JOURNALISM: Chris Cillizza asks everybody to ‘stop talking’ about this story fraught with Danger

Yesterday Anthony Weiner turned himself in to the FBI and issued a guilty plea to a charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Should that be the end of the media’s Weiner coverage?

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HRC: ‘A constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’

Theoften confused Hillary Clinton sat down with Steve Harvey yesterday to talk guns. It’s about what you’d expect with her usual spin on “common sense gun measures,” but check out what she says at the 2:12 mark:

“We’ve got to say to the gun lobby, you know what, there is a constitutional right for people to own guns. But there’s also a constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that enables us to have a safe country. where we are able to protect our children and others from this senseless gun violence.”

Nice speech Hillary, but “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is — of course — in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

And nobody tell Planned Parenthood about this:

Video here:

The official account for Family Feud liked what Hillary had to say. Maybe they don’t know what is and what is not in the Constitution, too?

Survey says? “X!”

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What Bernie And Hillary Should Have Talked About At The Democratic Debate

Many important topics were discussed at the CNN Democratic Debate on Thursday night in Brooklyn, including Israel, global warmingand the future of the Democratic party.

But that wasn’t enough for those who wanted to hear deeper discussions from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on certain topics.

For example, I’m still waitingfor abortion to be fully discussed on a Democratic debate stage. Each time a debate happens, people tweet #AskAboutAbortion and wait for a question to come in. Both Bernie and Hillary’s accounts tweeted it during the debate last night.

Clinton actually brought it up while talking about another topic. She said:

We’ve had eight debates before, this is our ninth. We’ve not had one question about a woman’s right to make her own decisions about reproductive health care, not one question.

And, in the meantime, we have states, governors, doing everything they can to restrict women’s rights. We have a presidential candidate by the name of Donald Trump saying that women should be punished. And we are never asked about this.

CNN host Dana Bash asked Sanders to respond to Clinton’s comment, and then quickly pivoted to another topic.

Sanders and Clinton generally agree on abortion — just as they generally agree on most topics. But without a debate discussion on this, I can’t tell how exactly their opinions differ and what their plans are to combat the attacks on women’s health.

The supposed point of debates is for the public to better understand the candidates and see their differences. But when topics aren’t discussed, we miss out on that. I asked people in the CNN spin room after the Democratic debate which topics they wished had been discussed.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka wanted more specifics on poverty.

How do you get these people out of poverty? It’s not just about only increasing the minimum wage. It’s also about what you do about making sure rent is affordable, making sure people can own their homes, that their homes are affordable, dealing with foreclosures and all those other kinds of issues that we deal with in the city.

Those issues become much more complex and the differences that they have are very, very nuanced, so we didn’t really get an opportunity to hear them get deep into those kinds of things.

Linda Sarsour, an activist supporting Sanders, wanted more on immigration and gentrification.

There are many immigrants in the state of New York, and I think they would’ve wanted to hear more about their plans for comprehensive immigration reform.

I would’ve also liked to hear about affordable housing and affordability, as many people in New York City [would’ve liked]. Many of us who are born and raised here are being priced out of our own communities. It would’ve been good to hear the candidates’ response to gentrification and affordability.

Erika Andiola, Sanders’ National Latino Press Secretary, also wanted more on immigration — as it relates to Central and South America.

[New York is]where the Statue of Liberty’s at, and we had absolutely no talk about immigration.

We also didn’t really mention anything on foreign policy when it comes to Latin America and Central America. We do have a growing number of Central Americans in New York.

I wish that would have been brought up and really had a discussion on the differences between both, which is actually a pretty big difference.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers and a Clinton supporter, was disappointed in the lack of questions on education.

There was not a question raised on education. I mean, the only discussion on education was something that [Clinton] actually raised in terms of talking about early childhood education, talking about making sure that schools have the resources that they need, how you nurture, how you ensure that you support teachers, you recruit, you retain them…

[Clinton]said, ‘Wait a second, we’ve had eight debates and you haven’t asked any questions about women either!’ So I think there’s a frustration that the issues that people care about, there weren’t questions about those issues.

Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the House of Representatives representing Brooklyn and Queens, wanted discussions on police reform.

There was some discussion of criminal justice reform, but not a lot about police reform. It’s been obvious over the last 18 months or so that there are significant challenges that we confront in strengthening the relationship between the police and community.

There wasn’t a lot of discussion on that issue, and hopefully as we move forward, both Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders — both of whom I think would be far better than any of the alternatives on the Republican side — will have an opportunity to speak in greater detail on these issues.

Echoing Jeffries, Luis Miranda, Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee, said the Democratic candidates are better than the Republicans, but he wanted that emphasized.

I wish they had talked about just how out of touch the Republican candidates are. But I think that because they highlighted that our two candidates are substantive and know the issues so well, and even when they disagree, they clearly understand what they’re talking about.

At least there was a strong contrast with what we’ve seen from the Republicans where they’re not really arguing on substance, they’re not being serious on so many issues. They clearly don’t understand what they’re talking about.


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Hillary Clinton Won New York Because She Gets This One Important Thing

Hillary Clinton’s energetic crowd of supporters at her Midtown Manhattan primary party had plenty to celebrate on Tuesday night, and celebrate they did — while decked out in Hillary gear, of course.

Clinton’s win in New York was a major personal victory for her, as she won the state that she represented as senator for eight years. And as she took the podium to deliver the night’s big speech, Clinton focused on what makes New York New York — its diversity.

As Clinton says, we are a country made of differences… but those differencesarewhat makes us complete.

Clinton addressed the Republican candidates, saying that they are trying to divide people. But, she said, “we have a very different vision.” Rather than using our nation’s diversity to divide us, Clinton said, we need to celebrate it and come together.

She said that, as president, she would work to improve people’s lives by tackling the various problems people face, from low wages to paid family leave to systemic racism.

Although Clinton apparently criticized Democratic opponent Bernie Sanders by saying that it’s not enough to diagnose problems — you have to have plans to solve them — she attempted to endear herself to his supporters.

Bridging the country’s differences further, Clinton said that Sanders supporters actually have more in common than they might think. This was a strong look forward to the general election.

Overall, Clinton’s speech was about togetherness. She spoke about the need for us to come together, not break apart, through whatever differences we may have — cultural or ideological.

In a city as diverse as New York, with a celebrated history of immigrationand combined cultures, it was a poignant theme for Clinton to make.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-new-york-primary-speech/1466779/

Guess who else besides Donald Trump appears in terror ‘recruitment’ video?

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words during the third presidential debate when asked about Donald Trump and his comments about banning Muslim immigration following the San Bernardino attack.

We “need to make sure that the really discriminatory messages that Trump is sending around the world don’t fall on receptive ears,” Clinton responded.“He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter. They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.”

That attack on Trump quickly became troublesome for Clinton, as no one could produce evidence that Trump appeared in any recruiting video. Trump demanded an apology that never appeared; instead, terror group Al Shabaab released a video featuring that footage of Trump. So, rather than being wrong, Clinton was just proved to be extraordinarily prescient something not lost on many media outlets.

The Associated Press reports that the 51-minute video also features “footage from recent racial conflicts in the U.S. as well as historic quotes from Malcolm X” to argue that “blacks and Muslims will always face discrimination in the U.S.”

The Associated Press even included aYouTube video clip in its tweet and a simple click on itshows that Trump has company in this recruitment effort.

That’s strange none of those headlines mentioned that Clinton appeared in the exact same video.

Brad Woodhouse, president ofpro-Clinton rapid-responsegroup Correct the Record, says the new video proves that Clinton was right all along.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/01/02/guess-who-else-besides-donald-trump-is-featured-in-terror-recruitment-video/

‘She needs more debates’: Desperate DNC schedules another debate for next week

The Democrats have added yet another debate to their campaign schedule. As we wroteyesterday, the party agreed to four more debates, but apparently that wasn’t enough. This one will be a town hall version in New Hampshire and will be televised by CNN. It is set to take place nextWednesday, which is one day before another debate on MSNBC and less than a week before New Hampshire voters go to the polls.

The DNC sure has changed its tone of late. Can anyone say desperate?

It’s amazing how the worse things look for Hillary Clinton, the more Democratic debates seem to arise out of nowhere. The same DNC that held them off for so long is now scheduling them for successive days during the week.

Now that Bernie has called Hillary’s email scandal a“very serious issue”, he’s sure to use it to attack her, right?We’ll see.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/01/31/she-needs-more-debates-desperate-dnc-schedules-another-debate-for-next-week/

Give us a break! Hillary Clinton’s swipe at Obama’s ISIS strategy is a major self-awareness fail

President Obama last night spelled out his plan to protect the U.S. from terrorist attacks by staying the course against ISIS and al-Qaeda while escalating the battle against the NRA. Sensing a political opportunity, Hillary Clinton took her former boss to task:

Oh no she didn’t!

The Clinton campaign strategy revolves around trying to convince voters that Hillary hasn’t been in any position of national power in the last several years:

Nice try, Hillary.

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PRICELESS! James Woods remembers when America knew it was LIGHTS OUT for Bill & Hillary’s lies

During the 1992 presidential campaign, Bill and Hillary Clinton were interviewed on “60 Minutes,” and James Woods shared one clip that didn’t make it to air. The Clintons began answering questions about extramarital affairs when all of a sudden…

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HAHAHA! This is the guy Hillary Clinton thinks will help Dems win the House in 2018

Don’t worry, Dems! Hillary Clinton is back in the fray and thinks this guy from some new group named Swing Lefthas the solution to victory in 2018! This brilliant new plan is to — wait for it — have volunteers in safe districts help target Dem voters in swing districts. Really. That’s the plan.

Check out the video:

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