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Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94

Source: New York Times

Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94

APRIL 30, 2016
The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet whose defiant protests helped shape the tactics of opposition to the Vietnam War and landed him in prison, died on Saturday in New York City. He was 94.

His death was confirmed by the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor at large at America magazine, a national Catholic magazine published by Jesuits. Father Berrigan died at Murray-Weigel Hall, the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University in the Bronx.

The United States was tearing itself apart over civil rights and the war in Southeast Asia when Father Berrigan emerged in the 1960s as an intellectual star of the Roman Catholic “new left,” articulating a view that racism and poverty, militarism and capitalist greed were interconnected pieces of the same big problem: an unjust society.

It was an essentially religious position, based on a stringent reading of the Scriptures that some called pure and others radical. But it would have explosive political consequences as Father Berrigan; his brother Philip, a Josephite priest; and their allies took their case to the streets with rising disregard for the law or their personal fortunes.

A defining point was the burning of Selective Service draft records in Catonsville, Md., and the subsequent trial of the so-called Catonsville Nine, a sequence of events that inspired an escalation of protests across the country; there were marches, sit-ins, the public burning of draft cards and other acts of civil disobedience.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/01/nyregion/daniel-j-berrigan-defiant-priest-who-preached-pacifism-dies-at-94.html

Sanders Wins Democratic Presidential Primary in Rhode Island

Source: Associated Press

BREAKING: Clinton wins Pennsylvania, Deleware, Maryland primaries; Sanders captures Rhode Island race, NBC News Projects

Sanders wins Democratic presidential primary in Rhode Island

Apr. 26, 2016 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential primary in Rhode Island, claiming his first win of the night and blocking a potential sweep by Hillary Clinton of Tuesday's five contests.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/8e59b2bef4a443f8b818683cb987116a

Connecticut Right Now: Clinton 49.7%, Sanders 48.6%


MSNBC: Clinton Wins Maryland; Trump Wins Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Connecticut

NBC calls it based on projections.

Anyone have the link for the Guardian's Election Results Tracker page for tonight?

You know, the animated one with the cartoon candidates on cherrypickers? I can't seem to find it.

Campaign volunteer shot dead in front of candidate

Source: NBC Philidelphia

Gunman Kills Man Moments After Victim Spoke With Pennsylvania House Candidate

By David Chang and Dan Stamm

Philadelphia Police are investigating two deadly shootings, including one shooting that left a victim dead just moments after talking to a political candidate. NBC10's Pamela Osborne has more. (Published 4 hours ago)

Two friends were gunned down a short distance and just hours apart -- one of which was witnessed by a Pennsylvania House candidate who spoke with the victim only moments before he was killed Sunday.

Chris Rabb, a Democratic candidate running for state representative of Pennsylvania’s 200th legislative district, was canvassing on the 1400 block of Vernon Road in Philadelphia around 3:30 p.m. Rabb's campaign manager told NBC10 the candidate introduced himself to a 21-year-old man who was in the area and they had a conversation.

The man, later identified as Alex Cherry, told Rabb he wanted to work the polls during Pennsylvania's primary Tuesday and was interested in his platform, according to the campaign manager. A volunteer with Rabb then took down the Cherry's number. As Rabb and his volunteer walked away a gunman suddenly walked up to Cherry and shot him in the head at point-blank range, according to police.The gunman -- described as a man standing around 6-feet tall with short hair -- then returned to shoot Cherry two more times, said police.
Rabb managed to pull his volunteer to safety into a nearby store. The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:43 p.m.

"I seen all the police cars but I had no idea that it was someone in my family," said Vyvyan Harris, the victim's aunt. "But then my nephew walks over to me and says, 'Aunt Viv. He's gone.'"
Neither Rabb nor his volunteer were injured. Police also say they were not the gunman's intended targets. The campaign manager told NBC10 Rabb was "beyond devastated" by the shooting. Rabb was later interviewed by homicide detectives.

Read more: http://www.alan.com/2016/04/25/campaign-volunteer-shot-dead-in-front-of-candidate/

TOM TOMORROW: 'The Incredible Trump' This Week: "Victory Within Grasp"

DAILY KOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/4/25/1518987/-Trump-pivots

Ted Cruz, John Kasich Join Forces to Stop Donald Trump

Source: CNN

Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump
By David Mark

Updated 10:29 PM ET, Sun April 24, 2016

(CNN)Ted Cruz and John Kasich issued startling statements Sunday night about their paths ahead, the first sign the two campaigns are coordinating to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination.

Within minutes of each other, the pair issued statements saying they will divide their efforts in upcoming contests with Cruz focusing on Indiana and Kasich devoting his efforts to Oregon and New Mexico. The strategy is aimed at blocking Trump from gaining the 1,237 delegates necessary to claim to GOP nomination this summer.
Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said in a statement the Texas senator will focus on the May 3 Indiana primary while the Ohio governor will have a free hand in the Oregon and New Mexico primaries in the flowing weeks.

In the statement, Roe called Trump at top of ticket "a sure disaster," adding "to ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico".

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/24/politics/ted-cruz-john-kasich-join-forces-to-stop-donald-trump/index.html

Bruce Springsteen Opens His Show Tonight (4/23) with 'Purple Rain'

Prince Shreds O}-+->

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