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Sean Hannity says it’s the ‘total end’ of Fox News if this report is true

Sean Hannity said it would be the end of Fox News if reports from New York Magazine were true that they were looking into big changes in the management team of the network.
Fox News host and talk radio star Sean Hannity appeared alarmed at a report from the New York Magazine that Fox News was heading toward a management “shakeup” at the network after the accusations that took down Bill O’Reilly. Hannity said it would be the “total end” of Fox News if the report was true.

“I pray this is NOT true because if it is, that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it,” he tweeted. “Done.”

The scoop from Gabriel Sherman seemed to indicate that Fox News was close to firing the network’s co-president, Bill Shine. According to the report, Shine had asked the CEO and c0-chairman of the parent network company to make a public show of support for the co-president, but they refused.

Fox News’ CEO is James Murdock, and the co-chairman is Lachlan Murdock, sons of media mogul Rupert Murdock. They expanded their control over the network after former chief Roger Ailes resigned over his own sexual harassment scandal.

Fox News has been fighting a plethora of sexual harassment lawsuits and a recent filing alleging racial harassment and discrimination from former and current network employees.

The sources said Shine made the request because of withering press coverage of Fox News in recent weeks. A source added that Shine has privately complained that Rupert “isn’t fighting for him” in the press, which is why he wanted explicit support from the sons.

The New York Magazine first reported other rumors from Fox News that later turned out to be true, and this adds heft to the current reporting.

Through a Fox News spokesperson, Shine denied personally going to James and Lachlan for a statement. A Murdoch spokesperson said Shine did not directly ask for a statement.

Shine had been Hannity’s producer before making his way up through the executive ranks of the network. He made a cryptic accusation about the machinations at the network, which sparked much speculation about his meaning.

He followed up with a tweet of a hashtag “I stand with Bill,” and then another reading, “I stand with Shine.”

Hannity has been using his platform on his cable news show to blast accusations from a former guest who said he invited her to his hotel and then banned her from his show when she refused. This comes just one week after Bill O’Reilly resigned over sexual harassment allegations, and while “The Five” co-host Jesse Watters is criticized for an apparent sexual remark about Ivanka Trump.

London Terrorist Was Investigated For ‘VIOLENT EXTREMISM’ But The P*SSIES Let Him Go

Real shocker, right? The Terrorist thug was ‘known to law enforcement’.

School teacher, teaches English.

Married. Father of Three.

Hobbies include Bodybuilding and Jihad.

Even the Prime Minister was talking about him

Thousands of defiant Londoners gather in Trafalgar Square for a candlelit vigil to remember the victims of Westminster terror attack
Tourists and locals alike gathered tonight for a candlelit vigil in the square at the invitation of Sadiq Khan
It was a moving tribute to the police officer and two members of the public slain by terrorist Khalid Masood
Sadiq Khan said: ‘Evil and twisted individuals who tried to destroy our shared way of life will never succeed’
Speaking in House of Commons PM Theresa May said: ‘We are not afraid and our resolve will never waiver’
Khalid Masood drove 4×4 into pedestrians and stabbed policeman before being shot dead by armed police
By Charlie Moore and Alex Matthews For Mailonline

London was plunged into eerie silence tonight as thousands gathered in Trafalgar Square for a candlelit vigil to remember yesterday’s terror attack victims.
In a moving tribute to the policeman and two members of the public slain by ‘lone wolf’ terrorist Khalid Masood, locals and tourists stood shoulder to shoulder and held up their flames which flickered in the cold evening breeze.
It was a rare moment of quiet reflection for the thousands of busy Londoners who came straight to the square from work. One captured the mood with the words: ‘So many people but so peaceful.’

Jews, Christians, Muslims, atheists, pensioners and babies all came together to observe a minute’s silence for the three victims of the Westminster attack – PC Palmer, Spanish teacher Aysha Frade and US tourist Kurt Cochran.
They held up Union Jacks, planted their candles in beds of sand and left poignant cards and prayers on the ground.
The vigil was organised by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who invited people to come together to pay their respects from 6pm.
Joined by senior politicians including Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Mr Khan told the packed venue: ‘Those evil and twisted individuals who tried to destroy our shared way of life will never succeed and we condemn them.
‘The victims were people who came from all corners of our world. This a time to express our gratitude to the heroism of our police officers and emergency services who ran towards danger to help, and at the same time they encouraged others to run for safety.
‘London is a great city, full of amazing people from all backgrounds. When Londoners face adversity we always pull together. We stand up for our values and show the world we are the greatest city in the world.’
Home Secretary Amber Rudd paid tribute to ‘courageous and brave’ police officer Keith Palmer, stabbed to death by the Westminster attacker, saying: ‘He was courageous, he was brave, and he was doing his duty.
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CIA Turns Over Names of Classified Leakers to DOJ

With almost every day that passes, it seems the administration of President Donald Trump gets hit with a new, media-generated controversy, and one conservative Washington veteran says he knows why…

…and that the Trump White House knows who is responsible.

The Conservative Tribune reports,

Joseph diGenova, former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia during the Reagan administration, told the conservative website Lifezette that CIA officials know who is behind the leaks of classified information to The New York Times and The Washington Post and other media.

Furthermore, those officials have reportedly passed the names of those behind the leaks to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been caught up in the scandal-manufacturing machine himself.

The Trump administration has been battling controversy for a large part of its term thus far, but the real fight, says diGenova, is not in these scandals, but with federal employees loyal to former President Barack Obama and their willingness to flout their responsibilities to follow partisan lines.

The CIA has not yet released the names of the people that they reportedly have identified, but if they really have the informants, they likely will soon.

Although this is based on a preliminary report, it’s extremely important. If true, and they have the right people, it means two giant things.

First of all, if these informants are really entrenched federal employees, it shows a connection between Barack Obama’s administration (and the Democrat Party as a whole) and subverting the current president, which is massive.

Second, it means sealing things up so that our intelligence is secure from leaks in the future, which is vital to the security of this country.

It is astounding that partisan federal employees can let classified information go because they don’t like the current administration.

Then again, it is the left. Acting out when you don’t get your way is pretty much the way they deal with things.

North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Not Only Left Mountains of Garbage, They Also Abandoned Their Pets



The so called environmentalists came to North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and lost. Now, as the cleanup of their protest camp begins, authorities have found it to be a disaster zone. There’s enough garbage and human waste to fill 2,500 pickup trucks.

With the ending of the winter months approaching, they fear the spring flooding could wash this waste into the Missouri River, polluting it and other waterways. Yet, efforts to prevent an environmental disaster before the spring have hit another obstacle. Besides leaving heaps of garbage, protesters have left their pets. Now, volunteers at a local animal rescue group—Furry Friends—are conducting searches to make sure there are no more missing animals (via West Dakota Fox)

From Townhall

A hectic week as law enforcement worked to clear the Oceti Sakowin protest camp.

As officers moved in, and protesters moved out, garbage wasn’t the only thing abandoned.

Two dogs and six puppies were found and rescued at the main Dakota Access Pipeline Camp by Furry Friends Rockin Rescue.

The rescue has been working hard to catch ALL the animals that were left behind at the camp, but Furry Friends Rockin Rescue isn’t giving up on these abandoned pets.

Officials continue to work against the clock to clean up the main Dakota Access Pipeline Camp. While protesters are gone, some family members are stuck behind.

Way to treat Mother Earth and its inhabitants, environmental lefties.

Two dozen companies commit to leaving California


Arizona leaders are aiming to get California businesses to move to the Grand Canyon State as part of its “California 100” campaign. SOURCE: Mike
Two dozen California companies have said they are tired of the business-bashing in Sacramento, along with the high taxes — and they are now threatening to leave the state.
Prop 30 spurs business backlash as firms flock to flee Calif.
The day after Proposition 30 passed, triggering $6 billion in new annual taxes, Arizona launched a campaign to lure some of California’s top companies.

KCRA 3 has learned that 24 chief executives are flying to Phoenix, Ariz., to explore the land of lower taxes and a much friendlier business environment.

View photos — Ariz. launches campaign for Calif. businesses

“We can deliver the mayors, we can deliver the CEOs, we can deliver the legislative support,” said Barry Broome, president of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Broome launched his campaign to recruit California CEOs one day after voters in the Golden State approved Prop 30 last November, and the campaign is working.

Broome said 24 CEOs already have committed to leaving California.

“You start sending the wrong message to those folks and they start voting with their feet,” Broome said.

Dave Albertson is one of the people who found greater opportunities in the Grand Canyon State.

Albertson recently moved his marketing and technology company, Wholesalefund, from California to Arizona, where he now does business in a Scottsdale office park.

“Certainly when we were weighing the pros and cons, the operating costs and certainly some of the benefits of Arizona, (it) looked favorable,” Albertson told KCRA 3.

The Greater Phoenix region grew by 50,000 jobs last year.

Meanwhile, many California companies are thinning their ranks.

Chevron is moving 800 jobs from their Bay Area headquarters to Texas, and Waste Connections shifted more than 100 jobs to Texas from Folsom.

Other California firms are also on the move.

Business relocation expert Joe Vranich has been counting.

“I tracked for 2011, that 254 companies of all sizes and shapes and kinds left the state for primarily other states,” said Vranich, the president of Spectrum Location Services in Irvine.

He told KCRA 3 that companies leave California for three primary reasons: “High taxes, excessive regulations and the threat of really ridiculous lawsuits.”

And they are leaving for places such as Arizona, a state that means business.

The state is big on streamlining business regulations and cutting through bureaucratic red tape.

In Phoenix, the emphasis is on granting business permits very quickly.

Arizona’s fast-track permitting allows certified architects and engineers in Phoenix to get building permits in a single day.

By contrast, Duane Woods told KCRA 3 that California’s process is painfully slow.

As a former executive at Waste Management, the largest recycling company in the world, Woods moved his regional headquarters from California to Arizona.

“We started trying to permit a major recycling facility in LA at an old landfill site, mind you. That site is still not permitted to this day,” the former VP told KCRA 3.

Woods said the permitting process has taken more than 10 years, and there still is no facility in California.

Yet, it took just two years to build the same plant in Arizona.

“If you took a white board and said, how can we make it difficult, how many agencies can we layer on, California is just as complex as it can be,” Woods said. “It’s not an employer-friendly state. And to that end, it’s more difficult — definitely more costly to operate in.”

Of all the states, California ranks dead last for policy friendliness, with key negatives for high taxes, high workers compensation costs and high electricity costs, according to the most recent report from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.

But the Brown administration denies that California is bleeding jobs to other states, despite the 254 companies counted by Vranich.

“Well, we know businesses are concerned about tax policy,” said Kish Rajan, the director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, or GO-Biz for short.

“But at the same time Mike, I have to tell you — we see companies that are coming here, that are expanding here. Great names like Caterpillar, Amazon, Samsung, Sutter Health up here in the Sacramento area, VSP in the Sacramento area,” Rajan told KCRA 3.

But the former executive of Waste Management believes it’s too little, too late.

“Denial is not a strategy,” Woods told KCRA 3.

The California legislature is now considering a bill to add yet another paid holiday for state workers.

Meanwhile, Arizona has placed a moratorium on future regulations for business. The contrast exemplifies how Arizona and California have radically different values when it comes to business and labor.

California used to be a magnet for people to move from other states, but U.S. census data shows the population patterns have reversed.

Nearly 100,000 more people moved out of California than moved in, with the prime destinations being Texas and Arizona.

Of course, there are multiple reasons for people to leave a state, including family issues — so, not all the migration is job related.

But the trends continue to show California as a net exporter of people to other states.

In part three of “Arizona, Here We Come,” KCRA 3 looks at how Arizona’s top universities are part of the campaign to recruit California businesses.

Trump Outsmarts John Lewis, Elijah Cummings. Expect the Unexpected!

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are known for being race baiting-trouble starters in Washington. No matter what the issue, they will find a way to connect it to race. They have had nothing but negative things to say about our president, including calling his presidency “illegitimate”.

From Liberty Writers News

Last week, Trump was asked during his press conference why he hasn’t met with the CBC yet. He responded by saying that he would love to meet with them. In fact, President Trump DID try to reach out to meet with a prominent member of the CBC, Rep. Elijah Cummings, weeks ago.

Cummings canceled because such a meeting would be bad for him politically. He blamed the cancellation on his staff for not giving him the message.

Well, now Cummings has no excuse.

“President Trump has formally invited the entire Congressional Black Caucus to have a meeting with him personally.”

Let’s be honest, the CBC HATES that he did this. They are looking for any reason they can find to paint Trump as a racist, but he hasn’t given them one. On the contrary, Trump has already done more for the black community than Obama ever did.

President Trump even announced a new Executive Order specifically designed to help inner city minorities. The order eases the regulatory burden on historically black colleges and funnels more money to them for their academic needs.

How protesters plan to wreck Donald Trump’s inauguration

Anarchists who believe “the peaceful transition of power is a threat to all of us” are planning to lead thousands of protesters to Washington next week to ruin Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The group, called #DisruptJ20, is planning protests in cities nationwide on Jan. 20, but the protests in Washington would receive the most attention if the protesters’ plans succeed. Organizer Legba Carrefour told the Washington Examiner the protesters’ preparations began in June and are culminating in what they call “Operation Clusterfuck.” The #DisruptJ20 group is providing housing for 1,000 participants thus far and is working with other groups for its protest.

“We’re not making the argument that we’re going to stop the inauguration; that is a physical impossibility,” Carrefour said. “We are making the argument that we can ruin the notion that this is a peaceful transition of power.”

The first part of the plan involves blocking “all of the major ingresses into the city especially from the south,” meaning that the protesters intend to make entering the District from Virginia an “absolute nightmare” by closing highways and stopping trains headed into the city.

“You have to start looking at the idea of the metropolis is what actually furthers and enables global capitalism and the modern state,” Carrefour said. “The reason why Black Lives Matter started blocking highways was because highways and the normal functioning of the city is actually intrinsic to things like racism.”

The second component includes preventing people from attending the inauguration festivities by blockading each checkpoint to attend the inauguration. Carrefour said various groups coordinating with #DisruptJ20 are spearheading that effort, and individual checkpoints will have protesters championing various causes such as climate change and Black Lives Matter.

The human barriers created by the protesters will vary from checkpoint to checkpoint, meaning some protesters may simply stand in the way of people looking to enter while other protesters may look to do “technical lockdowns.” Technical lockdowns include such actions as the “sleeping dragon” in which two people stick their arms in PVC piping and then someone else chains or cements the inside so that removing the protesters would involve breaking their arms.

After that, the #DisruptJ20 protesters have multiple marches planned. One march will depart Columbus Circle at noon and head toward McPherson Square, a few blocks from the White House, for a rally that Carrefour said has obtained the necessary permits from the government. The National Park Service grants permits to groups demonstrating with more than 25 people on certain public lands in the nation’s capital. Three activist groups have applied for permits for McPherson Square, according to the National Park Service, but their permits were still “processing” as of Jan. 7.

While the Columbus Circle march will feature like-minded liberals unhappy with Trump, a separate “anti-capitalist” march that Carrefour said would be more “confrontational” will start from Logan Circle at 9 a.m. and go wherever it pleases. The Logan Circle march has no permit.

Less than one mile away from Logan Circle, a group called “Let America Hear Us, Roar for Trump” will demonstrate downtown near Dupont Circle. The National Park Service granted the pro-Trump group a permit for 500 anticipated participants.

Carrefour said the #DisruptJ20 group will be ready for any trouble it might encounter.

“We are preparing for the possibility of sporadic fights breaking out because people are very emotional about this,” Carrefour said. “So it wouldn’t shock us if confrontations did occur, however we do not anticipate any kind of mass melee to occur.”

Carrefour said the #DisruptJ20 crowd is not training its people in self-defense or instructing people to be violent, and he said the group is good at employing de-escalation techniques to prevent skirmishes. The organizers of the protest are planning training sessions for later this week.

If #DisruptJ20 protesters do get arrested, however, the protesters have a legal team in place. The protesters’ website provides legal guidance for participants, and Carrefour said two legal teams are assisting the group. One team will be in an office identifying the protesters headed to individual jails, while a secondary team will go to the jails to facilitate getting the protesters out of lockup.

John Kerry Caught In MASSIVE Corruption Scandal, It’s CONFIRMED

Secretary of State John Kerry lauded a program run by his daughter’s nonprofit as he announced an extension of its non-competitively awarded Department of State funding in 2014, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

“What we’re talking about here is a multi-million dollar effort that will strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers to deliver lifesaving HIV services,” Kerry said in December 2014, at a World AIDS Day event. “[I]t will build on the Global Health Service Partnership with Peace Corps and Seed Global Health.”

The 2014 comments appear to conflict with more recent Department of State claims that Kerry “played no role” in official decisions to funnel more than $9 million in sole-source contracts with the nonprofit that recruits volunteer doctors and nurses to medical schools in Third World countries.

The $9 million went to Seed Global Health — a nonprofit founded and managed by Dr. Vanessa Kerry — through the Peace Corps. The funds were awarded under the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) that Kerry’s daughter created in conjunction with officials from both agencies. The agencies then funded the nonprofit organization they helped bring into being.

The GHSP program began in 2012 while Vanessa’s father was a Democratic senator from Massachusetts and chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. That panel oversees both the Department of State and the Peace Corps.

Peace Corps and Seed officials discussed the expansion throughout 2015, until the nonprofit was awarded a four-year extension for $6.4 million of Department of State money in September, documents obtained by TheDCNF show.

That was the second Department of State-funded award the Peace Corps gave Seed without competition. It also extended the nonprofit’s work with the Peace Corps to a seven-year total, which violates an agency policy that limits contracts to five years.

Meanwhile, the Department of State argued that Kerry was not involved with the awards.

“There is absolutely no conflict of interest here,” agency spokesman John Kirby told TheDCNF Thursday. “As we have previously made clear, Secretary Kerry played no role in this decision making while in the Senate or subsequently while at the State Department.”

“No conflict of interest exists in our partnership with Peace Corps and the US government,” Seed spokesman Mark Marino previously told TheDCNF.

Juan Williams Get’s Hit With Devastating Reality After Saying 100% False Statement About Hillary


Juan Williams became a co-host on The Five after being booted from NPR. He has earned a reputation for being the most poorly informed commentator on Fox News. That was evidence once again when he attempted a last-minute prediction about the election that quickly blew up in his face.

“As we begin the contest, Clinton dominates the map,” Williams said about Election Day. “States that would be safe for any Democratic nominee give her just under 200 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win.”

“Then there are four states very likely to add to her total—Virginia and the Midwestern trio of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan,” he added. “If she can add Electoral College votes from Pennsylvania and New Hampshire—20 from the former and four from the latter—she is on the brink of victory. Either Colorado or Nevada would carry her over the finish line.”

Then she said the dumbest thing he’s said so far: “Arizona is worth watching too because the Democrats see the state as their best hope for an election night shocker.”

It’s no surprise that Juan’s ridiculous predictions turned out to be the polar opposite of what we saw on election night. It’s clear he’s been brainwashed by reporters in the mainstream media.

What do you think? Should Juan be booted from Fox News?

Leaked Email Reveals Left’s Long Term Strategy to Control the USA

A memo has leaked recently as part of the WikiLeaks releases from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. In it, the dark money Clinton talks about is actually evidenced — and it is being funneled to the left in an effort to fundamentally transform the United States.

The Daily Caller reported:

The memo went out to several major Clinton donors, including George Soros, Peter Lewis, Steve Bing and Herb and Marion Sandler, giving them a preview of an upcoming September 27, 2007 meeting between the donors and Podesta, who was president of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress at that time.
“Our meeting in New York brings together the most generous funders of progressive causes and progressive infrastructure in the country,” the memo read.

“We sit in September 2007, in a much different position than August 2003, when the same group literally jump-started an independent effort to change course in this country.”

From there, the memo goes on to illustrate the steps the left planned to take to divide the country and push their radical agenda.

“Control the political discourse” via a “strong echo chamber.”

So much effort over the past few years has been focused on better coordinating, strengthening, and developing progressive institutions and leaders.

Now that this enhanced infrastructure is in place—grassroots organizing; multi-issue advocacy groups; think tanks; youth outreach; faith communities; micro-targeting outfits; the netroots and blogosphere—we need to better utilize these networks to drive the content of politics through a strong ‘echo chamber’ and message delivery system.

As the Daily Caller noted, Obama adviser Ben Rhodes boasted about the use of the media as an “echo chamber” to frame the disastrous Iran Nuclear deal. Guess who created that echo chamber? It was a liberal non-profit that requested funding from none other than Soros.

Get out the Vote — i.e., the progressive vote.

“Non-partisan voter registration can be highly effective in delivering progressive voters to the polls,” the memo stated. “The Sandler family and OSI are already deeply involved in funding organizations to do this work in communities of color and with respect to unmarried women.”
“Securing advantageous demographic and geographical trends” for progressives.

The memo went on about the importance of essentially dividing and conquering. They want to divide the country along various demographic lines (race, gender, age, education level, economic strata, etc.) and secure them for the progressive movement. Millennials, women, and Latinos were seen as especially important to target.

While the memo specifically targeted Latinos, progressives think they’ve got blacks locked down. The memo described blacks as the “most reliable bloc in the Democratic camp.”

This is what the left is doing to “fundamentally transform” America and it is truly disturbing. You can take a look at the full memo below:

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So #uch e((ort over the past (ew years has been(ocused on better coordinating, strengthening, and developing progressive institutions and leaders+ 5ow that this enhanced in(rastructure is in place. grassroots organi!ing< #ulti;issue advocacy groups< thin) tan)s< youth outreach< (aith co##unities< #icro;targeting out(its< the netroots and blogosphere.we need to better utili!e these networ)s to drive the content o( politics through a strong 9echo cha#ber: and #essage delivery syste#+ • Set the !ta&e "or "+t+re )ro&re!!%e acton!( All o( this electoral activity will be(or naught i( we do not si#ultaneously advance a larger vision (or why progressive change is necessary and how speci(ic progressive legislation will achieve these goals+ Should progressives win in $&&*, the ne0t president and /ongress will (ace serious challenges in both cleaning up the #ess o( the Bush years and #oving signi(icant re(or#s in health care, energy, (oreign policy and ra2, poverty and #obility+ • Lea%e !omethn& ,ehnd( 3e should thin) o( invest#ents in $&&* as building bloc)s (or ongoing strategic ca#paigns and issue wor) in $&&= and beyond+ Si#ply getting progressives elected will not be enough to #aintain the political pressure and support necessary to pass progressive legislation and build a long;ter#, wor)ing #a1ority+ $ Strate&c O+t#oo "or the 2008 E#ecton!3HAT IS 4ICTOR5 IN 20086 7epublicans argue that $&&6 was an aberration in an otherwise ascendant center;right #a1ority built on conservative do#inance on national security and econo#ic issues and strong support (ro# white voters, the South and Heartland, and (a#ilies in rapidly growing e0urban counties+ 'his interpretation does not hold up given the results o( $&&6+ $&&6 was a watershed year (or progressives and the >e#ocratic Party+ >e#ocrats pic)edup ?& House seats and 6 Senate seats (or sli# #a1orities in both+ >e#ocrats won 6 governor8s seats and now hold a $* to $$ state advantage+ ‘hey pic)ed up ?$? state legislative seats and now control both legislative cha#bers in $? states and all three branches in @ states+ ‘he party holds a ;state advantage in ter#s o( Secretary o( State seats and a @=;state advantage a#ong state attorneys general positions+ n addition, all 6 states with #ini#u# wage initiatives passed the #easure, #ost inde0ing the #ini#u# wage to in(lation+ And o( @% #easures to li#it the power o( govern#ent, only one passedin AC although it was the only state to re1ect a gay #arriage ban”+ 3hile these gains are not unprecedented, they are on par with the 7epublican turn in @== and constitute a signi(icant shi(t in electoral ground toward progressives and >e#ocrats+ However, (urther realign#ent to progressives and the >e#ocrats is by no #eans inevitable+ -utside o( a national crisis, continued gains are li)ely to be slower and#ore (iercely contested+ n #any ways, the sta)es in $&&* will be greater than in previous elections+ ‘he conditions o( the country have grown #ar)edly worse over the past (ew years and i( we do not continue to build and sustain electoral power at all levels .and replace outgoing leaders with true progressives.the prospects (or (unda#ental change will di#+ deal victory in $&&* will re2uire  pri#ary acco#plish#ents4

A >e#ocratic president with an e0panded geographical base and ?&& or #ore electoral votes+ Sen+ John Derry received $$ electoral votes in $&&+”

Getting within stri)ing distance o( 6& votes in the Senate and holding the House with a strengthened #a1ority+

Signi(icant strengthening o( base >e#ocratic voters and (urther solidi(ication o( wavering independent and #oderate voters+

Additional gains in the @@ gubernatorial races and strengthening o( state legislative control in the lead up to redistricting a(ter $&@&+

A clear #andate (or progressive action on the issues we care #ost about4 (inancial security and opportunity (or low; and #iddle;inco#e voters, universal ?

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