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June 5, 2016

Donald trump rally..

May 28, 2016

Darletta Scruggs on Fox news.

May 27, 2016

Democracy for America backs Canova in race against Wasserman Schultz

Democracy for America endorsed Tim Canova on Friday in his Florida primary race against Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The progressive grass-roots PAC accused Wasserman Schultz of aligning herself with wealthy special interests, noting her support for protecting the payday lending industry and her vote for trade promotion authority legislation, which was critical for the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that has been panned by many liberals.

“DFA members are backing Tim Canova in this race for Congress, not for who he supports or who supports him, but because he has spent his life challenging the power of Wall Street banks, multinational corporations, and the systemic political corruption that keeps them profitable at the expense of everyone else,” DFA Chairman Jim Dean said in a statement.

“Simply put,” he continued, “if Democrats are going to be the party that confronts the wealthy and powerful who dominate our political process and enable growing income inequality, we need political revolutionaries like Tim Canova in the U.S. Congress.”

May 27, 2016

Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before — including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private.

After 14 months of public scrutiny and skepticism over Clinton's motives in keeping her emails secret, new questions emerged Thursday. They centered on her apparent failure to turn over a November 2010 message in which she worried that her personal messages could become accessible to outsiders, along with two other messages a year later that divulged possible security weaknesses in the home email system she used while secretary of state.

The Clinton campaign has previously denied that her home server was breached, but newly revealed emails show an aide worried it could have been compromised.

The existence of these previously unreleased messages — which appear to have been found among electronic files of four former top Clinton State Department aides — renews concerns that Clinton was not completely forthcoming when she turned over a trove of 55,000 pages of work-related emails. And it has drawn fresh criticism from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

On Thursday, Clinton said she had been forthcoming with her personal emails.

"I have provided all of my work-related emails, and I've asked that they be made public, and I think that demonstrates that I wanted to make sure that this information was part of the official records," Clinton said, according to an interview transcript provided by ABC News.

May 26, 2016

Nothing to see here folks, keep on walking (video) keep on walking..

Edit with embedded youtube video:

May 25, 2016

The Democratic Party's Civil War Is Just Getting Started

The liberal wing of the Democratic Party is gaining strength, and asserting its power.

When Hillary Clinton formally claims the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this summer in Philadelphia, she will inherit a party in the throes of a revolution — one in which her side seems likely to lose in the long term.

The upheaval has been decades in the making, as the party has evolved from choosing relative centrist nominees such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry over more liberal contenders, to Barack Obama, who positioned himself to the left of Hillary Clinton in 2008. Now, even while Clinton appears set to win the Democratic nomination this year, she has faced an unexpectedly difficult challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the farthest-left Democratic candidate to seriously vie for the nomination in decades.

Around the country, signs are mounting that the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party is gaining strength, and asserting its power. Through April, Sanders, before this race a back-bench senator with little real political power, had raised more money for his presidential contest than the vaunted Clinton machine. Clinton herself has moved to the left, in an effort to head off Sanders.

May 25, 2016

Clinton cronies smearing voters she'll need

Painting DNC establishment as victims of Bernie thugs will fuel progressive insurrection, not stop it.

As Hillary Clinton declares that “there is no way I won’t be” the Democratic presidential nominee, her establishment cronies continue to try to pressure Bernie Sanders out of the race. The latest gambit casts Sanders' supporters as violent thugs.

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told MSNBC that she found the behavior of Sanders’ supporters, upset over what they saw as procedural shenanigans at the recent Nevada convention, “seriously disturbing” and chided them for “throwing chairs” and “engaging in violence.”

There’s a slight problem with this claim: It never happened.

Snopes.com and NPR’s ombudsman both concluded that there is no evidence a single chair was thrown at the convention meeting. It appears a person lifted a chair and put it back down. Oh, the horror. NPR’s ombudsman also concluded that use of the word “violence” by her organization was inappropriate, as no violence seems to have occurred.

It’s bad enough for reporters, pundits and Clinton supporters to repeat explosive claims about the convention, as widely occurred, but when the head of the DNC attempts to smear primary voters with false accusations, she has officially crossed the line.

May 24, 2016

Since hillary says she already won the nomination, could she please let her fans in CA know to stay

home for the upcoming primary? (sarcasm)

Edit with Sarcasm, before camp weathervane starts reporting me again.

May 23, 2016

Establishment Dems Fight to Defeat 'Medicare-for-All' in Colorado

Pro-Clinton Democrats join Big Pharma and state Republicans in fighting to defeat first-in-the-nation ballot measure for statewide single-payer plan


Highlighting the divisions in the Democratic party this election, Colorado's ballot measure for a universal, single-payer healthcare plan is facing unexpected resistance from the very same party that has been calling for such a healthcare plan since the 1990s.

"There is a disconnect between the powers that be and the people," said state senator Irene Aguilar, a former doctor and the chief architect of the statewide 'Medicare-for-all,' called ColoradoCare, in an interview with the Guardian. "The powers that be are incrementalists. There hasn't been a courage of conviction to try and deal with [healthcare coverage]."

If it passes, ColoradoCare would make Colorado the first state in the nation with universal healthcare.

Most Americans support replacing Obamacare with a single-payer system, and Bernie Sanders has made his support for universal healthcare a central pillar of his presidential campaign. His rival Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, continues to support the least popular position of maintaining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with only incremental and modest changes.

Clinton's position is echoed by establishment Democrats in Colorado, including Clinton supporter and former governor Bill Ritter, who argued to the Guardian that ColoradoCare was not "practical or feasible."


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