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  • A Biden Win In South Carolina Still Might Not Save Sinking His Campaign

    02/26/2020 10:25:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 11, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    For former Vice President Joe Biden's sinking campaign, a win in South Carolina might be too little, too late just days before the Super Tuesday primaries. Former Vice President Joe Biden has hinged the fate of his campaign on a blow-out win in South Carolina Saturday after losing his frontrunner status with three straight losses in the first Democratic primaries.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the other hand, as emerged as the one to beat, now barreling towards the Democratic presidential nomination after having comfortably clinched the popular vote in Iowa, captured a first place finish in New Hampshire, and securing...
  • Don’t Be So Confident: Here’s How Bernie Sanders Could Win The Election (God Forbid)

    02/25/2020 7:31:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 25, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Sen. Bernie Sanders's rise, his supporters, and the national mood he is running in mirror the president's circumstances four years ago, and the primary is an early tell. Bernie Sanders has the lead in the Democratic primary and, while far from over, his supporters’ enthusiasm greatly outpaces any of the rival campaigns and he is poised to continue winning contests and delegates. Party leaders and a good deal of their supporters in the media are in a full panic, struggling to derail the socialist insurgent’s campaign before he leads the party to what they predict is electoral ruin and four...
  • Focused Iowa Caucus Recount Begins This Week (still counting)

    02/24/2020 3:47:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/24/20 | Kelly Maricle
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Tuesday, the Iowa Democratic Party will begin recounting select results from the Iowa Caucus. The party has agreed to re-tally results from twenty-three different precincts. Fourteen of those precincts were requested by Pete Buttigieg’s campaign and another 10 were requested from Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Administrators will conduct the recount and it will be overseen by the IDP’s recanvass and recount committee, with both campaigns able to have representatives present. It is expected to take two days to complete.
  • 1969 Film of Bernie Sanders spreading North Vietnamese propaganda

    08/15/2016 11:03:27 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 33 replies
    In this 1969 documentary of a seditious meeting of communists with the notorious communist and terrorist Walter T Howard CCCP of New York City, we see Bernie Sanders attending a meeting and a filming of a North Vietnamese communist film that portrays the communist viet cong as freedom fighters and the Americans as torturers and barbarians. This and other films were shown by student radicals and marxists as Americans were being killed by the North Vietnamese army and the VietCong and as Vietnamese civilians were being murdered, tortured, buried alive and extorted by the communists and their gangster protection schemes...
  • Democrats not promising same-day Nevada caucus results after Iowa fiasco (still counting)

    02/21/2020 1:54:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/20 | Brie Stimson
    Less than a month after the chaos in Iowa, Democrats aren’t promising to release same-day results from Saturday’s Democratic caucuses in Nevada either. Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez said the early vote and the multistage caucus process with three sets of results could affect when the results come out and they plan to emphasize accuracy over speed. “We’re going to do our best to release results as soon as possible, but our North Star, again, is accuracy,” Perez said Tuesday, giving no timetable. **SNIP** The DNC scrapped its plan to use an app to report votes in Nevada that...
  • Iowa Bill for Permit Holders to Keep Guns in Locked Vehicles Advances

    02/19/2020 7:22:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 17 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    From legiscan.com: The Iowa legislature has introduced a bill, SF 459, to allow employees and volunteers who have carry permits, to keep firearms in their locked vehicle, in parking lots, even if the employer forbids firearms on their property. The bill passed out of the Senate subcommittee on 23 January 2020.The benefit in the bill, for the employer or lawful owner or possessor of the property, is they are held immune for any actions that may have allegedly caused harm due to the presence of the firearm in the locked vehicle. From legiscan.com:2. An employer shall not prohibit an...
  • Opponents Go After ‘Draconian’ Bill Requiring Parental Notification Before Teaching LGBTQ Content in Schools

    02/18/2020 8:23:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 18, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller News Foundation
    Opponents criticized an Iowa bill that would require schools to notify parents before teaching LGBTQ content to children. Lawmakers introduced the Republican-sponsored House File 2201 in January, a bill that would require schools to annually notify parents about any kind of material that discusses gender or sexual orientation. This would then give parents the opportunity to inspect such material and pull their children out of certain classes. The bill is one of 13 pieces of legislation introduced in the Iowa state Legislature that opponents are calling anti-LGBTQ, CNN reported Friday. Republican Iowa state Rep. Jeff Shipley says that the bill...
  • Bernie Sanders’ campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses (still counting)

    02/18/2020 5:25:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    AP News ^ | 2/18/20 | ALEXANDRA JAFFE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party releases the results of its recanvass. Sanders campaign senior adviser Jeff Weaver told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that the campaign has had a representative in contact with the Iowa Democratic Party throughout the recanvass process. “Based on what we understand to be the results, we intend to ask for a recount,” he said. The campaign expects that the already slim margin separating Sanders from Pete Buttigieg for the lead in Iowa will remain...
  • Iowa Democratic Party begins recanvass of caucus precincts (still counting)

    02/18/2020 2:02:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    KWWL ^ | 2/17/20
    DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO-TV) -- The Iowa Democratic Party is working to recanvass more than 100 caucus precincts at the request of two presidential campaigns. That recanvass process began at 9 a.m. on Sunday. It includes 143 precincts in Iowa and around the world. “Specifically, what we are going to do is look at the evidence before us. A lot of that is going to related to the caucus math worksheets, the delegate summary sheets, for example. Those are kind of hard evidence pieces that we will look at,” said Iowa Democratic Party Rules Chair Melissa Peterson. Last week, the...
  • Woman kidnapped, forced to watch 'Roots' to 'understand her racism,' Cedar Rapids police said

    02/17/2020 12:33:07 PM PST · by blindsangamon · 96 replies
    A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Monday after he allegedly held a woman captive and forced her to watch “Roots” — a 9-hour mini-series that chronicles author Alex Haley’s family line from the capture and enslavement of his ancestor Kunta Kinte to the liberation of Kinte’s decedents. Noye told her to “remain seated and watch the movie with him or he would kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380 on the way to Chicago.”
  • Newt Gingrich: What do Iowa and New Hampshire votes tell us about Democratic presidential nomination fight?

    02/16/2020 8:28:49 AM PST · by deport · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 16, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    The Iowa and New Hampshire results have begun to clarify the choices Democratic voters will have in picking their candidate to face President Trump in November.....The biggest loser has been former Vice President Joe Biden. As in his first two runs for the presidency (both of which he ended early), Biden once again proved he is not an effective campaigner....The polls in South Carolina already show substantial slippage for Biden. If the intervening Nevada caucus becomes yet another defeat (and the evidence so far leans toward Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and maybe Sen....
  • Democrats redefine center as theirs collapses

    02/16/2020 2:49:25 PM PST · by karpov · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2020 | J. T. Young
    With their center’s collapse, Democrats’ only hope of reconstituting it is by redefining the center. As the Democratic primary race moves leftward, the definitions of their candidates are moving right. It resembles a play in which we are expected to accept that the same actors have become different characters simply because of a costume change. When the 2020 Democratic field was taking shape a year ago, its spread was straightforward. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the establishment anchor, in a center-left, front-runner position. A couple of candidates were to his right – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Rep....
  • Advice to Democrats: Forget Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/16/2020 4:59:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams hit the nail on the head, telling voters not to let two small, virtually all-white states tell them whom to pick as the Democratic presidential nominee: ‘We need a more representative sample’ — Exclusive: @staceyabrams believes that our Iowa and New Hampshire first primary system is silencing voters of color She makes the logical case that only 65 delegates have been selected (distributed rather evenly among several candidates) — out of a grand total of 1,991 who would need to be pledged to win the nomination on the first ballot....
  • Amid bickering over transparency, Iowa Democrats retain prominent attorneys to review caucus chaos (still counting)

    02/15/2020 10:31:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Des Moines Register via MSN ^ | 2/14/20 | Nick Coltrain
    The Iowa Democratic Party will ask a former Iowa attorney general and a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa to investigate the events leading to problems on caucus night and the party's response to them. The party's State Central Committee, which acts as a governing board, approved up to $50,000 to retain attorneys Nick Klinefeldt, who was a federal attorney appointed by President Barack Obama, and former Iowa Attorney General Bonnie Campbell to conduct the investigation. Both are Democrats in Des Moines. Party officials hope the review will take 45 days or less. But it wasn't a...
  • DNC, Iowa Democrats point fingers as contract for caucus app shows DNC's role (still counting)

    02/15/2020 3:49:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    WPTZ via MSN ^ | 2/15/20
    The contract between the Iowa Democratic Party and the company tasked with designing the app that sits at the center of the caucus meltdown on the opening night of the presidential nominating process underscores how deeply involved the Democratic National Committee was in ensuring the online tool was secure. The app eventually failed on Feb. 3, the night of the caucuses, with a glitch making it impossible for many precinct chairs to use the tool that was meant to calculate and submit data from Iowa's more than 1,700 caucus sites. The app's failure -- combined with an overwhelmed call center...
  • Democrats have a problem: You

    02/15/2020 3:09:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/14/20 | GRACE CURLEY
    Hey Democrats — don’t shoot the messengers! The party of Hillary Clinton is doing what it does best: pointing the finger. But this time the Dems aren’t blaming President Trump or Russian bots or even James Comey. Instead, the liberals are turning their rage toward voters. The folks from the New Hampshire primary and the Iowa Caucus (all those deplorable-credulous-boomer-rubes) are under fire from the woke warriors. In fact, the far left dislikes these voters almost as much as they hate the electoral college. The night of the Iowa Caucus, the L.A. Times ran an opinion piece titled, “Forget the...
  • We Checked the Iowa Caucus Math. Here’s Where It Didn’t Add Up. (still counting)

    02/14/2020 3:18:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/14/20 | Keith Collins, Denise Lu, Charlie Smart
    Since the troubled Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3, the state Democratic party has revised the results for about 100 of the state’s 1,765 precincts, and officials are still scrambling to verify dozens more precinct results after reports of widespread inconsistencies. There has often been some fuzziness in the way the results of the Iowa caucuses were calculated and reported. But this is the first year that Iowa Democrats released raw vote counts. The transparency provided the public with its first opportunity to check the complex math that determines which candidates get the delegates they need to win the Democratic nomination....
  • Rift forms between AOC and Bernie Sanders on campaign trail

    02/14/2020 8:34:52 AM PST · by ManHunter · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12 FEB 2020 | Anthony Leonardi
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and the leader of "the Squad" are reportedly not seeing eye to eye on the campaign trail. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is reportedly frustrating the Sanders campaign during her appearances at the socialist's campaign rallies. While Sanders was occupied in the Senate during the impeachment trial of President Trump, AOC subbed in for him. However, she did not mention the candidate by name during a January rally, though she endorsed him last October. Vanity Fair reported that Sanders's campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, expressed his frustration to AOC's campaign manager over texts, saying her immigration stances...
  • Warren canceling TV ads in SC and NV

    02/14/2020 6:57:04 AM PST · by BBQToadRibs · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 12, 2020 | By Cheyenne Haslett,Soo Rin Kim
    After unimpressive results in the first two Democratic party contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is making significant rearrangements in her television presence in two upcoming contests. In the past week, the Warren campaign has canceled or moved more than $1.2 million worth of television ads in Nevada and South Carolina, which are scheduled to cast votes later this month. The campaign began pulling ads from Nevada and South Carolina on Monday last week amid the chaotic Iowa caucuses -- cancelling more than $660,000 worth of ads from the two states, according to the ad research...
  • Documents reveal DNC was 'intimately involved' in development of troubled Iowa caucus app

    02/13/2020 3:32:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 13, 2020 | Hunter Walker ,
    While the Democratic National Committee over the past 10 days has tried to distance itself from the troubled app that threw the results of the Iowa caucuses into disarray, a copy of the contract and internal correspondence provided to Yahoo News demonstrates that national party officials had extensive oversight over the development of the technology. An unaffiliated Democratic operative in Iowa provided Yahoo News with a copy of the contract between Shadow and the Iowa Democratic Party. The contract, which was signed on Oct. 14 and refers to Shadow as the “Consultant,” specified that the company had to work with...