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  • So it appears that Elizabeth Warren is running for President...

    08/30/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 135 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 Committee’s 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 it’s impossible to guess what he will decide). The Clinton people are...
  • O’Malley 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 shouldn’t run, and won’t

    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 didn’t, 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 Warren’s neutrality or her blessing. Socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t 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: Don’t Listen To Bernie Sanders. Sweden’s 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 her to hang on. 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...
  • Maureen Dowd: Starbucks' Howard Schultz Urged to Challenge Hillary

    08/02/2015 6:05:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 1, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Howard Schultz, the chairman and CEO of Starbucks, is being urged to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Schultz, 62, is getting encouragement from supporters because they believe "the time is right for someone who's not a political lifer," New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said on Saturday. "It may be a tempting proposition." Raised in low-income housing in Brooklyn, Schultz later graduated from Northern Michigan University. He bought Starbucks in 1988 and built the company to where its operating income totaled $939 million in its most recent quarter, on $4.9 billion in sales. "He has strong opinions,...
  • Joe Biden for President?! Hillary Clinton Is A Weaker Candidate Than You Think

    08/02/2015 5:30:59 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08-02-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although many commentators – and the Republican Party’s leadership – believe that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party’s nominee, I’m not so sure. The ultimate proof? Look no further: "Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his associates have begun to actively explore a possible presidential campaign, which would upend the Democratic field and deliver a direct threat to Hillary Rodham Clinton, several people who have spoken to Mr. Biden or his closest advisers say." Biden and his buddies have started talking to Democratic leaders and donors because the latter are worried by Clinton’s “increasingly visible vulnerabilities as a...
  • MSNBC Guest: Hillary ‘Will Die A Death Of A Thousand Cuts’ [VIDEO]

    08/02/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 65 replies
    Former SC Democratic party chair Dick Harpootlian told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Sunday Vice President Joe Biden’s consideration of a presidential run actually gives Democrats the best chance of retaining the White House in 2016. Harpootlian said Hillary Clinton’s track record will cause her and the Democrats to “die a death of a thousand cuts,” yet Biden is “an inspirational figure” that voters can rally around. HARPOOTLIAN: I think Hillary comes into the race, as she did in ’08 with all kinds of baggage… There’s going to be distractions, we saw just this week with the Wall Street Journal about payments...
  • Clinton campaign reportedly growing edgy over possible Biden run

    07/30/2015 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Ed Henry
    Aides close to Hillary Clinton are getting increasingly nervous that Vice President Joe Biden may throw his hat into the 2016 presidential race later this summer, Democratic sources told Fox News. The sources said that that eyebrows were raised recently at Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn when Biden’s chief of staff at the White House, Steve Ricchetti, was spotted having breakfast recently with major Democratic donor Louis Susman, a Clinton friend who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Obama.
  • Lincoln Chafee: Awful Bad, Awful Sad

    07/25/2015 9:39:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    For the first time in national history, a Rhode Island native son is running for President: Lincoln Chafee. “Stumbling” is more accurate, since shortly after declaring an exploratory committee, he fumbled into making himself a full-fledged candidate, and all the campaign finance hoopla which accompanies it. A one-term Republican US Senator, then one-term Independent Governor, Chafee entered the 2016 Presidential Election as a Democrat. Confused? Cable news program Common Sense openly derided his ambitions: “Are you kidding me?” MSNBC took his campaign seriously enough, asked him serious questions, and Chafee already looked like a deer in headlights. Joining the repeal...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley apologizes for saying 'all lives matter' at liberal conference

    07/19/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | July 19, 2015 | Chris Moody
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley apologized on Saturday for saying "All lives matter" while discussing police violence against African-Americans with liberal demonstrators. Several dozen demonstrators interrupted the former Maryland governor while he was speaking at the Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of liberal activists, demanding that he address criminal justice and police brutality. When they shouted, "Black lives matter!" a rallying cry of protests that broke out after several black Americans were killed at the hands of police in recent months, O'Malley responded: "Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter." The demonstrators, who were mostly black, responded by...
  • Democrats lose control of presidential event

    07/19/2015 12:03:48 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/2015 | 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... ..."Black lives matter! Black lives matter!" they shouted toward O'Malley, and began a call-and-repeat rallying cry that activists have been using in the wake of the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who died in police custody last week. "If I die in police in custody!" one of the chants went, "Burn everything down! That's the only way mother******* like you listen!"
  • 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.
  • What a Sanders-Warren Ticket Means: Historic World Change for the Better

    07/19/2015 4:53:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Bernie Sanders is the first real statesman to run for the White House in decades. By focusing on the real issues (as opposed to shallow distractions such as flags, non-existent threats, and celebrity scandals) and refraining from attacking his opponents, he is gaining support across the spectrum at a greater rate than any of us could have imagined three months ago. At the same time, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who shares Sanders’ Progressive ideals and has been supportive of his campaign, could be his most likely running mate. What would a Bernie – Elizabeth Administration look like – and what 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...
  • O’Malley attacks ‘hate-spewing’ GOP over illegal immigration (Gave them licenses)

    07/13/2015 1:16:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Former Gov. Martin O’Malley blasted “hate-spewing” GOP presidential candidates Monday as he made his own appeal to win over Hispanics, vowing to expand on the record he amassed in Maryland, where he said he “forged a new consensus” behind pro-immigration policies.</p>
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • National Primary Poll: Hillary Clinton at 75%

    07/03/2015 6:41:18 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 42 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 06/22/2015 | NBC
    Hillary Clinton: 75% Bernie Sanders: 15% Jim Webb: 4% Martin O'Malley: 2% Lincoln Chafee: 0%
  • Jim Webb Announces 2016 Presidential Run

    07/02/2015 11:50:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/02/2015
    Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced in an email Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president. "I understand the odds, particularly in today's political climate where fair debate is so often drowned out by huge sums of money," Webb said in the email. "But our country needs a fresh approach to solving the problems that confront us and too often unnecessarily divide us," he added.
  • Bernie Sanders Draws Crowd of 10,000 in Wisconsin (while Hillary is now paying people to show up)

    07/02/2015 4:40:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    "In case you haven't noticed, there are a lot of people here," Bernie Sanders said a bit awed as he took the stage in front of nearly 10,000 in a coliseum here. Sanders has been attracting outsize crowds wherever he takes his unlikely presidential campaign. Five thousand came out for his kickoff rally in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont. Another 5,000 turned out in Denver, Colorado. In Minneapolis, a thousand listened from outside after the basketball arena where Sanders was speaking filled to capacity. But Madison was different. [Snip] Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton attracted 5,500 people, according to her campaign,...
  • 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 · 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...
  • (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.” …