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"Wall Street may not get the president it wants, Hillary Clinton"

Clinton's White House chances are dwindling. Here's why that's a market negative
by Leanne Mille
May 29, 2016

That data and recent events suggest that Wall Street, which currently prefers former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to real estate mogul Donald Trump, may not get the president it wants. According to the Iowa Electronic Markets, a prediction online betting platform, the probability that we'll see a Democrat take the White House in 2016 is shrinking fast.

"The Democratic candidate was all but a certainty to win the presidency less than a month ago—it was at 74 percent and it's down to 58 percent today," said Hickey.

Clinton's chances have dwindled as her campaign stumbles under the weight of a controversy over her use of a private e-mail server while in office, as well as a stiff challenge from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

Hickey notes that other betting markets have shown similar but less extreme declines in those odds. Betfair, another popular betting market, shows Clinton's chances dropping from 75 percent to 66 percent.


"The gap is narrowing," said Hickey. "What everyone thought was impossible a few weeks ago, is less and less unlikely now."

Bernie Sanders on Face The Nation: Voters should take a "hard look" at Clinton emails report

Sanders: Voters should take a "hard look" at Clinton emails report
By Emily Schultheis
Face The Nation
May 29, 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said in an interview airing Sunday that voters will need to take a "hard look" at the State Department audit criticizing Clinton for her use of a private email server, but stopped short of going after her directly for it.

"The Inspector General just came out with a report, it was not a good report for Secretary Clinton. That is something that the American people, Democrats and delegates are going to have to take a hard look at," he said. "But for me right now, I continue to focus on how we can rebuild a disappearing middle class, deal with poverty, guarantee health care to all of our people as a right."

Sanders said he believes he doesn't have to focus superdelegates' attention on the IG report.

"They will be keeping it in mind. I don't have to tell them that," Sanders said. "I mean, everybody in America is keeping it in mind, and certainly the superdelegates are."

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Democratic Party officials in Puerto Rico Cut June 5th Primary Polling Places from 1,510 to 455!

The Hill
Sanders supporters up in arms over Puerto Rico polling locations
by Rebecca Savransky
May 29, 2016

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are up in arms about the number of polling locations in place for the Puerto Rico primary.

A Sanders supporter tweeted on Sunday that three weeks ago, Puerto Rico had 1,510 polling locations in place for the Democratic primary, but now, it has just 455.

A reddit page created by Sanders For President said that the cuts were "about as bad as Arizona." Several supporters of Sanders were fired up over the cuts.

The commonwealth initially had 1,510 polling locations. But on Friday, it announced it was cutting back its polling locations to 455 ahead of the June 5 primary.


The obvious purpose is to reduce the turnout of voters in the Democratic Party which will help Clinton's campaign. They prefer low voter participation and exclusionary primaries. imagine2015

"Sanders can beat Trump. And Hillary can’t — not anymore."

After latest email revelations and endless dishonesty, time for Hillary Clinton to head for the hills
by Linda Stasi
Saturday, May 28, 2016

If the Democrats want to save themselves the indignity of a total slaughter, Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race. After last week, a Hillary-led ticket has as much chance of winning the White House as Trump has of losing the white vote. Sanders can beat Trump. And Hillary can’t — not anymore.

Too many scandals, too many years of Clinton fatigue, and now, after the latest email revelations, just too many lies chasing her like Van Helsing on Dracula.

But The Donald lies too — and he’s killing it, right?

So yes, the two presumptive candidates (well, he no longer needs to presume) lie like cheap rugs.

The difference is that Hillary lies and sticks to it, and Donald lies and gets away with it.

If the Dems didn’t have such a giant death wish, coupled with fear of the Clinton machine, the party leaders would force her to drop out.


Video: Andrea Mitchell: E-mail scandal is "devastating". Mika Brzezinski "she's lying, straight out"

Sanders Draws Big Crowds at California Rallies. Aiming to speak to more than 200,000 before June 7th

Press Release

Sanders Draws Big Crowds at Southern California Rallies
May 29, 2016

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday crisscrossed Southern California with rallies at Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and here at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

Aiming to speak to more than 200,000 Californians during the month before the June 7 presidential primary election, Sanders already was more than half-way to that goal after he 6,000 supports sprawled across a lawn at the coastline campus of Santa Barbara City College, 7,500 sat in the blazing sun at the Santa Maria High School football field and 4,100 packed the fairgrounds grandstands in Bakersfield at the southern end of California’s Central Valley.

In a tightening California contest with Hillary Clinton, Sanders already has won primaries and caucuses in 20 states. He said a win in the Golden State with its prize of 475 pledged delegates would give his grassroots campaign a big boost heading into this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. “We’re going to go in with momentum and we’re going to come out with the Democratic nomination,” Sanders said.

He also taunted Donald Trump for his on-again, off-again response to Sanders’ challenge to debate in California. Trump had twice agreed to debate Sanders but then backed down.

“You’re a big macho guy,” Sanders said of Trump. “If you have any guts come on down and let’s debate the issues.”

Sanders proposed a televised encounter with the Republican Party presidential nominee after Clinton reneged on her agreement to debate Sanders in California in May.

Before the sunset rally here in Bakersfield, Sanders met with Latino community leaders and residents for a discussion of immigration reform, farmworkers’ rights and other issues.

“It is very clear to me that we have a broken immigration system and we need comprehensive immigration reform and a path toward citizenship,” Sanders said at the meeting at the Kern County Fairgrounds. “The goal should be to unite families, not divide families.”

The Vermont senator also fielded questions about dilapidated housing and the health consequences of pesticide exposure and groundwater contamination.

“I don’t believe there is any member of the Congress with a stronger pro-labor voting record. I’ve been on more picket lines than I can recall,” Sanders said.

He also recited his work on behalf of farm workers laboring under “deplorable” circumstances in Immokalee, Florida. Sanders traveled there in 2008 and based on that first-hand experience he later chaired a Senate hearing into how the agricultural industry was taking advantage of workers who were denied decent wages, decent working conditions and decent housing.

Speaking to huge California crowds, Bernie Sanders now has 55,000 volunteers in state!

‘A capacity to move voters’: can California be Sanders’ golden state?
As the senator stays on the move, speaking to huge crowds, volunteers and insiders say he can take the Democratic nomination away from Hillary Clinton.
Nicky Woolf in San Diego
May 29, 2016

The Vermont senator has set a punishing pace in California: in the last week alone he addressed crowds in National City, Vista, Irvine, Santa Monica, Anaheim, East Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Cathedral City, Lancaster, Ventura, San Pedro, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Pomona, Bakersfield, Fresno and Visalia.

Sanders has outspent Clinton on advertising and his ground game is strong; he has more than 55,000 volunteers in the state who have made more than two million phone calls, according to the campaign.

His rallies, attended by tens of thousands, sometimes more, certainly don’t feel like those of a losing candidate.

His audience hang on his every word, joyously finishing his favoured talking-points. They sport hats, T-shirts and even tattoos of Sanders’ unofficial logo: a silhouette of his unkempt hair and glasses which has become almost as recognizable a totem of the 2016 primary as Donald Trump’s red “make America great again” hats.

Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, told the Guardian: “What [everyone is] missing is that although the secretary [Clinton] has obviously racked up a substantial delegate lead, there is an incredible wellspring of support for the senator and it has not really made it through the process.”

“It would be extremely difficult to surpass [Clinton] in pledged delegates, she has a 270-pledged delegate lead right now,” Weaver said. But he added that what the Sanders campaign could do was “to substantially narrow that lead”.

“This is going to be a largely political argument to be made to the superdelegates,” Weaver said. “All the polling shows that, at state level and national level, he’s just a stronger general election candidate. It’s not like that there’s a magic [delegate] threshold, but the closer you are, the stronger that argument will be.” Weaver seems confident of a win in California.

“This kind of intensive campaigning by the senator, it really does move a lot of voters,” he said, pointing to the Michigan primary, which Sanders won despite being 10 points behind just a week before the vote. “He has the capacity to move voters just by his presence at these large events.”

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Feel This Bern, Pal!

List of The Artists and Cultural Leaders for Bernie Sanders


We — the undersigned artists, musicians, and cultural leaders of America — are excited to endorse a new vision for our country.

It’s a vision that pushes for a progressive economic agenda.

It’s a vision that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment, and gets big money out of politics.

We endorse Bernie Sanders to become the 2016 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States of America.


The Artists and Cultural Leaders for Bernie Sanders

Physician | Activist

Patch Adams


Brian Baker

Minor Threat, Bad Religion


Chris Ballew

Presidents of the United States of America


Lou Barlow

Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh


Justin Bartha


Adrian Bartos

Stretch Armstrong


Bhi Bhiman


Jello Biafra

Dead Kennedys


Stephen Bishop


Elvin Bishop


CJ Boyd

Composer | Musician

Nicholas Britell


Mehcad Brooks


Jackson Browne


Dan Campbell

The Wonder Years


Belinda Carlisle

The Go-Go’s


Tommy Castro


Matthew Caws

Nada Surf

Comedian | Author | Artist

Margaret Cho

Musician | Author

Cheetah Chrome

Activist | Entrepreneur

Ben Cohen

Writer | Editor | Director

Hank Corwin


Marshall Crenshaw


David Crosby


Bob D’Amico

The Fiery Furnaces, Sebadoh

Musician | Author

John Densmore

The Doors, Riders on the Storm

Actor | Producer

Danny DeVito


Aaron Draplin


Greg Dulli

Afghan Whigs

Musician | Actor

Steve Earle


Alex Ebert

Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeroes


Ron English


Alejandro Escovedo


Shepard Fairey


Jonathan Fishman




Red Hot Chili Peppers


Andy Fleming

Brother Trucker

Artist | Producer | Composer

Ben Folds


Ben Foster

Actor | Musician

Jon Foster


Musician | Composer

Bill Frisell


Nicholas Gonzalez


Mike Gordon



Billy Gould

Faith No More

Radio Host

Michael Halloran

Musician | Videographer

Adam Harding

Dumb Numbers

Musician | Writer

Maureen Herman

Babes in Toyland

Actor | Musician

Brendan Hines

Musician | Producer

Karl Hofstetter

Joyful Noise Recordings

Writer | Producer

David Holden

DJ | Musician

Chris Holmes


Cadien Lake James

Twin Peaks “Band”

Musician | Music Producer | Author

Brad Terrence "Scarface" Jordan

Geto Boys

Producer | Manager | Consultant

Mike Kappus

Writer | Producer

Daniel Kellison


Anthony Kiedis

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Musician | Author

Tim Kinsella

Joan of Arc


Nate Kinsella

Joan of Arc, Birthmark


Josh Klinghoffer

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Actor | Comedian

David Koechner

Music Publisher | Music Supervisor

Margaret Saadi Kramer

Musician | Composer

Wayne Kramer


Actress | Musician

Zoë Kravitz

Actor | Musician

Donovan Leitch

Actress | Musician

Juliette Lewis


Jason Loewenstein

The Fiery Furnaces, Sebadoh


Justin Long


Jesse Malin

Sports Commentator | Musician | Actor

Sal Masekela


Holt McCallany

Rapper | Producer | Speaker

Brandon Christopher “Lil B" McCartney


Trevor McFedries

Skeet Skeet

Writer | Director

Adam McKay

Author | Historian

Dennis McNally

Musician | Producer

Justin Meldal-Johnsen


Breckin Meyer


Ezra Miller

Photographer | Author

Susana Millman


Donald Warren “DW” Moffett


Thurston Moore

Sonic Youth


Charlie Musselwhite


Graham Nash


Meshell Ndegeocello


Will Noon


Comedian | Writer | Actor

Patton Oswalt


Raul Pacheco



Holly Palmer

Screenwriter | Producer | Director

Oren Peli

Actor | Producer

Jeremy Piven


Shira Piven


Joel Rafael

Musician | Activist

Bonnie Raitt

Actress | Musician

Nikki Reed

Comedian | Actor | Musician

John C. Reilly

Musician | Actor

Michael “Killer Mike” Render

Blues Legend

Duke Robillard

Actor | Director | Producer

Mark Ruffalo


Jonathan Sadowski

Investor | Writer

Guy Saperstein


Jeanine Saperstein


Gabe Saporta

Cobra Starship


Susan Sarandon

Musician | Composer

Chris Schlarb

Musician | Producer

Walter Schreifels


Zach Sciacca



Reid Scott

Author | Critic

Joel Selvin


Chris Shiflett

Foo Fighters


Eve Sicular

Isle Of Klezbos

Musician | Composer

Corky Siegel

Comedian | Actress | Writer

Sarah Silverman

Writer | Historian

Sylvie Simmons


Chad Smith

Red Hot Chili Peppers


Jill Sobule

Musician | Producer

Sam Sparro

Screenwriter | Comedian

Andrew Steele


Michael Stipe



Serj Tankian

System of a Down


Jeff Tweedy



Loudon Wainwright III


Mike Watt

The Stooges, Minutemen


Chelsea Tyler



Dusty Watson

The Sonics


George Wendt

Philosopher | Academic

Dr. Cornel West


Wil Wheaton


Lucinda Williams

Comedian | Writer

Lizz Winstead


Yoni Wolf



Steve Wozniak

Musician | Composer

Hans Zimmer

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Bernie Sanders: Primary isn't 'rigged,' just 'dumb'

Sanders: Primary isn't 'rigged,' just 'dumb'
by Evelyn Rupert
May 28, 2016

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders rejected Donald Trump's characterization of the Democratic primary system as "rigged," but did give his own harsh assessment.

"Well, I've been very touched by Donald Trump's love for me. But John, you know, with all due respect, I think there may be some aspect of this which he thinks will advantage himself," he told host John Dickerson on CBS News' "Face the Nation" in an interview to air Sunday.

On Thursday, Trump gave "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host Jimmy Kimmel a question to ask Sanders during his appearance on the show. He asked if Sanders would launch a third-party campaign because "both primary systems are rigged, but in particular the Democrats' ridiculous system of superdelegates."

"I wouldn't use the word 'rigged,' because we knew what the rules were," Sanders said on "Face the Nation." "But what is really dumb is that you have closed primaries, like in New York State, where 3 million people who were Democrats or Republicans could not participate. Where you have a situation where over 400 super delegates came on board Clinton's campaign before anybody else was in the race, eight months before the first vote was cast. That's not rigged. I think it's just a dumb process which has certainly disadvantaged our campaign."

Sanders and his supporters have protested the Democratic nomination process, especially the influential role of superdelegates and the limited amount of primaries open to Independent voters.

Sanders also continued to hit Trump for backing out of a proposed debate, saying that he has flip-flopped on the idea.

"I think that is who Donald Trump is, and I think the American people should be very concerned about somebody who keeps changing his mind not only on this debate, but on virtually every issue he's been asked about," he said.

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