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Polling Update for July 13, 2016…Hillary Dips but still leads….

A LOT of polls…..

Clinton maintaining her lead across the board….

A week after FBI Dir Comey gives her a smackdown?

She dips , but KEEPS her lead across the board except for Florida….

That’s because In all the other states below ?….

Dueling in state polls have Clinton ahead….

Oh, in the polls below President Obama’s approval numbers dive down…..

Wednesday, July 13

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton


Clinton 42, Trump 39…….. Clinton +3

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein McClatchy/Marist

Clinton 40, Trump 35, Johnson 10, Stein 5 ……Clinton +5

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Economist/YouGov

Clinton 40, Trump 37, Johnson 5, Stein 2 ……Clinton +3

Florida: Trump vs. Clinton


Trump 42, Clinton 39…… Trump +3

Pennsylvania: Trump vs. Clinton


Clinton 45, Trump 36 ……Clinton +9

Pennsylvania: Trump vs. Clinton


Clinton 41, Trump 43 ……Trump +2

Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton


Clinton 39, Trump 39……. Tie

Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton


Clinton 41, Trump 41 …..Tie

Iowa: Trump vs. Clinton


Clinton 42, Trump 39 ……Clinton +3

Iowa: Trump vs. Clinton


Clinton 42, Trump 40 ……Clinton +2

Wisconsin: Trump vs. Clinton


Clinton 45, Trump 41 ……Clinton +4

Colorado: Trump vs. Clinton

FOX News

Clinton 44, Trump 34 ……Clinton +10

Virginia: Trump vs. Clinton

FOX News

Clinton 44, Trump 37 ……Clinton +7

Florida: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein


Trump 41, Clinton 36, Johnson 7, Stein 4 …….Trump +5

Pennsylvania: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein


Clinton 43, Trump 35, Johnson 8, Stein 2 ……Clinton +8

Pennsylvania: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein


Clinton 34, Trump 40, Johnson 9, Stein 3 …….Trump +6

Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein


Clinton 38, Trump 35, Johnson 9, Stein 3 …..Clinton +3

Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein


Clinton 36, Trump 37, Johnson 7, Stein 6 …...Trump +1

Iowa: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein


Clinton 37, Trump 37, Johnson 7, Stein 4 …….Tie

Iowa: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein


Clinton 39, Trump 37, Johnson 8, Stein 2 ……Clinton +2

Wisconsin: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein


Clinton 43, Trump 37, Johnson 8, Stein 2 ……Clinton +6

Colorado: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

FOX News

Clinton 37, Trump 28, Johnson 13, Stein 6 …….Clinton +9

Colorado: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein


Clinton 48, Trump 35, Johnson 5, Stein 3 …..Clinton +13

Virginia: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

FOX News

Clinton 39, Trump 34, Johnson 10, Stein 4 …..Clinton +5

Wisconsin Senate – Johnson vs. Feingold


Feingold 49, Johnson 44 …..Feingold +5

Colorado Senate – Glenn vs. Bennet vs. Tang Williams vs. Menconi


Bennet 48, Glenn 35, Tang Williams 3, Menconi 2 …..Bennet +13

Colorado Senate – Glenn vs. Bennet

FOX News

Bennet 51, Glenn 36 ….Bennet +15

President Obama Job Approval


Approve 48, Disapprove 48…. Tie

President Obama Job Approval

Rasmussen Reports

Approve 47, Disapprove 52 ….Disapprove +5

President Obama Job Approval


Approve 46, Disapprove 51…. Disapprove +5

…for  more info on the above polls….Real Clear Politics.

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Open Thread for July 12, 2016…Props to Loretta Lynch….

US Atty Gen Loretta Lynch went befoe the House Judiciary Committee this morning…..

She and everyone in the room KNEW she was there for one reason….

THAT WAS to extend the  Republican Committe memebers attempts to discredit Hillary Clinton….

Lynch had a rough one on this….

The ball had been held by James Comey, The FBI Director, who was trying to do as inclusive an investigation as his and Justice Dept people could….

From the start most lawyer knew there was no crimianl case involved ….But as in Benghazi…Republican’s , aided by the media HAD picked apart the case , hinting that contrary to opinions there MIGHT be a case against the former Sec of State….

Bill Chliton made thinbgs worst for Lynch by making a unannouced social visit to the AG and her husband aboard her plane in Phoenix …

That cause Lynch to first say she’s let Comey make the final call, but then later reverse that and say she’s STILL have the last word….

Comey made his call quickly after Hillary Clinton got the last interview in the case…

His presser advised that there was no recopmndation by his agents and the DOJ lawyer’s handling the case….

Comey was then calle dbefore the House committee and grilled ….

He held his own….

Today Lynch made her appearance befoe the commmittee and declined to go into the Clinton case….

It’s over…..

Good for her…..


For those who thought Comey and Lynch where NOT aware of HOW the case was going?

….At one point, the attorney general suggested she simply didn’t have the same detailed knowledge of the probe as did Comey, who said repeatedly in recent months that he was closely monitoring the inquiry….

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There will be NO Gun vote in the US House till the Fall…Maybe…

Remember the Democratic sit-down for a vote?

Remember how Democrats where gonna defy the NRA?

Remember Republicans DO NOT….

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his GOP leadership team on Monday decided to punt on any gun-related legislation until after the long summer recess.

The latest shootings across the country led Republican leaders to believe that debating and voting on contentious gun control bills now would only inflame an already violent situation.

The decision means the House, which has been wrestling with gun control legislation for weeks, will not consider bills to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns until at least after its seven-week recess, which is set to begin at the end of this week.

“Given the events … we need to take a step back and show some real calmness and some real leadership and reflect on what’s happening in this country, and pursue the gun issue at a further date,” Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Calif.), the freshman class representative to GOP leadership, told The Hill after a meeting in Ryan’s office…..


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On being a Cop in America…..

Police Officers reflect on these times…..

Police barricades wrapped around the headquarters at One Police Plaza and other department buildings in New York. Many cities issued new marching orders: no solo patrols. No officers should be alone.

In Burlington, Vt., during roll call, some officers blinked away tears. In Los Angeles, the chief did the same.

In the break room at a Manhattan precinct house, officers — behind closed doors, comfortable among themselves — debated what they saw on the videos of the recent fatal police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Some said race had played a role. Others, one officer said, “put on blinders.”

A rookie officer in Manhattan, five days on the job, texted her mother on Friday. She was on her way to work at a protest. A protest against the police.

And a Queens detective quietly seethed.

“This is insanity,” said the detective, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to do so publicly. “It’s just freaking horrendous.”

Reactions to Thursday’s deadly ambush in Dallas swept through roll-call rooms and squad cars in police departments across the country. Contempt for the shooter was universal. But behind it followed other, varying observations about what it means to be a police officer in 2016, with the attending fears and frustrations, and amid a seemingly growing gulf between the police and the policed.

“We have broken into tribes,” Charlie Beck, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, told a class of cadets who graduated on Friday. “All of a sudden it becomes more important who your parents are, what the color of your skin is, than whether you are American.”

“This is not about black lives, or brown lives or blue lives,” he added. “This is about America.”


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Get Ready for the GOP/Trump Convention Show….

Featuring a dwindling number of nation Republican lawmakers….

Replaced by celebrity appearances…

The Main stars family…..

A party leader with crossed thumbs….

A internal fight to try to get rid of the parties choice….

A main character  businessman/performer  come sometime politician  that NOBADY knows what will come out of his mouth…

And anticipated protests that could match the 1968 party convention….

Oh, and LOT of cops and media …..

Rock on Republicans this week!

Let the show begin!

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is bracing for a chaotic convention.

Thousands of party leaders, delegates, reporters and activists are descending on Cleveland for a week of platform and rules committee hearings as Republicans prepare to nominate a candidate that has divided the GOP and been a flashpoint for controversy.

Those meetings will take place under the shadow of a traumatic week marked by the massacre of five police officers in Dallas and the deaths of two black men killed at the hands of law enforcement and subsequent protests.

In an interview with The Hill at RNC headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, just hours before he was scheduled to board a plane for Cleveland, Priebus opened up about how the convention would play out amid a backdrop of roiling anger and unease.

“It’s understandable that people everywhere across the country are a little nervous about what’s been going on around the country,” Preibus said. “It’s making us all a little uptight and concerned, there’s no question.”

Convention planners have been preparing to deal with massive protests in Cleveland for months. The city took out a $50 million insurance policy and law enforcement has plans in place for a potentially rowdy crowd outside.

But the violent episodes that have played out in the streets across the country will add an additional layer of tension to the event. Some delegates and elected officials have expressed concern about their safety.

Priebus said he’s been in touch with convention CEO Jeff Larson in recent days to ensure they’re taking every precaution to protect convention goers and protesters alike.

“We’ve done everything we can and beyond,” Priebus said….



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Police Shootings of Blacks point to Racial issues in America says President Obama….Update on Dallas Police shot…


The final toll is FIVE Police Officers Killed….

Six wounded…..


Tonight 10 Dallas police officers where shot…..

One is  Three  are dead…..Another three are in critical condition , shot by a sniper fire it is believed…..

Over the last two days defore this?

Two Black men where shot dead by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota….

America is back to dealing with race and its police…..

An emotional President Obama declared on Thursday that “all Americans should be troubled” by fatal police shootings this week of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, saying that they were ”symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system.”

Speaking in Warsaw, and citing statistics that showed that blacks were far more likely to be arrested and shot by police, Mr. Obama asked Americans to try to understand that many people in the country think they are being treated unfairly.

“When incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if, because of the color of their skin, they are not being treated the same,” he said. “And that hurts. That should trouble all of us.”

“To be concerned about these issues is not political correctness. It’s just being an American,” Mr. Obama said. “And to recognize the reality that we got some tough history and we haven’t gotten through that history yet.”

The president spoke day after the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota, the grisly aftermath of which was viewed by millions of people who watched the bloody, dying man in a video recorded by his girlfriend and streamed live.

The shooting fit a longstanding pattern of disparate, unfair and even violent treatment of black people, Minnesota’s governor said Thursday.

“Would this have happened if the driver were white, if the passengers were white?” Gov. Mark Dayton asked at a news conference. “I don’t think it would have.”


Update Info….

Snipers killed five Dallas police officers and wounded six others Thursday night during a demonstration against shootings by officers in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, the authorities said.

It appeared to be the deadliest attack on law enforcement officers in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The shootings, only a few blocks from Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, transformed an emotional but peaceful rally into a scene of carnage and chaos, and they injected a volatile new dimension into the anguished debate over racial disparities in American criminal justice….


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Donald Trump and the GOP THINK he has 1,273 Delegates…

The Wall Street Jouranal is out witha piece that cast’s some doubt on that numbers…

The WSJ claims that they have info on the head count of delegtaes and some that Trump and the GOP THINK will cast for him?

WILL NOT on the first ballot….

Though a majority of the convention delegates are bound to support Mr. Trump,[ RNC member Randy] Mr. Evans’s count shows just about 890 delegates are personally loyal to the New Yorker. Another 680 oppose Mr. Trump. That leaves 900 delegates who are presumed to be “in play,” he said. The stop-Trump forces would have to take nearly two-thirds of them to block his nomination.

Pushing the measure to the floor would create chaos, with the party delegates fighting over a nomination long viewed as settled in full display of the international news media. With such enormous stakes, members of the committee, including Graham Hunt, an insurance salesman from Orting, Wash., are the focus of a heated behind-the-scenes lobbying effort from both camps.


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The Feds got it Right on Hillary Clinton….No Charges…

On the way home from work tonight I was lucky enough to hear Dan Abrams (ABC Law Anaylyst)  DIRECTLY talking about the TWO Federal statues that FBI Director Comey and the lawyers from the Dept. of Justice where looking at in the Clinton case ……

Abarms predicted  back in April of this year that Clinton would NOT be charged under ….

18 U.S.C.A. § 1924(a), a misdemeanor


18 U.S.C.A § 793(f), which is a felony…..

Both Federal statues are related to Espionage ….

Both involve someone looking to cause HARM to the United States as their ‘intent’…..

There are several things that FBI Comey spoke about that the Clinton legal team propably pointed out….

Hillary Clinton WAS the Sec of State….Anything in the law that points to her NOT having access to secret doucments doesn’t work…

The Clinton people have said that few, if any, of the doucuments HAD ‘Top Secret’ markings….

The ‘Top Secret’ classification on most dioucments came AFTER the other agencies reviewed the doucments AFTE THE FACT…

There has been NOBODY at the Sec of State level that have been , or could have been charged with either of these statues….

In the past Sec of State Rice and Powell HAD received doucmunets clearly marked ‘Top Secret’ on unsecured  email accounts in the course of doing their jobs, as had Clinton….

During the time Clinton received her email on unsecured  lines it was NOT against State Dept Rules….Those rules where written up AFTER Clinton left the State Dept.

The US Supreme Court has CLEARLY stated that to charge someone under these statues and convict the Government MUST show  intent to harm the Govt…..Hillary Clinton  as was Powell and Rice doing their jobs….

The statues are NOT meant to used against a Sec of State DOING THEIR JOB…

They where meant to charge people trying to HURT the US Government….


As we walk thru this case in the future ?

lOne should be aware that the legal case , as the State Dept. Inspector General,  The FBI Director and the US Atty General  was simply NOT THERE…..

We are now enrtering the Political phase of the case….

US Atty General Loretta Lynch has announced several hours ago that the US Justice Dept . has CLOSED the investigation with NO Charages.



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President Obama to campaign for Hillary Clinton…

Donald Trump is complaining about it…..

But a popular Barack Obama IS gonna be out with and campaigning for Hillary Clinton , who is leading in the race but has her own negatives…

Why NOT?

He will be working to keep his policies from being thrown out by Trump….

Obama has already let it be known that he feels Trump is not up for the job of being President of the United States….

President Obama is enjoying resurgent popularity with voters at an opportune time for Hillary Clinton, as the presumptive Democratic nominee looks to him to help boost her support among an electorate that remains skeptical of her.

The two will make their first campaign appearance together Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, N.C. Obama has been eager to hit the stump on Clinton’s behalf, and both her campaign and the White House are confident he will be a potent weapon in their bid to reintroduce Clinton to uneasy voters and define rival Donald Trump as unhinged and a phony….

The campaign will seek to shift the narrative Tuesday with the appearance by Obama, a figure who is not just well-liked but also has managed to avoid the baggage of scandal that has accumulated around the Clintons over the years.

Few nominees in recent history have had the advantage of such a popular incumbent vigorously campaigning on their behalf….


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The Republican Convention will be the Donald Trump Celebrity Show…




Donald Trump Production’s will present the 2016 Republican Presidential Show!…Featuring Family and Celeibitries…NOT Politicians!

Donald Trump’s team promises an extraordinary display of political entertainment at this month’s Republican National Convention, with the accent on entertainment.

The former reality television star plans to feature his high-profile children at the summer gathering in Cleveland, with the hope they’ll be joined by a number of celebrity supporters. Prospects include former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and longtime boxing promoter Don King.

“I’m going to be involved, definitely,” said King, who lives in Cleveland and is a passionate supporter of the presumptive Republican nominee. “He’s my man. I love him. He’s going to be the next president.”

While those bold-face names have yet to be confirmed, the fact they’re on Trump’s list is a reminder that many of the Republican Party’s biggest stars aren’t willing to appear on his behalf. The GOP’s two living presidents, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, its most recent presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, and Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, all plan to avoid the four-day event that traditionally serves as a powerful display of party unity heading into the sprint toward Election Day.

“He’s going to have to bring all his skills to bear to make this work, not just in Cleveland, but for the next four months,” said Matt Borges, the Ohio Republican Party chairman. “It won’t be easy, but that’s what he’s got to do.”

Trump’s team says he’s up to the challenge…..



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President Hillary Clinton’s First 100 days…..

The NY Times gives it’s version of what one might see….

Should she win the presidency, Hillary Clinton would quickly try to find common ground with Republicans on an immigration overhaul and infrastructure spending, risking the wrath of liberals who would like nothing more than to twist the knife in a wounded opposition party.

In her first 100 days, she would also tap women to make up half of her cabinet in hopes of bringing a new tone and collaborative sensibility to Washington, while also looking past Wall Street to places like Silicon Valley for talent — perhaps wooing Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook, and maybe asking Tim Cook from Apple to become the first openly gay cabinet secretary.

Former President Bill Clinton would keep a low public profile, granting few interviews and avoiding any moves that could create headaches for his wife, like his recent meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the F.B.I.’s investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email practices.

Mrs. Clinton would even schmooze differently than the past few presidents have. Not one to do business over golf or basketball, she would bring back the intimate style of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B. Johnson, negotiating over adult beverages. Picture a steady stream of senators, congressmen and other leaders raising a glass and talking policy in the Oval Office with her and her likely chief of staff, John D. Podesta, as her husband pops in with a quick thought or a disarming compliment.

Deeply confident that she would perform better as the president than as a political candidate, Mrs. Clinton wants to pursue a whole new approach at the White House to try to break through years of partisan gridlock, according to a dozen campaign advisers and allies who described her goals and outlook. From policy goals and personnel to her instinct for patiently cultivating the enemy, Mrs. Clinton thinks she would be a better dealmaker than President Obama if she finds willing partners on the other side….



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Trump tweets image depicting Clinton, cash and the Star of David

The guy REALLY doesn’t want to be President with stuff like this….

Donald Trump shared an image depicting Hillary Clinton, a pile of cash and the Star of David on Twitter Saturday, drawing a rapid and critical response.

Trump tweeted “Crooked Hillary – – Makes History!” along with a photoshopped image of Clinton’s one-time avatar, which reads “History made.” Clinton’s face appears over a pile of hundred dollar bills, and a six-pointed star that reads, “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” Below the image was a screenshot of a Fox News poll that asked voters how “honest/trustworthy” or “corrupt” they found the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Many critics, including political commentators and journalists, were quick to point out the shape of the Star of David, questioning Trump’s motive for tweeting such an image. Trump later tweeted a new image that featured the same text over a red circle instead of a star. The original tweet and image has since been deleted.


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The Democrats have a Party Platform document …..

Sanders got some of what he wanted…..

Some not….

The draft must be ratified by 187 person platform committee next week in Florida…

The Democratic National Committee unveiled a draft of its party platform Friday, calling for —among other progressive causes — a $15 minimum wage, free community college and abolition of the death penalty.

The draft was approved last weekend in St. Louis by 13 of the 15 members on the drafting committee, with one abstention and one who missed the vote.

Supporters of Bernie Sanders have expressed displeasure with the way the platform draft handles Medicare expansion, a carbon tax, a fracking ban and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Sanders policy director Warren Gunnels told POLITICO that the trade deal is “the most significant issue for us.”

On minimum wage, Bernie Sanders contended throughout his primary with Hillary Clinton that the federal minimum wage should be raised to $15, while the former secretary of state supported a $12 minimum federally and higher wages as decided on the local and state levels, both principles reflected in the draft.


Here’s the link for the full draft document …..

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Democrats keep the pressure up in the House…Update….

In the era of Donald Trump and showmanship with social media…..
The Dempcrats use the stage to confront Republicans on doing SOMETHING against gun violence …
This sit-In is unprecedented in the US House….
While the Republicans have tried to cut the pictures from the chamber…Democrats HAVE found a way get the images out….They have found a way to use social media to bring their story out…And directly confront the Republicans and the National Rifle Association
This IS bare knuckle politics….
Democrats ARE taking this back to the 1960’s Civil Rights protests….
Donald Trump has started this…..
Democrats are taking it 100 steps forward…..
 By Hunter   @ Dailky Kos

 House Democrats and their Senate allies are continuing their sit-in to demand action be taken on America’s gun violence epidemic. There’s word that Republicans will attempt to take back the floor tonight to vote on a veto override of the administration’s new fiduciary rules, but Democrats are vowing to keep the floor afterwards.

If Paul Ryan does order the House gaveled back into session, good news: That will mean the C-SPAN cameras will get switched back on, giving America a better view of the sit-in. Right now members are relying (quite effectively) on Periscope videos by individual participating members. That footage, in turn, is being used by C-SPAN to report on events from the floor.

Some highlights from the last hour: Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought Dunkin’ Donuts. Jim Clyburn, Elijah Cummings and others have given rousing speeches calling for action; later tonight members plan to read aloud from Martin Luther King Jr’s Letters from a Birmingham Jail.

Stay tuned to see what happens. There’s been no attempt to end the sit-in so far—but if there is one, it’ll be broadcast on C-SPAN. Won’t that be nice.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 · 9:39:59 PM EDT · Kerry Eleveld

GOP leadership reportedly aiming for a 10PM ET vote:



The American Civil Liberties Union has been against the use of the No-Fly list also….


The Protest is over ….Dem’s said for Now?…..The House will reconvene  July 5…Dem’s are unsure what will happen then…

Democrats are still searching on how to deal with the politics of this…

Republicans are using the rules of the House as the majority party….But the Senate Republicans HAD a vote….Ryan went hard against a vote….

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Would Trump drop out for $150 Million?

He, he, he….

Could the Grand Ole party elders come up with the money?

“I bet if someone offered him $150 million to drop out, he would,” one former Trump adviser told POLITICO, unprompted, during an interview Friday.

Asked about whether Trump would drop, another former Trump adviser, Jim Dornan said he believes the presumptive GOP nominee would cut a deal. “Yeah, probably,” Dornan, a veteran Republican operative who worked from Trump last spring on an abortive effort to set up a super PAC, replied via text message — adding there would be plenty of interest in buying him out. “The Kochs would be the first in line.”


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Chelsea Chilton has a boy…Her second child…

Bill and Hillary Clinton are grandparents again….

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, announced Saturday the birth of her second child, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky.

Bill and Hillary Clinton are thrilled to be grandparents again, they said in a statement.

“We are all over the moon as Chelsea and Marc welcome Charlotte’s little brother to the world and grateful for our many blessings,” the statement read. “Chelsea and Aidan are both doing well and enjoying this very special time together.”

Clinton frequently mentions the joys of being a grandmother on the campaign trail and cited the birth of her first grandchild, Charlotte, as her inspiration for seeking the presidency again….


image of the Grandparents Clinton with their first grandchild…

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