LBN – Special Report – Sunday

*Sanders: I’m Entitled to Superdelegates

Bernie Sanders heavily emphasized his intention to sway superdelegates in order to help him overcome an insurmountable lead in the Democratic primary during a press conference in Washington D.C. on Sunday.

“Those superdelegates ought to seriously reflect whether they should cast their vote in favor of the vote of the states,” Sanders said of the prized delegates in states where he won majorities in the popular vote against Clinton. Despite assurances that he will back Clinton if she is the nominee, Sanders continued to suggest that the Democratic National Convention will be contested. He said that with continued success in upcoming contests, superdelegates will begin to come to his side as the Democratic candidate better suited to defeat a Republican candidate.

“The evidence is extremely clear that I would be the stronger candidate to beat a Republican,” Sanders said comparing himself to Clinton on the one-year anniversary of his campaign. When pressed as to how he would be able to sway these individuals and overcome insurmountable odds, Sanders said “it is not going to be easy.” His evidence was primarily his strong projected success in general election matchups against either leading Republican candidate.

“If I win a state with 70 percent of the vote, I think I’m entitled to those superdelegates.”

*Car Bombings Kill Dozens in Iraq

Two car bomb attacks killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens in southern Iraq on Sunday, in the midst of upheaval over promised reform plans. The death tolls is expected to rise from the dual blasts, one of which was near government offices and the other was at a bus station. No group has claimed responsibility but it resembled attacks carried out by ISIS.

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*Obama To Press: Thanks For Working ‘Side-By-Side’ With Me

During Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama told the media they have a “responsibility to dig, and to question,” and “It has been an honor and a privilege to work side-by-side with you to strengthen our democracy.”

Obama told the press, “[I]t’s not enough just to give people a megaphone, and that’s why your power and your responsibility to dig, and to question, and to counter distortions and untruths is more important than ever. Taking a stand on behalf of what is true does not require you shedding your objectivity. In fact, it is the essence of good journalism.”

He concluded, “I want to close my final White House Correspondents’ Dinner by just saying, thank you. I’m very proud of what you’ve done. It has been an honor and a privilege to work side-by-side with you to strengthen our democracy.”

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