There was no violence in Nevada convention. I was there 8 hours – Nina Turner


 

RT America | May 18, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders issued a stinging rebuke to the Democratic Party’s leadership for criticizing his supporters’ protests at the Nevada convention last weekend, saying it had used its power “to prevent a fair and transparent process from taking place.” The mainstream media has used the word “violence” to describe some political angst vented by Bernie backers that night. However, not everybody agrees with that assessment, as Nina Turner, national surrogate for the Bernie Sanders campaign, tells RT America’s Ed Schultz.

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DNC hires Wall Street-funded politician to oversee convention


 

RT America | May 12, 2016

The Democratic National Committee has hired former Congressman Barney Frank to oversee the convention in Philadelphia, reportedly to counter Bernie Sanders on Wall Street related issues. For more on this, Larry Cohen, former President of the Communications Workers of America and Bernie Sanders supporter joins ‘News With Ed’.

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Sanders supporters say DNC using superdelegates to tilt election for Hillary


 

RT America | February 18, 2016

As Super Tuesday approaches in the American race for the White House, supporters of Bernie Sanders have been arguing that the Democratic National Committee has been propping up Hillary Clinton with the help of superdelegates. RT’s Manila Chan examines how superdelegates work and why they could hold back Sanders’ run.

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Sanders sues Democratic Party


Ben Kamisar | The Hill | December 18, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) campaign sued the Democratic National Committee in federal court Friday evening following the suspension of his campaign from the DNC’s voter database after a security breach.

The suit claims that the campaign is losing $600,000 in donations each day that it does not have access to the data, and adds that the “damage to the campaign’s political viability as a result of being unable to communicate with constituents and voters, is far more severe, and incapable of measurement.”

The DNC barred Sanders from accessing the party’s voter file, which includes much of his campaign’s voter data, after a campaign staffer improperly accessed private data belonging to front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The vendor hired by the party to maintain the data accidentally created the security vulnerability during an update, the DNC says.

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Why Did the DNC Let the Bernie-Hillary Tech Story Leak?


Senator Bernie Sanders with Secretary Clinton. (photo: Mandel Ngan/Getty)
Senator Bernie Sanders with Secretary Clinton. (photo: Mandel Ngan/Getty)

 

Charles Pierce | Esquire | Reader Supported News | December 18, 2015

A better question: Would it have leaked if the roles were reversed?

 

k, now, everyone, listen to me carefully. Take a deep breath. Keep your hands in plain sight, and take two steps away from the Intertoobz.

The breach occurred after a software problem at the technology company NGP VAN, which gives campaigns access to the voter data. The problem inadvertently made proprietary voter data of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign visible to others, according to party committee officials. The Sanders campaign said that it had fired a staff member who breached Mrs. Clinton’s data. But according to three people with direct knowledge of the breach, there were four user accounts associated with the Sanders campaign that ran searches while the security of Mrs. Clinton’s data was compromised.

Let us stipulate a few things. First, the DNC, under the barely perceptible leadership of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has greased the skids for Hillary Rodham Clinton. (A debate on the Saturday night before Christmas, when half the country’s on an airplane going to visit the other half? Please.) Second, yes, it’s true, if the situation were reversed, and it was the Clinton campaign that had breached the Sanders campaign’s data, The New York Times would be screaming bloody murder and talking about a “culture” of slicker, and where’s there’s smoke etc. etc. Third, it’s true that, if I wanted to throw the Democratic primary campaign into a little chaos to distract attention from the fact that Tuesday night’s Republican debate more closely resembled a casting call by Roger DeBris, this is exactly the kind of story I would want to have out there. And, last, it’s true that, if I wanted to distract from the fact that Sanders on Thursday was endorsed by the Communication Workers of America, and by Democracy For America, this also would be exactly the kind of story I would want out there. So, all your paranoid speculations are as well-founded as paranoid speculations can be.

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Hillary Clinton. (photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Hillary Clinton. (photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

 

Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept | Reader Supported News | September 11, 2105

eading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this morning delivered a foreign policy speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington. By itself, the choice of the venue was revealing.

Brookings served as Ground Zero for centrist think tank advocacy of the Iraq War, which Clinton (along with potential rival Joe Biden) notoriously and vehemently advocated. Brookings’ two leading “scholar”-stars — Kenneth Pollack and Michael O’Hanlon — spent all of 2002 and 2003 insisting that invading Iraq was wise and just, and spent the years after that assuring Americans that the “victorious” war and subsequent occupation were going really well (in April 2003, O’Hanlon debated with himself over whether the strategy that led to the “victory” in his beloved war should be deemed “brilliant” or just extremely “clever,” while in June 2003, Pollack assured New York Times readers that Saddam’s WMD would be found).

Since then, O’Hanlon in particular has advocated for increased military force in more countries than one can count. That’s not surprising: Brookings is funded in part by one of the Democratic Party’s favorite billionaires, Haim Saban, who is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Israel and once said of himself: “I’m a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.” Pollack advocated for the attack on Iraq while he was “Director of Research of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy.” Saban became the Democratic Party’s largest fundraiser — even paying $7 million for the new DNC building — and is now a very substantial funder of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In exchange, she’s written a personal letter to him publicly “expressing her strong and unequivocal support for Israel in the face of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement.”

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Let Others Do Your Voter Suppression Dirty Work, Supreme Court Tells Republicans


 | Care2 | January 16, 2013

The 2012 election saw a concerted effort by conservative-led and funded  outside groups to try and suppress minority voter turnout.  When called out by  the left for such anti-democratic tactics, conservatives cried foul, insisting  they were the victims of reverse-discrimination. As it turns out, that’s an  argument not even the Supreme Court can buy.

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to lift 30-year-old restrictions on the  Republican National Committee’s “ballot security” programs that the organization  said were necessary to combat fraud. Those restrictions, put in place on the RNC  via a consent decree, happened after the Democratic National Committee sued the  RNC for enlisting off-duty sheriffs and police  officers to patrol polling places in minority precincts in New Jersey during  a 1981 gubernatorial election.

Sound familiar? It should. It’s the blueprint of the modern-day voter  intimidation campaign.

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