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Party's Over, Quarter Billion Dollars on Bernie, Now What?

Well meaning people just spent a quarter billion dollars on the Bernie Sanders campaign which continues operations while its candidate says he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president.

Let's put that in a little perspective. Iraqis fleeing Fallujah yet again, as wars that Hillary Clinton pushed for roll on, are in need, according to the United Nations, of $17.5 million for survival.

I work for an organization opposing war, called World Beyond War, which runs on less than $50,000 a year. Many good organizations pursuing just what this world needs run on less than that, but you could fund 5,000 organizations at the level of World Beyond War's current funding for what's been spent on Bernie.

Has Sanders for President been a wise investment or not?

Certainly Bernie's campaign inspired people. But I see no reason not to expect most of them to become despondent and despairing now that it's over. If past experience with failed and successful campaigns alike is any guide, that's where we're headed.

Certainly Bernie's campaign educated people. But it's reasonable to assume that establishing or expanding major new media outlets to the tune of $250,000,000 would have educated people too, and that they might have gone on providing the same funding next year and the year after, if their interest were in education rather than election. (First Look Media, publisher of The Intercept, was created with just that amount, but not to all be spent in one year.)

Certainly Bernie should go on trying to somehow make the Democrats' Platform (which, if the past is any guide, they will ignore anyway) slightly less rightwing and disastrous.

It's unclear that investing in Bernie was a reasonable gamble toward winning something more. The rigged nature of the election was clear from the start. Bernie's commitment to promote Hillary Clinton in the end was clear from the start. And her commitment to warmongering, environment destroying, oligarchy enhancing policies was clear from the start.

What else could have been done or could be done now or could be done next time? No, of course you should not vote for the fascist golfer clown. Yes, of course you should vote for Jill Stein. But the system is as rigged against her as it was against Sanders.

Let me ask the question a different way. Why is it that corporations will now take a public stand for LGBTQ rights? Why will even a conscience-free corporate hack like Hillary Clinton defend LGBTQ rights she used to oppose? The primary answer is that activists changed the culture. The role of voting in their work was minimal. As Emma Goldman said, if voting ever changed anything they'd ban it. As Howard Zinn said, it matters less who's sitting in the White House than who's doing the sit ins.

Why so down on elections? I'm in favor of them! I think we should have one some day! That will require some of these changes that cannot be voted in under the broken system that lacks them: public funding of elections, no bribery, free air time for candidates, automatic voter registration, open debates and ballots, no gerrymandering, hand-counted paper ballots, international monitors, no electoral college, no delegates, no superdelegates, and a three-month election season with a bit of actual governing before the next one.

If I were drafting a party platform, it would add to those the following: take military spending back to 2001 levels, tax corporations and billionaires at 1960 levels, restore the minimum wage to its 1968 level, and guarantee everyone top-quality free education preschool through college, healthcare, job training as needed, vacation, family leave, retirement, transportation, childcare, clean energy, public parks, sustainable agriculture, and significant aid to the rest of the world. Yes, that's Bernie's platform, or could have been if he'd been willing to mention cutting military spending or investing in foreign aid. It's also Scandinavia's reality. But a party platform is not the most important place for these commitments.

The place for our passion and even our "unity" is not in a political party that destroys everything we hold dear and calls our continued subservience "unity." We have 60% of the U.S. public that simply cannot stand Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. That may increase as we're forced to endure more and more of the pair of them. If all of those people, or even half of them, backed Jill Stein she might win. But that requires imagining a fair system of elections and of communications that does not exist.

And what if she were elected president? Or what if Bernie Sanders were elected president? We'd still be up against a corrupt communications system, an ill-informed public, a reactionary Congress, a medieval Supreme Court, and the absence of a major independent movement for change. It's good to see Congress Members staging a sit-in to demand that other Congress Members back some ridiculously weak if not counterproductive gun control measures, but what we need is a massive movement of independent people sitting in and surrounding the Capitol until both parties act on the basic lessons learned around the world: ban the guns and stop bombing people.

Does that sound dreamy and utopian? The point is not to expect it to succeed entirely and immediately. The point is that the most strategic way to achieve a partial, compromised solution is to build momentum for a real fix. When your best Congress Members are openly bragging that their opening negotiating demand is for the very least that could possibly be done, the predictable result is less than that. When people fall in behind those so-called public servants, failure is guaranteed.

So what should we do? Even if you believe in dumping most of your energy and money into a broken election system, please consider saving a little for independent activism. We should organize, educate, march, rally, protest, sit-in, disrupt, create alternatives, create media, and find local, state, regional, and international solutions.

Here's one example of what I'm working on. World Beyond War is planning an event called No War 2016 that will happen in Washington, D.C., in September and involve panels, workshops, and nonviolent civil resistance. Speakers will include Dennis Kucinich, Kathy Kelly, Miriam Pemberton, David Vine, Kozue Akibayashi, Harvey Wasserman, Jeff Bachman, Peter Kuznick, Medea Benjamin, Maurice Carney, David Swanson, Leah Bolger, David Hartsough, Pat Elder, John Dear, Mel Duncan, Kimberley Phillips, Ira Helfand, Darakshan Raja, Bill Fletcher Jr., Lindsey German, Maria Santelli, Mark Engler, Maja Groff, Robert Fantina, Barbara Wien, Jodie Evans, Odile Hugonot Haber, Gar Alperovitz, Sam Husseini, Christopher Simpson, Brenna Gautam, Kent Shifferd, Patrick Hiller, Mubarak Awad, Michelle Kwak, John Washburn, Bruce Gagnon, David Cortright, Michael McPhearson, and Sharon Tennison (none of whom necessarily agrees with me on anything in this essay, and some of whom certainly disagree passionately).

We can help you plan a conference or a nonviolent action or both in your part of the world, and you can find lots of events here. I particularly recommend sit-ins in Congressional offices now, pointing to Congress's willingness to use the same tactic itself, and pointing the media to your own live video feed of your own teach-in on the floor of the plush office of your senator or misrepresentative.

The truth is that we have far more power than we're told, we just don't have it where we're told to look for it.

Focus: Saudi Arabia and Hillary Clinton - June 14, 2016

 

Powerful Saudi prince to meet Obama, amid policy differences with the United States over the war in Syria and relations with Iran - Reuters


Here’s who Saudi Arabia wants as the next US president: Clinton - NBC


POLL: Saudis strongly prefer Clinton over Trump - Arutz Sheva


Deleted official report says Saudi funding Hillary Clinton election - Middle East Eye


Roger Stone on Clinton aide Huma Abedin: 'Do we have a Saudi spy in our midst? Do we have a terrorist agent?' - POLITICO


Roger Stone: It's time America got some answers about Huma Abedin - Breitbart


RADIO: Interview with Roger Stone on Huma Abedin -  Breitbart


Podesta firm with close Clinton ties lobbied for Islamic Bank accused of financing terrorism - The Daily Caller


ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton financier Podesta is lobbying for Saudi Arabia - The Daily Caller


ARCHIVE: Saudi government has vast network of PR, lobby firms in U.S. - The Washington Post

 

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Clinton calls for the Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis and others 'to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations' - freebeacon.com


Donald Trump demands that Clinton Foundation return $25 million from Saudis - POLITICO


VIDEO: Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Mook dodges question on Saudi donations to Clinton Foundation - freebeacon.com


Family close to Saudi royals pump millions into Clinton Foundation, Democratic coffers - freebeacon.com


Persian gulf sheikhs gave Bill and Hillary $100 Million - The Daily Caller


Revealed: The State Department’s hidden Hillary donors - The Daily Beast


ARCHIVE: Clinton Foundation donors got weapons deals from Hillary Clinton's State Department - ibtimes.com


ARCHIVE: While Saudi Arabia poured cash into the Clinton Foundation, Hillary's State Department armed Saudi Arabia to the teeth - FPIF


ARCHIVE: Emails show Hillary Clinton aides celebrating F-15 sales to Saudi Arabia: 'Good news' - theintercept.com


ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia and weapons manufactures - dailykos.com


ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton on Saudi execution of 47 including prominent Shiite cleric: Not 'a smart decision', but she still calls Saudi Arabia a ‘friend' - Washington Examiner


ARCHIVE: Missing Clinton e-mail claims 'Sunni Islamists in Saudi Arabia' financed Benghazi attacks - Zero Hedge


ARCHIVE: McCain-linked nonprofit received $1 million from Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg Politics


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NEWS FLASH!: With 5 Million Votes Still Uncounted in the Democratic Primary, Sanders Could Still Win California!

By Dave Lindorff

 

FLASH! The Los Angeles Times, actually a Hillary Clinton backer, reports that not 3.6 million votes, as reported on election night, but 8 million votes were actually cast in the California Democratic primary -- a turnout of 47%. According to the Times article, the Secretary of State of California, Alex Padilla, concedes that 2.5 million of those votes, mostly mail-in ballots from young people and hispanic voters, both backers of Sanders, have been counted, and another 2 million have yet to be counted by local county officials.

The Foreign Policies of Sanders, Trump, and Clinton: America and the World in 2016 and Beyond

By Joanne Landy

The world today is faced with crises on virtually every front, and any assessment of the foreign policy positions of the two major parties’ 2016 presidential candidates must be measured against how well they respond to these crises.

BERNIE SANDERS

            The Sanders campaign has been a breath of fresh air on the American political scene. Bernie has taken into the political arena the Occupy movement’s outrage at the domination of the United States by the one percent. Whether or not he wins the nomination, his astounding success is a sign of the real potential for a new kind of politics in the country—inspiring whether or not one shares his Democratic Party strategy.

            Bernie has a strong domestic program—it calls for ending the domination of big money in politics, single-payer Medicare for All, free tuition at public colleges and universities, breaking up the big banks, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy, support forworkers and their unions, confronting climate change, and questioning the government’s mass surveillance programs. Moreover, despite his stubborn tendency to sound at times (though less and less as the campaign goes on) like he believes that economic inequality takes precedence over social inequality, Sanders does have good positions in favor of abortion rights, reform of the criminal justice system, demilitarization of the police, and the need to oppose institutional racism.If his campaign doesn’t end up as a faction entrapped within the Democratic Party, these positions could be the basis for beginning to build a lasting independent political party that can offer an alternative to the status quo.

Republican presidential candidate’s true colors: Trump’s Bashing of Hispanic Judge Defines Bigotry

By Linn Washington, Jr.

 

When Donald Trump announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in June 2015 he unleashed a tirade against illegal immigrants from Mexico, libeling most of those immigrants as criminals and “rapists.”

Focus: Hillary Clinton - June 7, 2016


Ex-Secret Service officer: Bill, White House staff lived in fear of Hillary's 'erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent’ behavior - NY Post


Hillary campaign rocked by secret service agent book exposing Clintons' dirty laundry, she 'gave Bill a black eye' in White House - Zero Hedge


Excerpts from Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate - scribd


VIDEO: Secret Service agent to release tell-all book about the Clinton White House - Fox News


Hillary Clinton 'triggered' suicide of Vince Foster when she attacked and humiliated him in front of White House staff one week before his death, FBI agents claim - Daily Mail Online


Did Hillary Clinton’s behavior contribute significantly to Foster’s suicide? - Power Line


Obscene vulgar quotes by Hillary Clinton: Do you really want this trash-mouthed woman be America’s next president? - Fellowship of the Minds


ARCHIVE: 'Call off your f- -king dogs!’ Hillary rages to Obama - NY Post


ARCHIVE: Hillary has long history of beating up Bill behind closed doors: book - NY Post


ARCHIVE: Hillary Clinton beats husband Bill and terrorizes her staff, books claims - Daily Mail Online


ARCHIVE: Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with - NY Post


ARCHIVE: Chelsea Clinton called secret service ‘pigs,’ says new book: ‘Well, that’s what my mother and father call you’ - BizPac Review


ARCHIVE VIDEO: Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi’s death: We came, we saw, he died - YouTube


ARCHIVE: Book author Aldrich: Hillary Clinton's abominable national security record - Washington Times


ARCHIVE: Bill or Hill? Who really ran the Clinton Administration? - Jane Chastain


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America’s party-line corporate media: The Democratic Primary Race Has Been Called Before 15% of the Country Votes

By Dave Lindorff

 

            Reading the papers and listening to the radio about the Democratic primary race, which is reaching its climax tomorrow in California, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota, I’m having a powerful sense of deja vu harking back to my years living and working as a journalist in China in the 1990s.

The Revolution Will Not Be Clintonized

By Bill Moyer

Hillary Clinton and her DNC status-quo flunkies ignore the reality that both the Donald Trump and the Bernie Sanders candidacies make clear. The United States is entering a thus-far nonviolent populist rebellion against a corrupt-to-the-core oligarchy. In this paradigmatic battle between the common good and the greedy corporate elite, it would be a catastrophic failure for Americans to allow the populist mantle of a Political Revolution to be carried and defined by the hateful demagogue Donald Trump. Currently, Sanders is the only figure in a position to carry that positive populist banner to victory.

Regardless of how much lipstick is slapped on an establishment pig, come November (and beyond) millions of people are going to choose change.  Depending upon their options, they will either vote for a challenger to the status quo who best reflects there complaints and aspirations, or they will choose not to vote at all. So, despite Clinton’s recent shift in tone and her gradual, disingenuous and unbelievable makeover on the issues, her candidacy could never stand in for Sanders.

Indistinguishable from the oligarchy against which people are rebelling, Clinton is a doomed candidate.  A Clinton candidacy actually increases the possibility of a Trump victory, which would merely strengthen the quasi-fascist oligarchy with a populist thuggery, reducing the rebellion to its most base reptilian cruelties (and I apologize to the reptiles). Even if elected, Clinton is doomed to be a divisive and impotent president in service to the oligarchy she represents. So, whether the current populist uprising entrenches or dismantles the oligarchy could be impacted by who U.S. voters get to choose from on the ballot this November. Our best hope requires that Bernie Sanders to be among the choices.

The existential crisis I hear journalists refer to in the Republican Party is at least as profound for the Democrats. The disillusionment and outrage of Sanders supporters due to a clearly far-from-democratic Democratic party is warranted and inevitable. The Democrats have been chronic whiners when it comes to progressive third party "spoilers," but when independent Bernie Sanders offers them the opportunity for redemption from within, the insiders, including the “superdelegates” squander it. In doing so, they secure their status as impediments to progress.  

After so many years of abuse and betrayal, Democrat party requests for progressives to “fall in line” with “Anybody But Bush Trump” make me want to vomit. The press celebrates and inflates the value of the meaningless party platform committee seats thrown as bones to Sanders’ people in order to placate them. This too is laughable to anyone who has played that game before. Progressive platform plank goose chases and Change We Can Believe In rhetoric may reflect our collective aspirations and hopes, but they are pure bait and manipulations.  Those collective aspirations and core values have been consistently served up to a war-mongering, planet-poisoning transnational greed machine in exchange for gerrymandered power; payoffs to fund farcical campaigns in elections that resemble auctions; and revolving doors into the promised land of obscene wealth and privilege.

With prominent plutocrat Charles Koch considering a vote for Hillary Clinton, the damage has already been done. It was self-inflicted by the Clinton camp long ago, so they have no one to blame but themselves for being irrelevant to We the People so urgently calling for and engaging in a nonviolent Political Revolution.   Yet another Clinton presidency would merely confirm the DNC’s irrelevance to progressives, the change they seek, and the broader uprising they are part of. A Hillary Clinton nomination would demand a strong progressive challenger who is convincingly presidential.

An independent Sanders run is then not only desirable, but necessary. Sanders is our only hope right now for executive leadership in the tearing down of the corporatist DNC/RNC duopoly. If not on the Democrat ticket, an Independent Bernie Sanders is one of very few options for preserving the positive populist uprising and the progressive aspirations of a Political Revolution. For only Bernie Sanders can deliver victory against both Hillary the Corporatist and Donald the Demagogue.

Focus: Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Speech - June 4, 2016

 

Trump says 'pathetic' Clinton speech 'had nothing to do with foreign policy', she 'has to go to jail’ on emails - usatoday.com


VIDEO: Trump compares Clinton foreign policy speech to sleep-aid Sominex, 'It’s hard to stay awake' - YouTube


VIDEO: Trump on Clinton: She has to go to jail, she's guilty as hell - YouTube


Trump adviser: 'Death, destruction' are Clinton's foreign policy signature, 'nation building has proven to be a catastrophic failure’ - TheHill


VIDEO: Clinton full speech on national security: Trump 'dangerously incoherent,’ ‘temperamentally unfit’ for White House - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Read Hillary Clinton’s Speech on Donald Trump and national security - TIME


Clinton roasts Trump in foreign policy speech: The 13 biggest zingers - MSNBC


Where Hillary Clinton’s heavy attack on Trump was light on specifics: Missing issues were Syria, Russia, Libya, ISIS, North Korea - NYTimes.com


On foreign policy, Hillary Clinton leans more to the right than Donald Trump - Fox News


Clinton says Kremlin ‘will celebrate' if Trump becomes U.S. president - The Moscow Times


Hillary Clinton campaign edits out scene featuring graffiti of Trump and Putin kissing (VIDEO) - Business Insider


NATO's top soldier says Trump comments play into hands of Putin - Reuters


Susan Sarandon: Hillary Clinton “more dangerous” than Donald Trump - Salon.com


ARCHIVE: Trump calls Clinton ‘trigger happy', 'Her decisions in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya have cost trillions of dollars, thousands of lives and have totally unleashed ISIS' - The Intercept


AUDIO ARCHIVE: Hillary the hawk: Mark Landler of The New York Times discusses Clinton and Obama's contrasting views on America's role in the world. His book is 'Alter Egos.’ - NPR


Hillary Clinton posted names of hidden intelligence officials on her email - Breitbart


Clinton ex-aide Pagliano won't testify in e-mail-related lawsuit - Newsmax


Top Hillary aide Cheryl Mills suffers memory loss in deposition, 222 instances of 'I don't know' or 'I don't recall' in email lawsuit - WND


TRANSCRIPT: Clinton email update: Judicial Watch releases former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills deposition testimony - Judicial Watch


VIDEO: Hillary email scandal: What did Cheryl Mills know? Interview with Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton - WSJ


Did the Clinton email server have an Internet-based printer? - Krebs on Security


POLL: Clinton half as honest as Trump: 30 percent believe Trump 'is more honest than most other politicians', 15 percent think the same of Clinton - Washington Examiner


POLL: CEOs favor Hillary Clinton over ‘businessman' Donald Trump - huffingtonpost.com


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Thomas Friedman Says Hillary's Lies No Big Deal

Most Hillary Clinton supporters, including Hillary, mostly spend their time talking about Trump, not Clinton, not Sanders, not what should be done in the U.S. government. But they don't try to articulate a defense for this practice. A couple of obvious reasons (which they would not want to articulate) come to mind: (1) Hillary is incredibly unpopular, (2) Talking about Trump fuels the pretense that the primary is over.

Thomas "suck on this" Friedman, as FAIR points out, has blurted out his reasons for not talking about Hillary. It turns out that she lies. But we should ignore those lies because they're no big deal. Here's Suckon in his own words:

"Hillary’s fibs or lack of candor are all about bad judgments she made on issues that will not impact the future of either my family or my country. Private email servers? Cattle futures? Goldman Sachs lectures? All really stupid, but my kids will not be harmed by those poor calls. Debate where she came out on Iraq and Libya, if you will, but those were considered judgment calls, and if you disagree don't vote for her."

You heard him, kids. If you disagree with any of the Bush/Cheney lies that destroyed Iraq, killed a million people, created ISIS, and wasted trillions of dollars, then don't vote for her. To refresh any lagging memories, here is a video of Hillary parroting each of those lies as she proudly votes for the war. Oddly, although this crime has no impact on Suckon's family or country, Hillary claims in this video that it impacts the "security" of the United States. Indeed, it did just that, fueling anti-U.S. sentiment and violence ever since.

Remember 2006, when the U.S. public elected Democrats to end that war? The Democrats escalated it instead, with Rahm Emanuel explaining that this was so they could run "against" it again in 2008. But Hillary, who pushed for escalation before Bush did, lied that escalating the war was the way to end it. In fact, it was just a way to escalate the suffering. But Obama used the same lies about the Iraq surge to later triple the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, with Hillary pushing for even more.

Remember Hillary's push to overthrow Qadaffi in 2011? The lies about a planned massacre? The lies about Viagra-fueled mass rapes? The lie that a UN authorization to rescue unthreatened people also authorized an overthrow? The giggling lie that sodomizing and murdering Qadaffi with a knife was a delight? The lie that the CIA was not funneling weapons from Libya to terrorists in Syria? How's Suckon's family and country doing? Because many families have suffered and many more will, and the United States has made itself still more hated.

What about Hillary's lies about coups in Honduras and Ukraine? Her lies about Russian aggression? Her labeling of Putin as "Hitler"? What about the lies about who shot down an airplane in Ukraine? The lies about who used chemical weapons in Syria? The lies about a mountaintop rescue of people not wanting to be rescued? The lies about Iran's nonexistent nuclear weapons program (and accompanying threat to "obliterate" Iran)? What about Hillary's claim that Obama should have bombed Syria (and put ISIS in control?) in 2013? What about her plan for a "no fly" or "safe"(!) zone on the theory that someday ISIS might develop the airplane? What about her consistent support for every racist lie coming out of Netanyahu's mouth? Or how about her waiving restrictions at the State Department on selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Qatar, all states wise enough to donate to the Clinton Foundation, but in each case a waiver based on the lie that said nation was not abusing human rights?

Hillary has backed the lie that presidents can legally wage war without Congress since she was First Lady, if not earlier. Does Suckon really think putting such a person into the White House will do no damage to our families or countries? Of course not. He favors the damage. He believes destroying Iraq was a good thing to do. Don't believe me? Watch him say so.

"If you disagree don't vote for her."

Poll: The frustrated public: Reservations about the two-party system and the fairness of the nominating process - June 1, 2016


POLL (AP-NORC): Voters feel disconnect with both parties, helpless about presidential election - CBS News


POLL (AP-NORC poll): Americans want nomination system changed, prefer open primaries to those that are closed to all but party members - AP


POLL (AP-NORC press release): Both parties are seen as resistant to new ideas and candidates from outside the party organizations - AP-NORC


POLL (AP-NORC full report): The frustrated public: Reservations about the two-party system and the fairness of the nominating process - AP-NORC


POLL (AP-NORC full results): The frustrated public: Views of the 2016 campaign, the parties, and the electoral process - AP-NORC


POLL (Golden State): Clinton up 13% over Sanders in California but Sanders has a 40% lead among independents voters, How many 'no party preference' voters will turn out or be able to vote? - Politico


POLL (Golden State full results): Clinton at 51% and Sanders at 38%, Hillary shows weakness among 'no party preference’ and younger voters - hoover.org


Are more primary problems looming in California? Thousands of independents may not get to vote - WhoWhatWhy


Voter suppression in California: 5 fast facts you need to know - Heavy.com


There are more than 4.1 million California voters who are registered without a party preference - Truthdig


California attorneys sue to extend registration deadline: Failure to inform no party preference voters of their right to obtain a 'crossover ballot' and to vote is significant - The Bern Report


VIDEO: Bernie Sanders supporters file lawsuit against California's voter registration system - YouTube


Election Justice attorneys add critical new evidence to California primary lawsuit which aims to address the 'mass confusion' surrounding the participation of 'no party preference' voters - Facebook


Hearing set in Bernie Sanders backers’ injunction bid for Calif. Primary: June 1, at 11:00 a.m. - City Attorney of San Francisco

 

California: 75% of voters who requested a non-partisan mail-in ballot have already received a No-Party-Preference (NPP) ballot that includes no Presidential candidates - Election Justice USA


Gaius Publius: 'Networks are colluding' to declare Clinton the overall winner before California polls close - naked capitalism


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Focus: The Trump-Sanders Debate - May 26, 2016


If there will be a debate between Trump and Sanders, I hope it will be conducted in a civil, respectful manner. Trump has been viciously attacked by the media, politicians and pundits calling him names such as fascist, racist, bigot, misogynist, etc. In truth Trump and Sanders are the best presidential candidates compared to their opponents which are the relics of a past of wars, economic recession, inequality, corruption. They both reflect a popular desire to clean up this mess. They both try to address the root societal problems but with different solutions. They may even find a common ground on some issues. A debate between them should highlights their differences without resorting to personal insults and disparaging remarks.

I am a Sanders supporter and I disagree with some Trump statements but I recognize the beneficial effects of his campaign. Trump defeated his opponents who were backed by powerful, moneyed interest groups and the Republican establishment and certainly this was not a small feat! He spelled out his thoughts frankly, clearly, in a non professional style. And he found an audience tired of old policies and lies by consummate politicians and looking for someone who 'tells it like it is'. Whoever become the next U.S. president, either Sanders or Trump, after the elections they will need each other’s supporters to enact their programs.

 

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Key issue left unraised is secret financial deals: With Clinton’s Nixonian Email Scandal Deepening, Sanders Must Demand Answers

By Dave Lindorff

 

            When it comes to Hillary Clinton’s State Department email scandal, reporters -- and even her right-wing critics in the Republican Party -- are asking the wrong question.

 

Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 26, 2016


State Dept. watchdog: Clinton violated email rules, failed to comply with the agency’s policies on records while using a personal server  - POLITICO


Key findings from inspector general report on Clinton emails - AP


Hillary Clinton failed to report several hacking attempts: IG - Washington Times


REPORT: Full text of the State Department report on Clinton's email practices - POLITICO


VIDEO: State Department briefing on Hillary Clinton email (Starts at 3:00 min) - C-SPAN.org


Clinton campaign statement on the IG report claiming Hillary’s email practices were consistent with those of other Secretaries and senior officials - Townhall


VIDEO: 'Looks as if she’s got something to hide’: Blitzer grills Hillary spox Brian Fallon on email report - CNN


VIDEO: Why Clinton’s email woes are deemed worse than predecessors’ - PBS NewsHour


VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: State Dept audit could be ‘devastating' for Hillary - Fox News Insider


Guccifer, hacker who says he breached Clinton server, pleads guilty - NBC News


VIDEO: What does Guccifer know about Hillary's email and why did he get such a sweet deal from prosecutors? - Fox News


I am pretty sure Bill Clinton's doodles prove Guccifer hacked into Hillary's server. No Joke - reddit.com


ARCHIVE: Here’s some new hacked presidential art from the Clinton White House - Gawker

 

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Republicans rip Clinton after IG email report - POLITICO


Trump: Email scandal might force Clinton out of race - TheHill


VIDEO: Trump: Hillary got some bad news about her emails today - YouTube


Gowdy: Benghazi probe forced exposure of Clinton email abuse - Washington Examiner


VIDEO: Senator Boxer: Clinton email audit ‘such a nothingburger’ - MSNBC


VIDEO: Pelosi: Sec. Clinton acted in ‘good conscience’ on emails - YouTube


Democrat Elijah Cummings defends Hillary’s email practices - BizPac Review


Sanders camp refuses to pounce on Clinton State IG report - POLITICO


Bernie Sanders camp: We're getting 'zero' pressure from Democrats to drop out - POLITICO


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Will You Join Me in Voting for Neither Trump Nor Clinton?

I'm committing to not vote for Clinton or Trump, and you can do the same.

The Democratic Party's undemocratic primaries are not over, and nobody has won them. It is entirely possible that Hillary Clinton will not be nominated for any office. That doesn't prevent us from going ahead and committing to never vote for either her or Donald Trump for president of the United States.

Making this commitment could send a badly needed message to the world: There are people in the United States with some minimal level of decency. It could also kickstart the movement that will be needed to resist the regime of whichever of them wins. It could also alert Californian Democrats to the need to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary.

There's a cartoon floating around at which a Muslim U.S. voter tries to choose between "Ban my relatives from entering country" and "Bomb the s--- out of my relatives." Not much of a choice, is it? Especially when the bomber is following the model of our current president with his record deportations, and the banner is a loose cannon who's proposed to kill the families of designated enemies in the Middle East.

This is the essence of the problem. Whichever of these two you were to vote for, you'd get wars, nasty policies toward immigrants, plutocratic policies toward wealth, and destructive policies toward the natural environment -- barring the arising of a powerful popular movement to bring the government under control.

Sure, one candidate is a comically ill-informed jackass who hates women, while the other is a woman whose comically jackassy policies will come with great scholarly volumns of ill information. But where does either of those really get us?

Lesser evilism predictably produces a pair of candidates each cycle who are both worse than was the more evil candidate last time. This cannot go on forever, and has already gone too far. We need a nonviolent movement to reform our election system -- something not done through elections. But there are plenty of good candidates, such as Jill Stein, to check or write in. We should vote for those good candidates and get right back to work on improving the world.

Will you click here and join me?

Here are a few reminders of who the "progressive" candidate of the "Democratic" Party is:

"For this former Republican, and perhaps for others, the only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton. The party cannot be saved, but the country still can be." —Robert Kagan

"I have a sense that she's one of the more competent members of the current administration and it would be interesting to speculate about how she might perform were she to be president." —Dick Cheney

"I've known her for many years now, and I respect her intellect. And she ran the State Department in the most effective way that I've ever seen." —Henry Kissinger

Nobody Beats This Record

  • She says President Obama was wrong not to launch missile strikes on Syria in 2013.
  • She pushed hard for the overthrow of Qadaffi in 2011.
  • She supported the coup government in Honduras in 2009.
  • She has backed escalation and prolongation of war in Afghanistan.
  • She voted for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  • She skillfully promoted the White House justification for the war on Iraq.
  • She does not hesitate to back the use of drones for targeted killing.
  • She has consistently backed the military initiatives of Israel.
  • She was not ashamed to laugh at the killing of Qadaffi.
  • She has not hesitated to warn that she could obliterate Iran.
  • She is not afraid to antagonize Russia.
  • She helped facilitate a military coup in Ukraine.
  • She has the financial support of the arms makers and many of their foreign customers.
  • She waived restrictions at the State Department on selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Qatar, all states wise enough to donate to the Clinton Foundation.
  • She supported President Bill Clinton's wars and the power of the president to make war without Congress.
  • She has advocated for arming fighters in Syria.
  • She supported a surge in Iraq even before President Bush did.

Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 24, 2016


FBI investigation into Clinton emails nears completion, will probably culminate in a sit-down with Hillary - CBS New York


U.S. intelligence veterans urge fast FBI report on Clinton’s emails, so the public can assess this issue in a timely fashion - Consortiumnews


Romanian hacker who says he breached Clinton server finalizing plea deal - Fox News


Former Clinton Global Initiative board member Terry McAuliffe under FBI investigation over his 2013 campaign finance - Daily Mail Online


A Clinton-involved scandal? Washington Post called McAuliffe a 'insider who got rich as he rose to power within the Democratic Party' - WND


Gov. McAuliffe takes state plane to Cuba, Final Four, U2 concert, Bill Clinton's birthday party among other destinations - AP


ARCHIVE: Clinton Foundation and campaign donors also pumped millions into McAuliffe’s coffers - Washington Post


ARCHIVE: Graphics: Clinton Foundation donors gave $13 million to Terry McAuliffe - Washington Post


ARCHIVE: I Can’t Believe Terry McAuliffe Is Going to Be Governor of Virginia, No experience in office? Check. Sketchy business partners? Check. Media manipulation? Check. - Mother Jones


Super PAC seeks IRS audit of Clinton Foundation - WSJ


Would Bill and Hillary's Clinton Foundation withstand IRS scrutiny? You decide - Forbes


FTC accused of engaging in ‘partisan’ defense of Clintons, after it refused a congressional request to investigate the family’s foundation - freebeacon.com


A deep dive into how the Clinton Foundation operates illegally and in Haiti - Charles Ortel


Clinton Disaster fundraising in Haiti: Predatory humanitarianism? Interview with Charles Ortel - HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG


VIDEO: Interview with Charles Ortel: Charity fraud at the Clinton Foundation - YouTube


ABC, CBS and NBC spend less than 5 minutes on Clinton Foundation scandals since Jan 2016 - newsbusters.org


How corporate America bought Hillary Clinton for $21M - New York Post


Inside the Clinton paid speech machine, What, exactly, do you get when you pay a Clinton $285,000 for an intimate, closed-to-the-press speech? - POLITICO


Wealthy Saudi family emerges as Clinton Foundation, Dem donor - freebeacon.com


Clintons gave $15 mil to charity since ’07 – $14.8 mil went to the Clinton Foundation - Press24


Rep. Trey Gowdy says Benghazi report will be released before conventions - usatoday.com


Clinton declines another debate with Sanders, which was to be held in California ahead of its June 7 primary - usatoday.com


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The Return of Democratic Socialism

Democratic socialism used to be a vibrant force in American life.  During the first two decades of the twentieth century, the Socialist Party of America, headed by the charismatic union leader, Eugene V. Debs, grew rapidly, much like its sister parties in Europe and elsewhere:  the British Labour Party, the French Socialist Party, the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Australian Labor Party, and dozens of similar parties that voters chose to govern their countries.

A lesson here for Sanders?: 72-Year-Old Fringe Left Candidate Wins Presidency in Austrian Run-Off Election

By Dave Lindorff

 

A 72-year-old college professor named Alexander van der Bellen, running for president as the candidate of the leftist Austrian Green Party, a fringe party that had never been considered a serious contender in post-war Austrian politics, just won a narrow victory over Norbert Hofer, a right-wing candidate of the neo-fascist Freedom Party who had been favored to win.

Focus: The Democratic National Convention - May 21, 2016


Sanders supporters secure rally permit near Democratic convention in Philadelphia - WSJ


Philadelphia approves four massive pro-Bernie Sanders rallies during DNC - NBC 10 Philadelphia


Bernie Sanders delegates prepare for Philadelphia convention fight - Fortune


Democratic insiders: Convention could be 'a rough ride' - POLITICO


Democrats consider new rules to avoid convention chaos - NBC News


DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession - Washington Post

 

Army of Sanders supporters fuming over Wasserman Schultz - TheHill


Liberal pundits blame Debbie Wasserman Schultz, not Bernie Sanders, for Democrats’ division - The Washington Post


ARCHIVE: DNC chair wants to exclude independents from Dem primaries - Washington Examiner


Nancy Pelosi calls out DNC on superdelegates, says party should ‘revisit’ rules so it doesn’t ‘undermine’ Democratic process - TheBlaze.com


#NeverHillary gathers momentum: 63,000 Bernie Sanders supporters sign online campaign promising not to vote for Clinton - Inquisitr

 

Sanders Camp: millions have ‘growing doubts' about Clinton campaign - TPM


VIDEO: Bernie Sanders: 'The Democratic Party has to make an important decision and I say to them: Open the doors. Let the people in!’ - YouTube

 

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POLL: Democrats say continued primary campaign isn't hurting the party - CBS News


POLL: Most Democrats say continued campaign not hurting the party - Gallup


POLL: 55% of all adult voters, including independents, have an unfavorable view of Clinton against just 39% with a favorable one while 37% are unfavorable to Sanders and 48% favorable - Gallup


Primary results indicate independents craving for more choices, electorate more anti-establishment in open primaries than closed ones - IVN


Polling expert: Independents in primaries would make Sanders the next President - Political People Blog


Big challenge for Sanders to get California independents to vote - capradio.org


Nonpartisan voters face hurdles in California presidential primary - The Sacramento Bee


Report: Bernie Sanders seeks California win to gain ‘maximum political power’ at Democratic convention - Hot Air


Hillary Clinton ducking final debate with Bernie Sanders in California - Washington Times


Clinton fury with Sanders grows - TheHill

 

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: ‘I will be the nominee.That is already done, in effect. There is no way that I won’t be.’ - CNN


Sanders out-raises Clinton for the fourth month in a raw, launches microsite on historic fundraising - Bernie Sanders

 

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Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 19, 2016


Clinton aides Mills, Abedin subpoenaed over email; group seeks to depose Clinton - The Washington Post


Judicial Watch announces the schedule for deposition testimony in Clinton email lawsuit - Judicial Watch


Judicial Watch seeks Hillary Clinton testimony - Judicial Watch


VIDEO: Judicial Watch seeks deposition on emails from Hillary Clinton in Federal Court case - Fox News


Why a civil case over emails could hurt Hillary Clinton more than the FBI - TIME


FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton may involve more than her emails: donations given to the Clinton Foundation from foreign entities while she served as secretary of state - Conservative Daily Review


Peter Schweizer: ‘Clinton Cash’ shows how the Clintons ‘monetized public service’; email scandal ‘symptom of the larger problem’ - Breitbart


Peter Schweizer: FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton are required to read ‘Clinton Cash’ as a backgrounder - Breitbart


Lobbyist sought secret favors from Hillary and Huma, David Mercer was paid $25,000 a month by the Turkish government to oppose the Armenian genocide bill - The Daily Caller


Financial analyst alleges major holes in Clinton Foundation records - Washington Examiner


The real Clinton Foundation record is getting exposed - Charles Ortel


Hillary and Bill Clinton made $6.7 million from speeches in 2015 - ABC News


Clinton ups the ante by tapping Goldman aide as economic spokesman - The New York Sun


Another Wall Street fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, former Goldman Sachs executive hosts Clinton in New Jersey - freebeacon.com


New ad by the National Republican Senatorial Committee: Hillary Clinton is burden on Democrats candidates (VIDEO) - Washington Times

 

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Top journalist's attorneys rip into FBI for not releasing correspondence with Clinton over emails - Inquisitr


Journalists’s lawyers present FBI with a dilemma In Hillary Clinton email server investigation - The Daily Caller


Text of document filed in court by journalist's attorneys that rips into the DOJ/FBI’s reasoning for withholding Clinton correspondence - LawNewz


Most within the FBI ‘cannot comprehend’ why Clinton investigation has not been concluded, says former district attorney and FBI agent - Inquisitr


Lawmaker predicts FBI will stay silent on Clinton indictment - Washington Examiner


Op-ed: Handling of Clinton probe tarnishes FBI - The Buffalo News


Here are all the ways the FBI director tried not to make news on Hillary Clinton's email probe - huffingtonpost.com


Taxpayer tab for investigating Hillary: over $20 million - americanthinker.com


Documents show Hillary's email technician was underqualified - The Daily Caller


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Focus: Donald Trump - May 18, 2016


POLL (NBC News): Trump closing gap with Clinton nationally - Newsmax


POLL (NBC News, Full results): Clinton leads Trump nationally 48 to 45% while Sanders beats Trump by 53 to 41% - NBC News


POLL (Morning Consult): Trump almost pulls even with Clinton leading him by 42 to 40% while Sanders beats Trump 50 to 37% - Morning Consult


POLL: Trump, Clinton tied in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, Sanders performs better against Trump than Clinton in all three states - POLITICO


POLL: Trump beats Clinton by 4%, loses to Sanders by 5%, in Georgia — Atlanta Constitution Journal


POLL: Trump tops Clinton and Sanders in Utah, beats Clinton 43-30% and Sanders 43-37% - utahpolicy.com


POLL: Trump leading Hillary with Hispanic voters - The Daily Caller


POLL (Reuters): Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: 'To stop Clinton' - Reuters


POLL (Military Times): Troops prefer Trump to Clinton by a huge margin - Military Times


POLL (NBC): Eighty-three percent of U.S. CFOs believe Hillary Clinton will become the next president of the United States - NBC


POLL: Majority supports Sanders-like health care plan - POLITICO


Conservative women: Donald Trump unpredictable, but Hillary Clinton ‘completely predictable,’ 'what a bad candidate' - Breitbart


Unions lean Democratic, but Donald Trump gets members’ attention - The New York Times


Donald Trump borrows from Bernie Sanders’s playbook to woo Democrats - The New York Times


Roger Stone: Trump will win one-third of Bernie Sanders supporters - Breitbart


Trump keeps telling Bernie Sanders to run as an Independent - Business Insider


Trump, Clinton and Sanders face most diverse demographic electorate in history - TheHill


Trump doesn't like his vote totals being compared to Clinton’s, 'I had 17 people to beat—she had one!' - Washington Examiner


Trump rips Hillary for Bill Clinton's 'role' in charge of revitalizing the economy, says he was responsible for NAFTA as the worst economic deal in U.S. history - Business Insider

 

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POLL (NBC News): Majority of Republican voters trust Trump over Ryan to lead party - MSNBC


VIDEO: Ryan says he wants 'real unification over our common principles and policies' with Donald Trump - Reuters


GOP ‘establishment' may get on Trump train - CNN


Trump is forcing the GOP reconsider what is 'conservative', he has crayoned far outside the lines of party orthodoxy - CSMonitor.com


Rabid right winger? Not so fast. Turns out it's not that easy to pigeonhole Donald Trump - theage.com


VIDEO: Scarborough: 'This is not Paul Ryan's party anymore - this is Donald Trump's party' - Breitbart


Why Rupert Murdoch decided to support Trump - NYMag


Sheldon Adelson op-ed: Why I'm endorsing Donald Trump - Chicago Tribune


How Donald Trump made a Wall Street executive kiss his... ring - Vanity Fair


The powerless brokers: Trump’s got the Koch Brothers running away from the general election and leaving their billions at home - Salon.com


How Donald Trump hypnotized America: while talking he uses repetitions to create a stimulus-response effect and to make his simple ideas, labels and attitudes stick - theweek.com


Donald Trump criticizes Washington’s foreign policy elite—with cause - Cato @ Liberty


Donald Trump calls Hillary Clinton ‘trigger happy' as she courts neocons - theintercept.com


Donald Trump condemns Tony Blair for Iraq war ‘disaster' - newsweek.com


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Voting for Empire is the Sole Option for Democrats and Republicans

By Peter Phillips

The presidential primaries offer a single choice for both Democrats and Republicans to vote for empire and permanent war. This year’s entertainment spectacle, what we call democratic elections, is a particularly gross circus of meaninglessness, misinformation, sound bites, and lies. Both parties are in support in the continuation of the US/NATO global empire of permanent war and the protection of the capital of the global 1%. Even Bernie Sanders calls for drone strikes and continued war on Isis and other evil terrorists.

Neo-fascists, racists, and misogynistic people are finding new voice with Donald Trump’s presidential bid. Neo-conservatives and fundamentalists found hope with Ted Cruz. Moderates, liberals and women see Hillary Clinton as a chance for Supreme Court balance and gender equality, and left-leaning liberals are cheering for democratic socialist Sanders to save our economy by breaking up big banks and restoring trust in government.

Focus: Clinton Foundation - May 14, 2016

 

Clinton charity aided Clinton friends, a $2 million commitment arranged by the CGI in 2010 went to a for-profit company - WSJ

 

Clinton charity gives $2M to company owned by Bill’s ‘friend’, a wealthy blond woman rumored to have been his mistress - New York Post


Clinton Foundation rejects allegations it aided Clinton friends - CNN


Donald Trump steps into row over Bill Clinton’s charity helping woman 'dubbed the Energizer' to get cash for her company - Daily Mail


VIDEO: Trump reacts to ‘bombshell' report that Bill Clinton charity gave $2 million to friend's company - Inside Edition


Hit Job: A closer look at the WSJ’s clueless attack on the Clinton Foundation - Inside Philanthropy


Pro Clinton Media Matters: NY Post’s “blond bombshell” story is ripped from pages of National Enquirer - mediamatters.org


VIDEO: Foundation scandal more damaging to Clinton than emails? - Yahoo Finance


Clinton received more than $100 million from Middle East leaders, in addition to another $30 million by two Mideast-based foundations and four billionaires from Saudi Arabia - Examiner.com


More on the Clintons and the Persian Gulf Sheikhs donations - The Daily Caller


Wall Street whistleblower says money missing from the Clinton Foundation - Breitbart


Hillary gave a special State Department post to an ex-fundraiser — even as he was laying the groundwork for a global consulting firm with ties to the Clinton Foundation - POLITICO


Blumenthal: I had a real job at the Clinton Foundation working on educational projects - Washington Examiner


Clinton Foundation takes steps to be rated by charity watchdog, in 2014 Charity Navigator said the foundation was operating with an 'atypical business model' - CNN

 

VIDEO: Charity Navigator CEO Michael Thatcher talks about the Clinton Foundation's rating - CNN

 

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MSNBC look at 'Clinton Cash' doc as it debuts at Cannes on May 16, opens in U.S. on July 24 just before the Democratic National Convention - MSNBC


Clinton Cash: Review after the advance screening of the documentary - TIME


Clinton Cash film aims to cause likely Democratic nominee maximum damage - The Guardian


Donald Trump: ‘Clinton Cash’ Proves Hillary Is ‘Crooked As Hell’ - Breitbart


VIDEO: Trailer: 'Clinton Cash' - Washington Post


Pro-Clinton Media Matters: TIME calls error-ridden book Clinton Cash “heavily researched” - mediamatters.org


A talk with Schweizer, the man behind Clinton Cash documentary - The Daily Caller


RADIO: Schweizer discusses the new “Clinton Cash” documentary - Breitbart News Daily


Schweizer: Uranium deal was ‘win-win-win’ for Clintons, Canadian financiers, Vladimir Putin; ‘losers are the American people’ - Breitbart


VIDEO: Schweizer talks about AP report which identified at least 60 firms and organizations that sponsored Clinton's speeches and lobbied the U.S. government - Fox News


AP Report: Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests - AP


VIDEO: Peter Schweizer speech on ’money and politics' - Government Accountability Institute


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Focus: Democratic National Convention - May 12, 2016

 

Democratic convention hosted by Republican donors, anti-Obamacare lobbyists and Net Neutrality opponents - theintercept.com


NY Democrats selling national convention access to big donors - New York Post


DNC joins arms with Comcast, America's most hated Internet provider, to host Democratic national convention - usuncut.com


After conventions a debt to donors, part and parcel of the creeping corporate buyout of America’s political system - The New York Times


DNC head denies Sanders’s claim of convention favoritism, 'I do not think that Sen. Sanders’s concerns are valid or warranted' - TheHill


Sanders accuses DNC of tipping convention toward Clinton - POLITICO


Sanders’ letter: DNC has forwarded only three of 40 names the Sanders campaign recommended for the key committees while installing Clinton loyalists in leading roles - berniesanders.com


Wall street money: Barney Frank to oversee Democratic platform while running big bank - ibtimes.com


Financial Sector Gives Hillary Clinton a Boost - WSJ


VIDEO: Wall Street donors give Clinton a boost - WSJ


Wall Street befuddled, alarmed by Donald Trump and may turn to Democratic ticket - The Boston Globe


Wealthy Cruz donor pours millions into Clinton campaign - Observer


Hillary forces target Bush donors, Their message to moderate Republicans: She represents your values better than Trump - POLITICO


VIDEO: Trump agrees with Sanders: Clinton 'is totally controlled by Wall Street' - Washington Post


Clinton and Goldman Sachs: Why it matters - The New York Review of Books


Clinton son-in-law’s firm is said to close Greece hedge fund tied to Goldman Sachs after losing nearly 90 percent of its value - NYTimes.com


Hillary Clinton has a lot of donors in the Justice Department, twelve of the 228 contributions were for $2,700 with some in high places - Hot Air


Offshore tax haven leak implicates seven-figure pro-Clinton donor - freebeacon.com


Whose ‘dark money’ flows from offshore accounts into Maine campaigns? - State & Capitol


Hillary Clinton's campaign taps aide tied to 2008 fundraising schemes: Report - Washington Times


Clinton fundraising leaves little for state parties, they've gotten to keep only 1 percent of the $60 million raised - POLITICO


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - May 6, 2016


FBI interviewing Clinton aides about private server and Hillary is next, CNN claims that as of now there is no prosecutable offense - Hot Air


Officials: Scant evidence that Clinton had malicious intent in handling of emails - The Washington Post


Judge orders top Hillary Clinton aides to answer questions about secret emails - Washington Times


Federal judge opens the door to Clinton deposition in email case - TheHill


Judicial Watch: Federal court allows discovery to begin in Clinton email case - Judicial Watch


VIDEO: Judicial Watch president on the latest in the Clinton email investigation - YouTube


New documents suggest Clinton withheld emails from State Department - Washington Examiner


State Dept: Clinton’s email security procedures won’t be released until after the election - Motherboard


The linchpin of the FBI's Hillary Clinton investigation - Washington Times


Hacker Guccifer claims he got into Hillary Clinton's server - NBC News


#DropOutHillary: Twitter just unleashed on Hillary Clinton and it is savage - usuncut.com


More than 500.000 #DropOutHillary tweets and now #1 trending topic on Facebook - Brendan4Bernie on Twitter

 

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Trump calls Clinton Foundation ‘a scam’ - WSJ


Whistleblower Ortel turns scrutiny on the Clinton Foundation, says unclear what they got from the donors and what they did with it - freebeacon.com


It's time to press for an Investigation of the Clinton Foundation - Charles Ortel


Clinton Foundation: The in-depth process begins - Charles Ortel

 

Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’ - New York Post


Is the Clinton Foundation really a charity? How much of the money raised is actually spent on the causes they are supposed to be aiding? - commentarymagazine.com


Fact-checking Hillary: No, the Clinton Foundation hasn't operated with ‘complete transparency' - townhall.com


‘Clinton Cash’ has been made into a movie, will be screened in Cannes and have its U.S. premiere the week of the Democratic convention (TRAILER) - Bloomberg


Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests - AP


Why did Congo offer Bill Clinton $650,000 for two pics and a speech? - Forbes


Disgraced Clinton Foundation donor got $13M in State Dept grants under Hillary - The Daily Caller


Clinton Foundation received $40 million since 2001 from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and the UAE, other charities collected no money from those same countries - InvestmentWatch


Environmental, health, and faith leaders call on Clinton Foundation to return ExxonMobil money - Common Dreams


The Clinton Foundation timeline (Part 1) - thompsontimeline.com


The Clinton Foundation timeline (Part 2) - thompsontimeline.com


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