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Sanders endorsed by Carrier Corp. workers union

Bernie Sanders' campaign announced Tuesday the Vermont senator had been endorsed by the union representing Carrier Corporation.

Around 1,400 jobs are expected to be lost from United Steelworkers Local 1999 because of Carrier's decision to outsource the positions to Mexico.

“Bernie Sanders for decades has fought against the kinds of disastrous trade deals that are now allowing Carrier to ship over a thousand good-paying Indiana jobs to Mexico,” said Local 1999 president Chuck Jones. “Bernie Sanders is the only candidate running for president who will do something to stop this kind of corporate greed if he is elected – because he’s been fighting against it for years. We will be doing everything we can to help him win the primary here in Indiana on May 3.”

Sanders previously denounced the decision by Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, to move operations to Mexico.

http://www.wthr.com/story/31763717/sanders-endorsed-by-carrier-corp-workers-union

Once Ahead by 60 Points, Clinton National Lead over Sanders Has Dwindled to Zero

ublished on
Monday, April 18, 2016
byCommon Dreams
Once Ahead by 60 Points, Clinton National Lead over Sanders Has Dwindled to Zero
Latest NBC/WSJ poll shows Clinton holds just 2-point advantage
byJon Queally, staff writer

Though all political eyes in the U.S. are now focused like a laser beam on Tuesday's New York primary, the national trends remain startling when it comes to the intense competition between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Though Clinton led Sanders by sixty points when he entered the campaign less than a year ago, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Monday shows that lead has been "all but eliminated" – with only two percentage points now separating the Democratic candidates.

As the Journal reports, "The result continues a steady narrowing of the gap between the two Democratic candidates since January, when Mrs. Clinton led by 25 points, 59% to 34%. And it is a far cry from the way the race looked when Mr. Sanders began his campaign last year: In June 2015, a Journal/NBC poll found Mrs. Clinton leading by 60 percentage points, 75% to 15%."

Conducted between April 10-14, with a margin of error of +/-5.3 percent, the latest poll reveals a virtual tie and offers a stunning look at how far the Sanders campaign has come against a candidate that many considered "inevitable":

More: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/18/once-ahead-60-points-clinton-national-lead-over-sanders-has-dwindled-zero

Who designs the emoticons or whatever they are called for DU?

I'd like to suggest one that's a bear shitting in the woods. ~

Wouldn't you have thought Hillary would have bowed out before NY?

What an embarrassment it must be to limp into your home state, not only to have been contested, but to be losing ever so slowly (I be some even think painfully) to your opponent? She should have switched to the Republican party as soon as Bernie jumped in, just to have had a chance. Had she done that, she might have saved the Republican party. Musing aside, though, I bet those pledged Superdelegates are having internal angst at having pledged so early. It would make so much more sense not to have a delegate system in a "Democracy", but that's what we have, so it all come down to persuasion, and these "elections" we have are just window dressing.

GUEST LINEUPS FOR THE SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders; Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign; Ken Cuccinelli, adviser to Republican Ted Cruz's presidential campaign.

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NBC's "Meet the Press" - Gov. Pat McCrory, R-N.C.; Reince Priebus, head of the Republican National Committee; Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee

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CBS' "Face the Nation" - Priebus; Sanders; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NEWS_SHOWS?SITE=AP

About Bernie's taxes:


Clintons omit shell company from public financial files (edited)

The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family’s finances.

Because the company, WJC, LLC, has no financial assets, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was not obligated to report its existence in her recent financial disclosure report, officials with Bill Clinton’s private office and the Clinton campaign said. They were responding to questions by The Associated Press, which reviewed corporate documents.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to provide private details of the former president’s finances on the record, said the entity was a “pass-through” company designed to channel payments to the former president.

Under federal ethics disclosure rules, declared candidates do not have to report assets worth less than $1,000. But the company’s existence demonstrates the complexity of tracking the Clintons’ finances as Hillary Clinton ramps up her presidential bid.

more: http://nypost.com/2015/05/26/clintons-omit-shell-company-from-public-financial-files/

on edit: To add my personal thoughts: I don't care what kind of excuse these lawyers and financial types try to give, it is all spin to me. Once I hear of "pass-through" company, it equates to "money laundering" in my mind (and probably in reality as well, though whether or not the legalese is in order I wouldn't know)

Release of Clinton's Wall Street Speeches Could End Her Candidacy for President But don’t just take

my word for it

bySeth Abrasion

The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street fat-cats — and the reason she’s established a nonsensical condition for their release, that being an agreement by members of another party, involved in a separate primary, to do the same — is that if she were ever to release those transcripts, it could end her candidacy for president.

Please don’t take my word for it, though.

Nor even that of the many neutral observers in the media who are deeply troubled by Clinton’s lack of transparency as to these well-compensated closed-door events — a lack of transparency that has actually been a hallmark of her career in politics.

Nor do we even need to take Clinton’s word for it — as we could certainly argue that her insistence that none of these transcripts ever be seen by the public is itself a confession that her words would cause significant trauma to her presidential bid.

more: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/04/15/release-clintons-wall-street-speeches-could-end-her-candidacy-president

Release of Clinton's Wall Street Speeches Could End Her Candidacy for President But don’t just take

The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street fat-cats — and the reason she’s established a nonsensical condition for their release, that being an agreement by members of another party, involved in a separate primary, to do the same — is that if she were ever to release those transcripts, it could end her candidacy for president.

Please don’t take my word for it, though.

Nor even that of the many neutral observers in the media who are deeply troubled by Clinton’s lack of transparency as to these well-compensated closed-door events — a lack of transparency that has actually been a hallmark of her career in politics.

Nor do we even need to take Clinton’s word for it — as we could certainly argue that her insistence that none of these transcripts ever be seen by the public is itself a confession that her words would cause significant trauma to her presidential bid.

more: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/04/15/release-clintons-wall-street-speeches-could-end-her-candidacy-president

Release of Clinton's Wall Street Speeches Could End Her Candidacy for President But don’t just take

my word for it

bySeth Abrasion

The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street fat-cats — and the reason she’s established a nonsensical condition for their release, that being an agreement by members of another party, involved in a separate primary, to do the same — is that if she were ever to release those transcripts, it could end her candidacy for president.

Please don’t take my word for it, though.

Nor even that of the many neutral observers in the media who are deeply troubled by Clinton’s lack of transparency as to these well-compensated closed-door events — a lack of transparency that has actually been a hallmark of her career in politics.

Nor do we even need to take Clinton’s word for it — as we could certainly argue that her insistence that none of these transcripts ever be seen by the public is itself a confession that her words would cause significant trauma to her presidential bid.

more: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/04/15/release-clintons-wall-street-speeches-could-end-her-candidacy-president
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