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Biden says hell contest the Democratic nomination if no one gets a majority of delegates

Coming off a resounding victory in South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden addressed the possibility of a contested convention, sending a clear message to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who currently leads in the delegate count, and who has argued a candidate ought to only need a plurality — not a majority, as party rules dictate — of pledged delegates to become the nominee.

Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Biden said he would fight for the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee in July if Sanders leads in the delegate count but does not have at least 1,991 pledged delegates, a number that constitutes a majority.
Should a candidate fail to come to the convention with a majority of delegates, current rules stipulate that party leaders — also known as superdelegates — weigh in to help decide the nominee. Sunday, Sanders also argued a candidate selected in part by superdelegates would be ill equipped to defeat President Donald Trump.

Top 10 States with Coronavirus

At least 10 states have cases of coronavirus: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin -- and now, New York.

Antony Ferrill Milwaukee mass murder Warren supporter. One of yours again Lefty

Biden campaign walks back claim he was arrested trying to see Nelson Mandela in South Africa

His deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield attempted to clarify the story on Tuesday after the campaign declined to answer questions on the remarks, which were rebutted by former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young.

“He was separated from his party at the airport,” Bedingfield explained, referring to when the former vice president was separated from black colleagues in Johannesburg on a congressional trip to South Africa in the 1970s.

“It was a separation," she added. "They, he was not allowed to go through the same door that the — the rest of the party he was with. Obviously, it was apartheid South Africa. There was a white door, there was a black door. He did not want to go through the white door and have the rest of the party go through the black door. He was separated. This was during a trip while they were there in Johannesburg.”

Biden told a crowd during a campaign event in South Carolina earlier this week, “I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on Robben Island.”

Warren thanks Cherokee Nation citizens for holding her 'accountable' for falsely identifying as Nati

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) again apologized Wednesday for previously incorrectly claiming tribal heritage and releasing DNA results that claimed to reveal she had Native American ancestry. The most recent apology was in response to a letter from several members of the Cherokee Nation, as well as members of other tribes standing in solidarity, calling on her to go beyond acknowledging her mistakes and do her part to dispel beliefs spread by white people claiming Native heritage.

The letter asked Warren to unequivocally state she and her ancestors are white, explain that "only tribal affiliation and kinship determine Native identity," and that "Native people are the sole authority on who is — and who is not — Native."

In a response letter, Warren affirmed she understood all three of those points, and thanked the Cherokee Nation for holding her "accountable," while also highlighting actions she has taken as a lawmaker as well as provisions she has included in her presidential campaign plans with tribal interests in mind.

Warren did push back in one instance, however. The signatories of the letter said Warren's actions were part of a "long and violent history" of "white members of fake 'tribes'" being rewarded federal contracts "set aside for minority business owners." Warren said she "appreciated my incorrect identification as Native was loaded given the history," but distanced herself from the aforementioned cases because she "never benefited financially or professionally" from her claims. Read the Cherokee Nation's letter here and Warren's response here.

Milwaukee shooter

Pelosi on socialism

You all remember Nancy Pelosi who pushed through the most prayerful impeachment of a US president in history

She has some thoughts on socialism:

Pelosi told a college student at a January 2017 town hall that Democrats “are capitalists” rather than socialists.

When a CBS News reporter asked Pelosi in June 2018 if socialism is “ascendant” in the party, she answered: “No.”

“I do reject socialism as an economic system. If people have that view, that’s their view,” Pelosi told “60 Minutes” in April 2019.

“That is not the view of the Democratic Party,” she added.

Democratic Socialist Scandanavia leader T-shirts

I don't see Lefty wearing a president of Denmark or Norway t-shirt.

We only see these:



Bernie Sanders defends Fidel Castro's socialist Cuba, and Mussolini made the trains on time

Speaking to CBS News' "60 Minutes," Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, pointed to social welfare programs introduced under Castro's regime that he described as redeeming, despite the communist dictator's often repressive human-rights violations against Cubans.

"We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?" Sanders told Anderson Cooper.

In a resurfaced speech given at the University of Vermont in 1986, Sanders praised the socialist policies implemented in Cuba by the Castro regime and criticized bipartisan efforts in the U.S. to tamp down on Castro's spread of communism.

Police: Couple forced boys off road, angered by Trump flags

HOBART, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana couple allegedly used a car to force two teenage boys off a road, angered that the twin brothers were riding bicycles adorned with flags supporting President Donald Trump, before ripping one of the sibling's flag from his bike, police said Friday.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the boys told officers that a vehicle with a man driving and woman passenger followed them before the male driver pulled up nearby and asked one of the boys “if they were Trump supporters” — to which the boy replied that they were.

The driver then swerved at the boys, forcing them onto roadside grass to avoid being struck, according to the affidavit. The driver followed the boys before exiting the car and tearing off the flag from one of the brother's bikes, the affidavit states.

The driver dropped the flag, which was affixed to the bike with fishing pole, ran back to his car and drove off, “but not before running the flag over,” it states.

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