It’s a 3 man race…
Hillary Clinton got cheers for being a woman…
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton engage in a heated argument over their progressive bonafides and who represents the Democratic party establishment. Sanders, asked about his lack of endorsements and said Clinton’s large number of party endorsements show she has nearly the entire establishment behind her.
“I will absolutely admit that Secretary Clinton has the support of far more Governors, Senators, Mayors, members of the House,” Sanders said at Thursday’s debate hosted by MSNBC. “She has the entire establishment or almost the entire establishment behind her. That’s a fact. I don’t deny it. I’m pretty proud that we have over a million people who have contributed to our campaign averaging 27 bucks a piece.”
“I’ve got to just jump in here because, honestly, Senator Sanders is the only person who would characterize me a woman running to be the first woman president as exemplifying the establishment,” Clinton said to applause.
They did it too!
When the political world’s interest in Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails was near its peak, the Washington Post
’s Chris Cillizza defended the media’s fascination with the story. “Democrats, ask yourself this,” Cillizza wrote
in August. “If this was a former [Republican Secretary of State] and his/her private e-mail server, would it be a ‘non-story’?”
As a rule, I continue
to believe that’s a smart way for political observers to look at every story. If the situations were reversed, how would you react to a controversy? If the accusations targeted someone you detest, as opposed to someone you like, would you see the story as legitimate?
The problem in this case, however, is that Cillizza’s question wasn’t really a hypothetical. We learned nearly a year ago from a Politicoarticle
that former Secretary of State Colin Powell “also used a personal email account” during his State Department tenure. Several months later, MSNBC found
that Powell conducted official business from his personal email account managed through his personal laptop.
“But wait,” Clinton’s critics in the media and Republican circles protest, “what about emails that were later deemed to include sensitive information?” NBC Newsreports today
that both of the Bush/Cheney-era Secretaries of State fall into the same category.
State Department officials have determined that classified information was sent to the personal email accounts of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the senior staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, NBC News has learned. […]
In a letter to Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy dated Feb. 3, State Department Inspector General Steve Linick said that the State Department has determined that 12 emails examined from State’s archives contained national security information now classified “Secret” or “Confidential.” The letter was read to NBC News.
According to the report, of those 12 emails, two were sent to Powell’s personal account, while the other 10 were sent to personal accounts of senior aides to Condoleezza Rice.
This is a terrible defense.
I am not sure why this is news, we all know the Cruz campaign spread the message Carson was leaving mostly because Carson put out an odd statement implying it.
What’s the issue here?
Is Rubio the”chosen one”?
Ted Cruz’s case against the fast-rising Marco Rubiois that he is “the chosen one,” anointed by the media as the GOP’s establishment candidate.
Both during remarks to voters at a sports bar here and while responding to reporters outside, Mr. Cruz delivered unprompted shots at his Florida rival, tethering him to past nominees who have lost general elections.
“I understand that in the media newsrooms and in the Washington establishment circles, Marco is the chosen one,” Mr. Cruz said outside a sports bar here. He went on to dismiss Mr. Rubio’s third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, which Mr. Cruz won. “In the media’s telling, bronze is the new gold.”
I assume we will find that this is not the case if/when he is the nominee…
The day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday…
Wise people always make the case that Election Day should be a national holiday in the U. S.—the idea being that giving as many people as possible the opportunity to vote and participate in the democratic process is what democracy is about.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, all that stuff. But what about a less important holiday—making a holiday out of the Super Bowl?
Alabama scientist calls BS on man-made climate change…
Alabama’s state climatologist during Congressional testimony on Wednesday warned members of the U.S. House that global warming projections, many of which have been used to justify the Obama administration’s climate agenda, have been wildly inaccurate when compared to real data.
“I would not trust model projections on which all policy is based here because they just don’t match facts,” said Dr. John Christy, a climate scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) who has been Alabama’s State Climatologist since 2000.
To illustrate his point, Christy displayed a simple chart before the committee that shows how wildly inaccurate global warming projections have been once compared to real data.
The red line on the chart below shows the average temperature increase that all of the global warming models projected over the last several decades. The green circles and blue squares at the bottom are the climate variations that actually occurred.
“This particular chart has caused considerable anxiety for the climate establishment who want to believe the climate system is overheating according the theory of how extra greenhouse gases are supposed to affect it,” Dr. Christy stated calmly. “The message here is very simple: the theory does not match the observations as measured independently by both satellites and balloons.”
“It is a bold strategy on the part of many in the climate establishment to put one’s confidence in theoretical models and to attack the observed data,” he continued. “To a scientist, this just doesn’t make sense.”
Common Core will not be repealed…
The debate over the state’s education standards has begun again with a public hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core standards in Alabama public schools.
The Senate Education Policy Committee on Wednesday discussed but did not vote on the bill to do away with the state’s standards applying to math and English curriculum, The Decatur Daily reported.
The national benchmarks were adopted by the state’s elected Board of Education in 2010.
The newspaper reports that, as in previous years, there didn’t seem to be overwhelming support of the bill Wednesday, as multiple lawmakers noted flaws in the standards, but argued that it should be the responsibility of the Alabama Board of Education to address the issues.
“It’s an elected body,” said Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston. “In my opinion, they should be the ones making this decision, and I hope that’s where we ultimately see the decision made.”
Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, the chairwoman of the House Education Policy Committee, said in her district, the changes have been seen as positive.
“I continue to have active conversations with local educators and people who support the high standards and believe they are more rigorous.”
Legislators in previous years, including 2015, have tried to repeal Common Core but haven’t succeeded.
Keep trying, education officials will be on to another education model before this is over.
Could this Uber driver be Alabama’s next Senator?
A Daphne resident, Bowman has driven for Uber since August, about a month after the city gave the ride-sharing the OK to continue service. Wages from the gig complements Bowman’s side business. He sells phone systems and Internet access along the Gulf Coast.
Bowman says he typically works late-night shifts to make the most money. It’s not uncommon for him to finish his shift at 4 a.m. — when Uber multiplies its prices.
Ferrying around passengers in an Uber would seem like an ideal campaign vehicle, but Bowman’s Uber is a no-politics zone.
“This is not the time or place for me to be campaigning,” Bowman said. “My whole philosophy is people will find out about my campaign and those folks that have been in that car with me will remember and go ‘oh yeah, I know Marcus
Bowman, I had a ride with him, that was awesome, he’s such a great guy.”
If Bowman were to talk politics, his passengers would realize that he’s a typical Alabama conservative. He is pro-life, pro-death penalty, pro-free markets, and pro-traditional marriage.
Jimmy Carter would choose Donald Trump over Ted Cruz…
Former President Jimmy Carter told the British Parliament on Wednesday that if he had to choose between Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, he’d prefer to see Trump win the White House.
“I think I would choose Trump,” the liberal former president said to the House of Lords, when asked about the U.S. presidential race, “which may surprise some of you, but the reason is Trump has proven already that he’s completely malleable. I don’t think he has any fixed opinions that he would really go to the White House and fight for.”
By contrast, Mr. Carter said, “Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right-wing policies, in my opinion, that would be pursued aggressively if and when he would become president.”
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