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Name: David Allen
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Hillary Clinton has always been to Obama's left on economics

Money quote: "On the kind of pocketbook issues Clinton spent most of yesterday's speech discussing, she's always been on the left wing of the Democratic Party."

At a dramatic weekend rally on Roosevelt Island, Hillary Clinton unleashed a speech that was in some ways strikingly liberal, especially for a candidate who's not facing meaningful opposition in the Democratic primary. Politico's Glenn Thrush says it shows that "the Democratic Party is moving left fast" and Clinton knows it, which is why she uncorked "economic-inequality rhetoric could have been comfortably uttered by the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Joseph Stiglitz, Bernie Sanders, or Martin O’Malley."

The truth, however, is that on the kind of pocketbook issues Clinton spent most of yesterday's speech discussing, she's always been on the left wing of the Democratic Party. She's been in the public eye far too long to have avoided inconsistencies over the years. But in positional terms, somewhat to the left of Obama — or Bill Clinton — on economics is where she's been this whole time.

Clinton's voting record was to the left of Obama's

In 2008, both Clinton and Obama spent a lot of time debating a single fateful vote she cast in 2002 in favor of George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq. But if you look at all the votes that were cast during the four years they served together in the Senate, it was Clinton who amassed the more liberal record.

Read more: http://www.vox.com/2015/6/15/8779449/hillary-clinton-populist-record

We wil be posting Hillary Kickoff Event pics on Instagram

Hi, everyone. EarlG and I will try to post pics on DU, but it is not very easy to do in real-time. If you want the real-time, unedited pics of the event, follow us on Instagram:


And feel free to bring the Instagram pics back to DU if you want.

Pics from the Hillary Kickoff Roadtrip, Day 1

On the road

Baltimore tunnel

Broadcasting on Periscope


Finally in New York


Made it to the hotel

Today: Great day for a campaign kickoff!!

You can see more pics throughout the day on our Instagram page: https://instagram.com/HillaryMojo/

Hillary Clinton is One Tough Mother

One Tough Mother
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is going to sell her as a fighter like no other.

By John Dickerson, Slate

Tough mother. That’s both the theme of Hillary Clinton’s big speech on Saturday and the emerging theme of her campaign. According to a preview of her remarks, Clinton will talk about her mother’s struggles and how they guide her and her campaign, which the candidate has fashioned around four tough fights. Since announcing her campaign in April, at every stop Clinton has said she will advocate for families, remove money from politics, increase wages for the middle class, and protect America. How is she going to do these things? She’s going to fight.

Read more here.

New video from the Hillary Clinton campaign: "Fighter"

Getting excited for the announcement event tomorrow!

Look what I got in the mail today!

(Hillary Clinton Group) Want to do something positive and fun to support Hillary Clinton?

Hello, DU Hillary Clinton Group.

EarlG and I wanted to do something positive and fun to support Hillary's campaign for president, and after much consideration we decided to to this:

HillaryMojo is a little project we started a few weeks back. We've spent the last few weeks fine-tuning and posting stuff, trying to figure out the overall tone and substance of the site.

The focus, above everything else, is to be fun and positive. To provide a place where Hillary Clinton supporters feel welcome, and feel good about supporting Hillary for president. We poke fun at Republicans from time-to-time, but we have no interest in attacking our fellow Democrats. I have always been a proud Democrat, I like all of our presidential candidates, and I want the site to reflect that.

If you think this is a worthy project, we'd like you to join us. We think the time has come to let people know about the site so we can share our enthusiasm for Hillary.

For now, we are still learning how the software works (it's WordPress). We need people to start joining up and posting comments so we can figure out how the software works, and also get some feedback about what kinds of posts people respond to. For now, we have the software set up so that EVERY COMMENT NEEDS ADMIN APPROVAL before it gets posted to the site. We want all the comments on the site to be consistent with the site's goal of fun and positivity, and we're not going to pass anything through that falls short of that ideal. Negative comments about Democrats, and even overly harsh comments about Republicans are not going to be permitted.

We are putting a big focus on social media. We are trying to create content that is fun and shareable, so if you find something you like on HillaryMojo you can help us out by sharing it with your friends.

You can also help out by following HillaryMojo on social media:


We think this could be a really exciting opportunity to do something fun and positive to support Hillary Clinton. I hope you will stop by the site from time-to-time and join us:


Thank you!

You need to agree on a host for this group.

I have already received a number of messages from people asking to be hosts. But I don't want to be the one to choose. You all need to agree on a lead host, and then that person can set up other hosts. Once you have agreed on a lead host let me know and I'll set that person up.

New Bernie Sanders Logos

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Meet Hillary Clinton’s Official Campaign Photographer (Pic Heavy)

It’s Sept. 28, 1995, and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are getting ready to make history by signing the Oslo II Accord expanding Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank. Flanked by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, King Hussein of Jordan and U.S. President Bill Clinton, they wait in a hallway at the White House. One photographer, Barbary Kinney, is here to witness the scene. As four of the men adjust, in concert, their ties, she presses her shutter, capturing the incongruous behind-the-scenes ritual that will earn her, a few months later, a World Press Photo prize, one of the most prestigious photojournalism awards.

For the past 20 years, Kinney, an Indiana-born photographer who’s worked for USA Today, Reuters and the Seattle Times, has been following the Clintons — from Bill’s years in the White House, to Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign, to Chelsea’s wedding. Along the way, she has gained unprecedented access to the leading family in Democratic politics.

More (including more pics): http://time.com/3830081/hillary-clinton-official-photographer/
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