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Nicolas Maduro Did Not Steal the Venezuelan Election

Greg Palast Vice
The Venezuelan election was nearly stolen – by the US-backed anti-Chávistas. How? That’s what Chávez wanted Maduro to find out from me: how could US operatives jerk with Venezuela’s voter rolls? It wasn’t a mere policy question: they knew Chávez wouldn't be allowed to survive through another coup. My answer: They could steal the vote the same way Bush did it in Florida – in fact, using the very same contractor. Take a look at these documents.

Antislavery Wasn’t Mainstream, Until It Was

Matt Karp Jacobin
After Republicans lost their first election in 1856, the nineteenth-century Nate Silvers were happy to declare the antislavery movement a radical, fringe idea. Four years later, Abraham Lincoln won on a radical program of change.

On the Trail With Bernie Sanders 2.0

Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone
Can the Vermont senator win over Trump voters and harness his grassroots army to transform the Democratic Party?

Friday Nite Videos | April 26, 2019

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Hasan Applies for a Job at the CIA. 'Slay the Dragon' Explores Gerrymandering. Sanders More Electable Than Biden, According to Dem Primaries. New Human Species Found in the Philippines. Fox News Judge: Trump Committed Obstruction Of Justice.

Sanders More Electable Than Biden, According to Dem Primaries

Former vice President Joe Biden officially launched his 2020 campaign, with a video confronting Trump about his response to violence in Charlottesville. The Washington Post’s EJ Dionne tells Ari Melber Biden was trying to “occupy a vision above the field” in a crowded Democratic field.

Joe Biden, MAGA Democrat?

Josh Voorhees Josh Voorhees
Why the former vice president needs voters to believe America was great before Trump ruined it
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