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    [Video] Politico presents Playbook Cocktails w/ Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker - 7/9/14

    Last edited by jct74; 07-09-2014 at 08:37 PM.



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    it starts at 5 ET, not 4:30.



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    Just started. Cory Booker's getting a little chunky!
    http://www.politico.com/livestream/

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    Tweeted a question to Mike Allen directed at Rand about whether he would be for eliminating mandatory minimums for non-violent crimes to reduce prison population and save money. We'll see if it gets asked.

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    @2:35 - Rand says he talked to President Obama yesterday regarding criminal justice reform

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    Booker, Paul take a selfie; talk criminal justice reform, technology and show tunes

    July 9th, 2014
    06:48 PM ET

    (CNN) - An unlikely political duo, Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker have teamed up in a bid to reform the criminal justice system for non-violent offenders.

    Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, and Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, discussed a wide range of topics Wednesday at a Politico “Playbook Cocktails” event in Washington.

    The focus was their proposal to overhaul the criminal justice system for nonviolent offenders.

    But conversation veered to selfies, workout playlists, immigration and changes to the Republican Party.

    Booker, the former mayor of Newark, said he and Paul's proposal makes economic sense.

    "By reducing recidivism by 10% we could save millions for the American people," he said, also adding that the United States has more African-Americans under criminal supervision than the nation had slaves in 1850.

    Paul has long been an advocate for reforming the criminal justice system, arguing that he and Booker's proposed legislation would break a vicious cycle of incarceration.

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    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...nd-show-tunes/



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    This was a great gig; its going to be increasingly difficult for the DNC to paint Randal as a hatemonger extremist with interviews like this. I wouldn't be surprised if booker got grief from his superiors for taking part in it.

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    Cory Booker seems like an ally. Was a good video.



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