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  • Biden: Clinton 'relatively new' to income inequality issue

    01/11/2016 11:15:56 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    Vice President Biden heaped praise on Hillary Clinton's chief opponent in the Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), for his "deep and real" focus on income inequality. Biden said Clinton has come up with some "thoughtful" solutions to the issue, but that people might question her authenticity on the wage and income gaps because she has only begun speaking about it recently. "I think that Bernie is speaking to a yearning that is deep and real. And he has credibility on that," Biden said Monday in an interview with CNN. Asked about the fact Hillary has spoken about the...
  • Paris attacks force Sanders to adjust campaign strategy

    11/18/2015 6:01:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    "All of a sudden I heard this jarring switch to income inequality," Democratic strategist Brad Bannon said about how Sanders kicked off the debate in Iowa."I know they were trying to shift the debate back to their turf, but it was so jarring. That's not what Americans wanted to hear. They had been watching nonstop coverage of the tragedy in Paris for a full 24 hours at that point." Friday's Paris attacks have forced Bernie Sanders to adjust his strategy to prove to Democrats that he's fit to be commander in chief. While Hillary Clinton has a distinct edge in...
  • Lincoln Chafee Says He's Exploring 2016 Run as a Democrat

    04/09/2015 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | April 9, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    Lincoln Chafee, a former governor and senator from Rhode Island, says he's exploring a run for the 2016 Democratic nomination. On a new web site, Chafee, who served as an independent as governor and a Republican in the United States Senate, says he's concerned about "international instability, especially in the Middle East and north Africa." "Throughout my career, I exercised good judgment on a wide range of high-pressure decisions, decisions that require level-headedness and careful foresight," he added. "Often these decisions came in the face of political adversity. During the next weeks and months I look forward to sharing with...
  • Texas: Dems’ leading Senate candidate is a LaRouchie who thinks Obama is a genocidal narcissist

    02/24/2014 7:55:44 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 7 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 2/24/14 | David Freddoso
    As an acolyte of perennial presidential fringe candidate Lyndon LaRouche, she believes the U.S. economy is secretly controlled by a cabal of London financial institutions. She’s paraded around Houston with a giant picture of Obama sporting a Hitler mustache and compared the Affordable Care Act to 1930s-era Nazi eugenics policies. Here’s a video from Rogers’s 2012 congressional campaign about Obama — not making this up, it’s titled “Super-Ego-Genocidal-Narcissist-Psychosis!” sung to the tune of the famous Mary Poppins song:
  • Chris Hayes: I found the defense of Weiner by his wife “surprisingly persuasive”

    07/24/2013 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | July 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, I’m going to give Hayes the benefit of the doubt and assume that he’s pandering to his audience in saying this, not that he really believes it. His reputation for being “cerebral” may be overstated but there ain’t no way no how no chance this guy’s sincerely convinced by the “logic” that because a candidate has been forgiven by his spouse for wrongdoing, the electorate should forgive too. If Huma can tolerate Weiner’s seemingly pathological need for affirmation by sexting with random women, that’s great; why a voter would tolerate it, I have no idea. At a...
  • Obama corrects gaffe on kin's participation in freeing Auschwitz

    05/28/2008 5:23:22 AM PDT · by Baladas · 55 replies · 156+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | May 28, 2008 | FOON RHEE
    Republicans tried yesterday to jump on it as a question of Barack Obama's judgment. His campaign chalked it up to an innocent mistake. The latest gaffe in the presidential campaign started during a Memorial Day event in New Mexico, where Obama talked about his uncle being among the US troops who liberated the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. "And the story in our family was that when he came home, he just went up into the attic and he didn't leave the house for six months," Obama said. The veracity of the recollection started rebounding around the blogosphere, then yesterday,...
  • Clinton to Obama: Not so fast

    05/19/2008 3:07:42 PM PDT · by Baladas · 19 replies · 124+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2008 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    MAYSVILLE, Ky., May 19 (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton had a warning on Monday for rival Barack Obama, who is on the verge of claiming the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination: Not so fast. "This is nowhere near over," Clinton said at a rally in Maysville, Kentucky, pressing ahead with her long shot bid for the White House even as Obama focuses on November's general election match-up with Republican John McCain. Despite Obama's almost unassailable lead in delegates who will select the nominee at the August Democratic convention, Clinton repeatedly has shrugged off calls to quit the race before the last of...
  • EDITORIAL: Not there ... yet

    05/08/2008 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 106+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/8/8 | Editor
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton made it clear Wednesday that she is not going away just because of an underwhelming victory in Indiana and an overwhelming defeat in North Carolina. No surprise there. Resiliency, defiance and a high threshold for shame have been among the defining traits of the Clintons' political life. "I'm staying in this race until there's a nominee," she told reporters in Shepherdstown, W. Va. She has every right to stay in the race. There may be an unwritten rule that candidates should drop out and rally around their party nominee when the math becomes implausible, but the...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Republican' tactics backfire in battle for Pennsylvania.

    04/20/2008 2:43:57 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 15 replies · 194+ views
    Times Online (London) ^ | Sunday, 20 April 2008 | Sarah Baxter
    President Bush’s election guru Karl Rove tells our correspondent in Philadelphia that she has left it too late to assail Barack Obama. . . WITH days to turn around her presidential campaign or face defeat, Hillary Clinton swung through Pennsylvania last week on a crash tour to squeeze every last vote out of the state after being outshone, outspent and outmanoeuvred by Barack Obama in a bloody campaign. For a moment, it appeared that the Clintons would stop at nothing to block the Illinois senator’s ascent to the nomination Hillary once regarded as rightfully hers. Chelsea Clinton appeared on a...
  • Texas and Ohio freepers should vote for Hillary

    02/13/2008 6:53:28 PM PST · by Engine82 · 133 replies · 1,070+ views
    self | 2-13-08 | Engine82
    No doubt Hillary is the weakest candidate on the democrat side. Assuming Texas and Ohio have open primaries and the GOP nomination has been clinched by McCain republican voters in Ohio and Texas should ask for a democrat ballot and mark Hillary's name. Sending the two liberal democrats into a convention without a clear nominee is good for Republicans. If you have a friend who lives in Ohio and Texas send them an email asking them to muddy the waters for the democrats by voting for Hillary.
  • Update: Alameda County polls open til 10 p.m. for late voting

    02/05/2008 9:20:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 127+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 2/5/8 | Staff Reports
    Polling places in Alameda County will remain open as late as 10 p.m. after some locations ran out of provisional and Democratic ballots, the registrar's office said tonight. Registrar spokesman Guy Ashley said 14 polling places in Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont ran short of Democratic ballots. While earlier reports said the polling places were to remain open by court order, Ashley said there was no such order. Instead, he said Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith checked with the state Administrative Office of the Courts in interpreting the Elections Code, and then advised County Counsel Richard Winnie to advise the...
  • Breaking News >> AP: John Edwards to Quit Democratic Presidential Race

    01/30/2008 6:05:47 AM PST · by SE Mom · 203 replies · 21,705+ views
    Fox News ^ | 30 January 2008
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  • The Great Black - Hispanic Split

    01/23/2008 8:12:46 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 56 replies · 204+ views
    The New York Post ^ | The New York Post | Steven Malanga
    THE GREAT BLACK-HISPANIC SPLIT IT GOES FAR BEYOND CLINTON VS. OBAMA By STEVEN MALANGA Jackson: Long term, couldn't ease blacks' fears on immigration. January 22, 2008 -- FIERCE fighting over the minority vote may be the real surprise of the '08 Democratic race, with many blacks gravitating to Sen. Barack Obama and Hispanics to Sen. Hillary Clinton. But this split isn't just about these candidates; it's been a long time coming. The tensions have many sources, but the one few analysts
  • Expatriate Democrats can cast ballots on the Internet

    01/23/2008 12:40:58 PM PST · by weegee · 24 replies · 147+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 21, 2008, 8:33AM | JESSICA BERNSTEIN-WAX
    MEXICO CITY — This year, for the first time, expatriate Democrats can cast their ballots on the Internet in a presidential primary for people living outside the United States. Democrats Abroad, an official branch of the party representing overseas voters, will hold its first global presidential preference primary from Feb. 5 to 12, with ex-pats selecting the candidate of their choice by Internet as well as fax, mail and in-person at polling places in more than 100 countries. Democrats Abroad is particularly proud of the online voting option — which provides a new alternative to the usual process of voting...
  • Questioner who brought Hillary to tears was contacted ahead of time by campaign. A setup?

    01/09/2008 7:55:44 AM PST · by RecallMoran · 195 replies · 283+ views
    Chris Core Show WMAL Washington ^ | January 9, 2008 | Chris Core Show
    Marianne Pernold was called by Clinton's campaign ahead of time to go to the coffee shop in Ft. Smith New Hampshire (older woman-democrat). She was invited by Terry Norelli of Hillary's campaign. Questioner thinks that Hillary was sincere because the question was personal. Marianne says that immediately after the crying, Hillary resumed the political face. "Marianne Pernold tells 630 WMAL's Chris Core she truly believes that Senator Hillary Clinton's emotional response to her question at a meeting in New Hampshire was genuine. Pernold asked Clinton how she managed to keep going during the rough campaign, and Clinton's somewhat-teary response has...
  • Inside Obama’s Dream Machine (gag alert)

    01/05/2008 3:34:37 PM PST · by Baladas · 5 replies · 152+ views
    NEWSWEEK ^ | Jan 14, 2008 Issue | Richard Wolffe
    Barack Obama was badly in need of sleep, but he wasn't going to get any just yet. Late last Wednesday night, the candidate and his wife, Michelle, collapsed on the leather sofa aboard their campaign bus. It was the end of a 17-hour day rolling around Iowa trolling for votes. They had just come from a nighttime rally in Waterloo, where they double-teamed an enthusiastic crowd in an overheated school gym. On the bus, Obama nursed his raw throat with tea from a steel travel mug, his arm around Michelle's shoulder. The long-awaited Iowa caucuses—portrayed by the pundits as a...
  • Hillary Clinton Grade: C-

    10/31/2007 11:35:44 AM PDT · by Baladas · 128 replies · 85+ views
    Time magazine ^ | October 31, 2007 | by Mark Halperin
    Fell off the tough-shrill balance beam onto the "shrill" side — with a THUD. More defensive than usual, and at times too political and too hot tempered. Borderline disastrous moment at the end when she gave an equivocal answer about drivers licenses for illegal immigrants in New York; it opened the door for her opponents to pounce by turning it into a character issue — and pounce they did. The failure of her performance was cumulative, however, so only those watching the whole debate would see how weak her evening was. If she loses the nomination, tonight will go down...
  • Clinton Uses Birthday to Raise Funds

    10/27/2007 5:54:13 PM PDT · by Baladas · 11 replies · 37+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 26, 2007 | BETH FOUHY
    NEW YORK - Friends, family and supporters celebrated Hillary Rodham Clinton's 60th birthday Thursday night with a star-studded fundraiser that bridged generations. Comedian Billy Crystal and rockers Elvis Costello and the Wallflowers headlined the event at New York's historic Beacon Theater, which raked in more than $1.5 million for Clinton's presidential bid. Former President Clinton and daughter Chelsea joined the New York senator onstage to thank supporters, who had donated as much as $2,300 apiece to attend. Hillary Clinton's mother, Dorothy Rodham, and brother, Tony Rodham, looked on from the audience.
  • Clinton rides 'The Middle-Class Express' in Iowa {heh}

    10/08/2007 1:12:47 PM PDT · by Baladas · 12 replies · 398+ views
    The Swamp/Chicago Tribune ^ | October 8, 2007 | Mark Silva
    Hillary Clinton rode "The Middle Class Express'' through Iowa today. The red-white-and-blue bus carrying the senator from New York through the premier presidential nominating caucus state was carrying a message as well: Riding the self-anointed Middle Class Express, Clinton was selling a decidedly working-class appeal. The senator suggested that her economic leadership as a presidential candidate should be judged on how well the middle class fares under her plans — and, for a labor union audience, she said American trade agreements should be reconsidered every few years to assess how well they are working. With the presidents of four unions...
  • Edwards tells Clinton and Obama to stop fight

    07/29/2007 2:57:50 PM PDT · by Baladas · 22 replies · 584+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2007 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    DOVER, N.H. — Presidential hopeful John Edwards said the dispute between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama is completely wrong for the Democratic Party. "The last thing we need is two presidential candidates fighting with each other, instead of fighting for the change we need in America," Edwards said. "And, man, do we need change in the worst possible way." Since last week's debate in South Carolina, Clinton and Obama have been arguing about how far each would go, as president, to meet with leaders of hostile nations such as Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea. An Obama...