Thursday, November 10, 2016

President Elect Donald J. Trump's Transition Website

President Elect, Donald J. Trump and Vice President Elect, Mike Pence, invite you to visit their transition website The Trump team has laid out the framework of his initial policies with policies focused i) on American Security including as Defense and National security, Immigration Reform and Building That Wall, and Energy Independence; ii) Getting America Back to Work Again including Tax Reform; Regulatory Reform; Trade Reform; Education; Transportation & Infrastructure and Financial Services Reform; and iii) Government for the people including Healthcare Reform (Obamacare), Veterans Administration Reform and Protecting Americans' Constitutional Rights. Read more at

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October 22, 2016 - DONALD J. TRUMP DELIVERS GROUNDBREAKING CONTRACT FOR THE AMERICAN VOTER IN GETTYSBURG and presents his 100-day plan to Make America Great Again – for everyone. Read it at Donald J. or download PDF. Read More......

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Clintons — At the End of All Things

By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, November 1, 2016
Epic greed, power, and pride: Where’s the bottom? With Bill and Hillary, there’s no telling. --What was the Clinton telos? The end point, the aim of all their lying, cheating, criminality, dishonor, and degradation? --Given the latest Weiner scandals coming on top of the latest WikiLeaks scandals, we wonder, what did the Clintons really wish to end up as — and why? Are they Goethe’s Faust or tortured souls crushed by the weight of their money bags in Dante’s Fourth Circle of Hell?

Read more at National Review...
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oregon pensions and Measure 97: 'I can no longer keep quiet' (Letters to the Editor)

[Excerpt below is Bob Tiernan's letter to the editor regarding Measure 97. Tiernan formerly served as a state legislator and Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party]:
Pensions and Measure 97: Reporter Ted Sickinger's article only scratches the surface of the "doomsday bomb" that has been ticking in Oregon for years. If you think our country's Social Security program is broken, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Oregon's broken pension system is bankrupting our state. Katy Durant, chair of the Oregon Investment Council, was correct when she was quoted as saying, "We should have been addressing this 20 years ago."

Well, Katy, it was addressed 20 years ago — in the 1993 and 1995 legislative sessions. And the Republicans tried to fix it. Unfortunately the misguided Democrats stopped the desperately needed reforms at the request of the public employee unions — their No. 1 financial supporter in getting reelected to office. In fact, the very politicians who led the fight to stop that reform effort in 1993 and 1995 are still in power today — Peter Courtney and Kate Brown — and are giving us the same excuses they did back then, when attempts were made to fix the pension system.

Kind of ironic, and also very sad.

Our pension debt will soon exceed our state budget. It is stealing money from Oregonians and needed services to overpay for bloated pensions and benefits for state employees.

Bob Tiernan
Lake Oswego

Tiernan was an Oregon state legislator in office from 1992 to 1996 and chief petitioner for Measure 8 in 1994, which dealt with pension reform. Read More......

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Uh, Hillary, Your Hubby Caused the 2008 Recession

On the debate stage Monday night, Hillary Clinton smugly repeated the big lie that Democrats have been telling with something close to impunity since 2008. --“We had the worst financial crisis, the Great Recession, the worst since the 1930s,” said Hillary. “That was in large part because of tax policies that slashed taxes on the wealthy, failed to invest in the middle class, took their eyes off of Wall Street, and created a perfect storm.” --In fact, tax policies had almost nothing to do with the recession of 2008. What caused the market crash was the collapse of the subprime market. If that collapse had an architect-in-chief, his name was Bill Clinton. This is not a speculation. It is an easily documented fact.

Read more at American Thinker
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Candidate Wall: 2016 Republicans for National, State and Benton County Offices

Click on images to visit the campaign websites (if available) of these Republican candidates, who will be on your November ballot in Benton County.

Note: Sen. Brian Boquist, Rep. Andy Olson and Rep. Mike Nearman are incumbents running for re-election. Read More......

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

AP: Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday at a rally in New Hampshire, ending a protracted Democratic primary battle in the state where the Vermont senator won his first victory. "She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States," Sanders said, according to prepared remarks.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Christie Met With Trump Vetting Adviser Sources Say

Donald Trump's top vice presidential vetting adviser -- Washington lawyer A.B. Culvahouse -- traveled to New Jersey Saturday to meet with Gov. Chris Christie, according to sources familiar with the plans. The meeting lasted approximately three hours and followed Christie's prior submission of the 100+ question vetting questionnaire, tax records and access to medical history.
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EXCLUSIVE: House Letter Calls Clinton Foundation ‘Lawless’

A new congressional letter circulating among lawmakers charges the William, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation is a “lawless, ‘Pay-to-Play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years.” The letter, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, is authored by Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn who plans to send it to FBI Director James Comey, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez.
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Non-Indictment Might Not Help Her

Michael Barone - Comey didn’t put an end to this story. "Unindicted co-conspirator”: Technically, the term, made familiar in the Watergate scandals, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, since no one has been or apparently will be indicted in the e-mails case. But if you read the bulk of FBI director James Comey’s statement, it’s plain that Hillary Clinton and her top aides conspired to do things that violated the law. And yet Comey made it clear she would not be indicted. --Comey said that “no reasonable prosecutor” would indict her, even though the facts he set out show that she violated section 793(f) of the criminal code. That section does not require criminal intent but imposes liability in cases of “gross negligence.” It’s hard to distinguish that from Comey’s description of the conduct of Clinton and her aides as “extremely careless.” Can Comey’s decision be justified?
Read more at National Review
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Trump vs. the global elite

Donald Trump has found a new enemy in his quest for the White House: the global elite. --In a series of economic speeches, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has railed against the forces of globalization, arguing the changes in the economy have betrayed workers and wiped out the middle class. --At the center of the "rigged economy," Trump argues, are "powerful corporations, media elites and political dynasties" and his general election opponent, Hillary Clinton.
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Former OPM Director Linda Springer Endorses Trump

Donald Trump campaign has claimed that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has received the endorsement of former U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Linda M. Springer. Springer served as the eighth director of the office responsible for the federal government workforce. She previously was controller at the White House Office of Management and Budget.
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Leaked Documents Reveal Hillary’s Luxurious Demands For Private Speech

Democratic National Committee documents leaked by a hacker Tuesday reveal that Hillary Clinton’s requirements to give a speech included a private flight and a luxurious presidential hotel suite.
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Byron York: The overlooked substance in Donald Trump's speech

Most coverage of Donald Trump's speech in New York Wednesday has focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder and change in his campaign.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NPR: ‘Trump Just Gave the Speech Republicans Have Been waiting 20 Years to Hear’

National Public Radio political correspondent Mara Liasson praised Donald Trump’s speech on Wednesday for its effective attacks on Hillary Clinton, calling it “the speech Republicans have been waiting 20 years to hear.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee delivered a 41-minute address from his skyscraper in New York, attacking his Democratic rival for corrupt deals while at the State Department, and responding to her own sharp attack on his economic policies the day before.
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Donald Rumsfeld says endorsing Trump ‘wasn’t hard decision’

Donald Rumsfeld, a key architect of the Iraq war, announced Wednesday that he’s supporting Donald Trump, one of its biggest critics. The former defense secretary in the George W. Bush administration said he’s never met Trump, but he’s certainly preferable to Hillary Clinton.
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Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Won't Support Clinton

In the two weeks since Hillary Clinton wrapped up the Democratic presidential primary, runner-up Bernie Sanders has promised to work hard to defeat Donald Trump — but he’s given no sign he’ll soon embrace Clinton, his party’s presumptive nominee.
Read more at Bloomberg Politics
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Rubio says he will seek Senate re-election, reversing course

Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio reversed course Wednesday and said he will seek re-election to the Senate, telling Fox News: “I changed my mind.” The decision, widely expected among his Florida Republican colleagues, follows repeated claims during the GOP presidential primary race that he would not run again for Senate.
Read more at Fox News
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Trump Nuclear Bomb

Other public figures won’t admit they agree with him — but they often quietly adopt his ideas. Donald Trump has a frightening habit of uttering things that many people apparently think, but would never express. And he blusters in such an off-putting and sloppy fashion that he alienates those who otherwise might agree with many of his critiques of political correctness.
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Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources.
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Secret Trump voters

As the presidential election inches closer, someone you know might be harboring a political secret: voting for Donald J. Trump. There’s a good chance that you know someone, maybe even yourself, who is secretly voting for Trump.
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Down the Memory Hole: In 2008 Obama campaign booted 3 newspapers off his campaign plane

The mainstream media have been hysterical this week in their response to Donald Trump’s revocation of the Washington Post’s campaign press credentials in response to coverage and headlines so unfair that the paper went back and changed them. Yet those same media outlets remained silent in 2008 when the Obama presidential campaign booted 3 major newspapers that had been writing unfavorably about the campaign off its press plane.
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ryan: Whether to support Trump or not is up to delegates

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says he has no influence over Republican convention delegates' decisions on whether to change their minds about supporting Donald Trump. Ryan, who endorsed Trump earlier this month, is the convention's chairman. But he told NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, "It is not my job to tell delegates to do, what not to do, or to weigh in on things like that. They write the rules. They make their decisions."
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

My Lunch With Hillary

I had lunch with Hillary Clinton.  Really.  I was on vacation on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, at a hotel that's a mixture of villas-for-rent that stand right next to big houses owned by rich Americans.
Read more at Reason
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The Trump Show Hits Dallas, Protest Organizers Ban Mexican Flags

It took a while, but the details of Dallas' latest encounter with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign finally got filled in Wednesday afternoon. After a nearly weeklong search for a venue, the Trump operation found a DFW home at the Southside Ballroom, otherwise known as the big room at the Gilley's complex in the Cedars.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Johnson Rising! Libertarian Party Candidate Hits 12 Percent in New Fox Poll

The Libertarian Party's presidential candidate Gary Johnson has long insisted that the presidential debates are key to his ticket's success. And getting into the debates, through the front door anyway, requires polling at 15 percent in five (as yet unnamed) reputable national polls.
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Ralph Nader, 82, backs Trump by slamming 'absurd college culture which makes men too sensitive'

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader agrees with Donald Trump and criticized the modern college culture calling it 'absurd' that students get offended easily.
In an interview with Pacific Standard, Nader, 82, said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a point about the college culture. 
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Monday, June 13, 2016


Thank you for joining me today. This was going to be a speech on Hillary Clinton and how bad a President, especially in these times of Radical Islamic Terrorism, she would be. Even her former Secret Service Agent, who has seen her under pressure and in times of stress, has stated that she lacks the temperament and integrity to be president.
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Top Democrats Team Up to Pummel 'Disgrace' Donald Trump

Top figures in the Democratic Party pummeled Donald Trump Thursday as they publicly coalesced around Hillary Clinton for the first time in her push for the White House. The three-pronged attack from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren came on the same day the former and latter formally endorsed Clinton.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Samuelson: The specter hanging over Clinton: a recession

Suppose you are advising Hillary Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. What worries you? Well, probably the stubbornness of Bernie Sanders, who won’t admit he’s lost. And, of course, the unpredictability of Donald Trump, whose outlandish pronouncements defy conventional political wisdom. But what really ought to frighten you is the government’s latest employment report. It raises a fearful specter: recession.
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Poll: Libertarian Johnson Tops Clinton Among Independents

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson leads presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton among self-identified independents, a new poll finds.
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Friday, June 10, 2016

New Book Stuns Everyone With Bombshell About Hillary And Racism

Dolly Kyle is a former childhood friend of former President Bill Clinton. Recently, Kyle was interviewed by Fox News host Sean Hannity. During the in-depth conversation she revealed some shocking information about Hillary Clinton — information that could change how people view the Democratic nominee.
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Hillary Takedown: 8 Right-Leaning Films Set for Theatrical, Online Release

The Clintons are in for a rough time as a host of documentary films aiming their fire at the political power couple are set to be released in the coming months. Hillary and Bill Clinton might want to avoid movie theaters if they’re looking for a little down time from campaigning.
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Clinton Cash Debunks Hillary: Only ‘One or Two Instances’ where Donations ‘Slipped through the Cracks’

Presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton said The Clinton Foundation had “overwhelming disclosure,” referencing its donations on Wednesday, but multiple reports reveal that’s untrue. She was defending the organization against recent attacks from presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, but admitted “one or two instances” where the nonprofit’s donations may have “slipped through the cracks.”
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Talk grows of replacing Trump at GOP convention

There is growing talk on the right of replacing Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president, and even chatter about a possible alternative. As Trump has floundered over the past week after questioning a federal judge’s impartiality because of his Mexican ancestry, Trump’s critics within the GOP have stepped up their efforts to thwart him.
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Councilman: Still Waiting for Info after Violent Donald Trump Event

In a memo penned for Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Oliverio said Police Chief Eddie Garcia and City Manager Norberto DueƱas have still not provided “any written update” on what occurred four days after media outlets and attendees with smart phones captured people shouting racist epithets and brawling in the streets.
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Woman Shaping DNC Platform: Nobody Should Have a Gun

When anti-Second Amendment Democrat politicians and the activists who support them claim they have no intention to ban all guns, they're lying. Take for example Bonnie Schaefer, a progressive business woman helping to shape the Democrat platform, which will be officially adopted at the DNC convention in Philadelphia. In a moment of honesty during a meeting this week, Schaefer openly declared that not only should guns for criminals be banned, but for everyone.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Trump and the judge - It’s not about race, but the rule of law

Watch any cable new show panel discussing Donald Trump, including MSNBC this week, and quite predictably you will hear that Trump is a racist. The latest flap is over the judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit. The judge is of Mexican heritage and Trump raised concerns as to whether the judge can be impartial based on Trump’s hard line stance against illegal immigration from Mexico.
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HISTORY! Trump Shatters Republican Primary Vote Record by 1.4 Million Votes

On Tuesday Donald Trump closed the door on the Republican nomination for President by winning all five of the remaining primaries — New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico and California. Trump won the last 16 Republican contests.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Gary Johnson: I support Obama’s executive amnesty because it “challenged Congress to action”

I knew he supported open borders, which is Libertarianism 101 (except, oddly, within the Paul family), but I could shrug that off by reminding myself that this guy won’t get within 30 points of winning a state. He’s a protest vessel, nothing more or less. If you want to cast a vote this fall for smaller government and against authoritarianism, of which there’ll be two different flavors on the ballot in the form of the two major-party nominees, why not Johnson?
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Four ways Hillary Clinton will work to end gun ownership as president

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton just couldn’t bring herself to say on ABC's "This Week" that Americans have an individual right to own guns. But it didn’t stop her from denying Donald Trump’s claim that she wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Clinton accused Trump of making “outright fabrications, accusing me of something that is absolutely untrue.”
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Monday, June 6, 2016

French Surrender: Kristol’s Pick David French: I Am NOT Running For President

Bill Kristol’s reported third-party candidate, David French, is retreating from the presidential race. Kristol ally, attorney and political opinion writer French announced in a National Review post Sunday night that he will not seek the highest office in the land:
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Bernie Sanders Tells Supporters To Knock Off The Violence

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asked his supporters not to engage in violence in response to anti-Trump mobs attacking Donald Trump supporters as they left his rally in California last week. Sanders said, “Any person who is a Bernie Sanders supporter, please, do not in any way, shape or form engage in violence.”
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

When Mexicans Feared American Immigration

If there is one issue that has steered 2016 in a startling direction, it has been immigration. The GOP’s strategy to increase its appeal to Latinos after Mitt Romney’s upset in 2012 quickly unraveled once the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, charged that Mexico was sending “criminals, drug dealers, rapists” to the United States.
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America’s Biggest Losers: The Right’s Commentariat

It’s looking to be a long hot summer, full of violence against Trump supporters, exposure of Clinton wrongdoing, and continued loathsome behavior by the president, academics, and the media. To its shame, at this crucial juncture many of the once-respected members of the right’s commentariat are failing their readers and proving to be America’s biggest losers.
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Friday, May 27, 2016

Donald J. Trump Statement on Debating Bernie Sanders

"Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders - and it would be an easy payday - I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be." --Donald J. Trump Read More......

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Clinton E-mail Scandal: 5 More Lies Uncovered By Inspector General Report

Ethics: When Hillary Clinton first answered questions about her private e-mail account in March 2015, we asked “How Many Lies Did Hillary Pack Into Her Press Conference?” Since then, we found several. This week, the State Department’s inspector general exposed still more. Read more at Investor's Business Daily...

See advanced copy of the Inspector General Report sent to the Washington Post. Read More......

Hillary Clinton aide moves to block release of deposition video

Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is asking a federal judge to order a conservative group not to release audio or video recordings of a deposition Mills is scheduled to give Friday about Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. --Mills' attorneys filed a motion Wednesday afternoon saying they fear that the group that sought Mills' deposition in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, Judicial Watch, will use any recording to distort Mills' testimony and advance the group's anti-Clinton agenda. Read more at Politico... Read More......

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dems: Warren ready to get off sidelines

Democratic senators expect Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will soon make moves to mollify restive liberals and unify the Democratic Party behind Hillary Clinton. Several Democratic senators say they have approached Warren about the role she can play, insisting she is best positioned to mend the schism between the Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the party.
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