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Watch the DNC live online. Today’s speakers include: Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, among others.  At a time when party unity is critical, tensions are high following the hacking scandal that outed favoritism for the Clinton campaign among high ranking DNC staffers. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the head of the DNC, has resigned in the wake of the scandal, and will not take the podium at the convention.

It will be interesting to see how these tensions play out on the convention floor, tonight and throughout the week. Though Senator Sanders has thrown support behind Clinton, many of his followers remain loyal and are not ready to make the switch.

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Could Hillary Clinton’s history making as a first female President be a self-inflicted wound?

This editorial just in from long-time Face Activities member, Gill:

In a speech last night before a roaring crowd of supporters, Hillary Clinton recognized the significance of the moment at hand. Addressing the enthusiastic convention goers, she shouted:

“According to the news, we are on the brink of an historic…unprecedented moment.” (BBC) Read more

Trump and Clinton Win New York


With 247 delegates at stake for Democrats, and 95 for Republicans, the New York Primary Race is a big deal. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have risen to the occasion, soundly thrashing their political rivals. Trailing behind, Governor John Kasich of Ohio won about 25% of the vote, and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, the antithesis of a stereotypical New Yorker by any stretch of the imagination, garnered only about 15% of the vote.

Trump, a native New Yorker himself, won well over 50% of the vote, and will likely acquire all 95 delegates. Trump’s victory follows a significant staff shake-up in his campaign, which was apparently a wise move.

So far, Clinton, New York State’s former senator, has won over 57% of the vote. Sanders, who was born and raised in New York before moving to Vermont, won just 43%, further frustrating Sander’s increasingly unlikely bid for the white house.

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Democratic Debate – Thursday, April 14, 2016

Clinton and Sanders are once again convening to attack one another on their fitness to lead and judgment, in tonight’s Democratic Presidential Debate.

Questions about Clinton revolve around her trustworthiness and credibility, while questions about Sanders focus on his likely effectiveness in office. Clinton has been plagued by scandals and concerns, particularly from the political right, regarding her actions in office as Secretary of State, including her management of the Benghazi Embassy attack, and her choice to use her own private mail server for official government business. In addition, Sanders is vigorously attacking Clinton on her campaign financing strategy, since she has taken large contributions from Wall Street operators, which is anathema to the Sanders campaign and the left-wing of the democratic party.

Sanders, on the other hand, faces mounting criticism about his platform of social and economic reforms, including a major health care overhaul, and his pledge to offer free tuition to students of state universities and colleges. Clinton and her supporters maintain that Sanders can’t deliver on his promises, especially since he would need to persuade large numbers of congressional leaders to vote for his policies. One of the key problems President Obama has had is his inability to pass significant legislation in the midst of a Republican-controlled congress, which won’t likely change for at least the first two years of a hypothetical Sanders administration.

Will the debates, like tonight’s battle of wills, help the American People decide between these two liberal rivals with different approaches to governance, or are they empty shows, offering little help to viewers trying to sort out the 2016 race? What do you think, dear reader?

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