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Hillary has a serious Bernie problem

Eight years ago, in summer 2007, there were two absolute shoo-ins for the presidential nominations. The Republican was head and shoulders above his challengers, his name known to every American. And the Democrat was simply unbeatable, with a team and a machine second to none. Their names were Rudolph W. Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

FILE - In this May 9, 2007 file photo, then-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley endorses Democratic New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for the 2008 presidency at City Dock in Annapolis, Md. More than a decade ago, Bill Clinton spotted a political star on the horizon, someone he predicted would go from a big-city mayor to a national leader _ maybe even to the White House. In the years that followed, Clinton and his wife, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, showed up time and again as their young ally rose up the political ranks, hosting fundraisers, headlining rallies, and connecting him with their sprawling network of political donors.  (AP Photo/Kathleen Lange, File)


- The Washington Times

The Democratic Party is becoming ever more liberal. A new Gallup poll released Thursday finds that more than half of Democrats (53 percent) self-identify as socially liberal -- up from 35% in 2001.