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Hillary Clinton Rally in Riverside Ca FULL Speech.

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton attended three events in California with the first being a discussion on foster care in Los Angeles. During the small discussion event, she toured a foster care facility with Representative Karen Bass. She also spoke with a number of families. Clinton then traveled to Commerce where she attended a discussion with working families. The event was held at a local union hall and she criticized Republican nominee Donald Trump during the event for rooting for the housing crisis saying, “He actually said he was hoping for the crash that caused hardworking families in California and across America to lose their homes. All because he thought he could take advantage of it and make some money for himself.”

Clinton’s final event of the day was an organizing event in Riverside. She continued to criticize Trump for a number of his proposals and explained that it is important for everyone to be working together and not incite fear and divisiveness. She spoke about a number of her platform points including continuing to create new jobs, continuing to grow the economy, raising the minimum wage, and expanding health care so 100% of Americans are covered. She concluded by asking for voters’ support during the primary on June 7.



With Hillary Clinton’s appearance before the controversial, avowedly-partisan House Benghazi Committee looming, Correct The Record’s Benghazi Research Center has released a 140-page book that details the heinous and routine abuses of power by the committee and its chairman, Trey Gowdy.

From doctoring documents in an attempt to incriminate Hillary Clinton, to relentlessly leaking information from closed-door interviews, to unlawfully releasing the employment information of a whistleblowing, conservative former staffer, to fundraising off of the deaths of four brave Americans, to needlessly dragging out a multi-million dollar, taxpayer funded show trial in order to influence the presidential election, the Benghazi Committee, as one journalist put it, isn’t investigating a scandal, it is the scandal. The new book tells the shameful, scandalous story of the Benghazi Committee in its totality.

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Warning: We will now be inundated with Clinton Email posts

Time to take a nap.

Sen. Menendez Endorses Clinton : "...Has the Right Stuff for Prez"

Just look at Israel – an American ally whose security is far too important to gamble with, especially when it finds itself under siege.

This March, a 28-year-old West Point graduate named Taylor Force went on a school trip to Israel’s Jaffa port, where he was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist. And tragically, at a time when Israel has experienced frequent terrorist stabbings, shootings, and vehicular attacks, Taylor is only one of many victims who have been injured or murdered.

Under the constant threat of such brutal terror—in addition to Iran’s continued aggression, rising extremism throughout the Middle East, and a global effort to delegitimize Israel—the presence of a strong and experienced American president will be more critical than ever.

As someone who has worked closely with Hillary, I’ve seen her commitment to defending Israel’s national security interests first-hand. When she served in the Senate, she advocated for peace in the region, and co-sponsored bills aimed at thwarting Palestinian terrorism. As Secretary of State, she devised and fought to maintain sanctions that crippled Iran’s economy, and she negotiated a ceasefire between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian leaders at a critical moment in Gaza after increasing violence and rocket attacks on Israeli homes.

Hillary also believes that no matter how hard it may be, establishing a two-state solution is essential to Israel’s long term security. As the last American official to convene face-to-face peace talks between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas, she knows how hard this will be but is especially equipped to get this done. And as President, she will continue working toward the goal of providing Israelis with a secure homeland for the Jewish people and allowing Palestinians to peacefully govern themselves in their own state.

Read more at Senator Menendez Op-Ed: Clinton Has the Right Stuff for Prez | New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis
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Full Op-Ed by Senator Menendez at POLITICKERNJ

Elizabeth Warren: "Donald Trump is a small insecure money-grubber ..."

"... who cares about nobody but himself."

Elizabeth Warren slams 'small, insecure' Donald Trump in most fiery takedown yet
Business Insider By Maxwell Tani
51 minutes ago

In a speech at the Center for Popular Democracy's annual gala in Washington, Warren slammed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee over comments from 2006, when Trump said he was "excited" for a potential market downturn so he could buy real estate at a lower cost.

"What kind of a man roots for people to get thrown out of their house?" the Democratic senator from Massachusetts said. "What kind of a man roots for people to get thrown out of their jobs?"

She continued:

To root for people to lose their pensions, to root for two little girls in Clark County Nevada to end up living out of a van — what kind of a man does that? I'll tell you exactly what kind of a man does that. It's a man who cares only about himself. A small, insecure money-grubber who doesn't care who gets hurt as long as he makes a profit.

Warren also criticized Trump's promise to repeal the financial regulations implemented under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill, questioning whether the real-estate magnate "could even name three things about Dodd-Frank."

"Donald Trump is worried about poor little Wall Street," Warren said. "Let me find the world's smallest violin to play a sad, sad, song."

Full Article at Yahoo Finance

Moulitsas: Sanders's socialist coup | The Hill - Op Ed


By Markos Moulitsas - 05/24/16 05:33 PM EDT

Knowing it’s lost electorally, the Bernie Sanders campaign is now pushing for a superdelegate coup, one that would discard the will of the Democratic primary electorate in favor of an unearned coronation. Whether willfully or not, such a strategy is not just an affront to basic democratic principles, it would also serve to disenfranchise the growth demographics powering the modern Democratic Party.

“We can argue about the merits of having superdelegates, but we do have them,” said Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver. “And if their role is just to rubber-stamp the pledged delegate count, then they really aren’t needed, right? So they’re supposed to exercise independent judgment about who they think can lead the party forward to victory.”

That is quite the turnaround from a few months ago, when Sanders and his surrogates were railing against the superdelegate system as an undemocratic affront to the will of the voters. And they’d be right — if, that is, those superdelegates had shown any willingness to subvert the will of the voters, something they didn’t do in 2008 when the insurgent Barack Obama won the nomination and certainly won’t do this year. The nominating process is undeniably in need of reform, but that doesn’t justify Sanders’s hypocrisy in siding with superdelegates over his newly adopted party’s voters.

But aside from the merits, let’s examine what such a superdelegate coup would mean.

Full Article at the Hill

Hillary's National Security Philosophy Human Rights and Open Internet

I want to highlight one of Hillary's core principles that she believes will make us more secure over the long term.

Following a vision for America that is centered on our core ideals. Hillary will continue her long-standing emphasis on gender equality and human rights, including the rights of LGBT individuals around the globe, and standing up for an open Internet to ensure that all people have equal access to information and ideas.


Moody's Analytics Election model predicts Clinton over Trump | The Hill

By Vicki Needham - 05/20/16 06:17 PM EDT

President Obama’s strong approval rating is bolstering Democratic chances of holding the White House, according to a closely followed election model.

Moody’s Analytics is forecasting that the Democratic nominee, who is widely expected to be Hillary Clinton, will win the presidency in November over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.


Moody’s latest model shows for the third straight month that the Democratic nominee would take 332 electoral votes compared with 206 for the Republican nominee. The model has predicted every election correctly since it was created in 1980.

Full Article at The Hill

Al Gore on the 10th Anniversay of Inconvenient Truth: Shocker No Endorsement

Here's a hat tip to Al Gore, always a Statesman of the highest calibre.

Video at the Link
Gore called himself a “lifelong Democrat” and declared that he will support the Democratic nominee.

Discussing the “unusual” 2016 presidential campaign, Gore said, “I’m one of the millions who sometimes just does a double take: ‘Whoa, what was that?’”

Though he criticized presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s stance on climate change, Gore said that he has “some basis for hope” for progress on climate change — the former veep’s signature issue — should Trump become president. “President [Jimmy] Carter said that he hopes [Trump] will be malleable, so I don’t know,” Gore said.

Gore’s interview was part of a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release of “An Inconvenient Truth,” the climate change documentary he made following his failed 2000 campaign for president.

Remembrance of Booms Past | Paul Krugman Op-ed NYT

What I like about Krugman, is he has always downplayed magic fixes to economic woes, what he is good at is analyzing trends, finding underlying explanations. He has never claimed that Bill C performed some kind of economic magic. Because of copyrights this is only a small piece of the column.

Paul Krugman MAY 23, 2016

First of all, it really was a very impressive boom, and in a way it’s odd that Democrats don’t talk about it more. After all, Republicans constantly invoke the miracles of Saint Reagan to justify their faith in supply-side economics. Yet the Clinton-era expansion surpassed the Reagan economy in every dimension. Mr. Clinton not only presided over more job creation and faster economic growth, his time in office was also marked by something notably lacking in the Reagan era: a significant rise in the real wages of ordinary workers.
But back to the boom: What was Mr. Clinton’s role? Actually, it was fairly limited, since he didn’t cause the technology takeoff. On the other hand, his policies obviously didn’t get in the way of prosperity.

One big lesson of the Clinton boom, then, is that the conclusion conservatives want you to draw from their incessant Reaganolatry — that lavishing tax cuts on the rich is the key to prosperity, and that any rise in top tax rates will bring retribution from the invisible hand — is utterly false. Mrs. Clinton is currently proposing roughly a trillion dollars in additional taxes on the top 1 percent, to pay for new programs. If she takes office, and tries to implement that policy, the usual suspects will issue the usual dire warnings, but there is absolutely no reason to believe that her agenda would hurt the economy.

The other big lesson from the Clinton I boom is that while there are many ways policy makers can and should try to raise wages, the single most important thing policy can do to help workers is aim for full employment.

Link to the Full Article NYTimes
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