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  • Clinton Adopts Key Piece of Sanders Student Debt Plan (Free college for most)

    07/06/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 6, 2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Extending an olive branch to Bernie Sanders and his supporters, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will announce a plan to make in-state public colleges and universities free for students from families who make less than $125,000 a year. Sanders made free in-state tuition a core plank of his campaign for the Democratic nomination, and Clinton and Sanders discussed the issue in their meeting last month, according to a Clinton aide. Clinton often mocked that plan from Sanders during the primary, saying she didn't want taxpayers to pay for Donald Trump's kids' education. Her plan includes an income cap Sanders' did not....
  • Hillary Clintons VP shortlist has leaked. Here are the pros and cons of each.

    06/16/2016 9:44:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    On Thursday, the Wall Street Journals Laura Meckler and Colleen McCain Nelson broke the news that Hillary Clinton is vetting Elizabeth Warren for the vice presidency but not vetting Bernie Sanders. In the process, they provided a shortlist of candidates that Clinton is considering: Beyond the Massachusetts senator, other prospective candidates include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julin Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio, several Democrats said. Now, this...
  • [Vanity]What We Can All Hope For.In One Week,Polls Have Donald Trump 10 Points Ahead!

    06/12/2016 7:14:13 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 18 replies
    Can we say goodbye to the phony three point lead the MSM has given to Hillary? After the "Horror In Orlando", how could Hillary possibly gain in the polls? If anything, she should shoot down to 35% and Trump should easily move closer to 50%. Why would anyone even consider voting for Hillary after we all saw a "Preview Of President Hillary" last night?
  • Hillary falls to third place among Independent voters - dropping behind Trump and Johnson

    06/12/2016 4:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sunken to third place among independent voters, a new poll reveals. Clinton pulled just 22 per cent of the independent vote in the latest Fox News poll, finishing behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Trump led among independents, pulling 32 per cent of the vote, while Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, got 23 per cent. 'This is very bad news for Hillary Clinton,' Republican strategist Susan Del Percio told the New York Post. 'She needs independents to win in November.' Clinton did, however, show a three-point...
  • Did Bernie Sanders Hand Trump the Election?

    06/07/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vanity Fair | June 6, 2016 | T.A. Frank
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/06/did-bernie-sanders-just-hand-trump-the-election
  • Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

    06/11/2016 4:46:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Queer Voices The Blog ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-At-Large
    Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was far more accepting on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And hes doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any previous GOP presidential nominee. Though he rarely raises his positions against LGBT rights on the campaign trail, Trump is making pacts with anti-LGBT forces. Today, Trump spoke at the Road to the Majority summit in Washington, an event attended by Christian right activists and sponsored by the Faith...
  • Picking their running mates: Why Sanders and Cruz are the best VP picks

    06/11/2016 2:40:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have yet to shore up their bases. Mrs. Clinton is looking to heal the primary wounds of rival Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders and his progressive supporters, who have threatened to stay home in November. Donald Trump has had a tough time attracting the support of establishment conservatives who worry hes too centrist. And each needs their bases to coalesce in order to win the presidency. An analysis completed by The Wall Street Journal suggested since 1992, every candidate who ended up winning the White House had a favorable rating of at least 80 points among...
  • Clinton's ace in the hole in the battle against Trump

    06/05/2016 5:07:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 5, 2016 | Bruce Wolpe
    Never mind the doubters, Hillary Clinton has two weapons to attack Donald Trump with. 1) Barack Obama. 2) Her ability to surgically dissect his lack of foreign policy credentials. Bruce Wolpe writes. Many - if not most - Democrats have been very worried, even as Hillary Clinton steadily closes on the nomination, that she was not withstanding the headwinds that have been hitting her campaign. There's been lethargy among her supporters; young voters going overwhelmingly to Sanders; women unenthusiastic; Sanders with a bigger lead over Trump in head-to-head polls than Clinton; and the prospect she could lose the last big...
  • Twenty Thousand Committed To Anti-Hillary Occupy DNC Protest

    06/01/2016 1:27:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 31, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    More than twenty thousand people have committed to protest Hillary Clintons likely nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and that number is quickly growing. The protesters are united in their support for Bernie Sanders, as well as their opposition to a fraudulent Hillary nomination, according to the groups website. Their leaders have set up a Facebook group titled Occupy DNC Convention to organize housing and transportation. Protesters are encouraged to read documents shared within the group. One document is titled Civil Disobedience Training. Another is titled Health and Safety at Militant Actions and includes tips...
  • Great #NeverTrump hope Gary Johnson: I side with Bernie Sanders 73% of the time, you know

    06/01/2016 1:02:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Free Beacon, this is the guy Im stuck with this fall, huh? *ffffaaaarrrrtttt* Second look at NRO Contributor 2016? A few months ago I would have laughed at Johnson for pandering to a left-wing movement thats purportedly all about economics by emphasizing his common ground with them on everything but economics. After reading this, Im not so sure. Theres a convincing case out there that a good chunk of Berniemania is twentysomethings and independent white men who disdain the Democratic label, relish the spirit of Sanderss movement, but arent terribly invested in the ultra-left platform hes running...
  • Why Gary Johnson will steal more votes from Clinton than Trump

    05/31/2016 2:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ron Meyer
    Now that we know former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is going to be the Libertarian Party nominee after this weekends convention, much of the talk has centered around how Johnson could be a spoiler for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. Conventional wisdom would say that Libertarians and Republicans have a closer ideology than Libertarians and Democrats, and therefore, conservatives dissatisfied with Trump will vote for Johnson. The problem with this conventional wisdom is that 2016 isnt conventional, and the candidates representing their parties dont hold the usual ideologies of their parties. At this point, it appears there are more...
  • Hillary Clinton Urged To Drop Out Of The Presidential Race

    05/29/2016 1:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Mohit Priyadarshi
    In light of the scathing internal audit that found Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton guilty of violating federal procedures during her time as the Secretary of State, several leading media organizations have chastised Clinton for her irresponsible acts, with some going so far as to suggest that she should drop out of the presidential race for the benefit of the Democratic Party. The Washington Post editorial board, taking note of the revelations that Hillary Clinton had never sought permission to conduct official business on her private server, roundly criticized her for what it called an inexcusable and willful disregard for the...
  • Sanders: 'Terrible idea' to turn to Biden if Clinton is indicted

    05/28/2016 5:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Bernie Sanders says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe Biden to run for president if Hillary Clinton is forced out of the race. "I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show. "That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. "I happen to...
  • Where the 2016 DNC state delegations are staying in Philadelphia

    05/26/2016 11:20:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | May 25, 2016 | Staff
    About 6,000 delegates and alternates are coming to Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention from July 25 to 28, 2016. Fifty-seven state delegations were assigned to 26 hotels in Philadelphia and Valley Forge. State delegations use their hotels as a base of operations during the convention week. Each delegation begins its day by hosting breakfast at their respective hotels to preview the days convention activities. In addition, delegates use their hotels to host receptions and conduct official business, including meetings and press conferences. The delegations will be bused to the Wells Fargo Center during the convention hours. After a...
  • Why Bernie is Going to Win

    05/20/2016 11:42:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Contributors The Blog ^ | May 12, 2016 | Frank Huguenard, Scientist, Film Maker and Speaker
    Bernie is going to win. The writing is on the wall that Hillary is most likely guilty of [at a minimum] unintentional espionage and probably much worse and it looks like an indictment at this point is imminent. Theres no doubt that the democratic establishment is also aware of this inevitability and is beginning to hedge their bets, albeit behind closed doors. Its only a matter of time before the majority of the DNC begins to realize that Hillary is a liability to the party and once this tipping point occurs, establishment democrats will defect en masse like rats from...
  • Bernie Sanders is starting to get the "everybody hates Ted Cruz" treatment

    05/18/2016 1:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ryu Spaeth
    Bernie Sanders is starting to get the everybody hates Ted Cruz treatment. The ongoing battle between Sanders and the Democratic National Committee has revealed not only the extent of Sanderss contempt for Democratic officials, but that the feeling is mutual. His refusal to take a harder line against supporters who have issued violent, sexist threats against Nevada Democratic Chair Roberta Lange, along with his suggestion that they were justified in their anger, has brought condemnation from prominent Democrats and emboldened them to make harsher criticisms of Sanders and his brand of populist, anti-establishment politics. Barney Frank has gone so far...
  • Donald Trump responds to Hillary Clinton's "demeaning" comments

    05/02/2016 2:59:54 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/01/2016 | Reena Flores
    Donald Trump denounced Hillary Clinton's recent comments about being familiar with "men who sometimes get off the reservation," calling the remarks "demeaning to men" in a Sunday interview with Fox News. "I thought it was a terrible answer," Trump said on "Fox and Friends." "She said, 'I am used to dealing with' -- and what was the word? Go ahead, she used a certain word. 'Men off the reservation.' And I said to myself that's a horrible expression."
  • Bill Clinton In Philadelphia: Africa Is A Place Where Black Lives Matter

    04/07/2016 7:19:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President Bill Clintons doubled-down in his tense interaction with Black Lives Matter protesters today by praising his wifes work to save lives in Africa, adding that it is a place where Black Lives Matter. The jibe came in Philadelphia, where hes stumping for his wifes struggling 2016 campaign. Ill tell you another story about a place where Black Lives Matter: Africa, Clinton said. The other day, I started my day with a picture that was sent to me on my iPad of a little guy running a storehe wasnt very tallin Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. You know what...
  • Why Ted Cruz is more likely to pull an upset than Bernie Sanders

    03/22/2016 4:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 22, 2016 | Phillip Bump
    As it stands, the two people most likely to accept their parties' nominations at this summer's national conventions are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Each has a sizable lead in delegates; each, we are assured by their opponents, will somehow end up losing. Those opponents, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders*, are hardly objective observers of the situation of course, any more than was Marco Rubio, whose last-minute insistence that he would win Florida was heartbreaking in the manner of an afterschool special. ("You'll get 'em next time, Tiger," we all sniffed. "You'll get 'em next time.") But it's an interesting...
  • Hillary vs. Trump should scare Dems: Why this isnt the cake walk youre probably hoping it will be

    03/01/2016 9:44:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Salon ^ | March 1, 2016 | Bob Cesca
    With Clinton and the Donald poised to deal fatal blows to their rivals' campaigns, it's time to look forward By the end of the day, barring a surprise, we'll have a reasonably strong sense as to who the nominees will be on both sides of the presidential election. If Super Tuesday plays out as the polls are suggesting, it should be reasonably clear that the dual delegate trajectories of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will lead them to becoming the presumptive nominees. According to Nate Silver's almost eerily accurate projection models, Trump and Clinton will each win in Alabama, Georgia,...
  • Hillary Supporters Hiss At Black Lives Matter Protester Who Interrupts $500-Per-Person Fundraiser

    03/01/2016 10:03:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    A Black Lives Matter protester was escorted out of a $500 per person Hillary Clinton fundraiser on Wednesday after she interrupted the Democratic presidential candidate's speech, which was being held at the home of a Charleston, South Carolina attorney. Video from the incident shows Clinton supporters hissing at the activist, Ashley Williams, while others call her protest "inappropriate." The encounter took place several days before Clinton faces Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary. Williams told the Huffington Post that she and another activist donated the $500 it cost to attend the event in order to confront Clinton...
  • Donald Trump Notches More Wins, but Ted Cruzs Victories Promise Long Race

    03/02/2016 12:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Patrick OConnor and Janet Hook
    New York businessman Donald Trump won Republican primaries Tuesday from the Deep South to New England, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his home state and Oklahoma, ensuring that the race for the GOP nomination will stretch into the spring...
  • BREAKING: Insiders say Huckabee to endorse Trump shortly in Arkansas

    02/28/2016 12:01:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    Prntly ^ | February 27, 2016 | Dmitri Salnikov
    Insiders have broken the news, Trump will be getting the endorsement from governor Mike Huckabee in Arkansas Shortly before the Arkansas Caucus. This comes after Huck's daughter endorsed Trump Donald Trump announced Thursday that Mike Huckabee's daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is joining his campaign. "I have great respect for Governor Mike Huckabee and we have a mutual admiration for our wonderful families. It is great to have his daughter, Sarah, join the campaign," Trump said in a statement. "What makes Mr. Trump my choice for president is he will break the grip of the donor class on our government and...
  • Flint water crisis: residents say Hillary Clinton ‘coming for the entertainment’

    02/08/2016 3:13:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lucia Graves in Flint, Michigan
    Hillary Clinton has made every effort to make Flint her own. The water crisis afflicting this predominantly black Michigan city - ignored by Washington politicians for years - has become another battlefield in a progressive war between Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Race, class and the environment matter again in an issues-based, neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Looking past Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, where Sanders is tipped to win, and toward the March primary states where she will be counting on African American support, Clinton made a symbolic campaign stop here on Sunday. "I feel blessed to be...
  • Hillary on guns: There’s a Constitutional right to life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness, too

    02/25/2016 4:28:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 25, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    There is? Perhaps Hillary Clinton's copy of the US Constitution has bleed-over from a page containing the Declaration of Independence. Pick this up at the 2:12 mark for an interesting lesson in American civics (via Twitchy):(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Hillary Clinton ✔ ‎‎@HillaryClinton Joining @IAmSteveHarvey today to continue the conversation he's been having on guns in America. Don't miss it! "We've got to say to the gun lobby, you know what, there is a constitutional right for people to own guns. But there's also a constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that enables us to have a safe country....
  • Think Hillary Clinton Will Crush Donald Trump in the General Election? Don't Be So Sure.

    02/24/2016 9:58:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Slate ^ | February 24, 2016 | Josh Voorhees
    For months, Trump-fearing Republicans and the Trump-skeptical press have consoled themselves with the idea that there were clear limits to the celebrity billionaire's appeal. But during the Nevada caucus on Tuesday night, Donald Trump gave us all one more giant reason to worry as he wracked up more votes than Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz combined. Trump won a staggering 46 percent of the votes cast in what was a ostensibly a five-man race, far more than his mid-30s peak in the previous three contests and in national polls. The Republican nomination does not yet belong to Trump: He has...
  • Unless the Democrats Run Sanders, A Trump Nomination Means a Trump Presidency

    02/23/2016 7:03:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Current Affairs ^ | February 23, 2016 | Nathan J. Robinson
    With Donald Trump looking increasingly likely to actually be the Republican nominee for President, it's long past time for the Democrats to start working on a pragmatic strategy to defeat him. Months of complacent, wishful insistences that Trump will disappear have proven false, and with a firm commanding lead in polls and several major primary victories, predictions are increasingly favoring Trump to win the nomination. If Democrats honestly believe, as they say they do, that Trump poses a serious threat to the wellbeing of the country and the lives of minority citizens, that means doing everything possible to keep him...
  • Cruz outraises Rubio in Super Tuesday states

    02/23/2016 10:35:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KENS-TV | February 23, 2016 | Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.kens5.com/story/news/2016/02/23/ted-cruz-marco-rubio-super-tuesday-states-fundraising/80802330/
  • Clinton’s Campaign Just Got Busted Impersonating Union Nurses in Nevada

    02/20/2016 7:26:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    US Uncut ^ | February 20, 2016 | Amanda Girard
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is attempting to trick Bernie Sanders supporters in Nevada into voting for Clinton by disguising themselves as nurses affiliated with the National Nurses United union (NNU), which has thrown its support behind Sanders. NNU executive director RoseAnn DeMoro caught Clinton staffers red-handed changing from blue Hillary Clinton campaign shirts into red shirts of the same shade as the red shirts NNU members are wearing, in an apparent attempt to confuse voters....
  • Dolores Huerta: Sanders supporters chanted "English only” when I spoke Spanish at caucuses

    02/20/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vox ^ | February 20, 2016 | Dara Lind
    Labor leader Dolores Huerta attended a Nevada caucus to stump for Hillary Clinton — only to get shouted down by Bernie Sanders supporters, chanting "English only," when she tried to offer a Spanish translation. At least, that's what Huerta and other Clinton supporters are saying happened....
  • President of Nation's Largest Pro-Israel PAC Backs Ted Cruz

    02/16/2016 8:17:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | February 16, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    According to reports, Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was slated to receive Tuesday afternoon the endorsement of the head of the nation's largest pro-Israel PAC. Jewish Insider broke the news Tuesday morning that the Texas senator, who is campaigning in South Carolina ahead of that state's Republican presidential primary on Saturday, will receive Dr. Ben Chouake's backing. Chouake is president of NORPAC, a nonpartisan political action committee whose primary purpose is to support candidates and sitting members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who demonstrate a genuine commitment to the strength, security and survival of Israel....
  • Bernie Sanders confronted by supporters demanding slavery reparations as he courts the black vote

    02/13/2016 10:58:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    'I know you're scared to say 'black,' I know you're scared to say 'reparations,' one panelist told him An audience member shouted at him, 'We were promised reparations! We were told we were going to get it!' Sanders does not support reparations and said tonight he doesn't have a magical solution to the problem when it comes to Native Americans, either Senator has been plagued by the issue since he was asked about it at a forum in Iowa last month, where he said there's no way it passes Congress Leader of the group sponsoring the event spoke before Sanders...
  • Iowa Democratic caucus runs into difficulties amid volunteering crisis

    01/25/2016 12:37:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Waterloo, Iowa
    Things are looking grim for the Iowa Democratic party's efforts to mount a successful caucus on 1 February. The Guardian has learned the party is still lacking a temporary chairman to run the caucuses in up to 300 locations across the state with just over a week to go before caucus night. These officials preside over caucuses when they first convene. Caucuses can then elect a permanent chair but invariably the temporary chair is chosen. The chair ensures the Democratic party's complex rules are followed and that an accurate vote is taken and then reported to state Democratic party. There...
  • Top SJW spokesman wants to know why Bernie Sanders doesn’t favor reparations for slavery

    01/20/2016 8:44:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We've spoken about Ta-nehisi Coates a few times previously. Widely considered to be the voice of the Social Justice Warriors, the author of Between the World and Me seems to be the go-to philosopher of everyone from the Black Lives Matter movement to the most hard core liberal enclaves of the media. Given how poorly Bernie Sanders has been doing with black voters in recent polls, it's no shock that Coates might be rushing to the defense of Hillary Clinton as she struggles to stay to the left of the Vermont socialist. And true to form, he seems to be...
  • Hillary Clinton turns up the heat on Bernie Sanders

    01/09/2016 9:16:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jeff Zeleny, Dan Merica and Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)--A sense of anxiety is cascading through Hillary Clinton's campaign, with an increasing sense of urgency the primary fight with Bernie Sanders is far more of a threat than once imagined, unlikely to be extinguished after the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton has gone from all but ignoring Sanders to fiercely engaging him in recent days, a reflection of public and private polling that points to a race that is uncomfortably competitive for the Democratic front-runner. She openly questions his electability and argues that he is out of step with the party on guns and other...
  • Shunning Hillary Is the Prescription for a Trump-Cruz White House

    01/09/2016 12:30:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | January 8, 2016 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Here's a horrific "what if" in the months after November 9, 2016. That's the day after the presidential election and the winner is declared. The nomination and confirmation of one, two, maybe even three more Antonin Scalias and Clarence Thomas's to the Supreme Court. The quick repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the shut-down of the Department of Education, the total scrap of the Dodd-Frank financial industry regulations, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, and outlawing of abortion, the gut of the EPA, a cheer of the notion that Global Warming is a fraud, the giveaway of millions of acres of...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Heats Up Attacks on Ted Cruz Over Global Warming

    12/08/2015 4:19:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 8, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    The chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign attacked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for chairing a Senate inquiry into global warming Tuesday. “The science on climate change is clear, 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record, and the United States is already feeling the impacts of climate change — including in Ted Cruz’s home state of Texas, where severe downpours and flash floods killed dozens this year alone,” Hillary for America Chairman John Podesta said in a statement....
  • Iowa Intrigue: Huckabee and Santorum Backers Reportedly Plotting to Help Rubio Against Cruz

    12/30/2015 9:28:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | December 30, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Do supporters of the Christian right candidates Ted Cruz has eclipsed hate him so much they'd sabotage their own heroes? The late stages of the invisible primary would not be complete without reports of intrigue and skullduggery in Iowa, with campaigns forming tactical alliances against common enemies. We have one today from National Review's Tim Alberta and Eliana Johnson, who report that supporters of the last two caucus winners, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, are so bitter at being eclipsed by Ted Cruz that they are conspiring to block the Texan and instead elevate Marco Rubio. There's only one problem...
  • It’s Time For Mike Huckabee To Get Out Of The Presidential Race

    12/29/2015 10:58:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | December 29, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Just like it's past time for Jeb Bush and Rand Paul to get out, and it's past time for Rick Santorum and George Pataki to get out. That's obvious, but it's made more obvious now that Huckabee is resorting to off-base and stupidly dishonest ads attempting to trash candidates who have taken his votes away. Here's a PAC ad Huckabee's camp is running in Iowa... (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The same consulting firm also put out similar attacks on Cruz in Iowa on his opposition to ethanol subsidies and accusing Cruz of being bankrolled by the oil industry....
  • Deep Democrat-GOP divide looks to make abortion issue ‘bubble over’ in campaign, activists say

    12/27/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | December 28, 2015 | The Associated Press
    With a deeper-than-ever split between Republicans and Democrats over abortion, activists on both sides of the debate foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the volatile topic more aggressively than in past elections. Friction over the issue also is likely to surface in key Senate races. And the opposing camps will be further energized by Republican-led congressional investigations of women’s health care provider Planned Parenthood and by Supreme Court consideration of tough anti-abortion laws in Texas....
  • Sanders says he can win over Trump supporters by channeling 'legitimate' anger

    12/27/2015 1:14:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 27, 2015 | Andrew V. Pestano
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Bernie Sanders said he thinks he can win over Donald Trump supporters because he can also channel the "legitimate" anger of "working-class people." In a CBS interview released Sunday, Sanders said many Trump supporters are people who are angry and fearful due to decreasing wages and the rising costs of tuition, among other issues. "What Trump has done with some success is taken that anger, taken those fears, which are legitimate, and converted them into anger against Mexicans, anger against Muslims," Sanders said, adding that he would use that anger to support things like an...
  • A Ben Carson implosion isn't good news for Republican elites. It's good news for Trump.

    11/06/2015 11:54:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vox ^ | November 6, 2015 | Dylan Matthews
    Due to the catastrophizing tendencies of political journalism, the revelation that Ben Carson has been lying about getting into West Point for 25 years has prompted rampant speculation about what happens if his campaign collapses and he drops out. Multiple commentators suggested that Ted Cruz, who, like Carson, is trying to court evangelical voters, has the most to gain...
  • Hillary Clinton: NRA Wants People To Think ‘Black Helicopter’ Is Coming To Disarm Americans

    12/11/2015 4:58:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 11, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton launched a bitter diatribe against the National Rifle Association (NRA) in her appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on NBC. “It is not a totally foreign, alien concept that people have guns” for self-defense and hunting, Clinton told Meyers. “The NRA of thirty years ago is not the NRA of today,” Clinton said. “Today they want people to think the black helicopter is landing in your yard” to “take them away.”(continued)
  • Clinton ally Brock lays out Cruz attack plan

    12/11/2015 4:21:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 11, 2015 | Annie Karni
    While Hillary Clinton talks about Donald Trump on the trail, her allies are going after the GOP contender Democrats see as the real competition — Ted Cruz. David Brock, one of Clinton’s most important allies and fundraisers, is preparing a campaign against the Texas conservative that will attack his character as well as his policy positions....
  • Vilsack: Clinton, Cruz doing well in Iowa (Former Democratic Governor)

    12/10/2015 8:57:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    KSDK-TV | December 10, 2015 | USA Today
    Link only: http://archive.ksdk.com/common/elections/news/storyapi.aspx?storyid=77103226
  • Stalwarts of parties study, OK new rules (Ted Cruz wins Arkansas State Republican straw poll)

    12/09/2015 2:31:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | December 6, 2015 | Brian Fanney and Michael R. Wickline
    (SNIP)GOP STRAW POLL Republican Stu Soffer of White Hall announced Saturday that Cruz won the GOP straw poll with 72 votes, while Huckabee received 27 votes, and Rubio and Trump each picked up 24 votes. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson of Baltimore received six votes in the straw poll. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received four votes, Ohio Gov. John Kasich tallied three votes and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got two votes, according to Soffer. U.S. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina each received one vote. Soffer said former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania,...
  • Clinton forces see 3 possible GOP opponents: Trump, Rubio and Cruz are the focus of preparations....

    12/08/2015 8:28:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 8, 2015 | Annie Karni
    Hillary Clinton's super PAC backers and operatives who are gearing up for the general election fight are preparing for three possible opponents - Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz....
  • Hillary Clinton Will Finish Third In Iowa, Behind Bernie Sanders and O'Malley. Here's Why

    12/07/2015 11:31:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | December 4, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    There's a reason Hillary Clinton finished third in the 2008 Iowa Caucus, behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. In addition to her costly vote supporting the war in Iraq, Clinton has always pleaded "guilty" to being a moderate. It's this centrism (even when progressive values are now popular throughout the nation) that fuels questions about why she opposed gay marriage or as The Huffington Post writes, accepted "$133,246 to the Ready for Hillary PAC" from major prison lobbyists. The Iowa Caucus was once labeled as part of the Democratic Party's "extremes" by Hillary Clinton in a recently disclosed State Department...
  • Bernie Sanders launches petition drive to preserve Syrian refugee program

    11/21/2015 12:34:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 20, 2015 | John Wagner
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — As Republican presidential candidates continued to sound the alarm Friday about Syrian immigrants, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders took a step in the opposite direction, launching a petition drive to preserve the program that facilities their arrival in the United States. “In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to be divided by the anti-immigrant hysteria that Republican presidential candidates are ginning up,” Sanders, who was arriving here for a three-day campaign swing, said in an e-mail to supporters. “When hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and have nothing left but the...
  • WATCH: Hillary Supporters Tell PJM Why She’s Their Pick

    11/06/2015 4:15:46 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-5-2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Attendees of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign rally in Alexandria said the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton's use of private email has not changed their opinion of the former secretary of State. "Yes, I still support Hillary. I believe the inquiry has been just a way to lower her polls and so, yes, I definitely still support Hillary," a Democratic voter told PJ Media at the rally. "I still support her in spite of the investigation. I expect some mistakes were made and maybe some people somewhere could have been more truthful about some of the events, but there's...