For those of you who want to post more comments, let’s do it on this thread. The one earlier today is gettin’ kind of long.. one breaking item, House Will Not Vote on ACHA Rewrite in order to keep the government open. … Continue reading →
Jonathan Allen covered the White House and the 2016 campaign for Bloomberg News. Amie Parnes is the White House correspondent for The Hill. In 2015, they published a book titled HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. It was a largely positive profile of the former Secretary of State. Allen and Parnes covered the Clinton campaign starting in 2014, planning to write a second book about it. They had high level access to many campaign insiders. In their introduction, they say the expected to be writing about the election of a woman for the first time as President. Instead, they, like most … Continue reading →
The Harvard Harris poll sampled over 2000 voters across the country last week (April 14-17). Sanders is viewed favorably by 57 percent of registered voters, according to data from a Harvard-Harris survey provided exclusively to The Hill. Sanders is the only person in a field of 16 Trump administration officials or congressional leaders included in the survey who is viewed favorably by a majority of those polled. […] Only 32 percent have a negative view of Sanders, including nearly two-thirds of Republicans. — thehill.com/… It’s important to note that the survey looked only at current politicians, not those who aren’t in office today. Obama’s … Continue reading →
Still lots of news & opinions about Syria, as well as levity. SNL had some great sketches last night. There’s one in particular that isn’t getting much attention, perhaps because the humor was lost on many. You can find it after the jump.
It’s the weekend! Just a few items to get a thread started. As usual, please add your news and thoughts in the comments section. Hope you have a great day!
As we follow what’s happening on the ground as indigenous people and others from all over join the Standing Rock Sioux in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, it’s easy to forget to ask where the money’s coming from. As it turns out (and I’m sorry to say), the largest chunks of the money behind DAPL come from California, in particular hedge funds in the San Francisco Bay Area. Journaiist Will Parrish, writing for the North Bay Bohemian, digs up a whole lot of surprises about the “Bay Area investment [that] fuels America’s tracking boom — and the pipeline protests” … Continue reading →
Elaine Quijano is the moderator. For those who haven’t heard of her, here’s some info. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/who-is-elaine-quijano-moderator-of-the-vice-presidential-debate/ Debate format is sit down, identical to the one in 2004, where Sen John Edwards stumbled against Darth Vader (VP Cheney). More about that later.
Bernie is appearing at UNH with HC today, allegedly to discuss the “New College Compact.” Heavy.com is live streaming the event. WMUR is also carrying this live. As everyone knows, Bernie promised to campaign for the Dem nominee wherever he was needed and when his travel schedule allowed. So far, NH state leaders are appearing first, discussing issues such as funding for Planned Parenthood and the Monday night debate. Regarding PP, the State’s Executive Council voted not to renew PP funding in 2011, which according to the NYT: the state’s Executive Council voted in 2011 not to renew Planned Parenthood’s … Continue reading →
Good Morning All. I hope that recollections of 9/11 are not making you too blue today. Not having the constitution to endure Sunday morning TV shows, I rooted around the internet a bit to get a flavor for the fallout from Clinton’s remarks about “the basket of deplorables”. On Twitter #BasketOfDeplorables doesn’t show as trending for me anymore (how do those algorithms work anyway?) but, considering I’ve seen over 2,500 new tweets using that hashtag this morning, I think it’s safe to say that it should be. Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ remark sums up a deplorable election season If Campaign 2016 needed some … Continue reading →
Happy Saturday Peeps! So let’s first address the elephant…I mean donkey, in the room – “basket of deplorables”?? I think it was a stupid thing to say if you’re trying to win an election. Last night, when I heard that at her fundraiser with Barbra Streisand, Clinton said to laughter: “To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton said. “Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.” Nice. Insult a big chunk of voters. I thought liberals were supposed to be caring people, people who often went the … Continue reading →
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money – either personally or through companies or groups – to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_2016_CLINTON_FOUNDATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-08-23-14-35-04 Nothing to see here, move on. [The following postscript was added after 7 recommends:] P.S. To whom it may concern: I believe in being forthright and speaking up about the BS that the Clintons have engaged in and are. They are the walking definitions of dishonesty and neoliberals who … Continue reading →
I’m sure he regrets now taking the emails off the table in the first debate. And never touching the Foundation, which obviously was always an egregious conflict of interest for a Secretary of State, dovetailing completely with his dominant campaign theme about the role of money in politics. So, as much as I love Bernie, and will be part of Our Revolution, he blew it on one level–although for the ironic but still laudable reason of wanting to have the battle for the nomination and the general election be on the issues that directly affect the lives of Americans and … Continue reading →
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse HRC has decided corporatist Virginia Senator Tim Kaine should be added too her short list of Veep picks. Her pick is widely viewed in Washington as a sign of her governing intentions. The former SoS has spent weeks attempting to woo progressive Bernie Sanders supporters. Choosing from one of the handful of names on her short list: Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) or Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) would signal that her camp is taking progressive concerns seriously. True Progressives are watching with a skeptical eye, concerned what the signal will be. … Continue reading →
While I check into why my climate roundup post never posted/disappeared completely and before I start putting togethers BNR (I’ll put it up way later in the morning than the current 3:40 a.m) I figured I’d throw this convention news up as a stand-alone item. The Press Release: Monday: United Together Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama, Senator Bernie Sanders and DREAMer Astrid Silva Gavel time expected at 3:00pm Monday will focus on putting the future of American families front and center and how we’re stronger together when we build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the … Continue reading →
Wouldn’t it be amazing if the Tea Party finally accomplished something? Hillary May End Up In Jail After All – All Thanks To Trey Gowdy – BVA News – https://t.co/FTsIIUji4G via @Shareaholic — Sara Cohen (@saracohennyc) July 15, 2016 Trey Gowdy Isn’t Done – Destroys Loretta Lynch For Protecting Hillary https://t.co/1w7ZrG9XCu — Sara Cohen (@saracohennyc) July 15, 2016 … Continue reading →