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Sanders:"Americans Are Not Staying Up Every Day Worrying About Russias Interference In Our Election"

In an interview, Monday night on NBC’s 'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) warned that Democrats' focus on the Russian scandal was in danger of eclipsing more "bread and butter issues" for the party.

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: We have got to focus on the bread and butter issues that mean so much to ordinary Americans.

Americans are not staying up every day worrying about Russia’s interference in our election. They’re wondering how they’re going to send their kids to college. They’re wondering how they’re going to be able to pay the rent. They are worried about whether they can afford health care. They’re worried about the income they make-- if it is enough to put food on the table. We are the wealthiest country in the history of the world. And our job is to create an economy that works for all of us and not just the 1 percent. And those are issues that we absolutely cannot afford to lose sight of.


Posted by Mediumsizedhand | Tue Oct 31, 2017, 03:07 PM (282 replies)

Dread hangs over Washington as Mueller probe moves ahead

White House sources, meanwhile, coalesced around an argument that expectations of a big break in the case around allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia were now proven to be misguided. "Today has zero to do with the White House," a source close to the administration told CNN. Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow pointed out to CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview that that the charges laid against Manafort and Gates pertained to "business activities ... not campaign events."

But Mueller had a surprise up his sleeve -- one that cut deep into Trump's conceit that stories about Russian efforts to forge links with the Trump campaign were simply made up. An hour after the President's adamant tweet, it emerged that a former foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, had admitted lying to the FBI about contacts with foreign officials close to the Russian government who discussed "dirt" relating to emails linked to Clinton.


But the fact that the Manafort case alone will likely drag on for months -- well into 2018 and possibly beyond -- means that hopes in the White House that the Mueller process could be swiftly dismissed will be unfounded.

The Republican Party itself now faces a midterm election year with the President being continually tainted by the Russia affair and with several of his former high-profile associates potentially facing jail time after a high profile trial.
Democrats did not take long to preview their arguments.

"Paul Manafort and Rick Gates ran Trump's campaign and continued to be a part of his inner circle after Election Day," Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement. "This underscores the seriousness of the investigation into Donald Trump's ties to Russia. It's time for Republicans to commit to protecting this investigation and preserving the rule of law."

Posted by Mediumsizedhand | Mon Oct 30, 2017, 04:30 PM (34 replies)

76-Ton Airlift of Medicine and Medical Supplies Lands in PR

From the Clinton Foundation:

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, October 27, 2017 — Direct Relief today airlifted 152,604 lbs. of urgently needed medical resources to Puerto Rico, where medical shortages persist more than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

The Direct Relief-chartered MD-11 cargo jet contained $21 million (wholesale) in donated medical resources from 44 companies (full list of companies below), including extensive quantities of intravenous solutions and prescription medications for acute conditions and chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension that can rapidly become medical emergencies if not managed.

“This airlift will go a long way towards helping our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, and I am eternally grateful to Direct Relief and all of the organizations involved,” said President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, and founder and board chair of the Clinton Foundation. “Their efforts are a reminder that when so many people need our help, our common humanity matters even more.”

The Clinton Foundation has supported Direct Relief’s work for years, including the recovery efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014. In the response to the Caribbean hurricanes this year, the Clinton Foundation has helped to coordinate and advise the team at Direct Relief. Read a from-the-tarmac report from Clinton Foundation staff on the airlift here.

Posted by Mediumsizedhand | Mon Oct 30, 2017, 01:49 AM (9 replies)

Women's convention hears about Mueller.

Posted by Mediumsizedhand | Fri Oct 27, 2017, 09:40 PM (0 replies)

Please tell me, who did prayer in schools. I was 60's-70's west coast and we did not do prayer in

school. Ever. From the youngest of age.

Anyone? And the location. Because it may be only in the south, I do not know.

My father was in the Midwest in the 40's-50's and he did not have prayer in school.

I have been curious about this for a while, so the more that participate, the better sense I can get of how prevalent it was in schools, where and when.
Posted by Mediumsizedhand | Fri Oct 27, 2017, 07:49 PM (148 replies)

Third woman accuses ex-President George H.W. Bush of groping her while posing for photo

Bush whispered to Kline if she wanted to know what's his favorite book, and as she leaned closer to Bush, he put his arm around her back and said “David Cop-a-feel,” before squeezing her backside as the shot was taken, she wrote.

“I swiped his hand away,” the author wrote.

“It’s right there in the official photograph. President Bush laughing at his joke (like a mischievous boy, I thought at the time); me, struggling to keep the smile on my face,” she continued. “My husband, David, on the other side of President Bush’s wheelchair, is smiling broadly. He doesn’t know what just happened.”

Posted by Mediumsizedhand | Thu Oct 26, 2017, 11:51 PM (10 replies)

Actress Accuses Former Republican President Of Sexual Assault

Actress Heather Lind made allegations Tuesday claiming when she met former President George H.W. Bush, 93, he 'sexually assaulted' her from his wheelchair
She claimed the 'assault' happened during a photo-op with wife Barbara Bush standing by his side, and claims his wife saw the incident unfold
In a statement to DailyMail.com the former president has apologized for the incident saying it was an 'attempt at humor' and not meant to offend Lind
The now 34-year-old actress also claimed that afterwards Bush's security detail told her she shouldn't have stood next to the former president for the photo-op
Lind says this happened four years ago while she was promoting a movie


I was disturbed today by a photo I saw of President Barack Obama shaking hands with George H. W. Bush in a gathering of ex-presidents organizing aid to states and territories damaged by recent hurricanes. I found it disturbing because I recognize the respect ex-presidents are given for having served. And I feel pride and reverence toward many of the men in the photo. But when I got the chance to meet George H. W. Bush four years ago to promote a historical television show I was working on, he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo. He didn’t shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side. He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again. Barbara rolled her eyes as if to say “not again”. His security guard told me I shouldn’t have stood next to him for the photo. We were instructed to call him Mr. President. It seems to me a President’s power is in his or her capacity to enact positive change, actually help people, and serve as a symbol of our democracy. He relinquished that power when he used it against me and, judging from the comments of those around him, countless other women before me. What comforts me is that I too can use my power, which isn’t so different from a President really. I can enact positive change. I can actually help people. I can be a symbol of my democracy. I can refuse to call him President, and call out other abuses of power when I see them. I can vote for a President, in part, by the nature of his or her character, knowing that his or her political decisions must necessarily stem from that character. My fellow cast-mates and producers helped me that day and continue to support me. I am grateful for the bravery of other women who have spoken up and written about their experiences. And I thank President Barack Obama for the gesture of respect he made toward George H. W. Bush for the sake of our country, but I do not respect him. #metoo


Posted by Mediumsizedhand | Tue Oct 24, 2017, 11:03 PM (5 replies)

Women's convention

Posted by Mediumsizedhand | Tue Oct 24, 2017, 03:19 PM (0 replies)

Leah Daughtry, Adam Parkhomenko and the DNC



Posted by Mediumsizedhand | Sun Oct 22, 2017, 11:27 AM (4 replies)
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