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Anyone have the link for the Guardian's Election Results Tracker page for tonight?

You know, the animated one with the cartoon candidates on cherrypickers? I can't seem to find it.

Campaign volunteer shot dead in front of candidate

Source: NBC Philidelphia

Gunman Kills Man Moments After Victim Spoke With Pennsylvania House Candidate

By David Chang and Dan Stamm

Philadelphia Police are investigating two deadly shootings, including one shooting that left a victim dead just moments after talking to a political candidate. NBC10's Pamela Osborne has more. (Published 4 hours ago)

Two friends were gunned down a short distance and just hours apart -- one of which was witnessed by a Pennsylvania House candidate who spoke with the victim only moments before he was killed Sunday.

Chris Rabb, a Democratic candidate running for state representative of Pennsylvania’s 200th legislative district, was canvassing on the 1400 block of Vernon Road in Philadelphia around 3:30 p.m. Rabb's campaign manager told NBC10 the candidate introduced himself to a 21-year-old man who was in the area and they had a conversation.

The man, later identified as Alex Cherry, told Rabb he wanted to work the polls during Pennsylvania's primary Tuesday and was interested in his platform, according to the campaign manager. A volunteer with Rabb then took down the Cherry's number. As Rabb and his volunteer walked away a gunman suddenly walked up to Cherry and shot him in the head at point-blank range, according to police.The gunman -- described as a man standing around 6-feet tall with short hair -- then returned to shoot Cherry two more times, said police.
Rabb managed to pull his volunteer to safety into a nearby store. The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:43 p.m.

"I seen all the police cars but I had no idea that it was someone in my family," said Vyvyan Harris, the victim's aunt. "But then my nephew walks over to me and says, 'Aunt Viv. He's gone.'"
Neither Rabb nor his volunteer were injured. Police also say they were not the gunman's intended targets. The campaign manager told NBC10 Rabb was "beyond devastated" by the shooting. Rabb was later interviewed by homicide detectives.

Read more: http://www.alan.com/2016/04/25/campaign-volunteer-shot-dead-in-front-of-candidate/

TOM TOMORROW: 'The Incredible Trump' This Week: "Victory Within Grasp"

DAILY KOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/4/25/1518987/-Trump-pivots

Ted Cruz, John Kasich Join Forces to Stop Donald Trump

Source: CNN

Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump
By David Mark

Updated 10:29 PM ET, Sun April 24, 2016

(CNN)Ted Cruz and John Kasich issued startling statements Sunday night about their paths ahead, the first sign the two campaigns are coordinating to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination.

Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with Cruz focusing on Indiana and Kasich devoting his efforts to Oregon and New Mexico. The strategy is aimed at blocking Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates necessary to claim to GOP nomination this summer.
Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said in a statement the Texas senator will focus on the May 3 Indiana primary while the Ohio governor will have a free hand in the Oregon and New Mexico primaries in the flowing weeks.

In the statement, Roe called Trump at top of ticket "a sure disaster," adding "to ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico".

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/24/politics/ted-cruz-john-kasich-join-forces-to-stop-donald-trump/index.html

Bruce Springsteen Opens His Show Tonight (4/23) with 'Purple Rain'

Prince Shreds O}-+->

Serious Question:

What's with all the Celtic Cross avatars from Hillary Clinton supporters?

BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Says He Met With Pope Francis

Source: Associated Press

@AP: BREAKING: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tells AP he met with Pope Francis https://t.co/vqXeuFJzGT/s/Etnm

Bernie Sanders says he met with Pope Francis.

APR. 16, 2016 3:46 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says in an interview with The Associated Press that he met with Pope Francis.

Sanders says the meeting took place Saturday morning before the pope left for his one-day visit to Greece. He says he was honored by the meeting, and that he told the pope he appreciated the message that he is sending the world about the need to inject morality and justice into the world economy. Sanders says it's a message he has been sending as well.

Sanders traveled to Rome to attend a Vatican conference on economic inequality and climate change. He is an admirer of the pope and has praised the pope's views on poverty and the environment.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/51a3860bb14940608f9f6539bd441f4e/bernie-sanders-says-he-met-pope-francis

Backdropped by St. Peter's basilica dome, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets reporters outside the Perugino gate at the Vatican, Friday, April 15, 2016. Sanders spoke at a conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of "Centesimus Annus," a high-level teaching document by Pope John Paul II on the economy and social justice at the end of the Cold War. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)

TOM THE DANCING BUG: The Republican House of Horrors


Corporations Shifted A Half-Trillion Dollars To Offshore Tax Havens In 2012: Panama Papers

Source: International Business Times

Panama Papers: Corporations Shifted A Half-Trillion Dollars To Offshore Tax Havens In 2012

04/11/16 AT 1:37 PM

With the recent release of millions of secret documents from a Panama law firm that helps corporations and wealthy individuals reduce their tax liability, the spotlight is trained anew on tax avoidance. Companies with offshore outposts typically argue that those subsidiaries serve a legitimate business purpose. But now, on the heels of the global Panama Papers scandal, a new report suggests that in many cases the primary goal must be tax avoidance.

According to a review of the most recent IRS data by the watchdog group Citizens for Tax Justice, American corporations in 2012 housed more than a half-trillion dollars' worth of profits in just 10 small nations. The group said the smoking-gun proof that the schemes are about tax avoidance comes from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and Luxembourg, where the profits reported by U.S. corporations were larger than the entire reported gross domestic product of those countries.

"It is obviously impossible for American corporations to earn profits in a given country that exceed that country’s total output of goods and services," the report concluded. "Clearly, American corporations are using various tax gimmicks to shift profits earned in the U.S. and other countries where they do the bulk of their business into their subsidiaries in these tiny countries that impose little or no tax on corporate profits."

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The way this process works is fairly simple on a macro level. Corporations set up affiliated shell companies in countries where taxes are low or nonexistent and reroute payments and liabilities to serve their needs. For instance, the car service Uber processes payments outside of the United States through its shell corporation in Bermuda, a tax haven with a 0 percent tax rate, where it then posts its profits. That leaves less than 2 percent of its net revenue taxable by the United States, according to Bloomberg.

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/panama-papers-corporations-shifted-half-trillion-dollars-offshore-tax-havens-2012-2351814
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