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Bernie Sanders to meet with Obama Thursday

Source: CBS

The meeting, scheduled at Sanders' request, will take place just two days after Tuesday's pivotal primary contests, where Hillary Clinton secured the majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic race and clinched the party's presidential nomination.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-to-meet-with-obama-thursday/



Sanders wants to meet with the neoliberal third way corporate shill...

My guess is they will discuss Obama's "disastrous" trade policies. Why else would Bernie want to meet with Obama?

Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in New Mexico

Source: WTOP

Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in New Mexico
By The Associated Press June 7, 2016 10:54 pm


WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in New Mexico.

Read more: http://wtop.com/elections/2016/06/hillary-clinton-wins-the-democratic-presidential-primary-in-new-mexico/

Trump: If I’m Elected, GOP Will Become A 'Worker’s Party'

Source: TPM

“Five, 10 years from now—different party,” Trump told Bloomberg Politics during an extended sit-down folded within the magazine’s profile on Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus. “You’re going to have a worker’s party."

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Trump's comments immediately caught attention on social media, given that "worker's party” is a term adopted by many left-wing socialist political organizations. The term has also been used by right-wing groups like the National Socialist German Worker's Party, or Nazi Party.

In the Bloomberg interview, Trump outlined a new vision for the GOP vastly different from the laissez-faire, hawkish, inclusive-to-minorities plan the party set forth after losing the 2012 presidential election. Trump’s Republican Party would restrict free trade, protect Social Security and push the U.S. to turn inwards.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-gop-workers-party



I don't know about the Hillary and Bernie bashers, but this is getting too close for comfort for me.

Time to stop playing games and face the ugly.

Liberal media turns on Sanders

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/280453-liberal-media-turns-on-sanders

As the fallout from last weekend’s Nevada Democratic convention spreads, sharply critical pieces about the White House hopeful and his campaign have appeared in progressive outlets such as Mother Jones, Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos within the past 48 hours.

The Sanders campaign has also taken hits from progressive CNN contributor Sally Kohn, who endorsed the Vermont senator from the stage at a massive rally in New York City just before the Empire State’s April primary.

Kohn wrote an article published Wednesday for Time magazine that was headlined, “I felt the Bern but the Bros are extinguishing the flames.”

The fact that the criticism is coming from left-leaning sources makes it more difficult for Sanders supporters to rebut it.



Just goes to show: not all liberals are Bernie supporters, and not all Bernie supporters are liberals.

I am not concerned about their threats of sitting General Elections out, or voting for Trump. The vast majority of liberals are, or will be out of the Bernie bubble soon.

Bernie Sanders Supporters Unleash Sexist, Nasty Attacks On Nevada’s Dem Chair

Source: Huffington Post


The worst bits of this surfaced on Saturday at the Nevada Democratic Party convention, when a near-riot broke out. The state party chairwoman, Roberta Lange, has been deluged with threatening and sexist voicemails and text messages in the days since.

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Sanders supporters blamed Lange for undermining their efforts, and they lashed out accordingly. Some of the reaction was reported Monday by The New York Times.
But that was just the tip of the iceberg. The Huffington Post obtained additional texts and voicemails sent to Lange, as well as footage from inside the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, where the convention was held. The texts and calls, which came after Lange’s phone number and address were posted on Twitter, threatened violence and contained sexist epithets. One person threatened to buy a home near Lange, while another encouraged her to “prepare for hell.”

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The Sanders campaign has responded to the threats by saying it doesn’t condone violence, as well as by encouraging Democrats to “figure out a way to welcome people who have been energized and excited by his campaign into the party.” Some Democrats have deemed this an insufficient attempt to tamp down the rhetoric and emotions.

But it’s not entirely clear whether Sanders is willing to go further. He ducked a question on the Las Vegas incident while on the trail Tuesday. His campaign didn’t immediately return a request for comment for this piece. And Lange, in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday, said she had not heard from the Sanders campaign.

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The tavern’s Facebook page and website were overtaken by people demanding that Lange be fired. Someone created a phony Facebook account for Lange that accused her of “scurrilous stuff” — as Gallagher put it — and claimed her husband had committed crimes against children. Someone managed to alter the Google search results so it appeared the tavern was permanently closed.

“I’ve been in politics for 50 years now,” said Gallagher, who ran for Congress in 2004. “And I think Bernie is losing control of his people. These are folks out there who have no concept about rational political discourse. Now a lot of Bernie’s folks are really good friends of mine and they’re embarrassed by this. But there are crazies out there that are truly a little scary.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-nevada-dem-chair_us_573b4b8de4b0aee7b8e7dfa2



Mob rules.

The Republican Senate Majority Is Collapsing Around Mitch McConnell

Source: Talking Points Memo

Since the cycle started, Democrats have bet they could net four or five seats with a specific eye on Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Illinois and Florida, but the prospect of Cruz or Trump on the top of the ticket is making them more bullish.

Now, Democrats are seriously looking at expanding their map to North Carolina, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana and even Iowa –states with strong incumbents once viewed as hard to knock off. In Iowa, Democrats successfully recruited former state agricultural secretary and lieutenant Gov. Patty Judge to challenge six-term incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/democrats-are-looking-really-good-for-2016



Five Senate seats likely to flip to Democrats, ten possible. What better argument for funding downticket candidates!

Todd Kaminsky leads Chris McGrath in race for Skelos seat

Source: NY Newsday

Democratic Assemb. Todd Kaminsky held a narrow lead Tuesday night over Republican Christopher McGrath in the special election to replace former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — with control of the Senate potentially in the balance.

With all precincts in Nassau’s 9th Senate District reporting, Kaminsky led by just 780 votes, garnering 49.9 percent of the vote to McGrath’s 48.8 percent....

Read more: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/todd-kaminsky-leads-chris-mcgrath-in-race-for-skelos-seat-1.11709705



With all the news focused on Hillary, this one appears to have been lost in the news cycle.

For New York Democrats, this is a very big deal indeed!

This is both hysterical and sad

Ivana Trump Says US Needs Immigrants: Who's Going To 'Clean Up After Us?'


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ivana-trump-immigrants-clean-up

While Ivana meant it in a quite literal and narrow sense (by "us" she meant the filthy rich), it is true that Americans often create messes that only immigrants are willing to clean up...

Clinton Agrees To Debate Sanders In New York, Hosted By GMA On April 15 (VIDEO)

Source: ABC News

Hillary Clinton on Sunday agreed to participate in an upcoming debate hosted by ABC News' "Good Morning America" -- saying in an exclusive interview this morning, "I'll be there."

"I want a debate, and I'm confident that we can work out a time to do that," the Democratic presidential candidate told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.

"'GMA' offered a debate during 'GMA' on Friday the 15th. I'll be there," she added. "I think it's a great opportunity to reach an audience that may not always be able because of other obligations to tune in to debates."

Sanders Confident He’ll Debate Clinton Before New York Primary

Hillary Clinton Campaign Accuses Bernie Sanders of Playing 'Games' Over Debates

Bernie Sanders Demands Apology From Hillary Clinton for Accusing Him of Lying

Bernie Sanders has not yet accepted ABC News' invitation to attend the "GMA" debate, which would be held on the morning of Friday, April 15. But during an interview on ABC News' "This Week" this morning, Sanders also said he was confident both sides would be able to reach an agreement.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-agrees-abc-news-good-morning-america/story?id=38121051



I hope it's not too early in the morning, Berrnie? And you don't need to file your tax return?

This blew me away

I decided to look up Bernie's record in the Senate.

Guess how many Bernie sponsored bills were actually signed into law?

Three.

Two of them to rename post offices.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/browse?sponsor=400357#current_status[]=28
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