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Will Hillary get-away w/ NEVER having to answer for her Wall St./MIC/Private Prison big donor base?

How can debate moderators keep throwing soft-ball questions about "getting big money
out of political elections" without the obvious follow-up Q: "Is your campaign accepting
money from large corporate interests, such as Wall St bankers., Big Pharma, the private
prison industry, etc.?"

Seems to me that Clinton gets to SOUND good on the issue of campaign finance, but she's
clearly NOT walking her talk. How can such an obviously relevant follow-up question never
get asked, even once?

Anyone else noticing how CNN's Post-debate "Reality Check" is anything but?

finding Sanders "FALSE" on minutia and total bull-shit? While giving all the
other candidates a "TRUE".. but

I'd say "unbelievable", but i know better.

Good job CNN, carrying so much 1% water on prime-time., while voters are still
digesting what the fuck just happened, with this debate we've been waiting for

by this time in 2007, how many Democratic Primary debates had happened"
Something like 7-8?

Tulsi Gabbard was in fact "DIS-invited" from Democratic Vegas Debate by DWS

For those who may have missed this, here it is. The short version, from youtube,
plus a link to the entire interview below, which is well worth watching, with
Chris Hayes last night.

This segment from Chris Hayes is over 6 minutes long, the part about Gabbard being disinvited
starts about 2 minutes into the clip, and she goes on for over 4 minutes, really spilling the beans
on how utterly petty & vindictive DWS is being about the whole debate debacle. It's really worth
watching. I think she should be DNC Chair.

Chris Hayes & Rep. Tulsi Gabbard GO THERE! Re; Gabbard's "dis-invitation" to the Vegas Debate

Did anyone else see this?? or was I dreaming?

holy moly. This really could change everything,
or at least a lot of things about debates & the DNC's role.

Wha-a-a-t? "Emergency Debate Podium" at-the-ready for Biden Last Minute Announcement. Not The Onion

CNN is making sure it has all its bases covered ahead of Tuesday's Democratic primary debate. The network is keeping a spare podium at the ready in case Vice President Joe Biden declares a last-minute bid.

Despite encouragement from key Democrats, Biden has said he's not sure if he'll run. He is expected to announce his final decision sometime this month.

WTF? Hillary now says she's "ending private prisons", but her bundlers are private prison lobbyists?

This link is being touted i the Hillary Group as "proof" that Hillary says "she will end (private prisons)"

But as recently as 2-3 months ago, Hillary was reportedly using Private Prison lobbyists as fund-raisers and bundlers for her Super-Pac.

How the hell does that work? How can anyone take what Hillary says seriously anymore?

I KNOW where Bernie Sanders stand on this,his position is clear as a bell, with no strings attached

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Guess Who Else Is Fundraising for Clinton: Private Prison Lobbyists
In addition to Wall Street and the fossil fuel industry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is turning to lobbyists for the two biggest private prison companies in the country, Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group, to raise money for her 2016 presidential candidacy.


Sanders Wars With Drug Companies as Wikileaks Reveals How TPP is a ‘Death Sentence’ for Patients

IMHO Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who will keep his word, once elected, about opposing the TPP. As this article points out, the M$M's virtual black-out on the TPP will keep the public largely in the dark until it's too late, UNLESS we
elect new POTUS who will unequivocally fight the TPP tooth & nail, until it's a footnote in recent history.

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Sanders Goes to War Against Drug Companies as Wikileaks Reveals How TPP is a ‘Death Sentence’ for Patients by James Woods * October 9, 2015 * US Uncut
Wikileaks publishes a new trove of documents exposing how the TPP is a giveaway to drug companies. Sanders says he will stop them both.

For more than two years, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been asking for more transparency surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the secret negotiations between CEOs and world leaders that have been taking place for a decade.

On Friday, Wikileaks managed to provide it by leaking a chapter of the TPP that deals with intellectual property and it has already exceeded the worst “doom and gloom” predictions painted by Sanders. Both Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren have been at the forefront of the vocal opposition to the trade agreement, which would make up more than 40 percent of global gross domestic product.

According to the leaked documents, the TPP would place new restrictions on less-expensive generic drugs and force people to pay as much as possible for life-saving drugs, which advocates have called a death sentence. Public Citizen, who has reviewed the complete chapter, believes that the TPP could have severe consequences on the pharmaceutical industry.

“The finalized chapter would require all countries eventually to conform to every pharmaceutical patent rule in the TPP, regardless of any individual country’s wealth or level of development. If adopted, the rules will delay generic and biosimilar competition, making the medicines upon which people depend to stay alive expensive for longer and, as a consequence, unobtainable.”

As frightening as the implications of that are, what is more frightening is that the media outlets that are supposed to inform the public about these trade agreements continues to ignore the warnings of elected officials like Sanders, who has been screaming from the rafters about the TPP for years.

Poll: Clinton drops 10 points in 5 days

Poll: Clinton drops 10 points in 5 days
By Bradford Richardson * October 10, 2015 * The Hill

Hillary Clinton is dragging her feet into the first Democratic primary debate on Tuesday, dropping 10 points in less than a week, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

While Clinton enjoyed 51 percent support among Democratic voters in the poll’s Oct. 4 iteration, that number dipped to 41 percent support on Oct. 9.

Both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Vice President Biden, who has yet to announce whether he will run for president, gained supporters from Clinton’s loss.

Sanders’ support increased from 24 to 28 percent over the same time frame, and Biden jumped from 16 to 20 percent support.


If the DNC/Democratic Party Actually Had it's Shit Together,

We'd/they'd be blasting the airwaves with this simple Truth-Bomb to utterly destroy the GOP brand
permanently for decades to come, ushering in a revolutionary & historic Democratic take-over of both
houses of Congress.

This IS the Democrats moment of opportunity, to drive this one simple truth home to the American People:



It's a short, simple, and self-evidently true statement. If trumpeted from every Democratic rooftop, in a sustained
and unrelenting way, it would set the stage for the Democratic Presidential nominee to win big, with coat-tails the
size of Texas.

Right now the House GOP is in complete disarray, is already a laughing stock in DC, of every national political
observer and commentator who can still fog a mirror. The GOP has infamously become "The Party of NO!",
the party that "SHUTS DOWN THE GOVERNMENT", the party that wastes million$ of tax dollars on partisan attacks using the House Select Committee on Benghazi simply to embarrass a Democratic rival, the party that
now can't even decide who it wants as Speaker of the House, the third most powerful position in the government
of the United States of America.

But -- sadly & tragically -- I do not expect this to happen. Not with Wasserman-Schultz's anti-democratic stance
limiting Democratic Primary debates to only 6, on weekends when no one watches TV. <--This will render the
Democratic Party virtually invisible to voters, while the GOP government-haters flood prime time airwaves with
12-13 well-publicized, record-number-viewer debates, giving them a virtual monopoly on visibility to voters.

I'd LOVE to be 110% wrong about this. So please, DWS, feel free to surprise me and actually USE the potentially
powerful position you hold as Chair of the DNC to actively HELP the Democratic Party actually WIN elections...

HuffPo/BREAKING: McCarthy Drops out of race for Speaker of House

Source: Huffington Post

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pulled out of the running for House speaker on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

House Republicans had been scheduled to pick their candidate for speaker on Thursday. McCarthy reportedly told his caucus at the meeting that he was pulling out. The election for the Republican candidate for the next speaker has also been postponed.

McCarthy was considered the top contender to replace House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who will retire from Congress at the end of this month.

McCarthy has been haunted by recent comments in which he praised the House Select Committee on Benghazi for hurting Hillary Clinton politically.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kevin-mccarthy-speaker_56169926e4b0dbb8000d6a1f?ne2q33di
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