"While Clinton's "joint fundraising committee" was marketed as a way to help all three groups involved, Politico's reporting showed that 99 percent of the money raised by the committee has ended up going to the DNC or to Clinton's campaign directly."
"Here's the problem: Campaign finance rules exist to put a cap on how much one person can spend on a presidential campaign. If that money really does go to the state committees, then there's no issue.
But if the vast majority of that money is essentially funneled to the national campaign anyway, the original restriction on giving to national committees appears pretty meaningless."
Millions of Democrats are voting for a presidential candidate linked to an FBI criminal investigation. These voters either don't know there's been a year-long FBI investigation of Clinton's emails, don't care, or would vote for Clinton even she faced Espionage Act indictments. Potentially our next Commander in Chief will be interviewed by the FBI soon, as will her top aides. This state of affairs would never take place in any other leading democracy, but American politics is unique. read more
"Is it harder for us to generate the kind of knowledge that I would like against some of these targets? Yes," Rogers said. "Is that directly tied in part to changes they are making in their communications? Yes. Does encryption make it much more difficult for us to execute our mission. Yes." read more
It is about people settling for a candidate. read more
"Furthermore, even if Sanders did hit every delegate target on our scorecard below and won 50 percent of pledged delegates, he would be at a severe disadvantage heading into the Philadelphia convention because our model doesn't even take into account his severe superdelegate deficit." read more