Sanders Cites Wisconsin Job Losses from Bad Trade Deals

KENOSHA, Wis. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday tied major plant closures and job losses in Wisconsin to trade policies that he opposed and Hillary Clinton supported. At a rally ahead of next Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary, the Vermont senator said disastrous trade policies like the North American Free Trade Agreement and Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China are a major factor in the shuttering of nearly 60,000 factories and the loss of 4.7 million manufacturing jobs in the United States since 2001, including more than 113,000 lost jobs in Wisconsin. “Over the last 35 years, we have had trade policies written by corporate America designed to allow companies to shut down plants in Wisconsin and Vermont and all over this country” Sanders told a rally at Carthage College. “They’d rather move to Mexico and pay people pennies an hour.” For Read more

DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT REGARDING ABORTION

From: TRUMP 2016

Republican Presidential Primary Candidate, Donald J. Trump has issued the following statement re: abortion:

If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb. My position has not changed – like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions.

Sanders Welcomes Clinton Agreement on New York Debate

From BERNIE 2016; MILWAUKEE – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday welcomed Hillary Clinton’s agreement to debate him in New York before the state’s April 19 primary election. “Let’s do it,” Sanders said on CNN. After her campaign opposed a New York debate for over a month, Clinton told reporters at a campaign stop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, that she was open to the idea of debating Sanders in Brooklyn. The Sanders campaign hailed the development as a victory for Democratic voters everywhere and for New York voters in particular. The Clinton campaign's earlier position was that the April debate agreed upon by both campaigns should be held after the New York primary. In recent days, one Clinton operative suggested the debate might not happen at all if Sanders did not change his "tone." The Sanders campaign has consistently pushed for a debate in New York to be held Read more

TRUMP Statement on CM Corey Lewandowski

TRUMP 2016 Campaign Statement Regarding Campaign Manager: Mr. Lewandowski was issued a Notice to Appear and given a court date. He was not arrested. Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge. He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated. Mr. Lewandowski is represented by Scott Richardson of the law office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A. in West Palm Beach, and Kendall Coffey of Coffey Burlington in Miami. Inquiries are to be directed to Mr. Richardson’s office. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EDITOR's NOTE: Read more in the NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-campaign-manager-corey-lewandowski-arrested-article-1.2581087 ** UPDATE ** During tonight's CNN Town Hall at the Read more

Trump Announces Campaign Convention Manager

From: TRUMP 2016 (New York, NY) March 29th, 2016 – Today Donald J. Trump announced that Paul J. Manafort will serve as his campaign’s Convention Manager. Mr. Manafort is volunteering his considerable insight and expertise because of his belief that Mr. Trump is the right person for these difficult times. He will be responsible for transitioning the Trump campaign’s activities as they relate to Mr. Trump's nomination at the convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Manafort’s experience spans over three decades of working on U.S. presidential campaigns, and includes work on conventions for Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush, as well as Republican Presidential nominee, Bob Dole. Mr. Trump will use Mr. Manafort’s years of experience to support his efforts in all aspects of the convention as he closes in on the Republican nomination for President. Currently, Read more

Sanders Challenges Clinton to Debate in New York

From: BERNIE 2016 BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday challenged Hillary Clinton to debate him in New York before the state’s April 19 primary election. .“I would hope very much that as we go into New York state, Secretary Clinton’s home state, that we will have a debate – New York City or Upstate, wherever – on the important issues facing New York and, in fact, the country,” Sanders told Chuck Todd in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Fresh off sweeping victories on Saturday in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii, Sanders was looking ahead to upcoming primaries in Wisconsin and New York He told The Associated Press it was “really absurd” that Clinton so far has refused to agree to a debate with him in her home state. Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, wrote a letter on Sunday to Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, underscoring Read more

Sanders Wins in Washington and Alaska

From Bernie 2016: MADISON, Wis. – On a roll, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won the caucuses on Saturday in the state of Washington, where he holds a double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton, and in Alaska, where he won in a landslide. “We are on a path toward victory,” Sanders told a Saturday evening rally here in Wisconsin’s capital city. “It is hard for anybody to deny that our campaign has the momentum,” he told more than 8,100 cheering supporters who filled an arena on the University of Wisconsin campus. He said the momentum building behind his campaign comes from big crowds at rallies, from overwhelming victories, from record turnouts at caucuses and primaries, from a grassroots campaign taking on the political establishment and from more than 2 million supporters who donated less than $30 apiece on average. While the results were still being tabulated in Washington, Read more

Trump Responds to Cruz Accusations on National Enquirer Expose’

From: TRUMP 2016 Donald J. Trump issued the following statement on Ted Cruz's Accusations re: the National Enquirer Story: "I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week's issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it. Likewise, I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence. Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards, and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz. I look forward to spending the week in Wisconsin, winning the Republican nomination and ultimately the Presidency in order to Make America Great Again." Read more

DE Governor’s Weekly Message 3/25/2016

Recognizing Talents of All People to Build Our Economy By: Governor Jack A. Markell We should strive every day to ensure everyone has access to opportunities to make the most of their own abilities. It’s a moral imperative, but it’s also a fact that we only achieve our potential as a state when we tap into the talents of all of our people. Too often certain groups of individuals are left behind including those people with disabilities. A quarter century after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, less than 30 percent of the 54 million Americans living with disability are in the workforce. But we are making great progress in our state through the efforts of many committed advocates like The Ability Network of Delaware. Thanks to its partnership with community service providers, 600 Delawareans with disabilities have found employment. That helped Eric Rayfield, who Read more

Governor Applauds Senate Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Bill

The Office of Delaware Governor, Jack Markell has issued the following statement re: Passage of the Criminal Justice Reform Bill: Senate Bill 163 was approved by a 14-6 vote. The bill, which now moves to the House, is in line with a proposal from the Governor’s State of the State address to continue reducing the prison population so the criminal justice system can best focus on dangerous offenders. “As mentioned in today's legislative debate, we currently have someone serving a mandatory life sentence whose final crime was a drug offense for delivering baking soda,” said Governor Markell. “It's time that we provide judges with more discretion to sentence offenders on a case-by-case basis so that we can focus our limited resources on keeping dangerous offenders off the streets. I appreciate all of the work done on this issue already by Senator Peterson, Attorney General Denn, Read more

WASHINGTON FILES AS IPoD WILMINGTON MAYORAL CANDIDATE

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Steven Washington has officially filed as the Independent Party of Delaware (IPoD) Wilmington Mayoral candidate. He was unanimously nominated at the IPoD State Convention, held in Dover on March 12, 2016. Incumbent Dennis Williams faces a contentious Democratic primary with five other candidates Steven Washington Files as IPoD Wilmington Mayoral Candidate 3/23/2016 Mr. Washington's campaign theme is "Education, Appreciation and Communication", aimed at building a broad coalition across many sectors and including more creative and proactive community involvement in city government in the greater public interest. So far, he is receiving increasing positive feedback as more citizens seek an independent alternative of machine politics as usual. Mr. Washington warmly welcomes community input, active participation and assistance in his grass Read more

Tiny Tuesday Big for Cruz, Sanders, and Trump

American voters will not have another Super Tuesday until April 26 when states including Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania vote, but meaningful votes are still occurring. Donald J. Trump won Arizona as expected. Cruz barely finished second to Rubio who banked a lot of early votes. Kasich finished 4th. In Utah, Trump had only his third time with a third place showing. Senator Ted Cruz was TrusTed by approximately 69% of voters which turned the contest from a proportional one to winner take all. Sanders had huge victories in Idaho and Utah with over 75% of the vote. Honesty matters in the mountain states. Clinton won Arizona with approximately 57% as of a recent count. Trump increased his lead in delegates by 18, but Cruz proved that he can keep pace. At this rate it will be an open convention with no candidate receiving a majority. Kasich will have to prove something in 2 weeks Read more

Sanders Statement on Wins in Utah and Idaho

From BERNIE 2016 Press:

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Tuesday after The Associated Press projected that he won decisive victories in Idaho and Utah:

“I am enormously grateful to the people of Utah and Idaho for the tremendous voter turnouts that gave us victories with extremely large margins. The impressive numbers of young people and working-class people who participated in the process are exactly what the political revolution is all about. These decisive victories in Idaho and Utah give me confidence that we will continue to win major victories in the coming contests.”

President’s Statement on Brussels Bombings

THE WHITE HOUSE This morning, President Obama spoke with the Belgian Prime Minister and made a statement on this morning's horrific attacks in Brussels. [ video: ] "I want to comment on the terrorist attacks that have taken place in Brussels. The thoughts and the prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium. We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people. We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally, Belgium, in bringing to justice those who are responsible. And this is yet another reminder that the world must unite, we must be together, regardless of nationality, or race, or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can -- and will -- defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world." President Obama spoke today by phone with Belgian Prime Minister Read more

Will GOP Thuggery Thwart The People’s Will At The Convention?

It seems our forefathers vision for a government, of the people, by the people and for the people, has little or no meaning for the pseudo-elite thugs of the National GOP. The hatred against GOP front-runner Donald Trump has grown like a cancerous tumor in the hearts and souls of these pseudo-elitist thugs. They conspire behind closed about how best they can take down their own candidate and cause enough division in the party to hand Hillary Clinton the election on a silver platter. Ironically, with each blistering attack on this seemingly impervious presidential candidate, he grows stronger in the polls and stronger in the eyes of his growing supporters. An increasingly vocal mass of growing supporters comprised of republicans, democrats and independents wait in anticipation for, "The Donald" to claim the magical number of 1237 delegates, thus fulfilling the people's will. Against Read more

Sanders Statement on Brussels Bombings

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday issued the following statement after deadly explosions in Brussels, Belgium:

“We offer our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this barbaric attack and to the people of Brussels who were the target of another cowardly attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. We stand with our European allies to offer any necessary assistance in these difficult times.

Trump’s Reaction to Brussels Bombings

(CNN)Donald Trump reacted to the explosions that rocked Brussels Tuesday morning, describing the scene as a “disaster” and warning that “this is just the beginning.”

The Republican front-runner, who has made immigration and security issues central to his 2016 presidential bid, discussed the reported suicide attacks in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”

“I will tell you, I’ve been talking about this a long time, and look at Brussels,” Trump said. “Brussels was a beautiful city, a beautiful place with zero crime. And now it’s a disaster city. It’s a total disaster, and we have to be very careful in the United States, we have to be very careful and very vigilant as to who we allow in this country.”

Hillary Clinton Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Brussels, Belgium

Hillary Clinton released the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels this morning:

“Terrorists have once again struck at the heart of Europe, but their campaign of hate and fear will not succeed. The people of Brussels, of Europe, and of the world will not be intimidated by these vicious killers. Today Americans stand in solidarity with our European allies. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and wounded, and all the people of Belgium. These terrorists seek to undermine the democratic values that are the foundation of our alliance and our way of life, but they will never succeed. Today’s attacks will only strengthen our resolve to stand together as allies and defeat terrorism and radical jihadism around the world.”

Donald J. Trump Remarks at AIPAC

The TRUMP 2016 campaign has issued the following statement:

Donald J. Trump Delivers Remarks at AIPAC

This evening Donald J. Trump spoke at AIPAC in Washington, D.C. Mr. Trump took a strong position on Israel in a speech prepared with input from key foreign policy and foreign relations advisers. The transcript of the remarks can be viewed in the link below.

Donald J. Trump Remarks at AIPAC: http://www.donaldjtrump.com/media/donald-j-trump-remarks-at-aipac

White House Statement on POTUS Cuba Visit

The White House, Washington, DC ¡Hola desde Cuba! Michelle, the girls, and I are here in Havana on our first full day in Cuba. Cubans have lined the streets to welcome us, and it’s humbling to be the first U.S. president in nearly 90 years to visit a country and a people just 90 miles from our shores. Like so many Americans, I've only known the isolation that has existed between our two governments. I was born in 1961, the year of the Bay of Pigs invasion. A year later, a Cold War confrontation over Cuba pushed the world as close as it’s ever been to nuclear war. As the decades passed, the mistrust between our governments resulted in heartache for our two peoples, including Cuban Americans, many of whom have endured decades of separation from their homeland and relatives. I’ve come to Havana to extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people. I'm here to bury the last Read more