One DNC staffer already apologized over the DNCLeaks… you can find the story on Politico
How earnest, right? Meanwhile, Centrist Democrats are calling people even bringing up the leaks “not for party unity” or “a vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Trump”
Remember when the democratic establishment called the Sanders wing conspiracy theorists for crying out about Clinton and the DNC being tied together? TODAY, IT’S IN BLACK AND WHITE.The DNC actively promoted Clinton ahead of Sanders and went to extreme, dirty lengths to do so. That is not democracy. That is a dictatorship. That is dishonesty.
Quite frankly, i don’t care what other names or accusations establishment democrats lob at us (the left wing of the democratic party). Actually, people are leaving the party in droves, so i guess we can be called independents again.
Alas, we represent millions of voters.. The lawsuit filed against the DNC by a Miami-based attorney is serious about getting people back the MILLIONS of dollars they funneled for a campaign that was silenced from the beginning!
What the DNC committed was collusion - hence, the law suits being filed against the DNC. How can people still absolve Clinton from all wrongdoing in an effort to disavow a nationalist, chauvinistic pig like Trump? Want to make politics transparent, Clinton supporters? You need to hold your candidate accountable. Tweet CNN, MSNBC, HuffingtonPost, etc. for continued media black out on these matters. Call the DNC. All phone numbers and culprits have been released.
We cannot stand by the accusation that the Democratic party has become the opportunist party - a party that cries equality and opportunity solely to get votes while the opposing party calls for borders and dangerous rhetoric
We cannot stand by a party that used Latino voters and LGBT voters - look it up in the leaks
I cannot stand one more centrist democrat telling me I need to “get in line” and support the “REAL” Candidate. That’s the bullshit they said since the beginning and now the leaked emails prove how vile and deep they went to block and disenfranchise the Sanders campaign before it even gained momentum.
If party unity means we can’t hold the Clinton Camp and DWS accountable for the disastrous, unlawful DNCLeaks, ignore lawsuits, and pretend this is all better than Trumps’ camp, then fuck party unity. Fuck both the democratic and republican parties. We need to stand by the people.
Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce that they are
striking an acquisition deal, according to sources close to the
situation. The news is expected by Monday, although it could come
earlier or later.
But Yahoo told other bidders this afternoon — those
interested in buying Yahoo have included private equity firm TPG and a
group led by Quicken Loans’ Dan Gilbert — that the telco giant was the
winner of the four-month process, said sources.
The transaction of about $5 billion still has to pass
regulatory muster and also faces difficult integration issues. Also, the
reception of the deal from Verizon shareholders will be an issue.
As per usual, there is always a chance it will not work
out and one of the other bidders — most likely Gilbert — might lob in
another offer once the terms are revealed.
Those terms are still unclear, including whether
Verizon’s deal includes some or all of Yahoo’s patent and real estate
assets, which have some (though diminishing) value.
Verizon is set to report its quarterly results on
Tuesday, and sources said the pair hope to be able to announce details
of the deal before then, if possible.
In any case, the move is not a surprise, given Verizon
has been public in its interest in buying Yahoo and it has always been
and others reported Friday that the Yahoo board had settled on Verizon,
but the other bidders had still not been officially informed. Verizon
was considered the safest bid among those made and most attractive,
especially after Verizon upped its initial bid substantially. In
addition, said sources, the willingness of Verizon to accept some
“hairy” issues at Yahoo — including a less-than-ideal search deal with
Mozilla and also large stock compensation costs.
The deal, which has been shepherded by Verizon’s EVP of
Product Innovation and New Businesses Marni Walden and AOL head Tim
Armstrong, will be a big leap for the company, which has been seeking to
add to its ad tech and digital content offerings. Verizon bought AOL a
year ago for $4.4 billion to start that process.
But that effort has been mixed so far. For example, its
Go90 mobile video service, aimed at teens, has gotten a lot of criticism
from investors. There are also worries about how well Verizon will fare
going up against digital ad powerhouses like Facebook and Google.
Adding Yahoo’s assets to its weaponry could help — its
BrightRoll programmatic video ad service is considered a plus — but a
lot of its display tools are aimed at solving yesterday’s problems.
Verizon will also be getting a mass of media assets, some
of which are still powerful, such as Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports,
and others not so much. Under CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo spent large sums
on content — such as its $1 billion acquisition of Tumblr and a deal to
bring TV news star Katie Couric to the network — that have not paid off.
The same is true with Mayer’s intense — and many say
misguided — plunge into mobile search technology, in an effort to make
an end run around Google. Very little of her massive investment there
has seen the light of day, and it is not clear if Verizon will continue
Also no surprise: Mayer is not expected to stay on after
the deal is wrapped up in the fall, said sources, and it is unclear how
many of Yahoo’s current execs will remain. Many have had their options
accelerated, but someone has to keep the lights on until Verizon gets to
fully claim its prize.
It seems likely that effort will be run by Armstrong, who had once tried to get Mayer to consider merging the companies. He was pretty much rebuffed by her, but the idea of an AOL-Yahoo merger has been around for a long time and almost happened a few of those times.
Here’s me writing about possible mergers of the pair in 2006. Then in 2008! Also 2010! And 2011!
By the way, when AOL was really powerful in the mid-1990s, Yahoo was
also given an offer by then-exec Ted Leonsis, as I reported in my book
on AOL from then. (Conclusion: I have been covering Yahoo and AOL for too long.)….
Amanda Steele knows how to do makeup on-the-go. Get the look she wears to blogger meet-ups with Maybelline Spider Effect Mascara, Dream Pure BB Cream, Master Precise Curvy Eyeliner. That bold brow? She got it using Brow Drama Pomade Crayon.
A Primer for the 2016 Republican National Convention
After what feels like an interminably long, strange, and sometimes terrible primary season, we find ourselves here in Cleveland. This is where it ends, and where it begins. The weeks of speculation about Vice Presidential picks and endorsements, about grassroots #NeverTrump movements, about party platforms, about protests and riots, about the fleeting dream of a dramatic, brokered convention - this is where it all stops. After next week, all that remains is a long, hot summer. November seems like a distant dream.
Let’s do this.
What’s the Convention for, again?
Nominally, the Republican National Convention is for selecting a Presidential candidate. But as we all know at this point, Donald Trump’s final delegate count - 1,447 delegates - is well in excess of the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination. His nomination is all but assured - but the delegates still have to meet and vote, not only on Trump’s nomination, but on the rules of the convention itself, the Republican platform for the coming election, party rules and regulations, and other minutiae.
The conventions are about rallying the party’s base and communicating what their message is going to be from now until November. Just as importantly, though, the conventions are about free media. Speeches given at the RNC and the DNC are broadcast live over just about every major news station in the country, which means that over the next two weeks, you can turn on just about any channel at prime time and someone will be giving a speech or something will be happening on the convention floor.
What’s this #NeverTrump movement I keep hearing people talk about in more and more urgent, desperate tones?
#NeverTrump is a movement within the Republican party led by a loose coalition of relative moderates who believe that Trump’s nomination would be a disaster. Their efforts at organizing around this banner to date have been lackluster at best, and the convention is their Alamo. The basic idea is that anti-Trump delegates will attempt to amend the GOP convention rules to allow delegates to vote for anyone they want, and that in so doing, they would snatch the nomination away from Trump and give it to someone less harrowing.
Any amendment to the rules platform requires a majority vote from the delegates, so I wouldn’t hold my breath.
What is the Party Platform?
Think of the platform as being a document that outlines a party’s core beliefs. It’s a collaborative effort between delegates at the convention’s platform committee, and for that reason, it often reflects the policies of both the candidate and the candidate’s opponents. It’s a product of compromise, but every election, the platform serves as a snapshot of sorts for where the party and its values are headed. You can go back years and years and see how each candidate helped to shape their respective platforms - Romney’s platform, which is still online, was focused strongly on the economy, for instance, whereas the Bush platforms were focused on national security.
This year’s platform combines Trump’s stances on immigration and national security with the staunch social conservatism we saw from supporters of this campaign’s runner-up, Ted Cruz (remember him?). As a result, the GOP party platform is… very, very conservative. Here are a few highlights!
The platform will call for a wall to be built along our border with Mexico to keep out immigrants.
It endorses certain states’ efforts to pass anti-Transgender “bathroom bills.”
The platform itself won’t be finalized and voted on until the end of the day today, Monday the 18th. So until then, the language is up in the air. But by all accounts, many parts of the platform tack to the right of even Trump himself is fairly moderate on trade and LGBT issues.
Pence, Trump’s VP nominee, will also be there - probably not because he wants to be so much as because he has to be.
The former mayor of New York is an outspoken fan of Trump.
Former Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential nominee, Palin is also an outspoken fan of Trump. Come to think of it, are there any Trump fans who aren’t outspoken? Are there Trump supporters on the down-low, just praying that nobody finds out they want to deport Syrian refugees?
The Entire Trump Family (No, Seriously, Like, All of Them)
Scott Baio, For Some Reason
That’s right, Charles in Charge himself. Joanie Loves Chachi, but Chachi apparently loves the idea of a wall across the Mexican-American border. This is a case of Arrested… Development. Nailed it.
Of course, just as interesting as who will be at the convention is who won’t be. A swath of Trump’s ex-rivals, including Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and a whole congressional delegation of people who oppose Trump will be absent - unusual for an event that is historically a chance for the party to vocally unite behind the candidate.