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Met Senator Sanders tonight.



We were working in New York today and had to catch a late train back to Philadelphia (which was really late by 55 minutes).

I was walking out of the waiting area when I spotted Senator Sanders, with one aide, standing in the concourse, also waiting for a late train. Walked up to him, said "Good evening, Senator. I want to thank you and tell you that you've made this old left-wing, commie hippie fuck very happy. Good luck."

Contrary1

Fox News Repeatedly Mocks And Misgenders Caitlyn Jenner

(Think Progress) "A segment on Fox Business’ Cavuto repeatedly mocked Caitlyn Jenner, who debuted her new identity Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair, and misidentified her with male pronouns.

Neil Cavuto introduced the segment by asking in an exaggerated voice, “What the hell is going on?!?” The reporter, Dagen Mcdowell then proceeded to incorrectly use the pronouns “him” and “his” to refer to Caitlyn seven times.

Faygo Kid

Caitlyn Jenner to Receive ESPYs Courage Award

(Hollywood Reporter) Caitlyn Jenner will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs this year. Formerly known as Bruce Jenner, the Olympian-turned-reality star made her debut as a transgender female on Monday via a Vanity Fair cover.

bigtree

Martin O'Malley's Views on Women's Rights Are Pretty Amazing — Women's Advocates Think So, Too

This may come to a surprise to some, considering his Catholic faith and his noted “Catholic values,” but Martin O’Malley is a full supporter of both abortion rights and increased access to contraception. O’Malley has received a “100 percent” rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, who once praised him for chewing out former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on state-mandated ultrasounds. “Nothing says jobs like transvaginal probes,” O’Malley said in 2012, throwing some very public shade at McDonnell.

babylonsister

The remarkable humanity of Joe Biden

(Washington Post) Biden never had the rough parts of his personality polished away. The rough parts were, in many ways, who he was. And yes, that fact got him into plenty of trouble over the years and almost certainly ensured that he would never reach his ultimate goal of being president. And yet, the fact that Biden's personality never got scrubbed of its distinctiveness is also his greatest asset: He is as close to a real person as you will ever find in an office like the one he holds.

kpete

Joe Biden: "The reason I went home every night was I needed my children more than they needed me"

Remarks by the Vice President at Yale University Class Day, May 17, 2015

The incredible bond I have with my children is the gift I’m not sure I would have had, had I not been through what I went through. Who knows whether I would have been able to appreciate at that moment in my life, the heady moment in my life, what my first obligation was.

So I began to commute -- never intending to stay in Washington. And that's the God’s truth. I was supposed to be sworn in with everyone else that year in ’73, but I wouldn’t go down. So Mansfield thought I’d change my mind and not come, and he sent up the secretary of the Senate to swear me in, in the hospital room with my children.

n2doc

It's time for the media to admit that Hillary Clinton is popular

(Vox) Quinnipiac is out with a new poll that confirms something the national media is loathe to admit and essentially never surfaces in their coverage of one of the most-covered people in the world today: Hillary Clinton is the most popular politician in America.

It would be genuinely silly to think that her early leads in general election polling tell us anything interesting about what will happen in November 2016. But they tell us a lot about how people feel in May 2015, and the way they feel is pretty good about Hillary Clinton.

deminks

News from Brownbackistan - Constitutional Crisis

(Mother Jones) The Kansas Supreme Court Challenged Republicans' Agenda. Their Solution: Replace the Judges.

Since Republican Sam Brownback became governor of Kansas in 2011, he and his allies in the GOP-dominated state Legislature have implemented drastic tax cuts—part of a "real, live experiment" in conservative governance, as Brownback put it in 2012, that has resulted in precipitously falling revenues. But Brownback's tax slashing hit a snag last year when the state Supreme Court ordered the Legislature to increase education funding, potentially forcing the governor to roll back his signature tax cuts in order to increase school spending. So conservatives in Topeka declared war on the court.

jaysunb

NSA bulk collection of phone data stops; Senate stalls as deadline passes

(LAT) After 14 years and hundreds of millions of records of Americans’ telephone calls, the National Security Agency stopped bulk collection of phone data Sunday, officials said, as legal authority for the once-secret program expired..

The move came as the Senate stalled on efforts to reform the agency’s authority. The portion of the 2006 Patriot Act amendments that the NSA has argued allows collection of telephone calling data and other records expired at midnight in Washington.

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