Democratic Party rides coattails of Bernie Sanders' popularity

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Sanders and Chairman Perez will stop in several states, including many conservative ones such as Arizona, Montana and Utah, to tap into the swell of Democratic grassroots support following the 2016 presidential election.

Sanders was greeted with roars of approval from the friendly crowd as he called for a radical transformation of the Democratic Party into a grass roots movement founded on the tenets of his unsuccessful Democratic presidential campaign: fighting against the billionaire class and rigged economic and political systems.

Q. Is this a step in the right direction? We're all together now, the election's over, let's figure out where we can win, and let's do it together.

"But New York operatives, state lawmakers and long-time associates see the 59-year-old governor as carefully laying down markers for his future, whatever it may hold, after Hillary Clinton's unexpected defeat", the Politico report reads.

We can't win with a solid, 100 percent progressive message.

As the Wall Street Journal's Reid J. Epstein and Natalie Andrews note, Mello in 2009 sponsored a bill that would require a woman to look at ultrasound images of her fetus before undergoing an abortion (he still opposes abortion rights).

The momentum is still here, and it's not going anywhere.

His statements about corporate America - I understand what he's saying. Sanders asked. Then he said Republicans wanted to drop nutrition programs.

In an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper, the Vermont independent said the key to ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was to forgo unilateral action and instead convince Russian Federation and Iran to withdraw their support for the dictator at the heart of the more than six-year-long war.

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During his speech, Perez impersonated Trump, mocking the president's about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator, and slipped in colorful language to hammer Republicans on their failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Instead they fought it. This fall, we'll see what that will be about. They should be motivated to do that and not be against it. Maybe. But we should do what we can to help these small businesses move forward.

"That's what we will do: Fight like hell with you", Perez said. "It's an investment. If people are getting health care, it's an investment".

The Democratic National Committee has all but disappeared since its recent elections - except when they're asking for money.

Perez argued that Hayes implied a "false choice" with his questions and went on to attack Trump for pushing a vision for the one percent. "You can't just be a West Coast party and an East Coast party". But you should also be for something.

I think it's important to talk about the progressive issues, but it's somewhat more important to talk, in these red states, about the economy, growing opportunities for these people, and making sure people feel safe and secure, not only in their homes and neighborhoods, but in the country.

Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. "And if we are going to turn this nation around, Kentucky has to rise up". Is it going to be good-paying jobs for Americans?

DETROW: You know, I think there's certainly a lot of anti-Trump energy in terms of Democratic voters, grassroots activists. We need to have as much a focus on red states as we do on blue states.

Other confirmed attendees are Texas Democrats chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, Tarrant County Democratic Party chairwoman Deborah Peoples and Dallas County Democratic Party chairman Carol Donovan.

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