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HAWAII: Bernie Sanders Completes His Caucus Sweep

Bernie Sanders has won the Hawaii caucus, completing his predicted sweep off yesterday’s three contests. When results were slow in coming, Sanders supporters acted on their own. Via USA Today: When the mainstream media was nearly silent on his victory, voters took the electoral process into their own hands. Overnight, a Google document built by a handful of strangers became ...

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Sanders Wins Washington State Caucus

Bernie Sanders has been projected to win the Washington state caucus, where 101 Democratic delegates are at stake. At this writing the margin over Hillary Clinton is just over 3-1. Still to come today is the caucus in Hawaii, where things get underway at 7PM Eastern.

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Sanders Wins Alaska Caucus

From the Washington Post: Sen. Bernie Sanders is the projected winner of the Democratic primary in Alaska on Saturday, one of three contests held in Western states that the independent senator from Vermont is favored to win. Sanders campaigned hard in Washington, the most populous state voting Saturday, and is favored to win there, as well as in Hawaii. The ...

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Bernie Sanders May Sweep Today’s Caucuses

Via Politico: Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii all hold Democratic nomination contests on Saturday, and Sanders has a fighting chance for a sweep. All three states are holding caucuses, an activist-heavy format that Sanders has thrived on. Washington state and Alaska are also heavy on white Democrats, a core Sanders constituency, and have relatively few African Americans. Hawaii is a ...

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Tweeted Today By Montana Gov. Steve Bullock

JMG reader Mike points us to the above message from Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who slams North Carolina and plugs tourism to his state in one tweet. Bullock is running for reelection against nutjob software mogul and anti-LGBT activist Greg Gianforte, who is a major donor to Focus On The Family and the Heritage Foundation. In addition to funding ...

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Democratic National Committee Denounces North Carolina As “Stuck In The Stone Age Of LGBT Equality”

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: When the Charlotte city council expanded protections for transgender people with a new ordinance last month, Republicans in the North Carolina state legislature were so disgusted that they announced they would take the unusual step of convening a special session today in order to block it. But for one of the most extreme ...

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Sanders And Cruz Win Utah Caucuses

Both Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz dominated the Utah caucuses last night, taking 79% and 69% of the votes respectively. Cruz takes all 40 of Utah’s delegates and Sanders picks up 18 on the Democratic side, leaving five for Hillary Clinton. The pledged Democratic delegate count stands at Clinton 1214, Sanders 901.

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#WesternTuesday: Arizona, Idaho, Utah

Bernie Sanders is expected to do better today than he did last Tuesday, when Hillary Clinton took all of that day’s states, albeit not always by much of a margin. Via Politico: The primary calendar is suddenly looking better for Bernie Sanders. Two of the three states voting Tuesday are in his wheelhouse — Idaho and Utah, both largely white ...

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Dems Plot To Flip House If Trump Is Nominee

Democrats already have a decent chance of taking back the Senate majority, regardless of who the GOP nominee turns out to be. Today Politico reports that the GOP House majority may also be in jeopardy, should Trump prevail at the convention. They write: Donald Trump is on the verge of two things once thought to be impossible: winning the Republican ...

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Inside The Response To Hillary’s AIDS Gaffe

The Los Angeles Times today declares that most in the LGBT community appear to have forgiven Hillary Clinton for her Reagan/AIDS gaffe, largely thanks to the quickly issued apologies. They report that the scramble to mitigate the damage from the comments began while she was still at Nancy Reagan’s funeral: The story of how the Clinton camp responded offers insights ...

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Bernie Sanders: If I’m Elected, I’ll Ask Obama To Withdraw Merrick Garland As SCOTUS Nominee [VIDEO]

Last night Rachel Maddow asked this of Bernie Sanders: “If you get the Democratic nomination and you are elected president in November, would you ask President Obama to withdraw that nomination in a lame duck so you could name your own nominee?” Sanders responded: “Yes, I would. I think I’m 100% prepared to support Judge Garland. I think he’s clearly ...

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Hillary Clinton Wins North Carolina Primary

Hillary Clinton has been projected to be the winner of the North Carolina primary. This is her second win tonight and 14th of the primary season. Democratic delegates are awarded proportionally, so it will be some time before the final polling numbers give us that count.

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Gay Members Of Congress Endorse Hillary

Equality PAC yesterday endorsed Hillary Clinton. She reacts via press release: “I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Equality PAC and the leaders of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, who are fighting every day for full and equal rights for LGBT Americans. We achieved a tremendous victory in the fight to make our country fairer and freer for all ...

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Bernie Sanders Unveils HIV/AIDS “Prize Plan”

Perhaps in response to Hillary Clinton’s gaffe about the Reagans and her followup policy statement on HIV/AIDS, Bernie Sanders last night issued his own strategy on HIV/AIDS, which includes a multi-billion dollar annual federal prize as a substitute for new drug patents. Below is his message in full: Today, one of the biggest problems in caring for the 1.2 million ...

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Hillary Clinton Issues Second And Lengthy “Reagans & AIDS” Apology: I Made A Mistake, Plain And Simple

HIV/AIDS activists were far from satisfied by the one-line apology issued yesterday afternoon by Hillary Clinton after she made the astoundingly ahistorical claim that Nancy Reagan’s “low-key advocacy” had spurred advances against the virus. Tonight Clinton issued a second and quite lengthy statement. Below is her message in full: Yesterday, at Nancy Reagan’s funeral, I said something inaccurate when speaking ...

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MISSOURI: Democrats Filibuster Record Of Filibuster

Two days ago Democrats in the Missouri Senate launched a 39-hour filibuster in an ultimately failed attempt to thwart a vote on an anti-LGBT RFRA bill. They are at again today, this time filibustering the record of their filibuster. Listen at this link. #HEROES.

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Debate

Tonight’s Democratic debate just began at Miami-Dade College. Watch via the live-stream embedded below and weigh in.

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MISSOURI: Democratic Filibuster Approaches 40th Hour UPDATE: GOP Ends Debate, Approves Anti-LGBT Bill

UDPATE BELOW. Earlier, from the Riverfront Times: They’re still talking. The Democratic caucus of the Missouri Senate began filibustering a controversial “religious freedom” proposal on Monday at 4 p.m. And as of 6 a.m. this morning, they were still holding the floor — that’s 38 hours, and counting. That appears to be a new record for the Missouri Senate; the ...

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UPSET: Bernie Sanders Wins Michigan Primary

The first real upset of the primary season. Via the Guardian: Bernie Sanders pulled off his biggest win of the Democratic presidential race on Tuesday, defeating Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary on a night which also confirmed strong anti-establishment support for Donald Trump in the battle for the Republican nomination. In an industrial state hit hard by the decline ...

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Clinton & Trump Win Mississippi Primary

Literally seconds after the polls officially closed, CNN projected Hillary Clinton as the winner of the Mississippi primary based on exit polls conducted earlier. This is Clinton’s 12th state win this primary season. UPDATE: Mississippi has now also been called for Trump.

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