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Following Yet Another Moment of Silence, House Democrats Ask: “Where’s the Bill?”

U.S. House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) tried to put the same “moment of silence” coin in the slot the day after the Orlando mass shooting as he did after others, but House Democrats discovered they have backbones and acted accordingly.

“The fact is that a moment of silence is an act of respect, and we supported that. But it is a not a license to do nothing,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters off the House floor afterward.

“Members have just had enough of having one minute, a moment of silence on the floor, and then take no action,” she said.

Yep. Haven’t we all?

Take the Quiz: Are You Guilty of Bias Against Clinton?

Kimmel captured some of the impossible expectations on Clinton.

Republicans can leave the room now. This post is just for Democrats.

It’s time to examine how we talk about Hillary Clinton. Forget the folks on the other side. The question is, are we buying into double-standards and biases?

Here’s a little quiz. No one will see your answers, so be honest. BELOW THE FOLD »

Trump: ‘Look at My African-American Over Here!’

TRUMP, At minute 00:45: “Look at my African American over here. Look at him,” Trump said pointing. “Are you the greatest? Do you know what I am talking about? OK.”

California Polls Find a Tight Race in the Democratic Primary, Trump Trounced in the Fall

California Decline: Number of registered Republicans remains behind Independents and other parties
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According to the California Secretary of State, the number of Republicans registered to vote in the state is 4.7 million, or 27.5 percent of all registered voters. This is 200,000 fewer voters than the 4.9 million (28.8 percent) voters registered in other parties or as independents — and 2.8 million fewer than the 7.5 million registered Democrats, who comprise 43.7 percent of registered voters.

With the California primary just days away, 21 percent of Democrats and independents have already voted, and among them Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by 17 percentage points, 58 to 41 percent, according to polling from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Clinton and Sanders are tied, 46 to 46 percent, among the 24 percent who plan to vote absentee. Among the remaining 55 percent who plan to vote in person next Tuesday, 50 percent say they plan to vote for Sanders and 47 percent will vote for Clinton.

The poll also finds that Clinton leads in Los Angeles, the state’s most populous and diverse area, 54 to 40 percent, which is perhaps not surprising — but she also leads 54 percent to 44 percent in the ultra-liberal Bay Area, which would seem to be Sanders country. Sanders is ahead in the inland/valley Red counties, 54 to 44 percent, and the coastal region, 58 to 36 percent.

In the general election, NBC/WSJ found Clinton beating Donald Trump by 24 points, 55 to 31 percent.

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Source Close to Speaker Ryan: Trump Secretly Plans to Cut Social Security If Elected

Did Speaker Ryan Throw Trump Under the Bus? A 'Source in the Room' at the Trump-Ryan 'Summit' Says Trump Secretly Supports Cutting Entitlements

A report by Josh Green in Bloomberg News on May 26 included a bombshell that could put Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on the defensive, if the mainstream media were to pick it up.

Buried 20 or so paragraphs into the piece, which focuses on Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’ world of woe — and released on the day before the Memorial Day holiday — is a claim from a source who appears to be close to Speaker Paul Ryan that Donald Trump secretly plans to cut Social Security and other entitlements if he’s elected president.

The exchanged occurred when Trump met with Ryan earlier this month, expecting to be endorsed by Speaker Ryan, who was the vice presidential nominee on the ticket with Trump’s nemesis, Mitt Romney. Here’s what Josh Green reported:

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Nation’s Worst Governor Targeted by Anonymous

We wish Anonymous well, especially since Rick Scott’s future looks so bright. He’s being mentioned for the U.S. Senate and as Trump’s vice president.

If you live in Florida, you’d be forgiven for wondering what took Anonymous so long. The hactivist group recently announced war on Gov. Rick Scott (GOP/Tea), and is calling for his impeachment.

The video hits some of Scott’s sins, but leaves out many. That’s because of the sheer number of them.

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President Trump? If It Happens, Blame the Media, Bob Garfield Says

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If Donald Trump wins in November, it could well be because the media hasn’t done its job.

Garfield: ‘Who the Chuck Todd cares about his tax proposals? It’s like asking Charles Manson about his driving record

That’s according to On The Media’s Bob Garfield, who accuses the press of malpractice in its reporting on Trump. The piece is titled, “How Not to Normalize Trump” and it’s well worth the six minutes of your time to listen.

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Here’s Why Hillary Clinton Could Easily Lose

To turn it around, we have to take on the press as well as Trump

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If you were one of the Democrats out there hoping Trump would be the Republican candidate because Hillary can easily beat him…let’s just say that now that we are almost here it’s not looking good.

I say “almost here” because as we know, Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to stay in the Democratic primary. More on that in a minute.

Here’s why things are looking bad for Clinton, and what we need to remember to turn it around.

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