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 →
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 →
Happy last day of August my friends! I gather things didn’t go too well in Florida yesterday. 🙁 Good luck people of Florida! What’s really got my attention this morning, though, is the letter that Reps. Elijah Cummings, John Conyers, Eliot Engel, and Bennie Thompson sent to the FBI yesterday. The letter, which presents no actual evidence of wrongdoing, and which follows up the one Harry Reid sent the FBI the other day, smacks of both a desperate attempt to deflect attention away from the revealing Clinton emails and as a bald election season ploy to cast aspersions on a … 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 →
…and some good news below the video. Scroll down! RT TyStopTweeting: for those who don’t fully grasp how badly HillaryClinton messed up: pic.twitter.com/vELG3IWpqn — Dump Blue, Exit Dem! (@NoBernieNoUnity) July 13, 2016 AND as a pick me up: Here is a nice, brief summary of what Bernie told the national delegates on last nights pic.twitter.com/QpJMlouS4a — Sara Cohen (@saracohennyc) July 13, 2016 … Continue reading →
Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders formally declared an end to their political rivalry Tuesday, joining forces to take on a shared enemy: Donald Trump. “I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president,” Sanders said at a joint rally here. “Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination and I congratulate her for that.” The 74-year-old self-described democratic socialist, who has been a thorn in Clinton’s side over the last year, pledged to support his former rival through Election Day: … Continue reading →
DemocracyNow! Interviews with Keith Ellison, Josh Fox and Shailene Woodley in regards to Sanders and the party platform: … Continue reading →
Declaring that “Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her here today,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday endorsed the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee: Let me begin by thanking the 13 million Americans who voted for me during the Democratic primaries. Let me also thank the people here in New Hampshire who gave us our first big win and a special thanks to the people of Vermont whose support for so many years has sustained me. Let me also thank the hundreds of thousands of volunteers in every state in our country … Continue reading →
The Clinton-Sanders Unity Summit Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will formally declare an end to their political rivalry Tuesday, a moment that couldn’t come quickly enough for the former secretary of state trying to unite Democrats against Donald Trump. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, hopes to rev up voters on the left with help from Sanders. The 74-year-old self-described democratic socialist excited the liberal base and won young voters by large margins. The joint rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a start in putting to rest Democratic fears of a political nightmare scenario: that Sanders might sit on his hands … Continue reading →
Good morning everyone. Just throwing out a quick open discussion thread. As of 4:15 this morning, below is what I am seeing in the news in regards to the Sanders & The Democratic Platform. Discussion to comments of course can center on any and all topics.. just keep it civil (I’ll have a post up soon on what what means to me and thus the site itself).. and have a great day! In platform fight, Sanders loses on trade but wins on minimum wage Bernie Sanders’ campaign is declaring victory after striking deals with Hillary Clinton’s allies over climate change, … Continue reading →
Good morning everyone. I’ve totally avoided the news since yesterday afternoon so I go into the day not knowing much of anything! Fill me in on what you’ve seen!
I did manage to catch a couple good posts over at Marcy Wheeler’s site yesterday.. the first in regards to the first known weaponized drone killing by police in the United States and the other involving the FBI and the scope of the investigation into Clinton:
After having watched five and a half hours of the Clinton investigation hearing today, I’ve got new clarity about what the FBI has been doing for the last year. That leads me to believe that this week’s announcement that DOJ will not charge Clinton is simply a pause in the Clinton investigation(s). I believe an investigation will resume shortly (if one is not already ongoing), though that resumed investigation will also end with no charges — for different reasons than this week’s declination.
Meanwhile Sanders makes a ‘last stand’ with the platform:
With Bernie Sanders expected to endorse Hillary Clinton next week, the Democratic platform meeting that started here Friday afternoon will be his last chance to make his mark on the document that codifies the party’s values and goals.
Sanders got in the presidential race more than a year ago more to advance his ideas than to actually win, many felt, and this moment is what that was all building toward.
Team Sanders is preparing for a final push on a dozen policy items at the first meeting of the full Democratic Platform Drafting Committee, with the top priority being an amendment opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Over two days, the Platform Committee’s 187 members will consider new amendments and changes to the platform, which will then be sent for ratification to the floor of the Democratic National Convention later this month.
Michael Lighty, policy director of the Sanders-aligned National Nurses United union, said everything rides on the Orlando meeting as the Sanders and Clinton campaigns prepare for an endorsement.
“They’re in the final stages of negotiating an agreement between the two campaigns. I don’t know if they’re going to get one, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist here at the Kennedy Space Center to know that once that deal is cut, there’s nothing left on the table. So this is the table,” he said.