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What’s a brokered convention? Chances are getting higher that Democrats will find out in Milwaukee

The chances of a brokered Democratic convention are rising as Super Tuesday approaches, and most of the Democratic candidates have the means and motivation to continue.A prediction model by FiveThirtyEight found that the odds of no one candidate winning more than half of pledged delegates is 38%.Then “superdelegates” — party elders who lost their first-round voting power after the 2016 election wake of the 2016 primary battle — would be able to vote for their candidate of choice. Additional revotes would be necessary, and pledged delegates would be able to change their vote.Democratic National...

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Nancy Pelosi accuses Mitch McConnell of a 'cover up'

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, claimed to ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was engaged in a “cover up” after he signed onto a resolution that would dismiss the two articles of impeachment facing President Donald Trump.

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Jim Hightower explains how Trump's poverty subsidy enriches the rich

Years ago, a Texas legislator who was occasionally known to take lobbyists' cash in exchange for a vote, explained his ethical framework as opportunistic: "I seen my chances, and I took 'em."

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I'm excited to announce the launch of AlterNet 2020

With just two weeks to go until the first debates of the 2020 election cycle, the race for the White House will soon begin in earnest. That's why I'm happy to formally announce the launch of our dedicated AlterNet 2020 special election reporting team.

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