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  • Bernie and Hillary's America

    02/09/2016 6:32:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Watching last Thursday's debate between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, one might have thought a Republican had been in the White House for nearly eight years. Hearing their complaints about the economy (bad), discrimination (rampant), health care (too many without it), unemployment (too many not working, or working at low-paying jobs), it appeared hope had died and change is all we have left in our pockets. To hear these two ultra-liberals tell it, we are a horrible, miserable, evil nation. We are bigots, we are greedy because we won't surrender more of our income to the...
  • Video: Howard Dean admits labor unions are "Super PACs that Democrats like"

    02/07/2016 4:07:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Does this qualify as a “gaffe” when defined in classic Washington terms? Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean sat down with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to talk about the New Hampshire primary and seems to have lost control of his better partisan senses for a moment. Mitchell was quizzing him about all the money that Hillary Clinton has taken from special interest groups though her Super PACs and her paid speaking engagements, relating these bits of history to recent attacks coming from Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Dean is one of Clinton’s most vocal (and frequently incomprehensible) supporters and he didn’t take kindly...
  • Democrat Party Bosses Panicked Over Bernie Sanders (extremely enjoyable read alert)

    02/07/2016 1:31:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    DC Whisper ^ | February 6, 2016
    "This has gotten way out of hand." So goes the oft-repeated refrain from top-tier DNC bosses to rank and file operatives who are all now scrambling to try and figure out what is an increasingly serious Bernie Sanders dilemma. The Sanders' dynamic playing out within the Democrat Party is in fact a far greater and more important story than the Donald Trump vs GOP Establishment meme that the Mainstream Media has put on a repeating loop for the last several months. As combative and boisterous as Trump can be, his views represent a significant wing of BOTH the Republican and...
  • Iowa Democratic party altered precinct's caucus results during chaotic night

    02/06/2016 4:11:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/05/16 | Ben Jacobs
    In the Iowa Democratic party's chaotic attempt to report caucus results on Monday night, the results in at least one precinct were unilaterally changed by the party as it attempted to deal with the culmination of a rushed and imperfect process overseeing the first-in-the-nation nominating contest. In Grinnell Ward 1, the precinct where elite liberal arts college Grinnell College is located, 19 delegates were awarded to Bernie Sanders and seven were awarded to Hillary Clinton on caucus night. However, the Iowa Democratic party decided to shift one delegate from Sanders to Clinton on the night and did not notify precinct...
  • O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

    02/01/2016 8:43:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 11:34 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses, terminating a bid that failed to gain traction against rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. O'Malley's decision to drop out of the race came even before a winner had been declared but as early results showed O'Malley garnering negligible support in the first primary contest. His plans were disclosed by two people familiar with his decision, who weren't authorized to discuss the decision publicly and requested anonymity. The former two-term governor and Baltimore mayor campaigned as a can-do chief executive who had...
  • What Are Deadlines for (Biden or ??) to Replace Hillary in November's Election?

    01/19/2016 12:55:23 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 46 replies
    NA | 19 Jan 2016 | RACookPE1978
    Forget the primaries .. We know those deadlines are meaningless if Hillary is "replaced" because she is indited at any time before November. (The democrats don't follow election law anyway in past elections, so why would they care this time? But that is being cynical, right?) Lautenburg in NJ was stuffed into the ballot for an Senate seat illegally after the primaries. Missouri elected a dead man to the Senate when he died before the election. California's most infamous "Mexican-American" representative was elected to the House only after she changed her name to a Spanish-sound. Three other Senate seats were...
  • Why Democrats Should Stop Dabbling With Bernie

    01/18/2016 1:25:14 PM PST · by presidio9 · 25 replies
    Calbuzz ^ | January 18, 2016
    The Democrats who are pushing Bernie Sanders are dangerously naïve. Because Sanders has a shot at beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, and because some polls show him running better against the GOP candidates than she does, they imagine he could actually win the White House. He can't. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and others who predict that the Republicans would win at least 40 states against Sanders, are right. Let's remember that Bill Clinton didn't win in Iowa or New Hampshire in 1992.* And that the Republicans haven't laid a glove on Sanders (because they...
  • Time to take Sanders seriously

    01/14/2016 8:53:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Yahoo! Politics ^ | January 14, 2016 | Matt Bai, National Political Columnist
    After I wrote about the twisted codependency of Donald Trump and the media a few weeks back, some readers got in touch to complain that the attention paid to Trump had all but obscured the rise of Bernie Sanders. In an interview with CNN that week, Sanders himself made the same point, referring to a report that claimed network news shows had devoted 234 minutes to Trump and only 10 to his campaign. (Yes, 10 - for the entire year.) Judging from what's happening right now in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders and his avid supporters have a legitimate point....
  • Poll: Sanders leads Clinton by double digits in New Hampshire

    01/12/2016 8:58:15 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/16 | Jonathan Easley 2351 115
    Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 14 points in New Hampshire less than a month before the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, a new poll finds. According to a Monmouth University survey released on Tuesday, the Vermont senator takes 53 percent support over the former secretary of State at 39 percent. Clinton led the same poll in November with 48 percent support over Sanders, who was at 45 percent.
  • The Dems, Not the GOP, in Disarray This Election

    01/10/2016 9:28:50 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 10, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Last Tuesday, Bloomberg political reporter Sahil Kapur tweeted from a Donald Trump rally in Massachusetts that an undecided New Hampshire voter said he will likely vote for the Republican businessman. The mans second choice was Vermont Democrat-Socialist Bernie Sanders. Tweeted Fox News contributor Michelle Fields the next day: “My cab driver in Iowa says he's an independent. His first choice is Trump. Second choice? Hillary.” Many registered Democrats in those regions now self identify as Republicans or Republican-leaning independents. Trump has captivated these voters, resulting in his commanding lead in the Republican field. “In essence, Trump and the other outsiders...
  • If Hillary Loses in Iowa..... (Complete the sentence)

    01/09/2016 1:23:12 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 92 replies
    Self | January 9, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    If Hillary loses in Iowa..... Okay, I'll start it off by completing the sentence. ...then she will move to disqualify Bernie Sanders from the ballot in New Hampshire and other primary states based on the fact he is a Socialist but NOT a registered Democrat. Yeah, that will piss off the Bernie supporters bigtime but it might be the only desperate card left she has to play. Remember, for Hillary's entire adult life, her mind has been focused on only one ultimate goal...becoming President. And if playing dirty is the only way to do it, then she will do it....
  • Bernie Sanders Will Win The Presidential Nomination — Hillary Clinton's Only Chance Was 2008

    01/02/2016 4:11:35 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 87 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | January 2 | SANDRA HAJDA
    The Huffington Post is reporting that Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination over Hillary Clinton, after it emerged that the investigation into the Clinton email scandal may actually be gaining momentum, rather than dying down. "Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination because if Clinton was ever going to win, it would have been in 2008, not during an investigation of her emails by the FBI." Politico is reporting that the FBI has taken possession of Clinton senior staffer Bryan Magliano's government-issued computer. It is thought that this will be the FBI's most likely shot at locating the messages...
  • **LIVE Thread** New Hampshire Democratic Debate

    12/19/2015 5:30:33 PM PST · by PROCON · 1,149 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec. 19, 2015
    Hey, it's fun time FReepers.Did you know there was a Democratic debate tonight? On a Saturday.Do you care?Don't you want to know if the podiums are far enough apart so Bernie doesn't slap Hillary! and accuse her of being in bed with "Wall Street?"Don't you want to see Martin O'Malley jump up on his podium and demand that EVERYONE in America turn-in their guns NOW!Come-on, the fun's just starting!
  • Democrats Wigging Out With Worry

    11/12/2015 1:39:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: They are worried. The Democrat Party is worried. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise. They are worried. Hillary Clinton's wearing a wig? We always knew she was fake, phony baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock 'n' roller. Now the big news is Hillary's wigs? By the way, who was first to observe that she might have been wearing wigs and pointing it out? That was me, your guiding light El Rushbo, weeks ago. Her hair didn't look natural. But when you know how to look at Hillary, it's not hard to figure out, find out she is wearing...
  • VP Joe Biden says he will not run for president in 2016

    10/21/2015 10:56:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    AP ^ | October 21, 2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.
  • RNC: Biden Not Getting In Is Good For Us, We Have A Better Shot At Hillary Clinton

    10/21/2015 10:37:15 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/21/2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Preibus says Vice President Joe Bidens decision not to enter the presidential fray is good for the party, because Republicans have a better chance of beating Hillary Clinton. The Vice Presidents decision not to enter the 2016 race is a major blow for Democrats, who now will almost certainly be saddled with their unpopular and scandal plagued front-runner Hillary Clinton, Preibus said in a statement first provided to Breitbart News. Vice President Biden was the most formidable general election candidate the Democrat Party could have fielded, and his decision not to challenge Hillary Clinton...
  • Top Ten Reasons Biden Not Running For President (Humor)

    10/21/2015 10:14:12 AM PDT · by llevrok · 38 replies
    10/21/2015
    ala David Letterman's Top Ten Lists - what are your top humorous reason(s) Slow Joe is not running ?
  • Vice President Biden to Speak at White House at 12:10 P.M. [Biden: No]

    10/21/2015 9:03:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 195 replies
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | Kristinn
    On Fox News and the others, Biden to speak in a few minutes
  • Biden out

    10/21/2015 9:19:32 AM PDT · by Phlap · 140 replies
    AP ^ | 10/21/2015
    Biden Out.
  • BREAKING NEWS: JOE SAYS NO Biden announces he will not run for president in 2016

    10/21/2015 9:37:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2015 | Fox News
    Vice President Biden announced Wednesday that he will not run for president, ending months of feverish speculation over his 2016 plans and likely settling the Democratic field. Speaking in the Rose Garden alongside his wife Jill and President Obama, Biden said the window of opportunity to mount a viable campaign "has closed." He has been weighing a decision since summer, but cautioned all along that he and his family were grieving over the loss of his son Beau Biden -- and said Wednesday he knew that process could outlast the window for making a decision. "Unfortunately I believe we're out...
  • Senator Jim Webb Press Conference [Withdraws from Democrat Race]

    10/20/2015 2:36:36 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Senator Jim Webb's Facebook Page ^ | October 20, 2015 | Senator Jim Webb
    Several years ago Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihans wife Elizabeth sent me a wooden chink that had been used to put together the old school house on the rural farm where he wrote his books. Wed been talking about t=he kinship I felt with Senator Moynihan for his thoughtful approach to governance, his willingness to put country ahead of party, and his search for solutions rather than political expediency. She wrote on it, square pegs in a round hole. Some people say I am a Republican who became a Democrat, but that I often sound like a Republican in a room...
  • Webb exits The Democrat Primary

    10/20/2015 12:50:35 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies
    WP ^ | 10/20/2015 | Jose Delreal
    Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced Tuesday afternoon that he would no longer pursue the Democratic presidential nomination, telling reporters that instead he will gauge support in the coming weeks for a possible White House bid as an independent candidate. "More people in this country call themselves political independents than Republicans or Democrats. I happen to agree with them," Webb told reporters at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.
  • Webb to drop out of Democratic 2016 race [not yet committed to indep run]

    10/20/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2015 | Fox News
    Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb will announce Tuesday that he is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race, Fox News has learned. Webb is said to be disillusioned with the Democratic Party -- as well as the Republican Party -- and how the political parties are being pulled to allegedly extreme positions by the huge amounts of loosely regulated money fueling the campaigns. Webb has a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. While Webb is thought to be weighing a possible independent bid, he is not expected to launch an independent campaign for president Tuesday. Rather, he's expected to...
  • Democrats' Debate: No Solution for Economic Inequality, No Interest in Economic Growth

    10/20/2015 6:51:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You may not have noticed, but Lincoln Chafee, the erstwhile Republican U.S. senator and Independent-turned-Democratic governor, had one penetrating comment at the Democrats' debate Tuesday night. "But let me just say this about income inequality," he said toward the end. "We've had a lot of talk over the last few minutes, hours or tens of minutes, but no one is saying how we're going to fix it." Chafee offered no solution himself and showed his confusion about the issue by saying that inequality "all started with the Bush tax cuts that favored the wealthy." Actually, as my Washington Examiner colleague...
  • Keith Ellison hands Bernie Sanders his second congressional endorsement

    10/12/2015 3:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 12, 2015 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Sen. Bernie Sanders will get a pre-debate boost from Rep. Keith Ellison, the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who will become the second member of Congress to endorse Sanders insurgent presidential campaign Monday, he told MSNBC. Im endorsing Bernie because he is talking about the issues that are important to American families, Ellison told MSNBC in an email via his spokesperson. His candidacy is important for many reasons, but I believe the most important part of his candidacy is that it has the ability to create a renaissance in voter participation, which was at its lowest in decades this...
  • Thought the Republicans Were Nuts? Wait 'til Bat**** Craziness of Next Week's Democratic Debate

    10/08/2015 1:22:45 PM PDT · by ppaul · 42 replies
    The Stranger ^ | 10/08/2015 | Matt Baume
    I started with a simple enough question: how do I watch the October 13 Democratic debate on CNN? And I wound up learning the answer to so many more questions I didn't know I had. Among those answers: Cheryl Crow, virtual reality, Las Vegas, and maybe Joe Biden or maybe not. Crazily, CNN itself seems to be offering no information about whether they will livestream the debate, as they did with the Republicans last month, or whether they'll shunt it over to cable-only like Fox did with their debate. Mashable is the only site reporting that CNN will be livestreaming...
  • Is Hillary Clinton playing a high stakes game of chicken with Democrats who want her out?

    10/08/2015 8:52:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/8/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since at least this past March when coachisright.com first predicted her campaign would end in her indictment, things have gone from bad to worse for Hillary Clintons presidential campaign. Her lack-luster campaign announcement was followed by another equally pathetic attempt to stir up supporters. A book tour flop topped off by a virtually secret, Friday night re-re-re-announcement have all drawn flies at best. Empty seats at BIG rallies even on college campuses have become the rule rather than the exception. Mrs. Clintons smug and demonstrably false explanations of having done nothing wrong by using her private email accounts for governmental...
  • CNN Shrinks Dem Debate By One Hour

    10/08/2015 7:00:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Last month, CNN hosted a Republican presidential primary debate. The main event was a 3-hour affair. Next week, the same network will host a Democratic presidential primary debate. But this time, the debate will be one hour shorter -- it'll span only 2 hours.
  • Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality

    10/05/2015 9:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Seton Motley
    Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish that conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set - and the results are in. The system is contaminated - Socialism does not work. Socialists feebly cry “But they weren’t Socialist - they were Communist,” which is a distinction with very little difference. Communism is Socialism - with a boot in the neck....
  • Biden to speak to gay rights group as he ponders WH bid

    10/02/2015 6:53:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/2/15 | Jordan Fabian and Amie Parnes
    Vice President Biden would have immediate, strong support within the LGBT community should he decide to run for president. Several top Democrats believe Biden could pull support away from front-runner Hillary Clinton in large part due to his early support for same-sex marriage, a claim Clinton supporters strongly dispute. Biden on Saturday will have a prime opportunity to appeal to LGBT voters when he delivers the keynote speech at the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, the most influential gay rights group in the country. Before that, Clinton is scheduled to have breakfast with the groups leaders but she...
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trumps vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. Would I run with Bernie? Sure, Id give him consideration, Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...
  • OBAMA READY TO ENDORSE BIDENWITH CONDITIONS

    09/21/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 65 replies
    The talk in Democratic Party circles is that Barack Obama has told Joe Biden that he is prepared to endorse him for president if, in return, Biden promises to let Obama have a final say in the choice of his vice presidential running mate. According to these Democratic sources, Biden is mulling over the presidents conditional offer of support. In addition, there is speculation among top Democratic sources that Obama has another quid pro quo for his endorsement: he wants Biden to choose an African American as his vice presidential running mate. In this scenario, which Obama has not yet...
  • Democrats: Sanders unelectable

    09/20/2015 9:51:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/2015 | By Mike Lillis
    The surging popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders has done little to alleviate the chief concern that Democrats have about his presidential bid: Namely, that he's simply unelectable on a national stage. The Vermont Independent has quickly closed the gap on frontrunner Hillary Clinton in national polls, while overtaking the former State secretary in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Supporters say his rising momentum and populist message will carry him to the White House. But Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has spent a career operating largely from the left-most fringes of the Democratic Party with which he...
  • The amazing honesty of Joe Biden

    09/11/2015 10:59:55 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Chris Cillizza
    Joe Biden's unique trait as a politician is -- and always has been -- his honesty. Sometimes that honesty gets him into varying degrees of trouble. Sometimes it makes it seem as though he's the closest thing to a real person you could possibly hope for in politics.
  • So it appears that Elizabeth Warren is running for President...

    08/30/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 142 replies
    Fec.gov ^ | Federal Elections Commission
    Apparrently a "Draft Elizabeth Warren" movement has officially gotten Elizabeth Warren signed up for a run for the White House, and that she signed it.
  • Wa Post: 6 thoughts about the state of the Democratic race

    08/30/2015 10:25:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Democrats flocked to Minnesota this past weekend for the Democratic National Committees summer meeting a largely formulaic event notable largely for the kibitzing and complaining about the presidential candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the speculation about the possible candidacy of Joe Biden. So, what do we actually know about the state of the Democratic race? Here are six thoughts. Hillary Clinton is still the heavy Democratic favorite. The Democratic political class is spooked. Bernie Sanders just might win New Hampshire. Joe Biden might actually run (and its impossible to guess what he will decide). The Clinton people are...
  • OMalley attacks DNC chair over rigging the primary

    08/30/2015 10:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Martin O’Malley may not be on his way to the White House (or the Democrat nomination for that matter) but he’s at least proving useful in fomenting dissent among the progressive ranks. At the big DNC meeting in Minneapolis he took to the stage to launch an attack not on Donald Trump… not on his primary rival Hillary Clinton… but on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. One of his chief complaints has to do with the debate format, which many are seeing as a way for DWS to establish a smooth glide path for Clinton to win the nomination. We’ve heard plenty of...
  • Budowsky: Why Biden shouldnt run, and wont

    08/25/2015 12:32:39 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-25-2015 | Brent Budowsky
    There may be a very long-shot pathway to the presidency for Vice President Biden in 2016, but running as a vulture candidate whose candidacy would be premised on the bet that the partisan vendetta of personal destruction being waged against Hillary Clinton by Republicans succeeds is not that pathway. (snip) Had Biden announced his candidacy many months ago and articulated a powerful progressive rationale for his candidacy, I might have supported him. He didnt, and the sole premise driving talk of a Biden campaign today is a negative premise that is unlikely to happen, i.e. that the campaign...
  • Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

    08/25/2015 8:01:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 8/25 | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. Some of Obama's top political advisers moved to New York to run her campaign and Obama appeared to give his tacit approval, saying she would be an "excellent president." But that bet on Clinton suddenly looks less certain. With Biden weighing his own presidential run more seriously amid signs of weakness...
  • Top Democratic fundraisers invited to meet with Joe Biden at Naval Observatory

    08/24/2015 3:54:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Matea Gold
    Major Democratic fundraisers have been invited to meet with Vice President Joe Biden at his residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory after Labor Day, part of a series of conversations he is having with senior party players as he contemplates jumping into the 2016 race. Among the guests invited to the gathering are top bundlers who raised large sums for the Obama-Biden campaigns in 2008 and 2012, according to people familiar with the outreach. The sitdown is scheduled to take place during the week following Labor Day.
  • Democrats Look at Plan B: Joe Biden as a One-Term President, with Elizabeth Warren as His VP

    08/23/2015 5:39:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2015 | John Fund
    Joe Biden had good reasons to huddle privately with Elizabeth Warren on Saturday at his official residence. The Massachusetts senator may have chosen not to run next year, but her populist rhetoric and agenda dominate the 2016 Democratic contest. Should Biden challenge Hillary Clinton for the nomination, he will need either Warrens neutrality or her blessing. Socialist Bernie Sanders isnt the only candidate pounding the drums of class warfare. Hillary claims the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top, attacks high-level corporate salaries, and says that we have to go beyond Dodd-Frank in passing laws to...
  • Dear America: Dont Listen To Bernie Sanders. Swedens Not All That Great.

    08/19/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/18/2015 | Alexandra Ivanov
    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D) has said that socialist policies characteristic of countries like Sweden should be implemented in the U.S. As a Swede, I would strongly advise against this. The worldwide socialist movement praises the Scandinavian countries for their high living standards and welfare. Easy to do for someone who has never lived in Sweden or read a book on Swedish history. First off: The success of Sweden predates the welfare state. In reality, the economy began to fall behind in the 1960s when the state rapidly expanded. Moreover, Sweden enjoyed the highest growth in the industrialized world between...
  • Matthews: If Hillary Drops Out of Race, I'm Ending 'Hardball' Run

    08/19/2015 6:07:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    News Busters ^ | 08/19/2015 | Ken Shepherd
    Is that a promise, Chris? Tonight on MSNBC, mocking the notion that Hillary Clinton's e-mail server woes may eventually push her out of the presidential campaign, Hardball host Chris Matthews sneered that when that happens, he'd wrap his Hardball program. MSNBCHardball August 19, 2015; 7:16 p.m. Eastern KELLYANNE CONWAY, Republican strategist: ...I do want herto hangon. I do, and here's why. I worry that if she gets pushed out of the race too early, Chris, then, you've got Elizabeth Warren stepping in,she's got plenty of time to raise the money and take that mantle. CHRIS MATTHEWS, host: You think that's...
  • 3 Words to sum up Democrats prospects for 2016...

    08/19/2015 7:24:18 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-19-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Top Obama Strategist Joins Draft Biden Effort

    08/19/2015 7:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 19, 2015 | By Mark Murray
    A top Democratic strategist has joined the effort to recruit Vice President Joe Biden into the 2016 presidential race. Steve Schale - who served as President Barack Obama's top Florida strategist during his 2008 and 2012 White House campaigns -- has joined the Draft Biden committee, NBC News has confirmed. This makes Schale the biggest Obama World person to join up with Draft Biden. Schale tells NBC News that he has no knowledge of Biden's White House intentions, but wanted to join the effort. Biden is expected to make his decision about a 2016 run in the coming weeks. He...
  • Biden getting closer to presidential run as Hillary getting closer to going to prison

    08/13/2015 5:18:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    A Cruz/Warren race is the election America deserves. A Trump/Biden race is the election America wants.Dude, I think this is happening. From his vacation spot on Kiawah Island, Mr. Biden is giving the strongest signal yet that he is actively considering making a third run at the presidency. He is asking political allies for advice and gauging the strength of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign as he weighs his options, people familiar with the matter said. Mr. Biden is expected to announce his decision next month…He’d have to start from scratch. Mr. Biden has no super PAC to back his candidacy...
  • Al Gore's Friends and Former Aides Eyeing 2016 Race

    08/13/2015 6:13:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | RICK KLEIN
    A one-time high-ranking political adviser to Al Gore tells ABC News that a group of friends and former aides are having a soft conversation about the possibility that Gore run for president in 2016. The adviser cautions that there have been no formal or even informal moves by Gore himself - but that the former vice president has not ruled out anything. This was first reported by BuzzFeed
  • Al Gore associates: Don't believe 2016 whispers

    08/13/2015 6:41:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    WDSU ^ | 08/13/2015 | By Jeff Zeleny Senior Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (CNN) Two people close to Al Gore pushed back on a report Thursday that suggested the former vice president was considering running for president in 2016 An associate of the 67-year-old Gore told CNN that the speculation was "groundless," and a spokeswoman for Gore added later Thursday that there was "no truth" to the idea he is considering a White House run. Buzzfeed reported that supporters of Gore had begun talking about a possible presidential run, though some Gore advisers poured "lukewarm water" on the speculation. "This is people talking to people, some of whom may or may not...
  • Abject Panic on the Democrat Side

    08/03/2015 1:04:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, Joe Biden is... It's looking serious. I don't think there's any doubt about it. Once we learned that after his son passed away -- once they leaked the news -- that on his deathbed the son of Joe Biden, Beau Biden, urged his father to run, we kind of knew that confidence coming. And it looks like it is. Also, just to show you how unsettled the Democrat side -- and there's apparently big time panic (finally; should have been in there a long time) settling in regarding Hillary. Because now there's news out there that...
  • DEMS DODGE DEBATES; NOTHING 'SCHEDULED'

    08/02/2015 8:04:19 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Sun Aug 02 2015
    As media attention heats round the first Republican presidential debate in Ohio this week -- Democrats are dodging a candidate showdown of their own! DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz promised voters a 'competitive primary process' and debates 'would be an important part.' But little information is known. As the Clinton coronation continues to crumble, there is only vague chatter around the party about a forum in Iowa within the next few months. Going into first week of August, the Dem field is hardly settled. A late addition of VP Biden and wild-card Howard Schultz, CEO of STARBUCKS, would bring...