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New York’s Pandemic Voting ‘Chaos’ Set to Go Nationwide in November

In the last month, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has been busy. She has chaired hearings in the House Oversight Committee on U.S. fighter jet programs and cybersecurity, called for investigations into the Trump administration’s use of federal troops in American cities and treatment of Planned Parenthood clinics, and cast numerous votes on the House floor.But Maloney has been without a key piece of information as she goes about her business: whether she won her primary election on June 23. Thirty-t...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, New York City, America, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Bill Clinton, Biden, George W Bush, Trump

UMPQUA - Live Signature Tyer Sessions

I've been impressed by how hard so many companies are working in the fly fishing and outdoors space in looking for engagement and diversions for their customers during the coronavirus pandemic.  Many are working from home and hot wiring technology and platforms to spark off something fun for the masses.  Umpqua is hard at it and last night kicked off their Live Signature Tyer Sessions through their Instagram page.  These almost nightly tying sessions feature famed fly tiers from around the globe...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Fishing, Umpqua, Matt Bennett, Cameron Mortenson, Landon Mayer, MST Andrew Grillos Wednesday, Alec Gerbec, Patrick Daigle, Devin Olsen, MST Lance Egan, Doug McKnight

The County That Took Down Hillary Just Canceled Bernie

We didn’t know it at the time, but Bernie Sanders upset win against Hillary Clinton in Michigan in 2016 was the proverbial canary in the coal mine, signaling trouble ahead for Clinton in the general election against Donald Trump. Sanders’ loss and Joe Biden’s convincing victory there this year tees up the former vice president to deliver a knockout blow next week when voters go to the polls in Ohio, Illinois and Florida, where polls show Biden with a big lead and as his coalition of African-Amer...
Tags: Florida, Rachel Maddow, News, Obama, Congress, Reagan, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy, Michigan, Las Vegas, Biden, Msnbc

Joe Biden’s Last Stand: Why the Former Vice President Needs A Convincing Win in South Carolina

South Carolina could be the last stand of Joe Biden’s political career. “If Biden doesn’t have a big win, the reality is, it’s over,” says one Democratic strategist who is backing the former vice president largely in hopes of stopping Bernie Sanders from winning the party’s presidential nomination. “If the campaign doesn’t get that, they’re delusional.” Biden has long banked on South Carolina as his firewall. But after losses in the first three nomination contests, his numbers are heading i...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, House, Cbs, Philadelphia, Nevada, Biden, Msnbc, Michael Bloomberg, Delaware, South Carolina, Booker

Don't panic about Bernie

That sound you heard over the weekend was thousands of centrist pundits crying out in panic as it became apparent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stands a real chance of becoming the Democratic nominee for president."There is no sugarcoating the results," The Washington Post's Ruth Marcus grumped Sunday after Sanders won the Nevada caucuses in impressive fashion."In 30-plus years of politics, I've never seen this level of doom," Third Way's Matt Bennett told Politico.And on MSNBC, Chris ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, America, Hillary Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Nevada, Msnbc, George W Bush, Bernie Sanders, Ralph Nader, Clinton, Gore, Trump, Sanders, Bush

Bernie Sanders, the Teflon Candidate, Faces Sudden New Tests

In the early years, there was his commentary on gender relations featuring a rape fantasy, his support for the Sandinistas and his honeymoon in the Soviet Union.Once he entered Congress, there were votes to shield gun manufacturers, a commitment to remaining uncommitted to the Democratic Party, and secret plans to mount a 2012 primary challenge against President Barack Obama.And more recently: the FBI investigation into his family, the heart attack and the resistance to detailing the costs of hi...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, Massachusetts, Russia, New York City, Israel, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Fbi, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Warren

Bloomberg Spent $200 Million and Isn’t on Track to Score a Single Delegate

Michael Bloomberg has all the money. But he may not have the math. Just eight weeks out from Super Tuesday, the richest trove of delegates on the primary calendar, the billionaire Democrat is not on track to pick up a single one—despite dropping gobs of cash and saturating the airwaves—internal polling data shared exclusively with The Daily Beast from a rival presidential campaign reveals. The Democratic National Committee’s primary rules stipulate that a candidate must win 15 percent of the vot...
Tags: Texas, News, Minnesota, California, Nbc News, Los Angeles, Dnc, Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Iowa, New Jersey, Warren, Biden, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg

I'll read the 3 articles about the debate that Real Clear Politics has selected.

Linked at the top of RCP:1. "Democratic Debate Detente in Atlanta" Philip Wegmann, RealClearPoliticsThough each [of the candidates] wants to compete against Trump next November, all said he has committed impeachable offenses and should be removed from office early.This may explain why they didn’t pull knives on one another. “There were no conflicts of consequence,” Democratic pollster John Zogby told RCP, “because it would have given ammunition to an incumbent president who has had arguably the ...
Tags: Law, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Warren, Louisiana, Biden, Booker, Richmond, Debates, Trump, Sanders, RCP, Damon Linker, Buttigieg, Real Clear Politics, Matt Bennett

This Week’s Shows: Oct. 7-13

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: Desert Daze, the Band Camino, Cones, Robert Ellis, Lido, Brittany Howard, Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, Grandson, Idles, Daniel Norgren, GoGo Penguin, Joshua Radin, Twin XL, Georgia, Odessa, Nocona, Crumb, Angels & Airwaves, K.Flay, Alec Benjamin, Son Volt, Olivia Gatwood, Too Many Zooz, Faye Webster, Mallrat, Trapdoor Social, Boy & Bear, Neon Indian, Pete Yorn, Lana Del Rey, Sofi Tukker, Reik, Snow Tha Product, Rival Sons, Morcheeba, Dear Boy, El Ten Eleven, W.I...
Tags: Preview, Against Me, Aldous Harding, Alec Benjamin, Alice Smith, Angels & Airwaves, Babymetal, Bad Gyal, Bad Religion, Bad Suns, Badflower, Bastille, Bellsaint, Bleached, Blessthefall, Bob Dylan

FLY GEEK CUSTOM FLIES - The Lunch Box Subscription

Even if you're just casually check in on The Fiberglass Manifesto, you know that I have a real soft spot for small shop artisans.  This includes rod builders, reel makers, gear makers (the list goes on) and of course fly tiers.  On my short list of favorites behind the vise is Matt Bennett of Fly Geek Custom Flies and he's kicking off October with his latest good idea, "The Lunch Box". "The Lunch Box" is a monthly fly box subscription service where (unlike other services of this type where fli...
Tags: Sport, Fishing, Matt, Matt Bennett, Cameron Mortenson, Facebook Twitter and Instagram Subscribe

Biden Expected To Formally Enter Campaign

Joe Biden is expected to announce he is running for president. NPR's David Greene talks to Matt Bennett, co-founder of the center-left think tank Third Way, about the Democratic field for 2020.
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Biden Formally Enters 2020 Presidential Campaign

Joe Biden announced Thursday morning that he is running for president. NPR's David Greene talks to Matt Bennett, co-founder of the center-left think tank Third Way, about the crowded Democratic field.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Npr, Biden, David Greene, Matt Bennett

"U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is opposing a quick Senate vote on his own 'Green New Deal' resolution... but political observers say he’s been played by the GOP, stumbling into a trap...."

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday night that he wants to 'give everybody an opportunity to go on record' — including the various 2020 presidential hopefuls among Senate Democrats — about the hard-left climate proposals outlined in the non-binding resolution. Markey tweeted, 'By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize. We’re having the first national conversation on climate change in a ...
Tags: Law, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Environmentalism, Kamala Harris, The Boston Herald, McConnell, Markey, Sen Edward Markey, Matt Bennett, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Green New Deal, Edward J. Markey

Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Is YouTube’s Biggest Music Video Debut EVER

Have you had the pleasure of seeing Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” video yet? No? Well, you’re definitely in rare company because the video has racked up 130 million views in less than a week! According to Billboard, Ariana Grande now holds the record for the biggest music video debut in YouTube history after her video for “thank u, next” earned more than 55 million views in its first 24 hours online. YouTube also confirmed that Grande’s “thank u, next” video hit the 100 million views mark in j...
Tags: Videos, Music, Celebs, Taylor Swift, Youtube, Music Videos, Ariana Grande, Davis, Pop Culture, World Records, Jazz, Jezebel, Kris Jenner, Ariana, Grande, Matt Bennett

Possible State Map For 2020 Emerges From Midterm Results

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week’s midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states opened a potential path back to the White House. But President Donald Trump’s Republican Party found strength in critical states that often hold the keys to the presidency. Perhaps no state offered Democrats more hope than Wisconsin, which shocked the party in 2016 by na...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Washington, Senate, America, Georgia, Ap, Green, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Ohio, Michigan

Premiere: War Tapes, ‘Pale Blue Dot’

War Tapes were well on their way to being L.A.’s favorite guardians of gloom six years ago, when the quartet released the full-length “The Continental Divide,” which got the quartet mentioned in the same sentence as people like Joy Division, Echo & the Bunnymen and Interpol and helped them get gigs with the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, the Bravery, AWOLNATION and She Wants Revenge. Then, poof. We can imagine that the quartet — siblings Neil and Becca Popkin, with Matt Bennett and Billy Mohler — e...
Tags: Music, Featured, Continental, Interpol, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Neil, Matt Bennett, War Tapes, Billy Mohler, Le Cos, Becca Popkin

Ariana Grande Reunites With ‘Victorious’ Co-Stars Matt Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies At Women’s March Los Angeles [PHOTOS]

“Victorious” was canceled back in 2013, but some of the cast have remained good friends off-cam and continue to hang out to this day.  For instance, Ariana Grande, who has since become an international singing sensation, is still good friends with Elizabeth Gillies and Matt Bennett. The trio even reunited to fight for women’s rights during this weekend’s Women’s March Los Angeles event.
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Matt Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies

Premiere: Brass Box, ‘Ivory Skies’ EP

The debut EP from L.A. goth-pop quartet Brass Box dwells hallucinogenically on our inevitable end, and the complications we endure along the way: being lost, feeling longing, bridging the chasm between hope and reality. “Dreams make no promises only death does,” frontwoman Amberlie “Ammo” Bankoff intones in the title track to “Ivory Skies” (out this week), a four-song outing drenched in waves of guitar and reverb that could easily be titled “Dark Side of the Cocteau Twins.” Bankoff has flown the...
Tags: Music, Featured, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Bankoff, Matt Bennett, Neil Popkin, Black Flamingo, Brass Box

Matt Bennett - Hook Pt. 1

Matt Bennett turns pain of his parent’s divorce into debut album where each song is based on the Robin Williams films he loved growing up. Just-released “Terminal Cases” includes “Fisher King,” “Jumanji,” single “Hook Pt. 1,” “Doubtfire,” feat.… (in post Matt Bennett: Hook (Pt. 1) from Insomnia Daily Dose. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Robin Williams, Matt Bennett

Matt Bennett Tapped for MPAA Communications Post

Matt Bennett has been named executive vice president of corporate communications for the MPAA, after serving as senior VP at international PR firm Racepoint Global and as a top executive at PhRMA, the trade association for the pharmaceutical industry. Bennett succeeds Laura Nichols, who left the MPAA in February to head communications at National Geographic... Read more »
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MPAA Casts Bennett for Communications

Matt Bennett, senior VP and Washington chief for Racepoint Group, is moving to the Motion Picture Association of America to head corporate communications for Hollywood's DC presence. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Editorial Staff)]
Tags: Hollywood, Washington, Pr, Motion Picture Association of America, Matt Bennett

MPAA Enlists Matt Bennett as PR Chief

He succeeds Laura Nichols in that more
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Matt Bennett - Fisher King

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter/musician Matt Bennett’s performance credits include that of actor on the hit Nickelodeon TV series Victorious (Ariana Grande’s launch pad to fame),... The post Our interview with Matt Bennett appeared first on Northern (in post Our interview with Matt Bennett from Northern Transmissions. More by this artist at )
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Now What: After New York, Has Anything Changed?

Written by Matt Bennett, SVP and Washington D.C. Practice Lead at Racepoint Global In the most dynamic presidential election in decades, have we reached stagnation? The New York primary happened yesterday, with weeks of anticipation and hype, and yet the results were predictably in line with the polls and the state of the race, in […]
Tags: New York, Washington, Sem, Other, SVP, Matt Bennett

NOW WHAT: Ohio, Ohio, Ohio

Written by SVP and Washington D.C. Practice Lead, Matt Bennett Super Tuesday #3 left us with clarity and confusion.   Hillary Clinton swept all five states (Florida, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina and Missouri). Her clear victory in Ohio erased any concerns stemming from last week’s upset in Michigan. She is the dominant front runner, closing […]
Tags: Washington, Hillary Clinton, Other, Ohio, Michigan, SVP, Matt Bennett, Florida Ohio Illinois North Carolina, Ohio Ohio Ohio

Now What: Super Tuesday And The Emergence Of The Nominees?

Written by Matt Bennett, SVP, Washington D.C. Practice Lead & Liz Wells, Senior Account Executive Tomorrow is a big deal in the 2016 election. Super Tuesday sees more than a dozen states and territories hold their presidential primaries and caucuses and there will likely be a great deal of clarity on Wednesday morning.   Before […]
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Now What: New Hampshire Votes Against the Establishment

By Matt Bennett, Senior Vice President, Washington D.C. Practice Lead Continuing Racepoint’s look at the 2016 presidential election, we come to the New Hampshire primary. The results both confirmed what the polling showed in the week leading up to the vote and upended any chance of this being a short and simple nomination contest on either […]
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The Maelstrom: Communicating Facts When Hyperbole Rules the Day

Written by Matt Bennett, SVP & DC Practice Lead We often have the opportunity and challenge of communicating about complex topics, seeking to bring perspective and information to key audiences about issues and industries that are constantly evolving. One of those issues dominating the news today is the cost of medicines. This is not only […]
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Now What? Chronicling the 2016 Presidential Election

By Matt Bennett, Senior Vice President, Washington D.C. Practice Lead If you thought the Iowa caucuses would provide answers in the most confounding presidential election in generations…well, let’s see if New Hampshire can help sort this out. On the Republican side, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) won a clear victory, with 27 percent of the vote, after […]
Tags: Washington, Blogging, New Hampshire, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Public Affairs, Matt Bennett