Report: Ivanka Trump wrote unused ‘clarification’ on Donald Trump’s Mexico comments – POLITICO

#WhatHeMeant

Source: Report: Ivanka Trump wrote unused ‘clarification’ on Donald Trump’s Mexico comments – POLITICO

“His statements were mischaracterized as being a categorical attack on Hispanics,” Ivanka Trump said during her deposition when asked whether she had drafted a statement, according to the report. “And I felt that it was very important that he clarified the fact that that was not the case. He had not said that. He had not attacked Hispanic people. But that was the immediate narrative that had been spun.”

Source: Report: Ivanka Trump wrote unused ‘clarification’ on Donald Trump’s Mexico comments – POLITICO

Socialist Kshama Sawant and Green Jill Stein Plan for Bernie to Lose and Hillary to Win

Source: Beyond Bernie: We Need a United Party for the 99% – Featuring Jill Stein & Kshama Sawant

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If polls indicated Trump could be within striking distance in the general election, Sanders could choose whether to continue his campaign in key swing states, while running all-out in the remaining states.

Sanders would not need to win the election to provide a left, anti-establishment alternative and cut into Trump’s potential voting base. Even more importantly, such a run could be used to launch a new mass party of the 99 percent.

If electing a Republican is really Bernie’s main concern, there is no reason he could not at least run in the 40+ states where it’s absolutely clear the Democratic or Republican candidate will win, while not putting his name on the 5-10 closely contested “swing states.” This could still allow for a historic campaign if linked to building a new party for the 99% and laying the foundation for an ongoing mass political movement to run hundreds of left candidates for all levels of government, independent of corporate cash.

That’s why Movement4Bernie and Socialist Alternative are organizing a series of forums in dozens of cities across the country titled “Beyond Bernie: We Need a Party for the 99%.

Movement4Bernie and Socialist Alternative are organizing a series of forums across the country to debate these questions facing our movement. These meetings will feature a video address from Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and Seattle’s socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, laying out the case against backing Clinton, a strategy to stop Trump’s right-wing agenda, and how we can build a left political alternative to continue the political revolution.

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Source: Beyond Bernie: We Need a United Party for the 99% – Featuring Jill Stein & Kshama Sawant

GMO labeling bill passes Senate despite opposition from Ben Sasse, Bernie Sanders, others – Omaha.com: Politics

Source: GMO labeling bill passes Senate despite opposition from Ben Sasse, Bernie Sanders, others – Omaha.com: Politics

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The bill passed Thursday drew particularly strong objections from Vermont’s senators — presidential contender Bernie Sanders, an independent, and Democrat Patrick Leahy. They took issue with trumping the tougher labeling requirements in their state that kicked in last Friday.

Critics also disagreed with allowing coded labels that could be read only with a smartphone.

“The idea that people would need to walk around the grocery store scanning product codes just to find out what’s in the food they’re buying is ridiculous and unfair,” said Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, who opposed the bill.

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Source: GMO labeling bill passes Senate despite opposition from Ben Sasse, Bernie Sanders, others – Omaha.com: Politics

Beyond Bernie: Still Not With Her

Source: Beyond Bernie: Still Not With Her

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We did hear some discordant notes. National Nurses United Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro, blasted the Democratic establishment in the first session on Friday night. The day before on Democracy Now! she had gone even further, wondering aloud whether the Democratic Party could be reformed: “We saw the manipulation in the DNC of this election. We saw the horrendous campaign obstacles that we had to confront. It was a real eye-opener for the nurses, in particular, because they were across the country on the Sanders campaign, and they were, at first, quite stunned by the level of corruption, but eventually understood that you have to change things at a systemic level. So when Senator Sanders says that we have to transform the Democratic Party, we all kind of turn and look at each other and wonder, ‘With Wall Street’s money so invested in that party, is that possible any longer?’”

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Source: Beyond Bernie: Still Not With Her

Black Teen Hangs, Cops Shrug: No Evidence Collected on Lennon Lacy – The Daily Beast

Source: Black Teen Hangs, Cops Shrug: No Evidence Collected on Lennon Lacy – The Daily Beast

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“Should I cut him down?” she asked 911. The dispatcher told her to try, marking the first in a series of apparent missteps in an investigation wrought with procedural errors.

Coroner Hubert Kinlaw told Dr. Christena Roberts, a pathologist hired by the North Carolina NAACP to conduct her own investigation, that he was prevented from taking photos of the crime scene by police—and that cops even threatened to take away his camera.

Furthermore, Kinlaw told Roberts as part of her investigation that police at the scene “didn’t want an autopsy performed,” and that Kinlaw took it upon himself to order one with the local district attorney. (Kinlaw has turned down repeated requests for comment.)

However, an officer from the State Bureau of Investigation said in a report that no photographs were taken at the scene because the sole crime scene technician was at “another homicide.” (No other homicides could be found in news reports for that 24-hour period.) So the authorities don’t even agree why photographs weren’t taken.

That omission alone could jeopardize any homicide investigation, but police apparently collected virtually no forensic evidence on the crime.

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Source: Black Teen Hangs, Cops Shrug: No Evidence Collected on Lennon Lacy – The Daily Beast