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  • 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.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-01-15 (Bernie Sandernistas Attack Clinton Cash)

    07/01/2015 9:46:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 1, 2015 | Dummies & PJ-Comix
    The Bernie Sandernistas are attacking Clinton Cash. No, they haven't gone so far as to specifically attack the Clinton Cash fiunneled to head DUmmie Skinner via his wife, Shelly Moskwa, in her role as Treasurer of Friends of Hillary as revealed in detail on FEC documents featured in a previous DUFU EDITION. Since these revelations, Skinner seems to have gone into a witness protection program as a sort of voluntary "Desparecido" so as to avoid having to face his fellow DUmmies concerning his Clinton Cash. In the meantime the DUmmies of the Sandernista faction which consists of about 99%...
  • Efforts to Draft Biden for 2016 Gain Steam

    06/30/2015 1:22:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Andrew Desiderio
    While Hillary Clinton is viewed by many as a political powerhouse who will cruise to the Democratic presidential nomination, there may be room for a familiar face to challenge her: Joe Biden. The newest indication that the vice president could jump into the race comes from a Wall Street Journal report, which cites friends and advisers who say Biden, 72, received encouragement to do so from sons Beau and Hunter. Beau Biden died last month after a long battle with brain cancer. Hillary Clinton, who served as secretary of state during President Obama’s first term and worked closely with Biden,...
  • US Vice President Joe Biden may run for president to fulfil dying son’s wish

    06/29/2015 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies
    US VICE President Joe Biden is considering a run for the White House after his dying son reportedly urged him to seek the presidency again. Biden, who competed for the presidency in 1988 and 2008, lost his eldest son Beau last month after a battle with brain cancer. Beau, the former attorney general for Delaware, encouraged his dad before he passed away to have another shot at the Oval Office, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
  • 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 · 46 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...
  • (Salon) Hillary Clinton is going to lose: She doesn’t even see the frustrated progressive wave ...

    06/23/2015 4:34:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | June 22, 2015 | Bill Curry
    Complete Headline: Hillary Clinton is going to lose: She doesn’t even see the frustrated progressive wave that will nominate Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton went to New York’s Roosevelt Island earlier this month to relaunch her campaign for president. Her first kickoff fell flat, perhaps because she herself didn’t attend, opting instead to send a video greeting card in which people she still insists on calling ‘everyday Americans’ shared their life plans. (To go to school! Plant a garden! Get married!) She came on at the end to say she had plans of her own that include being president, and that...
  • Hillary's going to lose: Doesn’t see the frustrated progressive wave that'll nominate Bernie Sanders

    06/22/2015 4:54:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Salon ^ | June 22, 2015 | Bill Curry
    Clinton's positioning on TPP is way too cute. When it passes with Dems' implicit support, grass roots will explode. Hillary Clinton went to New York’s Roosevelt Island earlier this month to relaunch her campaign for president. Her first kickoff fell flat, perhaps because she herself didn’t attend, opting instead to send a video greeting card in which people she still insists on calling ‘everyday Americans’ shared their life plans. (To go to school! Plant a garden! Get married!) She came on at the end to say she had plans of her own that include being president, and that she does...
  • Hillary Losing Ground To Avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders–The Democrat Party Has Moved Further Left….

    06/21/2015 2:40:45 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-21-2015 | Sundance
    Hillary Losing Ground To Avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders – The Democrat Party Has Moved Further Left…. Posted on June 21, 2015 by sundance Moonbats within the DNC, the “Occupy” crowd, have been working diligently for years to push the Democrats toward their socialist utopia. In turn this has pushed the Democrat party even further toward the land of the Moonbats. For the Dem’s with visions of multi-cultural pot-smoking circles, filled with sustainable tree and sand-smelt worship, their uptwinkles are reserved exclusively for Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton, down twinkles.(The Hill) It may be time for Hillary Clinton to take the challenge...
  • Biden Not Bowing Out, Will Decide on White House Run by August

    06/18/2015 5:29:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    US News ^ | June 17, 2015 | David Catanese
    Vice President Joe Biden has still not ruled out a 2016 presidential run and will make his intentions known by Aug. 1, according to two Democratic sources who have been in contact with his family. While the loss of his son, Beau Biden, last month paused any political planning by the vice president, the sources tell U.S. News that family members have indicated a White House run is still a possibility. He plans to announce his decision sometime prior to the beginning of August.
  • New Candidate for President Vows to Complete Metric Conversion [semi-satire]

    06/08/2015 10:22:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 June 2015 | John Semmens
    This week, former Rhode Island Senator and Governor Lincoln Chafee announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in the 2016 election. A key factor in his decision to enter the race is “to bring the much-needed conversion of weights and measurements in this country into line with the metric system.” “The United States is seriously out of step with the rest of the world,” Chafee contended. “When everyone else is using meters and liters it is sheer arrogance for us to be using yards and gallons. It’s like we saying ‘we’re too good to lower ourselves to your...
  • Challenging Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Gains Momentum in Iowa

    05/31/2015 6:48:32 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 20 replies
    DES MOINES — A mere 240 people live in the rural northeast Iowa town of Kensett, so when more than 300 crowded into the community center on Saturday night to hear Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, many driving 50 miles, the cellphones of Democratic leaders statewide began to buzz. Kurt Meyer, the county party chairman who organized the event, sent a text message to Troy Price, the Iowa political director for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Price called back immediately. “Objects in your rearview mirror are closer than they appear,” Mr. Meyer said he had told Mr. Price about Mr. Sanders....
  • Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton at His First Rally

    05/26/2015 10:43:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2015
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont began drawing implicit contrasts with Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, as he played the liberal purist in throwing down policy gauntlet after gauntlet – a $15 minimum wage, $1 trillion for public works jobs, a “Medicare-for-all” system of universal health care — in his first campaign rally since declaring his candidacy last month. The rally ended with a sing-a-long of the folk anthem “This Land is Your Land” as Mr. Sanders, known as a no-nonsense and rumpled antipolitician, shook hands and frequently flashed...
  • Bernie Sanders' Foul Socialist Odor

    05/27/2015 4:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Socialist genius Bernie Sanders has figured out what's really ailing America. Our store shelves have too many different brands of deodorant and sneakers. Just look at all those horrible, fully stocked aisles at Target and Walgreens and Wal-Mart and Payless and DSW and Dick's Sporting Goods. It's a national nightmare! If only consumers had fewer choices in the free market, fewer entrepreneurs offering a wide variety of products and fewer workers manufacturing goods people wanted, Sanders believes, we could end childhood hunger. Nobody parodies the far left better than far-leftists themselves. In an interview with financial journalist John Harwood on...
  • Bernie Sanders 2016: Can he raise a liberal army?

    05/26/2015 2:48:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    It’s debatable whether liberals are a strong force in US national politics. But it's much more likely they’re increasingly powerful within the Democratic Party itself.Self-described “democratic socialist” Bernie Sanders kicks off his campaign for president on Tuesday in his hometown of Burlington, Vt. He’s hoping to attract an army of left-leaning Democrats who aren’t happy about Hillary Clinton’s past coziness with Wall Street and her Senate vote to authorize the Iraq War. “I know what I believe,” said Senator Sanders in a fundraising e-mail issued prior to the event. “That’s why today marks the beginning of our political revolution.” But...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Scripted Campaign is Starting to Make New Hampshire Mad

    05/21/2015 5:36:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Boston.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    At some point in the 1970s, a man in Manchester, New Hampshire asks his friend, “What do you think about Mo Udall for president?” The other man replies, “I don’t know, I only met him twice.” Or so goes John McCain’s oft-repeated joke about the Granite State’s brand of personal politics. Now it appears that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is starting to get on New Hampshire’s nerves for being impersonal. The Nashua Telegraph published an editorial Thursday that said a conference call by Clinton’s campaign with local media was “the antithesis of what NH is about.” According to the Telegraph, the...
  • Are You Ready for President Biden? [Draft Biden!]

    05/19/2015 10:41:28 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 36 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/19/2015 | Eleanor Clift
    Inside the long-shot effort to get the vice president on the ballot and stop Hillary's coronation. If these were ordinary times, a happy warrior like Joe Biden would be first out of the starting gate in the race for president. It would be so easy; politicking is what he loves to do. But with Hillary Clinton so dominant in the polls, Biden is hanging back, watching and waiting to see if maybe there’s an opening. He’s telling supporters in the early states that he’ll decide in the next four weeks, or by end of summer. On that thin thread, Draft...
  • Dem: We’ve Become ‘Party of Liberal Elites,’ ‘Have Left Our Lunch-Bucket Allies’ (Kurt Schrader)

    05/14/2015 7:47:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ben Graham
    It’s the admission conservatives have been waiting for! Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) just told the world what conservatives have suspected for decades:“Our party has gotten to be a party of liberal elites. That’s great if you want to be in the minority for the next 30 years. That’s not where America is. Democrats have left our lunch-bucket allies behind.”In an interview regarding his opposition to the EPA, Rep. Schrader makes the admission after after calling the EPA the “big problem for economic development in our region.” …
  • (Rasmussen) Poll: Michelle Obama would be Hillary’s strongest Dem rival in 2016

    05/14/2015 10:54:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    If Michelle Obama decided to run for president in 2016, she would pose the most significant threat, among likely contenders, to Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the Democratic nomination, according to a new Rasmussen poll. A telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted by the polling company found that in a hypothetical match-up between the current first lady and the former secretary of State, Clinton would best Obama 56 percent to 22 percent. That may seem like a significant margin, but according to the most recent RealClearPolitics polling average, Elizabeth Warren, a popular hypothetical challenger to Clinton, receives only 12.5...
  • O’Malley to announce presidential plans on May 30

    05/14/2015 5:23:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ken Thomas
    Martin O’Malley plans to announce his presidential intentions on May 30 in Baltimore, a move that could present another Democratic challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The former Maryland governor will hold a conference call with top supporters on Thursday night to discuss his plans for the announcement in his adopted hometown, where he served as mayor, an O’Malley aide said Thursday. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning and was not authorized to speak publicly. O’Malley, who completed his second term as governor earlier this year, has been considering a potential challenge to Clinton, the leading...
  • This Is Elizabeth Warren’s Party Now

    05/13/2015 10:16:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/13/2015 | David Harsanyi
    There will be no breathless stories about how left-wing extremists and obstructionists have hijacked the Democratic Party. No hand-wringing about the state of American politics now that congress has defied the will of the first black president. There will be no scary pieces on how a stubborn minority party is holding up bills that have proven to create jobs – both here and abroad. There’ll be no passionate speeches about the dangers of big-money interests buying democracy. Remember these aren’t your parents’ Democrats. And when Democrats rebelled against Obama’s bipartisan trade initiative this week and voted to stop debate on...
  • O'Malley to Announce in Baltimore, Make City Central to Campaign

    05/03/2015 10:04:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 3, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Former Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley said that if he runs for president, he'll launch his campaign in Baltimore: "We haven't had an agenda for America's cities probably since Jimmy Carter ... We have left cities to fend for themselves. ... But look, the structural problems that we have in our economy, the way we ship jobs and profits abroad, the way we failed to invest in our infrastructure and failed to invest in American cities, we are creating the conditions. Please, Speaker Boehner and his crocodile tears about the $130 million, that is a spit in the bucket compared to...
  • Bernie Sanders Vows to Take on Billionaires — But Which Ones?

    05/02/2015 3:40:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/01/2015 | John Merline
    When running for office in 2012, President Obama frequently inveighed against "millionaires and billionaires" who don't pay their fair share of taxes. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist arguably to the left of Obama who plans to run for president in 2016, wants to narrow his focus to just billionaires.
  • 4 Reasons To Think Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Are In Cahoots

    05/01/2015 11:24:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/01/2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    If all it took to get my vote was being a 73-year-old dude who’s grooving out to the folk songs he used to shout-sing in a Vermont jam band, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would have my vote. If you click on the audio button on the lower right (see video on this page), you can hear him shush the reporter who is playing his old music and say “Shhh. I’m getting in the groove here!” What’s not to love, really? If you didn’t know he was a sitting U.S. Senator, there is no way you’d put that on a list...
  • Martin O’Malley hurts nonexistent presidential chances with Baltimore visit

    04/30/2015 1:08:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 8 replies
    hotair ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In case you haven’t heard, Martin O’Malley is looking at challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democrats’ nomination next year. (And judging by the media coverage, you may not have heard unless your last name is O’Malley.) Another thing to be aware of when it comes to O’Malley is that he is a former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, so when the riots broke out this was clearly an appropriate place for him to show up and comment. Or at least somebody on his staff seemed to think so. But as it turned out, not all of the residents...
  • Believe it or not, Biden Fever growing as Hillary falters

    04/25/2015 11:08:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s very easy (and fun) to ridicule Joe Biden as a buffoon, but there are more than a few people who take him seriously as an alternative to Hillary Clinton as Democrat nominee.  Biden fever is rising as Hillary herself is getting harder and harder to take as a serious nominee.  Scott McKay argues in the American Spectator: If ever there was an ill-fitting and ill-considered elevator pitch for a political candidate, it’s the narrative of Hillary Clinton as the defender of ordinary Americans. The sales job, which reportedly was the product of months of consideration from the Clinton...
  • David Frum: Elizabeth Warren is probably going to run

    04/23/2015 1:14:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Following a brief feint in which the White House masterfully exploited the servility of congressional Republicans to create the impression that Barack Obama was still firmly in command of the country’s destiny, the revolt of liberal lawmakers over a proposed free trade has made it clear that the president is very much a lame duck. The internecine fight among Democrats over the Trans-Pacific Partnership has elevated Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to the status as chief liberal opponent of a Democratic White House. “The government doesn’t want you to read this massive new trade agreement. It’s top secret,” Warren said...
  • Milbank Suggests Schieffer Should Seek Dem Nomination

    04/19/2015 10:46:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, it was tongue in cheek. But still, it revealed an underlying truth . . . On today's Face the Nation, when Bob Schieffer wondered why the Dems have fielded only one presidential candidate, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank responded by suggesting that Schieffer himself should go for it. Milbank said there was a "real opportunity" for someone to run against Hillary by filling the Elizabeth Warren slot and then observed that Schieffer would "have some free time after this summer" [since he has announced his retirement.] Schieffer began a Shermanesque response: "if nominated I would not" before dissolving in...
  • Why is the 2016 Democratic field so old?

    04/17/2015 8:27:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/17/2015 | Byron York
    Why are the Democrats running for president so old? Blame the Clintons. There are five Democrats who have either declared or are thinking about running for president. Three — Joe Biden, Bernard Sanders, and Jim Webb — will be over 70 years old on Inauguration Day 2017. Frontrunner Hillary Clinton will be nine months short of 70. Only Martin O'Malley, who will turn 54 a couple of days before the 2017 swearing-in, has not reached retirement age already. In 2008, Democrats had a 47 year-old candidate who mesmerized the party and ran away with the votes of Americans aged 18...
  • Hillary’s Attempt at an Elizabeth Warren Impression Isn’t Going Well

    04/16/2015 7:07:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The early days of American political campaigns are always marked by a certain pantomime absurdity, but one could be forgiven nevertheless for wondering whether Hillary Clinton’s confused, staccato launch has been especially daffy. For an event that has been at least six years in the making, last Sunday’s confirmation was unusually schizophrenic and almost entirely inchoate. In the morning, we were told that Clinton would be demonstrating her tech savvy by announcing with a video and a tweet. Instead, we got an insipid e-mail from an aide. In the evening, we were informed that Clinton would be driving across the...
  • Lincoln Chafee: 'I'm running' and here's why

    04/16/2015 7:48:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-16-2015 | By Jedd Rosche and Dan Merica
    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday on CNN that he's running for the Democratic nomination for president, just a week after announcing he formed an exploratory committee, his most definitive statement he's made toward formalizing a 2016 campaign. "Yes, that's why I'm running. Because I feel strong about where we're going as a country," Chafee told CNN's "New Day" on Thursday, when asked why he's been so critical of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Chafee was asked by CNN's John Berman in the context of having not formally declared his presidential campaign. Chafee spokeswoman Debbie Rich said Chafee did...
  • SOURCE: Hillary Clinton will announce her 2016 campaign this weekend

    04/09/2015 5:00:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/09/2015 | HUNTER WALKER
    A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's plans has confirmed that she will officially announce her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday or Sunday. This will be imminently followed by campaign travel. A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. Clinton has long been expected to enter the 2016 race. Polls show her well ahead of all her likely Democratic and Republican rivals. She has been ramping up her presidential preparations including leasing office space for a headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and hiring key staffers. On Tuesday, CNN reported Clinton's...
  • Is George Stephanopoulos Helping Hillary launch her Presidential Campaign Again?

    04/01/2015 2:59:01 PM PDT · by Isara · 30 replies
    George Stephanopoulos was one of the leading members of Clinton's 1992 U.S. presidential campaign and worked in the Clinton administration before turning "journalist." In 2012, he injected the birth-control-pill issue into the 2012 presidential election debate to create the illusion of a GOP "War on Women." The objective may have been to help create camaraderie among women to benefit Hillary. Now, it seems that he is doing it again. Out of the clear blue, he pounded Mike Pence on signing a bill that many states have. The issue this time is LGBT. Is it possible that Hillary is going to...
  • Bogus Hillary Clinton website highlights online perils for 2016 candidates

    04/02/2015 10:54:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 2, 2015 | Luciana Lopez
    (Reuters) - Hillaryclinton.org bears the likely Democratic presidential candidate's name, but she would not want supporters to go there: some cyber security experts said this week the site contains malicious software. The site is registered, not to Clinton, but to an administrator in the Cayman Islands. Its existence underscores the challenge 2016 U.S. presidential hopefuls will face in trying to control their digital brands, more important than ever before as voters increasingly turn to the Internet to learn more about candidates. An examination by Reuters of domains including the full names of eight Republican and four Democratic hopefuls, ending in...
  • Elizabeth Warren: 'I'm not running, I'm not running'

    03/31/2015 7:35:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2015 | Colin Campbell
    There doesn't appear to be anything Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) can say to stop the questions about her presidential ambitions. "You didn't think you'd get away with this interview without me asking point-blank: Are you going to run for president?" the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie asked Warren on Tuesday morning. "No. I'm not running and I'm not going to run," Warren said. Guthrie pressed Warren. "I'm not running. I'm not running," the senator insisted. Her initial reply is almost identical to what she said the day before, according to The New York Observer. Warren visited a Manhattan bookstore to promote...
  • O’Malley Made a Mess of Maryland [And now he's thinking of running for President]

    03/31/2015 6:48:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/30/2015 | by RICHARD J. DOUGLAS
    Taxpayers abandoned his state in droves during his tenure as governor, but that’s not dampening the presidential aspirations of Martin O’Malley. In 2014, his final year in office as governor, Maryland had the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Now he wants to ride this embarrassing record to the White House. At the Brookings Institution in March, O’Malley test-drove some campaign rhetoric: “Behind all of our data, there are people, living their lives, shouldering their struggles. They deserve a government that works.” Unfortunately, in the state O’Malley governed for eight years, he gave deserving Marylanders anything but a state government...
  • Bernie Sanders Replaces Elizabeth Warren as Hillary Alternative

    03/31/2015 9:44:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/31/2015 | Robert Wilde
    Incensed that Republicans want to abolish Obamacare and that the “billionaire class wants more and more for themselves and less for working families,”  socialist U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont barnstormed the Bay Area with a spate of speeches and interviews signaling a possible 2016 presidential run. “If you go to almost any state in this country, including the most conservative, and you ask them if it makes sense to give tax breaks to billionaires while making cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and education, they will say ‘no,'” Sanders said on Monday in San Francisco.
  • Elizabeth Warren Gives Presidential Podium a Test Run

    03/30/2015 10:40:00 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/30/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    Elizabeth Warren Gives Presidential Podium a Test Run BY DANIEL HALPER Today in Massachusetts, at a ceremony for the the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Senator Elizabeth Warren borrowed President Obama's lectern for a bit. Behind the lectern, Warren looked almost presidential: Many have called for Warren to enter the presidential race. This image, of her speaking behind the presidential lectern, may increase calls for her to challenge Hillary Clinton. In her remarks, Warren shared a story about how she told Kennedy to show some leadership, not just vote. Watch here:
  • The Dem who gains the most if Hillary implode

    03/27/2015 5:38:32 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 18 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/29 | peter lucas
    Hillary Clinton needs to make a speech. No, not another in her long string of paid appearances where she has been pulling down some $200,000 to $300,000 a whack to flog away at the phony war on women, income inequality or the minimum wage. She needs go on television and level with the American people about the email scandal during her tenure as secretary of state that is eating away at her character and her candidacy.
  • Report: Some Hillary Supporters Don’t Want Bill Clinton at Her Presidential Announcement

    03/27/2015 6:36:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/27/2015 | Breitbart News
    When Hillary Clinton formally announces her presidential bid–likely in the next month–some of her supporters would prefer that Bill Clinton not be by her side because his “unnecessary baggage” may overshadow her once again.According to a Politico report, “another source of disagreement among Clinton supporters is what role Bill Clinton should play on announcement day.”“Longtime Clinton supporters” reportedly “said Bill Clinton’s presence would confuse Hillary’s message.” One operative told the outlet, “everyone knows who her family is, she doesn’t have to introduce them to the public… It should just be her. It should be her moment and Bill could overshadow...
  • Jerry Brown: I'd Run for President If I Were 10 Years Younger

    03/22/2015 8:39:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    California governor Jerry Brown said, "Yes, I would" run for president if I were ten years younger. He made the remarks this morning to NBC: Video at source
  • Al Gore, the Democrats’ only hope in 2016, reportedly bows out

    03/20/2015 3:55:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Sure, he’s a bit of an eccentric. He ran for the White House as a sitting vice president and lost. His finances are complex, his cable news venture failed, and his storybook marriage ended in divorce long ago. But he’s a single-issue candidate, and it just happens to be an issue that appeals to progressives perhaps more than any other. What’s more, the Draft Al Gore movement had some influential backers in the progressive community. “Gore cares enough about what comes next that he literally titled his last book The Future,” wrote Vox.com founder Ezra Klein. “But if he is...
  • Al Gore for president. Does he have a chance?

    03/16/2015 4:45:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    US News & World Report's DC Decoder ^ | March 16, 2015 | Husna Haq
    How's this for some political arithmetic: Take a shallower-than-usual Democratic bench for 2016, hypothetically devalue a leading candidate due to an e-mail scandal, then toss in a retro candidate who lost one of the most controversial elections in history and you have the darkest of dark horse possibilities: Al Gore for president. The former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee is headed to Iowa in May for a climate change event, and these days, that's all it takes to fuel speculation that he may be considering another presidential run. At least, according to Ezra Klein, formerly of The Washington...
  • Hillary Clinton's only hope: She’ll need a real primary challenge — preferably from Elizabeth Warren

    03/09/2015 12:13:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/09/2015 | BY GAIL SHEEHY
    On the day after Hillary Clinton went on “60 Minutes” to hide the lies of her husband — 21 years ago — I rode knee-to-knee with her in a small plane and listened to her rehearse her war strategy: “Pound the Republican attack machine and blame the press.” The events of the past week have confirmed a nagging fear: Those of us who’d hoped the controlling, deceptive, defensive Clinton of years past had grown into a more mature kind of leader are wrong. She has reacted to a series of legitimate press reports raising serious questions about her use of...
  • The New, Scary Question Facing Democrats: If Not Hillary Clinton, Then Who?

    03/05/2015 9:42:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 96 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 4, 2015 | Emma Roller
    In 2013, The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza posed a question: "If not Hillary Clinton in 2016, then who?" That's a question that Democrats may have to begrudgingly ask themselves in the coming weeks, as a New York Times story about Clinton's email use during her time as secretary of state—compounded with earlier reporting on the Clinton Foundation—roil Clintonland. [Snip] But Democrats with wandering eyes may find themselves in a very tough spot: The window for other Democrats to jump into the race is quickly closing.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Working Families Party considering backing Sen. Elizabeth Warren instead of Hillary

    02/08/2015 4:11:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/07/15 | Annie Karni
    In a sign of the growing pressure Hillary Clinton faces from the left, the Working Families Party is considering backing the movement to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for President, the Daily News has learned. One person said the effort was not so much a bid to get the Massachusetts senator to run but to “Warrenize Hillary” by pushing her to adopt more liberal policies. At a meeting of the WFP’s advisory council last week, executive committee members wanted to bring the idea to a vote, sources said. Those pushing to publicly back Warren — who has said she...
  • Kerry won't rule out 2016 bid

    02/08/2015 11:59:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he has not ruled out launching a presidential bid in 2016, maintaining he's been too busy to give the prospect any thought. Asked by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd if he'd consider another run, the 2004 Democratic nominee said he can think of "no scenario whatsoever" where he would launch another bid. "I haven't thought about it and I'm, as you can tell, pretty busy," he said, chuckling, during a trip to Germany this weekend meeting foreign leaders at the Munich Security Conference. Pressed if he'd...
  • A couple of reasons why Hillary Clinton will never be president

    01/23/2015 12:49:30 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | January 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | streiff
    Other than being an elderly, unaccomplished crone, I mean. If you are wondering who the delectable young things are that Bill Clinton has latched onto like a lamprey eel, let me introduce you to “Barbie Girl” and “Ava Adora.” What do they do for a living? Barbie Girl starred in an HBO reality series called “Cathouse,” filmed at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada where she and Ava Adora are employees. How does this matter? Britain’s Prince Andrew is embroiled in a sex scandal. He has been accused of paying to have sex with a 17 year old girl (Thank...
  • Political Startup Ranks the Most Conservative, Liberal 2016 Candidates

    01/15/2015 12:34:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 15, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    A new political startup has studied the potential 2016 presidential field—and those who donate to them. Researchers at Stanford University started Crowdpac, a website that not only analyzes a candidate’s voting record and statements but their history of political donations as well. The founders of Crowdpac say that combining these factors provides a more accurate picture of a candidate’s true political philosophy, especially when some potential candidates (such as Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson) never have held office and thus have no voting record to judge. They utilized an algorithm to examine the money each candidate gave and received. “Our...
  • O’Malley’s Catholic values will propel potential 2016 run

    01/11/2015 5:23:32 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-10-15 | Maryland State Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D)
    Governor Martin O'Malley (D) announced last week he will commute the sentences of Maryland's last four death row inmates. Given his leadership in repealing the state's death penalty two years ago, his decision was not a surprise. But, just weeks before he completes eight years as governor and a year before Iowa's presidential caucuses, it dramatizes O'Malley's values and skills. Soon after he was elected governor and I elected to the state senate, we met to discuss the 2007 legislative session. He discussed his priorities and I pitched my ideas for higher education. As we walked out of his office,...
  • Jim Webb and the Democrats’ white-man problem

    01/06/2015 8:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2015 | By Nia-Malika Henderson
    Some think Jim Webb could be the liberal Democratic alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Perhaps it's more likely, though, that Webb could position himself as something the Democratic Party — or any party, really — hasn't seen in some time: the vocal champion of the working-class white man. The former Virginia senator offered this critique of his party to Matt Bai over at Yahoo!, and it sounds like something that you might hear on the campaign trail going forward. “I think this is where Democrats screw up, you know?” Webb said. “I think that they have kind of unwittingly...