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Hillary Clinton gives 2016 Campaign Email List To the DNC…

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Bernie Sanders has NOT….

(Of course….Sander’s isn’t a Democrat)

The Democratic National Committee announced on Sunday that Hillary Clinton’s campaign had turned over its email list, giving the party a major boost as it rebuilds under a new chair and prepares for the midterm elections next year and the 2020 presidential race.

The list, provided as an in-kind contribution from the Hillary for America campaign organization, includes more than 10 million new names that the DNC did not have on its voter files, according to both Clinton and DNC aides. The contribution was valued as $3.5 million, according to data from the Federal Election Commission.

“This information will help candidates up and down the ballot engage with voters and win seats from the school board to the Senate,” said Xochitl Hinojosa, communications director for the DNC. “We’re seeing momentum and energy across the country, and this investment will help us harness the energy and turn it into votes.”

The decision to turn over the email list ― in addition to providing the DNC with its analytics and voter modeling tools ― fulfills a campaign promise that Clinton made. During the primary, the former secretary of state pledged that if she were nominated, she would focus her resources on rebuilding a Democratic Party infrastructure that had decayed under President Barack Obama. …

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Some GOPer’s want to keep doing a Hillary Clinton political beatdown…

Annoyed that there is a recount in the making…..

They want to CONTINUE their efforts to hurt Clinton…..

Such efforts actually helped her husband decades ago….

Hillary Clinton’s biggest adversaries are continuing their pursuit of the Democratic presidential nominee, even after her defeat in the election.

President-elect Donald Trump has said that he does not plan to push a prosecution of Clinton, but others haven’t given up the chase.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) argues its his “duty” to see his panel’s investigations through to their conclusion.
“A political election does not extinguish the need for transparency, truth and justice,” he told Fox News this week.

The conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, a longtime Clinton foe, is also promising to continue its work.

It has a swath of ongoing open records cases against the State Department over emails sent on Clinton’s personal email server during her tenure at Foggy Bottom.

Judicial Watch has repeatedly sought to depose Clinton herself and, in one case, is seeking the release of the thousands of emails found on disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop found to be relevant to the FBI’s original probe into Clinton’s server.

And Larry Klayman, another longtime anti-Clinton agitator who founded Judicial Watch and now presides over Freedom Watch, has brought a wrongful death suit against Clinton on behalf of the parents of two men killed during the 2012 attacks on the American outpost in Benghazi, Libya.

“Somebody’s gotta do it to make the point,” Klayman said.

“She’s not going away, and these recounts will tell you that,” he added, referring to vote recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that were spearheaded by the Green Party…..

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Barack Obama before and after the 2016 Election….

The New Yorker does a good  personal piece on Barack Obama  going into the 2016 Presidential Election assuming that Hillary Clinton would win….And dealing with the fact that she didn’t….

Obama talks about his complex feelings about Donald Trump before Election Day and his actions after…..

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The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, hollowed out, some fighting tears, humiliated by the defeat, fearful of autocracy’s moving vans pulling up to the door. Although Obama and his people admit that the election results caught them completely by surprise—“We had no plan for this,” one told me—the President sought to be reassuring.

“This is not the apocalypse,” Obama said. History does not move in straight lines; sometimes it goes sideways, sometimes it goes backward. A couple of days later, when I asked the President about that consolation, he offered this: “I don’t believe in apocalyptic—until the apocalypse comes. I think nothing is the end of the world until the end of the world.”

Obama’s insistence on hope felt more willed than audacious. It spoke to the civic duty he felt to prevent despair not only among the young people in the West Wing but also among countless Americans across the country. At the White House, as elsewhere, dread and dejection were compounded by shock. Administration officials recalled the collective sense of confidence about the election that had persisted for many months, the sense of balloons and confetti waiting to be released. Last January, on the eve of his final State of the Union address, Obama submitted to a breezy walk-and-talk interview in the White House with the “Today” show. Wry and self-possessed, he told Matt Lauer that no matter what happened in the election he was sure that “the overwhelming majority” of Americans would never submit to Donald Trump’s appeals to their fears, that they would see through his “simplistic solutions and scapegoating.”

“So when you stand and deliver that State of the Union address,” Lauer said, “in no part of your mind and brain can you imagine Donald Trump standing up one day and delivering the State of the Union address?”

Obama chuckled. “Well,” he said, “I can imagine it in a ‘Saturday Night’ skit.”….

A man of inherited fortune and a stint at the Wharton School was an unlikely champion of the rural South and the Rust Belt—this was no Huey Long—but Trump was shrewd enough to perform his fellow-feeling in blunt terms. “I love the poorly educated!” he told the crowd after winning the Nevada caucus. “We’re the smartest people, we’re the most loyal people!”

When I joined Obama on a campaign trip to North Carolina just four days before the election, Hillary Clinton was hanging on to a lead in nearly every poll. Surely, the professionals said, her “firewall” would hold and provide a comfortable victory. David Plouffe, who ran Obama’s 2008 campaign, said that Clinton was a “one hundred per cent” lock and advised nervous Democrats to stop “wetting the bed.” In battleground states, particularly where it was crucial to get out the African-American vote, Obama was giving one blistering campaign speech after another.

“I’m having fun,” he told me. But, thanks in part to James Comey, the F.B.I. director, and his letter to Congress announcing that he would investigate Clinton’s e-mails again, the race tightened considerably in its final week. When Obama wandered down the aisle of Air Force One, I asked him, “Do you feel confident about Tuesday?”

“Nope,” he said.

But then, in Obamian fashion, he delved into a methodical discussion of polling models and, finally, landed on a more tempered and upbeat version of “nope.” He was “cautiously optimistic.”…

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Is Trump working FOR Hillary Clinton?…Red State…

Erick Erickson over @ Resurgent thinks Trump’s just going thru the motions until November 9th , when he start setting up his Trump Cable TV network …..

(Would he invite  the Clinton’s and Obama’s to be on his first show????)

Stop saying conservatives opposed to Donald Trump want Hillary Clinton to be President. It was abundantly obvious last night that Donald Trump wants Hillary Clinton to be President. He could not help himself but go full dumpster fire after thirty minutes of sedation. Perhaps his medication wore off.

As the debate went on, Trump became more and more unglued. Then, despite brilliant answers on the second amendment and abortion, threw it all away by saying on stage that he would not accept the results of the election. Any and all good will Trump built up prior to that disappeared.

Donald Trump got Hillary Clinton elected President. Then calling her a nasty woman during the final thirty minutes of the debate drove away the last few women who were supporting him.

You know it is bad when Laura Ingraham, one of the chief priestesses of the Cult of Trump, went on television and, when introduced as a Trump supporter, said she supported his ideas, then openly said he should said he’d accept the results of the election.

Don’t tell me any Republican opposed to Trump wants Clinton. It is abundantly clear that Donald Trump wants Clinton too. He has built up enough of a market of suckers to go start a television network where he can play permanent victim and give play by play on his friend Hillary ruining the country.

Trump is already having talks about building a TV network. He has no intention of trying to win….

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Women , who vote more than Men, ARE Rallying to Hillary Clinton…..

You KNEW women would see something in voting for the first woman President….

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But who knew Donald Trump would activily work to help woman  get up MAKE SURE they suppported Hillary?

And he DOUBLES DOWN DAILY on dissing women and turning them to Clinton…

We could be looking at the largest gender gap in a presidential election since at least 1952: Men are favoring the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, in typical numbers, but a historically overwhelming share of women say they will vote for the Democrat, Hillary Clinton.

As my colleague Nate Silver has pointed out, women are winning this election for Clinton. Between the historic nature of Clinton’s candidacy, Trump’s record of misogynistic comments and now the Trump tape and allegations of sexual assault against Trump, American men and women are incredibly split on the 2016 election. But that split isn’t symmetrical. In an average of the most recent live-interview polls from each pollster to test the race in October, Clinton holds a 20-percentage-point advantage among women, and Trump is winning more narrowly among men….

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Most American’s DO NOT think Donald Trump’s Bill Clinton approach is right….

Trump is playing to his base and probably a bit angry at how he is getting whipsawed on his Miss Universe comments…

But MOST Americans do NOT think that his going after Hillary Clinton, who is his opponent, thru her husband Bill Clinton , is the right thing….

And Bill Clinton REMAINS popular with most Americans…

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Asked during the debate about the release of a tape showing him making derogatory comments about women, Trump responded by painting Bill Clinton’s past actions as “far worse,” and criticized Hillary Clinton for her response to women who’ve accused the former president of sexual misconduct.

It’s a similar tack to the one Trump took in his apology video during the weekend, when he dismissed the shocking audio before pivoting to focus on the Clintons’ behavior more than 20 years ago.

But in an August Economist/YouGov survey, 62 percent of Americans said it was inappropriate to bring up Bill Clinton’s past personal behavior as a way to attack Hillary Clinton, although just 35 percent of Trump’s supporters were similarly reticent….

Bill Clinton himself also remains popular in his own right. Fifty percent of Americans have a favorable view of him, according to the latest Economist/YouGov survey, compared to 44 percent and 34 percent for Hillary Clinton and Trump, respectively. In an August Quinnipiac survey, 47 percent of Americans said they believed Bill Clinton would have a positive impact on Hillary Clinton’s presidency, while only 23 percent said he would have a negative impact….

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Donald Trump’s favorable numbers?……37%

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Anybodyy notice Clinton email’s story is gone?

Donald Trump ALL by HIMSELF has helped Hillary Clinton get rid of it from the headlines…

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He’s owes her a Beer….

Nope…

A Case of Berr….

Nope….

A pallet of Beer case’s!

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Why isn’t Hillary Clinton doing so good in Ohio?….

Answer….

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White -Non-College Males…Who feel American has left them behind for other’s…..

Many Washington elites, including Republicans, do not know a single person who supports Donald Trump. In this depressed industrial town in southwestern Ohio, it is hard to find anyone who says they are for Hillary Clinton.

“I cannot tell you one person I know of who has said to me that they support Hillary. Not one,” said Chris Polleys, who cleans benzene pots at the AK Steel plant here. “I don’t understand how she’s doing anything in the polls. I see Hillary for prison, but there’s no Hillary for president signs anywhere. It’s just impossible for me to believe that they’re neck and neck.”

A poll published yesterday by Quinnipiac University shows that Trump is ahead of Clinton in Ohio by 5 points (47 percent to 42 percent) and that this is the only battleground state where his lead expanded in the wake of the first debate.

The GOP nominee’s strength can be explained, in part, by his extraordinary popularity with white men who did not go to college in places like this, where Democrats were once strong but which have moved sharply toward Republicans during the presidency of Barack Obama….

“What Trump offers is an easy escape from the pain. … (His) promises are the needle in America’s collective vein. … Trump is cultural heroin. He makes some feel better for a bit. But he cannot fix what ails them, and one day they’ll realize it.”

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Ref:  J.D. Vance in “Hillbilly Elegy.”..

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Hillary Clinton will try another approach…Talking about Herself…

Donald Trump IS an old BIG overweight guy….

He HAS sucked just about ALL of the Media air out of the 2016 Presidential campaign…

He does his thing by constantly attacking ANYTHING in sight….

He is usually full of shit in his responses but the Media loves the way he feeds them….

Hillary Clinton WAS a VERY popular American icon until she decided to run for President….

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Then all the sudden she wasn’t so popular anymore…

In the last few months she has been playing tag with Trump…

Letting him make dumb remark’s and hoping THAT would sink him….

That hasn’t happened much….

True to Clinton’s luck just when Trump get’s his foot stuck in him mouth on the Birther issue?

She gets sick….

Now with less than 50 days to the election and after a couple of weeks of the polling tightening?

Her handlers are are going to try to reinvent her?

Good luck….

Lets be frank….

Hillary Clinton IS who she is….

In close quarters she’s reported to be warm and easygoing….

But in front of the media she is NOT…

No amount of acting is gonna change that….

No amount of anything is gonna change the fact that she IS a Woman ….

No amount stage craft is gonna change her voice …..

She IS more than qualified to handle the American Presidency….

A majority of American of have told pollsters that….

And Donald Trump has fallen back from the media, but the editors running the show FOR the media are mostly men….

They report to bosses that have pushed a ‘Double Standard’ to make sure Trump gets as much air time as they can stick revenue generating ads with bear…..

Going after Trump by Clinton has only keep Trump more so in the media giving him free face time that Clinton has to raise money to compete against…

Changing her focus to represent herself to the public is NOT gonna work that well now, especially with people ALREADY voting….

People are NOT gonna vote for Trump for his policy….

He has none except to make money…..

And he is upfront in saying he wants to go back to old days when America was about white guys like him ran the show….

So ….

The focus for the Clinton campaign should be to GET OUT THE VOTE….

THAT is how she will win …..

It is not simply a problem with the media. Clinton and her campaign have focused so acutely on destroying Trump that Axelrod said they have left a “gaping hole” in their narrative: “Who is she? Why is she running for president? Why should people have trust in her? Why should they feel invested in her candidacy?”

Axelrod said Clinton’s Democratic National Convention was successful in part because the speakers answered those questions. But that was July. “The impact of it faded away,” he said, “and they’ve had a hard time sustaining that story.”

Polling indicates that many of Clinton’s economic policies — including paid leave for employees with children or caring for sick family members, as well as increased spending to lower public college tuition and build or improve infrastructure — have widespread support. In this month’s Washington Post-ABC News poll, 50 percent of registered voters said Clinton is closer to them on the issues, while 41 percent said the same of Trump.

But Clinton is a flawed messenger because of deep character doubts…

 

In her address to millennials in Philadelphia, Clinton reflected upon her activist roots and the values she learned from an early mentor, civil rights lawyer Marian Wright Edelman, and their work with the Children’s Defense Fund. She said those values — driving progress by changing both hearts and laws — would shape her presidency.

“You want something to vote for,” Clinton said, “not just against.”…

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Breaking…Hillary Clinton got ‘Overheated’ @ WTC ceremony…Media goes Nuts!..Updates…

Hillary Clinton a 68 year old woman left the World Trade Center ceremony this morning and felt ‘overheated’ just before getting in her SUV….

She was whisked away to her daughters apartment by the Secret Service and NY Cops….

After getting her there …

The Clinton campaign THEN took the time to explain away the episode to the Media….

I’m a man….

But in living with my wife for a long time?

Sounds like Hillary Clinton experienced something just about ALL woman do at some point….(Men don’t)….

“Hot Flashes”…

Sounds like one of those things people are gonna have to adjust to having a Women as President…..

“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen. During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better,” said Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill….

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Her’s the candidate after leaving her daughters house  after the episode…

Hillary Clinton waves after leaving her daughter's apartment on Sept. 11 in New York. Clinton left the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York early after feeling "overheated."
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I am NOT a doctor and do NOT have privy to Hillary Clinton’s medical records…But I have GUESSED that had what would be commonly called ‘Hot Flashes’ by females….
Her reaction could have been one caused by grief and her memory of the Trade Center site that she saw on that eventful day….
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The Clinton campaign NOW says Hillary Clinton has been campaigning with pneumonia as of Friday….
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With Trump moving up in the polls…Hillary courts the media…

Hillary Clinton REALLY does NOT trust the media…

But Donald Trump seems to be inching up in the polls and the media HAS been crying louder in the last few weeks….And concerns being whispered by some Democrats about her lack of pulling away from Trump, due to his mishaps in public…

Up to this point ?

She has kept the Media  at arms  shouting  length….

So with less than 60 days to go to Election Day and voting beginning in weeks ….

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She has relented and begun answering questions from the national news media in an attempt to deal with her old issue of coming across as closed off from people…

By the end of this week, the first in which she has traveled on the same plane as her press corps, Clinton had appeared four times before their cameras to answer questions.

Clinton also played to the cameras and showed a flash of irreverent humor Friday when, after she had left the podium following a short press conference on national security issues, she paused and then returned to answer a shouted question about Trump. With dramatic timing and a sardonic smile, Clinton slowly shook her head and took a breath before addressing Trump’s perhaps ill-advised appearance on a television network backed by the Kremlin.

“Every day that goes by, this just becomes more of a reality-television show,” she said. “It’s not a serious presidential campaign. And it is beyond one’s imagination to have a candidate for president praising a Russian autocrat like Vladimir Putin and throwing his lot in with him,” Clinton said.

Clinton also addressed head-on the perception that she is chilly or aloof, telling the online interview site Humans of New York on Thursday that her natural reserve is born of the “hard path” she walked as a professional woman.

“I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions,” she wrote. “And that’s a hard path to walk. Because you need to protect yourself, you need to keep steady, but at the same time you don’t want to seem ‘walled off.’ And sometimes I think I come across more in the ‘walled off’ arena.”

She continued: “And if I create that perception, then I take responsibility. I don’t view myself as cold or unemotional. And neither do my friends. And neither does my family. But if that sometimes is the perception I create, then I can’t blame people for thinking that.”

In addition, a television ad released Friday features a relaxed-looking Clinton speaking directly to the camera and making a bipartisan pitch that weaves in some biographical high points from her long career. It was the first positive ad released recently, after a string of harsh ones that mostly use Trump’s own past statements against him while barely mentioning her.

“We’ve got to bring people together. That’s how you solve problems, and that’s what I’ll do as president,” she said in the ad…..

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Joe Biden to Hillary Clinton…’Open Up’

Ole Joe (an excpert at saying what comes into his mind unfiltered)  says she should talk about….’ what she cares about and talk about with some passion’…

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Vice President Joe Biden, on his final campaign lap as one of the leading lions of the Democratic Party, offered this blunt advice to Hillary Clinton: “Open up. Let them see your heart a little more.”

Two months before Election Day, questions of trust and honesty are weighing heavy in the race between Clinton and Donald Trump. Biden said the criticism of Clinton has been “veiled and unspecific,” but she needs to show voters that she understands their challenges and pain.

“The truth is Hillary knows it’s a problem. And she’s trying to figure out how to remedy it,” Biden told CNN about perceptions of Clinton’s trustworthiness. “My advice to her the best way to remedy it is to talk about what you care about. Talk about it with some passion and people will see through it.”

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Hillary Clinton does her first presser in a LONG Time…..

In answer to the media grippoing about her NOT talking DIRECTLY to her?

She has invited them to ride on her campaign plane and then has held a impromptu face to face press Q & A with national media on the plane…

IN FLIGHT - SEPTEMBER 05: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters on her campaign plane enroute to Iowa on September 5, 2016. Hillary Clinton is kicking off a Labor Day campaign swing to Ohio and Iowa on a new campaign plane. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Political reporters covering Hillary Clinton will have to find something new to whine about: Clinton spoke to reporters on her campaign plane on Sunday, amounting to a—gasp—press conference. Clinton answered very important questions about whether her cough will feed conspiracy theories that her health is secretly awful (as if anything could deter these people) and about her electoral prospects (news flash: she’s “not taking anything for granted”), but also got the chance to talk a little substance about, for instance, closing Guantanamo:

“It’s been a goal of President Obama from the very beginning of his administration, and it should remain the goal of the next president. Guantanamo Bay, as I think we all recognize, became a symbol of a lot of the problems that were started under the Bush administration and which have not served us well in terms of relations around the world. So, I would like to see it closed.”

Meanwhile, Time’s Zeke Miller and the New York Times’ Jonathan Martin took to Twitter to remind us all what good reason Clinton has to hate reporters. Miller tweeted a snippet of a pool report describing Clinton as having a “big scarcastic smile on her face” as she welcomed reporters on the plane. (There’s video. It wasn’t all that sarcastic. Or presumably scarcastic either.) But Martin wins the prize for this one:

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The First 2016 Presidential debate is at Hofstra University on Long Island…

..From Newsday…..

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Hofstra University will host a presidential debate in September. Image….Getty Images / Joshua Lott; Joe Raedle

  Hofstra University will host the first of this year’s three presidential debates on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Here are important details known about the event so far; more will be added as they become available.

DONALD TRUMP VS. HILLARY CLINTON

The Hofstra debate marks the first head-to-head showdown between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is also vying to be included. He must average at least 15 percent support in the most recent polls of five national polling organizations to get a spot on the stage; that determination will be made after Labor Day.

DEBATE SCHEDULE

The debate begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.

FORMAT

The 90-minute faceoff will be divided into six segments of about 15 minutes each on major topics that will be chosen by the lone moderator, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt. The subjects will be announced at least one week ahead of time.

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, which oversees the event, says the moderator will begin each segment with a question. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond, before they respond to each other. The remaining time in the segment will be devoted to “a deeper discussion of the topic,” the CPD says…..

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On how Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are working to keep the Presidency in Democratic hands….

Politico does a long piece on the above…..

The piece promotes the keep Joe Biden from running this time part, but goes into in detail about how Obama came to form a political relationship with Hillary Clinton and how he would pull out ALL the stops to help her get back into the White House, this time as President….

Although the two tan against each other in 2008…..

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Barack Obama came to think early on in his Presidency that Hillary Clinton would be the best person succed him as President and help keep HIS policies in place….

For Clinton, it was at first a try to change her 2008 efforts mistakes and do things HER way….

But with Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders threatening her?

She has come much more to the left than she originally planned to…..

The piece IS a process pice and it does make Obama look cunning and the Svengali for the continuance of his wants and the contiuance of the Democrats in power….

Joe Biden was leery about a run off and on , but the piece points to his boss working for a long time to convince Biden to defer to a Clinton run….

Warren NEVER really was into running for the Presidency, but Bernie Sanders was and threw everyone a curve ball….

But as others have observed…After the Nevada Primary Sanders would be looked as a problem that would NOT stop Obama’s efforts to get Clinton the nomionationn and the White House…..

The piece points to the Obama White House starting early on to provide help and guidance to Clinton’s efforts…..

There where times when Obama would be NOT happy with Clinton’s actions against HIS policies …But Clinton was running….He wasn’t and she would do whatever she had to deal with HER issues…Not his….(TPP)….

One of the most important if hidden story lines of 2016 has been Obama’s effort to shape a race he’s not running in an anti-establishment environment he can no longer control. Over the past two years, he has worked quietly but inexorably on Clinton’s behalf, never mind the not-so-convincing line that he was waiting for the Democratic electorate to work its will. He has offered his former rival strategic advice, shared his top talent with her, bucked her up with cheery phone chats after her losses, even dispatched his top political adviser to calm the Clintons during their not-infrequent freakouts over the performance of their staff, according to one of the two dozen Democrats I interviewed for this story.

The affable traveling press secretary joined Clinton world as a lowly advance staffer on the 2008 campaign, gained Clinton’s trust at the State Department and was one of a few staffers who remained with her between Foggy Bottom and the 2016 campaign, serving as a one-man press team in her personal office. Image

The one thing he wouldn’t do was endorse her before she cleared the field. And once, when things were darkest after Clinton’s devastating defeat to Senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Clinton’s staff urged him to break his pledge and rescue her—but his team refused, a senior Democrat told me.

Clinton’s view of Obama is more conflicted, people close to both politicians told me. She has repeatedly said, “I’m not running for Obama’s third term,” while taking pains to emphasize their differences on issues such as free trade and Syria. And she started the campaign committed to earning the nomination without his overt help.

But Clinton has been pulled closer to the president out of mutual self-interest and circumstance as the long primary season has worn on: Both Sanders’ unexpected success and Obama’s 80 percent-plus approval ratings with registered Democrats have forced the former secretary of state into a tighter embrace than she anticipated. Indeed, her campaign’s internal polling showed that one of the most effective attack lines against the socialist from Vermont was his 2011 remark that Obama’s moderate governing record was “weak” and a “disappointment” to progressives.

“When he could sense the end, it was like, ‘Who gives me the best chance to win?’”

Clinton and Obama have something else in common: They both failed to anticipate seriously the rise of Trump. Early on, they were looking out for challenges from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Sanders on the left, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio as the most dangerous Republican in the field. But Trump’s ascent has only increased the urgency of the president’s last White House mission. “Mr. Trump will not be president,” Obama declared flatly back in February.

Obama’s ultimate goal in his final year has been strikingly ambitious, according to those I spoke with: not only blocking from office the birther who questioned his legitimacy as president, but preserving the Democratic Party’s hold over the presidency during an era of anti-establishment turbulence. Obama, always one to embrace a grand goal, talks in terms of creating “a 16-year era of progressive rule” to rival the achievements of Roosevelt-Truman and to reorient the country’s politics as a “Reagan of the left,” as one of his longtime White House advisers put it to me.

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Julian Assange is Helping Hillary Clinton get elected President

The Wikileaks master, holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London doesn’t know it….But he’s actually Helping Clinton…..(He’s talking with Fox News, eh?)..And trying to garner MORE attention for himself it seems…

Everytime he and group release something?

It just means the stuff is out BEFORE Hillary Clinton is President and it just adds to a running commentary about Clinton that the American public mostly doesn’t give a shit about….

The leaks are Washington Beltway stuff….

The average American doesn’t care if the Clinton campaign said bad things about Bernie Sanders, or Donald Trump…..So the more he leaks?…The less sensational it is…..

It’s 74 days out from the election ……

We ALL KNOW about the Clinton’s….

Wikileaks are NOT really any surprise…..

Like the original ones?

They embarrass….

But life goes on…..

WikiLeaks’ release of nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee “has led to other sources being encouraged” to share information, Julian Assange said Friday, teasing out an impending leak of even more documents related to the U.S. presidential election.

But Assange, appearing on “Fox & Friends” from London, was his usual cagey self when asked whether he could provide any details about the contents of the forthcoming release.
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“No, not really. Sorry to disappoint you. But we have quite a lot of material in relation to the U.S. election, thousands of pages relating to various aspects of the Hillary Clinton campaign and some other institutions,” Assange said.

Assange boasted of the “publicity as a result of our DNC publications” that led to the resignations of several top officials, including Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz “has led to other sources being encouraged.”

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