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humphrey

I think that we all have been punked by Hillary sobbing in the Woods.

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Actually she has been very busy. (check the date)

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/hillary-clinton-plans-future-234018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — In a series of private meetings and phone calls at their home in Chappaqua, in New York City and in Washington, Bill and Hillary Clinton are slowly starting to puzzle through their political future, according to over a dozen people who have spoken directly with them, and nearly two dozen other Democrats who have been briefed on their thinking.

The recently vanquished candidate has told some associates she’s looking at a spring timeline for mapping out some of her next political steps. Still recovering from her stunning loss, a political return is far from the top of Clinton’s mind, with much of her planning focused around the kinds of projects she wants to take on outside the partisan arena, like writing or pushing specific policy initiatives.

Just as the Democratic Party feels its way through a landscape without either Clinton looming over its future for the first time in nearly a quarter century, Clinton herself is working through the uncertainty surrounding how to best return to the fold.

There have been no conversations about starting her own political group but Clinton has spoken with leaders of emerging Democratic-leaning organizations about their work, and has discussed possible opportunities to work with Organizing For Action, former President Barack Obama’s initiative. Among the potential political priorities she has mentioned to associates are building pipelines for young party leaders to rise and ensuring that a reconstructed Democratic National Committee functions as an effective hub that works seamlessly with other party campaign wings.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/04/hillary-clinton-launch-political-group-237999

The former secretary of state is building a new political group to fund organizations working on the resistance to President Donald Trump’s agenda, spending recent weeks in Washington, New York City, and Chappaqua, N.Y., meeting with donors and potential groups to invest in, and recruiting individuals for the group’s board of directors, multiple people close to the two-time White House hopeful and people familiar with the group’s planning told POLITICO.

She is looking to launch the group, expected to be called Onward Together — a nod to her campaign slogan, Stronger Together — as soon as next week, they say. Clinton’s spokesman declined to comment for this story.

Clinton has been working with Dennis Cheng, her campaign’s finance director who was previously the Clinton Foundation’s chief development officer, to bring donors into the fold.

Meanwhile, Judith McHale, who served as an undersecretary of state under Clinton, has been working with her to find groups to fund, as has former Democratic National Committee chairman, presidential candidate, and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.

Clinton has started to fill out the board, which will include longtime ally and leading party strategist Minyon Moore.

Same old faces just doing the job under a new name!

humphrey

It was no spur of the moment decision.

The Clintons are always calculating their next move.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/hillary-clinton-returns-to-politics-with-a-new-focus-on-the?utm_term=.ekALY4oMw#.kxEyXoQ4R

Clinton’s collaboration with Dean began around two months ago. At a dinner with a mutual friend of theirs, Dean mentioned the new generation of activism and a distaste for institutions that prevent them from organizing together. The friend later relayed this to Clinton, who had been toying with similar ideas — “and that was that,” Dean said.

(He said both the dinner companion and a second woman were integral to the project, but would describe them only as “high-powered former executives” — one from California, one from New York — “movers and shakers” who have played “major roles on the American scene.”)

polarbear4

but of course. only movers and shakers need apply. they have the deep money connections.

eve

the one and only thing that I am grateful to George W Bush for is not having to see him or hear from him – I’ve had enough of the Bush’s.
I was hoping to get some relief from the Clintons too but it seems that’s not gonna happen……ugh

orlbucfan

It’s a shame about Dean, but he was never a Liberal to start with. T and R to the usual suspects!! 🙂

humphrey

There are better alternatives!

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/groups-you-can-donate-to-instead-of-hillarys-unnecessary-pac

The list is worth checking out by clicking on the above link.

humphrey

Not sure why am posting this but it did grab my attention! LOL

humphrey

OY!

https://theintercept.com/2017/05/05/trump-administration-fights-in-court-to-prevent-top-cia-official-from-testifying-on-torture/

MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS after President Obama formally ended the CIA’s torture program, the Trump administration is fighting to block the CIA’s new deputy director from providing a deposition about her role in pioneering the agency’s most abusive torture techniques.

The Trump administration appointed Gina Haspel as deputy director of the CIA in February, attracting criticism from human rights advocates due to her former role in abusive interrogations. The move was interpreted as a public sign of the administration’s approval for some of the CIA’s most brutal abuses after the 9/11 attacks.

Haspel is being called to provide a deposition by James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen — two contract psychologists who made tens of millions of dollars for their work shaping the CIA’s torture program. The ACLU is suing Mitchell and Jessen on behalf of three former CIA detainees — one of whom died in captivity in 2002 after being beaten and doused with cold water.

Lawyers for Mitchell and Jessen claim that everything the psychologists did was authorized by the CIA, and that Haspel would confirm that if the court ordered her to give a deposition. Lawyers are also seeking numerous documents, and a deposition from James Cotsana — a retired CIA official whom Mitchell and Jessen identified as their direct supervisor.

Haspel ran a secret prison in Thailand in 2002, part of the CIA’s global network of “black sites.” That prison — codenamed “DETENTION SITE GREEN” by Senate investigators — was the site of the CIA’s first prisoner interrogations after the 9/11 attacks, and Haspel supervised them. She later took part in covering up the abuses, helping to destroy 92 videotapes of interrogations against the Senate’s wishes.

humphrey

I hope that they win!

humphrey

Another one bites the dust.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-army-idUSKBN1812AD?il=0&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for Army secretary, Mark Green, withdrew his name from consideration for the position, a White House official said on Friday.

Green, who is the third Trump nominee for a service secretary position to withdraw, has faced criticism from rights groups and lawmakers over allegations about past comments regarding minorities as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, peopl

polarbear4

TGIF and T&R!

LieparDestin

Brother Ali has a new cd out and its fantastic… perhaps some of you may find it interesting. At the moment though Quese IMC is getting most of my listening attention:

polarbear4

Convicted for Protesting Jeff Sessions is No Laughing Matter

By one of the protestors. Very short. Chilling and unreal that this could even happen.