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2016 Postmortem

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Eric J in MN

(35,619 posts)
Wed Jul 6, 2016, 09:07 AM Jul 2016

Bernie Sanders gets compromise from HRC on college affordablity. [View all]

Hillary Clinton is changing her college-affordability plan in an effort to reach Bernie Sanders supporters, proposing the elimination of public in-state tuition for students whose families make less than $125,000, an aide said.

Clinton’s move toward Sanders’ proposal—tuition-free college at public institutions—comes as she seeks to consolidate the Vermont senator’s backers in her campaign for the White House against Republican Donald Trump.

Clinton would also impose a three-month moratorium on federal student loan payments and endorse reinstating year-round access to Pell Grants, said the aide, who asked not to be named ahead of a formal announcement.

Her proposals follow a meeting with Sanders last month in Washington, where the aide said they discussed how to prioritize college-affordability issues—a key interest of young voters—during the general election. Clinton had just secured the nomination, but Sanders had vowed to press on to the Democratic National Convention that starts July 25.


UPDATE: ".@BernieSanders applauds Clinton for her new "bold" proposal on cost of college and says work combo of two campaigns."

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Is Bernie Sanders a member of the Democratic party? stonecutter357 Jul 2016 #1
Bernie Sanders serves in Congress as an Independent but caucuses with the Democrats. NT Eric J in MN Jul 2016 #3
In my opinion, Hillary should give him NOTHING cosmicone Jul 2016 #2
Too late. He got something. NT Eric J in MN Jul 2016 #4
Proves my point -- he keeps wanting more cosmicone Jul 2016 #5
The Democratic Platform Committee is meeting on Friday and Saturday. Eric J in MN Jul 2016 #6
At this point, Clinton shouldn't care cosmicone Jul 2016 #8
In which case he'd speak outside Kentonio Jul 2016 #23
OWS had protests beamed everywhere cosmicone Jul 2016 #28
We're talking about millions of votes. Kentonio Jul 2016 #33
Not really cosmicone Jul 2016 #34
It's not extortion for goodness sake Kentonio Jul 2016 #37
He's obnoxious and he's not as self-important as he imagines but... randome Jul 2016 #14
Not if he wants the entire manifesto added to the platform cosmicone Jul 2016 #16
Yeah, I know, there's a fine line between agreement and 'giving in'. randome Jul 2016 #18
Please check the new TOS Kentonio Jul 2016 #24
Right, no more hand outs Tom Rinaldo Jul 2016 #21
Thats childish. phleshdef Jul 2016 #25
Give HIM nothing? elleng Jul 2016 #26
Someone loses, someone wins - the majority won cosmicone Jul 2016 #27
If this attitude prevails, we will ALL have lost. elleng Jul 2016 #29
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #30
Is free college something you are in support of or not? HarmonyRockets Jul 2016 #38
An easy compromise to make frazzled Jul 2016 #7
The basis of Sanders' 'College for All Act' is two-to-one federal matching funds. Eric J in MN Jul 2016 #9
That answers none of my questions frazzled Jul 2016 #11
The source of the federal funds in Sanders' College for All Act is a tax on Wall St transactions. NT Eric J in MN Jul 2016 #13
Yes, and taxes are levied by Congress frazzled Jul 2016 #15
Bernie Sanders' statement praising the tuition compromise. Eric J in MN Jul 2016 #10
Good news letter from Sanders. "The free tuition proposal covers 83% of our families." Sunlei Jul 2016 #19
Thank you Bernie for not conceding! jalan48 Jul 2016 #12
Good, both campaigns continue to work together. Sunlei Jul 2016 #17
I suppose there might have been some value in Sanders My Good Babushka Jul 2016 #20
Well good ismnotwasm Jul 2016 #22
Hah! Good! Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2016 #31
It appears that many here are in no way interested in promoting the general welfare. elleng Jul 2016 #32
If she means "propose increasing Pell grants" great! Orangepeel Jul 2016 #35
Asked - Why doesn't Bernie just quit already? demwing Jul 2016 #36
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