election season. Democrats and Republicans have been using the word a lot lately, but what does it really mean?

At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, President Donald Trump told the crowd, "Democrat lawmakers are now embracing socialism. They want to replace individual rights with total government domination."

But Jennifer Mercieca, associate professor of communication at Texas A&M University specializing in political rhetoric, says the way Trump characterizes socialism is different than its technical definition.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The Democrats take over the majority in the House. We’ll examine their game plan for the government shutdown, Mueller investigation and big policy proposals.

Guests

Sahil Kapur, national political reporter for Bloomberg Politics. (@sahilkapur)

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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union. In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans."

Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late president John F. Kennedy.

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The Texas legislature is controlled by Republicans.  It's been that way for a long time.  So how can you be effective if you are a Democrat like Representative Diego Bernal of San Antonio? Bernal talked about that when he recently sat down with Texas Public Radio's Aaron Schrank.  

Three days ahead of California's Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders made several appearances in Southern California before headlining a rally in San Diego.

There was a Sunday morning walk through a farmers market in Downtown Los Angeles. There was a walk through West Hollywood, LA's gayborhood, with a pre-drag brunch address to diners at a hamburger joint on Santa Monica Boulevard. That was followed by a stroll through Santa Monica Pier, where the candidate rode a merry-go-round and even interrupted an outdoor spin class fundraiser to give an impromptu stump speech.

Office of State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

This week NPR and Texas Public Radio 89.1 are tackling the question: "Does my vote matter in electing our next president?"

Among Democrats, one of the disputes that’s emerged is over the inclusion of super delegates. 

Former Texas Sen.  Leticia Van de Putte will play a key role in addressing the super delegate debate at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next month.

The Texas Tribune

The Castro brothers will be front and center beginning June 16 when some 12,000 Texas Democrats descend on San Antonio’s Alamodome for their state convention.

Chairing the convention with a theme of working families will be Congressman Joaquin Castro.  Giving one of the keynotes, his brother, former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro who is now the president’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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