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CNBC: Wall Street gives Hillary Clinton $27 million bucks, but love affair may not last.

Wall Street gives Hillary Clinton $27M, but love affair may not last
Jeff Cox
May 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton has been Wall Street's presidential darling so far by a large margin, but could be about to face some competition.

In her quest to be the nation's 45th president, the Democratic front-runner has taken in a stunning haul from the finance industry — just shy of $27 million and counting, according to the latest filings as analyzed by OpenSecrets.org. The New York metro area specifically has contributed $40.9 million of the total $204.3 million she has raised.

One of the reasons Clinton has been able to stockpile so much Wall Street cash is that she has no competition in that regard. Her lone remaining challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has forsworn Wall Street cash and has taken no money from the finance industry. Sanders has launched withering criticism at Clinton, calling her a pawn of Wall Street power brokers for accepting lucrative speaking fees as well as campaign donations.

On the Republican side, presumptive nominee Donald Trump has raised a meager $283,040 of his $57.7 million total from finance.

"There's a feeling on Wall Street that she understands issues and knows a lot of the players," Valliere said. "An awful lot of people on Wall Street would tolerate her."

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Feel The Bern (Bernie Sanders Punk Song)

Bernie Sanders 2016 unofficial campaign song. Worth watching.

The Bernie Sanders Movie Documentary "Bern" - (Sneak Peek)

The Bernie Sanders Documentary "Bern" - (Sneak Peek)

"Billionaires For Bernie" Super Pac Uncovered and Exposed by Open Secrets!!!

Outside Spending Summary 2016

Select cycle: 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2006 2004

Discloses Donors? YES
Viewpoint: Liberal
Type of group: SUPER PAC
Supports: Bernie Sanders (D)

Grand Total Spent on 2016 Federal Elections: $0


They aren't exactly lined up to make big donations!

They will have to report every single penny raised in donations. Trouble is they haven't any pennies to report.

Maybe they can sell some of those coffee mugs.

"Today’s Thinkers and Activists Oppose Hillary Clinton"

The Case for Superdelegates Selecting Sanders
By Veena Trehan -
May 22, 2016

Today’s Thinkers and Activists Oppose Her

The great raft of intellectuals, writers and activists deeply devoted to social justice—largely permanent outsiders uninterested in an administration job—overwhelmingly favor Sanders. Sure, the revolving door types who architected and championed unfettered globalization, free trade and so on favor Clinton. But we now need people of integrity to guide us as we cast off our current predatory models.

What do these leaders say—those who shone a spotlight on corruption, warned us of systemic oppression and pointed us in a better direction? The vast majority support Sanders. All have concerns about a Hillary presidency including The New Jim Crow author Michelle Alexander; MacArthur genius award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates; The End of Poverty author Jeffrey Sachs; documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Chi-Raq director Spike Lee; political dissident Noam Chomsky; actress and activist Rosario Dawson; former State Senator Nina Turner; inequality expert Les Leopold; Professor Cornel West; former NAACP President Ben Jealous; civil rights activist Harry Belafonte; Capital in the 21st Century author Tom Piketty; long-time whistleblower Sy Hersh; What’s the Matter with Kansas? author Tom Frank; and pioneering feminist Bell Hooks.

These people who often speak unpleasant truths to power offered us prescient warnings we should have heeded and wise counsel we should have followed. They still offer a strong vision for a just society—one free of racism, militarism, poverty (and sexism) at the heart of our most important movements.

One can choose to cast away a politician embraced by millennials and independents, with fiercely loyal Democratic supporters, who has been approved by great thinkers. One can discard an uncharacteristically bold senator who has been screwed by a rigged system and sophisticated techniques of manipulation. Yet such a tremendously harmful act would aggravate the risk of a Trump presidency.

The fate of America lies with those who have not yet voted, who remain politically active and with the superdelegates. Ultimately, it’s the last who could be decisive. They should endorse now to help the Democrats regain the presidency and their leadership role. They should listen to “political antenna,” follow the “ever-shifting center” of the party and electorate, and endorse a broad vision that appealing to the “mainstream.” Such a pragmatic choice would also advance higher human ideals of freedom, truth, peace, justice and opportunity.

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MUST SEEK TRUMP VIDEO! Donald Trump's Children Book on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" segment. Very funny!

Donald Trump's Doctor Harold Bornstein

If Bernie refuses to debate Trump, the Hillaryites will say he's afraid to debate Trump!

And that Hillary, unlike Bernie, is the tough, strong candidate who is ready and able to take on Trump in a debate anytime and anywhere.

And that Bernie is just plain chicken and can't take on Trump like the powerful Hillary Clinton.

And if Bernie agrees to accept Trump's challenge to a debate the Hillaryites will display fake outrage and claim that like Trump, Bernie is also a sexist who wants to keep Hillary out of debates!!!! It's for men only!

Those will be her campaign's talking points on the Trump/Bernie debate issue.

Cheap shots, but what do you expect from her?

Oh poor, poor Hillary. She just doesn't get any respect and voters don't trust her .... simply because she's a woman. That damn bigot Bernie and his rooming band of racist, sexist, hippie, communist thugs who are terrorizing Clinton supporters.

Of course, Hillary's surrogates and apologists hope the everyone forgets that it was Hillary who backed out of her commitment to debate Bernie in California.

New York Times: Emails Add to Hillary Clinton’s Central Problem: Voters Just Don’t Trust Her

Emails Add to Hillary Clinton’s Central Problem: Voters Just Don’t Trust Her
mAY 26, 2016

For more than a year, Hillary Clinton has traveled the country talking to voters about her policy plans. She vowed to improve infrastructure in her first 100 days in office, promised to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research and proposed a $10 billion plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction.

But as the Democratic primary contest comes to a close, any hopes Mrs. Clinton had of running a high-minded, policy-focused campaign have collided with a more visceral problem.

Voters just don’t trust her.

The Clinton campaign had hoped to use the coming weeks to do everything they could to shed that image and convince voters that Mrs. Clinton can be trusted. Instead, they must contend with a damaging new report by the State Department’s inspector general that Mrs. Clinton had not sought or received approval to use a private email server while she was secretary of state.

It is not just that the inspector general found fault with her email practices. The report speaks directly to a wounding perception that Mrs. Clinton is not forthright or transparent.

After months of saying she used a private email for convenience, and that she was willing to cooperate fully with investigations into her handling of official business at the State Department, the report, delivered to Congress on Wednesday, undermined both claims.

Mrs. Clinton, through her lawyers, declined to be interviewed by the inspector general as part of the review. And when staff members raised concerns about the wisdom of her using a nongovernment email address, they were hushed by State Department officials, who instructed them “never to speak of the secretary’s personal email system again.”

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May 26, Poll: Clinton, Sanders neck-and-neck in California.

Clinton, Sanders neck-and-neck in California
By David Wright, CNN
May 26, 2016

Washington (CNN) — A new California poll shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders locked in a dead heat, while likely Republican nominee Donald Trump trails both Democrats in general elections matchups in the blue state.

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll, released Thursday, finds Clinton ahead of Sanders 46%-44% among likely Democratic primary voters -- within the poll's margin of error.

Clinton and Sanders supporters, according to the poll, match up with other states: Clinton is favored by registered Democrats and older voters, while Sanders leads among independents and younger voters. More women back Clinton and more men back Sanders, but the gender divide is small.

The PPIC poll also reported that California voters are unhappy with their choices for president in 2016. Just 42% of likely voters said they are satisfied with their options, compared to 57% in May of 2012. Slightly more than half (53%) of Democrats say they are satisfied, but just over a third of Republicans (36%) and independents (35%) say the same.

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