State Department Approved Arms Deal

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Department clearance to buy American-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions — a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policymakers.” But…: “In the years before Hillary Clinton Read More

Is Lindsay Graham the GOP version of Bernie Sanders? 

Reading Time: < 1 minute On the political spectrum, they’re opposite. However, while Sanders attempts to pull prospective frontrunner Hillary Clinton to the Left, is Graham corralling GOP candidates to the far Right? If not, statements like this don’t help his – or the GOP’s – cause: “My family owned a restaurant, a pool room, and a liquor store. And Read More

As expected: Warren supporters go for Bernie in 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute In ‘the people’s republic of Burlington, Vermont’… ‘The People for Bernie rally was organized by several former Occupy Wall Street activists, including Ready for Warren co-founder Charles Lenchner. Activists wearing shirts denouncing fast-track trade authority, fracking and George W. Bush held hands in a circle and used the “people’s mic,” a call-and-response tactic used in Read More

Bernie Sanders on Hillary: “That type of wealth has the potential to isolate you from the reality of the world.”

Reading Time: < 1 minute “When you hustle money like that, you don’t sit in restaurants like this,” he said. “You sit in restaurants where you’re spending—I don’t know what they spend—hundreds of dollars for dinner and so forth. That’s the world that you’re accustomed to, and that’s the world view that you adopt. You’re not worrying about a kid Read More

Why it matters if Beyonce supports Hillary in 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute    “I think that what Beyoncé’s power will do, as a feminist and as a public feminist and as a very public celebrity feminist, is that she’s going to push a lot of young women, just broadly, to look at Hillary” However… There are a lot of women of color feminists who are looking at Read More

How George W. defended his family legacy – and how Jeb could learn. 

Reading Time: < 1 minute “We’ve been attacked for where I was born, for who my family is, and … I don’t think that’s fair.” Source: How George W. Bush handled the question that’s dogging Jeb – Business Insider

Hillary Clinton: ‘No role whatsoever for American soldiers on the ground’ in Iraq

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Democratic frontrunner disagrees with many Republicans calling for a return of ground forces to assist the Baghdad government in its fight against the Islamic State. However… “I think it’s a very difficult situation and I basically agree with the policies that we are currently following,” Clinton said. “And that is, American air support is Read More

The Blumenthal Connection – What the 1st dump of Clinton emails reveal

Reading Time: < 1 minute “But a trove of newly released e-mails suggests that one tendency of Clinton’s persisted — an inability to separate her longtime loyalties from the business at hand.” Source: What Hillary Clinton’s private e-mails tell us about her management style – The Washington Post