People are shocked that Russia appears to be meddling in the U.S. presidential election, but it's just a little poetic justice for Hillary. Her campaign is now experiencing the same thing that she perpetrated on other countries, She did this in Haiti, she did this in Honduras, and now it's coming back on her and she's upset.. It's a little bit of her own medicine, but she isn't open minded enough to see that for what it is.
Indeed, meddling in foreign politics is a great American pastime, and one that Clinton has some familiarity with. For more than 100 years the U.S. has been doing whatever it can to influence the outcome of elections including assassinating politicians it thought unfriendly.
The Clinton camp disagrees that whatever happened in Honduras is on the same level as what Russia is up to. But, the U.S. penchant for meddling in Latin American politics is something Sanders and Clinton disagreed sharply about in a March debate. (Ryan Grim) read more
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend of the Clinton family, said this week that Hillary Clinton would support the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) if elected president, despite claiming to oppose it -- before walking the comments back and then doubling down on them again.
In a video interview that aired Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," anchor Andrea Mitchell asked McAuliffe, "Governor, you understand that when Bernie Sanders supporters don't trust Hillary Clinton to live up to her commitments, that when you, one of her closest friends...when you say that she would go along with TPP once elected -- "
"No, no, no," McAuliffe said, cutting her off. "To be very clear, she would only go forward if the changes that she wants are implemented, that everybody's in agreement, the labor folks would be in agreement...she's not going forward as it is today." (Nadia Prupis) read more
Just before former president Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, progressive social media lit up with news that former Ohio state senator Nina Turner, one of Bernie Sanders' most celebrated surrogates, had her convention credentials stripped by the DNC and was ejected from the convention hall.
Though Turner has yet to make any public statement on the situation at this hour, Common Dreams confirmed that her credentials had been taken away. Though postings on social media indicated Turner was punished "for criticizing DNC corruption," those claims could not be independently verified. The DNC has yet to make any official statement on the matter. (Jon Queally) read more
It's been observed that the liberals have won the culture war. Gay marriage is finally legal, state after state is legalizing marijuana, and we have what not so long ago was actually unthinkable, a black president! Yes, police are murdering innocent black people, but they have always been doing that. The existence of the Black Lives Matter Movement shows that increasing numbers of Americans will no longer tolerate it.
This election, the DNC says, is about stopping Trump. It is becoming clear that it is about stopping the growing movement in this country in the direction of genuine populism. Speaker after speaker took the stage on the first night of the Democratic National Convention had to fight to be heard over chants of "Bernie, Bernie." There was little applause for most of the speakers, but Sanders' reception, when he finally took the stage, made it clear that he is the real popular choice for the Democratic nomination. (M.G. Piety +Gil+Husseini) read more
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is now on the same page as newly minted vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, coming out in opposition to the massive Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal as it's currently written.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the declaration in a letter late last week to several groups that protested outside her offices in San Francisco and delivered her more than 200,000 petition signatures opposing the TPP.
"Please be assured that I will oppose the TPP as it is currently written or any deal that attempts to separate commerce from the environment and will work to ensure our nation's trade policies include increased transparency, more consultation, and stronger protections to create jobs, strengthen human rights and protect the environment," Pelosi wrote in messages sent to the Citizens Trade Campaign, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others involved in the campaign. (Michael McAuliff ) read more