Bernie Sanders Opposed the ‘Corporate Welfare Program’ that Helped a Shady Clinton Crony Defraud Taxpayers

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Bernie Sanders, a principled liberal, does not like corporate welfare. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has built a successful career (and massive fortune) by trafficking in corporate welfare. Many of Clinton’s close friends and associates have also gotten a piece of the action. People like Claudio Osorio, a Miami businessman currently serving 12 years in federal prison for defrauding the U.S. government. Osorio sought and received help from both Bill and Hillary Clinton in obtaining a $10 million loan from the taxpayer-backed Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in 2010 for a housing project in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. It was all a scam. But that’s what friends are for.

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‘Deny’ and ‘Hoax’: Trump Words Intended to Shut Down Debate

Planned Parenthood videos: not a hoax. The moon landing, on the other hand...

I’m fascinated by the spread of words like “deny” and “hoax” in stories and headlines and tweets where they really have no place. Consider, for instance, this hilarious Media Matters headline:

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Hillary Clinton Games the Media

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Hillary Clinton hates the media, but she knows how to use it to her advantage. As Vox notes, she’s really good at telling people what they want to hear, and doing so in a place and time and manner of her choosing. Monday’s softball Q&A session on Facebook is a good example.

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Hillary Clinton and the Gender Card

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton and her campaign team have been excruciatingly opaque in terms of explaining where the journeyman candidate stands on key policy issues. However, they have been completely forthcoming when it comes to the “gender card.” She intends to play it early and often.

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING: Hillary Clinton Would Be the First Corporation to Win the Presidency

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Hillary Clinton, Inc., is not only vying to become one of the oldest world leaders in history, she is also trying to make history by becoming the first Corporation-American to be elected president. If successful, she would also become the first white Democrat to win the White House since her husband in 1992 (and 1996).

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Require Teens Be Paid Less so Businesses Will Hire More Teens

Local dope learns valuable skills / AP

Apparently Kansas City is raising its minimum wage to $13 by 2020, with a carveout for teens. This has caused grumbling amongst advocates for job-killing wage hikes. But Jordan Weissmann notes why this is not a terrible idea:

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The Modern Democratic Party, Explained in One Sentence

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The following sentence describes something that happened at the Netroots Nation gathering of liberal activists in Phoenix over the weekend. It explains the modern Democratic Party.

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Once Again, Elizabeth Warren Attacks Citigroup (Hillary Clinton’s Largest Source of Campaign Donations)

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Elizabeth Warren HATES Citigroup. Hillary Clinton is a big fan. Employees of the Wall Street bank are the single largest source of campaign donations to Hillary Clinton over the course of her political career.

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Hillary Clinton Sides With Big Oil

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Conservative Democrat Hillary Clinton was heckled by environmentalists Thursday during a New Hampshire town hall event, and for good reason. The Los Angeles Times reports:

[T]he gathering grew contentious when a woman representing an environmental advocacy group pressed Clinton on whether she would support banning fossil fuel extraction on public lands, including the use of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling technique commonly known as fracking.

Clinton had said in response to an initial yes-or-no question that she could not commit to such a ban until alternative sources of fuel were in place.

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ANALYSIS: Wall Street Likes Hillary Clinton More Than Bernie Sanders

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Wall Street bankers prefer Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders by a wide margin, a Free Beacon analysis has found. In the second quarter of 2015, here’s how much money each candidate reported receiving from employees of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Citigroup, Blackstone, and individuals listing their employer as “hedge fund.”

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ACTUALLY, It’s About Ethics in Aiding Blackmailers

The hero America needs right now. Only he can crush Gawker once and for all.

The Internet was all atwitter last night after Gawker published a groundbreaking story that simultaneously outed a non-public figure, thus likely ruining his marriage, and aided a gay prostitute in a blackmail scheme. No, seriously. Here’s Reason‘s pretty-much-on-the-money description of the story:

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Hillary Clinton Has Already Spent $1 Million on Polling (And Has Little to Show for It)

Underwater.

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has already spend nearly $1 million on polling, records show. The campaign, which has endeavored to project a carefree, spontaneous vibe, has apparently been ruthlessly poll-testing its messaging to the tune of $904,915 in the first quarter of 2015. Unfortunately, while all that money may have helped produce soothing terms like “everyday Americans” and “revenue enhancements,” it has failed to craft a message that improves Hillary’s standing in the public eye.

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Corrupt Organization Hires Former Clinton Aide’s Consulting Firm

Bill Clinton chums it up with disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter. (AP)

Corrupt soccer conglomerate FIFA has retained the consulting firm founded by former Clinton aide Doug Band after several FIFA officials were indicted as part of a U.S. Justice Department investigation, the BBC reports:

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Bojack Horseman Mini-Review

Bojack Horseman surrounded by his friends

Spoiler warning: Plot points for the first season of Bojack Horseman are mentioned below. 

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Highlights from the New York Times Profile of Hillary Clinton

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Mark Leibovich’s New York Times profile of journeyman presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is a must read. However, if you’d rather not spend the time, or have trouble following anything longer than a blog post, here are a few of the highlights:

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