Maher: Hillary Can’t Beat ‘a 74-Year-Old Jewish Socialist,’ ‘Hillary, We’re Making This As Easy As We Can For You’

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HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher mocked Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by stating “she’s not good at this” and “she’s losing to a 74-year-old Jewish Socialist,” “Hillary, we’re making this as easy as we can for you” on Friday. Maher said, “Hillary, I love her, but she’s not good at this. She’s not good at [campaigning]. I mean, in 2008, she lost to a black man with a Muslim name. Now she’s losing to a 74-year-old Jewish Socialist. I mean, Hillary, we’re making this as easy as we can for you. But, you’re going to have to help a little. Now, Hillary’s camp says that’s unfair because Bernie has an advantage, people actually like him. But, you know, you’ve got to admit, [Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie] Sanders (I-VT) having a big win there — I mean a tie there. Now he’s going to have a big win in New Hampshire. A tie and a win in the first two go a long way to addressing the electability issue.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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MSNBC’s Wagner: ‘Certain’ GOPers Really Mean ‘Rewinding the Clock on Social Progress’ When They Talk About Restoring US

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MSNBC Analyst Alex Wagner argued that “certain people” in the GOP aren’t talking about economics when they talk about restoring the US, they really mean, “rewinding the clock on social progress” on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.” Wagner said, “‘Restore’ means something that has nothing to do with economics. It is about rewinding the clock on social progress. It is rewinding the clock on whatever debate we’re having, and potential progress on the environment, on gay marriage, on — the conversation about criminal justice, about racial progress, or lack thereof. I mean, that is, I think, what the — certain people in the Republican Party. It’s not actually, ‘Let’s go 7 — $5 a gallon gas.’ It’s, ‘Let’s go back to a time when gay marriage was illegal. Let’s go back to a time when there wasn’t the ACA.’” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Maher to Steinem: Why Don’t Feminists Make More of a Cause Out of How Women Are Treated In the Muslim World?

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HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher wondered why the way women are treated in the Muslim world isn’t more of a cause for feminists during an interview with author and activist Gloria Steinem on Friday. Maher asked, “Why aren’t the way women are treated in the Muslim world considered more of a feminist cause?” Steinem responded that it is a feminist cause, and that women in the Muslim world consider their treatment a feminist cause. After she added, “All monotheism is a problem.” Maher responded, “Yes, but not quite as much.” Steinem then said that the problem is “Islam being attached to the government.” And all theocracies are a problem. Maher then pointed to the “40 countries” with Sharia Law and how women are treated as a result of such law. Steinem responded that she doesn’t like any monotheism, and pointed to feminists in the Islamic world who are pushing back against radicalism using the words of Mohammed. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Reuters: Joe Biden Hints at Presidential Run

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19:  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a White House summit on climate change October 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. Biden remains at the center of rumors regarding a potential campaign for the U.S. presidency.
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From Reuters: A prominent Democratic donor worried about the party’s chances of winning the presidency emailed dozens of fans of Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, urging them to remain prepared to donate if Biden jumps into the race. The donor, Bill Bartmann, cited new polling showing Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont nearly tied with Hillary Clinton, eroding the 30-point lead the former secretary of state held at the end of last year. Bartmann and other party insiders are concerned that Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, is too far to the left to win against a Republican in the Nov. 8 presidential election. “We cannot afford to lose the White House,” Bartmann wrote in the email, seen by Reuters. You can red the full story here.
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Former Carson SPOX: ‘What Cruz Did was Fair Game… Carson Handed Cruz Loaded Gun’

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This story first appeared in the Business Insider: Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s former top campaign aides think Carson’s campaign botched the handling of his post-Iowa caucus trip home to Florida, the fallout of which has pervaded throughout the week. Before the caucuses began, Carson’s campaign hastily saidthat the candidate was heading home “to get fresh clothes,” amid speculation that he might be pulling the plug on his campaign. Barry Bennett, Carson’s former campaign manager, and Doug Watts, his former communications director, told Business Insider that the candidate was asking for such speculation by making the announcement in the middle of the caucus fury. Bennett, who now serves as a volunteer adviser to real-estate mogul Donald Trump, said: Eighteen days on the road is a long time. He’s been going at this pace now for about a year, so I understand his wanting to get home and sleep in his own bed for a night. But, last I checked, there were dry cleaners in Iowa, so he could probably get fresh clothes. You can read the rest of the story here:
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Media Pay Homage to Trayvon Martin on 21st Birthday. Here’s the Real Story.

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On Friday, Trayvon Martin’s name began trending again on Twitter. It’s been four years since Martin was killed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida – and today was Martin’s birthday. That meant that the media took the opportunity to reinforce the myth of St. Trayvon of the Blessed Hoodie, victim of brutal white racism. So, here’s the real Trayvon Martin story.
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Bobby Jindal: Marco Is the Conservative Candidate We Need

February 5, 2016 Bobby Jindal, the two-term governor of Louisiana who ended his run for President in November, just made his pick for President: It’s Marco. He explained why on Fox News tonight: His three key reasons: 1. Marco consistently stood up for a strong American foreign policy in dangerous times. 2. This election needs…
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Jeb: Rubio ‘Would Have Earned It’ As Mitt’s VP, Now He’s Running for POTUS, His Claims On Hezbollah, Obamacare Aren’t True

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Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush argued that fellow candidate Florida Senator Marco Rubio doesn’t have a “proven record,” cast doubt on Rubio’s claimed accomplishments on Hezbollah and Obamacare, and said that he recommended Rubio to be vice president for Mitt Romney “”Because he would have earned it. Now he’s running for the presidency” in an interview broadcast on Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. Jeb said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:00] “I’m not all in to this coronation stuff for a guy who came in third in Iowa, who has no proven record, who’s a charismatic guy, but we’re going to elect a nominee that’s going to get the bark scraped off of him by the Hillary Clinton hit machine. I think there ought to be a little time to test all this out.” The discussion then turned to the fact that he thought Rubio was experienced enough to recommend him to be Mitt Romney’s vice president. Jeb said, “Yeah, except he doesn’t have the experience to make a tough decision.” Anchor Bret Baier followed up, “But why recommend him for vice president then, if he didn’t have the experience back then?” Jeb answered, “Because he would have earned
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