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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will participate in a Town Hall event tonight on CNN, live from South Carolina. The South Carolina Democratic Primary takes place on Saturday, February 27. Tonight’s broadcast is a town hall event meaning that the candidates will appear separately and answer questions from the moderator and the audience.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
CNN South Carolina Democratic Town Hall
8pm ET (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT)
Live Stream: CNN.com

Moderator: Chris Cuomo

Report from CNN:

CNN announced it will host a Democratic town hall event in South Carolina on Tuesday from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. ET.

The event allows Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who will take the stage first, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who will appear last, the opportunity to answer questions from Palmetto State voters, who go to the polls on Saturday, February 27.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo will moderate the event, which will be held on the University of South Carolina’s campus.

The events will air live on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Español and be streamed live online on CNNgo.

Following Clinton’s victory in Nevada, Sanders will be hoping to stop some of her regained momentum in the Palmetto State. Up to this point, the polls are tilting heavily in favor of a strong Clinton victory in South Carolina. In fact, it may end up being the opposite of results of New Hampshire where Sanders won by almost 30 percent.

Look for Clinton to try and build on her Nevada win and make it a point that she is the democrat who can appeal to Latino voters and other minorities in a way that Bernie Sanders simply can’t. She will continue to push the argument of electability.

Update

Here is the full video of CNN Democratic South Carolina Town Hall from February 23rd:

19 COMMENTS

  1. hope the moderator asks each candidate their position on the Democratic National Committee’s move to quietly
    reverse the ban on accepting lobbyist donations that Barack Obama insisted on
    as a good government reform when he was running for the White House eight years
    ago. Hailed back then as a step to rein in the power of special interest money,
    the ban was dropped at some point in recent months by the D.N.C. without public
    notice.

  2. For those who haven’t heard about it, here’s the link:

    http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/269266-dnc-rolls-back-restrictions-on-lobbyist-donations

    [Excerpts:]

    Campaign finance watchdog group Democracy 21 chided the DNC’s decision, calling it “a major step in the wrong direction.”

    On the Republican side, business mogul Donald Trump has bragged about how his wealth liberates him from bowing to special interests as he seeks the White House.

  3. Bernie Sanders is NOT attempting to pass Hillary, He will pass her and nothing the Establishment can do about it, for he is backed by WE THE PEOPLE and our vote will surpass any superdelegates she has in her pocket.

    • Funny, I know alot of We the People that are not for Bernie…
      and its the delegates that know the people involved. That’s why those who have worked with Hillary and Bernie are endorsing Hillary.

  4. Gosh, I’d really like to watch this very important Town Hall to stay in the loop, but it seems that I can’t since it’s on CNN. 🙁

  5. How dare moderator Cuomo say to Sen. Sanders at station break but while on-air, “Have a drink of water, it’s free.” That was disrespectful and in my opinion, full of partisanship. Shame on you Cuomo. You’re certainly not your father.

    • Cuomo is cocky and egotistical. I can’t stand watching him on New Day. He is full of himself. Just ask Kate Bolduan. They were split up because they dislike each other. Notice they are never both playing their Trivia games. They keep them separated. Easy for me to see why she dislikes him with disrespectful comments like he made towards Bernie.

  6. I just can’t stand the hypocrisy of this old man….

    He said, and I quote: “If I let those people down who have faith in me — that’s a scary thing when so many people have faith in you and believe you can do something,” It scares me very much. If I ever let those people down, it would be a terrible, terrible thing.”

    This statement is a classic example of Bernie’s hypocrisy, because he has a record of breaking pledges and promises to ‘we the people’, of letting people down, as well as committing injustices against minorities. For example:

    WALL STREET
    ?For months Bernie had been ‘pledging’ that he would push for a genuine audit of the Federal Reserve and Wall Street, but on May 6, 2010 he caved into pressure from the Federal Reserve and Wall Street. In a last-minute switch, he agreed to substitute a watered-down version of the audit as an amendment to the financial reform legislation sponsored by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.).

    SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
    ?Bernie had ‘promised’ to stand up to the Insurance Industry if no other Democratic senator would, to offer a “public option” amendment and provide the country with a measure of accountability on the issue. But it didn’t take long for him to break his promise on the “public option”. in March 2010 he completely flip-flopped under pressure and denied the American people the up-or-down vote they deserved.

    SUPER PACs and CAMPAIGN FINANCING
    ?Bernie keeps denouncing Super PACs, but according to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) records, there has been more super PAC money spent thus far in express support of the Sanders campaign than for any one of his Democratic rivals, including former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    ?Bernie’s fundraising machine has been cited by the FEC for campaign finance violations that include over $23 million dollars in unitemized contributions. The FEC’s 43-page letter, lists TEN separate violation areas. The FEC letter reveals individual contributions far exceeding the $27 average donation often boasted by Sanders. Contributions for $1000, $2000 and even $5000 are often listed. One contributor donated up to 50 times on a single day, apparently hoping to outwit campaign finance regulations. Also, the FEC letter lists 162 prohibited donations from individuals identified as foreign nationals.

    LABOR UNIONS
    ?Bernie claims he has always fought for Labor Unions and its members, but Campaign contributions from his recent past, paint a different picture. During his 2012 Senate re-election race, he accepted campaign donations ($10,000) from a union busting company, a Midwestern sugar conglomerate that at the time was locked in a long, bitter battle with its labor force, a fight that ultimately left more than 1,000 union workers out of a job.
    ?According to court records, one of Bernie’s presidential campaign consultants (Chuck Rocha) is a convicted felon, who embezzled money from a labor union three years ago (2013), after he was caught stealing funds from the United Steelworkers.

    EQUAL PAY
    ?Bernie claims he is for woman’s equal pay for equal work, yet he is one of the worst gender pay gap offenders in Congress according to senate salary records. Currently, he remains near the bottom of the list.

    INJUSTICES AGAINST MINORITIES
    ?In 1998, then Representative Bernie Sanders cosponsored and actively ushered a bill through Congress that allowed Vermont and Maine to dump their nuclear waste in the poor disadvantaged Hispanic community of Sierra Blanca, Texas. He made a political calculation that affected the lives of hundreds of poor, powerless people in Sierra Blanca, TX. He did it to benefit his affluent, politically engaged constituency, and in turn, benefit himself. It was a case of environmental injustice perpetrated by Bernie and his influential cohorts because the people living there would be least likely to resist or make a fuss about it, since the majority of the residents are Spanish-speaking and poor. Bernie could have stood behind and protect this very poor Hispanic community, but he chose what was politically expedient for him at the time.
    ?In 1994 he voted in favor of ‘The War on Crime’ bill H.R. 3355 (Pub.L. 103-322), which has caused the massive incarceration of young black youths. Proportionally, there are nearly 10 times more black people locked up in Vermont’s jails and prisons on a given day than there are walking its streets.” He may criticize it now, but he was part of its implementation.
    ?His state of Vermont is one of the four states that uses the most For-Profit-Prisons in Arizona, Kentucky, and Michigan. Bernie may claim he is against For-Profit-Prisons, but his actions and the actions of his home state of Vermont paint a very different picture.

    CLEAN and HONEST CAMPAIGN
    ?Bernie promised to run a clean and honest campaign, yet since the beginning of his 2016 presidential campaign, he, his staffers, and supporters have shown a pattern of deceit, dishonesty, illegal shenanigans, and outright cheating.

    Yet, Hillary has NEVER let people down, has NEVER caved into Wall Street or Special Interest Groups; she has NEVER broken any promises or pledges to ‘we the people’; she has NOT taken money from union busting companies; she has paid her female staffers equal or more than their male counterparts; she has NOT committed injustices against minorities; and has lead from day one a clean and honest campaign.

    • Bernie had ‘promised’ to stand up to the Insurance Industry if no other Democratic senator would, to offer a “public option” amendment and provide the country with a measure of accountability on the issue. But it didn’t take long for him to break his promise on the “public option”. in March 2010 he completely flip-flopped under pressure and denied the American people the up-or-down vote they deserved.

      He probably should not have promised that, for he was more or less forced not to have an amendment, which opens the doors for procedural delays from Republicans and they would have killed the little reform the ACA gave. Not to mention that Pelosi killed any chance that an amendment would even be voted on.

      “Bernie keeps denouncing Super PACs, but according to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) records, there has been more super PAC money spent thus far in express support of the Sanders campaign than for any one of his Democratic rivals, including former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

      Yeah, no.
      https://theintercept.com/2016/01/29/nyt-outside-spending/

      “Bernie’s fundraising machine has been cited by the FEC for campaign finance violations that include over $23 million dollars in unitemized contributions. The FEC’s 43-page letter, lists TEN separate violation areas. The FEC letter reveals individual contributions far exceeding the $27 average donation often boasted by Sanders. Contributions for $1000, $2000 and even $5000 are often listed. One contributor donated up to 50 times on a single day, apparently hoping to outwit campaign finance regulations. Also, the FEC letter lists 162 prohibited donations from individuals identified as foreign nationals.”

      Did you forget this.
      “Excessive contributions may be retained if, within 60 days of receipt, the
      excessive portions are properly redesignated or reattributed. Guidelines for
      each option are provided below.”

      “Bernie claims he has always fought for Labor Unions and its members, but Campaign contributions from his recent past, paint a different picture. During his 2012 Senate re-election race, he accepted campaign donations ($10,000) from a union busting company, a Midwestern sugar conglomerate that at the time was locked in a long, bitter battle with its labor force, a fight that ultimately left more than 1,000 union workers out of a job.”

      Really, you are citing the National Review Online, a conservative rag?
      Make sure to read the text at the bottom. Because clearly it shows the workers are the ones supporting him and not those at the top.
      https://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2012&type=I&cid=n00000528&newMem=N&recs=20

      “According to court records, one of Bernie’s presidential campaign consultants (Chuck Rocha) is a convicted felon, who embezzled money from a labor union three years ago (2013), after he was caught stealing funds from the United Steelworkers.”

      I am with you there, not a good hire.

      “Bernie claims he is for woman’s equal pay for equal work, yet he is one of the worst gender pay gap offenders in Congress according to senate salary records. Currently, he remains near the bottom of the list.”

      You know that came from the Washington Free Beacon, a far-right wing site and sites that repost it are those on the right as well. Their entire article was written to intentionally smear the Democratic Party as worse for women. You got to ask how they came to those numbers instead of taking them at face value.

      “In 1998, then Representative Bernie Sanders cosponsored and actively ushered a bill through Congress that allowed Vermont and Maine to dump their nuclear waste in the poor disadvantaged Hispanic community of Sierra Blanca, Texas. He made a political calculation that affected the lives of hundreds of poor, powerless people in Sierra Blanca, TX. He did it to benefit his affluent, politically engaged constituency, and in turn, benefit himself. It was a case of environmental injustice perpetrated by Bernie and his influential cohorts because the people living there would be least likely to resist or make a fuss about it, since the majority of the residents are Spanish-speaking and poor. Bernie could have stood behind and protect this very poor Hispanic community, but he chose what was politically expedient for him at the time.”

      He probably should have made a bigger fuss about the racism, but the waste had to go somewhere and the climate in the region is the best place for it. Not to mention Texas was the one who was making the deal so it had to be in that state and the region is sparsely populated. But surely, there had to have been a better place though.

      “In 1994 he voted in favor of ‘The War on Crime’ bill H.R. 3355 (Pub.L. 103-322), which has caused the massive incarceration of young black youths. Proportionally, there are nearly 10 times more black people locked up in Vermont’s jails and prisons on a given day than there are walking its streets.” He may criticize it now, but he was part of its implementation.”

      You forget that Hillary advocated for it as First Lady. As to why he voted for it on that day, he believed the good outweighed the bad: “it provided funds for prison services, alternative sentencing for juveniles, increased sentences for sexual offenders and increased assistance to victims of sexual assault.”

      “His state of Vermont is one of the four states that uses the most For-Profit-Prisons in Arizona, Kentucky, and Michigan. Bernie may claim he is against For-Profit-Prisons, but his actions and the actions of his home state of Vermont paint a very different picture.”

      Can you point to a bill in which he supported private prisons, for just because his state passed it, does not mean that he supports it.

      “illegal shenanigans, and outright cheating.”
      Citation please

      “Yet, Hillary has NEVER let people down, has NEVER caved into Wall Street or Special Interest Groups; she has NEVER broken any promises or pledges to ‘we the people’; she has NOT taken money from union busting companies”

      http://www.salon.com/2007/06/16/hillary_and_mark_penn/

      She only recently sided with LGBT, implied black youths were “super-predators”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALXulk0T8cg. One also has to ask why has the big banks been her biggest ally for her entirely political career and why she says she will take on the people who destroyed the economy, and yet still gives glowing speeches to Goldman Sachs and remains friends with the monster Lloyd Blankfein. Why is the health industry now backing her after they were against her in the 90s?

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