29 February 2016
SUPER TUESDAY is 1 MAR 16 and Virginia is one of the states holding it's presidential primary that day. The polls are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM., click the link below to find your polling place to cast your vote, and I hope you plan on voting for +Senator Bernie Sanders , hope you will check his campaign here before casting your vote. And it is OK to check it after you vote too, you just might feel the BERN and join the political revolution!
Super Tuesday is almost upon us, and we are ramping up our final push for theMarch 1st primaries! We want to make sure that you have the information you need to get to the polls. Your polling location is open from 6am to 7pm. Click to find your polling location:
Everyone who votes in the Virginia primary will make a difference. So let’s make our country work for everyone, not just a handful of billionaires. Let’s bring it home on Tuesday.
- Virginia for Bernie
Ted Cruz twists Donald Trump's talk about health care, 'socialized' medicine & RECORD OF CRUZ'S STATEMENTS ON POLITIFACT 25FEB16
THERE isn't anything Christian about the heritage foundation's federal budget demands. They represent the gospel of greed and pervert the teachings of Jesus Christ. I am tired of their apostasy for the benefit of the wealthy to insure their continued financial support. Rep paul ryan r WI now has to deal with this monster of his own creation. Hey speaker ryan, BOHICA!!!!!
TheHeritage crew creates new headaches for House Speaker Paul Ryan
26 February 2016
BERNIE SANDERS doesn't have any super pacs raising money for him. This political revolution is being funded by the American people. With Super Tuesday coming up ( 1 MAR 16 ) Bernies' campaign is trying to show the clinton campaign and the DNC he has the support of the people by getting 50,000 people to make a donation. I did, $10.00, and any amount you can donate will go along way to proving Bernie is a serious candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. Go to BERNIE 2016 to donate today!
There's no denying this: we're in the most important stretch of the campaign. With 26 primaries and caucuses in the next three weeks, there are almost enough delegates at stake to decide the whole election.
We can't let up. Not now. Not when we're this close.
Bernie doesn't have a super PAC. He doesn't have any millionaires or billionaires who'll step in. But Bernie has you, Craig.
So to show our strength to the billionaire class, we made a goal of our supporters making 50,000 individual contributions all Can Bernie count on you to hit our goal .today? We're still short right now.
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Lee Fang: TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign 26FEB16
THE South Carolina Democratic primary is tomorrow and it turns out not all the pro clinton campaign ads aired in the state have been followed by hillary's identification and approval of the message. It seems the clinton campaign has been paying members of the media who have been allowed access to the public by the mainstream media to promote her campaign as well as criticize the Sanders campaign. clinton and these bought political pundits are a perfect example of the perception hillary gets her power with money, either by buying the mainstream media for positive P.R. as well as allowing campaign contributions from the wealthy and corporate America to dictate her campaign platform. Bernie Sanders has become a greater threat to their plans than they thought he would be. This from +Democracy Now! and The Intercept.....
"I think Hillary Clinton has done everything right," says Stephanie Cutter in a recent "Meet the Press" panel, in which she is introduced as a Democratic campaign expert. But she failed to disclose that the firm she co-founded, Precision Strategies, was retained by the Clinton campaign for "digital consulting." "This is just one of many examples" notes The Intercept’s Lee Fang, who analyzed more than 50 different TV news segments. He discusses his latest article, "TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign."
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.
AMY GOODMAN: I want to ask you about your recent piece headlined "TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign." First, this is a clip of one of those pundits, Stephanie Cutter, who’s appeared multiple—on multiple networks discussing Hillary Clinton, usually introduced as a former campaign official for President Barack Obama. But you reveal the firm she co-founded, called Precision Strategies, was retained by the Clinton campaign for digital consulting. Can you set up this piece for us that we’re about to play from NBC’s Meet the Press?
LEE FANG: Certainly. You know, we looked at a number of pundits who appear on television on cable and network news. They’re introduced as neutral campaign experts, as pundits, and they give commentary on the presidential campaign, saying that, you know, Hillary is doing well in the debates, she has a strong campaign, she’s on the path to victory. But in many cases, these pundits haven’t been disclosed that they have financial ties to the Hillary campaign, working either directly for the Hillary for America campaign or paid by the Hillary super PACs.
AMY GOODMAN: Clip from NBC’s Meet the Press.
STEPHANIE CUTTER: I think that Hillary Clinton has done everything right. She has run a good campaign. She has outperformed in debates. She’s raised money. She’s got a great ground game. But what she can’t control is this string of anger that is connecting both parties right now. It’s what’s given rise to Trump. It’s what’s given rise—
HUGH HEWITT: Here is what she hasn’t done right. She—
CHUCK TODD: I was just going to say, that’s an—I agree—I agree with Stephanie here.
STEPHANIE CUTTER: And that—the Republicans have not figured out how to handle it.
CHUCK TODD: That it’s impacted, though—but it has impacted the Democrat—
STEPHANIE CUTTER: And the Democrats haven’t—and that’s the rise of Bernie Sanders. And it struck me, when I was watching the two interviews, that he’s got this sense of anger and injustice about the economy, and she’s talking about advanced manufacturing. And there’s a difference in that, when you’re two weeks out from an Iowa caucus.
AMY GOODMAN: So that’s Stephanie Cutter, and she’s being interviewed on Meet the Press by Chuck Todd. So, Lee Fang, explain what we don’t know when we hear her speak and she’s introduced.
LEE FANG: Well, Cutter was—on Meet the Press was introduced as a former Obama campaign official, a Democratic campaign expert, but wasn’t—what was not disclosed was that the firm that she co-founded, Precision Strategies, has been retained for consulting work by the Hillary campaign throughout last year, including the time that she came on NBC’s Meet the Press to discuss the campaign and the state of the race.
But, you know, this is just one of many examples. For example, we analyzed transcripts for 50 different segments in which CNN had one of their contributors, Maria Cardona, come on and discuss and largely praise Hillary Clinton. What wasn’t disclosed is that Maria Cardona—her lobbying firm, Dewey Square Group, has multiple financial ties to the Hillary Clinton campaign. They’re retained by both of the big pro-Hillary super PACs. Maria is a campaign contributor to the Hillary campaign. She’s also a superdelegate that’s pledged her support to the Hillary campaign. But in virtually all of these CNN segments, Maria has been asked to come on to the air, and she’s praised the Hillary campaign, but she’s been presented as an objective pundit who’s just there to discuss the state of the race.
AMY GOODMAN: Well, we’re going to link to your pieces, Lee Fang. Thanks so much for being with us, investigative journalist at The Intercept covering the intersection of money and politics.