Hillary Clinton on Policy…Wiki…

On July 23, 2007, Hillary Clinton described her own political philosophy, in a CNN/YouTube Democratic primary debate; in response to the question of whether she would describe herself as a liberal, she said that: “I consider myself a modern progressive, someone who believes strongly in individual rights and freedoms, who believes that we are better as a society when we’re working together and when we find ways to help those who may not have all the advantages in life get the tools they need to lead a more productive life for themselves and their family…..

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Open Thread for July 26, 2015…Two weeks till the first GOP 2016 Debate…

Who is crowned the Winner?

Who ACTUALLY Wins?

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The GOP’s ridiculous cliches…..

“Ridiculous” and “sad” were the words Obama chose to describe recent comments by Republican presidential contenders and others. Pointedly, he singled out former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.)…..

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Medicare and Medicaid…50 years Old and getting the job done…

“After a lifetime of an utterly boring personal health care history, I was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. Without Medicare, I would be bankrupt and probably dead by now. I had three surgeries and chemotherapy and paid less than $1,000 out of pocket. I love Medicare.”

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The Republicans have Netanyahu…Obama has the Europeans…

Obama administration officials flooding Congress to sell the pact are now working in tandem with ambassadors from the three European nations — Great Britain, France and Germany — that also signed off on the July 14 agreement…..

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Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford confirmed to be the new Chair of the Joint Chiefs….

The confirmation — which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) included at the end of the Senate’s Wednesday session by unanimous consent — caps off a relatively smooth confirmation process for the military officer……

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The Koch Bros ain’t talking to The Donald….

The Koch operation has spurned entreaties from the Trump campaign to purchase state-of-the-art data and analytics services from a Koch-backed political tech firm called i360, and also turned down a request to allow Trump to speak at an annual grass-roots summit next month in Columbus, Ohio, sponsored by the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity….

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The Atlantic Looks at the NY Times Hillary emails story mess up…

….the paper of record needs to be deeply sensitive at all times to inaccurate reporting and needs to respond with more than the usual buried corrections. The Times’ editorial page rightly holds public figures accountable for malfeasance and misfeasance. The same standards should apply to The Times….

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POLITICAL ROUNDUP FOR JULY 29, 2015…More Trump….RRH Elections…

Trump currently has a 12 point lead in the latest Monmouth University New Hampshire poll…..

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Daily Kos Morning Digest 7/29/15… Why Florida’s Senate primary might soon see some serious horse-play

FL-Sen: Thanks to Donald Trump, it’s been hard for GOP primaries at any other level of politics to earn the distinction of being batshit hilarious, but Florida’s Senate race might just stand a chance…..

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Scott Walker Update…The GOP nomination battle could go long…

“We’re not just running an early-state campaign,”

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Trump’s gains hurt Rubio and Carson…Do Bush and Walker a favor…

The media storm surrounding Trump is starving other candidates of oxygen — including major contenders such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has seen his polling numbers plummet 3.2 percentage points since Trump’s entry.

Bush, in contrast, has seen his support rise by 2.9 percentage points, while Walker gained 1.1 percentage points….

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Chris Christie Update…I WILL enforce Federal Marijuana laws

Christie, who has long opposed recreational marijuana and said early this month that he has never tried pot, has stated that unlike President Obama he would not selectively choose which federal laws to enforce….

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The Donald want’s Sarah Palin in his Administration…

When asked on Sarah Palin’s Mama Grizz Radio’s “The Palin Update” Monday whether he would seek the former Alaska governor’s advice as president or potentially appoint her to an executive-branch position, Trump said, “I’d love that.”

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Marine Corps officers smartrz has dropped since 1980…

Our military is being given increasingly complex and diverse missions across the globe; it doesn’t make sense to train a young officer how to fight against the Soviets in World War III and then ask him or her to be a sociologist and diplomat. But as long as the United States relies on the military to conduct foreign affairs, the military needs to be staffed with knowledgeable, intellectually capable officers…..

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Ukraine Update…Has the US cut a deal with Russia on giving up some of it’s country?

…… giving Russia what it really wants in Ukraine: a dysfunctional federalized state where its proxies in the separatist-held areas of Donbas will be able to paralyze decision-making in Kiev. The United States and the European Union have been pushing Ukraine to grant greater autonomy for Donetsk and Luhansk and the legalization of separatist forces, as stipulated by the Minsk ceasefire,….

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Intel Corp. and Micron Technology have a new MUCH faster memory chip coming…

The companies say the chips they plan to sell next year will be up to 1,000 times faster than the NAND flash memory chips now used in most mobile devices, while storing 10 times more data than dynamic random access memory, or DRAM, chips that are another mainstay of electronics hardware……

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