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Trump to Use Hillary's 'Unqualified' Comment Against Sanders in November Election


Post Politics
Clinton questions whether Sanders is qualified to be president
By Juliet Eilperin and Anne Gearan
April 6, 2016



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/04/06/clinton-questions-whether-sanders-is-qualified-to-be-president/?tid=a_inl








Bernie Sanders catching up to Hillary in California! Clinton's lead has shrunk to two points!

Bernie Sanders catching up to Hillary in California: poll
By Mary Kay Linge
New York Post
April 24, 2016


Hillary Clinton’s lead over rival Bernie Sanders in California has shrunk to two points, bringing to a screeching halt any momentum she hoped to gain from her 16-point win in New York.

The Fox poll out Friday night showed Sanders surging in the Golden State, where two earlier April polls had him 6 and 12 points behind.

Clinton has the support of 48 percent of those likely to vote in the state’s Democratic primary on June 7, the survey found, while 46 percent favor the Vermont senator.



http://nypost.com/2016/04/24/bernie-sanders-narrows-hillarys-lead-in-california-primary/

Latest Polls April 29th Show Sanders Doing Better Than Clinton Against Republicans



Latest Polls
Friday
April 29, 2016


General Election: Trump vs. Clinton IBD/TIPP Clinton 47, Trump 40 Clinton +7
General Election: Trump vs. Sanders IBD/TIPP Sanders 50, Trump 38 Sanders +12

General Election: Cruz vs. Clinton IBD/TIPP Clinton 47, Cruz 40 Clinton +7
General Election: Cruz vs. Sanders IBD/TIPP Sanders 49, Cruz 38 Sanders +11

General Election: Kasich vs. Clinton IBD/TIPP Kasich 45, Clinton 41 Kasich +4
General Election: Kasich vs. Sanders IBD/TIPP Sanders 46, Kasich 42 Sanders +4

It's pretty hard to believe the former Senator from Wall Street is going represent working class.


So prove me wrong.

I'm listening.

Why Hillary Clinton Will Not Secure the Nomination, According to the Math



This is What Will Happen at the Democratic Convention
By John Laurits -
April 29, 2016


It has even become something of a weekly occurrence for Hillary Clinton and her Wallstreet-backed campaign to imply, insinuate, or flat-out demand that Sanders withdraw his bid for the nomination — they are growing increasingly indignant about the fact that Sanders is trying to win. Which brings us to the heart of the issue — can Bernie Sanders–can we–win the delegates needed for the nomination?

The answer to this question is as simple as it is misleading — No. No, my friends, we cannot. And yet–! And yet, neither can Hillary Clinton — and I am going to show you what the media is willfully hiding from you. I am going to show you why, using the one thing that even the media can’t hide: Math.

Why Clinton Will Not Secure the Nomination, According to Math


According to the Green Papers, Clinton stands (today, April 28th) with 1,664 pledged delegates, while Sanders has gathered 1,371. The amount of delegates needed to secure the nomination is 2,383 and, if you’ll pardon me for my use of arithmetic, I will now demonstrate why that number is hopelessly out of reach for the Clinton campaign.

Things are going to become very interesting when the DNC and the super-delegates realize that Sanders, unlike the Wallstreet-backed Clinton-Machine, will bring in not only millions of independent voters that were unable to vote in the primaries, but even defecting Republican votes, sealing the GOP’s utter defeat in November.

Things are going to become very interesting when, while they are thinking about all of these things, they are doing so to the earth-shaking, thunderous chants of “Sanders! Sanders!” from his tens of thousands of supporters outside, who have time-and-again proven their ability to rally by the tens of thousands — do you think that we won’t do the same at the convention?


And finally, things are going to become very, very interesting when the super-delegates and the DNC are forced to choose, publicly, whether to hand the nomination to Clinton and watch the millions of independents walk away, along with millions of former-democrat Sanders-supporters, basically handing the general election to the neo-fascists Trump or Cruz — or, to hand it to Sanders, a leader who will have the support, not only of the entire Democratic Party, but of millions of Independents, Green Party voters, and — yes, indeed — even Republicans defecting from the extremist GOP. That will be the most interesting part, I think. I’ll see you all in Philadelphia.

Read the full article including the real math used in the article at:
http://www.nationofchange.org/news/2016/04/29/will-happen-democratic-convention/

President Barack Obama praises Bernie Sanders’ grassroots-funded campaign



President Obama praises Sanders on campaign finance
By Torin Peel -
April 28, 2016


During a news conference at the White House on Thursday, President Barack Obama praised Bernie Sanders’ grassroots-funded campaign.

The president told journalists that Sanders’ fundraising efforts could help restore voters’ faith in the democratic system.

“You’ve got to give Bernie Sanders, for example, credit — building off some of the work I did; I, in turn, built off the work that Howard Dean did — for smaller donations, grassroots donors, to build up small contributions to allow candidates to be competitive,” President Obama said.

Obama also signalled that more should be done to fix campaign finance, saying it’s not enough for candidates like Sanders to voluntarily rely on small donations.

“I am a strong believer in finding ways in which we can make the financing of campaigns more democratic,” he said.

http://berniepost.com/2016/04/president-obama-praises-sanders-campaign-finance/

Clinton-Warren Ticket:: "You don't want a vice-president who's going to outshine the president"

POLITICO

The Clinton-Warren fantasy
Hillary Clinton is intrigued by the idea of an all-female ticket. But allies say she likely won't pick the woman of progressive dreams: Elizabeth Warren
By Annie Karni
04/30/16



Elizabeth Warren would be the dream vice presidential pick for millions of forlorn Bernie Sanders supporters, an instant antidote to the charge that Hillary Clinton is too close to Wall Street.

But in interviews with more than a dozen prominent Democrats and campaign allies, most viewed a Clinton-Warren ticket as an unlikely scenario — despite the appeal of a two-woman ticket to Clinton campaign officials and also to Clinton, who sources said is intrigued by the idea.

Warren has criticized Clinton in the past for flipping her stance on the bankruptcy bill because of Wall Street campaign contributions she took as a New York senator. Still, she is exactly what Clinton needs, some Democrats argue -- an independent thinker with a powerful grassroots fundraising base to tap into.

Warren, proponents of the partnership said, would also help Clinton with her gap among millennial female voters, third-wave feminists who want to see a woman elected president but not merely for the sake of electing a woman.

But the cons of Warren, many Clinton allies said, outweigh the pros. “You don’t want a vice president who’s going to outshine the president,” said the super delegate supporting Clinton. “With Warren, I think there’s a real possibility of that.”

Democrats said they would also worry about Warren’s ability to fall in line behind Clinton. When she was recruited to run for Senate from her post at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, for instance, she was wary until she could be assured she could do more about banking regulation from the Senate. And Warren insiders have expressed a distrust of Clinton on their core issue of Wall Street reform.

Read the full article at:
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/hillary-clinton-elizabeth-warren-ticket-222652


Jane Sanders to FBI: Get the lead out on its Clinton e-mail investigation

POLITICO
Jane Sanders to FBI: Get on with Clinton email probe
By Nick Gass
04/29/16


The FBI should get the lead out on its investigation over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, Jane Sanders said Thursday.

During an interview with Neil Cavuto aired Thursday on Fox Business, the wife of Bernie Sanders and one of his closest political advisers also said that the campaign would continue to draw distinctions with Clinton on policy issues and not personal affairs.

Sanders noted that her husband's campaign has said as much from the very beginning of the campaign, particularly after he remarked during the first Democratic debate that the American people are "sick of hearing about your damn emails."

But Jane Sanders also noted that the Democratic candidate said there was a process, remarking that the FBI investigation is going forward.

"We want to let it go through without politicizing it, and then we’ll find out what the situation is. And that’s how we still feel," Sanders said. "I mean, it would be nice if the FBI moved it along," she added, with a laugh.



"it would be nice if the FBI moved it along," Jane Sanders says of the probe into Hillary Clinton's private email. |

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/04/jane-sanders-hillary-clinton-fbi-222624


Jane Sanders Speaks Out: We're Not Spoiling The Democratic Race

Independent Investigation Confirms Sanders Campaign Told the Truth In DNC Lawsuit



Press Release

Independent Investigation Confirms Sanders Campaign Told the Truth
April 29, 2016


BURLINGTON, Vt. – Four months ago, in an impulsive overreaction and at a critical point in the campaign just weeks before the closest Iowa caucus results in history, the DNC shut down the Sanders campaign’s access to its own voter file data, only restoring access after the campaign filed a lawsuit in Federal court.

Now, four months later, an independent investigation of the firewall failures in the DNC’s shared voter file database has definitively confirmed that the original claims by the DNC and the Clinton campaign were wholly inaccurate – the Sanders campaign never “stole” any voter file data; the Sanders campaign never “exported” any unauthorized voter file data; and the Sanders campaign certainly never had access to the Clinton campaign’s “strategic road map.”

In fact, the independent investigation has confirmed what the Sanders campaign said from the start:
The DNC’s security failures allowed four Sanders campaign staffers – three junior-level staffers led by a manager who had been hired at the recommendation of the DNC and who was immediately terminated after the incident – to have extremely short-lived access for one hour to Hillary for America’s scoring models, but not to any of Hillary for America’s proprietary voter data.
No one else in the Sanders campaign, outside these four staffers, accessed the Hillary for America’s scoring models or had knowledge that the activity was taking place until well after the incident was over.
With one exception, all unauthorized access took place within the DNC’s own system. While there is evidence that the terminated staffer may have exported a summary data table, the independent investigation of Sanders campaign computers could not locate that file and no one in the Sanders campaign has ever seen that file.

With the investigation behind us, the campaign has withdrawn its lawsuit against the DNC today but continues to implore the DNC to address the systemic instability that remains in its voter file system. It is imperative that the DNC make it a top priority to prevent future data security failures in the voter file system, failures that only serve as unnecessary distractions to the democratic process.

Bernie Sanders Campaign Manager Jeff Weaver said “We are gratified by the results of this independent investigation.”

https://berniesanders.com/press-release/independent-investigation-confirms-sanders-campaign-told-truth/
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