Young Women In NH Offended By Hillary Using Gender As Political Toll

Good for them.

via Free Beacon:

Young women in New Hampshire were offended by the way Hillary Clinton uses her gender to garner support, an MSNBC survey revealed Friday.

When MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall asked young female voters about Hillary Clinton’s claim on Wednesday that she is not an establishment candidate because she is a woman, they responded negatively.

One of the respondents said that she did not like how Clinton assumed that her feminism was identical to the feminism of all women.

“I also am a woman. I also face discrimination as being a woman. Her feminism does not represent my feminism, and I think it’s really important to differentiate that,” one young woman said. Her complaint is a common one among young women and reveals a generational divide within the Democratic Party.

Another respondent said that Clinton’s gender does not automatically make her the best candidate.

“You have to realize that, you know, everybody’s human and … you have to go for who has the best ideals,” she said. “Just because she’s a woman doesn’t necessarily make her the best candidate.”

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SF Cops Under Investigation For Turning Illegal Alien Convict Over To ICE

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This is madness.

Via SF Chronicle:

San Francisco police officers dealing with a report of a stolen car ran the victim’s name for warrants, prompting the man to end up in the custody of federal immigration agents in what is being investigated as a possible breach of local sanctuary-city laws.

After Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 31, was released from jail Wednesday after two months, and after he spoke at a news conference Friday, Police Chief Greg Suhr acknowledged that the longtime city resident never should have been in the hands of immigration agents.

Police officials did not specifically admit to calling those agents, but federal officials said police had done just that.

“We are happy and relieved that Mr. Figueroa-Zarceno has been restored to his family,” said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a city police spokesman, in a written statement.

“It is the policy of the San Francisco Police Department to foster trust and cooperation with all people of the city and to encourage them to communicate with SFPD officers without fear of inquiry regarding their immigration status,” Andraychak said. “We are aware of concerns this incident has raised with some members of our community.”

He said the police force had opened an internal affairs investigation to see whether any officers should be disciplined.

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‘Dead Broke’ Clintons Earned $153 Million From Speeches Over 14 Years…

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Not part of the “Establishment”.

Via CNN:

Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.

In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.

The analysis was made at a time when Hillary Clinton has been under scrutiny for her ties to Wall Street, which has been a major focus of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail.

The former secretary of state testily responded to Sanders’ charges at Thursday’s Democratic debate.

“Time and time again, by innuendo, by insinuation, there is this attack that he is putting forth which really comes down to, you know, anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought. And I just absolutely reject that, senator, and I really don’t think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. And enough is enough,” Clinton said.

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HT: Brock

What The Heck Is In Those Transcripts Hillary Wouldn’t Release?


When someone first brought up the question of her releasing the transcripts of her speeches, it seemed like a stranger request. What would she be saying that could be at all interesting? Now, given her reaction, I’m thinking there are things there.

She still says ‘I’m looking into it” and now her minion, Brian Fallon is saying ‘if the transcripts are available’.

I’m thinking that she’s on the transcripts offering what she can do for Goldman Sachs, et al, and a whole lot of shredding/erasing is now going on at Camp Clinton…

Errors Found In Tally Of Dems Iowa Caucus…

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Will Feel the Bern nullify the coin tosses?

Via DMR

Iowa Democratic Party officials are reviewing results from the Iowa caucuses and making updates where discrepancies have been found.

Party Chairwoman Andy McGuire the day after Monday’s caucuses said no review would be conducted, and that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s narrow victory over Bernie Sanders is final.

But as errors are being discovered, the final tally is being changed, party officials confirmed to The Des Moines Register Friday morning.

“Both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns have flagged a very small number of concerns for us, and we are looking at them all on a case-by-case basis,” Iowa Democratic Party spokesman Sam Lau told the Register.

The Register, too, has received numerous reports that the results announced in people’s precincts Monday night don’t match what the Iowa Democratic Party has posted on its official results websites.

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John Kasich: America Needs To Be Hugged

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Sorry, don’t need a hug, need a President.

Via Washington Examiner:

Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, has learned on the campaign trail that Americans “need to be listened to, supported and hugged,” the GOP presidential hopeful said Friday.

“People will come to our town halls and they will talk about some of the most excruciatingly difficult things that they see in their lives,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “People need to be listened to, supported and hugged, I’m telling you, all across America.”

Kasich has staked his candidacy on a strong showing in New Hampshire, where he is pushing the compassionate conservatism that he brought to the trail during a short-lived presidential campaign in 1999. George W. Bush steamrolled Kasich in that race, but Jeb Bush has had a much harder time consolidating the support of such voters.

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Hypocrisy Overload: House Benghazi Dems Hand Out Bonuses To Staffers, After Complaining About Cost Of Investigation

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They’re Democrats, it’s what they do.

Via Fox:

Democrats on the House committee probing the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks awarded tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses to their staff, while at the same time repeatedly attacking Republicans over the rising cost of the investigation.

According to publicly available reports, a total of $33,600 was given to six Democratic staffers at the end of 2014 and 2015.

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Bernie Followers Banned From Tinder Over Campaign Messages

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Because when you want to hit on someone for a date, you want pitch about senile grandpa…

Via Fox:

The Vermont senator’s famously enthusiastic backers reportedly are getting banned from the dating app for trying to use it to blast out campaign messages in support of their candidate. Reuters reported on the cases of two women who got notices their accounts were being locked after being reported for sending too much pro-Sanders’ material to prospective matches.

Robyn Gedrich, an Elie Tahari employee in New Jersey, confirmed to Reuters that her account was suspended by Tinder after she sent an average of 60 messages per day urging men on the app to support the presidential candidate.

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Hillary: Nobody But Bernie Would Call Me ‘Establishment’, I Can’t Be Because I’m A Woman

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How does being a woman not make you establishment? The whole DNC coordinated to get you in, you were the designated heir apparent. Except that you are an incredibly dishonest and sucky candidate…

Via NY Post:

Buoyed by his near-win in Iowa and $20 million in contributions in January, Sanders argued that he has the support of voters to take down the establishment and ignite a political revolution.

“Secretary Clinton does represent the establishment. I represent, I hope, ordinary Americans, and, by the way, who are not all that enamored with the establishment,” Sanders said.

Clinton was having none of it.

“Senator Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment. And I’ve got to tell you that it is really quite amusing to me,” she said to applause.

Sanders said he linked Clinton to the establishment because throughout her life she has raised money from special interests.

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Joe Biden Becomes First VP With A Facebook Page, “I’m Ready To Go!”

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Hmm….ready to go where, Joe?

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Hillary Puts Off Request To Release Transcripts Of Her Goldman Sachs Speeches: ‘I’ll Look Into It’

What is there to look into? Now she’s making me wonder what’s in them. And if she finds sitting in D.C. talking about getting Bin Laden stressful, how is she possibly going to deal with actual stressful Presidential decisions?

Via NY Post:

Clinton tried to clean up a stumble from Wednesday, when she said she took $675,000 in fees from Goldman Sachs because that’s what they offered.

“I did go on the speaking circuit. I spoke to heart doctors. I spoke to the American Camping Association. I spoke to auto dealers,” the former secretary of state said.

But she hedged on whether she would release transcripts.

“I will look into it. I don’t know the status, but I will certainly look into it,” she said.

Democrats At Debate Clash Over Money, Money, Money…

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Via NY Times:

In a caustic debate on Thursday night, Hillary Clinton accused Senator Bernie Sanders of leveling “attacks by insinuation and innuendo” against her integrity and her credentials as a progressive by portraying her as beholden to wealthy interests and corporations.

Mrs. Clinton, lobbing her harshest assault yet in their race for the Democratic presidential nomination, said months of criticism by Mr. Sanders over her taking speaking fees from Wall Street banks amounted to a suggestion that she was corrupt — or, as she put it, a “very artful smear.” It was the sort of cutting remark she usually reserves for Republicans, and it drew boos from many in the audience at the University of New Hampshire.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill Requiring Women to Register for Draft…

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Via WSJ:

Two Republican lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday that would require women to register for the draft in a step meant to advance a national debate about the Pentagon’s decision in December to open all military combat positions to women.

Women have been excluded from the Selective Service System, a decision that was upheld by a 1981 Supreme Court ruling that said as long as women weren’t allowed in combat units, they shouldn’t be subjected to it.

However, Defense Secretary Ash Carter in December said the Pentagon would open all combat positions to women, without exceptions. Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Ryan Zinke of Montana said in introducing their bill that Mr. Carter’s decision mandates a national debate about the role of women in the military.

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Drone Crashes Into Empire State Building…

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Via NBC:

A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing, authorities said.

Police said a New Jersey man was flying the drone in an attempt to take pictures and apparently lost control of the aircraft.

Investigators said Sean Nivin Riddle was arrested at the scene and is expected to face criminal charges. He was being questioned by officers at the Midtown South police precinct.

Right after the crash, Riddle apparently wrote on his own Twitter feed: “filming w/ drone, now its stuck on the empire state building….w/security.”

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Last Night’s Democratic Debate Was The Lowest Rated One To Date…

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Nobody wants to watch Communists argue over who’s the rightful heir to Marx.

Via CNN:

MSNBC’s feisty debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton received high marks from political observers, but not high ratings from ordinary viewers.

It was the lowest-rated debate of the 2016 election cycle by far, according to preliminary Nielsen data. The debate had a 3.3 household rating in Nielsen’s metered markets.

The prior low was a 6.0 household rating for ABC’s Democratic debate on the Saturday night before Christmas.

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Russians Depict Obama As Murderous Devil Who Should Be Put On Trial At The Hague…

How about Putin and Assad first?

Chicago Stock Exchange Being Sold To Chinese-Owned Group…

What could go wrong?

Via Bloomberg:

The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market.

Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company, according to a statement Friday, which didn’t give financial terms. The exchange said the deal is expected to close in the second half of the year, though that will require regulatory approval.

“We’re a good fit. Our strategy is something they like and is consistent with theirs,” Chicago Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer John Kerin said in a phone interview. “We provide technology and we’re a standalone, full-service exchange that they can grow in a manner that suits their needs.”

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Are You One Of Those People Who Thought Syria Couldn’t Get Worse? Heh, You’re In For A Shock…

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From bad to worse.

Via CNN:

Aleppo’s fall to rebels — back in 2012 a much more moderate bunch than the often al-Nusra-infected alliances we see now — was a symbolic moment: the commercial heart of Syria turning on the country’s own government.

Now, as thousands flee to the Turkish border from Russian airstrikes pounding the city and government forces moving in, the battle for Aleppo is again gaining significance.

The towns of Nubul and Zahraa were reached by government forces late Wednesday and their seizure could mark a turning point in the war in northern Syria. Not because they are significant in themselves, but because to reach the towns, the regime had to cross through towns that mark the main supply route into the rebel-held area of Aleppo.

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Romney, Gingrich Call For Fiorina To Join Main Stage For Debate Saturday…

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What would be the point of her being on stage by herself?

Via Newsmax:

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich both took to Twitter on Thursday to demand that ABC News include presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina in Saturday’s Republican debate in New Hampshire.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 candidate for the White House, posted this tweet:

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