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Joe Henderson: DNC Day 1 – Hillary Clinton’s apathy problem

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After the first night of the Democratic National Convention, it’s clear that Hillary Clinton’s biggest problem has less to do with emails and big donors and more to do with apathy. That much became apparent after watching Bernie Sanders’ supporters shower their candidate with the kind of full enthusiastic passion that has thus far eluded Clinton. For that matter, the same parallel can be drawn in the Republican Party for the way Donald Trump’s backers are with him no matter…

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Heckled offstage, Debbie Wasserman Schultz now faces tough re-election

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The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it’s also providing fodder for her congressional primary opponent. Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation as Democratic National Committee chair for the sake of party unity after the e-mails indicated that under her leadership, the committee sought to undermine Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ campaign before Hillary Clinton became the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee. Her opponent in…

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Martin Dyckman: Donald Trump, Valdamir Putin and NATO – willful ignorance, or dangerous isolationism?

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“Vlad, Vlad, is that you?” “Da!” “Donald here. We need to deal. I make great deals. I’ll send you a copy of my book, The Art of the Stea … uh, I mean, Deal.” “I’m sure you do, Donald. What do you want?” “Vlad, I need you to help me beat Hillary Clinton.” “I might be able to do that Donald, but what’s in it for us?” “When I’m president, you can have those little loser countries next door… What…

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Hillary Clinton VP search focus is Tim Kaine, Tom Vilsack, Tom Perez

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Hillary Clinton‘s vice presidential search is centering on three main contenders, with an announcement expected as soon as Friday as the Democrat prepares for her party’s national convention next week in Philadelphia. Clinton’s campaign has focused in recent days on Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a former governor, mayor and one-time Catholic missionary fluent in Spanish; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, an ex-Iowa governor and longtime Clinton ally; and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a progressive champion who would be the first Hispanic…

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Obama campaign machine revving up to elect Hillary Clinton

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The vaunted data-driven machine that twice got President Barack Obama elected is revving up to help elect Hillary Clinton, as Democrats look to recreate the tactical advantage they used against Republicans in 2008 and 2012. With Obama’s popularity rebounding, Democrats have been eagerly awaiting the president’s return to campaigning, and he’ll hold his debut event for her Tuesday in North Carolina. Yet campaign officials say just as critical to her success could be an Obama political operation that remains potent…

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Hillary Clinton raises $27M for primary campaign in May

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Hillary Clinton‘s campaign raised more than $27 million for her primary campaign in May and more than $13.5 million for the Democratic National Committee and state parties. Clinton’s campaign says it enters June with more than $42 million in the bank as it nears the end of the primaries against Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. Clinton has raised more than $240 million during the primaries and more than $62 million for the DNC and state parties through a joint fundraising committee for…

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Democrats discuss possibility of dropping Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair

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Congressional Democrats are beginning to broach the subject of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepping down as chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) ahead of the Party’s convention in July. The Hill is reporting that several Democrats backing likely presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are concerned that the South Florida congresswoman is too divisive a figure, someone who will prevent Party unity in the effort to defeat presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in November. “Wasserman Schultz has had an increasingly…

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