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A redacted version of the Mueller Report has finally been released. You can read the report in full here, but there are many troubling elements already becoming clear: Donald Trump and his campaign absolutely welcomed Russian interference in the 2016 election, and Trump absolutely committed obstruction on at least 10 different occasions. While Robert Mueller said the special counsel’s office did not believe it had the legal authority to charge Trump with crimes, it most certainly passed that baton to Congress, which does have that legal authority. (You can read more about that in this post by my colleague Kerry Eleveld.)
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is giving it another go, launching a second campaign for the White House four years after surprising Democrats with a strong bid for the party's 2016 nomination.
And intriguingly, Sanders suggested he'd try to hold her feet to the fire once she got into office.
Bernie Sanders, while expressing his disappointment in losing the party nomination, called Monday night for Democrats to support Hillary Clinton and unite behind what he described as “the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party.” Sanders implored his thousands of supporters in Philadelphia to support not him—the insurgent who had made much of that platform happen—but the soon-to-be-nominee Clinton, the former centrist Democrat who defeated him. It was a speech that was hardly met with wild acclamation. There were many cheers, but also many tears on the floor as Bernie left the stage. And despite the calls for unity, it left the key question—Did he quell the hunger for mutiny?—in doubt Read more: http://www.politico.
Bernie Sanders on Monday and Tuesday led an orchestrated attempt by Democratic leaders to pull their party together, but simmering anger among his die-hard supporters proved that Democratic unity will be a work in progress.
Bernie Sanders vowed to continue the Democratic primary past the last primary race in June, forecasting a much longer battle with Hillary Clinton than her allies had hoped. "[Clinton] will need superdelegates to take her over the top at the convention in Philadelphia," Sanders said at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Sunday. "In other words, it will be a contested convention."
Exit polls are missing a lot of points about the black electorate in 2016.
In its early months, Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign suffered from the impression that it was a protest candidacy more about discussing issues than about electing a president. More recently, it has looked more like a genuine effort to deny Hillary Clinton the nomination — an effort that seems likely to fail. But judged by that earlier standard, Sanders has been highly successful. I'll use myself as an example: Thanks to Sanders — and specifically thanks to his campaign — I've come around to the idea that the correct tuition for qualified students at public colleges and universities is $0.
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