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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Rock 'n roll legend Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday by announcing his first album of new music in 38 years. Called simply Chuck, the album coming out next year will consist mostly of new original material recorded and produced by Berry. Berry's children, Charles Berry Jr. on guitar and Ingrid Berry on harmonica, form part of his backing band on the record. "What an honor to be part of this new music," Berry Jr. said. "The St. Louis band, or as dad called us the Blueberry Hill Band, fell right into the groove and followed his lead. These songs cover the spectrum from hard-driving rockers to soulful thought-provoking time capsules of a life's work." read more

We were pleasantly surprised when John Oliver's research team reached out to us regarding several statements that have been frequently taken out of context to ask if we felt they were missing any context, which we promptly provided. It was beyond disappointing to see that our responses were completely ignored. The same tired, misleading attack lines were trotted out, and Oliver chose to misrepresent our campaign on the lone substantive issue that he addressed: our plan to cancel student debt.

When Oliver's fact-checkers asked if canceling student debt via quantitative easing was the campaign's current position, we replied that we are considering a range of options in consultation with our economic advisors. Regardless, Oliver singled out canceling student debt via the Federal Reserve, implying both that this was our only option and that it would be technically impossible. In reality, experts say that it is technically possible, even if politically difficult read more

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

There's a lot of frustration among Bernie Sanders supporters regarding their presidential options for the general election. In a recent nationwide survey of 461 former Bernie delegates, fewer than half -- 37 percent to be specific -- said they plan to vote for Hillary Clinton come November 8.

Although Sanders is currently acting as a surrogate for Clinton, it appears this hasn't been enough to sway many of his ardent supporters. (Indeed, the leak of Clinton's speeches to Wall Street has pushed away many of these people.) About 17 percent of the Bernie delegates said they are undecided.

Beyond that, a large chunk of these voters, about 33 percent, plan to support the Green Party's presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein. read more

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Origin:On 13 October 2016, the USA Politics Today web site published a clickbait article titled "BREAKING: Jill Stein Just ENDORSED Donald Trump! Watch Her Obliterate Hillary!"

Accompanied by a user-created C-SPAN clip of Stein purportedly endorsing Trump.

This was a rather slanted interpretation of what was captured in a C-SPAN clip that stemmed from Dr. Stein's 11 October 2016 appearance on that cable network. Stein was actively seeking office as a presidential candidate herself and clearly would not be "endorsing" another candidate under those circumstances.

In fact, Stein in no way endorsed Donald Trump or opined that "Donald Trump is better" -- rather, she said she wouldn't "sleep well at night" if either Trump or Clinton were elected, asserted that both candidates were "promoting lethal policies," and averred it was "fortunate [that] we have another choice other than these two candidates."

Friday, October 14, 2016

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in a private speech to bankers three years ago that the United States had warned Beijing it would "ring China with missile defense" unless it did more to rein in North Korea's missile program, according to hacked emails.

According to a purported Clinton campaign document attached to an email published by Wikileaks, Clinton said in a speech to Goldman Sachs on June 4, 2013, that the message to China had been, "You either control them, or we're going to have to defend against them." read more


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