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Wednesday Bernie Group Toon Roundup

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Tuesday Toon Roundup 1- GOP

Tuesday Bernie Group Roundup

Trump mistakenly refers to 9/11 as 7-11

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday mistakenly referred to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as “7-11.”

“I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen, down on 7-11, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down, and I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action," he said during a rally Monday.

"I saw the bravest people I’ve ever seen, including the construction workers, including every person down there,” he continued.

“That’s what New York values are about.”


Trump's National Field Director Quits Amid Staff Turmoil

In a shakeup that’s roiling Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the GOP front-runner told senior staffers at a Saturday meeting that he wants his recent hires Paul Manafort and Rick Wiley to take the reins in upcoming states, giving them a $20-million budget for key contests in May and June, according to three sources with knowledge of the meeting.

The spending authorization, which covers most of the month of May, is far more than the campaign has spent in any prior month, according to Federal Election Commission filings. The cash infusion — which the sources said is intended to fund an aggressive advertising push, as well as more staff at Trump's New York headquarters and in upcoming states — is part of an effort by the billionaire to expand and professionalize a shoestring operation that had mostly gotten by on the strength of free media exposure and a small core team.

But sources inside the Trump campaign said the moves are increasingly alienating staff loyal to the original team headed by campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, which had guided Trump from the political fringe to the precipice of the GOP presidential nomination with relatively little campaign infrastructure or spending.

One key Lewandowski loyalist, national field director Stuart Jolly, on Monday submitted a letter of resignation, according to the sources, who characterized Jolly as displeased with the reorganization. Under the new structure, Jolly would have reported to Wiley, who was hired last week by Manafort as political director. In turn, Wiley, who previously ran Scott Walker's disappointing presidential campaign, will report to Manafort, who was hired late last month and quickly boasted “I work directly for the boss.”


Duke University Urges Repeal Of North Carolina’s Anti-Trans Law

Three top administrators at Duke University on Monday called for the full repeal of HB 2, a controversial law widely denounced as transphobic.

“We deplore in the strongest possible terms the new state law, HB2, that prevents municipalities from establishing laws that protect members of the LGBTQ+ community and others from discrimination and eliminates some economic advancement opportunities for underrepresented communities,” said a statement attributed to Duke President Richard Brodhead, provost Sally Kornbluth and Duke University Health System CEO A. Eugene Washington.

The Duke administrators went on to say that the school, a private institution in Durham, North Carolina, is suffering economically, with some researchers and professors unable to travel to their campus due to the law, and prospective students and faculty suggesting they may steer clear of the state due to HB 2.

It’s rare for an elite university to speak against a specific law the way Duke is doing here. But a number of other private colleges and universities in the state have already come forward to criticize the statute.


Congratulations to Jack Ohman on winning the 2016 Pulitzer in Editorial Cartooning!

Mr. Ohman’s Twitter minibio describes his mission as “making the world unsafe for hypocrisy.” His cartoons, the judges wrote, “convey wry, rueful perspectives through sophisticated style that combines bold line work with subtle colors and textures.”

His favorite from his winning package, “Unplanned Parenthood,” shows the Republican elephant getting an ultrasound as an orange-haired figure appears on the screen and the technician says, “You’re about to give birth to a Trump.”

“I’d never seen anybody draw Trump as a fetus,” Mr. Ohman, 55, said.


With Marijuana Felony Expunged, Oregon Man Has 'Tears Of Joy'

by Chris Lehman

When Tim McClure was 42 years old, he was convicted of illegally growing marijuana on his ranch near The Dalles, Oregon. And at this time last year, McClure was living with the shame of being a felon.

“I don’t think it’s the measure of me as a man,” McClure said 2015.

He said it was supposed to be a small grow for some medical marijuana patients but ended up being a little larger than planned. He pled guilty and was fined, but never served any time behind bars.

In the years since then he stayed out of trouble with the law. But his business failed, his marriage fell apart and some of his friends never spoke to him again.

McClure said the conviction was a weight he just couldn’t shake off.

“I’m an unlikely convicted felon, I think,” McClure said last year. “I think after 15 years there ought to be some remedy available to me.”

It turns out, after 16 years, there was.


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