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Hillary Clinton’s supporters and CNN (is that different?) crow that Hillary Clinton has amassed a campaign war chest of many millions to fund her presidential campaign, and Donald Trump is far, far behind.

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After Donald Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was not satisfied. He spent weeks withholding his official endorsement, while preaching the need for “unity.”

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What this presidential election season is proving to me is that we as a nation hate the other side, the other candidate, so much that many of us are willing to just fabricate or simply create false rationales for our opinions to protect our favorite politician.

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After Omar Mateen, a radical Islamist and a lone self-selected ISIS gunman, shot 49 Orlando clubbers dead and wounded 53 more, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told the American gay community not to worry: If they elect her, Hillary promises, “you will have millions of allies who will always have your back.”

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Clinton versus Trump: June 15

Twitter Summary as of 12:55 PM

Donald Trump claims that Hillary Clinton is totally protected from prosecution--why?

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Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, a huge Hillary Clinton supporter, ridicules Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for what Nelson calls Trump’s policy of “divide, divide, divide.”  Nelson utters his criticism while standing in the street– going on two days now– outside the Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen, a dual U.S.-Afghani citizen, trying hard to save Hillary’s candidacy.  

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On Sunday morning, the world discovered the horrors of the Orlando terror attack at the Pulse gay nightclub.
When America awoke to the news, the social media boards, particularly Twitter and Facebook, exploded.  Trump proponents blamed Obama and Clinton and the discussion turned to how President Obama would not use the word “Islamic terror” and would blame guns. 

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After his victories on Tuesday, Donald Trump has accumulated more primary votes than any other GOP presidential candidate in history. With 13.4 million votes in this election cycle, Trump garnered over 3 million more than Mitt Romney in 2012 and 1.4 million more than the previous record holder, George W. Bush in 2000. What is truly amazing is that he did it against 16 opponents, most fully aligned with the party establishment.

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by Ron Chapman

And now for Bernie Sanders…

    Bernie was born on September 8, 1941…three months before the attack on Pearl Harbor.  This provides some perspective on Bernie’s approach to the world.   He is 74 years old and has experienced much of recent history.   He was ten during the Korean War and twenty during the Vietnam War.

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This current race for US presidency involving Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, has a fascinating historical  parallel.

Roughly twenty-five years ago, then-thrice Governor Edwin Edwards was in the election race of his life.  Four years prior, he ran for the mansion but decided not to continue the gubernatorial effort.  His abrupt departure from the governor’s contest led to a Buddy Roemer administration at the Baton Rouge State Capitol, starting in 1988. 

In 1991, however, after facing two criminal trials in federal court, Edwards went head-to-head with a man, who also had a past but who possessed as big of a name and following as did the governor.  Edwards’s new opponent?  No other than David Duke, the infamous.

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