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New York debate....

Hillary seems to be afraid to debate Bernie in New York. Why is that?

‘Fractivists’ Increase Pressure on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New York

A nasty row that erupted between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over oil and gas industry donors last week is catapulting the issue of climate change into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination as it moves to New York, where an army of activists upstate is driven by opposition to drilling.

Mrs. Clinton has moved steadily left on the issue, under pressure from Mr. Sanders and his progressive allies, but she continues to come under assault, posing new challenges for her as the race moves to more liberal Northeastern states.

Last week, her mask of composure slipped when she angrily replied to a Greenpeace activist in Purchase, N.Y., “I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me.”

Climate change is a powerful issue for voters in the Democratic base almost everywhere. But it has especially inspired grass-roots progressives in upstate New York, who fought — and won — a yearslong battle against fracking for natural gas.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/05/us/politics/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-climate-change.html?ref=politics

Sounds like a problem for Hillary in New York, more than for Bernie.

Clinton, Sanders agree to New York debates — but not the same one

The two Democratic presidential candidates settled into a standoff Sunday over a potential New York debate.

In interviews, Hillary Clinton told two news organizations, NY1 and ABC, that she plans to attend debates they are attempting to sponsor on the night of April 14 and the morning of April 15, respectively.

The campaign of Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, issued a statement saying he had accepted an invitation from NBC to participate in a prime-time debate on April 10. A spokesman also indicated that the senator from Vermont would make himself available on the nights of April 11, 12 or 13.


“We are at the point that if we agreed to a debate in Williamsburg, they'd say Bushwick,” Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said on Twitter. “If we said Gowanus, they'd demand Park Slope.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/04/03/clinton-sanders-agree-to-new-york-debates-but-not-the-same-one

Heart.....

I can't BELIEVE people here defend David Brock.

There is a thread in GD-P where that is happening.

AP has called Utah for Bernie!!!!



http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/utah

No matter who your candidate is, you should be concerned about voter disenfranchisement.

This is America, after all. Everyone should be allowed to vote, and our state and county officials should see that they do get to vote. I don't see how anyone can laugh this sort of thing off. It isn't about one candidate or the other, it's about freedom and democracy.

This is the kind of emails Bernie sends out.


I want to tell you about something that encapsulates so much of what is wrong with our economy, our government, and our corrupt political system. Then I'm going to ask for your help to stop it.

Pfizer is a giant pharmaceutical company based in New York City that has a history of overcharging Americans for prescription drugs. It's in the process of trying to merge with another company located in Ireland.
If the merger is successful, Pfizer would technically become a foreign company, meaning it could dodge around $35 BILLION in corporate taxes here in America.

Enough is enough. Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies cannot be allowed to evade taxes and rip off American patients who already pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs.
I sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew asking him to prevent Pfizer from taking many of the steps it wants in order to avoid paying taxes in America. Can you add your name to say you want Pfizer to pay the taxes it owes?

What Pfizer is trying to do is known as a "corporate inversion." In this case, Pfizer, an American company, is merging with a company based abroad. The result of the merger is a company with an address in another country – even though the majority of shareholders are still based in America.

Pfizer apparently doesn't want to pay the $35 billion in taxes it would owe in America. I don't think that's right.
No matter what, you can bet that Pfizer would continue to overcharge Americans for prescription drugs, too. Since 2014, the pharmaceutical company has hiked the prices of seven of its top selling drugs by an average of 39 percent.
Pfizer also charges 12 times as much in the U.S. under Medicare for these drugs as it charges in Ireland, where it’s claiming a new address for tax purposes.

All of this is the result of years of weakened tax laws, an abdication of responsibility by American companies to their country, and a corrupt political system that allows it to happen.
And I believe we can stop it.

Add your name and together we can stop Pfizer's corporate tax dodge and take a big step forward for our political revolution.
Thank you for your support.
In solidarity,
Bernie Sanders


Just saw on CNN...

Reporter at a Missouri precinct said there were a lot of late deciders there and they were going Sanders or Cruz.

I hope Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is watching CNN.

All they can talk about is Democrats crossing over in Ohio. This is her fault and the fault of all Third Way democrats who have destroyed our party and what it stands for. Democrats are leaving in droves. I wonder if she is fiddling while Rome burns?
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