Friday, February 5, 2016

Andy Borowitz is just sooo good...

FBI contacts Colin Powell as part of email probe


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FBI contacts Colin Powell as part of email probe






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MSNBC’s moderators stripped Bernie Sanders of his favorite attack on Hillary Clinton - The Washington Post



MSNBC’s moderators stripped Bernie Sanders of his favorite attack on Hillary Clinton - The Washington Post




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Progressive Purity... ?

Some Democrats want to know.

Are you a Progressive or a Moderate or a Conservative? Well which is it? One or another, choose, choose, choose.  You must decide and forever be the same. These things are definite, absolute... or are they?

Maybe we are all human beings instead of ideologues. Real people are far more interesting and difficult to define.

I have known individual people who are Progressive on some issues, Moderate on others, and yes Conservative on yet others. And you know what, they have even changed their positions on issues over time especially after they have given serious thought to something or come to see new information. Yeah, that actually happens... often... very often. There are words for this sort of willy-nilly, flip-flopping insincere changeability. Words like... thoughtful consideration or maybe just real life.

And how about this... degrees of the intensity of Progressivity, Moderation, or Conservativeness. One person is intensely Progressive on an issue and another person is less intensely Progressive, but both are Progressive. Yeah, this is possible. And yep you guessed it, these degrees of intensity can change over the period of a single day.

We need to be far less strident in our opinions of people we disagree with. As Democrats we need the support and votes of ALL our fellow Democrats and some Independents and yes even some Republicans to win in November. The reason we need to be so tolerant within our political family is really pretty straightforward... to defeat Trump or Cruz or Rubio.

Why Ted Cruz Has the Most to Lose in New Hampshire | Vanity Fair

Why Ted Cruz Has the Most to Lose in New Hampshire | Vanity Fair

A Leader with Strength and Determination


American families need a president who will roll up her sleeves, offer real solutions, and deliver results. We can’t afford to let our progress be ripped away—and we can’t wait for promises that can’t be kept.

Posted by Hillary Clinton on Friday, February 5, 2016

In NH, Bernie and Hillary Speak To Different Worlds « Calbuzz


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In NH, Bernie and Hillary Speak To Different Worlds « Calbuzz

Sanchez makes Pants On Fire claim about California gun database | PolitiFact California



Sanchez makes Pants On Fire claim about California gun database | PolitiFact California


Sanchez' attack on CA AG Harris (shown here) was simply untrue.


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A History Of Data In American Politics (Part 2): Obama 2008 To The Present | FiveThirtyEight

Still serious about winning elections for Democrats? Here is part two about how data can really help. We can be serious about learning and using modern techniques in Stanislaus County.

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A History Of Data In American Politics (Part 2): Obama 2008 To The Present | FiveThirtyEight

Political spotlight swings to famously slow-to-decide independents of N.H. - The Washington Post



Political spotlight swings to famously slow-to-decide independents of N.H. - The Washington Post




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On Unemployment Rate, Obama Spikes the Football


In this photo made using a teleconverter in-between two crop factors, President Barack Obama addresses a crowd of around 15,000 during a state arrival ceremony for Pope Francis on Sept. 23, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

On Unemployment Rate, Obama Spikes the Football





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Reimagining electric utilities for the 21st century - Vox



Reimagining electric utilities for the 21st century - Vox






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Sanders rallies take a darker turn

Sanders rallies take a darker turn

By fighting rooftop solar, utilities are setting themselves up for worse to come - Vox



By fighting rooftop solar, utilities are setting themselves up for worse to come - Vox

Another Phony Scandal


News of the Powell & Rice emails exposes the phony, fraudulent, taxpayer-funded #GOP attacks on Secretary Clinton.

Posted by Senator Barbara Boxer on Friday, February 5, 2016