With allegations of voter suppression in Arizona, as well as questions about the Clinton campaigns tactics in Iowa, Nevada, and other states, some historical context is needed. In 2008, The Atlantic published an article explaining dirty politics and voting irregularities titled Obama Manager Accuses Clintons of Widespread Dirty Politics:
David Plouffe, in a succinct statement appended to a released quotation from his boss, Barack Obama, said the Obama campaign was investigating more than 200 reporters of irregularities in Nevada.
We currently have reports of over 200 separate incidents of trouble at caucus sites, including doors being closed up to thirty minutes early, registration forms running out so people were turned away, and ID being requested and checked in a non-uniform fashion. This is in addition to the Clinton campaigns efforts to confuse voters and call into question the at-large caucus sites which clearly had an affect on turnout at these locations. These kinds of Clinton campaign tactics were part of an entire weeks worth of false, divisive, attacks designed to mislead caucus-goers and discredit the caucus itself.
Plouffe asks Nevadans to call a toll-free number and report any other problems.
Sound familiar? Every single one of the voting irregularities Plouffe complained about in 2008 have been experienced by the Bernie Sanders campaign.
History is repeating itself in 2016.
Saw this in the Hillary Group and it reminded me to
to send a few more bucks to Bernie.
Hes not my first choice. Hes not my second choice, she added. But any
concerns I have about him pale in contrast to Hillary Clinton.
The idea of a Ferguson effect named for the Missouri city where the
police shooting of an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, in 2014 prompted
widespread protests was first cited by the police chief in St. Louis, D.
Samuel Dotson III. It took hold in the popular lexicon after a Wall Street
Journal column a year ago blamed the phenomenon for the spike in crime.
Some proponents of the theory said the string of police confrontations
and widely seen videos that followed the Ferguson shooting had made some
officers reluctant to aggressively police their districts.
If only the police were allowed to freely shoot and kill black people without interference this would stop!
'John Doe' request to stop release of Bridgegate names denied
John Doe, the still unidentified individual tied to the Bridgegate scandal, has lost his bid to keep his name from being disclosed. The matter is likely to be appealed. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com By Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on May 13, 2016 at 5:43 PM, updated May 13, 2016 at 7:48 PM
NEWARKA federal judge today denied efforts by an unnamed "John Doe" to keep the names of others tied to the Bridgegate scandal from being disclosed.
The matter was immediately appealed in advance of a Tuesday noon deadline requiring prosecutors to publicly release the list of "unindicted co-conspirators" involved in the politically-motivated 2013 George Washington Bridge lane shutdowns.
A consortium of news organizationsincluding NJ Advance Mediahas been fighting in court to reveal the namesthose who federal prosecutors said had conspired in the bridge scheme, or in the subsequent cover-up, but had not been charged.
Last fall, the Wall Street Journal reported that Bernie Sanders would add $18 trillion to Americas national debt. Now a second study has confirmed that. Additionally, the new study claims Bernies healthcare plan alone would cost over $30 trillion in just ten years.
How can this panicky claim possibly be true when every other developed country with national health care does it for far less with better outcomes than our current half assed healthcare system? Are they extrapolating from the current system? Why not emulate the other systems that are working well at less cost right now?
U.S. spends more on health care than other high-income countries but has worse outcomes
Data from the OECD show that the U.S. spent 17.1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health care in 2013. This was almost 50 percent more than the next-highest spender (France, 11.6% of GDP) and almost double what was spent in the U.K. (8.8%). U.S. spending per person was equivalent to $9,086 (not adjusted for inflation).
...On several measures of population health, Americans had worse outcomes than their international peers. The U.S. had the lowest life expectancy at birth of the countries studied, at 78.8 years in 2013, compared with the OECD median of 81.2 years. Additionally, the U.S. had the highest infant mortality rate among the countries studied, at 6.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2011; the rate in the OECD median country was 3.5 deaths.
on May 09, 2016 at 11:24 AM, updated May 09, 2016 at 11:29 AM
TRENTON Presumptive 2016 GOP nominee Donald Trump announced Monday Gov. Chris Christie will head his transition team if the billionaire businessman clinches the race for the White House.
The governor would serve as chairman of Trump's transition team and oversee "an extensive team of professionals preparing to take over the White House," Trump's campaign said.
Christie became an early supporter of Trump's campaign after he dropped his own 2016 bid following a poor showing in the New Hampshire primary.