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Ripped From The Headlines: Dem "Civil War" Threatens Convention, WH Hopes

- May 19, 2016

 "Revolt," "Security Concerns," "Chaos"

ABC News Headline: "Security Concerns Raised For Democratic National Convention After Nevada" (Meghan Keneally, "Security Concerns Raised for Democratic National Convention After Nevada," ABC News, 5/18/16)

  • "… There's A New Level Of Concern In Light Of Violence That Broke Out At Last Saturday's State Convention In Nevada." (Meghan Keneally, "Security Concerns Raised for Democratic National Convention After Nevada," ABC News, 5/18/16)

McClatchy Headline: "Civil War For Democrats? Wasserman Schultz vs. Sanders" (James Rosen, "Civil War For Democrats? Wasserman Schultz vs. Sanders," McClatchy, 5/19/16)

  • "The South Florida Lawmaker, Who Chairs The Democratic National Committee, Is Openly Fighting With Sen. Bernie Sanders Of Vermont, A Clash That Came To A Head After A Violent Melee At A State Democratic Party Meeting In Nevada Over The Weekend …" (James Rosen, "Civil War For Democrats? Wasserman Schultz vs. Sanders," McClatchy, 5/19/16)

New York Post Headline: "Dems Think Bernie's Going To Start 1968 Convention Chaos All Over Again" (Carl Campanile and Bob Fredericks, "Dems Think Bernie's Going To Start 1968 Convention Chaos All Over Again," New York Post, 5/18/16)

  • "Bernie Sanders Has Gone All Rambo On The Democratic Establishment, Putting The Splintered Party On The Verge Of Open Warfare - With One Veteran Senator Predicting Wednesday That This Summer's Nominating Convention Might Erupt In ­Riots, As At The Infamous 1968 Gathering In Chicago." (Carl Campanile and Bob Fredericks, "Dems Think Bernie's Going To Start 1968 Convention Chaos All Over Again," New York Post, 5/18/16)

New York Times Headline: "Bernie Sanders, Eyeing Convention, Willing To Harm Hillary Clinton In The Homestretch" (Patrick Healy, Yamiche Alcindor, and Jeremy Peters, "Bernie Sanders, Eyeing Convention, Willing To Harm Hillary Clinton In The Homestretch," The New York Times, 5/19/16)

  • "Defiant And Determined To Transform The Democratic Party, Senator Bernie Sanders Is Opening A Two-Month Phase Of His Presidential Campaign Aimed At Inflicting A Heavy Blow On Hillary Clinton ..." (Patrick Healy, Yamiche Alcindor, and Jeremy Peters, "Bernie Sanders, Eyeing Convention, Willing To Harm Hillary Clinton In The Homestretch," The New York Times, 5/19/16)

Philadelphia Inquirer Headline: "#BernieOrBust Democrats Plan Convention Protests" (Julia Terruso and Thomas Fitzgerald, "#BernieOrBust Democrats Plan Convention Protests," Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/19/16)

  • "Concern Spread In Democratic Party Circles Wednesday That The Protracted And Increasingly Tense Primary Battle Between Hillary Clinton And Sen. Bernie Sanders Could Lead To Unrest At The Democratic National Convention This July In Philadelphia." (Julia Terruso and Thomas Fitzgerald, "#BernieOrBust Democrats Plan Convention Protests," Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/19/16)

POLITICO Headline: "Democrats Sweat Sanders Revolt" (Daniel Strauss and Nolan McCaskill, "Democrats Sweat Sanders Revolt," Politico, 5/18/16)

  • "The Fact That The White House And Prominent Voices Across The Party Felt The Need To Weigh In At All Revealed That The Prospect Of Deep Divisions Between Sanders Supporters And The Democratic Establishment Had A Firm Hold On The Party's Attention." (Daniel Strauss and Nolan McCaskill, "Democrats Sweat Sanders Revolt," Politico, 5/18/16)

Wall Street Journal Headline: "Democrats Fear An Unruly Convention In Philadelphia" (Byron Tau and Colleen Nelson, "Democrats Fear An Unruly Convention In Philadelphia," The Wall Street Journal, 5/19/16)

  • "A Growing Number Of Democrats Are Bracing For A Divisive And Disorderly July Presidential Convention In Philadelphia That Could Damage The Party And Expected Nominee Hillary Clinton." (Byron Tau and Colleen Nelson, "Democrats Fear An Unruly Convention In Philadelphia," The Wall Street Journal, 5/19/16)

Washington Post Headline: "A Fractured Democratic Party Threatens Clinton's Chances Against Trump" (David Weigel , "A Fractured Democratic Party Threatens Clinton's Chances Against Trump," The Washington Post , 5/19/16)

  • "… Bitterness On Both Sides Has Boiled Over And Prompted New Worries That A Fractured Party Could Lead To Chaos At The National Convention And Harm Clinton's Chances Against Trump In November." (David Weigel , "A Fractured Democratic Party Threatens Clinton's Chances Against Trump," The Washington Post, 5/19/16)

THE INENSIFYING DISCORD COMES AS CLINTON HAS FALLEN BEHIND THE LIKELY PRESUMPTIVE GOP NOMINEE IN TWO NEW POLLS

A New Fox News Poll Showed Hillary Clinton Falling Behind Donald Trump 45-42. "Donald Trump is now surpassing Hillary Clinton among a national electorate, edging her out by three percentage points in the latest general election poll by Fox News. The Fox News survey, out late Wednesday, shows Trump leading Clinton 45-42 percent, with a three-point advantage that's within the poll's margin of error. Trump has gained ground on Clinton since last month, when the same poll found the former secretary of state up 48 percent to 41 percent." (Reena Flores, "Poll: Donald Trump Surpasses Hillary Clinton Nationally," CBS News, 5/19/16)

A New Rasmussen Poll Showed Hillary Clinton Falling Behind Donald Trump 42-37. "Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has increased his lead over Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday. Trump now leads the front-runner by five points, 42 to 37 percent. The poll also found that 13 percent of respondents prefer another candidate and seven percent were undecided." (Rebecca Savransky, "Trump Leads Clinton By 5 Points In Rasmussen Poll," The Hill, 5/19/16)


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