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Gary Bauer / Jun. 8, 2016

‘Herstory’

That’s the headline on one media site trumpeting the historic news that Hillary Clinton has secured the support of enough delegates to capture the Democrat Party’s presidential nomination. The Sanders campaign is crying foul over reports of Clinton’s coronation, seeing an establishment media plot to sabotage the voting in six states today. Yes, that’s right — voters are heading to the polls in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota. So why are so many headlines this morning declaring Hillary Clinton the winner?

Editor’s note: This article was written Tuesday, June 7.

That’s the headline on one media site trumpeting the historic news that Hillary Clinton has secured the support of enough delegates to capture the Democrat Party’s presidential nomination.

The Sanders campaign is crying foul over reports of Clinton’s coronation, seeing an establishment media plot to sabotage the voting in six states today.

Yes, that’s right — voters are heading to the polls in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota. So why are so many headlines this morning declaring Hillary Clinton the winner?

The Associated Press made the call last night after ongoing interviews with superdelegates revealed that she had finally reached the required number of 2,383 total delegates. Here’s an excerpt from the AP report:

“Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She also has the support of 571 superdelegates, according to an Associated Press count. The AP surveyed all 714 superdelegates repeatedly in the past seven months, and only 95 remain publicly uncommitted.”

1,812 + 571 = 2,383. Game over.

Not so fast, says the Sanders camp, which is objecting to the media’s “rush to judgment.” Michael Briggs, a spokesman for Sanders, blasted the press, saying, “It is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer.”

As Bernie Sanders has repeatedly noted, Clinton does not have a majority of pledged delegates, and superdelegates can change their minds, if events warrant, before next month’s convention in Philadelphia. Moreover, polls suggest he stands a good chance of winning today’s California primary, which would be huge politically.

It remains to be seen how the headlines of Clinton’s inevitability will impact today’s results. Do Sanders supporters give up or do they get angry? Do Clinton supporters become complacent? We will find out tonight.

Clinton Scandals

Trump University is being elevated by the media to a scandal of epic proportions. Donald Trump’s attacks on the judge are partially driving the coverage.

But what is glaring in all the hype about Trump U is that there is significant evidence that the Clinton Foundation was used as a giant money laundering scheme, but virtually nobody is talking about that.

Individuals and foreign governments that wanted favors from the State Department directed cash to the foundation and — coincidentally, I’m sure — got favorable decisions from the Clinton State Department and the Obama Administration.

For example, do you remember the uproar that erupted during the Bush Administration when a Dubai-based firm tried to buy several major U.S. ports? Then-Senator Hillary Clinton introduced legislation to block the deal.

But for some reason former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had no problem allowing the Russian government to secure a major stake in U.S. uranium production — you know, the stuff that makes nuclear weapons.

Saudi Arabia, which has donated millions to the Clinton Foundation, got approval for a huge weapons deal from the Clinton State Department. It turns out that the Saudis weren’t alone.

More than a dozen nations that donated to the Clinton Foundation also won approval for major arms sales from the Clinton State Department. In fact, arms sales were up 143% during Clinton’s tenure at the State Department compared to the same time period in the Bush Administration.

By the way, have you heard about “Clinton U?” It turns out that Bill Clinton once served as the honorary chancellor of Laureate Education — one of those evil “for-profit” colleges. One student told The Washington Post that Laureate was “the place you go when no one else will accept you.”

Laureate paid Bill $16.5 million for this “honorary” gig. Meanwhile, the Clinton State Department approved dozens of contracts worth $55 million to a non-profit organization run by Laureate’s CEO.

Unlike Donald Trump, Bill and Hillary Clinton have not sold a single product or built anything. They have gotten incredibly wealthy by peddling influence. And it’s not just Trump and the GOP who are raising questions about the legitimacy of the Clinton Foundation. Some Democrats, and perhaps even the FBI, have a problem with it.

Families Fight Back!

Here’s some encouraging news: One school district in Michigan has reversed course on Obama’s transgender bathroom mandate after parents threatened to pull their children out of the public schools.

When Matt Stewart’s 9 year-old son told him that a girl was in the boys’ bathroom with him at Southwest Elementary School in Howell, Michigan, Stewart contacted the school to complain. He was told there was nothing the school could do because violating Obama’s order meant risking federal funding.

So the Stewarts decided to pull their children out of the public schools, especially since the school district never attempted to inform parents of the new policy. But as word spread, the school district began to reconsider.

“We are pausing on the federal guidance issued to all school districts across the nation … while we work to … gather feedback on this matter,” Superintendent Eric McGregor wrote in a statement. The school board is expected to debate the issue later this month.

Given this change in policy, the Stewarts have reportedly decided to re-enroll their children. Nevertheless, I applaud their stand. The Stewarts’ example should encourage every parent.

Yes, sometimes even one person can make a difference! So don’t ever be discouraged from speaking up. Now imagine if hundreds of angry parents showed up at school board meetings all across the country!

As I explained in an interview with LifeSiteNews, parents should not be afraid of reminding local school officials that they work for local taxpayers, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.

Moreover, it is a great opportunity, as we approach the July 4th holiday, to teach your children that fighting back against big government is as old as the American Revolution!

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