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Wednesday News: “Hillary Clinton Captures Historic Nomination;” “Bill Clinton’s Love Song;” Kaine’s “Immigration Optimism”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, July 27. Also check out Bill Clinton’s superb speech last night. Go Hillary!

  • Video: Former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright — Trump undermines fight against ISIS by alienating our Muslim partners


  • Video: Cecile Richards addresses the 2016 DNC


  • Video: Howard Dean’s speech at 2016 DNC


  • Audio: LG Ralph Northam discusses Tim Kaine pick for VP, presidential races


  • Raving bigot EW Jackson’s latest insanity


  • Video: Virginia Dem delegates lavish praise on Tim Kaine


  • Video: Donna Brazile Superb Speech at Democratic National Convention


  • Video: Joe Biden Says “The Truth Is, Donald Trump Knows Nothing About Foreign Policy”


  • TPP
  • Statement from Jake Sullivan on Donald Trump’s Press Conference Today

    After Donald Trump’s comments at his press conference today Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Jake Sullivan released the following statement:

    “This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent. That’s not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue.

  • Video: David Gregory says “I’ve run out of words to express my shock” at Donald Trump, “this is truly beyond the pale,” he’s like “a child playing with matches.”


  • VA-04 Dem nominee Donald McEachin rips Trump’s comments as “reckless, dangerous, and frankly anti-American.”

    “Donald Trump’s unprecedented comments are reckless, dangerous, and frankly anti-American. He has called on a foreign power — Russia, no less — to violate United States law. He has publicly sought foreign intervention to benefit his campaign for president. These facts should horrify every American.

    “Under Vladimir Putin, the Russian government has been a danger to its neighbors — and to its own citizens. We should strive always to deal with them from a position of strength. Instead, Donald Trump is playing a dangerous game of preemptive appeasement, inviting Russia to meddle in our affairs and threatening to pull out of NATO. This reckless talk endangers our global standing and our security.

    “I urge those who have publicly supported Donald Trump — leaders like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell — to immediately revoke their endorsements. If they will not, I ask them to explain, in light of these new comments, how Donald Trump is deserving of the presidency — or any other role in our civic life.”

  • Video: “Trump’s Reckless Denial of Climate Change is Dangerous”

    Tonight, the Democratic National Convention Committee will release a new video called, “Not Reality TV.” The video was produced by James Cameron and Maria Wilhelm, narrated by Sigourney Weaver and features Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Black, Don Cheadle and America Ferrara from “Years of Living Dangerously,” the Emmy Award-winning series on climate change.

    “Not Reality TV” underscores that climate change is an urgent threat to our planet and a defining challenge of our time, and makes clear how high the stakes are in this election. The video reminds viewers that Donald Trump has made clear that he believes climate change is a hoax, and how as president he would not only refuse to take steps to curb climate change but actually roll back the progress we’ve made.

    Hillary Clinton believes that we can tackle climate change by making America the world’s clean energy superpower, creating millions of well-paying jobs, taking bold steps to slash carbon pollution at home and around the world, and ensuring no Americans are left out or left behind as we rapidly build a clean energy economy.


  • From the LuAnn Bennett for Congress campaign:

    FLASHBACK: Kaine Carries Counties Crucial to VA-10

    Kaine’s Success Among Moderate Republicans Underscore Trouble for Rep. Comstock

    McLean – Ahead of Sen. Kaine acceptance of the vice presidential nomination, a look back at his electoral success in counties that make up the Virginia’s 10th district outline an even clearer path for victory for moderate Democrats like LuAnn Bennett and points to how a Clinton-Kaine ticket will peel away moderate Republicans dissatisfied with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    In 2012, the last time Sen. Tim Kaine ran for office, he carried several crucial counties that make up Virginia’s 10th district, winning Fairfax County by a 22-point margin, Prince William county by 14 points, Loudoun county by a six-point margin and Winchester by four points.

    This success spells trouble for far-right Barbara Comstock, who continues to support Donald Trump, has voted with House Republicans 90 percent of the time and has been described by as “as conservative as any right-winger could desire.” Rep. Comstock has never run in a Presidential year, with high turnout and an energized Virginia Democratic base.

    A comparison of Kaine’s numbers to Trump’s further reinforces the notion that moderate Republicans will pull away from the GOP standard bearer. In Loudoun county, which makes up much of the 10th district, Trump is down 8 points to Clinton; in the GOP presidential primary, Trump garnered less than 28 percent, losing to establishment Republican Marco Rubio.

    Prominent VA GOP leaders see trouble for Rep. Comstock if Clinton’s lead grows any further, a likely scenario with Kaine on the ticket. Former NRCC chairman and VA-11 representative Tom Davis told National Journal, “If [Trump] loses it by 10 points, it’s hard to see her surviving.”

    “Even leaders in Rep. Comstock’s own party know she’s in dire trouble with Sen. Kaine on the ticket and a strong Democratic challenger in LuAnn Bennett,” LuAnn Bennett spokesman Robert Howard said. “Moderate voters in Loudoun, Winchester, Fairfax and Prince William counties, and all across the 10th are already voicing their frustration with a do nothing Congress and a representative that is out of touch with their values. That’s only going to grow as we get closer to November.”

  • New Video “Our America” Highlights Our Nation’s Diversity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKWDQdXunXw&feature=youtu.be

  • Video: New Democratic National Convention Video on Sandy Hook “My Mother”


  • Video: Gov. Martin O’Malley’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention


  • Video: Orlando Pulse Nightclub Mom Christine Leinonen powerful, emotional address to Dem Convention

  • Video: Director Lee Daniels Addresses Democratic National Convention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34perEiejMU

  • Video: Broadway stars perform ‘What the World Needs Now’ at 2016 Democratic National Convention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf6FlJz7Hdk

  • Video: Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords address 2016 Dem National Convention


  • Video: Charleston shooting survivors: ‘No one should feel how we feel, how we suffered’

  • Video: Former Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey’s full speech at DNC 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOFBRQOZ-TM

  • Video: Rear Admiral John Hutson destroys Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention


  • Video: Leon Panetta kicks Donald Trump’s pathetic rear end


  • Video: VP Joe Biden asks, “How can there be pleasure in saying you’re fired?”


  • VP Biden’s full speech – America OWNS the finish line, and so does Joe Biden!