Carolyn Osorio recently wrote an op-ed for the USA Today about her unpaid internship with the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Osorio believed that the “fellow” position would be paid. Below are some excerpts.
“When Hillary announced her second run for the White House, I felt my passion for politics reignite. I quickly applied for and was offered a position as a Hillary for America fellow to work on the campaign. I couldn’t have been more excited — until I was told I’d have to move to Nevada and work full time on my own dime.”
“I couldn’t believe my ears. I did not apply as a routine volunteer but as a fellow. Its application process with an elaborate screening and interview process was now revealed to be an ugly lie. If Hillary hopes to inspire young people, to prove she understands our interests she should offer substance to earn our votes.”
“The campaign’s ‘cheapness’ is being lauded as a successful step away from her failure in 2008.”
“I had hoped a trailblazer would be more willing to break the mold of indentured servitude that haunts my generation. Finding out that Hillary perpetuates the exploitation known as unpaid internships was like discovering that Santa wasn’t real.”
Senator Bernie Sanders touches on the big topics on CBS’ Face The Nation with host John Dickerson.
Sanders is a presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket. Here, he mentions the likelihood of jobs being moved overseas and the secrecy of the TPP trade agreement as reasons for not supporting the deal.
He also looks as some of the differences between himself and Hillary Clinton, the Koch brothers, the Keystone XL pipeline, and other topics.
Michelle Kwan, a two-time Olympic medalist figure skater, has joined Hillary Clinton’s campaign as a full-time and permanent staffer, according to a Clinton aide. Kwan was a five-time world champion figure skater and is a decorated medalist from the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics, writes CNN
Kwan will work on “surrogate outreach” and will engage surrogates “to help reach key constituencies and discuss the issues that matter most to working families,” the aide said Wednesday.
Kwan has worked with Clinton before as a State Department aide and worked as an adviser to Women-Lead, an initiative that facilitated high level U.S.-Chinese dialogue on women and girls.
Hillary Clinton may have a “narrower path to the presidency,” according to a recent New York Times article.
Apparently, some Centrist Democrats worry that she is giving up on the “white working-class voters” who helped deliver her husband the presidency in 1992 (admittedly 23 years ago).
However MSNBC’s Chris Matthews appears to like what he’s hearing about Hillary Clinton’s ideas. He seems to believe that Hillary is moving left.
“There will be no center course for her as there was for Bill Clinton in the 1990s,” Matthews said at the beginning of his show, “no Democratic Leadership Council, no ‘third way,’” stated Matthews.
“Already she has steered left on immigration and gay marriage and attacked Republicans on voting rights and promises to be equally tough on other ideological matters,” said Chris Matthews. He suggested that Clinton may be taking this positions to “ward off challengers,” and that it might be working, according to Mediaite.
“If you look at her as she is on issues on blacks and how they’re treated by police, she could be Al Sharpton, she’s just as tough laying it out like that,” Matthews said. “On immigration, as tough as any immigration lawyer fighting for the rights of Hispanics. On voting rights, she sounds like me.”
Recently, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called out Hillary Clinton for not having a clear position on the TPP trade agreement.
Sanders has made his position against the agreement clear, and recently called it “disastrous.”
In an op-ed column in the New Hampshire Union Leader earlier this month, he wrote that every union and almost every environmental organization is against the trade deal. He states that many religious organizations are also against the trade deal.
The New York Times writes that “(t)he first evidence that Mrs. Clinton could face a credible challenge in the Iowa presidential caucuses appeared late last week in the form of overflow crowds at Mr. Sanders’s first swing through that state since declaring his candidacy for the Democratic nomination.
He drew 700 people to an event on Thursday night in Davenport, for instance. It was “the largest rally in the state for any single candidate this campaign season,” writes the New York Times. Only 50 attended a rally there on Saturday with former Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland.
Mr. Sanders is considered the Senate’s most left-wing member, and he has been inspiring to the Democratic base at recent rallies and town-hall-style meetings, including on Wednesday in the first presidential primary state, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Clinton is far ahead in the polls, fund-raising and name recognition, however, and she is expected to continue to have a much more organized and sophisticated campaign operation in Iowa and nationwide than Mr. Sanders.
According to The New York Times, “(h)er mix of centrist and progressive Democratic views may yet prove more appealing to the broadest number of party voters as well, while some of Mr. Sanders’s policy prescriptions – including far higher taxes on the wealthy and deep military spending cuts – may eventually persuade Democrats that he is unelectable in a general election.”
The women of Fox News’ Outnumbered are having difficulty understanding that some women’s magazines might be a little more favorable toward Hillary Clinton than Republican women running for the Presidency such as Carly Fiorina.
Is the amount of coverage Hillary is receiving in women’s magazines justified?