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  • (Feb 24, 2016) Sanders cuts his losses in South Carolina leaves the state to campaign elsewhere (tr)

    08/07/2016 10:43:55 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    (Feb 24, 2016) Down nearly 30 points to Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, Bernie Sanders is leaving the state and turning his attention elsewhere ahead of Saturday's primary. Clinton, on the other hand, plans to stay in South Carolina
  • North Bay Town Feeling ‘Berned’ After Sanders Rally Leaves $23,000 In Unpaid Bills

    07/27/2016 12:20:48 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 7/26 | cbs
    CLOVEDALE (CBS SF) — The Mayor of Cloverdale hopes it’s just a misunderstanding, but the Bernie Sanders campaign appears to have left her small town with $23,000 in unpaid bills after it hosted their ‘A Future To Believe In’ rally last June.
  • Hillary: Golly, I had no idea the DNC was rigging the primaries

    07/26/2016 9:58:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/26/16 | ROBERT LAURIE
    She's just as shocked as you are Whenever there’s a scandal involving a Clinton, you can be sure that the Clintons knew nothing about it. They are forever “out of the loop” when it comes to the sleazy, underhanded activities of their lackeys. This has been true in virtually every nefarious Clinton-based plot for the last twenty-five years, and there’s no reason to think anything’s changed. As always, when it comes to the DNC tipping the scales in her favor during the primaries, Hillary Clinton had no idea.
  • DNC Emails Prove What We Knew

    07/25/2016 1:25:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know what the biggest joke of the all of this is? The biggest joke they're trying to tell us, "Hey, nobody knew that the Democrat National Committee had rigged the game for Hillary. Nobody knew." Crazy Bernie supporters didn't know. Bernie didn't know. Come on, everybody knew. Maybe they didn't. But everybody knew this game was rigged from the get-go, on the Democrat side, before we got the email release from WikiLeaks. Who would have ever believed that Democrats have come to be defined by secret emails that have been dumped on us, emails we were...
  • The DNC email scandal explained

    07/25/2016 12:21:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Tal Kopan
    Here's what you need to know about the leak. How do we know this is the work of Russia? Cybersecurity experts who initially responded to the DNC hack identified two distinct groups of hackers operating in the system -- one who had exclusively gone after the party's opposition research file on Donald Trump, and one that had been snooping on DNC emails for about a year. Both were recognized as known Russian military or intelligence-affiliated hacking operations. Crowdstrike, the firm that responded to the hack, tracks dozens of advanced cyberespionage operations, many affiliated with governments. Each group has distinct ways...
  • How 107 Superdelegates Robbed 11 Million Democratic Voters

    07/25/2016 11:58:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    http://usuncut.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Tom Cahill
    The Associated Press (AP) has prematurely called the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton, despite some 11 million Democrats still waiting to vote in six states and one territory, based off the opinion of superdelegates who have yet to vote. The dominant media narrative is that Sanders is asking superdelegates to thwart the will of the public in order to win the Democratic nomination. But the AP came to their conclusion by a phone survey of the 712 superdelegates, meaning Clinton was declared the winner due to private conversations between reporters and a relatively small handful of Democratic party bosses who...
  • Yes, the DNC did conspire against Bernie

    07/25/2016 9:21:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/16 | Matthew Vadum
    DNC officials threatened to out Sanders as an atheist to hurt his candidacy in believer-rich Kentucky and West Virginia It turns out Bernie Sanders supporters were not paranoid. The Hillary Clinton machine, which dominates the Democratic National Committee, never had any intention of allowing a fair primary contest. The race was fixed. We already knew this but the treasure trove of 20,000 internal emails from within the DNC that were freshly document-dumped by Wikileaks shows just how determined the Clintonistas were to rig the primary process.
  • Detailed List of Findings in Wikileaks

    07/25/2016 6:10:22 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 hacked emails it says are from the accounts of Democratic National Committee officials. The documents were released just days before the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. The hacked emails revealed the DNC’s hatred for Bernie Sanders and his movement. The documents reveal the party’s hidden ties with the liberal media. The emails reveal the heights of dishonesty of the party infrastructure. Now there is a list of a few of the most shocking emails released by Wikileaks. The list was compiled thanks to the work of Reddit Bernie Sander supporters and Donald Trump supporters: Hat...
  • Bernie Path to Become the Nominee (vanity)

    07/24/2016 6:33:23 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    VANITY
    1. Bernie has 1,894 delegates at the convention. A movement is underway for him to disavow his endorsement due to Hillary's collusion with the RNC. #BernieMustDisavow on Twitter was shared 100,000 times. Before that #DNCLeaks was a top trending hashtag. Both were censored by Twitter. 2. Bernie folks are already planning to protest the convention en masse. "Bernie or Bust!": http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/21/bernie-bust-backers-flock-philly-protest/87385076/ 3. Debbie Wsserman Schultz was served with a class action about the DNC fraud. http://observer.com/2016/06/debbie-wasserman-schultz-served-class-action-lawsuit-for-rigging-primaries/ 4. Jullian Assange says he will become the Deep Throat for the Clinton machine: http://silenceisconsent.net/breaking-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-says-his-next-leak-will-virtually-guarantee-an-indictment-of-hillary-clinton/#sthash.yzpi6YB0.iyshmBwV.dpbs If Hillary has committed offenses (veracity of the above...
  • [June 30, 2016 11:30am ] Debbie Wasserman Schultz Served Class Action Lawsuit for Rigging Primaries

    On June 28, the Miami-based law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “There are essentially six legal claims we are asserting in this lawsuit on behalf of the composed class members,” said attorney Jared Beck in a YouTube video announcing the lawsuit. “The first is a claim for fraud—against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz—based on the revelations from the recent Guccifer 2.0 documents purportedly taken from the DNC’s own computer network.” The Guccifer 2.0 documents include internal memos in which the DNC broke legally binding...
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Chair Told Chuck Todd Negative Coverage ‘Must Stop’ (Debbie Owns Chuck)

    07/23/2016 8:46:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | July 22nd, 2016
    Part of the cache of emails from top DNC officials reveals that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took issue with the negative coverage coming from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, going so far as to email NBC’s Chuck Todd to tell the anchor that it “must stop.” The email was sent on May 18 to Todd with the subject “Chuck, this must stop.” In the email, Wasserman Schultz forwards Todd an article from Breitbart‘s Ian Hanchett glossing the criticism Wasserman Schultz had received from the Morning Joe co-host. Brzenzinski is quoted as saying that Wasserman Schultz “should step down” over her poor...
  • WikiLeaks founder says his next leak will virtually guarantee an indictment of Hillary [tr]

    07/22/2016 10:20:51 PM PDT · by proust · 170 replies
    Silence is Consent ^ | July 22 2016 | Steve Boss
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his next leak will virtually guarantee an indictment of Hillary Clinton. In a recent interview with ITV, Assange said the whistleblowing website will soon be leaking documents that will provide “enough evidence” for the Department of Justice to indict the presumptive Democratic nominee. WikiLeaks has already published 30,322 emails from Clinton’s private email server, spanning from June 30, 2010 to August 12, 2014. While Assange didn’t specify what exactly was in the emails, he did tell ITV that WikiLeaks had “accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton, which could proceed to an indictment.”
  • Vanity: DNC WikiLeaks - Lots of Contributions from 'Tobias Seed Corn' - No such Company on Internet

    WikiLeak Search for Tobias Corn DonorsGoogle Search for Tobias Seed Corn
  • Dems vote down push to abolish superdelegates

    07/23/2016 5:55:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016
    The Democratic Rules Committee voted down an effort to abolish the role of unbound superdelegates, dealing a blow to Bernie Sanders supporters, many of whom see the superdelegate system as unfair. An amendment failed before the committee Saturday by a vote of 108-58. The amendment received vocal support during discussion from several people who characterized the superdelegate system as "undemocratic" and contrary to the principle of "one person, one vote."
  • The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked

    07/23/2016 4:33:54 PM PDT · by orchestra · 86 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 7/23/2016 | Carmine Sabia
    (Full title): The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked ‘Top Secret’ Emails marked “top secret” were sent from Hillary Clinton’s private server to the email addresses of three of her top aides. They included 22 such emails in seven email chains sent to Jacob Sullivan, Cheryl Mills, and William Burns, according to State Department documents obtained by Vice News on Friday. The 22 emails were originally held back from emails received by Vice News in response to a 2015 Freedom of Information Act request it made because releasing them to the public would...
  • DNC Emails Will Be The BIGGEST Scandal In A Generation

    07/23/2016 6:16:22 PM PDT · by Roberts · 180 replies
    investmentwatchblog.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | IWB
    The news about the DNC emails just gets better and better. A few things we are seeing so far: 1) Ted Cruz asked the DNC for $ to help fund his delegate fight in Cleveland. 2) Jake Tapper of CNN colluded with the DNC. They gave him questions to ask his interview guests. 3) Chuck Todd of NBC was also colluding with the DNC and put pressure on others at the network to go easy on Democrats at the DNC’s request. 4) The New York Times co hosted parties with the DNC. This is against the law by the way....
  • Bernie Sanders Campaign Chief Says Someone Must Be 'Accountable' for What DNC Emails Show

    07/23/2016 3:20:49 PM PDT · by orchestra · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/23/2016 | MaryAlice Parks
    Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was "disappointed" by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support Hillary Clinton. "Someone does have to be held accountable," Weaver said during an interview with ABC News. "We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the [Donald] Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama's speech were taken by Mrs. Trump. Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the...
  • Bernie Sanders Campaign Chief Says Someone Must Be 'Accountable' for What DNC Emails Show

    07/23/2016 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 23, 2016 | MaryAlice Parks
    Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was "disappointed" by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support Hillary Clinton. "Someone does have to be held accountable," Weaver said during an interview with ABC News. "We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the [Donald] Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama's speech were taken by Mrs. Trump. Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the...
  • Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

    07/23/2016 1:19:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    AP ^ | July 23, 2016 | Stephen Braun Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Several emails posted by Wikileaks on its document disclosure website show DNC officials scoffing at Sanders and his supporters and in one instance, questioning his commitment to his Jewish religion. Some emails also show DNC and White House officials mulling whether to invite guests with controversial backgrounds to Democratic party events. Although Wikileaks' posting of...
  • WikiLeaks’ DNC Email Leak Reveals Off The Record Media Correspondence

    07/23/2016 12:31:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | July 22, 2016
    Some of the most interesting emails to read are those exchanged by DNC staffers as they decide how to respond to media inquiries, and then their off-the-record and deep background responses to numerous national media outlets. The emails contained off the record correspondence with reporters at the Washington Post, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Many emails in the database were sent from the email accounts of DNC’s Northern California finance director, Robert Erik Stowe, communications director Luis Miranda, national finance director Jordon Kaplan, finance chief of staff Scott Comer, finance director of data & strategic initiatives Daniel...
  • WIKILEAKS Twitter - 20,000 DNC emails (DNC apparently conspired against Sanders)

    07/22/2016 4:39:42 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    wikileaks ^ | july 2016 | wikileaks
    go to link......happy reading
  • Wikileaks Release Shows DNC Colluding With CBS News, Wording Poll Data Against Bernie Sanders…

    07/22/2016 3:22:02 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 77 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/22/2016 | sundance
    Earlier today WikiLeaks released more documents showing how the Democrat National Committee (DNC) specifically worked to destroy the candidacy of Bernie Sanders in a united effort with the media to support Hillary Clinton. The revelations within the release are quite astounding, and unfortunately confirm all the prior suspicions of the Bernie Sanders supporters about the democrat party apparatus working with the Clinton campaign to eliminate the threat posed by Senator Sanders.
  • #DNCLeaks: Yes, Super PAC paying young voters to push back online on Sanders supporters (my title)

    07/22/2016 4:25:05 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 24 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 7/22/2016 | Wikileaks
    Basically it seems a pro-Hillary super-PAC paid people to troll the internet against Sanders. More revelations at link.
  • Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy

    07/22/2016 11:31:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 56 replies
    observer.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | Michael Sainato
    On July 25, the Democratic National Convention will begin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To commensurate the event and its embrace of corrupt politician Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, Wikileaks is releasing thousands of DNC/Clinton emails. In its recent leak of 20,000 DNC emails from January 2015 to May 2016, DNC staff discuss how to deal with Bernie Sanders’ popularity as a challenge to Clinton’s candidacy. Instead of treating Sanders as a viable candidate for the Democratic ticket, the DNC worked against him and his campaign to ensure Clinton received the nomination. One email from DNC deputy communications director Eric Walker...
  • Senior Dems Concerned That Clinton Is Spending Millions on Ads That Aren’t Working

    07/22/2016 9:02:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 115 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Some Democrats are privately worrying that Hillary Clinton has been spending too much money and seeing too few results. Clinton, who has way more cash on hand than Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has been outspending the New York real estate mogul at a rate of 15-1 but has seen her lead shrink to single digits in certain key states. According to The Hill, senior Democrats met with Clinton in DC on Monday and mentioned a recent Florida poll that showed Trump pulling ahead in the Sunshine State. They questioned whether Clinton was really running her campaign effectively, having spent...
  • Democrats struggle for unity as protesters swarm Netroots convention

    07/18/2016 10:55:41 AM PDT · by LonePalm · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/17/2016
    Despite Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the party faces fears of civil war: ‘It’s important for progressives not to be taken for granted’ Following Bernie Sanders’ departure from the presidential race, some are raising the prospect of civil war within the Democratic party. Photograph: Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock No sooner had the question been posed of where angry young activists would go after the Bernie Sanders campaign than a group of angry young activists provided the answer: to the streets. The surprise walk-out of protesters from a conference of US progressives in St Louis this weekend forced the cancellation of its...
  • Andrea Tantaros offers behind the scene reason Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton

    07/16/2016 12:17:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Blasting news ^ | 13 July 2016 | Roz Zurko
    You may not see Andrea Tantaros on-air, but that doesn't mean the Fox News analyst isn't still doing what she does best.. tell it like it really is. ... Anyone who follows the Fox News analyst just knew she'd have something to say about Bernie Sanders jumping ship and siding with the woman who goes against the grain of everything he's fought for. ... So, what does Andrea have to say about this latest turn of events in the Democratic Party? She tweets, "Guess Bernie got tired of having someone start his car for him every morning." It's this sense...
  • Bernie Sanders to Join Hillary Clinton at New Hampshire Rally

    07/11/2016 5:14:58 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 11, 2016 | Brian McBride
    Bernie Sanders will be joining Hillary Clinton at a New Hampshire rally Tuesday, according to a statement released by Clinton campaign this morning. The event will take place at Portsmouth High School at 11 a.m. where Sanders and Clinton will "discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top," the statement added. The announcement comes just one day after Democratic leaders were on track to ratify their party agenda leading up to the DNC convention his month The Vermont senator has been laser-focused on it...
  • Hacker Docs Show DNC Allied With Hillary Clinton Against Bernie Sanders

    06/18/2016 6:51:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2016 | Dustin stockton
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign was undermined by supposedly neutral party officials, according to a document snatched from Democratic National Committee by the hacker who calls himself “Guccifer 2.0.” The document shows that Clinton and the DNC have been working in together against Sanders from at least the spring of 2015. The document, dated May 26, 2015, shows that the DNC had already chosen Clinton as the party’s expected nominee and was going to work with reporters from mainstream outlets to downplay Clinton’s negatives and to highlight her positives throughout the course of the primary. The document was created...
  • Trump: Come on, everyone knows the Clintons hate Obama

    06/13/2016 8:52:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "She's petrified because she doesn't want to go to jail." Remember the embarrassingly schmaltzy 60 Minutes segment in which Obama and Hillary sat down with a swooning Steve Kroft and talked about what wonderful friends they had become? It was about the biggest load of crap I’ve ever seen on a show that specializes in it, and Kroft must have felt like one of those corporate PR guys who records a video “interview” with the CEO that’s completely scripted and consists of nothing but softballs. It was all part of a very determined effort following the bitter primary campaign of...
  • A (very) Brief Analysis of Primary Results (Vanity)

    06/08/2016 8:45:37 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 32 replies
    Myself, Data from Wikipedia | 8 June 2016 | Self
    Out of curiosity, I compared GOP and Dem turnout in the primaries and the general election in the last dual contested primary year, 2008 with this year primary results. While this is not a true statistical model, and relies on incomplete Wikipedia data, it provides a sense of enthusiasm gap between the two parties. 2008 GOP Primary Vote 20,039,034 (36.12% of turnout) Dem Primary Vote 35,442,193 (63.88% of turnout) In the General election, Obama won 53.65 over McCain's 46.31%. 2016 GOP Primary Vote 28,836,337 (50.67% of turnout, an increase of 8.7M voters) Dem Primary Vote 28,072,793 (49.33% of turnout, a...
  • Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution

    06/08/2016 1:44:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/07/16 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI
    There’s no strategist pulling the strings, and no collection of burn-it-all-down aides egging him on. At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders. It was the Vermont senator who personally rewrote his campaign manager’s shorter statement after the chaos at the Nevada state party convention and blamed the political establishment for inciting the violence. He was the one who made the choice to go after Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after his wife read him a transcript of her blasting him on television....
  • BREAKING NEWS: CLINTON BECOMES 1ST WOMAN TO WIN NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT

    06/07/2016 5:55:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    Hillary Clinton will clinch the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, Fox News projects, becoming the first woman in American history to top the ticket of a major political party. Eight years to the day after she conceded to rival Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary,
  • Trump welcomes Sanders supporters 'left out in the cold'

    06/07/2016 6:46:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 7, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a welcome to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders's supporters in a speech delivered a day after The Associated Press reported Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nod. "To all those Bernie Sanders voters who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of superdelegates, we welcome you with open arms," Trump said during his speech, which struck an uncharacteristically conciliatory tone after high tensions from within his own party this week. Trump has often channeled Sanders as a kindred spirit, arguing that both were being kept down by a "rigged system"...
  • Hillary Clinton Has Clinched Democratic Nomination, Survey Reports

    06/06/2016 9:35:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK and PATRICK HEALY
    Hillary Clinton became the first woman to capture the presidential nomination of one of the country’s major political parties on Monday night, according to an Associated Press survey of Democratic superdelegates, securing enough of them to overcome a bruising challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders and turn to a brutal five-month campaign against Donald J. Trump.
  • Did Bernie Sanders Hand Trump the Election?

    06/07/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | June 6, 2016 | T.A. Frank
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/did-bernie-sanders-just-hand-trump-the-election
  • Sanders camp: Clinton has not secured nomination yet

    06/06/2016 6:29:34 PM PDT · by maggief · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 6, 2016 | Cyra Master
    Shortly after The Associated Press updated its delegate count and declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, a spokesman for Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed the media’s “rush to judgement.” “It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgement, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer,” spokesman Michael Briggs said Monday night. “Secretary Clinton does not have and will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to secure the nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates who...
  • Clinton Clinches Nomination, Becoming First woman to Top Major-Party Ticket

    06/06/2016 6:30:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 6 at 8:47 PM | By Abby Phillip, Robert Costa and John Wagner
    Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press, emerging from a long and bruising primary season to become the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House. A bitter nomination battle that Clinton was once expected to win in a walk ended abruptly late Monday, as she claimed exactly the number of delegates needed to secure victory in her contest against Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, according the AP’s latest tally. Clinton was widely expected — even inside her own campaign — to clinch the...
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • Former Bill Clinton Pollster: It's 'Increasingly Likely' Hillary Will Lose to Sanders in California

    06/04/2016 3:18:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Leah Barkoukis
    With the California primary less than a week away, and the latest polls showing Hillary Clinton only two points ahead of rival Bernie Sanders, which direction California is anyone’s guess. Hillary’s campaign is doing all it can in the remaining days to avoid an embarrassing loss in the Golden State, jamming 30 events into the few days leading up to the primary. “If she loses California, which is now increasingly likely,” Douglas Schoen, former pollster and political adviser to Bill Clinton, said on Fox News. “She’s behind Donald Trump in a number of polls, we’ve got the Justice Department likely...
  • Bernie Sanders Might Skydive Into His Campaign Rally

    06/03/2016 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 96 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 3, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    You didn’t misread that headline: Bernie Sanders might enter his Friday rally in Cloverville, California by skydiving in. NorCal Skydiving told Bay-area newspaper The Press Democrat that they were approached by a Sanders campaign staffer Wednesday about the possibility of making an entrance from the sky. The following day, a campaign staffer went skydiving as a sort of practice run, but there’s still no word about whether they’ll go through with the idea.
  • What If Bernie Actually Wins California?

    06/03/2016 5:17:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Mark Davis
    While conservative America wrings its hands over Donald Trump’s chances of beating Hillary Clinton, let’s take a moment to anticipate an event next week that would objectively, demonstrably hurt her chances no matter what any Republican does. Let us pause to assess the delicious ramifications of a Bernie Sanders win in the California primary Tuesday night. I get giddy thinking about it. Every day of my political life right now is geared toward attracting all hands on deck for the universal necessity of preventing her presidency. The bulk of that task currently involves luring to clarity those remaining rebellious...
  • Will Joe Biden be the Democrats’ next Frank Lautenberg?

    05/31/2016 11:52:52 AM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | May 31, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Last week’s shattering report by the State Department’s inspector general drew the conclusion that several of us at National Review have been urging for over a year: Hillary Clinton’s systematic conduct of government business over a homebrew e-mail system resulted in serious violations of federal law. Mrs. Clinton’s withheld tens of thousands of government records (the e-mails) for nearly two years after she departed the State Department. She failed to return all government-related e-mails upon demand. She destroyed (or at least attempted to destroy) tens of thousands of e-mails without consultation with the State Department. And she did it all...
  • Clinton and allies step up California efforts as primary draws near

    05/31/2016 8:01:44 AM PDT · by Phlap · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/31/2016 | Seema Mehta
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign had once hoped the California primary could be a coronation for the former secretary of State, the last major stop en route to claiming the Democratic presidential nomination. Instead, it has turned into a dogfight with Bernie Sanders, who has been campaigning nonstop through the state. With at least one public poll showing the race now a tie, the Clinton campaign has decided to step up her appearances in the state.
  • Secret Service jump on stage at Bernie Sanders rally amid commotion

    05/31/2016 6:15:48 AM PDT · by HypatiaTaught · 14 replies
    (CNN) — At least four people at a Bernie Sanders rally in Oakland rushed the stage Monday evening, spurring Secret Service agents to jump onto the raised platform and protect him. The Democratic presidential candidate was uninjured and continued speaking, but not before several agents hugged him and pushed him away from the microphone. The identities of the individuals, who yelled as they approached the stage, were not immediately known. They were apprehended and led away by Secret Service from the podium at the Frank Ogawa Plaza, where the rally was being held. After the events of Monday night in...
  • Sanders: 'Terrible idea' to turn to Biden if Clinton is indicted

    05/28/2016 5:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Bernie Sanders says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe Biden to run for president if Hillary Clinton is forced out of the race. "I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show. "That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. "I happen to...
  • Joe Biden would be an excellent 'slip-in' candidate if Hillary Clinton falters

    05/28/2016 7:42:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 95 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Eric Zorn
    Voters don't hate Joe Biden, 73, the genial vice president who openly agonized last year before deciding not to put himself and his family through the rigors of a presidential bid in the wake of the 2015 death of his son after a battle with brain cancer. Not most voters, anyway. In a nationwide poll conducted in March for Bloomberg Politics, only 35 percent of respondents had a negative view of Biden compared with 68 percent who had a negative view of Trump, 53 percent who viewed Clinton unfavorably and 41 percent with a negative impression of Vermont Sen. Bernie...
  • Democrats sweat next convention blowup

    05/28/2016 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/2016 | Daniel Strauss
    In the wake of a recent Nevada state party convention that descended into chaos, Democrats are sweating out a similar event in Wyoming on Saturday. When Democrats meet in Cheyenne to select delegates to the July national convention, the same elements that created such a volatile mix in Nevada will be present: anger and frustration over Bernie Sanders’ delegate haul, superdelegates who backed Hillary Clinton before the state caucuses took place, and threats to state party officials. Story Continued Below At a gathering of state Democratic chairmen in Philadelphia last week, Wyoming was identified as one of the upcoming states...
  • Hillary tries to Salvage California

    05/27/2016 5:23:30 AM PDT · by vooch · 25 replies
    LAS VEGAS — Hillary Clinton is expected to clinch the Democratic nomination on the night of June 7, after the polls close in New Jersey. But her campaign is girding for what could be an anticlimactic and potentially embarrassing finish, after the fact — Clinton could lose California, where the polls close three hours later, after she has already won the nomination.
  • Donald Trump: Democrats ‘Going to Slip Joe Biden In’

    05/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 123 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 May 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump suggested the Democrats are going to slip Vice President Joe Biden in as the Democrat’s nominee if Hillary Clinton isn’t able to run because of her email scandal. “She had a little bad news today from some reports [that] came down that weren’t so good,” Trump told more than 3,000 of his supporters at his campaign rally Wednesday afternoon at the Anaheim, California at the Convention Center. “Inspector General’s report — not good.” Trump was referencing an Inspector General (IG) report, which concluded that Clinton “failed to seek legal approval for her use of a...