Democrats Abroad – Global Primary 2016

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Democrats Abroad was established on Mar 1, 1964.  Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. They work to advance the principles of our Party by spreading the Democratic message to US voters in other countries and encouraging them to vote for Democratic candidates back home.

Democrats Abroad has committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These Country Committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. A support office is maintained in Washington, D.C.

American Democrats living outside of the United States may participate but must first join Democrats Abroad. The online membership form is located on the web site https://www.democratsabroad.org/user/register. Members will receive information on how they may participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Primary.

Democrats Abroad is recognized as a “state” Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented on the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.

For more: https://www.democratsabroad.org/

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GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

AMERICAN CITIZENS LIVING ABROAD: VOTE IN THE 2016 GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

From January 11 to March 8 — voting by postal mail, by fax, by email and in person — Democrats living all over the world will participate in the Presidential Nominating Process of the Democratic Party, together with our fellow citizens living in the United States. Only the Democratic Party gives this opportunity to its members living overseas. Through our Global Presidential Primary, we will help choose the 2016 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States.

The best way to participate in the Global Presidential Primary is by voting in-person at one of the dozens of official Voting Centers in more than 40 countries, during the week of March 1 to March 8. The document below lists the cities worldwide which will host Voting Centers starting on “Super Tuesday,” March 1.

For more: http://www.democratsabroad.org/global_presidential_primary

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Tuesday 1 March – Tuesday 8 March 2016 Democrats Abroad Global Primary ~ Bernie Sanders 69% of the vote and Hillary Clinton received 31%

Wednesday 23 March – Sunday 3 April 2016 Democrats Abroad First-Tier and Country Caucuses’

Thursday 28 April – Friday 13 May 2016 Democrats Abroad Regional Caucuses

Saturday 14 May 2016 Democrats Abroad Global Convention

Tuesday 1 March – Tuesday 8 March 2016 Democrats Abroad Global Primary

Wednesday 23 March – Sunday 3 April 2016 Democrats Abroad First-Tier and Country Caucuses

Thursday 28 April – Friday 13 May 2016 Democrats Abroad Regional Caucuses

Saturday 14 May 2016 Democrats Abroad Global Convention

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  1. WH

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    11:30 AM
    President Obama meets with top Republican senators to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)
    Oval Office

    12:00 PM
    12:45 PM
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    6:30 PM
    Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden will hold a reception in honor of Black History Month at the Naval Observatory
    Naval Observatory

    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  2. Democrats Abroad

    Mar 1, 1964 Democrats Abroad established

    Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. They work to advance the principles of our Party by spreading the Democratic message to US voters in other countries and encouraging them to vote for Democratic candidates back home.

    Democrats Abroad has committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. These Country Committees keep Americans abroad informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. A support office is maintained in Washington, D.C.

    American Democrats living outside of the United States may participate but must first join Democrats Abroad. The online membership form is located on the web site https://www.democratsabroad.org/user/register. Members will receive information on how they may participate in the Democrats Abroad Global Primary.

    Democrats Abroad is recognized as a “state” Party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and is represented on the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.

    For more: https://www.democratsabroad.org/

    • Global Presidential Primary Results

      March 21, 2016 by JULIA BRYAN | CZ CHAIR & INTERNATIONAL SECRETARY – DemocratsAbroad.org

      The results are in! In an unprecedented turnout, up 50% from 2008, 34,570 voters cast their ballots from over 170 countries all around the world, through in person voting, by fax, email, and post, and the results are as follows:

      Bernie Sanders received 69% of the vote in the Democrats Abroad’s Global Presidential Primary, Hillary Clinton 31%.

      For more: http://www.democratsabroad.org/global_presidential_primary_results

  3. U.S. construction spending jumps to eight-year high

    3/1/16 Reuters

    WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) – U.S. construction spending surged in January to the highest level since 2007, in the latest indication that the economy was regaining momentum after slowing in the fourth quarter.

    Construction spending increased 1.5 percent to $1.14 trillion, the highest level since October 2007, as both private and public outlays rose, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday. That followed an upwardly revised 0.6 percent increase in December, previously reported as a 0.1 percent gain.

    Economists polled by Reuters had forecast construction spending rising 0.4 percent in January. Construction outlays were up 10.4 percent from a year ago.

    The report adds to upbeat data on consumer spending, the labor market, industrial production and durable goods orders in suggesting that economic growth picked up at the start of the first quarter after slowing to a 1.0 percent annual rate in the final three months of 2015.

    For more: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/01/reuters-america-us-construction-spending-jumps-to-eight-year-high.html

  4. 11:30 AM EST
    President Obama meets with top Republican senators to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)
    Oval Office
    White House

    • Senate Republicans swat away Obama’s outstretched hand

      3/01/16 03:05PM By Steve Benen – maddowblog

      If we were to pretend American politics operated by traditional rules, we’d have some basic expectations about what policymakers would do in the event of a Supreme Court vacancy. A sitting president would reach out to Senate leaders, some names would be floated as part of a conversation, and a nominee would be put forward and considered.

      With this in mind, President Obama hosted an entirely predictable gathering in the Oval Office earlier today. Vice President Biden was there, along with the top Senate leaders from each party, and the top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee from each party.

      White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today, “The president … gave everyone in the room, Democrats and Republicans, the opportunity to put forward their own suggestions for potential Supreme Court nominees. The president didn’t guarantee that he would choose that person, but the president did indicate that he would take seriously any recommendations that either Democrats or Republicans had to put forward.”

      It all sounds quite routine — or what would be routine under normal American circumstances. But as it turns out, this Oval Office meeting was actually a reminder about just how abnormal the times really are. The New York Times, quoting one of the gathering’s participants, said today’s discussion was “very short.”

      Leaving the meeting, [Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid] suggested that the Republicans appear to be waiting for Donald Trump to be in the White House. “There wasn’t much said at the meeting,” Mr. Reid said.

      The Hill also quoted Reid saying in reference to the GOP senators, “They were adamant. They said, ‘No, we’re not going to do this at all.'” Referring to Democrats, Reid added, “All we want them to do is to fulfill their constitutional duty, and at this stage, they are deciding not to do that.”

      It wasn’t that Democrats were cool to the GOP’s ideas for possible nominees. Rather, Republicans simply said there should be no nominee — and if one exists, he or she will be ignored, regardless of qualifications or merit.

      That this was the expected outcome of the meeting doesn’t make it any less scandalous. The political world’s collective assumptions about how this is likely to play out shouldn’t obscure the fact that Senate Republicans are orchestrating a Supreme Court blockade unlike anything seen in the American tradition.

      They are doing so without a defense or a coherent explanation, ignoring the Constitution and traditional norms in the process.

      For more: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/senate-republicans-swat-away-obamas-outstretched-hand#break

  5. Manufacturing in U.S. Begins to Steady as New Orders Expand

    March 1, 2016 Victoria Stilwell – bloomberg

    Factory activity in February shrank less than forecast as gains in new orders and production provided signs that the beleaguered industry could soon stabilize.

    The Institute for Supply Management’s index climbed to 49.5, the highest since September, from 48.2 in January, a report from the Tempe, Arizona-based group showed Tuesday. While the reading was just shy of 50, the dividing line between contraction and expansion, last month’s improvement corroborates other industry reports that suggest the manufacturing slump may be easing.

    Factories have been plagued by a steady stream of headwinds since mid-2014, including soft overseas markets, a strengthening dollar, weakness in the capital-intensive oil industry and a buildup in inventories that reduced the need for additional production. As those hurdles start to fade, factories should also find a source of strength in domestic demand, which is being boosted by consumers with solid job gains and a nascent pickup in wage growth.

    “Perhaps we found bottom and a turning point,” Bradley Holcomb, chairman of the ISM’s factory survey, said in a conference call. “I think we’re set up for things in the right direction, and I say that largely on the basis of new orders.”

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-01/manufacturing-in-u-s-steadies-in-february-as-new-orders-expand

  6. 6:30 PM EST
    Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden will hold a reception in honor of Black History Month at the Naval Observatory
    Naval Observatory

  7. WH

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    12:10 PM
    President Obama participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony
    Oval Office

    12:30 PM
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    3:10 PM
    President Obama welcomes the 2015=2016 College Football Playoff National Champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide
    East Room

    3:30 PM
    First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at Women’s History Month Event Honoring Women Veterans For Their Service To Our Country
    Statuary Hall, United States Capitol, Washington DC

    4:00 PM
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  8. ADP Says Companies in U.S. Added 214,000 Workers in February

    March 2, 2016 Sho Chandra – bloomberg

    Companies added more workers than projected in February, indicating the U.S. job market remains strong, according to a private report based on payrolls.

    The 214,000 increase in employment followed a revised 193,000 rise in the prior month, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey, showed Wednesday. The median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an advance of 190,000.

    Steady hiring that fosters faster wage growth should provide further impetus for consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy. Labor Department data on Friday may show private payrolls climbed by almost 190,000 workers in February, compared with an average 220,000 monthly advance in 2015.

    “Despite the turmoil in the global financial markets, the American job machine remains in high gear,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania, said in a statement. Moody’s produces the figures with ADP. “Energy and manufacturing remain blemishes on the job market, but other sectors continue to add strongly to payrolls. Full-employment is fast approaching.”

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-02/adp-says-payrolls-at-companies-in-u-s-rose-214-000-in-february

  9. March 02, 2016

    Remarks by the President Honoring the National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team

    East Room

    3:24 P.M. EST

    THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody!

    AUDIENCE: Hello!

    THE PRESIDENT: Welcome to the White House. Roll Tide!

    AUDIENCE: Roll Tide!

    THE PRESIDENT: I guess for a lot of folks it’s, welcome back. (Laughter.) So let’s give it up for the National Champs — the Alabama Crimson Tide! (Applause.)

    Everybody, please have a seat. We’re so glad to have you here today. My first question is, Coach, what took you so long? (Laughter.) It’s been three whole years since I last saw you. (Laughter.)

    We’ve got some big Alabama fans in the house — starting with your governor — Governor Bentley. It’s good to see you, Doctor. (Applause.) We’ve got some outstanding members of Congress, members of the Alabama delegation. One of my most important people, the guy who takes care of me in the White House, Quincy Jackson. Where’s Quincy? I know Q got here. There you go. (Applause.) I want to welcome University President Stuart Bell for the outstanding work he’s done, and Athletic Director Bill Battle. Of course, a lot of recognition goes to somebody who’s in the running to be the greatest college football coach of all time — Coach Nick Saban. (Applause.)

    This is the fourth time I’ve hosted Alabama here at the White House. (Applause.) So, clearly, I’ve brought you some good luck. (Laughter.) In fact, you could call me O‘Bama. (Laughter.) Do you like that? You’ve now won four titles in seven years, which is historic. It’s like winning a best-of-seven series — except you’re playing 127 teams around the country. (Laughter.)

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/02/remarks-president-honoring-national-champion-alabama-crimson-tide

  10. March 02, 2016

    Remarks by the First Lady at Women’s History Month Event Honoring Women Veterans For Their Service To Our Country

    United States Capitol
    Statuary Hall

    3:49 P.M. EST

    MRS. OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you all. Good afternoon. Oh, it is truly a pleasure and an honor to be with you all today as we kick off Women’s History Month. Let’s just stop and give ourselves a round of applause, ladies. Yes. (Applause.) Just one month, I ask? (Laughter.)

    I want to start by thanking Leader Pelosi for that kind introduction and for hosting us here today. This has just been a tremendous, fabulous, exciting program. But I want to thank her for her outstanding leadership every day in Congress.

    Now, as you know, I don’t get the chance to visit Capitol Hill all that often, but when the Leader invited me, I was delighted to accept. Like so many of you, I am a big fan of our Leader, Nancy, as I like to call her. (Laughter.) Over the course of her remarkable career, she has been such an extraordinary leader and advocate on so many important issues, including supporting those who serve our country. And I’m so grateful to her for everything she’s done and everything we will continue to do together in the months and years to come. Thank you so much, Nancy. (Applause.)

    I also want to thank Jill, who has been an outstanding partner in Joining Forces and such a dear friend for so many years. We could not have gotten so much done if it wasn’t for our friendship and partnership in this effort. (Applause.) Absolutely. To Jill. (Applause.)

    I also want to thank Chairwoman McMorris Rodgers for her terrific work. It’s been a tremendous partnership. And of course, I want to recognize Brigadier General Wilma Vaught. Thank you for that wonderful history — (laughter and applause) — of women in the military and women veterans — the story that happens to be her life. General Vaught, one of the most inspiring, trailblazing women I have ever met. Every time I see her, I tell her I want to grow up to be just like her.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/02/remarks-first-lady-womens-history-month-event-honoring-women-veterans

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