« Our campaign can win anywhere »: Bernie Sanders.

Umberto Eco, Christine Lagarde, Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders and guns control.

Umberto Eco, author of the novels “The Name of the Rose” and « Foucault’s Pendulum, » died Friday at age 84, his U.S. publisher said.

⇔Statement by Christine Lagarde on her Second Term as IMF Managing Director

Press Release No.16/64
February 19, 2016

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today:

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the IMF as Managing Director for a second term of five years, and I greatly appreciate the continued trust and support of the Fund’s Executive Board and our 188 member countries.

“Over the past five years, the IMF has adapted and strengthened its capacity to respond to its members’ needs and is well-prepared to help them meet the challenges of the future. The global economy is undergoing a number of important transitions and we are focused on helping our membership navigate these successfully—with our excellent staff delivering policy advice, capacity building and, where needed, financial support. The Fund remains committed to its fundamental goal of helping to ensure global economic and financial stability through international cooperation.

“I look forward to serving our membership and carrying out our critical mission in the period ahead.”

 ⇔The campaign trail. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he is suspending his presidential campaign. The move follows a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary.


The wind is at our backs

It looks like we’re going to leave another state with roughly the same number of delegates as Hillary Clinton, maybe down just a few.

Sisters and Brothers –

The final results are in from Nevada and it looks like we’re going to leave another state with roughly the same number of delegates as Hillary Clinton, maybe down just a few.

I want to be completely clear with you about what this result means: Nevada was supposed to be a state « tailor made » for the Clinton campaign, and a place she once led by almost 40 points. But today, we sent a message that will stun the political and financial establishment of this country: our campaign can win anywhere.

There are 26 primaries and caucuses in the next month, and three straight positive results for our campaign are sure to prompt an over-the-top response from the millionaires and billionaires who are funding our opponent and her many super PACs.

We have to be prepared for their best shot, because it’s coming:

Make a $3 contribution to our campaign tonight and we are going to win this Democratic primary, the White House, and take our country back from the billionaire class.

We’re closing the gap dramatically in states that have yet to vote, and there’s a path to victory for our political revolution. If we continue to stand together, we’ll continue to win.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders for President

Sisters and Brothers –

We should be very proud of what we accomplished today in Nevada. Just last month, the Clinton campaign said they were leading by 25 points in their internal polls. And the entrance polls show we won the Latino vote in Nevada by 8 points. We’ll leave Nevada just a few delegates behind. That’s huge momentum.

The wind is at our backs. And in the next month, there are 26 primaries and caucuses.

Our campaign is funded by more than 4 million individual contributions — a tremendous number of working people giving small amounts of money to take on a campaign and super PACs funded by millionaires, billionaires, hedge funds, and Wall Street.

Your $3 contribution right now will help send a message that you’re standing with Bernie, and that you can help him win.

Bernie said from the beginning that people should not underestimate us. That is true now more than ever.

Thank you for standing with Bernie.

In solidarity,

Jeff Weaver
Campaign Manager
Bernie 2016

Guns control.

⇒ ⇒ ⇒The suspect in the fatal shootings in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been identified as Jason Brian Dalton, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said Sunday.

Dalton is accused of killing six people in three separate incidents Saturday. A seventh victim — a 14-year-old — who was previously reported as dead is still alive, Getting said.