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'I'm taking the Democratic party back'
Cenk Uygur, Founder and CEO of 'The Young Turks' joins Amna to talk about his 'hostile takeover' of the Democratic Party, using the same populism he says propelled Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders to power.
The Note: Electoral College in the Spotlight
NOTABLES --WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY’S VOTE: Electoral College members will meet Monday around the country to place their votes for president of the United States. It is a constitutionally mandated ritual every four years that this year Americans will watch with interest. The Electoral College's
How a Controversial New Initiative in Seattle Could Change Local Elections
Seattle residents are voting today on a controversial initiative that promises to take big money out of city elections –- and all with a handful of paper vouchers. Known as the ‘Honest Elections Initiative’ or I-122, the program would give each registered voter four “democracy vouchers” that they
The 2016 Presidential Name Game
The 2008 presidential election was all about the last names – from campaign names to headlines. Fast forward seven years later and Republican and Democratic hopefuls are sticking to their first names. So, who actually goes by their birth name? Spoiler alert -– not as many candidates as you think.
DNC Chair Shuts Door On More Democratic Debates
The chair of the Democratic National Committee Chairman today brushed aside growing criticism of the party’s plan to limit its presidential candidates to six debates, saying her decision to hold that number was final and promised to disinvite candidates who appear at non-sanctioned debates. “We are
5 Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend
1. Harvard Professor Larry Lessig Says He's Running for President After exceeding his $1 million crowd-funding goal, Harvard Law School professor Larry Lessig announced Sunday on "This Week" that he is running for president. "I think I'm running to get people to acknowledge the elephant in the
Harvard Professor Larry Lessig Says He's Running for President
After exceeding his $1 million crowd-funding goal, Harvard Law School professor Larry Lessig announced today on “This Week” that he is running for president. “I think I'm running to get people to acknowledge the elephant in the room,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. "We have to recognize -- we
General Martin Dempsey on His Legacy: 'I'm Okay With Cautious'
As his tenure comes to an end, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reflects on his service.
Larry Lessig Announces He is Running for President
After raising $1 million, the Harvard professor and activist declares his candidacy on "This Week."
The Note: The Situation With The Server
NOTABLES --CLINTON DIRECTS TEAM TO TURN OVER PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER, THUMB DRIVE: Hillary Clinton has directed her staff to give the Department of Justice the private email server that she used during her tenure as Secretary of State, ABC's LIZ KREUTZ reports. Clinton's team has also turned over a