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New Jersey Cop Slams, Nearly Kills Female Senior Citizen

New Jersey Cop Slams, Nearly Kills Female Senior Citizen

Clark County, New Jersey cops pulled over Fortuna Riga, for allegedly running a stop sign. Riga says the cops pulled him out of his car, and his 61 year old mother intervened. According to the cops his mother jumped on one of the officers back. According to the family, she merely grabbed one of the officers and asked why they were going after her son? The officers slammed the grandmother to the ground, breaking out her front teeth, and causing multiple fractures. She is in critical condition, and was placed into a medically induced coma. It is unclear how long she will remain in the hospital or how long the recovery will take.

Riga was taken away in handcuffs and given multiple citations including reckless driving and refusing to exit the vehicle when ordered.

The couple’s five year old child was in the car, and exposed to this traumatic incident where those who claim to “protect,” but instead brutalized his grandmother, the injuries show that very easily this lady could have lost her life, and very well may never be the same.

“They tried saying my mom jumped on the cop’s back. My mom grabbed the cop and said ‘why are you going after my son like this?’. He was like, shut up boom and just slammed her, she went face first.”


Thank you all for signing the Petition for Immediate schedualing of the Democratic Debates

for those of you that missed it - here is your opportunity to sign the petition here -


Now I ask you - what can be MORE Democratic then to allow the candidates to state their positions clearly and plainly in front of their constituents.

And in case you missed the earlier discussion concerning "Why the DNC has failed so far to schedule Primary Debates - you can find it here


Trade Deal Targets Medicare, New Leak Reveals

Trade Deal Targets Medicare, New Leak Reveals

For the second time in a week, Medicare is complicating an already fraught debate over the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

A recent draft of the health care transparency section of TPP released by Wikileaks on Wednesday reveals the deal would make Medicare vulnerable to legal challenges from pharmaceutical companies and jeopardize future attempts by the insurer to negotiate lower drug prices.

In a modest victory for global health care advocates, however, the leaked draft does not contain previous language explicitly protecting prescription drug prices from being marked down by government insurers.

“The language previously was a little more specifically designed to attack the reimbursement rates” of government drug insurance programs, Maybarduk told The Huffington Post. “Now it is more about process rather than outcomes,” but the intent to undermine government drug price negotiation remains the same.


In the Age of Trump, Will Democrats Sell Out More, Or Less?

In the Age of Trump, Will Democrats Sell Out More, Or Less?

Over the weekend, polls showed that that the Trump-fueled collapse of the Republican Party is reaching historic depths. According to CNN, the GOP's approval rating is now down to 32 percent, the lowest level in over two decades. It probably won't be trending up anytime soon, either, now that the Trump campaign is turning "you can't rape your spouse" into this week's political catchphrase.

Theoretically, the collapse of the GOP should mean we can ease up on the whole "we must accept the lesser evil" argument. After all, the Greater Evil is now shooting itself in the face on TV every day.

We saw a preview of how this rotten dynamic will work last week, when former Democratic congressman and current Signature Bank board member Barney Frank wrote a piece for Politico entitled "Why Progressives Shouldn't Support Bernie."

When the Democrats had a legitimate electoral threat in the Republicans to wave in front of their voters, they used that as currency to buy their voters' indulgence as they deregulated Wall Street, widened the drug war, abandoned unions in favor of free-trade deals and other horrors, and vastly increased the prison population, among innumerable other things.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/in-age-of-trump-will-democrats-sell-out-more-or-less-20150728#ixzz3hfWqAkIn

Why No Scheduled Democratic Party Debates? Are They Afraid of Bernie?

Why No Scheduled Democratic Party Debates? Are They Afraid of Bernie? Time for Social Media to Force the Debate

Before the 2008 Presidential primaries, the Democratic Party scheduled a total of 26 debates between the candidates. The first debate, broadcast over MSNBC, was held on April 26th, 2007. It involved a total of eight candidates. Among them: then-New York senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton and her young, relatively unknown senate colleague from Illinois, whose name was Barack Obama. The stakes were high in 2008. The incumbent president, George W. Bush, could not run for a third term – so the contest was wide open.

This year, the stakes are equally high, in large part for the same reason. Yet, here we are at the end of July – and not one debate has taken place. By this time in 2007, there had already been five debates, four of which had been televised. This year, while the first GOP debate will be held on August 3rd, the first Democratic debate has yet to be scheduled. No definite dates have been announced, nor do we know which networks will be carrying them.

Sign Petition Today: To help force this debate, click and sign the petition: Initiate Immediately Democratic National Convention Debates.



Does anyone really believe the GOP is done with Hilary's Email Server

They’re terrified of Bernie Sanders: Fox News, Hillary surrogates and Wall Street get extra-nervous

They’re terrified of Bernie Sanders: Fox News, Hillary surrogates and Wall Street get extra-nervous

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling established what the SCOTUS Blog refers to as “the personhood of corporations.” As a result of equating corporations with people (allowing unlimited donations to PACs), some voters feel the need to compromise their value system in order to win the White House. The game is rigged and ideals become a liability when billions of dollars are at stake; better to jettison cherished principles in the short run and win the presidency in the long run. After all,$2.5 billion doesn’t grow on trees and money trumps sincerity in today’s political climate.

Also, Yahoo News writes that Donald Trump “donated to Clinton’s Senate campaign as well as the Clinton Foundation,” so while poll-driven candidates for president joust over issues only Congress can resolve, mainstream Democrats and Republicans are united under Citizens United.

Income inequality in America is the highest it’s been since 1928, yet Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill wants you to know that some people are just ”too liberal” and “extreme” to be president. Many Americans still aren’t comfortable with confronting Wall Street greed, even if the 2008 financial crisis cost the United States over $12.8 trillion, 2.6 million jobs, and resulted in a Washington Post headline titled “U.S. Forces Nine Major Banks To Accept Partial Nationalization.” According to the Levi Economics Institute, the 2008 financial crisis resulted in “a Federal Reserve bailout commitment in excess of $29 trillion.”

His name is Senator Bernie Sanders and he’s filling arenas and surging in Iowa and New Hampshire without the help of a super PAC; money can’t buy enthusiasm. Vermont’s Senator recently drew crowds of 10,000 in Wisconsin, 2,500 people in Iowa, a “packed to capacity” venue in New Hampshire, and a “huge crowd” of 7,500 in Maine. Sanders has been able to create a groundswell of momentum through an energized base of grassroots support.


Bernie Sanders: We Need Medicare for All, Not Cutbacks That Will Kill Our Seniors

Bernie Sanders: We Need Medicare for All, Not Cutbacks That Will Kill Our Seniors

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Maryland Representative Donna Edwards joined the rally celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare in Washington, D.C. this Thursday with several hundred nurses, health care workers, and labor allies.

Senator Sanders touted the success of the Medicare program and the millions of seniors and disabled patients it has helped. "Before Medicare, If you were poor and old or sick, you had no options, you died or you suffered," he said.

The familiar Sanders crusade to fix financial inequalities is a key reason Sanders says he supports a single-payer system and promised to announce legislation within the next year. "We need to expand Medicare to cover every man, woman, and child," he told the cheering crowd. "Every year, thousands die just because they can't afford to go to the doctor. No one should go into the hospital and have to file for bankruptcy when they come out." The Sanders plan, he said, will provide healthcare through the most "cost effective way, and that is a Medicare for all."


Unlike Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Never Says, 'When I Become President, I Will Answer Your Ques

Unlike Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Never Says, 'When I Become President, I Will Answer Your Question'

One attribute shared by Ronald Reagan and Barrack Obama is the ability to communicate a message. While their messages differ politically, the speeches of both two-term presidents seem to hit the core of what voters were looking for during their respective eras. When a person is straightforward and forthright in their words, even a xenophobic and nativist New York billionaire can reach the hearts and minds of his constituency. After so long of being forced to hear vapid talking points and carefully crafted political rhetoric, Americans yearn for honesty and clarity in leadership.

This is why Hillary Clinton's style of communication is not only vague, but lends itself to criticism. A Washington Post article titled "Hilary Clinton's ridiculous hedge on Keystone XL" quotes the former Secretary of State's answer to a simple question about her stance on the pipeline:


Clinton's popularity hits a new low as voters say they don't trust her OR Trump

Hillary Clinton's popularity hits a new low as voters say they don't trust her OR Trump and that NEITHER care about people like them

A majority, 57 percent, say she's untrustworthy isn't concerned about people like them, 52 percent.
Just four in 10 Americans have a positive opinion of her, down from a high of 61 percent in February of 2013
Voters don't like Clinton, but they don't think GOP front-runner Donald Trump is trustworthy or down-to-earth, either
They would rather have the former first lady reign the White House again than see the real estate mogul move in

Hillary Clinton's favorability is at a new low as voters increasingly say she can't be trusted and doesn't care about people like them.

But they don't think the GOP's front-runner for president Donald Trump is trustworthy or down-to-earth, either, and would rather have the former first lady reign the White House again than see the real estate mogul move in.

Clinton would handily beat Trump in a head-to-head match-up as would Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden, who has not said whether he's running or not in 2016.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3180104/Hillary-Clinton-s-popularity-hits-new-low-voters-say-don-t-trust-Trump.html#ixzz3hTv3gP4w

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