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Courtesy Jill Abramson, theguardian.com, March 28, 2016 It’s impossible to miss the “Hillary for Prison” signs at Trump rallies. At one of the Democratic debates, the moderator asked Hillary Clinton whether she would drop out of the race if she were indicted over her private email server. “Oh for goodness – that is not …View full post
Courtesy WhiteHouse.Gov, February 22, 2016, by Melanie Garunay Virginia McLaurin, 106 years old and a longtime Washington, D.C. resident, had always dreamed of visiting the White House. Last week, her dream came true in a big way. Check out the video: Here’s how Virginia McLaurin got to the White House: A friend of Mrs. …View full post
courtesy TBS, March 15, 2016 CRUZ 101: Get to know one half of the GOP’s’ Sophie’s Choice Greetings, Trump Supporters courtesy TBS, March 1, 2016 Black History Month: The accomplishments of African-Americans get their annual bite-sized morsel of the calendar. The 2010 Election: The boring, who-cares midterm snoozefest that was …View full post
Courtesy of theguardian. Michael Arceneaux, March 7, 2016 As it becomes ever more likely that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination, a host of people have announced that they either won’t vote for Clinton, or won’t vote at all, if Bernie Sanders isn’t the candidate on the ballot. I believe there’s a self-righteousness …View full post
Courtesy of Fred Bayles, theguardian.com, March 4, 2016 In 1972, a few weeks into my first job as a reporter at the Burlington Free Press, I was sent to check out reports of a demonstration in one of the s poorer neighborhoods. The scene was somewhat chaotic. Three or four people were highly exercised about …View full post
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Courtesy commondreams.org, March 31, 2016, by Nika Knight
“It’s long past time for the Department of Education’s bank to clean up its act and start running the student loan program to benefit students—not private companies,” declared Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as she announced a plan (pdf) for the Department of Education (DOE) to completely overhaul its student loan servicing system.
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Courtesy womensenews.org, March 8, 2016, by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett
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Courtesy Hillaryclinton.com, March 10, 2016
Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, and Ellen Pompeo discuss their support for Hillary Clinton in a video directed by Tony Goldwyn.
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courtesy of Jessica Valenti, theguardian.com, December 28, 2015
There seems to be no end to the number of insults that are tailor-made for women. And for those who decide to run for office, the sexist slams seem to never end. For as long as women have wanted to have a voice in our political process there have been men looking to shut them up with slurs and condescension. And it shows no sign of stopping – or even slowing.
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By Yamiche Alcindor, New York Times, February 5, 2016
Benjamin T. Jealous, a prominent black leader and former N.A.A.C.P. president, endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for president on Friday and vowed to increase his support among black voters in South Carolina, a crucial primary state, as well as across the country.
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Courtesy of Ben Ambridge, theguardian.com, December 6, 2015
Here’s a simple question that can tell us an awful lot about you. Is this a circle?
If you said: “Yeah, sure, close enough,” then you are probably politically liberal, and strongly support the idea of government aid for the homeless and unemployed. You are also likely to support same-sex marriage and legalisation of marijuana for recreational use.
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Courtesy of Paul Blumenthal, Money in Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post
January 31, 2016
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign raised $33.6 million in the last three months of 2015 and another $20 million in January alone, the campaign announced Sunday. The campaign further stated that 1.3 million people have made 3.25 million donations to Sanders’ run — a record number of donors at this stage in a presidential campaign.
“The numbers we’ve seen since Jan. 1 put our campaign on pace to beat Secretary Clinton’s goal of $50 million in the first quarter of 2016,” Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, said in a statement. “Working Americans chipping in a few dollars each month are not only challenging but beating the greatest fundraising machine ever assembled.”
The vast majority of Sanders’ money has come from donors giving under $200. This contrasts with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which has raised the majority of its funds from donors giving maximum contributions of $2,700. Clinton’s campaign has also raised substantial sums from small donors, but Sanders’ ability to remain competitive with Clinton’s fundraising by relying solely on small contributions is unprecedented.
The Sanders camp said that the fourth quarter total will show 70 percent of the campaign’s donations came from small donors. Further, the $20 million it reports to have raised in January came almost exclusively from online donations averaging $27 a piece.
Overall, Sanders raised $75 million in 2015 compared to an anticipated $114 million for Clinton.
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