Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hillary Clinton is now actively vetting Elizabeth Warren for VP.

Courtesy of TPM: 

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is actively vetting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as a potential running mate, according to a Thursday Wall Street Journal report. 

The popular, progressive Massachusetts senator, known for her strong stance on Wall Street regulation and skill at landing punches against Donald Trump, has long been floated as a smart choice vice presidential pick for the more centrist Democrat. 

The vetting has for now been limited to scrutinizing publicly available information, according to the Journal, and candidates have not yet been asked to submit tax returns or other personal information.

The article goes on to list a number of others who are also being vetted, but let's face it that's just for show.

It also points out that Bernie Sanders is NOT on the list. 

I have every confidence that the Clinton/Warren ticket will prove unstoppable, and look forward to yet another historic election.

97 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:32 PM

    OT?http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/06/apprentice_crew_members_on_their_old_boss_donald_trump.html
    OR
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/hes-obsessed-with-menstruation-ex-producer-exposes-trumps-bizarre-apprentice-behavior/

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    1. Anonymous4:59 PM

      "Reality TV is the public pillory now, the grand coliseum where we give the big (LITTLE I THINK HE MEANS) thumbs up or thumbs down. And it shaped him.” said regarding dRumpf.

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  2. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Would love to see Cory Booker on the ticket.

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    1. Anonymous6:37 PM

      Yes!

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    2. texasmissy6:38 PM

      Yes!

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    3. Anonymous7:30 AM

      Yes!

      Booker is from Clinton's back yard and doesn't help with the swing states, but he is a real-life HERO!

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  3. Anonymous4:39 PM

    Whatever Warren decides to do, I am behind her. She may prefer to stay in the Senate and that would be okay. Hillary has many other qualified choices if she chooses not to take the VP spot.

    As for the nay sayers that will say a ticket with 2 women can't win, well maybe you are just on the wrong side of history. Two women, with the minority support can get a landslide win. And to those nay sayers, maybe it's about time you realize that white men are no longer in control.

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    1. Anonymous5:03 PM

      I wouldn't call it being on the wrong side of history to acknowledge there are people on the wrong side of history who would not vote for two women. That's like saying acknowledging racism exists makes one a racist.

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    2. Anonymous5:39 PM

      You are correct, 5;03pm. I love Warren but this country still has a lot of misogyny to move beyond.

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    3. Anonymous6:01 PM

      Don't be afraid, 5:03 and 5:39. We have to break the old rules that say that only men are fit to lead. We would never had landed on the moon if we didn't challenge ourselves.

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    4. Anonymous6:06 PM

      @anon 5:03pm
      That's like saying we shouldn't have elected Barack Obama twice because the racists might get upset.

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    5. Anonymous7:06 PM

      No one has had any problem when there are two men on the ticket. I think Elizabeth Warren is the best qualified person on the VP short list.

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    6. Anonymous7:17 PM

      6:06, please don't put words in my mouth. I did not say Clinton and Warren should not be elected. 5:39 had no problem comprehending what I said.

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    7. Anonymous5:49 AM

      7:17 I understood you too. I also wonder if the public is ready to elect two females. In hindsight living in racist Richmond VA where people still hate Yankees I was pleasantly surprised Obama was elected.

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    8. Anonymous7:44 AM

      4:39 ~ Tell me what 'white-man-control' Elizabeth would have as the VP versus the immense gender-blind power and control she enjoys now as a Senator?

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  4. Anonymous4:40 PM

    Yeah, I'm sure Hillary gives a shit about your opinion regarding her running mate.

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    1. Spiritual Auntie4:55 PM

      Lol

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    2. Anonymous4:59 PM

      My my my......nose out of joint, BernieBro? :)

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    3. Anonymous4:59 PM

      What a sorry life you must live!

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    4. Anonymous5:47 PM

      It's sad because Bernie is the ONLY one who actually cares. :/

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    5. Anonymous6:43 PM

      I will not disparage you, 5:47 PM, but that statement can be debated until the cows come home.

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    6. Anonymous6:48 PM

      Anonymous5:47 PM,

      How ridiculous

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    7. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Bernie Sanders has become a joke to the nation. He's still trying to be the man and he is nothing when compared to Hillary Clinton.

      Time to quit, concede and go home to Jane, Bernie. You are done for the rest of your life.

      And, I seriously doubt Hillary would add him to her Administration! He's not qualified for any position!

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    8. Anonymous7:42 PM

      7:07: Oh, yes, he is well-qualified for one position: WHINER-IN-CHIEF!

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  5. Anonymous4:42 PM

    Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please.....

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  6. Anonymous4:53 PM

    Sorry for the O/T, but Gryph? One upmanship?
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32169080

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  7. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Hopefully, Hillary and Elizabeth are just feeding the news cycle. I have to believe that Hillary is too smart to waste Elizabeth as a figurehead just to smear Drumpf.

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    1. Anonymous5:41 PM

      On what planet is being VP a waste? You think being a female senator is more prestigious or has a louder megaphone?

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    2. Anonymous6:08 PM

      That's where you're wrong, 4:54 IMHO. Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would transform what the Vice President would be in the Clinton Administration. Maybe they will change what the duties of the VP would be and make the Office a little more than the traditional role. Either way, VP or Senator, Elizabeth Warren is a national treasure.

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    3. Anonymous7:03 PM

      6:08pm

      The Vice President's duties are laid out in our Constitution so it would take a Constitutional Amendment to change even a small part of what the VP does. I don't see that happening, especially with a Republican led Senate.

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    4. Anonymous8:19 PM

      Anonymous7:03 PM,
      You don't need a constitutional amendment to expand the visibility of the vice President without expanding his/her constitutional mandate.

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    5. Anonymous8:08 AM

      5:41 ~ Absolutely.

      Warren the Senator trumps Warren the VP.

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  8. Anonymous5:15 PM

    It's all speculation until they announce. In the meantime, the media makes its money. I had to turn off my television for my own sanity. Blathering idiots that think they know it all.

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  9. It makes political sense for Clinton to co-opt the Elizabeth Warren wing of the party, but speaking as a Liberal, it is nothing for the Elizabeth Warren wing to celebrate. She has been the most effective Liberal voice in the senate since Ted Kennedy, and doesn't have his baggage. In terms of political ideology, Warren is the un-Clinton - a populist willing to publically speak out against the corporatists, not something she can do from within yet another Blue Dog White House. I believe a Clinton/un-Clinton ticket would do very well at the box office, but losing Warren from the senate will also be an important loss for all of us, and what will we really have gained?

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    1. Anonymous6:15 PM

      If we can turn the Senate back to the Democrats (which is looking more and more possible as this campaign moves along), just imagine what Warren could accomplish as Majority Leader!

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    2. Anonymous7:01 PM

      6:15pm

      That is nothing but a pipe dream. With the current gerrymandering in sensitive districts there is zero chance of the Senate turning Blue for another 12 years.

      Checks and balances are important though, and I don't even see this Red Senate supporting many of Trump's ideas should he win the election.

      If he wins it will test our system and maybe it's high time for that to happen.

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    3. Anonymous8:16 PM

      Actually, there is no gerrymandering for the Senate since all senators are voted on by everyone in their state. The House of Representatives is impacted by This year, more gop senators are up for re-election than democrats; it is highly likely that the democrats will get the majority back in the Senate.

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    4. Anonymous7:24 AM

      A Clinton/Warren ticket is a net loss.

      A Clinton/Biden ticket is a net gain.

      Haha only for the Dems and America :)

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  10. Anonymous5:17 PM

    Leaked DNC email...

    To: The Democratic National Committee
    Re: 2016 GOP presidential candidates
    Date: May 26, 2015

    Below, please find a suggested strategy for positioning and public messaging around the 2016 Republican presidential field. Ultimately, we need to
    Our Goals & Strategy
    Our goals in the coming months will be to frame the Republican field and the eventual nominee early and to provide a contrast between the GOP field and HRC. Over the long-term, these efforts will be aimed at getting us the best match-up in the general election, and weakening the eventual nominee through the course of the primary. We have outlined three strategies to obtain our goal:
    1. Highlight when GOP candidates are outside of the mainstream on key issues, ideally driving the rest of the field to follow with positions that will hurt them in a general election;
    2. Damage Republican presidential candidates' credibility with voters by looking for targeted opportunities to undermine their specific messaging;
    3. Use specific hits to muddy the waters around ethics, transparency and campaign finance attacks on HRC.
    https://imgur.com/a/1Z2QK

    Gotta love that #3!


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    1. You will notice that the portion that identifies who sent this e-mail is conspicuously missing.

      Anybody, and I mean ANYBODY, could have sent that e-mail to the DNC.

      What you have here is a big steaming pile of nothing.

      Like always.

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    2. Anonymous6:01 PM

      @5:39
      May I have a side order of lies with my nothingburger?

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    3. Anonymous6:17 PM

      It's as if there are folks who know NOTHING about how to run presidential campaigns & how to formulate messaging strategy! Oh, I guess if you're a Republican, that's true.

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    4. Anonymous8:20 PM

      Anonymous6:01 PM,
      You can have a side of ridicule with your load of crap.

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  11. Dinty5:19 PM

    If the Bernie Bots stay out of the tent it will be Warren, otherwise Julian Castro

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    1. Anonymous6:02 PM

      Bernie was back home hiding in his tent yesterday, or was that under Jane's skirt, instead of being in the Senate with the rest of the Democratic Senators to fight for stronger gun control regulations.

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    2. Anonymous4:01 AM

      LOL Bernie Sanders has no interest in gun control.

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  12. Anonymous5:36 PM

    I'm confident that Hillary will seriously vet her choices and then pick the very best who will balance out both her strengths and weaknesses. I'm also sure that since she doesn't have one, her dick will have nothing to do with it.
    Fuck John McCain. And Mitch McConnell.
    GeorgiaPeach

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    1. Anonymous8:25 PM

      if she doesn't pick a woman or non white male, it shows how a lot and none of it good.

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  13. Anonymous5:45 PM

    Dr. Rachel Maddow's show is currently on MSNBC and she is actually covering Bernie Sanders! What bullshit! I'm turning off MSNBC - to include Rachel - someone I've trusted and watched for a long time.

    NO LONGER!

    Bernie is finished - Hillary Clinton has won the race fair and square against him. Bernie has proven himself to be an asshole and someone who will never hold the office of POTUS. Plus, he never should have been allowed into the Democratic Party! He is NOT a Democrat! He's doing nothing more than trying to raise more money for his and Jane's retirement! He needs to be put out in the pasture - as should Trump and McCain!

    The guy is as repulsive as is Donald Trump and McCain!

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    1. Anonymous5:58 PM

      Shouldn't have been allowed in? Who let you in?

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    2. Anonymous6:18 PM

      You should have watched the whole hour. Rachel looked as perplexed as to what Bernie was going to be doing as any one else. He's not campaigning anymore. He encouraged his supporters to run for office at the local, state, and national level. That can't be done at this late date but he is planting the seed that will possibly bear fruit in the next few years to get more progressive people in our politics.

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    3. Anonymous6:20 PM

      I agree that Rachel's pro-Bernie slant is nauseating. What the hell did Bernie even say tonight? Only 105,000 even watched it on YouTube when it went live.

      At this point in 2008, HRC had conceded, went back to work in the Senate, and was campaigning for the President!

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    4. Anonymous6:58 PM

      Oh Noes! If the progressives are pissed at their Queen Rachel where will they turn to for their news?

      ;-)

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    5. Anonymous7:01 PM

      5:58 PM I'm not 'in' the Democratic party. I know where I belong - I'm an Independent!

      Bernie Sanders should never have been allowed to enter himself into the party. He is not a Democrat and is doing nothing but dividing it! The man repulses me as does Donald Trump and John McCain!

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    6. Anonymous8:22 PM

      Anonymous7:01 PM,,
      You're a person who can't commit because you want to feel like a unique snowflake.

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    7. Anonymous8:40 PM

      Have to agree with you about being repulsed by Bernie. He ruined a good thing at the end, instead making the best of his message and influence.

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    8. Anonymous4:01 AM

      I switched Rachel Maddow off months ago and I'm never going back. She showed her true colors with her fangirling of not only Bernie Sanders but also his lazy greedy wife.

      Fuck Rachel Maddow, she is dead to me.

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    9. Anonymous7:20 AM

      Your problem, 5:45 (and you're not alone), is that you're looking at Bernie Sanders - the grouchy old man.

      Many, many Americans are looking at Bernie Sanders - the idea that America can have it as good as other countries.

      Bernie will probably not see his ideals promulgated in his life time, yet he stays with it because he KNOWS we have to get it started.

      Thank The Ether that Drumpf has not been busy using his power and money to build a down-ballot coalition in the wake of his inevitable defeat - the way Bernie has been doing that very thing. At least the dangling Bernie supporters are for the betterment of America, unlike the dingleberries that will still be hanging around for Drumpf.

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  14. You can't see me, but I'm doing a Happy Dance right now!
    Clinton/Warren 2016

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    1. Anonymous7:11 AM

      Clinton/Biden 2016.

      Do you really want Warren relegated to sitting on her hands?

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  15. Anonymous6:10 PM

    #AnyoneButBernie

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  16. Anonymous6:15 PM

    An Unlikely Savior Emerges to Help Endangered Republicans: George W. Bush

    ...In the weeks since Mr. Trump emerged as the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Mr. Bush has headlined fund-raisers for two Republican senators and has made plans to help three more. Among them are Senators John McCain of Arizona, who was one of Mr. Trump’s earliest targets of derision, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, who has struggled to respond to Mr. Trump’s inflammatory talk.

    Friends say that the former president is deeply bothered by Mr. Trump’s campaign message, especially his derogatory remarks about Muslims and immigrants. At the event with Mr. McCain, Mr. Bush stressed the importance of preserving the Republican-held Senate as a “check and balance” on the White House, suggesting that such a check was needed, whether the next president is Mr. Trump or Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/17/us/politics/george-w-bush-gop-fundraising.html

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    1. Anonymous6:46 PM

      Well, I hate to be such a GD skeptic, but this makes me wonder if McCain knows where Geo. W.'s goat is tied and if he has the photos.
      Fuck McCain. I hope Geo. W. chokes on his legacy. And Cheney gets shotgunned by a fellow bird hunter. Karma's a bitch. May she ride.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    2. Anonymous6:56 PM

      The Republican led Senate seems in no danger of going anywhere near blue for the next 10 years so I'd say Bush is right on the money.

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    3. Anonymous6:57 PM

      George Bush to the recue? What a fucking joke! His record is horrible as to being POTUS! Won't take long to discredit him AGAIN!

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    4. Anonymous7:24 PM

      @ 6:56
      Yeah, I hear what you're saying. The Republican's redistricting in 2010 guarantees a Republican Senate for the next 10 years. But the tide is turning and I'm not sure that they will be able to hold onto what they think they have. If Bernie and Trump didn't 'cause them pause, I don't think they're paying attention. JMO.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    5. Anonymous10:58 PM

      Wake up! The Senate is going blue! Gerrymandering has nothing to do with it. Are you are conflating the House & Senate?

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    6. "The Republican's redistricting in 2010 guarantees a Republican Senate for the next 10 years."
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      No, no, no, no, no.
      Gerrymandering has no effect on the Senate! Senators are elected statewide, not by district.

      We can't fix problems if people don't understand them.

      The gerrymandering is a problem in the House, not the Senate.

      It is very possible for the Senate to turn blue again with this election.

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  17. Anonymous6:19 PM

    I for one, Welcome our new female OverLords......

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    1. Anonymous6:55 PM

      It will be interesting, that's for sure. I know people who are both thrilled and those Dems who are less than as they aren't ready for a female ticket.

      Only time will tell. Perhaps Trump is so odious that many will overlook two chicks?

      Whatever it may be, certainly it will be interesting. I

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    2. Anonymous7:06 AM

      6:55 My concern has NOTHING to do with a 'female ticket.' It has EVERYTHING to do with the Dems wastefully burning political capital.

      And, what if the motive IS to muzzle Liz from shredding Wall Street?

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    3. Anonymous8:46 AM

      Kent Brockman!!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lcUHQYhPTE

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  18. Anonymous6:51 PM

    Transcript: Bernie Sanders speech in Burlington, Vermont

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/transcript-bernie-sanders-speech-in-burlington-vermont-224465

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    1. Anonymous10:59 PM

      "Wah Wah Wah Blah Blah Blah millionaires and billionaires. I am the greatest revolutionary." Shorter version.

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  19. Anonymous6:55 PM

    Hillary and Elizabeth would have my vote! What a dynamic team of experienced women! None of the Republicans could compete w/them! Especially not The Donald!

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  20. Anonymous7:03 PM

    ‘He’s obsessed with menstruation’: Ex-producer exposes Trump’s bizarre ‘Apprentice’ behavior

    Some former Apprentice producers agreed to speak to Slate on the condition they did not use their names, citing nondisclosure agreements. Staffers described strange quirks like Trump’s fear of making physical contact with others because of a germ phobia. But they also said the way he talks about women on the campaign trail isn’t a new trait by far.

    “He would talk about the female contestants’ bodies a lot from the control room,” mid-level producer told Slate. “We shot in Trump Tower, the control room was on the seventh floor, and he walked in one day and was talking about a contestant, saying, ‘Her breasts were so much bigger at the casting. Maybe she had her period then.’ He knows he’s mic’d and that 30 people are hearing this, but he didn’t care. That’s kind of him. During the campaign, when he was talking about Megyn Kelly, I thought: He’s obsessed with menstruation.”

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/06/apprentice_crew_members_on_their_old_boss_donald_trump.html

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  21. Anonymous7:06 PM

    Yeah then when hillary croaks , we have Warren!

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    1. Anonymous7:29 PM

      In a standard marriage, who takes care of the household? We know what we're doing.

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  22. Anonymous7:41 PM

    O/t so lebron cried about playing rough and so now the nba final is cheap. anyways quit watching.

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  23. Anonymous7:46 PM

    Bernie. He says truth, but look at university presidents getting more and more benefits that go beyond their terms. Gee cut everything and just pay them and a house and nothing else. So a student of course has debt, because still paying past presidents. Even the US President doesn't get paid like a university president. So outrageous.

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    1. Anonymous8:24 PM

      Ask his wife.

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    2. Anonymous8:49 PM

      Maybe Jane can send back all the money she took from a college she bankrupted?

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    3. Anonymous10:28 PM

      Maybe Hillary can pay back the money she took from colleges despite being a millionaire.

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    4. Anonymous3:57 AM

      Hillary Clinton earned her money. Nobody ever gave her a cent for doing nothing, you dry fuck.

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    5. Anonymous4:14 AM

      @3:57
      250k a pop per speech to corporate audiences.
      So what do you think she promised 'em,since you say she "earned" it?
      Calling people "dry fuck"?

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    6. Anonymous7:53 AM

      @4:14 AM Name a politician who was not paid to give speeches, that includes the Evangelical fake preachers like Rafael Eduardo Cruz' father.

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    7. "So what do you think she promised 'em,since you say she "earned" it?"
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      They offered her money to speak. She agreed to accept the money, and promised to speak in order to earn the money.

      What is wrong with you idiots who are so convinced that public speakers have magical powers?

      She was in no position to promise anyone anything as a private citizen.

      Many organizations are able to charge higher ticket prices if they can promise the opportunity to hear high-value speakers. Former presidents, first ladies, and secretaries of state are among those speakers who have star power.

      Many, many, many people make lots and lots and lots of money as public speakers.

      A former first lady, senator, and secretary of state is one of those people that many people would like to hear.

      She's certainly going to be more interesting than Bob from the fundraising committee of the local Rotary.

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  24. Anonymous8:49 PM

    Bundy-Loving Gun Nut Nevada Republican Just Humiliatingly Lost Her Bid For Congress

    The deranged Bundy family will not be getting their own personal representative in Congress after all as Nevada voters went to the polls and soundly defeated Michele Fiore by a wide margin on Tuesday.

    http://winningdemocrats.com/bundy-loving-gun-nut-nevada-republican-just-humiliatingly-lost-her-bid-for-congress/

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    1. Anonymous8:55 PM

      The lady is a trump.

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  25. Anonymous9:45 PM

    Hillary Clinton isn’t just beating Trump in the polls. She is also beating him $17 million to nothing in swing state ad spending.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/16/hillary-clinton-outspending-trumps-broke-ass-campaign-17-million-0-tv-ads.html

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  26. Anonymous10:47 PM

    USA Today Smacks Trump Upside The Head Over His Crazy Idea That Obama And Hillary Helped ISIS

    SA Today concluded their report by saying that Trump’s claims are the kind of conspiracy theories they’d debunk in an article, and debunk, they did. They shot down this conspiracy theory rather soundly with basic research of which neither Trump, nor Breitbart, is capable (and they’ll eventually be banned for this).

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/06/16/usa-today-smacks-trump-upside-the-head-over-his-crazy-idea-that-obama-and-hillary-helped-isis/

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  27. Anonymous3:56 AM

    I can't imagine that the Republicans would not go even more insane than they did with a black man in the White House.

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  28. I'm sure there's nothing HRC and her Wall Street constituents would like more than to have Warren on the ticket so she can be muzzled.

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    1. Anonymous7:50 AM

      @andrew putzsok What makes you think that she will be muzzled? Was John McCain able to 'muzzle' Sarah Palin? Why do most of you trolls start so early in the morning?

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      Andrew thinks women have no individual agency.

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  29. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Both of them are evil.

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  30. Anita Winecooler4:13 PM

    My dream ticket? Just made my day! Unless she's doing a smoke and mirrors thing and picks George Cloony. j/k

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