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Mike Pence will be damn lucky if he wins his own Governor's seat this cycle...he is almost

a pariah in Indiana, even among Republicans. That Trump is considering him is not surprising, but coming from this Hoosier: Just the thought of him being on the ticket makes my skin crawl. Please, for the love of all that is holy, defeat this ticket, no matter who is on it, but particularly if it includes Pence. His entire political career should actually be OVER after November. Please help make it so.

I weep tonight.

I weep for the most recent victims of police gunfire. I weep for their families, friends, and communities.
I weep for the victims of the apparent sniper attacks (still ongoing as I type this) in Dallas. I weep for their families, friends, and coworkers and I weep for their community.
I weep for us all.
I weep for what we seem to have become, or what we have always been..not sure which it is.

It's not just words. I am watching tv with tears openly flowing.


Posted by silvershadow | Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:23 AM (9 replies)

Kind of a silly question, I think I know the answer. But, when does the next cycle start?

Is it the day after the November election? Actually, what I'm really wondering is..has anyone announced or suspected to for 2018 yet?

I realize they should have jumped into 2016, but with all the new enthusiasm for our party, I was just thinking about it. I am wondering if 2018 might be an interesting cycle.

Bernie Sanders Would Be A Popular Vice Presidential Pick, New Poll Says

Bernie Sanders Would Be A Popular Vice Presidential Pick, New Poll Says

Americans are still feeling the Bern.

06/24/2016 03:36 pm ET

Samantha Neal
Political Polling Intern, The Huffington Post

Thirty-nine percent of voters nationwide said they would be more likely to vote for the Democratic ticket if Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were on it, according to a new poll from Monmouth University.

The poll tested six potential Democratic and six potential Republican vice presidential picks, and Sanders was the only name to stand out from the pack. Among undecided voters, a whopping 50 percent said they would be more likely to support the Democrats if it’s a Clinton-Sanders ticket. That could be a substantial number of voters — the HuffPollster model indicates that 9.8 percent of voters are undecided.

Although voters would like Sanders as the vice presidential nominee, the Clinton campaign reportedly does not view a Clinton-Sanders ticket as an option. Sources told the Wall Street Journal that Hillary Clinton is not considering Bernie Sanders as a running mate.

Clinton’s campaign is instead exploring other alternatives and has reportedly begun to narrow its VP shortlist. Among the floated names are Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro of Texas.

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-vice-president_us_576d761ee4b0dbb1bbba7942?section=

Rendell: Dems short $10M for convention

May 27, 2016, 05:08 pm

Rendell: Dems short $10M for convention

By Jessie Hellmann

The Democratic Party is millions of dollars short of the money it needs to host the Democratic National Convention in July, A key Democrat told Buzzfeed on Friday.

Ed Rendell, a former Pennsylvania governor and chairman of the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the DNC, told Buzzfeed the party is $9.5 million short of its $64 million goal.

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Another source told Buzzfeed the deficit is closer to $16 million.
"It's a legitimate gap, but we're touching every base to fill it," Rendell said.

more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281567-report-democrats-short-10-million-for-convention
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Maybe if they hadn't siphoned 99% of the Hillary Victory Fund to Hillary and used it for the DNC as promised..

Hillary Angers Pro-Choice Movement by Calling Unborn Child “Unborn Child”

Hillary Angers Pro-Choice Movement by Calling Unborn Child “Unborn Child”

While saying they have no constitutional rights (Washington Times). The troubling interview (Hot Air). Professor/writer/poet Seth Abramson is convinced the Democrats are “flawlessly executing a 10-pointplan to lose the 2016 presidential election” (Huffington Post).

http://townhallreview.com/2016/04/hilary-angers-pro-choice-movement-calling-unborn-child-unborn-child/

Republicans have their nominee, but Democrats are winning the ground game battle — and that’s what m

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016 10:29 AM EDT

Republicans have their nominee, but Democrats are winning the ground game battle — and that’s what matters

The GOP remains fractured as Democrats continue to master grassroots operations

SEAN ILLING

Pundits have made quite a bit of noise lately about Donald Trump’s surge in the national polls. In the last week, we saw Trump overtake Clinton in The Washington Post/ABC News poll and nearly close the gap in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The trend lines are interesting, but otherwise these numbers are useless; it’s fodder for talking heads. Until both parties have settled on their nominee, national polls are insignificant.

What should concern Republicans, however, is their national infrastructure problem. In many ways, the Senate races and the down-ballot contests are more important than the presidential election. Republicans are highly unlikely to win the White House in November. Hillary Clinton is a weak candidate, but, as I noted a few weeks ago, the GOP has an Electoral College problem that is difficult to overcome. If the Democrats carry Florida and the 19 states that voted blue in the last six presidential elections, Clinton wins. Given his unpopularity among minorities, women, and moderate voters, Trump will have a hard time winning swing states like Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

This makes down-ballot races all the more significant. To remain a robust opposition party, Republicans will need to preserve their majorities in the House and Senate, and that means voter-turnout operations are essential. They’re likely safe on the House side, thanks largely to gerrymandered districts, but the Senate majority is another story. And part of the problem is the infrastructure gap between Republicans and Democrats.

Donald Trump has won a lot of primary votes. What he hasn’t done is unify the donor and establishment wings of the party. Worse still, he has no ground game operations in key battleground states. In Florida and Ohio, for example, Clinton has massively out-organized Trump and is better prepared to turnout the base in November. As a consequence, the organizational and fundraising burden falls squarely on the RNC, and so far they’re not up to the challenge.

http://www.salon.com/2016/05/27/republicans_have_their_nominee_but_democrats_are_winning_the_ground_game_battle_and_thats_what_matters/

Verizon And Unions Reach ‘Tentative Agreement’ To End Strike

Source: Huffington Post

Verizon And Unions Reach ‘Tentative Agreement’ To End Strike

The largest strike in five years may soon be over.

05/27/2016 01:57 pm ET

Dave Jamieson
Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Friday that telecom giant Verizon and two unions representing its workers reached a tentative agreement that will end a massive, six-week strike.

In a statement, Perez said the parties had resolved their remaining issues “in principle,” but were still hammering out the contract language. Once that is done, the unions — the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers — will submit the contract to membership for ratification.

“This tentative resolution is a testament to the power of collective bargaining,” Perez said. “I commend the leadership of Verizon, CWA, and IBEW for their commitment to resolving these difficult issues in the spirit of constructive engagement.”

Verizon technicians and customer service reps on the company’s wireline phone business first walked off the job in mid-April. By modern U.S. standards, the work stoppage is massive — including some 37,000 workers, stretching from the Northeast through the mid-Atlantic. It is the largest U.S. strike in five years and has begun to hurt business for Verizon, which owns AOL, The Huffington Post’s parent company.

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/verizon-unions-strike-end_us_57488844e4b03ede4414ba35

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/verizon-unions-strike-end_us_57488844e4b03ede4414ba35

Verizon And Unions Reach ‘Tentative Agreement’ To End Strike

Verizon And Unions Reach ‘Tentative Agreement’ To End Strike

The largest strike in five years may soon be over.

05/27/2016 01:57 pm ET

Dave Jamieson
Labor Reporter, The Huffington Post

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Friday that telecom giant Verizon and two unions representing its workers reached a tentative agreement that will end a massive, six-week strike.

In a statement, Perez said the parties had resolved their remaining issues “in principle,” but were still hammering out the contract language. Once that is done, the unions — the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers — will submit the contract to membership for ratification.

“This tentative resolution is a testament to the power of collective bargaining,” Perez said. “I commend the leadership of Verizon, CWA, and IBEW for their commitment to resolving these difficult issues in the spirit of constructive engagement.”

Verizon technicians and customer service reps on the company’s wireline phone business first walked off the job in mid-April. By modern U.S. standards, the work stoppage is massive — including some 37,000 workers, stretching from the Northeast through the mid-Atlantic. It is the largest U.S. strike in five years and has begun to hurt business for Verizon, which owns AOL, The Huffington Post’s parent company.

more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/verizon-unions-strike-end_us_57488844e4b03ede4414ba35

National Media Retracts Its Claim That There Was Violence at the Nevada State Democratic Convention

National Media Retracts Its Claim That There Was Violence at the Nevada State Democratic Convention

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/national-media-retracts-its-claim_b_10132518.html
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