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    Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    I've been waiting for more solid news on who is running on the Democratic ticket, thinking we had only Hilary Clinton, Jim Webb, Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders. I was, once again, wrong! There is a list almost as long and as the Republican ticket. I confess to being quite unfamiliar with some of the candidates. Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren are undecided, but with the first debate coming up on October 13, the thinkers need to decide fairly soon.

    Here is the list along with a brief bio. By simply clicking their name you can read more on each candidate: http://2016.democratic-candidates.org/

    More news on the upcoming debate: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/0...ober-13-121092

    A "what's going on here" type of article, which is also about debates already held which makes me wonder why they were not more publicized. Interesting article: http://crooksandliars.com/2015/09/st...es-whats-going

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    Re: Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    I like that corporations fear Warren. Unfortunately so do the parties!
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    Re: Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    I like that about Elizabeth Warren, too.

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    Re: Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    I don't even bother reading about Democratic candidates. I already know they are not in agreement with almost everything I was taught growing up and experienced in my lifetime. But, that's just me.

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    Re: Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    The only thing that either party can agree on is that there is big money to be made, selling out the country. All their professed "principles" are simply a show.

    A great example might be people like Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump preaching the "sanctity of marriage". They really believe in marriage; between them, they have been married 7 times.
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    Re: Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    For those of you not familiar with Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., it is an ultra-conservative Christian university founded by Evangelist Jerry Fallwell. Bernie Sanders recently gave a speech there.

    Bernie Sanders Reaches For The Converted At Liberty University
    What did Sanders stand to gain? We asked Fusion's Kevin Roose -- who spent a "semester abroad" at the school that Jerry Falwell built.

    What did Sanders stand to gain? We asked Fusion's Kevin Roose -- who spent a "semester abroad" at the school that Jerry Falwell built.

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    Editor, 'Eat the Press' at The Huffington Post. Host, "So That Happened" HuffPost podcast.

    If you open the Bible and turn to the Book of Hebrews, you'll find this bit of good advice: "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." This line might have been in the minds of Liberty University's students and administrators when the very conservative, very Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia, opened its doors to the very not-conservative, very not-Christian presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

    As it happens, that line is also the epigraph of Kevin Roose's 2010 book, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University, which documents Roose's experiences as a temporary student at Jerry Falwell's famous college. On this week's "So That Happened," we turned to Roose for some insight into this meeting between Sanders and Liberty's evangelical student body, and why this collision of "strangers" wasn't really that strange. (The segment on Sanders' trip to Liberty starts at 28:00 in the clip below.)

    As Samantha Lachman reported earlier this week, Sanders came to Liberty seeking to make a targeted appeal to the Christian enclave on alleviating income inequality. "When we talk about morality, and when we talk about justice," Sanders said, "we have to, in my view, understand that there is no justice when so few have so much, and so many have so little."

    Roose urged us to remember that "places like Liberty are not monoliths," and that Sanders legitimately has common ground with the student body. "If you took [the income inequality] part of Bernie Sanders' message," Roose said, "and presented it to the students at Liberty as if from their own professors or their own pastors, it would be pretty uncontroversial."

    And Roose was not surprised that Sanders received a respectful welcome: "In a lot of ways, Liberty students are more used to having their views tested than students at many schools."

    Listen to the full interview with Kevin Roose by clicking the Soundcloud entry above.

    This podcast was produced and edited by Adriana Usero and Peter James Callahan, engineered by Brad Shannon, with assistance from Christine Conetta.

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    Re: Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    Here's the speech:


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    Re: Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    Personally, I like opposing views. Little is ever learned, singing to the choir.

    Most people can't deal with opposing views. It makes them have to question their stance. They usually recoil and hide their heads in the sand.
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    Re: Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    Even if I still disagree after listening to an opposing view (spoken with respect and sensitivity of course), I often gain an understanding of why that person believes the way he or she does. It is good for the thought and decision making process.

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    Re: Democrats Running for President in U.S.A.

    Hillary takes a stand:

    Hillary Clinton opposes Keystone XL pipeline
    By Eric Bradner, Dan Merica and Brianna Keilar, CNN

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/22/politi...e-xl-pipeline/

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