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  • De Blasio raves about presidential hopeful, but it’s not Hillary

    07/25/2015 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rich Calder
    Mayor de Blasio is a big fan of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders — because the Vermont senator is a proud “Democratic socialist.” [Snip] De Blasio was quick to correct CNN’s Carol Costello after she called Sanders a “socialist,” telling her the senator is a “Democratic socialist.” “I think there’s a lot to like in that title,” he gushed.
  • Red-state Democrats fret about leftward shift

    07/25/2015 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2015 | Kyle Cheney and Rachana Pradhan
    Governor’s races in South and Midwest could be lost if party brand becomes too liberal. Centrist Democrats were wiped out in the 2014 elections and in their absence emerged a resurgent liberal movement, embodied most recently by the surprisingly competitive presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But the suddenly ascendant left — its populist overtones becoming part of the mainstream Democratic pitch — is worrying Democrats who want to compete on Republican-leaning turf. The party lost every competitive gubernatorial and Senate race in the South last year. And Democrats didn’t fare much better in the heartland. Now, as Bernie...
  • Green-energy CEO: Vermonters must abandon the car, embrace renewable energy future

    07/25/2015 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Twotone · 62 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Bruce Barker
    Now that Vermont has a mandate to get 75 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2032, residents will have to ditch automobiles and embrace a whole new way of life, the state’s top renewable energy CEO says.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Unfavorable Rating Higher Than Those of All Her 2016 Democratic Rivals

    07/25/2015 2:02:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 24, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating has sunk to a new low as that of her 2016 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has doubled since March. A Gallup poll released Friday demonstrates that the share of Americans with a favorable view of Clinton has declined from 48 percent in April when she first announced her presidential campaign to 43 percent today. Meanwhile, Sanders is enjoying an incredible surge; the Vermont senator’s favorable rating has doubled since Gallup tested it in March, jumping from 12 to 24 percent. Unfortunately for Clinton, her unfavorable rating has been rising. The share of Americans holding...
  • ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’: Hillary Clinton addresses nation’s racial inequality in meeting ...

    07/25/2015 12:58:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 23, 2015 | Cameron Joseph
    Complete Headline: ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’: Hillary Clinton addresses nation’s racial inequality in meeting with South Carolina Democrats Hillary Clinton declared that "black lives matter" in South Carolina Thursday, as she repeatedly stressed that endemic racism must be tackled by government. "This is not just a slogan, this should be a guiding principle," she told a gathering of 400 local Democrats, many of them mayors and many of them African-American. "We have to also acknowledge we have some serious problems with race and justice and systemic racism which unfortunately is all too often present." [Snip] Clinton has been focusing heavily on...
  • Vermont Struggles With Renewables

    07/24/2015 7:21:30 AM PDT · by thackney · 25 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | July 23, 2015 | William Tucker
    When the Green Mountain power company, Vermont’s largest utility, announced earlier this year it will be buying nuclear power from New Hampshire’s Seabrook reactor, many environmentalists felt betrayed. “This is exactly why we closed Vermont Yankee, because we didn’t want any nuclear power,” they complained. But consumer demands left Green Mountain with no other choice. Nuclear is the ultimate reliable source of power – reactors operate more than 90 percent of the time – and Green Mountain needs back-up in case other sources stop working or if demand exceeds supply on a hot summer day. Vermont is struggling with its...
  • 32 Years Before Marriage Equality, Bernie Sanders Fought For Gay Rights

    07/24/2015 2:19:21 AM PDT · by Salman · 2 replies
    Queerty ^ | Dan Tracer
    These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a Democrat with any sort of antigay platform — hell, even the Republicans are starting to realize that to be relevant in 2015 and beyond, you’ve got to move past the “gay issue.” But these are only very recent developments. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton may be champions of same-sex marriage now, but you don’t have to go far back to find a time when they weren’t. And hey, we’re happy to have their evolved support. “A decade ago politicians ran against LGBT rights; today, they’re running towards them,” Obama said once...
  • How Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley Botched #BlackLivesMatter

    07/22/2015 12:53:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Root ^ | 7/21
    Instead of getting frustrated and, in O’Malley’s case, saying “White lives matter,” presidential wannabes O’Malley and Sanders should have been much more politically savvy when they were confronted by #BlackLivesMatter activists at Netroots Nation.Being a politician is a tough job because unless you’re in a dictatorship, of royalty or Dr. Doom, you actually have to deal with dissent, disagreement and protests from the people you rule. Is it fun? Of course not, but just about every elected official in America, right or left, has to deal with it. President Barack Obama got heckled by an undocumented transgender woman in his...
  • Who is bankrolling the top presidential candidates

    07/21/2015 11:35:09 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 10 replies
    Yahoo Financa ^ | 7/21 | Rick Newman
    Yahoo Finance is closely following the money pouring into the 2016 campaign, and we analyzed newly released data to see which companies are aligned with which candidates. (Our full methodology is at the end of this story.) Not surprisingly, Bush and Clinton are pulling down millions from deep corporate connections. But we found a few unexpected things as well. While it’s no secret that Jeb Bush is Wall Street's preferred candidate, for instance, Hillary Clinton more than makes up for that with thousands of donations from attorneys at powerful law firms. Many analysts consider ultraconservative Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
  • It’s not Dixie’s fault

    07/20/2015 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17,2015 | Thomas J. Sugrue
    Education remains separate and unequal nearly everywhere in the United States, but Confederate-flag-waving Southerners aren’t responsible for the most racially divided schools. That title goes to New York, where 64 percent of black students attend schools with few, if any, white students, according to a recent report by the Civil Rights Project. In fact, the Northeast is the only region where the percentage of black students in extremely segregated schools — those where at least 90 percent of students are minorities — is higher than it was in the 1960s. Schools in the South, on the other hand, saw the...
  • The Daily 202: Bernie’s base problems

    07/20/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/20/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    PHOENIX—Bernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sanders’ inability to control the audience – he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them – underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last. The huge crowds Sanders draws are overwhelmingly white, and polling consistently shows that virtually all of his support comes from whites. After Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests on...
  • Bernie Sanders Draws Largest Crowd Yet In Phoenix

    07/19/2015 12:41:50 PM PDT · by South40 · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 19 JUL 2015 | Nisha Chittal
    PHOENIX, Arizona – Bernie Sanders had his largest rally yet of his nascent campaign on Saturday night in Phoenix, Arizona. “We’ve had big turnouts in Wisconsin, in Iowa … but this is the biggest turnout yet!” Sanders said as he took the stage to begin his speech. “And some people say Arizona is a conservative state!” he said, receiving wild applause and cheers from the crowd. A campaign spokesperson confirmed that over 11,000 people attended the rally at Phoenix Convention Center, which the largest attendance number yet for a Sanders rally.
  • Democrats lose control of presidential event

    07/19/2015 7:43:18 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/15 | Chris Moody
    A town hall for liberal activists featuring two Democratic presidential candidates was interrupted by dozens of demonstrators on Saturday who shouted down the contenders and demanded they address criminal justice issues and police brutality. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders planned to attend a public sit-down interview with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas in front of a left-leaning crowd here at the annual Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of progressives, when the tone of the program shifted just a few minutes into the event. O'Malley was answering questions from Vargas on stage when dozens of boisterous conference...
  • Bernie Sanders isn’t Barack Obama, and 2016 isn’t 2008

    07/19/2015 12:56:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17 | Dan Pfeiffer
    Hilllary Clinton is once again campaigning for president as the prohibitive front-runner, and once again, she faces a challenge from an insurgent progressive outsider with grass-roots support. Once again, while Clinton (re)introduces herself to voters in a low-key listening tour of sorts, her challenger is drawing huge audiences — 10,000 in Madison, Wis., 8,000 in Portland, Maine, 5,000 in Denver and overflow crowds in Iowa’s small towns and elsewhere. Eight years ago, Clinton led in the polls for most of 2007, only to lose the Iowa caucuses — and, eventually, the Democratic nomination — to a favorite of the party’s...
  • Martin O’Malley booed off stage at Netroots Nation after saying “all lives matter”

    07/18/2015 6:06:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The long knives are out at Netroots Nation 2015, but for once they aren’t pointed at the Republicans. The infighting has gotten ugly because the non-Hillary Democrat candidates were apparently not focused intently enough on the #BlackLivesMatter movement. No other topics of discussion seem to be acceptable this year, and the high profile speakers got an earful if they strayed from that script or dared say something more general about the needs of the entire population of the nation. The first, and probably biggest loser of the day was Martin O’Malley, who showed up there and foolishly began talking...
  • VPT to replace show host after sponsorship controversy (PBS)

    07/18/2015 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Drango · 7 replies
    current ^ | Dru Sefton
    Vermont Public Television is replacing a controversial host after just two episodes of a weekly talk show. The host of Connect, Kristin Carlson, is a spokesperson for Vermont’s largest electric utility — which is a corporate sponsor of the station. Her hire was announced July 8. That same day, writer John Walters noted on his Vermont Political Observer blog that “Carlson will keep her day job as spokesflack for Green Mountain Power. Does that bother anyone?” Vermont PBS CEO Holly Groschner told the Seven Days blog that Carlson would not report on “energy-related subject matter” and that the host would...
  • It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders..

    07/18/2015 1:10:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Salon ^ | July 17, 2015 | Sean Illing
    It’s time to draft Al Gore: If Democrats want to win, it’s clear neither Hillary nor Sanders is the way The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clinton’s stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and...
  • Clinton proposes tax breaks for corporate profit-sharing

    07/16/2015 11:02:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 2:00 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing new incentives to encourage corporations to share profits with workers. Her plan is to give businesses that offer employees a share of profits a two-year tax credit equal to at least 15 percent of their profit-sharing payments. The plan would exclude high-income workers and firms where only a small percentage of employees benefit. …
  • Subprime Revisionism In Clinton’s War On Wall St.

    07/16/2015 5:10:14 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 16 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 7/15/2015 | IBD Editorial
    2016: If only Wall Street bankers had listened to St. Hillary during the subprime mortgage frenzy. She now claims she warned about the risky loans. Yep, a Clinton actually went there. Her campaign may regret it. While bashing Wall Street for risky acts and "criminal behavior," Clinton in her first economic stump speech portrayed herself as the voice of financial sanity in a casino of wild greed. "As we all know, in the years before the crash, financial firms piled risk upon risk," she intoned, "and regulators in Washington either wouldn't or couldn't keep up. "I was alarmed by this...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Clinton’s standing falls among Democrats

    07/16/2015 1:11:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 3:47 AM EDT | Lisa Lerer and Emily Swanson
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s standing is falling among Democrats, and voters view her as less decisive and inspiring than when she launched her presidential campaign just three months ago, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The survey offers a series of warning signs for the leading Democratic candidate. Most troubling, perhaps, for her prospects are questions about her compassion for average Americans, a quality that fueled President Barack Obama’s two White House victories. Just 39 percent of all Americans have a favorable view of Clinton, compared to nearly half who say they have a negative opinion of her. That’s an...
  • Mark Ruffalo, Ben & Jerry Among Bernie Sanders’ Donors

    07/16/2015 8:12:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 16, 2015 | Emma Roller
    July 15, 2015 Sen. Bernie Sanders wants people to know he's fighting for the little guy. And so far, his donations are matching up to the image. Sanders's presidential campaign received roughly $15.2 million in donations this quarter, according to his campaign's quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission.
  • Voters see Hillary as more extreme than all GOP presidential candidates

    07/15/2015 4:49:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/14/2015 | John Merline
    Ask any journalist or pundit to name the most out-of-the-mainstream candidates in the presidential race, and you're almost certain to hear names on the Republican side of the aisle — people like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. But it turns the real extremists are the ones leading the pack for the Democratic nomination — at least in the public's mind.
  • Hillary: I ‘Twisted A Lot of Arms’ to Get Iran Deal

    07/14/2015 9:45:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 74 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | 7-14-15 | Bridget Johnson
    Hillary Clinton issued a lengthy statement tonight not only giving props to the Iran nuclear deal but also basically taking credit for it. “I am still studying the details, but based on the briefings I received and a review of the documents, I support the agreement because it can help us prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. With vigorous enforcement, unyielding verification, and swift consequences for any violations, this agreement can make the United States, Israel, and our Arab partners safer,” Clinton said. “…Today’s agreement is the culmination of a sustained strategy of pressure and engagement executed over many...
  • Rhode Island’s Chafee largely funding his own 2016 bid

    07/13/2015 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2015 1:26 PM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Donors have given just $30,000 to Lincoln Chafee’s Democratic run for president, leading him to acknowledge that Democratic competitor Bernie Sanders is filling the role he hoped to play in the 2016 contest. Chafee lent his campaign $364,000, according to federal campaign finance filings. The former Rhode Island governor trails by a wide margin in fundraising. The campaign for Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said it raised $45 million since mid-April, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, has raised $15 million since he joined the race in late April. “I always thought that there was fundraising potential for an honest progressive...
  • Heckler Thrown from Hillary Clinton Economic Speech After Wall Street Question

    07/13/2015 11:54:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July13, 2015 | orgaChalfant
    A heckler was ejected from Hillary Clinton’s economic speech in New York City Monday after asking the former secretary of state about her position on investment banking regulations. Business Insider reported that Daniel Burke, a self-identified organizer for the LaRouche PAC which supports political activist Lyndon LaRouche, yelled at Clinton at the conclusion of her speech, “Senator Clinton, will you restore Glass-Steagall?” Clinton did not respond to the inquiry, and Burke was removed from the event location, the New School in Manhattan, by security. Passed in 1933 and then repealed 66 years later, the Glass-Steagall Act separates commercial banks from...
  • Clinton Vows to Raise Taxes, Reform Wall Street in Effort to Recapture Progressive Base

    07/13/2015 12:07:54 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | July 13,2015 | Staff
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Monday took a giant step toward letting Democratic voters know she’s representing the progressive agenda, calling for tax increases and more regulation on Wall Street -- while making a play for a liberal base that has been gravitating toward Sen. Bernie Sanders. “I know as much as anybody, the role Wall Street should play for main street,” said Clinton, who vowed, if elected, to “rein in excessive risks” and appoint regulators to “prosecute firms and individuals” who break the law. Clinton also vowed to increase taxes on large corporations and the country’s highest wage-earners,...
  • The potentially mortal threat to Hillary's candidacy (She's in serious trouble.)

    07/13/2015 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 48 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 9, 2015 | Douglas E. Schoen
    Pundits have focused recently on Hillary Clinton’s narrowing lead in polls among a group of less well known Republicans, along with voters' growing skepticism about her integrity. But there's a more immediate threat to her electability: In the last few weeks, Clinton has lost significant ground in New Hampshire and Iowa to socialist Bernie Sanders. The latest Suffolk University poll has Sanders within 10 percentage points of Clinton, at 41-31, among Democrats in New Hampshire. Clinton is only eight points ahead of Sanders, 43-35, in a WMUR/CNN poll. In Iowa she has slipped 26 points since May. Considering this enthusiasm...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Tried to Reduce Government Spending by $169.4 Billion a Year

    07/13/2015 10:37:02 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | July 13, 2015 - 8:26 am | Michael van der Galien
    The National Taxpayers Union Foundation reports that Senator Ted Cruz (from Texas) has, during his time in the U.S. Senate, supported measures that would reduce government spending by $169.4 billion a year.Demian Brady, NTUF director of Research, is quoted by Breitbart as saying: Senator Cruz supported significant spending reductions like repeal of the Affordable Care Act and abolishing the IRS and income tax in favor of a sales tax. Combined with very minimal spending increases, these make for a legislative slate big on savings. And that’s not all. Cruz also wants to repeal ObamaCare which would reduce government spending by...
  • Weiner Bites Bernie: Mr. Abedin Flashes Hillary Plan to Delegitimize Sanders

    07/12/2015 11:22:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 12, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Anthony Weiner aka Carlos Danger aka Mr. Abedin has a well deserved reputation for, uh, flashing. However, his most significant flash of all came in the form of a Business Insider op-ed in which the husband of Hillary Clinton's closest personal aide, Huma Abedin, flashed their campaign plan to deligitimize the candidacy of Bernie Sanders for the Democrat presidential nomination and, if necessary, his delegates at the convention. Your humble correspondent has suspected for weeks that the Hillary campaign would ultimately try to toss out many if not most of the Sanders delegates at the Democrat convention next year due to the fact that Sanders...
  • This Is How Hillary Loses the Primary (desperate Libtards alert)

    07/09/2015 3:51:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 9, 2015 | Stuart Stevens
    Bernie Sanders will never be president. But unless Hillary changes her strategy – and soon – he can still wind up toppling her. Something remarkable is happening in American politics. For the first time in our history, a socialist is running a close second and gaining ground on the frontrunner in a presidential race. Anyway you look at it, Senator Bernie Sanders is making history and may very well play a deciding role in who will be the next president. How real is the Sanders movement? Well, at this point in his campaign in 2007, Barack Obama had 180,000 donors...
  • Dear Democrats, Your America Sucks

    07/08/2015 1:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The American Spectator's Political Hay ^ | July 8, 2015 | Scott McKay
    <p>Cultural aggression, destructive policies, and ceaseless smearing are wearing out a great people.</p> <p>Great job.</p> <p>You’ve succeeded beyond your wildest dreams in your efforts to, as the front man for your current operation called it, “fundamentally transform America.” It’s been seven years with said front man in charge, and those of us not in on your game are staring slack-jawed at what you’ve made of this country.</p>
  • Bernie-mania running wild as Hillary Clinton sputters

    07/07/2015 9:06:55 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7 Jul 2015 | Chris Cassidy, Matt Stout
    PORTLAND, Maine — Bernie-mania swept through here last night, as more than 7,500 screaming, sign-waving supporters packed a downtown arena many lining up hours early — for surging Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. The outpouring came as a Bay State Democratic congressman warned one-time sure-shot Hillary Clinton has an “excitement problem” in the Democratic race for the White House. “In case you didn’t notice, this is a big turnout,” Sanders told the cheering crowd at Cross Insurance Arena. “From Maine to California — we have friends from Alaska and Hawaii as well — the American people understand that establishment politics...
  • UVM’s Bottles Unintended Consequences

    07/06/2015 8:09:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics really need to study the effects of unintended consequences more often. When the University of Vermont, one of the greenest campuses in one of the greenest states, banned bottled water, the school gave students an incentive to consumer sugary drinks. “We investigated how the removal of bottled water along with a minimum healthy beverage requirement affected the purchasing behavior, healthiness of beverage choices, and consumption of calories and added sugars of university campus consumers,” Elizabeth R. Berman and Rachel K. Johnson wrote in a study which appears this month in the American Journal of Public Health. “With shipment data...
  • All Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    07/05/2015 8:47:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:02 PM 07/05/2015 | Chuck Ross
    All four of the Democratic candidates for president have expressed support for sanctuary cities, a controversial policy that is being blamed for the recent release of a five times-deported illegal alien who allegedly murdered a woman in broad daylight in San Francisco. As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of...
  • Sanders draws more than 2,500 to Iowa stop — tops for this presidential cycle so far

    07/04/2015 8:51:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | John Wagner
    Another day on the presidential campaign trail, another crowd of eye-popping size for Bernie Sanders. The independent senator from Vermont attracted more than 2,500 people to a convention center here on Friday night as part of his continued quest to lead a "political revolution" and win the Democratic nomination in a field that also includes Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • Bernie Sanders’s Revolutionary Roots Were Nurtured in ’60s Vermont

    07/03/2015 1:40:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | By SARAH LYALL
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — When he came to Vermont in the late 1960s to help plan the upending of the old social order, the future presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought with him the belief that the United States was starkly divided into two groups: the establishment and the revolutionaries. He was a revolutionary. “The Revolution Is Life Versus Death,” in fact, was the title of an article he wrote for The Vermont Freeman, an alternative, authority-challenging newspaper published for a few years back then. The piece began with an apocalyptically alarmist account of the unbearable horror of having an office job...
  • 'Grassroots Movement Working': Bernie Sanders Gains On the Clinton Machine

    07/03/2015 12:40:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Guardian ^ | July 3, 2015 | Staff
    What began as a progressive pipe dream – that a rabble-rousing senator from the nation’s second least populous state could wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from one of the most well-known politicians in recent history – is starting to seem plausible. By way of massive rallies, grassroots politicking and a record-setting number small donations, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is winning over progressive voters, convincing them that his underdog campaign has a fighting chance against Hillary Clinton’s well-oiled – and extraordinarily well-funded – political machine. On Thursday, the Sanders campaign announced it raised $15m since 30 April from 250,000 donors, many...
  • Bernie Sanders sends a chilling message to Hillary campaign

    07/02/2015 9:12:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton and her campaign cronies saw something frightening yesterday: a fired-up crowd of ten thousand people in Madison, Wisconsin, packing the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the rafters in support of a candidate best known as Not Hillary. The previously fairly obscure Senator Bernie Sanders is drawing the same kind of enthusiasm that Eugene McCarthy sparked in 1968 when he drive an even more inevitable nominee from the Democratic ticket, incumbent President Lyndon Johnson. It is clear that the progressive base of the Democratic Party is fed up with Hillary Clinton, the cozy-with-Wall-Street party insider who parlayed political connections into...
  • Hillary Gets Berned: Sanders Rally Nearly Double the Size of Her Announcement Crowd

    07/02/2015 8:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/02/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) upstaged ‘em all at a rally in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday night.In fact, he put the number of people who showed up for Hillary Clinton’s official campaign announcement to shame.Sanders nearly filled the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center, which seats 10,231 people; the Associated Press put a 10,000 estimate on the crowd. About 5,500 people were on New York’s Roosevelt Island for Clinton’s carefully orchestrated launch.“Tonight we have made a little bit of history,” Sanders told the crowd with a simple blue Bernie banner backdrop. “Tonight, we have more people at a meeting...
  • Union Members Support Bernie Sanders:(Many Union Members Say Hillary Can't Be Trusted)

    07/01/2015 7:43:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Destiny Albritton
    Bernie Sanders has turned Hillary Clinton’s parade to the White House into a competitive race for the Democratic nomination, as unions prefer Clintons’ socialist opponent. LaborUnionReport.com organized an informal poll in mid-June 2015 and the results showed that union support for Hillary Clinton was lacking significantly. Seventy-six percent of union members favor Bernie Sanders for president in 2016. Only 11 percent of union members favored Hillary Clinton. The report said, “due to her time spent with the employer-friendly Rose law firm (which helps employers fight unions), as well as her stint on the board of directors for Wal-Mart, many union...
  • VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Live Feed From Madison, WI for 8 PM EDT Speech

    07/01/2015 4:30:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Bernie TV YouTube ^ | July 1, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    This might be interesting. Bernie TV Live feed of his Madison, WI speech at 8 PM EDT today. They say to expect 9500 people to show but we shall see. Hillary raised $45 million in the first quarter but the MOJO definitely seems to be with Bernie Sanders. BTW, the comments there are coming fast and furious. Oh, and don't pay attention to the announcement that the event is over. It won't begin until 8 PM EDT. LIVE FEED.
  • Planned Parenthood Moves Clinic to Do Secret Abortions on Teens Without Telling Their Parents

    06/25/2015 8:17:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Mary Beerworth
    A new national report from the Associated Press indicates that abortions have dropped 12 percent nationwide and are down in almost every state in the country as more women are choosing life for their babies. From the report: Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them — but they’ve also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds. Nearly everywhere, in red states and blue, abortions are down since 2010. Several of the states that have been most aggressive in passing anti-abortion laws — including Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and...
  • It's Official -- Bernie Sanders Has Overtaken Hillary Clinton In the Hearts and Minds of Democrats

    06/25/2015 2:38:09 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    According to PBS, Bernie Sanders is "gaining against Clinton in early polls." Salon's Bill Curry believes "Hillary Clinton is going lose," primarily because millions of voters longing for a truly progressive candidate will nominate Sanders. POLITICO explained recently that Early-state polls hint at a Bernie Sanders surge, a headline that was unthinkable only several months earlier. Yahoo's Meredith Shiner calls Sanders a "progressive social media star and pragmatic legislator" and states that "Sanders also has a much more substantial legislative history" than any GOP challenger. In Iowa, 1,100 people packed a gym to hear Bernie Sanders speak in May. In...
  • Democratic senator TRASHES Bernie Sanders (McCaskill, the Hitlery lover)

    06/25/2015 1:33:28 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 18 replies
    Just how worried is Hillary Clinton over the suddenly-surging Bernie Sanders? Concerned enough that key supporters are taking to MSNBC to attack the Vermont senator. But will it work, or backfire? Fellow US Senator Claire McCaskill, a Clinton supporter, delivered a scathing assessment of her colleague during today’s Morning Joe, repeatedly calling Sanders “a socialist” and accusing the media of giving him “a pass”. As co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out, however, most of Bernie’s supporters already know he’s a socialist and are quite happy about it. Did Senator McCaskill consider whether calling attention to that on MSNBC would actually hurt...
  • Social Security Is the Titanic Headed For the Iceberg

    06/25/2015 7:51:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/25/2015 | Andrew Biggs
    There is bad news to come regarding Social Security - not merely for the "1 percenters" but for ordinary Americans, who must either pay more to Social Security or receive less from it. Expanding Social Security, as some of members of Congress have proposed, isn't rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. It is like adding more passengers. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released its latest financing projections for the Social Security program, showing a long-term funding shortfall that has more than quadrupled since 2008. The program's trust fund, which in 2008 the CBO projected would last until mid-century,...
  • The Left Is Eating Itself

    06/21/2015 9:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the hot days of summer, the progressive revolution that took over cities and even the national government is frenziedly devouring itself. The media is pounding away at Hillary Clinton, not because it cares about her foundation’s dirty deals or the contents of her email server, but because it doesn’t trust her ideological commitment. If the media were sure of that, both stories would have been treated like Benghazi; mocked, ridiculed, falsely fact checked and then buried in a haunted Indian graveyard under the New York Times building at midnight. Instead the media pined for Elizabeth Warren. When the Native...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Team Obamatrade Planning Tricky Effort to Sneak Export-Import Bank Reauthorization into Deal

    06/18/2015 5:55:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/18/15 | Matthew Boyle
    In the final hours before the House votes on a new leadership-concocted scheme to sneak Obamatrade past the American public, it’s been revealed that pro-Obamatrade forces are now aiming to sneak a renewal of the highly controversial Export Import Bank into the deal to secure Senate passage later if the House passes it on Thursday. “I and all the other members there are looking for a guarantee … for a deal to be good it’s got to have enforcement, TAA, I think it’s got to have Ex-Im reauthorization,” Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat who’s angling for this in the deal,...
  • Michael Savage Challenges Bernie Sanders To Warming Debate

    02/25/2010 9:47:47 PM PST · by amabokcarab · 13 replies · 651+ views
    WeAreTheSavageNation ^ | 2-25-10 | Michael Savage
    Michael Savage DESTROYS Bernie Sanders (S-VT) for comparing warming skeptics to holocaust deniers and challenges him to come on his show and debate the validity of global warming. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84xKx9dUVaM
  • Sanders: GOP's climate change denial an 'embarrassment' (photo needed of Bernie on his jumbo jet)

    06/21/2015 5:35:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday night said Republican skepticism towards climate change science is a national “embarrassment.” “One of the embarrassments that goes on in this country today is that we have a major political party called the Republican Party that is rejecting what the overwhelming majority of scientists are saying,” Sanders told host Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “That is, of course, climate change is real and caused by human activity,” said Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. “That’s an issue we’re going to talk about a whole lot.” Sanders praised Pope Francis for...