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Democrats Cheer Transgender Rights Ruling: It’s Time For The GOP To Get Over Their Anti-LGBT Bias

“This court victory affirms that there is no commonsense reason to bar transgender students from using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity and that doing so is discriminatory and harmful. This ruling sets precedent in five states, including North Carolina, where Republican legislators and the Republican governor have embraced the exact type of discrimination that the court today ...

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NBC/WSJ Poll: Sanders Closes Gap To 2 Points

NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders nationally by just two points in the Democratic presidential race, according to results from a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Clinton gets support from 50 percent of Democratic primary voters, while Sanders gets support from 48 percent. That’s down from Clinton’s nine-point advantage a month ago, 53 percent to 44 percent. ...

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LOS ANGELES: Sanders Supporters Throw Dollar Bills At Clinton Motorcade To Clooney Fundraiser [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Bernie Sanders supporters showered Hillary Clinton’s motorcade with 1,000 $1 bills as she arrived at George Clooney’s house for a ritzy fundraising event Saturday night in Los Angeles. Clinton was headed to an event with Hollywood big wigs, including Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw and Haim and Cheryl Saban. Tickets started at $34,000. ...

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REPORT: Disgraced Former NY Assembly Speaker Had Affair With Lobbyist Hired By Catholic Church

As you’ll see, the affair is only the tip of the scandalous iceberg. Federal authorities yesterday unsealed records which show that disgraced former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had affairs with two women, one of whom is a former aide turned lobbyist who was hired by the Catholic Church to pressure legislators against a bill that would have extended ...

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Bernie Sanders Meets The Pope [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Saturday, calling the short visit an “honor and a joy.” “Today certainly was the highlight of the trip,” Sanders told NBC News of his 6 a.m. (midnight ET) meeting with the pontiff outside the papal residence’s breakfast room. He called the pope “one of ...

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$27: Sanders Launches First California Ad [VIDEO]

From the Los Angeles Times: As Hillary Clinton travels to California for a pair of high-dollar fundraisers with film star George Clooney, Bernie Sanders will launch his first paid television advertising in the state with a message highlighting what his presidential campaign sees as a key contrast. The new 30-second spot is called “$27,” a number that has become as ...

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Frank Bruni On Last Night’s Dem Debate

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni dissects last night’s Democratic debate: How much does President Obama mean to the voters in New York’s primary? Clinton is betting that he means a lot. She mentioned him every time she could. How do voters know that she has good judgment? She noted that President Obama trusted it enough to ask her to ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Debate

Tonight’s Democratic debate starts at 9PM Eastern from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City, where CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will moderate, with additional questioning from NY1’s Errol Louis and CNN’s Dana Bash. You can view the debate live online without a cable system login at CNNGo.com or watch the embedded bootleg YouTube stream below.

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NEW YORK CITY: Bernie Sanders Draws Massive Crowd To Rally In Washington Square Park [VIDEO]

Via Gothamist: Less than a week before what he called the “enormously important” New York Democratic Primary next Tuesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drew an estimated 27,000 supporters to a jubilant rally last night in Washington Square Park. That head count comes from Sanders’s camp, but seems plausible—in 2007 then-candidate Barack Obama claimed 20,000 registered attendees at a Washington Square ...

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Democrats Applaud Louisiana’s Governor

“I applaud Governor John Edwards for continuing our party’s strong tradition of equality and protecting all Americans from discrimination. His executive order protecting state workers and contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination will help ensure that LGBT Louisianans have the equal protection under the law they deserve. “Governor Edwards’ leadership stands in stark contrast to the disingenuous arguments that we’ve heard from ...

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New York Daily News Endorses Hillary

From their editorial: On April 19, New York Democrats will have unusual say over the party’s nominee. They have in Clinton a superprepared warrior realist. They have in opponent Bernie Sanders a fantasist who’s at passionate war with reality. By choosing Clinton, Empire State Dems would powerfully signal that the party has gotten real about achieving long-sought goals. Clinton is ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Hate Law Repeal Attempt To Start Tomorrow, Faces Several Major Procedural Hurdles

From the Facebook page of Mississippi state Rep. Jay Hughes: HB1523 – Repeal? What will it take? Since the constitutional deadline for the introduction of new bills has passed, a “Suspension Resolution” will have to be filed in the House. Then, the Speaker will have to allow it to come up for a vote on the floor. It would then ...

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New Hillary Ad: I’m Tough Enough To Stop Trump

Watch below. The Hill reports: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton early Monday released a new ad in New York claiming she is the only candidate strong enough to stop Donald Trump. The 30-second ad, titled “Stronger Together,” references comments made by Trump, starting with abortion. He says we should punish women who have abortions,” a narrator says, flashing pictures of ...

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Sanders Issues Ad Produced By Spike Lee [VIDEO]

CNN reports: With the New York primary contest heating up, Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Saturday released a new television ad produced by director Spike Lee that features younger and older generations of New Yorkers who support Sanders. The Academy Award-nominated director and Sanders surrogate cut a 30-second spot for the Vermont senator, which features various surrogates for the Sanders campaign ...

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SNL Mocks Hillary’s Losing Streak [VIDEO]

The Hill recaps: “Saturday Night Live” in its latest show poked fun at Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton over her string of recent losses. “It’s true, I have not been winning as of late. In fact, I have not won a state in almost three weeks,” cast member Kate McKinnon, as Clinton, said in the show’s opening. “Clinton” said she ...

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Pope Invites Bernie Sanders To The Vatican [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has accepted an invitation from the Pope to the Vatican. Mr Sanders, who is Jewish, accepted an invitation to Rome for a conference at the end of next week. The Vatican visit is four days before the primary contest in New York, a competitive battle between him and front-runner Hillary Clinton. Mr ...

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DELAWARE: Gov. Jack Markell Denounces States That Have Singled-Out Trans Citizens For Exclusion [VIDEO]

In a video posted today to the YouTube channel of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell denounces states that have “chosen to single-out their LGBT residents and transgender people, in particular, for exclusion.” More from the clip recap: Delaware Gov. Jack Markell stands up for transgender equality and combats the misinformation and scare tactics being utilized ...

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Sanders Campaign Manager: Hillary’s Hawkish Foreign Policy Led To The Rise & Expansion Of ISIS [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Well, this might be a tough one to walk back. In the aftermath of a feud that started when Bernie Sanders thought he heard Hillary Clinton say he was “quote-unquote not qualified to be president,” Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver isn’t just doubling down on the attack, he’s flipping over the table and slapping the pit boss. In ...

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Subway Swiping: Clinton Vs Sanders

From the New York Daily News: Hillary Clinton hopped aboard a Bronx 4 train Thursday — and took a shot at her old-school rival Bernie Sanders in the process. As Clinton swiped through the turnstile at the 161st St.-Yankee Stadium Station she referenced Sanders’ much-mocked comment to the Daily News editorial board revealing his mistaken belief New Yorkers still use ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Gov. Tom Wolf To Sign Order Banning Anti-LGBT Discrimination By State Contractors

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Tom Wolf says he’ll sign an executive order to prohibit discrimination by state contractors against people who are lesbian, gay or transgender. Wolf told WESA-FM in Pittsburgh on Wednesday that he had hoped the Legislature would pass legislation designed to outlaw discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. But he says he’s decided ...

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