December 2, 2020

Sanders scores win: activists in!

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[To contribute to the Democratic Platform] Sanders reportedly picked Cornel West, racial justice activist; Bill McKibben, environmental activist; Deborah Parker, Native American activist; James Zogby, pro-Palestinian activist; and Rep Keith Ellison.


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1. Clinton taunts Trump

Hillary Clinton tried out some new lines of attack on likely opponent Donald Trump on Monday, hitting the presumptive GOP nominee for being a “bully” and, she said, a bad businessman.

With SEIU members Monday.
With SEIU members Monday. Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

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Summary

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2. Sanders to shape Democratic platform

What does Bernie Sanders want? In a highly unusual arrangement, he just scored five seats on the 15-member committee that will craft the Democratic party’s election-year platform, the Washington Post reported.

Sanders to shape platform

Influence-wielder.
Influence-wielder. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP

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Sanders reportedly picked Cornel West, racial justice activist; Bill McKibben, environmental activist; Deborah Parker, Native American activist; James Zogby, pro-Palestinian activist; and Rep Keith Ellison.

Women who oppose Clinton

Will help direct Democrats.
Will help direct Democrats. Photograph: David Levene/The Guardian

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The Clinton campaign reportedly agreed to the deal, as did party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Will the Sanders five succeed at pushing the party to the left? Stay tuned …

Sanders condemns ‘anointment’ of Clinton

An 11-year-old Bernie backer in LA.
An 11-year-old Bernie backer in LA. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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3. Trump: fair-weather climate denier

Donald Trump has called climate change “bullshit”. But on Monday, Politico revealed that Trump cited “global warming” in an application to build a sea wall to protect one of his golf courses.

Trump’s golf course believes in climate change

Golf carts: bad on water.
Golf carts: bad on water. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AP

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4. Trump and Clinton, neck-and-neck

A Washington Post/ABC News poll had Trump in a statistical tie with Clinton among registered voters nationally. Clinton led among adults overall. Independents went for Trump by 13 points.

A polling tie: time to panic?

Sanders supporters swinging to Clinton could boost her numbers.
Sanders supporters swinging to Clinton could boost her numbers. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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… and another thing:

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