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Violent California Protesters Play Right Into Donald Trump's Hand

Ultimately, public perception matters a lot, which is why politicians spend virtually all of their energy managing it. Despite the twisted and corrupt nature of our political system, the fact of the matter remains that there will be an election in November 2016, and Donald Trump will be on the top of the Republican ticket. If your goal is to deal with this reality and defeat him, the last thing you want to do is make him and his supporters look good in front of the entire planet. Yet that’s exactly what these mindless imbeciles did. For the first time in this election cycle, they made Trump and his supporters look decent and upstanding, particularly compared to some of their opponents.

Michelle Obama Launches First Attack At Donald Trump

"Some folks out there today seem to have a very different perspective. They seem to view our diversity as a threat to be contained rather than as a resource to be tapped. They tell us to be afraid of those who are different, to be suspicious of those with whom we disagree." After last night's violence in San Jose, perhaps they are right...

Hillary's Lead Over Bernie Sanders Evaporates Ahead Of California Primary

According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/ Marist poll, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are now deadlocked in California ahead of next week’s high-stakes primary, raising the prospect of a surprise outcome that would give Mr. Sanders confidence to carry his campaign into the party’s convention next month. According to the WSJ, Clinton leads the Vermont senator by just 2 percentage points among likely Democratic primary voters, 49% to 47%, well within the survey’s margin of error. The poll signals a closer contest than expected just weeks ago.

Frontrunning: June 2

  • Global stocks struggle as ECB and OPEC meetings loom (Reuters)
  • Iran Resists Saudi Gesture for Unity as OPEC Fractures Reappear (BBG)
  • Clinton to blast Trump on North Korea, NATO in foreign policy speech (Reuters)
  • Hillary Clinton Shifts to California as Race Tightens There (WSJ)
  • Puerto Rico’s U.S. Rescue Won’t Come Soon Enough to Halt Default (BBG)

Murder-Suicide Kills Two At UCLA

Police said there were two shooting victims on UCLA's campus Wednesday but did not specify if the victims had been killed or injured.

Special Forces Insider Warns Of Serious Civil Unrest This Summer: "Everything Is Right For Things To Go Very Wrong"

"For civil unrest to happen you have to have a bunch of little things that set up for the perfect situation. People are so emotionally involved in this Presidential election right now… and finally realizing there is something wrong with our country... the eyes are open... we know that something’s not right. We have a perfect conducive environment for some serious problems... you think riots in Missouri were bad? Just wait until July... wait until August. The trench has been dug and it is full of accelerants..... everything is right for things to go very wrong."

The Endless Dodge - Why Washington Doesn't Come Clean On The Downing Of MH-17

"The objective, quite simply, was to heap as much abuse on the Soviet Union as possible... The American media swallowed the U.S. government line without reservation... The perception we wanted to convey was that the Soviet Union had cold-bloodedly carried out a barbaric act... The moral of the story is that all governments, including our own, lie when it suits their purposes. The key is to lie first."

It's Over: Even MSNBC Turns On Hillary - "Stop Lying, Stop Digging"

"It’s pretty remarkable," "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough said of Clinton’s response to the OIG watchdog report "I don’t understand why you put out a statement like that,” Scarborough added. "Stop lying, stop digging." The slam continued: “'I screwed up. I’m terribly sorry,'" he offered as alternate responses. "'I hope the American people will forgive me and I hope they will let us move on to the issues that matter.'”

Bernie Agrees To Debate Trump After Hillary Shun

Having been debate-shunned by Hillary "ain't got time for that" Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders agreed Wednesday night to debate presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Sanders, who was "disturbed but not surprised" that Hillary backed out of the California debate (ironic as Sanders is surging in polls ahead of the June 7th primary) enthusiastically tweeted "Game On" in response to Trump's agreement on Jimmy Kimmel Live to debate the Democrat contender, noting "it would have such high ratings." Imagine the protests outside of that event.

"Someday We'll Be Microchipping All Of Our Children"

Would you allow microchips to be surgically implanted in your children if that would keep them safer? “People should be aware that testing is being done right now. The military is not only testing this out, but already utilizes its properties. It’s not a matter of if it will happen, but when...”