Monthly Archives: July 2016

PHILADELPHIA: Bernie Sanders Booed By Own Supporters For Saying “Vote For Hillary” [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders booed today as the former Democratic presidential contender told them, “We must elect Hillary Clinton.” He was appearing for the first time this week in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention is set to kick off later today. Addressing a group of his delegates, he spoke broadly about his accomplishments during the ...

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Nate Silver: Trump Would Win If Vote Were Today, But Hillary Is Still Favored To Win In November

The Hill reports: Statistician Nate Silver on Monday said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would be favored to win if the general election occurred today. Trump now leads presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, 57.5 percent to 42.5 percent, in that scenario, according to Silver’s website, FiveThirtyEight. FiveThirtyEight has Clinton besting Trump this November in two other prediction samples, however. ...

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Hundreds Of Bernie Sanders Backers Chant “Fuck You Debbie” As They March On Convention [VIDEO]

At this writing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Bernie Sanders supporters are marching on the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Buzzfeed’s Jim Dalrymple is with them and as you’ll see from his video below, they are chanting “Fuck you, Debbie!” I witnessed a similar scene inside the convention hall earlier today, when hundreds were chanting “Feel the Bern!” and “No more election fraud!” ...

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DWS Gives Up Her Convention Gavel

From Schultz’s hometown Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon. In a brief phone conversation with the Sun Sentinel, she said: “I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the Democratic convention on a high ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Convention Day One

The headlining speakers for tonight’s opening of the Democratic National Convention will be Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and…..Bernie Sanders. I’ll start another live thread just before things start, but in the meantime below you can watch live news reports on the still-unfolding Debbie Wasserman Schultz drama.

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FLORIDA: Democratic Primary Opponent Of Debbie Wasserman Schultz To File Complaint With FEC

The Hill reports: Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Florida primary opponent, Tim Canova, says he’s preparing a legal complaint against the outgoing DNC chair as a result of information revealed in the latest batch of Wikileak emails. “The Wikileaks emails indicate that Debbie Wasserman Schultz used DNC resources to assist her reelection campaign in violation of federal law,” said Tim Canova, a ...

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NOT ANYMORE JEWS: Trump Foreign Policy Advisor Michael Flynn Shares Anti-Semitic Tweet

Talking Points Memo reports: One of Donald Trump’s senior foreign policy advisors has apologized for sharing a blatantly anti-Semitic post on Twitter over the weekend. Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Sunday responded to the claim made by Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook that Russian intelligence agencies were behind the Democratic National Committee hack that exposed tens of thousands ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed And Cheered At Florida Delegates Event [VIDEO]

This morning soon-to-be former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was met with a decidedly mixed reception as she attempted to address her home state delegation at the DNC. Watch below. Many delegates cheered Schultz loudly but a large contingent, presumably supporters of Bernie Sanders, waved “E-MAILS” signs and jeered Schultz throughout her brief speech.

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Brian Sims At The Party For LGBT Delegates [VIDEO]

Yesterday afternoon I collared Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims for a brief live-stream at the DNC welcoming party for LGBT delegates. Watch below. Also below is a bit from my live-stream with Sims and New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman. For more live-streams and photos during the convention, please “like” the JMG Facebook page.

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Backs Trump On Linking Ted Cruz’s Father To Lee Harvey Oswald

The Hill reports: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday defended presidential nominee Donald Trump, who again linked Sen. Ted Cruz’s father to President Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald last week. “He’s got a right to talk about whatever he wants to talk about, however, I don’t think he was every saying this was some of factual information,” Priebus ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Activists Stage Tug-Of-War With “Pharma Bros” To Protest Hillary On HIV Meds [VIDEO]

Via press release from ACT UP: Over the weekend, the New York and Philadelphia chapters of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, teamed up with allies UAEM (Universities Allied for Essential Medicines) and The Other 98% to stage a tug-of-war with pharma bro’s outside Hillary Clinton’s Philadelphia campaign headquarters ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Activists targeted candidate ...

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British TV Host Slams Gender-Neutral Restrooms: You Might As Well Install Urinals Suitable For Klingons

The Week reports: Jeremy Clarkson has called the proposal to install gender-neutral toilets in the House of Commons “potty”. In a column for The Sun newspaper, the journalist and TV presenter said that while many in the house regard the move as “part of an ongoing struggle to fight sexism and prejudice”, it is “more like part of an ongoing ...

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Convention Bounce: Trump +3 In New CNN Poll

Politico reports: Donald Trump got a bounce from the Republican National Convention, jumping out in front of Hillary Clinton in a new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, conducted in the days following the party gathering. Trump leads Clinton 48 percent to 45 percent in a two-way matchup, compared with the presumptive Democratic nominee’s seven-point advantage (49 percent to 42 percent) ...

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For “Chump Change”

Fortune calls it the “saddest $5B deal in tech history.” They write: Yahoo was once the king of the Internet, a $125 billion behemoth as big in its time as Facebook or Google are today. Now it’s being sold to Verizon for comparative chump change. On Monday morning, Yahoo is expected to announce the end of the long process to ...

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Jon Oliver On The GOP Convention [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune recaps: Putting his own spin on what just happened in Cleveland, Oliver opened by calling it a “3D IMAX (Expletive) Dumpster Fire.” And then the show did one of its trademark extended segments on the Republican convention, which was exactly the thing every “LWT” fan wanted to see. You’ll probably see headlines for it Monday like, “Watch ...

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Hollywood Dubbing Legend Marni Nixon Dies At 86

The New York Times reports: Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Speaks At Event For LGBT Delegates To DNC [VIDEO]

Yesterday afternoon Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe attended a welcoming mixer for LGBT delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Watch my video below as McAuliffe proudly notes that his first act in office was to ban discrimination against LGBT state employees. McAuliffe added to great cheering that he was the “first Southern governor” to perform a same-sex marriage.

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Resign

I’m a little late to this story due to being out at a couple of homo DNC events here in Philadelphia. CNN reports: Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin here Monday. The Florida congresswoman’s resignation — under heavy ...

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Bloomberg To Endorse Hillary At Convention

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention and make the case for Mrs. Clinton as the best choice for moderate voters in 2016, an adviser to Mr. Bloomberg said. The news is an unexpected move from ...

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Clinton Campaign Manager: Russian Hackers Timed Leak Of DNC Emails To Help Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook suggested Sunday that internal DNC emails leaked last week were an effort from the Russians to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “What’s disturbing to us is that experts are telling us Russian state actors broke into the DNC, stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are ...

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