Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan )

Mehdi Hasan

Bio Columnist, The Intercept. Host, Deconstructed podcast. Presenter, Al Jazeera English TV shows (UpFront & Head to Head). A Brit now based in DC.
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iPhone : Mayor Bill de Blasio knows that the only way we can defeat Trump is by uniting people from all backgrounds around an agenda that speaks to working families. I’m proud to have the support of a mayor fighting every day to improve the lives of New Yorkers.…

iPhone : “Electability” arguments ignore the fact that Sanders beats Trump in head-to-head polling; that Sanders is the most popular member of the Senate; and that he has the highest “net favorability rating” among Democratic voters, writes Mehdi Hasan.

Twitter Media Studio : He has so much to apologize for, not just racist stop & frisk but his comments about women... Theres already a right-wing, racist, misogynist billionaire in the White House, why swap him for another one?

Me on Mike Bloombergs candidacy on CNN with Jake Tapper earlier today:

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iPhone : Jeff Stein Barbara Slavin If I am a billionaire who minds my own business than I’m just a billionaire. If I’m a billionaire who uses my billions to try and capture politics and/or policy, especially to advance the interests of me and my fellow billionaires, then yes I think I qualify as an oligarch.

iPhone : WATCH: In interview with @richardengel, Iranian FM Zarif says Iran and the US came very close to war after the Soleimani strike in January.

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iPhone : Jeff Stein Barbara Slavin Well there are lots of differences between all of them. But if you’re saying US billionaires who exert undue influence over the political process aren’t oligarchs merely because they’re not Russian then we’ll have to respectfully disagree on that.

iPhone : Asked what Mueller lied to Congress about, Trump said it was the claim that he didn't seek the FBI director job when he met with Trump in May 2017. Trump said: "Now it's been proven that he did." It has not. Even Steve Bannon says Mueller was invited to offer wisdom on the job.

iPhone : Trump repeated the "theory" that the virus will die in April. His CDC director told CNN in an interview: "This virus is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year, and I think eventually the virus will find a foothold and we will get community-based transmission."

iPhone : Jeff Stein Barbara Slavin I mean, your constant fall back on ‘Russian’ aside, ‘oligarch’ has a pretty specific and agreed-upon definition which Bloomberg clearly meets. It’s not just an epithet for Americans to throw only at rich corrupt *foreign* people they dislike.