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Hillary Clinton does a better job than Bernie Sanders of explaining the details of his bank breakup

The problem is she wouldn't think of actually doing it!

Clinton has a much more impressive array of detailed points to make about how financial regulation works, but she doesn't have a particularly clear thematic message about why large, highly regulated institutions are better than smaller, less-regulated ones.


Bernie Sanders falls short on his tax return!


Hilllary Clinton 2014 income $28,336,212


Bernie Sanders 2014 income $205,617

That Bernie Sanders has to be hiding something!

Daily Show improves Hillary's "Cautious Politicians" joke...


Clinton defends her support for overthrowing democratically elected government...

Clinton told the NY Daily News on Monday that the Honduran government “followed the law” in ousting its president and said, “I think in retrospect we managed a very difficult situation without bloodshed.”

“I didn’t like the way it looked or the way they did it,” she said, “but they had a very strong argument that they had followed the constitution and the legal precedence.”

But at the time, the U.S. embassy in Honduras wrote that “there is no doubt” that what happened was “an illegal and unconstitutional coup.” The Embassy cable also emphasizes that the Honduran “Congress and the judiciary removed Zelaya on the basis of a hasty, ad-hoc, extralegal, secret, 48-hour process” and called their reasons for doing so “mere supposition or ex-post rationalizations of a patently illegal act.”

In the months after the coup, violence and impunity proliferated. The State Department’s own human rights report from the year after the coup cited the following:
Unlawful killings by police and government agents, which the government took some steps to prosecute; arbitrary and summary killings committed by vigilantes and former members of the security forces; harsh prison conditions; violence against detainees; corruption and impunity within the security forces; lengthy pretrial detention and failure to provide due process of law; politicization, corruption, and institutional weakness of the judiciary; corruption in the legislative and executive branches; government restrictions on the recognition of some civil society groups; violence and discrimination against women; child prostitution and abuse; trafficking in persons; discrimination against indigenous communities; violence and discrimination against persons based on sexual orientation; ineffective enforcement of labor laws; and child labor.


Goldman Sachs Probably Won’t Have To Pay All Of The New $5 Billion Mortgage Fraud Settlement

...But the way such consolidated settlements are structured means Goldman will not pay the full $5 billion price tag touted by Schneiderman.
The so-called “vampire squid” of the banking industry, which manages $861 billion in assets, will be able to write off $1.8 billion worth of consumer relief actions that Goldman must take under the settlement, for example. The same goes for $875 million in payments to settle related cases brought by Schneiderman, his Illinois counterpart Lisa Madigan, the National Credit Union Administration, and federally-backed housing lenders in Chicago and Seattle.
Less than half of the total sticker price — $2.385 billion — is structured as a civil penalty, which is generally not deductible. The settlement papers do prohibit Goldman from seeking FDIC reimbursement for any of the deal’s costs, but that language does not rule out simple deductions....


Hillary Clinton talks a lot, but says little, in chat with Daily News NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Hillaryites are dancing because she has pat answers, but generally it's all hot air.

Too big to fail? Yes. And no.

Free College? Yes. And no.

Sincerity? Yes. And No.


The weathervane spins madly!

NY Times: Republicans Hijack an Election Agency

Republicans hard at work suppressing the vote--

In late January, against prior policy, the commission’s (Election Assistance Commission)
new executive director, Brian Newby, granted the requests of three states — Kansas, Georgia
and Alabama — to include the proof­of­citizenship requirement for state
elections as a state­specific add­on to the federal form. He did this without
consulting any of the three commissioners.
Before joining the commission, Mr. Newby was a county elections official
in Kansas, where he was a close ally of Mr. Kobach. In 2014, Mr. Newby’s
predecessor at the E.A.C. rejected the requests by Kansas and other states for a
proof­of­citizenship requirement because they failed to show a need for
heightened proof. She also noted that the Federal Court of Appeals for the 10th
Circuit upheld that decision, and the Supreme Court declined to review it.
Mr. Newby’s defense of his action is hard to take seriously. He said that
his reversal of the commission’s precedent was merely an administrative fix
and therefore did not need a vote of the commissioners.


HIllary is more trustworthy than Bernie!

That's what the current attacks on Bernie seem to be aimed at proving. It's going to be an uphill for Hillary however since she has the highest negative ratings in history of presidential candidates except for Trump. And he just squeaks by in that matchup.






O'Reilly sends out his asshole reporter to embarass college students...not so much

In one of the most bizarre segments on Fox News you’ll ever see, Bill O’Reilly sent his interviewer to Princeton to say the word “ghetto” to black students — and it went pretty much as you’d expect.
Jesse Watters, who often interviews people on the street for The O’Reilly Factor, visited the school’s campus and asked students of different races if they were offended by various loaded words and phrases, such as “ghetto,” “black crime,” “slum,” “Islamic terrorism,” and “white privilege.”


The Problem With Hillary Clinton Isn’t Just Her Corporate Cash. It’s Her Corporate Worldview.

 There aren’t a lot of certainties left in the US presidential race, but here’s one thing about which we can be absolutely sure: The Clinton camp really doesn’t like talking about fossil-fuel money. Last week, when a young Greenpeace campaigner challenged Hillary Clinton about taking money from fossil-fuel companies, the candidate accused the Bernie Sanders campaign of “lying” and declared herself “so sick” of it. As the exchange went viral, a succession of high-powered Clinton supporters pronounced that there was nothing to see here and that everyone should move along.

The very suggestion that taking this money could impact Clinton’s actions is “baseless and should stop,” according to California Senator Barbara Boxer. It’s “flat-out false,” “inappropriate,” and doesn’t “hold water,” declared New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman went so far as to issue “guidelines for good and bad behavior” for the Sanders camp. The first guideline? Cut out the “innuendo suggesting, without evidence, that Clinton is corrupt.”

That’s a whole lot of firepower to slap down a non-issue. So is it an issue or not?


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