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Bernie Sanders and Friends HUG the Mission District

After speaking at City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus, Bernie Sanders met his voters.

Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton, THIRD WAY

Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton, Third Way

Items appearing in this Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton, Third Way relationship map:

2006 Friends of Even Bayh
2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign
Dwight Anderson
Evan Bayh
Georgette F. Bennett
William D. Budinger
Christie's Inc.
Core Capital Partners
David A. Coulter
Jonathan Cowan
Lewis B. Cullman
Andrew M. Cuomo
William M. Daley
Elizabeth B. Dater
Scott Delman
Democratic Leadership Council
Democratic National Committee
DOE loan program
John S. Dyson
Robert R. Dyson
Joseph H. Flom
Brian L. Frank
Michael B. Goldberg
David B. Heller
Nancy Jacobson
Peter A. Joseph
Claudia Kennedy
Derek Kirkland
Ronald A. Klain
Lead…or Leave
Meldon E. Levine
Reynold Levy
Peter B. Lewis
Daniel S. Loeb
Thurgood Marshall Jr.
Susan McCue
Herbert S. Miller
New York University
Michael E. Novogratz
Andrew Parmentier
Mark J. Penn
Priorities USA Action
Kirk A. Radke
David N. Roberts
Howard Rossman
Bernard L. Schwartz
Share Our Strength
Jonathan Silver
Adam Solomon
Stern School of Business
Third Way
Ted J. Trimpa
Barbara Manfrey Vogelstein
John L. Vogelstein
Warburg Pincus
White House Project
Douglas B. Wilson
Joseph C. Zimlich


Bernie Sanders ENDORSES Another Congressional Candidate-- In Central New York

The Blue America truck-- our mobile billboard-- has been driving the roads and streets and highways of NY-24 since Memorial Day... and will continue right up through New York's congressional primary on June 28. We endorsed Eric Kingson last year and you probably know by now that he was the founder of SocialSecurityWorks and has been keep in changing the mind of the Democratic Party from a Paul Ryan austerity point of view-- cuts to benefits-- to expanding Social Security. The Republicans don't call a hearing in the Senate or House on cutting Social Security without the Democrats countering with an expert witness: Eric Kingson.

But Steve Israel and his corrupt conservative cabal at the DCCC judged Eric too "independent minded" and too "progressive" and they recruited two worthless establishment candidates to run against him in the primary, one who's backed by Israel and one who's backed by Schumer-- what an ugly mess for Syracuse! Fortunately, disharmony inside the establishment will only help Eric win the primary.

And so will Bernie. This week, Bernie endorsed him: "Eric Kingson is a new candidate I'm endorsing for Congress in New York," he told his supporters. "I've worked with Eric for years to help stop cuts to Social Security, and our efforts paid off this week when President Obama actually spoke out for expanding Social Security. Eric should continue this progress in Congress."

Eric, a professor at Syracuse University, reminds his supporters that "change never takes place from the top down. It always takes place from the bottom up." He has mobilized a large base in Central New York to beat the 2 establishment Democrats and then to take on the Republican version, Trumpist incumbent John Katko. Please consider helping his grassroots campaign today by tapping el thermometer-- and helping the Democratic establishment learn what real unity is all about:



Bernie Sanders Calls MEETING at His Home in Vermont Sunday to Discuss Campaign’s Future

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to get together Sunday night in his hometown of Burlington, Vt., with a couple of dozen of his closest supporters, an aide announced Friday.Sanders is spending the weekend in his Vermont home-base but is booked to appear on several Washington-based TV news shows on Sunday morning.

See (and hear) #Bernie on ABC, CBS and CNN Sunday, June 12! #ArkansasForBernie pic.twitter.com/M4pepGoByS

— Kathryn Morse (@auntkatsattic) June 11, 2016

“He and Jane invited a couple dozen key supporters from around the country to come to Burlington to get their input and advice and talk about how to move forward,” said Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs. “It will be a broad-ranging discussion.”

Briggs said he expected "a lot of thoughtful discussion among smart people and good friends."

CNN reports:

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said that he “just might go,” while Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, another Sanders supporter, said he definitely plans to meet with Sanders this weekend to discuss the path forward for his campaign.

“He’s seeking our advice after meeting with others here and wants to meet with supporters,” said Grijalva, who added that he wanted to push to influence the platform and party rules at the Democratic convention in July.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley said Friday on CNN’s “New Day” that Sanders will bring “a group together this coming Sunday to discuss kind of the path forward.”

Briggs said that Sanders will remain in the race at least through Tuesday, when Washington, D.C., will hold the final contest of the primary season.


Progressives Hope to Influence DNC From Within. WILL IT WORK?

GUEST: Arun Gupta, an investigative journalist who has written for dozens of publications including the Washington Post, the Guardian, The Nation, and Salon. He writes regularly at teleSUR English. He was a founding editor of the Occupy Wall Street Journal.

BACKGROUND: As we continue our election coverage at this pivotal time in American history, the all-important question arises: can progressives really influence the centrist Democratic Party that has worked so hard to woo conservative white voters? The only indication that party establishment has made to Bernie Sanders has been to allow him to choose five people to help craft the DNC platform. Clinton was given six. Sanders picked an array of influential figures including Cornel West and Bill McKibben. The question is, can progressives actually influence the corporate-friendly Democratic party from within?

Jimmy Dore: Google Manipulates Search Results To FAVOR Hillary Clinton

A Sourcefed report proves Google has been altering search results to benefit Hillary Clinton. The reports includes details about Hillary Clinton's links to Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and data analytics contractor for Clinton campaign.

Did the New York Times SINK Bernie Sanders?

Earlier this week, even before Hillary Clinton’s primary victory in California assured her the Democratic presidential nomination, the Associated Press had already declared her the presumptive nominee. Bernie Sanders and his supporters were sore, and they had a right to be. Although the AP defended its decision, saying that Clinton’s crossing the delegate threshold was news and they had an obligation to report it when they did (the day before the clinching primaries) the timing and the circumstances were suspicious. It appears that AP had been hounding superdelegates to reveal their preferences, and blasting that headline just before those primaries threatened either to depress Sanders’ vote or Hillary’s or both because the contest was now for all intents and purposes over. Sanders has never been much of a media fan. Last October, Mother Jones reported that way back in 1979, he wrote in Vermont’s Vanguard Press, an alternative newspaper, that “with considerable forethought [TV capitalists] are attempting to create a nation of morons who will faithfully go out and buy this or that product, vote for this or that candidate and faithfully work for their employers for as low a wage as possible.” He said TV was America’s “drug.” On another occasion, he took a 60 Minutes crew to the AP office in Burlington and, in a bit of turnabout, began interrogating their reporters. So perhaps the AP’s announcement this week was a bit of long-simmering retribution.

Payback or not, Sanders and his supporters are justified in saying the mainstream media have not been entirely fair to him. But that isn’t because Sanders was anti-establishment or because he has attacked the media’s monopolistic practices or because he claimed to be leading a revolution or even because he was impatient with reporters who asked idiotic questions — though he had done all of those things. Sanders was the victim of something else: the script. The media have a script for elections, and in that script the presumed losers are always marginalized and even dismissed. The script, then, dictated that Sanders wasn’t going to get favorable coverage. Or, put more starkly, the MSM pick the losers and then vindicate that judgment. From the moment he announced his candidacy in April 2015, the media treated Sanders as if he were unlikely to win. In The New York Times, that announcement was printed on page A-21, calling him a “long shot” but saying that his candidacy could force Hillary Clinton to address his issues “more deeply.” The article ended with a quote from Sanders: “I think people should be a little bit careful underestimating me,” which is exactly what The Times seemed to be doing.


Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone wrote a scathing takedown of The Times’ most egregious offense: a March article by Jennifer Steinhauer on how Sanders functioned as a legislator. Headlined “Bernie Sanders Scored Victories for Years Via Legislative Side Doors,” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/us/politics/bernie-sanders-amendments.html?partner=rss&emc=rss" target="_blank">as originally published, the article recounted how effective Sanders was at attaching amendments to pieces of legislation, both Republican and Democratic, and forging coalitions to achieve his ends. The piece was bandwagon stuff. But then something happened. The original article, already published, underwent a transformation in which Sanders suddenly wasn’t so effective a legislator. Even the headline was changed to “Via Legislative Side Doors, Bernie Sanders Won Modest Victories.” And this paragraph was added: “But in his presidential campaign Mr. Sanders is trying to scale up those kinds of proposals as a national agenda, and there is little to draw from his small-ball legislative approach to suggest that he could succeed.” Responding to angry Sanders supporters, The Times’ own public editor, Margaret Sullivan, asked why the changes were made and wrote, “Matt Purdy, a deputy executive editor, said that when senior editors read the piece after it was published online, they thought it needed more perspective about whether Mr. Sanders would be able to carry out his campaign agenda if he was elected president.” Yeah, right.


Now that Sanders has played his part juicing up the nominating drama, the media seem as eager to dispose of him as the Democratic establishment does. They’re ready to relegate him to his next role: confirmed sore loser. A front-page story in Thursday’s edition of The New York Times griped, “Hillary Clinton Made History, but Bernie Sanders Stubbornly Ignored it,” opening with the line, “Revolutions rarely give way to gracious expressions of defeat.” No, they don’t, and I don’t think it is the business of the press to tell candidates when to or how to concede, much less complain about it. The article went on to call Sanders’ address after Tuesday night’s primaries “a speech of striking stubbornness,” as if The Times and its barely pent-up exasperation with Sanders finally broke the dam. But again, this isn’t just what the MSM think of Bernie Sanders. It is what the media think of losers. They don’t like them very much, and they seem determined to make sure that you don’t like them either — unless they beat the press’s own odds and become winners.



How Hillary Clinton DONOR Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later.

Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained them under the Freedom of Information Act after more the two years of litigation with the government. A prolific fundraiser for Democratic candidates and contributor to the Clinton Foundation, who later traveled with Bill Clinton on a trip to Africa, Rajiv K. Fernando’s only known qualification for a seat on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) was his technological know-how. The Chicago securities trader, who specialized in electronic investing, sat alongside an august collection of nuclear scientists, former cabinet secretaries and members of Congress to advise Hillary Clinton on the use of tactical nuclear weapons and on other crucial arms control issues.

“We had no idea who he was,” one board member told ABC News.

Fernando’s lack of any known background in nuclear security caught the attention of several board members, and when ABC News first contacted the State Department in August 2011 seeking a copy of his resume, the emails show that confusion ensued among the career government officials who work with the advisory panel.

“I have spoken to [State Department official and ISAB Executive Director Richard Hartman] privately, and it appears there is much more to this story that we’re unaware of,” wrote Jamie Mannina, the press aide who fielded the ABC News request. “We must protect the Secretary’s and Under Secretary’s name, as well as the integrity of the Board. I think it’s important to get down to the bottom of this before there’s any response.

“As you can see from the attached, it’s natural to ask how he got onto the board when compared to the rest of the esteemed list of members,” Mannina wrote, referring to an attachment that was not included in the recent document release.

Fernando himself would not answer questions from ABC News in 2011 about what qualified him for a seat on the board or led to his appointment. When ABC News finally caught up with Fernando at the 2012 Democratic convention, he became upset and said he was "not at liberty" to speak about it. Security threatened to have the ABC News reporter arrested. Fernando's expertise appeared to be in the arena of high-frequency trading -- a form of computer-generated stock trading. At the time of his appointment, he headed a firm, Chopper Trading, that was a leader in that field.

Fernando's history of campaign giving dated back at least to 2003 and was prolific -- and almost exclusively to Democrats. He was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton's 2008 bid for president, giving maximum contributions to her campaign, and to HillPAC, in 2007 and 2008. He also served as a fundraising bundler for Clinton, gathering more than $100,000 from others for her White House bid. After Barak Obama bested Clinton for the 2008 nomination, Fernando became a major fundraiser for the Obama campaign. Prior to his State Department appointment, Fernando had given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the William J. Clinton Foundation, and another $30,000 to a political advocacy group, WomenCount, that indirectly helped Hillary Clinton retire her lingering 2008 campaign debts by renting her campaign email list. The appointment qualified Fernando for one of the highest levels of top secret access, the emails show. Among those with whom Fernando served on the International Security Advisory Board was David A. Kay, the former head of the Iraq Survey Group and United Nations Chief Weapons Inspector; Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, a former National Security Advisor to two presidents; two former congressmen; and former Sen. Chuck Robb. William Perry, the former Secretary of Defense, chaired the panel.

“It is certainly a serious, knowledgeable and experienced group of experts,” said Bruce Blair, a Princeton professor whose principal research covers the technical and policy steps on the path toward the verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons. “Much of the focus has been on questions of nuclear stability and the risks of nuclear weapons use by Russia and Pakistan.”



Obama White House Denies Endorsement Will INTIMIDATE FBI Investigators

White House press secretary Josh Earnest insisted that President Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton will not "sway" the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton. The statement came after Obama released a video endorsing Clinton for president of the United States.

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