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Hillary Clinton´s shadow campaign
Politico, by Maggie Haberman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/6/2014 5:06:48 AM

Early last summer in her Georgian-style home near Washington’s Embassy Row, Hillary Clinton met with a handful of aides for a detailed presentation on preparing for a 2016 presidential campaign. Three officials from the Democratic consulting firm Dewey Square Group — veteran field organizer Michael Whouley, firm founder Charlie Baker and strategist Jill Alper, whose expertise includes voter attitudes toward women candidates — delivered a dispassionate, numbers-driven assessment. They broke down filing deadlines in certain states, projected how much money Clinton would need to raise and described how field operations have become more sophisticated in the era of Barack Obama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: privateer, 1/6/2014 6:05:14 AM     (No. 9681197)

Reading this whole article is like burrowing through a settling tank in hell´s dept. of sanitation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/6/2014 6:32:03 AM     (No. 9681218)

Exactly, #1. A long, meandering saga of political back-stabbers.

When I read about the Hildabeest´s ´shadow´, I think of the scene in ´Good Morning Vietnam´ between Private Eddie Garlic [Forest Whitaker] and the General [Noble Willingham]:
General: Garlic, are you puttin´ on weight?
Garlic: Oh, no sir, I´ve lost 3 pounds.
General: Son, the shadow of your ass weighs 20 pounds!
Garlic: I´ll work on that, sir!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 1/6/2014 6:42:05 AM     (No. 9681232)

Like all Evil, it begins in the shadows.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muguy, 1/6/2014 6:45:55 AM     (No. 9681238)

What does all that "shadow campaign" consulting get you for the money?

More of the same "old saw" CRAP--
*She is a woman and discrimated against...
*She had a sorry husband who cheated on her...
*She ´reformed´ the schools in Arkansas....
*She ´deserves´ to be the next president...
*Blame the reupblians...
*Trash the Tea Party as anarchists....
*Only she will protect abortion ´rights´...
*She will stand up for gay persons...
*She will keep the welfare checks flowing...

Et Cetera, Etc, Etc...Ad NAUSEUM

OH, and the biggest thing....
She will have the media protecting her "rear" to keep Benghazi OUT of the news!!!
She will only get favorable stories and will keep the media confused and the public in check like the phony Obama has...

No scandal will be too big for her!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/6/2014 6:52:16 AM     (No. 9681244)

As much as we despise her, she would be a formidable opponent. She would be Part II of the lo-fo wish list for presidential reparations...a woman President. You know, because "it´s time". Despite the many bright, objective, and informed conservative women in this country, there are still legions of Julias just yearning for one of their own to be the first. God help us if it´s Hillary.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/6/2014 6:53:14 AM     (No. 9681247)

These people can scheme in the bushes all they want but they´ll never raise enough money to put up a stiff opposition.I don´t think the modern day progs really like an old school pol like Hillary.They want someone to push the ball further than Obama did.


The Clintons have their share of donors,of course but she left 2008 in campaign debt and I doubt the Chicago centric fundraising juggernaut Obama had will give to her.They´re probably hoping MO throws her hat in the ring so things can go along seamlessly.

i can actually see the O´s getting a divorce and MO running as her own person.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/6/2014 7:35:21 AM     (No. 9681285)

May her murderess ways, both old and new, come back from her impeached, co- presidency past, and haunt her
Benghazi present!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/6/2014 7:36:29 AM     (No. 9681289)

I see one similarity already that Hillary is choosing a stealth approach to ho she operates. Sound familiar? But, at least she is not a former foreign exchange student trying to pretend she´s born here. But, look, don´t be so sure Hill has a campaign act together. Far from it in my view. Hill carries a lot more baggage that the msm will struggle to hide.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 1/6/2014 7:42:57 AM     (No. 9681294)

Jill Alper sounds like a hoot at parties. She is Sandra Fluke by another name as are all the cynical Dem operatives who are strangers to principle and the law.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/6/2014 8:06:19 AM     (No. 9681314)

Hillary´s biggest shadow is Obama. 8 years of a leftist ´transforming´ America, not to mention forcing Obamacare on us, may be enough to propel almost any Republican into the White House. The Clintons are, however, cold and calculating professional politicians. Don´t underestimate them.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: steveW, 1/6/2014 8:18:22 AM     (No. 9681322)

As long as Democrat propaganda machines can continue to legally call themselves "news agencies" and continue, with total legal impunity, to lie, fabricate and cover-up for their side while knowingly misleading the public about the "news" content of this activity - as long as the American justice system allows this fraud to continue unpunished (no other US business is allowed to openly commit fraud, so why "news" media?), the Democrats will have more than a 50-50 chance of winning all the important elections, no matter if the trojan horse is named Hillary or Barack or Benedict Arnold.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/6/2014 8:21:17 AM     (No. 9681330)

Hillary Clinton will be the nominee. Bank on it. She is eager to finish what Obama started because they are of the same mindset. If there is anything left to destroy, she will take care of it. Look to her good friend, John McCain to help out especially if the republican nominee is a conservative.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 1/6/2014 8:23:16 AM     (No. 9681333)

women will support the PIAPS by a huge percentage.Why did we ever give them the right to vote>

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 1/6/2014 8:26:57 AM     (No. 9681338)

If Barry has taught the country anything, it´s that nobody has a "right" to be president for any reason other than their managerial and leadership abilities and their deep respect for the Constitution. Period

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Little Peep, 1/6/2014 8:27:32 AM     (No. 9681340)

Her 30am call CAME. It was from Ambassador Stevens requesting more security...He´s dead, along with 3 other brave Americans.
She is below contempt, a true PIG!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: happywarrior, 1/6/2014 8:29:42 AM     (No. 9681343)

Yes #12, I can already hear McCain telling us we have nothing to fear from a Hillary presidency.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Poobah, 1/6/2014 8:33:58 AM     (No. 9681349)

Hillary will wait until after the 2014 election results are in to decide whether to run in 2016. If ObamaCare produces a disaster and Obama’s regime is repudiated, Hillary will not run. She is joined at the hip to Obama and cannot distance herself from a total dislike of him and his policies – especially ObamaCare which is too reminiscent of HillaryCare. I believe that there’s actually an ad produced for Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign that promised Americans they could keep their coverage if they liked it.

If, on the other hand, 2014 shows at least a tolerance for the Democrats’ recent initiatives, Hillary will be their next presidential candidate.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Hubertsmom, 1/6/2014 8:48:14 AM     (No. 9681361)

As soon as Hilary Clinton has "officially" entered the race, the Right needs to completely discredit her and loudly, as well as mockingly (as that´s the only way the "lo-fo" can understand). It is sad to stoop to that level, but it needs to be done. She is another proven liar - from seemingly little things like where her name came from and being in the dark about her husband´s philandering, to the more egregious like "not remembering" events from the Rose Law Firm, stealing of FBI files, and of course now, the Bengazi debacle.

The "lo-fo" need to be brought out of the dark in the only ways they understand - snarky discredit and dismissal of her, as well as pointing out that the vast majority of them have not improved or changed their lives at all under their liberalism - except to collect a few more benefits and lose their self respect.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: saucy, 1/6/2014 9:05:34 AM     (No. 9681380)

I´m glad she is coming out now.

Hopefully the people will be so sick of seeing her and hearing (screech) from her that it will feel like she has already been president and move on to someone younger and fresher........smarter, more honest, experienced and successful.....never happen in Dem´s world.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tnorling, 1/6/2014 9:05:36 AM     (No. 9681381)

I remember the last presidential campaign she ran. I believe she got her a** blown out of the water. Not to be overly optimistic, but there might be some backlash.

That said, my CT family still have a Hillary sticker from ´08 and am constantly reminded of how everyone asks where they can get one too... Nauseating. I say nothing.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/6/2014 9:29:35 AM     (No. 9681415)

Would really be wonderful if the electorate, especially those Dems (and I know a few) who now feel Hillary was slighted out of "her turn", would look at her record at Rose Law, as First Lady (Hillarycare and taking a village to raise OUR children), her lackluster N.Y. Senatorship, her wildly lackluster term as Sec. of State, and her absolutely vile behavior re: Benghazi. Man, woman, whomever........look not at the color (or sex) of a person´s skin, but the content of their character. And their qualifications might be nice as well. But "what does it matter at this point"? At least this is so for many Dems I personally know, well educated, decent people who willingly turn their brains off re: Mrs. Clinton. And I am not even going NEAR the Media, who should be wildly ashamed but are not.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: walcb, 1/6/2014 9:39:31 AM     (No. 9681430)

witch, witch, witch is back

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/6/2014 9:42:31 AM     (No. 9681436)

Hillary in 2016? Let´s turn back the clock this morning and take a walk down memory lane:

Q: Identify the Yale Law School graduate, who as a young staffer was fired from the historic Senate Watergate Committee for fraud and unethical behavior?

A: Park Ridge, Illinois´s most celebrated former "Goldwater Girl," the present-day Duchess Of Horndog.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trust No One, 1/6/2014 9:45:51 AM     (No. 9681441)

As long as the repukicans keep doing stupid things like marching for abortion and Not keeping the publics eye on ocare, jobs, economy, debt, Benghazi, etc, etc,etc., the hilleabeast will take full advantage of it. I fully expect to see her on TV screaming how the repubs are in women´s vaginas Again!

The stupid party is the stupid party. That´s why they get no respect from me.

I´m of the belief they are in cohoots with the dems to destroy this country.

A pocks on them All.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Arby, 1/6/2014 9:48:00 AM     (No. 9681446)

I know, I know, this is who they are and this is what they do, but reading about the PIAPS´ plans to deceive the American people by using technological means to convince them that she is a good and able person is like watching worms eating the Constitution. Please, everyone, pray that we will be spared this further destruction of our country.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/6/2014 10:00:15 AM     (No. 9681467)

She will cheat, lie and steal clawing her way up. She does not deserve to be POTUS. She has no accomplishments; only disasters.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/6/2014 10:06:14 AM     (No. 9681478)

I read these articles about thee career professional politicians describing all the behind scene machinations to raise funds (bribes), picking apart the demographics of this voting bloc, etc ad nauseum and it makes me wonder: do any of these hacks (both parties) do any thing normal like the rest of us? You know - mown the lawn, plant bulbs, walk in a park, write a check for the mortgage? I mean-these people are so far removed from the rest of us.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/6/2014 10:07:59 AM     (No. 9681480)

Hillary and her cabal of communist from Embassy Row will read the tea leaves in 2014 although their strategy is in place they want to see the Obama fallout in the election. If Obamacare and the communist democrats are blamed heavily she might walk away and the cabal will draft Liz Warren. They want their female goddess to follow the black messiah.
As of now the Hillary cabal is planning state by state where to receive votes, steal votes, dead votes and rigged machines because the youth and black votes are not in the bag as it was with Obama. They are not Republican voters but they just won´t vote at all.
The Republican front runner will tell the cabal how formidable Hillary´s run will be.
Tell tale signs would be the big fat bloated Chris Christie then they might put their machine in motion.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: maryc, 1/6/2014 10:30:39 AM     (No. 9681512)

Cockroaches always operate in the shadows.

SHE left them to die ! SHE posed with their coffins! then SHE lied about it!

Please don´t forget the refrain and keep repeating it at EVERY pro Hillary rally. She cannot fight dead people. They will haunt her forever and We will make sure everyone remembers.




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Reply 30 - Posted by: lana720, 1/6/2014 10:42:55 AM     (No. 9681532)

Eva.Peron

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Reply 31 - Posted by: agrippa123, 1/6/2014 11:14:58 AM     (No. 9681566)

What difference, at this point, does it make??!!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 1/6/2014 12:01:10 PM     (No. 9681624)

Hmmm, wonder when she will "come out of the closet"?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 1/6/2014 12:02:02 PM     (No. 9681628)

@20 Vince Foster sure as hell didn´t cause her much trouble and last I looked he was a dead person.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/6/2014 12:13:55 PM     (No. 9681644)

Q: Why does Hillary Clinton wear such large pantsuits?

A: To hide all her scandals.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: loveUSA, 1/6/2014 12:52:13 PM     (No. 9681690)

She has too much baggage to run. And sorry to say, her appearance doesn´t make her an attractive candidate. And she´s shrill.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/6/2014 1:06:49 PM     (No. 9681707)

Hillary will run and will have an Obama clone on her ticket. Her campaign organization is already taking form. The Republicans will not have a clue as to who will win their long discombobulated primary process until a few months before the general election. During the run up to the election the liberal media will most likely again sucker a few really dumb Republican candidates to make ignorant remarks concerning abortion, contraception, and rape, that will bolster the Democrat´s fraudulent Republican war on women theme that will again lose the Republicans a couple of million single women´s votes. Hillary will in a seemingly reasonable fashion offer all sorts of new benefits and rights to so-called middle class Americans, who are in reality identifiable Democrat leaning ethnic, gender, racial and sexually oriented demographic population groups as a pander for their votes, while the Republicans will again play the Democrat lite part when addressing those issues. Guess who is going to win those battles and the election?





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Reply 37 - Posted by: Franz, 1/6/2014 1:28:30 PM     (No. 9681731)

As Secretary of State, Hillary has been a jet setting foreign policy disaster. Benghazi is only one example. The whole Middle East blow-up was fomented under her watch. And, least we forget, ObamaCare is the reincarnation of HillaryCare.

If Hillary succeeds Obama, I do not believe the United States will survive.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: NotaBene, 1/6/2014 1:55:37 PM     (No. 9681773)

Perhaps the American people will realize Hillary and Monica´s Boyfriend are too old.

Pity the movie Path to 9-11 has been forbidden.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Adam, 1/6/2014 2:15:33 PM     (No. 9681802)

The good news is that this reminds me of the muscle-bound, inevitable Muskie 1972 campaign. Let´s hope I´m right.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: karo, 1/6/2014 2:22:53 PM     (No. 9681815)

Not to pick on the woman´s looks, but did you see her at the de Blasio inauguration?

http://www.bellenews.com/2014/01/04/world/us-news/hillary-clinton-unveils-new-look-for-2014/

More than a bit zaftig. I can´t see her holding up for a lengthy campaign.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: ASAvet, 1/6/2014 3:48:37 PM     (No. 9681945)

Hillary will win if she is nominated.

Never underestimate the ignorance and stupidity of the American electorate.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: gone2pot, 1/6/2014 5:41:10 PM     (No. 9682152)

Only the voters can beat her in 2016. The GOP is utterly incapable of doing so. The chances of the voters doing so is the same chance the space shuttle will land safely in my driveway, Martians land in my backyard and I win the powerball lottery without a ticket all on the same day. Unlike the GOP, there is a probability greater than zero all three could happen.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: hebrew_hammer, 1/6/2014 7:56:44 PM     (No. 9682354)

Not to rain on any parades, but Hillary is already your next president. Until the republican party finishes its agonizingly slow death and is replaced by a viable political party, its gonna be dem presidents for probably the next 20 or 30 years. Theyve already decided on Hil-Dog. Get used to saying "President Clinton" again.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/6/2014 9:40:25 PM     (No. 9682416)

RE: #40 - Article says that´s Hillary´s "updated hairstyle". Ye gods. All that´s missing from that picture is the headband to take her right back to 1992. :shudder:

Be interesting to see what she does. Cain´t nobody say she ain´t organized out the wazoo.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/6/2014 9:44:45 PM     (No. 9682421)

I found a pic that I personally think she should go with if she wants to run:

http://allthingsfadra.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/hillary-clinton.jpg

I wouldn´t underestimate Hillary. She´ll be a formidable opponent. I´m still mystified as to how Obama won that battle, but I wouldn´t take that as having weakened her.


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During her brief but lucrative stint as president of Wal-Mart’s charitable foundation in 2012, Sylvia Matthews Burwell received at least $750,000 in bonuses from an organization that doles out hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions but keeps a tight lid on its own compensation practices, records show. Ms. Burwell spent a little more than a year running Wal-Mart’s foundation before President Obama tapped her to be his budget chief last year — and then last week asked her to take over as health and human services secretary. Her White House biography touts her key private-sector experience as president of the massive

Can You Lie in Politics?
Supreme Court Will Decide
Roll Call, by David Hawkings    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 4:45:45 AM     Post Reply
The Supreme Court has made pretty clear that putting your money where your mouth is deserves broad protection as a form of free political speech. The justices are about to consider whether outright lying in a campaign deserves a similar First Amendment shield. The court’s recent decisions easing the flow of generous campaign contributions already shifted the electoral landscape. If the court finds that even the most patently outrageous statements about candidates may not be barred by law, those two decisions combined could expand the rhetorical battlefield of the midterm elections and raise the attack ad volume as never before. With Congress



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/13/2014 9:14:46 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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