**Note to Self**: This is your reminder: * 178.4 million people are represented by the 48 senators who caucus with the Democrats. * 144.1 million people are represented by the 52 senators who caucus with the Republicans. * 65.9 million people voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tim Kaine to be their president and vice president * 63.0 million people voted for Donald Trump and Mike Pence to be their president and vice president.
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BOTTOM STORY OF THE DAY: Tim Kaine Is Wrong about America and Slavery. Kaine lays the blame at the feet of the Constitution: “a nation that put a Constitution in place that enshrined the institution of slavery and said that a slave is equal to three-fifths of a person.” But the compromises struck at Philadelphia […]
Top staffers from Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign on Saturday hit back at Donna Brazile's description of the contest in her new book and her reported consideration of dumping Clinton from the party's ticket. "She is a longtime friend and colleague of many of us and has been an important leader in our party," over 100 former staffers wrote of Brazile in an open letter published Saturday night. "But we do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book." Senior campaign officials signed the open letter, including John Podesta, the campaign's chairman; Huma Abedin, the campaign's vice chair and longtime Clinton confidante; and Robby Mook, the campaign's manager.They take specific aim at a report from the Washington Post that details the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee weighing whether to replace Clinton after the former secretary of state fainted during a Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony in New York last fall. According to the Post, which obtained a copy of the book, Brazile considered replacing Clinton and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, both of whom had already accepted their party's nominations, with then-Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Clinton's fainting incident was played up by now-President Donald Trump and his allies who questioned whether she had the stamina for the highest office in the land. Clinton's former staffers wrote in their letter that they are aghast that the former leader of their party would buy into such claims. "It is particularly troubling and puzzling that she would seemingly buy into false Russian-fueled propaganda, spread by both the Russians and our opponent, about our candidate’s health," the staffers wrote. In the book, the Post reports that Brazile was so fed up with her treatment by top Clinton aides that she compared herself to a slave in the movie "12 Years a Slave." “I’m not Patsey the slave,” Brazile, who is black, wrote of what she said on a call with campaign officials. “Y’all keep whipping me and whipping me and you never give me any money or any way to do my damn job. I am not going to be your whipping girl!”Brazile has been the subject of intense criticism from her own party after an excerpt from her book was published this week in POLITICO Magazine.Brazile wrote that Clinton's campaign took advantage of a joint-fundraising agreement to hold influence over the national party during the primary season — reigniting an internal feud over whether the nomination fight was rigged by the party establishment against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).The Clinton aides ended their letter with a call to unity: "All Democrats should be doing everything they can — canvassing, phone banking, etc. — to help our candidates for Governor of Virginia and New Jersey and the other races around the country next Tuesday."
WOW: Donna Brazile: I considered replacing Clinton with Biden as 2016 Democratic nominee. Former Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile writes in a new book that she seriously contemplated replacing Hillary Clinton as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee with then-Vice President Biden in the aftermath of Clinton’s fainting spell, in part because Clinton’s campaign was […]
K.S. Bruce, RealClearLifeA most amazing thing!A few months ago, Donald Trump Jr. was found to have had one meeting with a Russian lawyer that might have led to negative news on Hillary Clinton. The Dems erupted with horror at the thought. Senator Tim Kaine, Clinton’s running mate, described it as “potentially treason.” Congressman Moulton tweeted, “If this isn’t treasonous, I’m not sure what is.” Hours of media time were filled on this topic.
An administration official said the White House has asked at least one federal agency to provide estimates of additional funding it will need.
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And Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford promised to ‘double my efforts’ to get Congress more information on the ambush.
The Harmful Effects of Antifa Diana Johnstone An historic opportunity is being missed. The disastrous 2016 presidential election could and should have been a wakeup call. A corrupt political system that gave voters a choice between two terrible candidates is not democracy. This should have been the signal to face reality. The U.S. political system… The post The Harmful Effects of Antifa by Diana Johnstone appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.