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Does Hillary need Superdelegates more in 2016 than Obama did in 2008?

Hillary Clinton will almost certainly clinch the Democratic nomination with the aid of superdelegates -- and it is not uncommon for a Democratic candidate to do so in a competitive late season primary. Barack Obama also needed a boost from superdelegates in 2008, though Clinton is relying slightly more on superdelegates than Mr. Obama did.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/democratic-superdelegates-how-does-2016-compare-to-2008/

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If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, as expected, it will only be because the party insiders make it so. The votes of individual Democratic voters nationwide will not have spoken.

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Mother of Benghazi victim fires back at Hillary Clinton she's a liar

Interesting that Hilary never bothered to contact the mother.....

Oh lord. Are people STILL trying to make Benghazi happen?

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If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, as expected, it will only be because the party insiders make it so. The votes of individual Democratic voters nationwide will not have spoken.

Huh? :blink: Where is this copied and pasted from?

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If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, as expected, it will only be because the party insiders make it so. The votes of individual Democratic voters nationwide will not have spoken.

Erm. Clinton has the most votes out of everyone running so far and what is it? 3 million more than Bernie or something like that.

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If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, as expected, it will only be because the party insiders make it so. The votes of individual Democratic voters nationwide will not have spoken.

honey honey honey don't mix it with alcohol! LOL

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I've said this before, but it's amazing how the lot of you insult people directly when they something you don't agree with (or is wrong).

:rolleyes: but oh Lordy lord let's not post one of the millions of pictures of Hillary looking insane because that's SEXIST

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People are foolish to believe that Hillary has this in the bag.

Trump trounced the GOP chosen ones. That's not an easy thing to do in a Republican primary. He beat the chosen GOP machine (Jeb Bush), the Jesus candidate (Ted Cruz), and the middle of the road candidate (Kasich).

All the Republicans and Democrats in the media laughed that he could possibly be the Republican nominee.

Now, all the Democrats are laughing that he could possibly be President. WAKE THE FUCK UP.

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State Dept. Audit Faults Hillary Clinton in emails

State Dept. Audit Faults Hillary Clinton in Emails

By MICHAEL BIESECKER AND BRADLEY KLAPPER, ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON May 25, 2016, 11:18 AM ET

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Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit found Wednesday.

The inspector general's 78-page analysis, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, cites "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" related to the agency's communications. These started before Clinton's appointment as secretary of state, but her failures were singled out as more serious.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/apnewsbreak-state-dept-audit-faults-clinton-emails-39365621

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State Dept. watchdog: Clinton violated email rules

The State Department inspector general concluded that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agencys policies on records, according to a report released to lawmakers on Wednesday that also revealed Clinton expressing reluctance about an official email account and hacking attempts on her private server.

The agency on Wednesday released the long-awaited findings on the email controversy to Capitol Hill, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO, providing just the latest turn in the headache-inducing saga that has dogged Clinton's campaign.

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Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hillary-clinton-email-inspector-general-report-223553#ixzz49gOOGSql

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A broken system that started before she arrived and fixed with Kerry. Rice and Powell did the same thing. Next.

Exactly. They would have to be hauled off as well if Hillary were to get in trouble.

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Hillary Clinton failed to report several hacking attempts, grew afraid of opening emails

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons use of a secret email to conduct official business broke a number of department policies, an inspector general concluded in a report sent to Capitol Hill Wednesday that also suggests she used the account to try to hide her communications from the public.

The 83-page report, obtained by The Washington Times, is devastating in its evaluation of Mrs. Clintons behavior, saying it can find no record of her getting approval from either security or legal staffers for her unique arrangement. The report also undercuts many of her campaigns explanations for her use of the system, dismisses comparisons to her predecessors email use, and points to repeated hacking attempts that she failed to report.

After one of the 2011 hack attempts Mrs. Clintons tech staffer shut the server down for a few minutes, hoping that would solve the situation, but quickly warned top aides not to send Mrs. Clinton anything sensitive after the attempted breach, according to the report, which was obtained by The Washington Times.


After another suspicious attempt Mrs. Clinton said she was scared to open email but failed to report the matter.

Notification is required when a user suspects compromise of, among other things, a personally owned device containing personally identifiable information, the investigators said. However, OIG found no evidence that the Secretary or her staff reported these incidents to computer security personnel or anyone else within the Department.


At one point in 2010, Mrs. Clintons emails were ending up in subordinates spam filters because they were coming from a non-state.govaccount. One of her top aides urged her to sign up for an official account or letting everyone in the department know of her address so she could be added as a verified account, but she refused, saying she didnt want any risk of the personal being accessible.

In 2011, technology staffers proposed giving her an official department Blackberry to replace her personal device, which was malfunctioning but warned it would make her messages subject to open-records requests. Her top personal aide, Huma Abedin, rejected the suggestion, saying it doesnt make a whole lot of sense.

Mrs. Clinton, in a striking move, refused to cooperate with the probe. All of her colleagues did: current Secretary John Kerry and former Secretaries Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright.

Mrs. Clintons staff was also reluctant, the investigators said. Her chief of staff, deputy chiefs of staff and her technology gurus all refused to cooperate with the probe.

The emails have proved damaging to Mrs. Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Her campaign didnt immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday morning, but she has said her use of the secret email account was not a good choice.

Still, shes insisted she did not break any laws and did not risk secure information.

The new report lays out many of the details of Mrs. Clintons server. The domain name clintonemail.com was registered on Jan. 13, while she was still serving in the Senate and before she was confirmed to be secretary on Jan. 21.

State Department staffers were repeatedly asked to help solve problems with Mrs. Clintons server and her devices, such as her Blackberry particularly in trying to communicate between her secret address and the state.gov accounts used by most of her subordinates.

But the inspector general was unable to discover who gave the final approval for Mrs. Clinton to use the odd arrangement. The departments legal office said it was not asked to review or approve the setup, and was unaware of anyone else approving it though some of them did email Mrs. Clinton on her secret account.

Democrats have pointed to Mr. Powell, who also used a personal email account while at the department, as precedent for Mrs. Clintons actions.

The Inspector General confirmed what we have known all along that Secretary Clinton followed the practice of her predecessor when she used a personal email account, said Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. While Secretary Clinton preserved and returned tens of thousands of pages of her emails to the Department for public release, Secretary Powell returned none. Republicans need to stop wasting taxpayer dollars singling out Secretary Clinton just because she is running for President.

But the inspector general said the IT environment was fluid during Mr. Powells time in office, and had firmed up substantially by the time Mrs. Clinton took office.

During her tenure, the department specifically warned employees not to send information deemed sensitive but unclassified outside of the internal network, and said if they needed to do so, they should speak with tech staffers to work out a solution. Mrs. Clinton never.

OIG found no evidence that Secretary Clinton ever contacted IRM to request such a solution, despite the fact that emails exchanged on her personal account regularly contained information marked as SBU, the investigators said.


http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/25/hillary-clinton-failed-report-several-hacking-atte/

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lol @ Bernie's fans fapping away viciously to the Right-wing Washington Times report praying that Bernie is somehow going to steal those 3 million votes away from her and clinch the nomination. Onto how she murdered her lover Vince Foster and how she's also a lesbian.

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That's about as funny as your not knowing how the voting process works and then crying foul.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, a sociopath, Donald Trump is running for president. The rest of us have bigger things to worry about.

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Speaking of emails.

Oops.

Trump Campaign Leaks Its Own Strategy After Accidentally Emailing Journalist

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Politico reported Wednesday that the Donald Trump campaign will soon roll out a series of attacks on Hillary Clinton based on her involvement in the Whitewater real estate scandal, citing an internal Trump campaign/RNC email.

That in itself is a big scoop, but the story of how the email ended up their hands to begin is particularly amusing:

The email was obtained by POLITICO when Trump campaign spokeswoman
Hope Hicks
, who [Trump campaign adviser
Michael Caputo
] copied on his request to the RNC, accidentally responded instead to
Marc Caputo
, a POLITICO reporter who is not related to the Republican consultant.

Hicks also gave away the fact that RNC staffer Michael Abboud might soon be jumping over to the Trump campaign. “He is still an employee of the RNC and we need to be sensitive to that until he comes over to our team full time,” Hicks told Politico’s Caputo.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-campaign-leaks-its-own-strategy-after-accidentally-emailing-journalist/

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If Donald Trump were a smart man, he’d be doing everything he possibly could to woo New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez who has not yet thrown her support behind him. She is the perfect GOP poster woman — “tough” on crime, anti-immigration, pro-corporate tax cuts, opposes Obamacare, and she is anti-gay marriage. However, instead of doing what a typical candidate would do and trying to win Governor Martinez over with his plans for the future, Trump has chosen to attack and bully an endorsement out of her.


During a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday night, the presumptive Republican nominee slammed the governor to his vapid supporters:


“We have got to get your governor to get going. She’s got to do a better job. Okay? Your governor has got to do a better job. She’s not doing the job. Hey! Maybe I’ll run for governor of New Mexico. I’ll get this place going. She’s not doing the job. We’ve got to get her moving. Come on: Let’s go, governor.”


Trump went on to say,”Syrian refugees are being relocated in large numbers to New Mexico. If I was governor, that wouldn’t be happening.”


LIES!


First of all, Governor Martinez is one of those Republicans who has no interest in helping Syrian refugees. She believes that the government doesn’t vet refugees; basically, she has no idea what she is talking about. Because of her lack of education on how resettlement works, her state is not very welcoming. In fact, the Refugee Processing Center reports only ten Syrian refugees have been settled in New Mexico since 2011, the year Martinez assumed office.


TEN. That’s the “large number” of Syrians Trump is talking about.


So, the question of the day is: Did Trump’s speech convince the governor to support him?


Not even a little.


Martinez spokesman Mike Lonergan issued a statement responding to Trump’s criticism:


“Apparently, Donald Trump doesn’t realize Governor Martinez wasn’t elected in 2000, that she has fought for welfare reform, and has strongly opposed the President’s Syrian refugee plan. But the pot shots weren’t about policy, they were about politics. And the Governor will not be bullied into supporting a candidate until she is convinced that candidate will fight for New Mexicans. Governor Martinez doesn’t care about what Donald Trump says about her – she cares about what he says he will do to help New Mexicans. She didn’t hear anything about that today.”


Good for her. I may disagree nearly all of Governor Martinez’s policies but at least she isn’t going to allow a misogynistic jackass bully her into submission.

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That's about as funny as your not knowing how the voting process works and then crying foul.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, a sociopath, Donald Trump is running for president. The rest of us have bigger things to worry about.

Like what? Seriously, name one thing besides Trump winning.

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