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  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | March/April 2013 | Robert A. Levy
    Article II of the Constitution gives states broad authority to decide how their electoral votes are selected and divided among the candidates. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral votes. But the Constitution doesn’t require that rule. Maine and Nebraska have implemented district- by-district voting. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each congressional district, and the remaining two electoral votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Assume, however, that a state enacts a law giving all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins...
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' ......

    11/18/2017 7:35:01 AM PST · by entropy12 · 59 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11-18-17 | MARK OSBORNE
    Good Morning America Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump Good Morning America MARK OSBORNE,Good Morning America 4 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Roy Moore, Donald Trump (ABC News) Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform...
  • Republican senator caught on live mic saying GOP was 'toast' under leadership of Moore, Trump

    11/18/2017 12:19:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Mark Osborne, ABC News
    Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP "toast" while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform event in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night when he was caught bashing the president in a conversation with friend, Mesa Mayor John Giles.... "If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," Flake was caught saying by ABC affiliate KNXV.
  • McSally Eyeing GOP Senate Battle

    10/27/2017 5:41:48 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    US News ^ | Oct. 26, 2017 | David Catanese
    Rep. Martha McSally appears poised to challenge Kelli Ward in what would be a vicious primary fight for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat, but President Donald Trump remains a major wild card. Rep. Martha McSally is taking steps toward launching a challenge to Kelli Ward for Sen. Jeff Flake's seat next year, a move that would set up another scorched-earth primary battle between establishment Republicans and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. The second-term congresswoman indicated her interest in the seat during a closed-door meeting Thursday with Arizona's five-member GOP House delegation, and also met Thursday with Sen. John McCain...
  • John McCain is co-sponsoring a new bill to block Trump transgender military ban

    09/15/2017 12:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Travis J. Tritten
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has signed on to a new bill to be introduced Friday by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, to block President Trump's order to ban transgender military service, according to two congressional aides. The stand-alone bill, which is also co-sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the top Armed Services Democrat, has the same language as an amendment proposed by Gillibrand and Collins this week for the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit the military from barring service based on gender. That amendment never received a floor vote due to a dispute between Republicans...
  • Flake Argues ‘Nobody Ought To Support’ The Wall

    09/03/2017 11:26:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 3, 2017 | Jack Crowe
    Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona disparaged President Donald Trump’s promise to erect a physical border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing “nobody ought to support” the idea. “Obviously all of us believe in border security. It depends what he means by the wall and we still really haven’t seen what he means by the wall,” Flake said on CNN’s State of the Union. “If that’s a metaphor for border security we can support that but if he’s talking about a solitary, brick and mortar two thousand mile edifice on the border, then no, nobody ought to support that.” Immigration has...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake says Trump's border wall plan is 'just a bit, you know, out there'

    08/25/2017 7:33:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | August 25, 2017 | Becca Stanek
    In further evidence that tensions are rising between President Trump and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Flake just criticized Trump's signature proposal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. "This notion of a 2,000-mile wall has always been just — for anybody who spends time on the border — just a bit, you know, out there," Flake said in an interview Thursday with ABC15 in Arizona. He offered to show Trump the landscape of the Arizona-Mexico border to prove a wall isn't necessary. Flake's criticism came two days after Trump worked hard to avoid calling the Republican senator out...
  • As Trump heads to Phoenix for rally, fears arise of political upheaval and violence

    08/22/2017 4:05:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 22, 2017 | Cathleen Decker, Reporting from Phoenix
    As protesters for and against President Trump awaited under a brutal Arizona sun for his arrival to a rally here, one question surfaced repeatedly: Which President Trump would show up? Would it be the president who on Monday night soberly acknowledged the error of his pledge to pull U.S. troops from Afghanistan and laid out, albeit with few specifics, his preferred path forward in a conflict that has raged for more than a dozen years? Or would it be the far more familiar Trump, the president who has long reveled amid his giant crowds of supporters, whose adoration more often...
  • Trump fans, vendors out early as Phoenix gets ready for rally, protests

    08/22/2017 1:25:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | August 22, 2017 | Mike Sunnucks
    Tim, Cindy and Jillian Henry drove four and a half hours from Ontario, California to Phoenix to see President Donald Trump. Frado Smith is from Miami and Ralph Medina is from Texas. They are vendors selling Trump T-shirts and hats to fans of the U.S. president outside the Phoenix Convention. Trump is holding a campaign rally there — his first since the violence at an alt-right protest Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump isn’t slated to speak until 7 p.m. and the doors to the convention center won’t open until 4 p.m.. Anti-Trump protests are expected to get going later this afternoon. Opponents...
  • Downsizing Trump's Crowd? Many Activists Registering for Tickets but Won't Attend (Phoenix rally)

    08/18/2017 3:38:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | August 18, 2017 | Molly Longman
    Nothing seems to get under President Donald Trump's skin like an undersized crowd. That's all the ammunition Arizona activists needed to devise a peaceful protest strategy for Trump's campaign-style rally Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. The plan is simple: Rally-goers must register online for tickets to attend the controversial affair, so activists and social media-users plan to sign up for as many tickets as possible with no intention of attending the actual event. They figure this will leave Trump speaking to a smaller crowd while taking a spot away from actual supporters. J'aime Morgaine, the founder...
  • Majority of Arizona residents do not want McCain to finish his term following his cancer diagnosis

    07/25/2017 6:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Delphi Analytica ^ | July 25, 2017
    On July 19, 2017 it was announced that Sen. John McCain (R), 80, was diagnosed with brain cancer. His specific diagnosis was a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor with a median survival time of 15-16 months. While the tumor was removed during an operation, this type of cancer commonly returns. Delphi Analytica asked what the people of Arizona thought Senator McCain should do in light of his devastating diagnosis. Our poll was conducted via internet of 667 Arizona residents from July 21–23. 12% thought Senator McCain should not retire at this time. 19% thought that it was too...
  • Without John McCain, the Senate could move further to the right

    07/22/2017 12:27:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Circa ^ | July 20, 2017 | Kellan Howell
    One of the Senate's strongest voices will be quieter this week following Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) diagnosis with brain cancer. The six-term Arizona Republican was in his home state recently having surgery to remove a blood clot from above his eye when doctors found a brain tumor. McCain, 80, received an outpouring of support and well wishes from his colleagues in Washington on Thursday following news of his condition, with many saying they expected to see him back on Capitol Hill as soon as possible. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) McCain's absence could spell more trouble for the fate of the GOP's health care...
  • Vanity - Senator, John McCain should resign and retire!!!

    07/17/2017 6:42:51 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 58 replies
    The USA Senate should never have its urgent business held up by an aging & ailing Senator. Senator, John McCain, Arizona, who is now not sound of mind or body, should gracefully remove himself from the Senate by resigning immediately and retiring to an "Old Age" home, where he rightfully belongs. The Governor of Arizona, under law should immediately appoint a replacement to serve out the unexpired term of the failing Senator McCain. End of story.
  • John McCain: 'Sometimes I do' regret voting for Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

    07/09/2017 8:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 9, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    Arizona Sen. John McCain "sometimes" regrets his vote for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, especially in the wake of Tillerson floating the idea that the United States has been taking the wrong approach in Syria. McCain said on CBS Sunday said his vote in favor of Tillerson pains him on occasion, and comments Tillerson said made about the conflicting plans of the United States and Russia in Syria, which McCain saw as kowtowing to the Kremlin, are troubling. "Sometimes I do," McCain said when asked if he regrets voting for Tillerson. "But, I'm still torn by the fact that the...
  • Comey, Twitter Users ‘A Little Confused’ By McCain’s Questions During Hearing

    06/08/2017 2:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WCBS-AM ^ | June 8, 2017
    Did a late night of baseball result in a confusing line of inquiry during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing? Senator John McCain had some interesting questions for former FBI Director James Comey during his appearance in front of the committee on Thursday. While other committee members focused on meetings and phone calls between President Donald Trump and the former FBI director, McCain harped on a probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails. “In the case of Hilary Clinton you made the statement that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to bring a suit against her although it had been very careless in her behavior,...
  • Protesters demand McCain, Flake stand up to Trump

    05/10/2017 10:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 10, 2017 | Jared Dillingham
    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A crowd of people lined both sides of Camelback Road Wednesday evening, protesting outside the offices of Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. "I don't regularly come to protests, but I hope they pay attention and hear us," Martha McCoy of Mesa said. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey prompted the protest. "Somebody needs to stand up. If enough people protest, maybe something will be done about this," Larry Brusuelas said. He and the others held signs, demanding an independent prosecutor be appointed to look into possible ties between members of the...
  • McCain says Trump adding Bannon to Security Council is concerning

    01/29/2017 1:16:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 29, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    President Trump’s decision to shake up his National Security Council by removing a prominent military leader in favor of political adviser Steve Bannon is worrisome and a “radical departure,” Sen. John McCain said Sunday. Trump signed executive action Saturday adding Bannon, who headed the alt-right Breitbart web site before joining the campaign, to his core security council while removing the Director of National Intelligence and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs. “The appointment of Mr. Bannon is something which is a radical departure from any National Security Council in history,” McCain (R-Ariz.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The role...
  • Democratic congressman: President Trump is 'mentally unstable'

    01/28/2017 2:54:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 28, 2017 | Chris Massie
    Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego said Friday that he thinks President Donald Trump is "mentally unstable." "Yes, I do believe the president is mentally unstable," Gallego, a Democrat, said on KTAR News 92.3 FM's Mac & Gaydos. "I've said this thousands of times." Gallego made similar comments on CNN in August when Trump was the Republican nominee, arguing at the time that, "this man is unstable, he's unfit to be a presidential candidate." Gallego, who was among the members of Congress to boycott Trump's inauguration, said in the interview that he would not work with Trump because the president has not...
  • Graham and McCain hop aboard the Tillerson train

    01/22/2017 12:06:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Axiom ^ | January 23, 2017 | Justin Green
    From the Sunday shows: Lindsey Graham and John McCain both said they'll vote to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Why it matters: Tillerson can clear the Senate with just Republican votes. His refusals to condemn Putin drew lots of attention at his confirmation hearing. Now it looks like he'll be just fine. The one to watch: Marco Rubio, who was the senator to put Tillerson through the ringer on Russia. He's still mum on his vote.
  • 2016 GOP Guide to voting for AZ judges

    11/07/2016 8:13:33 AM PST · by Herosmith · 8 replies
    The Stream ^ | Oct 19 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    LD22 PC Karen Thomas has updated her Judges 2016 report. I'll add that I have been impressed with the fairness of Paul McMurdie on family court issues. We previously published Karen's recommendations in 2014 here.