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Anyone else notice how content-free Trump's speech is?

It's all about ME ME ME and how many votes ME has won.

Did the Rolling Stones authorize Trump to use their music in his intro? n/t

CNN: Hillary wins PENNSYLVANIA!!!

This was the big prize for tonight, and she's already won Delaware and Maryland.

As usual, there is a huge gender and racial gap.

CNN: Hillary the projected winner in Delaware.

Earlier she had been projected for Maryland.

Still too early to call in PA and CT; Bernie has a "slight lead" in Rhode Island.

MSNBC: Hillary has taken Maryland, the state that is #2 for delegates,

with PA being #1 and CT #3.

They just said they hadn't gotten exit poll data yet from all the states.

ON EDIT: CNN has also called Maryland for Hillary.

Look at this ugly thing.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511839685#post35

Hillary seems to be doing well, based on exit polls.

They don't report votes, but they report factors that could affect votes. In addition to the factors mentioned below, Hillary has a slight lead in being more inspirational and Bernie in being more honest and empathic.

Minority voters comprise more than a third of vote totals so far.

Only about 1 in 10 voters is a young voter -- as opposed to the 17% average in earlier primaries and caucuses.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/live-democratic-exit-poll-analysis/story?id=38655223

Obama: Clinton’s done well in the contest so far by closely aligning herself with Obama administration’s policies, and that could help her again today. In preliminary exit poll results, more than half of Democratic voters in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Connecticut say they’d like to see the next president continue Obama’s policies, vs. three in 10 who favor a more liberal approach. Obama fans have been a very strong Clinton group in previous Democratic primaries.

Electability and inspiration: Democratic primary voters in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Connecticut see Hillary Clinton as having a better chance than Bernie Sanders to beat Donald Trump in November.

Clinton also has a slight lead on which candidate is more inspirational, similar to what we saw in New York than Wisconsin. However, there’s considerable variation by state on the inspiration question. In Connecticut, a majority thinks Sanders is most inspirational, in Pennsylvania they’re running fairly closely and in Maryland a majority says it’s Clinton.

By contrast, there’s little difference across states in who’s seen as most likely to beat Trump – it’s Clinton across the board.


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N.Y. attorney general's Trump University suit going to trial

Source: USA Today

Judge Cynthia Kern made the decision to allow the case to proceed Tuesday.

“I am very pleased the judge has indicated her intention to move as expeditiously as possible to trial, as thousands of Mr. Trump’s alleged victims have been waiting years for relief from his fraud,” Schneiderman said in a prepared statement Tuesday. “We believe that Mr. Trump and (university president Michael Sexton) will be essential witnesses at trial. As we will prove in court, Donald Trump and his sham for-profit college defrauded thousands of students out of millions of dollars.”

Schneiderman wants Trump and the organization to pay back the 5,000 students nationwide as much as $35,000 each they invested to “participate in live seminars and mentorship programs with the promise of learning Donald Trump’s real estate investing techniques.”

The AG says the university deceived students into thinking the school was a legally charted “university.” In 2010, after cease and deist letters from New York, the organization changed its name to Trump Entrepreneur Initiative and later in the year ceased its operations.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/04/26/ny-attorney-generals-trump-university-suit-going-trial/83560048/



The article doesn't say when the trial may occur, but Trump is sure to ask for delays.

There is another class action lawsuit in CA, but I don't know what the status of that is.

Michelle Obama shares college-admissions advice she's given to her daughters

Turns out her admissions counselors thought she was aiming a bit high.

I wonder why they thought that?




P.S. I wonder where Malia will choose to go? I've heard rumors about NYU.

http://www.people.com/article/michelle-obama-college-advice-daughters-malia-sasha

When it comes to picking the right college, Michelle Obama's No. 1 guideline is: you do you.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Seventeen magazine, on newsstands April 19, the first lady shares the college advice she's given her daughters, Sasha, 14,and Malia, 17, with young women and men across the country.

"The one thing I've been telling my daughters is that I don't want them to choose a name," she says. "I don't want them to think, 'Oh I should go to these top schools.' We live in a country where there are thousands of amazing universities. So, the question is: What's going to work for you?"

She would know. Despite doubts from her high school counselors, the first lady attended Princeton University, graduating cum laude in 1985, and went on to earn a degree from Harvard Law School in 1988.

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Against Trump, millennials have Hillary's back: they support her by more than 36 points.

Even though they are preferring Sanders in the primary, they'd back her in the general.

They'd also strongly back her against a generic Republican.

http://www.vox.com/2016/4/25/11505126/poll-hillary-clinton-donald-trump

Young voters have overwhelmingly backed Bernie Sanders throughout the Democratic primary, leading to endless speculation that Hillary Clinton will face a big "millennial problem" come November.

A new poll out today, however, suggests that Clinton would do more than just fine with young people in a general election. Clinton leads Donald Trump by a whopping 36 points among people ages 18 to 29, according to a Harvard Institute of Politics study released on Monday.

That's much higher than Clinton's current 8-point lead over Trump in the general election polling averages. Clinton's huge advantage over Trump in the youth vote extends to both genders, among blacks, Latinos, and Caucasians, and among both Democrats and independents.

Perhaps most encouraging for the Democratic frontrunner: Clinton's support among youth voters doesn't appear dependent on getting matched up against Trump. In fact, Clinton only performs about 8 points better against Trump than she does against a "generic Republican" candidate, according to Harvard's poll.

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