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Clinton Delivers Historic Speech Outlining Strong Liberal Democratic Principles (Full Video)

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Hillary Clinton delivered a speech promising her presidency will embrace all Americans and refocus the nation on true pro-family liberal Democratic ideals, including wages, equality, and fighting for minorities, the middle class, and those in poverty.

In a 45 minutes speech that was slated to last 25 minutes, Hillary Clinton Saturday withstood 80-plus degree heat and humidity, without breaking a sweat, to tell the 5500 supporters gathered at New York City’s Roosevelt Island how she will move America forward if elected president.

Gone was any presumption of inevitability. Instead, Clinton offered a new and far more progressive vision with many specifics, not just talking points.

Clinton, in a speech she wrote herself, defined herself and shared her life’s history, but focused on promising Americans four strong liberal Democratic ideals: building a strong economy focused on long term growth, not Wall Street short-term profit motives, uplifting America’s families by recognizing that healthcare, equal wages, education, child care, paid family leave, high rates of incarceration, and civil rights are all family issues, making America strong at home and overseas, and expanding and protecting democracy and voting rights, including promising to support a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court decision on Citizens united.

Clearly, the past few months she has spent traveling the country and speaking one-on-one to Americans paid off, as was evident in today’s speech.

The 67-year old former First Lady, former U.S. Senator, and former Secretary of State offered an optimistic vision of a renewed America, one that works together and unites. Unlike her Republican rivals, she did not mention any of them by name, nor did she spend much time ridiculing or attacking them.

Clinton repeatedly spoke of LGBT rights and equality, climate change, science, education, family, growth, and in a rare switch from most political speeches, human kindness.

Overall, her speech was well-received:

 

Image: Screenshot via Hillary Clinton/YouTube
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7th Victim of July 4th Mass Shooting Dies

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Seven people have now died as a result of a gunman opening fire from a rooftop into an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

The latest victim succumbed to their injuries Tuesday afternoon, NBC 5 Chicago reported. Authorities have not identified all the victims, but have said five of those who died were adults. Another 46 people were wounded.

Police on Tuesday announced that the shooter fired at least 70 rounds into the crowd, using a “high-powered rifle” that is “similar” to a AR-15. They also revealed the suspected gunman planned the attack for weeks, purchased his weapons legally, disguised himself by wearing women’s attire to “conceal his facial tattoos and  his identity,” and to “help him during the escape.” He then walked to his mother’s house after the shooting.

Law enforcement Monday evening arrested Robert Crimo, who they say is a “person of interest,” but he has not been charged.

“There are no words for the kind of monster who lies in wait and fires into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday with their community,” Illinois Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker said in a statement. “There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams, their futures. There are no words I can offer to lift the pain of those they leave behind. Please know that our state grieves with you, that MK and I grieve with you.”

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Giuliani, Graham, Eastman, Others Tied to Trump Subpoenaed by Grand Jury in Georgia Criminal Election Investigation

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Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham, John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, and several others including Cleta Mitchell have been subpoenaed by a Fulton County special grand jury convened to investigate possible criminal actions or interference in Georgia’s 2020 elections.

Giuliani, Eastman, Ellis, and Mitchell, along with Kenneth Chesbro, are all members of Donald Trump’s legal team or advised the former president “on strategies for overturning Democrat Joe Biden’s wins in Georgia and other swing states,” and are now being subpoenaed, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Senator Graham (R-SC) has publicly admitted to contacting the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Also subpoenaed is attorney and podcast host Jacki Pick Deason.

“The 23-person special grand jury has heard testimony in recent weeks from a parade of witnesses, including some who had direct contact with Trump and his associates. But Tuesday’s subpoenas are the closest jurors have gotten to the inner circle of the former president,” the Journal-Constitution adds.

Eastman, the infamous author of the “coup memo,” is a former law professor and the current chairman of the anti-LGBTQ group National Organization For Marriage (NOM), which has never disavowed his actions.

“A federal judge in March,” the AJC adds, “argued that ‘it is more likely than not that President Trump and Dr. Eastman dishonestly conspired to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021.'”

In the days after the November 2020 election, The Washington Post reported, Sen. Graham “questioned Raffensperger about the state’s signature-matching law and whether political bias could have prompted poll workers to accept ballots with nonmatching signatures, according to Raffensperger. Graham also asked whether Raffensperger had the power to toss all mail ballots in counties found to have higher rates of nonmatching signatures, Raffensperger said.”

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‘Planned for Weeks’: Highland Park Massacre Suspect Purchased Weapons Legally, Walked to Mother’s House After Shooting

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The 21-year-old man suspected of being the shooter in Monday’s Highland Park, Illinois massacre planned the attack for weeks, purchased his weapons legally, disguised himself by wearing women’s attire to “conceal his facial tattoos and  his identity,” and to “help him during the escape.” He then walked to his mother’s house after the shooting, police said in a Tuesday press conference.

Six people died and over thirty others were wounded.

The “high-powered rifle” Robert Crimo used is “similar to an AR-15,” Christopher Covelli, a spokesperson for the Lake County major crimes task force told reporters. He used it to “fire more than 70 rounds into the crowd.”

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Crimo later borrowed his mother’s car.

Police say there was no one else involved. They add they were aware of him through previous interactions but those were not violent.


 

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