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Hillary just laid into the GOP on blocking SCOTUS nominee

from a reporter at her event tonight-

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Hillary Clinton just laid into the GOP for pledging to block any Obama nominee to SCOTUS. Check out her full stmt:

pssst, About Hillary talking to That Man

WP Strongly Supports Hillary's Assessment of Bernie's Obama Critisms

Great, well supported arguments in this WaPo Editorial Board piece titled "Bernie Sanders’s attack on reality" so read it.

But this. This, soooooo much!

Mr. Sanders regularly assures his audiences that he respects Mr. Obama and Ms. Clinton. But he attacks the pragmatism they have built their legacies on, even though they had no other option. The system — and by this we mean the constitutional structure of checks and balances — requires policymakers to settle for incremental changes. Mr. Obama has scored several ambitious but incomplete reforms that have made people’s lives better while ideologues on both sides took potshots. A key question in the Democratic race is which candidate would duplicate the president’s work and which would settle for rock-throwing.


The civics-free prescription for every woe that's being sold, especially to young people, is not based in the reality of the American system of government.

It is so completely refreshing to read it in the WaPo
edit- Riversedge posted this article while I was working on mine. Go here to read more without clicking and k&r!:


Tampa Bay Times Endorses Hillary

Editorial: Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination

With much of the attention during this unpredictable presidential campaign focused on conservative Republicans eager to back an uncompromising outsider, many Democrats are just as determined to buck the establishment and pursue a more liberal direction. The battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination has been surprisingly close and could stretch beyond Florida's March 15 primary. But only Clinton has the skill and experience to appeal to general election voters and build on President Barack Obama's record.

The frustration over the economic recovery that benefits too few Americans, the shortcomings of health care reform and the high cost of college education is genuine. So are the concerns about global terrorism, personal security at home and the nation's relationships with old adversaries abroad. Democrats are as worried about these issues as Republicans, and they are just as hungry for real change in gridlocked Washington.

Clinton is clearly the best prepared to achieve results in each of those areas. She has long been a persuasive advocate for women, minorities and middle-income families. She knows the gritty specifics of health care policy, and she gained extensive foreign policy experience as secretary of state. The former first lady and U.S. senator is a planner, a detail-oriented leader with refined positions that are not easily condensed into an applause line. She also has demonstrated her skill as a negotiator and as a determined advocate in all sorts of situations over a lifetime in the public eye.



Dallas Morning News Endorses Hillary

Editorial: We recommend Hillary Clinton for Democratic presidential nomination

It’s been 44 years since Hillary Clinton arrived in Texas as a firebrand feminist working to register Hispanics and others in South Texas to vote for a long-shot liberal senator running to unseat President Richard Nixon. George McGovern lost badly that year and Nixon engineered his own shameful exit two years later.

But Clinton? She’s been in the public eye ever since, and after a lifetime of remarkable service and unending controversy she’s back asking Texans to help make her the 2016 Democratic nominee for president.

Democrats should vote for her March 1. She’s a better choice than another long-shot liberal senator, her surging rival Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

A better choice not because he’s too liberal to win in November, though he is. She’s better because over her lifetime, Clinton has learned to temper her idealism without losing it. She’s learned to advance her agenda even when it means letting others advance too. She’s cultivated allies..........

.......................MORE to read..........................


New Hillary Ad ft Husband of Mother Emanuel Shooting Victim


What I was thinking in my mind was we need to make some changes. - Rev. Thompson

Hillary's Closing Remarks Were Her Most Inspirational

In case you missed it:

We agree that we've got to get unaccountable money out of politics. We agree that Wall Street should never be allowed to wreck Main Street again.

But here's the point I want to make tonight: I am not a single-issue candidate, and I do not believe we live in a single-issue country. I think that a lot of what we have to overcome to break down the barriers that are holding people back, whether it's poison in the water of the children of Flint, or whether it's the poor miners who are being left out and left behind in coal country, or whether it is any other American today who feels somehow put down and oppressed by racism, by sexism, by discrimination against the LGBT community, against the kind of efforts that need to be made to root out all of these barriers, that's what I want to take on.

And here in Wisconsin, I want to reiterate: We've got to stand up for unions and working people who have been at the core of the American middle class, and who are being attacked by ideologues, by demagogues. Yes, does Wall Street and big financial interests, along with drug companies, insurance companies, Big Oil, all of it, have too much influence? You're right!

But if we were to stop that tomorrow, we would still have the indifference, the negligence, that we saw in Flint. We would still have racism holding people back. We would still have sexism preventing women from getting equal pay. We would still have LGBT people who get married on Saturday and get fired on Monday. And we would still have governors like Scott Walker and others trying to rip out the heart of the middle class by making it impossible to organize and stand up for better wages and working conditions.

So I'm going to keep talking about tearing down all the barriers that stand in the way of Americans fulfilling their potential, because I don't think our country can live up to its potential unless we give a chance to every single American to live up to theirs. (cheers and applause)

transcript via Shakesville's excellent debate wrap-up

Clinton to meet with Sharpton, Joint press conf. scheduled

The Rev. Al Sharpton — who sipped tea at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem on Wednesday with Bernie Sanders — said he is meeting with Hillary Clinton next Tuesday in New York City, along with National Urban League President Marc Morial and NAACP President Cornell Brooks.....

Sharpton said he will host a news conference with Clinton after the closed-door meeting, which would mark the first time Clinton were to take questions from the press corps that covers her in over two months.
Clinton so far has demonstrated she has support of an older generation of black activists, like Georgia Rep. John Lewis and civil rights leader Hazel Dukes. But at the meeting Tuesday with Clinton, Sharpton said each of the organization leaders are bringing a handful of millennials so she can meet “young people in traditional organizations,” not just the activists with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/hillary-clinton-al-sharpton-219159#ixzz3zxpPc0DD

Hillary: Let's dispel with this fiction that POTUS doesn't know what he's doing

Let's dispel with this fiction that @POTUS doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing. http://hrc.io/1PPFU6s

That's in response to Sanders' latest criticism of President Obama


Jay Carney: Obama supports Hillary Clinton

Jay's a previous WH press secretary.

"I don't think there is any doubt that he wants Hillary to win the nomination and believes that she would be the best candidate in the fall and the most effective as president in carrying forward what he's achieved," said Carney, a CNN contributor.

Carney said Obama won't make an official endorsement until the race is decided, but his intentions are clear.

"I think the President has signaled, while still remaining neutral, that he supports Secretary Clinton's candidacy and would prefer to see her as the nominee," Carney said. "He won't officially embrace her unless and until it's clear that she's going to be the nominee. I think he is maintaining that tradition of not intervening in a party primary."


Traditionally, presidents don't make primary endorsements.
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