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  • Racially charged feud over Senate race in California spills into Democratic convention

    California’s racially charged all-Democrat Senate race has spilled onto the Democratic National Convention as the candidates continued to feud over President Obama’s endorsement of one over the other. Attorney General Kamala Harris, the recipient of Mr. Obama’s blessing, said Monday that she thought Rep. Loretta Sanchez should apologize to the president for suggesting that race played a role in the endorsement. Ms. Harris is black and Ms. Sanchez Hispanic. “I find it very troubling, and I think that that is not the voice or perspective of a leader,” Ms. Harris told Fox11 in Los Angeles. “Especially in these times, where...
  • Bombshell DNC Emails Reveal Staffers Used Homophobic Slurs & WORSE!

    07/26/2016 9:38:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Radar Online ^ | July 26, 2016 | Staff
    Will Hillary Clinton's campaign be destroyed by her own party? The hits keep coming for Hillary Clinton. As the DNC email leaks continued this week, it was revealed that Democrat staffers used homophobic slurs and secretly funneled money for the presumptive nominee! Amid the thousands of private emails released by Wikileaks in the latest batch, was one that might be the most offensive yet. In a shocking exchange, DNC Finance Director Jordan Kaplan is shown playing favorites, assisting superdelegate Lucy Moog in getting an acquaintance’s daughter a job in politics. “Could you or someone from your staff meet with an...
  • Bernie Sanders Supporters Don’t Care if Russia Hacked DNC Email

    07/26/2016 9:09:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2016 | Tim Mak
    Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t too concerned over whether or not Russia and Vladimir Putin leaked the DNC’s emails. PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters couldn’t care less about Vladimir Putin’s alleged role in the hack of Democratic National Committee emails that suggest the primary was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton. They’re fuming over the content of the emails, but seem unconcerned about how they were released to the public—apparently through an insidious Russian information operation to influence the American elections. The revelations in the emails are a scandal, to be sure. But the broader scandal is that...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • Sanders Delegates Stage Mass Walkout, Promising to Leave Democartic[sic] Party

    07/26/2016 5:00:01 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 114 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 7/26/2016 | Brian X. McCrone
    Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of their Democratic National Convention and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside the Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself an independent effectively immediately. Vincent Venditti, a #Bernie delegate, walked out of the #DemConvention. He is leaving to protest. And he's now a IND pic.twitter.com/kjbgHBrB0f — Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) July 26, 2016 Their protest and subsequent exodus from the Democratic Party is in line with hundreds of protesters outside the security perimeter, who said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the...
  • The Gravest Threat to America is the Democratic Party

    07/26/2016 8:27:53 PM PDT · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 26, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    As ISIS animals murder a priest in an ancient Normandy church, the Democrats preach love to our enemies across the world. As a Syrian scumbag detonates a suicide bomb at a music festival in Ansbach, Bavaria, the Democrats speak in 1960’s platitudes about peace. As a Muslim monster and guest of Mrs. Merkel hacks a pregnant woman to death on the streets of Germany, the Democrats hold a sit in and demand more free stuff from the government. While the so called “religion of peace” creates mayhem across the West, the Democrats want to teach the world to sing in...
  • Black Lives Matter supporters march against Clinton: ‘Just hard to trust’

    07/26/2016 6:52:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | S.A, Miller
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton is using the Democratic National Convention to aggressively woo minority voters, whom she is relying on to put her over the top in November, and she enlisted President Obama to spearhead the effort with a keynote speech Wednesday. But the bid to reunite the coalition of black and Hispanic voters who were instrumental in Mr. Obama’s two White House wins ran into powerful headwinds Tuesday from the Black Lives Matter movement. Black protesters took to streets with calls to shut down the convention just as Mrs. Clinton received the nomination and made history as the first...
  • DNC 2016: Demonstrators demonstrate Dems have problems with Clinton candidacy | Mulshine

    07/26/2016 6:18:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | July 26, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    PHILADELPHIA – I'll say this for Hillary Clinton. She certainly attracts a high-quality sort of protester. The people who showed up to protest Donald Trump last week in Cleveland were a self-centered bunch of attention-seekers. That chant that ended "five, six, seven, eight, America was never great!" was not intended to score political points with either side in this contest. But the Bernie Sanders supporters who showed up at the City of Brotherly Love have, coincidentally enough, shown a lot of brotherly love. Unlike in Cleveland, where the convention was held in a crowded downtown, this is being held in...
  • Politics In The News: The Democratic Convention

    07/26/2016 5:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 25, 2016 | Morning Edition
    Cokie Roberts and the Washington Post's Robert Costa talk politics ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Transcript. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene in Philadelphia. And I'm with NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea. And Don and I and many others from NPR are going to be covering the Democratic National Convention, which begins tonight, Don. But, I mean, there's already been news coming out all weekend. The activity has begun. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: Remember those sleepy summer weekends of your No more. GREENE: (Laughter). That's right. GONYEA: So on Friday, Hillary Clinton chose her running mate,...
  • BERNIE SANDERS DELEGATES SILENCED AGAIN – NOT GIVEN FORMS TO SUBMIT ALTERNATE VP

    07/26/2016 4:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Regated ^ | July 26, 2016 | Shane Ashton
    According to Jim Geraghty, the senior political correspondent for the National Review, the delegates who support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention were not allowed to be given the correct forms which would have allowed them to nominate and vote for an alternate vice president.(TWEET-AT-LINK) As reported by the National Review, 88 percent of Sanders delegates do not like Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine, former governor and current senator from Virginia. As covered by REGATED, Kaine holds many stances counter to progressive ideals. He has supported trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership as recently as Thursday,...
  • Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight

    07/26/2016 3:17:30 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 July 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Truncated title. Full title: Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight leaves Old Glory missing from Monday night's festivities After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present. Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, after the convention had been in the works for months. As speaker after speaker took the stage, screens behind them produced stunning scenery of the country and cool grey backgrounds.
  • Bernie Saunders REFUSES to nominate Clinton after campaign floats bizarre plan in bid

    07/26/2016 2:32:53 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/26/2016 | Francesca Chambers and Geoff Earle
    Bernie Sanders will not formally nominate Hillary Clinton for president, in a gesture he will not offer that might otherwise have been another signal of unity and reconciliation for still-seething Bernie backers. 'He will not nominate her, Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs told DailyMail.com
  • EXCLUSIVE: DNC Blocked Challenge to Tim Kaine By Denying Paperwork to Bernie Supporters

    07/26/2016 2:17:52 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    The Democratic National Committee shut down the plot to field a vice presidential challenger to Sen. Tim Kaine … by stalling on paperwork! Breitbart News has learned that the DNC used Office Space tactics to shut down the anti-Kaine effort, which we reported on Monday as it was developing among pro-Bernie delegates on the convention floor. The roll call vote to nominate Hillary Clinton and Kaine will occur Tuesday.
  • The 4 Most Damaging Emails From the DNC WikiLeaks Dump

    07/26/2016 1:13:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Alana Abramson and Shushannah Walshe
    WikiLeaks leaked nearly 20,000 emails on Friday from top Democratic National Committee officials, exchanged from January 2015 through May 2016. Several emails released show that although the DNC was supposed to remain neutral during the primary contest, officials grew increasingly agitated with Bernie Sanders and his campaign, at some points even floating ideas about ways to undermine his candidacy. The source of the leak has not been revealed, though Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, said on ABC News' "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday that he believes the Russians were instrumental in it. "Experts are telling us that...
  • Songs That Remind Us Who The Democrats Really Are

    07/26/2016 1:12:45 PM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 70 replies
    Self | 7/26/2016 | EQAndyBuzz
    Songs that remind us of who the Democrats really are.
  • 7 Things the Left Doesn’t Want You to Know About Their History

    07/26/2016 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Dinesh D' Souza
    Monday marked the beginning of the Democratic National Convention, where Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats will try to convince the country that they are the party of the future. To combat their lies, here is a list of seven things they donÂ’t want you to realize about their history from my latest book, HillaryÂ’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.1. The Founder of the Democratic Party was a Racist Land StealerAndrew Jackson didnÂ’t really go around the law; he made the law. He was a law unto himself. ThatÂ’s because he had the troops and the guns...
  • Tim Kaine’s ratings: those who like him don’t like America

    07/26/2016 8:57:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/26/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Hillary Clinton said Tim Kaine is everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not she swerved into the truth. A quick look at everything she and Tim Kaine represent proves she is right although not in the sense that she meant. Here is a list of the groups and organizations that like and don’t like Democrat Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine. As a Democrat the putative Catholic Kaine gets his requisite 100% rating from the baby murderers at Planned Parenthood; and the Wildlife crowd (animals are always more important to Democrats than actual people) gave Kaine a 91%. The...
  • As a Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use, I Changed My Mind About the Democrat Party

    07/26/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by milton23 · 72 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | J. D. Vance
    Mamaw encouraged me to get a job—she told me that it would be good for me and that I needed to learn the value of a dollar. When her encouragement fell on deaf ears, she then demanded that I get a job, and so I did, as a cashier at Dillman’s, a local grocery store. Working as a cashier turned me into an amateur sociologist. A frenetic stress animated so many of our customers. One of our neighbors would walk in and yell at me for the smallest of transgressions—not smiling at her, or bagging the groceries too heavy one...
  • Clinton aide on email leaks: 'I don't think they're done'

    07/26/2016 8:28:50 AM PDT · by ncfool · 125 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's campaign is bracing for the possibility of more damaging emails being leaked to the public as the presidential campaign enters its home stretch. Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Hillary for America, said it’s possible that more emails will be released at a time designed to inflict maximum political pain to Democrats. “The WikiLeaks leak was obviously designed to hurt our convention,” she told reporters. “I don’t think they’re done. That’s how they operate. “We can’t know, but it’s part of the reason that we wanted people to understand our belief that the Russians are behind this,”...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine

    07/26/2016 8:00:50 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Truncated title. Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine and Challenge Kaine as Running Mate! Disenfranchised Bernie Sanders delegates are talking intensely behind the scenes about how to disrupt the Democratic National Convention to protest the Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine ticket. Breitbart News has learned that some groups of delegates are considering nominating a vice presidential challenger to Clinton’s pick Tim Kaine. Others are discussing a potential walkout by Sanders delegates. But Sanders’ speech Monday afternoon urging people to vote for Clinton seems to have damaged the plans, prompting some pro-Bernie delegates...
  • DNC Night 1: Dems shout down opening prayer with Bernie chant

    07/26/2016 7:35:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    And guess what: The prayer leader asked for it I guess people who think Jesus was a socialist figure it’s no big deal to substitute one socialist for another, hey? Dr. Cynthia Hale, who offered the opening prayer, is senior pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Atlanta. She’s not just some Democrat political hack who was told to go up there and go through the motions of doing a prayer so they could say they did it. And my discernment tells me that she was trying to be sincere, although I note two things:
  • Democrat Demon Dance in the City of Brotherly Love

    07/26/2016 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/26/16 | Judi McLeod
    We live in a world dominated by propaganda, punditry and increasing pagandom where we rely on a media in bed with the government for truth Now that the Godless are gathered in one spot for the next few days at the Wells Fargo Center, in Philadelphia, we should take a good look at what we’re up against. This is our future, and it isn’t pretty and it isn’t good. The Democrats are doing a demon’s dance with every one of their many perversions on full display, paying flagrant homage to their coronated queen, the corrupt Hillary Clinton.
  • DNC Interim Head: Don’t Let ‘White Boys’ Win

    07/26/2016 7:10:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 25, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Daily Caller News Foundation DNC Interim Head: Don’t Let ‘White Boys’ Win Blake Neff Reporter The new interim head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has a colorful history, which includes demanding former President George H.W. Bush confess to an extramarital affair and a belief that “white boys” shouldn’t be allowed to win. Donna Brazile is set to take over the DNC from Debbie Wasserman Schultz as soon as the Democratic convention in Philadelphia wraps up. Brazile has worked as a political strategist and Democratic party operative for over thirty years, going all the way back to a job on...
  • No American flags visible at DNC on Day 1

    07/26/2016 6:24:39 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Patriotism took a back seat to racial grievances last night at the Democratic National Convention, as no American flags were visibly present at an event dedicated to picking a political leader for the United States of America. Alex Pfeifer of the Daily Caller was among those who noticed: The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags. The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.
  • Bitter Bernie Sanders supporters dangerously delusional if they don't follow their leader and stand

    07/26/2016 5:18:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Josh Greenman
    Complete Headline: Bitter Bernie Sanders supporters dangerously delusional if they don't follow their leader and stand behind Hillary The embittered Bernie Sanders brigades who interrupted speeches throughout the first day and night of the Democratic convention, chanting for their man and booing every mention of the nominee, as though it were Purim and Hillary Clinton the evil Haman, are dangerously delusional. You should respect their vote and passion; you shouldn't respect their rude outbursts. Those who couldn't contain themselves proved not to be proud progressives but petulant children who risk helping to elect Donald Trump, a massive threat to...
  • Winners and losers from the first night of the Democratic convention (Acid Reflux)

    07/26/2016 4:20:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/26/2016 | Chris Cillizza
    A tumultuous first day of the Democratic National Convention is in the books. I watched, tweeted and, candidly, ate and drank. (I mean, it was a long day.) My take on the best and worst of the night that was is below. Winners * Michelle Obama: An absolute home run. Period. It will be difficult for anyone in the next three days to deliver a better speech than the first lady did on Monday night. She used her personal story of raising two young African American girls in the White House to tie her husband's history-making presidency to the history-making...
  • Knives Out In Philly

    07/26/2016 3:03:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    PHILADELPHIA -- Deeply divided Democrats spent the first day of their unruly convention here desperately trying to reassure everyone that their fractured, out-of-touch party is united heading into the November election.
  • Bernie Sanders Says ‘Elect Hillary,’ Gets Heavily Booed

    07/25/2016 10:49:02 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    <p>In a remarkable display of resistance, Sen. Bernie Sanders was vigorously booed by his own supporters Monday as he urged them to rally around Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump for president. Later, as the Democratic National Convention opened, more boos rained down when Mrs. Clinton’s name was mentioned.</p>
  • Sacramento Republican will rip Trump in Democratic convention speech

    07/25/2016 9:20:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 53 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 25 2016 | David Siders
    On the night that Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, Sacramento Republican Doug Elmets, who worked in the Reagan White House and spearheaded construction of a statue of the late president at the California Capitol, will deliver a blistering critique of Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention. In his Thursday night address, the Sacramento public affairs consultant will call Trump a “petulant, dangerously unbalanced TV star” and contrast him with Ronald Reagan, he said Monday. Elmets previously said publicly that he planned to vote for Clinton. Still, he said people will be “a little bit shocked”...
  • 4 brutal poll numbers that greet Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention

    07/25/2016 9:59:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    It's common for presidential candidates to get a bump from their conventions, and two new polls Monday suggest Donald Trump did indeed get that. But the new polls don't just show Trump's stock rising (however temporarily that may be); they also have some very bad news for Hillary Clinton and her already-declining personal image. Indeed, politically, she's doing as bad as she ever has — if not worse.
  • 'We trusted you!': Elizabeth Warren repeatedly heckled, booed during DNC speech

    07/25/2016 9:56:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 59 replies
    TWITTER via businessinsider.com ^ | July 25,2016 | TWITTER comments copied pasted by Oilver Darcy
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren was repeatedly heckled Monday night as she delivered a speech endorsing Hillary Clinton to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. “We trusted you! We trusted you!” chanted factions of the audience comprised of individuals who were apparent supporters of Bernie Sanders and were seemingly upset with Warren’s endorsement of Clinton. Loud boos and jeers came soon after, when the Massachusetts senator said it was imperative that Clinton and Tim Kaine, her running mate, were elected to the White House.
  • Revealed: Dems Fear 'Secret Trump Vote'

    07/25/2016 5:36:37 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 90 replies
    Advisors to Hillary Clinton are worried that Democratic white men are lying to pollsters and secretly plan to vote for Republican Donald Trump. "I worry that there is a bit of a secret Trump vote," said influential pollster Celinda Lake. She has proof revealed in polls that find more white male support when live people are doing the interviewing and less support for Clinton in anonymous online surveys. "The pattern is in the online surveys, even if you control for demographics, Trump does three to nine points better than in telephone surveys. So it really does suggest that there is...
  • I am at the DNC in Philadelphia and I cannot find a single Hillary supporter

    07/25/2016 8:38:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Tab ^ | July 25, 2016 | Caroline Phinney
    Just seas and seas of Bernie or busters PHILADELPHIA — As I crawled into the back of my Uber this morning and asked to be driven to City Hall, my driver laughed. “You’re sure you don’t want to go further North instead?” she joked, “might be quicker to head uptown and then walk back.” Unamused and sweaty, I dismissed her comment and turned back to my phone to collect my thoughts before the long day. Moments later, the car jolted and I looked up to see that there were streams of people walking in front of and around us. There...
  • What Hillary and Bernie Voters Believe

    07/25/2016 8:36:11 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/25/16
    Many Americans say to themselves today, "How can anyone vote for Hillary? Are they nuts!!..." Well... it is much much more than that.. Let's take a look! The majority of Hillary and Bernie voters and those of the Democratic base are Liberal /progressives whose "reality and belief system" is rooted in the firm rejection of Almighty God and His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, core moral absolutes and the practice of a sensual subjectivism, that view God ordained absolutes through the lawless prism of moral relativism and pluralism. These possess a fear of moral absolutes and believe that true freedom is to be...
  • 'Lock her up': Sanders supporters adopt Trump's attack line on Clinton

    07/25/2016 8:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 25, 2016 | Adam Gabbatt and Dan Roberts in Philadelphia
    ‘We have got to defeat Donald Trump and elect Clinton,’ Sanders says – but protesters boo and express anger in Philadelphia over the leaked DNC emails Bernie Sanders supporters adopted one of Donald Trump’s attack lines against Hillary Clinton at the opening of the Democratic national convention on Monday, chanting “lock her up” at protests in downtown Philadelphia. Around 200 people were gathered at Philadelphia City Hall at noon, ahead of a planned march through the city. Most of the crowd were Sanders supporters, who voiced their anger at the leaked Democratic National Committee emails that showed behind-the-scenes support for...
  • Sarah Silverman just ripped into fellow Bernie Sanders supporters: ‘You’re being ridiculous!’

    07/25/2016 7:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 25, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    After a day full of tensions between Bernie Sanders supporters and the Democratic Party, the first few hours of the party's convention on Monday featured plenty of distractions, and things seemed to be moving forward. Then Sarah Silverman showed up. The comedian was a Sanders supporter in the primary, and she came to the stage with Clinton supporter and fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). It was a good idea in theory: Two comedians trying to bring some levity to the situation and defuse it with humor. But feelings were still raw. Silverman argued for unity and...
  • Bernie Sanders Memo Shows Demands: ‘A Plane–Or I Contest The Convention’

    07/25/2016 6:49:34 PM PDT · by curth · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25 2016 | Neil McCabe
    Sen. Bernie Sanders will back Hillary Clinton in exchange for speaking opportunities at fall campaign rallies, a fully-funded campaign aircraft and a share of the credit for her hoped-for election, according to a negotiating memo obtained by BuzzFeed News and dated two days before the June 7 California primary. “Request a plane and staff for a series of fall rallies in battleground states … plane would be paid for by the DNC,” according the the Sanders memo, titled “End Game 2016” and addressed to “Bernie 2016.” The memo’s authenticity has not been confirmed by Breitbart News, but it has not...
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Staffers Keeping Close Eye on Tim Canova's Rise (Debbie's opponent)

    07/25/2016 3:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jerry Iannelli
    Update 8:30 a.m.: Tim Canova says he will file an election complaint against the DNC over the email leaks, which he contends show Debbie Wasserman Schultz breaking election rules. "Our lawyers are preparing a complaint against Wasserman Schultz that we will file with the FEC for her wrongful use of DNC resources in her campaign against me, based on the WikiLeaks disclosures," he says. Update 10:45 a.m.: It appears Debbie Wasserman Schultz personally asked staff to remove Tim Canova's name from a headline in a statement sent out after Bernie Sanders endorsed Canova. Original post: The fallout from the trove...
  • Priebus on DNC leak: 'The Russians didn't write the emails'

    07/25/2016 2:45:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 25, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus wants to be clear who he blames for the massive leak of Democratic National Committee email correspondence that showed favoritism of Hillary Clinton at the expense of Bernie Sanders. While Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook has suggested that Russia is behind the DNC email publication by WikiLeaks, Priebus told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday that he does not know "if we can definitively say who has them and who’s taken them." "But the point is, the Russians didn’t write the emails and neither did whoever else. The WikiLeaks people didn’t write the emails,"...
  • We cut away from the DNC protest to cover Boyz ii Men (CNN)

    07/25/2016 1:26:11 PM PDT · by llevrok · 34 replies
    7/25/2016
    Watching CNN. They just started covering a protest at the DEM Convention that was blocking delegates from entering the arena when Jake Tapper cut to reporter off so they could cover the Boys ii Men performance. All the news that's fit to spin.
  • Sanders Supporters On The March Against Clinton

    07/25/2016 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 25, 2016 | Morning Edition
    There's been a lot of talk about party unity at the Democratic National Convention, but many progressives who backed Bernie Sanders continue to have misgivings about Hillary Clinton. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And I'm David Greene in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention begins tonight. And I'm alongside NPR's Don Gonyea, who has covered a convention or two. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: I have. (LAUGHTER) GREENE: It's been a little while, Don, since we saw parties having to really work to come together. We saw that in Cleveland last week and, safe to say, we're seeing that in Philadelphia....
  • Some Democratic Delegates Are “Terrified” After Trump Takes The Lead In Polls

    07/25/2016 11:37:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Emma Loop and Talal Ansari from Philadelphia
    With two polls released Monday showing Trump ahead of Clinton, attendees of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia shared their thoughts on Trump’s “post-convention bump.” Last week’s Republican National Convention gave Donald Trump an edge over Hillary Clinton, according to a new CNN poll — and some Democratic delegates at the convention in Philadelphia said they are “terrified” and that the party needs to “do some serious thinking.” In a two-way national matchup — conducted over telephone with over 1,000 random adults — Trump polled at 48% to Clinton’s 45%. Another poll by Morning Consult released on Monday also showed...
  • Bernie Sanders supporters chant 'HELL NO DNC, WE WON'T VOTE FOR HILLARY!' in Philadelphia (0:27)

    07/25/2016 11:06:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/25/2016 | High Energy
    Bernie Sanders supporters chant 'HELL NO DNC, WE WON'T VOTE FOR HILLARY!' in Philadelphia (0:27) Bernie Sanders supporters marching in Philadelphia, home of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and chanting anti-Hillary chants after Wikileaks revealed the DNC's corruption towards Sanders' campaign.
  • Donald Trump's plan to win the week

    07/25/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump isn't giving up the spotlight as Democrats meet in Philadelphia to formally make Hillary Clinton their presidential nominee. Trump will campaign with his vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, this week in the crucial battleground states of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, where he'll host a town hall in Scranton on Wednesday. The four-state swing will mark the first time Trump and his vice presidential nominee campaign at each other's side since Trump called on the Indiana governor to join him on the Republican ticket just before the Republican National Convention last week. But while the...
  • Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co.

    07/25/2016 7:50:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Academia.org ^ | July 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Philly Cops Blast Hillary Over Black Lives Matter & Co. July 25, 2016, Malcolm A. Kline The media and academia may regard them as a source of multicultural wisdom but local police have to look at what groups like Black Lives Matter actually do. “The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism and ‘being on duty in blue,’” John J. McNesby, President of...
  • Garrison Keillor: Praise The Lord, I've Seen The Dark (barf alert but funny)

    07/25/2016 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Friday, July 22, 2016 | Garrison Keillor
    A week ago I felt good about America but no more. Coyotes are running freely in the streets of our big cities, the stock market is teetering on the verge of collapse, the monetary system will soon go belly-up, China and North Korea and Iran have a knife to our throats, our schools are in chaos, politicians corrupt, the media stupefied by political correctness, and everywhere you look you hear foreign accents. We are on the edge of the abyss. At my house, we've begun fortifying the basement walls with sandbags and laying in barrels of fresh water and K-rations....
  • Rendell says Clinton needs to 'reconnect' with frustrated voters

    07/25/2016 2:57:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 24, 2016 | Salena Zito
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's top two campaign strategists plan to cede no ground to Donald Trump in Pennsylvania. “He is not going to win this state,” Robby Mook, 36, said flatly in Clinton's cheerfully decorated but cramped Philadelphia headquarters on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. “The fundamental reason Donald Trump is going to lose this state is because he doesn't have answers,” Mook said. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, the chair of the convention host committee, a longtime supporter of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and a tireless campaigner, concurs: “But this time, it is not going to...
  • Wikileaks DNC email dump reveals curious vetting process of Deray McKesson (Black Lives Matter)

    07/25/2016 1:36:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 24, 2016 | April Siese
    Wikileaks's ongoing series meant to discredit Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has certainly shaken up the party she's representing. The leak of nearly 20,000 DNC emails released on Friday brought to light improbable political tactics as well as called into question the Democrats' support of one of their own: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had been campaigning for the nomination until he endorsed Clinton at a joint rally July 12. One of the more surprising items to emerge from the DNC dump is political operatives' treatment of Black Lives Matter activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate Deray McKesson. In an email...
  • Democrats will meet in a city of great economic inequality

    07/24/2016 9:42:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2016 1:29 PM EDT | Kathy Matheson
    When the Democrats come to the City of Brotherly Love to nominate Hillary Clinton for president and the talk turns to income inequality and the 1 percent, Exhibit A will be right outside their windows: Philadelphia itself. The nation’s fifth-largest city is rebounding, filling some Philadelphians with an unfamiliar sense of civic pride. And yet it struggles with the gap between rich and poor that Sen. Bernie Sanders decried during his campaign against Clinton, with 26 percent of residents living in poverty, the highest rate among the 10 biggest cities in the U.S. The July 25-28 convention creates an opportunity...
  • Washington Post to DNC: Story ‘Running on A1 Tomorrow… You All Will Be Totally Fine with It’

    The tight relationship between The Washington Post and the Democratic National Committee was borne out in emails discovered in the 20,000-deep email trove from the DNC posted on WikiLeaks. In an April 26 email to Mark Paustenbach, the DNC’s deputy communications director, the paper’s White House Bureau Chief Juliet Eilperin wrote: Subject: just FYI, the story is running on A1 tomorrow Dear Mark, I think you all will be totally fine with it. Thanks again for all your help. Best, Juliet