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Latest Delegate Count: (Also, Clinton narrowly won Guam for a gain of 1).

https://johnlaurits.com/2016/05/07/the-after-math-guam/

California voters: Check your registrations for errors!

Posted by silvershadow | Sat May 7, 2016, 04:57 PM (4 replies)

Sanders poised for May win streak

Sanders poised for May win streak

By MATT LATIMER

Here’s one reason Bernie Sanders is reluctant to give up the fight: May is shaping up to be a pretty good month for him.

On the heels of his Indiana victory Tuesday, Sanders is well-positioned for wins in the upcoming West Virginia and Oregon primaries. That might explain his it’s-just-a-flesh-wound approach to the nearly insurmountable delegate math confronting him, and his dogged insistence that he’s taking his long-shot presidential campaign all the way to the July Democratic convention.

“We're going to stay in until the last vote is counted, and that will be in the primary in Washington, D.C.," Sanders said in an interview Wednesday with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

For Hillary Clinton, the prospect of additional Sanders wins is more headache than threat. But even if there’s little chance the Vermont senator can win the nomination, every victory raises new questions about why Clinton can’t finish him off.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/one-reason-bernies-staying-in-oregon-and-west-virginia-222844
Posted by silvershadow | Sat May 7, 2016, 06:07 AM (4 replies)

California residents who wish to vote in the Democratic primary have until May 23 to register:

Posted by silvershadow | Fri May 6, 2016, 06:49 PM (3 replies)

California residents who wish to vote in the Democratic primary have until May 23 to register:

Posted by silvershadow | Fri May 6, 2016, 06:48 PM (0 replies)

In Search of the End of Bernie’s Campaign

In Search of the End of Bernie’s Campaign

I went to Indiana to experience the last gasp of the Sanders run. I found something else.

By Seth Stevenson

Three Sundays ago, just before the New York primary, I went to the enormous Bernie Sanders rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, to observe 28,000 Bernistas basking in afternoon sun and each other’s wokeness. Art-mope rockers Grizzly Bear played a three-song set. Actor Justin Long gave an intro speech during which he apologized for being rich. And then, at last, greeted by Beatlemania-level cheers, Bernie emerged to yell about fat-cat billionaires and imminent revolution.

Bernie had just won seven primaries in a row and gone hard after Hillary Clinton in their debate at the nearby Navy Yard. Everybody in the park seemed jazzed. Confident in their cause. Buoyed by the swell of their numbers.

You know what happened next: Hillary crushed him in New York. She crushed him again the next week in a flurry of “Acela primaries.” The delegate dorks were calling time of death on Bernie’s nomination run—practically backhoe-ing dirt over his campaign. Still, he didn’t drop out. Many assumed he’d now tone things down, stop criticizing Hillary, and play nice until he disappeared. So I flew to Indiana, the next state on the primary roster, to catalog a campaign on its last legs.

When I got there, it appeared no one had told the Hoosiers to give up the fight. At a Bernie rally in Bloomington, corn-fed college kids packed an Indiana University theater to capacity, leaping to their feet for standing O’s each time Bernie lifted his voice a notch or two above his usual bellow. A few days later, their compatriots in South Bend stuffed a convention hall to the gills, queuing up for blocks just to catch a glimpse of the sparse snowdrifts cresting Bernie’s dome.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/05/bernie_sanders_and_his_supporters_march_on.html
Posted by silvershadow | Fri May 6, 2016, 06:09 PM (5 replies)

Our awful elites gutted America. Now they dare ring alarms about Trump, Sanders — and cast themselve

Our awful elites gutted America. Now they dare ring alarms about Trump, Sanders — and cast themselves as saviors

Both parties ignored workers, spewed hate, enriched themselves, hollowed out democracy. Now the problem's populism?

ANIS SHIVANI

This week, on the night of the Indiana primary, I read one of the most loathsome political screeds it has been my misfortune to encounter.

It was an alarm bell raised by Andrew Sullivan, arguably the greatest hypocrite of the Bush era, on par with his partner in many crimes Christopher Hitchens (remember “Islamofascism?”). Sullivan proclaims that the election of Trump would be an “extinction-level” event. Well, perhaps it will be.

But the extinction Sullivan is most worried about is clearly that of his own breed of callous elites, who could care less about normal human beings who do not have decent jobs and who live in crappy housing and who are so desperate to find a way out of the trap that even someone like Trump starts sounding rational to them.

Now this panic alert, designed to get us in line behind Hillary, is raised by the man who ended The New Republic as we knew it (which then went on to end and then end again), promoting racist and imperialist dogma during his reign at the magazine in the 1990s, and then, with his finger in the wind (which to him and that other arch-hypocrite Hitchens meant being like George Orwell), turned into one of the biggest shills for the war on terror, the Iraq war, the whole works, all the while denouncing the fifth column within our ranks. This so-called journalist, who has no record of liberal consistency, who keeps shifting to whoever holds moral power at any given moment, is scaring us about the mortal threat that is Trump.

http://www.salon.com/2016/05/06/our_awful_elites_gutted_america_now_they_dare_ring_alarms_about_trump_sanders_and_cast_themselves_as_saviors/
Posted by silvershadow | Fri May 6, 2016, 06:08 PM (1 replies)

Our awful elites gutted America. Now they dare ring alarms about Trump, Sanders — and cast themselve

Our awful elites gutted America. Now they dare ring alarms about Trump, Sanders — and cast themselves as saviors

Both parties ignored workers, spewed hate, enriched themselves, hollowed out democracy. Now the problem's populism?

ANIS SHIVANI

This week, on the night of the Indiana primary, I read one of the most loathsome political screeds it has been my misfortune to encounter.

It was an alarm bell raised by Andrew Sullivan, arguably the greatest hypocrite of the Bush era, on par with his partner in many crimes Christopher Hitchens (remember “Islamofascism?”). Sullivan proclaims that the election of Trump would be an “extinction-level” event. Well, perhaps it will be.

But the extinction Sullivan is most worried about is clearly that of his own breed of callous elites, who could care less about normal human beings who do not have decent jobs and who live in crappy housing and who are so desperate to find a way out of the trap that even someone like Trump starts sounding rational to them.

Now this panic alert, designed to get us in line behind Hillary, is raised by the man who ended The New Republic as we knew it (which then went on to end and then end again), promoting racist and imperialist dogma during his reign at the magazine in the 1990s, and then, with his finger in the wind (which to him and that other arch-hypocrite Hitchens meant being like George Orwell), turned into one of the biggest shills for the war on terror, the Iraq war, the whole works, all the while denouncing the fifth column within our ranks. This so-called journalist, who has no record of liberal consistency, who keeps shifting to whoever holds moral power at any given moment, is scaring us about the mortal threat that is Trump.

http://www.salon.com/2016/05/06/our_awful_elites_gutted_america_now_they_dare_ring_alarms_about_trump_sanders_and_cast_themselves_as_saviors/
Posted by silvershadow | Fri May 6, 2016, 06:06 PM (6 replies)

In Search of the End of Bernie’s Campaign

In Search of the End of Bernie’s Campaign

I went to Indiana to experience the last gasp of the Sanders run. I found something else.

By Seth Stevenson

Three Sundays ago, just before the New York primary, I went to the enormous Bernie Sanders rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, to observe 28,000 Bernistas basking in afternoon sun and each other’s wokeness. Art-mope rockers Grizzly Bear played a three-song set. Actor Justin Long gave an intro speech during which he apologized for being rich. And then, at last, greeted by Beatlemania-level cheers, Bernie emerged to yell about fat-cat billionaires and imminent revolution.

Bernie had just won seven primaries in a row and gone hard after Hillary Clinton in their debate at the nearby Navy Yard. Everybody in the park seemed jazzed. Confident in their cause. Buoyed by the swell of their numbers.

You know what happened next: Hillary crushed him in New York. She crushed him again the next week in a flurry of “Acela primaries.” The delegate dorks were calling time of death on Bernie’s nomination run—practically backhoe-ing dirt over his campaign. Still, he didn’t drop out. Many assumed he’d now tone things down, stop criticizing Hillary, and play nice until he disappeared. So I flew to Indiana, the next state on the primary roster, to catalog a campaign on its last legs.

When I got there, it appeared no one had told the Hoosiers to give up the fight. At a Bernie rally in Bloomington, corn-fed college kids packed an Indiana University theater to capacity, leaping to their feet for standing O’s each time Bernie lifted his voice a notch or two above his usual bellow. A few days later, their compatriots in South Bend stuffed a convention hall to the gills, queuing up for blocks just to catch a glimpse of the sparse snowdrifts cresting Bernie’s dome.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/05/bernie_sanders_and_his_supporters_march_on.html

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Tells Senate To Get Moving On That Supreme Court Nominee

NEW YORK — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has some words of advice for the Senate over its refusal to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee to the high court.

“Go ahead and hold a hearing” on Judge Merrick Garland, Stevens said Thursday.

The subject came up during a public conversation with National Law Journal reporter Marcia Coyle held at the New-York Historical Society. Coyle guided Stevens through a range of topics, including his World War II military service, his evolving views on the Constitution, and his perspective on some of the court’s most controversial decisions — including Bush v. Gore, which he said the Supreme Court never truly “survived” politically.

The focus of their exchange, though, was the present Supreme Court — how it functions with only eight members and how it has been politicized since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-paul-stevens-supreme-court-nominee_us_572b8118e4b0bc9cb045f4f3
Posted by silvershadow | Thu May 5, 2016, 09:15 PM (1 replies)
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