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Democratic Socialists of America back Bernie: 'The best chance to beat Trump'

Democratic Socialists of America back Bernie: 'The best chance to beat Trump'The group helped leftwing candidates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib win long-shot elections to Congress in 2018Bernie Sanders waves to workers at a rally at the University of California Los Angeles, on Wednesday 20 March 2019. Photograph: Richard Vogel/APThe Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has officially endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, with the organization throwing its growing political clout behind the Vermont senator ahead of the 2020 election.The DSA’s National Political Committee leadership team voted to back Sanders during a meeting on Thursday night, after the rank-and-file membership had earlier overwhelmingly pledged their support.The backing of the DSA will provide a further fillip to Sanders, who quickly outraised most of his rivals for the Democratic nomination. The DSA endorsed Sanders in 2016 and helped the leftwing candidates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib win long-shot elections to Congress in 2018.“He has the best possible chance of the Democratic field to beat Trump,” said Jeremy Gong, a member of the NPC who voted to endorse Sanders.“Specifically because he has a working-class political agenda, as opposed to an elite, or moderate, or corporate-friendly agenda that is not exciting to anyone electorally – except a very small number of either Democratic party diehards or upper middle class or wealthy people.”Sanders announced his run for president on 19 February and raised $ 5.9m in the first 24 hours of his campaign, second only to Texas’s Beto O’Rourke among Democratic candidates. Sanders is running second, behind Joe Biden, in most polling of Democratic candidates – although the pair are probably benefitting from superior name recognition at this point in the election cycle.The DSA has seen a dramatic increase in membership since the 2016 election, rising from 5,000 members to more than 55,000. Ocasio-Cortez is the highest-profile beneficiary of the DSA’s political heft, her victory in New York’s 14th congressional district aided by the wealth of volunteers DSA can offer access to.Gong said the DSA was still working on its strategy to support Sanders, who is advocating for Medicare for All, a $ 15 minimum wage and a Green New Deal climate policy. There are more than 100 chapters in the US and each will decide how to promote Sanders. But Gong said the DSA was looking beyond just electing Sanders as president.“Sanders alone, once in office, is not capable of pushing through these reforms,” Gong said.“We need to have a mass movement of ordinary people building organizations like the DSA, building their union, going on strike, demonstrating in the streets, pushing for his radical reform agenda.”The DSA also aims to elect progressive candidates to local government across the country. Six democratic socialists are running for election to the Chicago city council this year, and despite Republicans seeking to use the term “democratic socialist” to denigrate Democrats, the DSA is continuing to grow.Sanders, 77, has been criticized in some quarters for entering what promises to be the most diverse race for the Democratic nomination in history, but Gong pointed to some polling which shows Sanders is popular among black and Latino voters, and said there is “not a deep bench” of candidates who have the politics and reach of the veteran senator.“It’d be better and preferable if Sanders was not an old white man, and that there be someone who has the same track record, and the same politics and the same potential to transform our society that Sanders does,” Gong said.“[But] there is no one else who is advancing the Sanders agenda and building a movement in the way that Sanders is who could also be elected president.”



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People are sharing their best spill videos after one woman spilled 22 quarts of ranch dressing

People are sharing their best spill videos after one woman spilled 22 quarts of ranch dressingA video of a woman accidentally spilling a giant tub of ranch is bringing Twitter users together to share different stories of their own disasters. It all started when Twitter user @BorboaGrant shared video of a coworker's spectacular spill of 22 quarts of ranch.SEE ALSO: At long last, Welding Twitter gets its moment in the sunThat clip inspired others to share their own videos of spills caught on camera. The result? Perhaps the greatest thread in Twitter history, and I'm only being slightly hyperbolic. > man i wonder who would do that pic.twitter.com/08Csv3u5qU> > — ash (@ashton_risser) March 19, 2019> 18 quarts. glad i'm not the only one pic.twitter.com/HBfjSLvUin> > — kayla demkiw (@kkaylademq) March 19, 2019> I mean its bbq sauce, but still one of the funniest things that happened to my co worker pic.twitter.com/FhJl74TulM> > — ♡ Gabriana ♡ (@Ilovejwamcp143) March 20, 2019> Remember that one time I accidentally threw that hot pizza at this guy pic.twitter.com/sBiZnQ9NQR> > — rylee (@rylang_) March 20, 2019The thread is full of more spills and thrills from restaurants all over the world and is well worth perusing. But perhaps the most commonly used video is a classic clip from The Office where in Kevin spills a giant vat of chili. Undercook the onions, folks.  WATCH: Lyft reveals its IPO price range and fundraising goals



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Every New Compact Crossover and SUV Ranked from Worst to Best

Every New Compact Crossover and SUV Ranked from Worst to Best



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The best and worst destinations for spring break 2019

The best and worst destinations for spring break 2019See the the best and worst spring break destinations in the U.S. based on the average cost of hotels and flights, as well as crime rates.



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The 5 best Amazon deals you'll find right now

The 5 best Amazon deals you'll find right nowAll five of the top sales this Monday are the best prices we've ever seen.



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The Best Stouts to Sip This St. Patrick’s Day

The Best Stouts to Sip This St. Patrick’s Day



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The 20 Best Hotel Lobbies in the World

The 20 Best Hotel Lobbies in the World



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The Best New Products from KBIS 2019

The Best New Products from KBIS 2019



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The 9 Best 2019 Cars for Less Than $20,000

The 9 Best 2019 Cars for Less Than $  20,000



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5 of the Best Stocks to Buy for February

5 of the Best Stocks to Buy for FebruaryAlso one of U.S. News’ 10 best stocks to buy for 2019, SFIX shares sold off in December, despite reporting a quarter of 24 percent revenue growth, 250 percent earnings per share growth, and active client growth of 22 percent. In hindsight, it looks like AAPL stock may have achieved its 2019 lows within the first week of the year.



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